Upcoming Dissertation Defense Seminars

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

 

Recent Dissertation Defense Seminars

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)