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Thanuja Selvanayagam

Title: Genetic Counsellor, Genetics and Genome Biology
Designations: MSc, CGC, CCGC


Thanuja is an ABGC and CAGC certified genetic counsellor in the Autism Research Unit of the Genetics and Genome Biology program. She completed her M.Sc. in Genetic Counselling at the University of Toronto in 2019 and practiced as a laboratory genetic counsellor at CHEO prior to joining SickKids in 2020. In her current role, she is involved in research focusing on autism spectrum disorders and other neurodevelopmental disorders. She is a member of Genomic Research Genetic Counsellors at SickKids and is part of the CAGC Scientific Planning Committee.

Education and experience

  • 2016: B.Sc., Honours Biochemistry, University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON
  • 2019: M.Sc. in Genetic Counselling, University Toronto, Toronto ON
  • 2019–2020: Laboratory Genetic Counsellor, Genetics Diagnostic Laboratory, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), Ottawa ON
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