Friday, November 5, 2021 @ 2:30 p.m. – Dr. Sarah Tishkoff will present “Genomic evolution and adaptation in Africa: Implications for health and disease.” Dr. Tishkoff is the David and Lyn Silfen Professor in the Department of Genetics and Biology at the University of Pennsylvania. She also serves as a director for the American Society of Human Genetics and is an associate editor at PLOS Genetics, G3, and Genome Research. This presentation is a part of the Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series.
Friday, November 19, 2021 @ 2:30 PM – Dr. Leif Andersson will present “Darwin’s finches – an adaptive radiation constructed from ancestral genetic modules.” Dr. Andersson is a professor of functional genomics at Uppsala University and professor within the Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences at Texas A&M University. He won the Wolf Prize in agriculture in 2014 and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 2017.
Friday, October 3, 2021 @ 2:30 p.m. – Dr. Harmit Malik will present “Rules of engagement: molecular arms races between host and viral genomes.” Dr. Malik is a professor and the associate director of the Basic Sciences Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. This presentation is a part of the Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series.
Friday, September 17, 2021 @ 2:20 p.m. – Dr. Rob Dunn will present “A Natural History of the Future: What the Rules of Life Tell us About Tomorrow and Beyond.” Dr. Dunn is the William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Applied Ecology at North Carolina State University.
Friday, September 3, 2021 @ 2:30 p.m. – Dr. Avindra “Avi” Nath will present “The role of endogenous retroviruses in neurodegeneration.” Dr Nath is the intramural clinical director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health. This presentation is a part of the Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series.
Friday, April 2, 2021 @ 2:30pm – Dr. Teri Manolio, Director of the Division of Genomic Medicine at the National Human Genome Research Institute, presented a seminar titled “Implementing genomics in clinical care: Genomic medicine programs of the NHGRI.”
Friday, March 12, 2021 @ 3:30pm – Dr. Carole Ober, Bluem-Riese Professor and Chair of the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Chicago, presented a seminar titled “Fine-mapping genetic risks in the HLA region for childhood onset and adult onset asthma”.
Friday, February 19, 2021 @ 2:30 pm – Dr. Arpana Agrawal, Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University at St. Louis and Co-PI of the Substance Use Disorders Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, presented a seminar titled “Recent discoveries in genomic studies of substance use and use disorders.”