• 25 • Doctoral Degrees Ames Cameron Register, Chemistry. Dissertation: Characterization and Exploitation of Bidirectional Allosteric Coupling in Multi-Domain Tyrosine Kinases Using Conformation-Selective ATP-Competitive Inhibitors. (Prof. Dustin James Maly) Boris Reiss, Env Hlth: Envir & Occupational Hygiene. Dissertation: Hair as a Biomarker for Manganese Exposure Among Welders. (Prof. Noah S. Seixas) Tivon C. Rice, Digital Arts And Experimental Media. Dissertation: Site Machines. (Prof. Juan C. Pampin) Amy Rodda, Speech & Hearing Sciences. Dissertation: Peer Relationships in School- Age Children With Autism: Concurrent and Longitudinal Predictors. (Prof. Annette M. Estes) Noralis Rodriguez, Women Studies. Dissertation: Feminist Street Performances in Puerto Rico: Alternative Imaginaries Shifting the Ideal(ized) National Body. (Profs. Angela B. Ginorio & Shirley J. Yee) Maria Y. Rodriguez, Social Welfare. Dissertation: Foreclosure Counseling With Hispanic Households: Policy Assumptions in a Changing Demographic Landscape. (Profs. Lynne C. Manzo & Jennifer Romich) Ermal Rrapaj, Physics. Dissertation: The Role of Nuclear Physics in Supernovae and the Evolution of Neutron Stars, Neutrino Opacities, Equation of State, Transport Coefficients, and Dark Matter Production. (Prof. Sanjay K. Reddy) Jennifer Elizabeth Sager, Pharmaceutics. Dissertation: Characterizing Bupropion Metabolism, Pharmacokinetics and Drug-Drug Interaction Liability. (Prof. Nina Isoherranen) Atriya Salamati, Oral Biology. Dissertation: Tooth Mobility, Periodontal Ligament Space, and the Alveolus During Periodontal Health, Disease, and Disuse. (Prof. Susan W. Herring) Pedro Henrique Sales De Bruin, Physics. Dissertation: Searches for Beyond Standard Model Higgs Bosons in Pp Collisions at Sqrt(s) = 8 and 13 TeV With the ATLAS Detector. (Prof. Anna Goussiou) Jose Alejandro Samper Casas, Mathematics. Dissertation: On F-Vectors of Polytopes and Matroids. (Prof. Isabella Novik) Syuzanna Sargsyan, Applied Mathematics. Dissertation: Dimensionality Hyper-Reduction and Machine Learning for Dynamical Systems With Varying Parameters. (Prof. Jose Nathan Kutz) Mushfiqur R. Sarker, Electrical Engineering. Dissertation: Electric Vehicles as Grid Resources. (Prof. Miguel A. Ortega Vazquez) Katie A’Neil Schultz, Social Welfare. Dissertation: Native Women, Intimate Partner Violence, and Drug Use and Consequences: Prevalence and Associations Among Tribal College and University Students. (Profs. Karina Walters & Teresa A. Evans-Campbe) Michael S. Schwendeman, Civil Engineering. Dissertation: Breaking Waves on the Ocean Surface. (Prof. James M. Thomson) Edward W. Schwieterman, Astronomy And Astrobiology. Dissertation: Exploring Habitability Markers, Biosignatures and Their False Positives Using Spectral Models of Terrestrial Exoplanets. (Prof. Victoria S. Meadows) William Russell Scott, Computer Science & Engineering. Dissertation: Censorship Resistant Web Applications. (Profs. Thomas E. Anderson & Arvind Krishnamur) Stephanie C. Seeman, Neuroscience. Dissertation: Spike-Timing Dependent Plasticity and Connectivity in Primate Senosrimotor Cortex. (Prof. Steve I. Perlmutter) Renee A. Shank, Education: Curriculum & Instruction. Dissertation: Contexts That Inform Racial Awareness and Affect Teaching Practice: A Study of White Bilingual Teachers. (Prof. James A. Banks) Mohsen Sharifani, Business Administration. Dissertation: Production Planning, Pricing and Market Coordination for News Vendor Problem With Price Dependent Demand. (Prof. Hamed Mamani) Monisha Sharma, Epidemiology. Dissertation: Evaluating the Efficiency of Community-Based HIV Testing and Counseling Strategies to Decrease HIV Burden in Sub-Saharan Africa. (Prof. Ruanne V. Barnabas) Lynette Shaw, Sociology. Dissertation: The Meanings of New Money: Social Constructions of Value in the Rise of Digital Currencies. (Prof. Edgar Vance Kiser) Balbir K. Singh, English. Dissertation: Militant Bodies: Policing Race, Religion, and Violence in the U.S. Sikh Diaspora. (Prof. Chandan C. Reddy) Mary Theresa Slowinski, Education: Learning Sciences. Dissertation: From the Members’ Perspective: Participants’ Perceptions of the Moderator Role in Educator Communities of Practice. (Prof. Stephen T. Kerr) Bennett E. Smith, Chemistry. Dissertation: Thermochemical Dynamics of Laser-Irradiated Semiconductor Nanostructures. (Prof. Peter John Pauzauskie) Jeremy Snider, Health Services. Dissertation: Assessing Variation in Personal Health Service Delivery and Workplace Smoking Ban Enforcement by Local Health Departments. (Profs. Elizabeth R. Bekemeier & David Grembow) Ilsu Sohn, English. Dissertation: Ageing and Imperial Mobility in the British Novel, 1845– 1945. (Prof. Laura H. Chrisman) Dax C. Soule, Oceanography. Dissertation: Multi- Disciplinary Applications of Oceanographic Geophysical Data Collection. (Prof. William S. D Wilcock) Anita M. Souza, Nursing. Dissertation: Early Stage Memory Loss Interventions: Utilization, Impact and the Experience of Living Alone. (Prof. Rebecca Logsdon) Andrew J. Spieker, Pub Hlth: Biostatistics. Dissertation: Recovering Natural History: Modeling Cardiovascular Biomarkers in the Presence of Endogenous Medication Use. (Prof. Robyn L. McClelland) James-Kevin Y. Tan, Bioengineering. Dissertation: Synthetic Polymer and Microbubble Systems for Gene Delivery to the Brain. (Prof. Suzie H. Pun) Ornwipa Thamsuwan, Industrial Engineering. Dissertation: Objective Methods for Characterizing Physical Exposures Which May Contribute to Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Agricultural Workers. (Prof. Peter W. Johnson) Annette J. Thomas, Nursing. Dissertation: Stressful Life Events and Their Trajectories Among Midlife Women: Observations from the Seattle Midlife Women’s Health Study. (Prof. Nancy Woods) Stephanie Fengler Thompson, Clinical Psychology. Dissertation: Preschoolers’ Executive Control and Diurnal Cortisol as Mediators of the Relations of Prenatal Stress to Child Adjustment. (Prof. Liliana J. Lengua) Patrick C. Underwood, Sociology. Dissertation: Conflict and Stability in the Neoliberal Era: Explaining Urban Unrest in Latin America. (Prof. Steven J. Pfaff) Gabriel R. Valle, Anthropology. Dissertation: Cultivating Subjectivities: The Class Politics of Convivial Labor in the Interstitial Spaces of Neoliberal Neglect. (Prof. Devon G. Pena) Yannick L. Van Huele, Mathematics. Dissertation: On T-Semisimplicity of Iwasawa Modules and Some Computations With Z3-Extensions. (Prof. Ralph Greenberg) Peiqi Wang, Mechanical Eng And Nanotech & Mol Eng. Dissertation: Synthesis and Characterization of Nanostructured Electrochemical Materials. (Prof. Jiangyu Li) Kristen A. Wangerin, Bioengineering. Dissertation: Virtual Clinical Trials in PET Imaging for Improved Diagnosis of and Evaluation of Therapies for Cancer. (Prof. Paul E. Kinahan) Sarah J. Ward, Education: Learning Sciences. Dissertation: Understanding Contradictions in Times of Change: CHAT Analysis in an Art Museum. (Prof. Charles A. Peck) Yanning Wei, Geography. Dissertation: Under the Dual System: Children of Rural-Hukou Migrants in China. (Prof. Kam Wing Chan) Lindsay Lee Yoshiko White, Health Services. Dissertation: Continuity of Care in Older Adults With Multiple Chronic Conditions. (Prof. David Grembowski) Patrick J. Whitham, Chemistry. Dissertation: It’s a Trap! Unravelling Reversible Charge Trapping in Nanocrystals Through Single Particle and Ensemble Studies. (Profs. Philip J. Reid & Daniel R. Gamelin) Timothy Joseph Winchester, Physics. Dissertation: A Search for Hep Solar Neutrinos at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory. (Prof. Nikolai Tolich) Cristina Jean Wittkopp, Microbiology. Dissertation: Naturally Occurring Variation in Primate APOBEC3 Proteins Enhance Antiviral Activity. (Prof. Michael Emerman) Sanfeng Wu, Physics. Dissertation: Device Physics of Two-Dimensional Crystalline Materials. (Prof. Xiaodong Xu) Amanda M. Wunsch, Neuroscience. Dissertation: The Ins of the Striatum: Utilizing Chemogenetics to Define the Contribution of Cortical and Thalamic Afferents During Addiction Behaviors. (Prof. Susan Ferguson) Jason Q. Xu, Statistics. Dissertation: Likelihood- Based Inference for Partially Observed Multi- Type Markov Branching Processes. (Prof. Volodymyr Minin) Miaoyu Yang, Economics. Dissertation: Essays on Machine Learning and Hedonic Models. (Prof. Patrick L. Bajari) Wen-Chia Yang, Civil Engineering. Dissertation: Study of Tsunami-Induced Fluid and Debris Load on Bridges Using the Material Point Method. (Profs. Peter Mackenzie-Helnwein & Pedro Ardui) Wendy Yang, Pharmacology. Dissertation: Role for Cell-to-Cell Communication in Stem Cell Specification Toward Pancreatic Progenitors: Relevance to the Design of Novel Therapies for Diabetes. (Prof. Vincenzo Cirulli) Jia Yin, Pharmaceutics. Dissertation: Renal Drug Transporters -- Clinical Significance and Role in Drug-Drug Interactions. (Prof. Joanne Wang) William C. Young, Statistics. Dissertation: Bayesian Methods for Inferring Gene Regulatory Networks. (Prof. Adrian Elmes Raftery) Emily Youngblom, Public Health Genetics. Dissertation: Understanding of Genetic Test Results for Osteogenesis Imperfecta by Attorneys and Child Welfare Workers in Non-Accidental Injury Cases. (Prof. Deborah J. Bowen) Ce Zhang, Electrical Engineering. Dissertation: Applications of Microwave Antenna Array for Wireless Power Transmission and Radar Imaging in Complex Environment. (Prof. Yasuo Kuga) Ya Zhao, Mechanical Engineering. Dissertation: Rheology and Microfluidic Flows of a Cationic Surfactant and Hydrotropic Salt Mixture. (Prof. Amy Shen Fried) Xiaohao Zheng, Materials Science And Engineering. Dissertation: GA2O3-A Transparent Conductive Oxide for Potential Resistive Switching Applications. (Prof. Fumio Ohuchi)