Leadership

PTC Laboratories’ dedicated, talented scientific staff and board members consist of leaders in the genetic testing community and are committed to excellence. GeneTrait’s Medical Director, Dr. Judith Miles M.D., Ph.D. was the Genetics Consultant to the State of Missouri for more than 25 years and is the former Director of the Division of Medical Genetics for the University of Missouri, School of Medicine. GeneTrait’s laboratory director, supervisors and managers each have more than 20 years experience in high throughput, high quality DNA testing in a demanding environment.

Judith Miles, M.D., Ph.D. | Medical Director

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  • Served for 25 years as:
  • MU Chair of the Medical Genetics Department
  • Genetic consultant to the State of Missouri

Charlotte Phillips, Ph.D. | Laboratory Director

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  • Served for 25 years as:
  • Board Certified in Medical Genetics
  • 25 years as a biochemistry and genetics researcher who has successfully developed testing for rare and population specific genetic diseases

Kim Gorman | President

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  • Worked on the Human Genome Project in 1990-1994 with David Schlessinger at Washington University
  • First forensic scientist implementing DNA STR testing at the St. Louis City Police Department
  • A founder of PTC Laboratories, Inc. and GeneTrait Laboratories

Michelle Beckwith | Clinical Laboratory Supervisor

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  • Student on the Human Genome Project at Washington University
  • DNA Identification Leader for Hurricane Katrina victims
  • A founder of PTC Laboratories, Inc. and GeneTrait Laboratories