MIG Dissertation Defense Schedule

These are the seminar presentations in partial fulfillment of the graduation requirements for the degrees of Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Science (Ph.D.) from the Department of Cell Biology, Immunology and Microbiology.

Kathleen Borgmann

Doctoral Candidate

TAARgeting Astrogliosis and Mitochondrial Dysfunction during METH Exposure and HIV-relevant Neuroinflammation

Friday, October 13, 2017

9:00 AM

RES 114

Ms. Borgmann is under the supervision of Anuja Ghorpade, Ph.D.,  Professor in the Institute for Molecular Medicine and Acting Vice President of  Research


Shruthi Nooki

Doctoral Candidate

Uncovering the Multifaceted HAND of Reactive Astrocytes in HIV-associated Neuroconitive Disorders

Friday, July 14, 2017

9:00 AM

RES 114

Ms. Conway is under the supervision of Anuja Ghorpade, Ph.D.,  Professor in the Institute for Molecular Medicine and Acting Vice President of  Research


Shruti Patil

Masters Candidate

Tolfenomic Acid Enhances the Anti-Proliferative Activity of  Vincristine in Medulloblastoma Cell Lines

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

10:00 AM

RES 114

Ms. Patil is under the supervision of Riyaz , Ph.D.,  Professor in the Department of Pediatrics


Allison Conway

Masters Candidate

A Validation of STRmix for Forensic Casework

Thursday, April 13, 2017

10:00 AM

CBH-230

Ms. Conway is under the supervision of Bruce Budowle, Ph.D.,  Professor in the Center for Human Identification


Kelcie Thorson

Doctoral Candidate

Approaches to Mitochondrial Genome Sequencing using the Oxford  Nanopore MiniION Device

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

10:00 AM

CBH-230

Ms Thorson is under the supervision of John Plans, Ph.D.,  Associate Professor in the Institute of Molecular Medicine


Andrew Gdwoski

Doctoral Candidate

Engineering Targeted Nanoparticles for Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Monday, April 10, 2017

1:00 PM

CBH-230

Mr. Gwoski is under the supervision of Jamboor Vishwanatha, Ph.D.,  Regents Professor in the Institute of Molecular Medicine


Lee D. Gibbs

Doctoral Candidate

Clinical Significance of AnxA2 in Determining Poor Prognosis of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer in African American Women

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

10:00 AM

CBH-230

Mr. Gibbs is under the supervision of Jamboor Vishwanatha, Ph.D.,  Regents Professor in the Institute of Molecular Medicine


Sager Shelake

Doctoral Candidate

Tolfenamic Acid and Anti-Neoplastic Agent(s) Enhances Anti-Proliferation Activity in Neuroblastoma and Ewing Sarcoma Cell Lines

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

2:00 PM

CBH-220

Mr. Shelake is under the supervision of Riyaz Basha, Ph.D.,  Associate Professor in the Institute of Molecular Medicine


Bronte Gonzales

Masters Candidate

Impact of Ingested Mercury Contaminant on the Gut Microbial Community

Friday, January 13, 2017

10:00 AM

CBH-240

Ms. Gonzales is under the supervision of Michael Allen, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Institute of Molecular Medicine


Jessica Castenada-Gill

Doctoral Candidate

Development and Characterization of Methylene Blue Oleate Salt-Loaded Polymeric Nanoparticles for Glioblastoma Treatment

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

2:00 PM

CBH-220

Ms. Castenada-Gill is under the supervision of Jamboor K. Vishnwanatha, Ph.D., Professor in the Institute of Molecular Medicine


Sheila Powers

Master of Science Candidate

Evaluating the Expression and Function of Immune Receptors in the Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Monday, November 7, 2016

9:00 AM

LIB-110

Ms. Powers is under the supervision of Stephen Mathew, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Institute of Molecular Medicine


Jeffrey S. Mitchell

Doctoral Candidate

MaCHTools:  Additional Functionality for the Imputation Software MaCH

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

9:00 AM

CBH-240

Mr. Mitchell is under the supervision of Robert Barber, Ph.D., Executive Director and Associate Professor in the Institute of Molecular Medicine


Brittney Burnley

Doctoral Candidate

Therapeutic Approaches in the Combat of Pneumococcal Infections

Friday, August 26, 2016

9:00 AM

LIB-110

Ms. Burnley is under the supervision of Harlan Jones, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Molecular and Medical Genetics


Alexandra Witter

Doctoral Candidate

Extracellular Superoxide Dismutase Indirectly Enhances the Release of Immature Neutrophils from the Murine Bone Marrow Thursday

Wednesday, July 14, 2016

9:00 AM

LIB-110

Ms. Witter is under the supervision of Rance Berg, Ph.D., Professor of Cell Biology, Immunology & Microbiology


Amanda Whitmill

Doctoral Candidate

Tip110 is Required for Embryonic Stem Cell Survival and Embryonic Development

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

2:00 PM

LIB-110

Ms. Whitmill is under the supervision of Johnny He, Ph.D., Professor of Cell Biology, Immunology & Microbiology


Divya Duggal

Doctoral Candidate

Effect of Phosphorylation on Muscle Physiology and Biophysical Characterization of Mutations Causing Familial Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Monday, June 13, 2016

10:30 AM

LIB-110

Ms. Duggal is under the supervision of Julian Borejdo, Ph.D., Professor of Cell Biology, Immunology & Microbiology


Yan Fan

Doctoral Candidate

Astrocyte-mediated HIV-1 Tat Neurotoxicity and its Molecular Mechanisms: Impaired Neurogenes and Astrocyte Activation

Monday, May 2, 2016

2:00 PM

CBH-230

Ms. Fan is under the supervision of Johnny He, Ph.D., Professor of Cell Biology, Immunology & Microbiology


Janhavi Nagwekar

Doctoral Candidate

Differences in the Kinetics and Spatial Distribution of Actin in the Left and Right Ventricles of Human Hearts

Thursday, March 17, 2016

1:30 PM

RES-100

Mr. Nagwekar is under the supervision of Julian Boredo, Ph.D., Professor of Cell Biology, Immunology & Microbiology


Mayuri Thete

Masters Student

Post-Transcriptional Regulation of Astrocyte-Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinases-1 (TIMP-1) in HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders

Friday, November 13, 2015

12:30 PM

CBH-220

Ms. Thete is under the supervision of Anuja Ghorpade, Ph.D., Professor and Department Chair of Cell Biology, Immunology & Microbiology


Brandon Coder

Doctoral Student

Thymic Involution Perturbs Negative Selection and Leads to Chronic Inflammation

Monday, July 13, 2015

1:00 – 2:00 PM

LIB-110

Mr. Coder is under the supervision of Dong-Ming Su, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Cell Biology, Immunology & Microbiology


Ashley Smith

Doctoral Student

Next Generation Sequencing of Culture-negative Bronchoalveolar Lavage Reveals the Presence of Potentially Pathogenic Microorganisms

Monday, July 13, 2015

9:00 – 10:00 AM

LIB-110

Ms. Smith is under the supervision of Michael Allen, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Molecular & Medical Genetics


Nitasha Phatak

Doctoral Student

Neuroprotective Effects of Brn3b in PC12 Cells and Retinal Ganglion Cells Under Glaucomatous Conditions

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

12:30 – 1:30 PM

LIB-110

Ms. Phatak is under the supervision of Raghu Krishnamoorthy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Immunology & Microbiology


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