Gabriele Richard is the Chief Medical Officer at GeneDx. She is a Board-Certified Ph.D.- Medical Geneticist with almost 20 years of experience in dermatology and molecular genetics who authored over 100 papers, reviews, editorials and book chapters. After earning her medical degree and board certification in Dermatology in Germany, she spent 5 years of post-doctoral research in molecular genetics at the National Institutes of Health. Until joining GeneDx in 2005, she was Associate Professor for Dermatology and Genetics at the Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) in Philadelphia, PA, and Co-Director of the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory at the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology. Her research work has led to the discovery of many genes associated with inherited skin disorders and other genetic conditions. Dr. Richard has special expertise in genetic analysis for skin, hearing and eye disorders, and microarray-based diagnostics. She is a fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics.