Career Interviews

Career Interview: Pilar Elena Mazzetti Soler, MD, MBA

Career Interview: Pilar Elena Mazzetti Soler, MD, MBA

General Director Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Neurologicas, Lima, Peru ASHG: What are specific challenges faced by clinicians who also want to have a research career in genetics? Dr. Mazzetti: In Peru, there are few genetics residency training program; I am a neurologist and there are no formal ways to go from neurology to neurogenetics. We have developed... Read More

Career Interview: Chloe Poston, PhD

Career Interview: Chloe Poston, PhD

Policy and Communications Manager Genetics Society of America ASHG: How can trainees gain experience in your field while doing research? What steps are necessary for trainees to get involved in your field? Dr. Poston: Trainees can get experience in communication through community outreach and blogging. A key component of outreach is translating scientific concepts to... Read More

Career Interview: Robert Plenge, MD, PhD

Career Interview: Robert Plenge, MD, PhD

Head, Genetics and Pharmacogenetics, and Vice President Merck Research Labs ASHG: If you could go back to when you were a trainee, what is one piece of advice you would give yourself for your current career? Dr. Plenge: Embrace uncertainty. By its very nature, scientific exploration is uncertain, and the most profound observations are often unexpected.... Read More

Career Interview: Michelle Penny, PhD

Career Interview: Michelle Penny, PhD

Senior Director, Head of Genetics and Bioinformatics, Tailored Therapeutics Eli Lilly and Company ASHG: If you could go back to when you were a trainee, what is one piece of advice you would give yourself for your current career? Dr. Penny: Take every opportunity to promote yourself and your research. Reach out to otherscientists, both... Read More

Career Interview: Heidi Rehm, PhD

Career Interview: Heidi Rehm, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology, Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School Chief Laboratory Director, Partners Healthcare ASHG: If you could go back to when you were a trainee, what is one piece of advice you would give yourself for your current career? Dr. Rehm: If I could go back to my days as a trainee, I... Read More

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