Previous Seminars (Archive)

Epigenetics in Epidemiology: Lessons from the First Studies of DNA Methylation and Disease.
- Seminar by Stella Aslibekyan, Ph.D.
Monday, January 22, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Calit2 Auditorium
Stella Aslibekyan, Ph.D.

With the advent of commercially available epigenetic arrays, studies of DNA methylation have emerged as the new frontier in genomics, promising deeper understanding of disease etiology at the molecular level. The first wave of studies identified numerous genomic regions that are differentially methylated in the context of human disease. However, several questions remain, among them: 1) are the identified DNA methylation variants a... read more

Personal Health Navigators
- Seminar by Professor Ramesh Jain
Monday, January 8, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Calit2 Auditorium
Professor Ramesh Jain

Health is a continuous state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being. A person’s health is the result of genetics, lifestyle, environment, and socio-economic situation. Though health is a continuous state, resource limitations resulted in considering health as reactive and episodic aspect of life. Availability of technology and resources suggests that our perspective on health should be adjusted to reflect... read more

Health in Context: From Genotypes to Geocodes
- Seminar by Jennifer Robinette, Ph.D.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
12:00pm - 1:00pm
AIRB 2086
Jennifer Robinette, Ph.D.

People living in low income neighborhoods often have poor health because these neighborhoods typically expose residents to more hazards and fewer resources. This talk will review biological, affective, and behavioral processes that serve as pathways linking adverse neighborhood features with health. Evidence from twin models provides more defensible causal inferences about neighborhood effects. Further, investigations of gene x... read more

A Vaccine to Prevent Cancer: Why aren't more people vaccinated?
- Seminar by Jay M. Lieberman, M.D
Monday, November 27, 2017
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Donald Bren Hall - 6011
Jay M. Lieberman, M.D

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common virus transmitted by sexual contact. Most people will be infected by one or more HPV types over the course of their lifetime. Nearly 80 million people—about one in four—are currently infected in the United States. In most cases, HPV infections resolve on their own, but in some cases, infection persists, and when it does it can lead to the development of cancer. HPV can result in... read more

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