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Genetic Counselor

Specialty

  • Genetics Counseling

Top Conditions

  • Epilepsy
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Developmental Delay
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Movement Disorders
  • Brain Malformations
*This is not a complete list of conditions

My Approach to Care

"In my role as a neurology genetic counselor, I have the privilege of working with patients and families as they go through the genetic testing process. I enjoy having the opportunity to build relationships with families and help them process complex genetic information. I continue to be inspired by all of my amazing, resilient patients and their families."

  • Graduate Degree: 
    Master of Science in Genetic Counseling, Brandeis University

    Board Certification(s): 
    Board Certified Genetic Counselor; Licensed Genetic Counselor in the State of Minnesota; Licensed Genetic Counselor in the State of Illinois

  • National Society of Genetic Counselors; Illinois Society of Genetics Professionals; EpiGC; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling, Core Faculty Member 2020, Ancillary Faculty Member 2017, 2018, 2019
  • American Journal of Medical Genetics 2020: OSTC-CDG: a novel congenital disorder of glycosylation
    o Authors: Bryant EM, Millichap JJ, Spinelli E, Calhoun JD, Miller C, Giannelli J, Wolak J,
    Sanders V, Carvill GL, Charrow J
    Genetics in Medicine 2020: Phenotypic spectrum and transcriptomic profile associated with germline variants in
    TRAF7
    o Authors: Laura Castilla-Vallmanya, MSc, Kaja K. Selmer, MD, PhD, Clemantine Dimartino,
    MSc, Raquel Rabionet, PhD, Bernardo Blanco-Sánchez, PhD, Sandra Yang, MS, CGC, Margot
    Reijnders, MD, PhD, Ton Van Essen, MD, PhD, Myriam Oufadem, MSc, Magnus D. Vigeland,
    PhD, Barbro Stadheim, MD, Gunnar Houge, MD, PhD, Helen Cox, MD, Helen Kingston, MD,
    Jill Clayton-Smith, MD, Jeffrey W. Innis, MD, PhD, Maria Iascone, PhD, Anna Cereda, MD,
    Sara Gabbiadini, MD, Wendy K. Chung, MD, PhD, Victoria Sanders, MS, CGC, Joel Charrow,
    MD, Emily Bryant, MS, CGC, John Millichap, MD, Antonio Vitobello, PhD, Christel Thauvin,
    MD, PhD, Frederic Tran Mau-Them, MD, Laurence Faivre, MD, PhD, Gaetan Lesca MD,
    Audrey Labalme, MSc, Christelle Rougeot, MD, Nicolas Chatron, MD, Damien Sanlaville, MD,
    PhD, Katherine M. Christensen, MS, CGC, Amelia Kirby, MD, Raymond Lewandowski, MD,
    Rachel Gannaway, MS, CGC, Maha Aly, MSc, Anna Lehman, MD, Lorne Clarke, MD, Luitgard
    Graul-Neumann, MD, Christiane Zweier, MD, PhD, Davor Lessel, MD, Bernarda Lozic, MD,
    Ryan Peretz, MD, Robert Stratton, MD, Thomas Smol, MD, Anne Dieux-Coëslier, MD, Joanna
    Meira, MD, MSc, Elizabeth Wohler, MS, Nara Sobreira, MD, PhD, Erin M. Beaver, MS, CGC,
    Jennifer Heeley, MD, Lauren C. Briere, MS, CGC, Frances High, MD, David Sweetser, MD,
    Catherine E. Keegan, MD, PhD, Parul Jayakar, MD, Marwan Shinawi, MD, Mieke Kerstjens,
    MD, PhD, Dawn L. Earl, ARNP, Victoria M. Siu, MD, Emma Reesor, BA, Undiagnosed Diseases
    Network, Care4Rare Canada Consortium, Kevin A. Shapiro, MD, PhD, Brian Wong, MD,
    Michael Gambello, MD, PhD, Marie McDonald, MD, Danielle Karlowicz, CGC, Lynn Pais, MS,
    Anne O’Donnell, MD, PhD, Alison Wray, MD, Simon Sadedin, PhD, Belinda Chong, PhD, Tiong
    Y. Tan, MD, PhD, John Christodoulou, MD, PhD, Sue White, MD, Anne Slavotinek, MD, PhD,
    Deborah Barbouth, MD, Dayna Morel, MS, CGC, Christine Bole-Feysot, PhD, Patrick Nitschké,
    PhD, Véronique Pingault, PhD, Arnold Munnich, MD, PhD, Megan T. Cho, MSc, CGC, Valérie
    Cormier-Daire, MD, PhD, Susanna Balcells, PhD, Stanislas Lyonnet, MD, PhD, Daniel
    Grinberg, PhD, Jeanne Amiel, MD, PhD, Roser Urreizti, PhD, Christopher T. Gordon, PhD
    Genetics in Medicine 2020: De novo variants of NR4A2 are associated with neurodevelopmental disorder
    and epilepsy
    o Authors: Sakshi Singh PhD, Aditi Gupta PhD, Michael Zech MD, Ashley N. Sigafoos BS, Karl J.
    Clark PhD, Yasemin Dincer MS, Matias Wagner MD, Jennifer B. Humberson MD, Sarah Green
    MS, Koen van Gassen PhD, Tracy Brandt PhD FACMG, Rhonda E. Schnur MD FACMG,
    Francisca Millan MD FACMG, Yue Si MD Ph.D, Volker Mall, MD, Juliane Winkelmann MD,
    Ralitza H. Gavrilova MD, Eric W. Klee PhD, Kendra Engleman MS, Nicole P. Safina MD, Rachel
    Slaugh MS, Emily M. Bryant MS, Wen-Hann Tan BMBS, Jorge Granadillo MD, Sunita N. Misra
    MD PhD, G. Bradley Schaefer MD, Shelley Towner MS, Eva H. Brilstra MD PhD, Bobby P. C.
    Koeleman PhD
    American Epilepsy Society 2019 Poster Presentation: OSTC-CDG – a novel congenital disorder of
    glycosylation with infantile spasms, focal seizures, dysmorphic features, and multi-organ dysfunction
    o Authors: Bryant EM, Millichap JJ, Spinelli E, Giannelli J, Wolak J, Sanders V, Carvill G,
    Charrow J
    American Journal of Human Genetics 2019: Bi-allelic Loss-of-Function CACNA1B Mutations in Progressive
    Epilepsy-Dyskinesia
    4
    o Authors: Kathleen M Gorman, Esther Meyer, Detelina Grozeva, Egidio Spinelli, Amy
    McTague, Alba Sanchis-Juan, Keren J Carss, Emily Bryant, Adi Reich, Amy L Schneider, Ronit
    M Pressler, Michael A Simpson, Geoff D Debelle, Evangeline Wassmer, Jenny Morton, Diana
    Sieciechowicz, Eric Jan-Kamsteeg, Alex R Paciorkowski, Mary D King, J Helen Cross,
    Annapurna Poduri, Heather C Mefford, Ingrid E Scheffer, Tobias B Haack, Gary McCullagh,
    Deciphering Developmental Disorders Study; UK10K Consortium, NIHR BioResource, John J
    Millichap, Gemma L Carvill, Jill Clayton-Smith, Eamonn R Maher, F Lucy Raymond, Manju A
    Kurian
    Human Mutation 2019: Biallelic Variants in CTU2 Cause DREAM-PL Syndrome and Impair Thiolation of
    tRNA Wobble U34
    o Authors: Ranad Shaheen, Paul Mark, Christopher T Prevost, Adila AlKindi, Ahmad Alhag,
    Fatima Estwani, Tarfa Al-Sheddi, Eman Alobeid, Mona M Alenazi, Nour Ewida, Niema
    Ibrahim, Mais Hashem, Firdous Abdulwahab, Emily M. Bryant, Egidio Spinelli, John
    Millichap, Sarah S. Barnett, Hutton M Kearney, Andrea Accogli, Marcello Scala, Valeria
    Capra, Vincenzo Nigro, Dragony Fu, Fowzan S Alkuraya
    Child Neurology Society Poster Presentation 2018: Evaluation of the Response of Different Anti-epileptic
    Drugs in Children with SCN2A Pathogenic Variants
    o Authors: O’Connor JB, Golbeck ER, Bryant EM, Laux L, Berg AT, Millichap JJ
    American Epilepsy Society 2018: Yield of Whole Exome Sequencing after a negative targeted epilepsy
    gene panel: experience from an epilepsy genetics program
    o Authors: Spinelli E, Bryant EM, Nowicki J, Garcia-Sosa R, Misra SN, Tatachar P, Carvill G, Berg
    AT, Laux LC, Millichap JJ
    National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Education Conference Poster Presentation 2015: The
    Path to Inclusion: Parents’ Perspective on the Transition of Children with Down syndrome into an Inclusion
    Classroom
    o Authors: Bryant EM, Toler T, Lombardo A, Heffernan J, Rosenfield J
     

  • Spending time with family & friends, traveling, trying new restaurants, exercising, and playing with my dog.

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