Heather Mashek, B.S. Biochemistry

Sr. FISH Technologist CG(ASCP)cm

Heather has been an employee of the UCMC and/or the BSD since 2000.  She started in the Department of Human Genetics, performing molecular genetics research including DNA sequencing and FISH.  Later she joined the Constitutional Cytogenetics Clinical Laboratory and learned skills including prenatal tissue culture, harvesting and chromosome analysis.  Heather also worked in the Department of Medicine doing breast cancer research FISH and other molecular assays for a few years, and finally landed back in the Constitutional Cytogenetics Clinical Laboratory where she focuses mainly on FFPE FISH.  Heather lives in Tinley Park, IL. with her husband and two children.  She has an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from UIC.