Carolyn Baloh, one of our genomic medicine post-doctoral trainees, won the poster competition for post-doctoral/early faculty at the 2018 National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting. Carolyn's project aims to characterize the genetic basis of common variable immunodeficiency and develop a novel humanized mouse model to develop a biological resource for studying the disease and its potential response to novel therapy. Her poster was entitled "A novel approach to develop a genetic model of common variable immune deficiency (CVID)."
PIs Geoff Ginsburg and Susanne Haga, along with our other genomic medicine postdoc trainee Cory Stingl attended the meeting held in Los Angeles, Calif., on March 18 – 20. The Annual Meeting is a venue for trainees supported by NIH/ NHGRI in Genomic Sciences, Genomic Medicine and Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) fields to present their research, form collaborations with other trainees and established researchers from training programs across the United States.
Both Carolyn and Cory are finishing their first year of the two-year genomic medicine postdoc training program.