Andy Rivera

E. Andy Rivera M.

Contact information:
Office: (919) 962-6348

Edgar A. Rivera M. (or just Andy) is a recent 2014 graduate from UNC Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. Originally from El Salvador, Andy moved to the United States to attend college. At the Berg lab he is a co-coordinator for the Clinical Domain (Cardiovascular, Hereditary Cancer, and Pharmacogenomics), Gene Curation, and Actionability Working Groups for the Clinical Genome Project (‘ClinGen’). He also works on preparing the libraries for Whole Exome Sequencing with the NCGENES and NCNEXUS projects. Andy is interested in obtaining a PhD in human genetics. During his free time, Andy enjoys maintaining the website for the lab and our twitter account (shameless plug), painting, and learning languages. He speaks English, Spanish, and German.

Selected publications

“Comparing ClinGen Expert Panels’ Approaches to Modifying the ACMG/AMP Guidelines for Variant Interpretation”
Rivera Munoz EA, Milko LV, Harrison S, Funke B, Mester J, Sturm AC, Vincent L, Weaver M, and Berg JS.
Curating the Clinical Genome- ClinGen/DECIPHER. Hinxton, United Kingdom (2016)

“Systematic Assessment of Variant Classification for Gene on Hereditary Cancer Panels”
Rivera Munoz EA, Lee K, Ghosh R, Offit K and Plon SE; ClinGen Hereditary Cancer Working Group
American College of Medical Genetics Annual Meeting. Tampa, FL (2016)

Green RC, Goddard KA, et al; CSER Consortium (Rivera Munoz EA authorship listed within CSER Consortium). Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research Consortium: Accelerating Evidence-Based Practice of Genomic Medicine. Am J Hum Genet. 2016. 98(6), 1051-66