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The Maryland Genetics, Epidemiology, and Medicine Training Program

Genetics Research Day 2019

Genetics Research Day 2019 - Wednesday, April 3rd

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Sponsored by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.


Genetics Research Day 2019 Winners

Doctoral Students

1st place: Melis Atalar Aksit, B.Sc., Ph.D. Candidate, Human Genetics Common variants in CDKN2B-AS1 are associated with earlier onset of CFRD in females
2nd place: Emily Bramel, BSc, Graduate Student, Human Genetics GATA4 is a candidate regulator of angiotensin II signaling in Loeys-Dietz Syndrome
Honorable Mention: Sarah McClymont, B.Sc, PhD candidate, Institute of Genetic Medicine Dopaminergic neuronal chromatin signatures reveal Parkinson Disease associated variation in a novel aminergic intronic enhancer at SNCA

Postdoctoral Fellows

1st place: Carrie Wright, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Lieber Institute for Brain Development miRNA Isoform Quantification Method Development and Expression Analysis in Schizophrenia
2nd place: Kanika Kanchan, Genomic integrity of human induced pluripotent stem cells across nine studies in the NHLBI NextGen Program
Honorable Mention: Alexandra Winters, Association of MALT1 with Peanut Allergy in the Learning Early About Peanut Allergy (LEAP) Study

Masters Students

1st place: Valerie Morrill, BS, Research Assistant, Department of Epidemiology Polygenic Risk Scores of Gastrointestinal Symptoms Among Children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder
2nd place: Laura Chen, BA, MHS Student, Department of Epidemiology Genome-Wide Association Study of Astrovirus in Bangladeshi Infants with Diarrhea
Honorable Mention: Allen Liu, Methods for genetic analysis of secondary phenotypes in case-controlled GWAS with application to COPDGene data

Genetics Research Day Archives

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