University of Pittsburgh Department of Cell Biology

 SEMINAR SCHEDULE, 2018-2019

  • 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

  • Imaging ferroptosis: strategies to study non-apoptotic programmed cell death

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

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    Jeffrey L. Brodsky, Ph.D. 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 Urso
    Unraveling the Genetic Pathways Required for Maintenance of Osmotic homeostasis

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

    Sarel Urso, 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

  • 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

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    Jeffrey L. Brodsky, Ph.D. 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

  • Regulation of Annular Gap Junction Processing by Preferential Phosphorylation

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

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    Jeffrey L. Brodsky, Ph.D. Lab

  • Tricia Serio, PhD
    TBA

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 3:00 pm - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Tricia Serio, PhD, Professor, Dean of the College of Natural Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    Host: Ora A. Weisz, Ph.D.

  • Vladimir Gelfand, PhD
    Unconventional functions of conventional kinesin in oocytes and neurons

    Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Vladimir Gelfand, PhD, Cell & Molecular Biology, Northwestern University
    Host: Alexander Sorkin, Ph.D.

  • Ian Macara, PhD
    Watching Polarity Protein Dynamics in the Living Cell

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 11:00 am - SPECIAL ROOM LOCATION: BST3, Room 6014

    Ian Macara, PhD, Professor & Chair, Cell & Developmental Biology, Vanderbilt Univ School of Medicine
    Host: Yang Hong, Ph.D.

  • Scott Hansen, PhD
    Emergent Properties and Enzymology of Membrane Proximal Signaling Events

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 11:00 am - SPECIAL ROOM LOCATION: BST3, Room 6014

    Scott Hansen, PhD, Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Oregon
    Host: Gerry Hammond, Ph.D.

  • Joshua Chappie, PhD
    Structural characterization of nucleotide-powered molecular machines involved in bacterial defense and DNA repair

    Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Joshua Chappie, PhD , Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine, Cornell University
    Host: Marijn G. Ford, Ph.D.

  • Yufui Xiang
    Robust Integrative Proteomics for In-depth Nanobody Discovery

    Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 11:00 am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

    Yufui Xiang, Research Specialist, , Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Shi Lab

  • Zhuolun Shen
    Producing a Large Repertoire of Therapeutic Nanobodies for Combinatory Immunotherapy

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 11:00 am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

    Zhuolun Shen, Research Specialist, , Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Shi Lab

  • Sachin Surve
    Localization dynamics of endogenous fluorescently-labeled RAF1 in EGF-stimulated cells

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 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

  • Jonathan Pacheco Romero, Ph.D.
    Plasma membrane heterogeneity and PIP2 dynamics

    Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 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

  • Wei Dong
    Regulation of Plasma Membrane Targeting and Activity of Polarity Proteins

    Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 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

  • Sarel Urso
    First Salty, Then Sweet: Regulation of Stress-Induced Protein Translation by Intracellular Glycosylation

    Friday, March 1, 2019 - 12:00 noon - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

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

  • Juan Lu, Ph.D.
    Plasma membrane targeting of polarity protein and phosphoinositides homeostasis under hypoxia

    Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 11:00 am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

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

  • Yang Li
    The N-Cadherin interactome in primary cardiomyocytes as defined by quantitative proteomics

    Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 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

  • Jonathon Heier
    The Molecular Characterization of Alpha-T-Catenin

    Friday, March 8, 2019 - 12:00 nonn - 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

  • Itziar Pinilla-Macau
    Regulation of EGF receptor ubiquitination and endocytosis

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 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

  • Mireia Perez Verdaguer, Ph.D.
    Stress-MAPK p38-mediated and ligand-induced EGFR internalization crosstalk

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 11:00 am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

    Mireia Perez Verdaguer, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Sorkin Lab

  • Amity Eaton
    Effects of Stretch on the Bladder Umbrella Cell Apical Junctional Ring

    Friday, March 15, 2019 - 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

  • Aashish Manglik, MD, PhD
    Molecular puzzles in transmembrane signaling

    Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Aashish Manglik, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry & Anesthesia, University of California San Francisco
    Host: Alexander Sorkin, Ph.D.

  • Dapeng Sun,
    The cryoEM structure of Mvp1

    Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 11:00 am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

    Dapeng Sun, , Postdoctoral Associate, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Ford Lab

  • Tarique Bagalkot, Ph.D.
    Localization of the dopamine transporter (DAT) in mouse brain and puzzling effects of amphetamine on DAT and retromer

    Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 11:00 am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

    Tarique Bagalkot, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Sorkin Lab

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

    Friday, March 29, 2019 - 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

  • Gerry Hammond, Ph.D.
    Lipid signals in physiology and cancer

    Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 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

  • Yi Shi, Ph.D.
    Diving into the Dichotomous Humoral Immunity

    Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 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

  • Cara Gottardi, PhD
    Cell-cell adhesion and signaling in health and disease