Q&A

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

Career Interview: Brendan Lee, MD, PhD

Career Interview: Brendan Lee, MD, PhD

Robert and Janice McNair Endowed Chair and Professor of Molecular and Human Genetics Baylor College of Medicine Secretary, ASHG Board of Directors 2016 ASHG Curt Stern Award recipient Dr. Lee’s research program focuses on human inborn errors of metabolism and structural birth defects. He shared his perspective on balancing research and the clinic, the importance... Read More

Career Interview: Gail P. Jarvik, MD, PhD

Career Interview: Gail P. Jarvik, MD, PhD

As Head and Professor of Medical Genetics, Joint Professor of Medicine and Genome Sciences, Arno G. Motulsky Chair in Medicine, and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, Dr. Jarvik is a clinician-scientist who makes the most of every minute. Dr Jarvik shared her advice on time management, keys for trainee success, and transitioning to a professional position.... Read More

Career Interview: Ioannis Ragoussis, PhD

Career Interview: Ioannis Ragoussis, PhD

Head of Genome Sciences, Associate Professor in Human Genetics McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Centre 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. Ragoussis: Decide early on whether you want a career in academia, industry, or... Read More

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