Recent Dissertation Titles

Listed below are the dissertation thesis titles authored by Doctoral degree conferees to date in the 2010-2011 academic year. Titles are listed with student’s name and mentor.

"Preparation of Substituted Enol Derivatives From Terminal Alkynes and Progress Toward the Total Synthesis of Nigricanoside A"

John Robbins DeBergh
Mentor: Joseph M. Ready, PhD

"Regulatory RNAs at the Heart of Sugar Metabolism: New Mechanisms and Novel Discoveries"

Irnov Irnov
Mentor: Wade C. Winkler, PhD

"Biochemical and Cellular Characterization of Nicotinamide Mononucleotide Adenylyltransferase 2 (Nmnat2):  A Brain Specific Isoform of an Essential NAD Synthesizing Enzyme"

Paul Robards Mayer
Mentor: Gang Yu, PhD

"FBXL5: Sensor and Regulator of Mammalian Iron Homeostasis"

Ameen Salahudeen
Mentor: Richard Bruick, PhD

"Mechanistic Studies of Autophagy Initiation in Mammalian Cells"

Libin Shang
Mentor: Xiaodong Wang, PhD

"An Iron-Sensing E3 Ubiquitin Ligase Regulates Iron Homeostasis"

Joel Thompson
Mentor: Richard Bruick, PhD

"Nuclear Receptor Controls Nematode Metabolism and Development: Insight into Man’s Nemesis, The Conqueror Worm" 

Zhu Wang
Mentor: David J.  Mangelsdorf, PhD