University of Pittsburgh Department of Cell Biology

 SEMINAR SCHEDULE, 2016-2017

  • Simon C. Watkins, Ph.D.
    Provost\'s Inaugural Lecture - \"From Little Animals To Moving Molecules\"

    Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 4:00 pm - Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall

    Simon C. Watkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine

  • Keynote Speaker: Suzanne Pfeffer, PhD
    2016 Cell Biology Retreat Keynote Speech: Structural surprises for vesicle tethering and cholesterol transport

    Friday, September 30, 2016 - 9am - Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

    Keynote Speaker: Suzanne Pfeffer, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry Stanford University School of Medicine
    Host: Alexander Sorkin, Ph.D.

  • Alexandra Ainsztein, PhD
    Navigating the NIH and Peer Review Process

    Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Alexandra Ainsztein, PhD, Program Director, Division of Cell Biology & Biophysics. NIH-NIGMS
    Host: Alexander Sorkin, Ph.D.

  • Uma Duvvuri, MD, PhD
    Chloride Channels and Cancer – Please Pass the Salt

    Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Uma Duvvuri, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh
    Host: Alexander Sorkin, Ph.D.

  • Marco Sardiello, PhD
    JOINT SEMINAR WITH BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES: (Monday)
    Clearage of Storage Material in Lysosomal Storage Disorders

    Monday, November 21, 2016 - 4:15 pm - Crawford Hall

    Marco Sardiello, PhD, Assistant Professor, Molecular & Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine
    Host: Alexander Sorkin, Ph.D.

  • John D. York, PhD
    Inositol Phosphates act as Structural Cofactors to Regulate Biological Processes

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    John D. York, PhD, Professor & Chair of Biochemistry, Vanderbilt University
    Host: Gerry Hammond, Ph.D.

  • Wei Dong, Ph.D.
    Genome wide survey of polybasic proteins in cellular response to acute hypoxia

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 11:00am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

    Wei Dong, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Hong Lab

  • Sachin Surve, Ph.D.
    Regulation of EGFR signaling by endocytosis

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 11:00am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

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

  • Cheryl Bell, PhD
    Regulation of Annular Gap Junction Processing

    Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 11:00am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

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

  • Mads Breum Larsen, Ph.D.
    A high throughput screening assay for quantitative detection of CFTR surface expression

    Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 11:00am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

    Mads Breum Larsen, Ph.D., Visiting Research Associate, , Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Watkins Lab

  • Karina Pena, Ph.D.
    A novel FAP-based sensor for the detection of reactive oxygen species in cells and zebrafish

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 11:00am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

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

  • Harris B. Bell-Temin, PhD
    Using Precision Proteomics to Create a Biological Age Calculator

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 11:00am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

    Harris B. Bell-Temin, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate, , Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Yates Lab

  • Yang Li, Ph.D.
    Towards Deciphering Intercalated Disc Cytoplasmic Complexes and α-Catenin Dependent Signaling in Cardiomyocytes

    Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 11:00am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

    Yang Li, Ph.D., Visiting Research Associate, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Kwiatkowski Lab

  • Qanber Raza, Ph.D.
    Using Evolutionary Rate Covariation analysis coupled with an in vivo RNAi screen to identify novel adherens junction components in Drosophila

    Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 11:00am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

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

  • Roberto Botelho, PhD
    Having fun with lysosomes and phagosomes: how to adapt, expand and engorge them

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 11:00am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Roberto Botelho, PhD, Associate Professor. Department of Chemistry & Biology, Ryerson University – Toronto, Canada
    Host: Gerry Hammond, Ph.D.

  • Jianping Jin, PhD
    TBA

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Jianping Jin, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Texas at Houston
    Host: Yong Wan, Ph.D.

  • Brenton Hoffman, PhD
    TBA

    Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Brenton Hoffman, PhD, Asst Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University
    Host: Adam Kwiatkowski, Ph.D.

  • Junying Yuan, PhD
    TBA

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Junying Yuan, PhD, Professor of Cell Biology, Harvard University
    Host: Gerry Hammond, Ph.D.

  • Matthew B Willson, PhD and Danelle Devenport, PhD
    Keynote Speeches at 6th Annual Scientific Retreat Graduate Programs in Molecular Genetics & Developmental Biology, Cell Biology & Molecular Physiology, and Integrated Systems Biology

    Friday, May 12, 2017 - 9:00 am - Hilton Garden Inn, Pittsburgh University Place

    Matthew B Willson, PhD and Danelle Devenport, PhD,
    Dr Wilson - Policy Director (Acting), Science & Engineering Policy Analyst, National Science Foundation
    Dr Devenport - Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology, Princeton University

    Host: Michael B. Butterworth, Ph.D.