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Careers in Genetics
Clinical genetics is transforming the healthcare landscape. Through use of a case example, this talk will illustrate the current use and power of genetic testing, highlighting a multitude of genetics-related career paths. Information about KGI’s two Master of Science in Human Genetics programs – Genetic Counseling (MSGC) and Genomic Data Analytics (MSGDA) – will be provided, along with guidance on how prospective students may enhance their applications to be competitive for admission to postgraduate genetics-focused programs.
Ashley Mills, MS, LCGC, Program Director and Professor of Practice, Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling
Ashley Mills is a licensed board-certified genetic counselor who joined KGI in April 2017 to help develop the Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling (MSGC) program. Born and raised in Southern California, she received her bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and Cultural Anthropology at Lewis and Clark College and her master’s degree in genetic counseling at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Emily Quinn, MS LCGC, Associate Program Director, Assistant Professor
Emily Quinn is a licensed board-certified genetic counselor who joined the KGI faculty in August 2018 to help build the Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling (MSGC) program. Born and raised in California, she received her bachelor’s degrees in biology and psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz before moving to New York City to complete her master’s degree in genetic counseling at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Barbara Kraatz Fortini, PhD, MSGDA Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Genetics
Barbara Fortini joined KGI in July 2017 to lead the Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genomic Data Analytics (MSGDA) program. The first cohort of MSGDA students enrolled in August 2018. Within the KGI curriculum, Fortini teaches three courses: Human Molecular Genetics, Human Genomics, and Human Genomics NGS Lab. Fortini’s research is focused on how non-coding genomic variation affects colorectal cancer risk.
Time and Date: Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.
Location: Building 517, 137 Classroom
Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP below so that we may ensure all attendees are accounted for.
BSURE, HSS, and CBB students MUST register in order to receive lunch.