2022 Summer Department Defenses

This summer semester, our department was extremely proud to hose three defenses:

  • Yang Feng
  • Jordan Bateman
  • Aishwarya Kulkarni

We are so proud of all our graduating students! Check out more about their defenses below.

YFeng Defense Photo

Final defense

Yang Feng

Pharmacology Concentration Doctoral Student

Date: June 10, 2022

Mentor: Olga Guryanova, M.D., Ph.D.

Title: “The Effect of Clonal Hematopoiesis on the Molecular Pathophysiology of Solid Tumors”

JBateman Defense Announcement

Final defense

Jordan Bateman

Pharmacology Concentration Doctoral Student

Date: June 16, 2022

Mentor: Erica Levitt, Ph.D.

Title: “Opioid Suppression of an Excitatory Pontomedullary Respiratory Circuit by Convergent Mechanisms”

AKulkarni Defense Photo

final defense

Aishwarya Kulkarni

Pharmacology Concentration Doctoral Student

Date: June 24, 2022

Mentor: Dan Wesson, Ph.D.

Title: “Mechanisms Underlying Olfactory Dysfunction in Prodromal Parkinson’s Disease”