Genomic Seminar Series

Duke Precision Genomics Collaboratory Genomic Seminar Series

The Genomic Seminar Series is a forum for leading researchers to present their high-level vision for genetics, genomics and omics broadly, with a goal of appealing to scientists, clinicians and trainees across the Duke School of Medicine.

This seminar series will occur quarterly with some events occurring virtually only and others in-person with streaming options. 

Rick Bushman

Thursday, April 25
12:30 - 1:30 PM
143 Jones Building

Rick Bushman, PhD

W.M. Measey Professor and Chair of Mircrobiology
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

The Human Virome in Health and Disease

Bushman received his bachelor’s degree from Amherst College, and his PhD from Harvard University. His research centers on genomics of host/microbe interactions, with specific projects on the human virome, Coronaviruses, HIV, and human genome modification. He has published over 400 research papers, which have been cited over 100,000 times. He enjoys photography, chess, and spending time with his family, including dachshunds Gus and Oscar.

Past Speakers

Charmaine Royal and Aravinda ChakravartiAravinda Chakravarti & Charmaine Royal

"Using Race, Ethnicity & Ancestry as Population Descriptors in Genetics and Genomics Research: Recommendations and Implications of the 2023 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Report"


Tomi Akinyemiju, PhD | Professor in Population Health Sciences, Vice-Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Department of Population Health Sciences,  Associate Director for Community Outreach, Engagement, and Equity at the Duke Cancer Institute, Duke University
Andrea Deyrup, MD, PhD | Professor of Pathology, Duke University
Amy Goldberg, PhD | Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology, Duke University
Kevin Thomas, MD | Professor of Medicine, Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Duke University
Erich Jarvis, PhD | Professor of Genetics and Genomics; Neurosciences and Behavior; Organismal Biology and Evolution; Physical, Mathematical, and Computational Biology; Howard Hughes Medical Institute  Investigator, The Rockefeller University

Fyodor Urnov

Fyodor Urnov, PhD

Professor of Molecular & Cell Biology | University of California, Berkeley
Director of Technology & Translation | Innovative Genomics Institute

"A platform approach to develop and deploy CRISPR-Cas based experimental therapies for inborn errors of immunity in an academic/nonprofit setting"

Jay ShendureJay Shendure, MD, PhD

Professor of Genome Sciences
University of Washington

"Reconstruction & Recording of Mammalian Development"

Charis EnghCharis Eng, MD, PhD, FACP

Sondra J. and Stephen R. Hardis Endowed Chair in Cancer Genomic Medicine, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic 
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences; Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine 

"PTEN hamartoma tumor syndrome: A personalized healthcare journey" 

Diana BianchiDiana Bianchi, MD

Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
"Double Vision: Developmental Genomics from a Lab and Institute Perspective"

Eric GreenEric Green

Director, National Human Genome Research Institute
"Creating the Fourth Chapter of Human Genomics"