Bend’s interests lie in the explosion of new genomic technologies and their implications for diagnosing and treating genetic diseases. He and his wife, Renee Bend, PhD, a Molecular Specialist at GGC, will be moving to Wisconsin to a begin positions with PreventionGenetics as a Human Molecular Geneticist and Associate Human Molecular Geneticist, respectively.
GGC’s training program includes intensive education in laboratory technologies, clinical genetics, and diagnostic laboratory management. GGC is one of only 44 sites in the US and the only program in SC offering such postgraduate training programs in clinical and laboratory genetics. Since the program began in 1989, 37 fellows and residents have completed the training and have gone on to practice clinical genetics or take leadership roles in genetics laboratories.