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***FYI: Walking Hours Are Temporarily CANCELLED Until Further Notice***
International Graduate Student and Scholar Walk-In Hours

Members of the UConn Health community with quick questions for the International Office are invited to drop-in during International Office Walk-In hours at a convenient location in the Academic Building.

Beginning Tuesday, October 29, an international advisor will be available each week on:

Tuesdays: 2 to 3 p.m. in Academic Building, Classroom B14 (AM013A)

Thursdays: 10 to 11 a.m. in Academic Building, Classroom B15 (AM011A)

Walk-in hours are meant for quick questions (5-10 minutes). Examples of walk-in services include: travel advice, I-20/DS-2019 signatures, document drop-off, etc. If you have an issue requiring a more in-depth discussion, please contact the HR – International Office to make an appointment.

*Please note there will be no walk-in hours on the weeks of major holidays

For more information, contact: Kaitlin Dornenburg/HR-International Office at

Graduate Student Organization (GSO)

Graduate Thesis Defense

Thursday, April 9, 2020
1:00 PM
Via Webex:
Meeting number: 615 760 919 (for password, please contact Maria DeConti (

Michael Chung
MD/PhD Thesis Defense-Genetics and Developmental Biology Area of Concentration

"Deciphering the Molecular Signatures of Prader-Willi Syndrome using Stem Cell Models: The Transcriptomics, the Epigenetics, and Beyond"

PI: Dr. Gordon Carmichael and Dr. Stormy Chamberlain

Monday, April 13, 2020
9:00 AM
via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 746 600 273; contact Anne Delany ( for password

John Garcia, MPH
Masters Thesis Defense-Cell Biology Area of Concentration

"miR-433-3p Negatively Regulates Bone Formation and Targets Critical for Osteoblast Function"

PI: Dr. Anne Delany


Monday, April 13, 2020
via Blackboard Collaborate:
Join by phone: +1-571-392-7650 (contact Shanaz Mohamad (; x2885) for instructions/PIN)

Jaliyah Peterson
Masters Thesis Defense-Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Area of Concentration

"Identification of residues essential for HSV ICP8 mediated annealing of ssDNA"

PI: Dr. Sandra Weller


Monday, April 13, 2020
4:00 PM
Remote presentation (for link please email and/or

Erica Lorenzo
PhD Thesis Defense-Immunology Area of Concentration

"Examining the aged immune system: Elucidating the underlying mechanisms that promote more effective influenza responses and regulate CD4 T cell subsets"

PI: Dr. Laura Haynes

Friday, April 17, 2020
2:00 PM
via Webex:
Meeting Number: 617 661 958; for password, contact Bruce Mayer (

Adam Lafontaine
PhD Thesis Defense-Systems Biology Area of Concentration

"From Patient to Pathways: An SH2-based Workflow for Studying Signaling in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Using Biochemical and Computational Methods"

PI: Dr. Bruce Mayer

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