Recent Dissertations

Many recent dissertations are available in the University's digital repository, Knowledge@UChicago.

Most recent University of Chicago dissertations are available online in ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. ProQuest processes dissertations within 12 weeks after the end of each quarter, so last quarter's dissertations may not be available in the ProQuest database yet, and records may not have been added to the Library Catalog.

Some dissertations are also available through PQDT Open.

Some authors choose to delay access to their dissertations for two years.

Winter Quarter Dissertations (March 2019)

Division of the Biological Sciences and the Pritzker School of Medicine

Boyle Anderson, Erin Alana Thorpe
Development, Regeneration, and Stem Cell Biology
The Role of the Tbx5 Paralogues during Pectoral Fin Development in Zebrafish

Katanski, Christopher Daniel
Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
Mechanisms of Remodeling Translation during Stress

Kim, Sangman Michael
Immunology
Tissue Stress and Posttranslational Modifications of Gluten Drive the Development of Tissue Destruction in Celiac Disease

Lee, Elizabeth Erin Lailei
Neurobiology
Novel Methods and Techniques to Investigate Voltage Sensitive Proteins

Lee, SangWook
Computational Neuroscience
Corticocortical Connections between the Primary Motor and Somatosensory Cortices in the Macaque

Mao, Lindsey Megan Fong
Development, Regeneration, and Stem Cell Biology
TBX5A Functions in Anterior Lateral Plate Mesoderm Specification and Migration in Zebrafish Embryos

Siddiq, Mohammad
Ecology and Evolution
The Role of Alcohol Dehydrogenase Evolution in Alcohol Adaptation of Drosophila Melanogaster

Stedden, Claire
Development, Regeneration, and Stem Cell Biology
Semaphorin Signaling Coordinates the Collective Migration of Epithelial Cells in the Drosophila Egg Chamber

Vo, Andy
Development, Regeneration, and Stem Cell Biology
Genetic Modifiers of Muscular Dystrophy

Yesilkanal, Ali Ekrem
Cancer Biology
Discovery of Anti-metastatic Therapies Guided by the Physiological Suppressor Raf Kinase Inhibitory Protein

Division of the Humanities

Chana, Nadia
Music
To Listen on Indigenous Land: Method, Context, Crisis

Lambrecht, Nicholas Mahood
East Asian Languages and Civilizations
New Arrivals: Returnee Identity and the Memory of Repatriation in Japanese Literature

Nelson, Solveig
Art History
The Whole World Is (Still) Watching: The Televisual, Early Video, Nonviolent Direct Action, 1930s-1970s

Trevino, Natalie L
Classics
Inspiration and Narrative in the Homeric Odyssey

Division of the Physical Sciences

Burkey, Mary Terese
Physics
Searching for Tensor Currents in the Weak Interaction Using Lithium-8 $\beta$ Decay

Child, Hillary Lyn
Physics
Cosmology through Large-Scale Structure: Baryon Acoustic Oscillations in the Bispectrum and Evolution of Halo Profiles

Earnest, Nathan Don
Physics
Engineering Light-Matter Interactions with Metastable States in a Heavy Fluxonium

Foreman, William
Physics
A Demonstration of Light-Augmented Calorimetry for Low-Energy Electrons in Liquid Argon

James, Nicole M
Chemistry
The Role of Surface Chemistry in the Shear Jamming of Dense Suspensions

Leung, Nelson
Physics
Quantum Computing with Distributed Modules

Mastron, Joseph Nathanael
Chemistry
Fluorescence-Encoded Infrared Vibrational Spectroscopies

Raybin, Jonathan
Chemistry
Defects and Dynamics in Block Copolymer Thin Films: A Study of Polymer Pattern Evolution with Environmentally-Controlled Atomic Force Microscopy

Shen, Guohua
Chemistry
Synthesis of Mercury Chalcogenide Colloidal Quantum Dots and Core Shells

Shepherd, Nolan Miller
Chemistry
Manipulating Electromagnetic Fields in Colloidal Metal Nanoparticle Systems

Soni, Vishal Hasmukh
Physics
Geometry of Colloidal Materials

Thekkan, Shareefa
Chemistry
cHOClate: A DNA-Based Fluorescent Probe to Quantitatively Map Subcellular HOCl

Wang, Zongan
Chemistry
Fast, Atomic-Level Simulations of the Forced Unfolding of Proteins Using a New Membrane Burial Potential

Weissman, Benjamin
Chemistry
Analysis of Self-Cleaving Ribozyme Transition States

Division of the Physical Sciences and the Division of the Biological Sciences and the Pritzker School of Medicine

Mork, Ryan Lee
Biophysical Sciences
Staphylococcus aureus Acquisition, Persistence, and Infection Dynamics in the Household

Division of the Social Sciences

Anduiza Pimentel, Marcel Sebastian
History
From Pacific Gateway to Tourist City: Mobility, Revolution, and the Development of the Mexican Seaside, Acapulco, Mexico, 1849-1970

Ballan, Mohamad
History
The Scribe of the Alhambra: Lisān al-Dīn ibn al-Khaṭīb, Sovereignty and History in Nasrid Granada

Genova, Amy Michelle
History
Strategies of Resistance: Cretan Archaeology and Political Networks during the Late 19th and Early 20th Century

Gonzalez, Alfredo
Political Science
Other than Honorable: The Rise and Decline of Citizenship-for-Service, 1918-1965

Robertson, Mary Denise
Anthropology
Selling Aspiration, Recognizing Difference: Race, Class, and the Politics of Advertising in South Africa

Todd, Christopher Patrick
History
The Slaves' Money: Bondage, Freedom and Social Change in Jamaica, 1776-1832

Division of the Social Sciences and the Division of the Humanities

Parker, Luke Harry
Social Thought and Classics
Listening to Logos: A Prose Poetics in Heraclitus

The Divinity School

Covington, James Robert
The Poetics of Translation in Greek Genesis and the Virtuous Plot

The Institute for Molecular Engineering

Zhong, Youpeng
Violating Bell’s Inequality with Remotely-Connected Superconducting Qubits

The Law School

Segatti, Marco
The Point of Equal Access to Justice: On the Duty to, at Times and Provisionally, Pause, Cool Down and Listen