2011-2012 Proposals/Defenses

Date Time Location Candidate Title
11/01/2011 12:00pm – 1:00pm 114 Mugar Malav Trivedi
Doctoral Thesis Proposal
“Redox/Methylation Signaling as a Unifying Epigenetic-Based Mechanism of Drug Addiction”
11/30/2011 1:30pm – 3:30pm 334CSC Bhushan Pattni
Thesis Defense
“Cell toxicity evaluation of lipid-based nanoparticles delivering survivin – siRNA and Doxil in sensitive and resistant human carcinoma”
12/8/2011 9:30pm – 11:30pm 6 Robinson Hall Darshna R. Patel
Thesis Defense
“In-Vitro Evaluation of Mitochondria-Specific Cermaide Delivery in Targeted Biodegradable Polymeric Nanoparticles to Overcome Drug Resistance in Tumor Cells”
12/21/2011 10:30am – 12:30pm 412 Mugar Robert Riehle
Doctoral Thesis Proposal
“Combination Anticancer Nanopreparations of Novel Proapoptotic Drug, TRAIL and siRNA”
1/10/2012 10:30am – 12:30pm 114 Mugar Onkar Vaze
Doctoral Thesis Defense
“Lipid-Based Systems For Delivery Of Drugs And siRNA”
1/12/2012 10:00am – 12:00pm 412 Mugar Ritesh Thekkedath 
Doctoral Thesis Defense
“Development of Cell – Specified Delivery Systems by Surface Modification of Lipid – Based Pharmaceutical Nanocarriers”
1/17/2012 10:00am – 12:00pm 114 Mugar Jaydev Upponi
Doctoral Thesis Defense
“Nanopreparations for Cancer Imaging and Theranostics”
1/25/2012 10:30am – 12:30pm 406 Egan Hall Tao Wang
Doctoral Thesis Defense
“Landscape Phage Fusion Protein-Modified Pharmaceutical Nanocarriers for Targeted and Cytoplasmic Delivery of Chemotherapeutics to Breast Cancer Cells in Vitro and in Vivo”
3/23/2012 1:30pm – 3:30pm 448 Curry Student Center Marsha D’Souza
Doctoral Thesis Defense
“Novel Cannabidiol and Anandamide Analogs”
4/25/2012 2:30pm – 4:30pm 114 Mugar Anjali Apte
Doctoral Thesis Defense
“Multifunctional nanocarriers for enhanced tumor delivery”
5/31/2011 1:00pm – 3:00pm 425 Shillman Hall Abraham Abouzeid
Doctoral Thesis Proposal
“Polyethylene Glycol–Phosphatidylethanolamine /Vitamin E-Based Micelles for the Co-Delivery of Paclitaxel and Curcumin to Overcome Multi-Drug Resistance in Cancer”
6/5/2012 2:30pm – 4:00pm R230 The Fenway Bhawani Aryasomayajula
Master Thesis Defense
“Three Dimensional Spheroid Culture: An Important Tool For Cancer Research “
6/6/2012 1:00pm – 3:00pm 420 Shillman Hall Mahmoud Nasr
Doctoral Thesis Defense
“Biochemical and Biophysical Characterization of Human Monoacylglycerol Lipase in Solution and in the Presence of Nanodisc Membrane Models”
6/20/2012 10:00pm – 12:00pm 325 Shillman Hall Thomas Koperniak
Doctoral Thesis Defense
“Investigating α7 nicotinic receptor STAT3 signaling and cell-dependent expression”
6/22/2012 1:00pm – 3:00pm 215 Shillman Hall Ioannis Karageorgos
Doctoral Thesis Defense
“The Mechanism of Monoacylglycerol Lipase Inactivation: A Study Using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry”
6/26/2012 3:30pm – 5:30pm R230 The Fenway Mayurkumar Kalariya 
Doctoral Thesis Defense
“Multi-Compartmental Delivery Systems for Peptide and DNA Vaccines in Melanoma Immunotherapy”
6/29/2012 1:00pm – 3:00pm 412 Mugar Sherrica Tai
Master’s Thesis Proposal
“Behavioral Pharmacology of Cannabinoids Towards an Animal Model for Studying Cannabinoid Dependence/Withdrawal”
7/11/2012 2:00pm – 4:00pm R230 The Fenway Srikrishnan Mallipeddi
Master’s Thesis Proposal
“In vitro Expression of Human Cannabinoid 1 Receptor for Ligand-assisted Binding Site Characterization”
7/24/2012 10:30pm – 12:30pm R131 The Fenway Yiting Li
Master’s Thesis Proposal
“Cysteine Dependence of Insulin-like Growth Factor Effects on Redox and Methylation Status”
7/25/2012 1:00pm – 3:00pm 325 Behrakis Hall Nathaniel Hodgson
Doctoral Thesis Defense
“Novel Neurotrophic Growth Factor Signaling Pathway Mediates Changes in Epigenetics through the Redox and Methylation Influence of EAAT3-Mediated Cysteine Uptake”
8/3/2012 11:00am – 1:00pm 114 Mugar Radhika Kini
Doctoral Thesis Defense
“Mechanism of A2A Adenosine Receptor Mediated Immunosuppression in Inflamed Tissue Microenvironment “
8/7/2012 11:00am – 1:00pm 114 Mugar Meenakshi Subramanian
Doctoral Thesis Defense
“The mechanism of adenosinergic regulation of T-cell mediated acute hepatitis”
8/15/2012 11:00am – 1:00pm 114 Mugar Lipa Shah
Doctoral Thesis Proposal
“Multifunctional Nanoemulsions for Systemic Delivery of Analgesic Peptides to the CNS”
8/30/2012 10:00am – 12:00pm R230TF Azizah Jamal-Allial
Doctoral Thesis Proposal
“TBA”
9/10/2012 1:00pm – 2:00pm X105TF Thomas Barchet
Doctoral Thesis Proposal
“Noninvasive imaging for disease detection and evaluation in an animal model of Parkinson’s Disease”
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