People are always surprised that Talia Mitchell holds such a responsible position at her young age. Mitchell received her BS from the College before getting an advanced degree. Then, only five years after completing graduate school, she went on to manage the Clinical Genomics Laboratory at The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) in Farmington, Connecticut.
What was your major in the College? When did you graduate? With what degree? In 2009, I received a BS in diagnostic genetics sciences with a concentration in molecular genetics.
What class was most useful to you? It was not just one class but more of a combination of DGS program-specific courses. These classes built a solid foundation that led into the clinical practicum.
In a cytogenetics lab class, I got to karyotype chromosomes. I remember looking through a microscope at my own chromosome and thinking, “This is really cool.” (more…)