Past PGSG Seminars

2015 PGSG Seminars

 

January 30th, 2015: Kevin Galinsky
kevin galinskyDoctoral Student
Department of Biostatistics
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Title: “Fast PCA and Signals of Selection in a Large European American Cohort

 

 

 

 

February 6th, 2015: Brad Chapman, Ph.D.
BradResearch Scientist
Harvard Bioinformatics Core
Department of Biostatistics
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Title: “Scalable and Validated Variant Calling Work in the Bioinformatics Core

 

 

 

 

February 13th, 2015: Ericka Ebot, Ph.D.
Ericka Noonan-EbotPostdoctoral Fellow
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Title: “Identifying Obesity-linked Gene Expression Changes in Prostate Cancer

 

 

 

 

February 20th, 2015: Alexander Gusev, Ph.D.
gusev 002Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Title: “Imputation-based Gene Expression Association Study Identifies Novel Risk Genes for Obesity-related Traits

 

 

 

March 13th, 2015: Zhonghua Liu
Zhonghua LiuDoctoral Student
Departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Title: “Multiple Phenotype Association Testing Based on Summary Statistics in Genome-wide Association Studies

 

 

 

March 27th, 2015: Chia-yen Chen, Sc.D.
chiayenPostdoctoral Research Fellow
Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit
Center for Human Genetic Research, Massachusetts General Hospital, Richard B. Simches Research Center
Title: “Genome-wide Association Study of PTSD in the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Service Members (Army STARRS)

 

 

 

April 3rd, 2015: Christopher Kabrhel, M.D., MPH
KabhrelAttending Physician
Department of Emergency Medicine
Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care
Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Surgery (Emergency Medicine)
Harvard Medical School
Title: “From Epidemiology to Individual Patients- A Tour through the Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients with Venous Thromboembolism

 

 

 

April 10th, 2015: Sophia Zackrisson, MD, PhD
ZackrissonSenior Consultant Radiologist
Skane University Hospital
Associate Professor
Lund University, Sweden
Title: “Breast Tomosynthesis: Ready for Routine Screening?

 

 

 

April 24th, 2015: Pier Francesco Palamara, Ph.D.
Pier PalamaraPostdoctoral Fellow
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Title: “Leveraging Distant Relatedness to Quantify Human Mutation and Gene Conversion Rates

 

 

 

May 8th, 2015: Andrew Beck, M.D., Ph.D.
BeckAssistant Professor
Department of Pathology
Harvard Medical School
Director, Molecular Epidemiology Research Laboratory- Pathology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Title: “Extensive Rewiring of Epithelial-stromal Co-expression Networks in Breast Cancer

 

 


May 29th, 2015: Gaurav Bhatia, Ph.D.

bhatiaPostdoctoral Fellow
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Title: “Dissecting the missing heritability of complex traits: Methods to assess the contribution of rare variants and gene-by-gene interaction

 

 

September 18th, 2015: Evan Busch, Ph.D.
Evan BuschPostdoctoral Fellow
Channing Division of Network Medicine
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Title: “Translating markers of epithelial-mesenchymal transition to improve cancer patient outcomes: time-to-event and latent-class analyses

 

 

 

 

September 25th, 2015: Hilary Finucane
Hilary FinucaneDoctoral Student
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Department of Mathematics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: “Finding and characterizing latent genetic sub-structure for imprecisely defined phenotypes

 

 

 

October 2nd, 2015: Po-Ru Loh, Ph.D.
Po-Ru LohPostdoctoral Fellow
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Title: “Fast and accurate long-range phasing and imputation in a UK Biobank cohort

 

 

 

 

 

October 30th, 2015: Chirag Patel, Ph.D.
chiragpatelAssistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Informatics
Harvard Medical School
Center for Assessment Technology & Continuous Health
Massachusetts General Hospital
Title: “Bioinformatics to Investigate the Elusive Environment in Larger Scale

 

 

 

November 13th, 2015: Mark Chaffin
MarkChaffinMaster of Science Candidate
Computational Biology & Quantitative Genetics
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Title: “Assessing the Degree of Cross-tissue Heritability of Gene Expression in Multiple Tissues using the GTEx Program

 

 

 

November 20th, 2015: Xuanyao Liu, Ph.D.
XuanyaoPostdoctoral Fellow
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Title: “Functional partitioning of local and distal gene expression regulation in human tissues

 

 

 

 

December 11th, 2015: Wonil Chung, Ph.D.
Wonil ChungPostdoctoral Fellow
Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Title: “Genomic Risk Prediction using Individual-level Data and Summary Statistics of Secondary Traits