GSI Past Seminars

The GSI has invited a number of distinguished speakers to speak to BUMC faculty, staff and students, and the surrounding community.  Below is a list of recent speakers that have presented their research and have engaged in our scientific community. If you are interested in receiving regular updates on GSI initiatives such as upcoming seminars, workshops, and symposiums, please email to be added to our mailing list.


March 11th, 2020

Rosha Poudyal, 10x Genomics

Single-Cell ATAC-Seq: Understanding chromatin remodeling at single-cell resolution.


February 5th, 2020

Eric Seiser, Qiagen

Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA) Training: New to IPA and Advanced Functionalities QIAGEN Digital Insights


December 4th, 2019

Mary Goll, University of Georgia

Chromatin regulation in development and disease


October 23rd, 2019

Daniel Promislow, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

“The Dog Aging Project: Learning New Tricks from Old Dogs”


October 9th, 2019

Jeffrey Moffitt, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital

“Imaging the transcriptome with MERFISH”


September 25th, 2019

Robert Kingston, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital

“Chromatin compaction, phase separation, and Polycomb-Group function during mammalian development”


May 22nd, 2019

Leonard Zon, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital

Pathways regulating hematopoietic stem cell self-renewal and migration.


April 10th, 2019

Rinath M. Jeselsohn, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

“The Estrogen Receptor Mutations in Endocrine Resistance in Breast Cancer”


March 20th, 2019

John Kim, Johns Hopkins University

Small RNAs and non-canonical RBPs in worms and yeast


January 16th, 2019

Frank Slack, Harvard Medical School

MicroRNAs for Personalized Medicine in Cancer

December 10th, 2018

Geoffrey Rosenfeld, HHMI, University of California, San Diego

The Secret Lives of Enhancers

October 17th, 2018

Juan Fuxman Bass, BU Charles River Campus

Gene Regulatory Network Wiring and Rewiring in Disease

September 19th, 2018

John Doench, The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Genetics Screens with CRISPR Technology

May 15th, 2018

Alexander Gimelbrant, Harvard Medical School

Non-Drugging the Transcriptome, one Allele at a Time


April 17th, 2018

Kasandra Burgos, 10x Genomics

Single-Cell Genomics: Analyzing Complex Cell Populations


March 20th, 2018

Karen Adelman, Harvard Medical School

Making Sense of Non-Coding Transcription

February 20th, 2018

Michael G. Smith, Illumina

Using Illumina’s Next Generation Sequencing Technology to Understand Genomes and Gene Expression


January 16th, 2018

Nathan Lawson, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester

Genetic and Genomic Analysis of Vascular Development in the Zebrafish


December 19th, 2017

Uttiya Basu, Columbia University

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


November 21th, 2017

Alex Shalek, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard

Approaching the Immune System as an Interacting Ensemble of Cells

October 17th, 2017

Mauro Calabrese, UNC Chapel Hill

Mechanisms of Gene Silencing by Long Noncoding RNAs