Upcoming Dissertation Defense Seminars

Adrian Veres
Monday, March 25, 2019 at 2:00pm
Title: Charting and navigating fate decisions in directed differentiation of stem-cell derived beta cells

Harvard University
1080 Biolabs
16 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Advisor: Douglas Melton., Ph.D.
Harvard University (GSAS – Systems Biology)


Thomas Patrick Howard
Monday, March 18, 2019 at 2:30pm
Title: Identification and Characterization of Vulnerabilities in Malignant Rhabdoid Tumors

Harvard Medical School
Tosteson Medical Education Center
Room 227
260 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Advisors: William C. Hahn, M.D., Ph.D. & Charles W.M. Roberts, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard University (GSAS – BBS)


Nicholas DeStefino
Friday, March 29, 2019 at 2:00pm
Title: Mechanisms of Neuronal Activity-Dependent Transcription

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

Advisor: Jesse Gray., Ph.D.
Harvard University (GSAS – BBS)


David Gootenberg
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 1:00pm
Title: HIV-associated gut microbiome differences and immune activation are dependent on host context


Advisor: Douglas Kwon, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard University (GSAS – Virology)


Chen Lossos
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 10:30am
Title: Harnessing the Tumor Microenvironment for the Treatment of Double Hit Lymphoma

Harvard Medical School
TMEC 227
260 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115

Advisor: David Weinstock, M.D.
Harvard University (GSAS – BBS)


Mark Kalinich
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 3:00pm
Title: Molecular characterization of circulating tumor cells for the earlier detection and longitudinal monitoring of hepatocellular carcinoma

Massachusetts General Hospital
Isselbacher Auditorium
149 13th Street, 7th floor
Boston, MA 02114

Advisors: Daniel Haber, M.D., Ph.D.; Shyamala Maheswaran, Ph.D.; Mehmet Toner, Ph.D.
Harvard University (GSAS – Biophysics)


Shari Grossman 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 3:00pm
Title: Predicting enhancer activity from DNA sequence

Broad Institute
Monadnock Conference Room
415 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

Advisor: Eric Lander, D.Phil.
MIT Department of Biology


Ann Morgan
Tuesday, April 22, 2019 at 3:00pm
Title: Ubiquitin Pathway Blockade by Stapled Peptide Targeting of the Ubiquitin E1 Activating Enzyme

Center for Life Science
Rm 11081B
3 Blackfan Circle
Boston, MA 02115

Advisor: Loren Walensky, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard University (GSAS – Biophysics)

Cassandra Peitzman
Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 2:00pm
Title: Private Markets, Public Aims: Welfare Analyses of Regulated Competition in the ACA Marketplaces

180 Longwood Avenue
Rm 332-A
Boston, MA 02115

Advisor: Thomas McGuire, Ph.D.
Harvard University (GSAS –Health Policy (Economics))

Recent Dissertation Defense Seminars

James Harris
Monday, March 4, 2019 at 3:00pm
Title: Mechanisms of guided axon repair and molecular damage in neurons

Harvard University
1080 Biolabs
16 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Advisor: Paola Arlotta, Ph.D.
Harvard University (GSAS – Neuroscience)


Sheldon J.J. Kwok
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 11am
Title: Massively multiplexed imaging probes for comprehensive single-cell analysis

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Building E25 Room 119/121
45 Carleton Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

Advisor: Seok-Hyun Yun, Ph.D.
MIT Department Medical Engineering and Medical Physics


Seth Cassel 
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 10:00 am
Title: Interrogating the compositional and functional diversity of mSWI/SNF complexes

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

Advisor: Cigall Kadoch, Ph.D
Harvard Medical School Division of Medical Sciences - Biological and Biomedical Sciences