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Recent Dissertation Defense Seminars

Amy Jia Xu Anna Cristina Garza-Mayers

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 2:00pm
ARF6 GTPase activation in Shigella infection via a positive feedback loop

Harvard Medical School
New Research Building, Room 1031
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115

Advisor: Marcia B. Goldberg, M.D.
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

   
Amy Jia Xu Rishi Puram

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 1:00pm
Defining and Targeting Transcriptional Pathways in Leukemia Stem Cells "

Harvard Medical School
Tosteson Medical Education Center, Room 250
260 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Advisor: Benjamin Ebert, M.D., D.Phil.
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

   
Amy Jia Xu Karolina Maciag

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 11:00 am
" Effector functions and regulation of IFNγ-induced immunity to intracellular pathogens"

Harvard Medical School
Jeffrey Modell Immunology Center, Room 100A
200 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115 

Advisor: Nir Hacohen, Ph.D.
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Committee on Immunology)
   
Amy Jia Xu Aswin Sekar

Friday, June 27th, 2014 at 2:30pm
“A natural allelic series of complex structural variants and its influence on the risk of lupus and schizophrenia"

Harvard Medical School
New Research Building, Room 350
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115

Advisor: Steven A. McCarroll, Ph.D.
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Biological and Biomedical Sciences)
   
Amy Jia Xu Milena Maria Andzelm

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 9:00 am
"Functional and genomic analysis of MEF2 transcription factors in neural development"

Harvard Medical School
Tosteson Medical Education Center, Room 250
260 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

Advisor: Dr. Michael Greenberg, Ph.D.
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Committee on Immunology)
   
   
Amy Jia Xu Wen Fan Hu

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 at 1:00pm
“Building a Bigger Brain: Centriole Control of Cerebral Cortical Development"

Harvard Medical School
Building C, Cannon Room
240 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Advisor: Christopher A. Walsh, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Neuroscience)
   
   
Amy Jia Xu Veena Venkatachalam

Friday, May 16th, 2014 at 2:45pm
“Engineering microbial rhodopsins to expand the optogenetic toolkit”

Harvard University
The Biological Laboratories (BioLabs), Room 1080
16 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Advisor: Adam E. Cohen, Ph.D.
Harvard University (GSAS - Biophysics)
   
   
Amy Jia Xu Sarah James Hill

Monday, May 12th, 2014 at 3:00pm
“New insights into BRCA1 function and its role in cancer development”

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Smith Building, Room 308-309
450 Brookline Ave.
Boston, MA 02215

Advisor: David M. Livingston, M.D.
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Biological and Biomedical Sciences)
   
Amy Jia Xu Alexander F. Bagley

Friday, May 9th, 2014 at 2:15pm
“Optically-Active Nanomaterials for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications in Ovarian Cancer”

Koch Institute at MIT
500 Main Street, Building 76, Room 156
Cambridge, MA 02139

Advisor: Sangeeta Bhatia, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard University (GSAS - Biophysics)
   
Amy Jia Xu Neir Eshel

Friday, May 9th, 2014 at 12:00pm
“Arithmetic and local circuitry underlying dopamine prediction errors”

Harvard University
The Biological Laboratories (BioLabs), Room 1080
16 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Advisor: Naoshige Uchida, Ph.D.
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Neuroscience)
   
Amy Jia Xu Alexander O. Subtelny

Friday, May 9th, 2014 at 2:00pm
“mRNA poly(A)-tail lengths and their regulatory significance”

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
9 Cambridge Center,
Cambridge, MA 02142

Advisor: David P. Bartel, Ph.D.
Harvard University - MIT Division of HST (Biology)
   
Amy Jia Xu Jonathan David Herman

Monday, April 28th, 2014 at 11:00am
"Halofuginone: A story of how target identification of an ancient Chinese medicine and multi-step evolution informs malaria drug discovery"

Harvard School of Public Health
Building FXB, Room 301
665 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA  02115

Advisor: Dyann Wirth, Ph.D.
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

   
Amy Jia Xu Alexander Bick

Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 2:00PM
"At the Heart of the Genome: Rare Genetic Variation, Cardiovascular Disease, and Therapy"

Harvard Medical School
New Research Building Room 350
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115

Advisors: Jonathan Seidman, Ph.D., and Christine Seidman, M.D.
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Biological and Biomedical Sciences)
   
Amy Jia Xu YunXiang Chu

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 at 1:00pm
"The Role of Protein Kinase C in Short-Term Synaptic Plasticity"

Harvard Medical School
Goldenson 122
220 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

Advisor: Wade Regehr, Ph.D.
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Neuroscience)

   
Amy Jia Xu Wendy W. Liu

Monday, April 14th, 2014 at 12:15pm
"Dissecting Olfactory and Thermosensory Circuits in Drosophila"

Harvard Medical School
Goldenson 122
220 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

Advisor: Rachel Wilson, Ph.D.
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Neuroscience)

   
Amy Jia Xu Erin M. Loeliger

Monday, April 7th, 2014 at 2:00pm
"Structure-Function Analysis of the Conserved Histone Chaperone Spt6"

Harvard Medical School
New Research Building Room 350
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115

Advisor: Fred M. Winston, Ph.D.
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Biological and Biomedical Sciences)
   
Amy Jia Xu Isha Agarwal

Monday, March 31st, 2014 at 10:15am
"Exploring the associations between diabetes, fibrosis-related biomarkers, and cardiovascular disease"

Harvard Medical School
Kresge Building, Room 907
677 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

Advisor: Eric Rimm, Sc.D..
Harvard University (Biological Sciences in Public Health – Epidemiology)
   
   
Amy Jia Xu Kimberly L. Sue

Friday, February 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm
"Wicked Bad Habits: Governing Women on Heroin in the Carceral-Therapeutic State in Massachusetts"

Harvard University
William James Hall, Room 1550
33 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Advisor: Dr. Arthur Kleinman
Harvard University (Department of Anthropology)

   
Amy Jia Xu Ilka Arun Netravali

Friday, January 31, 2014 at 9:00 am
"Elucidation of plasmacytoid dendritic cell development"

Harvard Medical School
Building C, Cannon Room
240 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

Advisor: Dr. Shiv Pillai
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Committee on Immunology)