Summer 2019

Summer Quarter Dissertations (August 2019)

Division of the Biological Sciences and the Pritzker School of Medicine

Anthony Gregory Jonathan
Medical Physics
Therapeutic Ultrasound: Improved Image Guidance and Combinatorial Treatments for Recurrent Prostate Cancer
10.6082/uchicago.1936

Bennett Davis Vann
Biology
Structure and Function of Astroglia in Larval Zebrafish
10.6082/uchicago.2025

Camacho Daniel Fernando
Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program: Immunology
Antigen-Presenting Cells in Type 2 Lung Inflammatory Responses
10.6082/uchicago.1971

Guðmundsson Eyjólfur
Medical Physics
Functional, Volumetric, and Textural Analysis of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Using Computed Tomography and Deep Convolutional Neural Networks
10.6082/uchicago.1940

Guzzetta Alexander
Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program: Genetics, Genomics, and Systems Biology
A Hedgehog-Fgf Signaling Cascade Patterns the Anterior-Posterior Axis During Embryonic Development
10.6082/uchicago.2027

He Yanran
Cancer Biology
Simultaneous Targeting of Multiple Cancer-Specific Antigens on a Cancer Cell by One Chimeric Antigen Receptor
10.6082/uchicago.1998

Kahn Jonathan Harry Kerem
Molecular Metabolism and Nutrition
Uncovering the Complex Metabolic Role of Silencing Mediator of Retinoid and Thyroid Hormone Receptors (SMRT)
10.6082/uchicago.1952

Lee Victoria
Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program: Immunology
The Endogenous Repertoire Harbors Self-Reactive CD4+ T Cell Clones That Adopt a T Follicular Helper-like Phenotype at Steady State
10.6082/uchicago.1997

McGilvray Philip Thomas
Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
Structural and Functional Characterization of Novel Eukaryotic Membrane Protein Biogenesis Factors
10.6082/uchicago.1974

Reyes Ruiz Leila Marie
Genetics, Genomics, and Systems Biology
Regulation of Surface Attachment by a Suite of Two-Component Systems and Transcription Factors in Caulobacter Crescentus
10.6082/uchicago.1951

Ruiz Daniel
Molecular Metabolism and Nutrition
Developmental Misprogramming of Metabolism by Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals: A Focus on the Glucocorticoid Receptor-Modulating Fungicide Tolylfluanid
10.6082/uchicago.1963

Steimle Jeffrey David
Development, Regeneration, and Stem Cell Biology
TBX5: A Key Regulator of Cardiopulmonary Development and Disease
10.6082/uchicago.1985

Sundaravel Sriram
Cancer Biology
Mechanism of Action of a Signaling Protein DOCK4 in Myelodysplastic Syndromes
10.6082/uchicago.1977

VanOpstall Calvin Scott
Cancer Biology
Revealing Mechanisms of Tumor Suppression Driven by MEIS and HOX Transcription Factors in Prostate Cancer
IR: No

Yee Alyson Lange
Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program: Microbiology
Determinants of the Early Life Microbiome
10.6082/uchicago.2023

Division of the Humanities

Adams IV George William
Music
Listening to Conceptual Music: Technology, Culture, Analysis
10.6082/uchicago.2006

Brooks-Motl Hannah
English Language and Literature
War, Cities, Trash: Some Midcentury Pastorals
10.6082/uchicago.1959

Concepcion Ebenezer
Romance Languages and Literatures
Inverting (Trans)Modern Subjects: Toward a (Re)Vision of Sex, Gender, and Race in Two Novels by Alfonso Hernández-Catá (1885-1940)
10.6082/uchicago.2014

Eichorn Roger Edward
Philosophy
Philosophy and Everyday Life: Thompson Clarke and the Legacy of Skepticism
10.6082/uchicago.2003

Estrada Jose
Romance Languages and Literatures
"El monstro con su figura": Ruiz de Alarcón's Transatlantic Self-Fashioning
10.6082/uchicago.1945

Grove Julian
Linguistics
Scope-taking and presupposition satisfaction
10.6082/uchicago.2013

Horvath Aliz
East Asian Languages and Civilizations
The Dai Nihonshi Phenomenon: Confucianism, Collaboration, and Tradition in Early Modern Japanese History Writing (1657-1906)
IR: No

Howe Kathleen Ann
Philosophy
Having a Body and Having a Perspective: An Account of Proprioceptive Awareness
10.6082/uchicago.2019

Huff Charles Allen
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Punishment in the Priestly Literature
IR: No

Jackson Lauren Michele
English Language and Literature
Black Vertigo: Attunement, Aphasia, Nausea, and Bodily Noise, 1970 to the Present
10.6082/uchicago.1981

Kim So Hye
East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Impossible Homecoming: Cinematic Returns of Korean Diaspora in Post–Cold War East Asia
10.6082/uchicago.1982

Koss Max
Art History
The Art of the Periodical: Pan, Print Culture and the Birth of Modern Design in Germany, 1890-1900
10.6082/uchicago.2008

Kunjummen Sarah Shoshanna
English Language and Literature
“Intrinsic Presence”: Revisions of Intimacy in Seventeenth-Century Britain
10.6082/uchicago.2010

Lam Kevin Joseph
Classics
Visions at War in Lucan's Bellum Civile
IR: No

Mikkelson Jane
South Asian Languages and Civilizations and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Worlds of the Imagination: Bīdel of Delhi (d.1720) and Early Modern Persian Lyric Style
10.6082/uchicago.1999

Panda Ahona
South Asian Languages and Civilizations
Philology and the Politics of Language: The Case of Bengali, 1893-1955
PQDT Open: https://pqdtopen.proquest.com/pubnum/22583521.html
10.6082/uchicago.1992

Richey Madadh Pyrene
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Visions of Gods and Monsters: Levantine and Mesopotamian Iconographies of Divine Combat and Their Textual Impressions
10.6082/uchicago.1955

Schachter Lauren Ann
English Language and Literature
Fixing Words: English Grammar and the Literary Imagination in Britain, 1760-1832
IR: No

Schine Rachel Nicole
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
On Blackness in Arabic Popular Literature: The Black Heroes of the Siyar Sha'biyya, Their Conceptions, Contests, and Contexts
10.6082/uchicago.1976

Weaver Christina Michelle
Linguistics
A Multi-Generational Acoustic and Sociolinguistic Study of Emphasis in Turoyo
10.6082/uchicago.1957

Zeck Melanie Lynn
Music
Well-Regulated Amusements and the Longitudinal Viability of Robert Owen's "Plan for the Amelioration of the Condition of Mankind": New Harmony, Indiana, 1825-1874
10.6082/uchicago.2009

Zhou Boqun
East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Mechanical Metaphors in Early Chinese Thought
10.6082/uchicago.1935

Division of the Humanities and the Division of the Social Sciences

Roosien Claire Nadine
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and History
Socialism Mediated: The Soviet Mass Public in Uzbekistan, 1928-37
10.6082/uchicago.1939

Division of the Physical Sciences

Abdelhafez Mohamed Ragab
Physics
Quantum Optimal Control Using Automatic Differentiation
10.6082/uchicago.2028

Bakytzhan Nazerke
Mathematics
Visibility of Torsors of Modular Abelian Varieties
IR: No

Campos Salas Daniel
Mathematics
Reconstruction of the Magnetic Field for a Schrödinger Operator in a Cylindrical Setting
PQDT Open: https://pqdtopen.proquest.com/pubnum/22615680.html
10.6082/uchicago.2024

Chan Christina
Chemistry
Nanoscale Coordination Polymers for Chemotherapeutic and Biological Cancer Therapy
10.6082/uchicago.2029

Cheng Yun
Mathematics
Galois Representations and Modular Forms Mod 2
IR: No

di Fiore Carlos Ignacio
Mathematics
Matrix Factorizations for Quasi-Coherent Sheaves of Categories
10.6082/uchicago.2022

Doctor Zoheyr
Physics
Hearing and Seeing the Universe: Results from Gravitational-Wave and Optical Studies of Merging Neutron Stars and Black Holes
10.6082/uchicago.2031

Dong Wushi
Physics
First-Principles Simulations of Quantum Electron Transport in Two-Dimensional Semiconductor Nanodevices
10.6082/uchicago.1943

Frontiere Nicholas John
Physics
CRKSPH - A Conservative Reproducing Kernel Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Scheme
10.6082/uchicago.1968

Glinskis Simas
Physics
Braiding Anyons in the $\nu$ = 5/2 Fractional Quantum Hall Effect State
IR: No

Han Yining
Chemistry
Bottom-Up Coarse-Graining Bridging Various Scales: From Quantum Statistics to Mesoscale
10.6082/uchicago.1988

Han Yuefeng
Statistics
Robust Estimation of High Dimensional Time Series
10.6082/uchicago.1994

Head-Marsden Kade Maya
Chemistry
Pair Theory and Open Systems From a Reduced Density Matrix Perspective
10.6082/uchicago.1960

Hu Pengfei
Chemistry
Quaternary Center-Guided Synthesis
IR: No

Janke Eric McNeal
Chemistry
Role of Disorder in III-V Nanocrystal Emitters and Self Assembly of Charge Stabilized Colloids
10.6082/uchicago.1948

Koehler Kelliann Cleary
Chemistry
Synthesis and Characterization of Varied Silicon Nanomaterial Interfaces for Photoresponsive Applications
10.6082/uchicago.1944

Liu Haopeng
Computer Science
Modeling and Tackling Timing Bugs in Multi-threaded Systems and Distributed Systems
10.6082/uchicago.1996

Lu Yao
Physics
Parametric control of flux-tunable superconducting circuits
10.6082/uchicago.1973

McKennan Christopher Gordon
Statistics
Latent Variables in 'omic' Data
10.6082/uchicago.1965

Murphy Kieran Alexander
Physics
Granular Materials as a Model for how Disordered Systems Adapt
10.6082/uchicago.1961

Nie Xike
Geophysical Sciences
Iron Isotope Tracing of Planetary Surface Processes and Rubidium Isotope Tracing of Volatile Element Depletion Processes
10.6082/uchicago.2000

Semenov Vadim
Astronomy and Astrophysics
How Galaxies Form Stars: The Connection between Local and Global Star Formation in Galaxies
10.6082/uchicago.1954

Shen Minxing
Chemistry
The Evolution of Strategies for the Development of Novel Electrophilic Reagents and the Total Synthesis of Diverse Natural Products
10.6082/uchicago.1942

Shi Hailing
Chemistry
Decoding the Epitranscriptome: Reader Proteins Tailoring Regulatory Functions of mRNA Modifications
10.6082/uchicago.1938

Tchoua Roselyne Barreto
Computer Science
Hybrid Human-Machine Scientific Information Extraction
10.6082/uchicago.1979

Thiede Erik Henning
Chemistry
Towards the Accurate Estimation of Rare Events in Molecular Dynamics
10.6082/uchicago.1962

Wang Jianchun
Chemistry
Site-Selective C−H Functionalization via Palladium/Norbornene Cooperative Catalysis
IR: No

Xu Jiasu
Chemistry
Synthetic Studies toward Ambiguine Natural Products and Total Synthesis of (−)-Ambiguine P
IR: No

Yoon Ki-Young
Chemistry
An Organic Chemist's Journey in Materials Synthesis : Synthesis of Graphene Nanoribbons and Other Macromolecules by Metal Catalysis
10.6082/uchicago.2206

Yu Jing
Statistics
On the Application, Theory and Computation of Optimal Experimental Design in the Context of Sensor Placement
10.6082/uchicago.1937

Zahedy Fakhri Saleh
Astronomy and Astrophysics
Multi-Pronged Studies of Diffuse Halo Gas around Massive Quiescent Galaxies
10.6082/uchicago.2004

Zhou Yiwen
Mathematics
Completed cohomology and Iwasawa theory
10.6082/uchicago.1972

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

Cardona Uribe Cesar Emilio
Biophysical Sciences
Using Genomically Inferred Co-Occurrence and Metabolic Networks to Characterize the Built Environment Microbiome
10.6082/uchicago.1978

Kerr Daniel Henry Solz
Biophysical Sciences
The Membrane Context of Phosphatidylserine Exposure Influences its Recognition by the TIM Proteins: A Structurally Guided Study
PQDT Open: https://pqdtopen.proquest.com/pubnum/22583534.html
10.6082/uchicago.1993

Division of the Social Sciences

Appeltova Michaela
History
Did the Body Have a Cold War? Gendered Bodies and Embodied Experiences in Late Socialist Czechoslovakia
10.6082/uchicago.1934

Augustine Jonah Michael Fares
Anthropology
Style, Aesthetics, and Politics: Polychrome Ceramic Iconography in the Tiwanaku Valley, AD 500-1100
10.6082/uchicago.1995

Binte Abdullah Sani Hanisah
Sociology
Elite Politics, Jurisdictional Conflicts and the Legacy of Colonial State Building in Malaysia
10.6082/uchicago.2018

Cardenas-Iniguez Carlos
Psychology
A Critical Examination of the Impact of Social Stratification and the Environment on Brain Development and Mental Health
10.6082/uchicago.2026

Chase-Sosnoff Eric
Political Science
The Effect of Perceived Discrimination on Authoritarianism Among Stigmatized Racial Minorities: A Multi-level Analysis
10.6082/uchicago.1950

Cropper John Skylor
History
Fueling the State: Energy, Politics, and the Environment in Senegal, 1450 to the Present
10.6082/uchicago.1967

Cunningham Molly Kathleen
Anthropology
Detroit Can’t Wait: Love and War at the Brink of Municipal Death (An Ethnographic Accounting of Emergency)
10.6082/uchicago.1975

Denning Nicholas Carby
Anthropology
Reconstituting the Nature of the Nation: Extractivism, Biodiversity, and the Rights of Nature in Ecuador
10.6082/uchicago.1989

Grinberg Mariya
Political Science
Planning for the Short Haul: Explaining Wartime Trade between Enemies
10.6082/uchicago.2005

Jaffrey Sana
Political Science
Leveraging the Leviathan: Politics of Impunity and the Rise of Vigilantism in Democratic Indonesia
10.6082/uchicago.1953

Jones Elisa Joy
History
Liberty of Conscience and the Boundaries of the Polity: Toleration, Sovereignty, and Citizenship in Sixteenth-Century France
10.6082/uchicago.1984

Kanahara Noriko
History
Perceptions of Islam and Muslims in Japan, 1920-1945
IR: No

Kardan Omid
Psychology
No Hurst for the Weary: Suppression of Scale-Free Brain Activity as a Measure of Cognitive Effort and Predictor of Working Memory Performance
10.6082/uchicago.1949

Levine William Spencer
Political Science
The Movement is Everything: Radical Kantianism and the Ideal of Emancipation in Modern Germany
10.6082/uchicago.2012

Macia Maria Michele
Economics
The Disparate Impact Standard and Housing Discrimination in Mortgage Lending
IR: No

Murphy James Patrick
Sociology
Essays on the Social Organization of Adolescent Peer Groups
IR: No

Nath Ishan Brownell
Economics
The Food Problem and the Aggregate Productivity Consequences of Climate Change
10.6082/uchicago.2011

Offidani-Bertrand Carly
Comparative Human Development
Understanding Collective Interpretation and Response to Cultural Change: A Case Study of a Mixed Status Immigrant Community in Chicago
10.6082/uchicago.1941

Osborne Melissa
Sociology
How First-Generation College Students Navigate Social Mobility
10.6082/uchicago.1986

Parasher Tejas
Political Science
Self-Rule and the State in Indian Political Thought, 1880-1950
IR: No

Parker Jeffrey Nathaniel
Sociology
That Kind of Neighborhood: Creating, Contesting, and Commodifying Place Reputation
10.6082/uchicago.2001

Rosol Michael Steven
Political Science
Weberian Militaries: Promotion and Appointment Systems as a Determinate of Military Effectiveness in Population Centric Counterinsurgency
10.6082/uchicago.1947

Schaeffer Marjorie Weber
Psychology
Understanding How Key Socializers' Attitudes Influence Children's Math Performance
IR: No

Stewart Haeden Eli
Anthropology
In the Shadow of Industry: The Lively Decay of Mill Creek Ravine
10.6082/uchicago.1958

van Dijk Winnie Lillian
Economics
Essays on Rental Housing Market Policies and the Socio-Economic
IR: No

Wang Yike
Economics
Panel Data with High-Dimensional Factors: Inference on Treatment Effects with an Application to Sampled Networks
IR: No

Ward Patrick R.
Economics
A Method for Obtaining Closed-Form Policy Solutions to Dynamic Optimization Problems
IR: No

The Divinity School

Blaustein Ezra
Cataloging Revelation: Echoes of Islamic Legal Theory in Maimonides' Sefer ha-Mitsvot [Book of Commandments]
10.6082/uchicago.1990

Chopra-McGowan Cathleen Kavita
Representing the Destruction of Jerusalem: Literary Artistry and the Shaping of Memory in 2 Kings 25, Lamentations, and Ezekiel
10.6082/uchicago.2017

Ferguson Cameron Evan
The Binding of Past to Present: A New Perspective on the Use of Paul in the Gospel of Mark
10.6082/uchicago.1983

Harrington Michelle Anne
Laying Down One's Life: Autonomy in the Time of Medicalized Death
10.6082/uchicago.2007

Qureshi Jawad Anwar
Sunni Tradition in an Age of Revival and Reform: Sa‘id Ramadan al-Buti (1929-2013) and His Interlocutors
IR: No

Roh Hannah Amaris
Specters of Western Metaphysics: Christianity and Colonial Modernity in Early Modern Korea, 1876-1945
10.6082/uchicago.1980

The Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies

Baird Katherine Ann
Risk Updating and the Economics of the Catastrophe Bond Market
IR: No

The Law School

Garcia Dominguez Marcos David
International Administrative Due Process
IR: No

Rao Weijia
Empirical Essays on the Institutional Design of Investor-State Dispute Settlement
10.6082/uchicago.2016

The Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering

Bowen Alec Steven
Coarse Grained Modeling of Semiflexible and Anisotropic Materials
10.6082/uchicago.2030

Dolejsi Moshe
New Methods and Materials for Directed Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers
10.6082/uchicago.1987

Herbert Katie Marie
Targeted Design of Dynamic and Mechanical Bonds Towards Functional, Responsive Polymeric Networks
10.6082/uchicago.2002

Kambe Yu
Ion Transport in Nanoscale Polymer Pathways
10.6082/uchicago.1966

Sevgen Selami Emre
Leveraging Free Energy in Molecular Dynamics: Applications and New Approaches
10.6082/uchicago.1970

Wu Hao
Exploring Non-Equilibrium Physics of Polyelectrolyte Complexes via X-ray, Neutron, Imaging, and Modeling
PQDT Open: https://pqdtopen.proquest.com/pubnum/22583513.html
10.6082/uchicago.1991

The School of Social Service Administration

Bocanegra Kathryn Tasha
Correctional Boundaries: Examining Punishment in Community; A Spatial Analysis of Probation in Chicago, Illinois
10.6082/uchicago.1964

Bunn Mary Elizabeth
Restoring Social Bonds: Group-Based Treatment and the Social Resources of Syrian Refugees in Jordan
10.6082/uchicago.2021

Cureton Ashley Elizabeth
Patterns of Student Engagement among Muslim Refugee Youth: The Role of Schools in the Trump Era
10.6082/uchicago.2015

Medina Nora Yvette
Early Relationships between Young Low-Income Mothers and Their Infants
IR: No

Park Keunhye
The Influence of Social Surroundings on Juvenile and Criminal Justice Involvement of 17-Year-Olds Transitioning from Foster Care to Adulthood: A Longitudinal and Life-Course Approach
IR: No

Patel Sadiq Yusuf
Examining the Proximal Experiences of Urban Youth in Chicago, Illinois
10.6082/uchicago.1946

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Chen Peter Chao-Wen
Mergers, Aggregate Productivity, and Markups
10.6082/uchicago.1969

Qi An
Machine Learning Models Applied To High Frequency Financial Data
10.6082/uchicago.1956