Conference Abstracts

Angela Andaleon presenting at ISMB 2018 in Chicago.

Wheeler Lab Member      *Loyola Student

2018

Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology Conference, Chicago, IL, July 6-10, Lightning Talk and Poster: “Imputed gene associations identify replicable trans-acting genes enriched in transcription pathways” Heather E. Wheeler, Sally Ploch*, Alvaro Barbeira, Hae Kyung Im

Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology Conference, Chicago, IL, July 6-10, Poster: “Gene-based association study for lipid traits in diverse cohorts” Angela Andaleon*, Lauren S. Mogil, Heather E. Wheeler

Closing the Genomics Research Gap: An International Symposium on Genomics and Health, Montreal, QC, June 15-17, Poster: “Genetic architecture of gene expression traits across diverse populations” Lauren S. Mogil, Angela Andaleon*, Alexa Badalamenti*, Scott P. Dickinson, Xiuqing Guo, Jerome I. Rotter, W. Craig Johnson, Hae Kyung Im, Yongmei Liu, Heather E. Wheeler

Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, April 15, Poster: “Contrasting and Correlating Prostate Cancer Genetic Susceptibility Loci in Multiple Populations “ Mohammed Abdul Sami*, Jack Morris*, Heather E. Wheeler

Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, April 15, Poster: “Predicting the Genetic Regulation of Schizophrenia in African American Populations” Peter Fiorica*, Heather E. Wheeler

Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, April 15, Poster: “Optimizing Gene Predictors in Diverse Populations” Jennifer Takamura*, Heather E. Wheeler

Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, April 15, Poster: “Gene-based association study for lipid traits in diverse cohorts implicates BACE1 and SIDT2 regulation in triglyceride levels” Angela Andaleon*, Heather E. Wheeler

Presenting at CAURS 2018 at DePaul. Peter Fiorica, Angela Andaleon, Jennifer Takamura, Mohammed Abdul Sami

2017

American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, October 17-21, Poster: “Gene expression predictive performance varies across diverse populations” Lauren Mogil, Alexa Badalamenti*, Heather E. Wheeler

Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference, Chicago, IL, May 15-17, Presentation: “Optimizing predictors of gene expression within and across diverse populations” Lauren Mogil, Heather E. Wheeler

Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference, Chicago, IL, May 15-17, Poster: “Gene expression predictive performance varies across populations” Alexa Badalamenti*, Virginia Saulnier*, Natalie Jachym*, Amani Almatrafi*, Jeffrey Ng*, Shyam Shah*, Heather E. Wheeler

Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference, Chicago, IL, May 15-17, Poster: “Transcriptome-based Association Study Comparing Susceptibility to Multiple Cancer Types” Danny Baghdan*, Lauren Mogil, Carlos Perez-Cervantes*, Heather E. Wheeler

Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL, April 29, Poster: “Genetic Mechanisms Underlying Cholesterol Traits in Diverse Populations” Angela Andaleon*, Heather E. Wheeler

Presenting at ASHG 2016 in Vancouver. L: Alexa Badalamenti, R: Natalie Jachym

2016

American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, October 18 - 22, Poster: “Predicting gene regulation in diverse global populations” Alexa Badalamenti*, Natalie Jachym*, Amani Almatrafi*, Virginia Saulnier*, Jeffrey Ng*, Shyam Shah*, Heather E. Wheeler

American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, October 18 - 22, Platform Presentation: “Genome-wide association study with replication implicates WFS1 in cisplatin-associated hearing loss and reveals an enrichment of SNPs in Mendelian genes for deafness” Heather E. Wheeler, Eric R. Gamazon, Robert D. Frisina, Carlos Perez-Cervantes*, Omar El Charif, Sophie D. Fossa, Darren R. Feldman, Robert Hamilton, David J. Vaughn, Clair J. Beard, Chunkit Fung, Lawrence H. Einhorn, Christian Kollmannsberger, Jeri Kim, Taisei Mushiroda, Michiaki Kubo, Shirin Ardeshir-Rouhani-Fard, Nancy J. Cox, M. Eileen Dolan, Lois B. Travis, The Platinum Study Group

American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, June 3 - 7, Poster with Discussion Session: “Genome-wide association study of cisplatin-related hearing loss in testicular cancer survivors to reveal associated variant in Wolfram syndrome 1 (WFS1) gene” Heather E. Wheeler, Robert D. Frisina, Eric R. Gamazon, Omar El Charif, Darren R. Feldman, Robert J. Hamilton, David J. Vaughn, Clair J. Beard, Chunkit Fung, Lawrence H. Einhorn, Sophie D. Fossa, Taisei Mushiroda, Michiaki Kubo, Nancy J. Cox, M. Eileen Dolan, Lois B. Travis for The Platinum Study Group

Great Lakes Bioinformatics and the Canadian Computational Biology Conference, Toronto, ON, May 16 - 19, Poster: “Predicting Gene Regulation in Diverse Global Populations” Virginia Saulnier*, Alexa Badalamenti*, Jeffrey Ng*, Shyam Shah*, Heather E. Wheeler

Great Lakes Bioinformatics and the Canadian Computational Biology Conference, Toronto, ON, May 16 - 19, Presentation: “Survey of the Heritability and Sparsity of Gene Expression Traits Across Human Tissues” Heather E. Wheeler, Kaanan P. Shah, Jonathon Brenner*, GTEx Consortium, Hae Kyung Im

Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium, The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL, April 9, Poster: “Gene-Based Association Study of Sporadic Postmenopausal Breast Cancer” Carlos Perez-Cervantes*, Heather E. Wheeler

Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium, The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL, April 9, Poster: “Predicting Gene Regulation in Diverse Global Populations” Alexa Badalamenti*, Jeffrey Ng*, Virginia Saulnier*, Shyam Shah*, Heather E. Wheeler


Presenting at CAURS 2016 in Chicago. L: Alexa Badalamenti, R: Carlos Perez-Cervantes


2015

American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, October 6-10, Reviewers’ Choice (top 10%) Poster: “Genetic architecture of gene expression regulation via orthogonal tissue decomposition” Heather E. Wheeler, Nicholas Knoblauch, GTEx Consortium, Nancy J. Cox, Dan L. Nicolae, Hae Kyung Im