Technical Director & Laboratory Manager
Sonia Benhamed earned a PharmD and a post-graduate degree in Biology in Tunisia. She came to the USA in 2000 and worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the National Eye Institute (National Institutes of Health) for 3 years. In 2005, she joined GeneDx, a commercial DNA diagnostics laboratory where she occupied different positions: R&D Scientist, Assistant then Associate Director of R&D and Director of the NGS Laboratory operations. Sonia joined UCMC in 2014 as the technical director of the Clinical Molecular Pathology Laboratories where she manages the day to day laboratory operations and leads an enthusiastic team of technologists.
Sonia started strength training 3 years ago and became fond of lifting. She loves reading, writing poems and cooking.