Upcoming Dissertation Defense Seminars

Aditya Kalluri
Friday, June 28, 2019 at 10:00am
Title: TBD

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bldg E25, Room 117
45 Carleton Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

Advisor: Elazer Edelman, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard University (GSAS – Biophysics)

   

Recent Dissertation Defense Seminars

Abigail Esther Schiff
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 1:00pm
Title: HIV Infection of Alveolar Macrophages and its Association with Mycobacterium tuberculosis Intracellular Growth

Ragon Institute
1st Fl Auditorium
400 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139

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

   

Yuzhong Jeff Meng
Friday, May 31, 2019 at 11:00am
Title: Genomic Correlates of Outcome in Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocyte Therapy for Metastatic Melanoma

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

Advisor: Rameen Beroukhim, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard University (GSAS – Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

   

Senan Ebrahim
Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 2:00pm
Title: Automated detection and prediction of seizures using probing neurostimulation

Massachusetts General Hospital
Ether Dome
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

Advisor: Sydney Cash, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard University (GSAS – Neuroscience)

   

Jacob Donoghue
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 11:30am
Title: Neural dynamics of the anesthetized brain and the control of conscious states

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Singleton Auditorium (Rm 46-3002)
43 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Advisor: David Weinstock, M.D.
Harvard University - MIT Division of HST (Brain and Cognitive Sciences)

   

Jennifer Yawei Ge
Friday, May 3, 2019 at 3:00pm
Title: Tumor evolution and resistance in response to BET inhibitor combination therapies in triple-negative breast cancer

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

Advisors: Kornelia Polyak, M.D., Ph.D. & Franziska Michor, Ph.D.
Harvard University (GSAS – BBS)

   

Matthew Frederick Basilico
Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 10:00am
Title: Essays in Public Economics and Behavioral Health

Harvard Kennedy School
Littauer Center of Public Administration
Rm M-16
1805 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02138

Advisor: David M. Cutler., Ph.D.
Harvard University (GSAS – Economics)

   

Eriene-Heidi Sidhom
Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 10:00am
Title: Unraveling the molecular and cellular complexities of the kidney in health and disease

Harvard Medical School
Building C
Canon Room
240 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Advisor: Anna Greka, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard University (GSAS – BBS)

   

Mack Su
Monday, April 29, 2019 at 10:00am
Title: Tumor neoantigens and a novel hapten vaccine promote immune targeting of wild-type tumor lineage antigens and improve response to immune checkpoint blockade

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
149, 13th Street
Isselbacher Auditorium, 7th floor
Charlestown, MA 02129

Advisor: David E. Fisher, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard University (GSAS – Biophysics)

   

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

TBD

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))
   

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