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Graduate Student Dissertation Defenses

April

Puja Agrawal_Academic ProfilePuja Agrawal
“Enhancer-Mediated Gene Expression Regulation”
Cell and Developmental Biology

Advisor: Sridhar Rao, MD, PhD
Wednesday April 7, 2021
2:00 PM (CST)
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Samantha KohnSamantha L. Gies
“Biophysical Characterization of the Conformational Dynamics of the Bacterial Phospholipase ExoU”
Biophysics
Advisor: Jimmy B. Feix, PhD
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
1:00 PM (CST)
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Abdul Shour_Academic ProfileAbdul Rahman Shour
“Women's Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence and its Impact on Birth Outcomes in the United States”
Public & Community Health
Advisor: Laura Cassidy, MS, PhD
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
3:00 PM (CST)
Live Public Viewing

 

 

 

Reim LaraLara Riem
“Investigating the Effects of Visual Field Movements on Balance Control in Multiple Sclerosis Using Virtual Reality”
Biomedical Engineering
Advisor: Brian Schmit, PhD and Scott Beardsley, PhD
Thursday, April 15, 2021
1:00 PM (CST)
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Carlie AurubinCarlie Aurubin
“Viruses and Burgers: The role of lipoproteins and lipoprotein receptors in gammaherpesvirus infection”
Microbiology & Immunology
Advisor: Vera Tarakanova, PhD
Friday, April 16, 2021
9:00 AM (CST)
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Rachel Linderman_Academic ProfileRachel E. Linderman
“Quantifying the Retinal Vasculature in Development and Disease”
Cell and Developmental Biology
Advisor: Joseph Carroll, PhD
Friday, 16 April 2021
10:00 AM (CST)
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Huang MofeiMofei Huang
“Use of Novel Compounds to Target Immune Cell Metabolism for Lung Cancer Prevention and Treatment”
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Advisor: Ming You, MD, PhD
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
1:00 PM (CST)
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He YizengYizeng He
“Robust estimation for competing risks data analysis”
Biostatistics
Advisor: Kwang Woo Ahn, PhD
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
1:00 PM (CST)
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Theresa Bluemn_Academic ProfileTheresa Bluemn
“The roles of Arid2 and Arid1b in normal and malignant hematopoiesis”
Cell and Developmental Biology
Advisor: Nan Zhu, PhD
Wednesday, April 21st, 2021
10:00 AM (CST)
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Seese Sarah 2021Sarah Seese
"The Male-Abnormal 21-Like gene family in eye development and disease"
Cell and Developmental Biology
Basic and Translational Science
Advisor: Elena Semina, PhD
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
3:00 PM (CST)
Live Public Viewing

 

 

 

Cagatay Dursun_Dissertation ProfileCagatay Dursun
“Identifying Gene-Complex Trait Associations and Chemical-Gene Interactions to Uncover Genotype-Phenotype Relationships”
Biomedical Engineering
Advisor: Serdar Bozdag, PhD
Thursday, April 29, 2021 
9:00 AM (CST)
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Khatun Achia 2021Achia Khatun
“BATF is required for Treg homeostasis and stability to prevent spontaneous autoimmunity"
Microbiology & Immunology
Advisor: Weiguo Cui, MD, PhD
Thursday, April 29, 2021
9:00 AM (CST)
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Spector Antoinette 2021Antoinette Spector
“Opioid misuse initiation and substance use disorder treatment access among women: The role of syndemics and structural violence”
Public and Community Health
Advisor: Julia Dickson-Gomez, PhD
Friday, April 30, 2021
9:00 AM (CST)
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May

Dwani Patel
Cell and Developmental Biology
May 20, 2021

Nathan Eaton
Cell and Developmental Biology
May 25, 2021

June

Yao Chen
Microbiology and Immunology
June 1, 2021

Xinran Qi
Biostatistics
June 9, 2021

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