Neurogenetics and Transcriptomics

Organizer: Christina Gurnett 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 organizer, Christina Gurnett or the administrative coordinator, Jan Konrad.

2016/2017 Schedule, Neurogenetics and Transcriptomics Group

2nd Tuesday of the month
BJC Institute of Health 9AB

  • September 13: Bruno Benitez (WUSTL Internal Medicine)
  • October 11: Mani Mahadevan (University of Virginia), “From Gene Discovery to Therapy: Translational Research in Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy”
    Note, this is a joint meeting of the Hope Center Neurogenetics and Neurodegeneration Groups.
  • November 15: Celeste Karch (WUSTL Psychiatry), “Whole genome sequencing of CRISPR/Cas9-modificed human iPSC”
  • December 13: Oscar Harari (Cruchaga Lab, WUSTL Psychiatry), “RNA-seq”
    Note this meeting will be held in BJC Institute of Health 11AB.
  • February 14: Don Conrad (WUSTL Genetics), “Drop-Seq: Methods and Applications of Single Cell Transcriptomics”
  • March 14: Barak Cohen (WUSTL Genetics), “High-throughput functional analysis of coding and non-coding DNA”
  • April 11: Dan Jacobson (Oak Ridge Laboratories)
  • August 17, (11:00a): Amanda Myers (University of Miami), “The Human Brainome:  Genome, Transcriptome, Proteome and Phenome Interaction in Human Cortex”
    **Note the time.

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

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

Archives of previous seasons






Neurogenetics and Transcriptomics Faculty

Faculty organizer: Christina Gurnett

Affiliated faculty

Andrey Anokhin (WUSTL Psychiatry)
Randall Bateman (WUSTL Neurology)
Yehuda Ben-Shahar (WUSTL Biology)
Laura Bierut (WUSTL Psychiatry)
Kevin Black (WUSTL Psychiatry)
Azad Bonni (WUSTL Neuroscience)
David Brody (WUSTL Neurology)
Michael Bruchas (WUSTL Anesthesiology)
Zhou-Feng Chen (WUSTL Anesthesiology)
Milan Chheda (WUSTL Internal Medicine)
Sharlee Climer (WUSTL Computer Science & Engineering)
Marco Colonna (WUSTL Pathology & Immunology)
John Constantino (WUSTL Psychiatry)
Joseph Corbo (WUSTL Pathology & Immunology)
Carlos Cruchaga (WUSTL Psychiatry)
Gerald Dorn (WUSTL Internal Medicine)
Joseph Dougherty (WUSTL Genetics)
Todd Druley (WUSTL Pediatrics)
Julaine Florence (WUSTL Neurology)
Harrison Gabel (WUSTL Neuroscience)
Jeffrey Gordon (WUSTL Pathology & Immunology)
Christina Gurnett (WUSTL Neurology)
David Gutmann (WUSTL Neurology)
Charles Harris (WUSTL Internal Medicine)
Tamara Hershey (WUSTL Psychiatry)
Erik Herzog (WUSTL Biology)
Didier Hodzic (WUSTL Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences)
Sanjay Jain (WUSTL Internal Medicine)
Celeste Karch (WUSTL Psychiatry)
Albert Kim (WUSTL Neurosurgery)
Kristen Kroll (WUSTL Developmental Biology)
Jin-Moo Lee (WUSTL Neurology)
Erik Lenze (WUSTL Psychiatry)
Moe Mahjoub (WUSTL Internal Medicine)
Soe Soe Mar (WUSTL Neurology)
James “Pat” McAllister (WUSTL Neurosurgery)
Robi Mitra (WUSTL Genetics)
Jeanne Nerbonne (WUSTL Internal Medicine)
Rosalind Neuman (WUSTL Psychiatry)
Colin Nichols (WUSTL Cell Biology & Physiology)
Brad Racette (WUSTL Neurology)
Angela Reiersen (WUSTL Psychiatry)
Joshua Rubin (WUSTL Pediatrics)
Brad Schlaggar (WUSTL Neurology)
James Skeath (WUSTL Genetics)
Paul Taghert (WUSTL Neuroscience)
Liu Lin Thio (WUSTL Neurology)
Alex Todorov (WUSTL Psychiatry)
Michael Wong (WUSTL Neurology)
Weixiong Zhang (WUSTL Computer Science & Engineering)
Greg Zipfel (WUSTL Neurosurgery)