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Past Thesis Defenses (2020-2021)

Date Speaker Title Mentor & Program

9/30/20

Lucy Evans, M5G

Mechanistic Insights into the Inflammatory Pathogenesis of Visual Disturbances after Traumatic Brain Injury

Alexander Bassuk, MD, PhD

Molecular & Cellular Biology

10/15/20
 

Kristin Weeks, M5G

Surgical, Chemotherapy and Survival Disparities by Rurality and Gynecologic Oncologist Involvement in Ovarian Cancer Patients in the Midwestern United States

 

Mary Charlton, PhD
Charles Lynch, PhD

Epidemiology

10/16/20

Keyan Zarei, M5G

The role of CFTR in the biliary tract

 

David Stoltz, MD, PhD

Biomedical Engineering

10/29/20
 

Thomas Pak, M5G

The Behavioral and Brain Phenotype of Mouse Models of Bardet-Biedl Syndrome

 

Val Sheffield, MD

Neuroscience

11/17/20

Leo Brueggeman, M5G

Identifying Genomic Risk Factors for Neurodevelopmental Disorders using Machine Learning

 

Jacob Michaelson, PhD

Genetics

12/10/20

Marcus Toral, M5G

Inflammatory Biomarkers of the Eye

Vinit Mahajan, MD, PhD (Stanford)

Molecular Medicine

12/17/20

Rebecca Autenreid, M5G

Insulin Signaling in Heart Failure

E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD

Molecular Medicine

12/22/20

Amy Whillock, M5G

TRAF3-Mediated Regulation of Survival & BCR Signaling in Normal & Malignant B Cells

Gail Bishop, PhD

Immunology

1/26/21

Sunny Huang, M5G

Medical Applications of Static Electromagnetic Fields

Val Sheffield, MD, PhD

Molecular & Cellular Biology (now Molecular Medicine)

05/19/21

Laura Marquez Loza, M5G

Advancements in Lentiviral Gene Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis

Paul McCray, MD

Molecular Medicine