University of Pittsburgh Department of Cell Biology

 SEMINAR SCHEDULE, 2019-2020

  • Keynote Speaker: Phyllis Hanson, MD., PhD
    Cell Biology Faculty Retreat Keynote Lecture : ESCRT function in membrane repair

    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.

  • Terence S. Dermody, MD
    Form and Function of Reovirus Replication Organelles

    Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 11:00am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Terence S. Dermody, MD, Vira I. Heinz Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

  • Dissertation Defense: Effects of Stretch on the Bladder Umbrella Cell Apical Junctional Ring
    Advisor: Gerard Apodaca, PhD
    Chair: Thomas Kleyman, MD
    Members: Alexander Sorkin, PhD, Marcelo Carattino, PhD, Bruce McClane, PhD

    Monday, October 14, 2019 - 1:00pm - Renal Conference Room, Presbyterian Hospital, Room F946

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    Jeffrey L. Brodsky, Ph.D. Lab

  • David Bilder, PhD
    Cold-blooded cancer: tumor-host interactions in DrosophilaTBA

    Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    David Bilder, PhD, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley

  • Richard A. Anderson, PhD
    Phosphoinositide signaling controls everything - EVEN p53

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Richard A. Anderson, PhD, Professor, Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin - Madison

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

    Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 11:00am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

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

  • Mireia Perez Verdaguer, Ph.D.
    TFG (tropomyosin receptor kinase fused gene): a new component of early endosomes

    Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 11:00am - 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

  • Jonathon Heier
    Molecular Characterization of ⍺T-Catenin

    Friday, February 14, 2020 - 12:00 noon - Cell Biology Conference Room, S373 BST

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

  • Yang Li

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

    Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 11:00am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

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

  • Itziar Pinilla-Macau
    EGFR endocytosis: the role of Cbl-b

    Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 11:00am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

    Itziar Pinilla-Macau, Research Instructor, 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, February 28, 2020 - 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

  • Katherine Pfister, Ph.D.
    Mechanical and molecular development of cardiomyocyte adhesion complexes.

    Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 11:00am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

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

  • Sachin Surve
    TBA

    Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 11:00am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

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

  • Sarel Urso
    A conserved sugar-free mechanism for regulation of the hypertonic stress response by O-GlcNAc transferase

    Friday, March 6, 2020 - 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

  • James Boslett, PhD

    Characterization of Pre-analytical Variables and their Influence on High-performance Plasma Amyloid-beta Biomarkers for Alzheimer Disease

    Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 11:00am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

    James Boslett, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate, , Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Yates Lab

  • Wei Dong
    TBA

    Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 11:00am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

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

  • Gerry Hammond, Ph.D.
    TBA

    Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 11:000 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Gerry Hammond, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine

  • Tarique Bagalkot, Ph.D.
    TBA

    Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 11:00am - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

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

  • Jonathan Pacheco Romero, Ph.D.
    TBA

    Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 11:00am - 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

  • Yi Shi, Ph.D.
    "Next-gen" antibody proteomics: cutting-edge technologies, data-driven science, and drug therapeutics.

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 11:00am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

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

  • Jay Tan, Ph.D.
    TBA

    Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

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

  • Antentor Hinton, PhD
    TBD

    Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Antentor Hinton, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa
    Host: Sandra A. Murray, Ph.D.

  • Antonis Kourtidis, PhD
    TBA

    Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 11:00am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

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

  • Pascal Zinn, MD, PhD
    TBD

    Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Pascal Zinn, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
    Host: Gerry Hammond, Ph.D.