Pediatric Genomic Medicine Our Staff
Pediatric Genomic Medicine Our Staff


Sarah Soden, MD

Interim Director, Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine

Carol Saunders, PhD, FACMG

Clinical Director, Disease Focus-Novel disease gene discovery

Emily Farrow, PhD, CGC

Laboratory Operations Director, Disease Focus-Bone and mineral diseases

Laurel K. Willig, MD

Medical Director, Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine

Neil Miller

Director of Informatics and Software Development


Isabelle Thiffault, PhD

Assistance Clinical Director, Disease Focus–Mitochondrial diseases

Joshua E. Petrikin, MD

Neonatal Genomics, Disease Focus-STAT-Seq and genomic medicine in the NICU

Erin Guest, MD

Hematology/Oncology, Disease Focus-Cancer genomics

Elena Repnikova, PhD, FACMG

Assistant Clinical Director, Cytogenetics & Molecular Genetics

Lee Zellmer, MS, CGC

Senior Genetic Counselor, Analyst

Management Staff

Jack Curran, MHA

Director of Professional Services

Deb Faller, MBA, MT (ASCP)

Operations Manager

Nhu Bui

Office Manager

Informatics Staff

Shane Corder

High Performance Computing Systems Engineer

Tyler Hullinger

Software Engineer

Greyson Twist, MB, (ASCP), MS

Software Engineer

Byunggil Yoo, MS

Software Engineer

Laboratory Staff

Margaret Gibson, MB(ASCP)

Lead NGS Technologist

Melanie Patterson, MB (ASCP)

Lead Clinical Lab Technologist

Kevin Hamera, MB (ASCP)

NGS Technologist

Kyle Harris, CG (ASCP)

Clinical Lab Technologist

Lisa Krivohlavek, MB (ASCP)

NGS Technologist

Angela Newton, MB (ASCP)

Clinical Lab Technologist

Adam Walter, MB (ASCP), MS

NGS Technologist

Program Support Staff

Jennifer Roberts, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor

Raymond Caylor, PhD

Research Assistant

Bradley Belden

Clinical Research Coordinator

Suzanne Herd

Clinical Research Coordinator

Julie Cakici, RN

Clinical Research Coordinator

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