Recent Dissertation Titles

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

“Illuminating Organellar and Molecular Organization of the Endomembrane System”
Ting-Sung Hsieh
Mentor: Jen Liou, Ph.D.

“Toward Structural and Functional Predictions from Biological Sequences”
Wenlin Li
Mentor: Nick Grishin, Ph.D.

“Understanding the Atomic-Scale Mechanisms of the Human α4β2 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor”
Claudio Morales-Perez
Mentor: Ryan Hibbs, Ph.D.

“Structural Basis of Calcium Transport and Selectivity in the Mitochondrial Calcium Uniporter”
Nam Nguyen
Mentor: Youxing Jiang, Ph.D.

“Physical Studies of Actin Nucleation and Conformational Dynamics”
Jacob Zahm
Mentor: Michael Rosen, Ph.D.

“Evolutionary Classification of Protein Domains: From Remote Homology to Family”
Yuxing Liao
Mentor: Nick Grishin, Ph.D.

“Dissect the Function of FARP1 and Rho GTPases in Semaphorin-Plexin Signaling: Structural Perspective”
Yi-Chun Kuo
Mentor: Xuewu Zhang, Ph.D.

“Development of a Top-Down Proteomics Platform for Characterizing Myelin Basic Protein Proteoforms”
Daniel Plymire
Mentor: Steven Patrie, Ph.D.

Nuclear Export Receptor CRM1 Recognizes Nuclear Export Signals with Diverse Conformations”
Ho Yee Joyce Fung
Mentor: Yuh Min Chook, Ph.D.

“Towards Prediction of Phenotype from Genotype”
Qian Cong
Mentor: Nick Grishin, Ph.D.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Cerebral Venous Oxygenation”
Deng Mao
Mentor: Hanzhang Lu, Ph.D.

Regulation and Dysregulation via Docking Interactions in WNK and ERK1/2 MAPK Signaling”
Clinton Taylor
Mentor: Melanie Cobb, Ph.D.

“Characterization of the Roles of Intrinsically Disordered Regions from RNA-binding Proteins in Phase Separation”
Yuan Lin
Mentor: Michael Rosen, Ph.D.