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
Mentor: 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
Mentor: 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
Mentor: 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.