Dr. Naoki Masuda

Naoki Masuda

Date: Wednesday January 17, 2024 at 9:00 AM Eastern Time

Speaker: Naoki Masuda, Ph.D., Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, University at Buffalo

Title: Network medicine: From gene co-expression patterns to health-related behavior

Abstract: Network science, a highly interdisciplinary research field, provides useful tools to understand complex systems represented as graphs. Network science has seen many applications in biomedical domains, forming research fields referred to as network biology and network medicine. In this presentation, I will first give a brief introduction to network science and network medicine. Then, I will present my research on gene set identification in multi-tissue and multi-population gene networks, and social network analysis of individuals showing different public-health-related behavior such as suicide ideation and adverse childhood experiences.