Upcoming Ph.D. Dissertation Defense Announcements

Upcoming Announcements

This list of scheduled Ph.D. dissertation defenses is posted so that faculty and others may attend the defense. If you wish to attend, please contact the committee chair in advance as a courtesy.

IU School of Medicine

Monday, April 28, 2014, 2:30 p.m.
Medical Neuroscience
Grace C. Santa Cruz Chavez
Functional contributions of a sex-specific population of myelinated aortic baroreceptors in rat and their changes following ovariectomy
Room 203, Research III Building
Chair: John H. Schild, Ph.D., 317-274-9747

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 9:00 a.m.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Yunpeng Bai
Understanding the biological function of Phosphatase of Regenerating Liver, from biochemistry to physiology
Room 326, Medical Science Building
Chair: Zhong-Yin Zhang, Ph.D., 317-274-8025

Friday, May 2, 2014, 10:30 a.m.
Valerie Fako Miller
Molecular mechanism of orlistat hydrolysis by the thioesterase of human fatty acid synthase for targeted drug discovery
R3, 203
Chair: Jian-Ting Zhang, Ph.D., 317-278-4503

Thursday, May 8, 2014, 1:30 p.m.
Medical and Molecular Genetics
Sneha Surendran
Role of microRNA-709 in murine liver
Room 326, Medical Science Building
Chair: Núria Morral, Ph.D., 317-278-9039

Friday, May 9, 2014, 9:00 a.m.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Justin Sean Johnson
Pdx-1 modulates endoplasmic reticulum calcium homeostasis in the islet β cell via transcriptional enhancement of SERCA2b
Van Nuys Medical Science Building MS 326
Chair: Carmell Evans-Molina, MD, Ph.D, 317-278-3177

Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
Medical Neuroscience
Chao Li
Sphingosine 1-phosphate enhances excitability of sensory neurons through sphingosine 1-phosphate receptors 1 and/or 3
Room 101, Research II Building
Chair: Michael R. Vasko, Ph.D., 317-274-1575

Friday, May 23, 2104, 1:00 p.m.
Alyssa A. Sprouse
Resveratrol augments paclitaxel treatment in MDA-MB-231 and paclitaxel-resistant MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells
Room B26, Medical Science Building
Chair: Brittney-Shea Herbert, Ph.D., 317-278-6147

Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 12:00 pm.m
Medical and Molecular Genetics
Nathan VanDusen
Hand2 function within non-cardiomyocytes regulates cardiac morphogenesis and performance
Room 203, R3
Chair: Anthony B. Firulli, Ph.D., 317-278-5814

IU School of Social Work

Friday, May 2, 2014, 9:30 a.m.
Social Work
Jennifer Writght-Berryman
The influence of decision-making preferences on medication adherence for persons with severe mental illness in primary health care
ES 4130
Chair: Hea-Won Kim, Ph.D., 317-278-0332

Friday, May 2, 2014, 1:00 p.m.
Social Work
David A. Wilkerson
Integrating individual and social learning strategies in a small-group model for online psychoeducational intervention: A mixed methods study of a parent-management training program
ES 4130
Chair: Phillip M. Ouellette, Ph.D., 317-278-8610