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.

Justin Arredondo-Guerrero
Mackall and Meyer Labs

“GLUT1 overexpression induces metabolic reprogramming in CAR-T cells”

Wednesday, September 27 at 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Clark Auditorium

Hunter Martinez
Bollyky Lab

"Modulation of regulatory T cell function by tissue extracellular matrix"

Friday, September 8 at 3:00PM Pacific Time

Munzer Auditorium

Audrey Lee
Pulendran Lab

"Vaccine-induced reprogramming of immune cells to stimulate broad protection against diverse pathogens"

Thursday, August 17, 2023 at 10:30 AM Pacific Time
Munzer Auditorium

Julia Adamska
Pulendran Lab

"Molecular checkpoints in myloid and B cell responses"

Thursday, August 10 at 2:00PM Pacific Time

Clark S360

Lilit Grigoryan
Pulendran Lab

"Unraveling the Immune Response to Adjuvanted Vaccines in Mice and Humans"

Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at 1:00 PM Pacific Time

Frank Buquicchio
Satpathy Lab

"Understanding the molecular basis of residency and exhaustion in CD8+ T cells"

Wednesday, July 26, 2023 at 2:00 PM Pacific Time
Clark Center S360

Erin Soon
Angelo Lab

"Spatially-resolved multiomic characterization of the maternal-fetal interface"

Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at 3:00 PM Pacific Time

Jack Silberstein
Cochran Lab

"Structural insights into an immune checkpoint receptor reveal a novel approach to cancer immunotherapy"

Monday, July 17, 2023 at 12:00 PM Pacific Time
Clark Auditorium

Joy Pai
Satpathy Lab

"Tracing T cell clonal responses to chronic antigen stimulation using single-cell TCR sequencing approaches"

Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 3:30 PM Pacific Time
LKSC LK130 and Zoom

YeEun Kim
Bendall and Greenleaf Lab

"Systems approach to unravel lymphoid development in human bone marrow"

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 3:30 PM Pacific Time
Munzer Auditorium and Zoom

Gita Abhiraman
Garcia Lab

"Modulating immune signaling with engineered cytokines"

Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at 2:00 PM Pacific Time
Clark Auditorium and Zoom

Amy Fan
Majeti Lab

"Genetic blood disorders and inflammation: Characterizing cell autonomous & non-autonomous contributions of RUNX1 loss in hematopoiesis and leukemogenesis"

Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 2:00 PM Pacific Time
LKSC LK130 and Zoom

Naomi Haddock
Bollyky Lab

"“Bacteriophage as diagnostic and pathogenic factors in human disease”"

Friday, March 10, 2023 at 2:00 PM Pacific Time
Munzer Auditorium

Katie Freitas
Mackall Lab

"Enhanced T cell effector activity by targeting the Mediator kinase module" 

Monday, February 6, 2023 at 2:00 PM Pacific Time
Clark Center S360 and Zoom