Scientific Program Analysts
Scientific program analysts support the genomics research programs and consortia funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). They carry out scientific analyses and project management duties in support of program directors in the NHGRI Extramural Research Program (ERP), which awards grants to the academic and biotechnology communities to carry out basic and applied genomics research.
Meet the Scientific Program Analysts
Katie supports the Technology Development and Small Business Programs. She graduated from the University of Vermont with a bachelor’s degree in plant biology and minors in statistics and chemistry. Her honors thesis explored the demographic history of red spruce from the perspective of the chloroplast genome. It helped foster her passion for bioinformatics and genomics.
Stephanie supports the ENCODE and IGVF programs. She graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in cell and molecular biology and a minor in science, policy and ethics. Stephanie is passionate about public health and is interested in pursuing a career at the intersection of environmental health, epidemiology and health policy.
Sean supports the Knockout Mouse Phenotyping Program (KOMP), Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science (CEGS) and Computational Genomics and Data Science Program (CGDS). Sean graduated from Washington College with a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry. He served as an intern in the Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering division at the Naval Research Laboratory.
Jenell supports the Bridge to Artificial Intelligence (Bridge2AI) program. She graduated from Christopher Newport University in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She conducted research on Urosaurus gracious (long-tailed brush lizard). Her interests are in integrating genomics in various fields of medicine.
Madison supports the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN); Genomic Medicine Working Group (GMWG); Advancing Genomic Medicine Research; Phenotypes and Exposures Toolkit (PhenX); and Variation, Function and Disease (VFD) activities. Madison graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering and a minor in government. She worked as an undergraduate teaching assistant in the applied math and biomedical engineering departments.
Amber supports the Extramural Training Team program. She recently graduated from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in biotechnology and molecular biology. She is interested in genetic epidemiology and health disparities.
Julie supports the ClinGen and HubMaP programs. She graduated from Williams College with a bachelor’s degree in biology. Her senior honors thesis was on “The Genetic Basis of Speciation Loci in the Drosophila Athabasca Complex.”
Grace supports the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN), International HundredK+ Cohort Consortium (IHCC), Clinical Sequencing Evidence-Generating Research (CSER) and Polygenic Risk Scores (PRS) programs. She graduated from Loyola University Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in biology and Spanish. She worked as a research assistant on a genome editing project during her time at Loyola.
Allie supports the H3Africa, dGTEx and comparative genomics programs. She graduated from Lewis & Clark College in the spring with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in neuroscience. She is interested in the intersections between genomics, education and health.
Haleena supports the Clinical Genomics (ClinGen) program and the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) program. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Davidson College. She will attend Carnegie Mellon University in 2022 to pursue a master’s degree in healthcare policy and management. She is interested in the links between health equity and social justice.
Kathleen supports the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) program and Clinical Sequencing Evidence-Generating Research (CSER). She recently graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in diagnostic genetic sciences. Kathleen established a genetic literacy program for middle and high school students to teach them about techniques and topics in clinical genetics while also exposing them to career options in the field.
Ella supports the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE), Impact of Genomic Variation on Function (IGVF) and Implementing Genomics in Practice (IGNITE). She graduated from Washington College with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a minor in biology. She studied spinal muscular atrophy and related treatments. She will continue to pursue her interests in medicine and genetic counseling.
Baergen supports eMERGE, H3Africa and Genome Reference Program (GRP). She graduated from Lewis & Clark College with a degree in biology and neuroscience. She studied the cellular mechanisms that lead to neuronal degeneration in Parkinson’s disease.
Gigi supports the Genome Sequencing Program (GSP) and the GWAS Catalog. She recently graduated from Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree in biology with a focus on bioinformatics.
Ana supports AnVIL activities. She graduated Pomona College in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in biology. Her senior thesis was on the genomic variation of the bacterial genome Rickettsia. She participated in the 2019 Summer Program in Biostatistics and Computational Biology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Helen supports the Computational Genomics and Data Science Program (CGDS) and the Small Business program. Helen graduated from Christopher Newport University in May 2021 with bachelor’s degrees in biology and communications and a minor in leadership. Helen is interested in effective communication strategies within the field of genomics.
Last updated: February 1, 2022