Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Fellow, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Shannon Gray is a Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Fellow in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She obtained a BS in Biology with a specialization in Biotechnology from the University of Florida and a PhD in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology from Duke University. As a graduate student, her dissertation research focused on the role of repetitive DNA and RNA in human centromere function and genome stability. With the goal of studying genetic variation more broadly and a particular interest in clinical genetics, she completed postdoctoral training in Department of Genetics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In this role, she contributed to work within the Clinical Genome (ClinGen) Resource Consortium to improve clinical variant interpretation through the development of disease- and gene-specific guidelines for assessing variant pathogenicity, as well as a framework for evaluating functional evidence. She is also involved in efforts to assess the diagnostic yield of exome sequencing through molecular analysis of variants identified in NCGENES 2 study participants.