Event Calendar

Join us for our Invited Speaker Series

Center meetings occur virtually every other Thursday at 9:30 am PT

If you are interested in attending as a guest or speaker please email Elad Ziv ([email protected]) for meeting details and logistics. We hope to see you there!

Starting December 2021, lecture recordings will be available for viewing on YouTube within 48 hours.

Past and upcoming speakers


Speaker Affiliation Title of Presentation

Last Update: 02/16/22

02/17/22 Alexander (Sasha) Gusev Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School Learning the influence of genetic ancestry on cancer outcomes from 25,000 sequenced tumors
02/03/22 Alicia Martin Broad Institute/Harvard Medical School Genomics For the World: a comprehensive framework for genetic studies in diverse populations
12/08/21 Tim Thornton University of Washington Transcriptome-Wide Association Studies (TWAS) in Ancestrally Diverse Populations: Challenges and New Opportunities
12/02/21 David Conti USC A Trans-Ancestry Polygenic Risk Score for Prostate Cancer
10/28/21 Aleks Rajkovic UCSF The 3D study - UCSF's Whole Genome Sequencing Effort
09/30/21 Elisabeth Atkinson Baylor College of Medicine Enabling GWAS in Admixed Populations with Tractor
08/12/21 Jian Carrot-Zhang Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Memorial Sloan Kettering CC  
07/29/21 Eimear Kenny Icahn School of Medicine Mt Sinai Race, genetic ancestry and machine learning in genomic medicine."
06/24/21 Jonathan Witonsky Post-doctoral fellow, UCSF Ancestry based lung function prediction
06/10/21 Dezheng Huo Professor, University of Chicago Breast Cancer Epidemiology in Diverse Populations: Etiology and Outcomes
05/13/21 Genevieve Wojcik Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University

The role of ancestry in polygenic risk scores for admixed populations