Friday, February 4, 2022 @ 2:30 PM – Dr. James Lupski will present “Biology in balance: human diploid genome integrity, gene dosage & genomic medicine.” Dr. Lupski is the Cullen Foundation Endowed Chair in Molecular Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine. This presentation is a part of the Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series.
Friday, Febraury 11, 2022 @ 2:30 PM – Dr. Dolph Schluter will present the Darwin Lecture titled “The Modern Origin of Species.” Dr. Schluter is a Professor of Zoology at the University of British Columbia. He received the Darwin Medal from the Royal Society of London in 2021. He is a member of the Order of British Columbia and the US National Academy of Sciences.
Friday, February 18, 2022 @ 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, February 25, 2022 @ 2:30 PM – Dr. Daniel Weinberger will present “Genomic insights into the developmental origins of behavioral disorders.” Dr. Weinberger is the CEO and Director of the Lieber Institute for Brain Development. He is a professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a clinical professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at George Washington University School of Medicine. This presentation is a part of the Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series.
Friday, March 18, 2022 @ 2:30 PM – Dr. Joshua Dubnau will present “Retrotransposons and Endogenous retroviruses as casual factors in neurodegenerative disease.” Dr. Dubnau is the Director of the Center for Developmental Genetics and a professor of anesthesiology at Stony Brook University.
Friday April 15, 2022 @ 2:30 PM – Dr. Wylie Burke will present “Partnering with Communities in Genomic Research.” Dr. Burke is Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington. She is a member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and founder of the University of Washington Center for Genomics and Healthcare Equality. She is a past president of the American Society of Human Genetics. This presentation is a part of the Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series.
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, 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.”