Career Development Committee

The Career Development Committee shall recommend, and upon approval by the Board of Directors, carry out activities concerned with the training and career development of ASHG members. The committee will guide career fairs, career panels, mentoring, etc., with an initial focus on career needs during the training and early-career periods. Topics might include careers outside academia, mentoring, soft skills, work-life balance and mental health, lab management grant writing, etc. Committee meets at the Annual Meeting and by web conference as needed.

View the Career Development Committee’s Action Plan

Committee Group: Membership & Career Growth, along with Awards and Membership Engagement Committees

2024 Committee Members

  • Co-chair: Andrew Marderstein, PhD, Stanford University
  • Co-chair: Latrice Landry, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Incoming Co-chair: Anna Miller, PhD, Caris Life Sciences 
  • Martin Breuss, PhD, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Marija Debeljak, BS, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Macoura Gadji, PhD, University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar, Senegal
  • Dana Godrich, BS, University of Miami
  • Maria Lalioti, PhD, Beam Therapeutics and Yale School of Medicine
  • Elisabetta Morini, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Jia Qi Cheng-Zhang, PhD, Entrada Therapeutics
  • Arwa Raies, PhD, AstraZeneca
  • Noha Sharafeldin, MD/PhD, University of Alabama, Birmingham
  • Vidhu Thaker, MD, Columbia University
  • Christopher Van Hout, PhD, National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • Jordan Whitlock, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham


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