Recent Dissertation Titles

Listed below are recent dissertation thesis titles authored by doctoral degree conferees. Titles are listed with the student’s name and mentor.

“The Functional Roles of Rho-kinase and Matrix Metalloproteinases in Regulating Corneal Stromal Cell Mechanics in 3-D Collagen Matrices"
Chengxin Zhou
Mentor: Matt Petroll, Ph.D. 
"Measurement of Cerebral Blood Flow Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)"
Sina Aslan
Mentor: Hanzhang Lu, Ph.D.
"Measurement of Cerebral Metabolism and Vascular Function with Magnetic Resonance Imaging"
Feng Xu
Mentor: Hanzhang Lu, Ph.D.
"A Novel Platform to Generate Synthetic Vaccine Candidates"
Allison Carroll Case
Mentor: Ellen Vitetta, Ph.D.
"Enhancing Metabolism of Donor Hearts for Cardiac Transplantation"
Michael Cobert
Mentor: Michael Jessen, M.D.
"Development of Poly (Lactide-Co-Glycolide) Microspheres for Controlled Release of Thymosin Beta-4 in the Heart"
Jeffrey Edward Thatcher
Mentor: J. Michael DiMaio, M.D.