The Epigenome Across the Lifespan 2019

The second Annual Lifespan Conference, The Epigenome Across the Lifespan, was held in the spring of 2019. The conference focused on the processes, course, and impact of epigenomic pathways across the life’s course, and on fostering collaborations among partners in science.  Presentations centered upon biology and diseases including genome topology, DNA methylation and acetylation, imprinting, and many more. This conference created partnerships and fostered interdisciplinary exploration to further promote scientific understanding of the epigenome across the lifespan.



If you were unable to attend the 2018 conference or are looking to watch a specific speaker’s presentation, you may view each recording of the conference. Each keynote speakers’ presentation has a unique link for easy navigation.  


Keynote Speakers

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Yvette P. Conley, PhD, FAAN
University of Pittsburgh

Epigenomics of Patient Outcomes after Neurological Injury

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Bernardo Lemos, PhD
Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

Ribosomal DNA (rDNA) Age: New Markers of Exposure and Response to Interventions in Humans and Mice.

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Robert D. Nicholls, D.Phil.
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and University of Pittsburgh

The Genetic and Epigenetic Quirks of a Classic Imprinted Domain for Endocrine, Metabolic, and Neuronal Phenotypes (Prader-Willi/Angelman/autism)

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Vadim Gladyshev, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School

Mechanisms of Lifespan Control

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Haifan Lin, PhD
ShanghaiTech University

The Piwi-piRNA Pathway: a New Paradigm of Gene Regulation

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Marcelo A. Nóbrega, MD, PhD
University of Chicago

Regulatory Genetic Variants and Human Diseases

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Sarah Hainer, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

Profiling of Pluripotency Factors in Single Cells and Early Embryos

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Mellissa RW Mann, PhD
Magee-Womens Research Institute, and University of Pittsburgh

Impact of Assisted Reproduction on Genomic Imprinting in Oocytes and Preimplantation Embryos