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News from the Turner Lab

June 16, 2022 Lunch celebration @MissionTacoSTL for Titilope Akinwe as she will be moving on to graduate school here at WashU and leaving our lab. Congratulations and Best Wishes! Twitter Link
June 14, 2022 Lab Outing to St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Game Twitter Link
June 9, 2022 The book “The Neuroscience of Autism” is out now! Check out the chapter on “Genetics and Genomics” Authors: Dr. Caitlin Hudac, Nicole Friedman, and Dr.Tychele Turner. Book

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May 14, 2022 Dr. Turner presents an invited talk “Precision Genomics in Neurodevelopmental Disorders Empowered by the New Era of Long-Read Sequencing” at the International Society for Autism Research Conference in Austin, Texas Meeting Website
May 11, 2022 Dr. Turner presents an invited talk “Long-read sequencing as part of the pathway to precision genomics for precision medicine” at the PacBio Discoveries Roadshow in Houston, Texas Meeting Website
May 10, 2022 Dr. Turner presents an invited talk “Long-read sequencing as part of the pathway to precision genomics for precision medicine” at the PacBio Discoveries Roadshow in Chicago, Illinois Meeting Website
May 2, 2022 Dr. Turner presents an invited talk “Long-read sequencing as part of the pathway to precision genomics for precision medicine” at the PacBio Discoveries Roadshow in Columbus, Ohio Meeting Website
April 20, 2022 Eleanor Sams presents a poster entitled “Computational Modeling and Precision Genomics in CNV Disorders” at the Undergraduate Symposium Poster Website
April 7, 2022 Dr. Turner presents an invited talk “Long-Read Sequencing as Part of the Pathway to Precision Genomics for Precision Medicine” at the “Unlocking The Genome With Long-Read Sequencing In Genetic Disease Research” on-demand webinar PacBio website
April 2, 2022 Our lab paper “Germline mosaicism of a missense variant in KCNC2 in a multiplex family with autism and epilepsy characterized by long-read sequencing” is out now in the American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A AJMG Website
April 1, 2022 The “Textbook of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Second Edition” is out now! Check out the chapter on “Genetics and Genomics” Authors: Dr. Tychele Turner and Dr. Evan Eichler Textbook Website
March 31, 2022 Celebration of graduate school admissions of Eleanor Sams and Titilope Akinwe Twitter Website
March 31, 2022 Celebrated our Paper #4 today “From karyotypes to precision genomics in 9p deletion and duplication syndromes” Twitter Website
March 8, 2022 Dr. Turner presents invited talk “Precision Genomics in Neuropsychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Empowered by the New Era of Long-Read Sequencing” at the Molecular Psychiatry Association Meeting in Maui MPA 2022 Website
February 11, 2022 Dr. Turner is quoted in the Spectrum news article “Searching for the biology behind autism’s sex bias” Spectrum News Website
January 8, 2022 Final published version online now for lab paper “From Karyotypes to Precision Genomics in 9p Deletion and Duplication Syndromes” HGG Advances Website
February 3, 2022 Dr. Turner presents invited talk “On a Pathway to Precision Genomics for Precision Medicine.” Washington University in St. Louis Vision Science Seminar Series. Vision Science Website
December 24, 2021 Journal Pre-Proof online now for lab paper “From Karyotypes to Precision Genomics in 9p Deletion and Duplication Syndromes” HGG Advances Website
December 10, 2021 Winter Lab Outing to Union Station  
October 20, 2021 Dr. Turner presents “Human Genomics in the New Era of Long-Read Sequencing” at the American Society of Human Genetics Conference! ASHG Meeting Website
October 18 and 19, 2021 Eleanor Sams, Evin Padhi, and Jeffrey Ng from the Turner Lab present at the American Society of Human Genetics Conference!

Eleanor Sams:
“Building a predictive matrix model for autism genotype-phenotype associations” Monday, October 18th 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT PrgmNr 2661 Poster Session B

Evin Padhi:
“Computational and functional characterization of the hs737 enhancer in autism” Tuesday, October 19th 6:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EDT Session Number 20

Jeffrey Ng:
de novo variant calling identifies cancer mutation profiles in the 1000 Genomes Project” Monday, October 18th 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT PrgmNr 2660 Poster Session B

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October 12, 2021 Turner Lab publishes lab paper today. The paper entitled ACES: Analysis of Conservation with an Extensive list of Species was published in Bioinformatics! Bioinformatics Article Link
September 27, 2021 Stephanie Sarkar presents “Optimized de novo variant calling in family trios using GPUs” Poster Presentation at WashU Undergrad Research Week 2021! WashU Website
September 27, 2021 Eleanor Sams presents “Genomic Characterization of 9p Deletion and Duplication Syndromes” Video Poster Presentation at WashU Undergrad Research Week 2021! WashU Website
July 13, 2021 Turner Lab publishes lab paper today! The paper entitled “Coding and noncoding variants in EBF3 are involved in HADDS and simplex autism” was published in Human Genomics. Human Genomics Article Link
June 8, 2021 Summer Lab Outing  
May 26, 2021 Dr. Turner presents “Human Genomics in the New Era of Long-Read Sequencing” at the SMRT Leiden 2021 Young Investigator Virtual Conference. PacBio Website
May 17, 2021 WashU undergraduate student Ani Kesanapally joins the lab!  
May 4, 2021 Dr. Turner presents “Identification and characterization of noncoding de novo variants in autism” at The International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) 2021 conference. INSAR Website
April 20, 2021 Dr. Turner presents “Application of Long-read Sequencing in Human Genetics” at LabRoots Genetics Virtual Week 2021 LabRoots Website
April 19, 2021 Titilope Akinwe presents a poster entitled “CLUMP Analysis of Missense Mutations in the Context of Neurodevelopmental Disorders” at the National Human Genome Research Institute Conference Meeting Website
April 12, 2021 Dr. Turner presents “Toward a One-Hour Genomic Workup” at NVIDIA GTC 2021 Conference NVIDIA Website
April 6, 2021 Eleanor Sams is a 2021 BioSURF Award Recipient WUSTL Website
April 1, 2021 Laura Metz joins the Turner lab as our lab manager! Turner Lab Website
March 26, 2021 Dr. Turner is an author on a new paper from the Gutmann laboratory entitled “Familial Lipomas Without Classic Neurofibromatosis-1 Caused by a Missense Germline NF1 Mutation” published in the journal Neurology Genetics. PubMed Link
March 1, 2021 At the AGBT 2021 conference Jeffrey Ng presented a poster on a fast workflow to call de novo variants using GPU. AGBT Conference Link
March 1, 2021 At the AGBT 2021 conference Zachary Payne presented a poster on a new reference genome for Chlamydomonas reinhardtii built using PacBio HiFi and Oxford Nanopore reads. AGBT Conference Link
January 11, 2021 Dr. Turner is co-corresponding author on a paper in Scientific Reports, “Thousands of high-quality sequencing samples fail to show meaningful correlation between 5S and 45S ribosomal DNA arrays in humans.” Pubmed Link
January 7, 2021 Dr. Turner is an author on a new paper from the laboratory of Dr. Gabe Haller. The paper “Rare and de novo coding variants in chromodomain genes in Chiari I malformation” was published in the American Journal of Human Genetics. Pubmed Link
January 1, 2021 Bioinformatic Research Analyst Elvisa Mehinovic joins the lab! Turner Lab Website
December 1-3, 2020 Undergraduate student Eleanor Sams presents a Video Poster Presentation “Predicting Autism Phenotypic Outcomes Based On Genotypic Information” at the WashU undergraduate symposium WashU Undergraduate Symposium Website
November 30, 2020 Graduate student Evin Padhi gives a platform talk entitled “Analysis of 10,000 genomes identifies two enhancers with a significant excess of de novo variants in autism.” at the American Society of Human Genetics 2020 meeting. ASHG meeting website
October 19, 2020 Dr. Turner gives an invited seminar at the New York Genome Center Neuropsychiatric Disease Working Group Evening Lecture NYGC Website
September 14, 2020 WashU graduate student Dan Western begins a rotation in the lab! Turner Lab Website
September 8, 2020 Titilope Akinwe joins the lab. Welcome! Turner Lab Website
June 15, 2020 Turner Lab publishes first lab paper today led by Jeffrey Ng and Eleanor Sams. The paper entitled “Precise Breakpoint Detection in a Patient With 9p- Syndrome” was published in the Pediatric Genetics special issue of Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies. Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies Website
May 7, 2020 Zachary Payne joins the lab and will be co-mentored by Dr. Susan Dutcher! Turner Lab Website
May 7, 2020 Dr. Turner joins the editorial board of Genome Research Genome Research Link
April 13, 2020 WashU graduate student Yoonhoo Chang begins a rotation in the Turner lab!  
March 25, 2020 SPARK webinar by Dr. Tychele Turner, “Sex Bias and the Genetics of Autism” SPARK link
March 23, 2020 WashU graduate student Zachary Payne begins a rotation in the Turner and Dutcher labs!  
February 17, 2020 Evin Padhi joins the lab as the first graduate student! Turner Lab Website
February 6, 2020 First lab lunch outing Twitter Link
February 4, 2020 The lab received the Human Genetics SMRT Grant today from Pacific Biosciences Pacific Biosciences Link
January 17, 2020 WashU graduate student Evin Padhi begins a rotation in the lab! Turner Lab Website
January 13, 2020 WashU undergaduate Eleanor Sams joins the lab! Turner Lab Website
January 9, 2020 Spectrum highlights our American Journal of Human Genetics paper Spectrum Link
December 3, 2019 The American Society of Human Genetics Inside AJHG chat about our recent paper ASHG Link
December 1, 2019 Bioinformatic Research Analyst Jeffrey Ng joins the lab! Turner Lab Website
November 27, 2019 Our paper entitled “Sex-Based Analysis of De Novo Variants in Neurodevelopmental Disorders” is published in the American Journal of Human Genetics AJHG Link
November 18, 2019 Dr. Turner gives an invited seminar at the Washington University Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center IDDRC Link
November 12, 2019 WashU undergraduate Stephanie Sarkar joins the lab! Turner Lab Website
October 16, 2019 Dr. Turner and Dr. Sumantra Chatterjee (New York University) moderate their invited session at the American Society of Human Genetics meeting in Houston, Texas. Dr. Turner also presents recent work in the genetics of autism. Twitter Link
September 24, 2019 Our Early Career Investigator Commentary is online now in Biological Psychiatry Biological Psychiatry Link
September 1, 2019 Turner Lab Opens Twitter Link
August 26, 2019 The lab receives R00 funding from the National Institute of Mental Health. This is the next phase of Dr. Turner’s K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award. WashU Genetics Link
January 7, 2019 Turner Lab to Open at Washington University School of Medicine in Fall 2019 WashU Genetics Link