Team Member Spotlight – May Sanyoura, PhD

TeamSpotlightWEBMay Sanyoura, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

How long have you worked with the Monogenic Diabetes Registry?

Nearly 4 months now

What is your typical day like?

Running in all directions!! From the Knapp building to the hospital and from Dr. Bell’s Lab up to the Clinical Genetics Lab.

What is the most enjoyable part of your job?

Reading new articles regarding novel genetic findings.

Your most memorable experience working here?

The best part of my experience here was learning more about the clinical aspect of the disease. As a geneticist, its always about the DNA and the constant search for mutations that you tend to forget that there’s a patient on the other end suffering from a disease. So during my time here, I’ve enjoyed listening to the group discuss the clinical diagnosis and treatment options.

When I was a little kid, I wanted to be…?

I was always interested in science and working with my hands. My parents thought I’d be a doctor but research was my passion and specifically Genetics research. So by the time I turned 18, I already had my life planned out!!

Words to live by?

Good things come to those who wait and Patience is a virtue. Sadly, a trait I don’t possess 🙂