Recent and Upcoming PhD Thesis Public Lectures


Tristan Marriner Nicholson, M.S., Monday, March 16, 2014

9:00am - 10:00am, 3-6408

Estrogen Receptor-alpha is a Key Mediatpr amd Target in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Hsi-Min (Jim) Hsiao, M.S., Tuesday, December 16, 2014

9:00am - 10:00am, 3-7619 Upper Adolph Auditorium

Pro-Resolving Lipid Mediators in the Resolution of Lung Inflammation

Shanshan Shi, M.S., Tuesday, November, 11, 2014

9:30am - 10:30 am, 2-6408

Deletion of Tak1 in Fibroblast-Specific 1 Positive Cells Reduces Tendon Adhesion Formation Via Reduced Myofibroblast Activation

Cuicui Wang, M.S., Tuesday, October, 28, 2014

9:00am - 10:00am, 3-7619, Upper Adolph Auditorium

Investigating the Role of NOTCH Signaling in Fracture Repair

Julianne Noel Smith, M.S., Monday, August 11,2014

1:00pm-2:00pm, K-307 (3-6408)

Osteoblastic VEGF Coordinates Remodeling of the Hematopoietic Stem Cell Niche

Michael A. Moses, M.S., Tuesday, July 22, 2014

11:00am-12:00pm, Ryan Case Method Room(1-9576)

Epigallocatechin gallate Elicits Stage-Specific Sensitivity and Affects Heat Shock Protein 90 in a Novel Human Prostate Cancer Progression Model

Yawen Ju, M.S., Friday, June 13, 2014

10:00am-11:00am, Lower Adolph Auditorium (1-7619)

Eludidating the Role of Lymphatics in the Pathogenesis of Chronic Inflammatory-Erosive Arthritis

Tulin Dadali, M.S., Thursday, June 12, 2014

1:00pm-2:00pm, Lower Adolph Auditorium (1-7619)

The Role of CD38 in Regulating NAD Metabolism, Oxidative Stress Responses, and Activity of NAD-Consuming Enzymes

Joanne Soong, M.S., Wednesday, June 4, 2014

2:00pm-3:00pm, Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576)

The Role of Plexin B1 and Shp2 in MET Driven Melanocyte and Melanoma Biology

Nikesha Haynes Gilmore, M.S., Thursday, May 22, 2014

9:00am-10:00am, K-307 (3-6408)

Conserved Roles of Nonclassical MHC Class lb Genes in Cancer Immunity and Modification of the Tumor Microenvironment in the Amphibian Xenopus Model

Lisa Madalen Niswander, M.S., Friday, April 11, 2014

1:00pm-2:00pm, K-307 (3-6408)

Microenvironmental Regulation of Megakaryopoiesis and Thrombopoiesis by SDF-1

John Varrone M.S., Thursday, March 27, 2014

2:00pm-3:00pm, Whipple Auditorium (2-6424)

Evaluation of Anti-Glucosaminidase Monoclonal Antibodies as a Passive Vaccination for Implant-Associated Staphylococccus aureus Osteomylitis

Andrew Campbell M.S., Friday, February 7, 2014

1:00pm-2:00pm, K-207 (2-6408)

Disruption of ATM Function and Divergent Phenotypes in Two Murine Models of Ataxia-telandiectasia

Chung-Hsuan (Richard) Shih, M.S., October 2013

Astrocyte-based Approaches to Spinal Cord Injury Therapies

Laura Nguyen, M.S., March, 2013

The Effects of HIV-1 Reverse Transcriptase on Recombination Events and Viral Replication Kinetics

Sara Montgomery, M.S., Tuesday, April 16, 2013

1:00pm - 2:00pm, K-207 (2-6408)

Cell and Stage-specific Impact of TNF-alpha Receptor Signaling in Alzheimer's Disease

I-Hsin Kuo, M.S., Monday, April 8, 2013

9:00am - 10:00am, K-307 (3-6408)

Activation of Epidermal Toll-like Receptor 2 Enhances Tight Junction Function: Implications for Atopic Dermatitis and Skin Barrier Repair

Jeffrey Malik, M.S., March 19, 2013

Erythropoietin Regulates Terminal Maturation of Mouse and Human Primitive Erythroid Cells

Shin-Jen Sean Lin, M.S., Wednesday, December 12, 2012

9:00 - 10:00 am , 2-6408, K-207

The Protective Role of TR4 in Prostate Cancer

Tzu-Hua Dennis Lin , M.S., Wednesday, December 5, 2012

9:00 - 10:00 am , 1-9525, Northeastern Conference room

Differential Androgen Deprivation Therapies Lead to Promote or Suppress Prostate Cancer Metastasis

Punsiri Mahendra Colonne, M.S., Monday, November 5, 2012

1:00 - 2:00 pm , 3-6408, K-307

Interferon-β-mediated Innate Host Defense in Rickettsia conorii-infected Human Endothelium

Jeffrey M. Harder, M.S., Tuesday, October 9, 2012

1:00 - 2:00 pm , 1-7619, Adolph Auditorium

The Role of Bcl-2 Family Members in Retinal Ganglion Cell Death

Mercedes Szpunar, M.S., Friday, June 22, 2012

10:00 - 11:00 am , 1-9576, Ryan Case Method Auditorium

Evidence for Sympathetic Nervous System Regulation of Breast Cancer Progression

Lin Gao , M.S., Thursday, June 14, 2012

10:00 - 11:00 am, 1-7619, Adolph Auditorium

The Role of TAK1 Mediated Signaling in Cartilage Development and Diseases

Scott A. Peslak, M.S., Thursday, April 12, 2012

1:00 - 2:00 pm , 2-6408, K-207

Erythropoiesis: Injury and Recovery

Benjamin Frisch , M.S., Thursday, April 5, 2012

12:00 - 1:00 pm , 1-9545, Natapow Conference room

Functional inhibition of osteoblastic cells in an in vivo mouse model of myeloid leukemia

Dawn L. Lee, M.S., Thursday, March 1, 2012

9:00 - 10:00 am, 3-6408, K-307

Region-specific Impact of Iron Deficiency on Postnatal CNS Development

Diana Metz-Estrella, M.S., Wednesday, February 1, 2012

9:00 - 10:00 am, 1-7619, Adolph Auditorium

Duality of TRIP-1 Function in Regulating Osteoblast Activity In Vitro

Mustimbo Roberts, M.S., Monday, December 19, 2011

1:00 - 2:00 pm, 3-6408, K-307

Memory B cell Phenotypic and Gene Expression Profiling in Primary Sjogren's Syndrome: Implications for Disease Pathogenesis and Diagnosis

Chiung-Kuei Huang, M.S., Tuesday, December 6, 2011

9:00 - 10:00 am, 3-7619, Upper Auditorium

The Role of Androgen Receptor in Mesenchymal Stem Cells - Potential Therapy in Liver Cirrhosis

Jong-Wei Hsu, M.S., Wednesday, September 14, 2011

10:00 - 11:00 am, 3-6408, K-307

Androgen Receptor and Vitamin D Signaling in Bladder Cancer

Rebecca Porter, M.S., Thursday, July 21, 2011

1:30 - 2:30 pm, Rm. 2-6408, K-207

The Role of Prostaglandin E2 Signaling in Regulating Hematopoietic Stem Cells during Homeostasis and Injury

Chun-Wei David Chen, M.S., Thursday, April 14, 2011

3:00 - 4:00 pm, Rm. 2-6408, K-207

The Role of Phospholipid Scramblase 1 in G-CSF-induced Granulopoiesis

Meina Wang, M.S., Wednesday, April 13, 2011

10:00 - 11:00 am, Rm. 3-6408, K-307

Beta-Catenin and Mmp13 Play Key Roles in Osteoarthritis and Degenerative Disc Disease

Rachel M. Johnston , M.S., Thursday, December 16, 2010

2:00 - 3:00 pm, Rm. 2-6424, (Whipple Auditorium)

The Role of Protease Activated Receptors in Osteoblast Differentiation

Robert D. Bell , M.S., Thursday, December 16, 2010

1:00 - 2:00 pm, Rm. 1-7619, (Adolph Auditorium)

Cerebral Vascular Dysfunction in Alzheimer's Disease

David Dunn , M.S., Monday, November 22, 2010

2:00 - 3:00 pm, Rm. 2-6408, (K-207)

Allotopic Expression of ATP6 in the Mouse as a Model of Targeted Mitochondrial DNA Mutation

Jessica Spahn, M.S., Thursday, August 5, 2010

1:00 - 2:00 pm, Rm. 2-6408, (K-207)

CD8+T Cells Activated by Antigen in the Liver Cause Decreased Antigen Expression Mediated by IFNgamma and Fas: FasL

Pramodh Seneviratne, M.S., Monday, August 2, 2010

1:00 - 2:00 pm, Rm. 3-6408 (K-307)

Understanding the nature of Selective inhibition of G-Protein beta-gamma Subunit Signaling Pathways by Small Molecules

Kuo-Pau Lai, M.S., Tuesday, June 22, 2010

9:00 - 10:00 am, Rm. 3-7619 (Upper Auditorium)

Studies of Pathophysiological Roles of Stromal Androgen Receptor in Mouse Prostate Development, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, and Prostate Cancer

Debbie Y. Dao, M.S., Wednesday, June 2, 2010

10:00 - 11:00 am, Rm. 2-6408 (K-207)

Chondrocyte-specific beta-catenin Expression Drives Cell-Autonomous and Non-Cell-Autonomous Maturation to Promote Growth Plate and Secondary Ossification Center Development

Jonathan Weber, M.S., Thursday, April 15, 2010

2:00 - 3:00 pm, Rm. 2-6408 (K-207)

The Role of Osteoblastic Jagged1 in the Bone Marrow Microenvironment

Su Liu, M.S., Friday, January 29, 2010

9:30 - 10:30 am, Rm. 3-7619 (Upper Auditorium)

Analysis of TR4 Nuclear Receptor Knockout Mouse: Roles of TR4 in Mitochondrial Function and Cellular Stress Defenses

Wen-Lung Ma, M.S., Wednesday, January 27, 2010

9:30 - 10:30 am, Rm. G-8534 (Anderson Room)

Androgen Receptor Roles in the Liver: Homeostasis and Cancer