The Department of Psychiatry will welcome Kathryn Roeder, PhD on March 1st for a Special Guest Lecture.
Dr. Roeder is the UPMC Professor of Statistics and Life Sciences in the Departments of Statistics and Data Science and Computational Biology, and serves as the Vice Provost for Faculty at Carnegie Mellon University. She has developed statistical and machine learning methods in a wide spectrum of areas, including high dimensional data problems in genetics. Dr. Roeder's work focuses on statistical methods to reveal the genetic basis of complex disease. She is one of the leaders of the Autism Sequencing Consortium, an international organization dedicated to discovering the genetic etiology of autism. Dr. Roeder has been recognized for her contributions to the field with numerous awards and honors including the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) Presidents Award as well as the COPSS Snedecor Award for outstanding work in statistical applications.
Learning Objectives. At the conclusion of the lecture, participants will be able to:
Understand how whole genome sequencing and exome sequencing can be used to understand the risk for autism and other disorders.
Assess the advantages of estimating cell-type-specific expression from bulk RNA-seq data versus single cell RNA-seq.
Describe how cell-type-specific expression from bulk RNA-seq can be used to discover gene networks associated with ASD risk.
The entirety of this program will be a lecture by the speaker(s). All individuals able to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients. Registration is not required for this event. This event is free and there will be no refunds. The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.
Location. UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital Auditorium.
For More Information. Please contact Frances Patrick (Telephone: 412-246-6787; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)