Upcoming Dissertation Defense Seminars

Jebril F. Kedir
Date and Title TBD
MD-PhD Candidate in MIT Biology
Advisor: David M. Sabitini, M.D., Ph.D.

Diana Y. Lu
Date and Title TBD
MD-PhD Candidate in Harvard University GSAS - Division of Medical Sciences Program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Advisor: Kimberly Stegmaier, M.D.

Emily S. Unger
Date and Title TBD
MD-PhD Candidate in Harvard University GSAS - Population Health Sciences in Social and Behavior Sciences
Advisor: Lisa Faye Berkman, Ph.D.

Recent Dissertation Defense Seminars

Jenny Lu
Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
Title: Remapping and transformation of neural codes in the Drosophila navigation system
MD-PhD Candidate in Harvard University GSAS - Division of Medical Sciences Program in Neuroscience
Advisor: Rachel Wilson, Ph.D.

Dawn E. Comstock
Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
Title: Regulation of immune response by ATP-dependent chromatin remodeling complexes 
MD-PhD Candidate in Harvard University GSAS - Division of Medical Sciences Program in Immunology
Advisor: Cigall Kadoch, Ph.D.

Paul Dannenberg
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
Title: Scalable development of multiplexed microparticle technologies for optical single-cell barcoding
MD-PhD Candidate in MIT HST Medical Engineering and Medical Physics
Advisor: Seok-Hyun Andy Yun, Ph.D.

Kwadwo Owusu-Boaitey
Monday, June 14, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.
Title: How, when, and where: fate selection in regenerative planarians
MD-PhD Candidate in MIT Biology
Advisor: Peter Reddien, Ph.D.

Timothy M. Caradonna
Monday, June 7, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.
Title: Protein Engineering Strategies to Modulate B Cell Responses
MD-PhD Candidate in Harvard University GSAS - Biophysics
Advisors: Aaron G. Schmidt, Ph.D. and Stephen C. Harrison, Ph.D.

John Mikhael
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.
Title: Dopamine and the Neurobiological Foundations of Learning and Performance
MD-PhD Candidate in Harvard University GSAS - Division of Medical Sciences Program in Neuroscience
Advisor: Sam J. Gershman, Ph.D.

Hayley J. Zullow
Friday, June 11, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.
Title: Dysregulation of mSWI/SNF (BAF) Complexes in Human Malignancy
MD-PhD Candidate in Harvard University GSAS - Division of Medical Sciences Program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Advisor: Cigall Kadoch, Ph.D.

Angela Q. Zhang
Friday, May 28, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.
Title: Tumor-agnostic immunotherapy by delivery of CAR T cell ligands to solid tumors
MD-PhD Candidate in Harvard University GSAS - Biophysics
Advisor: Darrell J. Irvine, Ph.D.

Carly G. K. Ziegler
Friday, April 30, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.
Title: Impaired Cell Intrinsic Immunity to SARS-CoV-2 Underlies Severe COVID-19
MD-PhD Candidate in Harvard University GSAS - Biophysics
Advisor: Alex K. Shalek, Ph.D.

Ethan B. Manelin
Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.
Title: Complex Care: Health, Bureaucracy, and Neo-Welfarism in Los Angeles County
MD-PhD Candidate in Harvard University GSAS - Anthropology
Advisor: Arthur M. Kleinman, M.D.

Allison Hamilos
Friday, March 12, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
Title: Dynamic dopaminergic activity controls the timing of self-timed movement
MD-PhD Candidate in Harvard University GSAS - Division of Medical Sciences Program in Neuroscience
Advisor: John A. Assad, Ph.D.

Zinan Zhang
Monday, February 8, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
Title: From Phenotype to Genotype: Discovery of New Molecular Primary Immunodeficiencies
MD-PhD Candidate in University of Cambridge
Advisors: Kenneth Smith, M.B.B.S, Ph.D. and Michael Lenardo, M.D.

Yuri Ahuja
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
Title: Risk Prediction and Calibration with Weak Supervision using the Electronic Health Record
MD-PhD Candidate in Harvard University GSAS - Biostatistics
Advisor: Tianxi Cai, Sc.D.

Jose Orozco
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
Title: Signal transduction in the mTORC1 pathway by metabolites derived from methionine and glucose
MD-PhD Candidate in MIT Biology
Advisor: David M. Sabatini, M.D., Ph.D.