Commencement 2014: Doctorates

This list is drawn from the Commencement 2014 program. For more detailed information, please refer to the Electronic Theses + Dissertations Database.

* Graduated August 2013
** Graduated December 2013

Rachael Stewart Allen
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Machelle Pardue and Donald Stein, Advisers
Dissertation: Progesterone as a Neuroprotective Treatment in the Retina

Kali-Ahset Amen Strayhorn
Sociology
Alexander Hicks and David Nugent, Advisers
Dissertation: Black Panama and Globalization in the Neoliberal Era, 1990–2012

Rachel Jeanne Ammirati*
Psychology
Stephen Nowicki, Adviser
Dissertation: Self-Assessed Emotion Recognition Skill and Social Adjustment among College Students

Peter Ofori Ankomah**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Bruce Levin, Adviser
Dissertation: Theoretical and Experimental Studies of the Pharmaco-, Population, and Evolutionary Dynamics of Single- and Multi-Drug Therapy for Bacterial Infections

Levin Börries Julian Arnsperger*
English
Walter Kalaidjian, Adviser
Dissertation: In the Shadow of the Plot: Representations of Muslim Terrorists in 9/11 Literature

Moe Hein Aung
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Machelle Pardue, Adviser
Dissertation: Mechanisms Underlying Early Visual Dysfunctions in Rodent Models of Type I Diabetes

James Wesley Austin
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Jeremy Boss, Adviser
Dissertation: Regulation of Programmed Cell Death-1 in CD8 T Cells

Moya Zakia Bailey*
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Adviser
Dissertation: Race, Class, Region, and Gender in Early Emory School of Medicine Yearbooks

Kelly Hudgins Ball
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Lynne Huffer and Elizabeth Wilson, Advisers
Dissertation: "So Powerful a Form": Rethinking Girls' Sexuality

Adriana Simionescu Bankston**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Grace Pavlath, Adviser
Dissertation: Regulation of Myoblast Fusion by Creatine Kinase B and Its Interacting Partners

Andrew Nathaniel Bankston**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Yue Feng, Adviser
Dissertation: Regulation and Function of the Cdk5/QKI Pathway in Oligodendroglial Development

Bree Ann Szostek Barker*
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Philip Rather, Adviser
Dissertation: The Regulation of the Swarming Inhibitor disA in Proteus mirabilis

Catherine Eileen Barrett
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Larry Young, Adviser
Dissertation: Neural Mechanisms of Variation in Pair Bond Formation in Prairie Voles

Vaughn Barry
Epidemiology
Kyle Steenland, Adviser
Dissertation: The Effect of Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) on Health Outcomes in an Exposed Community

Debby Basu**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Eric Hunter, Adviser
Dissertation: Characterization of HIV-1 Superinfection in Cohabiting Heterosexual African Couples

Mary Pinckney Battle*
Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts
Allen Tullos, Adviser
Dissertation: Confronting Slavery in Historic Charleston: Changing Tourism Narratives in the Twenty-First Century

Ira Jay Bedzow
Religion
Timothy Jackson, Adviser
Dissertation: A Contemporary Jewish Virtue Ethics

Gil Ben-Herut*
Religion
Laurie Patton, Adviser
Dissertation: Narrating Devotion: Representation and Prescriptions of the Early Kannada Sivabhakti Tradition According to Harihara's Sivasaranara Ragalegalu

Anand Bhardwaj**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Leslie Real, Adviser
Dissertation: Effects of Life History and Genome Architecture on ssRNA Virus Evolution and Extinction

Susan Ludi Blevins*
Art History
Eric Varner and Bonna Wescoat, Advisers
Dissertation: Eternalizing the Emperor: Architecture, Cult, and Deification in Imperial Rome

Ryan Paul Bonfiglio
Religion
Brent Strawn, Adviser
Dissertation: Reading Images, Seeing Texts: Towards a Visual Hermeneutics for Biblical Studies

Travis James Bott
Religion
Brent Strawn, Adviser
Dissertation: Praise and Metonymy in the Psalms: A Cognitive-Semantic Study

Elizabeth Anne Bowman*
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
William Kelly, Adviser
Dissertation: Regulation of Transcription by RNA Polymerase II in C. elegans

Harold Stuart Braswell
Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts
Howard Kushner, Adviser
Dissertation: Death and Resurrection in US Hospice Care: Disability and Bioethics at the End-of-Life

Amanda Joelle Brown*
Psychology
Linda Craighead, Adviser
Dissertation: Re-Experiencing Symptom Self-Monitoring as an Early Step in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

David Ingram Brown**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Kathy Griendling, Adviser
Dissertation: Poldip2: An Analysis of Structure and Signaling Pathways to Elucidate the Function of a Novel Cell Cycle Regulator

Beau Benjamin Bruce
Epidemiology
Carolyn Drews-Botsch, Adviser
Dissertation: Implementation and Utility of Non-mydriatic Fundus Photography in the Emergency Department

Clifton Trent Brunson
Physics
Stefan Boettcher, Adviser
Dissertation: A Renormalization Group Study of the Ising Model on the Hierarchical Hanoi Networks

Amanda Karyn Brzozowski
Epidemiology
Carolyn Drews-Botsch, Adviser
Dissertation: Early Childhood Obesity and Childhood Development

Nanci Lissette Buiza*
Spanish
Ricardo Gutierrez-Mouat, Adviser
Dissertation: Phantoms of the Past: Trauma and Affect in Postwar Central American Literature

Lizhi Cao
Biomedical Engineering
Thomas Barker, Adviser
Dissertation: Development of Conformation-Sensitive Probes to Fibronectin for ECM Targeting and Imaging of Fibrosis

Susan Ann Carlson
Health Services Research and Health Policy
E. Kathleen Adams, Adviser
Dissertation: Burden of Inadequate Levels of Physical Activity in the United States

Richard Lee Carter
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Anthony W.S. Chan, Adviser
Dissertation: Stem Cell Derived Monkey Neural Progenitor Cells as a Platform for Translational Research in Huntington's Disease

Amanda Caster*
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Richard Kahn, Adviser
Dissertation: Cargo-Dependent Recruitment of AP-1 and GGA Adaptors to the Golgi, the TGN, and Recycling Endosomes

Jean-Paul Cauvin
Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts
Elizabeth Goodstein, Adviser
Dissertation: A New Machine for Thinking: Historical Epistemology in Twentieth-Century France

Michael Jay Chan*
Religion
Brent Strawn, Adviser
Dissertation: The City on a Hill: A Tradition-Historical Study of the Wealth of Nations Tradition

Lucy Guillory Chastain**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Becky Kinkead and Charles Nemeroff, Advisers
Dissertation: The Consequences of Neurotensin Deficiency on the Behavioral Effects of Dopamine Agonists and on Striatal Dopaminergic Tone

Monica Jannie Chau
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Ling Wei, Adviser
Dissertation: Induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) Cell Transplantation as a Treatment for Ischemic Stroke

Hanlin Chen
Physics
Kurt Warncke, Adviser
Dissertation: Structure and Dynamics of the Mesodomain Environment of Coenzyme B12-Dependent Ethanolamine Ammonia-Lyase in Frozen Aqueous Solutions and Kinetics of the Radical Rearrangement Reaction at 173-187 K

Ritam Chowdhury*
Epidemiology
Kyle Steenland, Adviser
Dissertation: A Large Cohort Linkage Study of Lead Exposure for Mortality and End- Stage Renal Disease

Qing Chu**
Mathematics
James Nagy, Adviser
Dissertation: Mathematical Models and Numerical Methods for Wavefront Reconstruction

Jin Won Chung**
Sociology
Timothy Dowd, Adviser
Dissertation: Policy and Competition: The Development of the Cable Television Industry in the United States

Claire Ducharme Clark
Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts
Howard Kushner, Adviser
Dissertation: Therapeutic Communities and the Cultural Politics of Addiction Treatment, 1958–1974

Jasmine Michelle Clark**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Eric Hunter, Adviser
Dissertation: Real-Time Visualization of Viral and Host Cell Proteins Involved in the Intracellular Transport of Mason-Pfizer Monkey Virus

Timothy Scott Clark
Religion
Brent Strawn, Adviser
Dissertation: Firstfruits and Tithe Offerings in the Construction and Narratives of the Hebrew Bible

Amy Kathleen Cobden
Anthropology
Sarah Gouzoules, Adviser
Dissertation: Party Animals: Food, Sociality, and Stress in Wild Bonobos (Pan panisciscus) of Iyema, Lomako Forest, Democratic Republic of Congo

Jennifer Katherine Colucci
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Eric Ortlund, Adviser
Dissertation: Historical Mechanisms Driving the Evolution of Ligand Specificity in Steroid Hormone Nuclear Receptors

Christina Marie Colvin
English
Walter Kalaidjian, Adviser
Dissertation: Uneasy Animals: Encountering Nonhuman Difference in American Literature, 1896–Present

Lynsey Nicole Crosby**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Edward Mocarski, Adviser
Dissertation: The Mitochondrial Short Circuit: Regulation of Bax- and Bak-Mediated Cell Death by Murine Cytomegalovirus

Dorthie Sue Cross Mokdad
Psychology
Drew Westen and Bekh Bradley, Advisers
Dissertation: An Intergenerational Examination of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Intelligence

Elizabeth Ann Cummins*
Art History
Gay Robins, Adviser
Dissertation: Word, Object, Image: The Bed as a Sign in New Kingdom Egyptian Art

Nathan Harris Danneman*
Political Science
Dan Reiter, Adviser
Dissertation: Committing to Bargain: How Mediation Contributes to the Onset and Success of Peace Talks

Ashley Bagwell Daugherty**
Chemistry
Stefan Lutz, Adviser
Dissertation: Generating Designer Enzymes for Therapeutic and Industrial Applications

Alysia Mary Beth Davis*
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Beth Reingold, Adviser
Dissertation: To Honor and Obey: Hegemonic Negotiation in Contemporary Marriage Politics

Gianluca De Fazio*
Sociology
Roberto Franzosi, Adviser
Dissertation: Political Radicalization in the Making: The Civil Rights Movement in Northern Ireland, 1968–1972

Olgert Denas
Computer Science
James Taylor, Adviser
Dissertation: Deep Models for Gene Regulation

Aditya Pratap Deo*
History
Gyanendra Pandey, Adviser
Dissertation: Spirits, State Effects, and People's Politics: Negotiating Sovereignty Twentieth-Century Kanker, Central India

Husseina Dinani*
History
Clifton Crais, Adviser
Dissertation: En-gendering the Postcolony: Women, Citizenship, and Development in Tanzania, 1945–1985

Yue Ding
Physics
Laura Finzi and Khalid Salaita, Advisers
Dissertation: DNA Supercoiling as a Regulatory Signal for the Lambda Repressor and an Integrated Calibration Method for the Molecular Fluorescence Force Probes

Edward Pennington Dixon**
Religion
Carl Holladay, Adviser
Dissertation: Forming the Mind of Christ: The Protreptic Unity of 1 Corinthians 8:1–11:1

Philip Christopher Dorroll*
Religion
Vincent Cornell, Adviser
Dissertation: Modern by Tradition: Abu Mansur al-Maturidi and the New Turkish Theology

Catherine Elizabeth Doubler*
English
Sheila Cavanagh, Adviser
Dissertation: Muscular Bodies and Formations of Masculinity and Impairment in Shakespearean Drama

John Kevin Dunn
History
Kathryn Amdur, Adviser
Dissertation: One-Hundred Million No Longer: Learning to Be French in the Era of Decolonization, 1944–1992

Marilyn Markowski Dysart
Biomedical Engineering
Thomas Barker, Adviser
Dissertation: Remodeling of the Pulmonary Microenvironment Controls Transforming Growth Factor-Beat Activation and Alveolar Type II Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition

William Christopher Edens**
Biomedical Engineering
Mark Prausnitz, Adviser
Dissertation: Measles and Polio Vaccination Using a Microneedle Patch to Increase Vaccination Coverage in the Developing World

David Edward Ehrlich
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Donald Rainnie, Adviser
Dissertation: Critical Periods in the Development of Amygdala Inhibition: The Effects of Prenatal Stress

Shannon Elisabeth Elf*
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Jing Chen, Adviser
Dissertation: Development of Novel Targeted Anti-Leukemia Therapies

Rhiannon Evangelista*
History
Walter Adamson, Adviser
Dissertation: From Dictatorship to Democracy? Giuseppe Bottai and the Legacy of Fascism in Italy, 1945–1960

Yanjie Fan*
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
James Zheng, Adviser
Dissertation: Actin Capping Protein in Dendritic Spine Development

Si Jia Feng*
Biomedical Engineering
Bruce Knauft, Adviser
Dissertation: Enhancing the Image Quality of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

Courtney Alexandra Ficks
Psychology
Irwin Waldman, Adviser
Dissertation: Vasopressin and Social Behavior in Humans: Testing for Genetic Associations Using a Latent Factor Approach

Vincent Frank Fiore
Biomedical Engineering
Thomas Baker, Adviser
Dissertation: Investigation of Mechanotransductory Mechanisms in the Pathogenesis of Lung Fibrosis

Clare Patricia Fitzgerald*
Art History
Gay Robins, Adviser
Dissertation: Traditional Mechanisms and New Applications: Identity Construction and Definition of Space through Image in Post-Amarna and Nineteenth Dynasty Elite Tombs at Thebes

Tyralynn Frazier
Anthropology
Carol Worthman, Adviser
Dissertation: The Social Production of Reproductive Health Disparities

Jennifer Frediani
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Thomas Ziegler and Dean Jones, Advisers
Dissertation: Nutritional and Metabolic Profiling of Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Sara Marie Freeman**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Larry Young, Adviser
Dissertation: Characterization of Oxytocin Receptors in the Nonhuman Primate Brain

Megan Elizabeth Friddle
Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts
Catherine Nickerson, Adviser
Dissertation: Longing for Longing: Girlhood, Narrative, and Nostalgia in American Literature for Children and Young Adults

Felicia Annette Fullilove
Chemistry
Huw M. L. Davies, Adviser
Dissertation: In Situ Kinetic Studies of Reactions Involving Dirhodium(II) Donor/Acceptor Carbenes

Katherine McGuire Gass
Epidemiology
Matthew Strickland, Adviser
Dissertation: Identifying Air Pollution Mixtures and Investigating Their Associations with Pediatric Asthma in a Time-Series Framework

Mzwandile Ginindza*
Economics
Elena Pesavento, Adviser
Dissertation: Three Essays in Empirical Macroeconomics

Animesh Giri
Economics
David Frisvold, Adviser
Dissertation: Three Essays on Human Capital Outcomes of Immigrants in the United States

Swargajyoti Gohain*
Anthropology
Bruce Knauft, Adviser
Dissertation: Imagined Places: Politics and Narratives in a Disputed Indo-Tibetan Borderland

Curtis Vandyke Goings
Educational Studies
Robert Jensen, Adviser
Dissertation: Under Construction: Conceptualizations of Mathematics Competence and Mathematics Self-Concept of a Group of African American Adolescent Students

Jacqueline Audrey Gold*
History
Marcus Collins and Pamela Scully, Advisers
Dissertation: Moving Images: India on British Screens, 1917–1947

Kalynda Kari Gonzales**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Yoland Smith and Thomas Wichmann, Advisers
Dissertation: Cholinergic Interneurons: Distribution and Synaptic Inputs in the Primate Putamen

Jennifer Lyn Grant*
Health Services Research and Health Policy
David Howard, Adviser
Dissertation: Trends in HPV Vaccination of US Adolescent Females

Warren Dale Gray
Biomedical Engineering
Michael Davis, Adviser
Dissertation: Development of Therapeutic Systems to Treat the Infarcted Heart

Idris Guessous
Epidemiology
William McCellan, Adviser
Dissertation: Vitamin D Deficiency, Change in Kidney Function, and Genetic Effect Modifications in Population-Based Studies

Kristina Gupta*
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Adviser
Dissertation: Compulsory Sexuality and Its Discontents: The Challenge of Asexualities

Pablo Elohim Guzman**
Chemistry
Huw M. L. Davies, Adviser
Dissertation: Asymmetric Reactions of Donor/Acceptor Rhodium Carbenoids: From Formal Cycloadditions to C-H Insertion

Stefka Ivanova Gyoneva**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Stephen Traynelis, Adviser
Dissertation: Microglial Motility under Pro-Inflammatory Conditions in Situ: Relevance to Neurodegeneration

Margaret Ann Hagerman
Sociology
Amanda Lewis, Adviser
Dissertation: White Kids and Race: An Ethnographic Study of White Racial Socialization, Privilege, and the (Re)Production of Racial Ideology in Affluent Families

Taymour Marwan Hammoudi
Biomedical Engineering
Johnna Temenoff and Hang Lu, Advisers
Dissertation: 3D Micropatternable Hydrogel Systems to Examine Crosstalk Effects between Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Osteoblasts, and Adipocytes

Amanda Hawley Hellman*
Art History,
Sidney Kasfir, Adviser
Dissertation: Developing the Colonial Museum Project in British Nigeria

Carolyn Browning Helsel
Religion
Thomas Long, Adviser
Dissertation: The Hermeneutics of Recognition: A Ricoeurian Interpretive Framework for Whites Preaching on Racism

Jay-Paul Michael Hinds**
Religion
John Snarey, Adviser
Dissertation: The Sun Will Shine Again: A Treatise at the Dawn of a Revolutionary Black Manhood

Brandi Nicole Hinnant-Crawford
Educational Studies
Mei Lin Chang and Vanessa Siddle Walker, Advisers
Dissertation: Stressed Out: Federal Education Policy, Teacher Stress, and Classroom Instruction Orientation

Catherine Anne Homan
Philosophy
Rudolf Makkreel, Adviser
Dissertation: What's at Play in Ethics?

Josef Horacek
Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts
Angelika Bammer, Adviser
Dissertation: Eloquent Barbarians: Poetry, Translation, and the American Avant-Garde

Katherine Virginia Houser**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Jacqueline Katz and David Steinhauer, Advisers
Dissertation: Studies on the Vaccine Protection and the Transmission of A(H3N2)v Viruses in Ferrets

Brittany Rollins Howell**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Mar Sanchez, Adviser
Dissertation: Neurodevelopmental Consequences of Early Life Stress in Primates

Shin Wook Hur*
Religion
Brent Strawn, Adviser
Dissertation: The Rhetoric of the Deuteronomic Code: Its Structures and Devices

Christopher Kwan Hwang
Biological and Biomedical Studies
P. Michael Iuvone, Adviser
Dissertation: NPAS2 and CLOCK in the Mammalian Retina: Their Localization and Roles in Clock-Controlled Gene Regulation and Visual Function

Anna Elise Igou*
French
Philippe Bonnefis and Valerie Loichot, Advisers
Dissertation: Dangerous Appetites: Violent Consumption in the Works of Flaubert, Baudelaire, and Cesaire

Sandra Louise Jackson
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Lawrence Phillips, Adviser
Dissertation: Lifestyle Change in a Large National Health Care System

Marie Kathleen Jameson
Mathematics
Ken Ono, Adviser
Dissertation: Combinatorial Objects at the Interface of q-Series and Modular Forms

Aftab Singh Jassal
Religion
Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger, Adviser
Dissertation: In Search of Nagaraja: Narrative, Place-Making, and Divine Embodiment in Garhwal

Bing Jiang*
Economics
C. Monica Capra, Adviser
Dissertation: Three Papers on Risk and Personality

Ran Jin
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Miriam Vos, Adviser
Dissertation: Consumption of Fructose and Markers of Cardiovascular Disease Risk among US Adolescents with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Lining Ju**
Biomedical Engineering
Cheng Zhu, Adviser
Dissertation: Single-Molecule Study on Gpib-Alpha and Von Willebrand Factor Mediated Platelet Adhesion and Signal Triggering

Chirag Kasbekar
Business
Anand Swaminathan and Peter Thompson, Advisers
Dissertation: Essays on the Impact of the Geographic Concentration of Industries on Competition and Knowledge Spillovers

Katarzyna Darlak Kaufman**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Edmund Waller, Adviser
Dissertation: The Role of IL-12 Producing Antigen Presenting Cells in Bone Marrow Transplant Outcomes

Erin Saliba Keebaugh*
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Todd Schlenke, Adviser
Dissertation: The Drosophilia Immune Response against a Natural Pathogen, the Parasitic Wasp

Margaret Lynn Keneman*
French
Valerie Loichot and Hiram Maxim, Advisers
Dissertation: Poetry, Politics, and Pedagogy: Defining and Developing Critical Literacies in Intermediate-Level College French

Cari Fritz Kessing**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
William Tyor, Adviser
Dissertation: Role of Interferon-a in HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders and Neuroinflammation

Melissa Ann Kinney
Biomedical Engineering
Todd McDevitt, Adviser
Dissertation: Biophysical and Biochemical Control of Three-Dimensional Embryonic Stem Cell Differentiation and Morphogenesis

Christine Frances Klymko
Mathematics and Computer Science
Michele Benzi, Adviser
Dissertation: Centrality and Communicability Measures in Complex Networks: Analysis and Algorithms

Anson Koch-Rein
Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts
Michael Moon, Adviser
Dissertation: Mirrors, Monsters, Metaphors: Transgender Rhetorics and Dysphoric Knowledge

Jun Koga*
Political Science
Dan Reiter, Adviser
Dissertation: Domestic Political Institutions, Leadership Survival, and Conflicts in Dictatorships

Juna Viktoria Konomi
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Lou Ann Brown, Adviser
Dissertation: Fetal Ethanol Exposure and Zinc Homeostasis in the Newborn Alveolar Macrophage

Jennifer Lynn Kuzara
Anthropology
Carol Worthman, Adviser
Dissertation: Shifting Roles in Gender, Kinship, and the Household: Women’s Empowerment in Matrilineal Malawi

Jacob Colby Laas
Chemistry
Susanna Widicus Weaver, Adviser
Dissertation: Methanol Photodissociation as a Case Study for Probing Complex Interstellar Organic Chemistry

Sindhu Lakkur**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Michael Goodman, Adviser
Dissertation: Oxidative Stress and Health Outcomes

Damon Geoffrey Lamb**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Ronald Calabrese, Adviser
Dissertation: Correlated Conductance Parameters in Leech Heart Motor Neurons Contribute to Motor Pattern Formation

Susannah Therese Laramee Kidd*
Religion
Dianne Diakite and Laurie Patton, Adviser
Dissertation: Genres of Reading/Genres of Agency: An Ethnography of Protestant Women’s Reading Groups

John Michael Lattier
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Hans Grossniklaus, Adviser
Dissertation: Pigment Epithelium-Derived Factor (PEDF) Inhibits Progression of Liver Metastasis in a Mouse Model of Uveal Melanoma

Jung Yeon Lee
Business
Anand Swaminathan, Adviser
Dissertation: The Impact of Internal Coupling Structure and Environmental Scarcity on Business Group Performance

Ming Hin Lee
Biomedical and Biological Sciences
Lih-Shen Chin and Lian Li, Advisers
Dissertation: Pathogenic Mechanisms of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Caused by Mutations In SIMPLE

Christina Angie León
Comparative Literature
José Quiroga, Adviser
Dissertation: Reading for Opacity in Queer Latinidad

Jacqueline Leventon
Psychology
Patricia Bauer, Adviser
Dissertation: The Developmental Status of Emotional Memory in School-Age Children

Rebecca Cela Sturman Levine
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Uriel Kitron, Adviser
Dissertation: Urban Ecology and Epidemiology of West Nile Virus in Atlanta, Georgia

MaryJane Lewitt*
Nursing
Jennifer Foster, Adviser
Dissertation: Shaping Birth by Connecting, Protecting, and Intervening: The Nurse-Midwifery Process of Care and Evidence-Based Practice

Melissa Li**
Biomedical Engineering
Craig Forest, Adviser
Dissertation: Microfluidic System for Thrombosis under Multiple Shear Rates and Platelet Therapies

Qiang Ling
Biostatistics
Howard Chang, Adviser
Dissertation: Bayesian Spatial-Temporal Models for Areal Count Data

Jie Liu**
Biomedical Engineering
Ying Luo and Michael Davis, Advisers
Dissertation: Development of Multifunctional Sirna Delivery Systems and Their Applications in Modulating Gene Expression in a Cardiac Ischemia-Reperfusion Model

James Dennis LoRusso
Religion
Gary Laderman, Adviser
Dissertation: The Libertarian Ethic and the Spirit of Global Capital: Post-Industrial Spirituality of the American Workplace

Aun Lor
Anthropology
Peter Brown, Adviser
Dissertation: What is Research in Public Health Practice? Social Construction and Cultural Interpretation of Research and Practice at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Teresa Emerick Madsen
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Donald Rainnie, Adviser
Dissertation: Corticolimbic Oscillations in Fear Learning

Matthew James Magee*
Epidemiology
KM Venkat Narayan, Adviser
Dissertation: Diabetes mellitus and Active Tuberculosis Disease: Clinical Presentation and Treatment Outcomes in Adult Tuberculosis Patients

Anne Garland Mahler*
Spanish
Dierdra Reber, Adviser
Dissertation: Beyond the Color Curtain: Empire and Resistance from the Tricontinental to the Global South

Christopher Donald Makinson**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Andrew Escayg, Adviser
Dissertation: Role of the Voltage Gated Sodium Channel Scn8a in Epilepsy

Danny Emilio Mancheno**
Chemistry
Simon Blakey, Adviser
Dissertation: Development of a Copper Catalyzed Aminoacetoxylation Reaction of Olefins, Development of an Intermolecular and Diastereoselective Iminium Cascade Reaction and Studies towards the Synthesis of a Malagasy Alkaloid

Michelle Joan Manno
Sociology
Amanda Lewis, Adviser
Dissertation: Full Court Press(ure): Negotiating Gender and Sexuality in Women's Collegiate Basketball

Leonardo Marques**
History
David Eltis, Adviser
Dissertation: The United States and the Transatlantic Slave Trade to the Americas, 1776–1867

Mashadi Ione Matabane
Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts
Regine Jackson, Adviser
Dissertation: Axe to Grind: A Cultural History of Black Women Musicians on the Acoustic and Electric Guitar in the United States

Abraham Mathai**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Yoland Smith, Adviser
Dissertation: Glutamatergic Inputs to the Monkey Subthalamic Nucleus: A Comparison of Relative Abundance, Synaptology, and Functional Connectivity in Normal versus Parkinsonian Conditions

Jennifer Marie-Juergensen McGee
Psychology
Darryl Neill, Adviser
Dissertation: Alterations of Performance on an Attentional Task Following Manipulations of the Ventromedial Thalamic Nucleus in the Rat

Callie Lynn McGrath
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Helen Mayberg, Adviser
Dissertation: Characterizing Depression Neurobiology through Treatment Outcomes

Rebecca C. Meyer
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Randy Hall, Adviser
Dissertation: GPR37 & GPR37L1: Ligand Identification, Cell Protective Signaling, and Dopaminergic Cross-Talk

Daniel Christopher Millard
Biomedical Engineering
Garrett Baker Stanley, Adviser
Dissertation: Identification and Control of Neural Circuit Dynamics for Natural and Surrogate Inputs In-Vivo

Angela Milton Miller*
Epidemiology
Carol Hogue, Adviser
Dissertation: The Role of Father Involvement during Pregnancy in the Prevention of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

Leigh M. Miller
Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts
Angelika Bammer, Adviser
Dissertation: Contemporary Tibetan Art and Cultural Sustainability in Lhasa, Tibet

Jared Alan Millson
Philosophy
Mark Risjord, Adviser
Dissertation: How to Ask a Question in the Space of Reasons: Assertions, Queries, and the Normative Structure of Minimally Discursive Practices

Michael Joseph Mina
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Keith Klugman, Adviser
Dissertation: Cross-Kingdom Effects of a Live Attenuated Viral Vaccine on Dynamics of and Disease Due to Respiratory Pathogens within Divergent Ecological Domains: Introducing the Generalized Herd Effect

AnneMarie Mingo*
Religion, Ethics, and Society
Elizabeth Bounds and Marcia Riggs, Advisers
Dissertation: Black Churchwomen's Lived Theology and Liberative Social Ethics during the Civil Rights Movement

Emily Margaret Mitchell**
Biostatistics
Robert Lyles, Adviser
Dissertation: Regression Models for a Continuous Outcome Subject to Pooling

Durba Mitra*
History
Ruby Lal and Gyanendra Pandey, Advisers
Dissertation: Restraining Desire: Women and the Regulation of Sexuality in Colonial Bengal, c. 1830–1930

Lovia Marie Carmelle Mondesir**
French
Valérie Loichot, Adviser
Dissertation: Théatre de la Nation: Révolutions et Sexualités in Chez Marie Chauvet, Maryse Condé et Édouard Glissant

Alicia L. Monroe
History
Jeffrey Lesser, Adviser
Dissertation: Brotherhoods of Their Own: Black Confraternities and Civic Leadership in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1850–1920

Carla Jennings Moore
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Mark Wilson, Adviser
Dissertation: Effects of Psychosocial Stress on Food Preference, Caloric Intake, and Obesity Risk

Christine Helen Moran**
Biomedical Engineering
Younan Xia, Adviser
Dissertation: Developing Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy and Polymer Hollow Particles for Sensing and Medical Imaging Applications

Anjana Muralidharan**
Psychology
W. E. Craighead, Adviser
Dissertation: Family Environment and Emotion Regulation in Bipolar Disorder

Paul Michael Musille
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Eric Ortlund, Adviser
Dissertation: Structural and Functional Studies of the Orphan Nuclear Receptor LRH-1

Jacob Daniel Myers
Religion
Thomas Long, Adviser
Dissertation: Witnessing the Word Erotic: A Philosophical Theology of Proclamation

Sonal Gersappa Nalkur**
Sociology
Timothy Dowd, Adviser
Dissertation: Moving Newspapers Online: Newspaper Diversification and Viability (1990–2010)

Brooke Ann Napier**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
David Weiss, Adviser
Dissertation: Biotin Limitation in the Phagosome and Francisella Virulence

Yoshie Narui
Chemistry
Khalid Salaita, Adviser
Dissertation: Elucidating the Biophysical Mechanisms of Notch Activation

Mohamad Abdun Nasir**
Religion
Vincent Cornell, Adviser
Dissertation: Islamic Law and Social Change: The Religious Court and the Dissolution of Marriage among Muslims in Lombok, Indonesia

Sandra Vanesa Navarro*
Spanish and Portuguese
Hernan Feldman, Adviser
Dissertation: Captive Subjects: The Figure of the Child in Contemporary Argentine Cinema

Ugochukwu Chukwudi Nzewi*
Art History
Sidney Kasfir, Adviser
Dissertation: The Dak’Art Biennial in the Making of Contemporary African Art, 1992–Present

Kevin Ogden**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Stephen Traynelis, Adviser
Dissertation: Molecular Basis of NMDA Receptor Allosteric Regulation by New Subunit-Selective Modulators

Douglas Robert Ollerenshaw**
Biomedical Engineering
Garrett Stanley, Adviser
Dissertation: Adaptive Information Processing during Detection and Discrimination of Tactile Sensory Stimuli

Ronald Joseph Orr
Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts
Angelika Bammer, Adviser
Dissertation: Practicing the Past: Socially Engaged Remembering in Contemporary Art

Clayton Parker Owens
Chemistry
Simon Blakey, Adviser
Dissertation: Design, Synthesis, and Utilization of Iridium(III) Bis(oxazolinyl)phenyl and Iridium(III) Bis(imidazolinyl)phenyl Complexes for Catalytic Enantioselective Atom Transfer C–H Functionalization

Robyn Allyce Pariser**
History
Clifton Crais, Adviser
Dissertation: Houseboy: Domestic Service and the Making of Colonial Dar es Salaam, 1919–1961

Benjamin James Parker**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Nicole Gerardo, Adviser
Dissertation: Ecological Factors Determine Immune Costs and Susceptibility of Pea Aphids to a Natural Fungal Pathogen

Brendan Thomas Parr**
Chemistry
Huw M. L. Davies, Adviser
Dissertation: Rhodium Alkenylcarbenes: Novel Reactivity and Precursors

Christie Lee Parris
Sociology
Karen Hegtvedt, Adviser
Dissertation: From Lobbying to Lockdowns: Tactical Choices among Environmental Justice Organizations

John Mitchell Peck*
English
Deborah White, Adviser
Dissertation: Spectral Artifacts: Natural Supernaturalism and Commodity Fetishism in Romantic Literature

Goran Peic*
Political Science
Dan Reiter, Adviser
Dissertation: Civilian Defense Forces, Tribal Groups, and Counterinsurgency Outcomes

Whitney Alexandria Peoples
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Kimberly Wallace-Sanders, Adviser
Dissertation: Going "Beyond Birth Control:" The Public Life of YAZ and Representations of Women’s Reproductive Health in the US Public Sphere

Aminah Farita Perkins*
Educational Studies
George Engelhard, Adviser
Dissertation: Differential Person Functioning

Craig Allen Perry
History
Marina Rustow, Adviser
Dissertation: The Daily Life of Slaves and the Global Reach of Slavery in Medieval Egypt, 969–1250 CE

Janelle Lynne Peters*
Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts
Kevin Corrigan, Adviser
Dissertation: Leveling the Playing Field: Egalitarian Veils and Athletic Metaphors in 1 Corinthians

Kathryn Ruth Pierce**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Mandy Ford, Adviser
Dissertation: Investigations into the Development and Consequences of Red Blood Cell Alloimmunization

Margarita Mercedes Pintado-Burgos*
Spanish
Jose Quiroga, Adviser
Dissertation: Lorenzo Garcia Vega, Poeta Sin Paisaje

Mary Kathryn Harrison Pitner*
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Harold Saavedra, Adviser
Dissertation: The Role of Cdk4 in Her2 Driven Centrosome Amplification

Andrei Popa**
Psychology
Jack McDowell, Adviser
Dissertation: The Evolutionary Theory of Behavior Dynamics: Complexity, Darwinism, and the Emergence of High-Level Phenotypes

Starra Marie Priestaf*
French
Dalia Judovitz, Adviser
Dissertation: Ruptures in Address: The Letter as Technical Device in Guilleragues, Sevigne, and Lafayette

Justin Edward Pye
Physics
Connie Roth, Adviser
Dissertation: Glass Transition and Physical Aging Behavior of Thin Free-Standing and Supported Polystyrene Films

John Frederick Quant
Religion
Brent Strawn, Adviser
Dissertation: Rewriting Scripture Inside and Out: A Typology of Rewriting in Variant Editions and Rewritten Scripture

Ruben Guang Wei Quek**
Health Services Research and Health Policy
Joseph Lipscomb, Adviser
Dissertation: Influence of Physician Characteristics on the Treatment of Prostate Cancer

JeanPierre Michel Rabbah
Biomedical Engineering
Ajit Yoganathan, Adviser
Dissertation: Surgical Management of Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation: An In-Vitro Investigation

Mark Rachwalski
Business
Jay Shanken, Adviser
Dissertation: Essays on Asset Pricing

Angela Duncan Ragan
Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts
Allen Tullos and Craig Womack, Adviser
Dissertation: A World War II Eagle Tail Dance: Oral Histories of Eastern Band Cherokee Veterans

Udaya Shankari Rangaswamy
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Samuel Speck, Adviser
Dissertation: MHV68 M2 Manipulation of B Cell Signaling

Carl Robert Rankin
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Asma Nusrat and Charles Parkos, Advisers
Dissertation: Galectin-3 and Annexin A2 Regulate the Stability of Cell Surface Proteins to Control Epithelial Barrier Function

Katherine Elizabeth Rawson*
Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts
Anna Grimshaw, Adviser
Dissertation: Pimento Cheese and Podcasts: Producing and Consuming Stories about Food in the Contemporary US South

Roopika Risam*
English
Deepika Bahri, Adviser
Dissertation: Beyond the Color Line: W. E. B. Du Bois and Postcolonial Studies

Darryl Dejuan Roberts
Religion
Timothy Jackson and John Witte, Advisers
Dissertation: An Examination of the Impact of the Climate of Religious Freedom during the Civil Rights Movement on the Pursuit of Civil Rights and Religious Liberty

Brenda Natalia Robledo
Biomedical Engineering
Xiaoping Hu, Adviser
Dissertation: An in vitro and in vivo Evaluation of the Capacity of the Gene mms6 to be an MRI Reporter Gene

Larry Rolen*
Mathematics
Ken Ono, Adviser
Dissertation: Maass Forms and Quantum Modular Forms

Adam R. Rosenthal
Comparative Literature
Elissa Marder, Adviser
Dissertation: The Gift of Poetry in Romantic and Post-Romantic Literature

Matthew Harper Rouse**
Psychology
Sherryl Goodman, Adviser
Dissertation: Physiological Mediators of Parenting Behaviors in Mothers with Low to Moderate Depression Symptoms

Pearl Victoria Ryder**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Victor Faundez, Adviser
Dissertation: Actin Cytoskeleton Regulators Interact with the Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome Complex BLOC-1 and Its Cargo Phosphatidylinositol-4-kinase Type II Alpha

Timothy Robert Sampson
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
David Weiss, Adviser
Dissertation: CRISPR-Cas Systems: New Players in Bacterial Gene Regulation, Innate Immune Evasion, Pathogenesis, and Beyond

Jennifer Christine Sarrett
Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts
Howard Kushner, Adviser
Dissertation: Places of Autism: Influences on Experiences of Autism in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and Kerala, India

Nikki Tamara Sawyer
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Andrew Escayg and Gretchen Neigh, Advisers
Dissertation: The Role of Stress in Two Genetic Models of Epilepsy

Ana E. Schaller de la Cova*
Anthropology
Bruce Knauft, Adviser
Dissertation: Secular and Islamic Schooling in Senegal: Reconfiguring Knowledge and Opportunity in Uncertain Times

Justin Patrick Schedtler**
Religion
Luke Timothy Johnson, Adviser
Dissertation: A Heavenly Chorus: The Dramatic Function of Revelation's Hymns

Francine Marie Scott
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Samuel Speck, Adviser
Dissertation: A Tissue Culture Model of Murine Gammaherpesvirus Replication Reveals Roles for the Viral Cyclin in Virus Replication and Egress

Lucas Allen Scripter**
Philosophy
Nick Fotion, Adviser
Dissertation: Moral Articulacy: An Essay on Charles Taylor's Critique of Modern Moral Philosophy

Shani Salama Settles
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Dianne Diakite; Adviser
Dissertation: Flesh and Blood, Breath and Spirit: African Diaspora Religions and Womanist Discourses of Wholeness

Joshua Ray Shak**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Keith Klugman and Jorge Vidal, Advisers
Dissertation: Bacterial Population Dynamics of Pneumococcal Colonization of the Nasopharynx

Daniel Isaac Shapiro**
Psychology
Elaine Walker, Adviser
Dissertation: The Relationship between Cortisol and Cognitive Functions in Individuals at Clinical High Risk of Developing Psychosis

Jaroslaw Kazimierz Slawinski
Computer Science
Vaidy Sunderam, Adviser
Dissertation: Adaptive Approaches to Utility Computing for Scientific Applications

Lisa Marie Smith*
Psychology
Linda Craighead, Adviser
Dissertation: Sustained Effects of Brief Electronic Self-Monitoring as an Early Intervention for Eating Pathology

Nianhui Song*
Chemistry
Tianquan Lian, Adviser
Dissertation: Single Quantam Dot Electron Transfer Dynamics

Wafa Ahmed Soofi
Biomedical Engineering
Astrid Prinz, Adviser
Dissertation: Regulation of Rhythmic Activity in the Stomatogastric Ganglion of Decapod Crustaceans

Daniel Glenn Spillman**
History
Patrick Allitt, Adviser
Dissertation: The Conservative Baby Boomers' Magazine: A History of the American Spectator and the Conservative Intellectual Movement, 1967–2001

Daniel Ryan Stabley
Chemistry
Khalid Salaita, Adviser
Dissertation: Nanoscale Tools to Expand the Biophysical Understanding of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Function

Lisa Rachel Staimez*
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
K. M. Venkat Narayan, Adviser
Dissertation: The Pathophysiology of Diabetes and Prediabetes: Understanding the Relative Roles of Impaired Beta-Cell Function and Insulin Resistance in Asian Indians

Shannon Brooke Zoe Stephens*
Psychology
Kim Wallen, Adviser
Dissertation: The Influence of Bilateral Neonatal Lesions of the Amygdala on Pubertal Onset and Sexual Behavior in Female Rhesus Macaques Living in Social Groups

Jason Stephenson
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Randy Hall, Adviser
Dissertation: Signaling, Regulation, and Synaptic Role of Adhesion G Protein-Coupled Receptor Brain-Specific Angiogenesis Inhibitor-1

Nehemia Akiva Stern
Religion
Don Seeman, Adviser
Dissertation: First Flowering of Redemption: An Ethnographic Account of Contemporary Religious Zionism in Israel

Debbie Y. Stevens
Nursing
Kenneth Hepburn, Adviser
Dissertation: Caregiver Burden and Racial Discrimination in African Americans: A Mixed Methods Study of Chronic Stress

Anne Whitaker Stewart
Religion
Carol Newsom and Brent Strawn, Advisers
Dissertation: A Honeyed Cup: Poetry, Pedagogy, and Ethos in the Book of Proverbs

Kate Lynn Stokes**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Martin Moore, Adviser
Dissertation: Identifying Mechanisms of Respiratory Syncytial Virus-Induced Mucus

Joshua Aaron Strayhorn*
Political Science
Clifford Carrubba, Adviser
Dissertation: Institutions and Legal Consistency in the US Court of Appeals

Ahmad Rashad Sylvester
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
James Lah, Adviser
Dissertation: Characterization of LR11's Relationship to Tau Pathology

Victoria Lynn Templer
Psychology
Robert Hampton, Adviser
Dissertation: Memory for Order in Rhesus Monkeys (Macaca mulatta)

Garth John Thompson*
Biomedical Engineering
Shella Keilholz, Adviser
Dissertation: Neural Basis and Behavioral Effects of Dynamic Resting State Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging as Defined by Sliding Window Correlation and Quasi-Periodic Patterns

Christina Kimberly Timmerman*
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Subhabrata Sanyal, Adviser
Dissertation: The Role of the Myb-Related Transcription Factor ADF-1 in Dendritic Plasticity

Sean Victor Tommasi*
Comparative Literature
Elissa Marder, Adviser
Dissertation: Life without Measure: Literary Reflections on Freedom and Commerce in Emile Zola, Henry James, Thomas Mann, and Charles Dickens

Jennifer Lynne Sweeney Tookes*
Anthropology
Peter Brown, Adviser
Dissertation: Rice and Peas in the Diaspora: Food, Health, and the Body among Barbadian Migrants in Atlanta

Huakang Tu
Epidemiology
Roberd "Robin" Bostick, Adviser
Dissertation: Hypothesis-Based Biomarkers for Managing Gastric and Colorectal Cancer Precursors

Nicole Lynn Umberger
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Tamara Caspary, Adviser
Dissertation: The Role of Cilia Transport in Oligodendrocyte Development and Regulation of PP2A Activity

Elizabeth Lee Reisinger Walker*
Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Nancy Thompson, Adviser
Dissertation: Examining Perspectives of Adults with Epilepsy and Their Primary Support Persons on Living with Epilepsy and Support for Self-Management: A Mixed-Methods Approach

Bentley Gibson Wallace
Psychology
Philippe Rochat, Adviser
Dissertation: Factors Associated with Implicit and Explicit Racial Preferences of African Americans

Tao Wang**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Stephen Warren and Peng Jin, Advisers
Dissertation: TET-Mediated Hydroxymethylation in Reprogramming to Induced Pluripotency

Yanwen Wang
Business
Michael Lewis, Adviser
Dissertation: Essays on Counter-Marketing and the Role of Brands

Douglas William Watson**
Religion
David Petersen, Adviser
Dissertation: Let the Priests Lament: A Study of the Composition of the Book of Joel

Lesley Anne Watson
Sociology
Cathryn Johnson, Adviser
Dissertation: Three Bases of Identity in Global Context: Transnationalism, Cosmopolitanism, and National Identity among International Sojourners

Lesley Jo Weaver
Anthropology
Peter Brown and Craig Hadley, Advisers
Dissertation: When Family Comes First: Diabetes, Social Roles, and Coping among Women in Urban North India

Mary Mei Wen*
Biomedical Engineering
Shuming Nie, Adviser
Dissertation: New Strategies for Tagging Quantum Dots for Dynamic Cellular Imaging

Quan Wen
Business
Narasimhan Jegadeesh, Adviser
Dissertation: Essays on Asset Pricing Anomalies

Ana West**
Chemistry
James Kindt, Adviser
Dissertation: Elasticity and Structure of Self-Assembled Systems with Defects and Inclusions

Gina Elizabeth Westbeld Gallois
French
Geoffrey Bennington, Adviser
Dissertation: Original Copies: Rousseau, Laclos, Stendhal

Maria Wieczynska**
Business
Grace Pownall, Adviser
Dissertation: The "Big" Consequences of IFRS: How and When Does the Adoption of IFRS Benefit Global Accounting Firms

Brian Michael Wile
Engineering
Gang Bao, Adviser
Dissertation: Isolation of Homogenous Cardiac Cell Populations from Differentiating Pluripotent Stem Cells Using Molecular Beacons

Stefanie Anne Wind
Educational Studies
George Engelhard Jr., Yuk Fai Cheong, and Robert Jensen, Advisers
Dissertation: Evaluating Rater-Mediated Assessment with Rasch Measurement Theory and Mokken Scaling

Charles Baker Wright**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
John Nickerson, Adviser
Dissertation: Evaluation of Rpe65 Mutant Mice as Models for Leber Congenital Amaurosis, Type 2, and Early Onset Blindness

I-Lin Wu*
Chemistry
Vincent Conticello, Adviser
Dissertation: Multiple Site-Specific Incorporation of Non-Canonical Amino Acids for Novel Biomaterials Design

Tuoqi Wu**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Rafi Ahmed, Adviser
Dissertation: Regulation of T-Cell Responses by MicroRNAs

Jianxing Xiang
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Xiao-Jiang Li, Adviser
Dissertation: The Role of Huntingtin-Associated Protein 1 (Hap1) in Postnatal Development

Chunfu Xu**
Chemistry
Vincent Conticello, Adviser
Dissertation: Programmed Self-Assembly of Coiled-Coil Peptides

Jing Xu*
Economics
Sara Markowitz, Adviser
Dissertation: Three Essays on the State Children's Health Insurance Program

Su Yang
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Xiao-Jiang Li, Adviser
Dissertation: Age-Dependent, Region-Specific Mechanisms Contribute to Spinocerebellar Ataxia 17 Pathogenesis

Ye Yang**
Chemistry
Tianquan Lian, Adviser
Dissertation: Photo-Induced Charge Carrier Dynamics in Artificial Atoms, Molecules, and Solids Studied by Transient Absorption Spectroscopy

William Yoo
Religion
E. Brooks Holifield, Adviser
Dissertation: American Missionaries, Korean Protestants, and the Making of a New Religion

April Marie Young**
Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Ralph DiClemente, Adviser
Dissertation: HIV Vaccination among High-Risk Drug Users in Appalachia: Insights from Social Network Analysis on Feasibility, Consequences, and Dissemination Strategies

Hanshuo Zhang*
Psychology
Eugene Emory, Adviser
Dissertation: A Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Urban, Low-Income, Pregnant African American Women

Huaiyu Zhang**
Biomedical Engineering
Jianzhong Xi, Adviser
Dissertation: Large-Scale Identification of Functional Genes Regulating Cancer Cell Migration and Metastasis Using the Self-Assembled Cell Microarray

Kun Zhang**
Health Services Research and Health Policy
Zhou Yang, Adviser
Dissertation: Three Essays on Medicare’s Home Health Care

Yu Zhang**
Biomedical Engineering
Younan Xia, Adviser
Dissertation: Inverse Opal Scaffolds and Photoacoustic Microscopy for Regenerative Medicine

Chongchao Zhao**
Chemistry
Craig Hill, Adviser
Dissertation: Polyoxometalates in Artificial Photosynthesis: Development of Chromophores and Water Oxidation Catalysts

Guibo Zhu**
Chemistry
Craig Hill, Adviser
Dissertation: Transition-Metal-Substituted Polyoxometalates as Water Oxidation Catalysts

Haiming Zhu
Chemistry
Tianquan Lian, Adviser
Dissertation: Quantum Confined Semiconductor Nanocrystals for Efficient Charge Separation and Solar-to-Fuel Conversion

Sommer Shelley Zimmerman
Chemistry
Dennis Liotta, Adviser
Dissertation: Design, Synthesis, and Biological Evaluation of Subunit-Selective N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor Modulators

Wenfei Zou
Mathematics
Shanshuang Yang, Adviser
Dissertation: Characterization of Quasiconformal Mappings and Extremal Length Decomposition

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