University of Pittsburgh Department of Cell Biology

 SEMINAR SCHEDULE, 2021-2022

  • Scott Emr, PhD - Keynote Speaker
    [canceled] Cell Biology Faculty Retreat

    Friday, September 18, 2020 - 1:00 pm - Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

    Scott Emr, PhD - Keynote Speaker, Professor of Molecular Biology & Genetics, Cornell University
    Host: Alexander Sorkin, Ph.D.

  • Jennifer Pluznick, PhD
    TBA

    Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 12:00 noon - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Jennifer Pluznick, PhD, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins, Department of Physiology, Cellular & Molecular Medicine Program
    Host: Michael B. Butterworth, Ph.D.

  • Gunther Hollopeter, PhD
    Allosteric Regulation of the AP2 Clathrin Adaptor Complex

    Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 11:00 am - Zoom meeting

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

  • Emily Mangano Rocha, PhD
    LRRK2 inhibition prevents endolysosomal deficits in Parkinson’s disease

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 11:00 am - Zoom meeting

    Emily Mangano Rocha, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh
    Host: Alexander Sorkin, Ph.D.

  • Sahana  Balasubramanian
    Mechanistic Insight into Scribble Function during Cardiomyocyte Maturation

    Friday, February 26, 2021 - 12:00 noon - Zoom meeting

    Sahana Balasubramanian, Graduate Student Researcher, Cell Biology & Molecular Physiology, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Kwiatkowski Lab

  • Mireia Perez Verdaguer, Ph.D.

    Mechanism of p38 MAPK induced EGFR internalization

    Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 11:00 am - Zoom meeting

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

  • Jonathan Pacheco Romero, Ph.D.
    Revealing how plasma membrane microdomains influence diffusion of Ptdlns(4,5)P2 in living cells

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 11:00 am - Zoom meeting

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

  • Tarique Bagalkot, Ph.D.
    Dopamine Transporter Localization in Medial Forebrain Bundle Axons Indicates Its Long-Range Transport Primarily by Membrane Diffusion with a Limited Contribution of Vesicular Traffic on Retromer-Positive Compartments

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 11:00 am - Zoom meeting

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

  • Itziar Pinilla-Macau

    Cbl-b E3 ubiquitin ligase role in EGF receptor endocytosis

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 11:00am - Zoom meeting

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

  • Yang Li

    The Desmoglein2 interactome in primary cardiomyocytes as defined by quantitative proximity proteomics subclassify adhesion complexes

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 11:00 am - Zoom meeting

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

  • Claire Weckerly
    Expanding the Toolkit to Study the Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Lipid Metabolism

    Friday, March 19, 2021 - 12:00 noon - Zoom meeting

    Claire Weckerly , Graduate Student Researcher, Cell Biology & Molecular Physiology, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Hammond Lab

  • Sachin Surve
    Mass-spectrometry phosphoproteomics to identify signaling pathways triggered by endosomal EGF receptor

    Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 11:00 am - Zoom meeting

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

  • Morgan Ricci
    Subcellular regulation of PI3K Signaling

    Friday, March 26, 2021 - 12:00 noon - Zoom meeting

    Morgan Ricci, Graduate Student Researcher, Cell Biology & Molecular Physiology, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine

  • Identification and confirmation of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein variants using MinION sequencing and mass spectrometry

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 11:00 am - Zoom meeting

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  • Kayla Troutman
    Pib2 regulation of TORC1 activity in S. cerevisiae

    Friday, April 2, 2021 - 12:00 noon - Zoom meeting

    Kayla Troutman, Graduate Student Researcher, Cell Biology & Molecular Physiology, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Ford Lab

  • Yi Shi, Ph.D.
    A novel and inhalable therapy for the evolving COVID-19 pandemic

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 11:00 am - Zoom meeting

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

  • Sarel Urso
    Thesis defense: Genetic regulation of the cellular and organismal response to hypertonic stress in C. elegans

    Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 1:00 PM - Zoom meeting

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

  • Corinne Farrell
    The role of microRNAs in estrogen regulation of aldosterone signaling in the kidney distal nephron

    Friday, April 9, 2021 - 12:00 noon - Zoom meeting

    Corinne Farrell, Graduate Student Researcher, Cell Biology & Molecular Physiology, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine

  • Alan Watson, Ph.D.
    Towards a framework for high-throughput high-resolution imaging of whole tissues

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 11:00 am - Zoom meeting

    Alan Watson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine

  • Jay Tan, Ph.D.
    A Phosphoinositide Signaling Pathway Mediates Lysosomal Membrane Repair

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 11:00 am - Zoom meeting

    Jay Tan, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Aging Institute, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine

  • Benjamin A. Garcia, PhD
    Quantitative proteomics for understanding epigenetic cancer mechanisms

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 11:00 am - Zoom meeting

    Benjamin A. Garcia, PhD, John McCrea Dickson M.D. Presidential Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, University of Pennsylvania

  • Manuel Michaca
    Investigating ITAM-signaling and SYK in Allorecognition Response of Hydractinia

    Friday, April 30, 2021 - 12:00 noon - Zoom meeting

    Manuel Michaca, Graduate Student Researcher, Cell Biology & Molecular Physiology, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine

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

    Friday, May 7, 2021 - 12:00 noon - Zoom meeting

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

  • Jonathon Heier
    Thesis Defense: Biochemical characterization of αT-catenin ligand binding. Contact Graduate Program Coordinator Sarah Biancardi at sab181@pitt.edu to request zoom meeting details. All Members of the Graduate Faculty of the University are Invited

    Monday, July 12, 2021 - 1:00pm - Zoom meeting

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