2018 Fall Seminars

The Fall 2018 PGSG Seminar Series will be held on the following Fridays at 1:00 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.

Heritability enrichment of regulatory elements is concentrated in elements with ancient sequence age and conserved function

Margaux Hujoel
Doctoral Student
Department of Biostatistics
September 21, 2018

Transcriptomic analysis reveals molecular mechanisms linking radon exposure to breast cancer etiology

Cheng Peng
Postdoctoral Fellow
Channing Lab
October 5, 2018

Asthma Pharmacogenetics from a Health Services Researcher’s Point of View

Ann Wu
Associate Professor
Harvard Medical School
October 26, 2018

Progress and controversy in understanding the genetic basis of complex human traits

David Balding
University of Melbourne and UCL Genetics Institute
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
(Room change: FXB G03)

Genetic associations between psychiatric disorder risk and phenotypic factors in the UK Biobank

Caitlin Carey
Postdoctoral Associate
Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
November 9, 2018

Predicting Skin Cancer Risk

Maryam Asgari
Associate Professor
Department of Dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital
Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School
November 16, 2018

Genome-wide Assessment for Resting Heart Rate and Shared Genetics with Cardio-metabolic Traits and Type 2 Diabetes Using UK Biobank Data

Yanjun Guo
Postdoctoral Student
Department of Biostatistics
November 30, 2018

Estimating the autocorrelation of causal SNP effect sizes as a function of genomic distance

Armin Schoech
Doctoral Student
Department of Epidemiology
December 7, 2018

Shared genetic architecture between metabolic traits and Alzheimer’s disease: A large scale genome-wide cross-trait analysis

Yifei Lin
Doctoral Student
Department of Biostatistics
December 14, 2018

See Fall 2017 Seminars here.