Misia Kowanda, Ph.D., CGC

Outreach Manager, Simons Searchlight

SFARI Staff, Simons Searchlight Staff

Misia Kowanda works on scientific outreach for Simons Searchlight, handling both researcher and participant communication efforts. She is a board-certified genetic counselor who joined the Simons Foundation in 2019 after working for several years at the lab bench. Kowanda graduated from McGill University with a Ph.D. in biology, where she focused on molecular biology and genetics. After her graduation, she worked on a natural history study for individuals with peroxisomal biogenesis disorders.

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