Genetics touches all aspects of medicine. 
Come learn about careers in Medical Genetics! 

Hear directly from physicians and scientists working in the field. Speakers include professionals in Clinical Genetics, Biochemical Genetics, and Laboratory/Research Genetics.

MARCH 26, 2020 | 6 PM - 8 PM

(Room MNH-227)

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  • Genetics impacts every aspect of modern medicine – the disease, how disease is passed on, how diseases interact, the therapies, how medications are metabolized, and on and on.

  • There is a workforce shortage of Geneticists in the United States.

  • This shortage limits access by patients and families to a diagnosis, important information they need to make important life decisions, and when available, effective and often lifesaving therapies.

  • Reversing this trend is possible—but it will require a deliberate and focused effort to increase awareness of genetics as a career choice. Rare New England (RNE) is addressing this critical situation by launching Genetics Health Professionals Career Fairs in New England.


Hearing from three different geneticists about their professional opportunities and contributions!

  •     Clinical Geneticist
  •     Biochemical (metabolic) Geneticist
  •     Research/Laboratory Geneticist

Learn the pathways available to get to a career in genetics!

Find out what opportunities are available to students/interns/residents to learn how Genetics can be a good professional choice for you!

Ask the guest presenters what you want and need to know!

​Host, Mark Korson, MD, is a Founding Board Member at RNE. Dr. Korson is a Clinical Biochemical Geneticist and Director of Physician Support and Director of Education at VMP Genetics. He is also co-founder and co-director of the North American Metabolic Academy (NAMA), sponsored by the Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders (SIMD).

Lisa Louise Brailey, MD, DABMGG | Dr. Brailey obtained her undergraduate degree in biology from Harvard University and her medical degree from the University of Connecticut. She completed residency and fellowship training in genetics at Yale University and is board-certified in clinical genetics, cytogenetics, and molecular genetics. She has served as Associate Director of Cytogenetics at Ameripath Northeast (Quest Diagnostics) and as Technical Director of Molecular Diagnostics and Clinical Trials at Dianon Systems (Laboratory Corporation of America), both in Shelton, CT. She currently serves on the boards of directors of the Naugatuck Valley Health District and the New England Regional Genetics Group and is adjunct faculty at the University of New Haven. Her interests include DNA sequencing and data analysis, genetics education and outreach, and metabolic disease. She and her husband, Bob, reside in Derby, CT, where she enjoys hiking, swimming, playing the violin, reading, and promoting community engagement.

Michele Spencer-Manzon, MD grew-up in New England, eventually going to the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She went to Duke for residency and fellowship training where she complete General Genetics residency and a Medical Biochemical Genetics fellowship. She worked at Duke for a year after training and then came home to New England to take a position on faculty at Yale where she has been for the past 6 years. 
Dr. Monkol Lek received an undergraduate degree in Engineering (Computer Engineering) in 2000 at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and then worked for IBM for 3.5 years. He returned to UNSW and completed undergraduate degrees in Science (Physiology) and Engineering (Bioinformatics) and received the University Medal in 2007. He completed his PhD (Medicine) at the University of Sydney in 2012 with the thesis topic: Functional differences between alpha-actinin-2 and alpha-actinin-3. Monkol did his post-doctoral training in Daniel MacArthur’s lab based at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and the Broad Institute. 
RSVP ONLY. Please register by March 21st through the link below. Event is not open to public. Supper will be provided.