Upcoming Dissertation Defense Seminars

Apr
27

Kristin Melissa Rose

A Zebrafish Model of Uveal Melanoma

 

Monday, April 27, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Harvard Medical School
New Research Building
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Leonard Zon
Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 

Apr
27

Leah Justine Hogdal

Mitochondrial Priming and Anti-apoptotic Dependencies in Aging and Diseased Bone Marrow

 

Monday, April 27, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Yawkey Building, Room 306
450 Brookline Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Anthony Letai
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, BCMP

 

Apr
27

Amy Elizabeth Rohlfing

Coordinate control of virulence gene expression in Francisella tularensis

 

Monday, April 27, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Harvard Medical School
New Research Building
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Simon Dove
Microbiology and Immunobiology

 

Apr
28

Clare Felicity Malone

Diverse Approaches to Developing Combination Therapies for NF1-mutant Cancers

 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Harvard Medical School
Tosteson Medical Education Center
260 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Karen Cichowski
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Genetics

 

Apr
28

Ying Kai Chan

Interplay of Dengue Virus and the Human Immune Response

 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Harvard Medical School
New Research Building, Room 1031
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Michaela Gack
Microbiology and Immunobiology

 

Apr
29

Joyce Lichi Yang

Developments in Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Genome Engineering and in situ Sequencing Technologies

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Harvard Medical School
New Research Building
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: George Church
Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 

Apr
30

Duyen Amy Kieu Bui

The Hippo Pathway Effector YAP Regulates Cytokinesis

 

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Harvard Medical School
Armenise Building, Amphitheater
200 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Joan Brugge
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, CDB

 

Apr
30

Abby Joya Sarkar

Investigating the role of Sox2 in stomach tissue homeostasis and cancer

 

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Massachusetts General Hospital
Simches Building, Room 3120
185 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114

 

Advisor: Konrad Hochedlinger
Developmental and Regenerative Biology

 

Apr
30

Katherine Helming Walsh

Mechanisms and Vulnerabilities of Mutant SWI/SNF Complexes in Cancer

 

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Harvard Medical School
Tosteson Medical Education Center
260 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Charles Roberts
Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 

Apr
30

Wen Zhou

Regulation of tumor necrosis factor-induced cell death and toll-like receptor-mediated activation of macrophages by SPATA2

 

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Harvard Medical School
Tosteson Medical Education Center
260 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Junying Yuan
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, CDB

 

May
1

Benedikt Werner Bauer

Molecular Mechanism of Secretory Protein Translocation by the SecA-ATPase

 

Friday, May 1, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Harvard Medical School
Tosteson Medical Education Center
260 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Tom Rapoport
Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 

May
1

Lincoln Wain Pasquina

Discovery of a small molecule that inhibits D-alanylation of teichoic acids in Staphylococcus aureus

 

Friday, May 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Harvard Medical School
New Research Building
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Suzanne Walker
Microbiology and Immunobiology

 

May
1

Bryan Alexander McGuffie

A σ factor and anti-σ factor that control swarming motility and biofilm formation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

 

Friday, May 1, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Harvard Medical School
New Research Building
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Simon Dove
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Microbiology

 

May
1

Tyler J Ford

Engineering Escherichia coli fatty acid metabolism for the production of biofuel precursors

 

Friday, May 1, 2015 at 2:30 PM
Harvard Medical School
Warren Alpert Building
200 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Pamela Silver
Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 

May
4

Chenning Lu

Cooperative binding of Sir proteins to nucleosomes and its implications for silent chromatin assembly in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae

 

Monday, May 4, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Harvard Medical School
Tosteson Medical Education Center
260 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Danesh Moazed
Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 

May
4

Laura Xiaofei-Rose Liu

Maternal Cardiac Metabolism during Pregnancy

 

Monday, May 4, 2015 at 1:30 PM
Harvard Medical School
New Research Building
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Zoltan Arany
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, HBTM

 

May
5

Marty Alyse Fernandez

Sequential proteolysis by γ-secretase and its implications for Alzheimer’s disease

 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Harvard Medical School
Tosteson Medical Education Center
260 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Michael Wolfe
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, BCMP

 

May
5

David Michael Raiser

Interrogation of the RP-MDM2-p53 Axis in Human Ribosomopathies

 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Harvard Medical School
Tosteson Medical Education Center
Room 250
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Benjamin Ebert
Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 

May
6

Laura Magill Sack

Gain-of-Function Genetic Screens Using Barcoded Libraries of Human Open Reading Frames Identify Regulators of Proliferation and Cancer Drivers.

 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Harvard Medical School
New Research Building
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Stephen Elledge
Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 

May
6

Xinli Hu

Discovery and Functional Interpretation of Genetic Risk in Autoimmune Diseases

 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Harvard Medical School
Tosteson Medical Education Center
260 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Soumya Raychaudhuri
Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 

May
7

Matthew Allen Gerding

Molecular Dissection of the Essential Features of the Origin of Replication of the Second Vibrio cholerae Chromosome

 

Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Harvard Medical School
New Research Building
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Matthew Waldor
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Microbiology

 

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