Dr. Risha Nahar Lulla, PhD, MSc Medical Genetics (Glasgow, UK) has over 10 years of experience in the field of medical genetics. She is a practicing Board Certified Senior Genetic Counselor and Molecular Geneticist in Hyderabad, Telangana (previously worked at Krishna Institute of Medical SciencesCenter of Medical Genetics, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi).
She has counseled more than 1200 families with various genetic disorders, including infants and children with inborn errors of metabolism, developmental delay, congenital heart defects and other malformations. Among the adults, various types of muscular dystrophies, Huntington’s disease, hereditary dominant ataxias, familial cancers of the breast, ovary, colon etc. She has published more than 10 research articles in renowned scientific journals has been featured in several daily national newspapers for her commendable work in medical genetics.
Her main interests lie in preventative genetics involving pre-marital, pre-conception and prenatal genetic testing and counseling. She is actively involved in research of rare familial disorders and molecular genetic diagnostic testing of rare conditions. She is also involved in voluntary work where she conducts genetic awareness programs in the corporate sector and other institutions to spread awareness about the importance of screening and prevention of common genetic disorders in India.