Exhibit: Discover Utah Genomics

Shirley Zhao

Shirley Zhao
Shirley Zhao is currently an Assistant Librarian (Clinical) at the University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library. She consults and teaches workshops and courses on information/data literacy, data management, and reproducible research practices. She supports evidence retrieval and synthesis, including literature searching, reference management, and protocol development. Shirley also consults on issues in scholarly communication, publishing, and research software/tools. Her interests include data science; reproducibility; open science; research impact; and science communication.

genomicsexhibitDiscover Utah Genomics
September 9 – November 2, 2016
EHSL Upper Level

University of Utah scientists have been tracking down the genetic cause of disease for over 50 years. They’ve discovered over 30 genes that cause major diseases resulting in new tests and treatments that have saved thousands of lives. Now U of U scientists are leveraging Utah’s unparalleled resources to spark the next generation of genomic discoveries that will improve the health of families around the globe.

Discover Utah Genomics explores the unique families, technologies, and scientists that power the genomic revolution in Utah. In this exhibition, you’ll:

  • Learn how Utah’s remarkable families and a one-of-a-kind database power genetic discovery.
  • Hunt for disease-causing genes using a cutting-edge genome analysis tool developed at the U of U.
  • Hear from U of U scientists about advances in precision medicine that will transform health care.

Discover Utah Genomics was developed by the Natural History Museum of Utah in collaboration with University of Utah Health Sciences.