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Highlights from Vancouver: Mentorship and Professional Development

November 2016 “A prominent theme of ASHG 2016 in Vancouver, Canada, was mentorship. The topic was highlighted in many sessions throughout the meeting, including the Presidential Symposium (“Mentoring in a Challenging Environment”), a joint Building Bridges Session with ESHG (“Navigating the Myriad Career Paths in Human Genetics”), and presentation of the first ASHG Mentorship Award... Read More

Meet the Trainee Leader, Julie Nadel, PhD

TDC member Emily Olfson, MD PhD, interviews Julie Nadel, PhD, ASHG/NHGRI Genetics & Education Fellow November 2016 ASHG: Tell us a bit about yourself. Dr. Nadel: I like hot sauce, my dog, and talking about science. My graduate work at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine focused on the non-canonical nucleic acid structure, RNA:DNA hybrids,... Read More

Interview with Tatiana Tatarinova, Computational Biologist

TDC member Julie Jurgens interviews Computational Biologist and Ancient DNA Researcher, Tatiana Tatarinova August 2016 I have always been fascinated by human history and its puzzling nature. For the longest time, I wanted to participate in a project that solves these historic mysteries. That chance came when I met several bright individuals who research ancient... Read More

Meet the Trainee Leader, Jonathan Kocarnik

TDC member Doug Dluzen interviews Jonathan Kocarnik, ASHG Social Issues Committee Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Associate, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/University of Washington  August 2016 ASHG: Please tell us a bit about yourself. Dr. Kocarnik: I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and I currently live in Seattle, WA. My education took me to the... Read More

How The UK Biobank Exemplifies the Democratization of Science

Training & Development Committee member Chris Nowak interviewed Tim Frayling, PhD, about the role of big data in genetics. May 2016 The UK Biobank offers a unique open access resource with records of 500,000 people aged 40-69 years who, between 2006-2010, underwent detailed measurements, including genotyping, biochemical tests and lifestyle questionnaires, and who have been followed up... Read More

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