Gunkeshi “Raja” Rajoria is the Lab Quality Supervisor in our Clinical Genomics Lab. Raja focuses on quality management in the lab, where she develops, implements, and monitors the lab’s quality plan and maintains regulatory compliance according to NYSDOH CLIA standards and protocols. In doing so, she continuously performs departmental audits and ensures corrective action plans are implemented. She also assists in the development of staff training and competency programming, providing quality-related staff training and education. She not only hosts our regulatory and accreditation inspections and coordinates timely responses, but she continuously reviews for any non-conformances, performing root-cause analyses and implementing corrective actions. Raja is a highly skilled manager, assisting comprehensively with on-boarding and off-boarding of clinical lab staff. In her role, she is also instrumental in the development and writing of validation plans for new test platforms. Raja holds dual Masters of Science in Biology and in Public Administration. Passionate about healthcare, she has been working in the clinical environment for over 20 years, managing Molecular, Cytogenetics, and FISH laboratories. She is a Qualified College of Pathologists (CAP) Inspector, and when she’s not in the lab, she enjoys traveling, exercising, gardening, baking and volunteering to help others.