NEWS | October 3, 2017

2017-2018 Human Genomics Seminar Series starts Oct. 4


UC Davis Children's Hospital, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UC Davis Genome Center are hosting the 2017-2018 Human Genomics Seminar Series, a monthly series focused on genomic medicine topics. Led by UC Davis faculty, the seminars will be held the first Wednesday of every month at noon at the Center for Health and Technology, room 1341, 4610 X Street, Sacramento.

The seminars are free and open to the public. Those interested can also log in to watch the seminars live through WEBEX at Access code: 822 273 031; Password: HGSS

  • Oct. 4: "Precision Health - Seeing the Elephant," presented by John McPherson, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
  • Nov. 1: "An Update on Genetic Skin Diseases," presented by Majia Kiuru, Department of Clinical Dermatology and Pathology
  • Dec. 6: "Targeted Gene Regulation in Genetically-linked Neurological Disorders using CRISPR/Cas9 and Transcription Activator-like Effectors, with Kyle Fink, Department of Neurology and the Institute for Regenerative Cures
  • Jan. 3: "Genome-wide Association Study of Survival in Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis," with Justin Oldham, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Feb. 7: "Is it Possible to Approach Mitochondrial Disease in a Practical Way?" led by Rebecca Mardach, Department of Pediatrics and MIND Institute
  • March 7: "Behavioral Consequences of Mutations in Risk Genes for Autism Using Translational Mouse Models," led by Jacqueline Crawley, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, MIND Institute
  • April 4: "New Genetic Mechanisms for Inherited Eye Malformations," presented by Tom Glaser, Department of Cell Biology and Human Anatomy
  • May 2: "The Nexus of Food, the Microbiome and Health," presented by Carolyn Slupsky, Department of Food Science and Technology
  • June 6: "Unraveling the Molecular Underpinning of Fragile X Syndrome and FMR1-Associated Disorders," Flora Tassone, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, MIND Institute

 UC Davis Health designates this live activity for Continuing Medical Education (CME) – 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

UC Davis Children's Hospital is the Sacramento region's only nationally ranked, comprehensive hospital providing care for infants, children, adolescents and young adults with primary, subspecialty and critical care. It includes the Central Valley's only pediatric emergency department and level I pediatric trauma center, which offers the highest level of care for its critically ill patients, as well as the West Coast's only level I children's surgery center. The 129-bed children's hospital includes the state-of-the-art 49-bed neonatal and 24-bed pediatric intensive care and pediatric cardiac intensive care units. For more information, visit