Fighting Cancer in Connecticut: Genomic Research, Precision Medicine, and What it Could Mean for You
Expanding research on fighting cancer and other chronic and developing diseases, along with the demand for biomedical advances from the aging baby-boomer population, have led to increased opportunities in biotech careers. Much of that research is being conducted right here in Connecticut. Over the next 10 years, career opportunities will continue to grow at an unprecedented rate, especially in the field of meta-data analysis, for biomedical engineers, biological technicians, and medical lab technologists.
Our panel of leading experts from Jackson Laboratories, a world leader in genomic medicine, and Mt. Sinai Hospital, one of the largest integrated health care systems in the country, will share their expertise on the exciting field of genomic research and precision medicine, and the skills needed to be a part of it.
Yu-Hui Rogers, MS
Site Director, Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, Farmington, CT
Todd E. Arnold, PhD
Managing Director, Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Laboratory – Connecticut, Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Branford, CT
Sharon Turcotte, BS
Middlesex Community College Biotechnology student; Intern, Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, Farmington, CT
Greg Rodriguez, AS
Middlesex Community College Biotechnology Program Graduate; Accessioning Specialist, Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Laboratory, Branford, CT
Moderator: Mobin Rastgar Agah, PhD
Assistant Professor and Engineering Program Coordinator, Norwalk Community College