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Mon 8/7/2017
Mariah Cole - MS Defense IDM Master's Defense
Mariah Cole - MS Defense
Mon 8/7/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Mariah's thesis, Pre- and Post Seroconversion Gut Microbiome Analysis in HIV-infected individuals, investigates the gut microbiome of 16 untreated HIV-infected men who have sex with men (MSM) at time-points that are ~6 months pre-seroconversion and ~6 months post-seroconversion to assess bacterial changes that may make individuals more susceptible to the development of AIDS, using Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) fecal samples from 1984-1985.

Fri 6/23/2017
Tiffany Thompson - MPH PEL Essay IDM Master's Defense
Tiffany Thompson - MPH PEL Essay
Fri 6/23/2017 8:30AM - 9:30AM
Biomedical Sciences Tower 3 (BST3)

Tiffany Thompson will be presenting her essay on the 9th floor of the Center for Vaccine Research during one of her collaborative lab meetings. Her essay, A Literature Review of the Histology of Rift Valley Fever Virus Neurological Disease Comparing Rodent and NHP Models to Human Disease, will focus on the neurological disease seen in the developed animal models and the histology being used in the research of the Rift Valley Fever Virus.
Mon 6/19/2017
Marilee Clunk - MS Defense IDM Master's Defense
Marilee Clunk - MS Defense
Mon 6/19/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Public Health A425

Marilee's defense, Siglec-10, CD1b, and Palladin are differentially expressed between HIV+ Progressors and Nonprogressors, aims to identify the underlying genetic factors that drive HIV-1 disease progression that could reveal potential therapeutic targets with the long term aim of improving HIV health outcomes. 
Thu 6/15/2017
Chris Healy - MS Defense IDM Master's Defense
Chris Healy - MS Defense
Thu 6/15/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Chris Healy's Thesis, Evaluation of a Novel Computationally Designed Prophylactic against Pandemic Influenza Virus in the Ferret Model, provides compelling data for further evaluation of broadly protective novel therapeutics against influenza viruses.

Tue 4/25/2017
Sarah Sandrian - PCMI Essay IDM Master's Defense
Sarah Sandrian - PCMI Essay
Tue 4/25/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health 2140

Sarah Sandrian's Essay, Program Evaluation of a Structural Intervention Aimed at Improving Maternal Health Outcomes in Rural Zambia, aims to address the needs of pregnant women in resource poor settings as well as countries with similar health systems and challenges to improve maternal health and to engage communities in solving local problems through partnerships and collaboration. 
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