Upcoming Dissertation Defense Seminars

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Recent Dissertation Defense Seminars

Lucy Chen
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 3:15 p.m.
Title: Rethinking Provider Quality and Behavior: Evidence from Exemplars, Guidelines, and Teams
MD-PhD Candidate in Harvard University GSAS – Healthy Policy (Management)
Advisors: J. Michael McWilliams, M.D., Ph.D., Jessica L. Cohen, Ph.D., and Robert S. Huckman, Ph.D.

Maximilian Pany
Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 3:15 p.m.
Title: Health Care Quality Revealed in Hospital and Physician Behavior
MD-PhD Candidate in Harvard University GSAS – Healthy Policy (Management)
Advisors: Michael E. Chernew, Ph.D., Leemore S. Dafny, Ph.D., and J. Michael McWilliams, M.D., Ph.D.

Daniel Weiner
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 12 p.m.
Title: Integration of common and rare genetic variation across complex traits and neuropsychiatric disorders
MD-PhD Candidate in Harvard University GSAS - Bioinformatics & Integrative Genomics
Advisors: Elise Robinson, Sc.D., and Luke O'Connor, Ph.D.

Stephanie McNamara
Monday, August 29, 2022 at 10 a.m.
Title: Mechano-immuno-therapy for Skeletal Muscle Repair
MD-PhD Candidate in Harvard University GSAS - Medical Engineering and Medical Physics at SEAS
Advisor: David Mooney, Ph.D.

Sofia Hu
Friday, July 22, 2022 at 1 p.m.
Title: Transcription factor antagonism regulates heterogeneity in embryonic stem cell states
MD-PhD Candidate in MIT– Biology
Advisors: Jacqueline Lees, Ph.D., and Salil Garg, M.D., Ph.D.

Omar Yaghi
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 11 a.m.
Title: Uncovering Stromal Cell Functions in Acute and Chronic Muscle Injuries
MD-PhD Candidate in Harvard University GSAS – Immunology
Advisor: Diane Mathis, Ph.D.

Julia Page
Monday, June 13, 2022 at 2 p.m.
Title: A Recurrent Mechanism of Peptidoglycan Amidase Activation.
MD-PhD Candidate in Harvard University GSAS - Chemical Biology
Advisor: Suzanne Walker, Ph.D.

Tushar Kamath
Friday, June 10, 2022 at 2 p.m.
Title: Cell states and differential vulnerabilities in neurodegenerative disease
MD-PhD Candidate in Harvard University GSAS - Biophysics
Advisor: Evan Macosko M.D., Ph.D.

Claudio Macias Trevino
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 1 p.m.
Title: Transcriptional regulation of ERSP1 and its role in craniofacial morphogenesis
MD-PhD Candidate in Harvard University GSAS - Division of Medical Sciences Program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Advisor: Eric C Liao, M.D., Ph.D.

Sarah Weiss
Monday, June 6, 2022 at 3 p.m.
Title: Deletion of an exhaustion-specific PD-1 enhancer modulates CD8+ T cell fate and function
MD-PhD Candidate in Harvard University GSAS - Immunology
Advisor: Arlene Sharpe, M.D., Ph.D.

Douglas Brown
Friday, June 3, 2022 at 2 p.m.
Title: MFSD7C is an ATP Transporter that Supports Bacterial Killing by Alveolar Macrophages in a Lipid-Rich Microenvironment
MD-PhD Candidate in MIT – Biology
Advisor: Jianzhu Chen, Ph.D.

Katherine Nabel
Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 2 p.m.
Title: Molecular mechanisms for broad neutralization of emerging RNA viruses
MD-PhD Candidate in Harvard University GSAS - Virology
Advisor: Jonathan Abraham, M.D., Ph.D.

Ally Freedy
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.
Title: Discovering the biology of chromatin regulators with drug-resistance alleles
MD-PhD Candidate in Harvard University GSAS – Chemical Biology
Advisor: Brian Liau, Ph.D.

Max Valenstein
Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 10 a.m.
Title: Integration of amino acid signals by the mTORC1 pathway
MD-PhD Candidate in MIT Biology
Advisor: Iain M. Cheeseman, Ph.D.

Patrick Lenehan
Monday, May 2, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
Title: Investigating the impact of eosinophils on pancreatic cancer growth and metastasis
MD-PhD Candidate in Harvard University GSAS - Immunology
Advisor: Stephanie Dougan, Ph.D.

Sara Rubin
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.
Title: Zebrafish Immune Cell Development and Diversity in Health and Disease
MD-PhD Candidate in Harvard University GSAS - Immunology
Advisor: Leonard I. Zon, M.D.

Shyam Akula
Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.
Title: The Genetics of Cortical Folding: From Mechanisms to Diagnosis
MD-PhD Candidate in Harvard University GSAS - Neuroscience
Advisor: Christopher A. Walsh, M.D., Ph.D.

Deborah Plana
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
Title: Clinical trial data science to advance precision oncology
MD-PhD Candidate in Harvard University GSAS - Systems, Synthetic, and Quantitative Biology
Advisor: Adam Palmer, Ph.D. and Peter Sorger, Ph.D.

Eduardo Maury
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 1 p.m.
Title: Somatic mutations in the human brain: Tracing the origins of cancer and schizophrenia
MD-PhD Candidate in Harvard University GSAS – Bioinformatics & Integrative Genomics
Advisor: Christopher A. Walsh, M.D., Ph.D. and Eunjung Alice Lee, Ph.D.

Blake Hauser
Monday, March 7, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.
Title: Rationally Designed Immunogens Enable Immune Focusing Following SARS-CoV-2 Spike Imprinting
MD-PhD Candidate in Harvard University GSAS - Biophysics
Advisor: Aaron Schmidt, Ph.D.

Yidi Wang
Monday, November 22, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.
Title: Immune surveillance: lessons from meningeal endothelial cells and bisphosphonates
MD-PhD Candidate in Harvard University GSAS - Division of Medical Sciences Program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Advisor: Ulrich H. von Andrian, M.D., Ph.D.

Emily S. Unger
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
Title: Caring for Caregivers: How Medicaid Home Care Policy Affects Family Caregivers’ Health
MD-PhD Candidate in Harvard University GSAS - Population Health Sciences in Social and Behavior Sciences
Advisor: Lisa Faye Berkman, Ph.D.

Jibril F. Kedir
Monday, September 13, 2021 10:00 a.m.
Title: Regulation of amino acid transport across the lysosomal surface by the mTORC1 pathway
MD-PhD Candidate in MIT Biology
Advisor: David M. Sabitini, M.D., Ph.D.

Diana Y. Lu
Monday, September 13, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
Title: Transcriptional Constraint Of EWS/FLI Promotes Ewing Sarcoma
MD-PhD Candidate in Harvard University GSAS - Division of Medical Sciences Program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Advisor: Kimberly Stegmaier, M.D.