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.

Spring 2016

February 2nd, 2016

“Patient-derived tumor xenograft models for individualized diagnosis and treatment:
Concepts, status, and challenges”

Charles Lee, PhD, FACMG

To be held in Keefer Auditorium

Scientific Director and Professor
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

March 1st, 2016

“Forward Genetic Approaches for Mendelian Disease Modeling in Mice”

Laura Reinholdt, PhD

To be held in L-301

Senior Research Scientist, Genetic Resource Science
The Jackson Laboratory

March 15th, 2016

“2016: A Mitochondria Odyssey”

Josephine Hoh, PhD

To be held in L-301

Associate Professor with Tenure
Yale School of Medicine

April 5th, 2016

“Functional variation in the human genome: Lessons from the transcriptome”

Tuuli Lappalainen, PhD

To be held in Keefer Auditorium

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

May 3rd, 2016

“One brain, many genomes: Somatic mutation and genomic diversity in human cerebral cortex”

Christopher Walsh, MD, PhD

To be held in Keefer Auditorium

Chief, Division of Genetics and Genomics, Boston Children’s Hospital
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Bullard Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Harvard Medical School

May 17th, 2016

“3D Genome Architecture and Transcription Regulation”

Yijun Ruan, PhD

To be held in Keefer Auditorium

Professor, Florine Deschenes Roux Chair, and Director of Genome Sciences
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine