Jayamala Parmar joined GenIMPACT as a research genetic counsellor in clinical genomics in October 2019. Jayamala has completed a Master of Medical Science from the University of Auckland in 2000. Her thesis was on the Role of p53 and TGFB in NZ primary melanoma cell lines.
She has worked as a breast cancer research assistant with the Signal Transduction and Cancer Program at the Garvan Institute from 2000-2003. After which she worked for >9 years as a hospital scientist in diagnostic neurogenetics at the Molecular Medicine and Genetics Laboratory in Concord hospital.
She gained her genetic counselling qualification whilst working in the laboratory and commenced working as a full time genetic counsellor since 2014. She has experience in variant curation, prenatal, neurology, general genetics, and research genetic counselling. Jayamala continues to work as a part time genetic counsellor with NSW Health.