Southern Wesleyan University holds biomedical seminar
Southern Wesleyan University presents a biomedical seminar based on how genetics contribute to the causes of disease in human populations.
The seminar, Genetics and the Causation of Alzhemier's Disease, will be at Southern Wesleyan University’s Ellenburg Lecture Hall on Oct.15, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. It will be presented by Dr. Julianne Collins, assistant research scientist in Genetic Epidemiology at the Greenwood Genetic Center in Greenwood.
Dr. Collins specializes in designing and analyzing linkage and association studies at Greenwood Genetic Center. She provides statistical assistance for researchers and is involved in educational programs at the center. She also assists in grant-writing and designing and managing databases. Dr. Collins’ research interests include the elucidation of the causes of mental retardation, birth defects, autism and Alzheimer’s disease. She also is a member of the American Society of Human Genetics, the International Genetic Epidemiology Society, the Society for Epidemiological Research, the American Statistical Association and the National Birth Defects Prevention Network.
Dr. Collins has published a number of articles on topics such as autism and mutations in genes.
The seminar is funded as part of a $1,000 grant from South Carolina Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network. The goals of the SC-BRIN seminar awards are:
to promote inter-institutional educational and research collaborations among faculty and students of South Carolina’s biomedical research and academic institutions.
to enhance educational and research programs at Outreach and Mentored institutions of the SC-BRIN program. (SWU is an Outreach institution.)
to serve as a mechanism for recruiting outstanding undergraduate students to biomedical graduate research programs at South Carolina colleges and universities; and
to advertise SC-BRIN programs, informing faculty and students of the goals, activities and resources available through these programs.
For details, visit www.scidea.org.