ABOUT DENA DNA

Dena DNA is the brand of genetic counselor, Dena Goldberg Linder.

The mission is to spread awareness of medical genetics and genetic counseling to the general public through media and marketing techniques not typically used by the medical community.

 

The target audience is anyone interested in genetics especially those with a short attention span, specifically millennials and Gen Z.

ABOUT DENA:

THE FACE BEHIND THE CARTOON

My name is Dena Goldberg Linder and I am a licensed and board certified genetic counselor. Originally from the Chicago area, I attended the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana for my undergraduate studies where I worked in a Molecular Anthropology lab studying ancestry genetics. After college, I moved to San Francisco to work in a Breast Cancer research lab at UCSF and later attended the Genetic Counseling Graduate program at UC Irvine. I worked at the UCSF Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program for four years as the Gordon and Betty Moore Endowed Counselor of Hereditary GI Cancer Prevention and recently left this full time role to pursue Dena DNA.

I have a special interest in public speaking and media appearances. Please email Dena@DenaDNA.com to book me.

I WROTE MY MASTERS THESIS ON THE AWARENESS OF GENETIC COUNSELING SERVICES AND HOW TO RAISE THAT AWARENESS. I STARTED DENA DNA SO THAT I COULD HAVE A CREATIVE OUTLET WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY SPREADING AWARENESS OF GENETIC COUNSELING SERVICES

Coming to a journal near you...

I’VE BEEN INTERESTED IN GENETICS SINCE I WAS 6 WHEN MY YOUNGEST SISTER WAS DIAGNOSED WITH RING 18. SINCE THEN, MY FAMILY HAS BEEN ACTIVE IN THE CHROMOSOME 18 RESEARCH & REGISTRY AND I LEAD GENETICS 101 WORKSHOPS FOR SIBLINGS.
EVENTUALLY, MY DREAM IS TO PRODUCE A TELEVISION SHOW CENTERED AROUND GENETIC 
COUNSELING TO MAKE “GENETIC COUNSELOR” A WELL-KNOWN TERM.​
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© 2017 By Dena Goldberg Linder

The purpose of this website is to spread awareness of the Genetic Counseling profession. Dena DNA does not offer any medical advice.
Each situation is unique; if you believe you need genetic counseling, go to www.findageneticcounselor.com to find a licensed Genetic Counselor near you.