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Mechanisms of Ion Selectivity and Throughput in the Mitochondrial Calcium Uniporter
Bryce D. Delgado
Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023 - 10:00am

Bryce D. Delgado
Biochemistry and Structural Biology

Chairperson: Dr. Richard Hite
Major Sponsor: Dr. Stephen Long
Minor Sponsors: Dr. Alessio Accardi and Dr. Timothy Ryan

Selenocysteine tRNA Methylation as an Antioxidant Mechanism in Melanoma Metastasis
Leona A. Nease
Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023 - 3:00pm

Leona A. Nease

Chairperson: Dr. John Blenis
Major Sponsor: Dr. Elena Piskounova
Minor Sponsors: Dr. Samie Jaffrey and Dr. John Zippin

Additional Member: Dr. Vadim Gladyshev (Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center)

Sex Shapes the Transcriptomic Landscape in Age-related Demyelination and Alzheimer's Tau Pathology via Toll-like Receptor 7
Chloe Lopez-Lee
Date: Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 2:00pm

Chloe Lopez-Lee

Chairperson: Dr. Anjali Rajadhyaksha
Major Sponsor: Dr. Li Gan
Minor Sponsors: Dr. Yueming Li and Dr. Roberta Marongiu

Metabolic Consequences of p53 Activation
Jossie A. Yashinskie
Date: Monday, December 11, 2023 - 2:00pm

Jossie J. Yashinskie
Cell and Developmental Biology

Chairperson: Dr. Scott Lowe
Major Sponsor: Dr. Lydia Finley
Minor Sponsors: Dr. Andrew Intlekofer and Dr. Andrea Ventura

Investigating Protein-protein Binding Affinity Using Physics-based Simulations
Ivy Zhang
Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2024 - 11:00am

Ivy Zhang
Tri-Institutional Ph.D. Program in Computational Biology and Medicine (TPCBM)

Chairperson: Dr. Alex Kentsis
Major Sponsor: Dr. John Chodera
Minor Sponsors: Dr. Quaid Morris and Dr. Olivier Elemento

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