• 27 • Doctoral Degrees Emily Knaphus-Soran, Sociology. Dissertation: Stigma and the Educational Experience of Children of Incarcerated Parents. (Prof. Katherine A. Beckett) Laura Kneale, Biomedical And Health Informatics. Dissertation: Using Personal Health Records to Promote Patient Activation in the Homebound Older Adult Population. (Prof. George Demiris) Seth D Koenig, Neuroscience. Dissertation: Remembering What We’ve Seen: The Hippocampus and Relational Memory. (Prof. Elizabeth A. Buffalo) Tsubasa Kohyama, Atmospheric Sciences. Dissertation: Can the Response to Global Warming Be La Niña-Like?. (Prof. Dennis L. Hartmann) Bryan Kutner, Clinical Psychology. Dissertation: Does Anal Sex Stigma Impede Engagement of Men Who Have Sex With Men in HIV Services and Sexual Prevention Strategies? a Mixed-Methods Study With Structural Equation Modeling. (Prof. Jane M. Simoni) Mee Kyung Lee, Nursing. Dissertation: School Nurses’ Roles in Diabetes Education and Management for Students With Type 1 Diabetes in School Settings. (Prof. Elaine M. Walsh) Kenton Chiu Tsun Lee, Computer Science & Engineering. Dissertation: Span-Based Neural Structured Prediction. (Prof. Luke S. Zettlemoyer) Tzu-Cheng Lee, Bioengineering. Dissertation: Ultra-Low-Dose CT-Based Attenuation Correction for Respiratory Motion Compensation in PET/CT Imaging. (Prof. Paul E. Kinahan) Younggun Lee, Electrical Engineering. Dissertation: Robust Video Object Tracking in Distributed Camera Networks. (Prof. Jenq- Neng Hwang) Erik Wayne Lentz, Physics. Dissertation: Improving Axion Signal Models Through N-Body Simulations. (Prof. Leslie Rosenberg) Jiarong Mavis Li, Medicinal Chemistry. Dissertation: Biophysical and Structural Approaches to Characterize the Mechanism of P-Glycoprotein, a Multidrug Efflux Transporter. (Prof. William M. Atkins) Po-Wei Liang, Materials Science And Engineering. Dissertation: Integrated Morphology, Interfacial, and Device Engineering Towards High-Performance Perovskite Solar Cells. (Prof. Alex K-Y. Jen) Lina Lin, Statistics. Dissertation: Methods for Estimation and Inference for High-Dimensional Models. (Profs. Mathias Drton & Ali Shojaie) Mary K Little, English. Dissertation: The Discourses of Sex Crimes. (Prof. Gail Stygall) Mengyuan Liu, Bioengineering. Dissertation: Spatio-Temporal Patch-Based Learning for Premature Neonatal Brain MRI Analysis. (Prof. Colin Studholme) Katharine Anne Lombardo, Molecular & Cellular Biology. Dissertation: Decoding the B Cell Receptor in Endemic Burkitt Lymphoma: Insights into Pathogenesis and Implications for Disease Detection. (Prof. Edus Houston Warren) Anthony S Manganaro, English. Dissertation: The Mirrors of Naturalism: Stephen Crane’s Pragmatic Determinism. (Prof. Robert Abrams) Andrew W Mathewson, Molecular & Cellular Biology. Dissertation: Dynamics of Planar Polarity in the Vertebrate Nervous System. (Prof. Cecilia B. Moens) Robert Alex Mohr, Psychology. Dissertation: Neural Response Patterns to Social Acoustic Signals and the Role of the Sexually Dimorphic Swim Bladder in the Plainfin Midshipman Fish, Poricthys Notatus. (Prof. Joseph A. Sisneros) James B Morford, Ethnomusicology. Dissertation: Moving Together: Sameness, Difference, and Ownership in the Seattle- Guinean Drum and Dance Scene. (Prof. Shannon Dudley) Arianna Rachel Muirow, Geography. Dissertation: Exploring the Online Farmers’ Market: Neoliberal Venture Capital Meets the Alternative Food Movement. (Prof. Lucy A. Jarosz) Jenee A Myers Twitchell, Education: Educ Leadershp & Policy St. Dissertation: Cross Sector Collaboration Champions: How Collective Impact Network Directors Lead for Educational Equity. (Prof. Edward Taylor) Kathleen M O’Leary, Information Science. Dissertation: Designing Chat Guidance for Positive Psychological Change. (Profs. Jacob O. Wobbrock & Wanda Pratt) Alexis Rebecca Werner Olsho, Physics. Dissertation: An Investigation of Introductory Student Understanding of Special Relativity in the Context of the Relativity of Simultaneity. (Prof. Peter S. Shaffer) Andy Omara, Law. Dissertation: Protecting Economic and Social Rights in a Constitutionally Strong Form of Judicial Review: The Case of Constitutional Review by the Indonesian Constitutional Court. (Prof. Beth E. Rivin) Aaron Nyles Parks, Electrical Engineering. Dissertation: Employing Ambient RF Energy in Connected Devices. (Prof. Joshua R. Smith) Manan Pathak, Chemical Engineering. Dissertation: Model-Based Battery Management Systems - from Theory to Practice. (Prof. Venkat Subramanian) Jocelynn R Pearl, Molecular & Cellular Biology. Dissertation: Systems Genomics Approaches in Neurologic Disease. (Profs. Leroy E. Hood & Nathan Price) Carissa Pilling, Molecular & Cellular Biology. Dissertation: Cullin5 and SOCS Protein Regulation of Receptor Tyrosine Kinases. (Prof. Jonathan A. Cooper) Alice B Popejoy, Public Health Genetics. Dissertation: Illumination at the Intersections of Genomics and Public Health: A Study of Opsins, SPurS, Cluster Machine, and Ancestry in Genomics. (Prof. Joseph Felsenstein) Dina V Popovkina, Neuroscience. Dissertation: Neural Encoding of Object Properties and Task-Dependent Changes in Primate Visual Area V4. (Prof. Anitha Pasupathy) Ellen Kay Quarles, Pathology. Dissertation: Short-Term Rapamycin Persistently Improves Cardiac Function After Cessation of Treatment in Aged Male and Female Mice. (Prof. Peter S. Rabinovitch) Gregory Ross Quetin, Atmospheric Sciences. Dissertation: Interactions of Vegetation and Climate: Remote Observations, Earth System Models, and the Amazon Forest. (Prof. Abigail Swann) Vijay Ramani, Genome Sciences. Dissertation: Massively Parallel Analysis of Nucleic Acid Structure. (Prof. Jay A. Shendure) Jonathan D Realmuto, Mechanical Engineering. Dissertation: Towards Personalized Powered Ankle-Foot Prostheses. (Profs. Santosh Devasia & Glenn K. Klute) Albert A Requejo, Classics. Dissertation: Columella’s “Georgics”: Form, Method, Intertextuality, Ideology. (Prof. Stephen E. Hinds) Mary J Roderick, Urban Design & Planning. Dissertation: Strategic Green Infrastructure Planning: A Geodesign-Based Planning Support Approach. (Prof. Robert Mugerauer) Scott M Roy, Mathematics. Dissertation: Algorithms for Convex Optimization With Applications to Data Science. (Prof. Dmitriy Drusvyatskiy) James F Ruble, Pharmacology. Dissertation: CRL3 and CRL4 Are Functionally Diverse Ubiquitination Complexes That Regulate Fundamental Cell Processes from Human DNA Damage Repair to Plant Pathogen Immunity. (Prof. Ning Zheng) Jessie Von Ryker-Crawford, Anthropology: Sociocultural. Dissertation: Towards an Indigenous Museology: Native American and First Nations Representation and Voice in North American Museums. (Profs. Miriam Kahn & James Nason) Tomasz P Sakrejda, Physics. Dissertation: Coupling the Radial Vibrational Modes of Mixed Barium-Ytterbium Chains for Quantum Computing. (Prof. Boris B. Blinov) Soumyadyuti Samai, Chemistry. Dissertation: Reversibly Reconfigurable Plasmonic Nanomaterials. (Prof. David S. Ginger Jr) Joseph C Sanchez, Molecular & Cellular Biology. Dissertation: A Meier-Gorlin Syndrome Mutation in ORC4 Leads to Locus Specific Chromosome Breakage and a Ribosome Deficiency in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae. (Prof. Bonita J. Brewer) Aditya Sankar, Computer Science & Engineering. Dissertation: Interactive in-Situ Scene Capture on Mobile Devices. (Prof. Steven M. Seitz) Christopher M Schaupp, Environmental Health:envirn Toxicology. Dissertation: Plasticity of Antioxidant Defense Pathways in Response to Aging and Cadmium in Glutathione-Deficient Mice. (Prof. Terrance J. Kavanagh) Taylor J Scott, Human Centered Design And Engineering. Dissertation: A Framework of Distributed Affect in Text-Based Communication. (Prof. Cecilia Aragon) Margaret C Siple, Aquatic And Fishery Sciences. Dissertation: Implications of Demographic Diversity for Forage Fish, Their Fisheries, and Ecosystems. (Profs. David A. Beauchamp & Timothy E. Essing) Brandon Phillip Smith, Mechanical Engineering. Dissertation: Bondline Temperature Control Using Carbon Fiber Embedded Resistive Heaters. (Profs. Santosh Devasia & Mark E. Tuttle) Stephanie M Smith, Biology. Dissertation: Mammalian Faunal Recovery Following the Cretaceous-Paleogene Mass Extinction: A Multifaceted Investigation. (Prof. Gregory Wilson) Rachel K Spietz, Oceanography. Dissertation: The Balance Between Prokaryotic Autotrophy and Heterotrophy in the Oceans. (Prof. Robert Morris) Dana B Sulas, Chemistry. Dissertation: On the Excited States Formed During Interfacial Charge Transfer and Recombination in Organic Bulk Heterojunction Photovoltaic Devices. (Prof. Cody W. Schlenker) Gillian Alexis Tarr, Epidemiology. Dissertation: Escherichia Coli O157:H7 Phylogenetics: Implications for Virulence and Disease Distribution. (Prof. Amanda I. Phipps) Hannah E Thomasy, Neurobiology & Behavior. Dissertation: The Role of Hypocretin in Post-Traumatic Brain Injury Sleep-Wake Disturbance. (Prof. Mark R. Opp) Kerry A Thomson, Epidemiology. Dissertation: HIV-1 Risk and Prevention Strategies for Women During Pregnancy and Postpartum. (Prof. Renee Heffron) Matthew D Turner, Physics. Dissertation: Development of New Technologies for Precision Torsion-Balance Experiments. (Prof. Jens Gundlach) Caroline J Umeda, Rehabilitation Science. Dissertation: Community Cultural Arts Participation Through Sensory Friendly Theatre: Parent and Organization Experiences and Perspectives. (Prof. Tracy L. Jirikowic) Rodolfo Urbano, Microbiology. Dissertation: Inhibition of Staphylococcal Cell-to-Cell Communication and Virulence by the Innate Immunity Mediator Nitric Oxide. (Prof. Ferric C. Fang) Natalie Vandeven, Pathology. Dissertation: Merkel Cell Carcinoma: Immunogenicity and the Characterization of CD4 T Cell Responses to the Merkel Cell Polyomavirus. (Prof. Paul Nghiem) Sarah M Vorpahl, Chemistry. Dissertation: Correlating Nanoscale Optoelectronic and Mechanical Properties of Solution Processable Thin Film Photovoltaic Materials Using Scanning Probe Microscopy. (Prof. David S. Ginger Jr) Yung-Chen Wang, Bioengineering And Nanotechnology. Dissertation: Quantitative Computational and Experimental Characterization of Functionalized Nanoparticles. (Prof. David G. Castner) Benjamin M Weiss, Mechanical Engineering. Dissertation: Development of a Process for Determining Minimum Feature Size in Additive Manufacturing With Applications to Topology Optimization. (Profs. Duane W. Storti & Mark Ganter) Spencer T Williams, Materials Sci & Engr & Nanotechnology. Dissertation: Hybrid Perovskite Design Through Composition and Its Impact on Growth and Morphology. (Prof. Alex K-Y. Jen) Scott T Wisdom, Electrical Engineering. Dissertation: Improving and Unfolding Statistical Models of Nonstationary Signals. (Profs. Les Eugene Atlas & James W. Pitton) Dong Xu, Global Health: Implementation Science. Dissertation: Effectiveness of Mobile Text Messaging to Improve Schizophrenia Adherence, Symptoms and Functioning in a Resource-Poor Community Setting: “LEAN” Randomized Controlled Trial. (Prof. Stephen S. Gloyd) Irene Y Zhang, Computer Science & Engineering. Dissertation: Towards a Flexible, High- Performance Operating System for Mobile/ Cloud Applications. (Prof. Henry M. Levy) Yingying Zhuang, Pub Hlth: Biostatistics. Dissertation: Evaluation of Treatment Effect Modification by Post-Randomization Biomarker-Defined Principal Strata With Application to Vaccine Efficacy Trials. (Profs. Peter B. Gilbert & Ying Huang)