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 12-1 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 2021 seminars will be virtual (Zoom) unless stated otherwise:

Envision New Dimensions: Spatial Mapping of the Transcriptome from FFPE Preserved Tissues
Assay intro and workflow implementation

September 15th at Noon – The 10x Genomics Team

10x Genomics, Building tools for scientific discovery that reveal and address the true complexities of biology and disease

Virtual seminar via Zoom, registration required

Host: Alla Grishok

                                                                     Recording can be found here

Slidedeck: 10x_09152021_Visium FFPE_BU

Decoding regulatory DNA controlling host defense responses

October 13th at Noon – Christopher Benner, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology,

School of Medicine, University of California-San Diego

Virtual seminar via Zoom, registration required

Host: Valentina Perissi/Alla Grishok

                                                                     Recording can be found here


13th Annual GSI Research Symposium

November 18th from 10:30am-2:00pm 

Heibert Lounge, Boston University School of Medicine


In Person (Tentatively)

Host: GSI/BUSM Graduate Program in Genetics and Genomics



December 15th at Noon – Vadim N. Gladyshev, PhD

Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Redox Medicine,

Division of Genetics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

In Person (Tentatively)

Host: Vyacheslav Labunskyy/Alla Grishok