Women’s Brain Initiative

WBI Seminar Series

The Women’s Brain Initiative is pleased to announce the WBI Seminar Series. Seminars will be from 4:00 — 5:00pm on the 3rd floor of the Hale Building for Transformative Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (60 Fenwood Road), unless otherwise noted. A reception will follow each seminar. Attendance is encouraged from across the Longwood and Harvard communities, and beyond. For more information, contact: Ray Battle: RBattle@bwh.harvard.edu


HELD December 18, 2019  

Deborah Clegg, PhD

  • Professor, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Talk Title:  The Role of Sex and Gender in Metabolic Health and Function

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JANUARY 7, 4-5pm, reception follows

Michelle Mielke, PhD

  • Mayo Clinic – Rochester
  • Sex-specific differences in risk and progression of neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases

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FEBRUARY 11, 4-5pm, reception follows

Scott Russo, PhD

  • Mount Sinai Health System
  • Immune Mechanisms of Depression

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MARCH 28, 4-5pm, reception follows

Catherine Woolley, PhD

  • Northwestern University
  • Latent Sex Differences in Mechanisms of Neuromodulation

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APRIL 30, 4-5pm, reception follows

Andrea Gore, PhD

  • University of Texas – Austin
  • Hormonal effects on brain, impact of endocrine disruptors

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JUNE 24, 4–5pm, reception follows

David C. Page, MD

  • Whitehead Institute, MIT and Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Evolution and function of sex chromosomes



The Women’s Brain Initiative Seminar Series will continue to identify and schedule relevant speakers over the next several years. We welcome suggestions about future topics and speakers. Please contact Patti Stoll (pstoll@bwh.harvard.edu) or Charles Jennings (Cgjennings@bwh.harvard.edu).