Dissertations

Dissertations: November 6, 2017

DISSERTATIONS DEFENDED

Art History and Archaeology
Fucci, Robert. Jan van de Velde II (1593-1641): The printmaker as creative artist in the early Dutch republic. Sponsor: David Freedberg.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
Underwood, Ryan. Integration of EGFR and LIN-12/notch signaling in vulval precursor cell fate specification in C. elegans. Sponsor: Iva Greenwald.

Biomedical Engineering
Charoensook, Surapon. Formation and characterization of in vitro bioengineered neuromuscular junction models. Sponsor: Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic.

Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Studies
Closser, Michael. Regulatory logic of cellular diversity in the nervous system. Sponsor: Hynek Wichterle.

Chemical Engineering
Li, Ying Fei. Systematic framework to optimize and control monoclonal antibody manufacturing process. Sponsor: Venkat Venkatasubramanian.

Chemistry
Rogawski, Rivkah. Targeted DNP with affinity biradical tags. Sponsor: Ann McDermott.

Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology
Takahashi, Maressa. Nutritional ecology of adult female blue monkeys in Kakamega Forest, Kenya. Sponsor: Marina Cords.

Thompson, Nicole. The benefits of social ties over the life cycle in blue monkeys. Sponsor: Marina Cords.

Electrical Engineering
Yao, Xinwen. Ultrahigh resolution spectral domain optical coherence tomography and its functional extension for human myocardium and breast tissue imaging. Sponsor: Christine Hendon.

Epidemiology
Knox, Justin. Substance use and HIV risk behavior among black South African men who have sex with men. Sponsor: Deborah Hasin.

History
Stockland, Pierre-Etienne. Insects, anthropogenic change and rural environments in the global French. Sponsor: Pamela Smith.

Mechanical Engineering
Jin, Xin. A novel design of a cable-driven active leg exoskeleton (C-ALEX) and gait training with human subjects. Sponsor: Sunil Agrawal.

Music
Slaten, Whitney. Doing sound: An ethnography of fidelity, temporality and labor among live sound engineerings. Sponsor: Aaron Fox.

Neurobiology and Behavior
Jimenez, Jessica. Distinct hippocampal circuits in the generation of innate anxiety and learned fear behavior. Sponsor: Rene Hen.

Slavic Languages
Gorski, Bradley. Authors of success: Cultural capitalism and literary evolution in contemporary Russia. Sponsor: Valentina Izmirlieva.

Sociology
Obeng, Adam. Through a dark mirror: Answers, questions, and the creation of machine knowledge. Sponsor: Peter Bearman.

TC / Economics and Education
Liu, Shuangshuang. Assessing education interventions that support the need of diverse learners. Sponsor: Judith Scott-Clayton.

TC / Sociology and Education
Hill, Kathryn. Black parents, trust and public schooling: How urban schools earn the trust and/or distrust of parents. Sponsor: Aaron Pallas.

DISSERTATION PROPOSALS FILED

Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Bartilson, Daniel. Relating stochastic and deterministic model updating methods.

Lin, Chih-Shiuan. Deterioration effect on progressive collapse of bridges.

Classics
Combatti, Maria. Somatic landscapes: Body, affect, and spatiality in Euripides' tragedies.

Conser, Anna. Caught in the tide: The antistrophic patterning of Greek tragedy.

Simone, Ashley. Cicero among the stars: Astral literature and natural philosophy in the late Republic.

English and Comparative Literature
Eckert, Sierra. The Victorian novel and the research imagination.

Glovinsky, Will. The feeling of empire: Realism and minor affect in the British novel, 1815-1930.

Lundy, Timothy. Political learning and neoclassical drama in early modern English literary culture.

McIntosh, Elizabeth. Local ecologies in Elizabethan Pastoral.

Myers, Bernadette. Urban ecology in early modern English drama.

Takahata, Kimberly. Skeletal testimony: Bony ecologies in the Caribbean 1705-1800.

History
Dayton, Lindsey. Union house: Service work in the twentieth-century United States.

Jones, Christopher. Power and elite competition in the neo-Assyrian empire, 745-612 B.C.