Lillian Sosa, MS, CGC
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology

MS, Boston University School of Medicine
BA, Skidmore College
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Lillian received a BA in chemistry with a biochemistry concentration from Skidmore College in 2007. Prior to pursuing genetic counseling, Lillian worked as a research technician and lab manager in an epigenetics laboratory at MIT. She received her MS in Genetic Counseling from Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine in 2014. Before joining the Boston University team, Lillian worked as the senior genetic counselor at Maimonides Cancer Center and the program coordinator for the Division of Pediatric Genetics at Maimonides Infants & Children’s Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. At Maimonides, Lillian served on the multidisciplinary cleft lip and palate team and was actively involved in the pediatric residency genetics core curricula. At Boston Medical Center, Lillian is a clinical counselor in the Antenatal Testing Unit, providing counseling in a prenatal setting.

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  1. Sud M, Stallings E, Wang C, Sosa LT. A qualitative study of Black breast cancer previvors' and survivors' experiences after positive genetic testing. J Genet Couns. 2024 Jun 06.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38845384; DOI: 10.1002/jgc4.1929;
  2. Haghighat D, Berro T, Torrey Sosa L, Horowitz K, Brown-King B, Zayhowski K. Intersex people's perspectives on affirming healthcare practices: A qualitative study. Soc Sci Med. 2023 Jul; 329:116047.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37390680; DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2023.116047;
  3. Ruderman M, Berro T, Torrey Sosa L, Zayhowski K. Genetic counselors' experiences with transgender individuals in prenatal and preconception settings. J Genet Couns. 2021 08; 30(4):1105-1118.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33599075
  4. Kelley EG, Yarrington CD, Calderwood L, Torrey Sosa L, Connors PD. The importance of personalismo: Navigating obstacles in recruitment strategies for Spanish speakers in marginalized communities. J Genet Couns. 2020 06; 29(3):391-398.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32144873
  5. Subramanian V, Mazumder A, Surface LE, Butty VL, Fields PA, Alwan A, Torrey L, Thai KK, Levine SS, Bathe M, Boyer LA. H2A.Z acidic patch couples chromatin dynamics to regulation of gene expression programs during ESC differentiation. PLoS Genet. 2013; 9(8):e1003725. PMID: 23990805; PMCID: PMC3749939; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003725;
  6. Klattenhoff CA, Scheuermann JC, Surface LE, Bradley RK, Fields PA, Steinhauser ML, Ding H, Butty VL, Torrey L, Haas S, Abo R, Tabebordbar M, Lee RT, Burge CB, Boyer LA. Braveheart, a long noncoding RNA required for cardiovascular lineage commitment. Cell. 2013 Jan 31; 152(3):570-83. PMID: 23352431; PMCID: PMC3563769; DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.01.003;

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