University of Pittsburgh Department of Cell Biology

 SEMINAR SCHEDULE, 2018-2019

  • Jonathan Pacheco Romero, Ph.D.
    The impact of plasma membrane architecture on phosphoinositide dynamics

    Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 11:00 am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

    Jonathan Pacheco Romero, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Hammond Lab

  • Mads Breum Larsen
    A novel FAP-based high-throughput EGFR internalization assay using gene-edited cells

    Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 11:00 am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

    Mads Breum Larsen, Research Instructor, , Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Watkins Lab

  • Rachel Wills
    Mechanisms of Ptdlns (4,5) P2 Homeostasis at the Plasma Membrane

    Friday, March 2, 2018 - 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

  • Adam Kwiatkowski, Ph.D.
    Cytoskeletal network integration at cardiomyocyte adherens junctions

    Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

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

  • Mathew Lazzara, PhD
    Applications of mechanistic and data-driven models to problems in cell signaling

    Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Mathew Lazzara, PhD, Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia
    Host: Alexander Sorkin, Ph.D.

  • Andrew VanDemark, PhD
    Driving changes in cellular morphology through the Shrm-Rock signaling module

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Andrew VanDemark, PhD, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
    Host: Marijn G. Ford, Ph.D.

  • Amity Eaton
    Regulation of Bladder Umbrella Cell Paracellular Permeability by Stretch

    Friday, March 23, 2018 - 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

  • Marijn G. Ford, Ph.D.
    Vps1, membrane remodeling and TORC1TBA

    Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

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

  • Paige Rudich
    Defining the role of novel CAG-derived translational products in polyQ-independent toxicity in a new C. elegans model for Huntington’s disease

    Friday, March 30, 2018 - 12:00 noon - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

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

  • Gerry Hammond, Ph.D.
    Reverse Engineering Lipid Signaling in Living Cells

    Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Gerry Hammond, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine

  • Jun Qin, PhD
    Proteomics-driven Precision Medicine

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 11:00 am - 6014 Bioscience Tower 3

    Jun Qin, PhD, Professor, Biochemistry, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX - Director, National Center for Protein Sciences, Beijing, China
    Host: Yi Shi, Ph.D.

  • Yi Shi, Ph.D.
    Integrative Proteomics of Native Cellular Machines

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Yi Shi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine

  • Chelsea Merkel
    Cardiomyocytes Assemble Force Resilient Adherens Junctions Through Vinculin and Afadin

    Friday, April 20, 2018 - 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

  • Sachin Surve
    Regulation of EGFR signaling by endocytosis

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 11:00 am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

    Sachin Surve, Research Instructor, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Sorkin Lab

  • Karina Pena, Ph.D.
    Imaging ferroptosis: strategies to study non-apoptotic programmed cell death

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 11:00 am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

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

  • Carsten Schultz, PhD
    Chemical biology of intra- and extracellular lipid signaling

    Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Carsten Schultz, PhD, Professor & Chair, Physiology & Pharmacology, Oregon Health & Science
    Host: Gerry Hammond, Ph.D.

  • James Hurley, PhD
    17th Annual Local Traffic Symposium Keynote Speech: \"Molecular Mechanisms of Membrane Sculpting and Scission\"

    Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm - Frick Fine Arts Building

    James Hurley, PhD, Judy C. Webb Chair and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology University of California at Berkeley
    Host: Adam Kwiatkowski, Ph.D.

  • Sarel Loewus
    Unraveling the Genetic Pathways Required for Maintenance of Osmotic homeostasis

    Friday, May 4, 2018 - 12:00 noon - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

    Sarel Loewus, Graduate Student Researcher, IBGP, Cell Biology & Molecular Biology, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Lamitina Lab

  • Wei Dong
    Functional study of plasma membrane targeting in polybasic polarity proteins

    Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 11:00 am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

    Wei Dong, Research Instructor, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Hong Lab

  • Juan Lu, Ph.D.
    Hypoxia and relation of plasma membrane targeting of polarity proteins

    Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 11:00 am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

    Juan Lu, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, , Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Hong Lab

  • Itziar Pinilla-Macau
    Regulation of EGFR ubiquitination and endocytosis

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 11:00 am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

    Itziar Pinilla-Macau, Research Instructor, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Sorkin Lab

  • Qanber Raza, Ph.D.
    Identification of E-Cadherin regulatory components using ERC analysis and RNAi-based genetic screens

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 11:00 am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

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

  • Yang Li
    Intracellular Interactorme of N-cadherin in Cardiomyocyes revealed by proximity labelling

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 11:00 am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

    Yang Li, Research Instructor, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Kwiatkowski Lab

  • Cheryl Bell, PhD
    Regulation of Annular Gap Junction Processing by Preferential Phosphorylation

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 11:00 am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

    Cheryl Bell, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate, , Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Murray Lab