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With George Amato (Dir. Conservation Genomics, American Museum of Natural History), David Reich (Ancient DNA Biology & Disease, Harvard), Bruce Gelb (Dir., Icahn School of Medicine Mt Sinai), David Goldstein (Prof. Medical Research, Columbia), Cheryl Hayashi (Dir. Comparative Biology, American Museum of Natural History).
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 08:00 AM   Absolutely Free
American Museum of Natural History, Central Park W at 79th St


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October 29, 2019American Museum of Natural History
LeFrak TheaterCentral Park West at 79th St, New York, NY 10024

Keynote Speaker:
David Reich, PhD, Harvard University

Conference Leaders/Moderators:
George Amato, PhD, American Museum of Natural History
Jean-Laurent Casanova, MD, PhD, Rockefeller University & HHMI
Bruce D. Gelb, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
David Goldstein, PhD, Columbia University
Cheryl Y. Hayashi, PhD, American Museum of Natural History

Conference Schedule:

8:00 am - 8:30 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 am - 8:45 am

IntroductionsJean-Laurent Casanova, MD, PhDInvestigator, HHMI & Professor, The Rockefeller UniversityCheryl Hayashi, PhDSackler Institute for Comparative Genomics, American Museum of Natural History

8:45 am - 9:45 am

Session 1: Keynote Seminar Moderator: David Goldstein, PhD

David Reich, PhDHarvard UniversityAncient DNA & the New Science of the Human Past

9:45 am - 10:15 am

Break & Posters

10:15 am - 11:35 am

Session 2: Contributed Presentations inMedical Genomics Moderator: Bruce Gelb, MD

10:15 am - 10:35 am

Orrin Devinsky,MDNew York UniversityMolecular basis of epilepsies

10:35 am - 10:55 am

Andrew Allen,PhDDuke UniversityUsing standing variation to assess pathogenicity

10:55 am - 11:15 am

Christopher Park,PhDFlatiron Institute, Simons FoundationWhole-genome analysis identifies contribution of noncoding mutations to autism risk

11:15 am - 11:35 am

Joseph Buxbaum,PhDIcahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiGenetics of autism

11:35 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch & Posters in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life

1:00 pm - 2:40 pm

Session 3: Contributed Presentations inEvolution & Population Genomics, Part IModerator: Susan Perkins, PhD, American Museum of Natural History

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm

Robert Burk,MDAlbert Einstein College of MedicineHuman papillomavirus evolution & carcinogenesis

1:20 pm - 1:40 pm

Bluma Lesch, MD, PhDYale School of MedicineEvolution of epigenetic poising in the mammalian germ line

1:40 pm - 2:00 pm

Ward Wheeler,PhDAmerican Museum of Natural HistoryEvolutionary studies of pancreatic cancer

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

William R. Jacobs, Jr., PhDAlbert Einstein College of MedicineAdaptation of Mycobacteria to human hosts

2:20 pm - 2:40 pm

Erich Jarvis,PhDRockefeller University & HHMIThe genetics of vocal learning & spoken language

2:40 pm - 3:15 pm

Breaks & Posters

3:15 pm - 3:55 pm

Session 4: Contributed presentations in Evolutionary & Population Genomics, Part IIModerator: George Amato, PhD

3:15 pm - 3:35 pm

Christina Bergey,PhDRutgers University & Penn StateUniversityConvergent evolution in African & Asian hunter-gatherers with short stature

3:35 pm - 3:55 pm

Christopher Mason,PhDWeill Cornell MedicineLessons from a year in space: multi-omic dynamics & plans for Mars

4:00 pm - 5:20pm

Session 5: Panel Discussion on How to Discuss Human Genetic Variation in the Age of GenomicsModerator: Cheryl Hayashi, PhD

Panelists: 1. Noura Abul-Husn, MD, PhD Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai 2. Emily Groopman, PhD Columbia University 3. Connie Westhoff, SBB, PhDNew York Blood Center 4. Pamela Sankar, PhDUniversity of Pennsylvania

5:20 pm - 5:30pm

Closing RemarksJean-Laurent Casanova, MD, PhD & Cheryl Hayashi, PhD

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