GSI Seminar Series


The goals of this seminar series are to host extramural speakers who are internationally recognized researchers at the vanguard of genetics and genomics research, and to sponsor those speakers in an effort to build interactions and collaborations among Boston University investigators engaged in genetics and genomics research.

This monthly seminar series is held on a Wednesday from 2-3 p.m. in the Conte Building, K103 (unless otherwise indicated). Student/Postdoc lunches will be held at noon in the Evans Building, GSI Conference Room, E307.

If you have suggestions for invited speakers, or if you would like to present an intramural seminar, please email

Learn more about past seminars here.

Check out our YouTube Channel where we post our livestream videos of our seminars!

Our Spring 2021 seminars will be virtual via Zoom

Spring 2021 Seminars

Decoding the DNA blueprints of human and microbiome molecular functionality

February 17th at 2 p.m. -Yana Bromberg, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Rutgers
Adjunct Professor, Department of Genetics, Rutgers
Hans Fischer Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Technical University of Munich
Vice President, Board of Directors of the International Society for Computational Biology

Virtual seminar via Zoom

Registration link:

Host: Alla Grishok


Lnc’ing non-coding RNA function to bone marrow failure

March 24th at 2 p.m. – Carl Novina, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Associate Member, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

Virtual seminar via Zoom

Registration link:

Host: GPGG students/Megan Snyder


Compositional control of cellular condensates during virus infection

April 14th at 2 p.m. – Anthony Leung, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,

Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

Virtual seminar via Zoom

Host: Dafne Cardamone/Alla Grishok