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Bianca Russell is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Division of Genetics. She is also the Assistant Program Director for the genetics fellowship program. She is a board certified pediatrician and is taking her genetics boards in 2019. She completed her medical education at the University of California, Irvine in 2013. This was followed by a combined residency in Pediatrics and Genetics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital including a year of focused metabolic training which she completed in 2018. Dr. Russell sees general genetics patients as well as metabolic patients at UCLA and is involved in the Newborn Screening process. She also does clinical research on disorders caused by genetic changes in the ASXL gene family (Bohring-Opitz Syndrome, Shashi-Pena Syndrome, Bainbridge-Ropers Syndrome). She maintains a registry and biobank for these conditions and is considered an expert on Bohring-Opitz Syndrome.