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.


  • February 15, 2024 Dissertation Defense Joe Gonzalez, Taia Wang Lab, "A transcriptional switch underlies the pro- and anti-inflammatory activity of distinct IgG glycoforms"
  • April 15, 2024 Dissertation Defense Tejas Dharmaraj, Paul Bollyky Lab, "Technology development to support clinical use of lytic bacteriophages"
  • April 17, 2024 Dissertation Defense Maddie Lee, Catherine Blish Lab, "Interrogating the natural killer cell response to COVID-19"
  • April 17, 2024 Dissertation Defense Hayley Raquer, Juliana Idoyaga Lab, “Monocytes give rise to Langerhans cells that preferentially migrate to the lymph nodes at steady state”
  • May 31, 2024 Dissertation Defense Kameron Rodrigues, Sidd Jaiswal and Stephen Montgomery Labs, "Mechanisms of altered inflammation: from clonal hematopoiesis to exercise"
  • June 07, 2024 Dissertation Defense Preksha Bhagchandani, Seung Kim and Everett Meyer Labs, "Advancing islet transplantation for diabetes through bone marrow chimerism"