Career Interviews

Career Interview: Kathryn Garber, PhD

Career Interview: Kathryn Garber, PhD

Kathryn (Kate) Garber, PhD, is an Associate Professor at Emory University and Chair of the ASHG Communications Committee. She has been a member of ASHG since 2007. ASHG: Tell us about your position and how it fits into your institution and its goals. Dr. Garber: I have three main pieces to my job: teaching, working in a clinical... Read More

Career Interview: Melissa Dalgleish, PhD

Career Interview: Melissa Dalgleish, PhD

Program Coordinator, Research Training Centre Hospital for Sick Children. Monika Schmidt, ASHG: How can trainees get involved in your field while doing research? Dr. Dalgleish: Get involved in organizing professional development programs. At my research institute, the Trainee Career Development Program is almost entirely run by and for students and fellows, while I take an... Read More

Career Interview: Mark McCarthy, MD

Career Interview: Mark McCarthy, MD

Robert Turner Professor of Diabetes Medicine at the University of Oxford and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics Dr. McCarthy, a physician-scientist and human geneticist, has presented several invited sessions on the genetics of type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases. Chris Nowak, ASHG: How do you keep on top of the rapidly expanding bioinformatics field and... Read More

Career Interview: Michael Snyder, PhD

Career Interview: Michael Snyder, PhD

Professor Michael (“Mike”) Snyder, PhD, Chair of Genetics and director of the Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine at Stanford University shared what Trainees interested in big data medicine should look for. Chris Nowak, ASHG: What are some challenges for trainees interested in a career in functional genomics and big data medicine? Dr. Snyder: Good quantitative skills and... Read More

Career Interview: Derek Scholes, PhD

Career Interview: Derek Scholes, PhD

Director of Science Policy American Society of Human Genetics 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. Scholes: There are opportunities available [in the field of science policy] to you if you’re willing to seek them out and volunteer... Read More

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