2018 DMS Hooding Ceremony

The 11th Annual DMS Hooding Ceremony to honor the 2018 Graduating Class in the Division of Medical Sciences was held on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center.

 

 


2018 Graduates in attendance

*Mentor not pictured

Benjamin Joseph Andreone

"Regulation of transcytosis underlies blood-brain barrier permeability"

 

Mentor: Chenghua Gu

(Neuroscience)

 

   

Ariel Cacayuran Aspiras

"Genetic Basis of Metabolic Evolution in the Cave fish Astyanax mexicanus"

 

Mentor: Clifford Tabin

(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

 

   

Andrew Mitchell Ayoob

"Progress Toward Improved Drug Delivery to the Inner Ear: Methods of Measuring Intracochlear Drug Distribution and Materials-Based Approaches for Controlled Release"

 

Mentor: Robert Langer

(Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology)

   

Peris Nicole Bentley

"The Role of the SMC5/6 Complex in the Papillomavirus Replication Cycle"

 

Mentor: Peter Howley*

(Virology)

   

Adam Samuel Brown

"Expanding the Computational Drug Repositioning Toolbox"

 

Mentor: Chirag Patel*

(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

 

   

Flavian Duvalle Brown

"Regulation of T Lymphocytes by Fibroblastic Reticular Cells"

 

Mentor: W. Nicholas Haining

(Immunology)

   

Diana Qing Cai

"Functional and genomic approaches in identifying new oncogenes and pathogens"

 

Mentor: Matthew Meyerson

(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

   

Jonathan Chang

"Dynamic Changes and Interactions between Cerebrospinal Fluid and Neural Progenitors in Early Brain Development"

 

Mentor: Michael Carroll

(Immunology)

   

Jessica Jing-Shiuan Chiang

"Activation and Antagonism of RIG-I-Mediated Innate Immune Signaling by Herpes Simplex Virus 1"

 

Mentor: Michaela Gack*

(Virology)

   

Jeeeun Choi

"Investigating the role of the chromatin factor SIRT6 in metabolism of squamous cell carcinoma"

 

Mentor: Raul Mostoslavsky

(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

 

   

Jonathan Chow

"Drosophila immunity and homeostasis during viral infection"

 

Mentor: Jonathan Kagan

(Immunology)

   

Zachary Michael Collins

"Mechanisms of Scale Invariance in Embryonic Patterning Systems"

 

Mentor: Sean Megason

(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

   

Michael Coulter

"Two stories of neurodevelopment: Exosome-mediated secretion of sonic hedgehog and Somatic mutation in disorders of DNA damage repair"

 

Mentor: Christopher A. Walsh

(Neuroscience)

   

Christopher Patrick Davis

"Analysis of noncoding RNA function at specific genomic loci"

 

Mentor: Robert Kingston*

(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

   

Ezana Abebe Demissie

"Identification of a loss of function allele that spontaneously arose in a widely used C57BL/6 substrain reveals a novel role for Dock2 in T cell homeostasis and differentiation"

 

Mentor: Shiv Pillai

(Immunology)

   

Joseph Dexter

"Quantitative approaches to cellular information processing and metabolic regulation"

 

Mentors: Jeremy Gunawardena* & Vamsi Mootha*

(Systems Biology)

   

Sabin Dhakal

"Functional heterogeneity among clonal populations derived from a triple negative breast cancer cell line"

 

Mentor: Joan Brugge*

(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

   

Ershela Durresi

"Genome-wide identification and analysis of human neuronal activity-dependent enhancers in evolution and disease"

 

Mentor: Michael E. Greenberg

(Neuroscience)

   

Jean Fan

"Computational and Statistical Methods for Characterizing Single-cell Heterogeneity"

 

Mentor: Peter Kharchenko*

(Biomedical Informatics)

   

Martin Yu Fan

"Differential roles of IL-2 signaling in developing versus mature Tregs"

 

Mentor: Laurence Turka*

(Immunology)

   

Emma Catherine Fink

"nvestigating the mechanism and species-specificity of thalidomide derivatives"

 

Mentor: Benjamin Ebert

(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

   

C. Scott Gallagher

"Genetic, Functional, and Epidemiologic Analyses of Genomic Variants in Uterine Leiomyomata"

 

Mentor: Cynthia Morton

(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

 

   

Siting Gan

"When the circadian clock cannot be set: An unstable singularity underlies stochastic phasing of the circadian clock in individual cyanobacterial cells"

 

Mentor: Erin O’Shea*

(Systems Biology)

 

   

Lara Nicole Gechijian

"The design and characterization of bifunctional degraders of TRIM24, a novel transcriptional dependency in hematologic malignancies"

 

Mentor: Nathanael Gray

(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

 

   

Dustin Shahab Griesemer

"Assaying 3-Prime Untranslated Region Variants in a Massively Parallel Fashion"

 

Mentor: Pardis Sabeti*

(Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics)

 

   

Rachel Maria Guerra

"Selective Covalent Targeting of BFL-1 by Cysteine-Reactive Stapled Peptide Inhibitors to Reactivate Apoptosis in Cancer"

 

Mentor: Loren Walensky

(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

 

   

Stephanie Louise Guerra

"Co-targeting kinases and epigenetic regulators for the treatment of Ras-driven lung cancer"

 

Mentor: Karen Cichowski

(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

   

Jonathan Edward Henninger

"Clonal analysis of native and malignant hematopoiesis using color barcoding in zebrafish"

 

Mentor: Leonard Zon

(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

 

   

Tiffany Yeong-Ting Hsu

"Inter-species interactions in microbial communities"

 

Mentor: Curtis Huttenhower*

(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

 

   

Yu-Han Huang Hsu

"Developing Computational Methods for Analyzing Metabolomics Data and Applications to Study Obesity"

 

Mentor: Joel Hirschhorn

(Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics)

 

   

Johnny Hao Hu

"Directed evolution of Cas9 for mammalian genome editing"

 

Mentor: David Liu*

(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

   

Troy Patrick Hubbard

"Intestinal colonization by the enteric pathogens Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Vibrio cholerae"

 

Mentor: Matthew Waldor

(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

 

   

Ilana Ashley Kelsey

"Repression of the protein kinase PIM3 by an mTORC1-regulated microRNA"

 

Mentor: Brendan Manning*

(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

 

   

Peter Koch

"Systems and chemical biology approaches for the study of innate immune signaling pathways"

 

Mentors: Timothy Mitchison & Peter Sorger*

(Systems Biology)

 

   

Jessica Leigh Lawler

"Functional analysis of multiple activities associated with the herpes simplex virus-1 DNA polymerase"

 

Mentor: Donald Coen*

(Virology)

   

Ben Bicen Li

"mTOR-4EBP1/2-independent translational regulation of mRNAs encoding ribosomal proteins"

 

Mentor: Jean Zhao

(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

   

Sherry Ginging Lin

"Elucidating CTCF-mediated regulation of V(D)J recombination at the Immunoglobulin heavy chain locus"

 

Mentor: Frederick Alt*

(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

 

   

Emi Ling

"Growth factor signaling-mediated control of enhancer specification"

 

Mentor: Michael E. Greenberg

(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

   

Elizabeth Yakovlevna Litvina

"Functional Convergence at the Mouse Retinogeniculate Synapse"

 

Mentor: Chinfei Chen

(Neuroscience)

 

   

Seav Huong Ly

"Investigation of KRAS Dependency Bypass and Functional Characterization of All Possible KRAS Missense Variants"

 

Mentor: William Hahn*

(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

   

Joseph Mandelbaum

"Modulators of hematopoietic stem cell specification using zebrafish embryo cultures"

 

Mentor: Leonard Zon

(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

   

Elliott Scott Milner

"Mechanisms of Intensity Encoding for Non-Image-Forming Visual Functions"

 

Mentor: Michael Do

(Neuroscience)

   

William James Neidermyer

"A Global View of Translation in Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Infected Cells"

 

Mentor: Sean Whelan

(Virology)

   

Elaine Marie Oberlick

"High-throughput Small-molecule Screening Reveals Novel Vulnerabilities for Pediatric Rhabdoid Tumor"

 

Mentor: Charles Roberts*

(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

   

Matthew Stephen Owen

"Consequences of Caspase Inhibition in Differentiating Myoblasts"

 

Mentor: Suzanne Gaudet

(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

 

   

Josh Pan

"Functional dissection of mSWI/SNF protein complexes using fitness screening and epigenome profiling"

 

Mentor: Cigall Kadoch

(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

   

Marisella Panduro Sicheva

"Skeletal Muscle Macrophages: Characterization and Regulation by Regulatory T cells"

 

Mentor: Diane Mathis

(Immunology)

 

   

Stanislav Pashkovski

"A Chemical Odor Map in Cortex"

 

Mentor: Sandeep Robert Datta*

(Neuroscience)

 

   

Daniel Stark Pearson

"Novel Roles for the Terminal RNA Uridylyltransferases ZCCHC6 and ZCCHC11 in Development and Disease"

 

Mentor: George Daley

(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

 

   

Brian Joseph Pepe-Mooney

"Single-Cell Sequencing and in Vivo Analysis of the Biliary Epithelium Reveal a Dynamic and Essential
Role for Yap"

 

Mentor: Fernando Camargo

(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

 

   

Cole Winstead Peters

"Restriction of y34.5-deleted Oncolytic Herpes Simplex Virus-1 in Glioblastoma Stem Cells and Therapies to Treat Them"

 

Mentor: Samuel Rabkin

(Virology)

 

   

Marc Stuart Presler

"Large-scale studies of the protein biochemistry regulating meiotic exit and fertilization"

 

Mentor: Marc Kirschner

(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

 

   

Jonathan R Pritz

"Allosteric Sensitization of Pro-Apoptotic BAX"

 

Mentor: Loren Walensky

(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

 

   

David Puyraimond-Zemmour

"Transcriptional heterogeneity, identity and stability of regulatory T cells"

 

Mentor: Christophe Benoist

(Immunology)

 

   

Tara Raam

"The contribution of hippocampal oxytocin receptors to social memory processing"

 

Mentor: Amar Sahay

(Neuroscience)

 

   

Sana Raoof

"Targeting FGFR to Overcome EMT-related Resistance to EGFR Inhibition in EGFR-mutated Non-small Cell Lung Cancer"

 

Mentor: Daniel Haber

(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

 

   

Deepali Bharati Ravel

"Mechanisms of Cellular Remodeling during Plasmodium falciparum Sequestration and Transmission"

 

Mentor: Matthias Marti

(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

 

   

Crystal Allison Rawlings

"The impact of HIV-1 infection on vitamin A metabolism and intestinal dendritic cells"

 

Mentor: Bruce Walker

(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

 

   

Jose Reyes

"A continuum model of cell fate in the response of human cells to ionizing radiation"

 

Mentor: Galit Lahav*

(Systems Biology)

 

   

Rachel Rene Romeo

"Environmental Influences on the Neural Basis of Reading and Language Developmentt"

 

Mentor: John Gabrieli

(Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology)

 

   

Erica Lynn Sennott

"Innate immune responses to the intracellular pathogens Chlamydia trachomatis and Shigella flexneri"

 

Mentor: Michael Starnbach*

(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

 

   

Mashaal Sohail

"Sex, Mutation & Selection: Maintaining Genetic Diversity"

 

Mentor: Shamil Sunyaev

(Systems Biology)

 

   

Hannah Elizabeth Somhegyi

"Neuropeptides in Neural Circuits and Behavior"

 

Mentors: Dragana Rogulja* and Wei-Chung Allen Lee*

(Neuroscience)

 

   

Jenna Geddes Sweeney

"Glycan-mediated regulation of melanoma growth and survival"

 

Mentor: Charles Dimitroff

(Immunology)

 

   

Catherine Li Ming Tan

“Regulation of immune homeostasis, autoimmunity and protective immunity by the CD160 and PD-1 co-inhibitory molecules”

 

Mentor: Arlene Sharpe

(Immunology)

 

   

Daniel Raphael Tarjan

"Causality in Epigenetics: Strategies for Targeted Epigenome Engineering of Transcriptional Regulation and Genome Topology"

 

Mentor: Bradley Bernstein*

(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

 

   

Lindsay Nicole Theodore

"Extrinsic Regulation of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Formation and Function"

 

Mentor: Trista North

(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

 

   

Joseph Timpona

"VSV vectors as vaccines for emerging viruses and as probes for entry pathways"

 

Mentor: Sean Whelan

(Virology)

 

   

Tyshia Kyree Wellman

"Epigenetic Alterations Induced by Human Papillomavirus E6 and E7 Oncoproteins"

 

Mentor: Karl Münger

(Virology)

 

   

Xiaoji Wu

"Base-Resolution and Single-Cell Analysis of Active DNA Demethylation Using Methylase-Assisted Bisulfite Sequencing"

 

Mentor: Yi Zhang

(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

 

   

Zhiqi Candice Yip

"Dendrite patterning as a model for self-organizing systems"

 

Mentor: Maxwell Heiman

(Neuroscience)

 

   

Andrea R Yung

"Functional characterization of Netrin-1 and its role in CNS-PNS boundary maintenance in the developing vertebrate brainstem"

 

Mentor: Lisa Goodrich

(Neuroscience)

 

   

Wen Zheng

"Intestinal Complement Modulates Colitis by Targeting the Gut Microbiota"

 

Mentor: Dennis Kasper

(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

 

   

Jennifer Margaret Zuk

"Sowing seeds of literacy: Factors that promote language and reading acquisition along the neurodevelopmental trajectory from infancy to school age"

 

Mentor: Nadine Gaab

(Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology)

Graduating Class of '18

John Abel
Benjamin Andreone
Hugo Arellano-Santoyo
Ariel Aspiras
Andrew Ayoob
Peris Bentley

Nicholas Oliver Bodnar
Adam Brown
Flavian Brown
Donald Marion Bryant
Diana Cai
Jonathan Chang
Jessica Chiang
Jeeeun Choi
Jonathan Chow
Zachary Collins

Michael Coulter
Christopher Davis
Molly DeCristo
Ezana Demissie
Joseph Dexter
Sabin Dhakal
Julie A Donaghey
Laura Nicole Driscoll
Ershela Durresi
Jean Fan
Martin Fan
Emma Fink
Kate Mckenzie Franz
Morgan Elizabeth Freret
C. Scott Gallagher
Siting Gan
Lara Gechijian
Abigail Goff
Dustin Shahab Griesemer

Daniel B. Grubaugh
Rachel Guerra
Stephanie Guerra
Jonathan Henninger
Tiffany Hsu
Yu-Han Hsu
Johnny Hu
Troy Hubbard
Adrian Jinich
Ilana Kelsey
Peter Koch
Ayano Christine Kohlgruber
Lindsay Hsien Pin Kua
Jamie Lee Lahvic
Jessica Lawler
Ben Li
Bing Hang Li
Sherry Lin
Emi Ling
Elizabeth Litvina
Seav Huong Ly
Joseph Mandelbaum
Robert Thomas Manguso
Elliott Milner
William Neidermyer
Nicole Leslie Neubarth
Shay Neufeld
Hon Man Alex Ng
Michael Norsworthy
Elaine Oberlick
Matthew Owen
Josh Pan
Marisella Panduro Sicheva
Stanislav Pashkovski
Daniel Stark Pearson
Brian Pepe-Mooney
Cole Peters
Marc Presler
Jonathan Pritz
David Puyraimond-Zemmour
Tara Raam
Sana Raoof
Deepali Ravel
Crystal Rawlings
Jose Reyes
Rachel Elizabeth Rodin
Rachel Romeo
Erica Sennott
Quinlan Lloyd Sievers
Mashaal Sohail
Hannah Somhegyi
Clara Kwon Starkweather
Jenna Sweeney
Catherine Tan
Longzhi Tan
Daniel Tarjan
Lindsay Theodore
Joseph Timpona
Jessalyn Ubellacker
Tyshia Wellman
Shirlee Wohl
Terence Cheng Wong
Kevin Jing Poh Woods
Xiaoji Wu
Yuwen Ellen Wu
He Xu
Zhiqi Yip
Andrea Yung
Huadi Zhang
Wen Zheng
Jennifer Zuk


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