Karmen Trzupek

Senior Director of Scientific Programs at Global Genes

Karmen Trzupek is a passionate and innovative leader in rare disease programming, with experience in academia, telemedicine, advocacy, and industry. At Rare-X, Karmen develops collaborative ecosystems and partnerships to maximize the Rare-X data platform for the advancement of patient advocacy groups and industry-supported therapeutic pipelines. Previously, Karmen served as the Director of Clinical Trial Services at InformedDNA, supporting patients with genetic diseases to navigate clinical trial eligibility and enrollment through partnerships between biotech companies, patient advocacy groups, and academic and community clinics. As a clinical genetic counselor, Karmen developed the first nationwide telemedicine program for rare disease genetic counseling and testing, and co-developed the first pharma-sponsored genetic testing program in the US. She holds a B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Illinois and an M.S. in Genetic Counseling from Northwestern University.


  • Senior Director of Scientific Programs

    Current role