Ignatia Van den Veyver
Dr. Ignatia (Igna) Van den Veyver is a professor in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston, Texas. In addition, she serves as Director of Prenatal and Reproductive Genetics at BCM and Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH) and a faculty member of TCH’s Fetal Center.
In her research laboratory she performs translational and basic research on the molecular genetics and epigenetics of human developmental and reproductive disorders. Her clinical translational research focuses on bringing novel genetic and genomic testing strategies into prenatal diagnosis, the complexities of their integration into prenatal care, and their impact on outcomes. She is the BCM site-principal investigator of the multi-center PrenatalSEQ study, which is evaluating the role of trio genome-wide sequencing for prenatal diagnosis and its impact on prenatal and neonatal care. She is also engaged in research on development and validation of cell-based non-invasive prenatal diagnosis.
She is past president of the International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis and an associate editor of the journal, Prenatal Diagnosis.