CSB Seminars

Departmental seminars are on Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 PM (unless otherwise noted), refreshments provided. BST3 6014 (unless otherwise noted).

Distinguished Seminar 




Date Speaker/Institution Title of Talk Location
October 2, 2018
October 9, 2018
October 16, 2018
October 23, 2018 Edward Marcotte
University of Texas
Evolution and the Proteome: Insights into Human Disease From Deeply Conserved Protein Complexes 6014 BST3
October 30, 2018 Luca Ponzoni & James Krieger
University of Pittsburgh
Integrated Approach for Pathogenicity Prediction of Missense Variants

Normal Mode Sampling Simulations and Electron Microscopy Image Analysis

6014 BST3
November 2, 2018 Robert Jernigan
Iowa State University
Improving Protein Sequence Matching to Aid Genome-Based Medicine  6014 BST3
November 6, 2018
November 13, 2018 Agustin Cruz & HongChun Li
University of Pittsburgh
Uncovering Properties of Dynamic Signal Propagation in Single Cells

Quantitative Systems Pharmacological Analysis of Drugs of Abuse Reveals the Pleiotropy of Targets

6014 BST3
November 20, 2018
November 27, 2018 Aaron Wacholder
University of Pittsburgh
Evolution and Function of Proto-genes 6014 BST3
December 4, 2018 Jeffrey Gross
University of Pittsburgh
Genetic and Epigenetic Regulation of Retinal Development 6014 BST3
December 11, 2018 Yang Liu
University of Pittsburgh
Super-resolution Imaging of Higher-Order Chromatin Organization in Carcinogenesis 6014 BST3
December 18, 2018


Olivier Lichtarge
Baylor College of Medicine
 Making Personal Sense of Disease: Machine Learning and Mutational Calculus  1102 Scaife  *11AM-12PM
December 25, 2018
January 1, 2019
January 8, 2019
January 15, 2019
January 22, 2019 Sarah Hainer
University of Pittsburgh
 Profiling Pluripotent Factors in Single Cells and Early Embryos  6014 BST3
January 29, 2019
February 5, 2019 Branden Van Oss
University of Pittsburgh
 Methionine Starvation in Budding Yeast: Investigation of Strange Phenotypes in a Classic Auxotrophic Strain  6014 BST3
February 12, 2019 Weikang Wang
University of Pittsburgh
Single cell morphology trajectory analysis on cell cycle and Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal transition 6014 BST3
February 19, 2019 Ipsita Banerjee
University of Pittsburgh
Bioengineering and Systems Biology of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells  6014 BST3
February 26, 2019 Yuanyuan Chen
University of Pittsburgh
 The Roles of Rhodopsin Homeostasis and Signaling in Retinal Diseases  6014 BST3
March 5, 2019 Wynn Meyer
University of Pittsburgh
Fantastic Yeasts and What to Feed Them: A genome-wide analysis of metabolic trait evolution across 274 yeasts  6014 BST3    *3:30pm
March 12, 2019 Ali Saglam
University of Pittsburgh
Weighted ensemble sampling of rule-based models  6014 BST3
March 19, 2019 Jingyu Zhang
University of Pittsburgh
TBA 6014 BST3
March 26, 2019
April 2, 2019
April 9, 2019 Moshe Arditi
Cedars Sinai Center
Role of the intestinal microbiome, gut permeability and secretory IgA in the pathogenesis of Kawasaki Disease Vasculitis mouse model 6014 BST3
April 16, 2019 Lillian Chong
University of Pittsburgh
The Art of Possibility: Weighted Ensembles of Trajectories 6014 BST3
April 23, 2019
April 30, 2019
July 23, 2019 Sarah Harris
University of Leeds
Multiscale Simulations of Biological Macromolecules: from Atoms to the Continuum Limit 3074 BST3
August 26, 2019 Michael Hiller
Max Planck Institute
6014 BST3 – 11am-12pm
October 1, 2019 Michael Levine
University of Princeton
Visualization of Enhancer-Promoter Communication in Living Drosophila Embryos 6014 BST3
October 22, 2019 Sheeraz Akram
University of Pittsburgh
Cancer Detection in Lung CT Scan Using Deep Learning 6014 BST3
October 29, 2019 Weikang Wang
University of Pittsburgh
Single Cell Trajectory Analysis of Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition 6014 BST3
November 5, 2019 Herbert Levine
Northeastern University
Can Physics Help Us Understand Cancer Metastasis? 6014 BST3
November 19, 2019 John Rinn
University of Colorado
RNA & Chromatin: It’s Complicated 1104 Scaife Hall – 12pm-1pm
November 25, 2019 Hagai Meirovitch
Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
A Review of Methodologies for Calculating the Entropy and Free Energy in Structural Biology 3073 BST3 – 11am-12pm
December 16, 2019 Luhua Lai
Center for Quantitative Biology
From Structure Based to Systems Based Drug Design BST South: S123 – 11am-12pm
December 17, 2019 Bing Ren
UC San Diego
Organization of the Living Genome 6014 BST3
January 28, 2020 Alexander Hoffmann
Predicting cell fate decisions and immune responses-knowledge-based & data-driven models S100A, BST South
November 17, 2020 Tamar Schlick
New York University
Folding genes at mesoscale resolution Zoom
November 24, 2020 Tom Misteli
Center for Cancer Research
Mapping Genomes in Space and Time Zoom
October 20, 2020 Shaun Mahony
Penn State University
Understanding transcription factor binding specificity during cell fate decisions Zoom
September 22, 2020 Rong Li
Johns Hopkins University
A numbers game: how aneuploidy affects cellular physiology and adaptation to stress Zoom
May 4th, 2020 Meredith Betterton
University of Colorado Boulder
Modeling chromosome alignment and spindle assembly in mitosis Zoom
March 23, 2021 Rong Stephanie Huang
University of Minnesota
Bridging Pre-Clinical Drug Screening with Patient Molecular Profiles for Biomarker Discovery & Drug Development Zoom
February 23, 2021 Silvia (Shuchang) Liu
University of Pittsburgh
Fusion transcripts: detection and association with cancer samples Zoom
October 26, 2021 Richard Pell
Carnegie Mellon University
The Elephant in the Anthropocene: Cataloging PostNatural History
November 30, 2021 Dr Sereina Riniker
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
December 7, 2021 Dr Eldin Jašarević’
University of Pittsburgh & Magee-Womens Research Institute


For a list of seminars from our Joint CMU-Pitt Ph.D. Program in Computational Biology, please follow this link.