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Ahmad N. Abou Tayoun, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Contact InformationThe Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3615 Civic Center Boulevard, RM 716 ARC Bldg.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-3856
Fax: 215-590-2156

Email: aboutayoua@chop.edu

Education

BS (Biology), American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 2003
MS (Biology), American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 2004
PhD (Genetics), Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, 2011

Specialty Certification

Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (DABMG), 2015
Fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (FACMG), 2016

Specialty Division

Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri Scholarship,
Country of Lebanon,
Academic Achievement; Awarded to top three graduating seniors in Lebanon, 1999
Suad El Sabbah Award,
American University of Beirut,
Best Masters thesis in Faculty of Arts & Sciences, 2005
Fellowship Training Award, Molecular and Cellular Biology PhD Program, Dartmouth College, 2005-2006
Question of the Week Award,
Harvard Medical School Genetics Training Program,
Winner of the Question of the week competition for the academic year 2013-2014, 2013-2014

Postgraduate Training

Translational Research and Molecular Diagnostics, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 2011-2013
Post Doctoral Fellow in Molecular Pathology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 2011-2013
Clinical Molecular Genetics Fellow, Laboratory for Molecular Medicine, Harvard Medical School Genetics Training Program, 2013-2015

Awards and Honors

Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri Scholarship,
Country of Lebanon,
Academic Achievement; Awarded to top three graduating seniors in Lebanon, 1999
Suad El Sabbah Award,
American University of Beirut,
Best Masters thesis in Faculty of Arts & Sciences, 2005
Fellowship Training Award, Molecular and Cellular Biology PhD Program, Dartmouth College, 2005-2006
Question of the Week Award,
Harvard Medical School Genetics Training Program,
Winner of the Question of the week competition for the academic year 2013-2014, 2013-2014

Memberships and Professional Organizations

Association of Molecular Pathology, 2011 - 2013
American Association for Clinical Chemistry, 2011 - 2012
American Society for Investigative Pathology, 2012 - 2013
American Society of Human Genetics, 2013 - Present
American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, 2016 - Present

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Selected Publications

Prenatal DNA Sequencing: Clinical, Counseling, and Diagnostic Laboratory Considerations.

Ahmad N. Abou Tayoun, Nancy B. Spinner, Heidi L. Rehm, Robert C. Green, Diana W. Bianchi, Prenatal Diagnosis 37(): 1-7, 2017, PMID:28345240

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Using Large Sequencing Datasets to Refine Intragenic disease regions and Prioritize Clinical Variant Interpretation

Sami S. Amr, Saeed H. Al Turki, Matthew Lebo, Mahdi Sarmady, Heidi L. Rehm, Ahmad N. Abou Tayoun, Genetics in Medicine 19(5): 496–504, 2017, PMID:27657688

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Sequencing-based diagnostics for pediatric genetic diseases: progress and potential.

Ahmad N. Abou Tayoun, Bryan Krock, Nancy B. Spinner, Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics. 16(9): 987-99, 2016, PMID:27388938

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Targeted Droplet-Digital PCR as a Tool for Novel Deletion Discovery at the DFNB1 Locus.

Tayoun Ahmad N Abou, Mason-Suares Heather, Frisella Ashley L, Bowser Mark, Duffy Elizabeth, Mahanta Lisa, Funke Birgit, Rehm Heidi L, Amr Sami S, Human Mutation 37(1): 119-26, 2016, PMID:26444186

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Improving hearing loss gene testing: a systematic review of gene evidence toward more efficient next-generation sequencing-based diagnostic testing and interpretation.

Abou Tayoun Ahmad N, Al Turki Saeed H, Oza Andrea M, Bowser Mark J, Hernandez Amy L, Funke Birgit H, Rehm Heidi L, Amr Sami S, Genetics in Medicine 18(6): 545-53, 2016, PMID:26562227

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Democratizing molecular diagnostics for the developing world.

Abou Tayoun Ahmad N, Burchard Paul R, Malik Imran, Scherer Axel, Tsongalis Gregory J, American Journal of Clinical Pathology 141(1): 17-24, 2014, PMID:24343733

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A comprehensive assay for CFTR mutational analysis using next-generation sequencing.

Abou Tayoun Ahmad N, Tunkey Christopher D, Pugh Trevor J, Ross Tristen, Shah Minita, Lee Clarence C, Harkins Timothy T, Wells Wendy A, Tafe Laura J, Amos Christopher I, Tsongalis Gregory J, Clinical Chemistry 59(10): 1481-8, 2013, PMID:23775370

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MicroRNAs as diagnostic markers for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma and its precursor, pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasm.

Xue Yue, Abou Tayoun Ahmad N, Abo Kristine M, Pipas J Marc, Gordon Stuart R, Gardner Timothy B, Barth Richard J, Suriawinata Arief A, Tsongalis Gregory J, Cancer Genetics 206(6): 217-21, 2013, PMID:23933230

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The Drosophila SK channel (dSK) contributes to photoreceptor performance by mediating sensitivity control at the first visual network.

Abou Tayoun Ahmad N, Li Xiaofeng, Chu Brian, Hardie Roger C, Juusola Mikko, Dolph Patrick J, The Journal of Neuroscience 31(39): 13897-910, 2011, PMID:21957252

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Roles of the Drosophila SK channel (dSK) in courtship memory.

Abou Tayoun Ahmad N, Pikielny Claudio, Dolph Patrick J, PLoS One 7(4): e34665, 2012, PMID:22509342

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