Medicine/Biotech Series: Frontiers in Genetics and Personalized Medicine
Join us for a thought-provoking presentation and discussion with directors of the Duke Center for Genomics and Computational Biology, Dr. Woods and Dr. Wray. They will present current projects sponsored by the center and provide insights into the future directions of genetics and personalized medicine.
Discussion followed by reception.
When: Wednesday, September 16, 6:00 pm
Location: Fitzpatrick Center/CIEMAS 2240, Duke Center for Genomics, Duke University
Close parking (for a fee) is the Bryan Center Garage. General parking information is here.
Cost: members $15/ nonmembers $20
Christopher Woods, MD, MPH
Dr. Woods is Professor of Medicine, Pathology, and Global Health at Duke University, adjunct professor in epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health, and adjunct professor in the Emerging Infections Program at the Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School. He is Director of Applied Genomics, Center for Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine (CAGPM) and also serves as the Director of Graduate Studies, Duke Global Health Institute and co-director of the Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health. He is Chief of infectious diseases and hospital epidemiologist for the Durham VA Medical Center. Dr. Woods is board-certified in internal medicine, infectious diseases, and medical microbiology.
Gregory Wray, PhD
Director, Duke Center for Evolutionary Genomics
Director, Duke Genome Sequencing and Analysis Core Resource
Dr. Wray is an evolutionary biologist with a background in molecular and developmental biology. He is interested in the evolution of gene regulation, at the scales of single genes, networks, and genomes. A long-term project in his lab is aimed at identifying regulatory changes that contributed to the evolution of uniquely human traits, particularly with regard to diet and physiology as well as cognition and brain anatomy.