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Spring 2023 Seminars

The Social Genomics research group will meet weekly from 9:00-10:30 AM on Wednesdays during the 2023 spring semester (unless otherwise noted below). Meetings will be held in 1328 Sterling Hall and/or virtually. Please contact Grace Herndon ( for meeting details.


February 3, 2023* (Friday) Sjoerd van Alten, Vrije University of Amsterdam; Perline Demange, Vrije University of Amsterdam Correcting for volunteer bias in GWAS uncovers novel genetic variants and increases heritability estimates; Education and Mental Health: an Intergenerational Study
February 8, 2023 n/a Lab Group Updates
February 15, 2023 Jennifer Smith, University of Michigan School of Public Health Epigenomic biomarkers of social exposures are associated with cardiovascular risk factors and mortality
February 22, 2023 Gracie Venechuk, University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Sociology The Effect of County-Level Recession Intensity on Accelerated Epigenetic Aging: Evidence from the 2008-2010 Recession
March 1, 2023 Zijie Zhao, University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics Latent Genetic Factor Analysis using Expectation-Maximization
March 8, 2023 Jiacheng Miao, Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison Department Biostatistics and Medical Informatics Quantifying gene-population interactions
March 15, 2023 No ISG Meeting – UW-Madison Spring Break
March 22, 2023 No meeting this week
March 29, 2023 TBD
April 5, 2023 TBD
April 12, 2023 No ISG Meeting – PAA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA
April 19, 2023 TBD
April 26, 2023 Javier de la Fuente, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Psychology & Population Research Center TBD
May 3, 2023 TBD
May 10, 2023 TBD

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Event Archive

For information on past meetings and events sponsored by the Initiative in Social Genomics, click on the following links to view a list of Presentations and a collection of Videos.