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2008-9 UCSD Genetics and Genomics in Medicine

October 9, 2008

Albert La Spada, M.D., Ph.D.

Center for Neurogenetics & Neurotherapeutics

“Triplet Repeat Disease, Transcription Dysregulation, and Neurodegeneration: Connecting the Dots”

October 9, 2008 

Robert Nussbaum, M.D. 

Chief of Medical Genetics

University of California, San Francisco

"Alpha-synuclein and Parkinson Disease." 

October 16, 2008 

John Moran, Ph.D. 

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Human Genetics, University of Michigan 

“Studies of a Human Retrotransposon”

November 13, 2008 

Gabriela Loots, Ph.D. 

Biology and Biotechnology Division,

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories

"Sclerostin is a Modifier of Limb Morphogenesis "

December 4, Friday, 2008 

Janet Rossant, Ph.D.*

Chief of Research, The Hospital for Sick Children,

University of Toronto 

"Stem Cells and Lineage Development in the Mammalian Blastocyst"

December 11, 2008 

Benoit Bruneau, Ph.D.

Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease

University of California, San Francisco

"Chromatin remodeling in heart development"

January 22, 2009

Alexandra Joyner

Courtney Steel Chair in Pediatric Cancer Research

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

“New roles for Hedgehog signaling through Gli genes in the embryo and in adult stem cells”

February 5, 2009

Sudha Iyengar

Division of Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology, 

Case Western Reserve University

“Identification of a novel gene for age-related cataract:

Evidence from human and mouse models”

February 19, 2009

Katherine Rauen

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Medical Genetics 

UC San Francisco

"Cardio-facio-cutaneous syndromes: Dysregulation of RAS/MAPK Signal Transduction"

March 4, 2009

Kelly Frazer

The Scripps Research Institute

“Human Genetic Variation and its Contribution to Complex Traits”

March 5, 2009

Daniel Pinkel

Director of Technology, UCSF Helen Diller Family 

Comprehensive Cancer Center

"Unraveling the Genetic Evolution of Melanoma"

March 19, 2009

Evan Eichler

Department of Genomic Science

University of Washington

“Human Genome Structural Variation and Disease”

April 9, 2009

David Wong

Department of Dermatology

Stanford University

"Toward Creating a Model System of Cancer Stem Cells"

May 7, 2009

Bradley Yoder

Department of Cell Biology

University of Alabama, Birmingham

Title: TBA

Area of Research: Genetics of Primary Cilia