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Thesis Defenses

Membranes Matter: Exploring the Extent of Lipid-Bilayer Perturbation from Small Bioactive Molecules and Implications for Cytotoxicity
Date: Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 2:00pm


Physiology, Biophysics and Systems Biology

Chairperson:  Dr. David Christini              

Major Sponsor:  Dr. Olaf Andersen

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Scott C. Blanchard

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Lonny R. Levin

Illuminating Rearranged Cancer Genome Structures Through Genome Graphs
Date: Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 4:00pm


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

Chairperson:  Dr. Christina Leslie              

Major Sponsor:  Dr. Marcin Imielinski

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Iman Hajirasouliha

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Simon Powell

In Situ Hybridization Nanoprobes to Investigate Mu Opioid Receptor Alternative Splicing
Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 9:00am



Chairperson:  Dr. David Scheinberg              

Major Sponsor:  Dr. Daniel Heller

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Kristen Pleil

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Derek Tan

Additional Member(s):  Dr. Ying-Xian Pan (Rutgers New Jersey Medical School)


Leveraging Deep Learning in Medical Imaging for Clinical Research
Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 10:00am


Physiology, Biophysics and Systems Biology

Chairperson:  Dr. Iman Hajirasouliha              

Major Sponsor:  Dr. Thomas J. Fuchs

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Amy Kuceyeski

Additional Member(s):  Dr. Amber Simpson (Queen's University School of Medicine, Canada)

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