Monday Noon Seminars

Until further notice, Hope Center/Department of Neurology Monday Noon Seminars will be on Zoom Read More

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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.

2020/2021 Schedule

Mondays, 12-1p
September – June
Zoom conference

Mark your calendars and stay tuned for speakers!

Mini-Series Topics:

Impact of viruses on CNS function
Alternative splicing/isoforms and neurological disease
T cells and brain disease
Dynamics of CSF and Meninges
Autophagy
Down Syndrome links to Neurodegenerative Diseases – (joint Hope Center/Development Biology series)

Impact of viruses on CNS function

Organizer, David Clifford (WashU Neurology)

Mini-series recording links (WUSTL Key required)

  • September 21: Robyn Klein (WashU Medicine) “Virus-mediated diseases of pathological forgetting”
  • September 28: Kenneth Tyler (University of Colorado) “EV-D68 Associated acute flaccid myelitis: A new polio?”
  • October 12: Steven Jacobson (NINDS/NIH) “Association of Human Herpesvirus and Chronic Progressive Neurologic Disease”
  • October 19: Sean Whelan (WashU Molecular Microbiology) “Rabies virus infection of neurons”

Alternative splicing/isoforms and neurological disease

Organizers, Timothy Miller and Nathan Pomper (WashU Neurology)

Mini-series Zoom and recording links (WUSTL Key required)

  • November 9: Darshan Sapkota (Dougherty lab, WashU Genetics) “Alternative modes of mRNA translation and their neurological significance”
  • November 16: Adrian Krainer (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) “From Base Pairs to Bedside: Antisense Modulation of RNA Splicing”
  • November 23 “Data Blitz”
    Ya-Lin Lu (Yoo lab, WashU Developmental Biology) “Neuronal PTB-mediated alternative splicing of BAF complex subunits”
    Bryan Copits (WashU Anesthesiology) “Alternative splicing plasticity of synaptic adhesion molecules in human sensory neurons”
    Brittany Townley (Mosammaparast lab, WashU Pathology & Immunology) “Splicing defects in the pathology of trichothiodystrophy”
  • November 30: Douglas Black (University of California, Los Angeles) “Mechanisms and Programs of Neuronal Gene Regulation by RNA Binding Proteins”
  • December 7 “3R/4R Tau Data Blitz”
    Lucia Capano (Yoo lab, WashU Developmental Biology) “Using age-maintained, directly-reprogrammed neurons to identify human-specific tau splicing regulators”
    Miguel Minaya (Karch lab, WashU Psychiatry) “How does 4R-Tau expression affect human iPSC-Neuron maturity?”
    Lubov Ezerskiy (Miller lab, WashU Neurology)“Increase in 4R tau expression promotes astrocytic dysfunction”

T cells and brain disease

Organizer, Naresha Saligrama (WashU Neurology)

  • January 4: Robyn Klein (WashU Medicine)
  • January 11: Michal Schwartz (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  • January 25: David Gutmann (WashU Neurology)
  • February 1: Gavin Dunn (WashU Neurosurgery)
  • February 8: Adrian Liston (Babraham Institute, Cambridge) “Using brain Tregs to treat neuroinflammation”

Dynamics of CSF and Meninges

Organizer, Jennifer Strahle (WashU Neurosurgery)

  • February 15: Jonathan Kipnis (Wash U Pathology and Immunology)
  • February 22: Shelei Pan (Strahle Lab, Wash U Medicine)
  • March 1: Geir Ringstad (Oslo University Hospital)
  • March 8: Benjamin Plog (WashU Neurosurgery)
  • March 15: Nathalie Jurisch-Yaksi (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Autophagy

Organizer, David Holtzman (WashU Neurology)

  • March 22
  • March 29
  • April 5
  • April 12

Down Syndrome links to Neurodegenerative Diseases

Joint series with the Department of Developmental Biology

Organizer, Beau Ances (WashU Neurology)

  • April 26
  • May 3
  • May 10
  • May 17
  • May 24

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