Monday Noon Seminars

Talks organized around themes of shared biological mechanisms, neurobiology, and therapeutics Read More


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.

2019/2020 Schedule

Mondays, 12-1p
September – June
Holden Auditorium (Farrell Learning and Teaching Center)

Mini-Series Topics:

Senescent cells in health and disease
Sex differences in disease
Molecular Neuroimaging
Phase transitions/intrinsically disordered domains
Joint Hope Center/Developmental Biology series

Special Hope Center Seminars

Senescent cells in health and disease

Organizer, Jason Ulrich

  • September 30: Sheila Stewart (WashU Cell Biology & Physiology) “Age-related stomal changes drive tumorigenesis”
  • October 7: Miranda Orr (Wake Forest University) “Targeting tau-associated cellular senescence to mitigate neurodegeneration and cognitive impairment in age-associated brain diseases”
  • October 28: Darren Baker (Mayo Clinic) “Neurodegenerative Disease Driven by Senescent Cells”
  • November 4: Shin-ichiro Imai (WashU Developmental Biology)

Sex differences in disease

Organizer, Joshua Rubin

  • November 25 
  • December 2: Margaret McCarthy (University of Maryland)
  • December 9
  • December 16

Molecular Neuroimaging

Organizer, Brian Gordon

  • January 6
  • January 13
  • January 27
  • February 3

Phase transitions/intrinsically disordered domains

Organizer, Chris Weihl

  • February 10: Carlos Castañeda (University of Syracuse)
  • February 24: Alex Holehouse (Pappu lab, WashU Biomedical Engineering)
  • March 2: Rohit Pappu (WashU Biomedical Engineering)
  • March 9: Jim Shorter (University of Pennsylvania)


Organizers, David Holtzman

  • March 23: Steven Finkbeiner (University of California, San Francisco/Gladstone Institute)
  • March 30
  • April 6
  • April 13

Joint Hope Center/Developmental Biology series

Organizers, Andrew Yoo, Samantha Morris, Celeste Karch

  • April 20
  • May 4
  • May 11
  • May 18

Special Seminars for 2020 TBA


Suggest Mini-Series Topics

Please keep in mind:

  • Anyone (PI or lab member) can suggest topics.
  • Each mini-series typically includes three speakers from Washington University, and one outside investigator.
  • You do not have to suggest particular WashU or outside speakers but, if you have suggestions, please include.

Submit mini-series topic(s)

Past Mini-Series Topics

Mini-series topics from previous seasons.

Previous mini-series