Population and Statistical Genetics Working Group Evening Lecture

June 24, 2021, 5:00pm – 6:30pm | New York Genome Center

The NYGC has created a Population and Statistical Genetics Working Group that brings together leading population and statistical geneticists and focuses on human population genomics, statistical analyses, and applications to precision medicine. The group is led by Adam Siepel, PhD, of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and David Knowles, PhD, of New York Genome Center and Columbia University.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM: Speaker Presentations and Q&A

This will be a VIRTUAL meeting via Zoom.


Iain Mathieson, PhD
Assistant Professor of Genetics
University of Pennsylvania 

“Using Ancient DNA to Trace Complex Trait Evolution in Humans”


Gillian Belbin, PhD
Director, Population Genetics
Institution for Genomic Health
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 

“The Impact of Fine-Scale Population Structure on Disease Risk”


Adam Siepel, PhD
Professor, CSHL School of
Biological Sciences
Chair, Simons Center
for Quantitative Biology
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Affiliate Member
New York Genome Center


David A. Knowles David Knowles, PhD
Core Faculty Member
New York Genome Center

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and
Department of Systems Biology
Columbia University


Moderated by Adam Siepel, PhD, and David Knowles, PhD.
Discussion and Q&A will take place after the speaker presents.

Any questions on this event, contact events@nygenome.org.