• 27 • Doctoral Degrees Kerry LD MacQuarrie, Sociology. Dissertation: Marriage Timing, Gender Context, and Early Family Formation. (Prof. Stewart E. Tolnay) Susan Christine Massey, Applied Mathematics. Dissertation: Multi-Scale Modeling of Paracrine PDGF-Driven Glioma Growth and Invasion. (Prof. Kristin R. Swanson) Karen E. Michael, Env Hlth: Envir & Occupational Hygiene. Dissertation: Assessment of Environmental Contamination With Three Pathogens in a Hospital Laundry Facility. (Prof. Marilyn C. Roberts) Edward L. Michor, Chemical Engineering. Dissertation: The Effects of Reverse Micelles on Charging Behavior in Apolar Media. (Prof. John C. Berg) Siamak Modarresi, Civil Engineering. Dissertation: Combining PAC and HAOPs With Microgranular Adsorptive Filtration to Enhance Water Treatment. (Prof. Mark M. Benjamin) Janice Moskalik, Philosophy. Dissertation: Blaming Appropriately. (Prof. Jean Valerie Roberts) Stuart Harold Munsch, Aquatic And Fishery Sciences. Dissertation: Fish Ecology Along Modified Shorelines. (Prof. Charles Simenstad) Erika L. Navarro, Atmospheric Sciences. Dissertation: Idealized Numerical Modeling Experiments of the Diurnal Cycle of Tropical Cyclones. (Prof. Gregory J. Hakim) Emily Rose Newsom, Earth And Space Sciences. Dissertation: The Global Overturning Circulation Through a Water Mass Transformation Perspective. (Profs. Cecilia Bitz & Edwin D. Waddington) Nixon Niyonzima, Molecular & Cellular Biology. Dissertation: Eradication of the Latent HIV Viral Reservoir: Targeted Disruption of the Integrated HIV Provirus Using Engineered Meganucleases and Quantitation of the Latent HIV Reservoir Using Multiplex ddPCR. (Prof. Keith R. Jerome) Rania Abdulbadea Nuwailati, Oral Biology. Dissertation: Conditioned Pain Modulation (CPM) Test: Reliability, Feasibility, and Normal Values. (Prof. Mark T. Drangsholt) Stephen Matthew Oja, Chemistry. Dissertation: Development of Fluorescence-Enabled Electrochemical Microscopy for Electrochemical Imaging and Detection. (Prof. Bo Zhang) Kiva L. Oken, Quantitative Ecology & Resource Mgmt. Dissertation: Controls on the Productivity of Exploited Ecosystems: Linking Ecology and Resource Management. (Prof. Timothy E. Essington) Timothy D. Oleskiw, Applied Mathematics. Dissertation: On Computing Shape: A Study of the Neural Processes Concerning Naturalistic Boundary Conformation Within the Ventral Visual Pathway. (Prof. Eric T. Shea-Brown) Kwaku N. Opoku, Molecular & Cellular Biology. Dissertation: An in Vitro Single Molecule Fluorescence Assay to Study the Spindle Assembly Checkpoint. (Prof. Charles L. Asbury) Brandon R. Peecook, Biology. Dissertation: Vertebrate Patterns of Taxonomic and Ecological Diversity and Recovery from the End-Permian Mass Extinction: Two Novel Test Cases from Southern Pangea. (Prof. Christian A. Sidor) Kathleen M. Pestal, Immunology. Dissertation: The Role of ADAR1 in Innate Immune Regulation and Cell Biology. (Prof. Daniel B. Stetson) Stephen D. Po-Chedley, Atmospheric Sciences. Dissertation: On the Structure of Atmospheric Warming in in Models and Observations: Implications for the Lapse Rate Feedback. (Prof. Qiang Fu) Dana A. Ponte, Education: Educ Leadershp & Policy St. Dissertation: The First Line of Defense: Higher Education in Wartime and the Development of National Defense Education, 1939-1959. (Prof. Maresi Nerad) Wei Qin, Civil Engineering. Dissertation: Ecophysiology of Marine Ammonia-Oxidizing Archaea. (Prof. David A. Stahl) Robert R. Racadio, Human Centered Design And Engineering. Dissertation: Task Shifting, Tools, and Tactics: Investigating the Collaborative Practices of Community Health Workers in India. (Prof. Beth E. Kolko) James Richard Rae, Psychology. Dissertation: From Kids to Counties: New Directions in Implicit Social Cognition. (Prof. Kristina R. Olson) Ian A. Randall, Health Services. Dissertation: Veterans With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Patient Centered Medical Home: Assessing Utilization Patterns and Identifying Key Medical Home Elements. (Prof. Christopher E. Johnson) Sarah T. Roberts, Epidemiology. Dissertation: Gender Based Violence and HIV Risk: Mediating Pathways and Strategies for Prevention. (Prof. Susan M. Graham) Michael P. Ross, Aeronautics & Astronautics. Dissertation: Exploring Plasma Stability and Confinement With High Resolution Density Measurements on the ZaP-HD Flow Z-Pinch. (Prof. Uri Shumlak) Kai L. Ross, Quantitative Ecology & Resource Mgmt. Dissertation: Extending Harvest- Scheduling Using Spatial Optimization: Road Access and Edge Effects. (Prof. Sandor F. Toth) Heather L. Russell, Physics. Dissertation: Search for Long-Lived Particles Decaying in the Muon Spectrometer of the ATLAS Detector at the LHC. (Prof. Henry J. Lubatti) Hossein Safavi, Electrical Engineering. Dissertation: Wireless Coexistence for Spectrum Sharing. (Prof. Sumit Roy) Kayla C. Sapp, Chemistry. Dissertation: Pin the Protein on the Membrane: Using Numerical Simulations to Explore Membrane-Protein Systems. (Prof. Lutz Gerrit Maibaum) Jaclyn K. Saunders, Oceanography. Dissertation: Evolutionary Response of Marine Bacteria to the Co-Occurring Pnictogens Phosphorus and Arsenic. (Prof. Gabrielle L. Rocap) Shon Schmidt, Bioengineering. Dissertation: Enhancing the Performance of Silicon Photonic Biosensors for Clinical Applications. (Prof. Daniel M. Ratner) Andrea L. Schmidt, Comparative Literature. Dissertation: Screening the Museum Aesthetic: Auteurs in Transnational Heritage Film. (Prof. James Tweedie) Andrew William Sinclair, Chemical Engineering. Dissertation: Biocompatible Zwitterionic Polymer Chemistries and Hydrogels for Gene Therapy, Drug Delivery, and Regenerative Medicine. (Prof. Shaoyi Jiang) Chloe K. Slichter, Pathobiology. Dissertation: Mucosal-Associated Invariant T (MAIT) Cell Contributions to Mucosal Immunity. (Prof. Martin Prlic) Adrianne P. Smits, Aquatic And Fishery Sciences. Dissertation: Physical Controls on Land-Water Linkages: Carbon Cycling and Food Webs in Boreal Watersheds. (Prof. Daniel E. Schindler) Ian Byrell Stanaway, Environmental Health:envirn Toxicology. Dissertation: Longitudinal Analysis of Genetic and Environmental Data from an Agricultural Cohort Living in Yakima Valley Reveals an Agricultural Exposome. (Prof. Elaine M. Faustman) Tyler E. Stevens, Chemistry. Dissertation: Alkyl-Heteroatom Bond Forming Reactions from the Late Transition Metals. (Prof. Karen Goldberg) James M. Stolley, Immunology. Dissertation: 33D1+ Dendritic Cells in Tolerance and Immunity. (Prof. Daniel Campbell) Fang Sun, Chemical Engineering. Dissertation: Developing Multifunctional Surface Chemistry for Plasmonic Biosensing in Complex Media. (Profs. Shaoyi Jiang & Qiuming Yu) Teresa Mae Swanson, Pharmacology. Dissertation: Structural Analysis of CavAb, a Prokaryotic Voltage-Gated Calcium Channel. (Prof. William A. Catterall) Christina L. Sztajnkrycer, French Studies. Dissertation: The Jewish Capital of Europe: Literary Representation from Balzac to Proust of the Societal Place and Architectural Space of Jews in Paris from the July Monarchy to the Belle Époque. (Prof. Meredith L. Clausen) Brendon K. Taga, Education: Learning Sci & Human Dev. Dissertation: Predictors of Higher Education Participation for Students With a Specific Learning Disability: A Secondary Data Analysis of High School Students in Washington State. (Prof. Virginia Wise Berninger) Heidi Irene Thielmann, Sociology. Dissertation: The Location of Registered Sex Offenders and Their Impact on Neighborhood Crime and Informal Social Control. (Prof. Robert D. Crutchfield) James R. Thompson, Built Environment. Dissertation: Becoming an Architect: Narratives of Architectural Education. (Prof. Alex Thomas Anderson) Travis E. Thonstad, Civil Engineering. Dissertation: A Pre-Tensioned, Rocking Bridge System for Accelerated Construction and Enhanced Seismic Performance. (Profs. John Stanton & Marc O. Eberhard) Katherine M. Thornton, Information Science. Dissertation: Powerful Structure: Inspecting Infrastructure of Information Organization in Wikimedia Foundation Projects. (Prof. Allyson Carlyle) Ying Ting, Genome Sciences. Dissertation: Shifting the Paradigm: Peptide-Centric Analysis of Systematically Sampled Mass Spectrometry Data. (Prof. Michael Maccoss) Bridget Marley Trevillian, Chemistry. Dissertation: Developing a Small Molecule Regulated Cre Recombinase and a Chemical-Genetic Strategy for the Investigation of Kinase Non-Catalytic Function Using Covalent Conformation-Selective Inhibitors. (Prof. Dustin James Maly) Christine E. Wang, Bioengineering. Dissertation: Engineering Nanomaterials to Overcome Barriers in Cancer Therapy. (Prof. Suzie H. Pun) Maria Michelle J. Weirathmueller, Oceanography. Dissertation: Characteristics of Fin Whale Vocalizations Recorded on Instruments in the Northeast Pacific Ocean. (Prof. William S. D. Wilcock) Brittany A. Weldon, Environmental Health:envirn Toxicology. Dissertation: Tarnished: The Toxic Potential of Silver Nanoparticles. (Prof. Elaine M. Faustman) Chantell Rene Wetzel, Aquatic And Fishery Sciences. Dissertation: The Impact of Data, Modeling Approaches, and Control Rules on the Performance of Management Strategies: Applications to West Coast Groundfish Fishery. (Prof. Andre Punt) Jennifer L. Whiddon, Molecular & Cellular Biology. Dissertation: Conservation and Innovation in the DUX4-family Gene Network. (Prof. Stephen J. Tapscott) Misty Anne Winzenried, Education: Learning Sciences. Dissertation: Negotiation in Entering Spaces: Teaching and Learning in a Disciplinary Writing Course. (Prof. Heather Hebard) Jane Wong, English. Dissertation: Going Toward the Ghost: The Poetics of Haunting in Contemporary Asian American Poetry. (Prof. Brian Reed) Jingda Wu, Electrical Engineering&Nanotechnology. Dissertation: Flexible Colloidal Quantum Dot Photodetection With Cellulose Structures. (Prof. Lih-Yuan Lin) Cao Xiao, Industrial Engineering. Dissertation: Optimization and Machine Learning Methods for Medical and Healthcare Applications. (Prof. Wanpracha Chaovalitwongse) Yaoyu Yang, Electrical Engineering. Dissertation: Design, Construction, and Validation of Dynamic Gene Circuits in Yeast. (Prof. Eric Klavins) Di Zhang, Mechanical Engineering. Dissertation: A GPU Accelerated Signed Distance Voxel Modeling System. (Prof. Duane W. Storti) Yi Zhao, Electrical Engineering. Dissertation: Localization, Sensing, Energy Delivery and Communication in Wirelessly Powered Systems. (Prof. Joshua R. Smith) Wenying Zheng, Pub Hlth: Biostatistics. Dissertation: Semiparametric Analysis of an Expanded Cox Proportional Hazards Model With Time-Varying Covariates. (Prof. Ying Qing Chen) Ryan M. Ziels, Civil Engineering. Dissertation: Recovering Biomethane from Fats, Oils, and Greases: Examining the Impacts of Microbial Ecology on Anaerobic Codigester Stability and Bioconversion Kinetics. (Prof. H. David Stensel)