Computational & Systems Biology
Distinguished Seminar Series

Cellular and Systems Biology, Computational Genomics and Bioinformatics, Molecular and Structural Biology, Pharmacology and Drug Design

About Us

Cellular and Systems Biology | Computational Genomics and Bioinformatics | Molecular and Structural Biology | Pharmacology and Drug Design

Increasingly complex biological problems and extremely large biological data sets have necessitated new approaches to answer many of today's current research challenges and tackle emerging questions in biology not amenable to traditional approaches.

As one of the fields in the "New Biologies", Computational and Systems Biology (CSB) encompasses an interdisciplinary approach that harnesses the power of computation and systems-level analyses to formulate and solve critical biological problems. These research programs within CSB also synergize and collaborate with the extensive basic and clinical research programs at the University of Pittsburgh and across the globe.

This seminar series brings together researchers from across the country to discuss their research within our field.

Spring 2018 Series

Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 PM, refreshments provided.


Mark L. Siegal, Ph.D.

New York University

Tuesday, March 13  

Associate Professor of Biology, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Mechanisms controlling variation in complex traits

James E. Ferrell, M.D., Ph.D.

Stanford University School of Medicine

Tuesday, May 15

Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology, Professor of Biochemistry, and Co-Director of the Stanford Center for Systems Biology

Triggering Waves in Cell Signaling

Past Distinguished Seminars

José Onuchic, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry; Professor of Biosciences
Rice University
"Developing Models for Chromatin Folding"

H. Steven Wiley, Ph.D.

Director, Biomolecular Systems
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
"Quantitative proteomics as a foundationa for building models of signaling networks"

Arthur Lander, M.D., Ph.D.

Donald Bren Professor of Developmental and Cell Biology
University of California, Irvine
"Understanding Growth Control"

Sudhir Kumar, Ph.D.

Carnell Professor, Biology
Temple University
"Molecular Evolution informs Genome Medicine"

Nevan Krogan, Ph.D.

Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, University of California San Francisco (UCSF)

John Reinitz, Ph.D.

Professor: Departments of Statistics, Ecology & Evolution, and Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology, and the College, University of Chicago

Cecilia Lo, Ph.D.

Professor and F. Sargent Cheever Chair, Developmental Biology, University of Pittsburgh
"Insights into the genetic landscape of congenital heart disease with a systems genetic approach"