Monday Noon Seminars

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Monday Noon seminars are hosted by the Hope Center and the Department of Neurology.  Talks are organized around mini-series topics; each mini-series is organized by Hope Center faculty members to feature investigators from Washington University as well as one outside speaker. Monday Noon seminars run during the academic year, typically September through May.

All seminars are listed on the Office of Neuroscience Research (ONR) Calendar.

For inquiries, contact John Cirrito or Cindy Lawrence.

Mini-Series Topics:

2022/2023 Monday Noon Seminars

Mondays, 12-1p
September – June
Zoom conference

For inquiries contact the Hope Center.

Stay tuned for the list of speakers and talk titles!

Hormones in brain function and disease

Organizers: John Cirrito, Rachel Hendrix and Hannah Edwards (WashU Neurology)

Zoom links (WUSTL Key required)

  • October 3: Carla Yuede (WashU Psychiatry) “Stress as a risk factor for sex-dependent differences in Alzheimer’s disease”
  • October 10: Steven Mennerick (WashU Psychiatry) “The impact of neurosteroids on the brain: Where is the therapeutic benefit?”
  • October 17: Kristen Zuloaga (Albany Medical College) “Influence of sex and endocrine aging on vascular and metabolic contributions to dementia”

Human Genetics of Neurological Disorders

Organizers: Celeste Karch (WashU Psychiatry) and Gabe Haller (WashU Neurosurgery)

  • October 31
  • November 7
  • November 21
  • November 28
  • December 5
  • December 12   

Role of the adaptive/innate immune system in neurodegeneration

Organizer: David Holtzman (WashU Neurology)

  • January 9
  • January 23
  • January 30
  • February 6

Metabolic Dysregulation in Neurodegeneration

Organizer: Ghazaleh Ashrafi (WashU Cell Biology & Physiology)

  • February 20
  • February 27
  • March 6
  • March 13

Fundamental mechanisms of aging on neurodegeneration

Organizer: Randall Bateman (WashU Neurology)

  • March 27
  • April 3
  • April 10
  • April 17

Gene Therapy and CNS disorders

Joint series with the Department of Neurology and the Department of Developmental Biology

Series begins May 1, stay tuned for dates and presenters!


Suggest a Mini-Series Topic

Submit by March 29, for the upcoming 2022/2023 season!

Please keep in mind:

  • Anyone (PI or lab member) can suggest topics.
  • Each mini-series typically includes three speakers from Washington University, and one or two outside investigators.
  • It’s not necessary to suggest particular speakers for your topic but, if you have ideas, you’re welcome to include.

Submit mini-series topic(s)

Past Mini-Series Topics

Mini-series topics from previous seasons.

Previous mini-series