Christina M. Laukaitis, MD, PhD

Christina M. Laukaitis, MD, PhD

Geneticist (USA)

Christina Laukaitis is an associate professor at the University of Illinois and the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.  After earning her MD and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, she completed a residency in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, IN, and a Medical Genetics fellowship at the University of Washington. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Genetics. She joined the faculty at the UA College of Medicine in 2008 and moved to the University of Illinois in 2021.

Dr. Laukaitis’ research has both basic and applied aspects.  Her basic science work focuses on an unstable region of the mouse genome containing 64 genes encoding pheromones.  Her clinical practice and research focus on diagnosing and managing patients with genetic syndromes.  She cares for a large cohort of people with various forms of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and has organized the hEDS GENE study, a major effort to identify genes predicting the hypermobility subtype of EDS.