Thesis Defenses

Spatiotemporal Understanding of Cooperation in Microbial Communities
Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 10:00am

Hilary T. Monaco
Tri-Institutional Ph.D. Program in Computational Biology and Medicine (TPCBM)

Chairperson: Dr. Daniel Heller
Major Sponsor: Dr. Joao Xavier
Minor Sponsors: Drs. Kyu Rhee and Chris Myers
Additional Members: Dr. Ned Wingreen (Princeton University)

Regulation of Epithelial Polarity in the Drosophila Embryo
Date: Friday, December 13, 2019 - 2:00pm

Germán Alberto Sabio
Physiology, Biophysics and System Biology

Chairperson: Dr. Michael Overholtzer
Major Sponsor: Dr. Jennifer Zallen
Minor Sponsors: Drs. Mary Baylies and Enrique Rodriguez-Boulan

Excessive Co-Stimulation Leads to Dysfunction of Adoptively Transferred T Cells
Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 10:30am

Dinali P. Wijewarnasuriya
Cellular and Developmental Biology

Chairperson: Dr. Marcel van den Brink
Major Sponsor: Dr. Renier Brentjens
Minor Sponsors: Drs. Ming Li and Andrea Schietinger

The Role of ERK Dependent Feedback in BRAF V600E Melanoma Progression
Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 3:00pm

Sunyana Gadal
Cellular and Developmental Biology

Chairperson: Dr. Michael Overholtzer
Major Sponsor: Dr. Neal Rosen
Minor Sponsors: Drs. Ingo Mellinghoff and Hans-Guido Wendel

Elucidating the Physical Principles Underlying Lipid Bilayer Perturbation by Hydrophobic and Amphiphilic Peptides
Date: Friday, December 20, 2019 - 11:00am

Hanan Baker
Physiology, Biophysics and System Biology

Chairperson: Dr. Jacqueline Burre
Major Sponsor: Dr. Olaf Andersen
Minor Sponsors: Drs. David Eliezer and Daniel Heller
Additional Members: Dr. Priya Rajasethupathy (Rockefeller University)

Optimization of Receptor-Modified T Cells for Cancer Therapy
Date: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 3:30pm

Dylan J. Drakes
Pharmacology

Chairperson: Dr. David Scheinberg
Major Sponsor: Dr. Renier Brentjens
Minor Sponsors: Drs. Xiaojing Ma and Jedd Wolchok
Additional Members: Dr. Christopher Klebanoff (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center [MSKCC])

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