Data blitz meetings of MIND: Microbiome, Immunology, Neuroscience Discussions

Are you interested to attend to our new multidisciplinary data blitz discussions? MIND meetings will be centered around the intersection of the gut microbiome, immunology, and the brain. The goal is to create an environment where new ideas and projects are shared in their early infancy to complement larger more established work-in-progress forums at WashU.

These monthly discussions center around short data blitz presentations (15 mins presentations of new proposals or new preliminary data).

Motivated graduate students, postdocs and faculty members are welcome to participate!

When: 2:00p, 3rd Wednesday of the month
Where: McDonnell Pediatric Research Building 8108, 8th Floor (Snacks provided!)
Organizers: Marta Celorrio-Navarro (WashU Pediatrics), Stuart Friess (WashU Pediatrics) and Jasmin Herz (WashU Pathology & Immunology)

Note individual events are listed on the ONR Calendar.

2023 Fall Schedule

August 16, 2023

CANCELLED – Rescheduled to September 20.

September 20, 2023

Ezequiel Valguarnera (Bubeck-Wardenburg lab, WashU Pediatrics) “Antibacterial toxins from human gut bacteria engender neonatal colonization advantage”

Rene Roy (Bubeck-Wardenburg lab, WashU Pediatrics) “TBA”

October 18, 2023

Jasmin Herz (Kipnis lab, WashU Pathology & Immunology) “Impact of the microbiota on meningeal immunity”

November 15, 2023

2023 Spring & Summer Schedule
April 19, 2023

Marta Celorrio (Friess lab, WashU Pediatrics)

May 17, 2023

Jonathan Cooper (WashU Pediatrics)
“Defining and treating enteric nervous system disease in CNS neurodegenerative disorders”

Kirill Shumilov (Friess lab, WashU Pediatrics)
“The Gut Microbiota Modulate Oligodendrogenesis and Remyelination after Traumatic Brain Injury”

June 21, 2023

Maria Garia-Bonilla (Limbrick lab, WashU Neurosurgery)
“Cerebrospinal fluid-based extracellular vesicle signalling and related T-cell activation mediate the pathogenesis of posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus”

Keigo Takahashi (Cooper lab, WashU Pediatrics)
“Defining the contribution of GABAergic interneurons and glia to epileptogenesis in neurodegenerative lysosomal storage disorders”

July 19, 2023

Gautam Anand (Steed lab, WashU Pediatrics)
“Aromatic amino acid metabolites alter interferon signaling and influenza pathogenesis”

Regina Clemens (WashU Pediatrics)