GSI Seminar Series

A semimonthly series held on the first and 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 2016 & Spring 2017

September 20th, 2016

“New views of Genomes, Transcriptomes and Epigenetics with PacBio’s Long Read (SMRT) Sequencing”

Alix Cruse

Assistant District Manager, Pacific Biosciences


October 4th, 2016

“Tools for single cell genomics”

Katy Richards-Hrdlicka, Ph.D.

Field Application Scientist, Fluidigm

February 7th, 2017

“Using single cell technologies to understand how cells collectively perform systems-level functions in healthy and diseased states”

Alex Shalek, Ph.D.

Department of Chemistry, MIT
Core Member, IMES, MIT
Associate Member, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard
Associate Member, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

March 7th, 2017

“Understanding how genetic variation that alters gene regulation contributes to human traits including risk for common diseases”

Tim Reddy, Ph.D.

Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Center for Genomic & Computational Biology
Duke University Medical Center

March 21st, 2017

“Understanding the non coding landscape of the genome.”

Manuel Garber

Program in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology
Program in Molecular Medicine
Bioinformatics Core Director
UMASS Medical School

April 4th, 2017

“High-resolution interrogation of functional elements in the human genome”

Neville Sanjana, Ph.D.

Department of Biology, NYU
Core Member, New York Genome Center