• 24 • Doctoral Degrees Eliza C Heery, Biology. Dissertation: Benthic Subtidal Assemblages and Ecological Processes in Urbanized Seascapes of Puget Sound, Washington, USA. (Prof. Kenneth Sebens) Kelly M Baur Hennessey, Biology. Dissertation: Exploring Kinase Function and Drug Targets in Giardia Lamblia. (Prof. Alexander R. Paredez) Oliver R Hoidn, Physics. Dissertation: X-Ray Spectroscopies of Warm Dense Matter. (Prof. Gerald T. Seidler) Brady C Houston, Neuroscience. Dissertation: Neural Closed-Loop Deep Brain Stimulation for Tremor Mitigation. (Prof. Howard Jay Chizeck) Yang Hsia, Biochemistry. Dissertation: Design of a Hyperstable 60-subunit Icosahedral Nanocage. (Prof. David Baker) Aiva Mv Levins, Neuroscience. Dissertation: Methods to Promote Reanimation and Rehabilitation of Forelimb Motor Function After Spinal Cord Injury. (Prof. Chet T. Moritz) Nan Jiang, Biology. Dissertation: Epithelial Signals That Influence the Form and Function of Somatosensory Neurons in Drosophila. (Prof. Jay Z. Parrish) Yan Jin, Industrial Engineering. Dissertation: Diagnostic Monitoring of High-Dimensional Networked Systems (With Applications in Manufacturing and Healthcare System). (Prof. Shuai Huang) Peifeng Jing, Electrical Engineering. Dissertation: Photonic Crystal Optical Tweezers for Live Biological Samples. (Prof. Lih-Yuan Lin) Jing Jing, Pharmaceutics. Dissertation: Pharmacokinetics and Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Modeling of Xenobiotic Disposition in Special Populations. (Prof. Nina Isoherranen) Eleanor Sobocinski Johnson, Chemistry. Dissertation: Cells Incognito: Microfluidic Tools for Detecting and Isolating Cancer Cells. (Prof. Daniel T. Chiu) Carolina S Johnson, Political Science. Dissertation: Engaging Democracy: An Institutional Theory of Participatory Budgeting. (Prof. Margaret Levi) Ramon Jones, Pharmacology. Dissertation: HSP70 Isoforms Ssa1 and Ssa2 Are Differentially Required for San1 Mediated Degradation. (Prof. Richard G. Gardner) Ashith Paulson Kunnel Joseph, Aeronautics & Astronautics. Dissertation: Progressive Damage and Failure Analysis of Composite Laminates. (Prof. Moderage Anthony Waas) Filiz Kahraman, Political Science. Dissertation: Claiming Labor Rights as Human Rights: Legal Mobilization at the European Court of Human Rights. (Profs. Michael W. McCann & Joel S. Migdal) Gary J Kerr, Chemical Engineering. Dissertation: Isotachophoresis Enhanced Point-of-Care Assays for Clinical Diagnostics. (Prof. Jonathan D. Posner) Jungeun Kim, Nursing. Dissertation: Mixed Methods Socio-Cultural Study of the Process of Maternal Stress Response in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in South Korea. (Prof. Karen G. Schepp) Cathleen K H Kim, Education: Curriculum & Instruction. Dissertation: Making Space for Innovative Practice: Supporting Teaching and Learning Through Integrating Online Peer- to-Peer Feedback Between Geographically Separated Students. (Prof. Charles A. Peck) Eunice S Kim, Classics. Dissertation: The Fugitive: Murder and Exile in the Age of Heroes. (Prof. Olga Levaniouk) Esther Sylviane Le Grezause, Linguistics. Dissertation: Um and Uh, and the Expression of Stance in Conversational Speech. (Prof. Richard A. Wright) Mei-Yi Lee, Social Welfare. Dissertation: Culture and History Matter: Historical Trauma and Cultural Protective Factors on Alcohol Use Among Truku Tribal People. (Prof. Teresa A. Evans-Campbell) Miku Lenentine, Environmental And Forest Sciences. Dissertation: Social Perspectives on Hybrid Poplar Biofuels in the Pacific Northwest: Structuring Stakeholder Viewpoints and Analyzing Media Content. (Prof. Stanley Tanyi Asah) Olivia Marie Lenz, Materials Sci & Engr & Nanotechnology. Dissertation: Chalcogenide Materials for Renewable Energy Applications. (Prof. Kannan Krishnan) Songci Li, Physics. Dissertation: Electronic Transport Phenomena in Low Dimensional and Topological Materials. (Prof. Anton Andreev) Junwei Li, Materials Science And Engineering. Dissertation: Enabling Tools for Disease Diagnosis, Imaging and Intervention. (Prof. Xiaohu Gao) Shih-Yin Lin, Nursing. Dissertation: Associations Between Functional Mobility, Physical Functioning, and Dementia Caregiving Time. (Prof. Basia Belza) Christopher Lin, Computer Science & Engineering. Dissertation: The Intelligent Management of the Crowd-Powered Machine Learning Pipeline. (Profs. Daniel Sabey Weld & Mausam) Ying Lin, Industrial Engineering. Dissertation: Large-Scale Personalized Health Surveillance by Collaborative Learning and Selective Sensing. (Profs. Shuai Huang & Shan Liu) Yu-Sheng Liu, Physics. Dissertation: Possible Beyond the Standard Model Physics Motivated by Muonic Puzzles. (Prof. Gerald Miller) Solomon James Lubinga, Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dissertation: Demand for Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention: The Influence of Economic and Psychological Factors and Their Policy Implications. (Prof. Anirban Basu) Rodrigo Luger, Astronomy And Astrobiology. Dissertation: On the Evolution, Detection, and Characterization of Small Planets in the Habitable Zones of M Dwarfs. (Prof. Rory K. Barnes) Shawn Marie Luttrell, Biology. Dissertation: Exploring the Mechanisms of Regeneration in Ptychodera Flava. (Prof. Billie J. Swalla) Xiao Ma, Political Science. Dissertation: Guardians and Gridlocks: Bureaucracy, Bargaining, and Authoritarian Policymaking. (Prof. Susan H. Whiting) Jesse Macadangdang, Bioengineering. Dissertation: Combinatorial Maturation Strategy for Disease Modeling and Phenotypic Drug Screening of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Cardiomyopathy. (Prof. Deok-Ho Kim) Melrose T Mailig, Chemistry. Dissertation: Copper-Catalysis in Synthesis of Alkyl Fluorides, Sterically Hindered Anilines, and 1,4-Dienes. (Prof. Gojko Lalic) Travis Scott Mandel, Computer Science & Engineering. Dissertation: Better Education Through Improved Reinforcement Learning. (Profs. Zoran Popovic & Emma P. Brunskill) Sarah Marie Mangiameli, Physics. Dissertation: The Structure and Dynamics of the Bacterial Replisome. (Prof. Paul A. Wiggins) Bradley R Markle, Earth And Space Sciences. Dissertation: Understanding Past Climate Through the High Latitude Water Cycle. (Prof. Eric J. Steig) Tracey L Marsh, Pub Hlth: Biostatistics. Dissertation: Distribution-Free Approaches to Assessing the Potential Clinical Impact of Biomarkers. (Prof. Marco Carone) Trevor R Martin, Materials Science And Engineering. Dissertation: Chalcogen Polymers for Completely Solution-Processed Inorganic Photovoltaics. (Prof. Christine K. Luscombe) Jay R Martini, Education: School Psychology. Dissertation: The Reliability and Validity of a Progress-Monitoring Tool: A Psychometric Examination of the Phonological Awareness Skills of Preschoolers With ASD. (Prof. James J. Mazza) Gabriel W Mast, Education: Educ Leadershp & Policy St. Dissertation: Institutional Effects on Community College Completion Rates: An Analysis of Washington State’s Community and Technical College System. (Prof. Elizabeth Sanders) Kevin Andrew McKenna, History. Dissertation: Safer Sex: Gay Politics and the Remaking of Liberalism in Seattle, 1966-1995. (Prof. Susan A. Glenn) Aaron H McKenna, Genome Sciences. Dissertation: Whole Organism Lineage Tracing by Combinatorial and Cumulative Genome Editing. (Prof. Jay A. Shendure) Arianna Rubin Means, Global Health: Implementation Science. Dissertation: Effectiveness and Efficiency of Integrating Delivery of Neglected Tropical Disease Programs. (Prof. Judd L. Walson) Dylan London Medina, English. Dissertation: A Transfer Subject: Tracing Boundary-Work and Micro-Transfer in First-Year Composition. (Prof. Anis Bawarshi) Maximo Q Menchaca, Atmospheric Sciences. Dissertation: The Influence of an Orographic Feature on an Idealized Mid-Latitude Cyclone. (Prof. Dale R. Durran) Martha E Metzler, Immunology. Dissertation: BCR and Co-Receptor Crosstalk Regulates B Cell Positive Selection in Autoimmunity. (Prof. David J. Rawlings) Muneaki Miyasaka, Mechanical Engineering. Dissertation: Cable Driven Robots: Hysteretic Cable Stretch, Cable-Pulley Network Friction, Fatigue Life, and Kinematics of Two-Arm Multi Staged Flexible Manipulator. (Prof. Blake Hannaford) Mohammad Bashir Mobasher, Law. Dissertation: Political Laws and Ethnic Accommodation: Why Cross-Ethnic Coalitions Have Failed to Institutionalize in Afghanistan. (Profs. Jonathan Eddy & Robert J. Pekkanen) Cole Christopher Monnahan, Quantitative Ecology & Resource Mgmt. Dissertation: Advancing Bayesian Methods in Fisheries Stock Assessment. (Prof. Trevor Branch) Sandra C Murcia, Materials Science And Engineering. Dissertation: The Natural Armor of Fish: An Exploration of a Biological Composite. (Prof. Dwayne D. Arola) Mahtab Nazemi, Education: Curriculum & Instruction. Dissertation: Racialized Narratives of Female Students of Color: Learning Mathematics in a Neoliberal Context. (Prof. Kara Jackson) Shannon L Newman, Molecular & Cellular Biology. Dissertation: H-NS Counter-Silencing as a Primary Regulatory Mechanism of Curli Gene Expression in Salmonella Typhimurium. (Prof. Ferric C. Fang) Abdalla D Nimer, Mathematics. Dissertation: The Geometry of Uniform Measures. (Prof. Tatiana Toro) Elizabeth Nolte, Near & Middle Eastern Studies. Dissertation: The Self and the State: Bureaucracy and the Ethics of Identity in the Twentieth Century Turkish Novel. (Prof. Selim Sirri Kuru) Jennifer L Noveck, Political Science. Dissertation: Autocratic Brews: Small Firm Politics in China’s Emerging Craft Beer Industry. (Prof. Victor A. Menaldo) Shamus E O’Keefe, Materials Science And Engineering. Dissertation: Novel Polymeric Dielectric Materials for the Additive Manufacturing of Microwave Devices. (Prof. Christine K. Luscombe) Marina Oganyan, Linguistics. Dissertation: The Role of Morphology in Word Recognition of Hebrew as a Templatic Language. (Profs. Julia R. Herschensohn & Richard A. Wri) Joel Ong, Digital Arts And Experimental Media. Dissertation: Aeolian Traces. (Prof. Juan C. Pampin) Sergey Ovchinnikov, Molecular & Cellular Biology. Dissertation: Protein Structure Determination Using Evolutionary Information. (Prof. David Baker) Courtney Yumiko Paquette, Mathematics. Dissertation: Generic Acceleration Schema Beyond Convexity. (Prof. Dmitriy Drusvyatskiy) Ju Young Park, Environmental Health:envirn Toxicology. Dissertation: Integration of Genetics, Environment, and Time (GxExT) for Neurodevelopmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment. (Prof. Elaine M. Faustman) Deborah G Passey, Health Services. Dissertation: Engaging Managers and Supervisors to Support Employee Health. (Prof. Margaret A. Hannon) Shruti Patel, History. Dissertation: The Play of History: The Swaminarayan Religious Community in Modern India. (Prof. Anand A. Yang) Kivan Y Polimis, Sociology. Dissertation: Developing Computational Approaches to Investigate Health Inequalities. (Prof. Kyle Crowder) Mimi Precit, Microbiology. Dissertation: Genetic and Phenotypic Characterization of Small- Colony Variant Staphylococcus Aureus Cystic Fibrosis Isolates. (Prof. Lucas Hoffman) Scott P Rayermann, Chemistry. Dissertation: Hallmarks of Reversible Phase Separation in Living, Unperturbed Cell Membranes. (Prof. Sarah L. Keller) Matthew S Rich, Genome Sciences. Dissertation: Massively Parallel Analysis of the Functional Effects of Mutations. (Prof. Stanley Fields) Brandon J Robinson, Physics. Dissertation: Supersymmetric Localization and Probe Branes in the AdS/CFT Correspondence. (Prof. Andreas Karch) Jessica A Rodriguez-Jenkins, Social Welfare. Dissertation: Supporting Latino Families Vulnerable to Child Welfare Involvement. (Prof. Maureen Marcenko) Justina Catherine Rompogren, English. Dissertation: Identity Positioning in Mainstream and Multilingual First-Year Composition Courses. (Prof. Juan C. Guerra) Caterina Rost, Political Science. Dissertation: The Divergent Trajectories of an Idea: Sustainable Development in Germany and the United States. (Prof. Mark A. Smith) John J Ruan, Astronomy. Dissertation: The Astrophysics of Active Galactic Nuclei Variability in Large-Scale Spectroscopic Surveys. (Prof. Scott Anderson) Merrill B Rudd, Aquatic And Fishery Sciences. Dissertation: Accounting for Variability and Biases in Data-Limited Fisheries Stock Assessment. (Prof. Trevor Branch) Dennis L Rudnick, Education: Curriculum & Instruction. Dissertation: Walking on Egg Shells: Colorblind Ideology and Race Talk in Teacher Education. (Prof. James A. Banks) Laine Marie Rutledge, Economics. Dissertation: Essays on Labor Market Outcomes for Women in Developing Countries. (Prof. Rachel M. Heath)