June 2022

Jamie Vandenberg, PhD is a Professor of Medicine & Health at the Victor Chang Caridac Research Institute.

Inside AJHG: A Chat with Jamie Vandenberg

Posted By: Sara Cullinan, PhD, Deputy Editor, AJHG SC: What motivated you to start working on this project? JV: I have worked on HERG potassium channels for >20 years. Initially I just wanted to understand why these channels have such unusual properties compared to other potassium channels. As part of this work, I studied the... Read More

Capital Hill

Hill Day Reflections from the 2022 ACGT Advocates

On May 11, 2022, ASHG hosted its second (virtual) Capitol Hill Day. This event brought together 21 Society members from the ASHG Board of Directors, the Government and Public Advocacy Committee (GPAC), and trainee advocates from the Advocacy Certificate for Human Genetics and Genomics Trainees (ACGT) program. ASHG advocates shared the value and progress of... Read More

Tommer Schwarz is a graduate student at UCLA.

Inside HGG Advances: A Chat with Tommer Schwarz

Posted By: HGG Advances HGGA: What motivated you to start working on this project?   TS: As RNA-seq is now the state-of-the-art method for measuring gene expression, we were motivated to help researchers better design these experiments for eQTL mapping, a common application using RNA-seq data. We found that it’s possible to boost association power by... Read More

ASHG Board Roundup from Spring 2022

ASHG Board Roundup from Spring 2022

The ASHG Board of Directors held its first in-person meeting since 2019 on April 21-22 in Rockville, Maryland. During the meeting, chaired by President Charles Rotimi, PhD, the Board discussed plans for the ASHG 2022 annual meeting, reviewed the activities and priorities of the Society’s committees over the previous year, approved the upcoming fiscal year’s... Read More

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