Career Interviews

Casey Romanoski, PhD

Inside AJHG: A Chat with Casey Romanoski

Each month, the editors of The American Journal of Human Genetics interview an author of a recently published paper. This month, we check in with Casey Romanoski to discuss her paper, “Systems Genetics in Human Endothelial Cells Identifies Non-coding Variants Modifying Enhancers, Expression, and Complex Disease Traits”. AJHG: What caused you to start working on... Read More

Career Interview: Diana Azurdia, PhD

Career Interview: Diana Azurdia, PhD

Director for Recruitment and Inclusion for Graduate Programs in Bioscience University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Dr. Azurdia earned her BS in Biochemistry from California State University (CSU) Los Angeles, where she was a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) trainee. She later earned her PhD in Molecular Biology and... Read More

Career Interview: Sarah Wojiski, PhD

Career Interview: Sarah Wojiski, PhD

Director of STEM and Undergraduate Education Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM) Dr. Wojiski earned her BS from the University of Connecticut and her PhD in genetics from Harvard University. Prior to joining JAX-GM, she taught at Southern Connecticut State University and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Her job at JAX-GM includes... Read More

Career Interview: Eleftheria Zeggini, PhD

Career Interview: Eleftheria Zeggini, PhD

Sarah A. Gagliano, ASHG: What is the focus of your research? Dr. Zeggini: My research uses large-scale biomedical data to identify genetic causes of complex traits, with a primary focus on musculoskeletal diseases and cardiometabolic traits. Our activities are underpinned by the development of methods to advance statistical genetics approaches. ASHG: What aspects of your... Read More

Career Interview: Olivier Noel, PhD

Career Interview: Olivier Noel, PhD

Founder DNASimple Dr. Noel was recently recognized in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Science list and received a $200,000 investment on ABC’s Shark Tank for his company. Burcu Darst, ASHG: Could you tell us about your company, DNAsimple? Dr. Noel: DNAsimple is a marketplace where researchers, particularly those in genetics/genomics, can find and obtain DNA and other specimens from the... Read More

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