Dissertations

Dissertations: January 22, 2018

DISSERTATIONS DEFENDED

Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Studies
Hill, Vanessa. Investigating stress in the fruit fly. Sponsor: Michele Shirasu-Hiza.

Siegmund, Stephanie. Investigations into pathophysiologic mechanism and treatment of primary mitochondrial diseases. Sponsor: Eric Schon.

Computer Science
Hu, Gang. Automating UI testing for mobile applications. Sponsor: Junfeng Yang.

Earth and Environmental Sciences
Accardo, Natalie. The role of magmatism and segmentation in continental rifting: Geophysical investigations exploiting diverse seismic datasets from the East African Rift System. Sponsor: James Gaherty.

Electrical Engineering
Li, Jiangyi. VLSI techniques and applications in IoT systems. Sponsor: Mingoo Seok.

Neurobiology and Behavior
Aber, Etan. Myelin remodeling is mediated by oligodendroglial macroautophagy. Sponsor: Ai Yamamoto.

Physics
Flanigan, Daniel. Kinetic inductance detectors for measuring the polarization of the cosmic microwave background. Sponsor: Bradley Johnson.

Religion
Rock-Singer, Cara. Narrative thread, white, and blue: Narratives of American Jewish women's reproductive bodies told through milk and water. Sponsor: Courtney Bender.

DISSERTATION PROPOSAL FILED

Biomedical Engineering
Armstrong, Megan. Characterizing and engineering interfacial interactions via single molecule imaging.

Estell, Eben. Modulation of synovium mechanobiology and tribiology in osteoarthritis.

Parker, David. Modeling and removing artifacts caused by head motion and its interaction with slice acquisition timing in fMRI.

Voleti, Venkatakaushik. High-speed, volumetric imaging of biological tissue with swept, confocally-aligned planar excitation (SCAPE) microscopy.

Psychology
Mohr, Rebecca. Psychological outcomes of prototypicality in marginalized group members.

Sociology
Murphy, Kristin. The living and the dead: Funeral work in New York City.