Allyson Berent

The Animal Medical Center

Dr. Berent is a veterinary internal medicine specialist/interventionalist who graduated from Cornell University and completed her residency at the University of Pennsylvania, where she served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor before joining the Animal Medical Center in NYC. She is the Director of Interventional Endoscopy, focusing on clinical trials researching medical devices, particularly for ureteral and biliary obstructions. In 2014 Dr. Berent’s daughter, Quincy, was diagnosed with Angelman syndrome.

Lyn Chitty

NIHR GOSH Biomedical Research Centre

Lyn Chitty, Professor of Genetics and Fetal Medicine at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street NHS Foundation Trust has published extensively on prenatal diagnosis and ultrasound screening of fetal abnormalities. She led the work on the use of circulating cell-free DNA in maternal plasma which has led to implementation in the UK for the non-invasive prenatal diagnosis (NIPD) of monogenic conditions.

Melina Claussnitzer

Broad Institute

Melina Claussnitzer is an institute member at the Broad Institute and an assistant professor at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School (HMS). She also co-directs the Type 2 Diabetes Systems Genomics Initiative at the Broad, and serves as the associate director of scientific strategy for the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Genomic Mechanisms of Disease at the Broad. Her lab focuses on the conversion of disease-associated genetic variants to function (V2F) and, more specifically, on the dissection of the genetic basis of type 2 diabetes and its comorbidities into actionable therapeutics. This focus requires a concerted, systematic effort to interpret non-coding genetic variation and to understand how it contributes to phenotypic variation in the context of the complete cellular machinery. Claussnitzer’s research program therefore spans a diversity of areas in the field of disease genomics and involves a hierarchical experimental and computational framework to discover pathophysiological targets underlying the genetic risk of metabolic disease phenotypes.

Joseph G. Gleeson

University of California, San Diego

Dr. Gleeson is the Director of the Laboratory for Pediatric Brain Disease at Rady Genomics Institute and the University of California San Diego, and Chief Medical Officer of the n-Lorem Foundation. The mission of n-Lorem is to apply the efficiency, versatility, and specificity of antisense technology to charitably provide experimental antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) medicines to treat patients with nano-rare diseases, for free for life.  Gleeson received a medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

Todd Golub

Broad Institute

TODD GOLUB is the director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and a founding core member of the institute.  He is also a member of the faculty of the  Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and  Harvard Medical School. Golub is a world-renowned physician-scientist who pioneered the application of genomics to cancer biology and therapeutic discovery. He is one of the first researchers to use genomic approaches to molecularly characterize human tumors,  laying the foundation for the use of genomics to classify, diagnose, and treat cancer. Throughout his career, Golub has advocated for the free,  rapid sharing of large-scale genomic data and tools to accelerate the pace of biomedicine, and is deeply committed to patient-focused research.

Claudia Gonzaga-Jauregui

International Laboratory for Human Genome Research

Claudia Gonzaga-Jauregui is a Mexican human genetics and genomics researcher. She did her undergraduate studies in Genomic Sciences at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She obtained her PhD in Molecular and Human Genetics from Baylor College of Medicine, where she contributed to large population genomic studies such as HapMap 3 and pioneered the analyses of genomic sequence data for molecular diagnostics and the identification of novel Mendelian disease genes. She has led large-scale Mendelian genomics projects in academia and industry to identify medically relevant variations and potential drug targets.

Peter J. Hulick

Northshore University Health System

Dr. Hulick is the Janardan D. Khandekar, MD, Chair of Personalized Medicine and Division Head for Medical Genetics at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore), which applies genetic analysis to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of inherited diseases and disorders. He joined NorthShore as an attending physician in medical genetics in 2008, became Division Head of Medical Genetics in 2012 and Medical Director for the Mark R. Neaman Center for Personalized Medicine prior to his chair appointment in 2022.

Elaine Mardis

Institute for Genomic Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Elaine Mardis, PhD is co-Executive Director of the Steve and Cindy Rasmussen Institute for Genomic Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and holds the Rasmussen Nationwide Foundation Endowed Chair of Genomic Medicine. She also is Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Educated at the University of Oklahoma with a B.S. in Zoology and a Ph.D. in Chemistry and Biochemistry, Dr. Mardis did postgraduate work in industry at BioRad Laboratories. She was on the faculty of Washington University School of Medicine from 1993-2016.

Karen Miga

University of California, Santa Cruz

Dr. Miga is an Assistant Professor in the Biomolecular Engineering Department at UCSC, and an Associate Director of the UCSC Genomics Institute. In 2019, she co-founded the Telomere-to-Telomere (T2T) Consortium, an open, community-based effort to generate the first complete assembly of a human genome.

Danny Miller

University of Washington

Danny Miller is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Genetic Medicine, and the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle, Washington. His laboratory uses new sequencing technologies to identify missing disease-causing genetic variation and to better understand biological processes associated with human disease.