Thu, Nov 12 | Zoom (RSVP for link)

#BlackInCompBio Seminar Series: Paul Magwene, Ph.D. (Duke University)

The #BlackInCompBio Seminar Series provides a platform for Black scientists to share their science with our global community. On this day we'll hear from Paul Magwene, Ph.D. from Duke University.
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#BlackInCompBio Seminar Series: Paul Magwene, Ph.D. (Duke University)

Time & Location

Nov 12, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
Zoom (RSVP for link)

About the Event

Talk title: "From Fossils to Fungi and Shape Spaces to Systems Biology: Academic Adventures of an Accidental Computational Biologist"

Dr. Magwene's lab combines wet lab experimental techniques and the development of computational and statistical methods in order to characterize the properties of gene regulatory networks. A primary goal is to identify how genetic and environmental variation affects the functioning of signaling and regulatory networks, and how in turn this variation relates to intra- and interspecific patterns of phenotypic variation.

Among many other accomplishments, Dr. Magwene, along with Drs. Paul Lizardi and Junhyong Kim, worked to develop a set of algorithms to estimate the temporal orderings of unordered biological sample elements. This developed into the theory of "psuedotime" a concept at the forefront of the cutting edge single-cell RNA sequencing technologies taking the computational biology field by storm. 

Dr. Magwene is an Associate Professor of Biology. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1999.

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