University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, UAHS 5403
1201 N Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724Joanne Berghout, PhD MemoJoanne Berghout, PhD Memo
TOPIC: “Rare variant genetic analyses towards understanding extrathoracic dissemination risk in Valley fever patients”
SPEAKER: Joanne Berghout, PhD
WHERE: UAHS 5403
WHEN: Tuesday, March 3, 2020| 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
About the Speaker:
Joanne Berghout, PhD is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Center for Biomedical Informatics and Biostatistics. Her research uses genetic and bioinformatic analyses to discover patterns and clinically relevant knowledge from big ‘omics data. She has applied these techniques to the question of extrathoracic dissemination risk in Valley fever (Coccidioidomycosis) for nearly four years, most recently working with data from a new cohort of 535 patients recruited across Arizona and California. Dr. Berghout earned her PhD from McGill University where her thesis project focused on under identifying genetic factors that influence susceptibility to cerebral malaria and/or tuberculosis. She is an author of 35 papers, holds 1 patent, and has been awarded several fellowships and grants.