Seminar Series 2021-2022

Past seminar series

2021-2022 Seminar Series Schedule

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

Seminars may be in-person or virtual. Please check the schedule each week to confirm location.

CMU in-person seminars will be held in POS A35.
PITT in-person seminars will be held in BST3 6014.


Date Speaker Host Title
 September 3, 2021 [REMOTE]
Khanh Dao Duc
Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of British Columbia
Oana Carja (CMU) Geometric and transport-based methods for ribosome and cryo-EM studies
 September 10, 2021 [SEMINAR CANCELLED]
 September 17, 2021 [REMOTE]
German Enciso
Professor in Mathematics and Systems Biology
UC Irvine
 Nathan Lord (PITT) Absolute concentration robustness controllers for stochastic chemical reaction network systems
 September 24, 2021 [REMOTE]
Mingyao Li
Professor of Biostatistics
Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
 Kathryn Roeder (CMU) “Applications of statistical and machine learning methods in spatial transcriptomics”
 October 1, 2021 [IN-PERSON]
Dina Schneidman
Assistant Professor, Institute of Life Sciences and
School of Computer Science and
The Hebrew University
of Jerusalem
 Yi Shi (PITT) “Integrative Structure Modeling in the Age of Deep Learning”
 October 8, 2021 [REMOTE]
Stephanie Hicks
Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics
Johns Hopkins University
 Steven Smeal (PITT) “Scalable statistical methods and software for single-cell and spatial data science”
 October 15, 2021 No Seminar (Fall Break)
 October 22, 2021 Senior Vice Chancellor Seminar
Nathan Lord
Assistant Professor, Department of Computational & Systems Biology
University of Pittsburgh
(Register here)
 (PITT) “Mechanisms of Robust Developmental Patterning”
 October 29, 2021 [REMOTE]
Rajul Satija
Associate Professor of Biology, Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, New York University
 Ziv Bar-Joseph (CMU)  TBA
 November 5, 2021 No Seminar (no classes, CMU)
 November 12, 2021 [REMOTE]
Kerry Geiler-Samerotte
Arizona State University
 Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis (PITT) “The genotype-phenotype-phenotype-phenotype-fitness map”
 November 19, 2021 [REMOTE]
Angela Brooks
Assistant Professor, Biomolecular Engineering, University of California Santa Cruz
 C. Joel McManus (CMU) “High-throughput and full-length characterization of transcript isoforms, and their function”
 November 26, 2021 No Seminar (Thanksgiving Break)
 December 3, 2021 [REMOTE]
Antonia Mey
University of Edinburgh
 David Koes (PITT) “From catalysis to binding affinity predictions: how a molecular dynamics based toolbox can shed light on protein functions and interactions”
 December 10, 2021 No Seminar (no classes, CMU)
 December 17, 2021 No Seminar (Winter Break)
 December 24, 2021 No Seminar (Winter Break)
 December 31, 2021 No Seminar (Winter Break)
 January 7, 2022 No Seminar (Winter break)
 January 14, 2022 No Seminar (Winter break)
 January 21, 2022  [REMOTE]
Adam Phillippy
Senior Investigator, Computational & Statistical Genomics Branch, NHGRI
Carleton Kingsford (CMU)  TBA
 January 28, 2022 [IN-PERSON]
Sergei Pond
Professor, Department of Biology
Temple University
 Maria Chikina (PITT) Evolution of SARS-CoV-2: past present and future
 February 4, 2022 [REMOTE]
Galit Alter
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
 Jishnu Das (PITT) Using Systems Serology to Define Correlates of Immunity to Respiratory Pathogens
 February 11, 2022 [REMOTE]Alison Feder
Assistant Professor
Department of Genome Sciences
University of Washington
 Oana Carja (CMU) Evolutionary dynamics of HIV drug resistance through space and time
 February 18, 2022 HOLD (Possible Open House)
 February 25, 2022 HOLD (Possible Open House)
 March 4, 2022 No Seminar (No classes, CMU)
 March 11, 2022 No Seminar (Spring Break)
 March 18, 2022 [REMOTE] Dr. Mohammed AlQuraishi
Assistant Professor, The Department of Systems Biology, Columbia University
 Olexandr Isayev (CMU)  “Protein structure prediction in a post-AlphaFold2 world”
 March 25, 2022 [REMOTE]
Anton Bennett
Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Pharmacology and Professor of Comparative Medicine; Co-Director, Program in Integrative Cell Signaling and Neurobiology of Metabolism, Yale School of Medicine
 Robert Murphy (CMU) “Signaling Mechanisms by Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases in Disease”
 April 1, 2022
No Seminar (Cancelled as of Thu Mar 31)
 April 8, 2022 No Seminar (No classes, CMU)
 April 15, 2022 [REMOTE]
Carlos Lopez
Associate Professor, Biochemistry & Biomedical Informatics
Vanderbilt University
 James Faeder (PITT) From data to knowledge in network-driven cellular processes
 April 22, 2022 [REMOTE]
Emilia Huerta-Sanchez
Associate Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology, Brown University
 Oana Carja (CMU)  Detecting and characterizing archaic introgression in modern humans
 April 29, 2022 [IN PERSON]

Nyasha Chambwe

Assistant Professor
Institute of Molecular Medicine
Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research
Northwell Health

 Steven Smeal (CMU)  TBA