Recent Dissertation Titles

2010-2011 Academic Year

Dissertation titles are listed with student’s name and mentor.

"Mechanisms of Volatile Odorant Detection and Corresponding Behavioral Effects in Drosophila"

David Samuel Ronderos
Mentor: Dean P. Smith, MD, PhD

"Behavioral, Neurochemical, and Histological Characterization of Mice Deficient for Parkin, DJ-1, and Antioxidant Proteins"

Katherine Webster Seamans
Mentor: Matthew S. Goldberg, PhD

"Familiar Food-Induced Feeding Activation in C. elegans"

Bo-mi Song
Mentor: Leon Avery, PhD

"Genetic Reduction of Cholesterol Synthesis in the Mouse Brain Does not Affect Amyloid Formation in an Alzheimer's Disease Model, but Does Extend Lifespan"

Rebekkah Lynn Warren
Mentor: David W. Russell, PhD

"Astrocytic Contribution to the Glutamatergic Transmission in Schizophrenia"

Ana Despina Stan
Mentor: Carol A. Tamminga, MD

"EphB: Ephrin-B Bidirectional Signaling in Retinocollicular Mapping"

Sonal G. Thakar
Mentor: Mark J. Henkemeyer, PhD