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MICaB Student Seminar Series

Spring Semester 2017
Thursday, 2-102 CMRR
12:00-1:00

FEBRUARY 9
Sathi Wijeyesinghe, “Longevity and Functionality of CD8+ Tissue-resident Memory T cells”
Advisor: Dave Masopust
Student host: Upasana Arvindam
Christopher Tucker, “Balancing tumor immunity and autoimmunity”
Advisor: Brian Fife
Student host: Emily Pomeroy
Faculty Reviewers: Dana Davis, Subree Subramanian, Martina Bazzaro

FEBRUARY 16
Emily Chiu, “Strategies to amplify natural killer cell-based immunotherapies via molecules”
Advisor: Jeff Miller
Student host: Jenny McCann
Oscar Salgado Barrero, “Regulation of effector Treg differentiation”
Advisor: Kris Hogquis
Student host: Matt Jarvis
Faculty Reviewers: Will Harcombe, Erik Peterson, Craig Eckfeldt

FEBRUARY 23
Carlos Santos Perez, “TGFβ1 induces Breast Tumor Kinase Overexpression in TNBC via 14-3-3ζ and p38 MAPK Signaling to Glucocorticoid Receptors”
Advisor: Carol Lange
Student host: Julia Nikrad
Emily Irey, “Determining effects of JAK/STAT inhibition on breast cancer TAMs in vitro”
Advisor: Kaylee Schwertfeger
Student host: Anna Rogers

Faculty Reviewers: Lou Mansky, Kris Hogquist, Tanya Freedman

MARCH 2
Lisa Fazzino, “Bacterial community response to bacteriophage attack"”
Advisor: Will Harcombe
Student host: Frankie Sjaastad
Bridget Conley, “A mechanism for extracellular electron transfer in Aeromonas hydrophila”
Advisor: Jeff Gralnick
Student host: Kelsey Binder

Faculty Reviewers: Steve Rice, Marc Jenkins, Nobuaki Kikyo

MARCH 16 - SPRING BREAK

MARCH 23, Zohar Sachs, MD, PhD., MICaB Graduate Faculty Candidate, "Single-cell analyses to identify mechanisms of self-renewal in AML"
Faculty Advocate: David Largaespadsa

MARCH 30
Frank Cichocki, PhD, MICaB Graduate Faculty Candidate, “Adaptive diversification of NK cells in response to cytomegalovirus”
Faculty Advocate: Jeff Miller

APRIL 6
Ethics Seminar - Wade Bresnahan
Attendance mandatory for first-year MICaB students



 

 

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