Career Interviews

Diana Bianchi, MD Director, NIH/NICHD

Discussion with Diana W. Bianchi, MD, Director of Eunice Kennedy Shriver
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

As director of NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), Diana W. Bianchi, MD, oversees a broad portfolio of research on pediatric health and development, maternal health, reproductive health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and rehabilitation medicine, among other areas. She is also a board-certified medical geneticist with special expertise... Read More

Samuli Ripatti, PhD is a Professor of Biometry in the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland at the University of Helsinki.

Inside AJHG: A Chat with Samuli Ripatti

Posted By: Kylee Spencer, PhD, Assistant Editor, AJHG KS: What prompted you to start working on this project?  SR: When discussing the potential clinical utility of polygenic risk scores, a typical question from the audience is, “Why bother testing your genetic risk profile when the role of genetic risk can simply be measured using a... Read More

Vamsee Pillalamarri is a graduate student in Human Genetics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Inside HGG Advances: A Chat with Vamsee Pillalamarri

Posted By: HGG Advances What motivated you to start working on this project? Over billions of years of evolution since their endosymbiotic origin, mitochondria have ceded the genetic code that controls most of their form and function to the nuclear genome. What was fascinating to me is that mitochondria retained a small circular genome (mtDNA)... Read More

2022-2023 Genetics & Public Policy Fellow, Albert Hinman, PhD

Meet the 2022-2023 Genetics & Public Policy Fellow, Albert Hinman

Albert Hinman, PhD, joined as the 2022-2023 ASHG/NHGRI Genetics & Public Policy Fellow in August. ASHG and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) co-sponsor the Genetics & Public Policy Fellowship to give early-career professionals the opportunity to explore a career in science policy. We recently spoke with Dr. Hinman to learn more about how his background... Read More

Arvind Kothandaraman

Get to Know Arvind Kothandaraman, Science Communicator and PEAC Member

Arvind Kothandaraman is a member of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) Public Education and Awareness Committee (PEAC), and Managing Director of Specialty Diagnostics at PerkinElmer, Inc. His primary professional interest is in equipping clinical laboratories with the tools needed to meet their technical and operational goals. Through his work and community relationships, he... Read More

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