New Strategies to Identify Genes Associated with Human Birth Defects

May 20, 2016: This presentation will introduce an integrated approach to identify genes linked to human structural birth defects.  Specifically, the application of systems based approaches in combination with animal models to identify the genetic basis of ocular and craniofacial defects will be discussed.

Dr. Lachke is an Assistant Professor at the University of Delaware’s Department of Biological Sciences and a Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences.  He holds a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Iowa and was an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School prior to joining UD.  His research program on the genetic basis of ocular and craniofacial developmental defects is funded by R01 and R03 grants from NEI and NIDCR (NIH).