Upcoming Dissertation Defense Seminars

Apr
24

Jessica Ann Hall

Thyroid Hormone and Insulin Metabolic Actions on Energy and Glucose Homeostasis

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Harvard Medical School
Tosteson Medical Education Ctr.
260 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Pere Puigserver
Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 

Apr
25

Mara Christine Inniss

Tracking Cell Fate with Synthetic Memory and Pulse Detecting Transcriptional Circuits

 

Friday, April 25, 2014 at 9:30 AM
Harvard Medical School
Warren Alpert Building, Rm. 563
200 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Pamela Silver
Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 

Apr
25

Youngeun Choi

Modulation of small RNA silencing by cross-generational signaling in C. elegans

 

Friday, April 25, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Harvard University
Sherman Fairchild, Room 268
7 Divinity Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138

 

Advisor: Susan Mango
Developmental and Regenerative Biology

 

Apr
25

Michio Wendell Painter

Regeneration in the aging peripheral nervous system

 

Friday, April 25, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Harvard Medical School
Jeffrey Modell Center, Rm. 100A
200 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Clifford Woolf
Immunology

 

Apr
28

Jonathan David Herman

HALOFUGINONE: A STORY OF HOW TARGET IDENTIFICATION OF AN ANCIENT CHINESE MEDICINE AND MULTI-STEP EVOLUTION INFORMS MALARIA DRUG DISCOVERY

 

Monday, April 28, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Harvard School of Public Health
Building FXB, Room 301
665 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Dyann Wirth
Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 

Apr
28

Ellen Marie Durand

Regulation of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Migration and Function

 

Monday, April 28, 2014 at 1:00 PM
Harvard Medical School
New Research Building, Rm. 350
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Leonard Zon
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, HBTM

 

Apr
28

Matthew Ryan Gardner

TARGETING THE CD4- AND CORECEPTOR-BINDING SITES OF THE HIV-1 ENVELOPE GLYCOPROTEIN

 

Monday, April 28, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Harvard Medical School
Building C, Cannon Room
240 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Michael Farzan
Virology

 

Apr
29

Didem Ilter

The Role of ERK2 in Regulating Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition

 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 1:30 PM
Harvard Medical School
Tosteson Medical Education Center
260 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: John Blenis
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, CDB

 

Apr
29

Kelli Jane Carroll

The Role of Estrogen Signaling in the Induction, Specification, and Proliferation of Hematopoietic Stem Cells

 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Harvard Medical School
New Research Building, Rm. 350
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Trista North
Developmental and Regenerative Biology

 

Apr
30

Dmitriy Pavlovich Kolodin

Dynamics of Tissue-Resident Regulatory T Cell Populations

 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Harvard Medical School
New Research Building, Rm. 1031
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Christophe Benoist
Immunology

 

Apr
30

Emily Kate Lehrman

Innate immune molecules direct microglia-mediated developmental synaptic refinement

 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Harvard Medical School
Goldenson Building, Room 122
220 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Beth Stevens
Neuroscience

 

Apr
30

Ran Wang

Optimizing rare variant association studies in theory and practice

 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Harvard Medical School
New Research Building
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Joel Hirschhorn
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Genetics and Genomics

 

May
1

Monica Shishir Thanawala

Control of Neurotransmitter Release Properties by Presynaptic Calcium

 

Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 1:00 PM
Harvard Medical School
Goldenson Building, Room 122
220 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Wade Regehr
Neuroscience

 

May
1

Aysu N Uygur

Evolution of Morphology: Modifications to Size and Pattern

 

Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Harvard Medical School
New Research Building, Rm. 350
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Clifford Tabin
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Genetics

 

May
1

Cammi Nicole Valdez

The Role of Pericyte Loss in Adult Retinal Microvascular Stability: Implications for Diabetic Retinopathy

 

Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Harvard Medical School
Building C, Cannon Room
240 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Patricia D'Amore
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, BCMP

 

May
2

Adrienne Gail Yanez

Regulation of microRNA activity by translation initiation factors in melanoma

 

Friday, May 2, 2014 at 1:30 PM
Harvard Medical School
Modell Immunology Center
Armenise Bdg, 200 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Carl Novina
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, CDB

 

May
7

Cynthia Pu-Chun Hsu

In vitro Studies of Myofibers and Their Use in Analyzing the Differential Dynamics and Properties of α-Actinin Isoforms

 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Harvard Medical School
Tosteson Medical Education Ctr.
260 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Alan Beggs
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, CDB

 

May
7

Johnny Tsun-Yi Kung

Genome-wide Analysis of Ctcf-RNA Interactions

 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 1:30 PM
Massachusetts General Hospital
Simches Research Building
185 Cambridge St.
Boston, MA 02114

 

Advisor: Jeannie Lee
Developmental and Regenerative Biology

 

May
8

Daniel Francis Dwyer

Effector roles of Granulocytes and B cells during Th2 Inflammation

 

Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Harvard Medical School
Jeffery Modell Immunology Center
200 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: K. Frank Austen
Immunology

 

May
12

Sarah James Hill

New insights into BRCA1 function and its role in cancer development

 

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Smith Building, Rm. 308/309
44 Binney St.
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: David Livingston
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Genetics

 

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