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Past Thesis Defenses (2021-2022)

Date Speaker Title Mentor & Program

08/26/2021

Frida Teran-Garza, M5G

Epilepsy, Dietary Therapies, and SUDEP: the Role of Serotonin and CO2 Chemoreception

George Richerson, MD, PhD

Neuroscience

09/21/2021

Drew Voigt, M5G

Single-cell Transcriptomics of the Human Retina: Regional Specialization, Endothelial Degeneration & Bioinformatic Visualization

Robert Mullins, PhD
Todd Scheetz, PhD

Molecular Medicine

10/22/2021

Shakoora Sabree, M5G

Evaluating the Complexity of the Immune Response to Vidutolimod, a Virus-Like Particle Containing a TLR9 Agonist

George Weiner, MD

Immunology

11/15/2021

Elliot Burghardt, M5G

Agglomerative and Divisive Hierarchical Bayesian Clustering with Methods for Longitudinal and Time-to-Event Data

David Sewell, PhD
Joe Cavanaugh, PhD

Biostatistics

12/06/2021

Mitchell Lefebvre, M5G

Fleet-footed soldiers: circulating memory CD8 T cells quickly enter the fray during malarial and bacterial infection of the liver

John Harty, PhD

Immunology

12/14/2021

Sheps King-McAlpin, M5G

Exploring FGF21’s Mechanism of Acute Insulin Sensitization

Matthew Potthoff, PhD

Molecular Medicine

12/15/2021

Tina Arkee, M5G

Roles of TRAF3 in regulation of T lyphocyte biology

Gail Bishop, MD

Immunology

01/07/2022

Eliot Zhu, M5G

Modeling drug resistance to BRAF inhibition in cutaneous melanoma

Adam Dupuy, PhD

Cancer Biology