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Thesis Defenses

Potentiating Innate Immunity with Engineered CAR T Cells
Date: Monday, April 19, 2021 - 3:00pm

MEGAN M. DACEK

Pharmacology

Chairperson:  Dr. Derek Tan              

Major Sponsor:  Dr. David Scheinberg

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Richard O'Reilly

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Marcel van den Brink

The Molecular Resetting of Pluripotent Stem Cell Identity during Mitotic Exit
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 2:00pm

BOBBIE PELHAM-WEBB (MD-PhD)

Physiology, Biophysics and Systems Biology

Chairperson:  Dr. Todd Evans            

Major Sponsor:  Dr. Effie Apostolou

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Danwei Huangfu

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Steven Josefowicz

Additional Member(s):  Drs. Charles Danko (Cornell Univesity, Ithaca), Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis (MSKCC)

Drivers of CD8 T cell Dysfunction in Tumors
Date: Monday, May 3, 2021 - 2:00pm

MOJDEH SHAKIBA

Physiology, Biophysics and Systems Biology

Chairperson:  Dr. Doron Betel              

Major Sponsor:  Dr. Andrea Schietinger

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Ming Li

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Jedd Wolchok

Anatomic Position Determines Oncogenic Specificity in Melanoma
Date: Monday, June 21, 2021 - 1:00pm

JOSHUA M. WEISS (MD-PhD)

Cell and Developmental Biology

Chairperson:  Dr. Michael Overholtzer              

Major Sponsor:  Dr. Richard White

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Paul Cohen

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Jedd Wolchok

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