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Biomedical Sciences and SPRC Open Seminar

February 18, 2020 @ 12:10 pm - 1:00 pm

The Department of Biomedical Sciences and the Sleep Performance and Research Center have partnered to bring Dr. Olivia Veatch, University of Pennsylvania, to WSU Spokane on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.  Her seminar is entitled, ‘Deciphering Clinically Meaningful Genetic Effects Influencing Complex Disorders’.

Presentation location will be provided in the calendar invitation, once confirmed.

Sign up here for an individual meeting and/or the lunch meeting with trainees.  Please share this with your group to sign up.

Please join us for a presentation by Olivia Veatch, PhD, Research Associate at University of Pennsylvania. This talk will focus on computational approaches useful to making sense of the vast, and rapidly expanding, landscape of genetic factors involved in expression of complex disorders. Topics will include: approaches for elucidating pleiotropic effects of genetic mechanisms influencing expression of sleep disturbances in individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders, using Phenome-wide Association Studies and electronic health record data to help characterize phenotypic and genetic heterogeneity in sleep disorders, using unsupervised machine learning to help identify genetic information contributing to distinct comorbidity profiles within patient populations, and developing bioinformatics pipelines to prioritize genes/variants likely to be clinically relevant.

Everyone is invited.  

We look forward to seeing you there!


February 18, 2020
12:10 pm - 1:00 pm
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Michelle Sanchez


Spokane, WA 99202 United States + Google Map