CEE Hosted World DNA Webinar on April 25

 
MCLEAN, Va. - Sept. 7, 2022 - PRLog -- The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) celebrated World DNA Day with "The Rhythm of Life: Genomic Regulation of the Circadian Rhythm," a free webinar on Monday, April 25, 2022, 6-7:00 p.m. ET via Zoom. Experts discussed how the circadian rhythm is regulated and how it impacts human health. Participants learned about cutting-edge lab techniques used to study genomics.

Distinguished speakers included:

Michelle Gumz, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology, Hypertension, and Renal Transplantation in the Department of Medicine at the College of Medicine, University of Florida. Dr. Gumz is interested in the clinical implications of circadian rhythms in human health, particularly kidney function. The Gumz Laboratory is focusing on the regulation of sodium transport in the kidney, which is critical to the control of blood pressure as well as to overall cardiovascular health. She earned a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of California, Riverside and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Florida.

Christopher Hopkins, Ph.D., is an Executive Sequencing Specialist at Illumina. Dr. Hopkins' background is in molecular biology, assay development, genomics, microarrays, and DNA sequencing. He has held research, assay development, and commercial positions at several technology-based companies.  Dr. Hopkins loves learning and talking about science and genomics.  He earned a B.A. in Biochemistry-Molecular Biology from UC Santa Barbara and a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from Kansas State University. He was a postdoctoral researcher at UC Berkeley.

This insightful CEE program was made possible by a generous grant from Illumina.

Watch the recording at https://youtu.be/tj7oXDN_43I



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