Lynn Pais

Lynn is a genomic variant analyst who helps interpret rare disease exomes and genomes to identify causal candidate genes and variants. She also manages and coordinates activities for certain rare disease cohorts, working closely with a set of clinical collaborators from around the world. @LynnPais […]

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Hana Snow

Hana is a software engineer working on building tools to facilitate rare disease research. She studied computer science with a minor in engineering biology. […]

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Melanie O’Leary

Melanie is a genetic counselor and the senior clinical manager for the Rare Genomes Project. Her background spans clinical care, research coordination, and clinical laboratory settings.  She is involved in multiple aspects of the project including leading the return of results to families enrolled in the study.  […]

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Liwen Xu

Liwen worked in the MacArthur lab from 2015-2016, using exome sequencing to identify a genetic diagnosis for over 180 families with late-onset limb-girdle muscle weakness. She has now returned to full-time clinical responsibilities as a medical student at Harvard Medical School. […]

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Mekdes Getaneh (Duni)

My name is Mekdes, but I go by Duni. I am originally from Ethiopia. I am currently working in the MacArthur lab more specifically in Rare Genomes Project as a Senior coordinator. I graduated from Gordon College with a B.S. in Biology in 2014. […]

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Julia Goodrich

Julia is a postdoctoral fellow in Daniel MacArthur’s group. She completed her Ph.D. in Genetics in 2016 at Cornell University, examining the role of host genetics in shaping gut microbiome composition. For her postdoctoral work, she is broadly interested in developing methods to improve the diagnosis of rare genetic diseases. Currently, she is focused on […]

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Kristen Laricchia

Kristen is an associate computational biologist who works on the preliminary analyses and management of datasets for the Exome Aggregation Consortium and novel gene discovery for Mendelian diseases. […]

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