Monday Noon Seminars

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

Mini-Series Topics:

Complement in Neurodegeneration
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Microbiome and Neurological Disease
G-protein-coupled-receptors in health and diseases
Neurodegeneration of the Retina
Joint Hope Center/Development Biology series

2021/2022 Monday Noon Seminars

Mondays, 12-1p
September – June
Zoom conference

Stay tuned!

Complement in Neurodegeneration

Organizers, Erik Musiek and Pat Sheehan (WashU Neurology)

Zoom links (WUSTL Key required)

  • September 27: Hrishikesh Kulkarni (WashU Medicine) “Local complement activation in inflammation and injury”
  • October 4: Hui Zheng (Baylor College of Medicine) “Complement C3 and C3aR signaling in vascular aging and Alzheimer’s disease”
  • October 11: Michael Carroll (Harvard Medical School) “Over expression of schizophrenia susceptibility factor C4A promotes excessive synaptic loss and alteration in behavior”
  • November 1: Robyn Klein (WashU Medicine) “Learning from viruses: complement and memory”

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Organizer, Timothy Miller (WashU Neurology)

  • November 22: Timothy Miller (WashU Neurology)
  • November 29: Aaron DiAntonio (WashU Developmental Biology)
  • December 6: Adrian Isaacs (University College London)
  • December 13: Sami Barmada (University of Michigan)
  • December 20: Yuna Ayala (Saint Louis University)

Microbiome and Neurological Disease

Organizers, David Holtzman and Dong-oh Seo (WashU Neurology)

  • January 3: Dong-oh Seo (Holtzman lab, WashU Neurology) “Evidence that the gut microbiota regulates progression of neurodegeneration in a mouse model of tauopathy, in a sex- and ApoE isoform-dependent manner”
  • January 10: Sangram Sisodia (University of Chicago) “Role of the Gut Microbiome in the Pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease”
  • January 24: Brian Kim (WashU Medicine) “Neuroimmune Regulation of Itch”
  • January 31: Beau Ances (WashU Neurology) “The Gut Microbiome in Neurodegenerative Diseases”
  • February 7: John Fryer (Mayo Clinic)

G-protein-coupled-receptors in health and diseases

Organizer, Yao Chen (WashU Neuroscience)

  • February 14: Meaghan Creed (WashU Anesthesiology) “Dissecting heterogeneity within the ventral pallidum and its relevance for treating disorders of reward processing”
  • February 21: Karen O’Malley (WashU Neuroscience)
  • February 28: Talia Lerner (Northwestern University) “Dopamine Circuits Driving the Transition to Habit”
  • March 7:  Jordan McCall (WashU Anesthesiology) “Stress-induced plasticity in noradrenergic analgesia”
  • March 14: Marc Caron (Duke University) “Therapeutic Actions of GPCR Biased Signaling”

Neurodegeneration of the Retina

Organizer, Phil Williams (WashU Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences)

  • March 21
  • March 28
  • April 4
  • April 11

 Joint series with the Department of Developmental Biology

  • May 2
  • May 9
  • May 16
  • May 23

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