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2010 Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony Slideshow

  1. 1. Congratulations 2010 Ph.D. Graduates!
  2. 2. <ul><li>Abayomi Alexander Adigun </li></ul><ul><li>“ Adenylyl Cyclase Cell Signaling as a Target and Underlying Mechanism for Persistent Effects of Early-Life Organophosphate Exposure.” (Pharmacology) Theodore A. Slotkin, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Sara Jennifer Becker </li></ul><ul><li>“ Longitudinal Association between Frequency of Substance Use and Quality of Life among Adolescents Receiving a Brief Outpatient Intervention.” (Psychology and Neuroscience) John F. Curry, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  3. 4. <ul><li>Stephanie Helena Best </li></ul><ul><li>“ Experiential Avoidance in Chronic Tic Disorders: An Online Survey and Pilot Treatment Study Using Habit Reversal and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.” (Psychology and Neuroscience) John F. Curry, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Merrill Jay Birdno </li></ul><ul><li>“ Analyzing the Mechanisms of Action of Thalamic Deep Brain Stimulation: Computational and Clinical Studies.” (Biomedical Engineering) Warren M. Grill, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Twyla Michelle Blickley </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Toxicological Effects of Engineered Nanoparticles, Quantum Dots, in Estuarine Fish.” (Environment) Daniel Rittschof and Patricia D. McClellan-Green, Advisors. May 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  4. 6. <ul><li>Jeremy Nathan Block </li></ul><ul><li>“ NMR Structure Improvement: A Structural Bioinformatics & Visualization Approach.” (Biochemistry) David C. Richardson and Jane S. Richardson, Advisors. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Martha Grier Bomar  </li></ul><ul><li>“ Ubiquitin Recognition by Ubiquitin-Binding Domains in Y-Family DNA Polymerases.” (Biochemistry) Pei Zhou, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Gregory Michael Bonito   </li></ul><ul><li>“ Systematics and Ecology of Truffles (Tuber).” (Biology) Rytas Vilgalys, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  5. 8. <ul><li>Bradley Allen Bower </li></ul><ul><li>“ Functional Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging.” (Biomedical Engineering) Joseph A. Izatt, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Fred Allison Bower, III </li></ul><ul><li>“ Technology Impacts of CMOS Scaling on Microprocessor Core Design for Hard-Fault Tolerance in Single-Core Applications and Optimized Throughput in Throughput-Oriented Chip Multiprocessors.” (Computer Science) Daniel Sorin, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Catherine Christiane Bowler </li></ul><ul><li>“ Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel.” (Religion) Grant Wacker, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  6. 10. <ul><li>Alan P. Boyle </li></ul><ul><li>“ Studies on Human Chromatin using High-Throughput DNaseI Sequencing.”(Computational Biology and Bioinformatics) Terrence S. Furey, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Samuel Loren Brady </li></ul><ul><li>“ Development of Radiochromic Film for Spatially Quantitative Dosimetric Analysis of Indirect Ionizing Radiation Fields.” (Medical Physics) Terry Toshizumi, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Melissa Ann Brown </li></ul><ul><li>“ Umbilical Cord Blood Derived Endothelial Progenitor Cells: Isolation, Characterization, and Adhesion Potential In Vitro and In Vivo.” (Biomedical Engineering) George Truskey, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  7. 12. <ul><li>Lisa Ann Scott Carnell </li></ul><ul><li>“ Delivering Electrical and Mechanical Stimuli through Bioactive Fibers for Stem Cell Tissue Engineering.” (Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science) Kam W. Leong and Robert L. Clark, Advisors. December 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Phillip Martin Carter </li></ul><ul><li>“ Speaking Subjects: Language, Subject Formation, and the Crisis of Identity.” (English) Walt Wolfram and Ronald Butters, Advisors. December 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Debby Pei-Shan Chang </li></ul><ul><li>“ Mechanical and Tribological Study of a Stimulus Responsive Hydrogel, pNIPAAm, and a Mucinous Glycoprotein, Lubricin.” (Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science) Stefan Zauscher, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  8. 14. <ul><li>Julia Ling-Yu Chen </li></ul><ul><li>“ Cellular Responses to Lactic Acidosis in Human Cancers.” (Molecular Genetics and Microbiology) Jen-Tsan Chi, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Wei Chen </li></ul><ul><li>“ A Measurement of the Differential Cross Section for the Reaction γ   n -> Π   {-} p from Deuterium.” (Physics) Haiyan Gao, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Ruey-Kuang Cheng </li></ul><ul><li>“ Neural Coding Strategies in Cortico-Striatal Circuits Subserving Interval Timing.” (Psychology and Neuroscience) Warren H. Meck, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  9. 16. <ul><li>Patrick Ilukol Chiyo </li></ul><ul><li>” Socio-ecology and Behavior of Crop Raiding Elephants in the Amboseli Ecosystem.” (Biology ) Susan C. Alberts, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Katie Lynnann Ciesienski   </li></ul><ul><li>“ Design of Photocage Ligands for Light-Activated Changes in Coordination of d-block Transition Metals. “ (Chemistry) Katherine J. Franz, Advisor. May 2010.  </li></ul><ul><li>Howard Jason Conyers </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Effect of Wing Damage on Aeroelastic Behavior.” (Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science) Earl H. Dowell and Kenneth C. Hall, Advisors. September 2009. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  10. 18. <ul><li>Matthew Simon Cook </li></ul><ul><li>“ Hijacking Germ Cells for Cancer: Examining a 'Dead End' in Male Germ Cell Development.” (Cell Biology) Blanche Capel, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Dominic Joseph Crotty </li></ul><ul><li>“ Development of an Integrated SPECT-CmT Dedicated Breast Imaging System Incorporating Novel Data Acquisition and Patient Bed Designs.” (Biomedical Engineering) Martin P. Tornai, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Chad Howard Custer </li></ul><ul><li>“ A Nonlinear Harmonic Balance Solver for an Implicit CFD Code: OVERFLOW 2.” (Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science) Earl H. Dowell and Jeffrey P. Thomas, Advisors. September 2009. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  11. 20. <ul><li>Laura Mary Custer </li></ul><ul><li>“ Functional Analysis of the Cordon-bleu Protein in Mouse.” (Cell Biology) John Klingensmith, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>  Shu Dai </li></ul><ul><li> “ Bifurcations in the Echebarria-Karma Modulation Equation for Cardiac Alternans in One Dimension.” (Mathematics) David G. Schaeffer, Advisor. September 2009.  </li></ul><ul><li>Earl Brigham Daniels </li></ul><ul><li>“ Credible Commitments, Credible Threats, and Environmental Policy.” (Environment) Jim Salzman and Erika Weinthal, Advisors. May 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  12. 22. <ul><li>Michael Zachary Darnell </li></ul><ul><li>“ Spawning Biology of Female Blue Crabs, Callinectes sapidus .” (Ecology) Daniel Rittschof, Advisor. December 2009.  </li></ul><ul><li>Radhika Das </li></ul><ul><li>“ Identification of Novel Imprinted Domains in the Therian Lineage,” (Genetics and Genomics) Randy L. Jirtle, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Charles Joseph Del Dotto </li></ul><ul><li>“ Engaging and Evading the Bard: Shakespeare, Nationalism, and British Theatrical Modernism, 1900-1964.” (English) John M. Clum, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  13. 24. <ul><li>Sandeepa Dey </li></ul><ul><li>“ Mouse Pheromone Receptors: The Molecular Basis of Surface Trafficking and Ligand Selectivity.” (Biochemistry) Hiroaki Matsunami and Robert J. Leflowitz, Advisors. December 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Scott William Dianis </li></ul><ul><li>“ Harmonic Source Wavefront Correction For Ultrasound Imaging.” (Biomedical Engineering) Olaf T. von Ramm, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Sinziana Dorobantu </li></ul><ul><li>“ Political Competition and the Regulation of Foreign Direct Investment.” (Political Science) Karen L. Remmer, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  14. 26. <ul><li>Dahlia Doughty Shenton </li></ul><ul><li>Pharmacological Targeting of the Mitochondrial Phosphatase PTPMT1 (Biochemistry) Patrick J. Casey, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Sara Kathleen Doyle </li></ul><ul><li>“ Scaling Patterns and Ecological Correlates of Postcranial Skeletal Robusticity in Canis and Ursus : Implications for Human Evolution.” (Evolutionary Anthropology) Daniel O. Schmitt, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Songyun Duan </li></ul><ul><li>“ Simplifying System Management Through Automated Forecasting, Diagnosis, and Configuration Tuning.” (Computer Science) Shivnath Babu, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  15. 28. <ul><li>Laura Ann Dyer </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Role of Sonic Hedgehog in Outflow Tract Development.” (Cell Biology) Margaret L. Kirby, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Chadwick Lee Eggleston </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;See and Read All These Words&quot;: The Concept of the Written in the Book of Jeremiah.” (Religion) Ellen F. Davis, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Andrew Griffin Ekblad </li></ul><ul><li>“ Effects of Mindfulness Training on Emotion Regulation and Attention.” (Psychology and Neuroscience) Clive J. Robins, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  16. 30. <ul><li>Erdem Serkan Erdoğan </li></ul><ul><li>“ Efficient Test Methods for RF Transceivers. “ (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Martin A. Brooke and Sule Osev, Advisors. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Marie-Joelle Estrada </li></ul><ul><li>“ Testing the Romantic Construal Model: The Impact of Personalization, Specialness, and Value in Evaluating Romantic Actions.” (Psychology and Neuroscience) Mark R. Leary, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Angelo Marsiglia Fasolo </li></ul><ul><li>“ Optimal Monetary and Fiscal Policy for Small Open and Emerging Economies.” (Economics) Juan F. Rubio-Ramírez, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  17. 32. <ul><li>Lisa K. Fazio </li></ul><ul><li>“ Understanding the Hypercorrection Effect: Why High-Confidence Errors are More Likely to be Corrected.” (Psychology and Neuroscience) Elizabeth Marsh, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Christy A. Fernandez </li></ul><ul><li>“ Computational Spectral Microscopy and Compressive Millimeter-wave Holography.” (Electrical and Computer Engineering) David J. Brady, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>David Cunningham Fink </li></ul><ul><li>“ Divided by Faith: The Protestant Doctrine of Justification and the Confessionalization of Biblical Exegesis.” (Religion) David C. Steinmetz, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  18. 34. <ul><li>Alisha Marie Gaines </li></ul><ul><li>“ Spectacles of American Liberalism: Narratives of Racial Im/posture.” (English) Maurice O. Wallace, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Christopher Lee Gilchrist </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Effects of Extracellular Matrix Mechanics and Composition on the Behaviors of Nucleus Pulposus Cells from the Intervertebral Disc.” (Biomedical Engineering) Lori A. Setton, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Simone Colette Gray </li></ul><ul><li>“ Spatial Modeling of Measurement Error in Exposure to Air Pollution. “ (Statistical Science) Alan Gelfand, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Congratulations!
  19. 36. <ul><li>Alexis Pauline Gumbs </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;We Can Learn To Mother Ourselves&quot;: The Queer Survival of Black Feminism.” (English) Maurice O. Wallace, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Bethany Janna Haalboom </li></ul><ul><li>“ Encounters with Conservation and Development in Suriname: How Indigenous Peoples are trying to Make Things 'Right' through Scalar Politics, Identity Framing, and Hybrid Governance Arrangements.” (Environment) Lisa Campbell, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Kathryn Louise Haas </li></ul><ul><li>“ Copper at the Interface of Chemistry and Biology: New Insights into hCtr1 Function and the Role of Histidine in Human Cellular Copper Acquisition.” (Chemistry) Katherine Franz, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  20. 38. <ul><li>Deborah Lee Hall </li></ul><ul><li>“ Outgroup Similarity as Cognitive Dissonance: An Investigation of the Turncoat Effect.” (Psychology and Neuroscience) Wendy Wood, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>James Michael Harrington </li></ul><ul><li>“ Physicochemical Characterization of Chelation and Transport of Iron by Low Molecular Weight Chelators.” (Chemistry) Alvin L. Crumbliss, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Giles Burgess Harrison-Conwill </li></ul><ul><li>“ Inhabiting the City: Citizenship and Democracy in Caracas.” (Cultural Anthropology) Deborah A. Thomas and Orin Starn, Advisors. May 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  21. 40. <ul><li>Jeffrey John Headd </li></ul><ul><li>“ Analysis and Error Correction in Structures of Macromolecular Interiors and Interfaces.” (Computational Biology and Bioinformatics) Jane S. Richardson, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Nathan Kyran Hensley   </li></ul><ul><li>“ Forms of Empire: Law, Violence, and the Poetics of Victorian Power.” (English) Kathy A. Psomiades, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Michelle Heather Hersh </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Role of Seedling Pathogens in Temperate Forest Dynamics.” (Ecology) James S. Clark and Rytas Vilgalys, Advisors. September 2009. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  22. 42. <ul><li>Elizabeth Byrd Holmberg </li></ul><ul><li>“ A New Approach for Complex Problem Solving: The Independent Systems Dynamics Elicitation Method. “ (Psychology and Neuroscience) Phil Costanzo and Blair Sheppard, Advisors. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Sarah Rapisardo Horn </li></ul><ul><li>“ Regulation of Mitochondrial Dynamics during Apoptosis and the Cell Cycle.” (Molecular Cancer Biology) Sally Kornbluth, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Hisani Nzinga Annie Horne </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Role of the Myelin and Lymphocyte Protein (MAL) in Breast and Ovarian Cancer.” (Pathology) Jeffrey R. Marks, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  23. 44. <ul><li>Deanna Lynne Howarth </li></ul><ul><li>“ Characterization of Fxr Alpha in Medaka and its Involvement in Hepatobiliary Injury.” (Environment) David E. Hinton, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Gabriel Philip Howles-Banerji </li></ul><ul><li>“ Active Staining for In Vivo Magnetic Resonance Microscopy of the Mouse Brain.” (Biomedical Engineering) G. Allan Johnson, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>  Chia-Yu Hsu </li></ul><ul><li>“ Fan Jing.” (Music) Stephen Jaffee, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  24. 46. <ul><li>Jing Huang </li></ul><ul><li>“ Coherent Structures in Land-Atmosphere Interaction.” (Civil and Environmental Engineering) John Albertson, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Marjorie Letitia Hubbard </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Effect of Structural Microheterogeneity on the Initiation and Propagation of Ectopic Activity in Cardiac Tissue.” (Biomedical Engineering) Craig S. Henriquez, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Katherine Conlon Hutchinson </li></ul><ul><li>“ Parental Adjustment: An Examination of Caregivers of Pediatric Cancer Survivors.” (Psychology and Neuroscience) Melanie J. Bonner, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  25. 48. <ul><li>Richard Yi-Jen Hwang </li></ul><ul><li>“ Circuitry and Genes of Larval Nociception in Drosophila melanogaster .” (Neurobiology) W. Daniel Tracey, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Brian O'Neal Ingram </li></ul><ul><li>“ Biochemical Characterization of Lipid A Modification Enzymes from Rhizobium leguminosarum and Rhizobium etli . “ (Biochemistry) Christian R. H. Raetz, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Rebecca Elizabeth Ingram </li></ul><ul><li>“ Spain on the Table: Cookbooks, Women, and Modernization, 1905-1933.” (Romance Studies) Stephanie Sieburth, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  26. 50. <ul><li>Katelin Patricia Isaacs </li></ul><ul><li>“ Women's Retirement Insecurity across U.S. Birth Cohorts.” (Sociology) Angela O'Rand, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Sarah Ruth Jacobs </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Role of Glucose Metabolism in T Cell Stimulation and Homeostasis.” (Molecular Cancer Biology) Jeffrey C. Rathmell, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Patrick Jagoda </li></ul><ul><li>“ Network Aesthetics: American Fictions in the Culture of Interconnection.” (English) Priscilla Wald, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  27. 52. <ul><li>Jeffrey Loren Jauregui </li></ul><ul><li>“ Mass Estimates, Conformal Techniques, and Singularities in General Relativity.” (Mathematics) Hubert L. Bray, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Justin Warren Jaworski </li></ul><ul><li>“ Nonlinear Aeroelastic Analysis of Flexible High Aspect Ratio Wings including Correlation with Experiment (Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science) Earl H. Dowell, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Chunlin Ji </li></ul><ul><li>“ Advances in Bayesian Modelling and Computation: Spatio-Temporal Processes, Model Assessment and Adaptive MCMC.” (Statistical Science) Mike West, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  28. 54. <ul><li>Hongsheng Jiang </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Paris Commune in Shanghai: The Masses, the State, and Dynamics of ‘Continuous Revolution’.” (Literature) Michael Hardt, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Cong Jin </li></ul><ul><li>“ Particulate Allergens Potentiate Allergic Asthma through Sustained IgE Mediated Mast Cell Activation.” (Molecular Genetics and Microbiology) Soman N. Abraham, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Carrie Elizabeth Johnson </li></ul><ul><li>“ Understanding the Cellular Response to Cytosolic Cytochrome c .” (Molecular Cancer Biology) Sally Kornbluth, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  29. 56. <ul><li>Charles Richard Jonassaint </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Influence of the Serotonin Transporter Gene and Environmental Pathogens on Self-esteem during Adolescence and Early Adulthood.” (Psychology and Neuroscience) Redford Williams, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>James Adlai Joseph </li></ul><ul><li>“ Precision Measurement of the Sound Velocity in an Ultracold Fermi Gas Through the BEC-BCS Crossover.” (Physics) John E. Thomas, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Roxolana Oresta Kashuba </li></ul><ul><li>“ Bayesian Methods to Characterize Uncertainty in Predictive Modeling of the Effect of Urbanization on Aquatic Ecosystems.” (Environment) Kenneth Reckhow, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  30. 58. <ul><li>Shannon Elizabeth Kelley </li></ul><ul><li>“ Seasons and Sovereigns: Succession in the Greenworld, 1579 – 1621.” (English) Maureen Quilligan and Laurie Shannon, Advisors. September 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Megan Fuller Kendellen </li></ul><ul><li>“ Distinct Functions of POT1 at Telomeres.” (Pharmacology) Christopher M. Counter, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Sehoon Keum </li></ul><ul><li>“ Genetic Modifiers in Response to Ischemia.” (Genetics and Genomics) Douglas A. Marchuk, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Congratulations!
  31. 60. <ul><li>Anna Luise Keyte </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Development of Limbs and Somites in the Opossum, Monodelphis domestica : a Study of Heterochrony, Heterotopy and the Origins of Neonatal Adaptation. ‘ (Biology) Kathleen Smith, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Mary Frances Kidd </li></ul><ul><li>“ Double-Beta Decay of 150 Nd to Excited Final States.” (Physics) Werner Tornow, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Hyun-Seok Kim </li></ul><ul><li>“ Measurement and Modeling of Radiation and Water Fluxes in Plantation Forests.” (Environment) Ram Oren, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  32. 62. <ul><li>Koonyong Kim </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Spatial Unconscious of Global America: A Cartography of Contemporary Social Space and Cultural Form.” (English) Fredric Jameson, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>James Robert Knowles </li></ul><ul><li>“ Love, Labor, Liturgy: Languages of Service in Late Medieval England.” (English) Fiona Somerset, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Philip Kolba </li></ul><ul><li>“ Information-Based Sensor Management for Static Target Detection Using Real and Simulated Data” (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Leslie M. Collins, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Congratulations!
  33. 64. <ul><li>Christian Anton Kunder </li></ul><ul><li>“ Interactions of Mast Cells with the Lymphatic System: Delivery of Peripheral Signals to Lymph Nodes by Mast Cell-Derived Particles.” (Pathology) Soman Abraham, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Nathan Brion Kundtz </li></ul><ul><li>“ Advances in Complex Electromagnetic Media.” (Physics) David R. Smith, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Madhumita Lahiri </li></ul><ul><li>“ Beautiful Infidels: Romance, Internationalism, and Mistranslation.” (English) Ranjana Khanna, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  34. 66. <ul><li>Bonnie E. Lai </li></ul><ul><li>“ Reduction of HIV-virion Transport for Prevention of HIV Transmission.” (Biomedical Engineering) David F. Katz, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Ariel Bybee Laughton </li></ul><ul><li>“ Virginity Discourse and Ascetic Politics in the Writings of Ambrose of Milan.” (Religion) Elizabeth A. Clark, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Gregory Woodae Lee </li></ul><ul><li>“ Figural Reading in the Epistle to the Hebrews: A Dialogue with Augustine and Calvin.” (Religion) Geoffrey Wainwright, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  35. 68. <ul><li>Jason Dole Lee </li></ul><ul><li>“ Role of the Type III TGF-beta Receptor Cytoplasmic Domain in Breast Cancer Progression.” (Pharmacology) Gerald Blobe, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Ming-Whey Christine Lee </li></ul><ul><li>“ Critical Realism: An Ethical Approach to Global Politics.” (Political Science) J. Peter Euben and Christopher Gelpi, Advisors. December 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Phoebe S. Lee </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Mechanism of Mitotic Recombination in Yeast.” (Molecular Genetics and Microbiology) Thomas Petes, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  36. 70. <ul><li>Tae Jun Lee </li></ul><ul><li>“ Quantitative Analysis of Cellular Networks: Cell Cycle Entry and Bacterial Infection.” (Biomedical Engineering) Lingchong You, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Yoonsung Lee </li></ul><ul><li>“ Regulation of Progenitor Cell Proliferation During Zebrafish Fin Regeneration.” (Cell Biology) Kenneth D. Poss, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Jingbo Li </li></ul><ul><li>“ Coordinated Analysis of Sprites with High Speed Images and Remote Electromagnetic Fields.” (Electrical and Computer Engineering). Steven A. Cummer, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Congratulations!
  37. 72. <ul><li>Xiang Li </li></ul><ul><li>“ Radiation Dose and Diagnostic Accuracy in Pediatric Computed Tomography.” (Medical Physics) Ehsan Samei, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Zheng Li </li></ul><ul><li>“ Non-linear Adaptive Bayesian Filtering for Brain Machine Interfaces.” (Computer Science) Craig S. Henriquez, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>  Klaus Libertus </li></ul><ul><li>Object-Directed Action Experiences and their Effect on Cognitive and Social Development.” (Psychology and Neuroscience) Amy Needham and Amy Joh, Advisors. May 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  38. 74. <ul><li>Melissa-Evelyn Libertus </li></ul><ul><li>“ Behavioral and Electrophysiological Markers of Number Sense in Infancy and Adulthood.” (Psychology and Neuroscience) Elizabeth M. Brannon, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Middleton Limbert </li></ul><ul><li>“ Timepiece.” (Music) Stephen Jaffe, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Treva Blaine Lindsey </li></ul><ul><li>“ Configuring Modernities: New Negro Womanhood in the Nation's Capital, 1890-1940.” (History) Laura Edwards, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  39. 76. <ul><li>Alexander Carl Loney </li></ul><ul><li>“ Narrative Revenge and the Poetics of Justice in the Odyssey : A Study on ‘Tisis’.“ (Classical Studies) José M. González, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>David Bryant Lowry </li></ul><ul><li>“ Integrating Genetics, Geography, and Local Adaptation to Understand Ecotype Formation in the Yellow Monkeyflower, Mimulus guttatus.” (Genetics and Genomics) John Willis, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Jie Lu </li></ul><ul><li>“ Varieties of Governance: Rural-Urban Migration and Transformed Governance in Rural China.” (Political Science) Tianjian Shi, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Congratulations!
  40. 78. <ul><li>Andrés Carlos Luco </li></ul><ul><li>“ Desire and the Rationality of Virtue.” (Philosophy) Owen Flanagan and David Wong, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Simon Lunagomez </li></ul><ul><li>“ A Geometric Approach for Inference on Graphical Models. “ (Statistical Science) Sayan Mukherjee and Robert L. Wolpert, Advisors. September 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Patrick John Lynch </li></ul><ul><li>“ Establishment and Regulation of Silenced Chromatin in Saccharomyces cerevisiae .” (Biochemistry) Laura Rusche, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  41. 80. <ul><li>Kai Mao </li></ul><ul><li>“ Nonparametric Bayesian Models for Supervised Dimension Reduction and Regression.” (Statistical Science) Shayan Mukherjee, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Vincent Chi Ann Mao </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Thermo-Mechanical Dynamics of DNA Self-Assembled Nanostructures.” (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Christopher L. Dwyer, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Nathan Douglas Martin </li></ul><ul><li>“ Social Class and Elite University Education: A Bourdieusian Analysis.” (Sociology) Kenneth I. Spenner, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  42. 82. <ul><li>Jennifer Ashley Martinez </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Innate Immune Response to Vaccinia Viral Infection.” (Immunology) Yiping Yang, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Jason Christopher Maynard </li></ul><ul><li>“ Identification of Essential Functions of GRP94 in Metazoan Growth Control and Epithelial Homeostasis.” (Cell Biology) Christopher Nicchitta, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Jennifer L. McCulley </li></ul><ul><li>“ Tel1p and Mec1p Regulate Chromosome Segregation and Chromosome Rearrangements in Saccharomyces cerevisiae .” (Pharmacology) Thomas Petes, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  43. 84. <ul><li>Ian Robert McDonald </li></ul><ul><li>“ Migration, Polarization, and Sorting in the American Electorate.” (Political Science) John H. Aldrich, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>David Wallace McIvor </li></ul><ul><li>“ Mourning in America: Racial Trauma and the Democratic Work of Mourning.” (Political Science) J. Peter Euben, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Patrick McNicholas </li></ul><ul><li>“ Structure and Morphology Control in Carbon Nanomaterials for Nanoelectronics and Hydrogen Storage.” (Chemistry) Jie Liu, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  44. 86. <ul><li>Thomas A. McWatters III </li></ul><ul><li>“ Religious Conviction, Respect, and the Doctrine of Restraint in the Exclusionist-Inclusionist Debate. “ (Philosophy) Martin P. Golding, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Janet Hart Melonakos </li></ul><ul><li>“ A Paradoxical Role for PTEN in the Cellular Response to Hypoxia.” (Molecular Cancer Biology) Christopher D. Kontos, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Louis Eugene Metzger IV </li></ul><ul><li>“ Characterization of Peripheral-Membrane Enzymes Required for Lipid A Biosynthesis in Gram-Negative Bacteria. “ (Biochemistry) Christian R. Raetz, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Congratulations!
  45. 88. <ul><li>John David Miles </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Afterlives of King Philip's War: Negotiating War and Identity in Early America. “ (English) Priscilla Wald, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>  Colin Douglas Miller </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Practice of the Body of Christ: Human Agency in Pauline Theology after MacIntyre.” (Religion) Douglas Campbell and Stanley Hauerwas, Advisors. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Heather Sue Mitchell </li></ul><ul><li>“’ Dost Thou Speak Like a King?': Enacting Tyranny on the Early English Stage.” (English) Sarah Beckwith, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  46. 90. <ul><li>David McCheyne Moffitt </li></ul><ul><li>“ A New and Living Way: Atonement and the Logic of Resurrection in the Epistle to the Hebrews.” (Religion) Richard B. Hays, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Nicole L. T. Moore </li></ul><ul><li>“ Adolescent Response to THC: Greater Learning Impairment and Lesser Cannabinoid CB1 Receptor Desensitization in Adolescents than Adults.” (Pharmacology) Cynthia M. Kuhn, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Emily Victoria Moran </li></ul><ul><li>“ Seed Dispersal, Gene Flow, and Hybridization in Red Oak. ‘ (Biology) James S. Clark, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Congratulations!
  47. 92. <ul><li>Jennifer Lee Morse </li></ul><ul><li>“ Farm Fields to Wetlands: Biogeochemical Consequences of Re-Flooding in Coastal Plain Agricultural Lands. “ (Ecology) Emily S. Bernhardt and Curtis J. Richardson, Advisors. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Kenneth Darrel Morton, Jr. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Bayesian Techniques for Adaptive Acoustic Surveillance.” (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Leslie Collins, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Benjamin Mudrak </li></ul><ul><li>“ Secretion and Lipopolysaccharide Binding of Heat-Labile Enterotoxin.” (Molecular Genetics and Microbiology) Margarethe Kuehn, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Congratulations!
  48. 94. <ul><li>Sarah Victoria Mudrak </li></ul><ul><li>“ Studies of Spontaneous Oxidative and Frameshift Mutagenesis in S accharomyces cerevisiae. “ (Genetics and Genomics) Sue Jinks-Robertson, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Supriya Shaunak Munshaw </li></ul><ul><li>“ Computational Methods to Study Diversification in Pathogens, and Invertebrate and Vertebrate Immune Systems.” (Computational Biology and Bioinformatics) Thomas Kepler, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Tamisha Dawn Navarro </li></ul><ul><li>“ Virgin Capital: Foreign Investment and Local Stratification in the US Virgin Islands.” (Cultural Anthropology) Charles Piot, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  49. 96. <ul><li>Samantha Astrid Noel </li></ul><ul><li>“ Carnival is Woman! : Gender, Performance, and Visual Culture in Contemporary Trinidad Carnival.” (Art, Art History and Visual Studies) Richard Powell, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Andrew O'Keefe </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Situational Adaptiveness of Implicit Theories of Intelligence and Achievement Goal Orientations. ‘ (Psychology and Neuroscience) James Y. Shah, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Joshua Samuel Osterberg </li></ul><ul><li>“ Ecotoxicology of Natural and Anthropogenic Extreme Environments.” (Ecology) Daniel Rittschof, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Congratulations!
  50. 98. <ul><li>John William Paisley </li></ul><ul><li>“ Machine Learning with Dirichlet and Beta Process Priors: Theory and Applications.” (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Lawrence Carin, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Roberto Pancrazi </li></ul><ul><li>“ Essays on Macroeconomics in the Frequency Domain.” (Economics) A. Craig Burnside, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Prachi Pandit </li></ul><ul><li>“ Non-Cartesian MR Microscopy for Cancer Imaging in Small Animals.” (Biomedical Engineering) G. Allan Johnson, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  51. 100. <ul><li>Janaina Hernandez Pantoja </li></ul><ul><li>“ Neuronal Correlates of Reward Contingency in the Rat Thalamocortical System.” (Neurobiology) Miguel Nicolelis, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Claire Jarvis Parker Siburt </li></ul><ul><li>“ Thermodynamic Investigations of Metalloproteins: Metal as Probe and Protein as Probe.” (Chemistry) Alvin L. Crumbliss, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Amanda Baumann Parrish </li></ul><ul><li>“ Regulation of Apoptosis Following Mitochondrial Cytochrome c Release. “ (Molecular Cancer Biology) Sally Kornbluth, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  52. 102. <ul><li>Elizabeth A. Pascoe </li></ul><ul><li>“ Tired of Prejudice: The Self-Regulatory Effect of Discrimination on Health-Related Behaviors.” (Psychology and Neuroscience) Laura Smart Richman, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Margaret Elizabeth Peloso </li></ul><ul><li>“ Adapting to Rising Sea Levels.” (Environment) Michael K. Orbach, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Kristen Elizabeth Pleil </li></ul><ul><li>“ Region-specific Mechanisms of Estrogen and Age on Neuronal Ensemble Activity during Spatial Navigation.” (Psychology and Neuroscience) Christina L. Williams, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  53. 104. <ul><li>Kevin Michael Preuss </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Role of Threshold Size in Insect Metamorphosis and Body Size Regulation.” (Biology) H. Frederik Nijhout, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>James Aaron Qiu </li></ul><ul><li>“ Structure-Function Studies in Sulfite Oxidase with Altered Active Sites.” (Biochemistry) K. V. Rajagopalan, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Elizabeth Ann Rach </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Spatial and Temporal Regulatory Code of Transcription Initiation in Drosophila melanogaster .” (Computational Biology and Bioinformatics) Uwe Ohler, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  54. 106. <ul><li>Daniel Ray Radiloff </li></ul><ul><li>“ Functional Analysis of Trefoil Factors 1 and 3 in Tumorigenesis.” (Molecular Cancer Biology) Xiao-Fan Wang, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Caroline Rhim </li></ul><ul><li>“ Stretch-Induced Effects on MicroRNA Expression and Exogenous MicroRNA Delivery in Differentiating Skeletal Myoblasts.” (Biomedical Engineering) George A. Truskey, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>James Robert Rigby   </li></ul><ul><li>“ Intermittency and Irreversibility in the Soil-Plant-Atmosphere System. ‘ (Civil and Environmental Engineering) Amilcare Porporato, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  55. 108. <ul><li>Richard William Roberts </li></ul><ul><li>“ Maternally Inherited Peptides Are Strain Specific Chemosignals That Activate a New Candidate Class of Vomeronasal Chemosensory Receptor.” (Genetics and Genomics) Hiroaki Matsunami, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Bianca Christel Robinson </li></ul><ul><li>“ American Realities, Diasporic Dreams: Pursuing Happiness, Love, and Girlfriendship in Jamaica.” (Cultural Anthropology) Lee D. Baker, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Bogdan Florin Romanescu </li></ul><ul><li>“ Cost-effective Designs for Supporting Correct Execution and Scalable Performance in Many-core Processors.” (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Daniel J. Sorin, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  56. 110. <ul><li>Christina Celeste Rush </li></ul><ul><li>“ Disordered Eating and Binge Drinking among College Students.” (Psychology and Neuroscience) John F. Curry, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Adesoji Sajuyigbe </li></ul><ul><li>“ Electromagnetic Metamaterials for Antenna Applications.” (Electrical and Computer Engineering) David R. Smith, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Joel Alden Schlosser </li></ul><ul><li>“ Engaging Socrates.” (Political Science) J. Peter Euben, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Congratulations!
  57. 112. <ul><li>Suzanne N. Schneider </li></ul><ul><li>“ Coons, Queers, and ‘Human Curiosities’: White Fantasies of Black Masculinity, 1840-1915.” (English) Maurice Wallace, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Amy B. Schulting </li></ul><ul><li>The Kindergarten Home Visit Project: A Kindergarten Transition Intervention Study.” (Psychology and Neuroscience) Kenneth Dodge, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>October Michael Sessions </li></ul><ul><li>“ Dengue Virus Host Factors.” (Molecular Genetics and Microbiology) Mariano Garcia-Blanco, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  58. 114. <ul><li>Amanda J. Sheets </li></ul><ul><li>“ Cha-Cha-Cha: Variable Adhesive Activity of the Haemophilus Cryptic Genospecies Trimeric Autotransporter Cha.” (Molecular Genetics and Microbiology) Joseph St. Geme III, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>  Alexander A. Shestopalov </li></ul><ul><li>“ Chemical Reactions and Self-Assembly in Nano-Confined Environments: The Development of New Catalytic Microcontact Printing Techniques and Multicomponent Inorganic Janus Particles.” (Chemistry) Eric J. Toone, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Woochoel Shin </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Company that You Keep: When to Buy a Competitor's Keyword.” (Business Administration) Preyas S. Desai and Richard Staelin, Advisors. May 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  59. 116. <ul><li>Laura Anne Simmons Kovacs </li></ul><ul><li>“ Defining Roles for Cyclin Dependent Kinases and a Transcriptional Oscillator in the Organization of Cell-Cycle Events.” (Genetics and Genomics) Steven B. Haase, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Andrew Joseph Simnick </li></ul><ul><li>“ Affinity-Modulation Drug Delivery Using Thermosensitive Elastin-Like Polypeptide Block Copolymers.” (Biomedical Engineering) Ashutosh Chilkoti, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Sirivianos </li></ul><ul><li>“ Toward Trustworthy Distributed Systems by Means of Social Trust.” (Computer Science) Xiaowei Yang, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  60. 118. <ul><li>David S. Siroky </li></ul><ul><li>“ Secession and Survival: Nations, States and Violent Conflict.” (Political Science) Donald L. Horowitz, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Jesse David Slone </li></ul><ul><li>“ Analysis of the Drosophila Sugar Receptor Genes.” (Genetics and Genomics) Hubert Amrein, Advisor. December 2009.  </li></ul><ul><li>Lijun Song </li></ul><ul><li>“ Your Body Knows Who You Know: Social Capital and Health Inequality.” (Sociology) Nan Lin and Linda K. George, Advisors. September 2009. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  61. 120. <ul><li>Daniel Isaac Speiser </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Form and Function of Scallop Mantle Eyes.” (Biology) Sönke Johnsen, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Peggy L. St. Jacques </li></ul><ul><li>“ Functional Neuroimaging of Autobiographical Memory.” (Psychology and Neuroscience) David C. Rubin and Roberto E. Cabeza, Advisors. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Ronald Worth Sutherland </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Effects of Urbanization on Reptiles and Amphibians in the Sandhills Region of North Carolina.” (Environment) John Terborgh, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  62. 122. <ul><li>Isilay Talay Degirmenci </li></ul><ul><li>“ Asymptotic Analysis and Performance-based Design of Large Scale Service and Inventory Systems.” (Business Administration) Otis B. Jennings, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Wanli Tang </li></ul><ul><li>“ Regulation of Anaphase Promoting Complex/Cyclosome to Control M Phase Exit.” (Molecular Cancer Biology) Sally Kornbluth, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Maria Elisa Tanner </li></ul><ul><li>“ Recording Information into DNA.” (Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science) Jonathan M. Protz, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  63. 124. <ul><li>Ashley Lauren Taylor </li></ul><ul><li>“ From Dennis-the-Menace to Billy-the-Kid: The Evolving Social Construction of Juvenile Offenders in the United States from 1899-2007. (Sociology) Suzanne Shanahan and Kenneth Land, Advisors. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew Thiessen </li></ul><ul><li>“ Genealogy, Circumcision, and Conversion in Early Judaism and Christianity.” (Religion) Joel Marcus, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Rachel L. Thomas </li></ul><ul><li>“ Time-Scaled Stochastic Input to Biochemical Reaction Networks.” (Mathematics) Michael C. Reed and Jonathan C. Mattingly, Advisors. May 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  64. 126. <ul><li>Sally Elizabeth Thompson </li></ul><ul><li>“ Spatial Patterns in Dryland Vegetation and the Significance of Dispersal, Infiltration and Complex Topography.” (Environment) Gabriel Katul, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Rebecca Marie Tippett </li></ul><ul><li>“ Household Debt Across the Life Course: An Analysis of the Late Baby Boomers.” (Sociology) Angela M. O'Rand, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Bradley Ryan Trick </li></ul><ul><li>“ Sons, Seed, and Children of Promise in Galatians: Discerning the Coherence in Paul's Model of Abrahamic Descent.” (Religion) Richard B. Hays, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Congratulations!
  65. 128. <ul><li>Esther Marie Tristani </li></ul><ul><li>“ Molecular Recognition in Host-Guest Ionophore-Siderophore Assemblies.” (Chemistry) Alvin L. Crumbliss, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Nicholas Ross Troester </li></ul><ul><li>“ Rethinking International Law: Hugo Grotius, Human Rights and Humanitarian Intervention. “ (Political Science) Ruth W. Grant, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Yi-Hsin Erica Tsai </li></ul><ul><li>“ Host constraints on the Post-glacial Migration History of the Parasitic Plant, Epifagus virginiana.” (Biology) Paul S. Manos, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  66. 130. <ul><li>Felicity Mary Turner </li></ul><ul><li>“ Narrating Infanticide: Constructing the Modern Gendered State in Nineteenth-Century America. “(History) Laura F. Edwards, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Nurgul Beyshenbekovna Ukueva </li></ul><ul><li>“ Migration, Remittances and Growth.” (Economics) Pietro Peretto, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Sandra Viviana Vergara </li></ul><ul><li>“ Post-transcriptional Regulation of Gene Expression in Response to Iron Deficiency in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.” (Genetics and Genomics) Dennis Thiele, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Congratulations!
  67. 132. <ul><li>Giulia Vico </li></ul><ul><li>“ Hydrologic Controls on Vegetation: From Leaf to Landscape.” (Civil and Environmental Engineering) Amilcare Porporato, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Joseph Vignola </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Phospholipase cPLA 2 Regulates the Expression of Type I Intereferons and Intracellular Immunity to Chlamydia trachomatis.” (Molecular Genetics and Microbiology) Raphael Valdivia, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Briana Noelle Vogen </li></ul><ul><li>“ Inkless Soft Lithography: Utilizing Immobilized Enzymes and Small Molecules to Pattern Self-Assembled Monolayers Via Catalytic Microcontact Printing.” (Chemistry) Eric J. Toone, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Congratulations!
  68. 134. <ul><li>Marija Vukotić </li></ul><ul><li>“ Essays in Empirical Macroeconomics.” (Economics) A. Craig Burnside, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Hilary Erin Wade </li></ul><ul><li>“ Multimodal Regulation of Gene Transcription by Progestins.” (Molecular Cancer Biology) Donald McDonnell, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Ashwin Ashok Wagadarikar </li></ul><ul><li>“ Compressive Spectral and Coherence Imaging.” (Electrical and Computer Engineering) David Brady, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  69. 136. <ul><li>Heather Anne Wake </li></ul><ul><li>“ Modeling, Fabrication, and Test of a CMOS Integrated Circuit Platform for Electrophoretic Control of On-Chip Heterogeneous Fluids: Toward Particle Separation on a Custom CMOS Chip.” (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Martin Brooke, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Hao Wang </li></ul><ul><li>“ Bayesian Multi- and Matrix-variate Modelling: Graphical Models and Time Series.” (Statistical Science) Mike West, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Shilyh J. Warren </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Real Politics and Feminist Documentaries: Re-Visioning Seventies Film Feminisms.“ (Literature) Ranjana Khanna and Jane Gaines, Advisors. May 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  70. 138. <ul><li>Graham Meldahl West </li></ul><ul><li>“ A Covalent Modification Technique for Protein-Ligand Binding Analysis Using Mass Spectrometry-Based Proteomics Platforms.” (Chemistry) Michael C. Fitzgerald, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Bayly Simpson Wheeler </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Role of Genomic Sequence in the Spatial and Temporal Propagation of Heterochromatin.” (Genetics and Genomics) Huntington F. Willard, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Melanie Ann Wilson </li></ul><ul><li>“ Bayesian Model Uncertainty and Prior Choice with Applications to Genetic Association Studies.” (Statistical Science) Edwin S. Iversen and Merlise A. Clyde, Advisors. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Congratulations!
  71. 140. <ul><li>Michael Brett Wilson </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Qur’an after Babel: Translating and Printing the Qur’an in Late Ottoman and Modern Turkey.” (Religion) Bruce Lawrence, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Sarah Jeanne Evens Wong-Goodrich </li></ul><ul><li>“ Mechanisms by Which Early Nutrition Influences Spatial Memory, Adult Neurogenesis, and Response to Hippocampal Injury.” (Psychology and Neuroscience) Christina L. Williams, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>John Patrick Woock </li></ul><ul><li>“ Control of Bladder Function by Electrical Stimulation of Pudendal Afferents.” (Biomedical Engineering) Warren Grill, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  72. 142. <ul><li>Jessica Lee Wood </li></ul><ul><li>“ Keys to the Past: Building Harpsichords and Feeling History in the Postwar United States. “ (Music) Louise Meintjes, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Jennifer Ann Woodruff </li></ul><ul><li>“ Learning to Listen, Learning to Be : African-American Girls and Hip-Hop at a Durham, NC Boys and Girls Club. “ (Music) Louise Meintjes, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Catherine Courtney Workman </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Foraging Ecology of the Delacour's langur ( Trachypithecus delacouri ) in Van Long Nature Reserve, Vietnam.” (Evolutionary Anthropology) Kenneth Glander, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  73. 144. <ul><li>Kevin Matthew Wright </li></ul><ul><li>“ Theoretical and Empirical Investigations into Adaptation.” (Biology) John H. Willis and Mark D. Rausher, Advisors. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Eugenia Ching Wu </li></ul><ul><li>“ When Bittersweet is as Good as Sweet: How Emotion Norms Shape Consumption Choices.” (Business Administration) Gavan J. Fitzsimons and Mary Frances Luce, Advisors. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Phillip M. Wu </li></ul><ul><li>“ Electron Correlations and Spin in Asymmetric GaAs Quantum Point Contacts and Signatures of Structural Transitions in Hall Effect of FeSe.” (Physics) Albert M. Chang, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Congratulations!
  74. 146. <ul><li>Cory Robert Wyatt </li></ul><ul><li>“ Development of MR Thermometry Strategies for Hyperthermia of Extremity and Breast Tumors.” (Biomedical Engineering) James R. MacFall, Advisor. May 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Huidong Xu </li></ul><ul><li>“ Dynamics of Electronic Transport in Spatially-extended Systems with Negative Differential Conductivity.” (Physics) Stephen W. Teitsworth, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Jie Yang </li></ul><ul><li>“ Essays in Corporate Finance: On the Topic of Capital Structure.” (Business Administration) John R. Graham, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  75. 148. <ul><li>Gang Ye </li></ul><ul><li>“ PSTD Method for Thermoacoustic Tomography (TAT) and Related Experimental Investigation.” (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Qing H. Liu, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Owen Yeisley </li></ul><ul><li>“ The End of Civilizations: The Role of Religion in the Evolution of Subnational Conflict, 1946-2007.” (Political Science) Joseph Grieco, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Yongcheng Ying </li></ul><ul><li>“ I. Total Syntheses and Biological Studies of Largazole and Brasilibactin A. </li></ul><ul><li> II. Stereoselective Synthesis of 2,6- Cis - and 2,6- Trans -Piperidines through an Organocatalytic Aza-Michael Reaction.” (Chemistry) Jiyong Hong, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Congratulations!
  76. 150. <ul><li>Liang Zhai </li></ul><ul><li>“ Imaging and Characterizing Human Prostates Using Acoustic Radiation Force.” (Biomedical Engineering) Kathryn R. Nightingale, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>  Chunjie Zhang </li></ul><ul><li>“ Views from the Other Side: Colonial Culture and Anti-Colonial Sentiment in Germany Around 1800. “ (German Studies) Jonathan Hess, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Hao Zhang </li></ul><ul><li>“ Forebrain Acetylcholine in Action: Dynamic Activities and Modulation on Target Areas.” (Neurobiology) Miguel Nicolelis, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  77. 152. <ul><li>  Mingtao Zhao “Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography System Development for In Vivo Ophthalmic Imaging.” (Biomedical Engineering) Joseph A. Izatt, Advisor. December 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Xiumei Zhu “Essays on Knowledge Intensive Groups.” (Business Administration) Jonathon N. Cummings, Advisor. September 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Xing Zong “First Study of Three-body Photodisintegration of 3He with Double Polarizations at HIGS.”(Physics) Haiyan Gao, Advisor. May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Sarah Zubairy “Explaining the Effects of Fiscal Shocks.” (Economics) Stephanie Schmitt-Grohe and Barbara Rossi, Advisors. May 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  78. 155. Congratulations ! We look forward to hearing of your adventures.

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