RACHEL D BURNSIDE

RACHEL D BURNSIDE, PhD, MBA, FACMG

Clinical Professor And Section Director, Cytogenetics

Department: MD-PATHOLOGY-GENERAL
Business Phone: (352) 267-2006
Business Email: rachelburnside@ufl.edu

About RACHEL D BURNSIDE

Dr. Burnside is an ABMGG Board Certified Clinical Cytogeneticist and brings a wide breadth of professional experience to her lab. She started her career as a cytogenetics technologist in Houston, TX in a private lab that was owned by the late genetics pioneer, Dr. Tom Caskey. This experience influenced her career, and she earned her doctorate degree from the University of Kentucky in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics. After completing a fellowship in Clinical Cytogenetics as the University of Alabama at Birmingham, she worked for 10 years as a Cytogenetics Director at LabCorp in Research Triangle Park, NC.

After later earning an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business with a certification in Health Sector Management, Dr. Burnside took her experience to industry, managing the global marketing and product management teams for Beckman Coulter Diagnostics hematology business unit based in Miami, FL.

After a brief stop with Bionano Genomics as the Senior Director of Clinical and Scientific Affairs, Dr. Burnside joined the UF Health Cytogenetics lab as Section Director in 2023. She is currently pursuing further molecular training and ABMGG board certification in Laboratory Genetics and Genomics.

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2024
GMS6012 Human Genetics

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Cytogeneticist license DRM-01004375
    California Dept of Public Health
  • Clinical Cytogenetics and Cytogenomics
    American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics
  • Cytogenetics Director license DI 56473
    Florida Department of Health MQA

Clinical Profile

Our lab specializes in the diagnosis of neoplastic and congenital genetic conditions using chromosome analysis and FISH testing.

Areas of Interest
  • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)
  • Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) – children
  • Acute myeloid leukemia – adult
  • B-cell leukemia/lymphoma panel
  • Genetics
  • Intellectual disability
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-0063-2281

Publications

2019
Are all chromosome microarrays the same? What clinicians need to know.
Prenatal diagnosis. 39(3):157-164 [DOI] 10.1002/pd.5422. [PMID] 30673135.
2019
Multidisciplinary analysis of pediatric T-ALL: 9q34 gene fusions
Cancer Genetics. 231-232:1-13 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cancergen.2018.12.002.
2018
Features of Feingold syndrome 1 dominate in subjects with 2p deletions including MYCN
American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A. 176(9):1956-1963 [DOI] 10.1002/ajmg.a.40355.
2016
Constitutional Chromoanagenesis of Distal 13q in a Young Adult with Recurrent Strokes.
Cytogenetic and genome research. 150(1):46-51 [DOI] 10.1159/000452144. [PMID] 27825145.
2016
Section E6.1-6.4 of the ACMG technical standards and guidelines: chromosome studies of neoplastic blood and bone marrow-acquired chromosomal abnormalities.
Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics. 18(6):635-42 [DOI] 10.1038/gim.2016.50. [PMID] 27124785.
2015
22q11.21 Deletion Syndromes: A Review of Proximal, Central, and Distal Deletions and Their Associated Features.
Cytogenetic and genome research. 146(2):89-99 [DOI] 10.1159/000438708. [PMID] 26278718.
2015
Partial monosomy of 11q22.2q22.3 including the SDHD gene in individuals with developmental delay.
American journal of medical genetics. Part A. 167A(4):695-700 [DOI] 10.1002/ajmg.a.36956. [PMID] 25735893.
2015
Recurrent deletions and duplications of chromosome 2q11.2 and 2q13 are associated with variable outcomes.
American journal of medical genetics. Part A. 167A(11):2664-73 [DOI] 10.1002/ajmg.a.37269. [PMID] 26227573.
2014
Secondary complex chromosome rearrangement identified by chromosome analysis and FISH subsequent to detection of an unbalanced derivative chromosome 12 by SNP array analysis.
Cytogenetic and genome research. 142(2):129-33 [DOI] 10.1159/000356558. [PMID] 24335332.
2014
The recurrent distal 22q11.2 microdeletions are often de novo and do not represent a single clinical entity: a proposed categorization system.
Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics. 16(1):92-100 [DOI] 10.1038/gim.2013.79. [PMID] 23765049.
2014
Variable levels of tissue mosaicism can confound the interpretation of chromosomal microarray results from peripheral blood.
European journal of medical genetics. 57(6):264-6 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ejmg.2014.03.001. [PMID] 24636861.
2013
Complex chromosome rearrangement of 6p25.3->p23 and 12q24.32->qter in a child with moyamoya.
Pediatrics. 131(6):e1996-2001 [DOI] 10.1542/peds.2012-0749. [PMID] 23713105.
2013
Prenatal diagnosis of two fetuses with deletions of 8p23.1, critical region for congenital diaphragmatic hernia and heart defects.
American journal of medical genetics. Part A. 161A(7):1755-8 [DOI] 10.1002/ajmg.a.35965. [PMID] 23696316.
2013
Three cases of isolated terminal deletion of chromosome 8p without heart defects presenting with a mild phenotype.
American journal of medical genetics. Part A. 161A(4):822-8 [DOI] 10.1002/ajmg.a.35699. [PMID] 23495222.
2011
Interstitial deletion of proximal 8q including part of the centromere from unbalanced segregation of a paternal deletion/marker karyotype with neocentromere formation at 8p22.
Cytogenetic and genome research. 132(4):227-32 [DOI] 10.1159/000322815. [PMID] 21212645.
2011
Microdeletion/microduplication of proximal 15q11.2 between BP1 and BP2: a susceptibility region for neurological dysfunction including developmental and language delay.
Human genetics. 130(4):517-28 [DOI] 10.1007/s00439-011-0970-4. [PMID] 21359847.
2011
UPD detection using homozygosity profiling with a SNP genotyping microarray.
American journal of medical genetics. Part A. 155A(4):757-68 [DOI] 10.1002/ajmg.a.33939. [PMID] 21594998.
2009
Molecular cytogenetic characterization of two cases with constitutional distal 11q duplication/triplication.
American journal of medical genetics. Part A. 149A(7):1516-22 [DOI] 10.1002/ajmg.a.32906. [PMID] 19533774.
2008
A prenatally ascertained X;Y translocation characterized using conventional and molecular cytogenetics.
American journal of medical genetics. Part A. 146A(9):1221-4 [DOI] 10.1002/ajmg.a.32265. [PMID] 18384143.

Education

MBA / Health Sector Management Certification
2017 · Duke University Fuqua School of Business
Clinical Cytogenetics Fellowship
2008 · University of Alabama at Birmingham
PhD / Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics
2006 · University of Kentucky
BS / Biology
1998 · University of Houston at Clear Lake

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 267-2006
Emails:
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100275
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
Rocky Point Lab
GAINESVILLE FL 32611