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Congratulations to the MSTP students who recently completed their thesis defenses!

Posted by on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 in Honors and Awards .

NameGraduate Program (Mentor)Dissertation
Abin Abraham, PhDHuman Genetics (Tony Capra, PhD)Quantifying preterm birth risk and heterogeneity using evolutionary genomics and machine learning from electronic health records
Lizzie Flook, PhDNeuroscience (Jenni Blackford, PhD)Connectivity between the BNST and insula during abstinence from alcohol use disorder
Caleb Ford, PhDBiomedical Engineering (Jim Cassat, MD, PhD)The role of HIF signaling during Staphylococcus aureus osteomyelitis and biomaterial-based treatment strategies
Hernán González, PhDBiomedical Engineering (Dario Englot, MD, PhD)Analysis of Subcortical Arousal System Connectivity in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Joseph Luchsinger, PhDNeuroscience (Danny Winder, PhD)Delineation of an Insula-BNST Circuit Engaged by Struggling Behavior that Regulates Avoidance
Cody Stothers, PhDMicrobe-Host Interactions (Ed Sherwood, MD, PhDBeta-glucan Trained Immunity in Macrophages as Immunotherapy Against Infection
Patrick Wu, MS, PhDBiomedical Informatics (Wei-Qi Wei, MD, PhD)Systematic Evaluation of Adverse Drug Reactions and Drug Repurposing Candidates

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