Upcoming PhD Defenses, Lectures
The following PhD defenses and public lectures are scheduled at the University this week:
Monday, April 8
- I-Hsin Kuo, pathology and laboratory medicine, “Activation of Epidermal Toll-like Receptor 2 Enhances Tight Junction Function: Implications for Atopic Dermatitis and Skin Barrier Repair,” 9 a.m., K-307 (3-6408), Medical Center. Advisor: Lisa Beck.
- Jorge Azpurua, biology, “Comparative Biology of Lonevity: The Molecular Mechanisms Promoting Long Lifespan in the Nake Mole-Rat (Heterocephalus Glaber),” 9 a.m., Computer Studies Building 209. Advisor: Andrei Seluanov.
- Alfred Vitale, counseling and human development, “I Can Trace My Life by the Music I’ve Loved”: An Intersubjective Phenomenological Study of Music and Identity across the Life Course,” 2 p.m., LeChase Hall 481. Advisor: Kathryn Douthit.
Tuesday, April 9
- Julie White, higher education, “Community College Students’ Experiences with Financial Aid Policies and Practices: A Critical Case Study,” 9 a.m., LeChase Hall 215. Advisor: Andrew Wall.
- Shilpa Aggarwal, microbiology and immunology, “Biochemical Analysis of Enzyme Fidelity and Temperature-dependent Activity of Influenza A Virus RNA Polymerase Complex,” 1 p.m. K-307 (3-6408), Medical Center. Advisor: Baek Kim.
- Denisse Licon, community and preventive medicine, “The Association between Race, Ethnicity, and Socioeconomic Status and Cervical Cancer Screenings and Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia in Monroe County,” 10 a.m., Saunders Research Building 1.416. Advisor: I. Diana Fernandez.
- Sarah VanCor-Hosmer, microbiology and immunology, “The Impact of dNTP Concentrations on the Early Stages of HIV-1 Transduction,” noon, Whipple Auditorium (2-6428), Medical Center. Advisor: Baek Kim.
- Angela Aggrey, pathology and laboratory medicine, “A Novel Protective Role for Platelet-Mediated Immune Responses in Murine Experimental Cerebral Malaria,” 1:30 p.m., K-307 (3-6408), Medical Center, Advisor: Craig Morell.
- Daniel McNabney, biology, “The Evolution of Behavioral Isolation in Drosophila,” 2 p.m., Hutchison Hall 473. Advisor: Allen Orr.
Wednesday, April 10
- Nelissa Perez-Nazario, microbiology and immunology, “Alveolar Epithelial Cell Activation of IKK2 during Pneumocystis Infection Regulates Immunity and Organism Clearance,” 1 p.m., K-207 (2-6408), Medical Center. Advisor: Terry Wright.
- David Easterhoff, microbiology and immunology, “Characterization of Amyloid Fibrils in Seminal Fluid and Their Interaction With Pathogens,” 2 p.m., Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576), Medical Center. Advisor: Stephen Dewhurst.
Thursday, April 11
- Kristen Love, teaching and curriculum, “Working my way Through College: Experiences of College Students Labeled with Intellectual Disabilities,” 8 a.m., LeChase Hall 215. Advisor: Dena Phillips Swanson.
- Veena Ganashan, neuroscience, “The Role of p75NTR and its signaling pathways in Fenretinide (4-hydroxyphenyl retinamide)-induced apoptosis in neuroblastoma cells,” 9 a.m., K-307 (3-6408), Medical Center. Advisor: Nina Schor.
- Sheila Bello-Irizarry, microbiology and immunology, “MyD88-Dependent Signaling Pathways Contribute to both Host Defense and Immunopathogenesis during Pneumocystis Infection,” 1 p.m., K-207 (2-6408), Medical Center. Advisor: Terry Wright.
- Kristen Willmott, higher education, “Gender, Tenure and the Pursuit of Work-Life-Family Stability: An Exploration of Female Faculty Experiences at a “New Ivy” Research Institution,” 2 p.m., LeChase Hall 215. Advisor: Stephanie Waterman.
Friday, April 12
- Andrew Aziz, music theory, “What’s In A Name: Reconsidering the ‘Hidden’ Sonata Forms of Debussy and Ravel,” 10 a.m., Ciminelli Lounge, Eastman School. Advisor: Jonathan Dunsby.
- Geoffrey Lippa, biochemistry and biophysics, “Thermodynamic Analysis and Characterization of Viral-Host Protein Interactions as a Preface to HIV Therapeutic Design,” noon, Neuman Room (1-6823), Medical Center. Advisor: Joseph Wedekind.
- Nan Deng, microbiology and immunology, “Subpopulation heterogeneity and probabilistic regulation contribute to the diversity of cytokine expression in CD4 memory responses,” 2 p.m., K-307 (3-6408), Medical Center. Advisor: Timothy Mosmann..