University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson, Room 5403
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
Banner-University Medical Center South, Conference Room 3030
2800 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713
TOPIC: "Decoding the Vascular Genetic Risk for Heart Disease"
SPEAKER: Casey Romanoski, PhD
LOCATION: UAHS 5403 (LIVE) and Banner-UMC-SC 3030 (Video Conferenced)
About the Speaker
Dr. Casey Romanoski received her undergrad degree in 2004 from the Arizona International College at the University of Arizona where she concentrated in math and science. She then received her doctorate from UCLA in human genetics, working in the laboratory of Dr. Aldons (Jake) Lusis. In the Lusis Lab, Dr. Romanoski demonstrated that gene regulation in human endothelial cells is genetically and environmentally determined. She then completed her postdoctoral research at the Univeristy of California, San Diego, in the laboratory of Dr. Christopher Glass. There, she used natural genetic variation between inbred mouse strains to demonstrate the hierarchical and collaborative nature of enhancer activity in gene regulation. Throughout her training, Dr. Romanoski became very interested in the interdependence between genetic sequence and molecular traits, which is the foundation of her ongoing research. In 2016, she accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and BIO5 Fellow at the University of Arizona. Her research program uses experimental and computational approaches to better understand complex disease and human biology. A native Tucsonan, she is a proud Arizona Wildcat.
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The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.
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