Seminar – Christopher Gregg, PhD – “The Genetics and Epigenetics of Economy”
December 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Christopher Gregg, PhD
University of Utah
About the Speaker:I completed my PhD in Canada with Dr. Samuel Weiss (University of Calgary) in the field of neural stem cells. In 2004, I participated in the founding of a biotechnology company called Stem Cell Therapeutics, which is developing treatments for Stroke & Multiple Sclerosis. I subsequently trained as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard with Dr. Catherine Dulac and began to use next generation sequencing technology to explore differences in gene expression from maternally versus paternally inherited chromosomes in the mouse brain. As an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy at the University of Utah, I am interested in discovering epigenetic and genetic mechanisms that shape complex behavior patterns and disease risks. We use computational, comparative genomics, genome engineering and novel behavioral research approaches to uncover gene regulatory mechanisms shaping risks for mental illness, obesity and age-related brain disorders, including Alzheimer’s Disease.
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The seminar series is funded by the John D. Wiley Conference Center Fund, the Friends of the Waisman Center and NIH grant U54 HD090256.