Seminar Series

The Myology Institute Seminar Series is designed to bring together the UF muscle community to hear the latest muscle biology research from one local and one external speaker each month. This forum is designed to foster discussions and collaborations within the university and provide faculty and students the opportunity to hear from leading national and international muscle researchers. The seminar is held the first and third Thursday of each month from 12:00-1:00 pm via Zoom.

Upcoming Seminar Presentations:

January 21, 2021: Mitochondrial Calcium Uptake, a potential new therapeutic target for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Lan Wei-LaPierre, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology
University of Florida

February 4, 2021: Mineralocorticoid Signaling and Inflammation in Acute Muscle Injury and Muscular Dystrophy.

Jill A. Rafael-Fortney, PhD
Department of Physiology & Cell Biology
The Ohio State University

February 18, 2021: Combining Drosophila genetic screening and mouse genetic models to uncover evolutionary conserved regulators of skeletal muscle growth, wasting, aging and proteostasis

Liam Hunt, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher
Developmental Neurobiology
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

March 4, 2021: Impact of sleep and circadian disruption on metabolic health

Josiane L. Broussard, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Health and Exercise Science
Colorado State University


March 19, 2021 (note this is a Friday): We encourage everyone to participate in the Neuromuscular Plasticity Symposium hosted by the Department of Physical Therapy as they have invited 3 wonderful speakers for this event, please see their website for additional information.


April 1, 2021: Cell and tissue junctions of skeletal muscle fibres

Abigail Mackey, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Sciences
University of Copenhagen

May 6, 2021: The Path(way) to Controlling Intramuscular Fat

Alessandra Norris
BMS Graduate Student; Daniel Kopinke Lab
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
University of Florida

May 20, 2021: Exercise training; MoTrPAC preclinical studies first multi-omic reveal

Karyn Esser, PhD
Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics
University of Florida

Please join us via zoom:

Past Seminar Series