Advanced Technology and Analytics Seminars


ATC Seminar Series


The Advanced Technology Core group hosts a seminar series presented by core directors on emerging technologies and their applications in biomedical research. The goal of these seminars is to inform and update the general faculty and research staff of Baylor on the latest technical capabilities and instrumentation of ATC cores with examples of their applications to research problems using projects of major core users as examples. Seminars are monthly and are announced on the ATC web site and through email list serves and other venues. PDFs of recent seminars are posted below as they become available.

Series Contact: Jennifer McCullough, MBA, (713) 798-6992,

Seminar Time: 1-2 p.m.


2022 - 2023 Seminar Series Schedule

Date Core Speaker Title
Sept. 13, 2022 Zebrafish Daniel Gorelick, Ph.D.
Academic Core Director
Using Zebrafish to Study Human Development and Disease
Oct. 11, 2022 Genetically Engenireed Rodent Models (GERM) Jason Heaney, Ph.D.
Academic Core Director
Genome Editing in Mice: Current Approaches and Developing Technologies
Nov. 8, 2022 Single Cell Genomics Core (SCGC)
Genomic RNA Profiling Core (GARP)
Rui Chen, Ph.D. and Daniel Kraushaar, Ph.D.
SCGC & GARP Core Directors
Epigenomic Profiling from Bulk to Single Cell Samples
Dec. 13, 2022 Mass Spectrometry Proteomics
(MS Proteomics)
Anna Malovannaya, Ph.D.
Academic Core Director
Mass Spectrometry Proteomics for Basic and Clinical Research
Jan. 10, 2023 Integrated Microscopy Core (IMC) Fabio Stossi, Ph.D.
Core Director
Single Cell Phenotypic Analysis by High Throughput Microscopy
Feb. 14, 2023 Mouse Metabolism Phenotyping Core (MMPC) Chris Ward, Ph.D.
Core Director
Tools for Whole Animal Phenotyping
March 14, 2023 Cell Based Assay Screening Services (CBASS) Jun Xu, Ph.D.
Core Director
Genome Editing in Mammalian Cells Using CRISPR/Cas9
April 11, 2023 Human Stem Cell and Neuronal Differentiation Core (HSCNDC) Aleksandar Bajic, Ph.D.
Core Director
Disease Modeling & Genome Editing Using Human iPS Cells
May 9, 2023 Advanced Cell Engineering and 3D Models Jun Xu, PhD & Hugo Villanueva, PhD
Core Directors
Application of Functional Genomics in Advanced Cancer Models and Beyond
*Seminars will be hybrid with both in-person (room 201A Cullen Bldg) or virtual (via Zoom link) options

2021 - 2022 Seminar Series Schedule





Seminar Title / Presentation Link

Sept. 14, 2021 Kevin Mackenzie NMR & Drug Metabolism Pharmacokinetics and Tissue Distribution in Drug Development
Oct. 12, 2021 Kazuhiro Oka Gene Vector Recent Advances in Gene Delivery
Nov. 9, 2021

Chadi Abdallah
Meghan Robinson

Core for Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging the Structure and Function of the Human Brain Using MRI
Dec. 7, 2021  Michael Schruerer Population Sciences Biorepository Biospecimen Science for Population Studies and Biobanking at BCM
Feb. 8, 2022 Joel Sederstrom, M.S. Cytometry and Cell Sorting Core Advances in High Parameter Cytometry at CCSC
March 8, 2022 Yingmin Zhu Protein and Monoclonal Antibody Production Protein Production in Baculovirus-Insect Cell System
April 12, 2022 Steven Ludtke CryoEM & CryoET 3-D Cellular Structure at Nanometer Resolution with Cryo-FIB and CryoET
May 10, 2022 Hugo Villanueva, Ph.D.
Lacey Dobrolecki, Ph.D.
PDX/AIM PDX Model Versatility in the Age of Precision Oncology

2020 - 2021 Seminar Series Schedule





Seminar Title / Link

May 11, 2021 Jason Kirk, Ph.D.
Technical Director, OIVM
Logan Hsu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Molecular Physiology Co-Director, OIVM
Optical Imaging and Vital Microscopy Core From Micro to Macro: Advances in 3D Imaging Technology
April 13, 2021 I-Chih Tan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Director/Engineer, Bioengineering Core 
Bioengineering Fostering Biomedical Innovation Through Custom Instrumentation
March 9, 2021 Daniel Kraushaar, Ph.D.
Instructor, Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology
Director, Genomic and RNA Profiling Core
Genomic Profiling  Genomic Profiling by NextGeneration Sequencing
Feb. 9, 2021 Shixia Huang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology
Director, Antibody-Based Proteomics Core
Antibody-Based Proteomics  Reverse Phase Protein Array as a Discovery Platform & Epigenetics Profiling
Jan. 12, 2021 Rui Chen, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics
Core Director of Single Cell Genomics
Single Cell Genomics Single Cell Multi-Omics Profiling
Dec. 8, 2020 Anna Malovannaya, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Academic Director, Mass Spectrometry Proteomics Core
Mass Spectrometry Proteomics New Proteomics Technologies for Systems Biology
Nov. 10, 2020 Dan Liu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biochemistry-Songyang Lab
Core Director of Cell Based Assay Screening Service
Cell Based Assay Screening Service Gene Modulation and Gene Editing in Mammalian Cells
Oct. 13, 2020 Sukyeong Lee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Core Director of Macromolecular X-Ray
Crystallography Advanced Technology Core
Macromolecular X-Ray
X-Ray Crystallography for Your Protein Structure Determination
Sept. 15, 2020

Jason D. Heaney, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor,
Department of Molecular and Human Genetics
Director of the Genetically Engineered Rodent Models

Genetically Engineered Rodent Models Introduction to the Genetically Engineered Rodent Models Core

April 14, 2020

Joel Sederstrom, M.S.
Director, Cytrometry & Cell Sorting Cor

Cytometry & Cell
Sorting Core

Image Cytometry and

May 12, 2020

Cecilia Ljungberg, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics Director of the RNA In Situ Hybridization Core

RNA in Situ Hybridization

Visualizing Gene Expression in Tissue Sections