News and Events

Farid Ullah named American Society for Human Genetics (ASHG) semifinalist for the 2020 Charles J. Epstein Trainee Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Research 

August 4, 2020

Congratulations to Farid. His abstract, “Mutations in the DNA repair complex genes SMC5 and SLF2 cause chromosomal abnormalities leading to syndromic microcephaly" was in the top 15% of predoctoral candidates, earning him a cash award and complimentary registration for the ASHG meeting in October. 

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Nico Katsanis speaks at the 2020 virtual BBS Conference hosted by Marshfield Clinic

beginning June 14, 2020

In the third week of the BBS Conference, Nico Katsanis answers questions from the BBS community and provides the latest perspective on the search for a cure. 

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Georgios Kellaris named 2020 Mary J.C. Hendrix Outstanding Graduate Student

June 5, 2020

Congratulations to Georgios for recognition of his work on “The Genetic Architecture of Congenital and Neurodevelopmental Disorders”. Click here for more information.

The American Society of Human Genetics Conference, 2019

October 15-19, 2019

ACT-GeM faculty and trainees will present at the annual meeting of the ASHG in Houston, Texas. Click here for more information.

Tanner Monroe, PhD receives T32 fellowship

September 28, 2019

We are delighted to announce that ACT-GeM post-doc associate, Dr. Tanner Monroe was awarded an NIH T32 fellowship in the Northwestern University Scientist Training Program in Kidney Disease (NUKIDs). Click here for more information.

The Advanced Center for Translational and Genetic Medicine (ACT-GeM) moves in

August 16, 2019

Equipment, freezers, animals, and a team of eleven have arrived in the newly constructed and state-of-the art Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Building Center in downtown Chicago. Click here for more information.

Gordon Research Conference for Human Genetics and Genomics

July 7-12, 2019

The 2019 edition of the Human Genetics and Genomics Gordon conference in Waterville Valley was held under the chairmanship of ACT-GeM Director, Professor Nicholas Katsanis. Click here for more information.