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 C1-3 and via Zoom.

Upcoming Seminar Presentations:

January 18, 2023: Mitochondrial Permeability Transition as a Driver of Skeletal Muscle Pathology in Aging and Disease

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

January 25, 2023: Therapeutic potential of slow muscle programming in Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Justin Hardee, Ph.D.
ARC DECRA Fellow, Centre for Muscle Research 
Department of Anatomy and Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne

February 1, 2023: Advancing Biomechanical Measures of Osteoarthritic Pain and Disability in Rodent Models

Kyle Allen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Florida

MONDAY, February 27, 2023: We will not host our regularly scheduled March 1st Seminar so people can attend the BME seminar below:

Understanding Brachial Plexus Injury and Shoulder Function through Integrated Musculoskeletal Modeling

Katherine R. Saul, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
North Carolina State University
Communicore C1-17, 3-4pm

March 15, 2023: We will not host a Myology Institute Seminar this day, please join us at the Muscle Biology Conference, registration closes February 26th.

March 24, 2023 9:30-11:45am: Please join the Department of Physical Therapy at Emerson Hall for their Annual Neuromuscular Plasticity Symposium:

Never Underestimate the Spinal Cord
Andrea Behrman, PhD, PT, FAPTA
University of Louisville

Muscle Fatigue and Mobility Function in Aging
Jane Kent, PhD
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Department of Kinesiology, Amherst, Massachusetts

April 5, 2023 (Via Zoom Only): Muscle Mass Maintenance in Hibernating Animals

Mitsunori Miyazaki, Ph.D., RPT
Department of Integrative Physiology
Hiroshima University

April 19, 2023: Myotonic dystrophy: a complex multisystem disease

S.H. Subramony, M.D.
Department of Neurology

May 3, 2023: Functional Measures and Quantitative MRI for Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1

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


Past Seminar Series