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 12-1pm in either the Communicore building, rooms C1-4, and C1-11, or Biomedical Sciences BMS JG32, see below for seminar location by date.

Upcoming Seminar Presentations:

January 25, 2018:  Culturing C2C12 Myotubes on Micromolded Gelatin Hydrogels Accelerates Myotube Development

Lance Denes
IDP Graduate Student; Eric Wang Mentor
Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
University of Florida

Lance Riley
IDP Graduate Student; Karyn Esser Mentor
Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics
University of Florida
Biomedical Sciences JG32


February 1, 2018:   Bioenergetics of aging skeletal muscle

Bret Goodpaster, Ph.D.
Director, Exercise Metabolism Core
Senior Investigator, Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes
Professor, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Communicore C1-11


February 15, 2018:  Muscling in on NF-kB function in development and disease

Denis Guttridge, Ph.D.
Professor, Cancer Biology and Genetics
Ohio State University College of Medicine
Communicore C1-11


March 15, 2018:  Evaluating the Mitochondrial Theory of Aging in Skeletal Muscle

Russell T. Hepple, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
University of Florida

Yana Konokhova, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physical Therapy
University of Florida
Biomedical Sciences JG32


March 22, 2018*:  Regulation of cardiac thin filament lengths: what is the point?

Carol Gregorio, Ph.D.
Department Head and Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Communicore C1-11


April 5, 2018:   Glioblastoma and Molecular Motors

Steve Rosenfeld, MD
Clinician Investigator, Department of Medical Oncology
Co-Director, Neuro Oncology Program
Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center
Mayo Clinic; Jacksonville, FL
Communicore C1-11


May 3, 2018:

Jonathan Bird, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
University of Florida
Biomedical Sciences JG32


May 18, 2018*: Self-repair in mechanically-damaged non-regenerating auditory hair cells

Gregory I. Frolenkov, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology
University of Kentucky
Communicore C1-11


June 5, 2018*: Real-time tracking of Myosin X

Hyokeun Park, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Life Science and Department of Physics
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Communicore C1-4





* Off schedule

Click here to see the Fall 2015 Seminar Series.
Click here to see the Spring 2016 Seminar Series.
Click here to see the Fall 2016 Seminar Series.
Click here to see the Spring 2017 Seminar Series.
Click here to see the Fall 2017 Seminar Series.
Click here to see the Spring 2018 Seminar Series.