Upcoming Invited External Speakers

Genetics Seminar Series

Jessica Tollkuhn, PhD
Associate Professor
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Department of Genetics

Connor Auditorium, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center
520 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

Stephen Johnson Memorial Lecture, student-invited speaker

Hormonal regulation of gene expression defines sex-variable biology

Talk abstract:  My lab studies how nuclear hormone receptors modulate gene expression in the brain at single-cell resolution, and how this affects development of and activity within circuits that mediate specific behaviors. We anticipate that the hormone-regulated genes we have identified will contribute to established sex differences in the incidence and etiology of neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Hosted by:  Simona Sarafinovska, Din Selmanovic, and Genetics trainees & postdocs
In-person only:  Connor Auditorium (FLTC)

 


Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar Series

Sarah C. Hopp, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Biggs Institute for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Disease
Department of Pharmacology
UT Health Science Center San Antonio

McDonnell Sciences Building, 4th Floor, Room 423

“PLCG2 and other regulators of microglia in Alzheimer’s disease and tauopathy”

Sarah C. Hopp, Ph.D.

Faculty Host:  Dr. Amber Stratman


Genetics Seminar Series

Francesca Luca, PhD
Professor
Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics
Wayne State University School of Medicine

Department of Genetics

Connor Auditorium, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center
520 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

Genetic, developmental and social factors in immune cell gene expression and asthma

Hosted by:  Dr. Barak Cohen
In-person only:  Connor Auditorium (FLTC)

 


Genetics Seminar Series – Precision Medicine Pathway Keynote

Karen Miga, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomolecular Engineering
University of California, Santa Cruz

Department of Genetics

Connor Auditorium, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center
520 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

Discovering new biology and function in complete, telomere-to-telomere (T2T) genomes

Hosted by:  Dr. Ting Wang
In-person only:  Connor Auditorium (FLTC)

 


VIRTUAL Hope Center/Neurology Monday Noon Seminar

David Gate, PhD
Assistant Professor
Ken and Ruth Davee Department of Neurology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Zoom conference

Title: “TBA”


This Monday Noon seminar mini-series is co-hosted by the WashU Hope Center for Neurological Disorders and Department of Neurology

Mini-series: Role of the Adaptive/Innate Immune System in Neurodegeneration

Organizer: David Holtzman (WashU Neurology)

  • January 9: Xiaoying Chen (Holtzman lab, WashU Neurology)
  • January 23: David Gate (Northwestern University)
  • January 30: Marco Colonna (WashU Pathology & Immunology)
  • February 6: Naresha Saligrama (WashU Neurology)

Full schedule, Hope Center Monday Noon Seminars

For inquiries contact the Hope Center.


Genetics Seminar Series

Marian Walhout, PhD
Professor & Chair
Department of Systems Biology
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

Department of Genetics

Connor Auditorium, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center
520 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

Worms, bugs & drugs

Hosted by:  Dr. Tychele Turner
In-person only:  Connor Auditorium (FLTC)

 


Genetics Seminar Series

Nenad Sestan, MD, PhD
Harvey and Kate Cushing Professor of Neuroscience and Professor of Comparative Medicine, of Genetics and of Psychiatry
Department of Neuroscience
Yale University School of Medicine

Department of Genetics

Connor Auditorium, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center
520 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

Building the Human Cortex: Development and Evolution of Neural Circuits Underlying Cognitive Control

Hosted by:  Dr. Peter Jin
In-person only:  Connor Auditorium (FLTC)

 


Genetics Seminar Series

Susan Strome, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology
Department of Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology
University of California-Santa Cruz

Department of Genetics

Connor Auditorium, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center
520 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

Inherited chromatin states shape transcription patterns in offspring and grandoffspring

Hosted by:  Drs. Susan Dutcher and Tim Schedl
In-person only:  Connor Auditorium (FLTC)

 


Genetics Seminar Series

Marius Wernig, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology & Co-Director
Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Stanford University

Department of Genetics

Connor Auditorium, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center
520 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

Cellular reprogramming to study neuronal lineage specification and develop cell therapies for the brain

Hosted by:  Dr. Joe Dougherty
In-person only:  Connor Auditorium (FLTC)

 


Genetics Seminar Series

Chad Pearson, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Cell & Developmental Biology
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Genetics

Connor Auditorium, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center
520 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

Negative impacts of chromosome 21 gene dosage on primary cilia formation and signaling

Hosted by:  Dr. Susan Dutcher
In-person only:  Connor Auditorium (FLTC)

 


Genetics Seminar Series

Ann Morning, PhD
Professor
Department of Sociology
New York University

Department of Genetics

Connor Auditorium, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center
520 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

Title TBD

Hosted by:  Dr. Brett Maricque
In-person only:  Connor Auditorium (FLTC)

 


24th David M. Kipnis Lecture Copy Copy Copy

Lewis Cantley, MD, PhD
Meyer Director and Professor of Cancer Biology
Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine

Hosted by Department of Developmental Biology

Connor Auditorium, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center
520 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

Lecture Title:

Open to all faculty, trainees, students and staff.

Contact:  a.abrams@wustl.edu

 


Genetics Seminar Series

Melissa Boneta Davis, PhD
Associate Professor of Development & Cell Biology
Department of Surgery
Weill Cornell Medicine

Department of Genetics

Connor Auditorium, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center
520 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

Student-invited speaker

Role of African Ancestry in genomic and proteomic changes in breast cancer disparities

Hosted by:  Alla Karpova and Genetics trainees & postdocs
In-person only:  Connor Auditorium (FLTC)

 


Genetics Seminar Series

Bruce Gelb, MD
Professor & Dean for Child Health Research
Gogel Family Chair and Director of The Mindich Child Health & Development Institute
Director of the Center for Molecular Cardiology

Departments of Pediatrics and Genetics & Genomic Sciences
Icahn School of Medicine @ Mount Sinai

Department of Genetics

Connor Auditorium, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center
520 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

The RASopathies: Too much, too little and getting to just right

Hosted by:  Dr. Peter Jin
In-person only:  Connor Auditorium (FLTC)

 


Genetics Seminar Series

Karen Oegema, PhD
Professor
Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

Department of Genetics

Connor Auditorium, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center
520 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

Mitotic centrosomes: assembly & functions

Hosted by:  Dr. Susan Dutcher
In-person only:  Connor Auditorium (FLTC)0

 


Genetics Seminar Series

Ali Mortazavi, PhD
Professor
Department of Developmental and Cell Biology
University of California, Irvine

Department of Genetics

Connor Auditorium, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center
520 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

Title TBD

Hosted by:  Dr. Heather Lawson
In-person only:  Connor Auditorium (FLTC)

 


Genetics Seminar Series

Ellen Hoffman, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Yale Child Study Center & Yale Neurogenetics Program
Yale University School of Medicine

Department of Genetics

Connor Auditorium, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center
520 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

Functional analysis of autism risk genes in zebrafish

Hosted by:  Dr. Joe Dougherty
In-person only:  Connor Auditorium (FLTC)

 


Genetics Seminar Series

Jesse Engreitz, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Genetics
Stanford University

Department of Genetics

Connor Auditorium, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center
520 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

Mapping the regulatory wiring of the genome to connect disease variants to functions

Hosted by:  Dr. Heather Lawson
In-person only:  Connor Auditorium (FLTC)

 


Genetics Seminar Series

Lacra Bintu, PhD
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering
Department of Bioengineering
Stanford University

Department of Genetics

Connor Auditorium, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center
520 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

The sequence determinants of human transcriptional activators and repressors: high-throughput discovery and systematic perturbations

Hosted by:  Dr. Barak Cohen
In-person only:  Connor Auditorium (FLTC)

 


Genetics Seminar Series

Kristopher Kahle, MD, PhD
Associate Professor & Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Department of Neurosurgery
Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital

Department of Genetics

Connor Auditorium, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center
520 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

Genomics of developmental brain anomalies

Hosted by:  Dr. Peter Jin
In-person only:  Connor Auditorium (FLTC)

 


42nd Annual Oliver H. Lowry Lecture

Didier Stainier, PhD
Director of the Department of Developmental Genetics, Professor of Biology
Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research
Goethe University

Title:

The Lowry Lecture is held annually to honor the many contributions of the late Oliver Lowry to the field of biochemistry and metabolic regulation, as well as to Washington University. Dr. Lowry came to Washington University in 1947 and chaired the Department of Pharmacology from 1947 to 1976.  He was Dean of the School of Medicine from 1955-1958. He became an Emeritus Professor in 1979, and served as acting Department Chair from 1989-1990. He remained an active member of the Department through 1994.

 

For information, contact: a.abrams@wustl.edu