University of Arizona BIO5 Institute, Room 103
Thomas W. Keating Bioresearch Building
1657 E. Helen St.
Tucson, AZ 85721
Brought to you by the Arizona Center for the Biology of Complex Diseases (ABCD) at the University of Arizona:
TOPIC: “The Genetics of Gene Expression”
SPEAKER: Casey Romanoski, PhD — Assistant Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, and the Genetics Graduate Interdisciplinary Program (GIDP), UA College of Medicine – Tucson, UA Health Sciences; Fellow at the UA BIO5 Institute; and Member, Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine, UA Health Sciences
WHEN: Friday, March 15, 2018 | 9-11 a.m.
WHERE: BIO5 Room 103
Weekly Colloquium, Spring 2019 – Problems in the Biology of Complex Diseases
(CMM, MCB, GENE, IMB, PCOL 595H)
Fridays, 9-11 a.m., Keating/BIO5 Room 103, Jan. 11-April 26 (except for March 1, 9-11 a.m., Keating/BIO5 Room 247)
SPEAKERS SCHEDULE: Click here [PDF] for a printable schedule for the entire series.
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.