Dr. Nicole Schreiber-Agus

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Nicole Schrieber-Agus is the Scientific Director for the Program for Jewish Genetic Health of Yeshiva University. She serves as the Scientific Director of the Human Genetics Laboratory at Jacobi Medical Center, where she also oversees the lab’s Jewish genetic disease carrier testing activities.

Dr. Agus received her undergraduate degree in Art History in 1989 from Princeton University, where she also concentrated in pre-medical studies. She received her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein), Sue Golding Graduate Division, in 1994. She then performed post-doctoral work at Einstein before becoming an Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics in 1998. Dr. Agus was the Principal Investigator of a biomedical research laboratory there for eight years, focusing on transcriptional regulation in development and disease. In 2011, she was re-appointed as an Assistant Professor of Genetics at Einstein.

Sample Titles

  • Carrier Testing for Tay-Sachs Disease: Novel mutations to consider, resulting from genetic diversity within the Jewish population
  • Family Health and Halacha—Resident Scholar Series
  • The Interplay between genetics and Shidduchim

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