Classes

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 2019 Classes

Date Topics (Instructor)
Wednesday
5/23
9:00-10:30
Bioimaging
(Chakra Chennubhotla/Shikhar Uttam)
Tuesday
5/28
9:00-10:30
 
Systems Biology
(Tim Lezon)
(Room 6014)
Wednesday
5/29
9:00-10:30
Structural Biology & Drug Discovery
(David Koes)
Friday
5/31
1:00-2:00
 
Genomics and Evolutionary Biology
(Nathan Clark)

Seminars

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. Students will have the opportunity to meet with each speaker over a breakfast held prior to each seminar and/or over coffee and pastries that will follow. Seminars are held at 9:00am (breakfast at 8:45) on Tuesdays, unless otherwise noted.

TECBio REU @ Pitt 2019 Seminar Schedule

Date Presenter Affiliation
June 11 Keith Callenberg, PhD
9:00-10:00
UPMC Enterprises
June 25 Jacob Stewart-Ornstein, PhD
Time: 4-6 p.m.
 
July 9 Seminar Speaker TBD
9:00-10:00
 
July 16 Seminar Speaker TBD
9:00-10:00
 

Journal Club

Each student will give a ~20-25 minute presentation plus ~5 minutes for discussion of one research article during the Journal Club. The article (a primary research paper, no reviews please) will be selected with the help of the research mentor after discussing the student’s research interests and background. We ask that students arrange for a member of the research mentor’s group to attend the journal club to facilitate the presentations and discussions.

TECBio REU @ Pitt 2019 Journal Club Schedule

Date Moderator Presenter Mentor
May 23 Intro Amanda Kowalczyk Nathan Clark
May 30   Brian Falkenstein Chakra Chennubhotla
Chris Andersen Chakra Chennubhotla
June 6   Kieran Fitzmaurice Robert Parker
Paul Dyduch Jason Shoemaker
June 20   Brayan Vilanova Cuevas Vaughn Cooper
Kiersten Campbell Dennis Kostka
June 27   Ashlynn Fuccello Takis Benos
Haley Grimason John Shaffer
July 11   Stephanie Araki Jim Faeder
Erin Haus Jianhua Xing
July 18   Jackelyne Garcia Cruz David Koes
Kathi Munoz-Hofmann Bing Liu