Recent Dissertation Titles

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

"Rapid Identification of Antigen Mimics from Millions of Synthetic Molecules Through Coupled Bead Library Screening and Microarray Analysis"

John Astle
Mentor: Thomas Kodadek, Ph.D.

"EphB and EphrinB Signaling in Migration and Proliferation of Stem Cells"

Timothy Catchpole
Mentor: Mark Henkemeyer, Ph.D.

"The Intracellular Domain of EphB1 is Required for Axon Path Finding at the Optic Chiasm and Corpus Callosum"

George Chenaux
Mentor: Mark Henkemeyer, Ph.D.

"Functional Genomics Based Interrogation of Cell-Fate Determination Pathways"

Leni S. Jacob
Mentor: Lawrence Lum, Ph.D.

"Communal Cell Death and p53 Mediated Transcriptional Control in Drosophila Melanogaster"

Nichole Lynn Link
Mentor: John Abrams, Ph.D.

"Characterization of Drosophila Scap: Analysis of Mutants and Evidence for a Retention Factor"

Cafer Ozdemir
Mentor: Robert B. Rawson, Ph.D.

"The Role of Glutamate Transporters in Early Postnatal Hippocampal Neurogenesis"

Jennifer Ashley Gilley
Mentor: Steven Kernie, M.D.

"Illuminating the p53 Regulatory Network in Genetic Models"

Wan-Jin Lu
Mentor: John M. Abrams, Ph.D.

"Malignant Gliomas Originate from Neural Stem/Progenitor Cells and are Maintained by Cancer Stem Cells

Jian Chen
Mentor: Luis F. Parada, Ph.D.

"Rasip1 Regulates Vascular Tubulogenesis"

Ke Xu
Mentor: Ondine Cleaver, Ph.D.

"Identification and Characterization of EFL-3, a C. elegans E2F Transcription Factor"

Jennifer Yoshimoto (Winn)
Mentor: Leon Avery, Ph.D.

"Rgs16 is a Pancreatic Reporter of Chronic Hyperglycemia in Diabetes"

Ozhan Ocal
Mentor: Thomas M. Wilkie, Ph.D.

"Dissection of Mechanisms Regulating the Drosophila Hedgehog Pathway"

Qing Shi
Mentor: Jin Jiang, Ph.D.

"In Pursuit of a Molecular Fountain of Youth: The Identification and Characterization of Lifespan Regulators in Drosophila"

Drew Stenesen
Mentor: Jonathan Graff, M.D., Ph.D.

"Studies of the Hippo Signaling Pathway"

Tao Yue
Mentor: Jin Jiang, Ph.D.

"The Role of Insig-Mediated Cholesterol Homeostasis in Mouse Hair Development"

Midhat Saleem Farooqi
Mentors: Michael S. Brown, M.D. and Joseph L. Goldstein, M.D.

"The Regulation and Function of Ptf1a in the Developing Nervous System"

David Miles Meredith
Mentor: Jane E. Johnson, Ph.D.

"The Hippo Signaling Pathway in Organ Size Control and Regeneration"

Fangfang Ren
Mentor: Jin Jiang, Ph.D.

"Post-Transcriptional Regulation by MicroRNAs in Pregnancy and Parturition"

Nora Renthal
Mentor: Carole Mendelson, Ph.D.