Teacher program: Seminar Schedule

Whitehead Institute’s 2018-2019 Seminar Series for High School Teachers


Kick-off session: Monday, October 1, 2018

RNA Aggregation and Neurodegenerative Disease

Ankur Jain,  Member, Whitehead Institute
[presentation not available] 


Monday, november 5, 2018 

Creating models to study Zika and other neural diseases in vitro

Alexsia Richards, Postdoctoral Associate, Lab of Whitehead Institute Founding Member Rudolf Jaenisch
[presentation pdf, 2.5MB]


Monday, December 3, 2018

Redefining microglia states in health and disease

Tim Hammond, Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab of Beth Stevens at Boston Children’s Hospital
[presentation not available] 


Monday, January 7, 2019

Neurodevelopmental disorders

Hazel Sive, Member, Whitehead Institute
[presentation not available] 


Monday, February 4, 2019

Identifying somatic mutations in patients with focal epilepsy and the different pathways involved that might one day influence treatment

Annapurna Poduri, Associate, Department of Neurology; Director, Epilepsy Genetics Program; and Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
[presentation not available] 


Monday, March 4, 2019

Canceled due to inclement weather


Monday, April 1, 2019

Imaging neural function, from molecules to brains and back again

Alan Jasanoff, Associate Investigator, McGovern Institute; Professor, Biological Engineering, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Nuclear Science and Engineering; and Director, Center for Neurobiological Engineering at MIT 
[presentation pdf, 8.5MB]


Monday, May 6, 2019

What if a pinch of Baker’s yeast could be just the recipe to solve the most complex neurological diseases?

Chee-Yen Chung, Associate Director, Discovery Biology, Yumanity Therapeutics  


Monday, June 3, 2019

Fighting brain cancer using tiny nanoparticles

Fred Chiu-Lai Lam, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Yaffe Lab, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research  

 







Teachers working with a microscope

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