Genetic Studies of Human Polygenic Diseases
Event Date & TimeJanuary 23, 2020 at 3pm - 4:00pm
LocationSouth Texas Research Facility, 1st Floor Boardroom
Health care students and professionals are invited to join our grand rounds for clinical case discussion with renowned physicians and researchers.
Topic: Genetic Studies of Human Polygenic Diseases
Presenter: Liang Ma, Ph.D., research scientist in the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University Schools of Medicine
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About the Speaker(s)
Liang Ma, Ph.D., is a Research Scientist in the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University Schools of Medicine. Dr. Ma's research interest focuses on identifying causative genomic variations, genes and splicing transcripts of human polygenic diseases using genome-wide association study (GWAS), whole-genome sequencing (WGS), RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq and DNA methylation. Using omics data and methods he established, he has identified a list of genes (e.g., SNX19, CYP2D6) that potentially increase the risk of schizophrenia. He has published 17 papers, 7 of them are first-authored that include 2 papers published on Molecular Psychiatry. Furthermore, Dr. Ma served as a reviewer for 14 peer-reviewed journals.