Katherine Rauen, MD

Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at the UC Davis MIND Institute
UC Davis Health System
2825 50th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-703-0382
Email: rauen@ucdavis.edu
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Last Updated: August 22, 2017

Katherine Rauen

Discipline Coordinators: Genetics
Discipline(s): Genetics/Genetic Counseling
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Education: B.S., Biology, California State University, Bakersfield, Bakersfield CA 1981
M.S., Physiology, UC Davis, Davis CA 1985
Ph.D., Genetics, UC Davis, Davis CA 1992
M.D., UC Irvine College of Medicine, Irvine CA 1995


Katherine (Kate) Rauen, MD, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Genomic Medicine at the UC Davis where she currently serves as Chief of Genomic Medicine and the holder of the Albert Holmes Rowe Endowed Chair in Human Genetics II. Dr. Rauen is a board-certified clinical geneticist and is the director of the UC Davis NF/Ras Pathway Genetics Clinic. Dr. Rauen is internationally known for her early pioneering work in the application of array CGH in clinical genetics and as a leader and major contributor to the understanding of the RASopathies. Dr. Rauen's research program involves the clinical and basic science study of cancer syndromes with efforts to identify underlying genetic abnormalities affecting common developmental and cancer pathways.