Irena Manukyan MD, PhD is an assistant professor and chief of molecular genetic oncology service in the Department of Pathology at George Washington University (GW). Her expertise is in areas of genomic and molecular diagnostic pathology and cytopathology.
Prior to joining GW, she completed a Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship in the department of Personalized Genomic Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center in Manhattan, New York, a Cytopathology Fellowship at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, and Anatomic Pathology Residency at National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Before joining clinical residency program at NIH, Dr. Manukyan was an Assistant Professor at George Washington University and Research Assistant Professor at SUNY Downstate Medical Center where she was actively involved in teaching in medical school and research.
Her Ph.D. degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology is from State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center where she examined signal transduction pathways and regulatory proteins involved in regulation of gene expression. Dr. Manukyan had an honor to be selected from SUNY Downstate medical center’s PhD graduating class of 2009 to be a valedictorian at the Carnegie Hall graduation ceremony.
Dr. Manukyan graduated with honor from Yerevan State Medical University and specialized in Oncology at National Center of Oncology in Armenia. During her oncology training she worked with cancer patients on daily basis and realized the importance of biomarkers discovery and the role of targeted therapy in the management and treatment of patients with cancer.