2020/2021 Clocks & Sleep Club

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

1st Friday of the month
Zoom conference

For virtual meeting information email the Hope Center.

NOTE: Presenters have 30 minutes for slides and 15 minutes for questions.

  • June 5: Keenan Bates (Herzog lab, WashU Biology) “In Utero Imaging of Clock Gene Expression Reveals the Development of the Embryonic Circadian Clock”
  • July 10*: Chi Chan Lee (Kerschensteiner lab, WashU Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences) “Investigate the role of intergeniculate leaflet in circadian rhythm”
    NOTE *2nd Friday
  • August 7: Paul Taghert (WashU Dept. of Neuroscience) “On the timing of GPCR signaling in circadian physiology”, Nithya Chennupati (Ju lab, WashU Neurology) “Race effects on sleep, circadian function, and Alzheimer Disease biomarkers”
  • September 4: Samira Parhizkar (Holtzman lab, WashU Neurology) “Sleep Disruption Exacerbates and Prolongs the Inflammatory Response to Traumatic Brain Injury”, Jeffrey Haspel (WashU Medicine) “What’s out there about circadian rhythms and COVID-19?”
  • September 11*: Erik Herzog (WashU Biology), Michael Hughes (WashU Medicine), Peinan Zhao (WashU Obstetrics/Gynecology) “A Workshop: Time series analysis and measures from wearable devices”
    *Special workshop
  • October 9*: Melvin King (Musiek lab, WashU Neurology) “Central vs. peripheral clocks in neurodegeneration”, Lara Pferdehirt (Guilak lab, WashU Orthopaedic Surgery) “Turning back the clock on cartilage damage”
    NOTE *2nd Friday
  • November 6: Maria Sorkin (Nusinow lab, Danforth Plant Science Center) “A Proteomic Approach Discovers a Putative Cold Temperature Regulatory Complex in the Arabidopsis Circadian Clock​”, Eric Landsness (WashU Neurology) “Deep Learning of Non-Invasive Calcium Imaging Reliably Classifies Sleep States in Mice”
  • December 4: Geraldine Kress (WashU Neurology) “A journal club discussion on two recent articles about the circadian system and sleep”
    Suggested Readings:
    “Circadian VIPergic Neurons of the Suprachiasmatic Nuclei Sculpt the Sleep-Wake Cycle”  
    Neuron 2020
    “Suprachiasmatic VIP neurons are required for normal circadian rhythmicity and comprised of molecularly distinct subpopulations”  Nature Communications 2020
    Ronald McCarthy (England lab, WashU Obstetrics & Gynecology) “Association between daily melatonin and cortisol rhythms and risk of preterm birth”
  • January 8*: Chao Zhou (WashU Biomedical Engineering) “Characterizing the influence of a circadian clock gene, Cry, on Drosophila heart function using optical coherence microscopy”, Jeff Jones (Herzog lab, WashU Biology) “Circadian neurons in the paraventricular nucleus entrain and sustain daily rhythms in glucocorticoids”
    *NOTE date
  • February 12*: Michael Fitzpatrick (Kerschensteiner lab, WashU Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences) “Homeostatic Plasticity in Non-Image-Forming Vision”, Paul Shaw (WashU Dept. of Neuroscience)
    *NOTE date
  • March 5: Jeffrey Haspel (WashU Medicine) “TBA”
    Dmitri Nusinow (Danforth Plant Science Center) 
    “A circadian clock in a nonphotosynthetic prokaryote”  Science Advances (2021)

  • April 2: Bishan Bhattarai (Colonna lab, WashU Pathology & Immunology) “Pharmacological modulation and genetic deletion of REV-ERBα and REV-ERBβ regulates dendritic cell development” , Samira Parhizkar (Holtzman lab, WashU Neurology) “Deciphering the role of sleep on neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s disease”
  • April 30*: Jiyeon Lee (Musiek lab, WashU Neurology) “Sex-specific effects of microglial REV-ERB-alpha on Tauopathy”, Lara Pferdehirt (Guilak lab, WashU Orthopaedic Surgery) “Synthetic Biology Applications for Chronotherapy and Circadian Rhythms”
    *NOTE date