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.

2024 Spring Schedule

January 17, 2024

Gwendalyn Randolph (WashU Pathology & Immunology) “Intestinal origins of HDL, role as a microbial lipid carrier and role in cerebral vascular health”

Ashley Steed (WashU Pediatrics) “TBA”

February 21, 2024

Drew Schwartz (WashU Pediatrics) “Death is associated with microbiome-antibiotic combinations in a gnotobiotic mouse model of the NICU”

Jessica Tung (Schwartz lab, WashU Pediatrics) “Maternal vaccination as a strategic intervention against pathogenic gut colonization by Klebsiella pneumoniae in preterm neonates”

March 20, 2024

Henry Schreiber (Hultgren lab, WashU Molecular Microbiology) “The comorbid multiple sclerosis and susceptibility to urinary tract infections”

Wangchao Xu (Kipnis lab, WashU Pathology & Immunology) “A glia-microbiota-neuron axis that modulates sleep and controls the lifespan”

April 17, 2024

Hana Janova (Diamond lab, WashU Medicine) “Enteric nervous system injury and intestinal dysmotility after West Nile virus infection is mediated by perforin and Fas-ligand dependent T cell effector functions”

Gregory Wu (WashU Neurology) “Transcriptional profiling of CSF to interrogate immune mechanisms of CNS diseases”

May 15, 2024

Aisling Chaney (WashU Radiology) “Approaches for PET imaging of whole body innate immune responses in TBI”

Claudia Han (WashU Pathology & Immunology) “The dynamic genomic landscape of human microglia”

June 19, 2024

Rajeev Aurora (Saint Louis University) “Estrogen loss activates a low grade inflammation that promotes anxiety and to postpartum depression in some individuals”

Daniel Lee (Randolph lab, WashU Pathology & Immunology) “Insights into MIND from a multi-scalar, modular imaging workflow, ADAPT-3D”

July 17, 2024

Yohei Komaru (Herrlich lab, WashU Medicine)

Stuart Friess (WashU Pediatrics)