2018 Spring Seminars

The Winter/Spring 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.

 

The effect of paternal-age-related genetic mutations on risk for five disorders

Jun Li
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Nutrition
January 19, 2018

 

Fine-mapping genetic risk loci to single-variant resolution

Hailing Huang
Instructor, Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital
January 26, 2018

 

Principal Component Methods for Multiple Phenotype–Multiple SNP Regression in Genetic Association Studies

Andy Shi
Research Assistant
Department of Biostatistics
February 2, 2018

 

A Unified Framework to Perform Inference for Pleiotropy, Mediation, and Replication in Genetic Association Studies

Ryan Sun
Graduate Student
Department of Epidemiology
February 9, 2018

 

DNA Methylation of LRRC3B: A Prognostic Biomarker for Survival of Early-Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients

Yichen Guo
Doctoral Student
Department of Biostatistics
February 23, 2018

 

Detecting genome-wide directional effects of transcription factor binding on polygenic disease risk

Yakir Reshef
Doctoral Student
Department of Epidemiology
March 2, 2018

 

Characterizing the degree of SNPs in eQTL networks.

Sheila Gaynor
Graduate Student
Department of Biostatistics
March 23, 2018

 

Leveraging repeat elements to understand the genetic architecture of disease and complex traits

Farhad Hormozdiari
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Epidemiology
March 30, 2018

 

Breast tissue gene expression pathways underlying breast cancer risk and prognostic factors in the Nurses’ Health Study and the Nurses’ Health Study II

Natalie DuPre
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
April 6, 2018

 

Leveraging tissue-specific gene networks to understand the genetic architecture of diseases and complex traits

Sam Kim
Doctoral Student
Department of Epidemiology
April 13, 2018

 

Low-frequency variants functional architectures reveal strength of negative selection across coding and non-coding annotations

Steven Gazal
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Epidemiology
April 20, 2018

 

Polygenic fine-mapping of diseases and complex traits using functional annotations

Omer Weissbrod
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Epidemiology
April 27, 2018

 

Polygenicity of complex traits reflects flattening due to natural selection

Luke O’Connor
Doctoral Student
Department of Epidemiology
May 4, 2018

See Fall 2017 Seminars here.