PROGRAM: Invited Speakers

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PROGRAM: Invited Speakers

Meeting Organizers

Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena - Chair
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Dmitri Petrov - Co-Chair
Stanford University

Matthew Hahn
Indiana University

Hopi Hoekstra
Harvard University

Lauren M. McIntyre
University of Florida

Matt Rockman
New York University

Invited Speakers

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Jonathan Pritchard

Jonathan Pritchard is a Professor in the Departments of Genetics and Biology at Stanford University and an Investigator in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. His group works to understand the nature of human genetic variation by combining methods from evolutionary biology and statistics. Much of his recent work is aimed at understanding the genetic architecture of human complex traits, and the implications for how populations adapt.

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Trudy Mackay

Trudy Mackay is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at North Carolina State University. Her laboratory focuses on understanding the genetic and environmental factors affecting variation in quantitative traits, using Drosophila as a model system. Her laboratory seeks to identify the genetic loci at which segregating and mutational variation occurs, allelic effects and environmental sensitivities, and the causal molecular variants. Her research utilizes mutagenesis to identify candidate genes and pathways, quantitative trait locus mapping of alleles segregating in nature, and systems genetics analyses to provide biological context and identify transcriptional and genetic networks affecting complex traits.

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Catherine (Katie) Peichel

Catherine (Katie) Peichel is currently a Professor in the Institute of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Prior to that, she was a Full Member at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. She is broadly interested in identifying the genetic and molecular mechanisms that underlie evolutionary processes, using stickleback fish as a model system. Her current research is focused on the genetic and genomic basis of adaptation and speciation, the genetic and neural mechanisms that underlie behavioral evolution, and the evolution of sex chromosomes.