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 the Communicore building, room C1-4.

Upcoming Seminar Presentations:

August 24, 2017:   Analysis of the dynamics of myogenic growth and regeneration in the mdx dystrophy on different genetic backgrounds

Terence Partridge, Ph.D. FMedSci
Center for Genetic Medicine Research
Children’s National Medical Center


September 7, 2017:   Skeletal muscle biopsy: Using histology to guide molecular investigations

Marie Rivera-Zengotita, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Florida


September 21, 2017:   Safety & Feasibility of a Strength Training Protocol in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Donovan J. Lott, PT, Ph.D., CSCS
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
University of Florida


October 5, 2017:   Emerging approaches for Duchenne muscular dystrophy using human pluripotent stem cells

April Pyle, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics
University of California, Los Angeles


October 19, 2017:  Disrupting the transcriptome in congenital muscular dystrophy

Maurice S. Swanson, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and the Genetics Institute
University of Florida


November 2, 2017:   Molecular genetics and therapies for congenital myopathies

Alan H. Beggs, Ph.D.
Sir Edwin and Lady Manton Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Director, The Manton Center for Orphan Disease Research
Division of Genetics and Genomics
Boston Children’s Hospital


December 7, 2017:  Cullin-3 and Kelch-like proteins in striated muscle proteostasis

James Papizan, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Molecular Biology
University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center





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.