C. Alexander Valencia, PhD

Assistant Director, Molecular Genetics Laboratory

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-803-9033


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Proteomics, apoptosis, degradomics, protein-protein interactions, genomics, clinical molecular genetics, genetic testing, molecular diagnostics, next-generation sequencing  


C. Alexander Valencia, PhD, is a biochemist and clinical molecular geneticist who has basic and translational research programs in genomics and proteomics. His laboratory studies the biochemical mechanisms of apoptosis through a novel proteomic method called mRNA-display. Moreover, his translational research program, in the area of clinical molecular genetics, addresses the implementation of new molecular diagnostic platforms, including next-generation sequencing, in clinical genetic testing.

Education and Training

PhD: Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Biology, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, 2004.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Carolina Center for Genome Sciences and Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, 2009.

Clinical Fellowship: Clinical Molecular Genetics, Department of Human Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine, GA, 2012.


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