Rajini Haraksingh is a Lecturer in Biotechnology at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad, and the Vice President of Patient Research at the Rare Genomics Institute human geneticist interested in the structure and function of human genomes and the potential for translating this information to improve health outcomes in understudied populations. Her work has focused on developing and implementing cutting-edge technologies for studying the human genome and for discovering novel genetic contributors to various human diseases. She is currently a Lecturer in Biotechnology at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago. She also serves as the Vice President of Patient Research at the Rare Genomics Institute, an international non-profit organization that uses genome sequencing technology to gain biological insights into rare disorders. Dr. Haraksingh received two Bachelors degrees from MIT in Mathematics and Biology, a PhD from Yale, and postdoctoral training at Stanford.