University of Pittsburgh Department of Cell Biology

 SEMINAR SCHEDULE, 2019-2020

  • 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

    Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Cara Gottardi, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care, Northwestern University
    Host: Adam Kwiatkowski, Ph.D.

  • Lan Huang, PhD
    Cross-linking Mass Spectrometry for Interactomics and Structural Biology

    Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Lan Huang, PhD, Professor, Physiology & Biophysics, University of California, Irvine
    Host: Yi Shi, Ph.D.

  • Suzanne Hoppin, PhD
    Understanding the mitochondrial outer membrane fusion machine

    Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Suzanne Hoppin, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biochemistry, University of Washington
    Host: Marijn G. Ford, Ph.D.

  • Amy A Kiger, PhD Keynote Speaker
    2019 MGDB/CBMP/ISB Retreat

    Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 8:30am - 4:00pm - Hilton Garden Inn, 3454 Forbes Avenue

    Amy A Kiger, PhD Keynote Speaker, Click to view PDF of complete itinerary for MGDB/CBMP/ISB Retreat

  • Vivek Malhotra, PhD
    Membrane Trafficking Symposium Keynote Speech: “New Mechanisms and Pathways of Protein Secretion”

    Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 4:00 pm - Frick Fine Arts Building

    Vivek Malhotra, PhD, ICREA Research Professor and Chair, CRG, Barcelona, Spain
    Host: Adam Kwiatkowski, Ph.D.

  • Julie Brill, PhD
    Phosphoinositide signaling during sperm development: location, location, location

    Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Julie Brill, PhD , Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Director of Collaborative Program in Developmental Biology; University of Toronto
    Host: Gerry Hammond, Ph.D.

  • Marijn G. Ford, Ph.D.
    Structural Insights into the SNX-BAR protein Mvp1

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 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

  • Thesis Defense - Defining the properties and toxicity mechanisms of non-canonical translation products associated with ALS and Huntington’s Disease using C. elegans

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 1:00 pm - Lecture Room 1, Scaife Hall

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    Jeffrey L. Brodsky, Ph.D. Lab

  • Adam Kwiatkowski, Ph.D.
    Cardiomyocyte adhesion complexes and their linkage to the cytoskeleton

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 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

  • Chelsea Merkel
    Thesis Defense - The Adherens Junction Interactome and the Role of Vinculin in Cytoskeletal Integration at the Cardiomyocyte ICD

    Friday, June 21, 2019 - 1:00 pm - Scaife Hall lecture Room 1

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

  • Keynote Speaker: Phyllis Hanson, MD., PhD
    Cell Biology Faculty Retreat

    Friday, September 13, 2019 - 11:00 am - Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium

    Keynote Speaker: Phyllis Hanson, MD., PhD, Professor & Chair Biological Chemistry, University of Michigan Medical School
    Cell Biology Annual Retreat
    Host: Alexander Sorkin, Ph.D.