ESP Biography

ALAYNE BRUNNER, Postdoctoral research fellow in cancer genomics

Major: Postdoc (Ph.D. Genetics)

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

B.S. Biology and Chemistry, Pacific Lutheran University
Ph.D. Genetics, Stanford University

Past Classes

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S1051: The Human Genome -- how to sequence a genome and what it's telling us about human variation in Splash! Fall 2010 (Nov. 13 - 14, 2010)
It took over 15 years for a large team of scientists from around the world to sequence the first human genome. Now a single lab can sequence a human genome in a matter of weeks. How did they sequence the first genome and how has the technology improved so dramatically in just the last ten years? Why do we even care about sequencing the genome? What is it telling us about how the differences in our DNA affect who we are? Come learn about both the old way and the new way to sequence a genome. Then learn about human variation and what a genotype really is. What can it tell us about how we look, the diseases we're susceptible to, and where our ancestors came from?