Topic: Understanding Bioinformatics and Computational Terms in Clinical Reports  with Rishona Lavy, MS, CGC & Brice Sarver, PhD

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Brice Sarver, Ph.D., is a Bioinformatics Scientist at Ambry Genetics. After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis, Dr. Sarver received his Ph.D. in biology, emphasizing bioinformatics, evolutionary genomics, and phylogenetics, from the University of Idaho. He subsequently completed a postdoc in computational genetics and mouse genomics at the University of Montana. Dr. Sarver is interested in the development of techniques and computational tools to analyze genomic data in non-model, near-model, and model systems, especially using high-performance computing. In particular, he is curious about how new and existing computational techniques can be leveraged to identify the genetic basis of human disease and build genomic datasets in non-model systems, such as those lacking a reference genome. He has led or contributed to studies in a variety of systems, including humans, mice, chipmunks, bears, and fungi. 


Rishona Lavy, MS, CGC, received a BS in biology and a minor in psychology from McGill University in 2004, and an MS in genetic counseling from California State University, Northridge in 2008. She spent the first part of her career as a prenatal genetic counselor, providing services to diverse patient populations in person, over the phone, and via telemedicine. She joined Ambry in 2015 as a general genetics reporting genetic counselor and after two years transitioned to the exome reporting team. She currently works cross-specialty, working on both exome sequencing reports and panel reports from the general genetics and neurology test menus. Additionally, she is involved in coordinating and leading discussions and educational trainings for internal teams, and she recently joined the ClinGen monogenic diabetes variant curation expert panel.

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  • Fri, February 15, 2019
  • 12:00pm PST
  • Duration: 1 hour
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