GSI Seminar Series

A semimonthly series held on the first and third Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00pm in Room 107-108 at 670 Albany Street (unless otherwise noted).  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.

To help increase the accessibility of the GSI Seminar Series, they will be broadcast online.  For more information please visit the Webinar Page.

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 gsi@bu.edu.

For a list of past seminars, please visit the Past Seminars page.

To get more information, click on speakers name to link to their website.

 

Fall 2014 and Spring 2015


September 18

Neutrophil DNA for immunity: Chromatin modifications for castingneutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) to trap microbial pathogens

Nades Palaniyar, Ph.D.

To be held in L311 at 2PM

Senior Scientist
The Hospital for Sick Children – Lung Innate Immunity Research Lab
Physiology & Experimental Medicine Program
Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto, Canada


October 14

“Regulatory genomics and epigenomics of complex disease”

Manolis Kellis, Ph.D.

To be held in L311 at 1:30PM

Professor, Computer Science, MIT
MIT Computational Biology Group
Computer Science and AI Lab
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard


October 21

 ”Best Practices for Efficient Mouse Colony Management”
and
“Making Sense of Mouse Nomenclature and Promoting Genetic Stability”

The Jackson Laboratory


November 18

“Transcriptional Control of Cell Identity”

Richard Young, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology, MIT


December 2

“From Basic Discovery in Epigenetics to Down Syndrome and Back Again”

Jeanne Lawrence, Ph.D.

Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology & Pediatrics
University of Massachusetts Medical School


February 10

Charles Lee, Ph.D., FACMG

Professor and Scientific Director at
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine


March 3

Friedhelm Hildebrandt, MD

Chief, Division of Nephrology, Boston Children’s Hospital
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School


April 7

Targeted Genome and Epigenome Editing Using Engineered CRISPR and TALE Technologies

Keith Joung

Associate Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Associate Pathologist and Associate Chief of Research, Massachusetts General Hospital, Pathology


April 21

Joshua Akey

Associate Professor of Genome Sciences,  University of Washington


 May 19

Elaine R. Mardis, Ph.D.

The Genome Institute at Washington University