Seminar Series

Fridays 12:30-1:30 in the EPI Library (Kresge 907)

The Fall 2014 PGSG Seminar Series will be held the following Fridays at 12:30 PM in the Epi Library (Kresge 907).  If you would like to see more information on topics from previous years, please visit our Past PGSG Seminars page.

 

September 12th:
EmilySladeEmily Slade
Doctoral Student
Department of Biostatistics
Harvard School of Public Health
Title: “Extending Concepts of Gene-Environment Interaction Testing to a DNA Methylation Framework

 

 

and

chigaoChi Gao
Master’s Student
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard School of Public Health
Title: “Mendelian Randomization Study of Obesity-associated SNPs and Five Cancer Types: Breast, Ovarian, Prostate, Lung and Colorectal Cancer

 

 

Hugo AschardMonday September 15th: Hugues Aschard, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard School of Public Health
Title: “Playing Musical Chairs in Big Data to Uncover Associations

 

 

hernandezSeptember 19th: Mel Hernandez
Senior Ion Torrent Business Development Lead
Life Science Solutions
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Title: “Introduction to Ion Torrent Next-generation Sequencing and Applications

 

 

 

September 26th: Wonil Chung, Ph.D.
Wonil ChungPostdoctoral Fellow
Departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Harvard School of Public Health
Title: “Genetic Risk Prediction of Complex Traits using Multiple Phenotypes

 

 

 

October 3rd: Wan Xu, MSc
Wan XuResearch Assistant
Department of Biostatistics
Harvard School of Public Health
Title: “DNA Extraction Efficiency Estimations for Subclasses of Leukocytes

 

 

 

and

 

Hugo AschardHugues Aschard, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard School of Public Health
Title: “A New Test for Gene-environment Interaction with Measurement Error in E

 

 

 

October 10th: Hilary Finucane
Hilary FinucaneDoctoral Student
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard School of Public Health
Department of Mathematics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: “Partitioning Heritability by Functional Category using Summary Statistics

 

 

October 24th: Ga Liao, Ph.D.
Ga LiaoVisiting Research Fellow
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard School of Public Health
Associate Professor of State Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases
West China School of Stomatology, Sichuan University
Title: “Power to Detect Cell Specific Association in EWAS using Cell Mixture Samples

 

 

November 14th: Akweley Ablorh
Akweley AblorhDoctoral Student
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard School of Public Health
Title: “Breast Cancer Heritability at 12 Breast Cancer Associated Loci

 

 

 

 

December 5th: Po-Ru Loh, Ph.D.
Po-Ru LohPostdoctoral Fellow
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard School of Public Health

 

 

 

 

December 12th: Deanna Alexis Carere, MA, MS, CGC
Alexis CarereDoctoral Student
HSPH Department of Epidemiology
Genetic Counselor and Researcher,
Genomes2People Program
Brigham and Women’s Hospital