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Genome Sciences Symposium: Genomics from Worms to Humans

November 8, 2019, 2019

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Genome Sciences Symposium


Dr. Cori Bargmann
Head of Science, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative; Torsten N. Wiesel Professor, The Rockefeller University; Head, Lulu and Anthony Wang Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior

“Organizing behavior across timescales”

Genes, neurons, and circuits encode information, interpret it based on context and motivational states, and use that combined input to drive flexible behaviors. Understanding how these processes propagate across temporal and spatial scales is daunting in the complex human brain, but more straightforward in the simple brain of the nematode C. elegans. Our studies of C. elegans foraging behaviors have provided insights into three levels of behavioral regulation: the gating of information flow by circuit state over seconds, the extrasynaptic regulation of circuits by neuropeptides and neuromodulators over minutes and hours, and innate programs that modify behavior across development.

Dr. Richard Durbin
Cambridge University

Dr. Richard Gibbs
Founding Director, Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine
“From Bermuda to the Bedside”

Dr. Judith Kimble
University of Wisconsin
“Niche signaling regulates hub of a stem cell regulatory network”

Dr. Eric Lander
President and Founding Director, The Broad Institute

Dr. Marco Marra
Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency, UBC Canada Research Chair in Genome Science

Dr. Barbara Meyer
HHMI Investigator, Professor of Genetics, Genomics, and Development, UC Berkeley

Dr. John Murray
Associate Professor of Genetics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Jay Shendure
HHMI Investigator, Professor of Genome Sciences, University of Washington

Dr. Richard Wilson
Nationwide Foundation Endowed Chair in Genomic Medicine, Executive Director, The Institute for Genomic Medicine Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Professor of Pediatrics The Ohio State University College of Medicine


November 8, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Foege Auditorium
Foege Building S-250
Seattle, WA United States
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UW Department of Genome Sciences