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Thesis Defenses

PPP6C, A Serine-Threonine Phosphatase, Regulates Melanocyte Differentiation and Contributes to Melanoma Tumorigenesis Through Modulation of MITF Activity
Date: Monday, October 25, 2021 - 10:00am

CAROLYN R. MASKIN

Cell and Developmental Biology

Chairperson:  Dr. Todd Evans             

Major Sponsor:  Dr. Yariv Houvras

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Heidi Stuhlmann

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Richard White

Identifying the MUSASHI-2 Targeting Network and its Functional Impact in Normal and Malignant Blood
Date: Friday, October 29, 2021 - 3:00pm

KAREN L. CHU

Pharmacology

Chairperson:  Dr. Lonny Levin             

Major Co-Sponsor:  Dr. Michael Kharas

Major Co-Sponsor:  Dr. Christina Leslie

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Andrea Ventura

Additional Member(s):  Dr. Olivier Elemento (Weill Cornell Medicine)

Activation of Acid Sphingomyelinase Signaling via Single-Dose Radiotherapy Converts Radiation-Resistant LGR5+ Cancer Stem Cells into Radiation-Sensitive Cells
Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 2:00pm

CHRISTY Y. LI

Biochemistry and Structural Biology

Chairperson:  Dr. Todd Evans         

Major Sponsor:  Dr. Richard Kolesnick

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Anthony Brown

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Olivier Elemento

Activation of Acid Sphingomyelinase Signaling via Single-Dose Radiotherapy Converts Radiation-Resistant LGR5+ Cancer Stem Cells into Radiation-Sensitive Cells
Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 2:00pm

CHRISTY Y. LI

Biochemistry and Structural Biology

Chairperson:       Dr. Todd Evans

Major Sponsor:   Dr. Richard Kolesnick

Minor Sponsor:   Dr. Anthony Brown

Minor Sponsor:   Dr. Olivier Elemento

Mechanisms of Anti-Tumor Immunity Induced Mycobacterium bovis BCG Therapy for Bladder Cancer
Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 11:00am

ANTHONY C. ANTONELLI

Immunology and Microbial Pathogensis

Chairperson:  Dr. Andrea Schietinger        

Major Sponsor:  Dr. Michael Glickman

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Steven Josefowicz

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Jedd Wolchok

Leveraging BPPM Technology to Investigate Noncanonical Histone Targets of Protein Methyltransferases DOT1L and NSD2
Date: Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 2:00pm

NICOLE A. WEISS

Biochemistry and Structural Biology

Chairperson:  Dr. David Scheinberg          

Major Sponsor:  Dr. Minkui Luo

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Ross Levine

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Yueming Li

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Jessica Tyler

Model Based Analysis of Multimodal Neuroimaging: From Neural Masses to Spectral Graph Theory
Date: Monday, November 8, 2021 - 1:00pm

XIHE XIE
Neuroscience

Chairperson: Dr. Jonathan Victor

Major Sponsor: Dr. Ashish Raj

Minor Sponsor: Dr. Amy Kuceyeski

Minor Sponsor: Dr. Keith Purpura

Additional Member: Dr. Srikantan Nagarajan (University of California, San Francisco)

Structural Basis of Common Gating in a CLC Transporter
Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 10:00am

EVA FORTEA VERDEJO (MD-PhD)

Physiology, Biophysics and Systems Biology

Chairperson:  Dr. Christopher Mason             

Major Sponsor:  Dr. Alessio Accardi

Major Sponsor:  Dr. Olga Boudker

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Joshua Levitz

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