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"
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