Defense Videos

After years of research on their dissertation topic, PhD candidates present their work and field questions from students, faculty, and postdoctorals. Professors on the dissertation committee then confer privately, and render their vote to the student.

In 2020, a defense on Zoom included a circle of attendees that is no longer restricted by geography — friends, parents, and other family members were able to join from around the world. 

Below are short videos with screenshots of some of the Immunology graduate student defenses.

Sarah Barnes

Engleman Lab | May 17, 2021

Kartik Bhamidipati

Robinson Lab | June 16, 2021

Aditya Rao

Khatri Lab | July 14, 2021

Amber Moore

Palmer Lab | July 29, 2021

Lawrence Bai

Habtezion Lab | August 5, 2021

Caleb Glassman

Garcia Lab | August 13, 2021