The Graduate School

Dissertation Defense Information

Name: Jinchao Zhang

Program: Biochemistry

Dissertation Title:

     Functional Roles for post-Translational Modifications of t-SNAREs in Platelets

Major Professor: Dr. Sidney Whiteheart

Date: Monday, February 15, 2016

Time: 11:00 AM

Place: 234 biological pharmaceutical complex

Name: Daniel Binzel

Program: Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dissertation Title:

     Thermodynamics and Kinetics of the Three-way Junction of Phi29 Motor pRNA and its Assembly into Nanoparticles for Therapeutic Delivery to Prostate Cancer

Major Professor: Peixuan Guo

Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016

Time: 11:00 AM

Place: Seminar - BioPharm Complex 234; Defense - BioPharm Complex 216

Name: Meng Qi

Program: Statistics

Dissertation Title:

     Development in Normal Mixture and Mixture of Experts Modeling

Major Professor: Dr. Richard Charnigo

Date: Friday, February 19, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: MDS 312

Name: Akram Rasheed Hassan Jawdhari

Program: Civil Engineering

Dissertation Title:

     Behavior of RC Beams Strengthened in Flexure with Spliced CFRP Rod Panels

Major Professor: Dr. Issam Harik

Date: Friday, February 26, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: 120 O.H. Raymond Building

Name: Carrie Mott

Program: Geography

Dissertation Title:

     Spaces of Solidarity: negotiations of difference among activists in the Arizona/Sonora borderlands

Major Professor: Dr. Anna Secor

Date: Friday, February 26, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: 120 O.H. Raymond Building

Name: Justin Harmon

Program: Philosophy

Dissertation Title:

     The Normative Architecture of Reality: Towards an Object-Oriented Ethics

Major Professor: Dr. Theodore Schatzki

Date: Monday, February 29, 2016

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: 14th Floor Conference Room, Patterson Office Tower

Name: Leila Safazadeh Haghighi

Program: Chemical Engineering

Dissertation Title:

     Design of Highly Stable Low-Density Self-Assembled Monolayers Using Thiol-Yne Click Reaction for the Study of Protein-Surface Interactions

Major Professor: Dr. Bradley Berron

Date: Friday, February 12, 9999

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: OHR 112c