PhD Dissertation Defense Seminars

 PhD CANDIDATE: Neema Yazdani
DEPARTMENT OR PROGRAM: Pharmacology
TITLE OF DISSERTATION: “Neurobiological Mechanisms of Heterogeneous Nuclear Ribonucleoprotein H1 in Methamphetamine Stimulant and Addictive Behaviors ”
DATE, TIME, AND PLACE: Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 1:00p.m.
Boston University School of Medicine, 72 E Concord St. (Room K112), Boston, MA 02118

PhD CANDIDATE: Katherine McCauley
DEPARTMENT OR PROGRAM: Molecular Medicine
TITLE OF DISSERTATION: “Pluripotent Stem Cell Modeling of Airway Epithelial Fate”
DATE, TIME, AND PLACE: Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 2:00p.m.
Boston University School of Medicine, 72 E Concord St. (Room L211/213), Boston, MA 02118

PhD CANDIDATE: Nadine Aziz
DEPARTMENT OR PROGRAM: Molecular and Transitional Medicine
TITLE OF DISSERTATION: “Histological, Cellular, and Molecular Abnormalities in Forebrain and Spinal Cord of Three Distinct Mouse Models of Down Syndrome”
DATE, TIME, AND PLACE: Friday, March 24, 2017 at 12:00p.m.
Boston University School of Medicine, 72 E Concord St. (Room L214), Boston, MA 02118

PhD CANDIDATE: Natasha Khatri
DEPARTMENT OR PROGRAM: Pharmacology, Program in Biomedical Neuroscience
TITLE OF DISSERTATION: “Regulation of Dendritic Arborization by Ube3A/E6AP”
DATE, TIME, AND PLACE: Friday, March 24, 2017 at 1:00p.m.
Boston University School of Medicine, 72 E Concord St. (Room L112), Boston, MA 02118

PhD CANDIDATE: Aleksander Szymaniak
DEPARTMENT OR PROGRAM: Biochemistry, Program in Cell & Molecular Biology
TITLE OF DISSERTATION: “Polarity and Hippo Signaling in Epithelial Cell Fate Regulation”
DATE, TIME, AND PLACE: Friday, March 24, 2017 at 1:30p.m.
Boston University School of Medicine, 72 E Concord St. (Room K103), Boston, MA 02118

PhD CANDIDATE: Alexander Stankiewicz
DEPARTMENT OR PROGRAM: Anatomy & Neurobiology
TITLE OF DISSERTATION: “Adult Neurogenesis in a Diurnal Vertebrate: From Hours to Years”
DATE, TIME, AND PLACE: Friday, March 24, 2017 at 3:00p.m.
Boston University School of Medicine, 72 E Concord St. (Room L1008), Boston, MA 02118

PhD CANDIDATE: Christopher Nowinski
DEPARTMENT OR PROGRAM: Behavioral Neurosciences
TITLE OF DISSERTATION: “Cognitive and Behavioral Effects of One Season of Head Impact Exposure in High School Contact Sport Athletes”
DATE, TIME, AND PLACE: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 9:30a.m.
Boston University School of Medicine, 72 E Concord St. (Room L213), Boston, MA 02118

PhD CANDIDATE: Erin Bove-Fenderson
DEPARTMENT OR PROGRAM: Biochemistry
TITLE OF DISSERTATION: “Characterization of Interactions Between the Prion Protien and Amyloid-Beta”
DATE, TIME, AND PLACE: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 11:00a.m.
Boston University School of Medicine, 72 E Concord St. (Room K103), Boston, MA 02118

PhD CANDIDATE: Jason Sherfey
DEPARTMENT OR PROGRAM: Neuroscience
TITLE OF DISSERTATION: “Prefrontal Rhythms for Cognitive Control”
DATE, TIME, AND PLACE: Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 1:00p.m.
Boston University, 677 Beacon St. (Basement Auditorium), Boston, MA 02115

PhD CANDIDATE: Richard Pickering
DEPARTMENT OR PROGRAM: Nutrition & Metabolism
TITLE OF DISSERTATION: “Glucocorticoid-TGF Beta Crosstalk Contributes to the low Adipogenic Capacity of Human Visceral Adipose Stem Cells”
DATE, TIME, AND PLACE: Monday, April 3, 2017 at 2:00p.m.
Boston University School of Medicine, 650 Albany St. (Room X714), Boston, MA 02118