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    • Medical Genetics
    PhD student in human genetics at HMS/BCH/Broad
    PhD student in human genetics at HMS/BCH/Broad
    Michael Guo is currently an MD/PhD student pursuing his PhD at Harvard Medical School/Boston Children’s Hospital/Broad Institute. He is originally from Florida and graduated from the University of Michigan in 2010 with degrees in Business Administration and Cellular and Molecular Biology. Following college, he entered the MD-PhD program at the University of Florida. In order to pursue his research interests in human genetics, he is completing his PhD studies at Harvard. For his dissertation work, he studies common and rare genetic variation underlying human anthropometric traits (e.g., height, BMI) and pediatric endocrine disorders. He is passionate about the application of genomics in health, in particular the role that genetics can play in elucidating the underlying causes of disease. Michael also currently serves as President of the American Physician Scientists Association (APSA), a student-run organization dedicated to the advancement of physician-scientists in training.
    • Medical Genetics
    Human Genetics PhD Candidate
    Human Genetics PhD Candidate
    • PhD candidate at University of Pittsburgh
    Anatália Labilloy, MD, MPH is a PhD candidate at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, where she previously received her health systems leadership and management certificate, and is currently concentrating in human genetics. She currently holds the Brazilian Council for Scientific and Technological Development predoctoral fellowship award. Dr. Labilloy received her Doctor of Medicine at the Universidade Federal do Piauí in Teresina, PI, Brazil. Dr. Labilloy is currently a graduate student researcher working with Ora Weisz, PhD, in the Renal-Electrolyte division at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is focused on Fabry disease, intracellular trafficking, and mechanisms related to apical membrane traffic of endolyn (CD164). Dr. Labilloy was previously the Medical Director at Rita Martins Municipal Hospital in Bertolínia, Brazil. She has over 18 peer-reviewed publications.
    Medical Student at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    Medical Student at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    I am a University of Pittsburgh medical student pursuing a physician-scientist pathway in pediatric hematology/oncology/bone marrow transplantation through the Clinical Scientist Training Program. As Chair of Pitt's Women in Science and Medicine Association, I expand opportunities to recruit and retain female physician-scientist trainees. I seek a career where I can practice translational science/medicine, contribute to trainee professional development, and lead in a healthcare administration capacity.
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    Clinical informatician at VA Boston
    Clinical informatician at VA Boston
    • Clinical informatician at VA Boston Healthcare System
    Andrew J. Zimolzak, MD is a clinical informatician at the Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research and Information Center. He works mainly on a project to implement cancer precision medicine in the VA in New England, and on a comparative trial of two diuretics for hypertension. Dr. Zimolzak is also a part-time urgent care physician at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. Dr. Zimolzak is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the Massachusetts American College of Physicians Early Career Physician Council and of the American Medical Informatics Association. He is a Michigan native, holds an MD from Washington University in St. Louis, and completed internal medicine residency and chief residency at Saint Louis University.
    • Medical Genetics
    Medical Geneticist, Mount Sinai
    Medical Geneticist, Mount Sinai
    Mafalda Barbosa received her MD from the University of Porto (Portugal). During her residency in Medical Genetics she focused her research and clinical efforts on the diagnosis, follow up, treatment, and counseling of patients and families with genetic disorders. Dr. Barbosa is certified by the Portuguese College of Medical Genetics. In addition, Dr. Barbosa served as a Clinical Genetics teaching assistant in the medical schools of University of Porto and University of Minho. She has also been the recipient of awards and fellowships, including the prestigious joint doctoral fellowship from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. This award brought her to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where she is currently a PhD candidate with Professor Andrew J. Sharp. Dr. Barbosa is affiliated with the Mindich Child Health and Development Institute and the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment, where she continues her work on the characterization of genetic and epigenetic factors underlying neurodevelopmental disorders and multiple congenital anomalies.