Neurogenetics & Transcriptomics

Organizers: Carlos Cruchaga and 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 faculty organizers, Carlos Cruchaga or Christina Gurnett or the administrative coordinator, Jan Konrad.

2019/2020 Schedule, Neurogenetics & Transcriptomics Group

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

  • September 10: William Buchser (WashU Genetics) “Large Scale Functional Genomics for Neurons and Subtle Phenotypes”
  • October 8: Chengran Yang (Cruchaga lab, WashU Psychiatry) “Multi-tissue proteomic analyses in AD”
  • CANCELED – November 12: Ashley Quiggle (Gurnett lab, WashU Neurology and Haller lab, WashU Neurosurgery)
  • November 26*: Nikolaos Mellios (University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center) “A neuropsychiatric disease-associated circular RNA controls synaptic function and cognition”
    *Special seminar, NOTE day and time
  • December 10: Celeste Karch (WashU Psychiatry)
  • January 14: Oscar Harari (WashU Psychiatry) “Single-nuclei in human brain to develop a molecular and cellular atlas of Neurodegeneration”
  • February 11: Gabriel Haller (WashU Neurosurgery) “Human Genetics of Chiari malformation”
  • March 10: Darshan Sapkota (Dougherty lab, WashU Genetics) “TRAP-RF, a novel neurogenomics tool, identifies atypical protein variants involved in brain function and disease”
  • CANCELLED – April 14: Ken Smith (Climer lab, University of Missouri, St. Louis)
  • May 12: Victoria Fernandez (Cruchaga lab, WashU Psychiatry) “AD next Gene Sequencing and multi-omics”

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 and Christina Gurnett

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)
Hong Chen (WashU Biomedical Engineering/Radiation Oncology)
Zhou-Feng Chen (WashU Anesthesiology)
Milan Chheda (WashU Medicine)
Govindaswamy Chinnadurai (Saint Louis University)
Sharlee Climer (WashU Computer Science & Engineering)
Marco Colonna (WashU  Pathology & Immunology)
John Constantino (WashU Psychiatry)
Joseph Corbo (WashU  Pathology & Immunology)
Meaghan Creed (WashU Anesthesiology)
Carlos Cruchaga (WashU Psychiatry)
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)
Oscar Harari (WashU Psychiatry)
Charles Harris (WashU Medicine)
Tamara Hershey (WashU Psychiatry)
Erik Herzog (WashU  Biology)
Didier Hodzic (WashU Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences)
Sanjay Jain (WashU Medicine)
Laura Jansen (WashU Neurology)
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)
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)
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)
Greg Zipfel (WashU Neurosurgery)