The Graduate School

Dissertation Defense Information

Name: Andrew Patrick

Program: History

Dissertation Title:

     Bluegrass Capital: An Environmental History of Central Kentucky to 1860

Major Professor: Dr. Amy Taylor

Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: 1745 Patterson Office Tower

Name: Zhiyong Li

Program: Mechanical Engineering

Dissertation Title:

     Turbulent Flow Field Simulations Using Data-driven Adaptive RANS Model

Major Professor: Dr. Sean Bailey

Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Time: 3:00 PM

Place: RGAN 203

Name: Somsubhra Chattopadhyay

Program: Biosystems & Agricultural Engr

Dissertation Title:

     Impact of climate change on extreme hydrological events in the Kentucky River Basin

Major Professor: Dr. Dwayne Edwards

Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: 126, C.E Barnhart Building

Name: Schyler Nunziata

Program: Biology

Dissertation Title:

     Using genomics to understand population demographics in the context of amphibian conservation

Major Professor: Dr. David Weisrock

Date: Friday, June 2, 2017

Time: 11:00 AM

Place: 116 Thomas Hunt Morgan

Name: Steven Rheiner

Program: Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dissertation Title:

     EFFECTS OF CORE AND SHELL MODIFICATION TO TETHERED NANOASSEMBLIES ON SIRNA THERAPY

Major Professor: Dr. Younsoo Bae

Date: Monday, June 5, 2017

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: 234 BPC/TODDS

Name: Christopher Brown

Program: Anatomy and Neurobiology

Dissertation Title:

     Exploring the impact of age, white matter connectivity and Alzheimer’s pathology on the brain’s default mode network

Major Professor: Dr. Brian Gold

Date: Monday, June 5, 2017

Time: 1:30 PM

Place: MN 463

Name: Kyle Kosik

Program: Rehabilitation Sciences

Dissertation Title:

     Chronic Ankle Instability and Aging

Major Professor: Dr. Phillip Gribble

Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: CTW 403

Name: Patrick Herald

Program: English

Dissertation Title:

     Boundaries of Knowledge: Expertise and Professionalism in British and Postcolonial Literature

Major Professor: Dr. Peter Kalliney

Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Time: 12:00 PM

Place: POT 1245

Name: Adebola Adegboyega

Program: Nursing

Dissertation Title:

     Determinants of Pap Screening Among Sub-Saharan African immigrant Women

Major Professor: Dr. Jennifer Hatcher

Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: 315T

Name: Erika Pike

Program: Psy - Experimental Psychology

Dissertation Title:

     The Influence of Cocaine-Related Images on Inhibitory Control in Cocaine Users

Major Professor: Dr. Craig Rush

Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: 206A Kastle Hall

Name: Derek Reichel

Program: Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dissertation Title:

     Halo- and Solvato-Fluorochromic Polymer Nanoassemblies for Cancer Theranostics

Major Professor: Dr. Younsoo Bae

Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: Lee Todd Building 234/387

Name: Sean Hamlet

Program: Electrical Engineering

Dissertation Title:

     Properties and optimization of respiratory navigator gating for spiral cine DENSE cardiac MRI

Major Professor: Dr. Kevin Donohue

Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: Bio Pharm (Lee Todd building) Room 234

Name: Gregory Wehner

Program: Biomedical Engineering

Dissertation Title:

     Validation, Optimization, and Image Processing of Spiral Cine DENSE Magnetic Resonance Imaging for the Quantification of Left and Right Ventricular Mechanics

Major Professor: Dr. Brandon Fornwalt

Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Time: 12:30 PM

Place: BioPharm (Lee Todd Building) Room 234

Name: Jiaqi Liu

Program: Mathematics

Dissertation Title:

     GLOBAL WELL-POSEDNESS FOR THE DERIVATIVE NONLINEAR SCHR¨ODINGER EQUATION THROUGH INVERSE SCATTERING

Major Professor: Dr. Peter Perry

Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017

Time: 1:30 PM

Place: 745 Patterson Office Tower

Name: Maria Dixon

Program: Microbiology

Dissertation Title:

     ANTISENSE AFP TRANSCRIPTS IN MOUSE LIVER AND THEIR POTENTIAL ROLE IN AFP GENE REGULATION

Major Professor: Dr. Martha Peterson

Date: Friday, June 16, 2017

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: MN363

Name: Guijie Hao

Program: Integrated Plant and Soil Sciences

Dissertation Title:

     The Role of Alternative Polyadenylation Mediated by CPSF30 in Arabidopsis Thaliana

Major Professor: Dr. Arthur Hunt

Date: Friday, June 23, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: Cameron Williams Lecture Hall, 101 Plant Science Building