Seminar Series 2019-2020

Past seminar series

2019-2020 Seminar Series Schedule

All talks will be from 12:00-1:20pm unless otherwise noted.

All CMU seminars for Spring 2020 will be in Porter Hall, 100.

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

*Anyone registered for CPCB Seminar for credit, is only permitted to miss 2 Seminars per semester for a passing grade.

Date Speaker Host Title
 August 30, 2019 Hu Cang
The Salk Institute
Jianhua Xing (Pitt) Visualizing the Organization of Mitotic Chromosomes by Super-resolution Microscopy
 September 6, 2019 John Chodera
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Lillian Chong (Pitt) Harnessing 100,000 computers around the world to probe kinase activation, inhibition, and resistance
 September 13, 2019 Dennis Kostka (SVC Seminar) S100A, Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower Computational Genomics Yields Insights into Developmental Gene Regulation
 September 20, 2019 Itsik Pe’er
Columbia University
Ziv Bar-Joseph (CMU) Approximating Microbial Dynamics in the Simplex
 September 27, 2019 Virginia Burger
XtalPi Inc.
Joseph Ayoob (Pitt) The first six years since PhD
 October 4, 2019 Kin Fai
Ohio State University
Jian Ma (CMU) Applications and analyses of Third Generation Sequencing data to transcriptome and epigenetics research
 October 11, 2019 Seminar Canceled
 October 18, 2019 No Seminar (No Classes)
 October 25, 2019 Ken Chen
University of Texas
 Russell Schwartz (CMU) Modeling single-cell copy number evolution reveals novel insight of oncogenesis
 November 1, 2019 Elizabeth A. Heller
Penn Epigenetics Institute
Andreas Pfenning (CMU) Locus-specific neuroepigenetic editing for the study of reward pathophysiology
 November 8, 2019 Hatice Ulku Osmanbeyoglu
University of Pittsburgh
James Faeder (Pitt) Systems biology approaches to dissect regulatory pathways in cancer
 November 15, 2019 Jacob Stewart-Ornstein (SVC Seminar)
University of Pittsburgh
*Mandatory for 1st year students only
 S100A, Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower  Dynamics in DNA Damage Signaling Regulate the Response to Radiation
November 22, 2019
November 29, 2019 No Seminar (Thanksgiving Break)
December 6, 2019 Lei Shi
NIH - National Institute on Drug Abuse
 Pei Tang (Pitt) Protein dynamics in determining key pharmacological properties of their ligands
 December 13, 2019 No Seminar
 December 20, 2019 No Seminar
 December 27, 2019 No Seminar (Winter Break)
 January 3, 2020 No Seminar
 January 10, 2020 No Seminar
 January 17, 2020 Devin Sullivan
Encodia, Inc.
Josh Kangas (CMU) A global journey with interstellar adventures
 January 24, 2020 Olexandr Isayev
Carnegie Mellon University
David Koes (hosted at CMU) Accelerating Drug Discovery with Machine Learning and AI
 January 31, 2020 Anastasia Baryshnikova
Calico Labs
Omer Acar (Pitt) Genome-wide phenotypic screens: the total greater than the sum of the parts
 February 7, 2020 Vineet Bafna
University of California San Diego
Hosein Mohimani (CMU) Mechanisms of oncogene amplification in cancer
 February 14, 2020
 February 21, 2020 No Seminar (Pitt Open House)
 February 28, 2020 Rajiv McCoy
Johns Hopkins University
 Oana Carja (CMU) Functional and fitness effects of human genetic variation
 March 6, 2020 No Seminar (Pitt Spring Break)
 March 13, 2020 No Seminar (CMU Spring Break)
 March 20, 2020
Elana Fertig
Johns Hopkins University
Maria Chikina (Pitt)
 March 27, 2020
Shuchang Liu
University of Pittsburgh
Takis Benos (Pitt) Fusion transcripts detection from short-read and long-read sequencing data
 April 3, 2020
Anshul Kundaje
Stanford University
Omer Acar (CMU)
 April 10, 2020
Zongqi Xia
University of Pittsburgh
James Faeder (Pitt)