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PGD Team

PGD Team

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PGD laboratory team

Joy Delhanty, Sioban SenGupta, Joyce Harper, Seema Dhanjal, Thalia Mamas, Leoni Xanthopoulou, Harita Ghevaria, Pinar Tulay, Roy Naja

SEEMA DHANJAL (BSc, MSc, MPhil) Seema obtained a Master’s degree from Brunel University in Medical Genetics and Immunology in 1994. Between 1994 and 1997 Seema worked in Glasgow as a Research Assistant in the Prenatal Diagnosis lab in the Duncan Guthrie Institute of Medical Genetics and from 1997 to 2000 in Birmingham Women’s Hospital in the Molecular Genetics lab. She completed her MPhil from Warwick University in 2003. She joined the group later that year and works full time in PGD for monogenic and chromosomal disorders, developing new protocols and carrying out clinical cases. Her research is mainly on the follow-up of PGD cases investigating the efficacy of new protocols.

HARITA GHEVARIA (BSc, MSc, part time PhD student). Harita Ghevaria is a 4th year part - time PhD student at the IfWH and also works at the UCL Centre for PGD.  She completed her Master’s degree in Prenatal Genetics and Fetal Medicine at UCL. Her research involves investigating the origin of aneuploidy, from human embryos and gametes from infertile couples undergoing pre-implantation genetic diagnosis. Her part time work involves clinical diagnosis in the field of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis using techniques such as Fluorescent In Situ Hybridisation (FISH), Array-CGH and PCR.

ROY NAJA Roy obtained his BSc in Biology in 2000 and then his MS in Molecular Biology/Genomics in 2003, both from the American University of Beirut. He then moved to McGill University in Montreal to study for his PhD titled The role of Vitamin D metabolic enzymes in bone development and repair which he took in the Department of Human Genetics and obtained in 2009. He joined the UCL Centre for PGD in Oct 2010 as a Trainiee/Associate Researcher and has been developing PGD for the Hemoglobinopathies and HLA by PCR and SNP arrays. He now works full time as a molecular geneticist on clinical PGD cases of all types.

AISHA ELAIMI, BSc, MSc. Started her PhD in May 2009. She had previously been working as a Cytogenetic Technologist for 4 years in Saudi Arabia. She completed her Master’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Her PhD is on the Genetic and Metabolic analysis of human preimplantation embryos. She is currently working as a trainee scientist in the PGD laboratory.

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