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Genetic Counselors

Holley May, MS, CGC | Anna Newlin, MS, CGC | Christina Selkirk, MS

Holley May, MS, CGC

Holley May

Holley May received a Master of Science degree in Genetic Counseling from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular & Cellular Biology at the University of Arizona. As a part of her training, Holley provided genetic counseling to patients in a variety of clinical settings including prenatal, pediatric and cancer genetics. Following completion of her graduate studies, Holley worked as a prenatal counselor providing genetic counseling to pregnant women and their families. She also previously worked as a laboratory research assistant working to improve targeted drug therapies for cancer. Holley enjoys working to provide risk assessment and genetic counseling to adults at risk for various adult-onset genetic conditions, including personal and family histories of cancer.

 

Anna Newlin, MS, CGC

Anna NewlinAnna Newlin, MS, CGC, is a board certified genetic counselor who earned her Master of Science degree in Human Genetics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where she trained under the tutelage of several well known clinical and research geneticists, including Dr. Francis Collins, who currently heads the Human Genome Project. Anna has a broad base of clinical experience which includes prenatal as well as pediatric genetic counseling. Anna spent several years involved in clinical ophthalmic genetics which provided her with the unique opportunity to work with families with hereditary eye disorders. Her interests have shifted to providing risk assessment to adult patients, the majority of whom are referred for a personal or family history of cancer.  

 

Christina Selkirk, MS

Christina SelkirkChristina Selkirk earned her Bachelors Degree from Skidmore College in 2001.  She spent the next several years conducting research relevant to women’s reproductive health issues in an ovarian physiology lab under the direction of Dr. Teresa Woodruff at Northwestern University.  In addition, Christina created and preserved genetically altered mouse lines used for research on various human diseases in the Transgenic Facilities of both the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Northwestern University.

Christina obtained her Master of Science degree in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology, and Genetics from the University of Minnesota in August 2007.  During graduate school she worked for the Minnesota Department of Health Newborn Screening Laboratory where she performed tests to identify infants with hemoglobinopathies and to screen for metabolic deficiencies.  Her thesis research explored the genetics of autism spectrum disorders and parental perceptions of the causes of these disorders. 

With research being her main interest, Christina joined the Center for Medical Genetics as a Study Coordinator to aid in the development, design, and implementation of various research studies underway at the Center for Medical Genetics.  Currently, she is actively involved in the enrollment and oversight of the PROSE and IMPACT research studies.