Upcoming CBQG Thesis Defenses

**Contact Geryel Osorio Godoy for Zoom info

5/6/2020 at 3:00 pm
Anna Booman
Development of a Methodology to Assess Communication Skills in Angelman Syndrome Using Home-Based Video Recordings
Thesis advisor: Dr. Wen-Hann Tan (BCH)
Thesis committee members: Briana Stephenson, John Quackenbush, Anjali Sadhwani (BCH)

5/7/2020 at 11:00 am
Qian Xiao
A Bayesian Genome-Wide Association Study for Identifying Shared Traits between Child Obesity and Asthma
Thesis advisor: Liming Liang
Thesis committee members: Kohei Hasegawa, John Quackenbush

5/7/2020 at 12:00 pm
Xin Zhou
Debiased Estimation for Differential Gaussian Graphical Models
Thesis advisor: Junwei Lu
Thesis committee members: John Quackenbush, Jeff Miller

5/7/2020 at 4:00 pm
Lauren Hsu
Matrix Factorization Methods for Single-Cell ’omics Data
Thesis advisor: Aedin Culhane (DFCI)
Thesis committee members: Aedin Culhane, Guocheng Yuan, Giovanni Parmigiani, John Quackenbush

5/8/2020 at 10:00 am
Xiyu (Grace) Ding
Automated Analysis and Classification of Clinical Questions in Specialty Referrals Through Safety Net eConsult Systems
Thesis Advisor: Timothy Miller (HMS and BCH)
Thesis committee members: Michael Barnett (HSPH HPM), Guergana Savova (BCH), John Quackenbush

5/11/2020 at 1:00 pm
Zijie Zhao
Benchmarking Synaptic Cleft Segmentation in EM Connectomics
Thesis advisor: Hanspeter Pfister (Harvard/SEAS)
Thesis committee members: John Quackenbush, Guocheng Yuan

5/11/2020 at 2:00 pm
Ursula Widocki
A Network-based Approach to Understanding Differences in Breast Cancer Subtypes and Their Regulatory Elements
Thesis advisor: Heather Mattie
Thesis committee members: Camila Lopes-Ramos, John Quackenbush

5/11/2020 at 3:00 pm
Qing Zhang
Benchmarking Somatic Variant Calling of Mutect and GATK Mutect2 on TCGA WES Data
Thesis advisor: Gad Getz (Broad Institute)
Thesis committee members: Xiaole Shirley Liu, John Quackenbush

5/11/2020 at 4:00 pm
Huahua Zheng
Genetics and Electronic Health Record Data to Predict Response to Biologic Therapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Thesis advisor: Katherine Liao (HMS/BWH)
Thesis committee members: John Quackenbush, Junwei Lu

5/12/2020 at 11:00 am
Shujian Zhu
Shared Genetic Components between Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Plasma Metabolites in Multi-Ethnicity Cohort
Thesis advisor: Liming Liang
Thesis committee members: Deeba Husain (HMS/MEE), John Quackenbush

5/12/2020 at 3:00 pm
Aonia Traxler
Sexual Dimorphism in Gene Regulatory Networks for Bladder and Thyroid Cancer and the Implications on Clinical Treatment
Thesis advisor: Camila Lopes-Ramos
Thesis committee members: Marouen Ben Guebila, John Quackenbush