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Health Science Campus - 2008 Defenses

Graduate Student Defenses in 2008:

Sumanta Mukherjee Congratulations! Sumanta Mukherjee, Ph.D., IIT track, Biomedical Sciences.  Sumanta successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis, "LPS induced TH2 (Interleukin-4) cytokine production in macrophages and its regulation," on Friday, March 14, 2008. (mentor: Z. Kevin Pan).  Sumanta accepted a Postdoctoral position in the Department of Pathology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. 

Pablo Serrano Congratulations! Pablo Serrano, Master of Science, IIT track, Biomedical Sciences.  Pablo successfully defended his thesis, "Mechanisms of induction of CCL20 in lung epithelial cells by Moraxella catarrhalis," on Wednesday, June 18, 2008. (mentor: Z. Kevin Pan).  In July, Pablo will be finishing his masters in public health and continuing his residency in General Surgery at the University of Toledo.  Pablo is attending medical school at UT.  

John Presloid

Congratulations! John Presloid, Master of Science, IIT track, Biomedical Sciences.  John successfully defended his thesis, "Characterization of vesicular stomatitis virus strains with adaptability differences," on Friday, July 18, 2008.  (mentor: Isabel Novella).
John will continue scientific work in the Isabel's laboratory.


Sarah Smith Tsurkan Congratulations! Sarah Smith Tsurkan, Master of Science, IIT track, Biomedical Sciences.  Sarah successfully defended her thesis, "Selection of generalists and specialists in viral quasispecies," on August 27, 2008.  (mentor: Isabel Novella).
Ranendra Nath Dutta Congratulations! to Ranendra Nath Dutta, Ph.D., Doctoral Candidate, IIT track, Biomedical Sciences.  Rana successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis, "Experimental test of solitary wave theory in viral populations," on Monday, October 20, 2008. (mentor: Isabel Novella).   
Last Updated: 6/9/16