Initiative in Social Genomics | ISG
The Initiative in Social Genomics (ISG) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison aims to become home to the largest and most innovative group of researchers pursuing topics in social genomics in the world. Integrating social science and genetic research, ISG researchers study how genes are linked with human behavior and socio-economic outcomes, how genes and environments interact (GxE), and how external social conditions influence basic internal biological processes—specifically, gene expression. Their findings add to the body of evidence that humans’ molecular composition can be shaped by social-environmental experiences.
Advances in genomics over the last two decades allow current researchers to ask new questions and to approach old questions in new ways
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Social Genomics at the University of Wisconsin
ISG researchers and visiting scholars present their findings at conferences, workshops, and weekly seminars. Click on the boxes below to access video recordings.
The Social Genomics research group will meet weekly from 10:00-11:30 AM on Thursdays during the fall 2021 semester. Meetings will be held in Room 1328 Sterling Hall and virtually.
The group welcomes guest presenters on:
• December 9 ǀ Stephanie von Hinke, Ph.D. (University of Bristol), virtual only
• December 16 at 4:00 PM ǀ Sarah Brislin, Ph.D. (Virginia Commonwealth University), job talk, DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building
Position Opening: Social Genomics Cluster Hire
Assistant, Associate, or Professor
The University of Wisconsin–Madison invites applications for a position focusing on the theme of “Implications of Social Genomics for Social and Public Policy.”