Upcoming Dissertation Defense Seminars

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Recent Dissertation Defense Seminars

Michael Susman

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 1:00p.m.
The Wnt5a-Ror Signaling Pathway in the Morphogenesis of the Embryo

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

Advisor: Michael E. Greenberg, Ph.D.
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Program in Neuroscience)

 

Luciano Custo Greig

Friday, June 19, 2015 at 2:00p.m.
Transcriptional controls over specification of neocortical projection neuron subtype and area identity  

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

Advisor: Jeffrey D. Macklis, M.D.
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

   

Divya Jayaraman

Monday, June 15, 2015 at 2:00p.m.
The role of centriole biogenesis in control of brain size

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 – Program in Neuroscience)

   

Morgan Hennessy 

Friday, June 12, 2015 at 12:00p.m.
Function-specific serotonergic neurons in the control of breathing and body temperature 

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 - Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

   

Alona Birjiniuk

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 1:00pm
“Particle tracking for understanding the properties and dynamics of bacterial biofilms”

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Building 4, Room 370
Cambridge, MA 02139

Advisors: Patrick S. Doyle, Ph.D. & Katharina Ribbeck, Ph.D.
Harvard University - MIT Division of HST (Chemical Engineering) 

   

Jared Mayers

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
Whole body metabolic alterations as an early event in Kras-driven cancers

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

Advisor: Matthew Vander Heiden, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard University - MIT Division of HST (Biology) 

   

Priya Srikanth

Monday, May 11, 2015 at 12:00pm
Schizophrenia-Relevant DISC1 Interruption Alters Wnt Signaling and Cell Fate in Human iPSC-Derived Neurons”

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

Advisors: Dennis Selkoe, M.D. & Tracy Young-Pearse, Ph.D.  
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Program in Neuroscience)

   

Alisha Ling

Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 10:30am
The Role of Hepatic FoxO1 in Insulin Resistance”

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

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

   

Xinli Hu

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Discovery and Functional Interpretation of Genetic Risk in Autoimmune Diseases 

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

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

   

Melis Anahtar

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 1:00 pm
The contribution of cervicovaginal microbiota and hormonal contraceptives to genital inflammation and HIV acquisition risk 

Ragon Institute Auditorium
400 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139

Advisors: Bruce D. Walker, M.D. & Douglas Kwon, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Committee on Immunology)

   

David Kim

Monday, April 27, 2015 at 1:00 pm
“Social Networks and Health: From Epidemiology to Intervention” 

Harvard University
14 Story St.
4th Floor Conference Room
Cambridge, MA 02138
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Advisors: Nicholas Christakis, M.D., Ph.D., James Fowler, Ph.D., Peter Marsden, Ph.D., Jukka-Pekka Onnela, Ph.D. 
Harvard University – Health Policy (Medical Sociology)

   

Scott S. Lee

Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 2:30 pm
Three Field Experiments on Incentives for Health Workers” 

Harvard Business School
Hawes Hall, Room 202
Boston, MA 02163
Advisors: Nava Ashraf, Ph.D., Paul Farmer, M.D., Ph.D., Michael Kremer, Ph.D., Andrew Weiss, Ph.D.
Harvard University – Health Policy 

   

Katie Lee Hwang

Friday, April 10, 2015 at 1:00 pm
The Metabolic Role of the Hippo Pathway in Liver Development and Cancer 

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

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

   

Aaron Schwartz

Monday, April 13, 2015 at 3:00 pm
Measuring Health Care Quality and Value: Theory and Empirics 

Dept. of Health Care Policy, HMS
180A Longwood Ave
Room 224E
Boston, MA 02115

Advisors: Joseph P. Newhouse, Ph.D., Michael McWilliams, M.D., Ph.D., Michael Chernew, Ph.D.
Harvard University – Health Policy (Economics)

   

Joseph Bell

Friday, April 17, 2015 at 1:00 pm
Non-linear stimulus integration in olfactory behavior 

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

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

   

Zhi-Yang Tsun

Friday, March 13, 2015 at 1:00 pm
“The Smart-Lysosome: Regulation of the mTORC1 growth pathway by amino acids”

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) 

   

Jennifer Yeh

Monday, March 16, 2015 at 1:00 pm
Molecular Modulators of the Oncogenic Transcription Factor STAT3”

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

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