2017/2018 Clocks & Sleep Club

Organizers: Erik Herzog, Dmitri Nusinow and Paul Taghert Read More


1st Friday of the month*
BJC Institute of Health 9AB*
*unless otherwise noted

  • July 7: Michael Hughes (WashU Medicine) “Guidelines for Genome-Scale Analyses of Circadian Rhythms: Emphasis on Studies of Mammalian Brains”, Dmitri Nusinow (Danforth Plant Science Center) Hybrid data/journal club
  • August 11*: Christy Hoffmann (Hughes Lab, WashU Medicine) , Paul Taghert (WashU Dept. of Neuroscience)“Melanopsin-Encoded Response Properties of Intrinsically Photosensitive Retinal Ganglion Cells” and “Direct Midbrain Dopamine Input to the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus Accelerates Circadian Entrainment”
    *rescheduled from August 4
  • September 1: Jeff Jones (Herzog Lab, WashU Biology) “In vivo circadian rhythms and light responses of VIPergic neurons of the suprachiasmatic nucleus”, Jake Hughey (Vanderbilt University) “Machine learning around the clock”
  • October 6: Brian Lananna (Musiek Lab, WashU Neurology) “Cell-autonomous regulation of astrocyte activation by the circadian clock protein BMAL1”JiaJia Li (Hughes Lab, WashU Medicine) “Achilles (Achl) is a circadian clock controlled gene that regulates the immune function and its rhythmicity in Drosophila”
  • November 3: Xitong Liang (Taghert Lab, WashU Dept. of Neuroscience) “Rhythms outside the clock”, Andy Liu (University of Memphis) “Circadian Clocks and Cell Physiology: Circle of Life” 
  • December 1: Silke Meiners (Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Muinch), Ron Anafi (University of Pennsylvania)
  • January 12 in BJCIH 7AB*: Sonya Bahar (UMSL) “Time is honey: circadian clocks of bees and flowers and how their interactions may influence ecological communities”, “The Social Clock of the Honeybee” and Dmitri Nusinow (Danforth Plant Center) “Self-organizing, nuclear body formation by photoreceptors is required for photo-, thermo-, and circadian signaling.”
    *NOTE: date (2nd Friday) and location
  • February 2: Carsten Skarke (University of Pennsylvania) “The Human Chronobiome: A Paradigm for Circadian Medicine”, Erik Herzog (WashU Biology) “The promise of chronotherapy” 
  • March 2: Yo-El Ju (WashU Neurology) “Effect of obstructive sleep apnea treatment on slow wave sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease biomarkers”; Matthew Tso (Herzog Lab, WashU Biology) “Neurotransmitter switching in circadian circuit” 
  • April 17* in BJCIH 7AB: Carl Johnson (Vanderbilt University) “Circadian Clocks and Luminescence Sensors: Applications to Neurobiological Questions”
    *NOTE: day and location
  • April 27*Anish Mitra (Raichle Lab, WashU Radiology), “Distinct trajectories in spontaneous infra-slow activity”Qianyi Yang (Chen Lab, WashU Anesthesiology) “The Rhythm of Itch”
    *NOTE: date (4th Friday)
  • CANCELLED* – June 1: Chanung Wang (Holtzman Lab, WashU Neurology) “A Comparative Study of Sleep, Diurnal Patterns, and Eye Closure Between the House Mouse (Mus musculus) and African Spiny Mouse (Acomys cahirinus).”, Jeffrey Haspel (WashU Medicine) “The autophagy circadian proteome: effect of endotoxin and coordination with the proteasome”
    *RESCHEDULED to July 7