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January 2020

CANCELLED-David Holtzman, MD

January 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please plan to attend the Department of Neuroscience 59th Robert J. Terry Lecture; Pietro De Camilli, MD, Yale University School of Medicine  

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Allegra Petti, PhD

January 23, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Assistant Professor Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology Washington University School of Medicine

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Petra Levin, PhD

January 30, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Professor of Biology; Washington University; "Shaping the Cell from the Outside In"

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February 2020

***SPECIAL SEMINAR***
Junyue Cao, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Jay Shendure’s Laboratory
Department of Genome Sciences
University of Washington

February 6, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Seminar Title: "Global, organism-scale views of cell state heterogeneity & dynamics via novel single cell profiling techniques"

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**CANCELLED**-Helen McNeill, PhD

February 13, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Larry J. Shapiro and Carol-Ann Uetake-Shapiro Professor, Department of Developmental Biology, Washington University School of Medicine

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**CANCELED** L. Stirling Churchman, PhD

February 20, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, Blavatnik Institute, Harvard Medical School; "The dynamics of gene expression, from the nucleus to mitochondria"

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Michael Greenberg, PhD

February 27, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Washington University School of Medicine; "Disrupted Mechanobiology in Familial Cardiomyopathies"

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March 2020

Gabriel Haller, PhD

March 5, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Assistant Professor in Neurosurgery and Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine; "Identification and high-throughput functional characterization of rare variants in complex pediatric disorders"

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CANCELED – Peter Kraft, PhD

March 12, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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CANCELED – Dmitri Nusinow, PhD

March 19, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Associate Member and Principal Investigator; Danforth Plant Science Center; "Photoperception after dark: nuclear bodies regulate light, temperature, and circadian signaling in Arabidopsis"

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**SPECIAL SEMINAR**
Bradley Miller, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Columbia University

March 23, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Leveraging Human Genetics and Mouse Models to Investigate the Biology of Major Depression

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***SPECIAL BJC INVESTIGATOR PROGRAM SEMINAR***
Yijun Ruan, PhD
Professor and Director, Genomic Sciences
Florine Roux Endowed Chair in Genomics and Computational Biology
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences, UConn Health

March 26, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

3D Genome Mapping & Imaging - topology, mechanism, and function in genetics

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April 2020

CANCELED – Kate O’Connor Giles, PhD

April 2, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Provost's Associate Professor of Brain Science, Department of Neuroscience, Carney Institute for Brain Science, Brown University; "Genetic Dissection of Synapse Form and Function"

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CANCELED – Jian Ma, PhD

April 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Associate Professor, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

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CANCELED – Charles Kaufman, MD, PhD

April 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine

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CANCELED – Celeste Karch, PhD

April 23, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine

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**POSTPONED** 23rd Annual Donald C. Shreffler Memorial Lecture
David Sabatini, MD, PhD
Whitehead Institute/MIT/HHMI
ACS Research Professor
Cambridge, MA

April 30, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, 1st Floor - North Building

mTOR and lysosomes in growth control

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May 2020

CANCELED – Oliver Hobert, PhD

May 7, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Department of Biological Sciences Columbia University, HHMI

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CANCELED – Thomas Papouin, PhD

May 14, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Washington University School of Medicine

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CANCELED – Long Cai, PhD

May 21, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology

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July 2020

***SPECIAL SEMINAR***
Sponsored by the Departments of Genetics and Psychiatry
Bradley Miller, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Columbia University

July 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Seminar title: Leveraging Human Genetics and Mouse Models to Investigate the Biology of Major Depression

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September 2020

Malachi Griffith, PhD

September 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and Genetics; Assistant Director, The McDonnell Genome Institute; Washington University School of Medicine "Immunogenomics approaches to identify and characterize neoantigens"

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Joseph Ecker, PhD

September 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Professor, Plant Biology Laboratory, The Salk Institute of Biological Sciences; “Epigenomic Landscape of the Mammalian Brain at Single Cell Resolution”

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***SPECIAL BJC INVESTIGATOR PROGRAM SEMINAR***
Yijun Ruan, PhD
Professor and Director, Genomic Sciences
Florine Roux Endowed Chair in Genomics and Computational Biology
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences, UConn Health

September 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

"3D Genome Mapping & Imaging – topology, mechanism, and function in genetics" Zoom webinar:   https://bit.ly/3kXi7oV  

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Keolu Fox, PhD

September 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Global Health, Data Science; Co-Director, Indigenous Futures Lab, University of California, San Diego "Rewriting Human History and Empowering Indigenous Communities with Genome Editing Tools"

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October 2020

Jason Underwood, PhD

October 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Principal Scientist – Early Research and Development, Single Molecule DNA Sequencing and Transcriptomics, Pacific Biosciences of California; "Long read transcriptomics:  From gene annotation to single cell biology"

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Charles Kaufman, MD, PhD

October 8, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Assistant Professor of Medicine; Washington University School of Medicine; "Epigenetic regulators of melanoma initiation"

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Brian Clark, PhD

October 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Washington University School of Medicine; "Functional Genomics of Retinal Development"

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2nd Annual Stephen Johnson Lecture: Stavros Lomvardas Ph.D.

October 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Florence and Herbert Irving Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Department of Neuroscience, Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain and Behavior Institute, Kavli Institute for Brain Science, Columbia University, Jerome L.Green Science Center; "Genomic Mechanisms of Biased Randomness"

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Wyeth Wasserman, PhD

October 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Vice President - Research, BC Children's Hospital; Associate Dean for Research, Faculty of Medicine; Professor of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia - "Two Forays in Rare Disease Genomics: Regulatory sequence variants and steps towards Indigenous equity"

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November 2020

Jay Shendure, MD, PhD

November 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Professor, Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington. "Global Views of Mammalian Development"

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Precision Medicine Pathway Keynote Lecture: Heidi Rehm, PhD, FACMG

November 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Chief Genomics Officer, Dept. of Medicine, MGH; Professor of Pathology, MGH, BWH and Harvard Medical School; "Global Efforts to Curate the Genome"

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December 2020

L. Stirling Churchman, PhD

December 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Associate Professor of Genetics; Blavatnik Institute; Harvard Medical School; "From the nucleus to mitochondria: the global orchestration of gene expression"

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Maike Sander, MD

December 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Professor;Department of Pediatrics and Cellular & Molecular Medicine;Director, Pediatric Diabetes Research Center;Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine; "Insights into Pancreatic Islet Gene Regulation from Multiomic Single Cell Analyses"

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CANCELLED – Nicole King, PhD

December 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Professor of Genetics, Genomics, and Development; Department of Molecular & Cell Biology; University of California Berkeley

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

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

Bradley E. Bernstein, MD, PhD

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

Director, Gene Regulation Observatory, Broad Institute, Bernard and Mildred Kayden Endowed MGH RI Chair, Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School "epigenetic mechanisms of tumorigenesis"

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** SPECIAL SEMINAR **
Juan Alvarez, PhD
HHMI LSRF Fellow
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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July 2021

**SPECIAL SEMINAR**
Michael Meers, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Fred Hutchinson Center Research Center

July 27, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

“Advanced chromatin profiling approaches for understanding development and disease”

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September 2021

Megan Cooper, PhD, MD

September 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Assoc Prof of Pediatrics • Pediatrics - Rheumatology Genetic mechanisms of inborn errors of immunity

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Gene Yeo, PhD, MBA

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

Professor,Dept of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, UCSD; Co-Director, UCSD Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Graduate Program "RNA binding proteins as regulators, drugs and drug targets."

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Howard Chang, MD, PhD

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

Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Professor of Cancer Research, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine.  "Genome regulation by long noncoding RNAs."

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October 2021

Priyanka Verma,PhD

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

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine. Causes and consequences of DNA damage in Cancers.  

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Gautam Dantas, PhD

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

Professor Pathology and Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine. Predicting and Combating Biotic and Abiotic Disruptions to Diverse Microbiomes.  

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Jonathan D Cooper,Ph.D.

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

Professor of Pediatrics, Genetics and Neurology, Washington University in St. Louis. How understanding pathogenesis informs the development of pre-clinical therapeutic approaches for the neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses or Batten disease.  

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NO SEMINAR due to David M. Kipnis Lecture

October 28, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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November 2021

Cole Trapnell,Ph.D.

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

Associate Professor of Genome Sciences University of Washington "Massively multiplexed, whole-embryo developmental genetics at single-cell resolution"

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Doug Koshland, PhD

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

Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Chair in the Biomedical Sciences Department of Molecular and Cell Biology University of California, Berkeley "Controlling chromosome structure,  a choice between shackling and moving on"

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Precision Medicine Pathway Keynote Lecture: Stephanie Devaney

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

Chief Operating Officer, National Institutes of Health, All of Us Research Program. “All of Us Research Program: Current Status and Future Opportunities.”

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December 2021

Hui Zong, PhD

December 2, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dept of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology, University of Virginia "the critical role of cell competition in gliomagenesis revealed by a mouse genetic mosaic system"  

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Sarah K. England, PhD

December 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Medicine, Vice Chair of Research and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Interim Director, Center for Reproductive Health Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine. “Chronodisruption – A potential risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes.”

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Elizabeth Haswell, PhD

December 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

HHMI-Simons Faculty Scholar, Professor, Center for Engineering Mechanobiology, Dept. of Biology, Washington University. “Flattening the Curve: Mechanosensitive Ion Channels in Biology and Development”

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January 2022

Sarah Tishkoff, PhD

January 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

David and Lyn Silfen University Professor, Departments of Genetics and Biology, Perelman School of Medicine, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania.   Genomic Evolution and Adaptation in Africa: Implications for Health and Disease.

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Jason L. Stein, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Genetics & Neuroscience Center
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

presents, “Genetic influences on human cortical development and structure” Hosted by: Dr. Joseph Dougherty

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***VIRTUAL SPECIAL SEMINAR***
Bohdan (Bo) Khomtchouk, PhD
Instructor
Department of Medicine
Section of Computational Biomedicine and Biomedical Data Science
Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology
University of Chicago

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

presents, "Cardioinformatics approaches for drug discovery"

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February 2022

Ye Zhang, PhD
Assistant Professor
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California Los Angeles

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

presents, "Astrocyte and oligodendrocyte biology in development and disease: lessons from humans and mice" Hosted by: Dr. Tristan Li

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Postponed, new date TBD – Jennifer Wang, MD

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Guoyan Zhao, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Washington University School of Medicine

February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

presents, "Striatal glia differentially contribute to Aβ pathology, tauopathy, and neurodegeneration" Hosted by: Dr. Joe Dougherty Seminar abstract:  We performed the first single-nucleus transcriptome comparison of control, AD, and PD striata. We identified three astrocyte subpopulations and two microglia subpopulations conserved across different brain regions such as entorhinal cortex and prefrontal cortex, and between humans and mice.  We reveal commonalities and differences between AD and PD glia and regional differences in their contributions toward amyloid pathology, tauopathy, and neurodegeneration.

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Introductory Seminar
Computational Biology & Bioinformatics Resource Portal
A New Collaborative WashU Portal

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Zoom Link - https://wustl-hipaa.zoom.us/j/99906825464?pwd=b2hFcjlSblNNcnpHN0p4R0pIZ2VGdz09 A web-based portal connecting investigators to bioinformatic experts and resources. Looking for bioinformatic experts for analysis or collaboration? Pursuing computational tools or resources to support your research? Seeking educational resources or useful software? On the lookout for collaboration opportunities? Seminar: We will cover how investigators can use the portal to create collaboration requests or identify relevant educational or computational resources.   We will also cover how contributors can identify collaborations that best leverage their expertise. Collaboration Requests: Investigators use a request page to provide details of their project and the type of assistance…

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Hugo Bellen, DVM, PhD
Professor
Departments of Molecular & Human Genetics and Neuroscience
Baylor College of Medicine

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

presents, "Tackling human gene function in model organisms" Hosted by: Dr. Tim Schedl Seminar abstract:  It is estimated that there are more than 300 million patients worldwide with a rare genetic disease. Many of these patients remain undiagnosed for many years. By sequencing their genomes and those of their relatives, human geneticists can now discover genetic variations that are rare or ultra-rare. However, considering that there are many polymorphisms in the population, assessing which variant(s) is/are related to the observed…

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March 2022

Jacob Kitzman, PhD
Assistant Professor
Departments of Human Genetics and Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics
University of Michigan Medical School

presents, "Large-scale approaches to classify and understand genetic variants" hosted by: Dr. Barak Cohen

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McDonnell Genome Institute Seminar Series
Seminar 1 – New Technologies in GTAC@MGI

March 9 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Zoom attendee link - https://wustl-hipaa.zoom.us/j/94667349011 One of the chief roles of MGI is to act as a bridge between researchers and rapidly evolving ‘omics technologies. Our facilities obtain these technologies and make them available to researchers both within and outside of WashU. In addition, we help to make biologic sense of the often-large datasets we produce.  While we once specialized in sequencing, we have been significantly diversifying to include genome engineering, proteomics, metabolomics, sub-cellular imaging, machine learning, etc. To keep…

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Benjamin Garcia, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
Washington University School of Medicine

March 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Hybrid:  Connor Auditorium (FLTC), Zoom webinar attendee link: https://wustl-hipaa.zoom.us/j/94367220300 presents, "Quantitative proteomics for understanding epigenetic cancer mechanisms" hosted by: Dr. Susan Dutcher Seminar abstract: Histones are small proteins that package DNA into chromosomes, and a large number of studies have showed that several post-translational modification (PTM) sites on the histones are associated with both gene activation and silencing.  Along with DNA and small non-coding RNA, histone PTMs make up epigenetic mechanisms that control gene expression patterns outside of DNA sequence mutations.…

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Christa Lese Martin, PhD, FACMG, DABMGG
Professor and Chief Scientific Officer
Director, Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute
Geisinger

presents, "Exploring the Genetics of Neurodevelopmental Psychiatric Disorders in a Health Care System" Hosted by: Dr. Tychele Turner Seminar abstract: Autism, schizophrenia, and other clinically distinct neurodevelopmental psychiatric disorders (NPD) have shared genetic etiologies, including copy number variants (CNVs) and single gene disorders. To date, rare variants that cause NPD have primarily been investigated in clinically-ascertained cohorts, therefore population-based estimates of their prevalence and penetrance are lacking. In this presentation, the prevalence, penetrance, and personal utility of NPD CNVs and…

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Evgeny Kvon, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Developmental & Cell Biology
University of California, Irvine

presents, "Deciphering Enhancer Function In Vivo" Hosted by: Dr. Tychele Turner Seminar abstract:  Transcriptional enhancers are a predominant class of non-coding functional DNA elements that control when and where genes are expressed. We use innovative mouse genome engineering and genomics techniques to address two questions about enhancer biology: 1. How do mutations in enhancers lead to human congenital disorders? and 2. How do enhancers relay regulatory information to their target genes over long genomic distances?

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Michael Province, PhD
Professor of Genetics and Biostatistics
Director, Division of Statistical Genomics
Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology
Washington University School of Medicine

March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

presents, "May you live a full life for 100 years, plus one more to repent!  The Long Life Family Study" Hybrid:  Connor Auditorium (FLTC) or via Zoom webinar: https://wustl-hipaa.zoom.us/j/94367220300 Hosted by: Dr. Joe Dougherty Seminar abstract: The Long Life Family Study is a multinational, multicenter, longitudinal, observational study of ~5,000 participants in ~500 pedigrees selected for high rates of extreme longevity.  Fewer than 1% of the Framingham Heart Study pedigrees would qualify for LLFS.  On average, this cohort shows remarkable…

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April 2022

Shannon Lauberth, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

presents, "The role of noncoding RNAs in cancer: shedding light on the transcriptomic dark matter" Hosted by: Dr. Shamim Mollah HYBRID Zoom attendee webinar link:https://wustl-hipaa.zoom.us/j/94367220300 In-person:  Couch Building, 6001B Seminar abstract: Noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) direct a remarkable number of diverse functions in development and disease through their regulation of transcription, RNA processing, and translation. Leading the charge in the RNA revolution is a class of ncRNAs that are synthesized at active enhancers, called enhancer RNAs (eRNAs). While eRNAs have become…

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**Registration required**
CRE2-SHC Partnership presents
Race and the Future of Genomics: More Equity Or Less?

April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

The Washington University School of Medicine's Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity and Northwestern University’s Science in Human Culture Program host a virtual panel focusing on Race & the Future of Genomics: More Equity or Less?  Register here. Panel moderator: Vence Bonham, Jr. Acting Deputy Director National Human Genome Research Institute Panelists include: Brett Maricque (McDonnell Genome Institute, Washington University in St. Louis) Alicia R. Martin (Broad Institute, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital) Santiago Molina (Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow,…

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Yue Zhao, PhD
Research Scientist
Department of Biomedical Informatics
The Ohio State University

VIRTUAL "Integrating gene expression profile with CRISPR pooled screen identifies essential genes with higher expression" Hosted by: Dr. Jeffrey Milbrandt

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Kin Fai Au, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Informatics
The Ohio State University

SPECIAL SEMINAR, HYBRID In-person: Couch Building, 6001B conference room Zoom webinar attendee link: https://wustl-hipaa.zoom.us/j/94367220300 “New sequencing technology, new data analytic methods and new insights in transcriptomics and epigenetics” Seminar abstract:  Third Generation Sequencing/TGS (i.e., Oxford Nanopore Technologies/ONT and Pacific Biosciences/PacBio) can generate single-molecule long reads, ranging from a few kb to million bp. These data have been demonstrated very powerful to address many complex biomedical problems that remained unsolved by short reads. For example, the extensive applications of TGS data…

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Jeremy Reiter, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
University of California, San Francisco

presents, "How cilia signal" Hybrid Zoom attendee webinar link:  https://wustl-hipaa.zoom.us/j/94367220300 In-person: Connor Auditorium, FLTC hosted by:  Drs. Susan Dutcher and Moe Mahjoub

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Jin Billy Li, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Genetics
Stanford University

presents, “RNA Editing and Innate Immunity” Hosted by: Dr. Rob Mitra Hybrid Zoom attendee webinar link: https://wustl-hipaa.zoom.us/j/94367220300 In-person:  Couch 6001B Seminar abstract:  To avoid aberrant innate immunity, endogenous double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) must be edited by ADAR1, suppressing cytosolic MDA5-mediated dsRNA sensing. Mice without RNA editing by ADAR1 are embryonic lethal, but live to full life span upon MDA5 removal. In humans, ADAR1 loss-of-function and MDA5 gain-of-function mutations lead to rare autoimmune diseases. In this talk, I will discuss our recent…

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Andrew Yoo, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Developmental Biology
Washington University School of Medicine

presents, "Modeling late-onset human neurodegeneration by neuronal reprogramming" Hosted by: Dr. Joseph Dougherty HYBRID In-person: Couch, 6001B Zoom webinar attendee link: https://wustl-hipaa.zoom.us/j/94367220300

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Grand Opening
Mass Spectometry Technology Access Center – MTAC@MGI

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

RSVP here.

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May 2022

23rd Annual Donald C. Shreffler Memorial Lecture
David Baker, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry & Head, Institute for Protein Design
Department of Biochemistry
University of Washington

Talk title: "Protein design using deep learning" Seminar abstract: Proteins mediate the critical processes of life and beautifully solve the challenges faced during the evolution of modern organisms. Our goal is to design a new generation of proteins that address current-day problems not faced during evolution. In contrast to traditional protein engineering efforts, which have focused on modifying naturally occurring proteins, we design new proteins from scratch to optimally solve the problem at hand.  We now use two approaches.  First,…

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POSTPONED to later date TBD
Panagiotis Roussos, MD, MS, PhD
Professor
Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

presents, "Title TBD" Hosted by:  Dr. Joe Dougherty

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Ami Bhatt, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Departments of Medicine (Hematology) and Genetics
Stanford University

presents, "From precise microbial genomics to precision medicine" Talk abstract:  The Bhatt lab seeks to illuminate the interplay between the microbial environment and host/clinical factors in human diseases. In this talk, Dr. Bhatt will share exciting new developments on the application of novel molecular and computational tools to study strain level dynamics of the microbiome, understand how microbial genomes change over time and predict the functional output of microbiomes. She will also speak about recent efforts to understand how microbes “talk” to one another…

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July 2022

Jian Ma, PhD
Ray and Stephanie Lane Professor of Computational Biology
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University

July 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

“MACHINE LEARNING FOR SPATIAL GENOMICS” This is a hybrid in-person and virtual event. The seminar will take place in the Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC), Seminar Room B Virtual attendees can join via Zoom webinar link: https://bit.ly/3o4mMYT Passcode: b0726

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September 2022

MGI Seminar Series – CompBio V2.5 Release Seminar

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

"CompBio V2.5 - New Functionality, Enhanced Memory Model, and Comparative Analytics" Join Zoom webinar. Hosted by:  Rich Head CompBio(version 2.5), a next-generation omics analysis platform developed at Washington University, is now in production and available to all Washington University investigators.  With utilization by ~200 users/labs at Wash U and cited research application in high-impact journals such as Nature, Cell, PNAS, Cell Metabolism, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and numerous others, we continue to receive requests for enhancements to…

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24th Annual Donald C. Shreffler Memorial Lecture
Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD
D.H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering & of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Department of Bioengineering
Stanford University

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

presents, "Inner Workings of Channelrhodopsins and Brains" Hosted by: Dr. Jeffrey Milbrandt Zoom webinar attendee link:  https://wustl-hipaa.zoom.us/j/94367220300 Click here to learn more about Dr. Shreffler and the lecture named for him.

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***CANCELLED*** Kate O’Connor-Giles, PhD
Provost’s Associate Professor of Brian Science
Department of Neuroscience
Carney Institute for Brain Science
Brown University
***CANCELLED***

September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This seminar has been cancelled.

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