Ph.D. Defenses

Sukrut Karandikar

“A study of MHC class I-restricted antigenicity of ovalbumin in pursuit of the definition of tumor specific epitopes involved in tumor rejection.”

Thursday, August 17, 2017
2 p.m.
Keller Auditorium

Major Advisor:
Pramod K. Srivastava, Ph.D., M.D.

Committee Members:
Kamal Khanna, Ph.D.
Anthony Vella, Ph.D.

Outside Reader:
Margaret M. Callahan, M.D., Ph.D.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Julia Svedova

“Uncovering the Mechanisms of Staphylococcus aureus Enterotoxin A-induced Systemic and Pulmonary Inflammation”

Thursday, June 22, 2017
3 p.m.
Henry B.C. Low, M.D. Learning Center

Major Advisor:
Anthony Vella, Ph.D.

Committee Members:
Hector Aguila, Ph.D.
Linda Cauley, Ph.D.
Kamal Khanna, Ph.D.

Outside Reader:
Rance Berg, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Cell Biology, Immunology and Microbiology
University of North Texas Health Science Center

Jeremy Grenier

“Modulating Antitumor T Cell Responses Using Cytomegalovirus-based Vaccines”

Monday, June 12, 2017
3 p.m.
Henry B.C. Low, M.D. Learning Center

Major Advisor:
Kamal Khanna, Ph.D.

Committee Members:
Robert Clark, M.D.
Louise McCullough, M.D., Ph.D.
Lynn Puddington, Ph.D.

Outside Reader:
Mary Jo Turk, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Paurvi Shinde

“Investigating the role of adjuvants, Lipopolysaccharide and Polyionosinic:Polycytidilic acid in boosting CD4 T cell responses.”

Monday, February 27, 2017
3:30 p.m.
Henry B.C. Low, M.D. Learning Center

 

Major Advisor:
Anthony Vella, Ph.D.

Committee Members:
Andrei Medvedev, Ph.D.
Pramod Srivastava, Ph.D., M.D.

Outside Reader:
Steven Geary, Ph.D.
University of Connecticut

Mai Fujiwara

“Defective immune regulation in Multiple Sclerosis: E3 ubiquitin ligase Cbl-b and TLR tolerance”

Friday, February 14, 2017
3 p.m.
Henry B.C. Low, M.D. Learning Center

 

Major Advisor:
Robert Clark, M.D. 

Committee Members:
Kamal Khanna, Ph.D.
Anthony Vella, Ph.D.

Outside Reader:
Ulrike Lorenz, Ph.D.
University of Virginia

Oriana Perez

“Transcriptionally distinct splenic CD169+ macrophages orchestrate the innate immune response by regulating bacterial tropism and localization”

Friday, January 6, 2017
3:30 p.m.
Henry B.C. Low, M.D. Learning Center

Major Advisor:
Kamal Khanna, Ph.D.

Committee Members:
Juan Salazar M.D., M.P.H.
Anthony Vella, Ph.D.

Outside Reader:
Thorsten Mempel, Ph.D., M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard

Roslyn Taylor

“Microglial Responses in Recovery After Intracerebral Hemorrhage”

Monday, April 25, 2016
3 p.m.
Henry B.C. Low, M.D. Learning Center

Major Advisor:
Lauren Sansing, M.D.

Committee Members:
Robert Clark, M.D.
Kamal Khanna, Ph.D.
Roger Thrall, Ph.D.

Outside Reader:
Jaroslaw Aronowski, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Texas

Yinghong Hu

“Smad4 and Transforming Growth Factor β Regulate the CD8 T Cell Response to Influenza Virus Infection”

Thursday, April 28, 2016
2 p.m.
Henry B.C. Low, M.D. Learning Center

Major Advisor:
Linda Cauley, Ph.D.

Committee Members:
Stefan Brocke, M.D., Ph.D.
Anthony Vella, Ph.D.

Outside Reader:
Stokes Peebles, M.D.
Edward Usherwood, Ph.D.
Dartmouth College

Alex Adami

“The Role of the Microbiome in Regulating House Dust Mite Induced Asthma”

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
10 a.m.
Henry B.C. Low, M.D. Learning Center

Major Advisor:
Roger S. Thrall, Ph.D.

Committee Members:
Joerg Graf, Ph.D.
Kamal M. Khanna, Ph.D.
Craig M. Schramm, M.D.

Outside Reader:
Julia Oh, Ph.D.
Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

Emily Anstadt

“Mimicking the Microbiome: TLR Tolerance as a Treatment for CNS Autoimmunity”

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
2:30 p.m.
Henry B.C. Low, M.D. Learning Center

Major Advisor:
Robert B. Clark, M.D.

Committee Members:
Frank Nichols, D.M.D., Ph.D.
T.V. Rajan, M.D., Ph.D.
Lauren Sansing, M.D.
Anthony Vella, Ph.D.

Outside Reader:
Nancy H. Ruddle, Ph.D.
Yale University