8th Human Genetics in NYC Conference

October 29, 2019

October 29, 2019

8:00 am To 5:30 pm

LeFrak Theater Central Park West at 79th St, New York, NY 10024

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October 29, 2019

American Museum of Natural History


LeFrak Theater 
Central Park West at 79th St, New York, NY 10024 


 



Keynote Speaker:


David Reich, PhD, Harvard University 




Conference Leaders/Moderators:


George Amato, PhD, American Museum of Natural History


Jean-Laurent Casanova, MD, PhD, Rockefeller University & HHMI


Bruce D. Gelb, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


David Goldstein, PhD, Columbia University


Cheryl Y. Hayashi, PhD, American Museum of Natural History


 


Conference Schedule:






































































































8:00 am – 8:30 am



Registration and Continental Breakfast



8:30 am – 8:45 am








Introductions
Jean-Laurent Casanova, MD, PhD
Investigator, HHMI & Professor, The Rockefeller University
Cheryl Hayashi, PhD
Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics, American Museum of Natural History



8:45 am – 9:45 am



Session 1: Keynote Seminar
Moderator: David Goldstein, PhD



 



David Reich, PhD
Harvard University
Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past



9:45 am – 10:15 am



Break and Posters



10:15 am – 11:35 am



Session 2: Contributed Presentations in Medical Genomics
Moderator: Bruce Gelb, MD



10:15 am – 10:35 am




Orrin Devinsky, MD
New York University
Molecular basis of epilepsies



10:35 am – 10:55 am




Andrew Allen, PhD
Duke University
Using standing variation to assess pathogenicity



10:55 am – 11:15 am





Christopher Park, PhD
Flatiron Institute, Simons Foundation
Whole-genome analysis identifies contribution of noncoding mutations to autism risk



11:15 am – 11:35 am





Joseph Buxbaum, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Genetics of autism



11:35 am – 1:00 pm



Lunch and Posters in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life



1:00 pm – 2:40 pm




Session 3: Contributed Presentations in Evolution and Population Genomics, Part I
Moderator: Susan Perkins, PhD, American Museum of Natural History



1:00 pm – 1:20 pm




Robert Burk, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Human papillomavirus evolution and carcinogenesis


 1:20 pm – 1:40 pm



Bluma Lesch, MD, PhD
Yale School of Medicine
Evolution of epigenetic poising in the mammalian germ line



1:40 pm – 2:00 pm




Ward Wheeler, PhD
American Museum of Natural History
Evolutionary studies of pancreatic cancer



2:00 pm – 2:20 pm




William R. Jacobs, Jr., PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Adaptation of Mycobacteria to human hosts



2:20 pm – 2:40 pm





Erich Jarvis, PhD
Rockefeller University & HHMI
The genetics of vocal learning and spoken language



2:40 pm – 3:15 pm



Breaks and Posters



3:15 pm – 3:55 pm




Session 4: Contributed presentations in Evolutionary and Population Genomics, Part II
Moderator: George Amato, PhD



3:15 pm – 3:35 pm 




Christina Bergey, PhD
Rutgers University & Penn State University
Convergent evolution in African and Asian hunter-gatherers with short stature



3:35 pm – 3:55 pm





Christopher Mason, PhD
Weill Cornell Medicine
Lessons from a year in space: multi-omic dynamics and plans for Mars


 



 4:00 pm – 5:20pm




Session 5: Panel Discussion on How to Discuss Human Genetic Variation in the Age of Genomics
Moderator: Cheryl Hayashi, PhD



 



Panelists: 1. Noura Abul-Husn, MD, PhD
 Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
 2. Emily Groopman, PhD
  
Columbia University
 3. Connie Westhoff, SBB, PhD
  
 New York Blood Center
 4. Pamela Sankar, PhD
  
 
University of Pennsylvania



 5:20 pm – 5:30pm



Closing Remarks
Jean-Laurent Casanova, MD, PhD & Cheryl Hayashi, PhD



 

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