Myridian Monday


Julie Eggington, PhD

Variant Specialist Team

Julie Eggington

Fun Fact: Julie is originally from Australia

 

Julie has managed the variant specialist team at Myriad for a little over three years. Myriad sees variant classification as a crucial aspect of the service provided by the testing laboratory and, therefore, devotes significant resources to this scientific discovery process.

Julie and her dedicated team collect and analyze data to accurately classify genetic variants of uncertain significance (VUS).

As a direct result of the variant team’s efforts, hundreds of patients with initial VUS test results receive amended reports from Myriad every month allowing them to make more informed medical decisions based on clarified genetic test results.

In addition, Julie and her team work with genetics providers to analyze pedigrees to pursue cosegregation analysis, and work on projects internally and externally to improve and develop new methods of genetic variant classification.