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

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

Monday, January 7, 2019

Neurodevelopmental disorders

Hazel Sive, Member, Whitehead Institute

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

Monday, March 4, 2019

Canceled due weather

Monday, April 1, 2019

Using MRI to link neural activity with specific behaviors

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 

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



Teachers working with a microscope

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-- 2012-2013 Teacher Participant

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