I am a self-described genetics geek, and I love learning about genetics. This passion led me to pursue a Ph.D. in Pathology at the University of Washington. My Ph.D. thesis examined how genetic diversity in yeast influenced their replicative life span. I continued as a post-doctoral fellow at University of Washington where I studied mRNA splicing in inherited collagen disorders and completed a clinical fellowship in molecular genetics. In 2015, I became certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG) in clinical molecular genetics and went on to become an assistant director at another diagnostic genetics lab.
I joined Blueprint Genetics in September of 2017. My work includes analysis of NGS data, variant interpretation, and clinical report writing. Blueprint’s diverse testing menu and worldwide presence affords me with the opportunity to work on an incredible variety of clinical cases. There is always an opportunity for further learning. I also get to work with a team of enthusiastic and highly knowledgeable geneticists. All this, combined with the high-quality and innovative diagnostics of Blueprint Genetics, makes it a great environment to work in molecular genetics.