Dissertation Defenses

Seminars & Events

Graduates students present his/her research, including laying out the rationale behind choices and decisions, for example, regarding theory selection and research methods.

Please contact Lina Hansen (lhansen@stanford.edu) for location or Zoom info.

Watch short videos showcasing some of the previous dissertation defenses of our Immunology graduate students.


Structural and functional interrogation of cytokine signaling in the immune system

Caleb Glassman

Garcia Lab

Friday, August 13, 2021 at 1 PM Pacific Time

From molecules to medicine: Expanding the therapeutic streetlight for inflammatory bowel diseases

Lawrence Bai

Habtezion Lab

Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 2 PM Pacific Time

Title TBD

Amber Moore

Palmer Lab

Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 10 AM Pacific Time

Large-scale integration of publicly available gene expression data to empower diagnostics and derive biological insight

Aditya Rao

Khatri Lab

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 3 PM Pacific Time

B cell dysregulation in immune mediated diseases

Kartik Bhamidipati

Robinson Lab

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 2 PM Pacific Time

The Differential Roles of Monocytes and Neutrophils in Inflammation-Induced Neurological Dysfunction

Sarah Barnes

Engleman Lab

Monday, May 17, 2021 at 10 AM Pacific Time


The Biology of Human Invariant Natural Killer T (iNKT) Cells in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantion

Bryan Xie

Meyer and Negrin Labs

December 15, 2020 at 10 AM

Applied single-cell methods for basic and translational immunology

David Glass

Bendall Lab

December 11, 2020 at 11 AM

Shared Signatures of Immune Dysfunction in Chronic Inflammatory States Revealed by System-wide Immune Monitoring

Cesar Lopez Angel

Davis Lab

November 30, 2020 at 9:00 AM

Neutrophils eradicate tumors via reactive oxygen species in response to immunotherapy

Ian Linde

Engleman Lab

November 23, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Engineering Protein Complex Disruption: Development of Rapid Acting anti-IgE Inhibitors

Luke Pennington

Jardetzky Lab

September 22, 2020 at 1 PM

Defining the human innate immune response to dengue virus infection

Julia McKechnie

Blish Lab

June 4, 2020 at 10 AM

Defining the natural killer cell response to HIV

Nancy (Qi) Zhao

Blish Lab

June 1, 2020 at 11:30 AM

The role of hyaluronic acid in regulating inflammation and the immune response

Payton Marshall

Bollyky Lab

May 27, 2020 at 2:00 PM

High-Dimensional Analysis of the Human Dendritic Cell Network

Becky Leylek

Idoyaga Lab

May 22, 2020 at 3:15 PM

Tissue-resident memory Tr1 cells and the extracellular matrix in allergic airway inflammation

Carlos Medina

Bollyky Lab

March 4, 2020 at 2:15 PM

Evolution of the MacAB-TolC efflux pump in invasive Salmonella isolates from Africa

Jared Honeycutt

Monack Lab

January 16, 2020 at 9:30 AM