Dr Rudd graduated from the College of William and Mary with Highest Honors in Biology. She worked as a Cytogenetic technologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital before earning a PhD in Genetics from Case Western Reserve University, where she researched human centromeres. Dr Rudd completed a Cytogenetics fellowship at the University of Washington and a Molecular Genetics fellowship split between Emory and Duke Universities. Her postdoctoral fellowship at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center focused on subtelomere research.
Dr Rudd is certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG) in Clinical Cytogenetics and Clinical Molecular Genetics. She holds NY State licenses for Cytogenetics, Genetic Testing, and Oncology: Molecular and Cellular Tumor Markers. She was previously the Cytogenetics Training Program Director for the ABMGG training program at Emory University. She current serves on the ABMGG board of directors. Dr Rudd was an Assistant Professor of Genetics and Senior Director of Cytogenetics at Emory University for eight years before joining Labcorp as a Technical Director. She is a member of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics and the American Society of Human Genetics. She has authored four book chapters and 37 articles published in journals including American Journal of Human Genetics, PLoS Genetics, Genetics in Medicine, Genome Research, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Dr Rudd lives in Durham, NC. She is the girl scout leader of her daughter’s Brownie troop. When not working, Dr Rudd enjoys running, hiking, and chasing after her children.