Dissertation Proposals Filed
Smith, Breannan. Structure preserving and scalable simulation of rigid body collisions.
Barzilay, Tzafrir. Well poisoning accusations in medieval Europe.
Canetta, Carlo. Bimaterial microcantilevers for nanoscale heat transfer measurements.
Zhang, Yuan. Identification of key structural elements of ATP dependent molecular motors.
Zhang, Zhengyi. Optical and electrical properties of known chirality carbon nanotubes.
Choi, Yoon Jeong. Impact of out pocket pharmacy costs and Medicare Part D on medication adherence among elderly diabetes patients.
Al-Witri, Fahad Zakaria. Causes, forces, and structure.
Mandis, Steven George. Organizational drift at Goldman Sachs.
Cheng, Irene. The shape of utopia: The architecture of radical reform in nineteenth-century America. Advisor: Gwendolyn Wright.
Art History and Archaeology
Ilchman, Frederick. Tintoretto’s judgement: Artistic ambition in Counter-Reformation Venice. Advisor: David Rosand.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
Assur, Zahra. The structure and function of CysZ, a pH sensing bacterial sulfate channel. Advisor: Wayne A. Hendrickson.
Walz, Jennifer. Exposing internal attentional brain states using single-trial EEG analysis with combined imaging modalities. Advisor: Paul Sajda.
Ho, Stephen. Studies in polyketide total synthesis. Advisor: James L. Leighton.
Palamara, Pier Francesco. Population genetics of identity by descent. Advisor: Itsik Pe’er.
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Falk, Elisabeth. Carbonation of peridotite in the Oman Ophiolite. Advisor: Peter B. Kelemen.
Kelley, Colin. Recent and future drying of the Mediterranean region: Anthropogenic forcing, natural variability, and social impacts. Advisor: Mingfang Ting.
Mihajlov, Ivan. The vulnerability of low-arsenic aquifers in Bangladesh: A multi-scale geochemical and hydrologic approach. Advisor: Martin Stute.
Jayaraman, Karthik. RF frontend for spectrum analysis in cognitive radio. Advisor: Peter Kinget.
English and Comparative Literature
Santiago, Anitta. Common place: Rereading ‘Nation’ in the quoting age, 1776-1860. Advisor: Ross Posnock.
Albrecht, Tim. Confidence sans bound: Staging trust and its vulnerabilities in Tieck, Kleist, Grillparzes and Nietzsche. Advisor: Dorothea von Mücke.
Coleman, William. Between empires: Batang and its significance in Chinese and Tibetan history, 1842-1956. Advisor: Madeleine Zelin.
McBurney, Erin. Astride the nation: Power and propaganda in the iconography of Catherine the Great. Advisor: Richard S. Wortman.
Nutritional and Metabolic Biology
Chong, Chi Nok. The role of hypothalamic insulin and leptin signaling in regulating energy balance and stress. Advisor: Lori M. Zeltser.
Iigaya, Kiyohito. Neural network models of decision-making with learning on multiple timescales. Advisor: Yasutomo Uemura.
Perepelitsa, Dennis. Inclusive jet production in ultrarelativistic proton-nucleus collisions. Advisor: Brian A. Cole.
O’Reilly, Pierce. Financing welfare states and the structure of taxation. Advisor: Isabela Mares.
TC - Clinical Psychology
Zoeterman, Sara. In the moment: Prenatal mindful awareness and its relationship to anxiety, depression, and birth experience. Advisor: George A. Bonanno.
TC - Speech and Language Pathology
Sanchez, Laura. N170 visual word specialization on implicit and explicit reading tasks in Spanish-speaking adult neoliterates. Advisor: Karen Froud.