Upcoming Dissertation Defense Seminars

DMS Students and Faculty are invited to attend the virtual dissertation defense seminars listed below. For Zoom links to seminars, please log in to https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/dmsdefenses with your Harvard Key.

  

Apr
7

Angela Kim

Neural Basis for Regulation of Vasopressin Secretion by Presystemic Anticipated Disturbances in Osmolality, and by Hypoglycemia

 

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 1:30 PM

Advisor: Bradford Lowell

Neuroscience

 

Apr
7

Rachel Nicole Cotton

Capture and molecular control of CD1a-autoreactive T cells in human skin

 

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Advisor: D. Branch Moody

Immunology

 

Apr
8

Alexandra Pourzia

Context-dependent requirements for mitochondrial apoptosis in CAR T killing of cancer cells

 

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Advisor: Anthony Letai

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 

Apr
10

Caleb Lareau

Scalable approaches for inferring chromatin states and lineages of human cells

 

Friday, April 10, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Advisor: Vijay Sankaran

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 

Apr
10

Elizabeth Spring Jaensch

Introduction of Polycomb-mediated compaction and phase separation activity in stem cells impairs differentiation

 

Friday, April 10, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Advisor: Robert Kingston

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 

Apr
16

James Burns Eaglesham

Evolution and Regulation of Antiviral Nucleotide Signaling

 

Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 11 AM
Advisor: Philip Kranzusch

Virology

 

Apr
16

Robert Evan Johnson

Probabilistic models of larval zebrafish behavior reveal structure on many scales

 

Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Advisor: Florian Engert

Neuroscience

 

Apr
17

Catherine Amanda Freije

Sequence-informed, Cas13-based technologies for RNA viruses

 

Friday, April 17, 2020 at 10:30
Advisor: Pardis Sabeti

Virology

 

Apr
17

Suk Joon Lee

Dopamine dependent modulation of striatal protein kinase A activity during reinforcement learning

 

Advisor: Bernardo Sabatini

Neuroscience

 

Apr
20

William Yuan

Robust Predictions with Observational Data

 

Monday, April 20, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Advisor: Isaac Kohane

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 

Apr
24

Rachel Marie Rudlaff

 

Friday, April 24, 2020
Advisor: Jeffrey Dvorin

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 

Apr
28

Thao Thanh Truong

The Cell Elongation Activity of Peptidoglycan Endopeptidases Antagonizes Cell Division in Escherichia coli

 

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Advisor: Thomas Bernhardt

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 

Apr
29

Cristhian Cadena

Assembly of RIG-I signaling complexes in antiviral immunity

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Advisor: Sun Hur

Virology

 

Apr
29

Gergana Georgieva Shipkovenska

Requirements for epigenetic inheritance of heterochromatin in fission yeast

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 12:30 PM
Advisor: Danesh Moazed

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 

Apr
30

Jacob Aaron Turner

Treg cell Tgf-beta1 regulates distinct checkpoints governing food allergy and autoimmunity

 

Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 1:00 PM
Advisor: Talal Chatilar

Immunology

 

May
1

Po-Ting Liu

Establishment of the SIV Reservoir and Mechanisms of Viral Rebound in Rhesus Monkeys

 

Friday, May 1, 2020 at 10:30 AM
Advisor: Dan Barouch

Virology

 

May
1

Rebecca Tayler Cottman

Engineering CTCF DNA-binding specificity to alter gene expression and genome topology in human cells

 

Friday, May 1, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Advisor: Jae Joung

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 

May
1

Juhi Razdan Kuchroo

 

Friday, May 1, 2020
Advisor: Arlene Sharpe

Immunology

 

May
4

Chong Guo

 

Monday, May 4, 2020
Advisor: Wade Regehr

Neuroscience

 

May
4

Yuancheng Lu

 

Monday, May 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Advisor: David Sinclair

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 

May
4

Phillip John Tomezsko

Next-generation sequencing techniques to study HIV-1 transcription and RNA structure

 

Monday, May 4, 2020 at 1:00 PM
Advisor: Daniel Kuritzkes

Virology

 

May
5

Samuel Spenser Sharpe Freeman

 

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Advisor: Gad Getz

Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics

 

May
6

Haley Ellen Manchester

 

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Advisor: Karen Cichowski

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 

Jun
10

Vinita Joshi

 

Friday, June 10, 2020
Advisor: Todd Allen

Virology

 

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