Deborah A. Koontz

Research Biologist at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

1600 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
HQ Phone:
(404) 639-3311
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Last Updated 3/2/2017

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Ph.D.  - 

doctorate  - Biology , Georgia Tech

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Deborah Koontz (Primary Presenter),;
Deborah Koontz, Ph.D., is a member of CDC's Molecular Quality Improvement Program. She is the lead for the Cytogenetics and FISH laboratory and for molecular methods development for 22q11.2 deletion diagnosis and cytomegalovirus detection in dried blood spots. In the past, she has led large-scale population studies that involved medium to high-throughput genotyping of samples from various DNA collections to study diseases of public health significance. She has extensive experience in assay design and development of challenging genetic targets. Dr. Koontz earned her doctorate in Biology at Georgia Tech and was the manager of a molecular medicine laboratory specializing in the diagnosis of mitochondrial disorders and other neuromuscular diseases prior to joining CDC

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