Biology Alumni Participant Bios
Read about the 2018 alumni participants’ biographies and work histories.
Janet Berman '01
Janet Ober Berman, MS, LCGC earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from Muhlenberg College (’01) prior to pursuing a master of science at Arcadia University (’03). Following completion of the genetic counseling program at Arcadia University, Ms. Ober Berman accepted a position as the assistant director of perinatal genetics at Temple University School of Medicine. She has spent 15 years at TUSM as the senior prenatal genetic counselor and supervisor in the Prenatal Diagnosis Center. She helped create the Noninvasive Prenatal Testing Registry, a multi-institution collection of data on one of the newest prenatal testing options involving cell-free DNA testing. Ms. Ober Berman has published several professional journal articles and abstracts, as well as having posters and invited presentations at local and national conferences. She is a cofounder of the Philadelphia Prenatal Diagnosis Conference, a leading professional conference on the current state of prenatal care and genetic testing. In 2018, she was named as an inaugural “Top 40 Under 40” recipient by Arcadia University, which recognizes Arcadia University’s most promising, accomplished, entrepreneurial, creative, and inspiring alumni. She remains involved in the Muhlenberg community by meeting with students interested in pursuing a career in genetic counseling.
Janet will be speaking in Genetics, will be a panelist on the Biology Alumni Panel and will be attending the networking lunch on Monday, April 9.
Corinne Fillman '06
Corrine M. Fillman, MS, LCGC is a licensed certified genetic counselor employed by BioReference Laboratories/GeneDx. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Muhlenberg College in 2006 and received her master’s degree in genetic counseling from Arcadia University in 2008. She earned her certification from the American Board of Genetic Counseling in 2010 and currently hold genetic counseling licenses in five states. She has over 6 years of experience counseling patients and their families on hereditary cancer syndromes and she is a clinical supervisor for genetic counseling students attending Arcadia University. Prior to her current position, Corrine worked as a laboratory genetic counselor at Connective Tissue Gene Tests and spent several years at Lehigh Valley Hospital as a clinical genetic counselor in their maternal fetal medicine, cancer risk assessment, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy programs. She has co-authored several abstracts in addition to a peer-reviewed article published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics on recessive Stickler syndrome. She feels strongly that her time at Muhlenberg College laid a strong foundation for her genetic counseling career. Her varied lab experiences and research projects provided a solid laboratory background which proves to be invaluable today as genetic testing technologies continue to rapidly change.
Corrine will be speaking in Genes. Genomes & Society, Genetics, and attending the networking lunch on Monday, April 9.
Gretchen Geisser Peterson '08
Gretchen is an attorney in the Litigation Group at Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba in Center Valley, PA. Her practice focuses on civil litigation, including commercial litigation, real estate litigation, landlord-tenant law, personal injury, bankruptcy and creditor’s rights and employment litigation. She has been involved in multiple trials and arbitrations in a variety of counties in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In addition to her trial court experience, she has been involved with several matters before the Pennsylvania Superior and Supreme Courts. Her Muhlenberg experience assisted her with becoming the attorney and person she is today. Muhlenberg provided her with an excellent education, challenging opportunities and instilled a sense of critical thinking, facets of life and skills she uses on a daily basis.
Gretchen will be speaking in Physiology, will be a panelist on the Biology Alumni Panel, and attending the networking lunch on Monday, April 9.
Sean Maloney '10
Sean graduated from Muhlenberg in 2010 with a major in biology and continued on to earn his masters in public health at John’s Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2016. Sean is currently working as a program officer at John’s Hopkin’s Center for Communication Programs (CPC).
Sean will be speaking in several biology classes, will be a panelist of the biology panel and attending the networking lunch on Monday, April 9.
Lindsay Marjoram '04
Lindsay graduated from Muhlenberg in 2004 with a major in biology and a minor in Spanish. Lindsay is currently working as the director of technology development at Affinergy.
Lindsay will be speaking on a panel on Friday, April 13.