University of Pittsburgh Department of Cell Biology

 SEMINAR SCHEDULE, 2021-2022

  • Thesis Defense: Biochemical characterization of ╬▒T-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

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    Jeffrey L. Brodsky, Ph.D. Lab

  • Rafael Casellas, PhD
    B cell transcriptional regulation and antibody production

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

    Rafael Casellas, PhD, Lymphocyte Nuclear Biology & National Institutes of Health
    Host: Yi Shi, Ph.D.

  • Craig Wilcox, PhD
    Fighting Misconduct Allegations Through Responsible Conduct of Research - host: Saleem Khan, Ph.D.

    Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 11:00 am - Zoom meeting

    Craig Wilcox, PhD, Department of Chemistry, Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences, Research Integrity Officer, University of Pittsburgh

  • Elizabeth Ransey, PhD
    Bridging the Gap: Engineering connexin proteins as novel tools for neural circuit modulation

    Friday, October 29, 2021 - 10:00am - Virtual

    Elizabeth Ransey, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Laboratory for Psychiatric Neuroengineering, Senior Investigator, Duke University
    Host: Deepika Vasudevan, Ph.D.

  • Matthew Bailey, PhD
    Salt intake, glucocorticoids and hypertension

    Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 11:00 am - Virtual

    Matthew Bailey, PhD, Personal Chair of Renal Physiology, Centre for Cardiovascular Science, The University of Edinburgh
    Host: Michael B. Butterworth, Ph.D.

  • Jeanne Stachowiak, PhD
    Intrinsically disordered protein networks as physical drivers of membrane traffic

    Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 11:00 am - Zoom meeting

    Jeanne Stachowiak, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
    Host: Marijn G. Ford, Ph.D.

  • Laura Bahr
    Molecular Mechanisms that Coordinate Immunity and Fertility

    Friday, February 4, 2022 - 12:00 noon - Zoom meeting

    Laura Bahr, Graduate Student Researcher, Cell Biology & Molecular Physiology, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Ghazi Lab

  • Claire Weckerly
    The role of PLD activity in PA production and PIP2 homeostasis during PLC signaling

    Friday, February 18, 2022 - 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

  • Yang Li
    TBA

    Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

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

  • Aaron Kolski-Andreaco, Ph.D.
    Beyond the Pore: Unconventional Approaches to Modulating Ion Channel Activity

    Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Aaron Kolski-Andreaco, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Devor Lab

  • Kayla Troutman
    The dual roles of Pib2: a key regulator of TORC1 reactivation and inhibition in S. cerevisiae

    Friday, February 25, 2022 - 12 noon - Zoom meeting

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

  • Wei Dong
    TBA

    Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

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

  • Tarique Bagalkot, Ph.D.
    TBA

    Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

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

  • Iaroslavna Vasylieva, Ph.D.
    TBA

    Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Iaroslavna Vasylieva, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Watson Lab

  • Sachin Surve
    TBA

    Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

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

  • Taylor M. Courtney, PhD
    Profiling Drug: Protein Interactions with Label-Free Differential Proteomics

    Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Taylor M. Courtney, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate, , Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Yates Lab

  • Lydia Grmai, Ph.D.
    TBA

    Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Lydia Grmai, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Vasudevan Lab

  • Linton M. Traub, Ph.D.
    The Linton Traub Memorial Symposium on Endocytic Traffic - download full schedule Traub Symposium [pdf]

    Friday, March 25, 2022 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm - 6014 BST3

    Linton M. Traub, Ph.D., Professor, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine

  • Sahana  Balasubramanian
    Mechanistic Insight into Scribble Function during Cardiomyocyte Maturation

    Friday, April 1, 2022 - 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

  • Alan Watson, Ph.D.
    Tool development to facilitate collection, analysis and visualization of large imaging datasets

    Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

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

  • Manuel Michaca
    Investigating the role of SYK and SHARK in the cnidarian, Hydractinia symbiolongicarpus

    Friday, April 15, 2022 - 12:00 noon - Zoom meeting

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

  • Deepika Vasudevan, Ph.D.
    The Integrated Stress Response as a regulator of photoreceptor degeneration

    Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Deepika Vasudevan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine

  • Morgan Ricci
    Subcellular regulation of PI3K Signaling (note: changed to Zoom meeting - contact Sarah Biancardi at sab181@pitt.edu for meeting details)

    Friday, April 22, 2022 - 12:00 noon - Zoom meeting

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

  • Antonis Kourtidis, PhD
    Epithelial cell mechanoregulation through a cadherin-associated RNAi machinery

    Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Antonis Kourtidis, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology, Medical University of South Carolina
    Host: Adam Kwiatkowski, Ph.D.

  • Corinne Farrell
    Sexual Dimorphic Regulation of MicroRNAs Alters Sodium Transport in the Kidney Distal Nephron

    Friday, April 29, 2022 - 12:00 noon - Zoom meeting

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

  • Roberto Weigert, Ph.D.
    Imaging tumor initiation and progression in live animals at cellular and subcellular resolution

    Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Roberto Weigert, Ph.D., NIH / NIDCR - Adjunct Senior Investigator
    Host: Alexander Sorkin, Ph.D.