University of Pittsburgh Department of Cell Biology


  • Thursday, June 10, 2021
    Local Traffic 2021
    Nineteenth Annual Pittsburgh Symposium on Intracellular Membrane Traffic 9:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    June 10, 2021 - Zoom Symposium

    Margaret S. Robinson, Ph.D.
    Emeritus Professor of Molecular Cell Biology
    Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, UK
    Keynote speech: 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
    "Coated vesicle adaptor protein complexes: what do they all do?"

    Details and registration are available at:

New Publications

  • New Publication!
    Adam Kwiatkowski, Ph.D.
    Distinct intramolecular interactions regulate autoinhibition of vinculin binding in αT-catenin and αE-catenin. Jonathon A. Heier, Sabine Pokutta, Ian W. Dale, Sun Kyung Kim, Andrew P. Hinck, William I. Weis, Adam V. Kwiatkowski. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2021. 100582. ISSN 0021-9258.
  • New Publication!
    Yang Hong, Ph.D.
    Electrostatic plasma membrane targeting contributes to Dlg function in cell polarity and tumorigenesis. Juan Lu, Wei Dong, Yan Tao, Yang Hong. Development 2021: dev.196956 doi: 10.1242/dev.196956.
  • New Publication!
    Alexander Sorkin, Ph.D.
    Sorkina T, Cheng MH, Bagalkot TR, Wallace C, Watkins SC, Bahar I, Sorkin A. Direct coupling of oligomerization and oligomerization-driven endocytosis of the dopamine transporter to its conformational mechanics and activity. J.Biol. Chem. (2021). doi:
  • New Publication!
    Yi Shi, Ph.D.
    Integrative proteomics identifies thousands of distinct, multi-epitope, and high-affinity nanobodies. Yufei Xiang, Zhe Sang, Lirane Bitton, Jianquan Xu, Yang Liu, Dina Schneidman-Duhovny, Yi Shi. Cell Systems. 2021. ISSN 2405-4712.
  • New Publication!
    Michael B. Butterworth, Ph.D.
    Non-coding RNAs and the mineralocorticoid receptor in the kidney. Butterworth MB. (2021). Mol Cell Endocrinol. 521:111115. PMID: 33301840
  • New Publication!
    Alexander Sorkin, Ph.D.
    Bagalkot, T. R., Block, E., Bucchin, K., Balcita-Pedicino, J. J. Calderon, M., Sesack, S., Sorkin, A. 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 (2021) J. Neurosci. 41 (2) 234-250