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Dissertation Defense Announcements

Leena Almasri, Nursing

INNATE IMMUNE RESPONSE IN OLDER ADULTS WITH DIABETES WHO LIVE IN NURSING HOMES IN OKLAHOMA

Date and Time: December 16th, 2022, 12:00 PM, Location: CON Rm. 130

COMMITTEE IN CHARGE:   Emily J. Jones PhD, RNC-OB, Chair; Barbara Carlson PhD, RN; Diana L. Sturdevant PhD, GCNS-BC, APRN; Summer G. Frank-Pearce, Jonea Lim UM, MD

 

 

Robert S. Fogle, III, Pharmaceutical Sciences

Design and Development of Atypical Steroidal Scaffolds Targeting Oxysterol Binding Protein

Date and Time: December 15th, 2022, 10:00 AM, Location: COP Rm. 339 and Zoom

COMMITTEE IN CHARGE: Anthony Burgett, Ph.D., Vibhudutta Awasthi, Ph.D., Hariprasad Gali, Ph.D., Aditya Joshi, Ph.D., Priyabrata Mukherjee, Ph.D.

 

 

Walker Hoolehan, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Updating the Definition of V(D)J Recombination Signal Sequences with High-Throughput Recombination Assays

Date and Time: 14th December, 2022, 3:30 pm, Location: Bird Library Auditorium (LIB299) and Zoom 

COMMITTEE IN CHARGE: Karla Rodgers, PhD (Committee Chair); Sanjay Bidichandani, MBBS, PhD; Paul DeAngelis, PhD; Franklin Hays, PhD; Jonathan Wren, PhD; Madeleine Cunningham, PhD

 

 

Jordan (Jordi) DelFavero, Physiology

AGE-DEPENDENT ACCUMULATION OF SENESCENT CELLS AND THEIR IMPACT ON CEREBRALVASCULAR HEALTH AND COGNITION

Date and Time: December 14th, 2022, 3:00 pm, Location: Biomedical Research Center (BRC) 109 and Zoom 

COMMITTEE IN CHARGE: Anna Csiszar MD, Ph.D.; Shannon Conley, Ph.D.; Robert Foreman, Ph.D.; Andrei Belousov, Ph.D.; Xin Zhang, Ph.D.; Mike Ihnat, Ph.D.; Michael Wenger, Ph.D.; and Michael Elliott, Ph.D.

 

 

Jonathan D. Day, Rehabilitation Sciences

NON-INVASIVE METHOD FOR QUANTIFYING PROGRESS OF HEALING AFTER TRANSTIBIAL AMPUTATION: A PILOT STUDY

Date and Time: Friday, December 9, 2022 at 8:00 AM, Location: AHB 2058, TUL 2D15, and Zoom

COMMITTEE IN CHARGE:   Shirley James, Ph.D., Hongwu Wang, Ph.D., Carrie Ciro, Ph.D., William J.J. Ertl, M.D., Elizabeth Hile, Ph.D., Andriy Yabluchanskiy, M.D., Ph.D., Daniel Zhao, Ph.D.

 

 

Hunter Porter, Neuroscience

USING COMPUTATIONAL TOOLS TO UNDERSTAND DNA METHYLATION IN AGING AND AGE-RELATED DISEASE

Date and Time: December 9th, 2022, 1:00 PM, Location: Biomedical Research Center (BRC) Room 109 and Zoom 

COMMITTEE IN CHARGE: Jonathan D. Wren, Willard M. Freeman, Arlan Richardson, Benjamin F. Miller, and Michael B. Stout

 

 

Zitha Redempta Isingizwe, Pharmaceutical Sciences

MODELING AND INTERVENING IN PATHOLOGIC INTERACTIONS OF PLATELETS AND OVARIAN CANCER

Date and Time: December 7, 2022, 3:00 PM, Location: Biomedical Research Center, Room 109

COMMITTEE IN CHARGE: Doris M. Benbrook, PhD (Chair), Randle Gallucci, PhD , Lucila Garcia-Contreras, PhD, Wei-Qun Ding, PhD, Michael Ihnat, PhD and Anil K. Sood, MD

 

 

Fiifi Neizer-Ashun, Cell Biology

Elucidating the Unknown Biology of the Lysine Rich Coiled-Coil 1 (KRCC1): A Novel Target in Cancer

Date and Time: December 5th, 2022, 10:00 AM

Location: Biomedical Research Center (BRC), Room 109 and Zoom

COMMITTEE IN CHARGE: Resham Bhattacharya, Ph.D., Chair; Leonidas Tsiokas, Ph.D.; Courtney Griffin, Ph.D.; Julio Morales, Ph.D.; Wei-Qun Ding, Ph.D.

 

 

Sherri Longobardi, Microbiology & Immunology

Shared Autoantibody Specificities in Sjögren’s Syndrome Patients

Date and Time: November 28th, 2022, 2:00pm, Location: BRC 109 and Zoom

COMMITTEE IN CHARGE: A. Darise Farris, Ph.D., Michelle Callegan, Ph.D., Madeleine Cunningham, Ph.D., William Hildebrand, Ph.D., David Sherry, Ph.D.

 

 

Xiang (Eric) Ma, Physiology

THE ROLE OF VERY LOW-DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN RECEPTOR IN AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION

Date and Time: November 11, 2022, 9:00 a.m. CDT, Location: Biomedical Research Center (BRC), Room 109 and Zoom

COMMITTEE IN CHARGE: Jian-Xing Ma, M.D., Ph.D. Chair, Michael H. Elliott, Ph.D. Co-Chair, Jiyang Cai, Ph.D., Xin Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., Courtney T. Griffin, Ph.D., Lijun Xia, M.D., Ph.D.

 

 

 

Yuan Sui, Pathology

DUAL FUNCTION OF DNPH1 IN MELANOMA

Date and Time: November 02, 2022, 2:00 - 4:00 PM, Location: BMSB 433 (Pathology Hensley Library) and Zoom

COMMITTEE IN CHARGE: Ralf Janknecht, Ph.D., Zhizhuang Joe Zhao, Ph.D., Wei-Qun Ding, Ph.D., Maria J. Ruiz-Echevarria, Ph.D., Asish K. Ghosh, Ph.D., Lawrence Rothblum, Ph.D.

 

 

Yeboah Kofi Gyening, Cell Biology

Deciphering Mutant ELOVL4 Activity in Different Disease Phenotypes

Date and Time: Thursday September 8th, 2022 at 10am, Location: Biomedical Research Center (BRC), Room 109 and Zoom (details attached)

COMMITTEE IN CHARGE: Martin-Paul Agbaga, Ph.D., Chair; Robert E. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.; Scott Plafker., Ph.D.; David Sherry., Ph.D.; Xi-Qin Ding, Ph.D.; Michael H. Elliott., Ph.D.

 

 

 

 

Chetan Ahire, Pathology

PHARMACOLOGICAL DEPLETION OF SENESCENT ENDOTHELIAL CELLS RESCUES VASCULAR FUNCTION, PREVENTING CHEMOBRAIN IN PACLITAXEL-TREATED MICE

Date and Time: Wednesday, September 21st, 2022 at 10 a.m., Location: Bird Library Auditorium, Room 299

Committee in Charge: Anna Csiszar, M.D., Ph.D., Doris Benbrook, Ph.D.,  Shannon Conley, Ph.D., Asish Ghosh, Ph.D., Priyabrata Mukherjee, Ph.D.

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