Summer Speaker Series: Life After KGI with Tamerisa Dyer, MSGDA '22 - Keck Graduate Institute June 29, 2023, 12:00 pm Skip to main content
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Tamerisa Dyer

After being out of school for 25 years—raising and homeschooling her five children during the interim—Tamerisa Dyer, MSGDA ’22, finished her Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genomic Data Analytics (MSGDA) program. Dyer graduated from UC Davis in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in genetics. She then took time off to raise her children. Dyer also spent eight years as a high school biology and chemistry teacher. Initially, she explored genetic counseling and interviewed for KGI’s Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling (MSGC) program but after hearing from the MSGDA Program Director Dyer enrolled in the MSGDA program. 

Dyer is particularly drawn to cancer research—an area of particular significance to her—as one of her children was born with a brain tumor. Through a class taught by Professor Bailus, Dyer learned more about rare diseases and is excited to work in that area as well, as she sees many parallels between her own experience and those of families where children have been diagnosed with rare diseases. She appreciates how genetics testing has facilitated so many advancements in recent years, bringing hope to families.

Discussion Topic: Genetics/Genomics

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June 29, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
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