Recent Dissertation Titles

Listed below are the dissertation thesis titles authored by doctoral degree conferees in the past two academic years. Titles are listed with the student’s name and mentor.

"Protein Sensors for Membrane Cholesterol"
Austin Gay
Mentor: Arun Radhakrishnan, Ph.D.
"Roles of microRNAs in Fetal Lung Development"
Wei Guo
Mentor: Carole Mendelson, Ph.D.
"Identification and Characterization of Drug Targets in the Pyrimidine and Purine Pathways of Trypanosoma Brucei"
Christopher Leija
Mentor: Margaret Phillips, Ph.D.
"Tale of Two Hosts: Vibrio Parahaemolyticus toxicity against Human and Shrimp"
Peng Li
Mentor: Kim Orth, Ph.D.
"Characterization of Liver-Specific ChREBP Knockout Mice"
Albert Lindon
Mentor: Joseph Goldstein, M.D.
"HP1BP3, A Chromatin Retention Factor for Co-Transcriptional microRNA Processing"
Haoming Liu
Mentor: Qinghua Liu, Ph.D.
"Using Multiple Screening Strategies to Biologically and Chemically Characterize Natural Products"
Nathaniel Oswald
Mentor: John MacMillan, Ph.D.
"Chemical Footprinting of Polymeric Structure of hnRNPA2 Low Complexity Domain"
Siheng Xiang
Mentor: Qinghua Liu, Ph.D.