Seminar Series 2018-2019

Past seminar series

2018-2019 Seminar Series Schedule

All talks will be at 11:00am unless otherwise noted.

All CMU seminars (unless otherwise noted) will be in NSH 1305 for the remainder of the spring 2019 semester.

All PITT seminars (unless otherwise noted) will be in BST3 6014


*Anyone registered for CPCB Seminar for credit, is REQUIRED to attend AT LEAST 80% of the Seminars each semester for a passing grade.

Date Speaker Host Title
 September 14, 2018 Warren Ruder
University of Pittsburgh
Russell Schwartz (CMU) Modeling Emergent Behavior in Synthetic Biological Systems
 September 21, 2018 Bokai Zhu
University of Pittsburgh
Robin Lee (Pitt) Unveiling “Musica universalis” of the Cell: A Brief History of Biological 12h Rhythms
 September 28, 2018  No Seminar (FAB2018 @ CMU)    
 October 5, 2018 Chad Myers
University of Minnesota
 Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis (Pitt)  Translating insights from yeast to discover genetic interactions in humans
 October 12, 2018 Ryan Suderman
 James Faeder (Pitt) Understanding the limits of information transmission in cellular signaling networks
 October 19, 2018  No Seminar (CMU Mid-semester break)    
 October 26, 2018  No Seminar (CMU Presidential Inauguration)    
 November 2, 2018 Robert Jernigan
Iowa State University
Ivet Bahar (Pitt) Improving Protein Sequence Matching to Aid Genome-Based Medicine
 November 9, 2018 Guo-Cheng Yuan
Harvard University
 Jian Ma (CMU) Systematic Mapping of Cellular States and Regulatory Circuits
 November 16, 2018 Brian Munsky
Colorado State University
James Faeder (Pitt) Using Stochastic Models to Interpret, Predict and Design Single-cell Experiments.
November 23, 2018 No Seminar (Thanksgiving Break)    
November 30, 2018 Aaron Wise  MetaSchool Event (Pitt) Oh the places you can go:  A bioinformatics odyssey  
December 7, 2018 Peter Kekenes-Huskey
University of Kentucky
 Jacob Durrant (Pitt) Understanding cardiac calcium signaling through computation: The Calcium, Calmodulin, Calcineurin signaling ‘triad’”
 December 14, 2018 No Seminar    
 December 21, 2018 No Seminar    
 December 28, 2018 No Seminar (Winter Break)    
 January 4, 2019 No Seminar    
 January 11, 2019 No Seminar    
 January 18, 2019 Rachel Gottschalk
University of Pittsburgh
Robin Lee (Pitt) Quantitative control of macrophage signaling and inflammatory thresholds
 January 25, 2019 Iman Hajirasouliha, Ph.D.
Weill Cornell Medicine
 Hosein Mohimani (CMU) Novel algorithms and applications of Linked-Read genomics and metagenomics
 February 1, 2019 Will Fairbrother
Brown University
 Joel McManus (CMU) Pathogenic variations often disrupt splicing – implications for clinical genetics and evolutionary models of regulatory signals
 February 8, 2019 James Taylor
Johns Hopkins University
 Jian Ma (CMU) Making large-scale genomic analysis accessible, transparent, and reproducible
 February 15, 2019 Jacob Stewart-Ornstein
University of Pittsburgh
Hillman Cancer Center
 Hosein Mohimani (CMU) Conservation and divergence in p53 and DNA damage signaling dynamics
 February 22, 2019 No Seminar (Pitt Open House)    
 March 1, 2019 No Seminar (CMU Open House)    
 March 8, 2019 No Seminar (Pitt Spring Break)    
 March 15, 2019 No Seminar (CMU Spring Break)    
 March 22, 2019 Alberto Bartesaghi
Duke University
 Robert F. Murphy (CMU) Workflows for high-resolution structure determination by single particle Cryo-EM
 March 29, 2019 Dennis Vitkup
Columbia University
 Robin Lee (Pitt) Phenotypic evolution of bacteria and ecological dynamics of microbiomes
 April 5, 2019 Paul Medvedev
Penn State University
 Hosein Mohimani (CMU)  
 April 12, 2019 No Seminar    
 April 19, 2019 Wei Chen
University of Pittsburgh
 Jianhua Xing (Pitt) Clustering Single-Cell Sequencing Data from Population Studies
 April 26, 2019
Bo Huang
University of California, San Francisco
 Jianhua Xing (Pitt) Mapping the inner world of cells
 May 3, 2019 Oana Carja
Carnegie Mellon University
 Hosein Mohimani (CMU)