With degrees in both molecular biology and genetic counseling, Elaine has experience in the research and clinical aspects of science and medicine. Her unique set of skills and training has allowed her to translate and communicate complex scientific information to the public.
She has worked as a researcher in laboratory and clinical settings, giving her insight into and knowledge of the methods and materials utilized to perform scientific research studies.
Additionally, as a genetic counselor, Elaine has worked in a wide variety of hospital and private settings. In this capacity, she has communicated the psychosocial and medical aspects of inherited diseases to patients at risk, and those affected by genetic diseases. Her extensive experience has benefited and improved the education of patients and health professionals.
Elaine has a Masters of Science degree from Sarah Lawrence College in Genetic Counseling. She holds a Masters of Science degree from Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences, with a major in molecular biology. In addition, she has a Bachelors of Science degree in biology from the State University of New York at Buffalo.