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Fall 2020

● The Weekly Wednesday Wartik Genomics Lecture Series (WWWGLS) is held via Zoom on Wednesdays at 4pm, unless noted otherwise.
● PSU faculty can nominate speakers via this form
● PSU affiliates can sign up to recieve seminar announcements using l-wwwgls@lists.psu.edu.
Date Presenter(s) Topic
August 26 Kathryn Stankiewicz and Matthew Jensen
The Pennsylvania State University
No Zoom URL
Using the Astrangia poculata Genome as a Model for Understanding Cnidarian Evolution and Symbiosis; Patterns of Genetic Variant Combinations Determine the Phenotypic Trajectory of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
September 9 Sarah Craig
The Pennsylvania State University
Hosted by: Center for Medican Genomics
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1H-NMR Metabolomics Reveals Associations With Child BMI at 2 Years
September 16 Jesse Gillis
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Hosted by: Santhosh Girirajan
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The Transcriptional Legacy of Developmental Stochasticity
September 23 Jordan Hughley and Adam Rork
The Pennsylvania State University
Zoom URL
AbbVie Summer Internship Experience; Comparative Transcriptomics Offer Insight Into Carabid Beetle Chemical Defense Evolution
October 14 Lindsay Fernandez-Rhodes
The Pennsylvania State University
Hosted by: Center for Medical Genomics
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Improvements in Discovery and Fine-Mapping of Obesity-Related Traits with Diverse Ancestral Samples
October 21 Alejandra Medina-Rivera
University of Mexico
Hosted by: Shaun Mahony, Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
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Characterizing the Effect of Genetic Variants Within Promoters with Distal Enhancer Functions
October 28 Marcella Baiz
The Pennsylvania State University
Hosted by: George Perry
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Repeated Evolution and Introgression of Pigmentation Genes in a Colorful Songbird Radiation
November 4 David McCandlish
Cold Springs Harbor Lab
Hosted by: Yifei Huang and the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
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Modeling Higher-order Genetic Interactions
November 11 Boris Rebolledo Jaramillo
Center for Genetics and Genomics, Facultad de Medicina CAS - Universidad del Desarrollo
Hosted by: Kateryna Makova, Center for Medical Genomics
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Mitochondrial Contribution to Prodromal Manifestations of Parkison Disease in 22q Deletion Syndrome Patients
November 18 Aria Khademi
The Pennsylvania State University
Hosted by: George Perry
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Causal Explainable AI: A Novel Causal Framework for Explaining Black Box Model Predictions
December 2 Karen Miga
Genomics Institute, University of California, Santa Cruz
Hosted by: Ross Hardison
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Telomere-to-Telomere Chromosome Assemblies: New Insights Into Genome Biology & Structure