Julianne O’Daniel is an experienced genetic counselor with 10+ years dedicated to research and practice within the field of medical genomics. Julianne obtained her master’s degree in genetic counseling from the University of Pittsburgh and is certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.
Recently, Julianne joined the clinical/research team within the UNC Department of Genetics where she is collaborating on several exome sequencing projects including the NCGENES whole-exome diagnostic sequencing project, an NIH CSER grant, as well as providing cancer and adult genetic counseling. Julianne started her career at Duke University and came to UNC via Illumina, Inc. where she was part of a unique team focused on the development and delivery of clinical whole-genome sequencing services including ethico-legal considerations and variant interpretation algorithms. Prior to joining Illumina in 2010, she was an Associate in Research within the Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy, as well as a practicing genetic counselor within the Duke Executive Health Program.
Her research and clinical work has centered on assessing the impact and delivery of genetic and genomic risk information including variant interpretation and the development of educational and counseling resources. Julianne has been the Principle and Co-Investigator on several federally funded grant projects and has published and presented widely within the field of genomic medicine. She is active in several professional organizations.