BS – Biology, University of California Santa Cruz
BA – Psychology, University of California Santa Cruz
MS – Genetic Counseling, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
I am a pediatric cancer genetic counselor with an interest in utilizing genomic technology to better identify individuals who have a predisposition to develop cancer. I believe that by further elucidating the underlying genetic causes that precipitate malignancies, we can better tailor treatment and prevention for our patients and their families.
Specific research focuses include:
- Best measures for facilitating informed decisions among individuals utilizing genomic services
- Impact of personal/familial genetic information on individuals’ health behaviors, life-style choices, and self-esteem
- Age-appropriate tools and strategies for parents/guardians to discuss genetic information with children
Zhang J, Walsh MF, Wu G, Edmonson MN, Gruber TA, Easton J, Hedges D, Ma X, Zhou X, Yergeau DA, Wilkinson MR, Vadodaria B, Chen X, McGee RB, Hines-Dowell S, Nuccio R, Quinn E, Shurtleff SA, Rusch M, Patel A, Becksfort JB, Wang S, Weaver MS, Ding L, Mardis ER, Wilson RK, Gajjar A, Ellison DW, Pappo AS, Pui CH, Nichols KE, Downing JR. Germline Mutations in Predisposition Genes in Pediatric Cancer. N Engl J Med Nov 18, 2015. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 26580448.
Moriyama T, Metzger ML, Wu G, Nishii R, Qian M, Devidas M, Yang W, Cheng C, Cao X, Quinn E, Raimondi S, Gastier-Foster JM, Raetz E, Larsen E, Martin PL, Bowman WP, Winick N, Komada Y, Wang S, Edmonson M, Xu H, Mardis E, Fulton R, Pui CH, Mullighan C, Evans WE, Zhang J, Hunger SP, Relling MV, Nichols KE, Loh ML, Yang JJ. Germline genetic variation in ETV6 and risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia: a systematic genetic study. Lancet Oncol Oct 27, 2015. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 26522332.
Topka S, Vijai J, Walsh MF, Jacobs L, Maria A, Villano D, Gaddam P, Wu G, McGee RB, Quinn E, Inaba H, Hartford C, Pui CH, Pappo A, Edmonson M, Zhang MY, Stepensky P, Steinherz P, Schrader K, Lincoln A, Bussel J, Lipkin SM, Goldgur Y, Harit M, Stadler ZK, Mullighan C, Weintraub M, Shimamura A, Zhang J, Downing JR, Nichols KE, Offit K. Germline ETV6 Mutations Confer Susceptibility to Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Thrombocytopenia. PLoS Genet 11(6):e1005262, 2015. PMID: 26102509.
Quinn E, McGee R, Nuccio R, Pappo AS, Nichols KE. Genetic Predisposition to Neonatal Tumors. Curr Pediatr Rev 11(3):164-78, 2015. PMID: 26168939.
Last update: November 2015