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Lyceum Society November 2016 Meeting


for Members

Lyceum Society November 2016 Meeting

Monday, November 7, 2016

The New York Academy of Sciences

Presented By

Lyceum Society


The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members.
Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.

All Lyceum meetings (except December) are Brown Bag lunches.

Brown Bag: 11:30 AM
Brief-Brief: 12:40–1:00 PM
Lecture & Discussion: 1:00–3:00 PM

Brief Presentation:
Speaker: Alan McGowan, The New School, Past Chair, Interdisciplinary Science Program
Franz Boas – Citizen Boas

Main Presentation:
Speaker: Itsik Pe'er , Assoc. Prof. of Computer Science, Columbia University
The Ashkenazic Jewish Genome

Speaker Bios

Alan McGowan

Alan McGowan taught for twenty years at The New School, where he chaired the Interdisciplinary Science Program for four years, and the Environmental Studies Program for two years. Before that, he was president for twenty years of the Scientists' Institute for Public Information.

Itsik Pe'er, PhD

Dr. Itsik Pe'er, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Computer Science and Systems Biology at Columbia University. He chairs the Center for Health Analytics at the Data Science Institute. The Pe'er lab of Computational Genetics studies high throughput genetic information from arrays of genetic markers and DNA sequencing data, and develops computational methods to enable analysis of such data. Dr. Pe'er and his team have a strong interest in medical and population genetics, with specific focus on analytical methodology for analysis of isolated populations. Dr. Pe'er's work illuminates remote family relatedness between strangers as a prevalent feature of human populations, and as a helpful research tool. Dr. Pe'er has won excellence awards from Celera Genomics, NSF, NIH, and Applied Biosystems. Dr. Pe'er has a PhD in computer science from Tel Aviv University. He cross-trained in genetics during his post-doctoral studies at the Weizmann Institute of Science, as well as at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, before joining the faculty of Columbia University in 2006.

Registration Pricing

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7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich Street, 40th floor
New York, NY 10007-2157

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