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 in the Communicore building, room C1-3.

Upcoming Seminar Presentations:

January 16, 2020: (Communicore C1-15)
MRI/MRS Evaluation of Bioenergetics and Microvascular Function in Dystrophic Muscle

Sean Forbes, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
University of Florida

February 6 , 2020: (Communicore C1-15)
Mitochondrial Permeability Transition as a Novel Mechanism of Muscle Atrophy: Relevance to Aging

Russell Hepple, PhD
Department of Physical Therapy
University of Florida                

February 20, 2020:
Immunotherapy targeting RAN proteins rescues ALS/FTD in C9orf72 mouse model

Lien Nguyen, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Ranum lab
Center for NeuroGenetics, University of Florida

March 5, 2020:
Motor unit recruitment and ATP metabolism in exercising upper arm muscles in human Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 3

Jeroen Jeneson, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Center for Child Development and Exercise
University Medical Center Utrecht/Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital
Utrecht, the Netherlands

March 13, 2020:  
Please consider attending the Neuromuscular Plasticity Symposium hosted by the UF Physical Therapy Department featuring Wellstone investigator Dr. Rachelle Crosbie. Event held at Emerson Hall, President’s Ballroom, click HERE for additional details.

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

“Regulating Myofiber Connection to the Extracellular Matrix in Health and Disease”

Rachelle Crosbie-Watson, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Integrative Biology and Physiology, Neurology, Brain Research Institute
University of California, Los Angeles
Education Liaison, Center for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

April 2, 2020: CANCELED Due to COVID-19 Restrictions

April 16, 2020: CANCELED Due to COVID-19 Restrictions

May 7, 2020: CANCELED Due to COVID-19 Restrictions

Past Seminar Series