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Sarah South

Sarah South PhD, Vice President, Laboratory Sciences at AncestryDNA

Sarah South, Ph.D. has served as Vice President of Laboratory Sciences at AncestryDNA, LLC since August 2016.  Previous positions have included VP, Clinical Laboratory Operations at 23andme, Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Utah, Medical Director at ARUP Laboratories, and Laboratory Director at Lineagen.  Through these positions, Sarah has focused her career on genetic technologies and the interpretation of genetic results, with a more recent focus on scaling access of genomics to a broader population. 


Sarah received her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Human Genetics.  Her doctorate provided broad training in human genetics, with a research focus on the genetics of peroxisomal biogenesis disorders.  After completion of her doctorate, Sarah completed two postdoctoral fellowships, the first focused on prenatal research projects within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the second in Clinical Laboratory Genetics at the University of Utah.   Sarah is board certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics and participates in numerous national genetic committees and organizations.