Upcoming Dissertation Defense Seminars

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Recent Dissertation Defense Seminars

Alejandro De Los Angeles

Monday, June 27, 2016 at 12:00p.m.
Resetting Pluripotent Stem Cells 

Harvard Medical School
Armenise 125 (D) Amphitheater
210 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA  02115

Advisor: George Daley, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

   

Shuyu Wang

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
Studies of amino acid sensing by the mTORC1 pathway 

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

Advisor: David M. Sabatini, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard University - MIT Division of HST (Biology) 

   

Morgan Freret

Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 9:00a.m.
Molecular and functional characterization of diverse Pet1 lineage-defined neuron subtypes of the brainstem raphe system”


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

Advisor: Susan Dymecki, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Neuroscience)

   

Michael Coulter
Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 1:30p.m.
Two stories of neurodevelopment: Exosome-mediated secretion of sonic hedgehog and somatic mutation in disorders of DNA damage repair 

Harvard Medical School 
Goldenson 122
220 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

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

   

Ryan Dosumu-Johnson

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 1:00p.m.
An anatomical and functional dissection of the role Pet1 raphe neurons play in neonatal cardiorespiratory homeostasis

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

Advisor: Susan Dymecki, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Neuroscience)

   

Darja Djordjevic

Monday, May 9, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
The Cancer War(d): Onco-Nationhood in Post-Genocide Rwanda 

Tozzer Anthropology Building
21 Divinity Ave, Room 203
Cambridge, MA  02138

Advisors: Arthur Kleinman, M.D. & Paul Farmer, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard University (Department of Anthropology)

   

Erika Williams

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 3:00p.m.
Coding of internal senses: vagal gut-to-brain circuits 

Harvard Medical School
Goldenson 122
220 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

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

   

Anthony T. Nguyen

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 2:00p.m.
A novel program of ubiquitination remodels the erythroid proteome during terminal differentiation 

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

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

   

Stephen Allsop

Monday, April 25, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
Decoding observational learning: A circuit level analysis of the social brain 

Picower Institute for Learning and Memory
Picower Seminar Room
 43 Vassar St
Cambridge, MA 02139

Advisor: Kay Tye, Ph.D.
Harvard University - MIT Division of HST (Brain and Cognitive Sciences)

   

John Heintz

Monday, April 25, 2016 at 4:15 p.m.
Caged: Intimate Violence and the Search for Sovereignty at the Margins of the City 

Tozzer Anthropology Building
21 Divinity Ave, Room 203
Cambridge, MA  02138

Advisor: Arthur Kleinman, M.D.
Harvard University (Department of Anthropology)

   

Belinda Wang

Friday, April 22, 2016 at 1:00p.m.
Mechanisms of resistance to MAPK pathway inhibition in RAS-mutant cancers 

Broad Institute
415 Main St.
Yellowstone Room (75A-2001)
Cambridge, MA 02142

Advisor: William C. Hahn, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

   

Walter Chen

Friday, April 15, 2016 at 2:00p.m.
Examining the Consequences of Mitochondrial Dysfunction via Genetic Screening and Profiling of Mitochondrial Metabolites 

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

Advisor: David M. Sabatini, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard University - MIT Division of HST (Biology) 

   

Alison Hwong

Friday, April 15, 2016 at 9:00 am
Social Ties and Health: An Analysis of Patient-Doctor Trust and Network-Based Public Health Interventions Through Randomized Experiments and Simulations

Harvard School of Public Health
Biostatistics 426
677 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Advisor: Jukka-Pekka Onnela, Ph.D. 
Harvard University – Health Policy (Medical Sociology)

   

Jennifer A. Lo

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 10:30a.m.
Regulation of the inflamed tumor phenotype in melanoma immunotherapy 

MGH Charlestown
149 13th Street
Conference Room A
Charlestown, MA 02129

Advisor: David E. Fisher, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

   

Wataru Ebina

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 11:00a.m.
Combinatorial Pathway Modulation toward Ex Vivo Maintenance and Propagation of Hematopoietic Stem Cells  

Modell Center
Room 100A
210 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA  02115

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

   

Mihan Lee

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 1:00 pm
Investigating Socioeconomic Disparities in Patient Experiences of Infertility in the US”

Harvard Medical School
Longwood Avenue 180A, Room 224E
Boston, MA 02115

Advisor: Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, Ph.D. 
Harvard University - Health Policy (Medical Sociology)

   

Matthew C. Canver

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 1:00p.m.
Elucidation of Mechanisms of Fetal Hemoglobin Regulation by CRISPR/Cas9 Mediated Genome Editing 

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

Advisor: Stuart H. Orkin, M.D.
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

   

Alissa D’Gama

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 2:00p.m.
It Takes Brains: Germline and Somatic Mutations in Neurodevelopmental Disorders 

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

Advisor: Christopher A. Walsh, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

   

Benyam Kinde

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 2:00p.m.
Biochemical and genomic analysis of MeCP2 and brain-enriched DNA methylation 

Harvard Medical School
Goldenson Building, Room 122
220 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

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

   

Allen Chen

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 2:00p.m.
Engineered Biofilms for Materials Production and Patterning

Pfizer Lecture Hall
Room B23, Lower Level, Mallinckrodt Building
Chemistry Department
12 Oxford Street
CambridgeMA 02138

Advisor: Timothy K. Lu, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard University (GSAS-Biophysics)

   

Derek Peters

Monday, December 21, 2015 at 1:00p.m.
Isogenic Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Models of Cardiovascular Disease-Associated Genetic Variation” 

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

Advisors: Chad Cowan, Ph.D. & Kiran Musunuru, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

   

William Gibson

Friday, July 17, 2015 at 9:00 am
Evolution and vulnerabilities of somatic copy number alterations in cancer 

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

Advisor: Rameen Beroukhim, M.D., Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (HST MEMP)

   

Wilson Kuswanto

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 2:00 pm
The regulatory T cell response to skeletal muscle injury and its decline with age 

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

Advisors: Diane Mathis, Ph.D. & Christophe Benoist, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Committee on Immunology)