Director, Cytogenetics Laboratory


Pathology & Laboratory Medicine


Pathology and Laboratory Medicine - Akron

Graduate School

PhD, Molecular Cytogenetics, University of Guelph, Canada

Board Certifications

American Board of Medical Genetics: Clinical Cytogenetics
Canadian College of Medical Geneticists: Clinical Cytogenetics

Academic Appointments

Professor of Pathology, Northeast Ohio Medical University

Research Interests

Development and application of cytogenomics methods for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prevention and research of pediatric and adult diseases (e.g. cancers, autism, developmental delay, learning difficulty, mental retardation, dysmorphism, or infertility)


Xu J, Boyar FZ, Bansal I, Christacos NC, Sanidad CM, Mowrey PN. Incidence & types of coexisting hematologic disorders indicated by molecular cytogenetic studies in a series of 136,585 consecutive patients. Abstract#160, 2016 ACMG Annual Clinical Medical Genetics Meeting, Tampa, FL, March 24-28, 2016.

Xu J, Kelly JC, Cox J, Smith E, Sanidad CM, Jones D, Mowrey PN. Incidence and patterns of ROS1 FISH abnormalities in 648 cases of lung adenocarcinomas. Abstract#175, 2015 ACMG Annual Clinical Medical Genetics Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, March 24-28, 2015.

Cutz JC, Craddock KJ, Torlakovic E, Brandao G, Carter RF, Bigras G, Deschenes J, Izevbaye I, Xu Z, Greer W, Yatabe Y, Ionescu D, Karsan A, Jung S, Fraser RS, Blumenkrantz M, Lavoie J, Fortin F, Bojarski A, Côté GB, van den Berghe JA, Rashid-Kolvear F, Trotter M, Sekhon HS, Albadine R, Tran-Thanh D, Gorska I, Knoll JH, Xu J, Blencowe B, Iafrate AJ, Hwang DM, Pintilie M, Gaspo R, Couture C, Tsao MS. Canadian anaplastic lymphoma kinase study: a model for multicenter standardization and optimization of ALK testing in lung cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 9(9):1255-63, 2014.

Xu, J, Ettler, H, Engbers P. False positive FISH for HER2 amplification in a breast cancer due to loss of CEP17: case report and literature review. Can J Pathol. 2013; 5(1):15-19. FISH picture on J cover.

Xu J, Xenocostas A, Lazo-Langner A. Acute myeloid leukemia with promyelocytic morphology lacking RARA rearrangement and with double minutes, MYC deletion and 2 cell lines of amplification of MYC region: case report and literature review. J Hematopathol. 6:3-9, 2013

Cameron F, Xu J, Jung J, Prasad C. Array CGH analysis and developmental delay: a diagnostic tool for neurologists. Reviews. Can J Neurol Sci. 40(6):777-82, 2013.

Lazo-Langner A, Xu J. Myelodysplastic syndrome with complex cytogenetics. Blood. Vol 120, No 23: 4458, 2012.

Lehmann KJ, Jason R. Kovac JR, Xu J, Fischer MA. Isodicentric Yq mosaicism presenting as infertility and maturation arrest without altered SRY and AZF regions. J Assist Reprod Genet. 29(9):939-42, 2012.

Caragea, M, Allevato, P, Hamm, C, Xu, J, Rizkalla, K. In-situ mantle cell lymphoma: a case report of a new entity in the field of haematopathology. Can J Pathol. 2012; 4(1) 29-31. IHC/FISH picture on J cover.

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