Neurogenetics & Transcriptomics

Organizers: Gabriel Haller and Carlos Cruchaga Read More


As of fall 2016, the Neurogenetics Group is expanding to address Neurogenetics and Transcriptomics.  This is a diverse group of investigators whose independent research programs range from human genetics to genetic model organisms.  They share an interest in the genetic pathways underlying neurological disorders, techniques to identify those genetic pathways, and the use of genetics, genomics, and transcriptomics as tools to develop therapeutics.  Group meetings are open to the Washington University community, and those outside the Hope Center are welcome to present their work.

Organizer/Contact Information

For additional information about the Neurogenetics Group, please contact the faculty organizers, Carlos Cruchaga, Gabriel Haller or the Hope Center.

2020/2021 Schedule, Neurogenetics & Transcriptomics Group

1st Friday of the month
Zoom conference

For virtual meeting information email the Hope Center.

  • July 2*: Peter Jin (WashU Genetics) “Exome sequencing implicates genetic disruption of prenatal neuro-gliogenesis in sporadic congenital hydrocephalus”
    *1st Thursday
  • August 7: Miguel Minaya, Shih Feng You (Karch lab, WashU Psychiatry)
    Miguel Minaya:
    “Increase in 4R-Tau Isoforms using Antisense Oligonucleotides (ASOs) Treatment Accelerated the Maturation of hiPSC-Derived Cortical Neurons and Transformed them into a Promising Model for Studying Primary Tauopathies”
    Shih Feng You: “Multi-omics approaches reveal a link between the MS4A gene loci, TREM2 and microglia function”
  • September 4: Wei-Le Wang, Shoutang Wang (Colonna lab, WashU Pathology & Immunology)
    Wei-Le Wang: Micromanager of Microglia: Exploring the role of MicroRNA-142 in microglial development and function”
    Shoutang Wang:
    “Anti-human TREM2 induces microglia proliferation and reduces pathology in an Alzheimer’s disease model”
  • October 9*: Sharlee Climer (University of Missouri, St. Louis) “Protein patterns associated with late-onset Alzheimer disease”
    *2nd Friday
  • November 6: Victoria Fernandez (WashU Psychiatry) “Dissecting Alzheimer Disease using multiple omic datasets”
  • December 4: Laura Ibañez (WashU Psychiatry) “Cell-free RNA transcripts in plasma can predict Alzheimer disease before symptom onset”
  • January 8*: Hao Chen (Kim lab, WashU Neurosurgery)
    *2nd Friday
  • February 5: Logan Brase (Harari lab, WashU Psychiatry)
  • March 5: Pat McAllister/Albert Isaacs (Limbrick/McAllister lab, WashU Neurosurgery)
  • April 2: Guoyan Zhao lab (WashU Dept of Neuroscience)
  • May 7: Gurnett lab (WashU Neurology)

All meetings are listed on the ONR Calendar of the Office of Neuroscience Research.

For previous years’ talks, check out the archive links below.

Archives of previous seasons










Neurogenetics & Transcriptomics Faculty

Faculty organizers: Carlos Cruchaga, Gabriel Haller

Affiliated faculty

Andrey Anokhin (WashU Psychiatry)
Martha Bagnall (WashU Dept. of Neuroscience)
Randall Bateman (WashU Neurology)
Yehuda Ben-Shahar (WashU Biology)
Laura Bierut (WashU Psychiatry)
Kevin Black (WashU Psychiatry)
Ryan Bogdan (WashU Psychological & Brain Sciences)
Azad Bonni (WashU Dept. of Neuroscience)
Hong Chen (WashU Biomedical Engineering/Radiation Oncology)
Shiming Chen (WashU Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences)
Zhou-Feng Chen (WashU Anesthesiology)
Milan Chheda (WashU Medicine)
Govindaswamy Chinnadurai (Saint Louis University)
Sharlee Climer (University of Missouri, St. Louis)
Marco Colonna (WashU  Pathology & Immunology)
John Constantino (WashU Psychiatry)
Joseph Corbo (WashU  Pathology & Immunology)
Meaghan Creed (WashU Anesthesiology)
Carlos Cruchaga (WashU Psychiatry)
Jianmin Cui (WashU Biomedical Engineering)
Sergej Djuranovic (WashU Cell Biology & Physiology)
Gerald Dorn (WashU Medicine)
Joseph Dougherty (WashU Genetics)
Todd Druley (WashU Pediatrics)
Gavin Dunn (WashU Neurosurgery)
Julaine Florence (WashU Neurology)
Harrison Gabel (WashU Dept. of Neuroscience)
Jeffrey Gordon (WashU Pathology & Immunology)
Christina Gurnett (WashU Neurology)
David Gutmann (WashU Neurology)
Gabriel Haller (WashU Neurosurgery)
Oscar Harari (WashU Psychiatry)
Tamara Hershey (WashU Psychiatry)
Erik Herzog (WashU  Biology)
Didier Hodzic (WashU Developmental Biology)
Sanjay Jain (WashU Medicine)
Laura Jansen (WashU Neurology)
Peter Jin (WashU Genetics)
Celeste Karch (WashU Psychiatry)
Albert Kim (WashU  Neurosurgery)
Jonathan Kipnis (WashU Pathology & Immunology)
Kristen Kroll (WashU Developmental Biology)
Jin-Moo Lee (WashU Neurology)
Eric Lenze (WashU Psychiatry)
Tristan Qingyun Li (WashU Dept. of Neuroscience)
Moe Mahjoub (WashU Medicine)
Soe Soe Mar (WashU Neurology)
James “Pat” McAllister (WashU Neurosurgery)
Helen McNeill (WashU Developmental Biology)
Jeffrey Millman (WashU Medicine)
Robi Mitra (WashU Genetics)
Jeanne Nerbonne (WashU Medicine)
Colin Nichols (WashU Cell Biology & Physiology)
Cynthia Ortinau (WashU Pediatrics)
Brad Racette (WashU  Neurology)
Angela Reiersen (WashU Psychiatry)
Maria Remedi (WashU Medicine)
Joshua Rubin (WashU Pediatrics)
Naresha Saligrama (WashU Neurology)
Brad Schlaggar (WashU Neurology)
James Skeath (WashU Genetics)
Paul Taghert (WashU Dept. of Neuroscience)
Liu Lin Thio (WashU  Neurology)
Alex Todorov (WashU Psychiatry)
Michael Wong (WashU Neurology)
Jason Yi (WashU Dept. of Neuroscience)
Weixiong Zhang (WashU Computer Science & Engineering)
Guoyan Zhao (WashU Dept. of Neuroscience)
Greg Zipfel (WashU Neurosurgery)