Translational Genomics Concluded Genomic Diversity and Human Disease Lecture Series

We wish to thank all our speakers for bringing their expertise and engaging in candid discussions with students throughout the semester.  Please see full list of lectures here. 

Department Chair Dr. Carpten Kicked Off Translational Genomics Virtual Distinguished Lecture Series


USC Translational Genomics:
Accelerating Improvements in Healthcare at USC KSOM through Intentional Integration between Basic Discovery Research and Clinical Science

John D. Carpten, PhD
Professor, USC Department of Urology
Chair, USC Department of Translational Genomics
Director, USC Institute for Translational Genomics
Director, USC Molecular Genomics Core
Co-Leader, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

In 2016, the USC Department of Translational Genomics was created under the leadership of the founding chair John Carpten, PhD with co-leadership by Vice Chair Dr. David Craig.  The mission of USC Translational Genomics is to help the Keck School of Medicine realize its full potential in improving patient outcomes through the intentional integration of basic and clinical research.  The foundational components of our department include genome science and biomedical informatics.  The department currently includes eight faculty members dedicated to scholarship, teaching and education, and service to the community.  The department hosts several major grants and is focused on translating genomic discoveries into new knowledge that may someday have clinical application.  The department also contributes to the educational mission of the university through its master’s degree programs in Translational Biotechnology and Translational Biomedical Informatics.   Diversity is also a major component of our departmental foundation, including being among the world leaders in research studies that aim to understand the relationship between population differences and disease incidence and outcomes, and in our intentional goals for biomedical workforce diversity.

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