PhD Candidate - Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Shruti Iyer is a Ph.D. candidate at Stony Brook University, working on her dissertation research in Dr. W. Richard McCombie's lab at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Her current focus is on developing long-read sequencing strategies to resolve complex genomic regions associated with cancer. Shruti received a Bachelors degree in Genetic Engineering and a Masters in Molecular Biology and Human Genetics – as part of her master's studies, she worked at Emory University on understanding the genetic basis of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
The Most Comprehensive Insights in Cancer Genomes: Translational Research
From the characterization of small biomarkers, like circulating tumor DNA and single-nucleotide variants, to large structural variants and base modifications, nanopore sequencing delivers comprehensive insights into the cancer genome.
The speakers will discuss targeted and genome-wide detection of circulating tumor DNA, exploration of brain tumors and sarcomas and how nanopore sequencing has advanced their research.