Past PGSG Seminars

2016 PGSG Seminars

 

NicoloFusiFebruary 12th, 2016: Nicolo Fusi, Ph.D.
Researcher
Microsoft Research
Talk Title: “The Warped Linear Mixed Model: Finding Optimal Phenotype Transformations Yields a Substantial Increase in Signal in Genetic Analyses

 

 

LukeFebruary 19th, 2016: Luke O’Connor
Doctoral Student
Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics Program
Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Talk Title: “Estimating Components of Heritability Explained by Gene Expression

 

 

gusev 002February 26th, 2016: Alexander Gusev, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Title: “Transcriptome- and epigenome-wide association study of brain-related traits uncovers specific regulatory mechanisms

 

 

Kevin GalinskyMarch 11th, 2016: Kevin Galinsky
Doctoral Student
Department of Biostatistics
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Title: “Population Structure and Natural Selection in the UK

 

 

YakirMarch 25th, 2016: Yakir Reshef
MD/PhD Student
Harvard Medical School and
Harvard University Department of Computer Science
Title: “New Methods for Jointly Analyzing GWAS Summary Statistics and Fine-grained Functional Genomics Data

 

 

April 1st, 2016: Richard Barfield
RichardDoctoral Student
Department of Biostatistics
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Title: “Estimating cell type specific associations from whole blood methylation

 

 

CMAstley_PhotoApril 8th, 2016: Christina M. Astley, M.D., Sc.D.
Fellow in Endocrinology, Boston Children’s Hospital
Affiliated Postdoctoral Fellow, Broad Institute
Title: “Mendelian Randomization for traits with complex genetics

 

 

 

April 22nd, 2016: Peter Kraft, Ph.D., and Xia Jiang, Ph.D.
April 2013_KraftProfessor and Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Title: “Quantifying and functionally characterizing the genetic contribution to common cancers: Results from the OncoArray study of ca. 500,000 subjects

 

 

April 29th, 2016: Ryan Sun
RyanSunDoctoral Student
Department of Biostatistics
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Title: “SNP-set Tests Using Generalized Berk-Jones Statistics in Genetic Association Studies

 

 

 

May 13th, 2016: Angelo Canty, Ph.D.
CantyAssociate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Associate Member, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
McMaster University
Title: “A Genome-wide Association Study of Longitudinal Renal Function in Type 1 Diabetes

 

 

 

May 20th, 2016: Yu-Han Hsu
YuHan HsuDoctoral Student
Bioinformatics & Integrative Genomics Program
Harvard Medical School
Hirschhorn Lab, Boston Children’s Hospital
Title: “Pathway-based annotation for unknown signals in untargeted metabolomics

 

 

 

Pier PalamaraMay 27th, 2016: Pier Francesco Palamara, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Title: “Reconstructing deep genealogical structure and the phenotypic contribution of rare genetic variation

 

 

June 3rd, 2016: Steven Gazal, Ph.D.
GazalPostdoctoral Fellow
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Title: “The linkage disequilibrium dependent architecture of human complex traits reveals action of negative selection

 

 

June 10th, 2016: Gaurav Bhatia, Ph.D.
bhatiaPostdoctoral Fellow
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Title: “Correcting for subtle stratification in GWAS summary statistics

 

 

 

June 17th, 2016: Mark W. Miller, Ph.D.
MillerClinical Research Psychologist,
National Center for PTSD at VA Boston Healthcare System
Associate Professor,
Dept. of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine
Title: “Neuroimaging-genetic Studies of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury

 

 

 

July 8th, 2016: Shaila Musharoff, PhD
MUSHAROFF-headshotPostdoctoral Scholar, Zaitlen Lab
UCSF Department of Medicine, Lung Biology Center
Title: “Modeling ancestry-dependent phenotypic variance reduces bias and increases power in genetic association studies

 

 

 

July 15th, 2016: Maksim Imakaev
Department of Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: “Formation of chromosomal domains by loop extrusion”

 

 

July 22nd, 2016: Erika J. Wolf, PhD
erika_wolfClinical Research Psychologist
National Center for PTSD
VA Boston Healthcare System
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Boston University School of Medicine
Title: “PTSD and Accelerated Aging

 

 

September 9th, 2016: Chi Gao
Doctoral Student
Harvard Chan Department of Epidemiology
Talk Title: “Validation of Breast Cancer Risk Prediction Models using Nurses Health and Nurses Health II Studies

 

 

 

Po-Ru LohSeptember 16th, 2016: Po-Ru Loh, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Harvard Chan Department of Epidemiology
Talk Title: “Toward an Early-warning System for Leukemia: Characterizing Mosaic Copy Number Abnormalities

 

 

September 23rd, 2016: Armin Schoech
ArminDoctoral Student
Harvard Chan Department of Epidemiology
Harvard Systems Biology Program
Talk Title: “Estimating the Frequency Dependence of SNP Effect Sizes in the UK Biobank Data Set

 

 

CarlaMarquezLunaSeptember 30th, 2016: Carla Marquez Luna
Doctoral Student
Harvard Chan Department of Biostatistics
Talk Title: “Leveraging multiethnic and rare variants annotation to improve polygenic prediction in the UK Biobank Data Set

 

 

October 7th, 2016: Bryce van de Geijn, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Harvard Chan Department of Epidemiology
Talk Title: “Leveraging Histone Modification Heritability to Understand Complex Disease Genetics

 

 

Hilary FinucaneOctober 14th, 2016: Hilary Finucane
Doctoral Student
Harvard Chan Department of Epidemiology
MIT Department of Mathematics
Talk Title: “Heritability Enrichment of Specifically Expressed Genes Identifies Disease-relevant Tissues and Cell Types

 

 

XuanyaoOctober 28th, 2016: Xuanyao Liu, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Harvard Chan Department of Epidemiology
Talk Title: “Inferring Polygenic Selection by Quantifying the Genetic Component of Phenotypic Differences

 

 

November 18th, 2016: Jun Li
Postdoctoral Fellow
Harvard Chan Departments of Nutrition and Epidemiology
Talk Title: “Genome-Wide Analysis of DNA Methylation and Acute Coronary Syndrome

 

 

chunyanDecember 2nd, 2016: Chunyan He, Sc.D.
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health
Talk Title: “Post-GWAS Research on Breast Cancer

 

 

 

RichardDecember 9th, 2016: Richard Barfield
Doctoral Student
Harvard Chan Department of Biostatistics
Talk Title: “Assessing the Genetic Effect Mediated through Gene Expression from Summary eQTL and GWAS Data

 

 

December 16th, 2016: Richa Saxena, Ph.D.
saxena
Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia,
Harvard Medical School
Assistant in Genetics, Anaesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Talk Title: “Genetics of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in UK Biobank and Links to Disease