Posts Tagged genomics

Scientific community continues to respond in force to COVID-19 pandemic

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From designing 3D printed test swabs, to researching antibody responses and engaging in leading clinical trials, USF Health scientists rapidly team up to help fight COVID-19 While the world waits for therapies to reduce death rates and a widely available vaccine to prevent COVID 19, team science at USF Health and other […]

Three students will present at Delta Omega poster session

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Three USF College of Public Health students, Jan Dahrendorff, Kristi Miley and Emma Tumarkin, have been selected to represent University of South Florida at the Annual Delta Omega Student Poster Session. The prestigious Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health holds the poster session to encourage and recognize the public […]

Dr. Lynn “Marty” Martin publishes paper on macroimmunology—a big topic with big implications

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“Populations of animals are spread all over the globe, some in really risky environments with respect to infection,” explained Dr. Lynn “Marty” Martin, PhD, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) professor of genomics and disease ecology expert. “Our interest was to try to detect, summarize and explain large-scale patterns […]

Turning to the gut to better understand depression

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Can the community of microbes in our digestive track influence our mental state and, if so, how? That’s a focus of study by Monica Uddin, PhD, a professor in USF’s College of Public Health, where she contributes to the Genomics Program within the Center for Global Health and Infectious Disease […]

Health risks and the herbicide Roundup: How litigation helps weed through claims

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Glyphosate, the active ingredient in the weed and grass killer Roundup, has become the most widely used agricultural pesticide in the world. And as its use has exploded, so, too, have claims—and subsequent lawsuits—aiming to link the chemical to certain cancers, birth defects and other health hazards. Dr. Katherine Drabiak, […]

Rays Jiang, COPH genomics professor, named highly cited researcher

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In November, USF College of Public Health (COPH) assistant professor Dr. Rays Jiang, a founding member of the USF genomics program, was named a 2019 Global Highly Cited Researcher by the Web of Science Group, a citation index and research intelligence platform. Jiang was among 6,216 researchers spanning 21 fields […]

35th Anniversary Spotlight: USF Genomics Program serves as ‘building block’ for public health breakthroughs

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Since its inception in 2018, the USF Genomics Program has been an interdisciplinary program leveraging the diversity of USF’s faculty expertise to integrate genomic approaches to understanding global health issues. The USF Genomics Program is a multi-college program directed by Dr. John Adams, distinguished university professor, that operates through the […]

Can PTSD pass from mother to baby? COPH genomics researchers aim to find out

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Twenty-five years ago, nearly one million people died in the Rwandan genocide against ethnic Tutsi. Today, 26 percent of Rwandan adults suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a psychological health condition triggered by witnessing or being involved in highly stressful events, such as natural disasters, violence or war. Drs. Monica […]