Monday, March 4, 2019

Dr. Hare-Harris named a Stephen J. Jones Professional U Fellow

Dr. Abby Hare-Harris, assistant professor, Department of Biological and Allied Health Sciences, was recently named as a Stephen J. Jones Professional U Faculty Fellow for the College of Science and Technology. In this role, Dr. Hare-Harris works with the Dean's office and college faculty to develop professional programming for CoST students. The events planned for this semester include everything from job fairs and professional field trips to research symposia and workshops. Dr. Hare-Harris has instituted departmental newsletters detailing upcoming professional engagement activities.

Dr. Hare-Harris earned a B.S. in biochemistry and molecular biology with a minor in biostatistics from Ursinus College and a Ph.D. in microbiology and molecular genetics from Rutgers University. She conducted a postdoctoral fellowship at Geisinger Health System's Autism and Developmental Medicine Institute. Her area of expertise is human and molecular genetics. Her research employs large genomic data sets and electronic health records to assess the clinical relevance of genetic variants. Dr. Hare-Harris has received a BU Research and Scholarship grant and has recently presented her work at the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. She actively involves both undergraduates and graduate students in her research. Dr. Hare-Harris is the co-advisor of Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society She has taught courses in bioinformatics, medical genomics, in addition to freshman seminar and anatomy and physiology laboratories.

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