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 Fall 2020 seminars will be virtual via Zoom

Fall 2020 Seminars


September 23rd at 2 p.m. – Pepper J. Schedin, PhD

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Young Women’s Breast Cancer: Bench to Population Science and Back Again

Professor of Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology, School of Medicine
Co-leader, Cancer Prevention and Control ProgramOHSU Knight Cancer InstituteSchool of Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University

More on Dr. Schedin:

Lab Website:

Host(s): Stefanie Chan – GPGG Student, Dr. Alla Grishok


October 21st at 2 p.m. – Vera Gorbunova, PhD

Virtual seminar via Zoom

“Mechanisms of longevity in long-lived mammals”
Doris Johns Cherry Professor
Co-director Rochester Aging Research Center
University of Rochester

Lab website:

Host(s): Taylor Matte – GPGG Student, Dr. Alla Grishok


December 2nd at 2 p.m. – Kate Jeffrey, PhD

Virtual seminar via Zoom


 Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Assistant in Immunology at Massachusetts General Hospital

Host: Dr. Igor Kramnik