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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Thomas Mullen

Tom is a senior analyst for the Broad’s Center for Mendelian Genomics, where he has a special focus on the role of regulatory genetic variation in inherited disease. He is also the clinical laboratory director for the Broad Institute’s Clinical Research Sequencing Platform. […]

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David O’Connell

David recently completed his undergraduate degree in Immunobiology at Brown University. He is developing cell lines to study human genetic variation as a research associate in the wet lab. […]

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