Autumn 2018

Autumn Quarter Dissertations (December 2018)

Division of the Biological Sciences and the Pritzker School of Medicine

Kamil Ahsan
Development, Regeneration, and Stem Cell Biology
The Roles of the Planar Cell Polarity Molecules Prickle1a and Prickle1b in Zebrafish Cranial Neural Crest
10.6082/uchicago.1411

Benjamin Warren Casterline
Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program: Immunology
Early Life Acquisition and Disease Pathogenesis of Maternally Inherited Bacteroides Fragilis
ProQuest: https://search-proquest-com.proxy.uchicago.edu/docview/2162840790?accountid=14657
IR: No

Qiang Chen
Computational Neuroscience
Circuitry Mechanisms Underlying Noise Resilience of Retinal Motion Computation
10.6082/uchicago.1372

Neville Eclov
Medical Physics
On The Feasibility of Positron Emission Tomography Imaging Systems Utilizing Mixed Spatial Resolution Detectors
10.6082/uchicago.1360

Daniil V Gataulin
Cell and Molecular Biology
The in Vivo Function of E. Coli RecA ATPase Activity
ProQuest: https://search-proquest-com.proxy.uchicago.edu/docview/2166297163?accountid=14657
IR: No

Alexander Frank Gileta
Human Genetics
Genetic Analyses of Pavlovian Conditioning in Outbred Models
10.6082/uchicago.1431

James Goodman
Computational Neuroscience
Representations of the Hand in Primate Sensorimotor Cortex
10.6082/uchicago.1408

Julianna Han
Microbiology
Host Determinants of Influenza Virus Replication
10.6082/uchicago.1364

Alyssa Justine Harker
Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
Investigating Molecular Mechanisms and Dynamics of Ena/VASP and Other Actin Binding Proteins
10.6082/uchicago.1397

Phillip J Hsu
Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program: Immunology
Roles of mRNA Methylations in Biology: Processing and Development
10.6082/uchicago.1361

Yuk Man Lei
Immunology
The Role of Microbiota in Solid Organ Transplantation
10.6082/uchicago.1400

Brian Richard Lustig
Biology
Context Dependent Activity in Rat Hippocampus During Performance of a Three Arm Delayed Sequence Task
PQDT Open: https://pqdtopen.proquest.com/pubnum/10979254.html
10.6082/uchicago.1417

Toufic Mayassi
Immunology
Dietary Gluten Permanently Reshapes the Tissue-Resident 𝛾𝛿 Intraepithelial T Cell Compartment in Celiac Disease
10.6082/uchicago.1401

Martin Peek
Biology
Control of Escape Behavior by Descending Neurons in Drosophila Melanogaster
PQDT Open: https://pqdtopen.proquest.com/pubnum/10977993.html
10.6082/uchicago.1415

Nicelio Sanchez-Luege
Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program: Development, Regeneration, and Stem Cell Biology
Regulation of Notch Trafficking and Signaling by Abelson kinase
10.6082/ry9r-vg62

Dana Simmons
Neurobiology
Cerebellar Physiological Abnormalities in the 15q11-13 Duplication and CYFIP1 Overexpressing Murine Models of Autism Spectrum Disorder
10.6082/uchicago.1402

Payal Tiwari
Cancer Biology
Metabolically Activated Macrophages Driven by Obesity Promotes TNBC Progression
PQDT Open: https://pqdtopen.proquest.com/pubnum/10977084.html
10.6082/uchicago.1407

Jeffrey Walker
Computational Neuroscience
Methods for Studying the Neural Control of Natural Behaviors Using Unconstrained Marmosets
10.6082/uchicago.1359

Zhengyan Wang
Neurobiology
Molecular Neuroendocrinology of Maternal Behaviors and Death in the California Two-Spot Octopus, Octopus Bimaculoides
10.6082/uchicago.1413

Jiajie Xu
Development, Regeneration, and Stem Cell Biology
Exploring Yorkie’s Function at the Cell Cortex
10.6082/uchicago.1373

Division of the Humanities

Toygun Altintas
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Crisis and (Dis)Order: Armenian Revolutionaries and the Hamidian Regime in the Ottoman Empire, 1887-1896
10.6082/uchicago.1356

James Bassett
English Language and Literature
"- long as Ages steal!": Millennial Whiteness, (Counter) Occasional Poetics, and Antinomian Allegory, 1861-1876
10.6082/uchicago.1412

William D. Buckingham
Music
Recollecting Isleño Décimas: Louisiana’s Lost Tradition of Spanish Ballad
10.6082/uchicago.1394

Nazli Ipek Cora
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
"The Story Has It": Prose, Gender, and Space in the Early Modern Ottoman World
ProQuest: https://search-proquest-com.proxy.uchicago.edu/docview/2161785171?accountid=14657
IR: No

Carl Fuldner
Art History
Evolving Photography: Naturalism, Art, and Experience, 1889–1909
10.6082/uchicago.1357

Georginna Anne Hinnebusch
Germanic Studies
A Philosophy to Live By: Goethe's Art of Living in the Spirit of the Ancients
10.6082/uchicago.1368

Samuel Gold Hodgkin
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Lāhūtī: Persian Poetry in the Making of the Literary International, 1906-1957
10.6082/uchicago.1379

Maeve Catherine Hooper
Germanic Studies
Tradition, Transmission, Translation: Narrative Frames in Nineteenth-Century German Novellas
10.6082/uchicago.1414

Daniela Licandro
East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Doing Self-Criticism Like a Woman: Writing Life in Socialist China
10.6082/uchicago.1376

Anabel Maler
Music
Hearing Form in Post-Tonal Music
10.6082/uchicago.1405

Joseph Luis Moctezuma
English Language and Literature
Spiritual Automata: Craft, Reproduction, and Violence, 1850-1930
10.6082/uchicago.1410

Timothy Markham Page
Music
Oru for Sinfonietta and Objects
10.6082/uchicago.1314

Martin Rayburn
English Language and Literature
The Styles of Volition: Toward a Theory of the Novelistic Will
10.6082/uchicago.1393

Mariam Sheibani
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Islamic Law in an Age of Crisis and Consolidation: ʿIzz al-Dīn Ibn ʿAbd al-Salām (577-660/1187-1262) and the Ethical Turn in Medieval Islamic Law
ProQuest: https://search-proquest-com.proxy.uchicago.edu/docview/2161841059?accountid=14657
IR: No

Jennifer Sichel
Art History
Criticism without Authority: Gene Swenson, Jill Johnston, Gregory Battcock
10.6082/uchicago.1403

Amy Carolyn Stebbins
Germanic Studies and Cinema and Media Studies
Theater against the Turn: Acting Dialectics at Frank Castorf's Volksbühne
10.6082/uchicago.1375

William Harold Sterner
Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science
The Science of Poetics and The Poetics of Science: Recovering Aristotle's Empirical Science in the Context of Our Loss of Teleological Significances
10.6082/uchicago.1425

Takuma Tanikawa
Music
Ondo for Chamber Orchestra
PQDT Open: https://pqdtopen.proquest.com/pubnum/10809519.html
10.6082/uchicago.1320

Emily Sarah Wilson
Classics
What's in a Name? Trade, Sanctuaries, Diversity, and Identity in Archaic Ionia
10.6082/uchicago.1358

Division of the Physical Sciences

Jonah Bloch-Johnson
Geophysical Sciences
Causes and Implications of Time-Varying Climate Sensitivity
10.6082/uchicago.1421

Patrick Eugene Bryant
Physics
Search for Pair Production of Higgs Bosons in the Four Bottom Quark Final State Using Proton-Proton Collisions at √s=13 TeV with the Atlas Detector
PQDT Open: https://pqdtopen.proquest.com/pubnum/10974446.html
10.6082/uchicago.1384

Patrick Cunningham
Chemistry
Anisotropic Semiconductor Nanostructures for Display Applications
10.6082/uchicago.1371

Simon Freedman
Physics
Simulating Physical Processes in the Actin Cytoskeleton
10.6082/uchicago.1378

Alexandros Georgakopoulos
Physics
Modeling and Creating Cavity Rydberg Polaritons for Achieving Strongly Correlated Photonic Materials
10.6082/uchicago.1380

Kyle Gibson
Chemistry
Design and Synthesis of Colloidal Metallic Nanostructures for Programmable Self-Assembly
10.6082/uchicago.1424

Joao Manuel Goncalves Caldeira
Physics
Duality and Axion Couplings in Two-Dimensional Supersymmetric Quantum Field Theories
10.6082/uchicago.1387

Pengfei Ji
Chemistry
Transforming Hydroxides in Metal-Organic Framework Nodes for Catalytic Applications
10.6082/uchicago.1396

Mengyin Lu
Statistics
Generalized Adaptive Shrinkage Methods and Applications in Genomics Studies
PQDT Open: https://pqdtopen.proquest.com/pubnum/10974422.html
10.6082/uchicago.1383

Michael James Lueckheide
Chemistry
On the Structure-Property Relationships of Oligonucleotide Polyelectrolyte Complexes and Complex Micelles
PQDT Open: https://pqdtopen.proquest.com/pubnum/10978422.html
ProQuest: https://search-proquest-com.proxy.uchicago.edu/docview/2162562410?accountid=14657
IR: No

Samuel Miller
Geophysical Sciences
The Metaproteomic Analysis of Arctic Soils with Novel Bioinformatic Methods
10.6082/uchicago.1419

Noah Prentice Mitchell
Physics
Geometric Control of Fracture and Topological Metamaterials
10.6082/uchicago.1355

Ravi Kaushik Naik
Physics
Multimode Circuit Quantum Electrodynamics
10.6082/uchicago.1391

Mats Joakim Robert Olsson
Physics
Searching for Supersymmetry in Fully Hadronic Final States with the ATLAS Experiment
10.6082/uchicago.1385

Ulises Pereira Obilinovic
Statistics
Unsupervised Learning of Neuronal Representations in Brain Networks
10.6082/uchicago.1420

David Ariel Plotkin
Geophysical Sciences
Rare Events in Weather and Climate
10.6082/uchicago.1366

Manas Sajjan
Chemistry
From Molecular Electronics to Quantum Control - Reduced Density Matrix Approach
10.6082/uchicago.1362

Paul Jonathan Cregan Sanstead
Chemistry
Investigation of DNA Dehybridization through Steady-State and Transient Temperature-Jump Nonlinear Infrared Spectroscopy
10.6082/uchicago.1386

Morris Sharp
Chemistry
Mechanisms of Protein Targeting to Biomembranes
10.6082/uchicago.1365

Peter Ward Tierney
Geophysical Sciences
Characterizing and Quantifying Habitat Heterogeneity, Extinction, and Persistence of Habitat Preference in Phanerozoic Reefs
10.6082/uchicago.1430

Hunter Baksa Vibbert
Chemistry
Group 6 Metal-Oxo and -Alkylidyne Complexes with High Reactivity Derived from π-Antibonding Orbitals
10.6082/uchicago.1422

Ye Zhou
Chemistry
Modeling of Nematic Liquid Crystals under the Effect of Chirality, External fields and Surface Conditions
10.6082/uchicago.1404

Division of the Social Sciences

Maryam Alemzadeh
Sociology
Institutionalization of a Revolutionary Army: The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, 1979-82
ProQuest: https://search-proquest-com.proxy.uchicago.edu/docview/2165992694?accountid=14657
IR: No

David Aftab Ansari
Comparative Human Development
"Dare to be a Future Therapist”: Uncertainty and Apprenticeship in Mental Health for Immigrants and Refugees in Paris, France"
10.6082/uchicago.1363

Sherrilynn Jill Bevel
Political Science
Deferred Dreams: How Non-Profit Governance Structures Impact Minority Political Participation
10.6082/uchicago.1354

Chad Richard Borkenhagen
Sociology
Scientific Knowledge and Social Structure in the Culinary Arts and Mathematical Finance
10.6082/uchicago.1369

Charles Comey
Social Thought
Kierkegaard on Decision and Married Love
10.6082/uchicago.1399

Zebulon York Dingley
Anthropology and History
Kinship, Capital, and the Occult on the South Coast of Kenya
10.6082/uchicago.1416

Christine E Fleener
Comparative Human Development
Growing up Rhesus: A Dynamic Systems Approach to Spatial Cognitive Development and Early Experience in Free-Ranging Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta)
10.6082/uchicago.1381

Emily Lord Fransee
History
Without Distinction: Women's Suffrage in the French Empire, 1943-1962
10.6082/1vzc-va24

Elizabeth Ann Fretwell
History
Tailoring Benin: Material Culture and Artisan Production in Urban West Africa
10.6082/uchicago.1390

Carmine Grimaldi
History
Structuring Vision: A History of Videotape
ProQuest: https://search-proquest-com.proxy.uchicago.edu/docview/2162610429?accountid=14657
IR: No

Maira Hayat
Anthropology
Ecologies of Water Governance in Pakistan: The Colony, The Corporation, and The Contemporary
ProQuest: https://search-proquest-com.proxy.uchicago.edu/docview/2162621798?accountid=14657
IR: No

Lancelot Henry de Frahan
Economics
Essays on Inequality, Fairness and Taxation
10.6082/uchicago.1418

Stephanie Kelley
Political Science
Securing the State: A Theory of Military Arbitration
10.6082/uchicago.1395

Jan Kozak
Economics
Essays in Financial Stability and the Public Sector
ProQuest: https://search-proquest-com.proxy.uchicago.edu/docview/2162607371?accountid=14657
IR: No

Heather Harden Mangelsdorf
Psychology
Using Parasympathetic Activity to Gain Insights into Gesture and Learning
10.6082/uchicago.1392

Asfandyar Ali Mir
Political Science
Explaining Effectiveness in Modern Counterinsurgency
10.6082/uchicago.1382

Justin Robert Niermeier-Dohoney
History
A Vital Matter: Alchemy, Cornucopianism, and Agricultural Improvement in Seventeenth-Century England
10.6082/uchicago.1409

Robert J Reamer
Political Science
Reconstructing Capitalism: Critical Theory, New Materialism, and the Politics of Possibility
ProQuest: https://search-proquest-com.proxy.uchicago.edu/docview/2165930708?accountid=14657
IR: No

Laura Lisa Elizabeth Stith Scott
History
Assembly, Dissent, and Political Cohesion: Bohemian Institutional Development in the Fifteenth Century
10.6082/uchicago.1389

Matthew Slack
Political Science
Conventional Tripwire Deterrence
10.6082/uchicago.1370

Erika Tschinkel
History
The Just Enemy in a Time of Terror and Conflict
10.6082/uchicago.1406

Kevin Kaiwen Weng
Political Science
Shaping Leviathan's Teeth: State-Building and Military Strategy in Republican China, 1937-1949
10.6082/uchicago.1423

Sarita Zaffini
Political Science
Real Unity and Representation in Hobbes’s Leviathan
10.6082/uchicago.1377

Division of the Social Sciences and the Division of the Humanities

Julie Alyssa Hanlon
Anthropology and South Asian Languages and Civilizations
Jain Monks, Merchants, and Kings in Early Historic South India
10.6082/5pn7-c714

Laura A Horton
Comparative Human Development and Linguistics
Conventionalization of Shared Homesign Systems in Guatemala: Social, Lexical, and Morphophonological Dimensions
10.6082/uchicago.1321

The Divinity School

Kelly Meister Brawn
The Networks of a Thai Buddhist Monastery: Communities, Material Culture, and Contemporary Practice at Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand
10.6082/1q4t-r471

The School of Social Service Administration

Keith Romell Green
Exploring the Implications of Shifting HIV Prevention Practice Ideologies on the Work of Community-Based Organizations: A Resource Dependence Perspective
10.6082/uchicago.1388

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Rachel Marie Geoffroy
Electronic Proxy Statement Dissemination and Shareholder Monitoring
10.6082/uchicago.1367