Lia Ribustello obtained both her Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science at the University of Connecticut. In 2010, she graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a minor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. In January of 2012 she completed her Masters of Science in Applied Genomics, graduating in May 2012. Her thesis was completed by validating the first molecular neonatal screening test at the Connecticut Department of Public Health. There she performed real-time PCR on newborn blood samples to independently enumerate T-cell receptor excision circles (TRECs) to detect if a child has Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID).
Upon completion of her Masters Degree, Ms. Ribustello began working at Reprogenetics. She was first hired as molecular technician to perform array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH). Currently she is our Laboratory Supervisor in New Jersey and is in the process of completing her certification of Technical Supervisor of Molecular Diagnostics from the American Board of Bioanalysis.