Center for Medical Genomics

Schedule for Retreat — May 19, 2016

Register  >here<  before April 19.   Presentations will be held in the Berg Auditorium (Room 100) of the Huck Life Sciences Building.

9:00–9:30   Coffee, light breakfast
9:30–10:00 Melissa Wilson Sayres
(Arizona State Univ.)
Sex-biased genome evolution and medicine
10:00–10:30 Heather Lawson
(Washington Univ. St. Louis)
Physiological and genetic evidence links hemopexin to triglycerides in metabolic disease
10:30–11:00 Andrew Patterson
(Penn State UP)
Using metabolomics to decipher the metabolic chatter between the host and gut microbiota
11:00–11:30 Piotr Janicki
(Penn State Hershey)
100 genomes for a price of one — pooled next-generation sequencing strategy for discovery of rare functional variants in platelet activation pathway genes contributing to risk of large vessels ischemic stroke
11:30–1:30   Lunch and poster session
1:30–2:30 Anna Di Rienzo
(Univ. Chicago)
The genetics of inter-individual variation in transcriptional response traits: biomedical and evolutionary implications
2:30–3:00 Margherita Cantorna
(Penn State UP)
Vitamin D and the microbiota cooperate to regulate gastrointestinal homeostasis and inflammatory bowel disease
3:00–3:30   Coffee
3:30–4:00 James Broach
(Penn State Hershey)
The genetics of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
4:00–4:30 Francisco Diaz
(Penn State UP)
Effects of zinc deficiency on oocyte quality and developmental potential
4:30–5:00 George Lucian Moldovan
(Penn State Hershey)
Mechanisms regulating the response to replication stress and DNA damage

Scientific organizers:  Kateryna Makova, Sarah Craig, and Marta Tomaszkiewicz
Administrative organizer:  Donna Panasiti