|B.A.||Trinity College||Biology and Psychology|
|M.S.||Sarah Lawrence College||Human Genetics|
I have been working as a genetic counselor at UConn since 1986. I was involved with the General Genetics Clinic, the Muscle Disease Clinic at the former Newington Children’s Hospital, the Connective Tissue Clinic at NCH, and the Myelomeningocele Clinic, also at NCH.
I am primarily a prenatal genetic counselor. I work with women and couples who are interested in screening (for Down syndrome, trisomy 18 syndrome, congenital heart defects, neural tube defects, etc.) and testing for birth defects, genetic conditions, and mental retardation syndromes. I also see women and couples who are planning a pregnancy, and have concerns related to the age of the mother and/or the family history.
I perform the genetic evaluations of women interested in becoming egg donors at the Center for Advanced Reproductive Services.
I am one of the facilitators of the H.O.P.E. support group, for couples who have had a pregnancy loss related to a birth defect, genetic condition, and/or retardation syndrome.
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is one of my interests.