News at Medicine - May 2016 - Human Genetics Graduate Student Research Forum Awards


Human Genetics Graduate Student Research Forum Awards
May 13, 2016
On April 14th, 2016 the Discipline held its fifth research forum. Students in the Human Genetics Graduate Program spoke on their ongoing work which ranges from gene discovery projects in colorectal cancer, deafness, blindness and intracranial aneurysms, to transcriptome profiling in psoriatic arthritis, to association studies in time to metastasis in colorectal cancer and food addiction and body fat distribution.
 
On April 14th, 2016 the Discipline held its fifth research forum. Students in the Human Genetics Graduate Program spoke on their ongoing work which ranges from gene discovery projects in colorectal cancer, deafness, blindness and intracranial aneurysms, to transcriptome profiling in psoriatic arthritis, to association studies in time to metastasis in colorectal cancer and food addiction and body fat distribution. We would like to thank all of the participants for their hard work and enthusiasm, including Dr. Craig Moore, Assistant Professor, BioMedical Sciences, who was our invited speaker. In addition, two awards were presented for the best presentation – one for an MSc student and one for a PhD student. Congratulations to Michelle Penney (supervised by Dr. Yildiz Yilmaz), an MSc candidate, who spoke on “A genome-wide study identifies candidate SNPs that may be associated with shorter time to metastasis in colorectal cancer”; and Tammy Benteau, a PhD candidate with Dr. Terry-Lynn Young, for her talk on “Evidence for a novel autosomal dominant hearing loss gene”! 

Photo 1: Michelle Penney with Human Genetics graduate program coordinator Dr. Michael Woods
Photo 2: Tammy Benteau with Human Genetics graduate program coordinator Dr. Michael Woods