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 2021 Seminar Schedule

Date Presenter Affiliation
June 15 Chakra Chennubhotla
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
June 29 Nick Pabon
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
July 13 Jacob Durrant
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
University of Pittsburgh
July 20 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, Roshni Bhatt ( and Gaby Gerlach (

TECBio REU @ Pitt 2021 Journal Club Schedule

(Thursdays 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm)

Date Moderator Presenter Mentor
May 27 Intro Gaby Gerlach Carlos Camacho
June 10 Caroline Larkin Aisha Seard Robert Parker
Stephanie Masotti James Faeder
Mihira Sogal Rob Coalson
June 24 Daniel Yuan Emily Moore Maria Chikina
Lian Morales Jishnu Das
Carrie Nguyen Takis Benos
June 1 Drew McNutt Maddie Bonanno David Koes
Mimi Diani Jacob Durrant
Behrgen Smith Ivet Bahar
June 8 BaDoi Phan Urjeet Deshmukh Ian Sigal
Evan Werner Bard Ermentrout
July 15 Monica Dayao Marianny Alvarado-Gonzalez Dennis Kostka
Marissa Abundis Vaughn Cooper
Vijay Cherupally Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis