AlzhEimer's Disease: Next Generation Researchers
The complexity of research into the genetic architecture of Alzheimer’s requires collaboration across dozens of institutions, including seasoned leaders along with the faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and PhD candidates who make up their teams.
In collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Consortium, we have developed a new multi-institutional seminar series highlighting team members who represent the next generation of Alzheimer’s Disease researchers. Their work contributes to the understanding of Alzheimer’s disease mechanism, with the goal of improving diagnosis and treatment.
Each quarter, we highlight one of our colleague’s work.
May 11, 2022 / 2:00 p.m. EDT
Genetics and Transcriptome Study of Alzheimer’s Disease
Xiaoling Zhang, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine in Biomedical Genetics, Boston University School of Medicine
Xiaoling Zhang, MD, PhD, seeks to discover the genetic risk factors of complex human diseases, and further identify their underlying functional mechanisms. She received her doctorate in Bioinformatics from Boston University and her Master’s degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
After being trained in epidemiology genetics and genomics at the NIH-NHLBI Framingham Heart Study, she is actively pursuing the driving force of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and its shared genetic structure and functional pathways with other diseases including cardiometabolic disorders by integrating genome-wide DNA & RNA sequencing and a variety of functional genomic data.
Read more and find Dr. Zhang’s publications here.
Look for Zoom link information in an email from Audrey Lynn, PhD.
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August 10, 2022
Logan Dumitrescu, MD, PhD
Computational Geneticist and Assistant Professor
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Find videos of each presentation, along with each presenter’s bio and a link to their Pubmed list of publications.
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Taub Institute and the Gertrude Sergievsky Center
Research Assistant Professor of Human Genetics
The Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics
John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics
Associate Director, Center for Genome Technology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Administratively housed at Case Western Reserve University with support from all participating academic institutions
Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
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