Autumn 2019

Autumn Quarter Dissertations (December 2019)

Division of the Biological Sciences and the Pritzker School of Medicine

Canavan Sophia Victoria
Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program: Computational Neuroscience
Avian Sleep Architecture and Motor Replay
10.6082/uchicago.2068

Clark Michael D
Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program: Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
Electromechanical Coupling and Gating Polarity in Voltage-Gated Ion Channels
10.6082/uchicago.2113

Gill Daniel Franklin
Neurobiology
Muscarinic Downregulation of SK2-Type K+ Conductances Promotes Intrinsic Plasticity in L2/3 Pyramidal Neurons of the Mouse Primary Somatosensory Cortex
10.6082/uchicago.2071

Howard Chanie Lai
Immunology
Understanding Human IL-33 Expression in the Lungs During Inflammation Using a Reporter Model
10.6082/uchicago.2062

Ling Alexander Lee
Cancer Biology
Predicting Clinical Drug Combination Efficacy Using In Vitro Monotherapy Data
10.6082/uchicago.2092

Ludwig Lindsey Michelle
Cancer Biology
Distinct Cell Death Sensitivity and Adaptivity in T Cell Subsets Following Manipulation of the BCL-2 Family of Proteins
10.6082/uchicago.2059

Mohan Krithika
Computational Neuroscience
Neural Activity and Dynamics Underlying Visual Categorization and Learning
10.6082/uchicago.2109

Patel Meera Janak
Neurobiology
Aberrant Synaptic Plasticity Underlying Parkinsonian Motor Behaviors
10.6082/uchicago.2099

Press David Johann
Public Health Sciences
Individual and Neighborhood Contributions to African American Health Disparities in Bio-Specimen Research Participation, Prostate-Specific Antigen Levels, and Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness
10.6082/uchicago.2063

Reitz Diedre
Genetics, Genomics, and Systems Biology
A DMC1 Mutant That Bypasses Accessory Factor Mei5-Sae3 Provides Insight into the Regulation of Filament Length in vivo
10.6082/uchicago.2110

Sahu Aneesha Suresh
Computational Neuroscience
Sensorimotor Representations of Manual Behavior
10.6082/uchicago.2064

Sibley Adam Robert
Medical Physics
Investigating Inflammation on the Cellular Level Using Machine Learning
10.6082/uchicago.2066

Springer Maya Zafrir
Cancer Biology
Functions of BNIP3 in nutrient stress responses
10.6082/uchicago.2113

Yee William
Cell and Molecular Biology
Exploring the Relationship Between the CAF-1 Complex and the Hippo Signaling Pathway
IR: No

Division of the Humanities

Becker Ingrid Destray
English Language and Literature
Socio/Poetics
10.6082/uchicago.2104

Berg Mirjam
Germanic Studies
Fragile Räume: Eingriffe in den Mythos des Zuhauses (1905 - 1936)
IR: No

Chavez Oscar
English Language and Literature
American Graphicity: Postwar Ethnic Literature and Visual Culture
10.6082/uchicago.2074

Feng Naixi
East Asian Languages and Civilizations
City on Edge: Inhabiting Literary Beijing on the Eve of the Manchu Conquest
10.6082/uchicago.2091

Gouvea Marcos Bidoli
Classics
Another Homer: The Figure of the Roman Homer from Ennius to Macrobius
10.6082/uchicago.2060

Inchiosa Andrew
English Language and Literature
Found among the Papers of the Early Republic
10.6082/uchicago.2085

Kaya Mustafa Ismail
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Zayn al-Dīn al-Khwāfī (757–838/1356–1435): The Life and Work of a Ṭarīqa-founding Sufi
10.6082/uchicago.2072

Lebovitz David Joseph
East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Historical Poetry, Poetical History, and the Roots of Commentary: Rui Liangfu and the Formation of Early Chinese Texts
10.6082/uchicago.2061

Parkin Stephen Michael
Comparative Literature
The Idea of the Consolatory: The Rhetoric, Ethics, and Moral Psychology of Consolation Literature
10.6082/uchicago.2096

Division of the Physical Sciences

Black Timothy James Fornell
Mathematics and Computer Science
Group-Theoretic Aspects of Complexity Theory and Coding Theory
10.6082/uchicago.2076

Chu Weiwei
Chemistry
Phase Behavior and Ion Conductivity in Polymer Electrolytes
IR: No

Edel Ross Anthony
Chemistry
Oxidation of Semiconductors and Semimetals by Supersonic Beams of O2 with Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Visualization
10.6082/uchicago.2108

He Mengfei
Physics
Long-time Evolution of Interfacial Structure of Partial Wetting
10.6082/uchicago.2084

Hildebrand Kevin Robert Thomas
Physics
Measurement of Z Boson Production in Association with at least One or Two b-jets in Proton-Proton Collisions at 13 TeV using the ATLAS Detector
10.6082/uchicago.2107

Hudson Margaret Hervey
Chemistry
Design, Control, and Characterization of Solution-processed Semiconductors for Optoelectronic Applications
10.6082/uchicago.2077

Koolstra Gerwin
Physics
Trapping a Single Electron on Superfluid Helium Using a Superconducting Resonator
10.6082/uchicago.2070

Ludwig Nicholas Benjamin
Chemistry
Correlations and Self-Assembly in Ionic and Nematic Liquids
10.6082/uchicago.2065

Macdonald Grant John
Geophysical Sciences
Investigating the Hydrology of Ice Shelves, and Its Implications for Ice-Shelf Stability
10.6082/uchicago.2097

Mudrakarta Pramod Kaushik
Computer Science
Challenges in Modern Machine Learning: Multiresolution Structure, Model Understanding and Transfer Learning
10.6082/uchicago.2075

Owens John Claiborne
Physics
Creating Quantum Topological Materials with 3D Microwave Photons
10.6082/uchicago.2093

Piechowicz Marek
Chemistry
Studies of Adsorbents for Actinide Separations Relevant to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle
10.6082/uchicago.2083

Roth Leah K
Physics
Constant Speed Penetration into Granular Materials: Drag Forces from the Quasistatic to Inertial Regime
IR: No

Schine Nathan Alexander
Physics
Quantum Hall Physics with Photons
10.6082/uchicago.2082

Sharapov Valerii
Chemistry
Exploration of Organic Materials for Light-Harvesting and Light-Emitting Optoelectronic Devices
10.6082/uchicago.2098

Stern Menachem
Physics
Design and Learning in Mechanical Systems
10.6082/uchicago.2089

Suminto Riza Oktavian Nugraha
Computer Science
Mitigating Cascading Performance Failures and Outages in Cloud Systems
10.6082/uchicago.2095

Veit Richard Darren
Chemistry
Low-Temperature Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy Study of Hydrogen and Nitrogen Doped Nb(100) Crystals
10.6082/uchicago.2112

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

Spurrier Vaughn
Biophysical Sciences
Motion Tuning to Drifting Gratings and Water Flow
10.6082/uchicago.2086

Division of the Social Sciences

Blumberg Seth Harris
Economics
Payment between Friends: Compensation and Signaling in an Altruistic Partnership
10.6082/uchicago.2078

Brown Maoz
Sociology
Institutional Change in the American Human Service Sector: Professional and Organizational Dynamics
10.6082/uchicago.2115

Das Suchismita
Anthropology
Assembling Diversity: Conservation, Ethnopolitics and Bio-Cultural Recognition on the Himalayan Frontier
10.6082/uchicago.2101

Fugazzola Caterina
Sociology
What's in a Name? Language, Culture, and Tongzhi Strategies for Social Change
10.6082/uchicago.2087

Galloway Samuel R.
Political Science
Cruising Politics: Affect, Assemblage, Agonistic Democracy
10.6082/uchicago.2111

Guimarães Pinheiro Lucas
Political Science
Factories of Modernity: Labor, Aesthetics, and the Racial Politics of Historical Capitalism
10.6082/uchicago.2090

Jeon Jaewoong
History
Learning Liberation: Emergence of Capitalism in Korea and Taiwan
IR: No

Kindell Christopher Steven
History
The Sanitary Sieve: Public Health, Infectious Diseases, and the Urbanization of Honolulu, c. 1850-1914
10.6082/uchicago.2106

Kryczka Nicholas
History
Selective Renewal: Choice, Community, and School in Post-Civil Rights Chicago
10.6082/uchicago.2114

Masghati Emily
History
The Rosenwald Explorers: Race and Social Science in the Age of Jim Crow
IR: No

McQuinn Ilana R
History
The Rise and Fall of Jewish Representation and Communist Reform in Czechoslovakia, 1945-75
10.6082/uchicago.2058

Radford Jason
Sociology
Excellence for All: Pursuing Effectiveness in a High-Performing, No-Excuses Charter School
10.6082/uchicago.2117

Saha Roy Sayantan
Anthropology
Legal Lives in the Postcolony: Sovereignty, Absolutism and the Rule of Law in India
10.6082/uchicago.2102

Zhang Yinxian
Sociology
Online Opinion and the Nature of the Public Sphere in China
10.6082/uchicago.2067

The Divinity School

Barr David A
Christian Realist Environmental Ethics
10.6082/uchicago.2069

The Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies

Delgado Martinez William
Essays on the Economics of Education
10.6082/uchicago.2105

The Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering

Li Jiajing
Directed Assembly of Functional Nanomaterials Using Chemical Patterns
10.6082/uchicago.2100

The School of Social Service Administration

Keene Lance
Young Black Gay Men's Access to Queer Space and LGBTQ Services: A Chicago-Based Examination
10.6082/uchicago.2088

Thompson IV Julian Glenford Alexander
Rehabilitative Imaginaries and Punitive Impulses: How Discourse and Ideology Shape Legal and Treatment Practices in Mental Health Court
10.6082/uchicago.2081

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Randa Ali Cem
Operational Issues in Organ Transplantation
IR: No