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Rajiv McCoy, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University "Functional and Fitness Effects of Human Genomic Variation"

Monday, October 07, 2019, 12:00pm - 01:00pm

McCoy PhotoRajiv McCoy, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Biology 
Johns Hopkins University 

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Noon, Monday October 7, 2019
Auditorium, Life Sciences Building
145 Bevier Rd. Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ 08854

"Functional and Fitness Effects of Human Genomic Variation"

Human genomes exhibit variation at multiple levels of biological organization. I will discuss my lab’s work using computational and statistical methods to better understand the “mosaic” nature of human genomes. This includes our research into the prevalence, causes, and consequences of mosaic aneuploidy, whereby different embryonic cells possess different numbers of chromosomes. I will also discuss our research on the mosaic ancestry of human genomes and the functional implications of persisting Neanderthal DNA acquired via ancient hybridization.

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