Recent Dissertation Titles

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

"Determinants Influencing Polar Flagellar Biosynthesis and Cell Division in Campylobacter Jejuni"

Murat Balaban
Mentor: David Hendrixson, Ph.D.

"Characterization of VPA0450, a Type III Secreted Effector Protein from Vibrio Parahaemolyticus"

Christopher Broberg
Mentor: Kimberly Orth, Ph.D.

"Hepatitis C Virus Entry into Hepatocytes and Engagement of Innate Immune Defenses"

David Owen
Mentor: Michael Gale, Ph.D.

"Host-Based Mechanisms of Ribavirin Resistance: Implications in Treatment Response of Hepatitis C Virus Infection"

Kristie Ibarra
Mentor: Julie K. Pfeiffer, Ph.D.

"Assessment of CD4+ T Cell Depletion and Monocyte Function During Nonpathogenic SIV Infection of Sooty Mangabeys"

Kiran Mir
Mentor: Donald Sodora, Ph.D.

"Gastrointestinal Influences on Poliovirus Replication, Dissemination and Pathogenesis in Mice"

Sharon Kay Kuss
Mentor: Julie K. Pfeiffer, Ph.D.

"Mechanisms Controlling Virulence Thresholds of Mixed Viral Populations and Identification of Three Host Barriers to Poliovirus Neuropathogenesis"

Karen Lancaster
Mentor: Julie K. Pfeiffer, Ph.D.

"Inhibition of Cell Proliferation through Regulated Intramembrane Proteolysis of CREB3L1"

Bray Standard Denard
Mentor: Jin Ye, Ph.D.

"The Role of Host Hormones and Metabolites in the Regulation of Virulence in Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia Coli (EHEC)

Jacqueline Wanjiku Njoroge
Mentor: Vanessa Sperandio, Ph.D.

"Autophagy in Antiviral Immunity"

Anthony Walter Orvedahl
Mentor: Beth Levine, M.D.