Sunayna graduated from University College London Medical School with Distinction in 2012. She undertook an Intercalated BSc in Human Genetics in 2009 for which she was awarded a First Class Honours, the prize for the Best Intercalated Student in the Biological Sciences, and named on the Dean's List for outstanding academic achievement. This BSc year ignited her passion for genetics and research, and she has been committed to an academic Clinical Genetics career ever since.
She has completed the Academic Foundation Programme in Clinical Genetics and an Academic Clinical Fellowship (ACF) in Paediatrics at Imperial College London. During her ACF, she undertook an MSc in Genomic Medicine at Imperial, and passed with Distinction. Following this, she did a year-long Clinical Fellowship in Genomics at Great Ormond Street Hospital, with roles in the 100,000 Genomes Project and two prenatal exome sequencing studies. She is now a Clinical Genetics Registrar in the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery.
Sunayna is excited by potential of genomics to inform basic science and improve molecular diagnosis rates for patients. She hopes to contribute to the genomic transformation of mainstream medicine.
Research Interest: Sunayna has particular clinical interests in ciliopathies, inherited eye diseases and prenatal genetics. She has a research interest in genomics, particularly strategies to improve genomic variant interpretation.