Seminar Series

The Myology Institute Seminar Series is designed to bring together the UF muscle community to hear the latest muscle biology research from local (UF) and external speakers. 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 WEDNESDAY of each month  from 3:00-4:00pm Eastern timezone in Communicore C1-11 and via Zoom (unless otherwise noted below).

Upcoming Seminar Presentations:

September 20, 2023: Development and Use of a Novel, Optimized Approach to Probe Nanoscale Sarcomere Structure Across Models of Muscle Weakness

Collin Douglas, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Associate- Karyn Esser Lab
Department of Physiology and Aging
University of Florida

October 11, 2023: The Neuromuscular Junction: New insights to protect it from aging and diseases

Gregorio Valdez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Translational Neuroscience
Brown University

October 18, 2023 (ZOOM ONLY): Analysis of cellular dynamics during adolescent skeletal muscle growth and in response to genotoxic stress

Joe Chakkalakal, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Duke University School of Medicine
Departments of Orthopedic Surgery and Cell Biology

November 1, 2023: Don’t Forget the Females: When Girls and Women Develop Dystrophinopathy

Alison Barnard, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
University of Florida

November 15, 2023 (ZOOM ONLY): Mesenchymal Stromal Cells in Development and Regeneration of Skeletal Muscle

Sigmar Stricker, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry
Freie Universität Berlin

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December 6, 2023: Title TBD

Rebecca Willcocks, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
University of Florida

Past Seminar Series