Meghann Lyons 02 is
working with a genetics research team at the University of Iceland Medical
School on a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship.
is of great interest to geneticists. Geographically isolated, Icelanders
have developed a common genetic history.
Iceland is developing
a giant database combining the health records, genealogical backgrounds
and DNA profiles of every citizen, Lyons says. From this,
important genetic advances can be undertaken.
Following her fellowship,
Lyons plans to enroll in an M.D./Ph.D. program to specialize in obstetrics
and gynecology, and to complete her doctoral work in genetics.
I aspire to be able
to work as a doctor specializing in genetic testing, Lyons says.
I would be able to
work with the patients faced with genetic diseases or disorders, and
be able to analyze and diagnose the situations at hand using genetic