Sunday, March 17, 2019

Career Lunch Presentation for Students – Genetics / Ms. Maya Thangavelu

When: Wednesday, March 22, 2019 at lunch time
Where: Room 1035
Career: Genetics

Come and hear about a career in Genetics. Maya Thangavelu completed elementary, middle and high school in Southern India. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Delhi (India). She then did an internship in Cytogenetics at the Institute of Human Genetics in Aarhus, Denmark. Following the internship, she obtained an M.S. in Genetic Counseling from Sarah Lawrence College in New York, She then worked for three years in India as a Cytogeneticist, setting up a Cytogenetics laboratory and performing diagnostic services. She Then joined Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, for a Ph.D. in Cytogenetics. This was followed by a Post Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Chicago. She was Director of Cytogenetics at Northwestern University in Chicago. She then moved to the West Coast and was a Clinical Cytogeneticist at Genzyme Genetics, a diagnostic laboratory with a number of labs around the country.  As of 2012, Maya has been Director of Cytogenetics at NeoGenomics Laboratories, a cancer diagnostic lab.

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