Ambassador Program

In an effort to promote AGT internationally, we are looking for AGT Ambassadors who could carry out these responsibilities:

  • Promoting cytogenetic and molecular genetic profession and AGT in your region
  • Identifying and contacting new cytogenetic, molecular genetic and biochemistry laboratories in your regions for AGT website listings
  • Identifying genetic testing personnel in your region for AGT membership application
  • Distributing AGT annual meeting information in your region
  • Promoting ASCP CG and MB Board of Certificate in your region

As an international member of AGT, you can look forward to:

  • A network of peers who can provide answers to questions or help with a challenge in your laboratory
  • Four issues of The Journal of the Association of Genetic Technologists
  • Free continuing education opportunities through webinars
  • Free continuing education opportunities through “Test Yourself” in each Journal issue
  • Discounts on AGT publications, Journal Clubs and other continuing education materials to help you earn continuing education for recertification
  • Discounts on registration at AGT’s Annu​al Meeting, where you can learn about current developments in the field and network with your peers
  • All the benefits of representation by a highly respected professional organization, which continues to promote the interests of geneticists and genetic technologists through its interactions with numerous national and international health care organizations. AGT currently has representatives to NAACLS, BOC, FGT and CAP/ACMG.
  • AGT’s website, where you can find all of the latest association news, job openings in US and order forms
  • Opportunities to get involved by volunteering for a committee or submitting an abstract or Journal article

Please complete the AGT International Ambassador Application and email it to AGT if you are interested in becoming an AGT International Ambassador. We welcome your comments and suggestions! Contact information for the Board of Directors, Council of Representatives and our Executive Director is available on the website.

We are pleased to announce the following are members of our Ambassador Program:

Southeast Asia

(Hong Kong, Taiwan, Mainland China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore)

Thomas S.K. Wan, PhD, FRCPath, FFSc(RCPA)

Cytogenetic Laboratory in charge & Honorary Professor
Haematology Division, Department of Pathology
University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, HONG KONG.
Visiting Professor, Fujian Medical University, CHINA.
Honorary Professor, Harbin Medical University, CHINA
Tel: (852) 22553172


Philip Hardy, Ph.D.

Cyto Labs
10 Capel Crt
Bentley, Australia 6102
Tel: +61-83-93567222

Latin America / Caribbean


David Palencia Caspedes

Head, The Cytogenetics Department
Department of Cytogenetics, CARPERMOR Laboratory, Mexico City
Alfonzo Herrera No. 75, San Rafael, Cuauhtemoc, CDMX, CP 06470
Tel:  +52-55-5140-7600

Latin America / Caribbean


Karem Nieto Martinez

Associate Academic Technician
Departement of Embrology and Genetics, Faculty of Medicine
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Av. Universidad 3000, Copilco Universidad, Coyoacán, 04510 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Tel:  +52 (55) 1452 6831

Latin America / Caribbean


Carlos Alonso Munoz, BS, CG(ASCP)CM

Specialty of Diagnostic Hematology by Laboratory (EHDL)
Laboratory Director at MENDEL Laboratories
Head of the Cytogenetics Department
Ortega Y Montanez 327, Centro CP 58000, Morelia Michoacan, Mexicao
Tel:  +52 443 3202644

European Union

Ambassador Needed

Middle East / Africa

Moustafa Kamel Hassan Abozeid Ahmed, M.Sc., MLS(ASCPi)CM,MBiCM,CGiCM

Consultant – Head of Molecular Diagnostics Department
Binary System Medical
6713 Eastern RIng Road, Ar Rawabi
Riyadh 14215-2374
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Tel: +9665 444 63580 – +20 1113 7777 50
E-mail: or

Middle East / Africa

Mustafa Daghistani

Head of Cytogenetics and Molecular Cytogenetics
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
King Abdulaziz Medical City – Jeddah
P.O. Box: 9515, Jeddah 21423
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966 (012) 2266666 Ext. 24453

Middle East / Africa

Abdelhalim Elshawadfy, PhD, MLS(ASCPi)CM, SMCM

Department of Microbiology
AHRI, Agriculture Research Center
Mansoura, DK, Egypt 35511
Tel: 050-220-2915

Middle East / Africa

Marwa Sadek

Suez Canal University
4.5km, The Ring Road
Ismailia, Egypt
Tel: +201080438088