Teaching Faculty

Molly Ciarlariello, MS, LGC

Molly Ciarlariello 2015Molly Ciarlariello is a board-certified and licensed genetic counselor, currently working in perinatal genetics at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. She received her Master's degree at the University of Pittsburgh, and her BA in Genetics and Psychology at Rutgers University. She has previously worked in both pediatric and cancer genetics in Staten Island, NY. She is an active member of HGANJ and has helped create and coordinate expanded carrier screening outreach in the Rutgers community.

Sandra D’Elia, MS, LGC

Sandra DEliaSandra D'Elia is a board certified genetic counselor working in the LIFE Center at The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Ms. D'Elia received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Genetics from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and her Master's degree in Genetic Counseling from Arcadia University. Her thesis focused on The Prevention and Detection of Breast Cancer in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers. She has clinical expertise in cancer risk counseling and genetic predisposition to cancer. After graduation Ms. D'Elia worked as a Cancer Genetic Counselor at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute and has been providing cancer genetic counseling services through the LIFE Center since 2012. She oversees the outreach clinics in Hamilton and Princeton, NJ.

Shama Khan, MPH, MS, LGC

Shama KhanShama Khan is a board certified and licensed genetic counselor currently working in Perinatal Genetics and as a research coordinator for the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She received her Master of Science in Genetic Counseling from Arcadia University, an MPH in Epidemiology from Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and an M.S. in Human Genetics from Tulane University School of Medicine. She is a member of the Human Genetics Association of New Jersey and her interests include the promotion of family health history awareness in the Muslim community.

Ji-Sun Kim, MSc, MS, LGC

Kim Ji SunJi-Sun Kim is a board certified and licensed genetic counselor who received her genetic counseling degree from Sarah Lawrence College. Prior to this, she received a Master of Science in Physiology, and Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and Genetics from University of Toronto, Canada. Prior to starting her genetic counseling training, Ji-Sun worked as a tissue and organ donation coordinator for the provincial Ministry of Health in Toronto, then as a lab manager at a research lab at University of Toronto. Ji-Sun currently provides pediatric and adult genetic counseling services as a clinical genetic counselor at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson. She regularly supervises genetic counseling students during their pediatric rotations.

Christina Kresge, MS, LCGC

Christina (Bond) Kresge is a board certified and licensed genetic counselor currently working in pediatric genetics at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Diagnostic Genetic Sciences from the University of Connecticut, and her Master of Science degree in Genetic Counseling from Sarah Lawrence College. In addition to providing pediatric genetic counseling services, she also provides prenatal counseling and cancer counseling in both English and Spanish, and is the clinic coordinator for the University Regional Metabolic Treatment Center at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. She is treasurer of the Human Genetics Association of New Jersey, and has been a supervisor for genetic counseling students for five years.

Brianna McDaniels, MS, LGC

Brianna McDanielsBrianna McDaniels is a board certified and licensed genetic counselor, currently working in the LIFE Center at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. She received her Master of Medical Science in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling from Emory University in Atlanta, GA in May of 2018. Her thesis focused on developing an educational tool that could be used to provide genetic counseling to patients undergoing tumor genomic profiling at Emory’s Winship Cancer Institute. After being influenced by her personal experience with a rare disease, Brianna helped to the establish the first National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) Student Chapter on Emory’s campus and served as the organization’s first president. Prior to attending Emory, she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Genetics from Rutgers University and participated in the Genetic Counseling Certificate Program. She is excited to begin supervising students in near the future!

Pranali Shingala, MS, LCGC

Kim Ji SunPranali Shingala is a board certified and licensed genetic counselor. She received a Master of Science degree in Genetic Counseling from Sarah Lawrence College and a Bachelor of Arts in Genetics and Psychology from Rutgers University. Pranali currently provides perinatal genetic counseling services as a clinical genetic counselor at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She regularly supervises genetic counseling students during their prenatal rotations.