GSI Seminar Series


The goals of this seminar series are i) to host extramural speakers who are internationally recognized researchers at the vanguard of genetics and genomics research, and ii) to promote 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).

If you have suggestions forĀ 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!

Upcoming seminars:

Our Spring 2022 seminars will be in person unless stated otherwise:

February 8th (Tues) -Sumana Chintalapudi, PhD
QIAGEN Digital Insights

Ingenuity Pathway (IPA) Virtual Training (BY ZOOM because of Omicron Surge)

12:00p- 12:55p Introduction to IPA Basics

1:00p-1:55p Hands-on training with Advanced IPA tools

2:00p-2:45p Latest new features to the IPA platform


March 23rd (Wedn)- Lee Zou, PhD
Lee Zou

Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School

Associate Scientific Director, MGH Cancer Center, Massachusetts General Hospital

In Person (Tentatively)

Host: Rachel Flynn

April 27th (Wedn)- Kathleen H. Burns, MD, PhD
Kathleen Burns

Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medican School

Chair, Department of Oncologic Pathology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

In Person (Tentatively)

Host: Nelson Lau

May 18th (Wedn)- Jada Benn Torres, PhD
Jada Ben Torres

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Director of the Laboratory of Genetic Anthropology and Biocultural Studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee

In Person (Tentatively)

Co-Hosts: Shoumita Dasgupta and Christopher Schmitt