Upcoming Dissertation Defense Seminars

Apr
19

Michael Guo

Genetic Methods and Studies of Human Growth and Development Across the Allelic Spectrum

 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 2 PM
Harvard Medical School
New Research Building
Room 350
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Joel Hirschhorn

 

Apr
20

Ian Gordon McLachlan

Genetic control of dendrite morphogenesis in C. elegans

 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 12 PM
Harvard Medical School
Goldenson Building
Room 122
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Maxwell Heiman
Neuroscience

 

Apr
21

Erica Lynn Gornstein

Neurotoxic Mechanisms of the Chemotherapeutic Paclitaxel

 

Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 2 PM
Harvard University
Tosteson Medical Education Center
Room 250
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Thomas Schwarz
Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 

Apr
21

Rachel Yunck

Identification of MltG as a Potential Terminase for Peptidoglycan Polymerization in Bacteria

 

Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 2:30 PM
Harvard Medical School
New Research Building
Room 1031
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Thomas Bernhardt
Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 

Apr
21

Camille Anne Sindhu-Bertrand

Investigating molecular and regulatory boundaries of the pluripotent state

 

Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 3 PM
Harvard Yenching Library
Room 118 - Yenching Auditorium

Cambridge, MA 02138

 

Advisor: Alexander Meissner
Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 

Apr
22

Eugene Drokhlyansky

The brain has an innate immune response that can limit virus spread

 

Friday, April 22, 2016 at 12 PM
Harvard Medical School
New Research Building
Room 350
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Constance Cepko
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, HBTM

 

Apr
22

Ari Simon Morcos

Population dynamics in parietal cortex during evidence accumulation for decision-making

 

Friday, April 22, 2016 at 1 PM
Harvard Medical School
Goldenson Building
Room 122
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Christopher Harvey
Neuroscience

 

Apr
22

Belinda Wang

Mechanisms of Resistance to MAPK Pathway Inhibition in RAS-mutant Cancers

 

Friday, April 22, 2016 at 1 PM
The Broad Institute
Yellowstone Room (75A-2001)

Cambridge, MA 02142

 

Advisor: William Hahn
Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 

Apr
22

Mei Sheng Lau

Mutations in the charged domain of CBX2 disrupt PRC1 function in vivo

 

Friday, April 22, 2016 at 2:30 PM
Massachusetts General Hospital
Simches Research Center
Room 3.130
Boston, MA 02114

 

Advisor: Robert Kingston
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Genetics

 

Apr
25

Chaiyaboot Ariyachet

Reprogrammed Stomach Tissue as a Renewable Source of Functional β Cells for Blood Glucose Regulation

 

Monday, April 25, 2016 at 1 PM
Harvard Medical School
New Research Building
Room 833
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Qiao Zhou
Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 

Apr
25

Kaitlin Elisabeth Samocha

Modeling rare protein-coding variation to identify mutation-intolerant genes with application to disease

 

Monday, April 25, 2016 at 1 PM
The Broad Institute
Auditorium
Room 1154
Cambridge, MA 02142

 

Advisor: Mark Daly

 

Apr
25

Eejung Kim

Functional characterization of genetic alterations in cancer

 

Monday, April 25, 2016 at 2 PM
Harvard Medical School
New Research Building
Room 350
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: William Hahn
Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 

Apr
25

Daniel Joseph Millman

Emergence of Reward Coding in the Olfactory System

 

Monday, April 25, 2016 at 2:00 PM
Harvard University
The Biological Laboratories
Room 1080
Cambridge, MA 02138

 

Advisor: Venkatesh Murthy
Neuroscience

 

Apr
26

Stephane Jean Hermann Ricoult

Oncogenic Control and Metabolic Outputs of the Lipogenic Transcription Factor SREBP

 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 9 AM
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Kresge Building
Room G2
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Brendan Manning
Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 

Apr
26

Rohit Panchakshari

Investigating Mechanisms of DNA Double Strand Break joining of Switch regions during IgH Class Switch Recombination

 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 10 AM
Boston Children's Hospital
Karp Family Research Building
9th-floor Conference Room
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Frederick Alt
Immunology

 

Apr
26

Rhamy Zeid

Characterization and disruption of cis regulatory elements in cancer

 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 1 PM
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
LC-4054

Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: James Bradner
Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 

Apr
27

Alexander Jacob Meeske

Envelope biogenesis and spore formation in Bacillus subtilis

 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 2 PM
Harvard Medical School
New Research Building
Room 1031
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: David Rudner

 

Apr
27

Kelsey Patricia Taylor

Regulation of Behavioral Arousal and Quiescence in C. elegans

 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 3 PM
Massachusetts General Hospital
Simches Research Center
Room 3130
Boston, MA 02114

 

Advisor: Joshua Kaplan
Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 

Apr
28

Doris Priscilla Tabassum

Exploring Intra-tumor Cooperation in Metastasis and Drug Resistance using Heterogeneous Xenograft Models of Breast Cancer

 

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 9 AM
Harvard University
Tosteson Medical Education Center
Room 227
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Kornelia Polyak
Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 

Apr
28

Alexander Bame Wiltschko

The Structure of Mouse Behavior

 

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 10 AM
Harvard Medical School
Building C
Cannon Room
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Sandeep Datta
Neuroscience

 

Apr
28

Ga Young Lee

Organization of postsynaptic assembly by filamin at the Drosophila neuromuscular junction

 

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 1 PM
Harvard Medical School
Goldenson Building
Room 122
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Thomas Schwarz
Neuroscience

 

Apr
28

Mary-Jane Tsang Mui Ching

Mechanisms controlling the cell envelope remodeling activities of the Escherichia coli cytokinetic ring

 

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 2 PM
Harvard Medical School
New Research Building
Room 1031
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Thomas Bernhardt
Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 

Apr
28

Erika Kristen Williams

Coding of internal senses: vagal gut-to-brain circuits

 

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 3 PM
Harvard Medical School
Goldenson Building
Room 122
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Stephen Liberles
Neuroscience

 

Apr
29

Jessica Wan Rong Chen

Identification of New Regulators of Tendon Development Using the Zebrafish Model

 

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 10 AM
Harvard Medical School
New Research Building
Room 350
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Jenna Galloway
Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 

Apr
29

Jarom Y Chung

Regulation of Mitochondrial Distribution and Inheritance during Cell Division

 

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 10 AM
Harvard Medical School
Goldenson Building
Room 122
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Thomas Schwarz
Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 

Apr
29

Mary Elizabeth Haas

Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin/Kexin Type 9 (PCSK9) in Secondary Hyperlipidemias

 

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 12 PM
Harvard Medical School
New Research Building
Room 350
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Sudha Biddinger
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, HBTM

 

Apr
29

Anthony Tuan Nguyen

A novel program of ubiquitination remodels the erythroid proteome during terminal differentiation

 

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 2 PM
Harvard Medical School
Building C
Cannon Room
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Daniel Finley
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, CB

 

Apr
29

Alexander Richard Trott

Contextual modulation of early visual processing and the role of cortico-cortical feedback

 

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 2 PM
Harvard Medical School
Goldenson Building
Room 122
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Richard Born
Neuroscience

 

Apr
29

Xianfang Xia

Cell shape and treatment duration: how they influence a cancer cell's response to TNF

 

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 3 PM
Harvard Medical School
New Research Building
Room 350
Boston, MA 02115

 

Advisor: Suzanne Gaudet
Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 

May
2

Timothy Matthew Otchy

Neural Circuit Mechanisms Underlying Skill Learning, Adaptation, and Maintenance

 

Monday, May 2, 2016 at 1:30 PM
Harvard University
Northwest Labs
Room B101
Cambridge, MA 02138

 

Advisor: Bence Ölveczky
Neuroscience

 

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