Semanti Mukherjee, a fifth-year graduate student in Robert Klein’s lab in the Cancer Biology and Genetics Program, was awarded the Chairman’s Prize for her first-author paper Including additional controls from public databases improves the power of a genome-wide association study, accepted for publication in May 2011 in Human Heredity [PubMed Abstract]. The report provides practical guidance for using genotype data from control individuals deposited in public repositories in doing genome-wide association studies.
The award was established by Gerstner Sloan Kettering Board of Trustees Chairman Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., for whom our graduate school is named. Mr. Gerstner is an internationally renowned corporate leader who has long been an advocate of quality education. The Chairman’s Award is given annually.