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Epigenetics in Health, Disease and Aging, American University of Armenia

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September 15, 2015, 18:00 - September 15, 2015, 19:30

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Epigenetics in Health, Disease and Aging

Program

18:00 - Roza Selimyan, Ph.D. Program Coordinator, Health Science Intensive Program Johns Hopkins University

18:45 - Questions/Answers

About the speaker

Dr. Roza Selimyan will talk about developments in one of the youngest and fastest-growing areas of research - Epigenetics, which offers a new angle to the long-standing debate about nature vs. nurture. She will discuss Epigenetic regulation of gene expression addressing both site-specific and genome-wide changes in health, disease and aging.

Dr. Selimyan is a faculty member and program coordinator for the Health Science Intensive Program at Johns Hopkins University. She holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology (Rostock University, Germany) and M.Sc. in Genetics (Yerevan State University, Armenia). She completed postdoctoral training at the National Institute on Aging of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, where she subsequently worked as a Research Scientist. Throughout her scientific career Dr. Selimyan studied molecular, genetic and epigenetic mechanisms in various areas of the biomedical field, including aging, cancer, inflammation, development, obesity and immunology. Since 2010 Dr. Selimyan has played an active role in promoting health, education and science through various projects. She has been regularly invited by various organizations and institutions — including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Labor, hospitals, and universities — to give lectures on health-and science-related topics.

Dr. Selimyan's taught at Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences as an instructor teaching the MCAT Biology course. She then joined the University of Maryland University College as an Adjunct Assistant Professor where she was teaching Cancer Biology, Human Health and Disease and Biology of Aging. In 2014, Dr. Selimyan joined The Johns Hopkins University — first as an adjunct lecturer, then as a full time faculty member and program coordinator. Dr. Selimyan teaches onsite and online courses, which include Molecular Biology, Human Molecular Genetics, Epigenetics, Nutrition and Psychosocial Determinants of Health: Implications on Diagnostics.

This event is in English
Organizer: School of Public Health
Venue: Alex and Marie Manoogian Hall
Phone: +374 60 69-40-40
Address: 40 Marshal Baghramyan Ave, Yerevan, Armenia

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