Large-Scale Studies to Identify Risk Genes for Cancers - Dr. Bogdan Pasaniuc
August 28, 2019 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
NCI Shady Grove 2W910/912 Rockville, MD
Laboratory of Translational Genomics (LTG)
Bogdan Pasaniuc, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Computational Medicine,
Human Genetics and Pathology & Lab Medicine,
University of California, Los Angeles
Bogdan Pasaniuc’s group develops statistical and computational methods to understand the genetic basis of disease, focusing on under-represented populations, integrative genomics, and biobank studies. Specifically, his group developed new methodologies to integrate epigenetic profiles within trans-ethnic studies to localize causal variants in post-genome-wide association studies. More recently, his group introduced transcriptome-wide association studies based on gene expression imputation as a principled approach to localize causal genes for complex traits, and applied such approaches to identify new risk genes for multiple complex traits such as ovarian cancer.
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