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:

September 7, 2022: Identifying the role of IGF-I from satellite cells during skeletal muscle growth and regeneration

Jean Kok, PhD
Post-doctoral Associate
Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology
University of Florida

September 21, 2022: The Role of IL-8 and CXCL1 in Muscle Atrophy during Pancreatic Cancer Cachexia
(ZOOM ONLY; not in person)

Chandler Calloway, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Pathology
University of Colorado- Anschutz Medical Campus

Our October 5, 2022 seminar is canceled, please attend the seminar below instead hosted by the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics:

October 5, 2022: Remodeling Therapeutics for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

David Hammers, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
University of Florida

Location: ARB R5-265 (in person only)

October 19, 2022: Sex differences in mechanisms of viral myocarditis

Katelyn Bruno, PhD, FHFSA
Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Department of Medicine/Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Department of Physiology and Aging
University of Florida

November 2, 2022: Duchenne muscular dystrophy: From Modifiers to Novel Insights in Disease Pathology

Matthew Alexander, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatric Neurology & Genetics
Department of Pediatrics/Division of Neurology
Children’s of Alabama/University of Alabama at Birmingham

November 16, 2022: Utilizing Optical Tweezers to Probe the Emergent Mechanics of Myosin II Ensembles

Nikki Reinemann, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
The University of Mississippi

December 7, 2022: Title TBD

Karyn Esser, PhD
Professor, Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics
University of Florida


Past Seminar Series