Brought to you by the Arizona Center for the Biology of Complex Diseases (ABCD) at the University of Arizona:
TOPIC: “Integrating -omics”
SPEAKER: Carole Ober, PhD — The Blum-Riese Professor and Chair of the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Chicago
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 8, 2018 | 9-11 a.m.
Weekly Colloquium, Spring 2019 – Problems in the Biology of Complex Diseases
(CMM, MCB, GENE, IMB, PCOL 595H)
Fridays, 9-11 a.m., Keating/BIO5 Room 103, Jan. 11-April 26 (except for March 1, 9-11 a.m., Keating/BIO5 Room 247)
SPEAKERS SCHEDULE: Click here [PDF] for a printable schedule for the entire series.
About the Speaker
Carole Ober, PhD, is the Blum-Riese Professor and Chair of the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Chicago. The research goals of her laboratory are to identify genetic variants that influence methylation, gene expression, and microbial composition in tissues relevant to complex phenotypes and common diseases, in particular those related to asthma, chronic rhinosinutsitis (CRS), and fertility and parturition. This research is conducted in freshly isolated cells and tissues as well as in cell culture models of gene-environment interactions to dissect the genetic architecture of common diseases, and leverages the advantages of different sampling designs, including population based studies in in founder populations (the Hutterites of South Dakota and the Amish of northern Indiana), U.S. and European birth cohorts, and in patient populations from Chicago. For more on her research, visit Dr. Ober's lab website.