I have a special interest in the molecular genetics of cancer and studied the contribution of genetic aberrations to the development of ovarian neoplasms for my PhD dissertation. In 2012, I started my postdoctoral training at the University of Chicago and utilized next generation sequencing techniques to detect somatic alterations in bladder and hematological malignancies. My interest in clinical genetic testing led me to join the Clinical Cytogenetics Fellowship in 2014, and for my research project I explored the use of RNA sequencing for the detection of fusion transcripts and characterization of cytogenetic abnormalities in acute lymphoblastic leukemia. I started my Clinical Molecular Genetics Fellowship in 2016, and my goal is to utilize both aspects of my training in cyto and molecular genetics to help patients achieve accurate and most appropriate testing for the diagnosis of their genetic conditions.
PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 2012