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.

2022/2023 Schedule, Neurogenetics & Transcriptomics Group

1st Friday of the month (*unless noted)
HYBRID: Location TBD and Zoom conference

For virtual meeting information email the Hope Center.

  • October 14*: Gabriel Haller (WashU Neurosurgery)
  • November 4: Dan Western (Cruchaga lab, WashU Psychiatry)
  • December 2: Reshma Bhagat (Karch lab, WashU Psychiatry)
  • January 6: Shujuan Zhao (Jin and Kahle labs, WashU Genetics and Harvard University)
  • February 3: Vishnu Muraleedharan Saraswathy (Mokalled lab, WashU Developmental Biology)
  • March 3: Mikhail Berezin (WashU Radiology)
  • April 7: Aleksandra (Sashka) Beric (Ibanez lab, WashU Psychiatry)
  • May 5: Julia Bals, Chandrani Thakur (Saligrama 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 Members

Faculty organizers: Carlos Cruchaga (WashU Psychiatry), Gabriel Haller (WashU Neurosurgery)

Affiliated faculty members

Andrey Anokhin (WashU Psychiatry)
Martha Bagnall (WashU Neuroscience)
Randall Bateman (WashU Neurology)
Yehuda Ben-Shahar (WashU Biology)
Laura Bierut (WashU Psychiatry)
Kevin Black (WashU Psychiatry)
Ryan Bogdan (WashU Psychological & Brain Sciences)
Daniel Castro (WashU Radiology)
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)
Bryan Copits (WashU Anesthesiology)
Joseph Corbo (WashU  Pathology & Immunology)
Meaghan Creed (WashU Anesthesiology)
Carlos Cruchaga (WashU Psychiatry)
Jianmin Cui (WashU Biomedical Engineering)
Mai Dang (WashU Neurology)
Sergej Djuranovic (WashU Cell Biology & Physiology)
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)
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 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 Neuroscience)
Liu Lin Thio (WashU  Neurology)
Alex Todorov (WashU Psychiatry)
Michael Wong (WashU Neurology)
Jason Yi (WashU Neuroscience)
Weixiong Zhang (WashU Computer Science & Engineering)
Guoyan Zhao (WashU Neuroscience)
Greg Zipfel (WashU Neurosurgery)