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SCHOOL OF MEDICINE - SoMCC
INDUSTRY INSIGHTS W/ MOUNT SINAI:
A SYSTEMS FRAMEWORK FOR UNDERSTANDING THE COMPLEXITY OF HUMAN DISEASES
Tuesday, September 11th, 12:00-1:30pm
School of Medicine
**NEW LOCATION**: Clark Center Auditorium & Courtyard
Lunch will be served following the presentation in the courtyard.
(Previously scheduled to be held inM106 Classroom & Alway Courtyard)
Dr. Eric Schadt, PhD
Director, Institute of Genomics & Multiscale Biology
Chairman and Professor, Department of Genetics & Genomics
School of Medicine Career Center
Overview: Significant advancements in genomic analysis technologies are driving major changes in both the clinical practice of medicine as well as biomedical research. Recent improvements in our ability to integrate diverse types of data on a large scale has helped to see that some forms of human diseases are most likely the result of perturbations to specific gene networks that in turn causes changes in the states of other gene networks both within and between tissues that drive biological processes associated with disease. In other words, while the vast majority of previous efforts to elucidate disease and drug response traits have focused on single dimensions of the system, achieving a more comprehensive view requires examining living systems in multiple dimensions and at multiple scales.
This seminar will provide direct visibility into these remarkable tools and technologies, along with insights into how these advancements are changing the biomedical research and healthcare landscape, how such technologies can be leveraged by physicians and researchers in performing the work they do, and how knowledge of these tools and capabilities will be increasingly relevant within a new and expanding labor market being shaped by these advents. The material will be presented by Dr. Eric Schadt whose current efforts at Mount Sinai were motivated by the genomics and systems biology research he led within his experiences at Pacific Bioscience and Merck, which have led to great breakthroughs in the fields of genetics and genomics.
About the Speaker: Dr. Eric Schadt recently joined Mount Sinai Medical School as Director of the Institute of Genomics and Multiscale Biology, and Chairman and Professor of the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences. Previously, his role at Pacific Biosciences as Chief Scientific Officer was to oversee the scientific strategy for the company, including creating the vision for next-generation sequencing applications of the company’s technology. He is also a founding member of Sage Bionetworks, an open access genomics initiative designed to build and support databases and an accessible platform for creating innovative, dynamic models of disease. Dr. Schadt received his B.S. in applied mathematics/computer science from California Polytechnic State University, his M.A. in pure mathematics from UCD, and his Ph.D. in bio-mathematics from UCLA (requiring Ph.D. candidacy in molecular biology and mathematics).