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Dissertation Defense Information

Name: Jiagang Xu

Program: Materials Science and Engineering

Dissertation Title:

     Investigation of critical roles of polymer binders for silicon electrodes in lithium-ion batteries

Major Professor: Dr. Yang-Tse Cheng

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: Room 175, F Paul Anderson Tower

Name: Katia Viana Xavier

Program: Plant Pathology

Dissertation Title:

     Genetic diversity of Colletotrichum sublineola on sweet sorghum and wild sorghum relatives in Kentucky and the southeastern US

Major Professor: Dr. Lisa Vaillancourt

Date: Friday, September 30, 2016

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: 301E/ PSB

Name: Casey Shadix

Program: Studies in Higher Education

Dissertation Title:

     Self-Authoring Gender Performance: A Narrative Analysis of Gay Undergraduate Men

Major Professor: Dr. Douglas Boyd

Date: Friday, September 30, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: Plant Sciences Building Room 360

Name: Chase Kempinski

Program: Plant Physiology

Dissertation Title:

     ENGINEERING AND UNCOVERING ASPECTS OF TRITERPENE METABOLISM IN TWO MODEL PLANT SPECIES, WITH A FOCUS ON TRITERPENES FROM THE GREEN ALGAE, BOTRYOCOCCUS BRAUNII

Major Professor: Dr. Joseph Chappell

Date: Friday, September 30, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: Room 360 Plant Sciences Building

Name: Lynn Roser

Program: Nursing

Dissertation Title:

     The Influence of Psychological Variables on Health-related Outcomes in Patients with Heart Failure

Major Professor: Dr. Debra Moser

Date: Monday, October 3, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: NUR 315T

Name: Zhengyi Zhao

Program: Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dissertation Title:

     Towards the elucidation of biological nanomotors

Major Professor: Jon Thorson

Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: Room 124A, BioPharm Complex (BPC) building.

Name: Hong Wang

Program: Statistics

Dissertation Title:

     Improved models for differential analysis for genomic data

Major Professor: Dr. Arnold Stromberg

Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Time: 3:00 PM

Place: Conference room 312, Multidisciplinary Science Building

Name: Nate Millington

Program: Geography

Dissertation Title:

     Impermeable Assemblages: Flooding, Urban Infrastructure, and the Politics of Stormwater in São Paulo, Brazil

Major Professor: Dr. Richard Schein

Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: POT 843

Name: Hui Li

Program: Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dissertation Title:

     RNA as a Unique Polymer to Build Controllable Nanostructures for Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology

Major Professor: Peixuan Guo

Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: BPC 234B