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8th Human Genetics in NYC Conference

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8th Human Genetics in NYC Conference


 

October 29, 2019American Museum of Natural History

LeFrak Theater Central Park West at 79th St, New York, NY 10024 

 

 

Keynote Speaker:

David Reich, PhD, Harvard University 


Conference Leaders/Moderators:

George Amato, PhD, American Museum of Natural History

Jean-Laurent Casanova, MD, PhD, Rockefeller University & HHMI

Bruce D. Gelb, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

David Goldstein, PhD, Columbia University

Cheryl Y. Hayashi, PhD, American Museum of Natural History

 

Conference Schedule:





8:00 am - 8:30 am



Registration and Continental Breakfast





8:30 am - 8:45 am



IntroductionsJean-Laurent Casanova, MD, PhDRockefeller University & HHMICheryl Hayashi, PhDSackler Institute for Comparative Genomics, American Museum of Natural HistoryMichael Novacek, PhDSenior Vice President and Provost of Science, American Museum of Natural History





8:45 am - 9:45 am



Session 1: Keynote Seminar Moderator: David Goldstein, PhD





 



David Reich, PhDHarvard UniversityAncient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past





9:45 am - 10:15 am



Break





10:15 am - 11:35 am



Session 2: Contributed Presentations in Medical Genomics Moderator: Bruce Gelb, MD





10:15 am - 10:35 am



Orrin Devinsky, MDNew York UniversityMolecular basis of epilepsies





10:35 am - 10:55 am



Andrew Allen, PhDDuke UniversityUsing standing variation to assess pathogenicity





10:55 am - 11:15 am



Christopher Park, PhDFlatiron Institute, Simons FoundationWhole-genome analysis identifies contribution of noncoding mutations to autism risk





11:15 am - 11:35 am



Joseph Buxbaum, PhDIcahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiGenetics of autism





11:35 am – 1:00 pm



Lunch and Posters in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life





1:00 pm - 2:40 pm



Session 3: Contributed Presentations in Evolution and Population Genomics, Part IModerator: Susan Perkins, PhD, American Museum of Natural History





1:00 pm - 1:20 pm



Robert Burk, MDAlbert Einstein College of MedicineHuman papillomavirus evolution and carcinogenesis




  1:20 pm - 1:40 pm


Bluma Lesch, MD, PhDYale School of MedicineEvolution of epigenetic poising in the mammalian germ line





1:40 pm - 2:00 pm



Ward Wheeler, PhDAmerican Museum of Natural HistoryComparative approaches to the study of human cancer





2:00 pm - 2:20 pm



William R. Jacobs, Jr., PhDAlbert Einstein College of MedicinePersistence: Epigenetic adaption of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to the human hosts





2:20 pm - 2:40 pm



Erich Jarvis, PhDRockefeller University & HHMIThe genetics of vocal learning and spoken language





2:40 pm - 3:15 pm



Break





3:15 pm - 3:55 pm



Session 4: Contributed presentations in Evolutionary and Population Genomics, Part IIModerator: George Amato, PhD





3:15 pm - 3:35 pm 



Christina Bergey, PhDRutgers University & Penn State UniversityConvergent evolution in African and Asian hunter-gatherers with short stature





3:35 pm - 3:55 pm



Christopher Mason, PhDWeill Cornell MedicineLessons from a year in space: multi-omic dynamics and plans for Mars

 





  4:00 pm - 5:20pm



Session 5: Panel Discussion on How to Discuss Human Genetic Variation in the Age of GenomicsModerator: Cheryl Hayashi, PhD





 



Panelists: 1. Noura Abul-Husn, MD, PhD                      Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai                  2. Emily Groopman, PhD                      Columbia University                  3. Pamela Sankar, PhD                      University of Pennsylvania                  4. Connie Westhoff, SBB, PhD                      New York Blood Center                 





  5:20 pm – 5:30pm



Closing RemarksJean-Laurent Casanova, MD, PhD & Cheryl Hayashi, PhD





                
Ticket Information Ticket Price
General Admission Free
Lunch Add-On USD 10



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