Upcoming Dissertation Defense Seminars

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)

   

Recent Dissertation Defense Seminars

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)