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Dissertation Defense

2019 Defenses

Kalen Petersen-Donahue Lab

Neurologic Insights from Structural and Functional Connectivity

Alberto Cisneros-Crowe Lab

Role of antibody heavy and light chain interface residues in affinity maturation of binding to HIV envelope  glycoprotein

 

2018 Defenses

Erin Shockley-Lopez Lab

Biochemical Reaction Networks from a Systems Biology Perspective

Marilyn Holt-Chazin Lab

Contributions to template priming from the human DNA primase [4Fe4S] cluster domain

Alex Sevy- Crowe Lab

Engineering cross-reactivity in the antibody response to influenza and HIV

Sanjay Mishra-Mchaourab Lab

Molecular model of αB-crystallin function in the transparency of the eye lens and stress resistance of the heart

Vandiver Chaplin-Caskey Lab

Precision and Selectivity: New Techniques in Image Guided Focused Ultrasound

Charles Herring-Lau Lab

Cell Fate Relationships Mapped by p-Creode Trajectory Analysis of Single-Cell Data

David Earl-Bachmann Lab

Cell Subset Targeting of Glycosylated Polyketides Revealed by Multiplexed Phenotypic Screening of Natural Product Fraction Libraries and Bioengineered Analogs

2017 Defenses

Bishal Paudel-Quaranta Lab

Understanding Drug Response Dynamics in BRAF-Mutated Melanoma Cells

Yan Xia-Meiler Lab

Integrated Structural Biology for Understanding Membrane Proteins: A TSPO Story

Jennifer Morgan Watchmaker-Donahue Lab

Intracranial Hemodynamic Compensation Mechanisms in Patients with Cerebrovascular Disease

Chrystal Ama Rhea Starbird-Iverson Lab

Structural insights into the role of assembly factors in the assembly, function and flavinylation of Complex II

Joe W.  Alvin-Lacy Lab

Structural and functional studies of large clostridial toxin glucosyltransferase domains

Michela Fooska -Meiler Lab

MS thesis-Op8miza8on of BCL::Fold for Protein Folding de novo and with Cryo-EM Restraints

Pooja Guar- Grissom Lab

Advancements in MRI Temperature Map Reconstruction for Real-Time Guidance of Thermal Therapies

Aliya Gifford-Welch Lab

MRI Characterization  of Brown Adipose Tissue in Adult Humans with Validation by PET-­‐CT

BettyAnn Chodkowski-Niswender and Cowan Lab

Brain Functional Connectivity and Childhood Obesity

Brendan Dutter-Sulkowski Lab

Chemical Biology of Bacterial Metal Acquisition and Homeostasis

Pedro M. Garcia Barrantes-Lindsley Lab

Total Synthesis of Gombamide A and Actnophenanthroline A.
Discovery, Optmiztion and Characterization of Novel Positive Allosteric Modulators for the Metabotropic
Glutamate Receptor Subtype 1.


Samuel DeLuca-Meiler Lab

“Development of Novel Methods for Computational Protein Design and Protein-Ligand Docking”

 


Kallie Stavros-Stone Lab

Sequence Dependence of the Food Mutagen 2-amino-3-methylimidazo-[4,5-f] quinolone in the Narl Recognition by Solution NMR

 

 


Christopher Jarrett- Gore Lab

Physical Basis of Acousto-Optical Imaging

 

 


Stephanie Hirst Deluca- Meiler Lab

Protein Structure Elucidation by Combining Computational and Experimental Methods

 

 


 

Congratulations to Patrick Gentry, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation on July 15, 2014.

“Discovery, Optimization, and Characterization of Novel Subtype-Selective M5 Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptor Ligands”

​Laboratory of Craig Lindsley


 


Congratulations to Tara Archuleta, who successfully defended her PhD dissertation on May 13, 2014.

“From Gatekeeper to Effector: A Structural and Functional Analysis of the Multifaceted Clamydial Protein, CopN”

Laboratory of Ben Spiller

 


Congratulations to Sonja Brooks, who successfully defended her PhD dissertation on April 22, 2014.

“Biochemical Characterization of the DMA Glycosylase DEMETER”

Laboratory of Brandt Eichman

 


Congratulations to Capt. Stephen Hummel, USA, who successfully defended his MS thesis on April 22, 2014.

“Single Cell Tracking and Integer Programming”

Laboratory of Vito Quaranta

 


Congratulations to Lewis Kraft, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation on April 18, 2014.

“Investigating the Emergent Properties of an Autophagy Protein in Living Cells”

Laboratory of Anne Kenworthy

 


Congratulations to Jordan Willis, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation on March 27, 2014.

Rational Antibody Design: From Mechanisms of Specificity to Novel Vaccine Strategies”

Laboratories of Jens Meiler and James Crowe

 


Congratulations to Ghazal Hariri, who successfully defended her PhD dissertation on March 12, 2014.

Development, Optimization, and Evaluation of Tumor-Specific Nanosponge Drug Delivery Systems as Chemotherapeutics”

Laboratory of Eva Harth

 


Congratulations to Brittney Bates, who successfully defended her MS thesis on December 19, 2013.

Laboratory of Craig Lindsley


Congratulations to Nick Adams, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation on October 24, 2013.

“Development of Simple Methods for RNA Biomarker Extraction and Detection”

Laboratories of Rick Haselton and David Wright

 


Congratulations to Kelly Kazmier, who successfully defended her PhD dissertation on November 15, 2013.

“Mechanistic Diversity of the Leut Fold Structural Superfamily”

Laboratory of Hassane Mchaourab

 


Congratulations to Liz Dong Nguyen, who successfully defended her PhD dissertation on June 17, 2013.

“Structural Studies of the Interaction between mGlu5 and Allosteric Modulators”

Laboratory of Jens Meiler

 


Congratulations to Matthew Deeley, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation on June 12, 2013.

“The benefit of automatic segmentation of intracranial organs at risk in radiation therapy: a multi-rater behavioral investigation”

Laboratories of Charles Coffey and Benoit Dawant

 


Congratulations to JT Brogan, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation on May 8, 2013.

“Total Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Alkaloid Natural Products (+)-7 Bromotrypargine and Phidianidines A & B and the Development of a Novel Class of Positive Allosteric Modulators of the Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor Subtype 1”

Laboratory of Craig Lindsley


 

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