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Dr. Katrina Claw

Indigenizing Pharmacogenomics and Biomedical Research

Event Type
Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
612 Conference Center Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
Mar 7, 2023   12:00 pm  
Katrina Claw, PhD, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Originating Calendar
American Indian Studies Program

Center for Indigenous Science

Professor Claw's research focuses broadly on personalizing medicine, using genetic information and biomarkers for tailored treatment, in relation to pharmacogenomics as well as understanding the ethical, cultural, and social implications of genomic research with populations historically underrepresented in health research. Her current research includes studying cytochrome P450 genetic variation in Indigenous communities (e.g., American Indian and Alaska Native peoples), with a focus on CYP2A6 variation in relation to nicotine metabolism and smoking cessation, as well as understanding the ways in which adaptations to diverse local environments may have impacted modern pharmacogenomic variation and evolutionary medicine.

Co-sponsored by the American Indian Studies Program, the Department of Anthropology, and the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

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