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January 2018

Liron Bar-Peled, Ph.D.
Lallage Feazel Wall Fellow of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Laboratory of Ben Cravatt, PhD
The Scripps Research Institute

January 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cori Auditorium, 1st Floor - McDonnell Medical Sciences Building

Identification of Druggable and Redox Vulnerabilities in a Genetically Defined Cancer

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Tychele Turner, PhD
Senior Research Fellow
Laboratory of Evan Eichler, PhD
Department of Genome Sciences
University of Washington

January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cori Auditorium, 1st Floor - McDonnell Medical Sciences Building

Utilizing genomics to understand the etiology of autism

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Sponsored by The Departments of Genetics and Neuroscience
Summer Thyme, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Laboratory of Alexander Schier, PhD
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Harvard University

January 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cori Auditorium, 1st Floor - McDonnell Medical Sciences Building

From genes to behavior: insights from schizophrenia genetics

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February 2018

Yifei Huang, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Laboratory of Adam Siepel, PhD
Simons Center for Quantitative Biology
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cori Auditorium, 1st Floor - McDonnell Medical Sciences Building

Prediction of Deleterious Genetic Variants by Unifying Machine Learning and Population Genetics

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Can Cenik, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Laboratory of Michael Snyder, PhD
Department of Genetics
Stanford University School of Medicine

February 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cori Auditorium, 1st Floor - McDonnell Medical Sciences Building

Genetic Determinants of Translation in Humans

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Sponsored by the Departments of Molecular Microbiology and Genetics
Joshua W. Modell, PhD
Jane Coffin Childs Post-doctoral Fellow
Laboratory of Bacteriology
Rockefeller University

February 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
McDonnell Pediatric Research Building, 8th floor conference room

Host and Phage Determinants of CRISPR-Cas Immunity

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Jason C. Bell, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Laboratory of Aaron Straight, PhD
Biochemistry Department
Stanford University

February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cori Auditorium, 1st Floor - McDonnell Medical Sciences Building

Chromatin-associated RNA: epigenetic regulator and spatial organizer of the genome

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Benjamin Weaver, PhD
Scientist in Min Han’s Lab
Department of Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology
University of Colorado, Boulder

February 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cori Auditorium, 1st Floor - McDonnell Medical Sciences Building

Caspase-Mediated Proteostasis Mechanisms Regulate Gene Expression Dynamics in Development and Stress

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Michaela Patterson, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Laboratory of Henry Sucov, PhD
Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Keck School of Medicine of USC

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cori Auditorium, 1st Floor - McDonnell Medical Sciences Building

Exploiting natural variation to understand mechanisms of heart regeneration

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March 2018

Richard Myers, PhD

March 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cori Auditorium, 1st Floor - McDonnell Medical Sciences Building + Google Map

President, Science Director and Faculty Investigator, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology "Using Genomics and Genetics of Human Health and Disease"

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Stanley Fields, PhD

March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cori Auditorium, 1st Floor - McDonnell Medical Sciences Building + Google Map

Department of Genome Sciences and Medicine University of Washington "Deep Mutational Scanning to Analyze Protein Function"

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Nathan Stitziel, MD, PhD

March 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cori Auditorium, 1st Floor - McDonnell Medical Sciences Building + Google Map

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, Assistant Professor of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine

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Sarah Zanders, PhD

March 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cori Auditorium, 1st Floor - McDonnell Medical Sciences Building + Google Map

Assistant Investigator, Stowers Institute for Medical Research Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology, The University of Kansas School of Medicine "wtf Causes Infertility"

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Andrea Page-McCaw, PhD

March 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cori Auditorium, 1st Floor - McDonnell Medical Sciences Building + Google Map

Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Associate Professor of Cancer Biology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine "The many faces of Wnt: Stem cell niche signaling in the Drosophila ovary"

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April 2018

Martha Bagnall, PhD

April 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cori Auditorium, 1st Floor - McDonnell Medical Sciences Building + Google Map

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Washington University School of Medicine "Genes and circuits in the spinal cord"

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MOVED TO WED., 4/11, at 4 pm in EPNEC: Vamsi Mootha, MD

April 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School "Mitochondrial Systems Biology: Understanding the Whole from the Parts"

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Aimee Dudley, PhD

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cori Auditorium, 1st Floor - McDonnell Medical Sciences Building + Google Map

Associate Investigator Pacific Northwest Research Institute "Surrogate Genetics: Science at the Interface of Precision Medicine and Synthetic Biology"

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Sue Hammoud, PhD

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cori Auditorium, 1st Floor - McDonnell Medical Sciences Building + Google Map

Assistant Professor of Human Genetics, University of Michigan Medical School   "The Power of One: Novel Perspectives from Single Cell Sequencing of the Testis"

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May 2018

Blake Wiedenheft, PhD

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cori Auditorium, 1st Floor - McDonnell Medical Sciences Building + Google Map

Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology Montana State University   "A CRISPR Immune Response to Viruses that Infect Bacteria"  

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21st Annual Donald C. Shreffler Memorial Lecture: Cecilia Lo, PhD
Professor and F. Sargent Cheever Chair
Dept. of Developmental Biology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

May 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

"Systems genetics using mouse mutagenesis to interrogate the genetic landscape of congenital heart disease"

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Joseph Dougherty, PhD

May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cori Auditorium, 1st Floor - McDonnell Medical Sciences Building + Google Map

Associate Professor Department of Genetics Washington University School of Medicine "Cell type specific translation regulation in the brain"

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Sean Eddy, PhD

May 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cori Auditorium, 1st Floor - McDonnell Medical Sciences Building + Google Map

Ellmore C. Patterson Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and of Applied Mathematics, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Harvard University   "Sequence Homology Searches: The Future of Deciphering the Past"

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