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

Posted by on Wednesday, June 23, 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
Aaron Lim, PhDCancer Biology (Kim Rathmell, MD, PhD)Synthetic Lethality and Extracellular Vesicle Metabolism in Renal Cell Carcinoma
Joseph Luchsinger, PhDNeuroscience (Danny Winder, PhD)Delineation of an Insula-BNST Circuit Engaged by Struggling Behavior that Regulates Avoidance
Tory Martucci, PhDHuman Genetics (Melinda Aldrich, MPH, PhD)Leveraging electronic health records and genetic predictors to understand COPD and lung cancer
Elizabeth Moore, PhDNeuroscience (Angela Jefferson, PhD)Etiologies of White Matter Damage in Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease
Ben Reisman, PhDChemical & Physical Biology (Brian Bachmann, PhD)Studies on the Mechanism of Action of Selectively Cytotoxic Glycosylated Polyketides
Paula Marincola Smith, MD, PhDCancer Biology (Dan Beauchamp, MD)TGF-beta Signaling as a Modulator of Epithelial Inflammation and Barrier Function in the Mouse Colon
Cody Stothers, PhDMicrobe-Host Interactions (Ed Sherwood, MD, PhDBeta-glucan Trained Immunity in Macrophages as Immunotherapy Against Infection
David Tovar, PhDNeuroscience (Mark Wallace, PhD)Of Machines and Men: Searching for the What, When, and Where of Perception
Jack Walker, PhDMolecular Physiology & Biophysics (Al Powers, MD)New Insights into the Molecular Mechanisms of Islet Dysfunction in Human Diabetes
Patrick Wu, MS, PhDBiomedical Informatics (Wei-Qi Wei, MD, PhD)Systematic Evaluation of Adverse Drug Reactions and Drug Repurposing Candidates

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