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Bioinformatics Training and Education Program

may, 2022

12may1:00 pm4:00 pmUtilizing Single Cell Technologies to Understand Brain DevelopmentJoin ZoomGov Meeting


Event Details

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Office of the Scientific Director invites you to the Division of Intramural Research (DIR) Tenure-Track Investigator Virtual Symposia Series.


Timothy J. Petros, Ph.D.

Investigator, Unit on Cellular and Molecular Neurodevelopment, NICHD, NIH

“A comprehensive spatial epigenome atlas of the embryonic mouse brain”


Maria K. Lehtinen, Ph.D.

Hannah C. Kinney, M.D. Chair in Pediatric Pathology Research, Boston Children’s Hospital

Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

“Signals making a splash: Choroid plexus – cerebrospinal fluid contributions to brain development”


Flora M. Vaccarino, M.D.

Professor, Child Study Center and Department of Neuroscience, Yale School of Medicine

“Organoid modeling of gene regulatory events during forebrain development”


Bing Ren, Ph.D.

Member of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

Director of the Center for Epigenomics, Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of California, San Diego

“Single cell epigenome atlases of the brain”


Arnold Kriegstein M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Neurobiology, University of California, San Francisco

“Development and evolution of the human brain revealed by single cell transcriptomics”

About the series:

The NICHD DIR Tenure-Track Investigator Virtual Symposia Series provides tenure-track investigators within NICHD the opportunity to organize a virtual mini-symposium to showcase their area of science to the NICHD DIR and larger NIH intramural community. Symposia are held monthly on the second Thursday of the month at 1 pm ET, and are open to all NIH faculty, trainees, and staff.

American Sign Language interpreting services will be available only upon request. Individuals who need interpreting services and/or other reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, should contact Amaressa Abiodun (, 301-435-6994.  Requests should be made five days in advance of the event.


(Thursday) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm