Presented by the Center for Genomic Science Innovation
Spring 2023
UW Animal and Dairy Science researchers are pushing the frontiers in understanding the interplay of genome sequence, environment, and animal traits, impacting agriculture as well as fundamental insights into genotype-phenotype relationships.  
Scott Topper: former UW-Madison grad student now Chief Clinical Operations Officer at precision health company Color and co-PI of the NIH All of Us program
Inspired by her own background, Professor Claudia Solís-Lemus co-created a web seminar series to tackle the lack of Latinx diversity in science
News and Events
Genomics Seminars
  • Feb. 2, Oscar Gonzalez Recio, INIA, "Genomic tools for climate change mitigation and adaption in dairy cattle: The long reads era"

  • Mar. 2, Lea Starita, University of Washington, "Understanding the functional effects of genetic variation at scale"

  • Apr. 6, Julia Zeitlinger, Stowers, "Deciphering cis-regulatory code for development using interpretable deep learning"
  • May 4, Michael Meers, Washington U., "Advanced chromatin profiling methods for understanding development and disease"


  • Open to all UW-Madison students, faculty, and staff. Instruction will be over Zoom with in-person helpers at satellite locations at the Health Sciences Learning Center.

Feb. 15, 2:00PM, Amazon Omics: "NET+ AWS Quarterly Town Hall - Transform Genomic and Biological Data Into insights with AWS Omics"

Feb. 22-23, Data Science Hub Research Bazaar. Register by Feb. 8

June 8-9, Biodemography Across the Life Course Workshop. Updates will be posted on the CDHA website and Twitter.
Seminars around campus
Feb 2, 3:30 PM, Biology Colloquium: Karthik Anantharaman, UW-Madison, genomic diversity in microbial communities

Feb 6, 3:00 PM, Biochemistry Seminar SeriesMichael R. Sussman, UW-Madison, genomic and proteomic methods

Feb 15, 9:00 AM, Social Genomics SeriesJennifer Smith, University of Michigan, "Epigenomic biomarkers of social exposures are associated with cardiovascular risk factors and mortality"

Feb 15, 3:30 PM, Genetics ColloquiumScott Roy, San Francisco State University, evolution of genome structure

Feb 20, 12:00 PM, Precision Medicine Seminar SeriesSubhajyoti De, Rutgers, "Multi-dimensional interactions modulate pancreatic tumor microenvironment"

Feb 27, 3:30 PM, Biochemistry Seminar SeriesMatt Thomson, Caltech, single-cell methods to study and control cellular differentiation

March 1, 3:30 PM, Genetics ColloquiumHiten Madhani, UCSF, genetics and genomics in Cryptococcus

March 6, 3:30 PM, Biochemistry Seminar SeriesPolly Fordyce, Stanford University, high-throughput and quantitative biochemistry, biophysics, and single-cell assays

March 20, 12:00 PM, Precision Medicine Seminar SeriesParaic Kenny, Gunderson Health, cancer genomics

March 20, 3:30 PM, Biochemistry Seminar SeriesErik Procko, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, sequence-function relationships in human transmembrane proteins

April 4, 5:30 PM, RNA Maxi GroupGene Yeo, UCSD, functional genomics in the RNA world

April 7, 12:00 PM, Biostatistics and Medical InformaticsHoifung Poon, Microsoft, machine learning in precision medicine

April 13, 3:30 PM, MicrobiologyAmelia Lindsey, University of Minnesota, functional genomics in entomology

April 18, 5:30 PM, RNA Maxi GroupGreg Matera, UNC Chapel Hill, RNA biogenesis and epigenetic regulation

April 19, 3:30 PM, Genetics ColloquiumMarco Jost, Harvard University, CRISPR screening to understand host-microbiome interactions

April 21, 12:00 PM, Biostatistics and Medical InformaticsFeixiong Cheng, Cleveland Clinic, network medicine in complex human disease
Kwangmoon Park, 3rd year Ph.D. student from the Keles lab, received two awards for his paper "Joint tensor analysis of single cell 3D genome and epigenetic data with Muscle": the Distinguished Student Paper Award for the ENAR 2023 Spring Meeting and the 2023 ASA Section on Statistics in Genomics and Genetics (SGG) Student Paper Award