News & Events




Christopher A. Chuckran

School of Medicine
Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program

Monitoring and Targeting Treg Stability in Human Cancer

3:30 PM, Monday, May 23, 2022
BST 100

Zoom link:
Passcode: 328365

Major Advisors and Chairperson:
Dario Vignali, PhD & Tullia Bruno, PhD
Greg Delgoffe, PhD

Committee Members:
Olivera Finn, PhD
Lawrence Kane, PhD
Timothy Burns, MD, PhD

Jeremy Joseph Velazquez

School of Medicine
Cellular and Molecular Pathology Graduate Program

Generation and characterization of iPSC derived liver organoids as potential models for development and therapeutic applications

1:00 PM, Wednesday, June 1, 2022
S120 BST

Zoom link:
Passcode: 616928

Major Advisor and Chairperson:
Mo Ebrahimkhani, MD
Wendy Mars, PhD

Committee Members:
Samira Kiani, MD
Donna Stolz, PhD
Chris Plaisier, PhD

Kai Ding

School of Medicine
Integrative Systems Biology Graduate Program

Multi-omics profiling of breast cancer metastases to identify drivers and mechanisms of endocrine resistance for precision medicine

1:00 PM, Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Magee-Womens Research Institute 1 st floor conference room

Zoom link:
Passcode: 880805

Major Advisors and Chairperson:
Steffi Oesterreich, PhD
Adrian Lee, PhD
Lin Zhang, PhD

Committee Members:
George Tseng, PhD
Michael Tsang, PhD






Friday Seminar Series 

The Friday Seminar Series is a biweekly seminar featuring two, 25-minute, research presentations from  graduate students, post docs, research technicians, and 
junior faculty members. The seminars include speakers from several departments across campus and cover a wide range of neuroscience-related research topics. A happy hour with pizza and beer are provided to help foster informal discussions amongst scientists within the diverse neuroscience community at Pitt. The goal of this seminar series is to provide additional training opportunities and to enhance the collaborative environment across labs and departments. If you would like more information about the Friday Seminar Series or would like to give a talk, please contact Amanda Henton at or Thais Rafael Guimaraes at


Annual Retreat

Each fall, the center sponsors an annual retreat at Oglebay Resort and Conference Center, a serene 1,700-acre resort nestled in the hills of nearby West Virginia. This extremely popular event is open to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, medical residents, and training faculty, and annually attracts more than 150 attendees. The retreat is a blend of academic, social, and outdoor activities. Prominent visiting scientists deliver formal presentations, followed by trainee-led discussions. Most of the weekend is devoted to relaxed and informal interactions between trainees, CNUP faculty, and the keynote speakers.

Learn More About Our Amazing Annual Retreat