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The Program Committee shall comprise of members appointed for three (3)-year terms. No member of the Committee may serve more than two (2) consecutive terms, except in the event of his or her appointment as committee chair. The Board shall determine the number of committee members based on the scientific and technical requirements meetings sponsored by the Society.

 

 

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The Committee shall be responsible for the scientific content of the Annual Meeting and other meetings sponsored by the Society.


2017 Committee Members
Peter C. Scacheri, PhD Chair (2017)
Department of Genetics
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH, 44106
T: (216) 368-3458
peter.scacheri@case.edu
http://scacherilab.gene.cwru.edu/
TOPIC: Epigenetics
Reid S. Alisch, PhD (2019)
Department of Psychiatry
University of Wisconsin, Madison
6001 Research Park Blvd.
Madison, WI, 53719
T: (608) 262-8430
alisch@wisc.edu
http://alischlab.psychiatry.wisc.edu/
TOPIC: Psychiatric epigenetics
Dawn C. Allain, MS (2019)
Division of Human Genetics
The Ohio State University
2012 Kenny Road, Ste. 247
Columbus, Oh, 43221
T: (614) 293-9713
dawn.allain@osumc.edu
http://medicine.osu.edu/residents/masters_programs/genetic_counseling/Pages/index.aspx
TOPIC: Genetic counseling, ELSI, adult medical genetics
Dan E. Arking, PhD (2019)
McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
733 N. Broadway, MRB 459
Baltimore, MD, 21205
T: (410) 502-4867
arking@jhmi.edu
http://www.arkinglab.org
TOPIC: Cardiovascular genetics
Stephen J. Chanock, MD (2017)
Director, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
National Cancer Institute
9609 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD, 20890
T: (240) 276-7150
sc83a@nih.gov
http://dceg.cancer.gov/about/organization/lgs
TOPIC: Cancer genomics, specifically in the discovery and characterization of germ line genetic variation and its risk for cancer
Olivia G. Corradin, PhD (2018)
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Nine Cambridge Center
Cambridge, MA, 02142
T: (617) 324-6481
corradin@wi.mit.edu
http://wi.mit.edu/people/fellows/corradin
TOPIC: Complex Traits and Polygenic Disorders
Gregory E. Crawford, PhD (2019)
Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology
Duke University
101 Science Drive, CIEMAS Bld, Room 2353B
Durham, NC, 27708
T: (919) 684-8196
greg.crawford@duke.edu
https://genome.duke.edu/directory/cbb-faculty-gcb-faculty/greg-crawford-phd
TOPIC: Epigenetics, chromatin, gene regulation
Besse Beryl Cummings, BS or BA (2019)
Medical and Population Genetics
Broad Institute
75 Ames St
Cambridge, MA, 02142
T: (919) 725-6320
bcummings@g.harvard.edu
https://macarthurlab.org/people/
TOPIC: Bioinformatics, genomics, transcriptomics
Erica E. Davis, PhD (2018)
Center for Human Disease Modeling, Departments of Pediatrics and Cell Biology
Duke University Medical Center
300 North Duke Street, Room 47-104
Durham, NC, 27701
T: (919) 684-2018
erica.davis@duke.edu
https://labs.cellbio.duke.edu/CHDM/Erica_Davis.html
TOPIC: Genetic and in vivo studies of Mendelian disorders; emphasis on structural birth defects and pediatric syndromes
Andrew T. Dewan, PhD (2018)
Chronic Disease Epidemiology
Yale School of Public Health
60 College St., Room 523
New Haven, CT, 06520
T: (203) 785-3528
andrew.dewan@yale.edu
https://publichealth.yale.edu/people/andrew_dewan.profile
TOPIC: Genetic epidemiology using genomic data to primarily study childhood and reproductive phenotypes
Dan Doherty, MD/PhD (2019)
Department of Pediatrics
University of Washington
Box 356320
Seattle, WA, 98195-6320
T: (206) 987-2590
ddoher@u.washington.edu
https://depts.washington.edu/chdd/iddrc/res_aff/doherty.html
TOPIC: Brain malformation, neurogenetics, Mendelian disorders, ciliopathies
Terrence Furey, PhD (2019)
Department of Genetics
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
120 Mason Farm Road, CB#7264
Chapel Hill, NC, 27516
T: (919) 966-7033
tsfurey@email.unc.edu
http://fureylab.web.unc.edu/
TOPIC: Computational genomics, epigenomics, gene regulation, and inflammatory bowel diseases
Michael J. Gambello, MD/PhD (2019)
Department of Human Genetics
Emory University
615 Michael Street, Ste. 301
Atlanta, GA, 30322
T: (404) 727-6483
mgambel@emory.edu
https://genetics.emory.edu/faculty/primary/gambello-michael.html
TOPIC: Neurogenetics
Robin E. Grubs, PhD,MS,BS or BA (2019)
Department of Human Genetics
University of Pittsburgh
130 DeSoto Street
Pittsburgh, PA, 15261
T: (412) 624-4695
rgrubs@pitt.edu
https://www.publichealth.pitt.edu/home/directory/robin-e-grubs
TOPIC: Genetic counseling
Terry J. Hassold, PhD (2017)
CRB/SMB
Washington State University
Biotechnology Life Sciences 333
Pullman, WA, 99164-7521
T: (509) 335-4953
terryhassold@wsu.edu
http://crb.wsu.edu/faculty/terry-hassold
TOPIC: Meiosis in human males and females; etiology of pregnancy wastage; origin of chromosome abnormalities
Anne W. Higgins, PhD (2017)
Department of Pathology
UMass Memorial Medical Center, Quest Diagnostics
200 Forest Street, Rm 3113
Marlborough, MA, 01752
T: (774) 843-3523
anne.higgins@umassmemorial.org
http://profiles.umassmed.edu/profiles/display/130282
TOPIC: Clinical cytogenetics and genomics
Jeffrey M. Kidd, PhD (2018)
Department of Human Genetics
University of Michigan
1241 E Catherine St.
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-5618
T: (734) 764-6922
jmkidd@umich.edu
http://genome.med.umich.edu/kidd-lab/
TOPIC: Population genetics and genome evolution
Ophir D. Klein, MD/PhD (2017)
Orofacial Sciences
University of California, San Francisco
513 Parnassus Ave, Room S534
San Francisco, CA, 94143-0442
T: (415) 476-4719
ophir.klein@ucsf.edu
http://klein.ucsf.edu/
TOPIC: Clinical Genetics and Dysmorphology; Therapy for Genetic Diseases
Tuuli Lappalainen, PhD (2019)
New York Genome Center
101 Ave of the Americas
New York, NY, 10013
T: (917) 753-2661
tlappalainen@nygenome.org
http://tllab.org
TOPIC: Human genetics, functional genetics, RNA-seq
Christa L. Martin, PhD (2019)
Autism and Developmental Medicine Institute
Geisinger Health System
120 Hamm Drive, Ste. 2A
Lewisburg, PA, 17837
T: (570) 522-9427
clmartin1@geisinger.edu
http://geisingeradmi.org/about/team/christa-martin/
TOPIC: Clinical interpretation of genomic variants; cytogenomics; neuropsychiatric/developmental disorders
Heather C. Mefford, MD/PhD (2018)
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Division of Genetic Medicine, University of Washington
RR349A / Box 356320
Seattle, WA, 98195
T: (206) 543-9572
hmefford@uw.edu
http://www.washington.edu/medicine/pediatrics/meflab/
TOPIC: Molecular Basis of Mendelian Disorders
John V. Moran, PhD (2019)
Department of Human Genetics
University of Michigan Medical School
1241 E. Catherine St, Rm 4909 Buhl Bldg.
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-5618
T: (734) 615-0456
moranj@umich.edu
https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/human-genetics/
TOPIC: LINE-1 retrotransposons, Alu, genome instability, genetics, molecular biology
Kiran Musunuru, MD/PhD,MPH (2019)
11-136 Smillow Center for Translational Research
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
3400 Civic Center Blvd., Bldg. 421
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
T: (215) 573-4717
kiranmusunuru@gmail.com
https://www.med.upenn.edu/apps/faculty/index.php/g275/p8870185
TOPIC: Cardiovascular genetics
Chris P. Ponting, PhD (2017)
MRC Human Genetics Unit, The MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine
University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital
Crewe Road
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, EH4 2XU
T: +44 131 651 8500
chris.ponting@igmm.ed.ac.uk
http://www.hgu.mrc.ac.uk/people/chris.ponting.html
TOPIC: Computational genomics; disease genomics; lncRNAs; evolution; transcriptomics
Pamela Sklar, MD, PhD (2018)
Division of Psychiatric Genomics
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave Levy Place, #1230
New York, NY, 10029
T: (212) 859-8979
pamela.sklar@mssm.edu
http://research.mssm.edu/psychgenomics/sklar-lab/index.html
TOPIC: Complex Traits and Polygenic Disorders
Hua Tang, PhD (2017)
Department of Genetics
Stanford University School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Dr, M335
Stanford, CA, 94305-5120
T: (650) 736-9606
huatang@stanford.edu
http://med.stanford.edu/tanglab/
TOPIC: Complex Traits and Polygenic Disorders
David Wheeler, PhD (2018)
Human Genome Sequencing Center
Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza, N1619.01
Houston, TX, 77030
T: (713) 798-7206
wheeler@bcm.edu
https://www.bcm.edu/people/view/david-wheeler-ph-d/b27c9072-ffed-11e2-be68-080027880ca6
TOPIC: Cancer

     
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