Psychiatric Genetics & Translational Research Seminar

PGTRS is a weekly series examining the latest research in the field, sponsored by the Psychiatric & Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit. Seminars are on selected Tuesdays 10AM-11AM, Simches Building, 185 Cambridge St., Boston in the 2nd floor, Garrod and Mendel conference room.

Fall 2013 Schedule:

 

 DateSpeakerTopic
9/17/2013 Paola Sebastiani, Ph.D.
“The genetics of extreme longevity: myths and facts”
10/8/2013 CANCELLED will be rescheduled at later date
Leslie Zebrowitz, Ph.D.
“First impressions from faces:  Stereotypes, social outcomes, and psychological development
10/15/2013 Chris Cotsapas, Ph.D.
"Finding disease susceptibility pathways from genetic and genomic data"
11/12/2013 Beth Sheidley, M.S., LGC
“The genetic counselor's approach to Autism spectrum disorders"
11/19/2013 Valerie Knopik, Ph.D.
“Maternal smoking during pregnancy and child outcomes: Real or spurious effect?”
12/10/2013 CANCELLED Dennis Wall, Ph.D.
“Decoding the behavioral and genetic complexity of autism”
12/17/2013 Kathryn Lunetta, Ph.D.
“Strategies for exome chip and sequence association analyses with multiple cohorts”
01/07/2014
Susan Anderson, Ph.D.
"The effects of adverse experience on the developing brain and behavior"
01/14/2014
NO SEMINAR

01/21/2014
Margaret Sheridan, Ph.D.
"Adversity & brain development"
01/28/2014 Christoph Lange, Ph.D.
"Spatial clustering approaches to rare variant analysis"
02/04/2014 Randy Auerbach, Ph.D.
"Adolecent depression"
02/11/2014 Alex Rosati, Ph.D.
"Evolutionary economics: Mapping decision-making traits in chimpanzees, bonobos, and humans"
02/25/2014 William Kilgore, M.D.
"The effects of sleep loss and stimulants on cognitive performance"
03/04/2014 Matcheri Keshavan, M.D.
"Endophenotypes in psychoses: Do they help classify psychoses better"
03/18/2014 Michael D. Fox, M.D., Ph.D.
TBD
03/25/2014 Philip Lawrence DeJagar, M.D.
"Deconstructing the genomic and neuroimmunologic architecture of neurodegenerative diseases"
04/01/2014 Max Krasnow, Ph.D.
NO SEMINAR
04/08/2014 Winston Hide, Ph.D.
SEMINAR CANCELLED "Taming the beast: An integrative approach to address the challenge of finding the causal basis of complex diseases"
04/29/2014 Laura Schulz, Ph.D.
TBD
05/06/2014 Emily Jacobs, Ph.D.
"Sex-specific chromosomal and neural markers of aging in mid-life men and women: A lifespan perspective"
05/13/2014 Lisa Shin, Ph.D.
 "The origin of neuroimaging abnormalities in PTSD: A study of identical twins discordant for trauma exposure & PTSD"
05/20/2014 Laramie Duncan, Ph.D. TBD
5/27/2014 TBD

06/03/2014 Tracey Petreshen, Ph.D. TBD
06/10/2014 Liming Liang, Ph.D. TBD
06/17/2014 TBD
 

Psychiatric Genetics & Translational Research Seminar (Course Director: Jordan W. Smoller, MD, ScD, Professor Psychiatry)

The Psychiatric & Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit (PNGU) at Massachusetts General Hospital is hosting Kathryn L. Lunetta, Ph.D.,  Professor of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health on Tuesday December 17, 2013 at 10am at 185 Cambridge St., Boston in the 2nd floor Garrod and Mendel conference room. Talk title:  "The genetic counselor’s approach to autism spectrum disorders". For more information, please visit: http://www.massgeneral.org/psychiatry/research/pngu_pgtrs.aspx