Logical Reasoning in Human Genetics Lecture 11 - The Ins and Outs of Sustaining Longitudinal Cohort for Genetic Studies

The 11th Lecture of the "Logical Reasoning in Human Genetics" course was a discussion of "The Ins and Outs of Sustaining a Longitudinal Cohort for Genetic Studies".

March 10, 2022

In partnership with Institut Pasteur Tunis, CGC Tunis hosted a team of prominent geneticists to conduct a class on human genetics for participants from North Africa (and elsewhere).
This lecture's speaker was Gladys Maestre, who is Professor of Neuroscience and Human Genetics and the Director of the Rio Grande Valley Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (AD-RCMAR) at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine. Professor Emerita at the University of Zulia at Venezuela. She received her M.D. from the University of Zulia in Venezuela and her M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Columbia University, and post-doctoral training in the Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She leads the Maracaibo Aging Study as principal investigator since 1998. Recipient of numerous awards, and recognized author, the focus of her research is to advance age-related conditions that disproportionately affect Latinos, at the intersection of biomedical, social and behavioral, and implementation sciences.

We were also pleased to have among us:
Pr. Joseph Terwilliger, professor at the Department of Genetics and Development, Columbia University
Pr. Joseph H. Lee, Professor in Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center, Columbia University
Pr. Ryan Hernandez, Associate Professor, Bioengineering School of Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco.
Pr. Ghada Elkameh, Professor of Clinical Genetics, Coordinator of the Hereditary Blood Disorders and Genodermatoses Clinics and Research Teams, Human Genetics and Genome Research Division, National Research Centre
Dr. Sonia Abdelhak, Principal Biologist, Head of Research Unit, Institut Pasteur de Tunis.
Dr. Yosr Hamdi, Assistant Biologist at the Laboratory of Biomedical Genomics and Oncogenetics, Institut Pasteur de Tunis.
Dr. Harald H. Göring., Bennett Dyke & Jean MacCluer Endowed Professor, the South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute & Department of Human Genetics, School of Medicine, San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Markus Perola, Research Professor at the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Helsinki, Finland.

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