Genetically Speaking, Season Three: Voices in Genomics

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This new season of Genetically Speaking explores perspectives and stories of genetic and genomic professionals who are balancing career work along with advocacy, allyship, or activism work around equity, justice, diversity, inclusion and more. The episodes feature in-depth interviews with individuals about their careers in science and research, as well as delving into their personal journeys, inspirations, and more.

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    Season 3, Voices in Genomics, with Jey McCreight, PhD.

    In the first half of the interview, host Eli Roberson, PhD interviews Jey McCreight, PhD, a science communicator with expertise in genomics. Dr. McCreight shares his journey from grad school to his current role at Verily, emphasizing a shift from research to a passion for communicating science. The conversation covers regrets and successes in his career, the importance of following one's passions, and the intersection of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) with science.

    In the second half of the interview, they discuss topics related to balancing personal and professional life, navigating passion projects without burnout, and the challenges faced by individuals in the DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) field. The conversation also delves into the complexities of sustaining DEI efforts in organizations, addressing setbacks, and more.

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    Season 3, Voices in Genomics, with Katrina Claw, PhD.

    In this episode, host Eli Roberson, PhD interviews Katrina Claw, PhD, an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Dr. Claw shares her career, focused on research in genomics and pharmacogenomics, with an emphasis on underrepresented populations. She also delves into her community-based research approach and addresses the cultural, ethical, legal, and social aspects of genomic research. The episode explores Dr. Claw’s involvement in initiatives like the Summer Internship for Indigenous Peoples in Genomics Consortium and the PRIME program, which aims to mentor early-career indigenous faculty.

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    Season 3, Voices in Genomics, with Claudia Gonzaga-Jauregui, PhD.

    In this episode, host Eli Roberson, PhD interviews Claudia Gonzaga-Jauregui, PhD, an assistant professor at the International Laboratory for Human Genome Research of UNAM, Mexico. Claudia shares insights into her career journey, the pivotal moments that shaped her interest in genomics, and her dedication to promoting genomic equity. The conversation delves into Claudia's experiences in academia, industry, and the transition from industry back to research and mentoring. She emphasizes the importance of diversity and inclusion in genomics research and discusses her efforts to bring genomic newborn screening to the region and the barriers and opportunities in implementing these programs.

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    Season 3, Voices in Genomics, with Luciani Renata Silveira de Carvalho, MD, PhD.

    In the first half of the interview, host Eli Roberson, PhD interviews Luciani Carvalho, MD, PhD, an associated professor at the University of São Paulo. Dr. Carvalho shares her journey into science and medicine, focusing on her work with patients suffering from growth hormone deficiency. You’ll hear how her experiences shaped her professional life, including challenges she faced during her studies and how those experiences shaped her own mentorship in the lab.