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2011 duke university graduate school hooding reception

  1. 1. Congratulations 2011 Ph.D. Graduates!
  2. 2. <ul><li>Amir Babak Aazami </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Geometry of Gravitational Lensing: Magnification Relations, Observables, and Kerr Black Holes.“ (Mathematics) Arlie O. Petters, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Margaret B. Adam </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Perfect Hope: More Than We Can Ask or Imagine.“ (Religion) Mary M. Fulkerson, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Ignacio Adriasola Munoz </li></ul><ul><li>“ Melancholy Sites: The Affective Politics of Marginality in Post-Anpo Japan (1960-1970).&quot; (Art, Art History & Visual Studies) Gennifer Weisenfeld, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  3. 4. <ul><li>Katherine Marie Aird </li></ul><ul><li>“ Role of X-Linked Inhibitor of Apoptosis Protein in Therapeutic Resistance of Inflammatory Breast Cancer Cells.&quot; (Pathology) Gayathri Devi, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Arnak Aleksanyan </li></ul><ul><li>“ Wide-Dynamic Range Continuous-Time ∆∑ A/D Converter for Low-Power Energy Scavenging Applications .&quot; (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Martin Brooke, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Jeffrey Wayne Allen </li></ul><ul><li>“ Application of Metamaterials to the Optimization of Smart Antenna Systems.&quot; (Electrical and Computer Engineering) David R. Smith, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  4. 6. <ul><li>Brian James Altman </li></ul><ul><li>“ Autophagy in Metabolism, Cell Death, and Leukemogenesis.” (Molecular Cancer Biology) Jeffrey Rathmell, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Elliott Lee Anenberg </li></ul><ul><li>“ Essays on Housing Market Search and Dynamics.&quot; (Economics) Patrick Bayer, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Mari Jean Armstrong-Hough </li></ul><ul><li>“ Imperial Splenda: Globalization, Culture, and Type 2 Diabetes in the U.S. and Japan.&quot; (Sociology) Suzanne Shanahan, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  5. 8. <ul><li>Gustavo Arriaga </li></ul><ul><li>“ Of Mice, Birds, and Men: The Mouse Ultrasonic Song System and Vocal Behavior.&quot; (Neurobiology) Erich D. Jarvis, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Luka Arsenjuk </li></ul><ul><li>“ Political Cinema: The Historicity of an Encounter.&quot; (Literature) Fredric R. Jameson, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Ali Aslam </li></ul><ul><li>“ Building the Good Life: Architecture and Politics.&quot; (Political Science) J. Peter Euben, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  6. 10. <ul><li>Nazli Avdan </li></ul><ul><li>“ States’ Pursuit of Sovereignty in a Globalized Security Context: Controlling International Human Mobility.&quot; (Political Science) Christopher F. Gelpi, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Jennifer M. Ayers </li></ul><ul><li>“ Physical Oceanographic Controls on Biological Production and Ocean-Atmosphere Carbon Flux in the North Pacific.&quot; (Earth and Ocean Sciences) M. Susan Lozier, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Nima Badie </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Roles of Realistic Cardiac Structure in Conduction and Conduction Block: Studies of Novel Micropatterned Cardiac Cell Cultures&quot; (Biomedical Engineering) Nenad Bursac, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  7. 11. <ul><li>Patrick G. Badolato </li></ul><ul><li>“ Executive Team Financial Expertise and the Influence on Financial Reporting.&quot; (Business Administration) Katherine Schipper, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Meredith Ann Barrett </li></ul><ul><li>“ Understanding Environmental and Anthropogenic Drivers of Lemur Health in Madagascar: The Importance of a One Health Perspective.&quot; (Ecology) Anne D. Yoder, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Joanna M. Barros </li></ul><ul><li>“ Re-membering Identities: Terror, Exile and Rebirth in Hispanic Film and Literature.” (Romance Studies) Francisco J. Hernandez Adrian, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  8. 13. <ul><li>Christoph Bauner </li></ul><ul><li>“ Essays on Mechanism Choice and Auctions.&quot; (Economics) Andrew Sweeting, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Mora Jada Beauchamp-Byrd </li></ul><ul><li>“ Hogarth’s Progress: ‘Modern Moral Subjects’ in the Work of David Hockney, Lubiana Himid and Paula Rego.&quot; (Art, Art History & Visual Studies) Richard J. Powell, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Adar Ben-Eliyahu </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Regulatory Capacities of Motivational Constructs: An Examination of Academic Motivation and Self-Regulation Toward Academic Success in Favorite and Least Favorite Classes.“ (Psychology and Neuroscience) Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  9. 15. <ul><li>Weining Bian </li></ul><ul><li>“ Tissue Engineering of a Differentiated Skeletal Muscle Construct with Controllable Structure and Function.&quot; (Biomedical Engineering) Nenad Bursac, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Rhema Hyacinth Bjorkland </li></ul><ul><li>“ An Assessment of Sea Turtle, Marine Mammal and Seabird Bycatch in the Wider Caribbean Region.&quot; (Environment) Larry B. Crowder, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Richard Robert Bouchard </li></ul><ul><li>“ Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse-Driven Shear Wave Velocimetry in Cardiac Tissue.&quot; (Biomedical Engineering) Gregg E. Trahey, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  10. 17. <ul><li>James Ethan Bourke </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Politics of Incommensurability: A Value Pluralist Approach to Liberalism and Democracy.&quot; (Political Science) Thomas A. Spragens, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew Michael Bowen </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;A Spectral Deferred Correction Method for Solving the Cardiac Two Current Model.&quot; (Mathematics) David G. Schaeffer, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Kimberly Anne Bowler </li></ul><ul><li>“’ It is Not in a Day That a Man Abandons His Morals and Habits’: The Arab Bureau, Land Policy, and the Doineau Trial in French Algeria, 1830-1870.” (History) William M. Reddy, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  11. 18. <ul><li>Lea Raye Bromell </li></ul><ul><li>“ Neighborhood Influence on Health among Black and White Adults.&quot; (Psychology and Neuroscience) Keith E. Whitfield and Linda M. Burton, Advisors. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Abigail Leigh Brown </li></ul><ul><li>“ Competing RNA Structures and Their Effects on HDV Antigenomic RNA Self-cleavage and mRNA Processing.&quot; (Genetics and Genomics) Michael Been, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Billyde Brown </li></ul><ul><li>“ Growth, Characterization, and Modification of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube Films for Use as a Neural Stimulation Electrode.&quot; (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Jeffrey T. Glass, Advisor.  December 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  12. 20. <ul><li>Zachary Steven Brown </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Economics of Malaria Vector Control.&quot; (Environment) Randall A. Kramer, Advisor.  May 2011 . </li></ul><ul><li>Marisa Rae Buchakjian </li></ul><ul><li>“ Metabolic Regulation of Caspase-2.&quot; (Molecular Cancer Biology) Sally A. Kornbluth, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>David A. Bulkin </li></ul><ul><li>“ Functional Mapping of the Macaque Inferior Colliculus.&quot; (Neurobiology) Jennifer M. Groh, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  13. 21. <ul><li>Dylan Orion Burge </li></ul><ul><li>“ Evolution of Edaphic Ecology in Ceanothus (Rhamnaceae).&quot; (Biology) Paul S. Manos, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Rebekah Ann Burroway </li></ul><ul><li>“ Structural Violence and Child Health: A Multi-Level Analysis of Development, Gender, Inequality, and Democracy in Developing Countries.&quot; (Sociology) David Brady and Linda K. George, Advisors.  May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Curt Jacob Butera </li></ul><ul><li>“’ The Land of the Fine Triremes’: Naval Identity and Polis Imaginary in 5 th Century Athens.” (Classical Studies) Shelia Dillon, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  14. 23. <ul><li>Edmond John Byrnes III </li></ul><ul><li>“ Examination of the Molecular Epidemiology, Expansion, Population Structure, and Virulence of the Emerging Fungal Pathogen, Cyptoccoccus gattii in the United States.&quot; (Molecular Genetics and Microbiology) Joseph Heitman, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Xin Cai </li></ul><ul><li>“ A Serial Bitstream Processor for Smart Sensor Systems.” (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Martin Brooke, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Derek Wilson Cain   </li></ul><ul><li>“ Regulating Emergency Granulopoiesis.” (Immunology) Garnett Kelsoe, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  15. 24. <ul><li>Christopher Lee Capp </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Biochemical Characterization of Drosophila melanogaster RecQ4 Helicase.” (Biochemistry) Tao-shih Hsieh, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>David Andrew Carlson II </li></ul><ul><li>“ New Approaches to Studying Non-Covalent Molecular Interactions in Nano-Confined Environments.” (Chemistry) Eric J. Toone, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Natalie Michelle Carnes </li></ul><ul><li>“ Senses of Beauty.” (Religion) Stanley Hauerwas, Advisor. May 2011 . </li></ul>Congratulations!
  16. 26. <ul><li>Andrew Mascia Carton </li></ul><ul><li>“ A Theory, Measure, and Empirical Test of Subgroups in Work Teams.” (Business Administration) Jonathon N. Cummings and Richard P. Larrick, Advisors. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Avishek Chakraborty </li></ul><ul><li>“ Modeling Point Patterns, Measurement Error and Abundance for Exploring Species Distributions.” (Statistical Science) Alan E. Gelfand, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Vivide Tuan Chyan Chang </li></ul><ul><li>“ Exploiting Optical Contrasts for Cervical Precancer Diagnosis via Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy.” (Biomedical Engineering) Nimmi Ramanujam, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  17. 27. <ul><li>Vorakarn Chanyavanich </li></ul><ul><li>“ Knowledge-based IMRT Treatment Planning for Prostate Cancer.” (Medical Physics) Joseph Y. Lo and Shiva K. Das, Advisors. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Mackey Chappell </li></ul><ul><li>“ Coevolution of the Ipomoea-Coleosporium Natural Plant-Fungus Pathosystem.” (Biology) Mark D. Rausher, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Haojun Chen  </li></ul><ul><li>“ Inference of Low-Dimensional Latent Structure in High-Dimensional Data.” (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Lawrence Carin, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  18. 29. <ul><li>Jiefu Chen </li></ul><ul><li>“ A Hybrid Spectral-Element / Finite-Element Time-Domain Method for Multiscale Electromagnetic Simulations.” (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Qing H. Liu, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Shiuan-Yeh Chen </li></ul><ul><li>“ Control of Surface Plasmon Substrates and Analysis of Near field Structure.” (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Anne A. Lazarides and David R. Smith, Advisors. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Vincent Bin-Han Chen   </li></ul><ul><li>“ Building Better Backbones: Visualizations, Analyses, and Tools for Higher Quality Macromolecular Structure Models.” (Biochemistry) David C. Richardson and Jane S. Richardson, Advisors. December 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  19. 31. <ul><li>Wai Ming Anthony Cheng </li></ul><ul><li>“ Investigation of Chondroprotective Mechanisms of Selenium.” (Pathology) Virginia Byers Kraus, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Mariana Ingrid Chuck </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Function of LAT in T Cell Activation and Autoimmunity.” (Immunology) Weiguo Zhang, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Elizabeth Trilby Cirulli </li></ul><ul><li>“ Genetic and Environmental Contributions to Baseline Cognitive Ability and Cognitive Response to Topiramate.” (Genetics and Genomics) David B. Goldstein, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  20. 33. <ul><li>Bryan William Clark </li></ul><ul><li>“ Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Adaptation to PAHs in Fundulus heteroclitus .” (Environment) Richard T. Di Giulio, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>John Alldredge Clithero </li></ul><ul><li>“ Neuroeconomics of Reward Information and Motivation.” (Economics) Scott Huettel, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Jeffrey Michael Coles </li></ul><ul><li>“ Cartilage Lubrication and Joint Protection by the Glycoprotein PRG4 Studied on the Microscale.” (Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science) Stefan Zauscher, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  21. 34. <ul><li>Jonathan Louis Coloff </li></ul><ul><li>“ Akt, Glucose Metabolism, and the Bcl-2 Family.” (Pharmacology) Jeffrey Rathmell, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Ionut Constandache </li></ul><ul><li>“ Sensor-Assisted Mobile Phone Localization.” (Computer Science) Romit Roy Choudhury, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Jonah Cool  </li></ul><ul><li>“ Vascular Influence during Patterning and Differentiation of the Gonad.” (Cell Biology) Blanche Capel, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  22. 36. <ul><li>Benjamin Rudolf Crawford </li></ul><ul><li>“ SuperConductors: Handbook for a New Democratic Music.” (Music) Stephen Jaffe, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Sarah Elizabeth Crider </li></ul><ul><li>“ Platinum(II) Species and their Coordination to Amino Acids and Methioine Motifs.” (Chemistry) Katherine J. Franz, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew James Crow </li></ul><ul><li>“ Molecular Imaging and Sensing using Plasmonic Nanoparticles.” (Biomedical Engineering) Adam Wax, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  23. 38. <ul><li>Spencer Johnson Cutler </li></ul><ul><li>“ Evaluation of a Dedicated SPECT-CT Mammotomography System for Quantitative Hybrid Breast Imaging.” (Biomedical Engineering) Martin P. Tornai, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Keisha Monique Cutright </li></ul><ul><li>“ Out of Control: When and Why Consumers Yearn for Boundaries.” (Business Administration) James R. Bettman and Gavan J. Fitzsimons, Advisors. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Simon Wilton Davis </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Science of Senescence: Functional and Structural Factors in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging.” (Psychology and Neuroscience) Roberto Cabeza, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  24. 40. <ul><li>Gustaaf Gregoire de Ridder </li></ul><ul><li>“ Cell-Surface GRP78 and its Antibodies: Pathologic and Therapeutic Roles in Cancer.” (Pathology) Salvatore V. Pizzo, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Patrick Dean DeArmond </li></ul><ul><li>  “ Mass Spectrometry-Based Strategies for Multiplexed Analyses of Protein-Ligand Binding Interactions. “ (Chemistry) Michael C. Fitzgerald, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Nasser Soliman Demir </li></ul><ul><li>“ Extraction of Hot QCD Matter Transport Coefficients utilizing Microscopic Transport Theory.” (Physics) Steffem A. Bass, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  25. 41. <ul><li>Ryan Christopher Denniston </li></ul><ul><li>“ Causes and Impacts of Institutional and Structural Variation: Globalization in the Tobacco and Pork Industries.” (Sociology) Gary Gereffi, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Amrika Deonarine </li></ul><ul><li>“ Sources and Biogeochemical Transformation of Mercury in Aquatic Ecosystems.” (Civil and Environmental Engineering) Heileen Hsu-Kim, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Alan Thomas Dibb </li></ul><ul><li>“ Pediatric Head and Neck Dynamic Response: A Computational Study.” (Biomedical Engineering) Barry S. Myers, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  26. 43. <ul><li>Marina Grace Dickens </li></ul><ul><li>“ Masked Metal Chelators of Variable Denticity to Prevent Oxidative Stress.” (Chemistry) Katherine J. Franz, Advisor. September 2010.  </li></ul><ul><li>David John DiLillo </li></ul><ul><li>“ B Lymphocyte Effector Functions in Health and Disease.” (Immunology) Thomas F. Tedder, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Ashish Nikhil Doshi </li></ul><ul><li>“ Computer Model of Mechanisms Underlying Dynamic Electrocardiographic T-wave Changes.” (Biomedical Engineering) Salim F. Idriss, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  27. 45. <ul><li>Alexis DeHaven Dunkle </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Roles of the Bcl-2 Family Proteins in T Lymphocyte Development and Homeostasis.” (Immunology) You-Wen He, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew Lucas Eaton </li></ul><ul><li>“ Chromatin Determinants of the Eukaryotic DNA Replication Program.” (Computational Biology and Bioinformatics) David M. MacAlpine, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Jordan Kaelin Eccles </li></ul><ul><li>“ Impacts of Geological Variability on Carbon Storage Potential.” (Earth and Ocean Sciences) Lincoln Pratson, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  28. 47. <ul><li>Nelita Trotman Elliott </li></ul><ul><li>“ Analysis of the Transport Behavior of Escherichia Coli in a Novel Three-Dimensional In Vitro Tumor Model.” (Biomedical Engineering) Fan Yuan, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Brian Andrew Emmenegger </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Role of FGF Signaling during Granule Neuron Precursor Development and Tumorigenesis.” (Molecular Cancer Biology) Robert J. Wechsler-Reya, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>William Edward English </li></ul><ul><li>“ Social Thought and Social Change: Methodological Dilemmas at the Intersection of Science and Ethics.” (Political Science) Michael Munger, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  29. 48. <ul><li>Zachary Thomas Erwin </li></ul><ul><li>“ Uneven Modernities, Uneven Masculinities: Manliness and the Galician Hinterland in the Novels of Emilia Pardo Bazán (1882-1896).” (Romance Studies) Stephanie Sieburth, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Andrea Nicole Eslick </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Memorial Consequences of Retellings and Their Underlying Cognitive Mechanisms: The Role of Selective Rehearsal and Connections to Autobiographical Memory. “ (Psychology and Neuroscience) Elizabeth Marsh, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Christine Elissa Eyler </li></ul><ul><li>“ Cancer Stem Cells in Brain Tumors: Identification of Critical Biological Effectors.” (Molecular Cancer Biology) Jeremy N. Rich, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  30. 50. <ul><li>Hongxia Fang </li></ul><ul><li>“ Design-for-Testability and Diagnosis Methods to Target Unmodeled Defects in Integrated Circuits and Multi-Chip Boards.” (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Krishnendu Chakrabarty, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>  John Desmond Finan </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Effect of Osmotic Stress on the Structure and Properties of the Cell Nucleus.” (Biomedical Engineering) Farshid Guilak, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Keisha Monique Findley </li></ul><ul><li>“ Evolution of the Mating-Type Locus and Insights into Sexual Reproduction in the Cryptococcus Species Complex.” (Molecular Genetics and Microbiology) Joseph Heitman, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  31. 52. <ul><li>Carrie R. Fleming </li></ul><ul><li>“ Interactions Between Environmental Factors and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Developing Fish: Molecular and Developmental Implications.” (Environment) Richard T. Di Giulio, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Arietta Elise Fleming-Davies </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Ecology of Sharing Mutualists: Consequences for Plant Performance and Population Dynamics.” (Biology) William F. Morris, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Andrew Thomas Foerster </li></ul><ul><li>“ Essays on Markov-Switching Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Models.” (Economics) Juan F. Rubio-Ramirez, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  32. 54. <ul><li>Randall Thomas Ford </li></ul><ul><li>“ Sexual Selection in Mantled Howling Monkeys ( Alouatta palliata ), with an Emphasis on the Role of Female Mate Choice.” (Evolutionary Anthropology) Kenneth Glander, Advisor. December 2010.  </li></ul><ul><li>Arthur Mitchell Fraas </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;’They Have Travailed Into a Wrong Latitude:’ The Laws of England, Indian Settlements, and the British Imperial Constitution 1726-1773.” (History) Edward Balleisen, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Steven Michael Frenk </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Role of Religious Congregations in the Mental Health Care System.” (Sociology) Linda K. George, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  33. 55. <ul><li>Matthew Patrick Gallagher </li></ul><ul><li>“ Contra-Trait Effort and Trait Stability: A Self-Regulatory Personality Process.” (Psychology and Neuroscience) Rick H. Hoyle, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Maria Eugenia Genoni </li></ul><ul><li>“ Essays in Development Economics.” (Economics) Duncan Thomas, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Oliver Gjoneski </li></ul><ul><li>“ Multi-Variable Period Polynomials Associated to Cusp Forms.” (Mathematics) Leslie D. Saper, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  34. 57. <ul><li>Ryan Alan Goldhahn </li></ul><ul><li>“ Waveguide Invariant Active Sonar Target Detection and Depth Classification in Shallow Water.” (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Jeffrey Krolik, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Karen Christine Gonzalez Rice </li></ul><ul><li>“ Enduring Belief: Performance, Trauma, Religion.” (Art, Art History & Visual Studies) Kristine Stiles, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Sathya Gopalakrishnan </li></ul><ul><li>“ Shifting Shorelines: Combining Economics and Geomorphology in Beach Management.” (Environment) Martin D. Smith, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  35. 59. <ul><li>Claire Lee Gordy </li></ul><ul><li>“ Regulation of Myeloid Cell Survival and Homeostasis by c-FLIP.” (Immunology) You-Wen He, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Molly Kathleen Gregas </li></ul><ul><li>“ Development of Plasmonics-active Nanoconstructs for Targeting, Tracking, and Delivery in Single Cells.” (Biomedical Engineering) Tuan Vo-Dinh, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Mingyu Guo </li></ul><ul><li>“ Computationally Feasible Approaches to Automated Mechanism Design. ‘ (Computer Science) Vincent Conitzer, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  36. 60. <ul><li>Suryanarayanan Gurumurthi </li></ul><ul><li>“ Frameworks for Planning Collaborative Supply Chain Programs.” (Business Administration) Paul Zipkin, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Richard Hahn </li></ul><ul><li>“ Probability Models for Targeted Borrowing of Information. “ (Statistical Science) Sayan Mukherjee, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Adam Andis Haile </li></ul><ul><li>“ Imagined Democracy: Material Publishing, War, and the Emergence of Democratic Thinking in Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass , 1855-1867.” (English) Priscilla Wald, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  37. 62. <ul><li>Feng Han </li></ul><ul><li>“ Midlatitude D Region Variations Measured from Broadband Radio Atmospherics.” (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Steven A. Cummer, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Nora Hanagan </li></ul><ul><li>“ Responsibility and Democratic Rule.” (Political Science) Thomas A. Spragens, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Wyatt Hugh Hartman </li></ul><ul><li>“ Microbial Phosphorus Cycling and Community Assembly in Wetland Soils and Beyond.” (Environment) Curtis J. Richardson, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  38. 64. <ul><li>Michael Alan Hast </li></ul><ul><li>“ Structural Biochemistry and Inhibition of CaaX Protein Prenyltransferases from Human Pathogens.” (Biochemistry) Lorena S. Beese, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Jesse Guite Hastings </li></ul><ul><li>“ Evaluating Conservation International's Marine Management Area Science Program.” (Environment) Michael K. Orbach, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Paula Pears Hastings </li></ul><ul><li>“ Dreams of a Tropical Canada: Race, Nation, and Canadian Aspirations in the Caribbean Basin, 1883-1919.” (History) John Herd Thompson, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  39. 66. <ul><li>Aubrey Rae HB </li></ul><ul><li>“ Persistent Cohomology Operations.” (Mathematics) John Harer, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew Joseph Heaton </li></ul><ul><li>“ Kernel Averaged Predictors for Space and Space-Time Processes.” (Statistical Science) Alan E. Gelfand, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Christine Charlotte Ogilvie Hendren </li></ul><ul><li>“ Framing and Assessing Environmental Risks of Nanomaterials.” (Civil and Environmental Engineering) Mark Wiesner, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  40. 68. <ul><li>Seth Steward Henshaw </li></ul><ul><li>“ An Investigation of the Isovector Giant Quadrupole Resonance in 209 Bi using Polarized Compton Scattering.” (Physics) Henry R. Weller, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Carl Dean Herickhoff </li></ul><ul><li>“ Ultrasound Catheter Transducers for Intracranial Brain Imaging and Therapy.” (Biomedical Engineering) Stephen W. Smith, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Alexander Higgins </li></ul><ul><li>“ Geological Control of Floristic Composition in Amazonian Forests.” (Ecology) John Terborgh, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  41. 69. <ul><li>Aurel Hizmaj </li></ul><ul><li>“ Essays on Urban and Labor Economics.” (Economics) Patrick J. Bayer, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Brendan Paul Hodkinson </li></ul><ul><li>“ A Phylogenetic, Ecological, and Functional Characterization of Non-Photobiont Bacteria in the Lichen Microbiome. “ (Biology) Francois M. Lutzoni, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Amanda Jane Lind Hoertz </li></ul><ul><li>“ Studies of Ramoplanin Biosynthesis in Actinoplanes ATCC 33076.” (Chemistry) Dewey G. McCafferty, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  42. 71. <ul><li>Thomas Matthew Holl </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Influence of B-cell Tolerance on Humoral Immunity to HIV-1.” (Immunology) Garnett Kelsoe, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Robin Hopkins </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Evolution and Genetics of Reinforcement in Phlox drummondii .” (Biology) Mark D. Rausher, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Ye Hou </li></ul><ul><li>“ Synthesis, Functionalization and Application of Few-Walled Carbon Nanotubes.” (Chemistry) Jie Liu, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  43. 73. <ul><li>Christina Marie Li Hsu </li></ul><ul><li>“ Three-Dimensional Computerized Breast Phantom Based on Empirical Data.” (Biomedical Engineering) James T. Dobbins, III, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Rainbo Chilana Kuhr Hultman </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Role of Gαz in Neuron Development and CNS Biology.” (Biochemistry) Patrick J. Casey, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Lynne Marie Hyman </li></ul><ul><li>  “ Development of Fluorescent Iron and Copper Sensors Activated by Hydrogen Peroxide or Ultraviolet Light.” (Chemistry) Katherine J. Franz, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  44. 75. <ul><li>Justin Edmonds Izzo </li></ul><ul><li>“ Citizens of a Genre: Forms, Fields and Practices of Twentieth-Century French and Francophone Ethnographic Fiction.” (Literature) Michael Hardt and Alice Kaplan, Advisors. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Jason Alexander Jackson </li></ul><ul><li>“ Molecular Approaches to Estimating Soil Fungal Diversity and Community Shifts in Response to Land-Use Change.” (Ecology) Daniel deB. Richter and Rytas J. Vilgalys, Advisors. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Jonathan Webster James </li></ul><ul><li>“ Essays on Dynamic Behavior in Labor Markets.” (Economics) Peter Arcidiacono, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  45. 76. <ul><li>Elizabeth Rose Jenista </li></ul><ul><li>“ Development of Novel Physical Methods to Enhance Contrast and Sensitivity in Magnetic Resonance Imaging.” (Chemistry) Warren S. Warren, Advisor. September 2010.  </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Joseph Jenista </li></ul><ul><li>“ Dynamical Principles in Switching Networks.” (Mathematics) John Harer, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Angela Roberta Jockheck-Clark </li></ul><ul><li>“ Mechanisms of Molecular Chaperone Surface Binding and Endocytosis: Insights into the Molecular Basis for GRP94 Immune Function.” (Cell Biology) Christopher V. Nicchitta, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  46. 78. <ul><li>Nicole Verteree Johnson </li></ul><ul><li>“ Using Genome-wide Approaches to Characterize the Relationship Between Genomic Variation and Disease: A Case Study in Oligodendroglioma and Staphylococcus arueus .” (Computational Biology and Bioinformatics) Lindsay G. Cowell, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Ine Jorgensen </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Chlamydia trachomatis Protease CPAF Regulates Secreted Bacterial Effectors and Host Proteins Essential to Virulence.” (Molecular Genetics and Microbiology) Raphael H. Valdivia, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>David Murray Kahler </li></ul><ul><li>“ Pulsed Pumping Scheme for Improved Pump-and-Treat Groundwater Remediation.” (Civil and Environmental Engineering) Zbigniew J. Kabala, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  47. 79. <ul><li>Do Hyuk Kang </li></ul><ul><li>“ Measurement and Modeling of Snow Physical Properties.” (Civil and Environmental Engineering) Ana P. Barros, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Amanda Clare Kasper </li></ul><ul><li>“ I. Studies Towards the Synthesis of Manassantins A and B and Analogues. II. Efforts Towards a FRET-Based Assay to Characterize Palmitoylation of Src Kinases III. Synthesis of Oxepanes via Organocatalytic Oxa-Michael Reactions.” (Chemistry) Jiyong Hong, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Yukiko Kato </li></ul><ul><li>“ Color, Hygiene, and Body Politics: French Neo-Impressionist Theories of Vision and Volition, 1870-1905.” (Art, Art History & Visual Studies) Mark Antliff, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  48. 81. <ul><li>Mara Catherine Kaufman </li></ul><ul><li>“ We Are from Before, Yes, but We Are New: Autonomy, Territory, and the Production of New Subjects of Self-government in Zapatismo.” (Cultural Anthropology) Orin Starn and Charles Piot, Advisors. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Catherine Lewis Kenedi </li></ul><ul><li>“ Fractures, Faults, and Hydrothermal Systems of Puna, Hawaii, and Montserrat, Lesser Antilles.” (Earth and Ocean Sciences) Emily Klein and Peter Malin, Advisors. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Scott Joseph Kennedy </li></ul><ul><li>“ Stiffness Calibration of Atomic Force Microscopy Probes under Heavy Fluid Loading.” (Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science) Robert L. Clark and Daniel G. Cole, Advisors. December 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  49. 83. <ul><li>Breanna Lynn Kerchner </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Viability of David Lewis's Theory of Humean Supervenience.” (Philosophy) David H. Sanford, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Firas Abdallah Khasawneh </li></ul><ul><li>“ Stability Analysis of Time Delay Systems using Spectral Element Method.” (Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science) Brian Mann, Advisor. December 2010.  </li></ul><ul><li>John Robert Kiess </li></ul><ul><li>“ When War is Our Daily Bread: Congo, Theology, and the Ethics of Contemporary Conflict.” (Religion) Stanley Hauerwas, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  50. 85. <ul><li>Jong Wook Kim </li></ul><ul><li>“ Integrative Analysis of the Myc and E2F Pathways Reveal the Roles for microRNAs in Cell Fate Control.” (Molecular Genetics and Microbiology) Joseph R. Nevins, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Min Kyu Kim </li></ul><ul><li>“ Design and Characterization of Protein-Based Building Blocks for Self-Assembled Nano-Structured Biomaterials.” (Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science) Piotr E. Marszalek, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Tae Bong Kim </li></ul><ul><li>“ Essays on Macroeconomics in Mixed Frequency Estimations.” (Economics) Juan Rubio-Ramirez, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  51. 86. <ul><li>Yong Sung Kim </li></ul><ul><li>“ Design with Constructal Theory: Steam Generators, Turbines and Heat Exchangers.” (Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science) Adrian Bejan and Sylvie Lorente, Advisors. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Caroline Amy Kita </li></ul><ul><li>“ Jacob Struggling with the Angel: Siegfried Lipiner, Gustav Mahler, and the Search For Aesthetic-Religious Redemption in Fin-de-siècle Vienna.” (German Studies) Bryan Gilliam, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Jeffrey Thomas Klein </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Neurophysiology of Social Decision Making.” (Neurobiology) Michael Platt, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  52. 88. <ul><li>Mary Leslie Knight </li></ul><ul><li>“ Sympathy for the Devil: Volatile Masculinities in Recent German and American Literatures.” (German Studies) William C. Donahue, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Caleb Wayne Knoernschild </li></ul><ul><li>“ Scalable Optical MEMS Technology for Quantum Information Processing.” (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Jungsang Kim, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Michelle Renae Koerner  </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Uses of Literature: Gilles Deleuze's American Rhizome.” (Literature) Kenneth Surin and Priscilla Wald, Advisors. September 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  53. 90. <ul><li>Hrisavgi Demetrios Kondilis-Mangum </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Role of Epigenetics in Regulating V(D)J Recombination and Allelic Exclusion.” (Immunology) Michael S. Krangel, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Anu Koshal </li></ul><ul><li>“ Wittgenstein and Nietzsche: Two Critics of Philosophy.” (Literature) Toril Moi, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Kalyani Krishnamurthy </li></ul><ul><li>“ Spectral Image Processing Theory and Methods: Reconstruction, Target Detection, and Fundamental Performance Bounds.” (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Rebecca M. Willett, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  54. 92. <ul><li>Heather Garren LaBreche </li></ul><ul><li>“ Genomic Signatures of Disease and Environmental Exposure in the Peripheral Blood.” (Genetics and Genomics) Joseph R. Nevins, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Meagan Green Labunski </li></ul><ul><li>“ Friars in the City: Mendicant Architecture and Pious Practice in Medieval Verona, c. 1220-c. 1375.” (Art, Art History & Visual Studies) Caroline Bruzelius, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>George Tsz-Kwan Lam </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Persistence of Smoke: Opera in One Act, Libretto by John Justice.” (Music) Scott Lindroth, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  55. 93. <ul><li>Mau-Kwong George Lam </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Graph Cases of the Riemannian Positive Mass and Penrose Inequality in All Dimensions.” (Mathematics) Hubert L. Bray, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Curtis James Layton </li></ul><ul><li>“ Analysis and Redesign of Protein-Protein Interactions: A Hotspot-Centric View.” (Biochemistry) Homme Hellinga, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Seok Jin Lee </li></ul><ul><li>“ Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Calcium/calmodulin-dependent Kinase II in Single Dendritic Spines during Synaptic Plasticity.” (Neurobiology) Ryohei Yasuda, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  56. 95. <ul><li>Whasil Lee </li></ul><ul><li>“ Nanomechanics of Ankyrin Repeat Proteins.” (Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science) Piotr E. Marszalek, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Jeremy Michael Lenhardt </li></ul><ul><li>“ Mechanisms, Dynamics and Applications of Mechanically-Induced Reactions.” (Chemistry) Stephen Craig, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>William Edward Lento </li></ul><ul><li>“ Activation of Developmental Signaling Pathways in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Regeneration.” (Molecular Cancer Biology) Tannishtha Reya, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  57. 97. <ul><li>Peng Li </li></ul><ul><li>“ Fluctuation Effects in One-Dimensional Superconducting Nanowires.” (Physics) Albert M. Chang, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>I-Chien Liao </li></ul><ul><li>“ Advanced Fibrous Scaffold Engineering for Controlled Delivery and Regenerative Medicine Applications.” (Biomedical Engineering) Kam W. Leong, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Yun Lin </li></ul><ul><li>“ Spectral Integral Method and Spectral Element Method DDM for Electromagnetic Field Analysis.” (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Qing H. Liu, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  58. 98. <ul><li>Anna Victoria Little </li></ul><ul><li>“ Estimating the Intrinsic Dimension of High-Dimensional Data Sets: A Multiscale, Geometric Approach.” (Mathematics) Mauro Maggioni, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Lin Luan </li></ul><ul><li>“ Chip Scale Integrated Optical Sensing Systems with Digital Microfluidic Systems.” (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Nan M. Jokerst, Advisor. September 2010.  </li></ul><ul><li>Kristian C. Lum </li></ul><ul><li>“ Bayesian Spatial Quantile Regression.” (Statistical Science) Alan E. Gelfand, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  59. 100. <ul><li>Scott Jordan Lustig </li></ul><ul><li>“ Essays in Institutional Economics.” (Economics) Charles Becker, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Brian Daniel Lutz </li></ul><ul><li>“ Understanding Effects of Anthropogenic Activities on Element Cycling in Temperate Forest Watersheds.” (Ecology) Emily S. Bernhardt, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Priti Madhav </li></ul><ul><li>“ Development and Optimization of a Dedicated Dual-Modality SPECT-CT System for Improved Breast Lesion Diagnosis.” (Biomedical Engineering) Martin P. Tornai, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  60. 101. <ul><li>Michael David Malinzak </li></ul><ul><li>“ Experimental Analyses of the Relationship between Semicircular Canal Morphology and Locomotor Head Rotations in Primates.” (Evolutionary Anthropology) Richard F. Kay, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Heather Alison Mallory </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Nouvelle Cuisine Revolution: Expressions of National Anxieties and Aspirations in French Culinary Discourse 1969 – 1996.” (Romance Studies) Michael Hardt and Linda Orr, Advisors. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Ashley Anne Manzoor </li></ul><ul><li>“ Drug Delivery and Anti-vascular Effects of Temperature Sensitive Liposomal Doxorubicin.” (Medical Physics) Mark W. Dewhirst, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  61. 103. <ul><li>Philippe Robert Marguet </li></ul><ul><li>“ Molecular Bioengineering: From Protein Stability to Population Suicide.” (Biochemistry) Homme Hellinga and Lingchong You, Advisors. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Heather Pace Marshall </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;’It Means Something These Days to be a Marine’: Image, Identity, and Mission in the Marine Corps, 1861-1918.” (History) Alex Roland, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Erika Vivian Martinez </li></ul><ul><li>“ Essays on the Impact of School Accountability.” (Economics) Patrick Bayer, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  62. 105. <ul><li>Emily Ferguson Mason </li></ul><ul><li>“ Glucose Metabolism and p53 in Leukemia.” (Molecular Cancer Biology) Jeffrey C. Rathmell, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Jacqueline Marie Maurer </li></ul><ul><li> “ Four-Dimensional Imaging of Respiratory Motion in the Radiotherapy Treatment Room using a Gantry Mounted Flat Panel Imaging Device.” (Medical Physics) Fang-Fang Yin, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Vinicius Diniz Mayrink </li></ul><ul><li>“ Factor Models to Describe Linear and Non-linear Structure in High Dimensional Gene Expression Data.” (Statistical Science) Joseph E. Lucas, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  63. 107. <ul><li>Matthew K. McElwee </li></ul><ul><li>“ Toxicogenomic Responses to Inorganic and Organic Mercury in Caenorhabditis elegans .” (Environment) Jonathan H. Freedman and Richard DiGiulio, Advisors. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Anna E. Nousek McGregor </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Cost of Locomotion in North Atlantic Right Whales Eubalaena glacialis .” (Marine Science and Conservation) Douglas P. Nowacek, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Luke Christopher McSpadden </li></ul><ul><li>“ Electrical Interactions between Unexcitable Cells and Cardiomyocytes.” (Biomedical Engineering) Nenad Bursac, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  64. 109. <ul><li>Stacy Renee Chiles Millon </li></ul><ul><li>“ Metabolic Exogenous Contrast Agents for use in Breast Cancer Detection and Therapy Monitoring.” (Biomedical Engineering) Nirmala Ramanujam, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Eui Jung Moon </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Role of Hypoxia-inducible Factor-1 in Hyperthermia-induced Tumor Reoxygenation and Therapy Resistance.” (Pathology) Mark W. Dewhirst, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Neelanjan Mukherjee </li></ul><ul><li>“ Principles of HuR-RNA Targeting, Interaction Dynamics, and Functional Outcomes.” (Genetics and Genomics) Jack Keene, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  65. 111. <ul><li>Steven Carmen Munger </li></ul><ul><li>“ A Systems-level View of Mammalian Sex Determination.” (Genetics and Genomics) Blanche Capel, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Justin Riley Murfin </li></ul><ul><li>“ Essays in Financial Intermediation.” (Business Administration) Manju Puri, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Kelly Nicole Nobles </li></ul><ul><li>“ Phosphorylation Bar Codes Induce Distinct Conformations and Functionalities of β-Arrestin.” (Biochemistry) Robert J. Lefkowitz, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul>Congratulations!
  66. 113. Congratulations! <ul><li>Kimberly Ann Novick </li></ul><ul><li>“ Reducing Uncertainty in The Biosphere-Atmsophere Exchange of Trace Gases.” (Environment) Gabriel Katul, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Patricia Lynne Novy </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Role of CD4+T cells in the CD8+T cell Response to Vaccinia Viral Infection.” (Immunology) Yiping Yang, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Dennis Nowak </li></ul><ul><li>“ A Molecular Phylogenetic Study of Historical Biogeography and the Evolution of Self-Incompatibility RNases in Indian Ocean Coffea (Rubiaceae).” (Biology) Anne D. Yoder, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul>
  67. 114. Congratulations! <ul><li>Claire Berger O’Dea </li></ul><ul><li>“ Coastal Plain Pond Vegetation Patterns: Tracking Changes across Space and Time.” (Ecology) Norman L. Christensen, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Joseph Emmanuel O'Doherty </li></ul><ul><li>“ Brain-Machine-Brain Interface.” (Biomedical Engineering) Miguel A. L. Nicolelis, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Anne Therese O'Neil-Henry </li></ul><ul><li>“ Parisian Social Studies: Positivism and the Novels of Balzac, Paul de Kock and Zola.” (Romance Studies) David F. Bell, III, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>
  68. 116. Congratulations! <ul><li>Firat Oruc </li></ul><ul><li>“ Minor Measures: The Plebeian Aesthetics of World Literature in the Twentieth Century.” (Literature) Fredric R. Jameson and Ranjana Khanna Advisors. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Balint Istvan Otvos </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Role of Angiopoietin-2 in Signaling Through the Endothelial Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Tie1.” (Pathology) Christopher D. Kontos, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Sheryl Overmyer </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Wayfarer's Way and Two Texts for the Journey: The Summa Theologiae and Piers Plowman. ” (Religion) Stanley Hauerwas, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul>
  69. 117. Congratulations! <ul><li>Frederick Owusu-Nimo </li></ul><ul><li>“ Investigating Linkages between Engineering and Petrophysical Properties of Unconsolidated Geomaterials and their Geoelectrical Parameters.” (Civil and Environmental Engineering) Fred Boadu, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Sabarni Palit </li></ul><ul><li> “ Thin Film Edge Emitting Lasers and Polymer Waveguides Integrated on Silicon.” (Electrical and Computer Engineering). Nan M. Jokerst, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Damon Burns Palmer </li></ul><ul><li>“ Regulating Finance: Expert Cognitive Frameworks, Adaptive Learning, and Interests in Financial Regulatory Change.” (Political Science) Herbert Kitschelt and Karen Remmer, Advisors. September 2010. </li></ul>
  70. 119. Congratulations! <ul><li>Claudia Leonor Peñaloza Chacin </li></ul><ul><li>“ Towards Sustainable Harvest of Sideneck River Turtles ( Podocnemis spp .) in the Middle Orinoco, Venezuela.” (Environment) Larry B. Crowder, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Brent Andrae Perdue </li></ul><ul><li>“ Measurements of the Absolute Cross Section of the Three-body Photodisintegration of Helium-3 between E[gamma] = 11.4 MeV and 14.7 MeV at HIGS.” (Physics) Henry R. Weller, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Kristy Lynn Perez </li></ul><ul><li>“ Investigating Quality and Quantification of Functional Breast Images with a Dedicated SPECT-CT System.” (Medical Physics) Martin P. Tornai, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>
  71. 121. Congratulations! <ul><li>Janelle Elise Phelps </li></ul><ul><li>“ Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy Characterization for Extraction of Tissue Physiological Parameters.” (Biomedical Engineering) Nirmala Ramanujam, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Christina Marie Powers </li></ul><ul><li>“ Developmental Neurotoxicity of Silver and Silver Nanoparticles Modeled In Vitro and In Vivo.” (Pharmacology) Theodore Slotkin, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Jillian Leah Powers </li></ul><ul><li>“ Going Away to Find Home: A Comparative Study of Heritage/Homeland Tourism.” (Sociology) Suzanne Shanahan, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>
  72. 123. Congratulations! <ul><li>Nujin Prasertsom </li></ul><ul><li>“ Endogenous Growth, Trade, and the Environment.” (Economics) Pietro Peretto, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Eugenia Christine Tsamis Prescott </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Contributions of Histones H3 and H4 to Gene Regulation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae : A Closer Look at Sum1 Repression and Sum1-1 Silencing.” (Biochemistry) Laura N. Rusche, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Xin Qian </li></ul><ul><li>“ Measurement of Single Target-Spin Asymmetry in Semi-inclusive Pion Electro-production on a Transversely Polarized 3 He Target.” (Physics) Haiyan Gao, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul>
  73. 125. Congratulations! <ul><li>Mahir Haroon Rabbi </li></ul><ul><li>“ Nanomechanics of Nucleic Acid Structures Investigated with AFM Based Force Spectroscopy.” (Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science) Piotr Marszalek, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Andrew Michael Ravanelli </li></ul><ul><li>“ Characterization of the Actin Nucleator Cordon-bleu in Zebrafish.” (Cell Biology) John Klingensmith, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Jacob Aaron Carliner Remes  </li></ul><ul><li>“ Cities of Comrades: Urban Disasters and the Formation of the North American Progressive State.” (History) Gunther Peck, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul>
  74. 127. Congratulations! <ul><li>Ho Kyung Rho </li></ul><ul><li>“ A Systems Level Analysis of the Transcription Factor FoxN2/3 and FGF Signal Transduction in Sea Urchin Larval Skeleton Development and Body Axis Formation.” (Biology) David R. McClay, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Deborah Lee Rickard </li></ul><ul><li>“ Multiphase, Multicomponent Systems: Divalent Ionic Surfactant Phases and Single-Particle Engineering of Protein and Polymer Glasses.” (Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science) David Needham, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Joshua Westly Robinson </li></ul><ul><li>“ Modeling Time-Varying Networks with Applications to Neural Flow and Genetic Regulation.” (Computer Science) Alexander J. Hartemink, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul>
  75. 128. Congratulations! <ul><li>Beatriz Eugenia Rodriguez-Balanta </li></ul><ul><li>“ Realism, Race and Citizenship: Four Moments in the Making of the Black Body, Colombia and Brazil, 1853 – 1907.” (Romance Studies) Esther Gabara, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Jeffrey Scott Rogers </li></ul><ul><li>“ Localization of Dynamic Acoustic Sources with a Maneuverable Array.” (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Jeffrey Krolik, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Justin Robert Roper </li></ul><ul><li>“ On-board Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) for Biological Target Localization.” (Medical Physics) Fang-Fang Yin and James E. Bowsher, Advisors. September 2010. </li></ul>
  76. 130. Congratulations! <ul><li>Arya Roy </li></ul><ul><li>“ Towards A Stability Condition on the Quintic Threefold.” (Mathematics) Paul S. Aspinwall, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Jeffrey Tyler Rubino </li></ul><ul><li>“ Characterization of Metal Binding Peptides Derived from Copper Trafficking Proteins.” (Chemistry) Katherine J. Franz, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Anoop Sadanandan </li></ul><ul><li>“ Why do States Decentralize? The Politics of Decentralization.” (Political Science) Donald L. Horowitz, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>
  77. 132. Congratulations! <ul><li>Michiru Sakane </li></ul><ul><li>“ Essays in International Business Cycles.” (Economics) A. Craig Burnside, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Rawad Awni Saleh </li></ul><ul><li>“ Experimental Investigation of Thermodynamic and Kinetic Properties of Semi-volatile Organic Aerosols.” (Civil and Environmental Engineering) Andrey Khlystov, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Carl Frederick Salk </li></ul><ul><li>“ Will the Timing of Temperate Deciduous Trees' Budburst and Leaf Senescence Keep up with a Warming Climate?” (Biology) James S. Clark, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>
  78. 134. Congratulations! <ul><li>Luz-Adriana Samper </li></ul><ul><li>“ Do the Clothes Make the Man? How Gaps Between Current and Ideal Self Goals Shape Product-Related Perceptions and Behavior.” (Business Administration) James R. Bettman and Mary Frances Luce, Advisors. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Ana Maria Sanchez </li></ul><ul><li>The Development and Function of Memory Regulatory T Cells.” (Immunology) Yiping Yang, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Jessica Sanders </li></ul><ul><li>“ Stable Embedded Grid Techniques in Computational Mechanics.” (Civil and Environmental Engineering) Tod Laursen, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul>
  79. 136. Congratulations! <ul><li>Scott Jeffrey Sauer </li></ul><ul><li>“ Direct Carbon--Carbon Bond Formation through Reductive Soft-Enolization of α-Halothioesters and the Total Synthesis of (+)-Mefloquine.” (Chemistry) Don M. Coltart, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Kevin O'Neil Saunders </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Elucidation of the Mechanisms of CD8 + T Cell-Mediated Suppression of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Replication.” (Molecular Genetics and Microbiology) Georgia D. Tomaras, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Jessica Marie Sautter </li></ul><ul><li>“ Trajectories of Social Role Occupancy and Health: An Intra-Individual Analysis of Role Enhancement, Strain, and Context.” (Sociology) Linda K. George and Kenneth C. Land, Advisors. September 2010. </li></ul>
  80. 138. Congratulations! <ul><li>Ashley King Scheu </li></ul><ul><li>“ What Can Philosophical Literature Do? The Case of Simone de Beauvoir.” (Romance Studies) Toril Moi, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Scott Lee Schwartz </li></ul><ul><li>“ Bayesian Mixture Modeling Approaches for Intermediate Variables and Causal Inference.” (Statistical Science) Fan Li and Jerome P. Reiter, Advisors. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Hernan Daniel Seoane </li></ul><ul><li> “ Essays in the Macroeconomics of Emerging Countries.” (Economics) Juan F. Rubio-Ramirez, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>
  81. 139. Congratulations! <ul><li>Mariam Lucila Sharaf </li></ul><ul><li>“ Exploring Therapeutic Applications and Immunogenicity of Boranophosphate-modified RNA: siRNA and RNA Aptamers.” (Chemistry) Barbara Ramsay Shaw, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Minghui Shi </li></ul><ul><li>“ Bayesian Sparse Learning for High Dimensional Data.” (Statistical Science) David B. Dunson, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Bomin Shim </li></ul><ul><li>“ Finding Meaning in the Dementia Caregiving Relationship.” (Nursing) Linda L. Davis, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>
  82. 141. Congratulations! <ul><li>Prabhakar Shrestha </li></ul><ul><li>“ Characterization of Pre-Monsoon Aerosol and Aerosol-Cloud-Rainfall Interactions in Central Nepal.” (Civil and Environmental Engineering) Ana P. Barros, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Samuel Gregory Slee </li></ul><ul><li> “ Developing Scalable Abilities for Self-Reconfigurable Robots.” (Computer Science) John Reif, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Kyle Richard Smith </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Persian Persecution: Martyrdom, Politics, and Religious Identity in Late Ancient Syriac Christianity.” (Religion) Lucas Van Rompay and Elizabeth Clark, Advisors. May 2011. </li></ul>
  83. 142. Congratulations! <ul><li>Patrick Josey Smith </li></ul><ul><li>“ Aerobic Exercise, Diet, and Neurocognition among Individuals with High Blood Pressure.” (Psychology and Neuroscience) James A. Blumenthal, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Adam Christopher Sokolow </li></ul><ul><li>“ Biophysical Investigation of Cell Oscillations and Cell Ingression in Tissue Dynamics.” (Physics) Glenn S. Edwards, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>H B Soumya </li></ul><ul><li>“ Information as an Environmental Policy Instrument: Examining Household Response to Arsenic in Tube-Well Water in Araihazar, Bangladesh.” (Environment) Lori S. Bennear, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>
  84. 144. Congratulations! <ul><li>Stephen Bentley Sours </li></ul><ul><li>“ Eucharist and Anthropology: Seeking Convergence on Eucharistic Sacrifice between Catholics and Methodists.” (Religion) Geoffrey Wainwright and Reinhard Hϋtter, Advisors. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Fredrika Justesen Spencer </li></ul><ul><li>“ Product Portfolio and Brand Extension Effects of Innovation: A Diversification Perspective on Innovation's Ability to Achieve New Value.” (Business Administration) William Mitchell and Richard Staelin, Advisors. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Elisheba Spiller </li></ul><ul><li>“ Vehicles, Gasoline and Public Transportation.” (Economics) Christopher Timmins and Andrew Sweeting, Advisors. May 2011. </li></ul>
  85. 146. Congratulations! <ul><li>Stephen Andrew Spiller </li></ul><ul><li>“ Limited Means and What I Can't Buy: Resource Constraints and Resource Use Accessibility Drive Opportunity Cost Consideration.” (Business Administration) John G. Lynch and Dan Ariely, Advisors. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Ashley Lauren St. John </li></ul><ul><li>“ Cellular Trafficking and Activation within Lymph Nodes: Contributions to Immunity and Pathogenic or Therapeutic Implications.” (Immunology) Soman Abraham, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Corina Maria Stan </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Art of Distances or, A Morality for the Everyday.” (Literature) Toril Moi, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul>
  86. 148. Congratulations! <ul><li>Samuel Curtis Stanton </li></ul><ul><li>“ Nonlinear Electroelastic Dynamical Systems for Inertial Power Generation.” (Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science) Brian P. Mann, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Laurie Sherie Stevison </li></ul><ul><li>“ Causes and Consequences of Recombination Rate Variation in Drosophila.” (Biology) Mohamed A. Noor, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>John David Stroncek </li></ul><ul><li>“ Use of Human Blood-Derived Endothelial Progenitor Cells to Improve the Performance of Vascular Grafts.” (Biomedical Engineering) William M. Reichert, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>
  87. 150. Congratulations! <ul><li>Jonathan Tsu-Wei Su </li></ul><ul><li>“ Mass Transfer in Multi-Phase Single Particle Systems.” (Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science) David Needham, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Elizabeth Ballard Sudduth </li></ul><ul><li>“ Effects of Urbanization on Stream Ecosystem Functions.” (Ecology) Emily S. Bernhardt, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Timothy Elisha Sweeney </li></ul><ul><li>“ Toll-like Receptor (TLR) Signaling and Differential Activation of PGC Family Genes in a Mouse Model of Staphylococcus aureus Sepsis.” (Pathology) Claude A. Piantadosi, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul>
  88. 152. Congratulations! <ul><li>Bela Szemely </li></ul><ul><li>“ Essays in Macroeconomics.” (Economics) Adriano A. Rampini and Juan F. Rubio-Ramirez, Advisors. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Alexandra Tabova </li></ul><ul><li>“ Essays in International Macroeconomics.” (Economics) A. Craig Burnside, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Cheemeng Tan </li></ul><ul><li>“ Bistability, Synthetic Biology, and Antibiotic Treatment. “ (Biomedical Engineering) Lingchong You, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul>
  89. 154. Congratulations! <ul><li>Lingling Tang </li></ul><ul><li>“ Subwavelength-scale Light Localization in Complete Photonic Bandgap Materials.” (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Tomoyuki Yoshie, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Yuankai Kenny Tao </li></ul><ul><li>“ Development of Coherence-Gated and Resolution-Multiplexed Optical Imaging Systems.” (Biomedical Engineering) Joseph A. Izatt, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Emily Michelle Tarsis </li></ul><ul><li>“ New Methods for the α-Functionalization of Thioesters and Activated Hydrazones and an Application toward the Total Synthesis of Apratoxin D.” (Chemistry) Don M. Coltart, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul>
  90. 156. Congratulations! <ul><li>Gavin William Taylor </li></ul><ul><li>“ Feature Selection for Value Function Approximation.” (Computer Science) Ronald Parr, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Alberto Mokak Teguia </li></ul><ul><li>“ Stochastic Microlensing: Mathematical Theory and Applications.” (Mathematics) Arlie O. Petters, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Andrew Stephen Thomas </li></ul><ul><li>“ A Novel Approach to Quantitative 3D Optical Imaging: Applications in Dosimetry and Biophysics.” (Medical Physics) Mark Oldham, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>
  91. 158. Congratulations! <ul><li>Patricia April Thomas </li></ul><ul><li>“ Social Engagement, Limitations, and Mortality in Late Life.” (Sociology) Linda K. George, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Afton L. Thompson </li></ul><ul><li>“ Mode of Adjuvant Action of the Nasally Delivered Cytokine Interleukin 1 Alpha.” (Pathology) Herman F. Staats, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Aaron Christopher Thornburg </li></ul><ul><li>“ Imagining Irelands: Migration, Media, and Locality in Modern Day Dublin. “ (Cultural Anthropology) Naomi Quinn, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>
  92. 159. Congratulations! <ul><li>Lesley H. Thorne </li></ul><ul><li>“ Seabird Foraging in Dynamic Oceanographic Features.” (Ecology) Andrew Read, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Pettiss Toles </li></ul><ul><li>“ Transitional Care in a Nursing Home.” (Nursing) Ruth A. Anderson, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Anthony Gene Tost </li></ul><ul><li>“ Machine Poetics: Pound, Stein and the Modernist Imagination.” (English) Priscilla Wald, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>
  93. 161. Congratulations! <ul><li>Leigh Plunkett Tost </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Psychology of Legitimacy: Implications for Organizational Leadership and Change.” (Business Administration) Kimberly A. Wade-Benzoni, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Mary Turnipseed </li></ul><ul><li>“ Re-imagining the Public Trust Doctrine to Conserve U.S. Ocean Ecosystems.” (Ecology) Larry B. Crowder and Raphael D. Sagarin, Advisors. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Justin Sage Mattias Valasek </li></ul><ul><li>“ Essays in Political Economy.” (Economics) Rachel E. Kranton, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>
  94. 163. Congratulations! <ul><li>Vinod Venkatraman </li></ul><ul><li>“ Strategic Variability in Risky Choice: Mechanisms and Implications for Neuroanatomy of Cognitive Control.” (Psychology and Neuroscience) Scott A. Huettel, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>David Stewart Vinson </li></ul><ul><li>“ Radium Isotope Geochemistry in Groundwater Systems: Variations along Salinity and Redox Gradients.” (Earth and Ocean Sciences) Avner Vengosh, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Wheeler Walters </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Role of Poly(A)-binding Protein in microRNA-mediated Repression.” (Molecular Genetics and Microbiology) Matthias Gromeier, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul>
  95. 165. Congratulations! <ul><li>Bei Wang </li></ul><ul><li>“ Separating Features from Noise with Persistence and Statistics.” (Computer Science) Herbert Edelsbrunner, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Chunping Wang </li></ul><ul><li>“ Non-parametric Bayesian Learning with Incomplete Data.” (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Lawrence Carin, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Rui Wang </li></ul><ul><li>“ Dissecting the Genetic Basis of Convergent Complex Traits Based on Molecular Homoplasy.” (Computational Biology and Bioinformatics) Erich D. Jarvis, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>
  96. 166. Congratulations! <ul><li>Yucai Emily Wang </li></ul><ul><li>“ Essays on Dynamic Demand Estimation.” (Economics) Andrew Sweeting, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Laura Aline Ward </li></ul><ul><li>“ Philosophical Allurements: Education and Argument in Ancient Philosophy.” (Classical Studies) J. Peter Euben, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Marianne Eileen Wardle </li></ul><ul><li>“ Naked and Unashamed: A Study of the Aphrodite Anadyomene in the Greco-Roman World.” (Art, Art History & Visual Studies) Sheila Dillon, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul>
  97. 167. Congratulations! <ul><li>Casey Rachel Wasserman </li></ul><ul><li>“ Disruption and DisFunktion: Locating a Funk Sensorium in Twentieth Century African American Literature.” (English) Karla Holloway, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Todd Steven Wasson </li></ul><ul><li>“ Modeling Multi-factor Binding of the Genome.” (Computational Biology and Bioinformatics) Alexander J. Hartemink, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Andrea Cherese Watkins </li></ul><ul><li>“ On Absolute Continuity for Stochastic Partial Differential Equations and an Averaging Principle for a Queueing Network.” (Mathematics) Jonathan Mattingly and Otis Jennings, Advisors. September 2010. </li></ul>
  98. 169. Congratulations! <ul><li>Candis S. Watts </li></ul><ul><li>“ Black Mosaic: Expanding Contours of Black Identity and Black Politics.” (Political Science) Kerry L. Haynie, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>  Paul William Weber </li></ul><ul><li>“ Probabilistic Modeling of Decompression Sickness, Comparative Hydrodynamics of Cetacean Flippers, Optimization of CT/MRI Protocols and Evaluation of Modified Angiocatheters: Engineering Methods Applied to a Diverse Assemblage of Projects.” (Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science) Laurens E. Howle, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Kris A. Weberg </li></ul><ul><li>“ Cosmopolitan and Vernacular Modernism: State, Self and Style in Four Authors.” (English) Michael Valdez Moses, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>
  99. 171. Congratulations! <ul><li>Whitney Elizabeth Welsh </li></ul><ul><li>“ Unthinkable: Mathematics and the Rise of the West.” (Sociology) Suzanne Shanahan, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Erin Marie Wilfong </li></ul><ul><li>“ Thermodynamic Basis of Additivity in Ligand Binding: Matrix Metalloproteinase-3.” (Chemistry) Eric J. Toone, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Jason Robert Wilson </li></ul><ul><li>“ On Computing Smooth, Singular, and Nearly Singular Integrals on Implicitly Defined Surfaces.” (Mathematics) J. Thomas Beale, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul>
  100. 173. Congratulations! <ul><li>Joshua Mark Wilson </li></ul><ul><li>“ Parameterizing Image Quality of TOF versus Non-TOF PET as a Function of Body Size.” (Medical Physics) Timothy G. Turkington, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Maria Letizia Wise </li></ul><ul><li>“ Phenotypic and Genetic Diversity in the Sea Urchin Lytechinus Variegatus .” (Ecology) Daniel Rittschof, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Allison K. Wisecup </li></ul><ul><li>“ Do We Have Consensus?: Examining the Sources of Systematic Variation in Cultural Identity Meanings.” (Sociology) Lynn Smith-Lovin, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>
  101. 175. Congratulations! <ul><li>Amorn Wongsarnpigoon </li></ul><ul><li>“ Computational Modeling of Epidural Cortical Stimulation: Design, Analysis, and Experimental Evaluation.” (Biomedical Engineering) Warren M. Grill, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Lawrence Kent Wood </li></ul><ul><li>“ Mechanisms of Eukaryotic Copper Homeostasis.” (Genetics and Genomics) Dennis J. Thiele, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Jenette Wood Crowley </li></ul><ul><li>“ Mormon Polygamy and the Construction of American Citizenship, 1852-1910. (History) Sarah Deutsch, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>
  102. 177. Congratulations! <ul><li>Lei Xie </li></ul><ul><li>“ Assortment Planning with Inventory Considerations in Supply Chains.” (Business Administration) Fernando Bernstein and Gϋrhan Kök, Advisors. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Hongxia Yang </li></ul><ul><li>“ Nonparametric Bayes Models for High-Dimensional and Sparse Data.” (Statistical Science) David Dunson, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Linyun Wu Yang </li></ul><ul><li>“ How Stereotypes Shape Consumer Behavior.” (Business Administration) Tanya Chartrand and Gavan Fitzsimons, Advisors. September 2010. </li></ul>
  103. 179. Congratulations! <ul><li>Liu Yang </li></ul><ul><li>“ Application of Game Theory Analysis in Epidemiology and Service Management.” (Business Administration) Peng Sun and Francis de Véricourt, Advisors. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Akira Vincent Yatsuhashi </li></ul><ul><li> “ In the Bird Cage of the Muses: Archiving, Erudition, and Empire in Ptolemaic Egypt.” (Classical Studies) Peter H. Burian, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Ken Daigoro Yokoyama </li></ul><ul><li>“ Studies into Location-specific cis-Regulatory Motifs.” (Biology) Gregory A. Wray, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul>
  104. 180. Congratulations! <ul><li>Reed F. Young </li></ul><ul><li>“ Modeling, Simulation, and Characterization of Distributed Multi-agent Systems.” (Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science) Devendra P. Garg, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Mengqing Yuan </li></ul><ul><li>“ 3D Microwave Imaging through Full Wave Methods for Heterogenous Media.” (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Qing H. Liu, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Xiancheng Zeng </li></ul><ul><li>“ Multiscale Simulations of Biomolecules in Condensed Phase: From Solutions to Proteins.” (Chemistry) Weitao Yang, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul>
  105. 182. Congratulations! <ul><li>Guoxian Zhang </li></ul><ul><li>“ An Integrated Online Path Planning and Control Approach for Robotic Sensor Networks.” (Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science) Silvia Ferrari, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Ji Zhang </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Adaptive Response of Endothelial Cells to Shear Stress Alteration.” (Biomedical Engineering) Morton H. Friedman, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Yang Zhao </li></ul><ul><li>“ Unified Design and Optimization Tools for Digital Microfluidic Biochips.” (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Krishnendu Chakrabarty, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul>
  106. 184. Congratulations! <ul><li>Hui Zheng </li></ul><ul><li>“ Medicalization as a Rising Rational Myth: Population Health Implications, Reproduction, and Public Response.” (Sociology) Linda K. George and Kenneth C. Land, Advisors. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Lixian Zhong </li></ul><ul><li>“ Neuronal and Molecular Basis of Nociception and Thermosensation in Drosophila melanogaster .” (Pharmacology) W. Daniel Tracey, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Tao Zhou </li></ul><ul><li>“ Shielded Metal Waveguides with Uniform Electric Field Distributions.” (Electrical and Computer Engineering) William T. Joines, Advisor. December 2010. </li></ul>
  107. 186. Congratulations! <ul><li>Xiang Zhou </li></ul><ul><li>“ Function of Phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinase Class III in the Nervous System.” (Neurobiology) Fan Wang, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Joshua Willem Ziel </li></ul><ul><li>“ Roles for UNC-6/Netrin Signaling during Cell Invasion in C. Elegans .” (Biology) David R. Sherwood, Advisor. May 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Ioanna A. Zlateva </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Labor of Writing in the Pastoral Genre: Philip Sidney's Arcadia through John Milton's Paradise Lost .” (English) Maureen Quillingan, Advisor. September 2010. </li></ul>
  108. 188. Congratulations ! We look forward to hearing of your adventures.