Benjamin F. Voight: "Biological underpinning and evolutionary history of human phenotypes".
Benjamin F. Voight is Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at Penn. His research is directed toward a theoretical and practical understanding of the genetic, biological, and evolutionary basis of metabolic, cardiovascular, and immune-mediated phenotypes in human populations. To build this understanding, he uses computational and statistical tools grounded in principles of population biology to study genetic data collected across thousands of entire human genomes. His recent research is focused on mapping risk alleles for common diseases, particularly type-2 diabetes and heart attack.
Earlier this year, Professor Voight was awarded a prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship.
The luncheon is at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 in the
Lenape Room of the University Club. Cost
and University Club details.