Category: Student Spotlight

Steinbuck Thesis Defense

June 30th, 2016 in Student Spotlight

BUSM Pathology & Laboratory Medicine


Dissertation Defense Seminar


Monday, July 18, 2016; 12:00 PM

670 Albany Street – Lobby Level #107/108


Martin Steinbuck

PhD Candidate


Will defend his dissertation thesis:












Congratulations to Three Recent Graduates!

May 9th, 2016 in Student Spotlight

Hearty Congratulations to:

Dr. Parul Agnihotri,

Dr. Melody Lun, and

Dr. Nicole Stauffer Smith!




Parul Agnihotri, PhD

Susan Winandy Lab

Parul successfully defended her thesis “The Role of Ikaros in Foxo1-Driven Gene Expression in CD4 T Cells” on Friday, April 8th!

melody-300Melody Lun, MD/PhD

Maria Lehtinen Lab

Melody successfully defended her thesis “Coordination of Cell Intrinsic and Extrinsic Signals in Development of the Mammalian Brain” on Wednesday, April 13th!

nicole-300Nicole Stauffer Smith, PhD

Joseph Mizgerd Lab

Nicole successfully defended her thesis “Respiratory Infections with Pneumococci Establish Multi-pronged Heterotypic Protection Against Pneumonia” on Wednesday, April 13th!







Congratulations to Dr. Atsushi Ebata!

November 24th, 2015 in Student Spotlight

Atsushi Ebata, PhD   aebata


successfully defended his thesis:

“Development of TDP-43 Granule Inhibitors as Potential Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration Therapies”

 on Thursday, November, 15th, 2015!


Congratulations to Dr. Mostafa Belghasem!

September 3rd, 2015 in Student Spotlight


Mostafa Belghasem, PhD   Mostafa_RC_2014

successfully defended his thesis:

“Pathological and Molecular Profiling in  Hypertension-Induced Glomerular Injury”

 on Thursday, July 30th, 2015!

Congratulations to Dr. Clarissa Koch

March 31st, 2015 in Student Spotlight

clarissa BU pathology website photo


Clarissa Koch, PhD, Connors Lab, successfully defended her thesis Characterizing the Effect of Transthyretin Amyloid on the Hearton Monday, March 16th

Congratulations to Dr. Caitlin Leibowitz Parello

December 4th, 2014 in Student Spotlight

Caitlin-Leibowitz thumb


Caitlin S. Leibowitz Parello, PhD, Kurosawa Lab, successfully defended her thesis “Investigating the Contributions of Leukocyte Responses and Kidney Cell Stress on Shiga- Toxin Pathogenesis” on Friday, November 21st.

Congratulations to Dr. Philip Bondzie

August 11th, 2014 in Student Spotlight

  • Philip Bondzie, PhD, Henderson Lab successfully Defended his thesis; “Out of Africa; The Role of APOL1 and MYH9 in Chronic Kidney Disease on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Chad Mayer, MD/PhD

August 11th, 2014 in Student Spotlight

Chad Mayer, from the Kurosawa Lab successfully Defended his thesis: “An Inside Job: Shiga Toxins, DAMPs, and a Tale of Endothelial Dysfunction” on Friday, May 9th, 2014

Congratulations Evan Chiswick!

April 1st, 2014 in Student Spotlight

Evan Chiswick 
 Successfully defended his dissertation:
“Failure to Kill, Kills: Impaired Bacterial Killing Precedes Death in Polymicrobial Sepsis”
Here is a short introduction to his Thesis:

Congratulations John Mahoney!

March 23rd, 2014 in Student Spotlight

John “Jed” Mahoney

PhD Candidate

Successfully defend his dissertation:

"The Hippo Pathways Effector Yap Controls Patterning and Differentiation of the Airway Epithelium”

Friday, March 21st, 2014