Neurogenetics & 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.

2017/2018 Schedule, Neurogenetics & Transcriptomics Group

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

  • August 17 (11:00a*): Amanda Myers (University of Miami), “The Human Brainome:  Genome, Transcriptome, Proteome and Phenome Interaction in Human Cortex”
    *NOTE: day and time
  • September 12: Celeste Karch (WashU Psychiatry), “Transcriptomics in stem cell models of tauopathies”
  • October 10: Zeran Li (Cruchaga Lab, WashU Psychiatry), Different parietal cellular composition in autosomal dominant and late-onset Alzheimer’s Disease”
  • November 14: Harrison Gabel (WashU Dept. of Neuroscience), “Understanding disruption of epigenetic mechanisms in neurodevelopmental disease”
  • December 12: Dustin Baldridge (WashU Pediatrics), Tim Schedl (WashU Genetics) “Using model organisms to investigate genes & variants of unknown significance”
  • January 9: Yuetiva Robles (Cruchaga Lab, WashU Psychiatry), “Analyzing sex differences in genetic associations of quantitative traits for Alzheimer disease”
  • February 13: Tim Peterson (WashU Medicine), “Cell-based functional genomics and metabolomics screening for mental health.”
  • March 13: Lauren Broestl, Najla Kfoury (Rubin Lab, WashU Pediatrics),  “Sex-specific epigenetics in brain cancer”  
  • April 17*: Ryan Bogdan (WashU Psychological & Brain Sciences), “Convergent evidence for predispositonal effects of brain volume on alcohol consumption”
    *NOTE: day. 
  • April 25*: Brandon Blakey (10x Genomics), Jason Ulrich (WashU Neurology) “Single cell/nuclei transcriptomics for studying neurodegenerative disease”
    *NOTE: day.
  • May 8: Ashley Quiggle (Gurnett Lab, WashU Neurology)
  • June 12: Jeff Hudson (Lexogen)

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 & Transcriptomics Faculty

Faculty organizer: Christina Gurnett

Affiliated faculty

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