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Biomedical Seminar Series
February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Jonathan Sebat, Ph.D., Professor of psychiatry and cellular and molecular medicine at the University of California, San Diego, and the director of the Beyster Center for Molecular Genomics of Psychiatric Diseases will present a talk on “DNA technologies to improve the diagnosis and treatment of autism.”
Sebat’s lab is interested in understanding the molecular basis of neuropsychiatric disorders including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and autism. They are interested in the role of copy number variants (CNVs) in disease. Their approach is to apply advanced mutation-detection methods, including microarray and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies to identify mutations that confer high risk of disease. Further, they are investigating the functional impact of CNVs on genes and corresponding cellular pathways.
Biomedical Seminars are open to all members of the WSU Spokane campus and AMS can be arranged if a colleague from another campus would like to attend. Questions? Please contact Breezy Tottenhoff at firstname.lastname@example.org.