Intro Sessions


The lectures and workshops in the TECBio program are designed to provide a high-level overview of and practical experiences in major research themes in computational biology including: bioinformatics and genomics, complex data analysis and visualization, molecular structural biology, and molecular-to-cellular modeling and simulations.

TECBio REU @ Pitt 2020 Intro Sessions

Date Topics (Presenter)
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
(Shikhar Uttam)
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Systems Biology
(Tim Lezon)
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Structural Biology & Drug Discovery
(David Koes)



The TECBio REU @ Pitt Research and Career Seminar Series will host faculty and scientists from a wide variety of disciplines to present and discuss their work and career experiences.

TECBio REU @ Pitt 2020 Seminar Schedule

Date Presenter Affiliation
June 16 Dennis Kostka, PhD
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
University of Pittsburgh
June 30 Seminar Speaker TBD
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
July 14 Seminar Speaker TBD
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
July 21 Seminar Speaker TBD
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Journal Club


Each group will give a ~30 minute presentation plus ~15 minutes for discussion of one research article during Journal Club. The article (a primary research paper, no reviews) will be selected to represent the combined interests of group members. Students will meet with their journal club graduate student moderator to discuss their papers and talks prior to their presentation dates. For questions, please contact the Journal Club Coordinators, Amanda Kowalczyk ( and Gaby Gerlach (

TECBio REU @ Pitt 2020 Journal Club Schedule

(Thursdays 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm)

Date Moderator Presenter Mentor
May 28 Intro Amanda Kowalczyk Maria Chikina
June 11 Bentley Wingert Amna Irfan Jishnu Das
Cassandra Olivas Ivet Bahar
Preston Brazzle Natasa Miskov-Zivanov
June 25 Roshni Bhatt Kiley Hewitt Takis Benos
Anelisse Dominicci Miler Lee
Megan Burkhalter Jonathan Rubin
June 2 Jenea Adams Nathan Wood David Koes
Michelle Liu Vaughn Cooper
Rachel Jakielski Sandra Murray/Shikhar Uttam
June 9 Samantha Furman Stephanie Beitle Robert Parker
Rebekah Jenkins Chakra Chennubhotla
July 16 Caroline Larkin Tyler Zuschlag Robert Parker
Santiago Cardenas Vaughn Cooper
Moira Crawshaw Miler Lee
July 23 Badoi Phan Caleb Armstrong James Faeder
Pi’ilani Noguchi Ian Sigal