Past PGSG Seminars

2014 PGSG Seminars

 

January 31st:   Rulla Tamimi, Sc.D.
tamimiAssociate Professor
Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
Talk Title: “NHS Tissue Repository: Research Opportunities and Examples from Breast Cancer

 

 

 

February 14th:  Alexander Gusev, Ph.D.
gusev 002Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard School of Public Health
Talk Title: “Functional Interpretation of Hidden Heritability in Complex Disease

 

 

 

February 28th: Peter Kraft, Ph.D.
April 2013_KraftProfessor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Harvard School of Public Health

 

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lindstromSara Lindstroem, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard School of Public Health

 

 

Talk Title: “A Comprehensive Survey of Genetic Variation in over 19,000 Subjects from the Nurses’ Health Study, Nurses’ Health Study 2, and Health Professional Follow Up Study

 

 

March 14th:  Jennifer Sinnott, Ph.D.
sinnottPostdoctoral Fellow
Departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
Research Fellow
Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Talk Title: “Improving the Power of Genetic Association Tests with Imperfect Phenotype Derived from Electronic Medical Records

 

 

 

March 28th:  Gaurav Bhatia
bhatiaDoctoral Student
Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
Talk Title: “Estimating Heritability by Analyzing Haplotypes: Challenges Due to LD, and Potential Ways Forward

 

 

 

 

April 11th:  Deanna Alexis Carere, MA, MS, CGC
Alexis CarereDoctoral Student
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
Genetic Counselor and Researcher
Genomes2People Program, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Talk Title: “The Impact of Personal Genomic Testing on Perceptions of Cancer Risk: Findings from The PGen Study

 

 

 

 

April 18th:  Chaolong Wang, Ph.D.
ChaolongPostdoctoral Fellow
Departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Harvard School of Public Health
Talk Title: “Control for Population Stratification in Case-control Studies when Combining Sequencing and Genotyping Data of  Different Samples”

 

 

 

 

April 25th:  Nadia Micali, MD, MRCPsych, Ph.D., FAED
micali_edited-1Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist
Behavioural and Brain Sciences Unit
Institute of Child Health, University of College London
Talk Title: “Eating Disorders: Investigating Epidemiology and Risk using Population-based Studies

 

 

 

 

 

May 9th:  Godwin Yung
YungDoctoral Student
Interdisciplinary Research Training in Biostatistics and Computational Biology
Departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Harvard School of Public Health
Talk Title: “Secondary Trait Analysis for Case-control Association/Sequencing Studies”

 

 

 

May 16th:  Allan C. Just, Ph.D.
Allan_Just_Teaching-300x209Research Fellow
Department of Environmental Health
Harvard School of Public Health
Talk Title: “Environmental Exposures and Epigenome-wide DNA Methylation: EWAS in the Normative Aging Study

 

 

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

 

 

 

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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
Title: “Genetic Correlation and Regional Architecture of Complex Traits via Fast Variance Components Analysis

 

 

 

 

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
Title: “Direct-to-consumer Personal Genomic Testing for Pharmacogenetic Variation: Interest, Expectations and Impact in the PGen Study