Our staff includes experts from across the clinical diagnostic arena, including world-renowned geneticist Dr. Maduri Hegde, a staff of board-certified geneticists and genetic counselors, laboratory scientists certified by the American Board of Bioanalysis, and experts in tandem mass spectrometry.

The laboratory is registered with the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), the Joint Commission of Healthcare Organizations (JCHO), and the Commission for Office Laboratory Accreditation (COLA). PerkinElmer Genomics also participates in the Newborn Screening Quality Assurance Program administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Madhuri Hegde, Ph.D., FACMG

VP and Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Madhuri Hegde is a medical geneticist, a board certified diplomat in clinical molecular genetics by the American Board of Medical Genetics, and an ACMG Fellow. Previously, she was the Executive Director of Emory Genetics Laboratory. She received a B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the University of Bombay and a Ph.D. from the University of Auckland. She completed post-doctoral studies at Baylor College of Medicine.

Raghu Basiboina, Ph.D., MBA

Director, Diagnostics Laboratory

Dr. Raghu Basiboina leads PerkinElmer Genomics, India Laboratory that offers biochemical screening, cytogenetic, molecular and genetic services along with genetic counseling for maternal, fetal and newborn health across South Asia. He brings over three decades of industry experience in Life Sciences and Healthcare industries.He has a Ph.D. in Life Sciences from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and MBA in International Business from St. Louis University, USA.

Gazala Jabeen

Head of Cytogenetics Laboratory

Dr. Gazala Jabeen joined Surendra Genetic laboratory, Mediscan Systems as Research Assistant and completed her Ph.D. as a part time Research fellow in Mangalore University. She was responsible for standardization of techniques and this became the first lab in Tamil Nadu to initiate Cytogenetic and FISH studies from prenatal samples. She underwent short term training at Genetic lab at National University Hospital, Singapore. She later assumed the position of Chief Cytogeneticist. She joined PerkinElmer Health Sciences as Lab Manager in 2009. She has 25 years of experience. Her other area of interests are Molecular Genetics and In vitro fertilization.

Shruti Sureshkumar

Associate Genetic Counselor

Shruti is a certified genetic counselor having a clinical genetic counseling experience in prenatal, pediatric and rare disorders. Her professional interest lies in molecular genetics, patient counseling, trainings for non-genetic healthcare professionals. She has completed her master’s degree in Biomedical Genetics with specialization in Genetic Counseling from VIT University, India.