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Social Regulation of Human Gene Expression

Speaker: Steven Cole, Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine

Date: June 8, 2015 - 10:00 a.m. ET

Location: Lipsett Amphitheater at the NIH Clinical Research Center (Building 10)

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Steven Cole, Ph.D., is professor of medicine and psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine.

Recent research has discovered that socio-environmental conditions may have an effect on human gene expression. In this lecture, Dr. Cole will summarize the developing field of social genomics, and its efforts to identify the types of genes subject to social regulation. Dr. Cole’s overview of this field of research will provide a concrete molecular perspective on how external social and cultural processes can interact with the human genome to shape individual trajectories of health, development, and behavior.