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Integrative Computational Analysis of Epigenetic Changes in Cellular Differentiation
Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 2:00pm

Hyunwoo Cho
Physiology, Biophysics and Systems Biology

Chairperson: Dr. Alexander Rudensky

Major Sponsor: Dr. Christina Leslie

Minor Sponsors: Drs. Olivier Elemento and Danwei Huangfu

"Oxidative Stress Regulates Neocortical Progenitor Behavior and Neurogenesis Transition"
Date: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 1:00pm

Angela Chui

Neuroscience

Chairperson: Dr. M. Elizabeth Ross

Major Sponsor: Dr. Songhai Shi

Minor Sponsors: Drs. Alexandra Joyner and Lorenz Studer

Mechanisms of Action of Non-canonical ESR1 Ligand Domain Mutations Identified in Breast Cancer.
Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 2:00pm

Mayur Mahavir Gadiya
Cell and Developmental Biology

Chairperson: Dr. Neal Rosen

Major Sponsor: Dr. Sarat Chandarlapaty

Minor Sponsors: Drs. Omar Abdel-Wahab and Michael Overholtzer

Tension-Sensitive Regulation of Adhesion During Epithelial Remodeling.
Date: Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 1:30pm

Maria Elizabeth Bustillo
Cell and Developmental Biology

Chairperson: Dr. Zhirong Bao

Major Sponsor: Dr. Jennifer Zallen

Minor Sponsors: Drs. Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis and Mary Baylies

Synaptic SNARE Chaperones in Neuronal Function and Disease.
Date: Friday, September 13, 2019 - 2:00pm

André Pineda
Neuroscience

Chairperson: Dr. David Eliezer

Major Sponsor: Dr. Jacqueline Burré

Minor Sponsors: Drs. Giovanni Manfredi and Manu Sharma

Additional Member: Dr. Claire Henchcliffe (Weill Cornell Medicine)

A Machine Learning Approach to Identifying Novel Therapeutics And Their Underlying Mechanisms.
Date: Friday, September 20, 2019 - 2:00pm

Coryandar Marie Gilvary
Tri-Institutional PhD Program in Computational Biology and Medicine (CBM)

Chairperson: Dr. John Chodera

Major Sponsor: Dr. Olivier Elemento

Minor Sponsors: Drs. Lukas Dow and Fei Wang

Investigating the Retromer Complex as a Potential Therapeutic Target in Alzheimer’s Disease.
Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 2:00pm

Rebecca Cox
Neuroscience

Chairperson: Dr. M. Elizabeth Ross

Major Sponsor: Dr. Gregory Petsko

Minor Sponsors: Drs. Dr. Jacqueline Burré and Randi B. Silver

Additional Member: Dr. Scott Small (Columbia University)

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