Dr. Bratati Chaudhary, Senior Genetic Counselor
Dr. Bratati Chaudhary has a Ph.D. from Birla Institute of Technology, followed by a Post Doctoral fellowship at IIIT Hyderabad. She has more than 10 years of teaching and research experience in the fields of Genomics, Molecular Biology, Cytogenetics and Molecular genetics. Before joining us at Mapmygenome, she worked at reputed organizations such as BIT, IIIT, Dupont, and GeneTech.
A well known Genetic counselor among the physicians and hospitals all over India, she has great experience in counseling more than 1500 families with Genetic conditions associated with Obstetrics, Paediatrics, Neuromuscular conditions, Oncology etc. Along with being a Genetic Counselor, she is proficient in Cytogenetic and Molecular genetic laboratory diagnostic techniques.
Her specializations include:
- Pre-test and post-test genetic counseling
- Prenatal genetic risk assessment, diagnosis and report interpretation
- Preimplantation genetic screening and diagnosis
- Premarital and preconception genetic counseling
- Clinical review, data analysis and report interpretation of Whole Genome/ Exome Sequencing, CGH Microarray, Sanger sequencing, Karyotype, FISH and PCR based tests.
- Prognostic assessment of genetic conditions and diseases
- Lifestyle and health coaching
Pooja Ramchandran, VP Genetic Counseling
Pooja Ramchandran is a pioneer in the field of genetic counseling in India. She has been practicing clinical genetic counseling in India since graduating from Johns Hopkins University in 2008. She is a much sought after expert in a niche profession and, being the first genetic counselor in the country with a formal degree in genetic counseling, she is committed to establishing the genetic counseling profession in India.
Ramchandran's industry affiliations have included Eastern Biotech and Life Sciences in Dubai; Nutragene, Positive Bioscience, Mapmygenome in India. She had also consulted as a clinical Genetic Counselor at hospitals including Lilavati, Hinduja Healthcare, in Mumbai. Ramchandran takes great pride in her association with Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA), a non-profit organization where she is involved as a cancer genetics educator and volunteers her time and expertise as a cancer genetics consultant. She is often invited as an expert faculty to speak on medical genetics and genetic counseling at international and national conferences as well as workshops and patient advocacy groups.