Recent Dissertation Titles

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

“Molecular Mechanisms and Functions of Estrogen Receptor Enhancers in Hormone-Dependent Gene”
Shino Murakami
Mentor: W. Lee Kraus, Ph.D.
“The Role of NeuroD1 in Physiological and Pathological Neurogenesis”
Rebecca Brulet
Mentor: Jenny Hsieh, Ph.D.
“Rasip1-mediated Rho GTPase Signaling Regulates Blood Vessel Tubulogenesis via Non-Muscle Myosin II”
David Barry
Mentor: Ondine Cleaver, Ph.D.
“Getting the Upper Hand on Cardiac Development”
Kelly Anderson
Mentor: Eric N. Olson, Ph.D.
“Rbfox1 Regulates mRNA Translation to Promote Germ Cell Differentiation”
Arnaldo Carreira-Rosario
Mentor: Michael Buszczak, Ph.D.
“Exploring the role of PRDM13 in Dorsal Interneuron Specification”
Ana C. Uruena
Mentor: Jane Johnson, Ph.D.
“Modulation of Transcription Factor Chromatin Association and Gene Transcription Program in Embryonic Stem Cell and Triple Negative Breast Cancer by Poly (ADP-Ribose) Polymerase 1”
Ziying Liu
Mentor: W. Lee Kraus, Ph.D.
“Regulation of Striated Muscle Metabolism and Function by Mediator Complex”
Susan M. DeLeon
Mentor: Eric N. Olson, Ph.D.
“Analysis of ASCL1 in Neuroendocrine Lung Cancer”
Min He
Mentor: Melanie H. Cobb, Ph.D.
“Deconstructing Collective Cell Death in a Genetic Model”
Gianella Garcia Hughes
Mentor: John M. Abrams, Ph.D.
“The Niche for Extramedullary Hematopoiesis in the Spleen”
Christopher N. Inra
Mentor: Sean J. Morrison, Ph.D.
“Mechanisms of p19Arf-Mediated Regulation of Perivascular Cell Biology during Mammalian Eye Development”
Nida Iqbal
Mentor: Stephen X. Skapek, M.D.
“Doxorubicin Inhibits Cardiomyocyte Autophagic Flux by Suppressing Lysosomal Acidification”
Dan Li
Mentor: Joseph A. Hill, M.D., Ph.D.
“Regulation of Transcription by Poly(ADP-Ribose) Polymerase -1 in Adipogenesis and Inflammation”
Xin Luo
Mentor: W. Lee Kraus, Ph.D.
“Dual Mechanisms Regulating Alpha Subunit-Specific Activity in Hypoxia-Inducible Factor Signaling”
Jason Sharif Nagati
Mentor: Joseph A. Garcia, M.D., Ph.D.
“Discovery & Characterization of Genes Involved in Muscle Calcium Handling”
Benjamin Nelson
Mentor: Eric N. Olson, Ph.D.
“Refining Our Understanding of the Hematopoietic Stem Cell Niche”
James G. Peyer
Mentor: Sean J. Morrison, Ph.D.
“Establishing a Dual-Reporter Mouse Model to Monitor Ink4a/Arf Regulation in vivo”
Caroline Sung
Mentor: Stephen X. Skapek, M.D.
“Innate Immune Sensing and Signaling of Cytosolic DNA”
Jiaxi Wu
Mentor: Zhijian “James” Chen, Ph.D.
“p53 Genes Act to Restrain Mobile Elements”
Annika Wylie
Mentor: John M. Abrams, Ph.D.