Kathryn Garber, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: 305-J

Phone: 404-712-9985

Email: kgarbe2@emory.edu

Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Whitehead Biomedical Research Building

615 Michael St.

Atlanta, GA 30322

Research Interests

My two main interests are genetics education and the study of DNA sequence variation. At Emory, I am involved in genetics education on several levels, including running the genetics curriculum for medical and physician assistant students and directing courses for the genetic counseling training program. At the national level, I curate a curriculum resource for genetic educators for the Association of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics. At EGL Genetics, I am the Director of Variant Analysis, which means that I am involved in the analysis of sequence variation identified through clinical genetic testing. Through this work, I have explored approaches to achieve consistent DNA sequence interpretation between people and between diagnostic laboratories.


  • PhD, Harvard Medical School, 1999
  • BS, Tafts University, 1993


Kathryn Beauregard. "This month in the Journal". The American Journal of Human Genetics, 2000-2005.

Kathryn Garber. "This month in Genetics". The American Journal of Human Genetics, 2008-present.

Kathryn Garber, Jeannie Visootsak, and Stephen Warren. 2008 Fragile X Syndrome. European Journal of Human Genetics. 16:666-672.

Kathryn Garber, Daniel Gruskin, and Stephen T. Warren. 2008. FRAX and the Fragile X Syndrome". In Inborn Errors of Development, 2nd edition. C. J. Epstein, R.P. Erickson, and A. Wynshaw-Boris, eds. Oxford University Press, pp. 1126-1132.

Kathryn Garber, Karen T. Smith, D. Reines, and Stephen T. Warren. 2006. Transcription, translation, and Fragile X Syndrome. Current Opinions in Genetics and Development. 16: 270-275. 

Kathryn Garber.  2004.  Bacillus anthracis, molecular biology of.  In: Robert A. Meyers (ed.) Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine.  Wiley-VCH, pp. 307-327.

Kate Beauregard.  2001.  Evolution of a killer.  Science functional genomics webpage.  http://www.sciencemag.org/feature/plus/sfg/articles/11_16beauregard.shtml.

Kate Beauregard.  2001.  Ethical and quasi-ethical problems in publication.  Science Editor.  24(6):  185.