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Social Regulation of Human Gene Expression

Steve Cole headshot

Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series—Dr. Steven Cole is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology-Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.  His research utilizes molecular genetics and computational bioinformatics to analyze the pathways by which social and environmental factors influence the activity of the human genome, as well as viral and tumor genomes. 

He pioneered the field of human social genomics, and serves as Director of the UCLA Social Genomics Core Laboratory.  He is also a member of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Norman Cousins Center, the UCLA AIDS Institute, and the UCLA Molecular Biology Institute.

This lecture is sponsored by the Center for Research on Families’ Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series. The Center for Research on Families (CRF) is an endowed interdisciplinary research center in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture  Series brings internationally recognized speakers with expertise in family research to campus each year. The lecture series began in 1999 through an endowment established in memory of Tay Gavin Erickson. ​

Thursday, May 12, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:15pm
Campus Center, Room 917, UMass Amherst
Free and open to the public

Steven Cole, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
UCLA School of Medicine