2017-2018 Seminar Series

Fridays at 11am.

Past seminar series
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2017-2018 Seminar Series Schedule All Pitt seminars are in 6014 BST3 unless otherwise noted.

Date Speaker Host Title
Sept. 15, 2017
6014 BST3
Dr. Jintao Liu Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, San Diego Dr. Jim Faeder Pitt “Emergent dynamics in bacterial communities”
 Sept. 22, 2017  NO SEMINAR
 Sept. 29 2017 Dr. Adam Siepel Professor & Chair, Simons Center for Quantitative Biology, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Dr. Nathan Clark Pitt “New methods for measuring natural selection and predicting deleterious variants in noncoding regions of the human genome.”
 Oct. 6 2017
GHC 6115
Dr. Kayhan Batmanghelich Professor, University of Pittsburgh Dr. Andreas Pfenning CMU  “Generative Method to Discover Genetically Driven Image Biomarkers”
 Oct. 13, 2017 Dr. Daniel Jarosz Stanford University Dr. Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis Pitt “Remembering the past: A new form of protein-based inheritance”
 Nov. 3, 2017
GHC 6115
Dr. Luay Nakhleh Rice University Dr. Jian Ma CMU
 Nov. 10, 2017 Dr. Jason Ernst UCLA Dr. Russell Schwartz CMU “Computational Approaches for Deciphering the Non-coding Genome”
 Nov. 17, 2017
BST3 6014
Dr. Xuedong Liu UC Boulder Dr. Jianhua Xing Pitt “Autocrine and Paracrine Signaling During Cell Migration”
 Dec. 1, 2017 Dr. Jean Yang CMU
 Dec. 4, 2017
11:00 AM – GHC 4303 Note: Joining this seminar will count as attendance credit, however attendance it is NOT mandatory.
Dr. Giri Narasimhan Bioinformatics Research Group (BioRG) School of Computing and Information Sciences Florida International University CMU Microbial “Social Networks”
 Dec. 8, 2017 Dr. Sarah Slavoff Yale University Dr. Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis Pitt “Discovery and Characterization of Microproteins”
 Dec. 15, 2017
 Jan. 26, 2018 Dr. Andrew J. Spakowitz Stanford University Dr. Jianhua Xing Pitt “Multi-scale Modeling of Chromosomal DNA in Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells”
 Feb. 2, 2018
GHC 8102

Dr. Heng Huang

University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Jian Ma CMU Large-Scale Machine Learning Algorithms for Biomedical Data Science
 Feb. 9, 2018 Dr. Jan Skotheim Stanford University Dr. Robin Lee Pitt On the Biosynthetic Mechanism Coupling Cell Growth to Division
 Feb 16, 2018
 Feb. 23, 2018 No Seminar – CPCB Open House
 Mar. 2, 2018 No Seminar – CPCB Open House
 Mar. 23, 2018
*ROOM CHANGE
Tepper, Room 152
Dr. Sushmita Roy Assistant Professor, Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, Systems Biology University of Wisconsin Dr. Jian Ma CMU Inference of regulatory network dynamics in developmental and evolutionary lineages
 Mar. 30, 2018
GHC 6115
Dr. Lydia Tapia Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico Dr. Russell Schwartz CMU Robotics Inspired Methods for Modeling Molecular Motion: From Molecular Docking to Antibody Assembly
 April 6, 2018 Dr. Xiaosong Wang Associate Professor, Pathology University of Pittsburgh Pitt Integrative concept signature analysis for the discovery of driving genetic aberrations and causal pathways in cancer
 April 13, 2018 Dr. Kathryn Miller-Jensen Yale University Dr. Robin Lee Pitt Exploring regulation of HIV latency with single-cell systems biology
 April 27, 2018
NSH 3305
Dr. David Gifford MIT Dr. Ziv Bar-Joseph CMU Therapeutic Antibody Design Using High-Capacity Machine Learning