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 C1-7.

Upcoming Seminar Presentations:

January 19, 2017:   Mechanisms of Neuromuscular Junction Degeneration with Chronic Tobacco Smoke Exposure

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

*February 9, 2017:   Mitochondrial quality control and ageing

Marco Sandri, Ph.D.
Professor; Department of Biomedical Science
University of Padua Medical School
Associate Scientist; Dulbecco Telethon Institute
Venetian Institute of Molecular Medicine (VIMM)

**February 16, 2017:  Gene editing as a therapeutic strategy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD): promise and challenges

Sharif Bordbar, Ph.D.
Associate Scientist; Program Lead
Editas Medicine

March, 2017:         No seminars due to Muscle Biology Conference


April 6, 2017:         Research Participant Recruitment Services within the CTSI Recruitment Center

Lauren Light
Recruitment Coordinator
CTSI Recruitment Center, University of Florida

April 20, 2017:        A novel ubiquitin ligase involved in muscle wasting and sarcopenia

Fabio Demontis, Ph.D.
Assistant Member; Department of Developmental Biology
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

May 18, 2017:        Identification of a stress-responsive vascular progenitor cell resident population in adult tissues

David Sassoon, Ph.D.
Director of Research; Institute of Cardiometabolism & Nutrition ICAN Inserm
Université de Pierre et Marie Curie-Sorbonne Universités


*Please note the February 9th seminar does not follow our usual schedule. Instead this seminar will be held on the second Thursday of the month.
**Please note the February 16th seminar is co-sponsored by the Center for Neurogenetics, and it will be held at the C1-15 Conference Room, in the Communicore Building.


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.