Unless otherwise specified, all event details are as follows: Time: 11:00AM - 12:00PM Location: Gonda, 1357
Title: The Genomic-epigenomic Nexus In Ovarian Cancer Date: Monday, 5/14/2018 Speaker: Simon A. Gayther, PhD, Barth Family Chair in Cancer Genetics Director of Molecular Epidemiology, Co-Director of the Center for Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Contact & Intro: Bogdan Pasaniuc
Title: Modeling Cardiac Diseases with iPSC Technology Date: Friday, 6/1/2018 Speaker: Katriina Aalto-Setälä, MD, PhD, Professor (Physiology), School of Medicine, University of Tampere, Finland Contact & Intro: Paivi PajukantaABSTRACT: The main aim of my research group is to differentiate functional cardiomyocytes from pluripotent stem cells and study different genetic heart diseases with the help of iPSC technology. Research focuses also on the development of iPSC lines and optimizing the differentiation methods and growth environment of cardiomyocytes. We aim to ascertain the mechanisms, signaling pathways and genes underlying differentiation to be able to differentiate cardiomyocytes in culture. We conduct research with biomaterials suitable for the cultivation of cardiomycoytes and develops different ways to characterize the functionality of the cardiomyocytes, for example to study the drug responses.
Title: “A statistical model for reference-free inference of archaic local ancestry” and “Characterization of open chromatin in human primary adipocytes reveals environment-responsive genomic regions” Date: Monday, 6/11/2018 Speaker: Arun Durvasula and Kristina Garske, Recipients of NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship and NIH F31 Predoctoral Fellowship Contact & Intro: Drs. Kirk Lohmueller and Paivi Pajukanta