Milton Folson, Interdisciplinary EdD in Leadership: Milton will defend his dissertation "A Mixed-Method Inquiry into Factors of Teacher Motivation within Middle and High Schools" on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. in Reinert 214.
Jason Pecka, Biomedical Sciences: Jason defended his thesis "Studying the Atoh1 gene regulatory network" on Thursday, March 28, 2013.
Laura Hickman, Interdisciplinary EdD in Leadership: Laura defended her dissertation "Women's Leadership: Young Men's Expectations of Female Leaders" on Thursday, April 4, 2013.
Susan Toohey, Interdisciplinary EdD in Leadership: Susan defended her dissertation "What makes a young woman more resilient? Leadership, work, independence, and participation." on Thursday, April 4, 2013.
Amruta Indapurkar, Pharmaceutical Sciences: Amruta defended her thesis "Triazole-Based Chelated Lanthanide Metal Complexes as Novel Flourescent Probes" on Tuesday, November 27, 2012.
Adam Rife, Atmospheric Sciences: Adam defended his thesis, "The Nocturnal Low-Level Jet in Tropical West Africa: Generation and Representation in Various Data Archives" on Friday, November 16, 2012.
Joe Hare, Interdisciplinary EdD in Leadership: Joe defended his dissertation, "Influence of Leader Personality on Information Preferences When Making Human Capital Decisions" on Friday, November 16, 2012.
Fr. Anand Pereira, Interdisciplinary EdD in Leadership: Fr. Anand defended his dissertation, "Leadership: Collaborative not Confrontational: Understanding leadership from the perspective of Angami women leaders" on Thursday, November 8, 2012.
Alyssa Nielsen, International Relations: Alyssa defended her thesis, "Cyber Vulnerabilities: Institutional Deterrence," on Friday, September 7, 2012.
Sachin Gharse, Pharmaceutical Sciences: Sachin defended his thesis "Creation and Validation of an Enhanced in vitro Model of the Lung" on Tuesday, July 31, 2012.
Carly Goodman, International Relations: Carly defended her thesis, "A Network Approach to Nuclear Deterrence," in the Harper Center room 3027 on Friday, July 13, 2012.
Sairam Jabba, Pharmacology: Sairam defended his dissertation, "Voltage gated sodium channel regulation of neurite outgrowth: Role of NMDA and neurotrophin receptor signaling pathways" on Thursday, June 21, 2012.
Tanupriya Agrawal, Biomedical Sciences: Tanupriya defended her dissertation, "Vitamin D and Immunomodulation in Bronchial Asthma" on Monday, June 11, 2012.
Gaurav Kumar Gupta, Biomedical Sciences: Gaurav defended his dissertation, "Vitamin D and Intimal Hyperplasia in Coronary Artery Disease" on Tuesday, June 12, 2012.
Kiran Sapkota, Pharmacology: Kiran defended his thesis, "Effect of Cigarette Smoke Exposure on Bronchial Hyperresponsiveness and Inflammation in Mice and Effect of Cigarette Smoke Extract on Cytokines Release From U937 Cells," on Thursday, May 31, 2012.
James Ross, Physics: James defended his thesis, "Analysis of p0 Decay from Ultra-Peripheral Collisions in Lead-Lead Interactions at ALICE," on Friday, May 11, 2012.
Stanley Schnell, Physics: Stanlely defended his thesis, "Dynamic Light Scattering Study of Structural Effects on the Dynamics of Potassium Borate Glass," on Monday, April 30, 2012.
Karly Hermanson, International Relations: Karly defended her thesis, "Explaining Regime Change: A Directed Acyclic Graph," on Monday, April 30, 2012.
Yuli Wang, Physics: Yuli defended her thesis, "Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy and Photon Correlation Spectroscopy of Tryptophan-Containing Proteins in Sugar Solutions" on Thursday, April 12, 2012.
Mary K. Huigens, International Relations: Mary defended her thesis "A Directed Acyclic Graph Demonstrating the Effects of Population Aging on Saving and Interest Rates in Europe" on Monday, December 5, 2011.
Katherine Garrett, Physics: Katherine defended her thesis "Dark Matter Annihilation and the Observed Positron Excess" on Friday, December 2.
Roopali Yadav, Pharmacology: Roopali defended her dissertation "Structure-Function and Behavioral Studies on the Glutamate Delta-1 Receptor" on Monday, November 21, 2011.
Laura Armas, Clinical and Translational Sciences: Laura defended her thesis "Histomorphometric Analysis of Bone in Healthy, Young Patients With Type1 Diabetes Mellitus" on Thursday, September 8, 2011.
Manas Gupte, Pharmaceutical Sciences: Manas defended his thesis "Preparation and Characterization of Methylglyoxal Nanoparticulate Drug Delivery System" Monday, August 29, 2011.
Trevor Torpin, Physics: Trevor defended his thesis "Constraints on University Extra-Dimensional Dark Matter from Direct Detection Results" on Wednesday, August 10, 2011.
Pinal Mistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences: Pinal defended her thesis "Surface modified solid-lipid curcumin nanoparticles for oral delivery" on Monday, August 8, 2011..
Prajakta Gadgil, Pharmaceutical Sciences: Prajakta defended her thesis "A comparative study between high potency dry powder inhalation and nebulized solution of vancomycin hydrochloride for lung delivery" on Wednesday, July 27, 2011.
Nihal Mulla, Pharmaceutical Sciences: Nhial defended his thesis "Novel sustained release forumlation of levodopa-dendrimer conjugate" on Tuesday, July 19, 2011.
Adarsh Sai, Clinical and Translational Sciences: Adarsh defended his thesis "Role of Vitamin D Receptor and Viatam D binding Protein Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphisms in Determining Dose Response to Vitamin D: A Randomized Double Blind Placebo Controlled Trial" on Monday, May 23, 2011.
Michael Gibilisco, International Relations: Michael defended his thesis, "Characteristics of Strategy-Proof Fuzzy Social Choice," on April 20, 2011.
Joseph Kirui, Pharmacology: Joseph will be defending his thesis "Molecular Study of G?? Dependent Breast Cancer Cell Migration and Invasion" on Wednesday, April 7, 2011.
Sials Brown, International Relations: Silas will defend his thesis "An Examination of National Factors That Influence Levels of Perceived Intellectual Property Protection," on Thursday, April 7, 2011.
Kelly Simmons, International Relations: Kelly will be defending her thesis, "Political Instability : Governance, Perceptions of Well-Being and Mobilization," on Monday, April 4, 2011.
Matthew Borda, International Relations: Matthew defended his thesis "Spoiling to Survive: Why Terrorism Escalates After a Government Concession" on Monday, March 28, 2011.
Ambrish Pandit, Pharmaceutical Sciences: Ambrish defended his thesis "Solid Lipid Nanoparticulate Formulation for Ifosfamide: Development and Characterization" on Friday, March 11, 2011.
Matthew Johnson, International Relations: Matthew defended his thesis "Committing the Military Today: Is the Powell or Mullen Doctrine Most Relevant?" on Thursday, January 13, 2011.
Jonathan Kurtz, Atmospheric Sciences: Jonathan defended his thesis "A Climatology of Cold-Season Nonconvective Wind Events in the North Central Plains" Friday, November 19, 2010.
Jodi Yanagida, Biomedical Sciences: Jodi defended her thesis "The Role of CDC25A in Ultraviolet-induced Nonmelanoma Skin Tumorigenesis" on Monday, November 29, 2010.
Benjamin Currall, Biomedical Sciences: Benjamin defended his dissertation "Structures Involved int he Oligomerization of Prestin" on December 6, 2010.
Xiaodong Tan, Biomedical Sciences: Xiaodong will defend his dissertation "The Structure and Function Relationship of Prestin: From Evolutionary Insight" on Thursday, October 14, 2010.
Jacob Ayers, Medical Microbiology and Immunology: Jacob defended his thesis "Mechanisms for Prion Strain Targeting in the Central Nervous System" on July 21, 2010.
Jay Bhatt, Pharmaceutical Sciences: Jay defended his thesis "Effects of Ifenprodil on the Gating of NR1/2B NMDA Receptors" on Wednesday, July 28, 2010.
Joju George, Pharmacology: Joju defended his dissertation "Influence of Sodium Channel Activation on NMDA Receptor-mediated Structural Plasticity" on Friday, July 9, 2010.
Nicholas Yano Palermo, Biomedical Sciences: Nicholas defended his thesis "Design of Peptide Ligands which Mimic the Activity of Carcinoembryonic Antigen" on Tuesday, April 27, 2010.
Mingyi Yao, Pharmacology: Mingyi defended her dissertation, "Moderate Cooling Selectively Potentiates o(2-Adrenoceptor Mediated Vasoconstriction of Rat Tail Vein" on Tuesday, January 19, 2010.
Catherine Murari, Pharmaceutical Sciences: Catherine defended her thesis, "Misexpression of Sonic Hedgehog Leads to Digit Duplication" on December 14, 2009.
Radhika D. Dandekar, Pharmaceutical Sciences: Radhika defended her thesis, "Regulation of ERK1/2 and SAPK/JNK Phosphorylation by Histamine" on December 14, 2009.
Toluwalope Makinde, Biomedical Sciences: Lanre defended his thesis, "Extravascular signaling of Tie-2 Receptors in the pathogensis of airway remodeling in chronic asthma" on August 10, 2009
Zhifei Shao, Biomedical Sciences: Zhifei defended his dissertation, Functional Responses of Lung Dendritic Cell Subsets in Flt3 Ligand-Induced Immunomodulation in Allergic Asthma," on August 10, 2009
Hans Wrage, Physics: Hans successfully defended his thesis, entitled "X-ray fluorescence cross sections for elements 55 < Z < 60 on July 28, 2009.
Peter Casey, International Relations: Peter successfully defended his master's thesis, ?Extracting Fuzzy Preference Measures to Predict Government Formation,? on Monday, July 13, 2009.
Stefanie Lierz, Political Science: Stefanie Lierz successfully defended her thesis, ?A Study of the Causal Factors of Civil Wars in the 1990s" on May 13, 2009.
Lauren W. Urban, Atmospheric Science: Lauren defended her thesis, "Effects of Meteorological Forcing Events on Colored Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM) in the South Atlantic Bight" on January 30, 2009.
Adam Pitz, Medical Microbiology and Immunology: Adam successfully defended his thesis, "The Effects of Chronic Ethanol (EtOH) Ingestion and Smoke Exposure on Anti-Pneumococcal Host Defenses," on December 11th.
Nino Krilova, International Relations: Nino successfully defended her thesis, "Political effects of remittances: Political participation in developing countries," on December 4th.
Silvy Ahmad, International Relations: Silvy Ahmad defended her thesis, ?Factors Predicting Support or Opposition in Israel for the Creation of a Palestinian State,? on Monday, November 24.
Arthur Stallworth, Department of Biomedical Sciences: Arthur successfully defended his master's thesis on November 17 at 9:00 a.m. in room 310, Criss II. His title is: TH17 cells and suppressor of cytokine signaling in house dust mite model of asthma: effect of FLT-3 ligand."
Amanual Yohannes, Department of Biomedical Sciences: Amanuel successfully defended his master's thesis on November 17 at 1:00 p.m. in room 310, Criss II. His title is: "WNT-3A in angiotensin II-induced proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells from human coronary artery bypass graft conduits."
Marsha Pierce, Department of Biomedical Sciences: Marsha succesfully defended her master's thesis on November 3, 2008, 9:30 a.m. in room 310, Criss II. Her title: "MicroRNAs are essential for hair cell development."
Rakhi Pandey, Department of Pharmacy: Rakhi defended her thesis, "Developing a mathematical model using a suitable pharmocokinetic equation to establish In vivo-in vitro correlation for solid oral dosage form," on Thursday, September 25th, 10:00 a.m, in Criss III, Room L61.
Daniel Rueth, International Relations: The INR program is pleased to announce the oral defense of Daniel Rueth?s thesis: ?Constructing Minority Governments.? The defense took place in the Spillane Room (CRHL 430) from 2:00 to 3:30 PM on Thursday, September 25th.
Sciences: Xiang, doctoral student in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, successfully defended his dissertation on Monday, August 25th at 9:00 a.m. in room 310, Criss II. His title: Outer Hair Cell Electromotility and Cochlear Amplifier. Xiang will be working with Dr. David He as a postdoc upon completion of his program.