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Thesis Defenses

Psychophysical and Physiological Study of Active Vision via Fixational Eye Movements
Date: Friday, May 27, 2022 - 12:00pm

Yen-Chu Lin
Physiology, Biophysics and Systems Biology

Chairperson: Dr. Keith P. Purpura
Major Sponsor: Dr. Jonathan D. Victor
Minor Sponsors: Dr. Emre Aksay

Additional Member: Dr. Michele Rucci (University of Rochester)

SUMO Contributes to Preferential Substrate Processing by the Ufd1/Npl4-Cdc48 Complex
Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 9:00am

Hyein Grace Lee
Biochemistry and Structural Biology

Chairperson: Dr. Xiaolan Zhao
Major Sponsor: Dr. Christopher D. Lima
Minor Sponsors: Drs. Yael David and Pengbo Zhou

The Histone Methyltransferase KMT2D Suppresses SHH-Driven Medulloblastoma Tumor Progression and Metastasis
Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 10:00am

Reeti M. Sanghrajka
Cell and Developmental Biology

Chairperson: Dr. Robert Benezra
Major Sponsor: Dr. Alexandra Joyner
Minor Sponsors: Drs. Adrienne Boire and Lukas Dow

Additional Member(s):  Dr. Tuomas Tammela (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) 

Loss of Bromodomain-Containing Protein 9 (BRD9) Reprograms Tumor Response to Natural Killer (NK) Cell-Mediated Killing
Date: Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 1:00pm

Joyce P. Pasion
Pharmacology

Chairperson: Dr. Sarat Chandarlapaty
Major Sponsor: Dr. Hans-Guido Wendel
Minor Sponsors: Drs. Yael David, David Scheinberg and Joseph Sun

Strategies to Improve the Engineering of Cancer Associated SNVs With Base Editing
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 4:00pm

Alyna Y. Katti
Cell and Developmental Biology

Chairperson: Dr. Andrea Schietinger
Major Sponsor: Dr. Lukas Dow
Minor Sponsors: Drs. Scott Lowe and Tuomas Tammela

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