Spring 2021

Spring Quarter Dissertations (June 2021)

Division of the Biological Sciences and the Pritzker School of Medicine

Caitlin Ann Anderson
Cell and Molecular Biology
Minimal Reconstitution of Actin Networks to Investigate Mechanisms of Actin Binding Proteins
10.6082/uchicago.2997

Hailey Murphy Brown
Immunology
Duodenal Influence on Endocrine Pancreatic Immunity: A Dominant Role for Shared Lymph Node Tonality
10.6082/uchicago.2961

Jaime Lindsey Chao
Immunology
The Impact of Adaptive Immunity on the Development and Progression of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
10.6082/uchicago.2949

Dayana Alexandra Delgado
Public Health Sciences
Characterizing Gene-Environment Relationships in Diverse Populations
10.6082/uchicago.3003

Haley L. Dugan
Immunology
Defining Antibody Immunodominance to Pandemic-Threat Viruses in Humans
10.6082/uchicago.2987

Ryan Duncombe
Immunology
The Molecular Basis of Self-Antigen Recognition by Regulatory T Cells
10.6082/uchicago.3010

Olivia Anne Gray
Human Genetics
Analysis of Tibetan Genetic Adaptation and Its Functional Consequences in Multiple, Hypoxia-Responsive Cell Types
10.6082/uchicago.2936

Robert Franklin Gruener
Cancer Biology
Computational Drug Repositioning for Triple-Negative Breast Cancers
10.6082/uchicago.2950

Samuel Anderson Hendley
Medical Physics
Histotripsy as an Adjuvant Therapy for Deep Vein Thrombosis
10.6082/uchicago.2988

Jun Xian Huang
Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
High-Throughput Quantitative Proteomics Platforms for Discovery of Functional Protein Modifications and Interactions
10.6082/uchicago.3028

Qianheng Ma
Public Health Sciences
Extensions to Statistical Methods for Analyzing Intensive Multilevel Longitudinal Data Collected by Mobile and Wearable Devices
10.6082/uchicago.3014

Eshaan Ram Rao
Neurobiology
Calcium Channel-Coupled Transcription Factors Facilitate Direct Calcium Signaling
10.6082/uchicago.3047

Manuel Rocha
Development, Regeneration, and Stem Cell Biology
Cdx4 Regulates the Development of Neural Crest Cells in the Posterior Body of Zebrafish Embryos
10.6082/uchicago.3058

Jillian Nicole Rosenberg
Cancer Biology
Revealing T-Cell Signaling States by 4-Dimensional Lattice Light-Sheet Microscopy of Receptor Dynamics
10.6082/uchicago.2990

Christopher Thomas Stamper
Immunology
Profiling B Cell Responses to a Novel Coronavirus and Investigating the Evolutionary History of the B Cell Receptor
10.6082/uchicago.3025

Andrew Tremain
Immunology
Evaluation of Novel Engineered Strategies for Therapeutic Antigen Immunotherapy
10.6082/uchicago.3044

Lydia Mimi Varesio
Microbiology
The Response of Brucella ovis to Changing and Challenging Environments
10.6082/uchicago.2979

Hanxin Zhang
Genetics, Genomics, and Systems Biology
Computational Dissection of Etiology of Complex Disease with Observational Data
10.6082/uchicago.2953

Division of the Humanities

Carly B. Boxer
Art History
The Visual Culture of English Medicine, 1348 - 1500
10.6082/uchicago.3043

Alican Camci
Music
Saha Araştırması (Fieldwork) for Large Ensemble and Electronics
10.6082/uchicago.2948

Daniel Stephen Edmiston
Linguistics
Identifying Linguistic Structures in Continuous Spaces
10.6082/uchicago.2958

Marina Ermolaeva
Linguistics
Learning Syntax via Decomposition
10.6082/uchicago.3015

Rebecca Flore
Music
Organizing the Sound of the Voice: Western Music's Relationship with Recorded Speech, 1965–2020
10.6082/uchicago.2934

Jazmin Graves
South Asian Languages and Civilizations
Songs to the African Saints of India: The Veneration of Mai Misra in the Sidi Sufi Devotional Tradition of Gujarat and Mumbai
10.6082/uchicago.3019

Samuel Lee Harris
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Public Works and Private Work on the Threshold of Complexity: The Production and Use of Space at Late Chalcolithic 1 Tell Surezha, Iraq
10.6082/uchicago.2971

Viviana Natalia Hong
Romance Languages and Literatures
Child’s Play and Foul Play: Childhood Narratives from the HIJOS Generation in Post-dictatorial Argentina
IR: No

Robert Rhyne King
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
The House of the Satrap and the Making of the Achaemenid Persian Empire, 522-330 BCE
10.6082/uchicago.2965

Yan Ki Lai
Linguistics
The Nature of the Postverbal Field in Mandarin Chinese
IR: No

Hilda Cristina Larrazabal Cárdenas
Romance Languages and Literatures
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz o la construcción de un ícono nacional (circa 1870-1970)
10.6082/uchicago.2973

Joungbum Lee
Music
Condensed Serenity for Large Ensemble
IR: No

Woo Chan Lee
Music
Romantic Remnants: Global Musical Atmospheres and the Really Long Nineteenth Century
10.6082/uchicago.2941

Juan Diego Mariategui
Romance Languages and Literatures
To Reach the Isle: Poetics of the Island in Puerto Rican Literature of the Twentieth Century
10.6082/uchicago.3020

Robert Samuel Mills McArthur
Classics
Occupational Titles in Ancient Greece
IR: No

David Clay Mettens
Music
stain, bloom, moon, rain
10.6082/uchicago.3030

Andres Millan
English Language and Literature
Penance Terminable and Interminable: Form, Suffering and Activity in Piers Plowman
10.6082/uchicago.3027

Daniel Jacobius Morgan
South Asian Languages and Civilizations
Spokesman of the Unseen World: Shāh Walī Allāh (1703-62), Islamic Reform and Applied Cosmology in Late-Mughal Delhi
IR: No

Will Samuel McMillan Myers
Music
Workaround
10.6082/uchicago.3042

Alan Peters
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Internal Passives in Semitic: Functional Symmetry in a Variation-and-Change Model
10.6082/uchicago.2937

Thomas Richard Schulte
Philosophy The Transformation of 'Self-Consciousness' in Hegel's Phenomenology
10.6082/uchicago.2986

Leon Avery Wash
Classics
Fruit of the Mind: Metaphor and the Concept of Nature in Pindar and Empedocles
10.6082/uchicago.3045

Division of the Physical Sciences

Owen Finn Barrett
Mathematics
The Derived Category of the Abelian Category of Constructible Sheaves
10.6082/uchicago.2963

Shiva Chidambaram
Mathematics
Moduli Spaces of Abelian Varieties Associated to mod-p Galois Representations
10.6082/uchicago.2989

Ping Ngai Chung
Mathematics
Measure Rigidity, Equidistribution and Orbit Closure Classification of Random Walks on Surfaces and Homogeneous Spaces
10.6082/uchicago.2983

Charles James Frederick Cole
Chemistry
Rapidly Introducing Molecular Complexity: Reaction Development and Application to Hydrocarbon and Heterocyclic Frameworks
10.6082/uchicago.2957

Ronno Das
Mathematics
Points and Lines on Cubic Surfaces
10.6082/uchicago.2994

Akash V. Dixit
Physics
Searching for Dark Matter with Superconducting Qubits
10.6082/uchicago.2942

Andrew Winston Heard
Geophysical Sciences
The Role of Iron in the Surface Redox Evolution of Early Earth and Mars
10.6082/uchicago.2952

Tri Quoc Huynh
Computer Science
Universal Neural Memory Architectures: Multigrid Connectivity, Domain-Agnostic Geometry, and Local Operators
10.6082/uchicago.3022

Jia Kong
Mathematics
The $C_2$-effective Spectral Sequence for $C_2$-equivariant Connective real $K$-theory
IR: No

Yu Li
Mathematics
Quantum Boson Algebra and Poisson Geometry of the Flag Variety
10.6082/uchicago.2959

Weinan Lin
Mathematics
On the May Spectral Sequence at the Prime 2
10.6082/uchicago.2940

Yin Lin
Physics
Nucleon Mass and Charges with Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics
10.6082/uchicago.2993

Tessa Jean Lynch-Colameta
Chemistry
Development of Enantioselective Reactions Utilizing Nitrones as Effective Iminium Surrogates
10.6082/uchicago.3057

Megan Mansfield
Geophysical Sciences
Revealing the Atmospheres of Highly Irradiated Exoplanets: From Ultra-Hot Jupiters to Venus Analogues
10.6082/uchicago.3037

Liam Matthew Mazurowski
Mathematics
Nonlinear Variational Problems: CMC Doublings and p-Energies
10.6082/uchicago.3034

Jeffrey Evan Montgomery
Chemistry
Expanding the Scope, Structure, and Function of Synthetic Biologics with Diels-Alder Cycloadditions and Other Strategies
10.6082/uchicago.2996

Leonardo Nagami Coregliano
Computer Science and Mathematics
Applications of Continuous Combinatorics to Quasirandomness and Extremal Combinatorics
10.6082/uchicago.3041

Polina Navotnaya
Chemistry
Designing and Driving Excited State Dynamics in the Condensed Phase: Ultrafast Spectroscopy of Photosynthetic and Semiconducting Systems
10.6082/uchicago.3036

Kiho Park
Mathematics
Subadditive Thermodynamic Formalism for Fiber-Bunched Cocycles
10.6082/uchicago.2964

Weerapat Pittayakanchit
Physics
Nonlinear Dynamical Systems Driven at Intermediate Timescales
10.6082/uchicago.3055

Dylan Quintana
Mathematics
Adventures in Decoding Direct Sum Codes
10.6082/uchicago.3032

Alexander Joseph Rago
Chemistry
Development of Palladium-Catalyzed Arene Difunctionalization Reactions Enabled by Norbornene
10.6082/uchicago.3040

Enakshi Saha
Statistics
Flexible Bayesian Methods for High Dimensional Data
10.6082/uchicago.3033

Mariya Sardarli
Mathematics
The Ergodic Mean Field Game System for a Type of State Constraint Condition
IR: No

Todd Michael Seiss
Physics
A Search for the Production of Pairs of Higgs Bosons Decaying to Four Bottom Quarks with the ATLAS Detector Using √S = 13 Tev Proton-Proton Collisions at the Large Hadron Collider
10.6082/uchicago.2947

Aritra Sen
Mathematics
Log Fundamental Group Scheme
IR: No

Eric David Stubley
Mathematics
Classical Points of Low Weight in p -adic Families of Modular Forms
10.6082/uchicago.2984

Bhavyashree Suresh
Chemistry
THE ROLE OF LYSOSOME REMODELING IN PHAGOCYTOSIS
10.6082/uchicago.3035

Mao Tian Tan
Physics
Quantum Entanglement and Quantum Chaos in Field Theory and Many-Body Physics
IR: No

Noah Taylor
Mathematics
Lifts of Modular Forms Coming from Mod 2 Galois Representations
10.6082/uchicago.2960

Krysten Lauren Villalon
Geophysical Sciences
Analyzing Extraterrestrial Materials at the Nanoscale: Resolving the Ancestry of Primitive Amorphous Silicates
10.6082/uchicago.2970

Matthew Witte
Geophysical Sciences
Trait Asymmetry and Development in the Middle Devonian Trilobite Genus Eldredgeops Struve 1992
10.6082/uchicago.3060

Fangjie Yin
Chemistry
Strategies for the Synthesis of Caged Natural Products
IR: No

Lang Yu
Computer Science
Analyzing and Improving Compositionality in Neural Language Models
10.6082/uchicago.3009

Wen Zhang
Chemistry
Investigation and Characterization of RNA Modifications
10.6082/uchicago.3038

Xining Zhang
Physics
Compact Approximation Methods for Neutrino Oscillations in Matter
10.6082/uchicago.3052

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

Matthew Alan Reyer
Biophysical Sciences
Quantitative Approaches to Study RNA-Mediated Gene Regulation
10.6082/uchicago.3016

Division of the Social Sciences

Alejandra Azuero Quijano
Anthropology
Forensics of Finance: The Science of Crime and Debt in Post-agreement Colombia
10.6082/uchicago.2968

Christian Jacob Baker
Economics Essays on Information Costs
IR: No

Genevieve Bates
Political Science
Holding Their Feet to the Fire: Negotiated Accountability in the Shadow of the International Community
IR: No

Jeremiah Bejarano
Economics
Essays in Macroeconomics and Finance
10.6082/uchicago.3001

Nicole Burke
Psychology
The Cognitive Value of Social Relationships: An Argument for Social Network Theory in Developmental Science
10.6082/uchicago.3012

Siying Cao
Economics
Quantifying Economic Reasoning in Court: Judge Economics Sophistication and Pro-business Orientation
10.6082/uchicago.2974

Cristina Carrazza
Psychology
Parent Attitudes about Young Children's Math Learning: Connections to Parent Math Support and Child Math Outcomes
10.6082/uchicago.2946

Sarah Elizabeth Cashdollar
Comparative Human Development
Career and Technical Education in the Era of College and Career Readiness: Influences on Youth Postsecondary Aspirations in "Oaksburg, USA"
10.6082/uchicago.3023

Kuan-Ming Chen
Economics
Essays on Labor Supply
10.6082/uchicago.3021

Mauricio Chikitani
Economics
Uncertainty over Fatality Risks and the Value of Statistical Life
10.6082/uchicago.2978

Angela Maria Denis Pagliero
Economics
Heterogeneous and Uncertain Health Dynamics and Working Decisions of Older Adults
10.6082/uchicago.2999

Li Dong
Sociology
Imitative Professionalization: Law and Medicine in Early Twentieth-Century China
10.6082/uchicago.2972

David Martin Ferguson
Sociology
The Sociological Construction of Race in the Jim Crow South, 1920-1945: Three Episodes in the Early History of the Department of Sociology at the University of North Carolina
IR: No

Gustavo Gonzalez
Economics
Commodity Price Shocks, Factor Utilization, and Productivity Dynamics
10.6082/uchicago.3005

Nicole Hakim
Psychology
Characterizing Working Memory Delay Period Activity
10.6082/uchicago.2943

Kai-Wei Hsu
Economics
Learning, Reviews and Pricing in the Airbnb Market
IR: No

Ezra Karger
Economics
Essays on the Measurement of Income in Economic Analysis
10.6082/uchicago.3026

Taeho Kim
Economics
Essays in Personnel Economics of Policing
10.6082/uchicago.2967

Haishi Li
Economics
Essays on the Macroeconomic Implications of Globalization
10.6082/uchicago.3000

Lun Li
Economics Advertising, Brand Preferences, and Market Structures
10.6082/uchicago.2976

Philip Chijui Liang
Economics
A Study of Quadratic Voting
10.6082/uchicago.2955

Sheng-Hao Lo
Economics
The Impact of Drug Profit Margins on Medical Providers, Patients, and the Government
IR: No

Almaz Mesghina
Comparative Human Development
From Distress to "Eustress": Contextual and Cognitive Factors in the Arousal-Performance Relationship
10.6082/uchicago.3039

Julia Laurel Mueller
Social Thought
The Intelligence of Attention
10.6082/uchicago.2951

Ayesha Mulla
Anthropology
"Sab Drama Hai"/"It's All Drama": The Politics of Producing Television News in Pakistan
10.6082/uchicago.2985

David Novgorodsky
Economics
Essays in Public Economics
IR: No

Kenneth Gayosa Onishi
Psychology
Transkingdom Interactions Regulate Behavior across the Lifespan
10.6082/uchicago.2935

Sarah A Outland
Sociology
The Connected Classroom: Juggling Technology, Distractions, and Expectations in High School
10.6082/uchicago.2945

Keyao Pan
History
Beyond Postwar, Beyond Nation: "Human Rights" and the "History Problem" in Modern Japan and Asia
10.6082/uchicago.2975

Hyunmin Park
Economics
Firm-Specific Human Capital and Employment Dynamics
IR: No

Ziho Park
Economics
Essays on International Economics
10.6082/uchicago.3006

Fahad M. Sajid
Political Science
Structure and Agency in Colonial Politics: Lessons from British India and Beyond
IR: No

Cristina Yumi Sakamoto
Sociology
Hexagons, Scenes, Art, and Jobs: The New Urban Geography of Cultural Enterprises and Employment Opportunity
10.6082/uchicago.2969

Mariel Schwartz
Economics
The Spillover Effects of Maternity Leave Policy on Young Women's Schooling Choices
10.6082/uchicago.3049

Cristhian Seminario Amez
Economics
Informal Rungs on the Job Ladder: Theory and Evidence from Brazil
10.6082/uchicago.3053

Yubing Sheng
Political Science
Managing Hypernationalism: The Media, the Military, and the Making of Conciliatory Foreign Policy
10.6082/uchicago.2939

Aditi Rajeev Shirodkar
Political Science
Faith in Conquest: Colonialism and Christianity in Portuguese Goa
IR: No

Mikayel Sukiasyan
Economics
Bailouts and Redistribution
10.6082/uchicago.3050

German Bruno Villegas Bauer
Economics
Essays in Political Economy and Finance
IR: No

Elayne Patrice Vollman
Comparative Human Development and Psychology
Learning beyond Accuracy: Evidence for Worked Examples as a Support for Students' Proportional Reasoning Gains
10.6082/uchicago.2991

Daniel Edward Watling
Social Thought
The Dearest Desire: Philosophy and Islam in The Book of Ibn Tūmart
10.6082/uchicago.3048

Wen Xie
Sociology
The Making of the Chinese Rust Belt: Generation and Social Change in Northeast China, 1950s-2010s
IR: No

Yulia Zhestkova
Economics
Technology Cluster Dynamics and Network Structure
10.6082/uchicago.2992

Division of the Social Sciences and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Yu-Ting Chiang
Economics and Business
Essays on Macroeconomic Models with Dispersed Information
10.6082/uchicago.3056

Jian Li
Economics and Business
The Importance of Investor Heterogeneity: An Examination of the Corporate Bond Market
10.6082/uchicago.3024

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Gursharan Singh Bhue
Spillover of Local Economic Shocks through Multi-market Banks: Evidence from Trade Liberalization
10.6082/uchicago.2981

Jianfei Cao
Essays on the Econometrics of Dependent Data
10.6082/uchicago.2962

Connor Dowd
Essays in Econometrics
10.6082/uchicago.3007

David Andrew Finer
No Shock Waves through Wall Street? Market Responses to the Risk of Nuclear War
10.6082/uchicago.3029

Shohini Kundu
An Economic Analysis of Collateralized Loan Obligations
10.6082/uchicago.3018

Shirley Simiao Lu
The Green Bonding Hypothesis: How Do Green Bonds Enhance the Credibility of Environmental Commitments?
10.6082/uchicago.3017

Yao Lu
The Influence of Liquidity Information on Liquidity Holdings in the Banking System
10.6082/uchicago.2980

Olivia R Natan
Choice Frictions in Large Assortments
10.6082/uchicago.2977

Kariyushi Rao
Collective Response to Scarcity: How the Resource Environment Shapes Social Networks
10.6082/uchicago.2982

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the Division of the Social Sciences

Yiran Fan
Business and Economics
Essays on Financial Markets with Endogenous Information Screening Choices
10.6082/uchicago.3008

The Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice

Kristen L Ethier
Parenting with Precarity: A Narrative Analysis of the Developmental and Systemic Contexts That Shape the Transition to Parenthood for Parenting Youth in Foster Care
10.6082/uchicago.3046

The Divinity School

Daniel Takarabe Kim
Modern Medicine and the Hermeneutical Self: Meaning, Ethics, and Identity
10.6082/uchicago.3011

Dov Lerner
Dark Matter: Malbim's Exegetical Pedagogy
10.6082/uchicago.2938

Nabanjan Maitra
The Rebirth of Homo Vedicus: Monastic Governmentality in Medieval India
10.6082/uchicago.3054

Christine Rebecca Trotter
Hellenistic Jews and Consolatory Rhetoric: Four Case Studies from 2 Maccabees to the Letter to the Hebrews
IR: No

H�ctor Manuel Varela Rios
To 'Take Care' and 'Venerate': Morenita , Excessive Personhood, and Devotedness in a Puerto Rican Family
10.6082/uchicago.2966

Raul E Zegarra Medina
The Revolution of Tradition: Liberation Theology's Contribution to the Formulation of a Comprehensive Theory of Social Justice
10.6082/uchicago.2998

The Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies

Justin Eric Holz
Essays on Social Influences in Public Economics
10.6082/uchicago.3059

Seunghoon Lee
Essays on Household Responses to Environmental Policies
10.6082/uchicago.3002

Liqun Liu
Essays in Political Economy
10.6082/uchicago.3013

David McMillon
Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Three Essays on the Policy Implications of Systems Thinking
10.6082/uchicago.3031

Miguel A Morales-Mosquera
Essays in the Economics of Crime and Conflict
IR: No

Wendy Wong
Essays on Incentives and Design in Public Institutions
10.6082/uchicago.2944

The Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering

Cody Thomas Bezik
Manipulating Surfaces and Architectures in Block Copolymer Self-Assembly for Nanolithography and Thermoplastic Elastomers
10.6082/uchicago.2954

Guoshuai Cao
Furthering Understanding of T and CAR-T Cell Differentiation Using Cutting-Edge Sequencing and Imaging Technologies
10.6082/uchicago.2995

Peyman Hosseinchigharehaghaj
The Role of Tumor-Associated Lymphatics in Modulating Responsiveness to Cancer Immunotherapies in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
10.6082/uchicago.3051

Jialu Liu
Engineering Fibrin Biomaterials with α2-Antiplasmin and Growth Factors in Regenerative Medicine
10.6082/uchicago.3004

Chitavi Devi Maulloo
Engineering Lymph Node-Targeting Inverse Vaccines for the Prevention and Treatment of Autoimmunity and Food Allergies
10.6082/uchicago.2956