Dawn Jacob Laney, MS, CGC, CCRC, is a genetic counselor, assistant professor, and program leader at Emory University in the Department of Human Genetics, Laney received her master’s degree in medical genetics from the Sarah Lawrence College in 1999. She received her certification from the American Board of Genetic Counseling in 2002. Since joining the Emory Division of Medical Genetics in 2002, Laney has been involved in follow-up of abnormal metabolic newborn screening for the state of Georgia, development and management of a genetic infusion center, and lysosomal storage disease clinical care and research. She is currently the program leader for the Emory Lysosomal Storage disease center. She serves on the Emory biomedical IRB committee and is a board member of the Southeastern Regional Genetics Group. Laney is the primary instructor/coordinator for the Developmental Biology and Human Malformation course at Emory University. Most recently she was awarded an NORD Rare Impact Honoree and has published six books.