Beattie, Bradley. Improvements in the robustness and accuracy of bioluminescence tomographic reconstructions of distributed sources within small animals. Sponsor: Andreas Hielscher.
Han, Yang. Development of a real-time system for harmonic motion imaging guided focused ultrasound for breast tumor characterization and treatment monitoring. Sponsor: Elisa Konofagou.
Karamolegkos, Nikolaos. Modeling and estimation of cardiorespiratory function, with application to ventilation therapy. Sponsor: Nicolas Chbat.
Cellular Physiology and Biophysics
Forrester, Frances. The role of modified UNC-68 in age-related C. elegans muscle function loss. Sponsor: Andrew Marks.
Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Studies
Billing, David. The role Bard1 BRCT domain in tumor suppression and genome stability. Sponsor: Richard Baer.
Martinez, José. Control of axonal mRNA localization and translation through an exclusion mechanism. Sponsor: Ulrich Hengst.
Weyn-Vanhentenryck, Sebastien. RNA- binding protein networks link alternative splicing programs to neurodevelopment. Sponsor: Chaolin Zhang.
Yen, Bonnie. Asymmetric cell division in cell fate diversification of the immune system. Sponsor: Steve Reiner.
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Mascioli, Nora. Impacts of anthropogenic aerosols on U.S. climate: Extreme events, stagnation, and the warming hole. Sponsors: Arlene Fiore and Michael Previdi.
Rabinowitz, Hannah. The seismogenic potential of subducting sediments. Sponsor: Heather Savage.
Yuan, Ding. Thesis in contracts and labor law. Sponsor: W. Bentley MacLeod.
Choi, Christopher. Optoelectronic neural implant sensors for cerebral blood volume monitoring. Sponsor: Ioannis Kymissis.
Genetics and Development
Kaniecki, Kyle. The yeast Srs2 helicase regulates homologous recombination through the disassembly of recombination intermediates. Sponsors: Eric Greene and Lorraine Symington.
Materials Science and Engineering
Notis Berger, Amy. Temperature driven topological switch in 1T'-MoTe2 and strain induced nematicity in NaFeAs. Sponsors: Katayun Barmak and Abhay Pasupathy.
Wong, Vernon. Melting in pulsed-laser irradiated polycrystalline silicon films. Sponsor: James Im.
Neurobiology and Behavior
Clark, Samuel. Characterization striatal direct and indirect path neurons during motor learning and anxiety. Sponsor: David Sulzer.
Youssef, Mary. Timing-dependent effects of stress on hippocampal neurogenesis and function. Sponsor: Alex Dranovsky.
Neurobiology and Behavior
Youssef, Mary. Timing-dependent effects of stress on hippocampal neurogenesis and function. Sponsor: Eduardo Leonardo.
de Jacq, Krystyna. Nurses' attitudes toward mental illness. Sponsor: Elaine Larson.
Anthony, Matthew. Understanding low-energy nuclear recoils in liquid xenon for dark matter searches and the first results of XENON1T. Sponsor: Elena Aprile.
Ferrerosa Young, Carolina. Under the radar: Essays on lobbying, representation, and responsiveness in the U. S. Congress. Sponsor: Donald Green.
Doubrovskaia, Maria. Figures of clarity: Three poets? voyage toward an intelligible poetics. Sponsor: Boris Gasparov.
Atria, Jose Thomas. Beyond discourse: Computational text analysis and material historical processes. Sponsor: Peter Bearman.
TC / Clinical Psychology
Mazur, Marina. Resilience and psychopathology among homeless young women. Sponsor: Lisa J. Miller.
TC / English Education
Filipiak, Danielle. Tracing agency in a middle school, youth participatory action research class. Sponsor: Ernest Morrell.
TC / Mathematics Education
Cao, Mengmeng. Students as spatial thinkers: An examination of three-dimensional geometry in high school curricula in US and China. Sponsor: Nicholas Wasserman.
TC / School Psychology
Chiel, Zoe. Parental cognitions of control and self-efficacy: Observed parenting behaviors in mothers of preschool children with autism spectrum disorder. Sponsor: Marla Brassard.
Meyers, Sarah. The sentient stage: The theatrical uncanny in comtemporary performance. Sponsor: Arnold Aronson.
DISSERTATION PROPOSALS FILED
Nayak, Samiksha. Development and evaluation of point-of-care diagnostic technologies for providers and consumers.
Qu, Dovina. Tissue engineering strategies for interface fibrocartilage regeneration.
Wobma, Holly. Interferon-y/Hypoxia primed mesenchymal stem cell s for an improved immunosuppressive cell therapy.
Sharpless, Alice. Quae sequens insania est: The social and economic value of Roman silver tableware from the Late Republic through the 3rd century CE.
Vinck, Barbara. A study of Herodotean literature.
Farra, Noura. Multilingual and low-resource sentiment analysis.
Hadfield, Stuart. Quantum algorithms for scientific computing and approximate optimization.
Ouyang, Jessica. Abstractive summarization of emotional genres using text-to-text generation.
Bastra, Richa. Particle robotics: Amorphous machines basedon statistical mechanics of loosely-based cells.
Jin, Xin. A novel design of a cable-driven active leg exoskeleton (C-ALEX) and gait training with human subjects.
Olsen, Timothy. Microfluidic isolation of aptamers for precision medicine applications.
Lin-Greenberg, Erik. Games of drones: The effect of unmanned weapons on conflict initiation and escalation.
Thorley, Dane. Courts, experiments, and randomization: A three-paper dissertation proposal.