Thesis Defenses

Using Fluorogenic RNAs: From Live-Cell Imaging Tools to Controlling Intracellular Phase Separation
Date: Monday, April 6, 2020 - 1:00pm

Hyaeyeong Kim
Cellular and Developmental Biology

Chairperson: Dr. Joshua Levitz
Major Sponsor: Dr. Samie Jaffrey
Minor Sponsors: Drs. Charles Inturrisi and Christine Mayr

The Role of Short Chain Fatty Acid Signaling in Graft-Versus-Host Disease
Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 10:00am

Melissa D. Docampo
Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis

Chairperson: Dr. Jayanta Chaudhuri
Major Sponsor: Dr. Marcel van den Brink
Minor Sponsors: Drs. Tobias Hohl and Randy Longman  

Additional Member(s): Dr. Christoph Stein-Thoeringer (German Cancer Research Center)

Inhibition of EZH2 Catalytic Activity Selectively Targets a Metastatic Subpopulation in Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 3:00pm

Shira Yomtoubian

Chairperson: Dr. Ross Levine
Major Sponsor: Dr. Vivek Mittal
Minor Sponsors: Drs. Samuel Bakhoum, Lewis Cantley and Charles Rudin

N-Terminal Degradation is the Activation Mechanism of the NLRP1B and CARD8 Inflammasomes
Date: Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 2:00pm

Ashley J. Chui
Tri-Institutional PhD Program in Chemical Biology (TPCB)

Chairperson: Dr. Yueming Li
Major Sponsor: Dr. Daniel Bachovchin
Minor Sponsors: Drs. Gabriela Chiosis and Howard Hang

Additional Member(s): Dr. Julie Blander (Weill Cornell Medicine)


Endothelial Deletion of ADAM10, A Key Regulator of Notch Signaling, Leads to Reduced Fertility in Female Mice
Date: Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 2:00pm

Nicole Lustgarten Guahmich
Physiology, Biophysics and Systems Biology

Chairperson: Dr. Heidi Stuhlmann
Major Sponsor: Dr. Carl Blobel
Minor Sponsors: Drs. Jason Butler and Jane Salmon 

Additional Member(s): Dr. Daylon James (Weill Cornell Medicine)

Optimizing Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T Cells for an Enhanced and Broadened Anti-Tumor Immune Response Via IL-36γ
Date: Monday, May 18, 2020 - 3:00pm

Xinghuo Li
Cellular and Developmental Biology

Chairperson: Dr. Jedd Wolchok
Major Sponsor: Dr. Renier Brentjens
Minor Sponsors: Drs. Xiaojing Ma and David Scheinberg

Genetic and Metabolic Determinants of Tumor Evolution and Cancer Metastasis
Date: Friday, May 22, 2020 - 2:00pm

Bryan Duy-Anh Ngo
Cellular and Developmental Biology

Chairperson: Dr. Andrew Koff
Major Sponsor: Dr. Lewis Cantley
Minor Sponsors: Drs. Scott Lowe, Michael Overholtzer and John Petrini

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