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Marilena Melas, MSc, PhD, ABMGG Active Candidate

Dr. Marilena Melas is an Assistant Director in Molecular Diagnostics (Oncology) at New York Genome Center since August of 2021. Dr. Melas holds an integrated BS-MSc in Applied Biology & Biotechnology from the University of Ioannina in Greece and two master’s degrees — the first one in Molecular Medicine at the University of Crete, Greece, […]

Volkan Okur, MD

Volkan Okur joined the Clinical Lab team as an Assistant Director of Molecular Diagnostics in July 2021. His role encompasses analyzing, evaluating, interpreting, and reporting molecular diagnostic test results for Constitutional Genomic or Oncology assays and participate in new and ongoing clinical assay development. Dr. Okur attended medical school and finished his Medical Genetics residency […]

Amanda Thomas-Wilson, PhD, FACMG

Amanda received her PhD from the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine.  She then completed a Clinical Biochemical Genetics Fellowship at the University of Utah, and her Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Fellowship at Columbia University.   Amanda received her Board Certification in Clinical Biochemical Genetics in August 2017 and is board […]

Atteeq Rehman, PhD, FACMG

Dr. Rehman is an ABMGG-certified Clinical Molecular Geneticist, a Fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Genetics & Genomics. He conducted his PhD research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Maryland and earned his PhD in 2011 from University of the Punjab in […]

Avinash Abhyankar, MD, PhD

Avinash has over two decades of experience in the fields of medicine, bioinformatics and human genetics. After completing MD in India, Avinash pursued advanced education in bioinformatics and human genetics in Sweden and was awarded PhD in 2010. His post-doctoral work at Rockefeller University, New York focused on using next-generation sequencing techniques to unravel genetic […]

Kazimierz Wrzeszczynski, PhD

Kazimierz Wrzeszczynski joined the New York Genome Center in February of 2014 as a Bioinformatics Scientist specializing in Cancer Genomics. He earned his PhD in Computational Biology in 2009 at Columbia University where his thesis was on the application of machine learning techniques for the identification of kinase function from protein sequence and biochemical properties. […]