GSoLS Seminar: Applied Biomedical Genomics and Bioinformatics at the Genomics Research Center

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Life Science Seminar

Life Sciences Seminar
Applied Biomedical Genomics and Bioinformatics at the Genomics Research Center
Dr. Elizabeth Prichett

PhD and Dalia Ghoneim, PhD (Bioinformatics '07)

Drs. Pritchett and Ghoneim will give an overview of the ongoing applied and translational next generation sequencing (NGS) genomics capabilities at the University of Rochester.

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Pritchett: I received my undergraduate degree from Georgia State University in 2011 where I did undergraduate research with sex-changing fish. I received my PhD from the University of Delaware where I studied the gene expression changes of the chicken pituitary gland under heat stress. I began working at the GRC in 2016 and am currently the Operations Director. In this role I am responsible for project and staff management, spatial transcriptomics, and education and outreach. Dr. Ghoneim; I received my BS in Bioinformatics from RIT in 2007. I worked as a bioinformatician at URMC analyzing genomic datasets from patients with neurodevelopmental disease, and later earned a PhD in Genetics at URMC in 2019. My PhD research focus was RNA biology. I did my postdoctoral training at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center studying genetic epidemiology in underrepresented ethnicities, and joined the Genomics Research Center in 2021 as a Bioinformatics Scientist. As a Bioinformatician at the GRC, I work with the rest of the bioinformatics team to perform analysis of genomic datasets, develop analysis pipelines, collaborate with researchers, and provide bioinformatics consultation services. In addition, the team is involved in training and mentorship for bioinformatics analysis.

Intended Audience:
Beginners, undergraduates, graduates. Those with interest in the topic.

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When and Where
January 25, 2023
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Room/Location: A300

Open to the Public

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