University of Pittsburgh Department of Cell Biology

 SEMINAR SCHEDULE, 2017-2018

  • Karina Pena, Ph.D.
    A novel FAP-based sensor for the detection of reactive oxygen species in cells and zebrafish

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 11:00am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

    Karina Pena, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, , Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    St. Croix Lab

  • Harris B. Bell-Temin, PhD
    Using Precision Proteomics to Create a Biological Age Calculator

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 11:00am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

    Harris B. Bell-Temin, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate, , Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Yates Lab

  • Yang Li, Ph.D.
    Towards Deciphering Intercalated Disc Cytoplasmic Complexes and α-Catenin Dependent Signaling in Cardiomyocytes

    Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 11:00am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

    Yang Li, Ph.D., Visiting Research Associate, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Kwiatkowski Lab

  • Qanber Raza, Ph.D.
    Using Evolutionary Rate Covariation analysis coupled with an in vivo RNAi screen to identify novel adherens junction components in Drosophila

    Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 11:00am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

    Qanber Raza, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Kwiatkowski Lab

  • Itziar Pinilla-Macau, Ph.D.
    Low levels of EGFR activity and endocytosis are sufficient to drive tumorigenesis in in vivo mouse model

    Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 11:00am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

    Itziar Pinilla-Macau, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Sorkin Lab

  • Padmavathi Sampath, Ph.D.
    Interaction of Vaccinia Virus with the Autophagy Machinery

    Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 11:00am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

    Padmavathi Sampath, Ph.D., Visiting Research Associate, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Thorne Lab

  • Zhuan Zhou, Ph.D.
    The emerging role of deubiuqitin enzyme in genome stability and tumorigenesis

    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 11:00am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Zhuan Zhou, Ph.D., Visiting Research Associate, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Wan Lab

  • Chelsea Merkel
    The Role of Vinculin in Cardiomyocyte Adhesion and Mechanical Continuity

    Friday, March 17, 2017 - 12:00 noon - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

    Chelsea Merkel, Graduate Student Researcher, IBGP, Cell Biology & Molecular Biology, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Kwiatkowski Lab

  • Roberto Botelho, PhD
    Having fun with lysosomes and phagosomes: how to adapt, expand and engorge them

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 11:00am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Roberto Botelho, PhD, Associate Professor. Department of Chemistry & Biology, Ryerson University – Toronto, Canada
    Host: Gerry Hammond, Ph.D.

  • Jianping Jin, PhD
    Control Cytokine-induced Inflammation Responses by Ubiquitin and Ubiquitin-like Proteins

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 11:00am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Jianping Jin, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
    Host: Yong Wan, Ph.D.

  • Jonathon Heier
    Molecular Characterization of Alpha-T-Catenin

    Friday, March 31, 2017 - 12:00 noon - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

    Jonathon Heier, Graduate Student Researcher, Cell Biology & Molecular Biology, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Kwiatkowski Lab

  • Brenton Hoffman, PhD
    Visualizing Molecular Forces Across Specific Proteins in Living Cells

    Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Brenton Hoffman, PhD, Asst Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University
    Host: Adam Kwiatkowski, Ph.D.

  • Christine Klemens
    PhD Defense : ENaC Regulation in the Kidney: The Role of Ankyrin G

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 10:00am - Renal Conference Room PUH946

    Christine Klemens, Graduate Student Researcher, IBGP, Cell Biology & Molecular Biology, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Butterworth Lab

  • Michael Preston
    PhD Defense: Substrate Insolubility Dictates Hsp104-Dependent Endoplasmic Reticulum Associated Degradation

    Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:00am - Scaife Hall Room 1101

    Michael Preston, Graduate Student Researcher, IBGP, Cell Biology & Molecular Biology, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Brodsky Lab

  • Amity Eaton
    The Effects of Stretch on Umbrella Cell Tight Junctions

    Friday, April 14, 2017 - 12:00 noon - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

    Amity Eaton, Graduate Student Researcher, IBGP, Cell Biology & Molecular Biology, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Apodaca Lab

  • Adam Kwiatkowski, Ph.D.
    The actin connection: building adhesion complexes through alpha-catenin

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 11:00am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Adam Kwiatkowski, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine

  • Paige Davison-Rudich
    Examining the Role of RAN Products in Two Neurodegenerative Diseases

    Friday, April 21, 2017 - 12:00 noon - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

    Paige Davison-Rudich, Graduate Student Researcher, IBGP, Cell Biology & Molecular Biology, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Lamitina Lab

  • Marijn G. Ford, Ph.D.
    TBA

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 11:00am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Marijn G. Ford, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine

  • Junying Yuan, PhD
    Title: RIPK1 and necroptosis: from basic cell biology to human clinical trials, hosted by Cell Biology Graduate Students

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Junying Yuan, PhD, Elizabeth D. Hay Professor of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School

  • Erik M. Jorgensen, PhD
    Keynote Speaker - Sixteenth Annual Pittsburgh Symposium on Membrane Traffic

    Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 4:00pm - Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

    Erik M. Jorgensen, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Biology, University of Utah

  • Rachel Wills
    A Novel Feedback Mechanism for PI(4,5) P2 Biosynthesis

    Friday, May 5, 2017 - 12:00 noon - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

    Rachel Wills, Graduate Student Researcher, Cell Biology & Molecular Biology, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Hammond Lab

  • Michael B. Butterworth, Ph.D.
    TBA

    Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 11:00am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Michael B. Butterworth, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine

  • Matthew B Willson, PhD and Danelle Devenport, PhD
    Keynote Speeches at 6th Annual Scientific Retreat Graduate Programs in Molecular Genetics & Developmental Biology, Cell Biology & Molecular Physiology, and Integrated Systems Biology

    Friday, May 12, 2017 - 9:00 am - Hilton Garden Inn, Pittsburgh University Place

    Matthew B Willson, PhD and Danelle Devenport, PhD,
    Dr Wilson - Policy Director (Acting), Science & Engineering Policy Analyst, National Science Foundation
    Dr Devenport - Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology, Princeton University

    Host: Michael B. Butterworth, Ph.D.