Communal Cell

Welcome to ASCB’s inaugural Emerging Researcher Talk Series. Speakers were selected from a review of high-ranking abstracts that were submitted but were not chosen for talks for the Cell Bio 2021 meeting. This is a virtual seminar series that will be broadcast live from February through November 2022.


Peter Stuckey
University of Notre Dame; Eck Institute for Global Health

Pete is a 4th year graduate student in the Santiago-Tirado lab. He earned his B.S. in Biology from Hope College. His research interests include the mechanisms underlying the host-pathogen interactions of Cryptococcus neoformans. He hopes to continue his training in the fungal field in the future.

Ramya Varadarajan
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Ramya is a postdoc fellow at the Rusan lab, NHLBI-NIH. She is broadly interested in understanding the mechanisms of cellular function, especially the progression of cell cycle that links to cellular and animal development. She’s currently studying the dynamics of centrosome assembly and function in the Drosophila model system. She incorporates an interdisciplinary research approach using tools from genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, and molecular biology. Her passion is to promote and channelize a support system for researchers to gain confidence and encouragement during their scientific journey. Sometimes all anyone needs is a pat on the shoulder!


Starts: May 19, 2022 12:00 pm EDT

Ends: May 19, 2022 1:00 pm EDT