GSI Seminar Series

A semimonthly series held on the first and third Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00PM. Student/Postdoc lunches will be held prior to the seminar in the GSI Conference Room (Evans 301). The dual goals of this seminar series are to invite extramural speakers who are internationally recognized researchers at the vanguard of genetics and genomics research, and to sponsor intramural speakers in an effort to build interactions and collaborations among Boston University investigators engaged in genetics and genomics research. If you would like to join the GSI Seminar Committee, have suggestions for invited speakers, or if you would like to present an intramural seminar, please email

To help increase the accessibility of the GSI Seminar Series, they will be broadcast online.  For more information please visit the Webinar Page.

For a list of past seminars, please visit the Past Seminars page.

Fall 2015 & Spring 2016

October 6th, 2015

“Moving from Genomic Discovery to Translational Research using the NanoString nCounter Analysis System”

Kit Fuhrman, PhD
NanoString Technologies

To be held in E-201

**Please note that there will be no student/postdoc luncheon prior to the seminar**

October 20th, 2015

“Robust RNA Expression Profiling from Fresh or Preserved Samples Using Extraction-Free Nuclease Protection Technology and Next Generation Sequencing”

HTG Molecular Diagnostics

To be held in E-201

**Please note that there will be no student/postdoc luncheon prior to the seminar**

November 6th, 2015*

The Cancer Cell Map Initiative

Trey Ideker, PhD

Division Chief, Medical Genetics
Professor of Bioengineering and Medicine
Institute for Genomic Medicine at UC San Diego

To be held from 1:00-2:30PM in L-212/214

*Please note that this is an off-schedule seminar taking place on the first Friday of the month

February 2nd, 2016

Charles Lee, PhD, FACMG

Scientific Director and Professor
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

To be held in L-311

March 1st, 2016

Laura Reinholdt, PhD

Senior Research Scientist, Genetic Resource Science
The Jackson Laboratory

To be held in L-311

March 15th, 2016

Josephine Hoh, PhD

Associate Professor with Tenure
Yale School of Medicine

To be held in L-311

April 5th, 2016

Tuuli Lappalainen, PhD

Principal Investigator
New York Genome Center
Assistant Professor, Department of Systems Biology
Columbia University

To be held in L-311