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 the third Wednesday from 3-4 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 This monthly seminar series is held monthly on the third Wednesday from 3-4 p.m. in the Conte Building, K103 (unless otherwise indicated).

Learn more about  past seminars here.

Spring 2019 Seminars

January 16

Frank Slack, PhD

“MicroRNAs for Personalized Medicine in Cancer”

Director, HMS Initiative for RNA Medicine, Shields Warren Mallinckrodt Professor of Medical Research, BIDMC Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School

February 20

BUSM GSI 2019 Workshop Competition Announcement Info Session

Biorad Droplet Digital PCR Demonstration Seminar

Single Cell Sequencing Pilot Experiments Info Session


March 20

John Kim, PhD

“Small RNAs and non-canonical RBPs in worms and yeast”

Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University, Department of Biology



May 22

Leonard Zon, MD

“Pathways regulating hematopoietic stem cell self-renewal and migration.”

Professor of Pediatric Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Director of Stem Cell Program at Boston Children’s Hospital


April 10

Rinath M. Jeselsohn, MD

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

Physician, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School








Fall 2019 Seminars

September 25

Robert Kingston, PhD

Presentation Topic TBD

Chief of Dept of Molecular Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor and Vice Chair of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
Associate Member, Broad Insitute


Host(s): Dr. Nelson Lau, Dr. Alla Grishok

October 9

Jeffrey Moffitt, PhD

Presentation Topic TBD

Assistant Professor
Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine,
Boston Children’s Hospital
Department of Microbiology,
Harvard Medical School


Host(s): Dr. Feng Hui, Dr. Alla Grishok

October 23

Daniel Promislow, PhD

Presentation Topic TBD

Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Professor, Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


Host(s): Dr. Vyacheslav Labunskyy, Dr. Alla Grishok

December 5

Mary Goll, PhD

Presentation Topic TBD

Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics
University of Georgia



Host(s): Dr. Shannon Fisher, Dr. Alla Grishok