Welcome to the Journal Club / Seminar Series in Social-Science Genetics at USC's Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR). The Journal Club / Seminar Series provides an informal setting to discuss relevant papers in social-science genetics (typically presented by an author or sometimes reviewed by a club member). We are entirely based on-line, using Zoom as our platform, and our members are located across the U.S. and Europe. Our meetings are typically once a month on Friday at 10 am pacific time in the first or second week of the month. The series is jointly organized by Brian Finch, Titus Galama, Patrick Turley and Pam Tyler (all at CESR) and hosted by the Center for the Study of Health Inequality (CSHI) and the Behavioral and Health Genomics Center (BHG). If you are interested in joining our mailing list, please contact Titus Galama (galama@usc.edu). For a list of upcoming and past presentations see the Table below.

Date 

Time-10:00 AM (PT)

Speaker

Title of Talk

Suggested Literature

   June 11, 2021    Fleur Meddens  Presentation on "Genetic contributions to inequality of opportunity"  
   May 7, 2021    Rosa Chessman Will present some preliminary GxE work  
   April 16, 2021    Pietro Biroli Presentation on "Sources of inequality at birth: the interplay between genes and parental socioeconomic status"  
   March 12, 2021    Patrick Turley Discussion on “The imprint of assortative mating in the human genome reflects human behavior and social preferences”  
   February 12, 2021    Alexander Young Presentation on “Disentangling genes and environment using genomic family data”  
   January 8, 2021    Sjoerd Van Alten Presentation on the topic of parent-child dyads and imputation  
   December 4, 2020    Neil Davies Presentation on Mendellian randomization  
   November 13, 2020    Jessica Faul

Presentation on "Collecting, extracting, and storing genetic material"

 

   August 7, 2020

   Jennifer Smith

Population stratification and principal components analysis

 

   July 10, 2020

   Jason Boardman 

Gene-by-environment interplay (GxE). 

 

   June 12, 2020

   Aysu Okbay

Polygenic scores, what they are, how to construct them, etc

An Introduction to Statistical Genetic Data Analysis

   May 8, 2020

   Andries Marees

Andries Marees will be leading the discussion of Chapters 1 and 3 of Mills et al. 2020

An Introduction to Statistical Genetic Data Analysis

   April 3, 2020

   Sam Trejo

Presentation of Sam Trejo paper, Genetic Nature or Genetic Nurture? Quantifying Bias in Analyses Using Polygenic Scores

Genetic Nature or Genetic Nurture? Quantifying Bias in Analyses Using Polygenic Scores

   March 13, 2020

   Sjoerd van Alten

Discussion of chapter 4 of “An introduction to Statistical Genetic Data Analysis” by Mills, Barban and Tropf, to understand the basics of Genome-wide Association Studies (GWAS).

An Introduction to Statistical Genetic Data Analysis

   February 14, 2020

   Abdel Abdellaoui

Presentation by Abdel Abdellaoui  et al. 2019 on "Genetic correlates of social stratification in Great Britain"

Genetic correlates of social stratification in Great Britain