Pharmacogenomics: Why Medicine is Always Personal

Brooklyn Biohackers
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33 Flatbush Avenue, 7th Floor · Brooklyn, NY

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Why do people respond so differently to various medications? For some people, medications work really well but for others, medications can cause severe side effects or not work at all. Enter, the field of pharmacogenomics, or PGx. PGx utilizes a patient's genetic profile to help predict how to dose medications, adverse side effects, and medication efficacy. Join us at Genspace where Dr. Lisa Brown will reveal the science behind PGx and how it is changing patient treatment in psychiatry.

Dr. Lisa Brown earned her Ph.D. in the laboratory of Dr. Arturo Casadevall M.D., Ph.D. at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the spring of 2015 where she had studied bacterial genetics. In June of 2015, she transitioned from academia to a medical science liaison position with Assurex Health. She currently provides education and clinical support for the neuropsychiatric combinatorial pharmacogenomics test, GeneSight.