Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds

Distinguished Visiting Lecturer Series Presentation:
How Does Inherited Genome Variation Shape the Biology of the Human Brain?

Steven A. McCarroll, PhD
Dorothy and Milton Flier Associate Professor of Biomedical Science and Genetics
Harvard Medical School

Director of Genetics
Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard


Learning objectives:

  • A key scientific goal is to learn what the molecular and cellular processes underlying disease are
  • New kinds of genetic analysis reveal a connection of immune molecules known as complement proteins with schizophrenia and autoimmune disease
  • New approaches for single-cell analysis are enabling new kinds of studies of brain tissue and cultured cells, with which we hope to learn how different cell types use their genomes and to identify the specific cell types in which genetic variation acts


Remote live streaming locations:

  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General: Building 5, Room 7M30
  • San Francisco VA Medical Center: Building 8, Room 320B
  • Clearlake VA Clinic
  • Eureka VA Clinic
  • San Bruno VA Clinic
  • San Francisco VA Downtown Clinic
  • Santa Rosa VA Clinic
  • Ukiah VA Clinic

Live streaming is also available at


Grand Rounds presentations are for educational purposes and intended for a professional audience only.

To qualify for CME credit for this event, participants must (1) attend in-person or at one of the approved live streaming locations listed above; and (2) sign in at their location.

Tuesday, January 23 at 8:00am to 9:30am

HSW-301 Auditorium
513 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, California 94143