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Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Consortium (ADGC) 10-Year Symposium

November 12-13, 2019 - Inn at Penn, Philadelphia, PA


Latest Posts

Looking to Explore AD Genomics? Check out NIAGADS Alzheimer’s Genomics Database

The Alzheimer’s Genomics Database is a user-friendly AD-centric interactive knowledgebase and genome browser, which provides unrestricted access to GWAS summary statistics from the NIAGADS repository, as well as to annotated variants called from ongoing the Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project’s (ADSP) joint-genotype calling efforts.  We sat down with Dr. Emily Greenfest-Allen, the architect of the Alzheimer’s Genomics Database, […]

Turning a Negative into a Neutral: Kaylyn Clark

Sixth year PHD Student, Kaylyn Clark discusses how she found herself in genetics and where she sees her future.

Introducing hipFG: A high-throughput harmonization and integration pipeline for genomic annotations, QTLs, and chromatin interactions

Visualization of hipFG

Using Functional Genomics to Decode Neurodegeneration – Towfique Raj PhD

Last month, PNGC had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Towfique Raj, PhD in partnership with the Perelman School of Medicine for the Biomedical Data Science Seminar Series. Dr. Raj is an Associate Professor of Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. His seminar addressed the post-GWAS challenges of variant and gene prioritization. […]

Inquire and Adapt: Barbara Spencer

Dr. Barbara Spencer is a Postdoctoral Fellow working with Corey McMillan in the Penn FTD Center. She joined Penn in 2020 after receiving a PhD in Neurosciences from UC San Diego. Her research looks into disentangling heterogeneity in the FTD-ALS spectrum using genotype and transcriptomic approaches.  We talked with Dr. Spencer about her journey in neurodegenerative […]

Illuminating Alzheimer’s Disease Genetic Architecture via Diversity

PNGC co-director, Dr. Li-San Wang, presented at the Illuminating Alzheimer’s Disease Genetic Architecture via Diversity webinar. The program explored the lack of genome research for Black, Latino, and Asian populations and highlighted the organizations fighting for more. Dr. Wang discussed the need for more research infrastructure to study AD in Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders […]

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