Faculty Profile

Dr. Nicole B. Schreiber-Agus, Ph.D.

Nicole B. Schreiber-Agus, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics

Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health

Areas of Research: The PJGH is conducting an IRB-approved research study, known as the BRCAcommunity initiative, that includes a BRCA genetic testing component. See http://einstein.yu.edu/centers/jewish-genetic-health/brca-community-study/

Professional Interests

Program for Jewish Genetic Health

               The overarching mission of the Program for Jewish Genetic Health (PJGH) of Einstein and Montefiore is to provide a centralized resource for the Jewish community and its future generations, addressing Jewish genetic health concerns from before birth to old age.  This is accomplished through education/awareness, genetic testing, and communal guidance.  Nicole serves as the Program Director, and many of the directors of the PJGH also are faculty at Einstein and at Montefiore Medical Center. 

Please see http://einstein.yu.edu/centers/jewish-genetic-health/ for additional information and resources, including our online education series called MyJewishGeneticHealth.com (www.MyJewishGeneticHealth.com).

Selected Publications


Schneider, A., Schreiber-Agus, N., Gross, S., et al. (2009). Population based Tay-Sachs Screening among Ashkenazi Jewish Young Adults in the 21st Century: Hexosaminidase A Enzyme Assay is Essential for Accurate Testing Am J Med Genet. Part A.149A:2444-2447.

Gross, SJ, Bajaj, K, Garry, D, Klugman, S, Karpel, BM, Roe, AM, Wagner, B, Zhan, J, Apfelroth, S, and  Schreiber-Agus N. (2011). Rapid and novel prenatal molecular assay for detecting aneuploidies and microdeletion syndromes. Pren Diag. 31(3):259-66.

Nakagawa, S., Zhan, J., Sun, W.,  Ferreira, J.C.,  Keiles, S., Hambuch, T., Kammesheidt, A., Mark, B., Schneider, A., Gross, S., and Schreiber-Agus,  N.  (2012). Platelet Hexosaminidase A enzyme assay effectively detects carriers missed by targeted DNA mutation analysis.  JIMD Reports.  6:1-6.

Gan-Or Z, Ozelius LJ, Bar-Shira A, Saunders-Pullman R, Mirelman A, Kornreich R, Gana-Weisz M, Raymond D, Rozenkrantz L, Deik A, Gurevich T, Gross SJ, Schreiber-Agus N, Giladi N, Bressman SB, Orr-Urtreger A. (2013) The p.L302P mutation in the lysosomal enzyme gene SMPD1 is a risk factor for Parkinson disease. Neurology. 80(17):1606-10.

Schreiber-Agus, N.  (2013). "The science of genetic testing.”  Invited chapter for Genetics and Genetic Diseases: Jewish Legal and Ethical Perspectives, Ed. Deena Cohen Zimmerman, Ktav Publishing House.

Klugman S, Schreiber-Agus N, Nazareth S, Evans EA. (2013) Detection of carriers in the Ashkenazi Jewish population: an objective comparison of high-throughput genotyping versus gene-by-gene testing. Genet Test Mol Biomarkers. 17(10):763-7. 

Ferreira JC, Schreiber-Agus N, Carter SM, Klugman S, Gregg AR, Gross SJ. (2014) Carrier testing for Ashkenazi Jewish disorders in the prenatal setting: navigating the genetic maze. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 211(3):197-204.
Hoffman JD, Park JJ, Schreiber-Agus N, Kornreich R, Tanner AK, Keiles S, Friedman KJ, Heim RA. (2014) The Ashkenazi Jewish carrier screening panel: evolution, status quo, and disparities. Prenat Diagn. 34(12):1161-7. 
Wiesman C, Rose E, Klugman S, Schreiber-Agus N. From Campers to Counselors: A Resource for Prospective Genetic Counseling Students. J Genet Couns. 2015 Nov 27. [Epub ahead of print]
Rose E, Schreiber-Agus N, Bajaj K, Klugman S, Goldwaser T. Challenges of Pre- and Post-Test Counseling for Orthodox Jewish Individuals in the Premarital Phase. (2016) J Genet Couns. 25(1):18-24. 


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