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Dissertation Defense Information

Name: Yifan Yang

Program: Statistics

Dissertation Title:

     Novel Computational Methods for Censored Data and Regression

Major Professor: Dr. Mai Zhou

Date: Monday, December 5, 2016

Time: 3:00 PM

Place: MDS Building 3rd floor Conference Room (TBD)

Name: Patrick Dillon

Program: Gerontology

Dissertation Title:

     Tai Chi Motor Imagery: A Systems Approach for Postural Stability into Old Age

Major Professor: Dr. Graham Rowles

Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: Multi-Disciplinary Science Building (MDS) 206

Name: William Martin

Program: Chemistry

Dissertation Title:

     Characterization and Application of Hybrid Nanostructures for Enhanced Biological Imaging using Fluorescence Microscopy Techniques

Major Professor: Dr. Dennis Clouthier

Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: 114A Chemistry-Physics

Name: Lava Timsina

Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Dissertation Title:

     Examining the activities, effectiveness, and contribution of local health departments using a national longitudinal survey of Public Health Systems

Major Professor: Dr. Steven Browning

Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: CPH 207

Name: Jeremy Bass

Program: Musical Arts

Dissertation Title:

     The Guitar Sonatas Nos. 1-3 of David del Puerto

Major Professor: Dr. Noemi Lugo

Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: Niles Gallery, Fine Arts Library

Name: Carlos Saeb Valenzuela

Program: Musical Arts

Dissertation Title:

     THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE GUITAR LANGUAGE THROUGH THE CADENZAS OF THE FIRST MODERN GUITAR CONCERTOS

Major Professor: Dr. Noemi Lugo

Date: Friday, December 9, 2016

Time: 3:00 PM

Place: Study Room 8 - Lucille Claudile Little Fine Arts Library

Name: Vinod Patil

Program: Chemical Engineering

Dissertation Title:

     Formulation and network characterization of crosslinked poly(antioxidant beta amino esters) for controlled delivery of antioxidants

Major Professor: Dr. Thomas Dziubla

Date: Friday, December 9, 2016

Time: 11:00 AM

Place: 175 FPAT

Name: Jiayi Yang

Program: Animal and Food Sciences

Dissertation Title:

     RELATIVE REACTIVITY OF PROTEIN AND LIPID TO OXIDANTS IN DIFFERENT BI-PHASIC SYSTEMS AND ITS IMPLICATION IN SAUSAGE QUALITY

Major Professor: Dr. Youling Xiong

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: 109, Garrigus building

Name: Maja Redzic

Program: Nutritional Science

Dissertation Title:

     THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN VITAMIN D, DIETARY INTAKE, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, AND MUSCLE IN OLDER ADULTS

Major Professor: Dr. David Thomas

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: CTW411

Name: Lin Ao

Program: Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dissertation Title:

     INVESTIGATION OF MECHANISMS DETERMINING CANCER CELL SENSITIVITY TO CARFILZOMIB AND NOVEL STRATEGIES TO OVERCOME CARFILZOMIB RESISTANCE

Major Professor: Dr. Kyung Bo Kim

Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: BioPharm Complex 234

Name: Suvamay Jana

Program: Chemical Engineering

Dissertation Title:

     Understanding Glycoside Hydrolase Processivity for Improved Biomass Conversion

Major Professor: Dr. Christina Payne

Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Time: 9:30 AM

Place: FPAT 175

Name: Jarrod Williams

Program: Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dissertation Title:

     The Development of BSN272 from Prevention of Diet-Induced Hyperlipidemia in Mice to a Potential Therapy for Prader-Willi Syndrome in Humans

Major Professor: Dr. Robert Lodder

Date: Thursday, December 15, 2016

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: BPC270

Name: Parvathy Thampi

Program: Veterinary Science

Dissertation Title:

     Effect of skeletal paracrine signals on the proliferation and differentiation of interzone cells

Major Professor: Dr. James MacLeod

Date: Thursday, December 22, 2016

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: Room 121, Gluck Equine Research Center, Department of Veterinary Science