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Beyond the Genome: Understanding How the Environment Impacts Health

June 18, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Columbia Global Centers l Paris, 4 rue de Chevreuse, 75006

Our understanding of genetic contributors to disease has advanced considerably over the past decades, but our understanding of the environment has lagged in comparison. New discoveries are now making it possible to analyze our environment on a scale similar to genomics. Although his research is technical in nature, Dr. Gary Miller is able to explain the scientific concepts and findings in a manner that is accessible to the general public.

Dr. Gary Miller is an international authority on research on the exposome, the environmental analog to the human genome. He completed his doctoral training in Pharmacology and Toxicology and postdoctoral training in Molecular Neuroscience.  His research has focused on environmental factors involved in the development of neurodegenerative conditions, such as Parkinson's disease.  His laboratory works at the interface of neuroscience and toxicology, using a wide variety of experimental techniques.

Dr. Miller will join the faculty of Columbia University August 1 after 16 years at Emory University .