SOM Genomic Seminar Series: Eric Green, Director of National Human Genome Research Institute

February 21, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
School of Medicine Genomic Seminar Series: Eric Green, Director of National Human Genome Research Institute

Save the Date: School of Medicine Genomic Seminar Series hosted by the Precision Genomics Collaboratory
Monday, February 21, 4 - 5 PM

103 Bryan Research & live streamed (Zoom link to be updated)

Please join us for a very exciting seminar with Dr. Eric Green, Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). He will share his vision for the future of genomics across a broad range of topics from basic science to translational to clinical implementation of genetics.

The School of Medicine Genomic Seminar Series hosted by the Precision Genomics Collaboratory 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 University School of Medicine. The series will be held quarterly.

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As NHGRI director, Dr. Eric Green leads the Institute's research programs and other initiatives. Under his guidance, the Institute has completed two major cycles of strategic planning to ensure that its research investments in genomics effectively advance human health. These two strategic planning processes have guided a major expansion of NHGRI’s research portfolio, highlights of which include the design and launch of major new programs to accelerate the application of genomics to medical care, to catalyze the growth of genomic data science, to continue leading efforts to unravel the functional complexities of the human genome and to enhance the building of a robust and diverse genomics workforce of the future.

While directing an independent research program for almost two decades, Dr. Green was at the forefront of efforts to map, sequence and understand eukaryotic genomes. His work included significant, start-to-finish involvement in the Human Genome Project. These efforts eventually blossomed into a highly productive program in comparative genomics that provided important insights about genome structure, function and evolution. His laboratory also identified and characterized several human disease genes, including those implicated in certain forms of hereditary deafness, vascular disease and inherited peripheral neuropathy.

Throughout his career, Dr. Green has authored and co-authored over 375 scientific publications.

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