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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

    The New York Genome Center’s Evening Talks events feature distinguished experts from around the world sharing genomic insights and research. They are intended to showcase and explain high science to the non-scientific community. Speakers present the latest research findings and explain its implication for helping improve clinical care for a wide array of serious diseases. The lecture is followed by a lively question-and-answer session and a post-event reception of hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. These popular free public events are held in the Center’s state-of-the-art ground-floor auditorium starting at 6:30 pm. The Evening Talks Series is sponsored by The New York Community Trust – Pyewacket Fund.

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