Jessica Albert Jessica Albert
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Secondary)

Office Phone: 202-476-2033
Email: Email
Department: Pathology


  • B.S., University of Maryland, College Park, 2007
  • PhD, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 2012


Jessica Albert, PhD, is the director of the Biochemical Genetics and Molecular Diagnostics laboratories at Children’s National Hospital and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Pathology at George Washington University. Dr. Albert completed biochemical genetics and molecular genetics fellowships at the National Institute of Health.

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Albert’s clinical practice focus is on the biochemical and molecular diagnosis of rare genetic conditions, and long-term follow-up for individuals with inborn errors of metabolism.


Dr. Albert’s research interests focus on laboratory utilization and identification of causes of rare genetic conditions.


  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Biochemical Genetics


Berger SI, Pitsava G, Cohen AJ, DĂ©lot EC, LoTempio J, Andrew EH, Martin GM, Marmolejos S, Albert J, Meltzer B, Fraser J, Regier DS, Kahn-Kirby AH, Smith E, Knoblach S, Ko A, Fusaro VA, Vilain E. Increased diagnostic yield from negative whole genome-slice panels using automated reanalysis. Clin Genet. 2023 May 17. doi: 10.1111/cge.14360. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37194472.

Swaringer, T.; Albert, J.; Regier, D. Biochemical laboratory rotation: optimizing education during a pandemic (2022). Molecular Genetics and Metabolism ; 135(4):301-302, 2022.

IF Onojafe, LH Megan, MG Melch, JO Aderemi, RP Alur, MS Abu-Asab, C-C Chan, IM Bernardini, JS Albert, T Cogliati, DR Adams, BP Brooks. Nitisinone Does Not Increase Ocular or Fur Melanin In a Mouse Model Of Oculocutaneous Albinism, Type 3 (2018). Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).

Kratz LE, Albert JS. 2-Ethylhexanoic acid, found in common plasticizers, leads to an artificial increase in C8 acylcarnitine levels in two neonates treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) (2016). Clinica Chimica Acta. 2016 Oct 1;461:59-60.

Albert JS, Wolfe LA, Bone W, Accardi J, Adams DR, Schwartz CE, Norris J, Wood T, Gafni RI, Collins MT, Tosi LL, Bhattacharyya N, Markell TC, Gahl WA, Boerkoel CF. Impaired osteoblast and osteoclast function characterize the osteoporosis of Snyder Robinson Syndrome. Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases. 2015 March 7; 10(1):27.

Albert JS, Yerges-Armstrong LM, Horenstein RB, Sreenivasan UT, Chai S, Blaner WS, Snitker S, O'Connell JR, McLenithan JC, Shuldiner AR, Sztalryd C, Damcott CM. Null Mutation in Hormone-Sensitive Lipase Gene and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes. New England Journal of Medicine. 2014 June 12; 370(24): 2307-2315.

Albert J, Schwartz C, Boerkoel C, et al. Snyder-Robinson Syndrome. 2013 Jun 27. In: Pagon RA, Adam MP, Bird TD, et al., editors. GeneReviews™ [Internet]. Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle; 1993-2013.

Industry Relationships and Collaborations

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported a financial interest with the health care related companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the University and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.

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