Alekhya Narravula, MSc, MS, CGC (Invitae) is a genetic counselor certified by the American Board of Genetic Counselors and is also a registered genetic counselor of the European Board of Medical Genetics. She is a clinical science liaison at Invitae, a world renown genetic diagnostics company based in San Francisco where she provides training and support to physicians and internal teams on clinical and technical topics around genetic testing within the EMEA region. She has over 9 years of genetic counseling experience in clinical, laboratory and industry roles in different countries including the USA, UK, India and Germany and during this time she has supported patients and physicians around the world. She has a particular interest in the utility of genetic testing for carrier screening and newborn screening due to their actionability.
She is passionate about expanding access to genetic testing, improving genomic literacy and in genomic data generation in understudied populations. Ms. Narravula is also very interested in digital health and in the application of AI and chatbots to expand access to genetic diagnosis and scaling genetic counseling. She is also looking forward to helping the profession of genetic counseling grow in the EU and is part of the European Board of Medical Genetics group that assesses and approves new genetic counseling programs in the region.