Dr Kym Mina is a medical graduate of the University of Western
Australia, with a PhD in epidemiology that was supported by an
NHMRC scholarship. She was awarded her FRCPA in genetics in
2012, having attained broad experience in both molecular genetics
and cytogenetics in Perth, WA, and Christchurch, NZ.
Dr Mina's keen interest in translation of new technologies to
routine genetic testing subsequently led to a Fellowship year with
PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA, to develop a data analysis
pipeline for diagnostic whole exome sequencing. As a reflection of
her public health experience, she conducted the RCPA Genetic
Testing Survey 2011, which assessed national genetic testing
patterns and funding. Dr Mina also has longstanding involvement in
the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate medical and science
students and, more recently, supervision of pathology trainees.
A passion for building relationships between clinical services
and the laboratory has resulted in Dr Mina's prominent involvement
in several multidisciplinary teams, including the Undiagnosed
Diseases Program in WA. She moved with her family to join Douglass
Hanly Moir Pathology as Director of Genetics in early 2017.