Shruti Mitkus

Director, Genetic Education & Navigation at Global Genes

Shruti is the Director of Genetic Education and Navigation and has over 20 years of experience in human molecular genetics. She earned her doctorate in Human Genetics from the University of Maryland Baltimore and completed her post-doctoral training at the National Institute of Mental Health researching the genetic mechanisms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Having worked on pharmacogenomics in new drug development for neuropsychiatric disorders, Shruti went on to focus on genetic diagnostics for rare disorders and worked as a variant curation scientist at GeneDx where she helped rare disease patients by coordinating genetic testing and analyzing DNA variants to determine if they were pathogenic or benign.

While Shruti loves the science of genetics, she is most passionate about translating her knowledge of genetics in an approachable and accessible manner. She is an ardent believer in the power of education to empower and ultimately improve the lives of rare disease patients.


  • Director, Genetic Education & Navigation

    Current role