Biochemistry Students Present Dissertation Defenses

Congratulations to the Biochemistry graduate students who presented their Defense of Dissertations in April and May 2018.

Dr. Medina Hasanagic defended her dissertation on April 13, 2018.

Dr. Hasanagic completed her thesis research, “Unraveling the role of LERP, the mannose 6-phosphate sorting receptor ortholog in Drosophila melanogaster” in the lab of Joel Eissenberg, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry.

Medina is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Di Cera lab.

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Dr. Elisa Palladino defended her dissertation on April 18, 2018.

Dr. Palladino completed her thesis research, “2-Chlorofatty acids function as new lipid mediators in neutrophil extracellular trap formation and accelerate their own clearance by inducing PPAR-alpha activity,” in the lab of David Ford, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry.

Elisa is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.

Dr. Ananthi Rajamoorthi defended her dissertation on May 2, 2018.

Dr. Rajamoorthi completed her thesis research, “The role of hepatic CIDEC/Fsp27 in triglyceride homeostasis and metabolic disorder,” in the lab of Ángel Baldán, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biochemistry.

Ananthi is an M.D./Ph.D. student and will return to medical school this fall to complete her M.D. degree.

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Celine Hartman

Dr. Celine Hartman defended her dissertation on May 4, 2018.

Dr. Hartman completed her thesis research, “2-Chlorofatty acid: A novel lipid mediator of endothelial dysfunction during sepsis,” in the lab of David Ford, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry.

Celine is currently the Program Manager of Professional Development and Postdoctoral Affairs at Boston University.

Dr. Denisse Carvajal defended her dissertation on May 14, 2018.

Dr. Carvajal completed her thesis research, “Impact of chromosomal segregation on replication stress,” in the lab of Alessandro Vindigni, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry.

Denisse is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis at MD Anderson Cancer Center at The University of Texas.

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