Buenaventura IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology

Next Generation Scientific Approaches: Systems Genetics
Brian Parks, PhD Post-doctoral Fellow UCLA

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 7 PM
CLU - Richter Hall, Ahmanson Science Building

Advances in technology allow scientists to measure hundreds to thousands of traits simultaneously. Understanding how to use and interpret such immense amounts of data is difficult and requires skills from computer science to biology. Systems genetics approaches harness the power of natural genetic variation found in human and animal populations. Using genetic variation as an anchor thousands of measurements across biological scales can be integrated to understand complex biology and diseases, such as obesity and diabetes.

Brian Parks, Ph.D.  UCLA

Brian Parks is a postdoctoral scholar at UCLA within the Department of Medicine.  Brian's work aims to understand how genetic and environmental factors contribute to obesity and diabetes.  Time, NPR, Huffington Post, as well as other media outlets have featured his work.  Brian obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Alabama Birminham where he studied heart disease and cholesterol metabolism.

Meeting Site: California Lutheran University Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center,
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