GBM Seminar Series

The Icahn Institute at Mount Sinai and Nature Reviews Genetics have launched a new seminar series, Genomics, Big Data and Medicine (GBM).

Our seminars are dedicated to the critical intersection of GBM, delving into “bleeding edge” technology and approaches that will deeply shape the future. The seminar format will be an hour lecture followed by 30 minutes of moderated Q&A. We seek to foster lively and thought-provoking dialogue to hash out the best ways to make the application of genomics technologies and analysis of big data transformative in personal medical care.

Past speakers include Dr. Eric Green, Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, Dr. George Church, Director of, and Dr. Eric Topol, Director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute


Speaker: Dr. Nancy Cox, Professor and Director, Vanderbilt Genetics Institute and and Division of Genetic Medicine 

Date: Monday, June 12, 2017

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm EST

Location: Davis Auditorium, 1470 Madison Ave at 101st street, 2nd Floor

Dr. Cox is a quantitative human geneticist with a long-standing research program in identifying and characterizing the genetic component of common human diseases. Her current research is focused on large-scale integration of genomics with other “-omics” data, as well as biobank and electronic medical records data. Her work has also been funded to develop methods for the analysis of 1,000 Genomes Project data as well as GTEx Project data. 

Series Organizers

Pamela Sklar, MD
Professor and Chair, Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Genetic and Genomic Sciences

Judy Cho, MD
Director, The Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine

Eric Schadt, PhD
Dean for Precision Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 

Orli Bahcall
Senior Editor, Nature