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Calendar: Dissertation Defenses

2018
Yuping Chen

12/13/2018

How Cells Coordinate Growth and Division
David Frank 12/6/2018 Sts-1 and Sts-2 Regulate Early Resistance to C. albicans Infections
Kaustubh Parashar 12/5/2018 Role of Sts Proteins in the Immune Response to Francisella tularensis LVS
Erik Kopping 12/5/2018 Modulation of Host Cell Responses by Francisella tularensis
Qiwen Dong

10/22/2018

Investigation of the Roles of the Uracil-DNA Glycosylase and dUTPase of Murine Gammaherpesvirus 68 in Pathogenesis and Genomic Stability
Alex Bott

06/13/2018

Glutamine Synthetase in Cancer Cell Metabolism and Oncogenesis
Nick Van Skike

06/07/2018

Investigating the Roles of Members of the Viral Phosphoribosylformylglycineamide Aminotransferase Family in Gammaherpesvirus Pathogenesis

Mansa Munshi 04/12/2018 The Role of Ceramide Synthases in the Pathogenicity of Cryptococcus neoformans
2017
Siwei Zhang 09/06/2017 Regulation of FYN Phosphorylation by the PTPN23 Tumor Suppressor Phosphatase in Breast Tumorigenesis
Rebecca Bridges 08/02/2017 Regulation of Post-translational Modifications by the Adenovirus E4-ORF3 Protein
Mel Pilar Espaillat 04/20/2017 The Immunomodulatory Role of Acid Ceramidase in Ulcerative Colitis

2016

     
click for pdf Yifeng Xu 12/16/2106 Circuitry of Gene Expression in Yeast Meiosis
click for pdf Patrick McLaughlin 12/5/2106 Pathogenesis of, and Host Response to Salmonella Infection
click for pdf Justin Gardin 12/2/2106 The Effect of Codon and Codon Pair Biases on Translation Speed and mRNA Stability in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
click for pdf Lawton Chung 06/21/2106 Molecular Mechanisms of Caspase-1 Inhibition by Yersinia YopM
click for pdf Hiren Vijay Patel 05/11/2016 Towards the Inhibition and Functional Characterization of Serine Hydrolases in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Click to view PDF Elitza Ivanova 04/11/2016 Ubiquitination of Zeta-associated Protein of 70 kDa Regulates the Activation of T Cell Receptor-proximal
Signaling Pathways
Click to see PDF Tomoki Nomakuchi 02/10/2016 Antisense oligonucleotide–directed inhibition of nonsense-mediated mrna decay
Click to view PDF Anand Bhagwat 02/08/2016 BET Inhibition Releases the Mediator Complex from Specific cis Elements in Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cells
Click to view PDF Glenn Werneburg 01/29/2016 Dissection of usher-chaperone-subunit interactions during pilus biogenesis in Escherichia coli

2015

     
Click to view PDF Brandon Cieniewicz 12/4/2015 Post-transcriptional Gene Regulation During Meiosis in Schizosaccharomyces pombe
Click to view PDF Kaustav Mukherjee 12/4/2015 The interaction of murine gammaherpesvirus 68 with the innate and adaptive immune systems of the host.
Click to view PDF Yueting Zheng 12/3/2015 Exploring the Role of Interferons in Adenovirus Replication and the Establishment of Persistent Infection in Normal Human Cells
Click to view PDF Peter Chahales 11/11/2015 Inhibition of Chaperone/Usher Pilus Assembly by Nitazoxanide
Click to view PDF Alexis Santana 08/11/2015 Role of NF-κB Recognition Sites in RTA Transactivation of Lytic Gene Expression during Murine Gammaherpesvirus 68 Infection
Click to view PDF Salvatore Parino 08/07/2015 Candida albicans Adenylyl cyclase – cAMP Pathway and Hyphal Growth
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Nadia Jaber

07/09/2015 Class III phosphoinositide 3-kinase Vps34 in autophagy, endocytosis and nutrient-induced signaling
Click to view PDF Emmanual Asare 07/07/2015 Genetic and structural analyses of poliovirus protein 2CATPase
Click to view PDF Nana Minkah 06/25/2015 Murine gammaherpesvirus ORF75A tegument protein promotes virus replication and is required for the efficient establishment of latency in vivo
Click to view PDF Lifang Li 06/12/2015 Kill it before it kills you – Identification of novel factors that promote virulence of the human fungal pathogen Candida albicans
Click to view PDF Angad Garg 05/11/2015 A new RFX transcription factor works with forkhead factors to control mitosis
Click to view PDF Bingyin Wang 05/07/2015 Recoding of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus L Gene by Computer-Aided Design Provides a Live Attenuated Vaccine Candidate
Click to view PDF Jason Tam 05/06/2015 On the Role of Immature Myeloid Cells in the Host Response to Salmonella Infection
Click to view PDF Xiaoying Wang 02/27/2015 Mechanism of type III secretion system-triggered killing of Yersinia inside macrophages

2014

     
Click to view PDF Esma Ucisik-Akkaya 04/28/2014 Identification of sporulation-defective genes and a Rab-cascade model for the formation of the forespore membrane in Schizosaccharomyces pombe
Click to view PDF Christopher Doyle 04/24/2014 The role of TolC in the virulence of Francisella tularensis
Click to view PDF Malka Arabov 03/18/2014 The effects of CpG and UpA dinucelotides on the attenuation of poliovirus by codon pair deoptimization
Click to view PDF AnnMarie Torres 01/13/2014 L-Asparaginase II produced by S. Typhimurium inhibits T cell responses through hydrolysis of L-asparagine and suppression of metabolic reprogramming
Click to view PDF Joseph Catanzaro 01/17/2014 Role of squamous cell carcinoma antigen (SCCA) in oncogenic Ras-mediated tumorigenesis

2013

     
Click to view PDF Cindy Thomas-Charles 11/20/2013 Francisella tularensis: Interactions with Hepatocytes and Pathways for the Acquisition of Iron
Click to view PDF Jameson Crowley 07/15/2013 Lipid Exhange Between Borrelia burgdorferi and Host Cells
Click to view PDF Ha Youn Shin 07/09/2013 Regulation of Nuclear-Cytoplasmic Transport of STAT5 Transcription Factor
Click to view PDF Brodie Miles 05/20/2013 Differentiation, Survival, and Aberrant Trafficking of Human Monocyte-derived Dendritic Cells Driven by Porphyromonas gingivalis
Click to view PDF Chen Yang 05/15/2013 Development of Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccines by Codon Pair Deoptimization

2012

     
Click to view PDF Amy Kullas 12/11/2012 Inhibition of Mammalian T cells by Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium
Click to view PDF Kai Wu 11/29/2012 The Role of L4-22K and L4-33K during Adenovirus Infection
Click to view PDF William D. McCaig 11/14/2012 Characterization of Outer Membrane Vesicles and Nanotubes in Francisella
Click to view PDF Kathleen DelGiorno 11/8/2012 Causes and Effects of Epithelial Morphogenesis in Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer
Click to view PDF Zhixun Dou 8/10/2012 Study of Phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinase in the Regulation of Autophagy
Click to view PDF Marcin Stawowczyk 7/2/2012 Functions of Interferon Stimulated Gene, ISG54
Click to view PDF Chunling Wang 6/19/2012 Functional analysis of the roles of poliovirus protein 2CATPase in viral RNA replication and encapsidation using alanine scanning mutagenesis and yeast two hybrid analysis
Click to view PDF Matthew Hatkoff 6/1/2012 Roles of the Chaperone/Usher Pathways of Yersinia pestis in Interactions with Host Cells and Virulence
Click to view PDF DeAnna Bublitz 4/2/2012

 

The Inhibitory Effect of Francisella tularensis on Endothelial Cells

2011

     
Click to view PDF Ying Zheng 8/18/2011 Mechanism of YopJ-Induced Cell Death and Capase-1 Activation in Macrophages Infected with Yersinia
Click to view PDF Erica Ullman 5/23/2011 Crosstalk Between the Endoplasmic Reticulum and Lysosomes in the Regulation of Cell Death

2010

     
Click to view PDF Gregory Sabino 12/8/2010 Interferon-Gamma Fosters a Shift from Acute to Chronic Inflammation in Lyme Disease
Click to view PDF Hui-Chen Chen 12/1/2010 Nucleocytoplasmic Transport of the Transcription Factor STAT6
Click to view PDF Huei-Mei Chen 12/1/2010 Repression of Meiotic Gene Expression by Regulated RNA Stability and by Antisense Transcription
Click to view PDF Timothy Pepini 11/30/2010 Andes Virus Regulation of Cellular MicroRNAs Contributes to Hantavirus Induced Endothelial Cell Permeability
Click to view PDF Amir Emanuel Zeituni 8/24/2010 The Specific Interactions Between Dendritic Cells and Porphyromonas gingivalis
Click to view PDF Huaixin Zheng 8/10/2010 Interplay between Francisella tularensis and Hepatocytes
Click to view PDF Jennifer Lynn Guerriero 7/23/2010 A Study of Cell Death Pathways and Innate Immunity in Cancer Chemotherapy
Click to view PDF Sylvia Samaniego 7/23/2010 Conditional Loss of IKKs in Macrophages Affects Granuloma Formation and Pathology of Francisella tularensis LVS Infection
Click to view PDF Nicholas Navin 7/9/2010 Inferring Tumor Progression from Genomic Heterogeneity
Click to view PDF Sabrina Racine Brzostek 5/13/2010 DNA Damage Response Activates Interferon Signaling

2009

     
Click to view PDF Qinyuan Li 11/11/2009 Function of the Usher N- and C-Terminal Domains in Pilus Biogenesis
Click to view PDF Elizabeth Mulligan 8/12/2009 Escherichia coli McrA: Isolation of Recombinant Forms of McrA and Study of Its Binding to Methylated DNA for Use as a Tool in Epigenetic Studies
Click to view PDF Kasey Karen 7/24/2009 The Interplay Between Adenovirus and the Double-Strand Break Repair Response in the Struggle to Replicate
Click to view PDF Adam Rosebrock 7/15/2009 Regulation of Transcription in the Fission Yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe
Click to view PDF Christopher Czura 7/7/2009 Neural Regulation of Inflammation and Bleeding
Click to view PDF Sarit Lilo 6/25/2009 Mechanism of Caspase-1 Activation in Macrophages and its Role in Pathogenesis by Yersinia pestis
Click to view PDF Betty Noel 6/23/2009 Intracellular Survival of Yersiniae in Naïve and Activated Macrophage: Role of the Phagocytosis Mechanism and the Virulence Plasmid
Click to view PDF Kimberly Feres 6/1/2009 Contributions fo the RON Receptor Tyrosine Kinase to the Progression of Breast Cancer
Click to view PDF Timothy LaRocca 5/13/2009 The Mechanism of Complement-Independent Bactericidal Antibodies Against Borrelia
Click to view PDF Alexandra Lucs 3/23/2009 A Structure-Function Study of ErbB2
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2008

     
Click to view PDF Aviva Diamond 12/8/2008 The Role of AMA1 in Spore Wall Formation
Click to view PDF John Robert Coleman 7/17/2008 Construction and Characterization of Codon-Pair Customized Poliovirus
Click to view PDF Amanda Ullman 3/17/2008 The Adenovirus E4 ORF3 Protein Functions to Antagonize Aspects of the Interferon-Induced Antiviral State
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2007

     
Click to view PDF Lisa Runco 12/12/2007 Chaperone/Usher Pathways of Yersinia pestis
Click to view PDF Katie Mickle 8/6/2007 Effects of Checkpoint Mutation on DNA Replication and Re-Replication Within Fission Yeast
Click to view PDF Douglas Gladue 7/11/2007 Regulation of G Protein-Coupled Receptor Signaling in Yeast
Click to view PDF Nicole Kruh 6/25/2007 Protein-Protein Interactions in the FAS-II Pathway of M. tuberculosis
Click to view PDF Paul Lawrence 5/8/2007 Hepatocyte-Specific Endocytic Activity Exhibited by the Coxsackie and Adenovirus Receptor (CAR)
Click to view PDF Nidia DeJesus 3/30/2007 Impact of Mutating a Single Conserved Nucleotide Between the Cloverleaf and Internal Ribosome Entry Site on Biological Properties of Poliovirus and Coxsackievirus A20
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2006

     
Click to view PDF Ying Liu 12/8/2006 Complementation of N-Terminal Lethal Mutations of Poliovirus Protein VPg(3B)
Click to view PDF Robert Rutigliano 9/29/2006 Reprogramming Cellular Morphology with Synthetic Signaling Proteins
Sorry, pdf not available Ping Jiang 5/5/2006 Genetic Recombination Between Poliovirus and Closely-Related Enteroviruses: Implications for Global Polio Erradiation and Enterovirus Evolution
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2005

 

     
Click to view PDF Inderjit Chabra 12/16/2005 Adenovirus-AAV Hybrid Vectors for Gene Therapy
Click to view PDF Tony Ng 11/29/2005 Pilus Biogenesis by Uropathogenic Escherichia coli: Functional Analysis of the Usher N Terminus
Click to view PDF Stephane Shu Kin So 11/22/2005 Function of the Usher C-Terminus in Pilus Biogenesis