Trainee Newsletter

Meet the Trainee Leader Christa Wagner, PhD

ASHG trainee newsletter writer Irene Park interviewed Christa Wagner, PhD, who is the 2016-2017 ASHG-NHGRI Genetics and Public Policy fellow. Dr. Wagner recently completed her PhD at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she studied genetics and immunology. May 2017  Public policy and science have a large intersection, especially in the field of genetics.... Read More

Interview with Chris Gunter, PhD

ASHG trainee newsletter writer Irene Park interviewed Chris Gunter, PhD, Director of Communications Operations at the Marcus Autism Center and Associate Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Human Genetics at the Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Gunter shared her experiences in bringing science to the public. February 2017 Although science affects many aspects of people’s... Read More

Meet the Trainee Leader, Beryl Cummings, PhD

ASHG trainee newsletter writer Ryan Collins interviewed Beryl Cummings, member of the ASHG Program Committee, 2016 ASHG Charles J. Epstein Predoctoral Award Recipient, and PhD student in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program at Harvard Medical School (HMS). February 2017 ASHG: Can you give us a brief overview of your scientific background? Ms. Cummings: I began my... Read More

Highlights from Vancouver: Mentorship and Professional Development

November 2016 “A prominent theme of ASHG 2016 in Vancouver, Canada, was mentorship. The topic was highlighted in many sessions throughout the meeting, including the Presidential Symposium (“Mentoring in a Challenging Environment”), a joint Building Bridges Session with ESHG (“Navigating the Myriad Career Paths in Human Genetics”), and presentation of the first ASHG Mentorship Award... Read More

Meet the Trainee Leader, Julie Nadel, PhD

TDC member Emily Olfson, MD PhD, interviews Julie Nadel, PhD, ASHG/NHGRI Genetics & Education Fellow November 2016 ASHG: Tell us a bit about yourself. Dr. Nadel: I like hot sauce, my dog, and talking about science. My graduate work at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine focused on the non-canonical nucleic acid structure, RNA:DNA hybrids,... Read More

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