Carnegie Mellon University

Seminar Series 2022-2023

Seminars are in person unless otherwise noted. Please check the schedule each week to confirm the location. 
  • All talks at CMU will be from 12:30am - 1:50pm unless otherwise noted. CMU seminars will be held in PH 100. 
  • All talks at PITT will be from 12:30pm - 1:50pm unless otherwise noted. PITT seminars will be held in Murdoch 814
*Student registered for seminar may only miss up to 2 seminars per semester to receive a passing grade. Please email or if you need to be excused from attending.






September 9, 2022 No Seminar
September 16, 2022
Wayne Stallaert
University of Pittsburgh

Nathan Lord (PITT)

Remote Only *Please reference your email for Zoom link 

Mapping cell cycle plasticity during tumorigenesis and treatment

 September 23, 2022
John Barton
UC Riverside
Nathan Lord (PITT)
 September 30, 2022
Wilson Wong
Boston University
Mo Ebrahimkhani (PITT) Mammalian Cell Design using Synthetic Biology
October 7, 2022
Max Staller
University of California, Berkeley
Nathan Lord (PITT)
October 14, 2022
No Seminar (Fall Break, PITT)
October 21, 2022
No Seminar (Fall Break, CMU)
October 28, 2022
No Seminar (CMU Tartan Day)
November 4, 2022

November 11, 2022
Andres Blanco
University of Pennsylvania
Nate Lord (PITT)
November 18, 2022
Satoshi Okawa
Vascular Medicine Institute,
University of Pittsburgh
Nate Lord (PITT)
November 25, 2022
No Seminar (Thanksgiving Break)
December 2, 2022
Amy Goldberg
Duke University
Oana Carja (CMU) & Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis (PITT)
Evolutionary Perspectives on Malaria
December 9, 2022
Lucia Peixoto
Washington State University
Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis (PITT)
December 16, 2022
No Seminar (no classes)
December 23, 2022
No Seminar (Winter Break)
December 30, 2022
No Seminar (Winter Break)
January 6, 2023 No Seminar (Winter Break)
January 13, 2023
No Seminar (Winter Break)
January 20, 2023
Martin Haesemeyer
Ohio State University
Nathan Lord (PITT) A model-free approach to link neural activity to behavioral tasks
January 27, 2023
No Seminar
February 3, 2023
Andrew Kern
University of Oregon

Vaughn Cooper (PITT)

Join Zoom
Meeting ID: 914 0819 6348
Passcode: 325376

Putting the HAL in Haldane: leverage machine learning for population genetics
February 10, 2023
Wah Chiu
Stanford University
Min Xu (CMU) CryoEM Informs Protein and RNA Folding
February 17, 2023
Phillip Romero
University of Madison Wisconsin
Jose Lugo-Martinez (CMU)
Machine learning to navigate sequence-function landscapes for protein engineering
February 24, 2023
Fei Chen
Broad Institute
Jian Ma (CMU) A new methodology for generating spatially localized single cell genomics data
March 3, 2023
Gaurav Chopra
Purdue University
David Koes (PITT)
March 10, 2023
No Seminar (Spring Break)
March 17, 2023

Dana Pe’er
Sloan Kettering Institute; Alan and Sandra Gerry Metastasis and Tumor Ecosystems Center

Student-selected Speaker
March 24, 2023
March 31, 2023 Tami Lieberman
Institute for Medical Engineering and Science
Oana Carja (CMU) & Nathan Lord (PITT)
 April 7, 2023

Marcella Gomez
University of California, Santa Cruz

Yoram Vodovotz (PITT)
April 14, 2023
No Seminar (Spring Carnival)
April 21, 2023
Sergey Ovchinnikov
John Harvard Distinguished Science Fellow, HarRvard University 
Student-selected speaker
April 28, 2023

Rommie E. Amaro
University of California, San Diego


Olexandr Isayev (CMU) In Situ Dynamics Reveal Unseen Vulnerabilities of Viral Glycoproteins