Genomic Medicine and the Race to Save Lives

Dr Shareef Nahas
BOLDtalks 2017

Dr. Shareef Nahas, a Clinical Geneticist, will join us to discuss to a new era in rapid precision medicine and genomics being used to save lives. This will include the story of world record setting fastest genetic diagnosis and how precision medicine is now providing medication for patients based on an individual’s genetic makeup.

Tremendous strides in precision medicine are addressing the ever-growing human need for new breakthroughs in diagnostics and treatments for the most challenging diseases. A growing hurdle for genomic medicine is also the time required to analyze data in order to provide the right medicine and the right time for critically ill newborns to patients of advanced age.

An American Board Certified Clinical Molecular Geneticist and a fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, his training includes a Bachelor of Biological Sciences from the University of California Irvine, a Masters, Ph.D and Clinical training in Genetics, Pathology and Molecular Toxicology from the University of California, Los Angeles. His professional and academic achievements include laboratory director positions at prominent academic and private institutions. In his director roles, he worked to implement advanced lifesaving diagnostic technologies. In addition, Dr. Nahas has first authored or co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed publications in prominent journals.