Ignatia B. Van Den Veyver

Ignatia B. Van den Veyver, M.D. is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics in Houston, Texas. She is Director of Clinical Prenatal Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital and a faculty member of the Texas Children’s Hospital Fetal Center. Her clinical translational research focuses on exploring novel genetic and genomic methods of prenatal genetic testing and the complexities of their integration into prenatal care with a specific interest in application of prenatal exomes, counseling for various new technologies and development of cell-based non-invasive prenatal diagnosis. She also oversees a research laboratory located in the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute where she performs translational and basic research on the molecular genetics and epigenetics of human developmental disorders and reproductive epigenetics. She has published extensively in these various fields and her research is funded by the NIH and private foundations. She is also President (2016-2018) of the International Society for Prenatal diagnosis.