GSI Seminar Series

A monthly series held on the third Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00PM in K103 (unless otherwise indicated)”. Student/Postdoc lunches will be held at noon in the GSI Conference Room (Evans 307). 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 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 2017 & Spring 2018

October 17th

Mauro Calabrese

Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmacology

UNC School of Medicine

“Mechanisms of gene silencing by long noncoding RNAs”

November 21st

Alex Shalek

Assistant Professor, Chemistry, MIT

Associate Member, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard

Associate Member, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

December 19th

Uttiya Basu

Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Columbia University

“Genome Organization and Noncoding RNA Transcription in B cell Immunity and Cancer”

January 16th, 2018

Nathan Lawson


Department of Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology

UMASS Worcester

February 20th, 2018

 Erica Larschan

Richard and Edna Salomon Assistant Professor

of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry

Assistant Professor of Biology

Brown University

March 20th, 2018

Karen Adelman


Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

Harvard Medical School

April 17th, 2018


May 15th, 2018

Alexander Gimelbrant

Associate Professor of Genetics

Harvard Medical School