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”