Speaker Profile

Ph.D., Cofounder, CSO, and Clinical Laboratory Director, Genomic Prediction

Dr. Treff received his PhD in Biochemistry from Washington State University in 2003 and performed postdoctoral fellowships in embryonic stem cell biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004 and reproductive genetics at EMD Serono in 2005. He previously served as a Research Director at RMA of New Jersey for over 10 years. He is currently Board Certified (ABB) in Molecular Diagnostics as a High Complexity Laboratory Director, a cofounder and the CSO and Clinical Laboratory Director of Genomic Prediction, and an Associate Professor at Rutgers University. He also serves as a Senior Editor of Fertility and Sterility Science and JARG, has published over 100 peer reviewed papers in reproductive genetics, and has received 7 awards from the ASRM. His research on PGT has been reported on by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, Bloomberg, and the Economist, among other media outlets.

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2023 Silicon Valley

Track 3, January 26

Track Co-Chairs:
Yoel Sadovsky, UPMC
Aleksandar Rajkovic, UCSF

Researchers have long been recognizing the uniqueness of women’s health and its substantial effect on clinical practice, acknowledging the increasing appreciation of the importance of multidisciplinary approaches to health and disease. In every organ system, there are diseases that are unique to women, more common in women than in men, or characterized by differences in disease course in women compared to men. This Track will focus on the following topics related to Women’s Health:

  • Chronic Diseases in Women
    - Marcia Stefanik, Stanford (Chronic Disease Prevention) - Linda Giudice, UCSF (Endometriosis)
  • Stem Cells, Preimplantation and Prenatal Genetics
    Chair: Akash Kumar, MyOme, Inc. (Ploygenic risk score)
    - Vitorio Sebastiano, Stanford (Stem cells and fertility)
    - Teresa Sparks, UCSF
    - Nathan Treff, Genomic Prediction
  • Precision Health for Mothers and Babies
    Chair: David Stevenson, U. of Stanford (Introduction: Towards Precision Health for Mothers and Babies)
    - Aleks Rajkovic, UCSF (Genomics of Pregnancy Loss)
    - Ivana Maric, Stanford (ML for Early Prediction)
    - Nima Aghaeepour, Stanford (AI-Driven Prematurity Taxonomy)
  • Components of Pregnancy Health
    Chair: Yoel Sadovsky, U. of Pittsburgh (Placental Health)
    - Marina Sirota, UCSF (Leveraging Molecular and Clinical Data)
  • Reproductive Aging (PANEL)
    Chair: Aleksandar Rajkovic, UCSF
    - Diana Laird, UCSF
    - Nikolina Lauc, GlycanAge
    - Dina Radenkovic, Gameto
  • Sex Differences
    - Noel Bairey Merz, Cedar Sinai (CV disease)
    - Danit Ariel, Stanford (Bone Health)