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New York Area Population Genomics Workshop 2016


Second NYA Population Genomics Workshop

(Hashtag #NYAPG16)

January 21st, 2016

Hosted by Princeton University

Neuroscience Building, Room A32 [map]

Princeton, New Jersey


8:30 arrival and registration/breakfast

9:00 Emily Puckett (Fordham)
Phylogeography of American black bears (Ursus americanus) and patterns of post-glacial admixture

9:20 Aniek Ivens (Rockefeller)
Novel genetic characterization of a mutualistic community of ants, aphids, mealybugs, and their internal microbiomes

9:40 Joyce Kao (NYU)
Admixture and reproductive barriers in southeast US and Caribbean Drosophila melanogaster

10:00 Luke Noble (NYU)
Genomic correlates of inbreeding depression in Caenorhabditis nematodes.

10:20 Coffee

10:40 Invited speaker: Lindy McBride (Princeton)
Mosquito proteome evolves to match the amino acid content of human blood

11:00 Sara Lipshutz (Tulane University)
Divergence in sexual signals and behavior despite ongoing gene flow

11:20 Eugene Plavskin (NYU)
Inferring the effect distribution of new mutations in yeast

11:40 Sarah Kim (New York Genome Center)
eQTL study of the innate immune response in TLR4-activated human monocytes

12:00 Lunch

1:30 Invited speaker: Ben Voight (Penn)
A hard, balanced look at selection in the human genome

1:50 Priya Moorjani (Columbia)
Variation in the molecular clock of primates

2:10 Dan Hupalo (NYU)
Population genomics reveals signatures of global dispersal and drug resistance in Plasmodium vivax

2:30 Andrew Kern (Rutgers)
Exact calculation of the joint site frequency spectrum for generalized isolation with migration models

2:50 Coffee

3:10 Michael Kessler (University of Maryland)
Challenges and disparities in the application of personalized genomic medicine to minority populations

3:30 Gillian Belbin (Mt. Sinai)
Leveraging distant patterns of relatedness in New York City to reveal disease risk

3:50 Shyamalika Gopalan (Stony Brook)
Trends in DNA methylation with age replicate across diverse human populations

4:10 Coffee

4:30 Champak Beeravolu Reddy (CUNY)
Approximate likelihood inference of complex population histories using multiple whole genome sequences

4:50 Gregory Darnell (Princeton)
Winner’s Curse in Genomics Studies

5:10 Stephen Shank (Temple)
Fixation probabilities for more complex models of amino acid substitution

5:30 Alejandro Ochoa (Princeton)
FST generalized for arbitrary population structures

5.50 Reception (drinks and hors d’oeuvres)



Barbara Engelhardt (Princeton University)

Joe Pickrell (NYGC and Columbia University)

Matt Rockman (NYU)






Registration is free but required, see the Registration page.

The abstract deadline is December 1st, 2015

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