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5th Human Genetics in NYC Conference

9:00 AM — 6:00 PM

On behalf of Drs. Tom Maniatis, Jean-Laurent Casanova, Bruce Gelb and David Goldstein

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5th Human Genetics in NYC Conference

Friday, February 2, 2018 | 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM


On behalf of Drs. Tom Maniatis, Jean-Laurent Casanova, Bruce Gelb and David Goldstein, we are pleased to announce the 5th Human Genetics in NYC Conference held at the New York Genome Center on February 2, 2018.



Please see below for information about the invited speakers presenting at the conference.


Conference Program
















Tom Maniatis, PhD


Scientific Director & Chief Executive Officer
New York Genome Center


Director, Columbia Precision Medicine Initiative
Isidore S. Edelman Professor, Biochemistry 

Chair, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics

Columbia University 














Evan Eichler, PhD


Associate Member
New York Genome Center


Professor, Genome Sciences
University of Washington


Howard Hughes Medical Institute 


“Insights into the Genetics of Autism”


To learn more about Dr. Evan Eichler’s research, visit: Google Scholar – Evan Eichler, PhD

















Phil De Jager, MD, PhD


Weil-Granat Professor, Neurology
Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain, and the Precision Medicine Initiative


Director, Center for Translational & Computational Neuro-Immunology
Director, Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Care & Research Center
Columbia University Medical Center


“The Genetic Architecture of Human Microglial Traits: Grounding Network Models & Clinical Translation”


To learn more about Dr. Phil De Jager’s research, visit: Google Scholar – Phil De Jager, MD, PhD












Molly Hammell, PhD


Assistant Professor
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory


“Mobile Genomics: TDP-43 Links Mobile Element Control to Neurodegenerative Disease”


To learn more about Dr. Molly Hammell’s research, visit: Google Scholar – Molly Hammell, PhD














Marcin Imielinski, MD, PhD


Core Faculty Member
New York Genome Center


Computational Genomics & Assistant Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine


“Signatures of Complex Rearrangements Across Thousands of Human Cancer Genomes”


To learn more about Dr. Marcin Imielinski’s research, visit: Google Scholar – Marcin Imielinski, MD, PhD













Eimear Kenny, PhD


Assistant Professor, Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


“Population Genetics in an Era of Precision Medicine”


To learn more about Dr. Eimear Kenny’s research, visit: Google Scholar – Eimear Kenny, PhD












Christina Leslie, PhD


Member, Computational Biology Program, SKI
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


“Decoding Immune Cell States in Development and Disease”


To learn more about Dr. Christina Leslie’s research, visit: Google Scholar – Christina Leslie, PhD














Matt Maurano, PhD


Assistant Professor, Institute for Systems Genetics
NYU Langone Health


“Decoding Regulatory Variation”


To learn more about Dr. Matt Maurano’s research, visit: Google Scholar – Matt Maurano, PhD













Molly Przeworski, PhD



Department of Biological Sciences
Department of Systems Biology
Columbia University 


“Sex and Age Effects on Human Germline Mutation”


To learn more about Dr. Molly Przeworkski’s research, visit: Google Scholar – Molly Przeworkski, PhD














Olga Troyanskaya, PhD
Professor, Department of Computer Science & Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics
Princeton University 


Deputy Director for Genomics, Flatiron Institute
Simons Foundation


“From Genome to Clinical Outcome: Decoding the Impact of Noncoding Mutations in Human Disease”


To learn more about Dr. Olga Troyanskaya’s research, visit: Google Scholar – Olga Troyanskaya, PhD

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