Friday, November 2
Genome Sciences Symposium: Sequencing, Understanding, and Editing the Genome to Improve Human Health
Foege Auditorium and Kane 130 | website
When Bob Waterston became chair of the Department of Genome Sciences in 2002, it was a major coup for UW Medicine. As one of the pioneers in the field, he led efforts to complete the first genomic sequencing of animals, including the roundworm and mouse. His lab at Washington University in St. Louis was also central to the success of the Human Genome Project, which was completed in April 2003.
Since his arrival in Seattle, the department has gained international acclaim as a center for research and education in genetics, genomics, proteomics and computational biology. Now stepping down as chair, Dr. Waterston continues to be a member of the faculty. Dr. Stanley Fields began serving as department chair on September 1. In a recent interview, Dr. Waterston talked about his career and genome sciences. Read the interview.
Dr. Kelley Harris joined Genome Sciences in 2018. Dr. Harris uses population genetic theory and high-throughput biological sequence analysis to study recent evolutionary history in humans and other species. Please visit her faculty page to learn more about her research.
Genome Sciences is pleased to welcome Dr. Brian Beliveau to the department in September 2018 as our newest faculty member. Dr. Beliveau develops and applies super-resolution microscopy methods and programmable molecular technologies to map the 3D organization of the genome in single cells.
Elizabeth Aguilar - DePauw University
Ryan Carlson - UW MSTP
Shawn Fayer - Brandeis University
Sayeh Gorjifard - Johns Hopkins University
Allie Greaney - UW MSTP
Hyeon-Jin Kim - University of Washington
Michelle Noyes - University of Chicago
Phoebe Parrish - Davidson College
Chengxiang Qiu - Peking University
Sam Regalado - UW MSTP
Sam Smukowski - University of Wisconsin