Recent Dissertation Titles

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

"Poly 1:C Induced Gene Ablation Negates Potentially Beneficial Effects of A4-Integrin Depletion of Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis."

Cyd Castro-Rojas
Mentor: Olaf Stuve, M.D., Ph.D.

"Mechanisms of Macrophage Detection and Control of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection"

Angela Collins
Mentor: Michael Shiloh, M.D., Ph.D.

"New Approaches to the Development of Peptoid Vaccines”

Angela Desmond
Mentors: Ellen Vitetta, Ph.D.

"Type I Interferon Mediates Th2 Reprogramming and Acute Suppression of Effector Functions"

Sarah Gonzales-van Horn
Mentor: David Farrar, Ph.D.

"Characterization of Non-Coding RNAs in Regulating Thymic Epithelial Cell Responses to Pathophysiological Stress"

Ashley Hoover
Mentors: Nicolai van Oers, Ph.D.

"Dysregulated B Cells in Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis and their Impact on T-cell Function"

Sara Ireland
Mentor: Nancy Monson, Ph.D.

"Molecular Players in Lupus -Leads from Proteomic Screens"

Jacob Orme
Mentors: Nicolai van Oers, Ph.D.

"Regulation of Human Monocyte Function by Cross-Linking of Immunoglobulin E"

David Pyle
Mentor: Michelle Gill, Ph.D.

"Clinical Diagnostic Potential and Characterization of Distinctly Hyper-mutated Antibodies in Multiple Sclerosis Patients"

William Rounds
Mentor: Nancy Monson, Ph.D.

"CD8+ T Cells Are Required for the Action of Glatiramer Acetate in Autoimmune Demyelinating Disease"

Andrew Tyler
Mentor: Nitin Karandikar, M.D., Ph.D.