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NOVEMBER 24 , 2008
  Penn Geneticist Receives Top Award from American Society of Human Genetics
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Haig H. Kazazian, Jr., M.D. received the American Society of Human Genetics’ (ASHG) Allan Award at the Society’s 58th Annual Meeting, which was held this month in Philadelphia.

Image courtesy of the ASHG 2008 Official Photographer, Jim McWilliams

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The three-dimensional structure mapping of the amino acid sequence in the antigen binding domain of the HLA-A molecule. The amino acid sequence was mapped onto its molecular surface. Amino acid variability at position 62 (an important T cell receptor contact site) and 163 (a peptide and a T cell receptor contact site) were found to be associated with increased risk of delayed allograft function.
 


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