Prof. Laird Jackson

Prof. Laird Jackson was born in Seattle, Washington, October 10, 1930, received his B.A. from Pomona College in Claremont, Calif., and his M.D. in 1955 from the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine.

He is board certified in internal medicine and is a FACP member, a member of the organizing committee for the American Board of Medical Genetics, a past member and treasurer of ABMG (1980s), founding board of directors and treasurer for the American College of Medical Genetics (1991-97), certified in clinical genetics and clinical cytogenetics, ABMG and FACMG, and a founding member of the board of directors for the International Society of Prenatal Diagnosis (1992-1996).

Dr. Jackson is currently associate principal investigator of an NICHD-funded project to demonstrate the clinical application of microarray cytogenetics to prenatal cytogenetic diagnosis, as well as a small project to evaluate microfluidics approach to fetal cell separation from maternal blood sponsored by Parsortix corporation.

His interests are in prenatal genetic diagnosis, including development of non-invasive methodologies, microarray cytogenetics technology and genetic pathways in childhood developmental disorders.

Academic Training:
Degree Institution Dates
M.D. University of Cincinnati 1951-1955
B.A. Pomona College 1947-1951

Postgraduate Education:
7/1955-6/1956 Intern (Rotating General) Sacramento County Hospital
7/1959-6/1961 Resident, Internal Medicine Jefferson Medical College Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA
7/1961-12/1962 N.I.H. Postdoctoral Fellow Cancer Research Jefferson Medical College Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA
7/1963-6/1965 Leukemia Society Fellow Jefferson Medical College Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA
7/1965-6/1970 Leukemia Society Scholar Jefferson Medical College Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA

Postgraduate Education:
1962-1964 Instructor in Medicine Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA
1964-1966 Associate in Medicine Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA
1966-1969 Assistant Professor of Medicine Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA
1969-1978 Associate Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA
1969-1998 Director, Division of Medical Genetics Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA
1978-2001 Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA
2001-present Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology & Medical Genetics Drexel University College of Medicine Philadelphia, PA
2001-present Research Associate Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics Division of Genetics Philadelphia, PA
2007 – Adjunct Research Scientist Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine New York, NY

Licensure:
Pennsylvania #MD-005860-E August 18, 1960
New Jersey #MA-030524
California
Ohio

Certification:
1982 American Board of Medical Genetics (Clinical Genetics and Cytogenetics)
1965 American Board of Internal Medicine

Professional Membership and Activities:

Medical Societies:

International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis (Founding Director)
American College of Medical Genetics (Founding Fellow)
American College of Physicians (Fellow)
American Society of Human Genetics
American Pediatric Society to 1998
American Federation for Clinical Research to 1976
American Society for Social Biology to 1976
Tissue Culture Association to 1976
American Association for Cancer Research to 1972

Professional Affiliations:
1994.1999 International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis Founding Board of Directors
1992-present Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Board of appeals panel for medical genetics
1991-1997 American College of Medical Genetics Founding Executive Board of Directors and Treasurer
1988-1990 American Board of Medical Genetics, Board of Directors, Chairman Credentials Committee, Treasurer
1989-1991 American Society of Human Genetics, Board of Directors
1980-present Chairman, Scientific Advisory Committee, Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation; now Founding Chair
1972-2003 Scientific Advisory Committee, National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association
1987-1988 Chairman, National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association
1979 American Society of Human Genetics Conference on Genetic Counselors
1977 American Society of Human Genetics Committee on Certification of Clinical Geneticists
1977-1978 External Advisory Committee, NY State Genetic Center Program
1972-1973 Fogarty Committee on Perinatal Health
1975 N.I.H. Conference on Genetic Counseling
1976-1980 Social Issues Committee, American Society of Human Genetics
1976-present Scientific Advisory Committee, MPS Society

Editorial Board:

Prenatal Diagnosis
Journal of Assisted Reproduction-to 2001
American Journal of Medical Genetics to 2000
Current Contents, Life Sciences to 1999
Repository of Human Chromosomal Variants to 1998
Yearbook of Cancer to 1985

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