Hope Center Monday Noon Seminars are organized by mini-series topic, typically with 4 seminars per topic. Each mini-series is an opportunity to hear from Washington University investigators as well as those at other institutions who are leaders in their fields.

Each spring, we solicit the community for topics to feature in the next academic year. We welcome suggested topics which are relevant to some research programs at Washington University, such that those investigators can give talks in the mini-series.

To see mini-series topics from previous seasons, visit the archives.

Have an idea for a mini-series topic? Let us know!

2024/2025 Monday Noon Seminars

Mondays, 12-1p
September – May
Location: Fort Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium and Zoom

Check back for full lists of speakers and talk titles. For inquiries contact the Hope Center.

Mini-series Topics

Role of Neurovascular Unit and Neurovasculature in Aging and Degeneration
Organizers: David Holtzman and Fareeha Saadi (WashU Neurology)

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  • September 30: Ikbal Sencan Egilmez (WashU Radiology)
  • October 14: Gregory Zipfel (WashU Neurosurgery)
  • October 21: Jonathan Kipnis (WashU Pathology & Immunology)
  • October 28: Chenghua Gu (Harvard University)

Applications of -Omics Technology to Study Complex Inheritance in Neurological Disorders
Organizer: Celeste Karch (WashU Psychiatry)

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  • November 11
  • November 18
  • December 2
  • December 9

Obesity and Brain Health
Organizers: Alexxai Kravitz and Justin Wang (WashU Psychiatry)

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  • January 6
  • January 13
  • January 27
  • February 3

Biological vs. Chronological Aging
Organizers: Beau Ances and Peter Millar (WashU Neurology)

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Optical Neurotechnologies to Understand Neuroplasticity Following Stroke
Organizers: Adam Bauer (WashU Radiology)

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Neurodevelopment and Neurological Disease
Joint mini-series with the Department of Developmental Biology
Organizer: Christina Gurnett (WashU Neurology) and Joseph Dougherty (WashU Genetics)

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Special Seminars

Special Hope Center/Neurology Seminar (12p, Fort NRB Auditorium and Zoom)

  • Date TBA: Presentations by winners of the 2025 Hope Center Awards

Seminars also are listed on the ONR Calendar.