Graduate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences

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2022 PhD Thesis Defenses

 

REANNA DONA-TERMINE

Thesis Title: Understanding Extrinsic Influences on Transcriptional Regulatory Mechanisms Using Cellular Models

Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm
Online via Zoom and LeFrak Auditorium, Price Center
Laboratory of Dr. John Greally
MD-PhD Student, Department of Genetics

TAYLOR THOMPSON

Thesis Title: Identification of Transcriptional Regulatory Mechanisms of an Obesogenic Endocrine Disrupting Chemical

Date: Monday, July 25, 2022
Time: 3:00 pm
LeFrak Auditorium, Price Center
Laboratory of Dr. John Greally
MD-PhD Student, Department of Genetics

JOHN BARBARO

Thesis Title: The Impact of Methamphetamine, Opioids, and Antiviral Compounds on HIV Pathogenesis in Human Macrophages

Date: Friday, July 15, 2022
Time: 9:30 am
Online Via Zoom and 5th Floor Lecture Hall, Forchheimer Building
Laboratory of Dr. Joan Berman
MD-PhD Student, Department of Pathology

EMILIO MERHEB

Thesis Title: Understanding the Pathogenesis of Pol III-related Leukodystrophy

Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Time: 10:00 am
Online Via Zoom
Laboratory of Dr. Ian Willis
PhD Student, Department of Biochemistry

LINDSAY GURSKA

Thesis Title: Targeting Oncogenic Signaling Pathways in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms and Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Time: 10:00 am
Online Via Zoom and 5th Floor Lecture Hall, Forchheimer Building
Laboratory of Dr. Kira Gritsman
PhD Student, Department of Cell Biology

VANESSA CHILUNDA

Thesis Title: Mechanisms of Methamphetamine Mediated HIV Neuropathogenesis

Date: Monday, July 11, 2022
Time: 9:30 am
Online Via Zoom and 5th Floor Lecture Hall, Forchheimer Building
Laboratory of Dr. Joan Berman
PhD Student, Department of Pathology

GEORGE GEORGIEV

Thesis Title: Resurfaced Zika Virus EDIII Nanoparticle Immunogens Elicit Protective and Immune-Focused Responses in vivo

Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm
Online Via Zoom and 3rd Floor Lecture Hall, Forchheimer Building
Laboratory of Dr. Jonathan Lai
PhD Student, Department of Biochemistry

KIERSTEN CARTER

Thesis Title: Dissection of the EGF/EGFR Pathway in Tumor Cell Tunneling Nanotubes

Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Time: 11:00 am
Online Via Zoom and Robbins Auditorium
Laboratory of Dr. Robert Singer
PhD Student, Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology

ZHIXIN JING

Thesis Title: Long-Lived Plasma Cell Fate Decision: From Germinal Center Selection to Bone Marrow Survival Niche

Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Time: 10:00 am
Online Via Zoom and LeFrak Auditorium
Laboratory of Dr. David Fooksman
PhD Student, Department of Pathology

PHILIP GALBO

Thesis Title: Cancer Associated Fibroblasts: Functional Diversity Across Cancer Types and Roles in Glioblastoma

Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Time: 10:30 am
Online Via Zoom and LeFrak Auditorium
Laboratories of Dr. Deyou Zheng and Dr. Xingxing Zang
PhD Student, Department of Genetics

CHARLES JAKUBIK

Thesis Title: Regulation of Invadopodia Signaling and Macrophage-Tumor Cell Interactions by PI3Kß

Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Time: 12:30 pm
Online Via Zoom and LeFrak Auditorium
Laboratories of Dr. Anne Bresnick and Dr. Jonathan Backer
MD-PhD Student, Department of Biochemistry

CARA REYNOLDS

Thesis Title: Chaperone-mediated Autophagy in the Regulation of T Cell Function During Aging

Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm
Online Via Zoom
Laboratory of Dr. Fernando Macian
PhD Student, Department of Pathology

ERICA MOORE

Thesis Title: Uncovering the Contribution and Therapeutic Promise of T Cells in Neuropsychiatric Lupus

Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Time: 10:00 am
Online Via Zoom and LeFrak Auditorium
Laboratory of Dr. Chaim Putterman
MD-PhD Student, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

HAYDEN A.M. HATCH

Thesis Title: Regulation of neuronal development and function by the intellectual disability-associated transcriptional regulator KDM5

Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Time: 9:15 am
Online Via Zoom and LeFrak Auditorium
Laboratory of Dr. Julie Secombe
MD-PhD Student, Department of Neuroscience

SAAD KHAN

Thesis Title: Common Signatures of Health and Disease in the Gut Microbiome

Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Online Via Zoom and LeFrak Auditorium
Laboratory of Dr. Libusha Kelly
MD-PhD Student, Department of Systems and Computational Biology

BIANCA ULLOA

Thesis Title: Deciphering the Development of Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cell Self-Renewal and Differentiation

Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Time: 2:15 pm
Online Via Zoom and LeFrak Auditorium
Laboratory of Dr. Teresa Bowman
MD-PhD Student, Department of Developmental and Molecular Biology

YU LIU

Thesis Title: A SOX9-B7x Axis Safeguards Dedifferentiated Cells From Immune Surveillance to Drive Breast Cancer Progression

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Time: 11:00 am
Online Via Zoom and LeFrak Auditorium
Laboratory of Dr. Wenjun Guo
PhD Student, Department of Cell Biology

TONYA AARON

Thesis Title: Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha-mediated Inflammation Regulates Normal and Malignant Plasma Cell Retention in the Bone Marrow

Date: Monday, April 11, 2022
Time: 10:00 am
Online Via Zoom and LeFrak Auditorium
Laboratory of Dr. David Fooksman
MD-PhD Student, Department of Pathology

ELISE ISHIDA

Thesis Title: Antibodies Associated with Control of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection

Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Time: 2:00 pm
Online Via Zoom
Laboratories of Dr. Jacqueline Achkar and Ryung Kim
PhD Student, Departments of Microbiology and Immunology and Clinical Investigation

MU FENG

Thesis Title: Therapeutic Development of 5'-Methylthioadenosine Nucleosidase Transition State Analogue Inhibitors in Helicobacter pylori Infection

Date: Monday, April 4, 2022
Time: 11:00 am
Online Via Zoom and LeFrak Auditorium
Laboratory of Dr. Vern Schramm
PhD Student, Department of Biochemistry

KRISTIN MAYORAL-PALARZ

Thesis Title: Cerebellar Dysfunction in Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type-3

Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm
Online Via Zoom 
Laboratory of Dr. Kamran Khodakhah
MD-PhD Student, Department of Neuroscience

HAO WANG

Thesis Title: TMIGD2 Is an Orchestrator and Therapeutic Target on Human Acute Myeloid Leukemia Stem Cells

Date: Thursday, March 10, 2022
Online Via Zoom 
Laboratory of Dr. Xingxing Zang
PhD Student, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

ARIEL WIRCHNIANSKI

Thesis Title: Broadening Therapeutic Antibodies Against Filoviruses Through Bispecific Engineering

Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022
Online Via Zoom 
Laboratories of Dr. Jonathan Lai & Dr, Kartik Chandran
PhD Student, Department of Biochemistry

MARYL LAMBROS

Thesis Title: The Causes and Consequences of Environmental Robustness and Its Breakdown: Lessons Learned From a Computational Model, Metastatic Cancer, and Laboratory Evolution of Escherichia coli

Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022
Online Via Zoom 
Laboratory of Dr. Aviv Bergman
PhD Student, Department of Systems & Computational Biology

STAD ZEIGLER

Thesis Title: Development of Peptide Major Histocompatibility Complex Scaffolds as Prognostic and Therapeutic Tools

Date: Monday, February 14, 2022
Online Via Zoom 
Laboratory of Dr. Steven Almo
PhD Student, Department of Biochemistry

MARIA AIVALIOTI

Thesis Title: PU.1-dependent Enhancer Decommissioning Separates Clonal Hematopoiesis from Malignant Transformation

Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Online Via Zoom 
Laboratory of Dr. Britta Will
PhD Student, Department of Cell Biology

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