Luba Djurdjinovic, MS is the Executive Director of Ferre Institute, Inc., a non-profit organization in Binghamton, NY that provides services in community based genetic counseling with a mission to support communities and its medical providers. She is also Director of its Genetic Counseling Programs. She is a practicing genetic counselor with clinical interests in issues of infertility, prenatal and adult genetics. Luba is one of the originally trained genetic counselors in the US.
In her 37 years of practice, she has been active in many state and national genetic professional organizations. She is the past president of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and a recipient of its National Achievement Award. Luba is the immediate past president of the NYS Perinatal Association. Luba has been a principle investigator on several projects with the National Human Genome Research Institute (Human Genome Project), Bethesda, MD. In 2005, she received national recognition with a special award from the Genetic Alliance. This recognition and award honored her efforts in supporting families with rare diseases attempting to identify their disease gene. Luba is an author in a leading textbook for genetic counseling students and lectures extensively.