Nori Williams, MS, CGC
Education: B.S., Integrative Neuroscience, Binghamton University, 2012. M.S., Human Genetics, Sarah Lawrence College, 2016.
Areas of Expertise: Cardiovascular Genetics, Cancer Genetics, DTC
Affiliations and Disclosures: Cardiac Lead Genetic counselor at PWNHealth
Biography: Nori earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Integrated Neuroscience from SUNY Binghamton and her Master’s of Science from the Joan H Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics at Sarah Lawrence College. For over three years, Nori worked at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, assisting with interpretation of genetic variants and supporting families impacted by cardiomyopathies and arrhythmias. She enjoys working with medical examiners, physicians, basic scientists, and families to use genetic information to help understand the causes of sudden cardiac issues. Nori is an active member of NSGC’s cardiovascular SIG, postmortem working group, and chairs the education committee for the New York State Genetics Task Force. She holds licenses in IA, IL, SD, and VA.
Publications & Presentations:
- Williams N, Maderski E, Stewart S, et al. “Lessons learned from testing cardiac channelopathy and cardiomyopathy genes in individuals who died suddenly: A two‐year prospective study in a large medical examiner’s office with an in‐house molecular genetics laboratory and genetic counseling services.” August 22, 2019. Journal of Genetic Counseling.
- Gando I, Williams N, Fishman GI, Sampson BA, Tang Y, Coetzee WA. Functional characterization of SCN10A variants in several cases of sudden unexplained death. Forensic Sci Int. 2019;301:289-98.
- Subbotina E, Yang HQ, Gando I, Williams N, Sampson BA, Tang Y, Coetzee WA. Functional characterization of ABCC9 variants identified in sudden unexpected natural death. Forensic Sci Int. 2019; 298:80-87.
- Dong J, Subbotina E, Williams N, Sampson BA, Tang Y, Coetzee WA. Functional reclassification of variants of uncertain significance in the HCN4 gene identified in sudden unexpected death. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2019;42:275-282.
- Tang Y, Williams N, Sampson B. Genetic testing in sudden unexpected natural death in the young: New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner’s experience and perspective. Forensic Sci Med Pathol. 2018 Dec 7. doi:10.1007/s12024-018-0068-6
- Jingyun Dong, et. Al. Molecular autopsy: using the discovery of a novel de novo pathogenic variant in the KCNH2 gene to inform healthcare of surviving family. Heliyon. 2018 Dec 8;4(12):e01015.
- Tang Y, Williams N. “The Molecular Autopsy.” Medical Legal Handbook. Ed. Jennifer L. Hammers, Ed. Robert P. Fitzsimmons. New York: Juris Publishing, Inc, 2018. 175-185. Print.
- Subbotina E, Williams N, Sampson B, Tang Y, Coetzee W. Functional Characterization of TRPM4 variants Identified in Sudden Unexpected Natural Death. Forensic Sci Int. 2018 Dec;293:37-46.
- Williams N, et Al. Phenotypic Variations in Carriers of Predicted Protein-truncating Genetic Variants in MYBPC3: An autopsy-based Case Series. Cardiovasc Pathol. Nov–Dec 2018, 37, 30-33
- Lin Y, et. Al. Applying High-Resoluation Variant Classification to Cardiac Arrhythmogenic Gene Testing in a Demographically Diverse Cohort of Sudden Unexplained Deaths. Circ Genetics. Dec 2017, 10(6)