Established in 2004 in honor of former faculty member Ching Chun "C.C." Li, this year's lecture will feature Kathy Roeder, PhD, UPMC Professor of Statistics and Life Sciences, Department of Statistics and Computational Biology and Vice Provost for Faculty at Carnegie Mellon University.
Each fall, students and faculty of Pitt's Department of Human Genetics join leading scientists from around the world for the American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting, the world’s largest gathering of human genetics professionals. Don't miss the special Pitt Human Genetics reunion reception.
"Unraveling the Genetic Basis of Human Facial Shape"
Many aspects of our facial appearance have a strong genetic basis, but very little is known about the specific genes that influence normal variation in facial features (e.g., the width of the nose or distance between the eyes). In this presentation, Dr. Seth Weinberg, Associate Professor in the Department of Oral Biology, will present new research findings in the area of human facial genetics. Using large repositories containing 3D human facial images and genomic data, a number of genetic association studies have now been conducted. Dr. Weinberg will highlight some key findings from these studies and discuss the potential application of this knowledge.
Last Updated On Wednesday, November 30, 2016 by Singer, Michael E
Created On Monday, August 29, 2016
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