Elodie Ghedin, NYU
Sarah Kocher, Princeton


January 17, 2020

9:00 – 9:50am

9:50 – 10:10
Long-read sequencing to study allelic effects on transcriptome structure
Dafni A. Glinos, Beryl Cummings, Paul Hoffman, Alper Gokden, Daniel G. MacArthur, Tuuli Lappalainen
New York Genome Center

10:10 – 10:30
Mutation-selection-drift-balance constrains genetic variation in mutation rates
William Milligan, Guy Sella
Columbia University

10:30 – 11:00
Invited talk: Elodie Ghedin
Flushed with excitement: virus exploration in NYC sewage

11:00 – 11:20

11:20 – 11:40
Gene-environment interactions using a Bayesian whole genome regression model
Matthew Kerin, Jonathan Marchini

11:40 – 12:00
Likelihood model that uses GWAS summary statistics to estimate strength of polygenic selection underlying a complex trait
Alexander T. Xue, Yi-Fei Huang, Adam Siepel
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

12:00 – 12:20
Low transferability of height polygenic risk scores in admixed ancestry populations
Barbara Domingues Bitarello, Iain Mathieson
University of Pennsylvania

12:20 – 12:40
Are we over-controlling for population stratification? Evidence from sibling models in the UK Biobank
Dalton Conley, Ramina Sotoudeh
Princeton University

12:40 – 2:00

2:00 – 2:30
Invited Talk: Sarah Kocher
Comparative population genomics reveals mechanisms shaping social evolution in bees

2:30 – 2:50
The strength and pattern of natural selection on rice gene expression
Simon C. Groen, Irina Calic, Zoé Joly-Lopez, Adrian Platts, Jae Young Choi, Rahul Satija, Georgina Vergara, Amelia Henry, Steven J. Franks, Michael D. Purugganan
New York University

2:50 – 3:10
A test of nearly neutral theory in non-model species
Stephen J Gaughran, Adalgisa Caccone, George Amato
American Museum of Natural History and Yale University

3:10 – 3:30
Conservation through the lens of (mal)adaptation: Concepts and meta-analysis
Erika Crispo, Alison Margaret Derry, Dylan J. Fraser, Steven P. Brady, Louis Astorg, Elizabeth R. Lawrence, Gillian K. Martin, Jean-Michel Matte, Jorge Octavio Negrín Dastis, Antoine Paccard, Rowan D. H. Barrett, Lauren J. Chapman, Jeffrey E. Lane, Chase G. Ballas,
Marissa Close
Pace University

3:30 – 4:00

4:00 – 4:20
A comparison of humans and baboons suggests germline mutation rates do not track cell divisions
Felix L. Wu, Alva Strand, Carole Ober, Jeffrey D. Wall, Priya Moorjani, Molly Przeworski
Columbia University

4:20 – 4:40
The genetic basis of fitness differences in diverse copy number variants
Grace Avecilla, Elodie Caudal, Joseph Schacherer, David Gresham

4:40 – 5:00
The evolution of skin pigmentation associated variation in Europe
Dan Ju, Iain Mathieson
University of Pennsylvania

5:00 – 6:30


1. The use of (mostly) publicly available data to assess global admixture and taxonomic relationships within the Culex pipiens species complex of mosquitos
Matthew L. Aardema, Steven R. Davis
Montclair State University & The American Museum of Natural History

2. The Dynamics of CNV Evolution in Fluctuating Environments
Farah Abdul-Rahman, Angela Hickey, David Gresham
New York University

3. Senescence and entrenchment in evolution of amino acid sites
A. V. Stolyarova, E. Nabieva, V. V. Ptushenko, A. V. Favorov, A. V. Popova, A. D. Neverov, G. A. Bazykin

4. You can go back home: adaptation to the original host after host range expansion
Lisa M. Bono, Natasia Jacko, Siobain Duffy
Rutgers University

5. Chromosome Fixation and Bulk Segregant Analysis for Quantifying Epistasis
Cassandra Buzby, Federica Sartori, Mark Siegal
New York University

6. Recombination drives speciation of cassava mosaic begomoviruses
Alvin A. Crespo-Bellido, J Steen Hoyer, Divya Dubey, Ronica Jeannot, Siobain Duffy
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

7. Seed disperser influence on the population genetics of a Caribbean dry forest
VL DeLeo, TA Carlo, J Salazar, Y Leon, JR Lasky
Pennsylvania State University

8. The phylogenetic context of herbicide resistance in Amaranthus suggests spread through introgression
Sandra Hoffberg, Deren Eaton
Columbia University

9. Does the expression of vertebrate genes evolve under purifying selection? More data is needed to resolve the regulatory innovation paradox
Keffy Kehrli
Stony Brook University

10. Insights into sex determination in the Siamese Fighting Fish Betta splendens
Young Kwon, Carla R. Hoge, Hannes Svardal, Richard Durbin, Andres Bendesky
Columbia University

11. Identifying population structure in African leopards (Panthera pardus) across sub-Saharan Africa
Danielle Lema, Corey Anco, Alexis Neffinger, Evon Hekkala
Fordham University

12. Convergent evolution of seed shattering in weedy rice (Oryza spp.) from both morphological and genetic perspectives
Xiang Li and Ana L. Caicedo
University of Massachusetts Amherst

13. Parkinson’s Disease polygenic risk score distribution across diverse populations
Douglas Loesch, Irem Sarihan, Timothy O’Connor, Ignacio Mata
University of Maryland Baltimore

14. A deep-learning approach for inferring selection based on the ancestral recombination graph
Ziyi Mo, Hussein Hejase, Adam Siepel
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

15. SubMARine: A Polynomial-time Algorithm to Find Ambiguities in Tumor Phylogenies
Linda K. Sundermann, Jeff Wintersinger, Gunnar Raetsch, Jens Stoye, and Quaid Morris
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

16. Transposable elements are associated with gene expression divergence between predominantly clonal lineages in Trichomonas vaginalis
Jordan Orosco, Martina Bradic, and Jane M. Carlton
New York University

17. Identifying convergent environmental adaptation in the grass tribe Andropogoneae using a combined phylogenetic and generalized linear model
Armin Scheben, Baoxing Song, Silas Tittes, Ed Buckler, Matthew Hufford, Toby Kellogg, Cinta Romay, Jeff Ross-Ibarra, Qi Sun, Adam Siepel
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

18. Detection of regional variation in selection intensity within protein-coding genes using DNA sequence polymorphism and divergence
Zi-Ming Zhao, Michael C. Campbell, Ning Li, Daniel S. Lee, Zhang Zhang, Jeffrey P. Townsend
Yale University

19. Chasing the Red Queen: Unexpected role of RNAi in defending sex chromosome conflict
Jeffrey Vedanayagam, Chun-Ming Lai, Ching-Jung Lin, Eric C. Lai
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Institute

20. The impact of recent population structure on large-scale genome-wide association studies
Arslan A. Zaidi and Iain Mathieson
University of Pennsylvania


Previous meetings were held at the Cold Spring Harbor, New York Genome Center, Princeton University, Columbia University, and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Follow these links to view agendas for the 2016, 2017, 2018, or 2019 NYAPG meetings.