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Elicia Estrella | Professional History

Elicia has been a member of the Kunkel research lab for over 15 years. She is a board certified and licensed genetic counselor. She has a MS in Genetic Counseling from Brandeis University and an MS in Neuroscience from Boston College. Elicia oversees patient enrollment, coordination of genomic sequencing, reporting of research results. She also participates in Boston Children’s Hospital’s neuromuscular clinical team and in the new DMD multidisciplinary clinic counseling patients with neuromuscular disease and helping them get a diagnosis and enrolled in available research programs.

Selected Publications

  1. Zettler, B., Estrella, E., Liaquat,K. Litchen, L 2022. Evolving approaches to prenatal genetic counseling for Spinal Muscular Atrophy in the new treatment era. JGenet Couns. Jan 17.
  2. Estrella, E. and PB, Kang. 2021 Hunting for the perfect test: Neuromuscular diagnosis in the age of genomic bounty. Muscle Nerve. Mar;63(3):282-284.
  3. Monika Oláhová1, Bradley Peter2, Zsolt Szilagyi2, Hector Diaz-Maldonado2, Ewen W. Sommerville1, Emma L. Blakely1, Jack J. Collier1, Emily Hoberg2, Viktor Stránecký3, Hana Hartmannová3, Anthony J. Bleyer3, 4, Kim L. McBride5, Sasigarn A. Bowden6, Zuzana Korandová3, 7, Alena Pecinová7, Hans-Hilger Ropers8, 9, Kimia Kahrizi10, Hossein Najmabadi10, Mark A. Tarnopolsky11, Lauren I. Brady11, K. Nicole Weaver12, 13, Carlos E. Prada12, 13, 14, Katrin Õunap 15, 16, 17, Monica H. Wojcik 17, 18, Sander Pajusalu 15, 16, 19, Safoora B. Syeda20, Lynn Pais21, Elicia A. Estrella22, Christine C. Bruels20, Louis M. Kunkel22, Peter B. Kang20, 23, 24, Penelope E. Bonnen25, Tomáš Mráček7, Stanislav Kmoch3, Gráinne S. Gorman1, Maria Falkenberg2, Claes Gustafsson2, Robert W. Taylor1. 2021. POLRMT Mutations Impair Mitochondrial Transcription causing Neurological Disease. Nat Commun. Feb 18;12(1):1135