Director of Programs
Personal Genetics Education Project (pgEd)
Marnie Gelbart is the Director of Programs for the Personal Genetics Education Project (pgEd). She leads initiatives for increasing awareness and conversation about genetic technologies, including organizing Congressional briefings, advising writers and producers of television and film, working with communities of faith, and leading workshops for teachers and other professionals. Marnie is co-PI of Building Awareness, Respect, and Confidence through Genetics (ARC), a five-year NIH-funded project through which pgEd is developing curricula on identity and inclusion, and working with teachers in urban Massachusetts and rural South Dakota communities. Marnie has been a member of the Information & Education Committee of the American Society of Human Genetics since 2015, and she served on the community engagement working group for the NHGRI Genomic Literacy, Education, and Engagement Initiative (2016-2017). Prior to joining pgEd, Marnie was a post-doctoral fellow at Brigham & Women’s Hospital investigating the role of chromosome organization in gene regulation. She received her B.S. in biology from Haverford College and her Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
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