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

Posted by on Saturday, May 27, 2023 in Honors and Awards .

NameGraduate Program (Mentor)Dissertation
Sam Beik, PhDCancer Biology (Carlos Lopez, PhD and Vito Quaranta, PhD)Evaluating Heterogeneity and Phenotypic Transitions in Small Cell Lunch Cancer via Mechanistic Modeling
Andrew Boal, PhDNeuroscience (David Calkins, PhD)Retinal Ganglion Cell Excitability and Adaptations to Ionic Stress in Glaucomatous Optic Neuropathy
Leon Cai, PhDBiomedical Engineering (Bennett Landman, PhD)Enhancing Neuroimaging Studies at Multiple Scales with Structural MRI and Multimodal Inference Techniques
Nowrin Chowdhury, PhDMolecular Pathology & Immunology (Dawn Newcomb, PhD)Androgen Receptor Signaling Reprograms CD4+ T Cell Metabolism
Juan Colazo, PhDBiomedical Engineering (Craig Duvall, PhD)Local and Systemic Short-interfering RNA Drug Delivery Methods for the Treatment of Rheumatic Disease
Graham Johnson, PhDBiomedical Engineering (Dario Englot, MD, PhD)Advanced Structural and Functional Network Applications to Improve Neurosurgical Treatment of Epilepsy
Thao Le, PhDMolecular Physiology & Biophysics (Julio Ayala, PhD)Identification of Intracellular and Physiological Targets Transducing the Weight-Lowering Actions of Glucagon-Like Peptide 1 Receptor Agonists
Matthew O'Neill, PhDHuman Genetics (Dan Roden, MD)Deciphering the Molecular Mechanism of Rare Variants in Inherited Arrhythmia Syndrome Genes
Michael Rudloff, PhDMolecular Pathology & Immunology (Mary Philip, MD, PhD)Hallmarks of CD8 T cell dysfunction are established within hours after tumor antigen encounter
Duncan Smart, PhDMolecular Physiology & Biophysics (Meena Madhur, MD, PhD)Inflammation in hypertensive cardiac remodeling and heart failure
Camille Wang, PhDNeuroscience (Ege Kavalali, PhD and Lisa Monteggia, PhD)Optical analysis of nanoscale physiology at presynaptic terminals