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January 2021

David Ginsburg, MD

January 7, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

James V. Neel Distinguished University Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine, Human Genetics, and Pediatrics, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Michigan Medical School; "FV/FVIII and Cargo Receptors in the ER:  From Bedside to Bench"

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Smita Krishnaswamy, PhD

January 14, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Associate Professor of Genetics and of Computer Science, Yale University; "Data Geometric and Topological Representation Learning for Biomedical Data"

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Anthony Hyman, PhD

January 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Professor of Molecular Cell Biology, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics; "Biomolecular condensates in cell physiology and disease"

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Kai Tan, PhD

January 28, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Cell & Developmental Biology, Genetics; Director, Center for Single Cell Biology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; "Transcriptional regulation of the ontogeny of hematopoietic stem cells"

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February 2021

Vamsi Mootha, MD

February 4, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Professor, Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School; "Hypoxia as a therapy for mitochondrial disease"

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Daniel Geschwind, MD

February 11, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Professor; Neurology, Psychiatry and Human Genetics; Senior Associate Dean and Associate Vice Chancellor, Precision Health; Director, Institute of Precision Health, UCLA; "The Developmental Basis of Neuropsychiatric Disorders"

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Oliver Hobert, PhD

February 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Department of Biological Sciences; Columbia University, HHMI; "Homeobox genes and the specification of nervous system(s)"

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March 2021

Nicholas Stroustrup, PhD

March 4, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How can we distinguish the causes and symptoms of aging? Group Leader in Systems Biology Research Program, Center for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona, Spain

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Richard Young, PhD

March 11, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Nuclear condensates in gene regulation and cancer therapeutics Professor of Biology, Whitehead Institute/MIT

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Erin Schuman, PhD

March 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Local Protein Synthesis in Neurons. Professor of Biology, Goethe University Frankfurt, Director, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research

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Hiruy Meharena, PhD
Senior Alana Postdoctoral Fellow
Alana Down Syndrome Center
Picower Institute for Learning and Memory

March 23, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

“Genomic Imbalance and 3-D Genome Organization in Intellectual Disability”

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Aravinda Chakravarti, PhD

March 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Director, Center for Human Genetics and Genomics, Professor, Departments of Medicine, Neuroscience and Physiology, New York University School of Medicine "The Causes of Multifactorial Hirschsprung Disease"

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** Special Seminar **
Michael Wells, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research
The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

March 30, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

“Exploration of human genetic and phenotypic diversity through cell villages”

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April 2021

Juan Alvarez, PhD
Harvard Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Department

April 6, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

“Organoid Maturation by Circadian Entrainment”

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Pui-Yan Kwok, MD, PhD

April 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Henry Bachrach Distinguished Professor; Department of Dermatology, Cardiovascular Research Institute, and Institute for Human Genetics; University of California, San Francisco; Distinguished Research Fellow and Director; Institute of Biomedical Sciences; Academia Sinica, Taiwan "Human Genome Analysis for Rare Disease Diagnosis and Common Disease Risk Prediction"

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Ali Ellebedy, PhD

April 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Assistant Professor, Pathology & Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine; "B cell response to SARS-CoV-2"

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** Special Seminar **
Xin Jin, PhD
Junior Fellow
Society of Fellows
Harvard University

April 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

“How Genes and Environment Shape Brain Development: in vivo Perturb-seq and Beyond”

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Dorothy Schafer, PhD

April 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School; "A microglia-cytokine axis regulating neural circuit development and homeostasis"

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May 2021

Alexandra Rutz, PhD

May 6, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis; "Materials and additive manufacturing for seamless bioelectronic-tissue interfaces"

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Pleasantine Mill, PhD

May 13, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

MRC Investigator, MRC Human Genetics Unit, University of Edinburgh; "Mechanisms of mass production: Rewiring cellular circuits for multiciliogenesis"

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Moe Mahjoub, PhD

May 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Washington University School of Medicine; "The Centrosome-Cilium Complex in Kidney Development and Disease"

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