Alumni List

All recipients of doctoral degrees from Scripps Research's Skaggs Graduate School are listed below.

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Abbott, Jason

Abbott, PhD, Jason

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2014
Advisor: William Roush, PhD
Dissertation Title: Studies Toward the Total Synthesis of Incednine
Undergraduate Institution: Northeastern University

Adam, Gregory

Adam, PhD, Gregory Charles

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: Benjamin F. Cravatt, PhD and Erik J. Sorensen, PhD
Dissertation Title: A Non-Directed Strategy to Activity-Based Protein Profiling
Undergraduate Institution: Southern Methodist University

Al-Bassam, Jawdat

Al-Bassam, PhD, Jawdat M. H.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: Ronald A. Milligan, PhD
Dissertation Title: The Interaction of MAPs and Kinesin Motors with the Neuronal Cytoskeleton
Undergraduate Institution: California State University, Long Beach

Albertshofer, Klaus

Albertshofer, PhD, Klaus

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2013
Advisor: Carlos F. Barbas III, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part 1: Diversity Oriented Construction of Carbocyclic Spiro-3,3'-Oxindole-Derived Core Structures via Asymmetric Organocatalytic Tandem Processes; Part 2: Assembly of Syn-1,2-Diol-Containing Target Molecules via Asymmetric Organocatalytic Aldol Reactions
Undergraduate Institution: State Agricultural Engineer School

Aliahmad, Ph.D., Parinaz

Aliahmad, PhD, Parinaz

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2007
Advisor: Jonathan G. Kaye, PhD
Dissertation Title: Role of Nuclear Factor TOX in T Cell Development
Undergraduate Institution: McGill University

Alper, Phillip

Alper, PhD, Phillip Boris

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1998
Advisor: Chi-Huey Wong, PhD
Dissertation Title: Studies on the Aminoglycoside Antibiotics
Undergraduate Institution: Northwestern University

Amador

Amador, PhD, Ariadna

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2016
Advisor: Thomas Burris, PhD
Dissertation Title: The Regulation of Sleep and Wakefulness by the Rev-Erbs
Undergraduate Institution: University of Miami

Anderson, Erin Danielle

Anderson, PhD, Erin Danielle

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2013
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title:The Scope and the Applications of the Inverse Electron Demand Diels Alder Reactions of 1, 2, 3-Triazines
Undergraduate Institution: Illinois Wesleyan University

Anderson, John

Anderson, PhD, John Christopher

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: Peter G. Schultz, PhD
Dissertation Title: Pathway Engineering of the Expanding Genetic Code
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Aoto, Phillip

Aoto, PhD, Phillip

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2014
Advisor: Peter Wright, PhD
Dissertation Title: Structure and Dynamics of a Protein Kinase
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Irvine

Aoyagi, Mika

Aoyagi, PhD, Mika

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2004
Advisor: Elizabeth Getzoff, PhD
Dissertation Title: Structural Chemistry of Assembly and Activation for Nitric Oxide Synthase Isozymes
Undergraduate Institution: University of Minnesota

 Applegate, Kathryn A.

Applegate, PhD, Kathryn A.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2010
Advisor: Gaudenz M. Danuser, PhD
Dissertation Title: Quantitative Image Analysis Algorithms for the Measurement of Cytoskeleton Dynamics
Undergraduate Institution:Centenary College

Arevalo, PhD, Jairo H.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1993
Advisor: Ian A. Wilson, DPhil
Dissertation Title: Structural Basis of Antibody Cross-Reactivity: Crystallographic Study of an Anti-progesterone Fab' and Five Steroid-Fab' Complexes
Undergraduate Institution: Universidad de los Andres

Astronomo, PhD, Rena D.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2009
Advisor: Dennis R. Burton, PhD
Dissertation Title: Hitting the Sweet Spot on HIV: Immunological Perspectives on Synthetic Carbohydrate Vaccine Strategies
Undergraduate Institution: Simon Fraser University

Aversa, PhD, Robert John

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: K. C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: A Furan-Based Strategy Towards the Total Synthesis of Maitotoxin
Undergraduate Institution: Cornell University

Axup, Ph.D., Jun Yin

Axup, PhD, Jun Yin

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2013
Advisor: Peter G. Schultz, PhD
Dissertation Title:Next-Generation Antibody Therapeutics using Unnatural Amino Acids
Undergraduate Institution: Indiana University

Baca, PhD, Manuel

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1994
Advisor: Stephen B.H. Kent, PhD
Dissertation Title: Probing the Mechanism of the HIV-1 Protease Through Total Chemical Synthesis
Undergraduate Institution: University of New South Wales

Bachovchin, PhD, Daniel A.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: Benjamin F. Cravatt, PhD
Dissertation Title: Development and Application of Activity-Based Proteomic Platforms for Inhibitor Discovery
Undergraduate Institution: Harvard University

Balicki, MD, PhD, Danuta

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2001
Advisor: Ernest Beutler, MD
Dissertation Title: Gene Transfer Mediated by Histone H2A
Undergraduate Institution: McGill University

Baran, PhD, Phillippe S.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: Total Synthesis of the CP-Molecules and the Bissorbicillinoids: How Endeavors in Total Synthesis Lead to the Invention, Discovery and Development of New Synthetic Reactions, Technologies, and Concepts in Organic Chemistry
Undergraduate Institution: New York University

Barbas, PhD, Shana M.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1995
Advisor: Dennis R. Burton, PhD
Dissertation Title: Antibody Recognition of DNA
Undergraduate Institution: Angelo State University

Barglow, PhD, Catherine T.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: Benjamin F. Cravatt, PhD
Dissertation Title: HIV-1 and FIV Protease Substrate and Inhibitor Specificities
Undergraduate Institution: Stanford University

Bark, PhD, Steven J.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1997
Advisor: Stephen B.H. Kent, PhD
Dissertation Title: The Ligation of Unprotected Peptide Segments Using Auxiliary Functional Groups
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Riverside

Barnes, PhD, Dwight J.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2005
Advisor: Stephen P. Mayfield, PhD
Dissertation Title: RNA/Protein Interactions in Chloroplast Translation
Undergraduate Institution: University of Notre Dame

Barnes, PhD, Michael James

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2010
Advisor: Bruce Alan Beutler, MD, and Fiona Powrie, DPhil, University of Oxford
Dissertation Title: Forward Genetic and Cellular Studies of Intestinal Immune Regulation: The Roles of Carma1, Interleukin-10 and Gimap5
Undergraduate Institution: University of Notre Dame

Barrios-Steed

Barrios-Steed, PhD, Danielle

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2015
Advisor: Floyd E. Romesberg, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Origins of Y. pestis Sensitivity to the Arylomycin Antibiotics and the Inhibition of Type I Signal Peptidase; Part II. Investigations into the Synergistic Effect of Signal Peptidase Inhibitor and β-lactam co-therapy in MRSA
Undergraduate Institution: California State University, Los Angeles

Bates, PhD, Robert H.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2009
Advisor: William R. Roush, PhD
Dissertation Title: Studies Toward the Total Synthesis of Amphidinolide C
Undergraduate Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Baxter, PhD, Ivan R.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2004
Advisor: Jeffrey F. Harper, PhD
Dissertation Title: A Novel Role for a Plasma Membrane Proton Pump in Vacuolar Biogenesis and Proanthocyanidin Biosynthesis in the Model Plant Arabidopsis
Undergraduate Institution: Goucher College

Beck, PhD, Zachary Q.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2001
Advisor: John H. Elder, PhD
Dissertation Title: HIV-1 and FIV Protease Substrate and Inhibitor Specificities
Undergraduate Institution: Stanford University

Beierle, PhD, John M.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2009
Advisor: M. Reza Ghadiri, PhD
Dissertation Title: Peptide Derivatives in New Modes of Molecular Recognition
Undergraduate Institution: Boston College

Beltran, PhD, Amy

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: Joel M. Gottesfeld, PhD
Dissertation Title: Determinants of Dimerization and DNA-Binding Specificity Amongst Basic-Helix-Loop-Helix Transcription Factors
Undergraduate Institution: Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University

Bernal, PhD, Federico

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2002
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Synthesis and Functionalization of the ABCD Domain of Azaspiracid; Part II. Ketene Aminal Phosphates: Dienes and Organometallic Couplings
Undergraduate Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Bhabha, PhD, Gira

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2011
Advisors: Peter Wright, PhD and Jane Dyson, PhD
Dissertation Title: Life in (Atomic) Motion: Protein Dynamics in Enzyme Catalysis
Undergraduate Institution: University of Chicago

Biros, PhD, Shannon Marie

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2006
Advisor: Julius Rebek, Jr., PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Design and Synthesis of Alpha-Helix Peptidomimetics Using Inverse Electron Demand Diels-Alder Reactions; Part II. Structure and Binding Properties of a Deep, Water-Soluble Cavitand
Undergraduate Institution: Grand Valley State University

Bischof, Ph.D., Steven Michael

Bischof, PhD, Steven Michael

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: Roy A. Periana, PhD
Dissertation Title:Developing New Methods to Functionalize C-H Bonds Using a C-H Activation/M-R Functionalization Approach
Undergraduate Institution: St. John’s University

Blanchard

Blanchard, PhD, Joel

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2016
Advisor: Kristin Baldwin, PhD
Dissertation Title: Deprogramming Reprogramming: Development and Application of Technology for Altering Cellular Identity
Undergraduate Institution: St. Lawrence University

Blankenship, PhD, John W.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: John Philip E. Dawson, PhD
Dissertation Title: Chemical and Biophysical Approaches to Understanding Protein Stability
Undergraduate Institution: University of Washington

Blankman, PhD, Jacqueline L.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: Benjamin F. Cravatt, PhD
Dissertation Title: Characterization of Lipid Hydrolases in Endocannabinoid Signaling and Neurodegeneration
Undergraduate Institution: Northwestern University

Blewett

Blewett, PhD, Megan

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2016
Advisor: Benjamin F. Cravatt, PhD
Dissertation Title: Chemoproteomic Mapping of Electrophile-sensitive Cysteine Residues in Human Health and Disease
Undergraduate Institution: Harvard University

Boddy, PhD, Christopher N. C.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2001
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: Synthesis of the Diaryl Ethers of Vancomycin: Controlling Stereogenic Axes
Undergraduate Institution: University of Alberta

Boldt, PhD, Grant Edward

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2007
Advisor: M. Reza Ghadiri, PhD
Dissertation Title: Development of Botulinum Neurotoxin A Inhibitors
Undergraduate Institution: San Diego State University

Bollong

Bollong, PhD, Michael J.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2016
Advisor: Peter G. Schultz, PhD
Dissertation Title: Chemical Modulation of Cell Fate
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, San Diego

Bong, PhD, Dennis T. Y.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2001
Advisor: M. Reza Ghadiri, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Mechanistic Insights into Non-enveloped Virus Transfection; Part II. Templating Peptide Tertiary Folds by Design
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, San Diego

Boregowda, Siddaraju

Boregowda, PhD, Siddaraju

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2013
Advisor: Donald G. Phinney, PhD
Dissertation Title: TWIST1 Regulates Growth, Multi-potency and Non-progenitor Functions of Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Undergraduate Institution: Indian Veterinary Research Institute

Bowley, PhD, Diana Renee

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2007
Advisor: Dennis R. Burton, PhD
Dissertation Title: Yeast and Phage Display of Antibodies: Comparisons and New Developments
Undergraduate Institution: University of Northern Iowa

Boyce, PhD, Christopher

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1999
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Selective Metal Cation Activation of a DNA Alkylating Agent: Synthesis and Evaluation of CPyI; Part II. Total Synthesis of Ningalin A Utilizing a Heterocyclic Azadiene Diels-Alder Reaction; Part II. Total Synthesis of Nangalin A Utilizing a Heterocyclic Azadiene Diels-Alder Reaction
Undergraduate Institution: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Breazzano, Ph.D., Steven P.

Breazzano, PhD, Steven P.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2013
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title:Synthesis and Stereochemical Determination of Complestatins: Development of a Pd(0)-Mediated Indole (Macro)cyclization Reaction
Undergraduate Institution: Brandeis University

Bremer

Bremer, PhD, Paul

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2016
Advisor: Kim Janda, PhD
Dissertation Title: Preclinical Development of Therapeutics for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction and Botulism
Undergraduate Institution: Colgate University

Brenzovich, PhD, William E.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: Progress Towards the Total Synthesis and Structural Assignment of Amphidinolide N and Caribenolide I
Undergraduate Institution: College of William and Mary

Brown, PhD, Steven David

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2010
Advisor: M.G. Finn, PhD
Dissertation Title: Bacteriophage Qb: A Versatile Platform for Nanoengineering
Undergraduate Institution: University of Wisconsin, Madison

Bruhn-Johannsen

Bruhn, PhD, Jessica

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2016
Advisor: Erica Ollmann Saphire, PhD
Dissertation Title: Insights into the Structural Assemblies Governing RNA Virus Transcription and Genomic Replication
Undergraduate Institution: Whitman College

Bruick, PhD, Richard K.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: Stephen P. Mayfield, PhD, and Gerald F. Joyce, MD, PhD
Dissertation Title: Controlling Protein Synthesis
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Brustad, PhD, Eric M.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: Peter G. Schultz, PhD
Dissertation Title: Applications of an Expanded Genetic Code
Undergraduate Institution: Purdue University

Bryan, PhD, Marian C.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2004
Advisor: Chi-Huey Wong, PhD
Dissertation Title: Development and Application of Glycoarray Strategies
Undergraduate Institution: Clemson University

Bunner, PhD, Anne E.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2009
Advisor: James R. Williamson, PhD
Dissertation Title: Analysis of E. coli 30S Ribosomal Subunit Assembly Kinetics by Quantitative Mass Spectrometry
Undergraduate Institution: Iowa State University

Burge, PhD, Gerald Russell

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: Peter E. Wright, PhD
Dissertation Title: Biochemical and Structural Characterization of Non-Specific RNA-Binding Zinc Finger Proteins
Undergraduate Institution: Arizona State University

Burkart, Michael

Burkart, PhD, Michael

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1999
Advisor: Chi-Huey Wong, PhD
Dissertation Title: The Mechanistic Study and Synthetic Use of Carbohydrate-Modifying Enzymes
Undergraduate Institution: Rice University

Burns, PhD, Noah Z.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2009
Advisor: Phil S. Baran, PhD
Dissertation Title: Total Syntheses of Haouamine A
Undergraduate Institution: Columbia University

Stuart Cahalan

Cahalan, PhD, Stuart M.

Program: Biology
Advisor: Hugh Rosen, MD, PhD
Dissertation Title: Genetic and Chemical Approaches to Understanding S1P1 Receptor Physiology and Pathology
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, San Diego

Cai, PhD, Hui

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Design and Evaluation of Functional Analogs of CC-1065 and the Duocarmycins; Part II. Mechanistic Probes of Bleomycin-DNA Interactions Part III. Mechanistic Probes of GAR Tfase Activity and its Inhibitions
Undergraduate Institution: Peking University

Calarese, Dan

Calarese, PhD, Daniel A.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2006
Advisor: Ian A. Wilson, DPhil
Dissertation Title: Structural Studies of HIV-1 Neutralizing Antibody 2G12
Undergraduate Institution: Cornell University

Campbell

Campbell, PhD, Melody

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2015
Advisor: Bridget Carragher, PhD
Dissertation Title: High-Throughput and High-Resolution Electron Microscopy
Undergraduate Institution: New York University

Capps, Kevin

Capps, PhD, Kevin

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Synthesis and Application of Solution-Phase Combinatorial Libraries; Part II. Synthesis of GAR Tfase Inhibitors
Undergraduate Institution: University of Maryland

Carrera, Rocio

Carrera, PhD, M. Rocio A.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2005
Advisor: Kim D. Janda, PhD
Dissertation Title: Immunopharmacotherapy: Vaccines for the Treatment of the Health and Social Hazards of Drug Abuse
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, San Diego

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Castle, PhD, Steven

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2000
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: Total Synthesis of the Vancomycin Aglycon and Related Compounds
Undergraduate Institution: Brigham Young University

Chadha

Chadha, PhD, Abhishek

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2015
Advisor: Boaz Cook, PhD
Dissertation Title: Sensory and Motor Components of Coordination in Drosophila Melanogaster
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Irvine

Chan, Kelvin

Chan, PhD, Kelvin

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2015
Advisor: Jin-Quan Yu, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Pd-Catalyzed C(sp2)–H Fluorination Part II. Enantioselective Pd-Catalyzed C(sp3)–H functionalization
Undergraduate Institution: University of Cambridge

Chan, Timothy

Chan, PhD, Timothy R.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2005
Advisor: K. Barry Sharpless, PhD
Dissertation Title: Triazoles in Click Chemistry: Ligands, Copper(I)-Catalysis, and Organocatalysis
Undergraduate Institution: University of Alberta

Chang, Jae Won

Chang, PhD, Jae Won

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2013
Advisor: Benjamin F. Cravatt, PhD
Dissertation Title:Development of Selective Chemical Probes for Functional Analysis of the Serine Hydrolase Superfamily
Undergraduate Institution: Sogang University, PhD, Korea

Chang, Hanting

Chang, PhD, Han-Ting

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1996
Advisor: K. Barry Sharpless, PhD
Dissertation Title: High Valent Osmium Chemistry in Organic Synthesis
Undergraduate Institution: Soochow University

chao, Jeffrey

Chao, PhD, Jeffrey A.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2005
Advisor: James R. Williamson, PhD
Dissertation Title:Molecular Basis of RNA-protein Recognition: Studies of Yeast L30e and FHV B2
Undergraduate Institution: Pomona College

Chapados, Brian

Chapados, PhD, Brian R.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2005
Advisor: John A Tainer, PhD
Dissertation Title: Substrate Recognition and Regulation of Structure-specific Nucleases Central to DNA Replication and Repair
Undergraduate Institution: State University of New York at Fredona

Chapman, Eli

Chapman, PhD, Eli

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2002
Advisor: Chi-Huey Wong, PhD
Dissertation Title: Mechanism, Inhibition, and Synthetic Utility of Sulfotransferases
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley

Chappie, Joshua

Chappie, PhD, Joshua

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: Sandra L. Schmid, PhD and Ronald A. Milligan, PhD
Dissertation Title: Defining the Mechanisms and Regulation of Dynamin's GTPase Activities
Undergraduate Institution: Brandeis University

Chatterjee

Chatterjee, PhD, Sandip

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2015
Advisor: Dennis W. Wolan, PhD
Dissertation Title: Development of Proteomic Methods for the Functional Characterization of the Human Gut Microbiota
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley

Chen, Jason

Chen, PhD, Jason Shih-Hao

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Chemistry and Biology of Uncialamycin; Part II. Total Synthesis of Aspidophytine
Undergraduate Institution: Harvard University

Chen, John

Chen, PhD, John

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2015
Advisor: R. Luke Wiseman, PhD
Dissertation Title: Modulating the Quality and Secretion of Secreted Proteins Using the ER Proteostasis Network
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, San Diego

Chen, PhD, Ming

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: William R. Roush, PhD
Dissertation Title: Development of Functionalized Chiral Allylboranes via Allene Hydroboration and Applications in Natural Products Synthesis
Undergraduate Institution: Brown University

Chen Ming Zhu

Chen, PhD, Ming Zhu

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: Glenn C. Micalizio, PhD
Dissertation Title:Heterocycle Synthesis via Titanium-Mediated Cross-Coupling of Imines with Alkenes and Alkynes
Undergraduate Institution: Middlebury College

Chen, Shuibing

Chen, PhD, Shuibing

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: Peter G. Schultz, PhD
Dissertation Title: Exploring Stem Cell Biology with Chemical Tools
Undergraduate Institution: Tsinghua University

Chen, Stephen Suo

Chen, PhD, Stephen Suo

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: James R. Williamson, PhD
Dissertation Title:The Study of E. coli Ribosome Biogenesis using Quantitative Mass Spectrometry
Undergraduate Institution: Rice University

Chen, Wentao

Chen, PhD, Wentao

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2015
Advisor: Jeffery W. Kelly, PhD
Dissertation Title: Enhanced Aromatic Sequons and Sulfur(VI) Fluoride Functional Groups in Biological Systems
Undergraduate Institution: Fudan University

Emily Cherney

Cherney, PhD, Emily

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year:
2014
Advisor:
Phil S. Baran, PhD
Dissertation Title:
Unified Approaches to the Synthesis of Tetracyclic Diterpenes and Related Alkaloids
Undergraduate Institution:
The College of New Jersey

Chiang, Jay

Chiang, PhD, Jay

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2000
Advisor: K. Barry Sharpless, PhD
Dissertation Title: Applications of Automation to Reaction Optimization and Library Synthesis
Undergraduate Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Chiang, Kyle

Chiang, PhD, Kyle

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2006
Advisor: Benjamin F. Cravatt, PhD, and Erik J. Sorensen, PhD
Dissertation Title: Functional Characterization of Hydrolytic Enzymes that Regulate Signaling Lipids
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, San Diego

Chittuluru, PhD, Johnathan R.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: Francisco Asturias, PhD
Dissertation Title: Structural Studies of the Yeast NuA4 and Piccolo-NuA4 Histone Acetyltransferases and the Human a-Synuclein Protein
Undergraduate Institution: Cornell University

Esther Chong

Chong, PhD, Esther

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: Paul R. Schimmel, PhD
Dissertation Title: Functional Studies of Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthetases in Translation and Beyond
Undergraduate Institution: Cornell University

Chu, Chung-Han (John)

Chu, PhD, Chung-Han

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2010
Advisor: M. Reza Ghadiri, PhD
Dissertation Title: Progress Toward Single-Molecule Nanopore DNA Sequencing
Undergraduate Institution: National Taiwan University

Chun, Eugene

Chun, PhD, Eugene

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: Raymond C. Stevens, PhD
Dissertation Title:Fusion Protein Partners for the Stabilization and Crystallization of G Protein-Coupled Receptors
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley

Churchill, Mike

Churchill, PhD, Michael J.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: M. Reza Ghadiri, PhD
Dissertation Title: A Non-Directed Strategy to Activity-Based Protein Profiling
Undergraduate Institution: University of Illinois-Urbana

Cirz, Ryan

Cirz, PhD, Ryan

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2007
Advisor: Floyd E. Romesberg, PhD
Dissertation Title: A Novel Approach to Combating Antibiotic Resistance:  Inhibition of Mutation as a Therapeutic Strategy
Undergraduate Institution: Pennsylvania State University

Claiborne, Chris

Claiborne, PhD, Christopher F.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1996
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: Synthesis of Novel Aromatic C Ring TaxolŸ Analogs Toward a Synthesis of a Brevetoxin B Analog New Methods for the Construction of Cyclic Ethers
Undergraduate Institution: Wesleyan University

Clark, David

Clark, PhD, David A.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1994
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: Studies Towards the Total Synthesis of Esperamicin A1
Undergraduate Institution: Durham University

Clark, Julie

Clark, PhD, Julie Hsu

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: Sheng Ding, PhD
Dissertation Title: Synthetic and Endogenous Small Molecules that Regulate Stem Cell Fate
Undergraduate Institution: Southern Methodist University

Clark Ryan

Clark, PhD, Ryan C.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. An Asymmetric Variant of the 1-Azadiene Diels-Alder Reaction; Part II. Total Synthesis, Sterochemical Reassignment and Absolute Configuration of Chlorofusin
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, San Diego

Clark, Thomas

Clark, PhD, Thomas

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1998
Advisor: M. Reza Ghadiri, PhD
Dissertation Title: Cyclic Peptide Nanotubes: Self-Assembly, Reactivity and Functional Applications
Undergraduate Institution: Boston University

Ronald Coleman

Coleman, PhD, Ronald

Program: Biology
Defense Year:
2014
Advisor:
Jeanne Loring, PhD
Dissertation Title:
Regenerative Medicine and Multiple Sclerosis: Toward Clinical Intervention
Undergraduate Institution:
California State University, Fullerton

Conley, Scott

Conley, PhD, Scott R.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1997
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: Studies Toward the Total Synthesis of Sch 149,210 and Evernino-micin Antibiotic 13,384-1
Undergraduate Institution: University of Illinois-Urbana

Converso, Antonella

Converso, PhD, Antonella

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: K. Barry Sharpless, PhD
Dissertation Title: Anchimeric Assistance: A Powerful Ally in the Synthesis of Reactive Molecular Scaffolds
Undergraduate Institution: University of Della Calabria

Craighead, John

Craighead, PhD, John Lawrence

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2004
Advisor: Francisco Asturias, PhD
Dissertation Title: Structural Basis of Transcription Initiation
Undergraduate Institution: St. Olaf College

Crane, Brian

Crane, PhD, Brian R.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1996
Advisor: Elizabeth Getzoff, PhD
Dissertation Title: Probing the Evolution and Catalytic Mechanism of the Metalloenzyme Sulfite Reductase Hemoprotein by X-Ray Crystallography
Undergraduate Institution: University of Manitoba

Cravatt, Ben

Cravatt, PhD, Benjamin F.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1996
Advisor: Richard Lerner, MD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Antibody-Catalyzed Syn Elimination Reaction of Form a Cis Olefin; Part II The Chemistry and Biology of 9(Z)-Octadenamide (Oleamide): A Sleep Inducing Lipid
Undergraduate Institution: Stanford University

Crowley, Brendan

Crowley, PhD, Brendan M.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2005
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Total Synthesis of the Ristocetin Aglycon; Part II. Total and Semisynthetic Analogs of the Vancomycin Aglycon Effective Against Vancomycin resistant Bacteria
Undergraduate Institution: Northwestern University

 

Crumbley, PhD, Christine A.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: Thomas Burris, PhD
Dissertation Title: The Role of Retinoic Acid Receptor-Related Orphan Receptors (RORs) and REV-ERB Receptors in Regulating Circadian Rhythms and Metabolism
Undergraduate Institution: Florida State University

Eliabeth Culyba

Culyba, PhD, Elizabeth Kathleen

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2010
Advisor: Jeffery W. Kelly, PhD
Dissertation Title: Enhanced Aromatic Sequons in Turns Reliably Stabilize N-linked Glycoprotein Native States
Undergraduate Institution: The College of William and Mary

Dagneau Philippe

Dagneau, PhD, Phillippe

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2006
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: Progress Towards the Total Synthesis of Vannusal A
Undergraduate Institution: University of Laval

Dai, Xiaochang

Dai , PhD, Xiaochang

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1998
Advisor: Gerald F. Joyce, MD, PhD
Dissertation Title: Expanding the Catalytic Potential and Chemical Composition of RNA through In Vitro Evolution
Undergraduate Institution: Yunnan University

Dale, Trevor

Dale, PhD, Trevor J.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: Julius Rebek, Jr., PhD
Dissertation Title: Photophysical Probes for Nerve Agent Sensing and the Study of Molecular Encapsulation
Undergraduate Institution: Simon Fraser University

Dambacher, PhD, Cory Michael

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: Peter G. Schultz, PhD
Dissertation Title: Mutation and Modulation of Translational Machinery in E. coli
Undergraduate Institution: San Diego State University

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Daniels, PhD, Douglas S.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2001
Advisor: John A. Tainer, PhD
Dissertation Title: Structural Studies of the Human DNA Repair Protein O6-Alkylguanine-DNA Alkyltransferase
Undergraduate Institution: University of Michigan

Dao

Dao, PhD, Hai

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2016
Advisor: Phil S. Baran, PhD
Dissertation Title: Steroid Synthesis Inspired Methodologies for Selective Olefin Functionalization
Undergraduate Institution: University of Tokyo

Darlington, Thomas

Darlington, PhD, Thomas

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2000
Advisor: Steven A. Kay, PhD
Dissertation Title: Glow-in-the-Dark Flies and Feedback Loops: Understanding the Molecular Mechanism of the Circadian Clock on Drosophila
Undergraduate Institution: Duke University

Dawson, Philip

Dawson, PhD, Philip E.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: Stephen B.H. Kent, PhD
Dissertation Title: Deciphering the Molecular Basis of Protein Function Through Chemical Synthesis
Undergraduate Institution: Washington University

Dean, PhD, Stephen M.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: Chi-Huey Wong, PhD
Dissertation Title: Chemical Glycobiology: Development and Application of Chemical and Enzymatic Methods for the Study of Glycoproteins
Undergraduate Institution: Vanderbilt University

Debler, Erik

Debler, PhD, Erik W.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2006
Advisor: Ian A. Wilson, DPhil
Dissertation Title: Structural Studies of Antibody Catalysis: Proton Transfer and Stilbene Photochemistry
Undergraduate Institution: Freie Universitat, Berlin

Decker, Debra

Decker, PhD, Debra J.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1994
Advisor: Norman Klinman, MD, PhD
Dissertation Title: Diversification and Selection of Immunoglobulin Repertoires
Undergraduate Institution: University of Colorado at Boulder

Deechongkit, Songpon

Deechongkit, PhD, Songpon

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: Jeffery W. Kelly, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Biophysical Studies on PIN WW Domains: A Model for Understanding Folding and Stability of Beta-Sheet Proteins; Part II. Towards Understanding Templated Beta-Sheet Self-Assembly
Undergraduate Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

deLichtervelde, Ph.D., Lorenzo

deLichtervelde, PhD, Lorenzo

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: Peter G. Schultz, PhD
Dissertation Title: xSmall Molecules Modulating Hematopoietic Stem Cell Differentiation
Undergraduate Institution: University of Louvain

Demartino, Jessica

DeMartino, PhD, Jessica K.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: Synthesis and Evaluation of Inhibitors of Glycinamide Ribonucleotide Transformylase and Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase
Undergraduate Institution: University of Delaware

Demartino, Michael

DeMartino, PhD, Michael P.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: Phil S. Baran, PhD
Dissertation Title: The Design and Development of Oxidative Enolate Heterocoupling and Application Toward the Total Synthesis of the Taiwankadsurins
Undergraduate Institution: University of Delaware

Demko, Zachary

Demko, PhD, Zachary Paul

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2002
Advisor: K. Barry Sharpless, PhD
Dissertation Title: Expedient Syntheses of Tetrazoles using [2 + 3] Dipolar Cycloaddition
Undergraduate Institution: Stanford University

Vishal Deshmukh

Deshmukh, PhD, Vishal

Program: Biology
Defense Year:
2014
Advisor:
Peter Schultz, PhD
Dissertation Title:
Approaches to Multiple Sclerosis and Cancer Immunotherapy
Undergraduate Institution:
University of California, Irvine

Dharia, Neekesh

Dharia, PhD, Neekesh

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2009
Advisor: Elizabeth A. Winzeler, PhD
Dissertation Title: Plasmodium Evolution and Drug Resistance in vitro and in Populations using whole Genome Technologies
Undergraduate Institution: University of Iowa

Dhillon, Amandeep

Dhillon, PhD, Amandeep

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2007
Advisor: Dennis R. Burton, PhD
Dissertation Title: Characterizing the Neutralizing Antibody Repertoires of Asymptomatic HIV-1 Infected Individuals with Broadly Neutralizing Sera
Undergraduate Institution: Simon Fraser University

Dias, Prabha

Dias, PhD, Dayani Prabha

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1998
Advisor: Ronald A. Milligan, PhD
Dissertation Title: Catching Motors in the Act: A Structural Approach to Understanding Motor Protein Function
Undergraduate Institution: Harvey Mudd College

Dickerson, Toby

Dickerson, PhD, Tobin J.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2004
Advisor: Kim D. Janda, PhD
Dissertation Title: Physiologically-Relevant Reactivity of Drugs of Abuse
Undergraduate Institution: University of Virginia

Diez, Peter

Diez, PhD, Peter

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2013
Advisor: Glenn C. Micalizio, PhD
Dissertation Title: Stereoselective Synthesis of Skipped-Polyenes and Deoxypropionates via Titanium-Mediated Reductive Cross-Coupling of Allylic-Alcohols and Alkynes
Undergraduate Institution: Florida State University

Dillon, Myles

Dillon, PhD, Myles

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2013
Advisor: Kerri Mowen, PhD
Dissertation Title: Understanding the Function of Arginine Methylation in Pancreatic Beta Cells: Developing Tools to Modulate the Activity of Protein Arginine Methyltransferases
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, San Diego

Ding, Sheng

Ding, PhD, Sheng

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: Peter G. Schultz, PhD
Dissertation Title: Functional Genomic Approaches Toward the Regenerative Medicine
Undergraduate Institution: California Institute of Technology

Dix, PhD, Melissa M.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: Benjamin F. Cravatt, PhD
Dissertation Title: Development and Application of Advanced Proteomic Methods to Globally Map Protease Substrate Profiles
Undergraduate Institution: The Pennsylvania State University

Dominy, Brian

Dominy, PhD, Brian

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2001
Advisor: Charles L. Brooks, III, PhD
Dissertation Title: Theoretical Studies on the Role of Electrostatics in Protein Fold Specificity and Stability
Undergraduate Institution: Carnegie Mellon University

Dorn, Jonas

Dorn, PhD, Jonas F.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2007
Advisor: Gaudenz M. Danuser, PhD
Dissertation Title: Measurement and Analysis of Kinetochore Microtubule Dynamics in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae
Undergraduate Institution: ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Dorrell, Michael

Dorrell, PhD, Michael Ian

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: Martin Friedlander, MD, PhD
Dissertation Title: Endothelial Cell Guidance and Vascular Patterning during Retina Developmental Angiogenesis
Undergraduate Institution: Simpson College

Dreyton

Dreyton, PhD, Christina

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2015
Advisor: Paul Thompson, PhD
Dissertation Title: Interrogating the Molecular Importance of the Protein Arginine Deiminase Family
Undergraduate Institution: University of South Carolina, Columbia

Katharine Duncan

Duncan, PhD, Katharine

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year:
2014
Advisor:
Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title:
alpha-Ketoheterocycle Inhibitors of Fatty Amide Hydrolase: Exploration of Conformational Constraints in the Acyl Side Chain
Undergraduate Institution:
Amherst College

Duong, Baohoa

Duong, PhD, Bao Hoa

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2010
Advisor: David A. Nemazee, PhD
Dissertation Title: Models for Peripheral B Cell Tolerance and Self Versus Nonself Discrimination
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Los Angeles

Ekiert, PhD, Damian Charles

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: Ian A. Wilson, DPhil, DSc FRS
Dissertation Title: Structural Basis of Influenza Virus Inhibition by Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies
Undergraduate Institution: University of Chicago

Ellery, PhD, Shelby Paige

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: K. C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: I. Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Bridged Nucleosides and BE-43472B Analogues | II. Progress towards the Total Synthesis and Structural Determination of Brasiliensophyllic Acid A
Undergraduate Institution: Cedar Crest College

Elliott, PhD, Hunter Lee

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: Gaudenz Danuser, PhD
Dissertation Title: Cell Shape Invariant Quantification of Morphology, Migration and Subcellular Dynamics
Undergraduate Institution: The Colorado College

Engle, Keary

Engle, PhD, Keary

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2013
Advisor: Jin-Quan Yu, PhD
Dissertation Title: I. Ligand-Accelerated Catalysis in Palladium (II)-Mediated C-H Functionalization; II. Hydrogen Bonding Effects on the Reactivity of Fluoride Anion
Undergraduate Institution: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Evans, Michael

Evans, PhD, Michael J.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2007
Advisor: Benjamin F. Cravatt, PhD
Dissertation Title: Preparation and Reactivity of a Library of Natural Product-Like Activity-Based Probes
Undergraduate Institution: St. Mary's College of Maryland

Feldman, Alina

Feldman, PhD, Alina K.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2006
Advisor: K. Barry Sharpless, PhD
Dissertation Title: Organic Azides: from [3.3] Rearrangement to Copper (I)-Mediated Synthesis of Complex Molecular Architectures
Undergraduate Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Fiedler, Ph.D., Jason David

Fiedler, PhD, Jason David

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: M. G. Finn, PhD
Dissertation Title: Enzyme Packaging with Qβ Protein Nanoparticles
Undergraduate Institution: University of Minnesota

Kelly, Flanagan

Flanagan, PhD, Kelly A.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2010
Advisor: Lisa Stowers, PhD
Dissertation Title: Pheromone-Mediated Sexual Maturation: When Puberty Begins in the Nose
Undergraduate Institution: St. Louis University

Foo, Klement

Foo, PhD, Klement

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2014
Advisor: Phil Baran, PhD
Dissertation Title: I: Total Synthesis of (+)-Psychotetramine II: Synthesis of Macrocyclic Sesquiterpenes III: Synthesis of Aryl Amines via C–H Functionalization
Undergraduate Institution: Imperial College

Foss, Theodore

Foss, PhD, Theodore R.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2006
Advisor: Jeffery W. Kelly, PhD
Dissertation Title: Studies on the Quaternary Structure, Dissociation Pathway, and Ligand Binding Properties of the Amyloidogenic Protein Transthyretin
Undergraduate Institution: Colgate College

Fowler, Douglas

Fowler, PhD, Douglas M.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2007
Advisor: Jeffery W. Kelly, PhD
Dissertation Title: Functional and Pathological Amyloid in Humans
Undergraduate Institution: Northwestern University

Frederick, Michael

Frederick, PhD, Michael O.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: Synthesis of Polyether Natural Products: Part 1. Total Synthesis of Azaspiracids-1 and -2, Part 2. Synthesis of the G-O Domain of Maitotoxin
Undergraduate Institution: University of Minnesota

Frezza, PhD, Brian M.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2010
Advisor: M. Reza Ghadiri, PhD
Dissertation Title: Orchestration of Molecular Information through Higher Order Chemical Recognition
Undergraduate Institution: Carnegie Mellon University

Frimpong-Boateng

Frimpong-Boateng, PhD, Kwesi

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2015
Advisor: Charles D. Surh, PhD
Dissertation Title: Neonate Immunity: The factors driving the spontaneous proliferation of naive CD4 T cells and the generation of induced regulatory T cells
Undergraduate Institution: University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Frosst, Phyllis

Frosst, PhD, Phyllis

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2001
Advisor: Larry Gerace, PhD
Dissertation Title: Localization and Function of Tpr, a Component of the Nuclear Pore Complex
Undergraduate Institution: McGill University

Furnari, Bethanne

Furnari, PhD, Beth Anne

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1999
Advisor: Paul Russell, PhD
Dissertation Title: Regulation of the Mitotic Inducer, Cdc25, by the Checkpoint Kinases, Chk1 and Cds1
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Gaj, Ph.D., Thomas

Gaj, PhD, Thomas

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2013
Advisor: Carlos F. Barbas III, PhD
Dissertation Title:Genetic Engineering with Customizable Recombinases and Nucleases
Undergraduate Institution: University of Arizona

Galkin, Anna

Galkin, PhD, Anna V.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: Peter K. Vogt, PhD
Dissertation Title: Targeting Tyrosine Kinases in Solid Tumors and Hematopoietic Malignancies
Undergraduate Institution: Cornell University

Gan, Lu

Gan, PhD, Lu

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2006
Advisor: John R. Johnson, PhD
Dissertation Title: Conformational and Covalent Control of Bacteriophage HK97 Capsid Expansion
Undergraduate Institution: California Institute of Technology

Gantner, Ph.D., Marin

Gantner, PhD, Marin

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2013
Advisor: Anastasia Kralli, PhD
Dissertation Title:Induction of Energy Expenditure by the Estrogen Related Receptors(ERRS):Untangling Isoform-Specific Activity
Undergraduate Institution: University of Puget Sound

Gao, Changshou

Gao, PhD, Changshou

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2002
Advisor: Kim D. Janda, PhD
Dissertation Title: Development of Protein VII and Protein IX as the New Platforms for Phage Display
Undergraduate Institution: Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry

Gao, Yu

Gao, PhD, Yu

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2014
Advisor: Thomas Kodadek, PhD
Dissertation Title: Conformationally restricted peptidomimetic libraries for high-throughput screening
Undergraduate Institution: Peking University

Garbaccio, Robert

Garbaccio, PhD, Robert M.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1999
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Synthesis and Evaluation of Key Analogues of CC-1065 and the Duocar-mycins: Efforts Towards Understanding Sequence Selectivity and Catalysts of the DNA Alkylation Reaction; Part II. Inverse Electron Demand Dielsalder Reactions of N-Acyl-6-Amino-3-(Methylothio)-1,2,4,5-Tetrazines
Undergraduate Institution: Boston University

Garcia

Garcia, PhD, Francisco

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2016
Advisor: Kate Carroll, PhD
Dissertation Title: Expanding the Chemical Tool Kit for the Detection of Redox Regulated Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases
Undergraduate Institution: Loyola University

Garfunkle, Joie

Garfunkle, PhD, Joie

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2009
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Optimization and Analysis of the Central Heterocycle of alpha-Ketoheterocycle Inhibitors of Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase; Part II. Total Synthesis of Chloropeptin II (Complestatin) and Progress towards a Second Generation total Synthesis of Chloropeptin I and II
Undergraduate Institution: Boston College

Gaskill, Peter

Gaskill, PhD, Peter Jesse

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2006
Advisor: Howard S. Fox, MD, PhD
Dissertation Title: A Study in the Role of Virus Based Changes in HIV on the Development of Neuro AIDS
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, San Diego

Laurie Gay

Gay, PhD, Laurie

Program: Biology
Defense Year:
2014
Advisor:
Brunhilde Felding, PhD
Dissertation Title:
Brain Metastasis Depends on Tumor Cell Initiated Coagulation and Tissue Factor Signaling
Undergraduate Institution: California Polytechnic State University

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Gearhart, PhD, Micah David

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2001
Advisor: Peter E. Wright, PhD
Dissertation Title: Zinc Finger Interactions with Nucleic Acids: Part I. Mechanism of Monomeric DNA Binding by the Orphan NuclearReceptor hERR2; Part II. TFIIIA and p43 Interactions with 5S RNA
Undergraduate Institution: Harvey Mudd College

Gelin, Christine

Gelin, PhD, Christine Fang

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2010
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Total Synthesis of Artochamins H, I, J, and K;
Part II. Synthesis of the QRSTU Domain of Maitotoxin and its 85-epi-and 86-epi-Diastereoisomers
Undergraduate Institution:University of California, Los Angeles

Genick, Ulrich

Genick, PhD, Ulrich K.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1999
Advisor:Elizabeth Getzoff, PhD
Dissertation Title: The Light Sensing Reaction of Photoactive Yellow Protein
Undergraduate Institution: Berlin University

Ghiara, Jayant

Ghiara, PhD, Jayant B.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1995
Advisor: Ian A. Wilson, DPhil
Dissertation Title: Structural mapping of the V3 loop neutralization site of HIV-1: Crystallographic analysis of Fab-gp120 peptide complexes
Undergraduate Institution: St. Xavier's College

Ghosh, PhD, Sulagna

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: Kristin Baldwin, PhD
Dissertation Title: Wiring Smell in the Olfactory Cortex: Insights from Single Neuron Tracing Studies of Defined Projection Neurons
Undergraduate Institution: University of Maryland

Gianatassio

Gianatassio, PhD, Ryan

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2015
Advisor: Phil S. Baran, PhD
Dissertation Title: Enabling Tools for Medicinal Chemistry Through C-H Functionalization and Strain Release Amination
Undergraduate Institution: University of Massachusetts

Giesing, Heidi

Giesing, PhD, Heidi A.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2002
Advisor: John E. Johnson, PhD
Dissertation Title: Cowpea Mosaic Virus: Capsid Protein Assembly and Structure Based Design of Chimeric Viruse
Undergraduate Institution: St. Mary's College

Gippert, Garry

Gippert, PhD, Garry

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1995
Advisor:Peter E. Wright, PhD and David A. Case, PhD
Dissertation Title: New Computational Methods for 3D NMR Data Analysis and Protein Structure Determination in High-Dimensional Internal Coordinate Space
Undergraduate Institution: University of Illinois-Urbana

Giri, Ramesh

Giri, PhD, Ramesh

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2009
Advisor: Jinquan Yu, PhD
Dissertation Title: Chelation-Assisted Palladium-Catalyzed Activation of C-H Bonds: A New Avenue for Carbon-Heteroatom and Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation
Undergraduate Institution: Tribhuwan University, Nepal

Goldberg, Joel

Goldberg, PhD, Joel

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2000
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Solvolysis Regioselectivity and X-ray Structure of the Duocarmycinsa Alkylation Subunit; Part II. Solution Phase Synthesis of Compound Libraries Targeting the Erythropoietin Receptor; Part III. Identification of a New Class of Angiogenesis Inhibitors which Function by Blocking the Interaction of Proteinase MMP2 and Integrin *v?3
Undergraduate Institution: Tufts University

Gong, Xiaohua

Gong, PhD, Xiaohua

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1997
Advisor: Norton B. Gilula, PhD
Dissertation Title: The Function Gap Junction Channels in the Lens: Effect of Connexin Gene Disruption in Mice
Undergraduate Institution: Shanghai Medical University

Gordley, Russell

Gordley, PhD, Russell Morrison

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2009
Advisor: Carlos F. Barbas, III, PhD
Dissertation Title: Programmable Zinc Finger-Recombinases for Targeted Genome Editing
Undergraduate Institution: Swarthmore College

Graber, Simone

Graber, PhD, Simone

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: Shelly L. Halpain, PhD
Dissertation Title: Glutamate Induced Loss of Neuronal Dendritic Spines: Reversibility, Molecular Mechanisms, and Functional Implications
Undergraduate Institution: University of Regensburg

Gray, David

Gray, PhD, David L. F.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: Photochemical Benzannulation Applied to the Total Synthesis of Hybocarpone and Hamigerans
Undergraduate Institution: University of Minnesota

Graziano, James

Graziano, PhD, James J.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2006
Advisor: Peter G. Schultz, PhD
Dissertation Title: A Novel System for the Creation and Screening of de novo Proteins from Libraries of Randomly Shuffled Secondary Structure Fragments
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley

Grbic, Jovana

Grbic, PhD, Jovana J.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2007
Advisor: Peter G. Schultz, Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: A Functional Genomic Approach to In-Depth Analysis of Topics in Cellular Biology
Undergraduate Institution: Southern Methodist University

Grigoryev, PhD, Yevgeniy

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: Daniel R. Salomon, MD
Dissertation Title: Post-transcriptional Mechanisms of Gene Regulation and Information Control in Immunity
Undergraduate Institution: Hunter College

Groff, Daniel

Groff, PhD, Daniel J.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2009
Advisor: Peter G. Schultz, PhD
Dissertation Title: Photocontrol of Biological Activity
Undergraduate Institution: Albertson College of Idaho

Gross, Jonathan

Gross, PhD, Jonathan

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1996
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Studies Towards a Total Synthesis of Dynemicin A; Part II. Chemistry of the Designed Enediynes
Undergraduate Institution: Boston University

Guerrero, Carlos

Guerrero, PhD, Carlos A.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: Phil S. Baran, PhD
Dissertation Title: Enantiospecific Syntheses of Stephacidin and Cortistatin Alkaloids
Undergraduate Institution: Harvard University

Gunzner, Janet

Gunzner, PhD, Janet L.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1999
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: Total Synthesis of Brevetoxin A and Synthetic Progress Towards Maitotoxin
Undergraduate Institution: Reed College

Guo, Jing

Guo, PhD, Jing

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2010
Advisor: Carlos F. Barbas III, PhD
Dissertation Title: Directed Evolution and Engineering of Zinc Finger Nucleases for Targeted Genome Modification
Undergraduate Institution: Peking University

Gupton, Stephanie

Gupton, PhD, Stephanie L.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2006
Advisor: Clare M. Waterman-Storer, PhD
Dissertation Title: The Segregation of the Actin Cytoskeleton into Functional Modules in Migrating Epithelial Cells
Undergraduate Institution: North Carolina State University

Gutekunst, Will

Gutekunst, PhD, Will

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2013
Advisor: Phil Baran, PhD
Dissertation Title: Synthesis of Cyclobutane Natural Products using C-H Functionalization Logic
Undergraduate Institution: University of Oklahoma

Guvench, Olgun

Guvench, MD, PhD, Olgun

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2005
Advisor: Charles L. Brooks III, PhD
Dissertation Title: Theoretical Studies of Proteins and Protein - Ligand Complexes; Part I: Toward the development of an efficient all-atom implicit-solvent model for use in protein structure prediction; Part II: Molecular dynamics studies of trypsin - ligand complexes
Undergraduate Institution: Columbia University

Guy, Rodney

Guy, PhD, Rodney K.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1996
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: An Exploration of the Chemistry of Taxol
Undergraduate Institution: Reed College

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Hafensteiner, PhD, Benjamin D.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: Phil S. Baran, PhD
Dissertation Title: Enantioselective Total Synthesis of Stephacidin A, Stephaciden B, Avrainvillamide and a Related Biological Probe
Undergraduate Institution: University of Rochester

Christopher Hale

Hale, PhD, Christopher

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year:
2014
Advisor:
K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title:
Part I. Total Synthesis and Structural Revision of Viridicatumtoxin B, Part II. Synthetic Studies Towards Furanocembranoids
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Halvorsen, PhD, Geoff T.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: William R. Roush, PhD
Dissertation Title: Studies on the Intramolecular Diels-Alder Reaction
Undergraduate Institution: University of Illinois Champagne-Urbana

Hanson, Michael

Hanson, PhD, Michael A.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2002
Advisor: Raymond C. Stevens, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. A Structural View of Botulinum Neurotoxin Catalysis and Substrate Specificity
Undergraduate Institution: Augustana College

Hanson, Sarah

Hanson, PhD, Sarah R.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2007
Advisor: Chi-Huey Wong, PhD
Dissertation Title: Exploring Glycan Function: Part I. Intrinsic Effects of N-glycans on ?-Sheet Protein Folding; Part II. Development of Glycoproteomic Tools for Monitoring Glycan Transformations
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley

Haq, Nnadia

Haq, PhD, Nadia

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2007
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: Progress Toward the Total Synthesis of Sultriecin
Undergraduate Institution: California Institute of Technology

Harris, PhD, David A.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: Floyd E. Romesberg, PhD
Dissertation Title: Novel Antibacterial Agents via the Inhibition of Bacterial Signal Peptidase
Undergraduate Institution: Cornell University

Harrison, Scott

Harrison, PhD, Scott T.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2006
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: Total Synthesis of Abyssomicin C, Atrop-abyssomicin C, and Abyssomicin D: Implications for Natural Origins of Atrop-abyssomicin C
Undergraduate Institution: University of Michigan

Hartfield

Hartfield, PhD, Kimberly

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2016
Advisor: C. David Stout, PhD
Dissertation Title: Functional Insights from Structural Analyses of Light- or Redox-Active Flavo- and Metalloproteins
Undergraduate Institution: Reed College

Hartgerink, Jeff

Hartgerink, PhD, Jeffrey D.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1999
Advisor: M. Reza Ghadiri, PhD
Dissertation Title: Self-Assembling Peptide Nanotubes
Undergraduate Institution: Washington University

Hastie, PhD, Kathryn M.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: Erica Ollmann Saphire, PhD
Dissertation Title: The Lassa zVirus Tool-kit for Replication, Packaging and Immune Evasion
Undergraduate Institution: University of Colorado

Hawkins, Peter

Hawkins, PhD, Peter G.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2010
Advisor: Kevin Morris, PhD
Dissertation Title: RNA-mediated Transcriptional Regulation in Human Cells: Mechanistic Insights and Novel Effector Molecules
Undergraduate Institution: Brigham Young University

Haynes, Matthew

Haynes, PhD, Matthew R.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1995
Advisor: Ian A. Wilson, DPhil
Dissertation Title: Structural Studies of Catalytic Antibodies
Undergraduate Institution: Harvard University

Haynes, Nancy

Haynes, PhD, Nancy-Ellen

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1996
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: The Design and Synthesis of Inhibitors of the Enzyme Glycinamide Ribonucleotide Transformylase
Undergraduate Institution: University of Illinois-Urbana

Jian He

He, PhD, Jian

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2016
Advisor: Jin-Quan Yu, PhD
Dissertation Title: Ligand-Promoted C(sp3)−H Activation using Pd Catalysts
Undergraduate Institution: Zhejiang University

He, Ph.D., Weiwei

He, PhD, Weiwei

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2013
Advisor: Xiang-Lei Yang, PhD
Dissertation Title:Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthetase and Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
Undergraduate Institution: University of Science and Technology of China

He, Yun

He, PhD, Yun

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2000
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: Total Synthesis and Biological Evaluaation of Epothilones
Undergraduate Institution: Iowa State University

Hecht, David

Hecht, PhD, David A.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1995
Advisor: Jeffrey Skolnick, PhD and Lee Walters, MD, PhD
Dissertation Title: Infrared Studies of Solvation Shell Hydrogen Bonding: Implications for Understanding Aqueous Solvation and Hydrophobic Effects
Undergraduate Institution: Rutgers University

Heideker, C. Johanna

Heideker, PhD, C. Johanna

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: Michael Boddy, PhD
Dissertation Title New Roles for SUMO and SUMO-targeted Ubiquitin Ligases in Genome Stability
Undergraduate Institution: Julius Maximilians University

Hendrix, Martin

Hendrix, PhD, Martin

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1997
Advisor: Chi-Huey Wong, PhD
Dissertation Title: Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of Small Molecules that Recognize RNA
Undergraduate Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology

Henry, Allison

Henry, PhD, Allison A.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2005
Advisor: Floyd Romesberg, PhD
Dissertation Title: Efforts Toward Expanding the Genetic Alphabet and the Substrate Repertoire of a DNA Polymerase
Undergraduate Institution: Reed College

Higginson, Cody

Higginson, PhD, Cody

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2015
Advisor: M.G. Finn, PhD
Dissertation Title: title
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, San Diego

Hilcove, Simon

Hilcove, PhD, Simone

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2010
Advisor: Sheng Ding, PhD
Dissertation Title: Small Molecules, Regeneration, and Cell Fate
Undergraduate Institution: Arizona State University

Hills, Ronald

Hills Jr., PhD, Ronald D.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: Charles L. Brooks, III, PhD
Dissertation Title: Protein Folding and Aggregation Dynamics
Undergraduate Institution: Florida State University

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Hof, PhD, Fraser Alan

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: Julius Rebek, Jr., PhD
Dissertation Title: Self-Assembled Tetrameric Capsules
Undergraduate Institution: University of Alberta

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Hogg, PhD, J. Heather

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1997
Advisor: Chi-Huey Wong, PhD
Dissertation Title: Inhibition and Mechanistic Studies of Leukotriene A4 Hydrolase
Undergraduate Institution: University of Alberta

Dane Holte

Holte, PhD, Dane

Program: Biology
Defense Year:
2014
Advisor:
Phil S. Baran, PhD
Dissertation Title:
Part I: Synthetic Studies in Sequiterpenes, Part II: Total Synthesis of Verruculogen
Undergraduate Institution:
Northwestern University

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Hong, PhD, Jiyong

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2001
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: Application of Inverse Electron Demand Diels-Alder Reactions in Total Syntheses of Nothapodytine B,(-)-Mappicine, Phomazarin, and ent-(-)-Roseophilin
Undergraduate Institution: Seoul National University, Korea

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Hong, PhD, Vu

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2010
Advisor: M.G. Finn, PhD
Dissertation Title: Copper-Catalyzed Alkyne-Azide Cycloaddition and Thiol-Oxanobornadiene System for Bioconjugation
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley

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Horne, PhD, William Seth

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2005
Advisor: M. Reza Ghadiri, PhD
Dissertation Title: Structure and Function in Peptide-Based Supramolecular Designs
Undergraduate Institution: Texas A & M University

Horning, Ph.D., David P.

Horning, PhD, David P.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: Gerald F. Joyce, MD, PhD
Dissertation Title: Evolving Ribozymes to Make RNA Aptamers
Undergraduate Institution: Harvard University

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Hosfield, PhD, David

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2001
Advisor: John A. Tainer, PhD
Dissertation Title: Structural Studies of Two Archetypical DNA Repair Enzymes and their DNA Complexes
Undergraduate Institution: University of Manitoba

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Hotta, PhD, Kinya

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2001
Advisor: Donald M. Hilvert, PhD and Ian A. Wilson, DPhil
Dissertation Title: Investigation of the Role of Pre-organized Binding Pockets in Protein Catalysis
Undergraduate Institution: Boston University

Marisa Hovlid

Hovlid, PhD, Marisa

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year:
2014
Advisor:
M.G. Finn, PhD
Dissertation Title:
The chemical and genetic engineering of Qβ virus-like particles for cell targeting and delivery
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Hsu, Pei-hsin

Hsu, PhD, Pei-hsin

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2013
Advisor: Gaudenz M. Danuser, PhD
Dissertation Title: In Vivo Evidence for Ndc80p Regulated Kinetochore-Microtubule Slippage
Undergraduate Institution: Stanford University

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Hu, PhD, Tianhua

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1997
Advisor: Larry Gerace, PhD
Dissertation Title: The p62 Complex and Nuclear Protein Import
Undergraduate Institution: University of Science & Technology

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Huang, PhD, Chen-Yuan

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2005
Advisor: Chi-Huey Wong, PhD
Dissertation Title: The Development of Carbohydrate Based Vaccine
Undergraduate Institution: National Taiwan University

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Huang, PhD, Hongmei

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1995
Advisor: Chi-Huey Wong, PhD
Dissertation Title: Chemo-Enzymatic Synthesis of Oligosaccharides and Carbohydrate Mimetics: Applications to the Study of Cell-Adhesion Events
Undergraduate Institution: Peking University

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Huang, PhD, Jing-Feng

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1996
Advisor: Benjamin F. Cravatt, PhD and Erik J. Sorensen, PhD
Dissertation Title: Intramolecular Regulation of A Calcium Dependent Protein Kinase
Undergraduate Institution: Zhongzhan University

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Huff, PhD, Mary Elizabeth

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: Jeffery W. Kelly, PhD
Dissertation Title: The Biochemical Basis of Gelsolin Amyloid Disease
Undergraduate Institution: Northwestern Unversity

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Hughes, PhD, Robert Owen

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2002
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: Strategies for the Rapid Discovery of Antibacterial Agents: Studies on Vancomycin and Psammaplin A
Undergraduate Institution: University of Arizona

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Huh, PhD, Chan Woo

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: William R. Roush, PhD
Dissertation Title: Stereodivergent Synthesis of Bistetrahydrofuran-containing Acetogenins through [3+2] Annulation Strategy, and Progress Toward a Complete Diastereomer Library
Undergraduate Institution: Yonsei University

Hulce, Jonathan

Hulce, PhD, Jonathan

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2015
Advisor: Benjamin F. Cravatt, PhD
Dissertation Title: title
Undergraduate Institution: University of Vermont, Burlington

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Hur, PhD, Wooyoung

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2009
Advisor: Peter G. Schultz, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. A Small Molecule Inducer of the Antioxidant Response Element; Part II. Design and Characterization of Irreversible Kinase Inhibitors
Undergraduate Institution: Pohang University

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Iacovoni, PhD, Jason S.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: Peter K. Vogt, PhD
Dissertation Title: GeneHuggers: In Silico Detection of Transcriptional Regulatory Motifs Using Genomic Sequence and DNA Microarray Data
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, San Diego

Irimia, Cristina

Irimia, PhD, Cristina

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2014
Advisor: Loren H. Parsons, PhD and Benjamin F. Cravatt, PhD
Dissertation Title: The effect of chronic drug exposure on impulsive action and impulsive choice
Undergraduate Institution: Amherst College

Ishihara, Ph.D., Yoshihiro

Ishihara, PhD, Yoshihiro

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: Phil S. Baran, PhD
Dissertation Title:Two-Phase Approach to Terpene Total Synthesis: Demonstration of a Cyclase-Phase" Synthesis of the Eudesmane and Taxane Families
Undergraduate Institution: McGilll University

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Isler, PhD, Marcus P.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1999
Advisor: M. Reza Ghadiri, PhD
Dissertation Title: Self-Assembling Cyclopeptides: from Cylindrical Dimers to Nanotubes
Undergraduate Institution: University of Zurich

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Jagasia, PhD, Reshma

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: M.G. Finn, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Scope and Mechanism of Peptide Cyclodimerization by the CuI-Mediated Azide-Alkyne Cycloaddition Reaction; Part II. Controlling Staphylococcus aureus Infection by Disrupting Bacterial Communication with a Monoclonal Antibody
Undergraduate Institution: University of Alberta

James, Ph.D., Robert C

James, PhD, Robert C.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: Synthesis and Evaluation of Vancomycin Aglycon Analogues: Reengineering Vancomycin for Dual ᴅ-Ala-ᴅ-Ala and ᴅ-Ala-ᴅ-Lac Binding
Undergraduate Institution: Duke University

Jansen, Daniel

Jansen, PhD, Daniel

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2015
Advisor: Ryan Shenvi, PhD
Dissertation Title: Synthesis and reactivity of ‘izidine’ alkaloids and simple analogs
Undergraduate Institution: Butler University

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Jeso, PhD, Valer

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: Synthetic Studies Toward Polycyclic Polyprenylated Acylphloroglucinols
Undergraduate Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Jessani, PhD, Nadim

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2004
Advisor: Benjamin F. Cravatt, PhD
Dissertation Title: The Development and Application of Methods for Activity-Based Protein Profiling
Undergraduate Institution: San Diego State University

Jin

Jin, PhD, Hyun-Yong

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2016
Advisor: Changchun Xiao, PhD
Dissertation Title: Function and Mechanism of MicroRNA-17~92 in B Cells
Undergraduate Institution: Korea University

Johnson, Ph.D., Audra J.

Johnson, PhD, Audra J.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2013
Advisor: Martin Friedlander, MD, PhD
Dissertation Title:Vascular-Targeting Bone Marrow-Derived Progenitor Cells Isolated Using an Immobilized Small Molecular Deletion Approach
Undergraduate Institution: San Francisco State University

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Johnson, PhD, Douglas S.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1996
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: Design and Evaluation of Sequence Selective DNA Binding Agents Based on Duocarmycin SA
Undergraduate Institution: University of Minnesota

Johnson, PhD, Graham T.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: Arthur Olson, PhD
Dissertation Title: Automated Modeling and Visualization of Mesoscale Cellular Environments
Undergraduate Institution: Johns Hopkins University

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Johnson, PhD, Jeffrey R.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2007
Advisor: John R. Yates III, PhD
Dissertation Title: Proteomic and Bioinformatic Analyses of Parasitic Pathogens
Undergraduate Institution: University of Illinois

Johnson, Ph.D., Paul M.

Johnson, PhD, Paul M.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: Paul J. Kenny, PhD
Dissertation Title:The Role of Brain Reward Systems in Pathological Behavior: Cellular and Molecular Deconstruction of Striatal Adaptations
Undergraduate Institution: University of Minnesota

Johnson, Steven

Johnson, PhD, Steven M.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2006
Advisor: Jeffery W. Kelly, PhD
Dissertation Title: The Design, Synthesis, and Biophysical Evaluation of Small Molecules to Study and Selectively Inhibit Transthyretin Amyloidosis
Undergraduate Institution: University of Victoria

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Jontes, PhD, James D.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1997
Advisor: Ronald A. Milligan, PhD
Dissertation Title: Characterization of brush border myosin-I structure and dynamics
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley

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Kaltgrad, PhD, Elton

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2007
Advisor: M.G. Finn, PhD
Dissertation Title: Applications of Polyvalent Carbohydrate Display on Cowpea Mosaic Virus and Bacteriophage Qbeta
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, San Diego

Kang, Mingchao

Kang, PhD, Mingchao

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2013
Advisor: Peter Schultz, PhD
Dissertation Title: Genetic Incorporation of Unnatural Amino Acids and its Applications
Undergraduate Institution: Nanjing University

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Karanicolas, PhD, John

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: Charles L. Brooks III, PhD
Dissertation Title: Theoretical Studies in Protein Folding: WW Domains
Undergraduate Institution: McGill University

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Kastrinsky, PhD, David B.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2005
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: Asymmetric Synthesis of CBI and Total Synthesis and Structure Revision of (+)-Yatakemycin
Undergraduate Institution: Cornell University

Kato, Daisuke

Kato, PhD, Daisuke

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: Asymmetric Total Synthesis of Vindorosine, Vindoline, and Key Vinblastine Analogues
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Davis

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Kaufmann, PhD, Gunnar J.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2006
Advisor: Kim D. Janda, PhD
Dissertation Title: Engineering and Biological Applications of Antibodies Against Small Molecules
Undergraduate Institution: Philips University

Kaur, Ph.D., Angeldeep

Kaur, PhD, Angeldeep

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: Lisa Stowers, PhD
Dissertation Title: Decoding Stereotyped Behavior: Sensory Mechanisms Underlying Inter-Male Communication
Undergraduate Institution: Bryn Mawr College

Kazane, Ph.D., Stephanie A.

Kazane, PhD, Stephanie A.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: Peter G. Schultz, PhD
Dissertation Title:Synthesis of Antibody Conjugates using an Expanded Genetic Code
Undergraduate Institution: Boston College

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Kazmierczak, PhD, Piotr

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2009
Advisor: Ulrich Mueller, PhD
Dissertation Title: Molecules of Mechanotransduction. Cadherin 23 and Protocadherin 15 Interact to form Tip-link Filaments
Undergraduate Institution: University of Warsaw

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Keck, PhD, Jamie

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2006
Advisor: Steven I. Reed, PhD
Dissertation Title: The Effects of Cyclin E Deregulation on Mitosis
Undergraduate Institution: University of St.Thomas

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Kelker, PhD, Matthew S.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2005
Advisor: Ian A. Wilson, DPhil
Dissertation Title: Structural and Biophysical Studies of Human and Mouse TREM-1 and the Use of Multi-wavelength Anomalous Dispersion to Phase Merohedrally-Twinned Crystals
Undergraduate Institution: Purdue University

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Kerkow, PhD, Donald E.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2009
Advisor: James R. Williamson, PhD
Dissertation Title: Structural Diversity of the NTF-2-like Fold Drives Functional Versatility in the NXF Family and Beyond
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, San Diego

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Khor, PhD, Ing Wei

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2004
Advisor: Marianne Manchester, PhD
Dissertation Title: Application of a Plant Virus Nanoparticle for the Creation of Antivirals and Mucosally-Deliverable Vaccines and Therapeutics
Undergraduate Institution: College of William and Mary

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Kim, PhD, Hui Sun

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1999
Advisor: M. Reza Ghadiri, PhD
Dissertation Title: Self-Assembling Cyclic D, L-Peptide Nanotubes as Synthetic Transmembrane Channels: From Chemical, Biological, and Practical Perspectives
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Kim, Sung Eun

Kim, PhD, Sung Eun

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2013
Advisor: Ardem Patapoutian, PhD
Dissertation Title: Ion channels in Mechano-and Thermo-sensation
Undergraduate Institution: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

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Kim, PhD, Young Soo

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2006
Advisor: Kim D. Janda, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Selection, Synthesis, and Mechanisms Studies of Cell-Penetrating Peptides: New Drug Delivery Systems Part II. Biological Lessons for the Preparation of Abeta(1-42) and a Cyclic Peptide Probe for the Detection of Botulinum Neurotoxin A
Undergraduate Institution: New York University

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Kimberlin, PhD, Christopher

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2010
Advisor: Erica Ollmann-Saphire, PhD
Dissertation Title: Structure and RNA Binding Mechanism of Ebolavirus VP35
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara

Kirchdoerfer, PhD, Robert N.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: Ian A. Wilson, DPhil, DSc FRS
Dissertation Title: Components of Pathogenic Microorganisms and Applications in Human Health
Undergraduate Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kislukhin, Ph.D., Alexander Alexandrovich

Kislukhin, PhD, Alexander Alexandrovich

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2013
Advisor: M. G. Finn, PhD
Dissertation Title:Oxanorbornadiene Reagents for Labeling and Release
Undergraduate Institution: Russian Academy of Science

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Koeller, PhD, Kathryn M.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2001
Advisor: Chi-Huey Wong, PhD
Dissertation Title: Chemical and Enzymatic Synthesis of Oligovalent Carbohydrate, Glycopeptide, and Aminoglycoside Recognition Elements: Multivalency in Natural and Synthetic Glycoconjugate Structure
Undergraduate Institution: University of Wisconsin, Madison

Kolesnichenko, Ph.D., Marina

Kolesnichenko, PhD, Marina

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: Peter K. Vogt, PhD
Dissertation Title:The Role of the Polyadenylation Site of the Melanocortin 1 Receptor in Generating MC1R-TUBB3 Chimeras and Attenuation of TORC1 Delays the Onset of Replicative and Ras-Induced Cellular Senescence
Undergraduate Institution: Dartmouth College

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Komori, PhD, Heather Kiyomi

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: Wendy L. Havran, PhD
Dissertation Title: Application of a Soluble Vy3Vd1 T Cell Receptor Towards Understanding Dendritic Epidermal T Cell Activation
Undergraduate Institution: Albertson College

Koo, PhD, Dong-In

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: Peter G. Schultz, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Functional Metabolomics and Genomics Approaches to Identifying Endogenous Regulators in Cellular Processes | Part II. Towards Understanding of Mechanism of Action of a Neurite Outgrowth Promoting Compound
Undergraduate Institution: Brown University

Kornahrens

Kornahrens, PhD, Anne

Program: Skaggs-Oxford
Defense Year: 2016
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: Methodology Development and Synthesis of a Biologically-Relevant Natural Product and Targeted Scaffold Discovery for Serine Hydrolase
Undergraduate Institution: Boston College

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Koudelka, PhD, Kristopher J.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: Marianne Manchester, PhD
Dissertation Title: Elucidation of Mammalian Binding and Entry of Cowpea Mosaic Virus Via Surface Vimentin; Implications for Nanotechnology and Virus Evolution
Undergraduate Institution: University of Wisconson, River Falls

Krawczuk, PhD, Paul John

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: Phil S. Baran, PhD
Dissertation Title: Studies Toward the Total Synthesis of Maoecrystal V
Undergraduate Institution: New York University

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Krenitsky, PhD, Paul J.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: Studies on the Total Synthesis and Structure Determination of RP 66453
Undergraduate Institution: Drexel University

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Kresge, PhD, Nicole

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2001
Advisor: C. David Stout, PhD
Dissertation Title: Sex at the Molecular Level: The Crystal Structures of Abalone Fertilization Proteins
Undergraduate Institution: Cornell University

Veena Krishnappa

Krishnappa, PhD, Veena

Program: Biology
Defense Year:
2014
Advisor:
Donald G. Phinney, PhD
Dissertation Title:
The Tumor Suppressor p53 is an Indispensable Regulator of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Function
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Agricultural Sciences

Ku, PhD, Sherman

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: Joel Gottesfeld, PhD
Dissertation Title: Modelling Friedreich's Ataxia Using Human Inducted Pluripotent Stem Cells
Undergraduate Institution: California Institute of Technology

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Kumar, PhD, Roshan

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: Gerald F. Joyce, MD, PhD
Dissertation Title: Design and Evolution of RNAs that Catalyze Complex Reactions
Undergraduate Institution: California Institute of Technology

Kuo, PhD, Tun-Hsun

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: Peter G. Schultz, PhD
Dissertation Title: A Functional Genomic Approach to the Cellular Events in Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Undergraduate Institution: National Taiwan University

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Kustedjo, PhD, Karen

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: Benjamin F. Cravatt, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Application of a Genomic Screen for BBB-Specific Genes. Part II. Studies on TorsinA, an ER-Lumenally Associated Membrane Protein Associated with Early-Onset Torsion Dystonia
Undergraduate Institution: California Institute of Technology

Kwok, Sen Wai

Kwok, PhD, Sen Wai

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: Valery Fokin, PhD & K. Barry Sharpless, PhD
Dissertation Title: Synthetic Applications and Mechanistic Studies of Rhodium (II)-Catalyzed Transformations of 1,2,3-Triazoles
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, San Diego

Kwong, Jinny

Kwong, PhD, Jinny

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2013
Advisor: Peiqing Sun, PhD
Dissertation Title: p38 MAPK Family: Their Regulation, Function and Role in Ras-induced Senescence
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, San Diego

Lai

Lai, PhD, Jiun-I (Joseph)

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2016
Advisor: Joel Gottesfeld, PhD
Dissertation Title: Transcriptional Profiling in Isogenic iPSC Derived Friedreich's Ataxia Neurons
Undergraduate Institution: National Yang-Ming University

Lajiness, Ph.D., James P.

Lajiness, PhD, James P.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title:I. Synthesis and Evaluation of Duocarmycin Analogues II. Divergent Total Synthesis of (-)-Aspidospermine and (+)-Spegazzinine
Undergraduate Institution: Hope College

LaMere, Sarah

LaMere, PhD, Sarah

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2015
Advisor: Daniel Salomon, MD
Dissertation Title: Dynamic epigenetic regulation of CD4 T cell activation and memory formation
Undergraduate Institution: Cornell University

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Lander, PhD, Gabriel

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2009
Advisor: John E. Johnson, PhD and Bridget O. Carragher, PhD
Dissertation Title: Structural Architecture of Bacteriophage Described via Streamlined Cryo-Electron Microscopy
Undergraduate Institution: State University of New York at Binghamton

Lanning

Lanning, PhD, Bryan

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2015
Advisor: Benjamin F. Cravatt, PhD
Dissertation Title: Selectivity Profiling Of Covalent Kinase Inhibitors
Undergraduate Institution: Indiana University

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Larsen, PhD, Nicholas A.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2002
Advisor: Ian A. Wilson, DPhil
Dissertation Title: Structural Studies of Protein Therapeutics for Cocaine Addiction
Undergraduate Institution: Carleton College

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Laslo-Franklin, PhD, Karen L.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1997
Advisor: Chi-Huey Wong, PhD
Dissertation Title: Design and Synthesis of Inhibitors of HIV and FIV Proteases: Toward Understanding the Structural Basis for Drug-Resistance in HIV
Undergraduate Institution: William Mary College

Lau, Jolene

Lau, PhD, Jolene L.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2010
Advisor: M.G. Finn, PhD
Dissertation Title: Probing the Interior of Bacteriophage Qbeta Virus-Like Particles
Undergraduate Institution: California Institute of Technology

Lau, Pick-Wei

Lau, PhD, Pick-Wei

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: Bridget Carragher, PhD & Ian J. MacRae, PhD
Dissertation Title: Molecular Mechanism of Small RNA Biogenesis Revealed by the Structural Architecture of Human Dicer
Undergraduate Institution: University of Arizona

Leaman, PhD, Daniel P.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: Michael B. Zwick, PhD
Dissertation Title: Stable and Homogeneous HIV-1 Envelope Glycoprotein Trimers as Vaccine Candidates and Target of Inhibitors
Undergraduate Institution: University of Pittsburgh

LeBoeuf

LeBoeuf, PhD, Sarah

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2015
Advisor: Brunhilde Felding, PhD
Dissertation Title: Sirtuin 5 Regulates Glucose and Glutamine Metabolism and Tumor Progression in Breast Cancer
Undergraduate Institution: The University of Texas at Austin

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Leconte, PhD, Aaron M.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2009
Advisor: Floyd Romesberg, PhD
Dissertation Title: Expanding the Scope of the Enzymatic Synthesis of DNA for: I. Expansion of the Genetic Alphabet, and II. Next Generation Sequencing
Undergraduate Institution: Carleton College

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Lee, PhD, Andria

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2000
Advisor: Velia M. Fowler, PhD
Dissertation Title: The Role of Membrane Skeleton During Lens Fiber Cell
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Lee, PhD, David

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1998
Advisor: M. Reza Ghadiri, PhD
Dissertation Title: Self-Replicating Peptides: From Autocatalysis to Molecular Ecosystems
Undergraduate Institution: University of Manitoba

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Lee, PhD, Hyun Soo

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2009
Advisor: Peter G. Schultz, PhD
Dissertation Title: Genetic Incorporation of Unnatural Amino Acids and its Applications
Undergraduate Institution: Pohang University of Science and Technology

Lee

Lee, PhD, Jeong Hyun

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2016
Advisor: Ian A. Wilson, DPhil, DSc, FRS, FRSE; and Andrew Ward, PhD
Dissertation Title: Structural Characterization of Broadly Neutralizing Quaternary Epitopes on the HIV-1 Envelope Glycoprotein
Undergraduate Institution: University of Virginia

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Lee, PhD, Joon Youb

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2009
Advisor: Charles D. Surh, PhD
Dissertation Title: Factors Regulating T-Cell Proliferation in Chronically Immunodeficient Hosts
Undergraduate Institution: Seoul National University

Peter Lee, Ph.D.

Lee, PhD, Peter

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2014
Advisor: Ian A. Wilson, DPhil, DSc, FRS, FRSE
Dissertation Title: Recognition of Functionally Conserved Neutralizing Epitopes on Influenza Virus Hemagglutinin
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley

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Lee, PhD, Sang Yeul

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: Chlorofusin: Total Synthesis, Stereochemical Reassignment, Determination of Absolute Configuration, and the Synthesis of Seven Chromophore Analogs
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley

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Leman, PhD, Lucas J.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2006
Advisor: M. Reza Ghadiri, PhD
Dissertation Title: Accelerating Aminoacyl Transfer in Water Using Simple Prebiotic Molecules and Rationally Designed Peptides
Undergraduate Institution: University of Colorado

Leung, Hui-Wah

Leung, PhD, Hui-Wah (Josephine)

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2015
Advisor: C. David Stout, PhD
Dissertation Title: Division of Labor within a Protein – Structures of Nicotinamide Nucleotide Transhydrogenase Reveal Coupling between Proton Translocation and Hydride Transfer
Undergraduate Institution: University of Hong Kong

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Lewis, PhD, Bryan

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1999
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: The Relative and Absolute Stereochemistry of Fostriecin (CL-920) and Studies Toward its Total Synthesis
Undergraduate Institution: Drexel University

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Lewis, PhD, Warren G.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2005
Advisor: M.G. Finn, PhD
Dissertation Title: Bio/Click Catalysis: Azide-Alkyne [3+2] Cycloaddition and Cholinergic Chemistry
Undergraduate Institution: University at Buffalo

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Li, PhD, Ang

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2009
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: Total Syntheses of Platensimycin and Related Natural Products and Total Syntheses and Structural Revision of alpha- and beta- Diversonolic Esters and Total
Undergraduate Institution: Peking University

Li, Weiwei

Li, PhD, Weiwei

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2010
Advisor: Benjamin F. Cravatt, PhD
Dissertation Title: A Functional Proteomic Strategy to Discover Inhibitors for Uncharacterized Serine Hydrolases
Undergraduate Institution: The National University of Singapore

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Li, PhD, Yiwei

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: Total Synthesis of Apoptolidin and Synthesis of the Proposed Azaspiracid-1 Structure
Undergraduate Institution: University of Guelph

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Liang, PhD, Fu-Sen

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2005
Advisor: Chi-Huey Wong, PhD
Dissertation Title: Targeting Biomacromolecules by Aminoglycosides
Undergraduate Institution: National Chiao Tung University

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Lim, PhD, James Insoo

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2009
Advisor: Gaudenz M. Danuser, PhD
Dissertation Title: Novel Quantitative Approaches to Understanding Cell Motility
Undergraduate Institution: McGill University

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Lim, PhD, Yee Hwee

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2010
Advisors: K. C. Nicolaou, PhD, and Véronique Gouverneur, PhD, University of Oxford
Dissertation Title: I. Total Syntheses of Bisanthraquinones through Cascade Reactions
II. 18F-radiochemistry to Advance Cancer Imaging
Undergraduate Institution: University of Bristol

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Lin, PhD, Chun Cheng

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1997
Advisor: Chi-Huey Wong, PhD
Dissertation Title: Novel Quantitative Approaches to Understanding Cell Motility
Undergraduate Institution: McGill University

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Lin, PhD, Chun-Hung "Hans"

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1995
Advisor: Chi-Huey Wong, PhD
Dissertation Title: Design and Synthesis of Sialyl Lewis X Tetrasaccharide Mimetics as Inhibitors of Selectins
Undergraduate Institution: National Tsing Hua University

Lin, David

Lin, PhD, David W.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2010
Advisor: Phil S. Baran, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Oxidative Coupling of Enolates and Pyrroles and Part II. Synthesis-Guided Structural Revision of the Sarcodonin, Sarcoviolin and Hydnellin Natural Product Family
Undergraduate Institution: Stanford University

Lin

Lin, PhD, Xiaotian "Ted"

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2016
Advisor: Linda Sherman, PhD
Dissertation Title: "Self" vs. "Non-Self" Discrimination by the Immune System in Type 1 Diabetes
Undergraduate Institution: Nanyang Technological University

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Lincoln, PhD, Tracey

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2009
Advisor: Gerald F. Joyce, MD, PhD
Dissertation Title: Self-Sustained Replication of an RNA Enzyme
Undergraduate Institution: Williams College

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Lira Medina, PhD, Ricardo

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: William R. Roush, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Studies towards the Total Synthesis of Tetrafibricin; Part II. Development of a Synthetic Sequence to Access Structurally Constrained Cysteine Protease Inhibitors; Part III. Development of a Method for the Synthesis of N-aryl-2-benzylindolines via the tandem arylation of 2-allylaniline
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, San Diego

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Lis, PhD, Ewa T.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: Floyd Romesberg, PhD
Dissertation Title: Elucidation of the Molecular Mechanisms of Mutation in S. cerevisiae
Undergraduate Institution: Cornell University

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Littlefield, PhD, Ryan

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2000
Advisor: Velia M. Fowler, PhD
Dissertation Title: Regulation of Thin Filament Length in Striated Muscle
Undergraduate Institution: Johns Hopkins University

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Liu, PhD, Chang Chun

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2009
Advisor: Peter G. Schultz, PhD
Dissertation Title: Directed Evolution of and with Expanded Genetic Codes
Undergraduate Institution: Harvard University

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Liu, PhD, Fei

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2005
Advisor: Lindsay J. Whitton, PhD
Dissertation Title: CD8+ T cell response to Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus Infection
Undergraduate Institution: Lebanon Valley College

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Liu, PhD, Haitian

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2002
Advisor: Chi-Huey Wong, PhD
Dissertation Title: Peptidoglycan Biosynthesis: Assays and Inhibitors
Undergraduate Institution: Academy of Military Medical Sciences

Liu, Jeffrey

Liu, PhD, Jingyun

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2013
Advisor: Raymond Stevens, PhD
Dissertation Title: Biophysical Investigation of G-protein Coupled Receptor
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley

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Liu, PhD, Junjie

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2005
Advisor: Chi-Huey Wong, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Hexosaminidase Inhibitors as New Drug Candidates for the Therapy of Osteoarthritis; Part II. DERA-Catalyzed Asymmetric Synthesis of Novel Pyranose Synthons as a New Entry to Heterocycles and Epothilones
Undergraduate Institution: Peking University

Liu

Liu, PhD, Yu (Patrick)

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2015
Advisor: Jeffery W. Kelly, PhD
Dissertation Title: Small Molecule Probes to Study Protein Folding in the Cell
Undergraduate Institution: National University of Singapore

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Lo, PhD, Chih-Hung (Larry)

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1995
Advisor: Kim D. Janda, PhD
Dissertation Title: Mechanism Based Catalytic Antibody Selection
Undergraduate Institution: National Taiwan University

Lockner, PhD, Jonathan W.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: Phil S. Baran, PhD
Dissertation Title: Studies in Meroterpenoid Synthesis
Undergraduate Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne

Long, PhD, Jonathan Z.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: Benjamin F. Cravatt, PhD
Dissertation Title: Annotation of Serine Hydrolase Function in Mammalian Physiology and Behavior
Undergraduate Institution: Columbia University

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Lovato, PhD, Martha Ann

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: Paul R. Schimmel, PhD
Dissertation Title: RNA Recognition in Relation to Genetic Code Development
Undergraduate Institution: Rice University

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Lowery, PhD, Colin

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2010
Advisor: Kim D. Janda, PhD
Dissertation Title: Insights into Quorum Sensing from a Chemical Perspective
Undergraduate Institution: University of Virginia

Luna, PhD, Victor Mitch M.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: C. David Stout, PhD
Dissertation Title: Structural Characterization of Oxygen Pathways in Cytochrome ba3 Oxidase
Undergraduate Institution: Stanford University

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Lund, PhD, Caren Virginia

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2005
Advisor: Carlos F. Barbas, III, PhD
Dissertation Title: Zinc Finger Proteins and Endogenous Gene Regulation
Undergraduate Institution: California State University, Fullerton

Luo

Luo, PhD, Xiaozhou

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2016
Advisor: Peter G. Schultz, PhD
Dissertation Title: The Chemical Biology Approaches for Novel Therapeutics
Undergraduate Institution: Nanyang Technological University

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Lyssiotis, PhD, Costas

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2010
Advisor: Peter G. Schultz, PhD
Dissertation Title: Insight into the Reprogramming of Cell Fate with Small Molecules
Undergraduate Institution: University of Michigan

Lyumkis, Dmitry

Lyumkis, PhD, Dmitry

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2013
Advisor: Bridget Carragher, PhD
Dissertation Title: Heterogeneous Macromolecular Machines Analyzed by Single-Particle Electron
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, San Diego

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MacBeath, PhD, Gavin

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1997
Advisor: Donald M. Hilvert, PhD
Dissertation Title: Evolutionary Approaches to the Design of Protein Receptors and Catalysts
Undergraduate Institution: University of Manitoba

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Macke, PhD, Thomas J.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1996
Advisor: David A. Case, PhD
Dissertation Title: NAB: A Language for Molecular Manipulation
Undergraduate Institution: University of Illinois-Urbana

MacMillan, Karen

MacMillan, PhD, Karen J.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2009
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: Synthesis and Evaluation of Novel DNA Alkylators: Duocarmycin SA and Yatakemycin Analogues
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Davis

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Macpherson, PhD, Lindsey Jane

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2007
Advisor: Ardem S. Patapoutian, PhD
Dissertation Title: Feeling the Burn: Towards a Determination of the Molecular Mechanisms of Activation of TRPA1
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, San Diego

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Maimone, PhD, Thomas J.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2009
Advisor: Phil S. Baran, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Total Syntheses of (-)-Hapalindole U and (+)-Ambiguine H; Part II. Progress Towards the Total Synthesis of Vinigrol
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley

Malik, Jamal

Malik, PhD, Jamal

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2015
Advisor: Valery Fokin, PhD
Dissertation Title: Mechanistic Investigations of the Copper-catalyzed Azide/Alkyne Cycloaddition and Related Reactions
Undergraduate Institution: Macalester College

Malyshev, Denis

Malyshev, PhD, Denis

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2013
Advisor: Floyd Romesberg, PhD
Dissertation Title: Expansion of the Genetic Alphabet in vitro and in vivo
Undergraduate Institution: Russian Academy of Science

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Mannige, PhD, Ranjan V.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2010
Advisor: Charles L. Brooks, III, PhD
Dissertation Title: Principles of Virus Capsid Design
Undergraduate Institution: University of Houston

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Manuell, PhD, Andrea Lynne

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2007
Advisor: Stephen P. Mayfield, PhD
Dissertation Title: Dissecting Translation in the Chloroplast
Undergraduate Institution: Iowa State University

Marciano, David

Marciano, PhD, David

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2014
Advisor: Patrick Griffin, PhD
Dissertation Title: Structure Guided Design of PPARg Modulators as Insulin Sensitizers and Osteogenic Agents
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, San Diego

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Marcucci, PhD, Katherine T.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: Daniel Salomon, MD
Dissertation Title: A molecular approach to Understanding Structure-function Relationships in Porcine Endogenous Retrovirus (PERV) Late Domain-associated Assembly and Release and Receptor-mediated Entry
Undergraduate Institution: Northwestern University

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Marrinucci, PhD, Dena C.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2009
Advisor: Peter Kuhn, PhD
Dissertation Title: The Clinical and Biological Significance of Circulating Tumor Cells
Undergraduate Institution: University of Vermont

Martin, Christopher

Martin, PhD, Christopher

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2013
Advisor: Charles D. Surh, PhD
Dissertation Title: IL-7 Homeostasis and T Cell Behavior
Undergraduate Institution: Tufts University

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Mathison, PhD, Casey J.N.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2007
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I: Acyl Cyanide Coupling Reactions and the Synthesis of ?-Tricarbonyl Natural Products Part II: Oxidation of Heteroatom-containing Substrates with Hypervalent Iodine(V) Reagents
Undergraduate Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Matov, PhD, Alexandre

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2009
Advisor: Gaudenz M. Danuser, PhD
Dissertation Title: Analyses of Microtubule Dynamics as Quantitative Readout of Cytoskeletal Processes
Undergraduate Institution: Technical University Varna

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McAdara, PhD, Jeanne K.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1998
Advisor: Bernard M. Babior, MD
Dissertation Title: Cloning and Characterization of p62MCSP: A Novel Secretory Protein Associated with the Leukocyte Respiratory Burst Oxidase
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara

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McComb, PhD, Susan M.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1996
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: Design and Synthesis of Novel Enediynes and a Somatostatin Mimic
Undergraduate Institution: Hope College

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McDunn, PhD, Jonathan Edward

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: Richard Lerner, MD
Dissertation Title: Studies in Antibody Catalysis: Part I. Preparation and Evaluation of an Activatable Insulin Prodrug; Part II. Physiological Roles for the Antibody-Catalyzed Oxidation of Water
Undergraduate Institution: California Institute of Technology

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McGinness, PhD, Kathleen

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2001
Advisor: Gerald F. Joyce, M.D., PhD
Dissertation Title: In Vitro Evolution of RNA Ligase Ribozymes that Exhibit RNA Polymerase Activity
Undergraduate Institution: University of Maryland

Steven McKerrall

McKerrall, PhD, Steven

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year:
2014
Advisor:
Phil S. Baran, PhD
Dissertation Title:
The Total Synthesis of Ingenol
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Maryland, Baltimore

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McKinney, PhD, Michele K.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2006
Advisor: Benjamin F. Cravatt, PhD
Dissertation Title: Catalytic Mechanism and Substrate Selectivity of Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase
Undergraduate Institution: Gordon College

Mei, PhD, Tian-Sheng

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: Jin-Quan Yu, PhD
Dissertation Title: Weak Coordination as a Powerful Means for Developing Useful Palladium (II)-Catalyzed C-H Activation Reactions
Undergraduate Institution: Lanzhou University

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Melnick, PhD, Johnathan

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2006
Advisor: Peter G. Schultz, PhD
Dissertation Title: Chemistry and Biology of the Tyrosine Kinome
Undergraduate Institution: Cornell University

Michaudel, Quentin

Michaudel, PhD, Quentin

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2015
Advisor: Phil S. Baran, PhD
Dissertation Title: Oxidation of Complex Molecules: From Nature to the Flask
Undergraduate Institution: Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon

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Michino, PhD, Mayako

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2009
Advisor: Charles Brooks, PhD and Raymond C. Stevens, PhD
Dissertation Title: Structure Prediction of Class A GPCRs
Undergraduate Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology

Mills, Jeremy

Mills, PhD Jeremy H.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2010
Advisor: Peter G. Schultz, PhD
Dissertation Title: Protein Engineering with Natural and Unnatural Amino Acids
Undergraduate Institution: Vanderbilt University

Mirendil, Hope

Mirendil, PhD, Hope

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2013
Advisor: Jerold Chun, MD, PhD
Dissertation Title: Lysophosphatidic Acid (LPA) Receptor Signaling is Involved in Schizophrenia Development Initiated by Environmental Risk Factors
Undergraduate Institution: Calvin College

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Mitchell, PhD, Michael L.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2002
Advisor: Chi-Huey Wong, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Design and Synthesis of Mechanism-Based Inhibitors of Glycosyl Transferases; Part II. Stereochemical Determination of 2-Deoxyribose-5-Phosphate Aldolase (DERA)
Undergraduate Institution: University of Toledo

Miyamoto, Takashi

Miyamoto, PhD, Takashi

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: Ardem Patapoutian, PhD
Dissertation Title:Nitric Oxide Links Skin and Sensory Neurons to Mediate Thermosensation
Undergraduate Institution: University of Tokyo

Moosa

Moosa, PhD, Mahdi

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2016
Advisor: Ashok Deniz, PhD
Dissertation Title: Modulation of the Folding Landscape of a Disordered Protein via Chemical and Biological Chaperones
Undergraduate Institution: University of Dhaka

Crystal Moran, Ph.D.

Moran, PhD, Crystal

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2014
Advisor: Ashok Deniz, PhD
Dissertation Title: Advancing Single-Molecule Forster Resonance Energy Transfer Methods to Study Complex Protein Folding
Undergraduate Institution: Arizona State University

Moreno, PhD, Amira Yaazim

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: Kim D. Janda, PhD
Dissertation Title: Immunopharmacotherapy: Towards the Creation of Effective Vaccines Against Drugs of Abuse
Undergraduate Institution: University of Pennsylvania

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Moss, PhD, Jason A.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2006
Advisor: Kim D. Janda, PhD
Dissertation Title: Peptide Synthesis Methodology and Application Toward the Study of Naturally-Occurring Biomacromolecules
Undergraduate Institution: Duke University

Moyer, Ph.D., Crystal L.

Moyer, PhD, Crystal L.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: Glen R. Nemerow, PhD
Dissertation Title:Functional and Biochemical Studies of Membrane Penetration By Adenovirus Protein VI
Undergraduate Institution: University of Pittsburgh

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Muhlberg, PhD, Amy B.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1999
Advisor: Sandra L. Schmid, PhD
Dissertation Title: Domain Structure and Function of Dynamin, A Novel GTPase
Undergraduate Institution: McGill University

Murin

Murin, PhD, Charles

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2016
Advisors: Andrew Ward, PhD and Erica Ollmann Saphire, PhD
Dissertation Title: Of Mice and Men: Investigating Antibody-mediated Immune Responses to Filoviruses by Electron Microscopy
Undergraduate Institution: University of Southern Mississippi

Murray, Ph.D., Amber N.

Murray, PhD, Amber N.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: Jeffery W. Kelly, PhD
Dissertation Title:Promoting Protein Folding with N-glycosylation and Amyloid Disaggregation
Undergraduate Institution:Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mulder, Ph.D. Anke

Mulder, PhD, Anke

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2010
Advisor: Bridget O. Carragher, PhD and Ronald A. Milligan, PhD
Dissertation Title: Visulaizing Biological Complexity: Toward Discovery Based Single Particle Electron Microscopy
Undergraduate Institution: Purdue University

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Namoto, PhD, Kenji

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2002
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: Design, Synthesis, and Biological Evaluation of 12,13-Cycloalkyl Epothilones
Undergraduate Institution: Waseda University

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Nangle Greene, PhD, Leslie

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2006
Advisor: Paul R. Schimmel, PhD
Dissertation Title: Pathological Consequences of tRNA Synthetase Induced Mistranslation
Undergraduate Institution:University of California, Santa Barbara

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Nelson, PhD, Melanie R.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1999
Advisor: Walter J. Chazin, PhD
Dissertation Title: A Rational Approach to Understanding the Relationship of Sequence, Structure, and Function in EF-Hand Calcium-Binding Proteins
Undergraduate Institution: University of Chicago

Newhouse, Timothy

Newhouse, PhD, Timothy Russell

Program: Chemistry
Defense Date: 2010
Advisor: Phil S. Baran, PhD
Dissertation Title: Total Syntheses of Psychotrimine and Kapakahines B and F
Undergraduate Institution: Colby College

Nguyen, PhD, Christine

Program: Chemistry
Defense Date: 2010
Advisor: William R. Roush, PhD
Dissertation Title: Synthetic Studies Toward Scytophycin C
Undergraduate Institution: Boston College

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Niculescu III, MD, PhD, Alexander B.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1997
Advisor: Steven I. Reed, PhD
Dissertation Title: Positive and negative regulators of the Cell cycle: studies on human cyclin E and the Cip/Kip family of mammalian cell cycle inhibitors
Undergraduate Institution: University of Bucharest

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Niessen, PhD, Sherry L.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: Benjamin F. Cravatt, PhD
Dissertation Title: Characterization of a Role for the Serine Hydrolase Enzyme KIAA1363 in Cancer Biology Using Functional Proteomics and Metabolomics
Undergraduate Institution: McGill University

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Nirschl, PhD, Dave

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2000
Advisor: K. Barry Sharpless, PhD
Dissertation Title: Click Chemistry and Automation Systems Integration
Undergraduate Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Nold, PhD, Andrea L.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2009
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title:Studies on Dimeric Natural Products: Part I. Total Synthesis of the Marinomycins and their Monomeric Counterparts; Part II. Studies Toward the Total Synthesis of Lomaiviticins A and B
Undergraduate Institution:Indiana University

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Nordin, PhD, Brian Eric

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2002
Advisor: Paul R. Schimmel, PhD
Dissertation Title: RNA-Dependent Amino Acid Discrimination in Translation
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley

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Nyffeler, PhD, Paul

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2004
Advisor: Chi-Huey Wong, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. The Chemistry of Amine-Azide Interconversion; Part II. Dihydrogen Trioxide: New Stability for Peroxone Process Intermediate
Undergraduate Institution: Carleton College

Oakdale, James

Oakdale, PhD, James

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2015
Advisor: Valery Fokin, PhD
Dissertation Title: “Homogeneous Catalysis; from ruthenium(II)-catalyzed azide alkyne cycloadditions (Part 1) to super-base mediated sulfur(VI) fluoride exchange reactions (Part II)”
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Davis

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Ollmann, PhD, Ian

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1998
Advisor: Chi-Huey Wong, PhD
Dissertation Title: Inhibition and Mechanistic Studies of Leukotriene A4 Hydrolase, Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase, and HIV and FIV Proteases and the Programmed One-Pot Synthesis of Oligosaccharides
Undergraduate Institution: Rice University

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Ollmann-Saphire, PhD, Erica

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2000
Advisor: Ian A. Wilson, DPhil
Dissertation Title: Crystal Structure of an Intact Humaan IgG: Implications for HIV Neutralization and Effector Function
Undergraduate Institution: Rice University

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O'Malley, PhD, Daniel P.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: Phil S. Baran, PhD
Dissertation Title: Total Synthesis of Dimeric Pyrrole-Imidazole Alkaloids
Undergraduate Institution: Rice University

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O'Neill, PhD, Bryan M.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2007
Advisor: Floyd E. Romesberg, PhD
Dissertation Title:Elucidation of Novel Components of the Response to Gentoxic Stress in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae
Undergraduate Institution: University of San Diego

Klaus Albertshofer

Ong, PhD, Derrick Sek Tong

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: Jeffery W. Kelly, PhD
Dissertation Title: Proteostasis Regulators to Ameliorate Loss-of-function Diseases Undergraduate Institution: National University of Singapore
Undergraduate Institution: National University of Singapore

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Ortiz, PhD, Adrian

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2009
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: The Total Synthesis and Structural Revision of Vannusal A and B: A Synergistic Interplay of Chemical Synthesis and Modern NMR Spectroscopic Techniques
Undergraduate Institution: University of Arizona

Otrubova, Katerina

Otrubova, PhD, Katerina

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2013
Advisor: Dale Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: Rational Design of FAAH Inhibitors that Act by Covalently Bonding to Two Active Site Residues
Undergraduate Institution: San Diego State University

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Ozer, PhD, Rachel Susan

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2001
Advisor: Shelly L. Halpain, PhD
Dissertation Title: Phosphorylation and Regulation of Neuronal Cytoskeletal Protein MAP2
Undergraduate Institution: Harvard University

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Palmer, PhD, Liam C.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2005
Advisor: Julius Rebek, Jr., PhD
Dissertation Title: Guest Binding in Hydrogen-Bounded Capsular Hosts
Undergraduate Institution: University of South Carolina

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Panda, PhD, Satchidananda

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2001
Advisor: Steve A. Kay, PhD
Dissertation Title: TEJ Defines a Role for Poly (ADP-Ribosyl)ation in Establishing Period Length of the Arabidopsis Circadian Oscillator
Undergraduate Institution: Tamilnadu Agricultural University, India

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Parikh, PhD, Sudip

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2000
Advisor: John A. Tainer, PhD
Dissertation Title: Biological Implications from the Structures and Chemistry of DNA Baase-Excision Repair Glycosylases
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Patel, PhD, Paresma R.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2010
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: Intramolecular Cycloaddition Reactions of Cyclopropenone Ketals
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

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Patricelli, PhD, Matthew P.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2001
Advisor: Benjamin F. Cravatt, PhD
Dissertation Title: Biochemical and Physiological Investigations of Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase
Undergraduate Institution: McGill University

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Patterson, PhD, Jean E.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1997
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: Chemical and Structural Studies on Analogs of Oleamide, an Endogenous Sleep-Inducing Lipid
Undergraduate Institution: University of Illinois-Urbana

Pedzisa

Pedzisa, PhD, Lee

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2016
Advisor: William R. Roush, PhD
Dissertation Title: Synthesis of Site-Specific Selenocysteine-Modefied Antibody-Drug Conjugates
Undergraduate Institution: Colorado College

Petrie, Katherine

Petrie, PhD, Katherine

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2014
Advisor: Gerald Joyce, MD, PhD
Dissertation Title: Modeling Evolution In Vitro: Mutagenesis, Neutral Drift, and Fitness Landscapes
Undergraduate Institution: University of Pittsburgh

Peters, Ph.D., Francis Benedict

Peters, PhD, Francis Benedict

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: Peter G. Schultz, PhD
Dissertation Title:Rational Protein Design with Unnatural Amino Acids
Undergraduate Institution: University of New South Wales

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Peterson, PhD, Eric B.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1998
Advisor: Donald M. Hilvert, PhD
Dissertation Title: Semisynthesis and Kinetic Analysis of Engineered Selenoenzymes
Undergraduate Institution: Vanderbilt University

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Petrassi, PhD, H. Michael

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2001
Advisor: Jeffery W. Kelly, PhD
Dissertation Title: Design and Synthesis of Inhibitors of Transthyretin Amyloid Fibril Formation
Undergraduate Institution: State University of New York at Fredonia

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Pfefferkorn, PhD, Jeffrey

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2001
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Total Synthesis of Sarcodictyins A and B and Studies Toward the Synthesis of Garsubellin A; Part II. Design and Solid Phase Synthesis of Natural Product Like Combinatorial Libraries
Undergraduate Institution: Case Western Reserve University

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Phillips, PhD, Greg R.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1997
Advisor: Kathryn L. Crossin, PhD
Dissertation Title: Tenascin and N-CAM: Two morpho-regulatory molecules that mediate cellular processes during development and regeneration
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, San Diego

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Placzek, PhD, William J.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2007
Advisor: Kurt Wuthrich, PhD
Dissertation Title: NMR in Structural Biology and Structural Genomics: Target Protein Screening, Structures and Functions
Undergraduate Institution: Washington University

Plummer, PhD, Emily

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: Marianne Manchester, PhD
Dissertation Title: Tracking CPMV Interactions with Systems, Diseases, and Cells
Undergraduate Institution: University of Utah

Katie Podshivalova

Podshivalova, PhD, Katie

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year:
2014
Advisor:
Daniel Salomon, MD
Dissertation Title:
Small Non-coding RNA's and Regulation of Gene Expression During CD4 T Cell Activation
Undergraduate Institution:
Moscow State University

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Pragani, PhD, Ranjan

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: William R. Roush, PhD
Dissertation Title: Studies Toward the Synthesis of Durhamycins A and B and Ziracin
Undergraduate Institution: Goucher College

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Prasuhn, PhD, Duane E.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2007
Advisor: M.G. Finn, PhD
Dissertation Title: Development of Icosahedral Virus Particles as Multivalent Display Scaffolds for Metal Complexes
Undergraduate Institution: Carnegie Mellon University

Pratt, Ph.D., Ashley J.

Pratt, PhD, Ashley J.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: Elizabeth D. Getzoff, PhD
Dissertation Title:Mechanistic Insights into the Roles and Consequences of Deliberate and Aberrant Oligomerization
Undergraduate Institution: University of Colorado, Boulder

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Pratt, PhD, Benjamin A.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: The Design and Synthesis of Highly Potent Epothilone B Analogues and Progress Toward the Total Synthesis of Sinularia Natural Products
Undergraduate Institution: Dartmouth College

Presolski, Stanislav

Presolski, PhD, Stanislav

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: M.G. Finn, PhD
Dissertation Title: Ligand-Accelerated CuI-Catalyzed Azide-Alkyne Cycloaddition: Kenetic Studies and Reaction Mechanism
Undergraduate Institution: Colby College

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Purkey, PhD, Hans Edward

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2002
Advisor: Jeffery W. Kelly, PhD
Dissertation Title: Design, Synthesis, Activity and Binding Selectivity of Transthyretin Amyloid Fibril Inhibitors
Undergraduate Institution: Harvey Mudd College

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Purse, PhD, Byron Willis

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2006
Advisor: Julius Rebek, Jr., PhD
Dissertation Title: Structure and Reactivity in the Inner Space of Host Molecules
Undergraduate Institution: University of Regina

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Putnam, PhD, Chris

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2000
Advisor: John A. Tainer, PhD
Dissertation Title: Structural Basis for Four Paradigmatic Defenses Preventing DNA Damage in the Cell
Undergraduate Institution: Washington University

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Radakovits, PhD, Randor

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: Ulrich Mueller, PhD
Dissertation Title: Investigating the role of ?1 integrins and glial fibers in the survival of radial glial cells
Undergraduate Institution: Stockholm University

Rainbolt

Rainbolt, PhD, Thomas "Kelly"

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2015
Advisor: R. Luke Wiseman, PhD
Dissertation Title: The Activity and Regulation of Proteolysis in Mitochondrial Quality Control
Undergraduate Institution: Trinity University

Ranade, Sanjeev

Ranade, PhD, Sanjeev

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2013
Advisor: Ardem Patapoutian, PhD
Dissertation Title: Investigating the Role of Piezo1, a Mechanically Activated Ion channel, in Cardiovascular Physiology
Undergraduate Institution: Northeastern University

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Raushel, PhD, Jessica E.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: K. Barry Sharpless, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Sulfonyl Azides: Copper-Mediated Synthesis and Applications; Part II. Acetylcholinesterase in Situ Clock Chemistry Screening
Undergraduate Institution: Texas A & M University

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Redford-Shelby, PhD, Susan M.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1995
Advisor: Elizabeth Getzoff, PhD and John A. Tainer, PhD
Dissertation Title: Crystallographic and Biochemical Studies of Human and Bovine Superoxide Dismutases: An Investigation of Structure, Stability, and Familial Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, San Diego

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Redmond, PhD, William

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2004
Advisor: Linda A. Sherman, PhD
Dissertation Title: Mechanisms of CD8 T cell peripheral tolerance to cross-presented self-antigen and soluble peptide in vivo
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Davis

Tim Reichart

Reichart, PhD, Tim

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year:
2014
Advisor:
Philip E. Dawson, PhD
Dissertation Title:
Membrane Presentation of Peptides Modulates Neutralizing Antibody Affinity: Implications for HIV Immunogen Design
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Virginia

Renata, Ph.D., Hans

Renata, PhD, Hans

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2013
Advisor: Phil S. Baran, PhD
Dissertation Title: Strategic Redox Relay Enables a Scalable Synthesis of Ouabagenin, A Bioactive Cardenolide
Undergraduate Institution: Columbia University

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Richter, PhD, Jeremy M.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: Phil S. Baran, PhD
Dissertation Title: Oxidative C-C Bond Formation in Heterocyclic Chemistry
Undergraduate Institution: Butler University

Ridgeway, PhD, William K.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: James R. Williamson, PhD
Dissertation Title: Principles of Parallel Assembly in Bacterial 30S Ribosomes Probed with Fluorescence Triple Correlation Spectroscopy
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley

Rillahan, Ph.D., Cory D.

Rillahan, PhD, Cory D.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: James C. Paulson, PhD
Dissertation Title:New Chemical Tools for Glycobiology and Immune Cell-Mediated Diseases
Undergraduate Institution: Tufts University

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Ritter, PhD, Thomas K.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: Chi-Huey Wong, PhD
Dissertation Title: Inhibiting Bacterial Transglycosylation: From Small Molecules to a Library of Vancomycin Analogs
Undergraduate Institution: Portland State University

Roberts, Tucker

Roberts, PhD, Tucker C.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2010
Advisor: Floyd E. Romesberg, PhD
Dissertation Title: Synthesis and Derivatization of the Arylomycin Family of Natural Product Antibiotics
Undergraduate Institution: Vanderbilt University

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Rodionov, PhD, Valentin

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2007
Advisor: M.G. Finn, PhD
Dissertation Title: Mechanistic Investigation of Copper (I) Catalyzed Azide-Alkyne [3+2] Cycloaddition
Undergraduate Institution: University of Maryland

Rodrigo Rodriguez

Rodriguez, PhD, Rodrigo

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year:
2014
Advisor:
Phil S. Baran, PhD
Dissertation Title:
Chemical Inspiration from the Synthesis of the Pyrrole Imidazole Alkaloids: A Scalable Synthesis of Axinellamines and Development of New Reagents for C-C and C-X Bond Formation
Undergraduate Institution:
San Diego State University

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Roecker, PhD, A.J.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2004
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Studies Toward the Synthesis of Azadirachtin; Part II. Chemical Biology and Technology Development of Natural Product-like Libraries
Undergraduate Institution: The Ohio State University

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Rohde, PhD, Jason M.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2005
Advisor: Erik J. Sorensen, PhD
Dissertation Title: Synthetic Approaches to Aplydactone and Chartellamide A Inspired by Biosynthetic Hypotheses
Undergraduate Institution: The Ohio State University

Rohrbach, Ph.D., Amanda S.

Rohrbach, PhD, Amanda S.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: Kerri Mowen, PhD
Dissertation Title: Modulating the Immune Response: Part I: Biochemical Activation of PAD4 and Function in Autoimmune Disease Part II: Phage Display Tools for the Study of Protein-Protein Interactions in the Immune System
Undergraduate Institution: University of Washington

Rosen

Rosen, PhD, Brandon

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2015
Advisor: Phil S. Baran, PhD
Dissertation Title: I. C–H Functionalization Logic Enables a Synthesis of (+)-Hongoquercin A II. Total Synthesis of Dixiamycin B by Electrochemical Oxidation III. Electrochemical Allylic C–H Oxidation
Undergraduate Institution: University of Michigan

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Rosenblum, PhD, Jonathan

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1996
Advisor: Richard Lerner, MD
Dissertation Title: Creating and controlling catalytic processes
Undergraduate Institution: University of Pennsylvania

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Rosenfeld, PhD, Robin J.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2002
Advisor: Elizabeth Getzoff, PhD
Dissertation Title: Nitric Oxide Synthase: Structural and Computational Analyses of Inhibitor Potency and Biophysical Studies of Nitrosylated NOS Intermediates
Undergraduate Institution: Harvey Mudd College

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Roth, PhD, Christopher B.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: Raymond C. Stevens, PhD
Dissertation Title: B-Adrenergic Receptor Stability Engineering for the Advancement of GPCR Structural Biology
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara

Rozenzhak, Sophie

Rozenzhak, PhD, Sophie

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2010
Advisor: Paul Russell, PhD
Dissertation Title: DNA Repair and Checkpoint Factors Protect the Genome During DNA Replication
Undergraduate Institution: University of Kentucky

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Rubin, PhD, A. Erik

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1999
Advisor: K. Barry Sharpless, PhD
Dissertation Title: A Highly Efficient Aminohydroxylation Process: Core Chemistry for Molecular Diversity
Undergraduate Institution: McGill University

Rupniewski

Rupniewski, PhD, Igor

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2015
Advisor: M.G. Finn, PhD
Dissertation Title: The Evolution of an Intein Domain for the Ephemeral Expression of a Peptide Sequence
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley

Ryno, Ph.D., Lisa M.

Ryno, PhD, Lisa M.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: Jeffery W. Kelly, PhD
Dissertation Title:Adapting Proteostasis through Stress-Responsive Signaling
Undergraduate Institution: Trinity University

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Saghatelian, PhD, Alan

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2002
Advisor: M. Reza Ghadiri, PhD
Dissertation Title: Emergence of Higher Order Function Through the Expression of Chemical Information
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Los Angeles

Richard Sando

Sando III, PhD, Richard

Program: Biology
Defense Year:
2014
Advisor:
Anton Maximov, PhD
Dissertation Title:
Investigating the Neuronal Function of Mammalian Class IIa HDAC's
Undergraduate Institution:
Rider University

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Santoro, PhD, Stephen W.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1999
Advisor: Gerald F. Joyce, MD, PhD
Dissertation Title: RNA Cleavage by DNA and Functionalized DNA Enzymes
Undergraduate Institution: University of Wyoming

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Saphire, PhD., Andrew C. S.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1998
Advisor: Larry Gerace, PhD
Dissertation Title: Nuclear Localization Signaling with Respect to Chirality and Viral DNA Import
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley

Sarlah, PhD, David

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: K. C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: Adventurous Total Synthesis: Part I. The Chemistry and Biology of Biyouyanagins | Part II. Total Synthesis of Hirsutellones A, B and C
Undergraduate Institution: University of Ljubljana

>Sather, Ph.D., Aaron C.

Sather, PhD, Aaron C.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2013
Advisor: Julius Rebek, Jr., PhD
Dissertation Title: Molecular Encapsulation and the Selective Recognition of the Uranyl Ion
Undergraduate Institution: University of Oregon

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Saunders, PhD, April A.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2007
Advisor: Michael J. Buchmeier, PhD
Dissertation Title: Mutagenic Analysis of the Multifunctional Stable Signal Peptide of the Arenaviruses
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Davis

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Sawkar, PhD, Anupama R.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2005
Advisor: Jeffery W. Kelly, PhD
Dissertation Title: Chemical Chaperones Increase the Cellular Activity of Clucocerebrosidase Variants: A Therapeutic Strategy for Gaucher Disease
Undergraduate Institution: Northwestern University

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Scherer, PhD, Erin M.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2009
Advisor: Dennis R. Burton, PhD
Dissertation Title: Antibody Recognition of a Protein Epitope Close to a Membrane: A Novel Solution
Undergraduate Institution: University of Arkansas

Schirle, Nicole

Schirle, PhD, Nicole

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2015
Advisor: Ian J. MacRae, PhD
Dissertation Title: The Structural Basis for RNA Silencing by Human Argonaute2
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Davis

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Schnell, PhD, Jason Ronald

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: Peter E. Wright, PhD
Dissertation Title: NMR Studies of Backbone and Side-Chain Dynamics in Dihydrofolate Reductase
Undergraduate Institution: University of Minnesota

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Schnermann, PhD, Martin J.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Total Synthesis of Piericidin A1 and B1 and Key Analogues, Part II. Studies Towards the Total Synthesis of Vinblastine and Velbanamine Aryl Analogues
Undergraduate Institution: Colby College

Schultheisz, Ph.D., Heather Lee

Schultheisz, PhD, Heather Lee

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2013
Advisor: Jeanne F. Loring, PhD
Dissertation Title:MicroRNA Regulation of the Cell Cycle in Native Human Embryonic Stem Cells
Undergraduate Institution: University of Rochester

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Scott, PhD, Christopher A.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1998
Advisor: Ian A. Wilson, DPhil
Dissertation Title: Protein Engineering and Crystal Structures of Two MHC Class II I-Ad-peptide Complexes
Undergraduate Institution: University of Guelph

Sears

Sears, PhD, Justin

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2015
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: 1) New Insights into the Mechanism of the Fe(III)-Promoted Vinblastine Coupling 2) Next Generation Synthesis of Vindoline via the [4 + 2]/[3 + 2] Cycloaddition Reaction Cascade of an Allene Dienophile
Undergraduate Institution: Haverford College

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Sears, PhD, Pamela S.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1996
Advisor: Chi-Huey Wong, PhD
Dissertation Title: Use of Site-Directed Mutagenesis and Phage Display to Engineer Enzymes of Organic Synthesis
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley

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Seike, PhD, Hirofumi

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: Erik J. Sorensen, PhD
Dissertation Title: Synthetic Studies on FR901483: An Enantiospecific Total Synthesis of (-)- FR901483 from L-Tyrosine and a Concise Synthesis of the Tricyclic Core Structure of FR901483 Featuring a Multi-Component Coupling Reaction
Undergraduate Institution: University of Tokyo

Seiple, PhD, Ian Bass

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: Phil S. Baran, PhD
Dissertation Title: The Pursuit of Palau'amine
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley

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Shang, PhD, Meiling

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2002
Advisor: Vito Quaranta, PhD
Dissertation Title: Deciphering the Functions of Laminin-5 LG Modules: Insights into the Effects of G Domain Packing Geometry on Laminin Function
Undergraduate Institution: San Jose State University

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Sheinerman, PhD, Felix B.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1997
Advisor: Charles L. Brooks, III, PhD
Dissertation Title: Theoretical Study of Conformational Equilibria in Polypeptide Chains
Undergraduate Institution: Moscow Institute of Physics & Technology

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Shenvi, PhD, Ryan A.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: Phil S. Baran, PhD
Dissertation Title: Pure and Applied Science in the Chemical Synthesis of Marine Alkaloids Chartelline C and Cortistatin A
Undergraduate Institution: Pennsylvania State University

Shi, PhD, Jun

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: Phil S. Baran, PhD
Dissertation Title: Total Synthesis of Complex Natural Products: Cortistatin A, Vinigrol and Maoecrystal V
Undergraduate Institution: Wuhan University

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Shipe, PhD, William

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2004
Advisor: Erik J. Sorensen, PhD
Dissertation Title: An Enantioselective Synthesis of Guanacastepene A
Undergraduate Institution: Pennsylvania State University

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Sholly, PhD, Steve

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: Sandra L. Schmid, PhD
Dissertation Title: The Mechanism of DynaminÃs Assembly Dependent GAP Activity and Its Role in Endocytosis
Undergraduate Institution: California State University, Fullerton

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Siegel, PhD, Sarah J.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2009
Advisor: Jeffery W. Kelly, PhD
Dissertation Title: Structure and Energetics of Amyloid
Undergraduate Institution: University of Virginia

Siggs, Ph.D., Owen M.

Siggs, PhD, Owen M.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: Bruce A. Beutler, MD
Dissertation Title: Forward Genetic Analysis of Mammalian Immunity
Undergraduate Institution: Australian National University

Silverman

Silverman, PhD, Joshua

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2015
Advisor: James R. Williamson, PhD
Dissertation Title: Economics of the Bacterial Proteome
Undergraduate Institution: Duke University

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Sim, PhD, Mui Mui

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1995
Advisor: Chi-Huey Wong, PhD
Dissertation Title: Design and Synthesis of Transition State Analog Inhibitors of Glycosidases and Glycosyl-transferases as Haptens to Elicit Catalytic Antibodies for Glycosyltransfer Reactions
Undergraduate Institution: National University of Singapore

Simmons, Nicholas

Simmons, PhD, Nicholas

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2015
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: Studies in chlorination and C-H functionalization
Undergraduate Institution: University of Texas at Austin

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Simon, PhD, Gabriel M.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2009
Advisor: Benjamin F. Cravatt, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Investigation of the Molecular Mechanisms Responsible for Anandamide Biosynthesis; Part II. Development and Application of Proteomic Methods
Undergraduate Institution: University of Pittsburgh

Sitaula

Sitaula, PhD, Sadichha

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2016
Advisor: Thomas Burris, PhD
Dissertation Title: Regulation of Cholesterol Biosynthesis, Inflamation and Atherosclerosis by Nuclear Receptor REV-ERB
Undergraduate Institution: Wesleyan College

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Slown, PhD, Corin D.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: Studies Toward Understanding the Mechanism of Bleomycin: Total Synthesis of 15 N-labeled Bleomycin
Undergraduate Institution: Yale University

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Smith, PhD, Jarrod A.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1999
Advisor: David A. Case, PhD
Dissertation Title: NMR and Computational Methods Applied to the 3-Dimensional Structure Determination of DNA and Ligand-DNA Complexes in Solution
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley

Smith, PhD, Peter Andrew

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: Floyd E. Romesberg, PhD
Dissertation Title: Latent Antibiotics and the Potential of the Arylomycin class of Natural Products
Undergraduate Institution: Purdue University

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Snyder, PhD, Scott A.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2004
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: The Chemistry and Biology of Diazonamide
Undergraduate Institution: Williams College

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Soenen, PhD, Danielle

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Studies of Heterocyclic Diels-Alder Cycloadditions, Total Synthesis of Ningalin B, and Discovery of a New Class of Potent Multidrug Resistant Reversal Agents; Part II. Work Toward the Total Synthesis of Sultriecin
Undergraduate Institution: Boston University

Sofueva, Sevil

Sofueva, PhD, Sevil Aydanova

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2010
Advisors: Matthew C. Whitby, DPhil, University of Oxford, Paul R. Russell, PhD
Dissertation Title: Cellular Responses to DNA Double-Strand Breaks and Impaired Replication Fork Progression in the Fission Yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe
Undergraduate Institution: International University of Bremen

Solomon, PhD, James P.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: Jeffery W. Kelly, PhD
Dissertation Title: Probing the Molecular Pathogenesis of Gelsolin Amyloidosis
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, San Diego

Young zee Song

Song, PhD, Young Zee

Program: Biology
Defense Year:
2014
Advisor:
Paul R. Schimmel, PhD
Dissertation Title: Understanding the Consequences of Mistranslation Caused by Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthetases
Undergraduate Institution:
Seoul National University

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Speers, PhD, Anna E.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2005
Advisor: Benjamin F. Cravatt, PhD
Dissertation Title: Advanced Click Chemistry Strategies for In Vivo Enzyme Activity Profiling
Undergraduate Institution: Amherst College

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Stark, PhD, Lucy

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2004
Advisor: Erik J. Sorensen, PhD
Dissertation Title: Total Synthesis of Harziphilone
Undergraduate Institution: Stanford University

Sternberg, Ph.D., Luise

Sternberg, PhD, Luise

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2013
Advisor: Karsten Sauer, PhD
Dissertation Title: Inositol (1,4,5) trisphosphate 3-kinase B (ItpkB) is central to thymic development by regulating Phosphoinositide 3-kinases (PI3K) downstream of mild and strong TCR signals
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Los Angeles

Stowe

Stowe, PhD, Ryan

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2016
Advisor: William R. Roush, PhD
Dissertation Title: I. Synthesis of the C5-C15 Fragment of Leiodermatolide; II. The Design and Synthesis of Inhibitors of Class I Histone Deacetylases; III. The Use of in silico Screening in Secondary School Classrooms 
Undergraduate Institution: Albion College

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Strable, PhD, Erica L.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2006
Advisor: John E. Johnson, PhD and M.G. Finn, PhD
Dissertation Title: Development of Icosahedral Virus Particles as Polyvalent Display Platforms
Undergraduate Institution: Temple University

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Stroupe, PhD, Beth

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2002
Advisor: Elizabeth Getzoff, PhD
Dissertation Title: Making and Using Siroheme: the X-ray Chrystallographic Structures of Siroheme Synthase and Sulfite Reductase
Undergraduate Institution: Wake Forest University

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Su, PhD, Andrew I.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2002
Advisor: Peter G. Schultz, PhD
Dissertation Title: Genomics Technologies for Functional Gene Annotation
Undergraduate Institution: Northwestern University

Sun, Sophie

Sun, PhD, Sophie

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2013
Advisor: Peter Schultz, PhD
Dissertation Title: Elucidating Protein Evolution through Structural Analysis and Expansion of the Genetic Code
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley

Susac

Susac, PhD, Lukas

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2015
Advisor: Kurt Wuthrich, PhD
Dissertation Title: NMR Studies of GPCR Structure and Function
Undergraduate Institution: ETH Zurich

Tabor

Tabor, PhD, Martin "Greg"

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2015
Advisor: Ryan A. Shenvi, PhD
Dissertation Title: Development of a Practical Hydroamination Transform for use in Complex Synthesis"
Undergraduate Institution: Georgetown University

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Takayama, PhD, Shuichi

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1998
Advisor: Chi-Huey Wong, PhD
Dissertation Title: Enzymes in Organic Synthesis and Glycobiology
Undergraduate Institution: University of Tokyo

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Takeuchi, PhD, Cindy A.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2005
Advisor: Paul Wentworth, Jr., PhD
Dissertation Title: Biological Implications of the Antibody-Catalyzed Oxidation of Water
Undergraduate Institution: University of Arizona

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Tamiya, PhD, Junko

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2002
Advisor: Erik J. Sorensen, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Total Synthesis of Hispidospermidin; Part II. Redirecting the Specific Reactivity of a Natural Product and its Application to Functional Proteomics
Undergraduate Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Yun Lei Tan, Ph.D.

Tan, PhD, Yun Lei

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2014
Advisor: Jeffery Kelly, PhD
Dissertation Title:
Undergraduate Institution: Imperial College London

Tanasa, Ph.D., Bogdan

Tanasa, PhD, Bogdan

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2013
Advisor: M. Geoffrey Rosenfeld, MD
Dissertation Title: Regulatory Genomics: HT-seq Technologies To Understand the Regulation of Gene Expression
Undergraduate Institution: "Gr.T.Popa" University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

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Tang, PhD, Carol

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1998
Advisor: Steven I. Reed, PhD
Dissertation Title: The Septin, Cdc3, is a Substrate of the Cdc28 Master Regulatory Enzyme: Analysis of its Role in the Cell Cycle
Undergraduate Institution: National University of Singapore

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Tang, PhD, Ying

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2009
Advisor: Donald M. Hilvert, PhD
Dissertation Title: Evolutionary Studies with a Catalytic Antibody
Undergraduate Institution: Hangzhou University

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Tao, PhD, Houchaou

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2007
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Extension of 1,3,4-Oxadiazole Chemistry: Studies Toward the Total Synthesis of Aspidospermidine; Part II. Progress Toward the Total Synthesis of Rebeccamycin
Undergraduate Institution: Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry

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Tao, PhD, Yi

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: Fumiaki Katagiri, PhD
Dissertation Title: Application of Gene Expression Profiling for Analyzing Plant Disease Resistance
Undergraduate Institution: Peking University

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Tarasow, PhD, Theodore M.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1994
Advisor: Donald M. Hilvert, PhD
Dissertation Title: Tailored Biocatalysts for Carbon-Carbon Bond Forming and Cleaving Reactions
Undergraduate Institution: California State Polytech Institute

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Tarby, PhD, Christine M.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1996
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. The Synthesis and Preliminary Evaluation of The CCBI Alkylation Subunit and Its Extended Agents, Potent CBI-based Analogs of CC-1065; Part II. The Solution Phase Parallel Synthesis of Combinatorial Libraries
Undergraduate Institution: Drew University

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Thayer, PhD, Desiree A.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2006
Advisor: Chi-Huey Wong, PhD
Dissertation Title: Effects of Glycans on Peptide Antibiotics and Analytical Methods for Carbohydrate Sequencing and Binding Interactions
Undergraduate Institution: University of Michigan

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Thielges, PhD, Megan C.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2009
Advisor: Floyd E. Romesberg, PhD
Dissertation Title: Novel Approaches to the Study of Protein Dynamics
Undergraduate Institution: Arizona State University

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Thomas, PhD, Allen

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2000
Advisor: K. Barry Sharpless, PhD
Dissertation Title: I. Aminohydroxylation of Unsaturated Phosphonates: A Template for Molecular Diversity; II. Rapid Discoveries in Osmium (VII) Catalysis Using Automation and Mass Spectrometry
Undergraduate Institution: Baylor University

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Thompson, PhD, Elizabeth H. Z.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2002
Advisor: David Millar, PhD
Dissertation Title: Dissection of Polymerase and Exonuclease Site Binding, Match and Mismatch Recognition, and Active Site Switching of Klenow Fragment Polymerase
Undergraduate Institution: Harvey Mudd College

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Thompson, PhD, Michael James

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2002
Advisor: Elizabeth Getzoff, PhD
Dissertation Title: Density Functional Model of Photoactive Yellow Protein
Undergraduate Institution:Case Western Reserve University
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Thorpe, PhD, Ian F.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2005
Advisor: Charles L. Brooks, III, PhD
Dissertation Title: Probing the Relationship between Structure, Function and Dynamics in Proteins
Undergraduate Institution: University of Miami

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Tichenor, PhD, Mark Shannon

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2007
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: Total Synthesis of Yatakemycin: Structure Revision, Analogue Studies, and Biological Properties
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, San Diego

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Tiefenbrunn, PhD, Theresa Kay

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2009
Advisor: Phillip E. Dawson, PhD
Dissertation Title: Synthesis and Site-directed Labeling of Proteins: Using Unnatural Amino Acids to Probe Structure and Function
Undergraduate Institution: California Institute of Technology

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Toker, PhD, Jonathan

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2001
Advisor: Kim D. Janda, PhD
Dissertation Title: Discovery and Exploration of an Antibody-Catalyzed Asymmetric 1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition Reaction
Undergraduate Institution: McGill University

Sotirios Totokotsopoulos

Totokotsopoulos, PhD, Sotirios

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year:
2014
Advisor:
K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: Epipolythiodiketopiperazine Alkaloids: Methodology and Total Syntheses
Undergraduate Institution:
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

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Trevathan, PhD, Megan Wright

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2004
Advisor: James R. Williamson, PhD
Dissertation Title: The Assembly Landscape of the 30S Ribosomal Subunit Monitored with Mass Spectrometry
Undergraduate Institution: Duke University

Treweek, Jennifer

Treweek, PhD, Jennifer Brooke

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: Kim D. Janda, PhD
Dissertation Title: Immunological Therapeutics for Drugs of Abuse: from Self-vaccination to Passive Vaccination
Undergraduate Institution: California Institute of Technology

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Trujillo, PhD, John

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1998
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: Design, Synthesis, and Biological Evaluation of v 3 Antagonists as Inhibitors of Angiogenesis
Undergraduate Institution: New Mexico State University

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Trzupek, PhD, John D.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2006
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Efficient Synthesis of the DEF Ring System of Complestatin Part II. Alkylation Properties of (+)- and ent-(-)-Yatakemycin in Protein-free DNA and in Nucleosome Core Particles
Undergraduate Institution: Northwestern University

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Tsang, PhD, Joyce

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1996
Advisor: Gerald F. Joyce, MD, PhD
Dissertation Title: The Evolution of DNA-Cleaving RNA Enzymes
Undergraduate Institution: Princeton University

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Tse, PhD, Winston Chung-Ming

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: Exploring Small Molecule-DNA Recognition Through the Use of a Fluorescent Intercalator Displacement Assay and Structural Analogues of Bleomycin A2
Undergraduate Institution: Northwestern University

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Tsui, PhD, Vickie

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2001
Advisor: David A. Case, PhD
Dissertation Title: NMR Restraints and Solvent Models in Molecular Dynamics Simulations: Effects on Biomolecular Structure and Intermolecular Interactions
Undergraduate Institution: Yale University

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Tubbs, PhD, Julie

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2004
Advisor: Elizabeth Getzoff, PhD
Dissertation Title: Controlling Chromophore Structural Chemistry and Environment by Structure-Based Design
Undergraduate Institution: Loyola Marymount University

Tuesta, Luis

Tuesta, PhD, Luis

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2013
Advisor: Paul J. Kenny, PhD
Dissertation Title: The Role of Brain Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 in Regulating the Reinforcing Properties of Nicotine
Undergraduate Institution: University of Miami

Turner, Anne-Marie

Turner, PhD, Anne-Marie

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: Kevin V. Morris, PhD
Defense Title: Transcriptional Gene Silencing of HIV-1 by Non-Coding RNAs: Progress towards a TGS-Based genetic therapy
Undergraduate Institution: Wake Forest University

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Turner, PhD, James McKay

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2002
Advisor: Richard Lerner, MD
Dissertation Title: Antibodies and Enzymes of Therapeutic Interest
Undergraduate Institution: California Institute of Technology

Tuttle, PhD, Lisa Michelle

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: Peter Wright, PhD and Jane Dyson, PhD
Dissertation Title: NMR Studies of Side chain Conformations and Dynamics in E. Coli and Human DHFR
Undergraduate Institution: University of Minnesota

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Va, PhD, Porino Jinjo

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2007
Advisor: William R. Roush, PhD
Dissertation Title: Total Synthesis of Amphidinolide E and Amphidinolide E Stereoisomers
Undergraduate Institution: University of Michigan

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Vanderwal, PhD, Christopher D.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: Erik J. Sorensen, PhD
Dissertation Title: Enantioselective Large-Scale Synthesis of FR182877, a Potent Microtubule-Stabilizing Agent, and Investigations into its Mechanism of Action
Undergraduate Institution: University of Ottawa

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Vela, PhD, Jose Luis

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2007
Advisor: David A. Nemazee, PhD
Dissertation Title: The Role of the Recombining Sequence/Kappa Deleting Element (RS/Kde) in B Lymphocyte Tolerance and Receptor Editing
Undergraduate Institution: California State University, Northridge

Vickers, Christopher

Vickers, PhD, Christopher

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2014
Advisor: Dennis W. Wolan, PhD
Dissertation Title: Activation, Inhibition, and Detection of Caspases Using Chemical Tools
Undergraduate Institution: Florida State University

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Vieth, PhD, Michal

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1995
Advisor: Jeffrey Skolnick, PhD
Dissertation Title: Theoretical studies on leucine zippers, folding and multimeric equilibria
Undergraduate Institution: University of Warsaw

Villaume

Villaume, PhD, Matthew

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2016
Advisor: Phil S. Baran, PhD
Dissertation Title: Total Synthesis of Isoprenoid Quinone Natural Products and their Biological Examination 
Undergraduate Institution: Boston College

Cesar Virgen Lopez

Virgen Lopez, PhD, Cesar

Program: Biology
Defense Year:
2014
Advisor:
Frank Chisari, PhD
Dissertation Title:
Interleukin-1 Receptor 1 Activation Inhibits Hepatitis C Virus Infection
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Alberta

Voica, Ph.D., Ana-Florina

Voica, PhD, Ana-Florina

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: Phil S. Baran, PhD
Dissertation Title: Guided Desaturation of Unactivated Aliphatics
Undergraduate Institution: Smith College

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Vosburg, PhD, David A.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2002
Advisor: Erik J. Sorensen, PhD
Dissertation Title: Synthesis of Fumagillin and (+)-FR182877
Undergraduate Institution: Williams College

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Voytek, PhD, Sarah B.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2009
Advisor: Gerald F. Joyce, MD, PhD
Dissertation Title: Continuous In Vitro Evolution of Competing Ligase Ribozymes
Undergraduate Institution: Brown University

Wacker, Daniel

Wacker, PhD, Daniel

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2013
Advisor: Raymond Stevens, PhD
Dissertation Title: Structural Basis of Hallucinogen Signaling through Serotonin and Opioid Receptors
Undergraduate Institution: University of Munich

Walker, Laura

Walker, PhD, Laura M.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: Dennis R. Burton, PhD
Dissertation Title: Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies and Broadly Neutralizing Sera: Insights into HIV-1 Vaccine Design Undergraduate Institution: University of Wisconsin, Madison

Chong Wang

Wang, PhD, Chong

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year:
2014
Advisor:
Raymond Stevens, PhD
Dissertation Title:
Structural Diversity of the G Protein-coupled Receptor Superfamily – From Class A Serotonin Receptors to Class F Smoothened Receptor
Undergraduate Institution:
Peking University

Wang, Donghui

Wang, PhD, Donghui

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: Jinquan Yu, PhD
Dissertation Title: Practical C-H Activation/C-C Bond-Forming Reactions Using O2 as the Oxidant and their Applications in Total Synthesis
Undergraduate Institution: Lanshou University

Wang, Jianhua

Wang, PhD, Jianhua

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2010
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: Total Synthesis of Platensimycin, Carbaplatensimycin and Sporolide B
Undergraduate Institution: Fudan University

Wang, Ph.D., Nathaniel S.

Wang, PhD, Nathaniel S.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: Michael McHeyzer-Williams, PhD
Dissertation Title:Molecular Programming of Class-specific B Cell Memory
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley

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Wang, PhD, Ruo

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1995
Advisor: Chi-Huey Wong, PhD
Dissertation Title: Synthetic Studies Towards the Development of Novel Substrates and Inhibitors of Glycosyl Transfer Enzymes
Undergraduate Institution: Peking University

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Wang, PhD, Sheng-Kai

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: Chi-Huey Wong, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Discovery of Sphingosine 1-Phosphate Receptor Type-1 Antagonists; Part II. Development of Carbohydrate Based HIV-1 Vaccine and Antiviral Agents
Undergraduate Institution: National Tsing Hua University

Xueqian Wang

Wang, PhD, Xueqian (Cathy)

Program: Biology
Defense Year:
2014
Advisor:
Bruce E. Torbett, PhD
Dissertation Title:
Enhancing HIV-1 Lentiviral Vector Mediated Gene Delivery to Hematopoietic Stem Cells
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Alberta

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Wang, PhD, Yuwen

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1999
Advisor: Jeffrey F. Harper, PhD
Dissertation Title: Clonging, Characterization and Genetic Disruption of AMA1, A New Heavy Metal Pump in Arabidopsis
Undergraduate Institution: Peking University

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Ward, PhD, Andrew B.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: Ronald A. Milligan, PhD, and Geoffrey An-Chen Chang, PhD
Dissertation Title: Structural and Functional Studies of the ABC Transporter MsbA
Undergraduate Institution: Duke University

Wasa, Ph.D., Masayuki

Wasa, PhD, Masayuki

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: Jin-Quan Yu, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Pd-Catalyzed Alkyl C-H Activatio, Part II. Pd-Catalyzed Aryl C-H Activation
Undergraduate Institution: Brandeis University

Watson, Ph.D., Peter Y.

Watson, PhD, Peter Y.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: Martha J. Fedor, PhD
Dissertation Title: Intracellular Studies of Ribozymes and Riboswitches
Undergraduate Institution: Carleton College

Webb, Stuart

Webb, PhD, Stuart W.

Program: Biology
Advisor: Ulrich Mueller, PhD
Dissertation Title: Functional Characterization of Protocadherin-15 Isoforms in Mechanosensory Hair Cells
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara

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Weinstein, PhD, David S.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1999
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Studies Towards the Total Synthesis of Namenamicin; Part II. E-Ring Analogs of the Calicheamicin Oligosaccharide
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Los Angeles

Weiser, Briana

Weiser, PhD, Briana

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2014
Advisor: Timothy Tellinghuisen, PhD
Dissertation Title: Nipsnap1: A Key Transition Factor in the Hepatitis C Viral Lifecycle
Undergraduate Institution: Vanderbilt University

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Weissman, PhD, Jacques

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2000
Advisor: William E. Balch, PhD
Dissertation Title: Regulation of Mammalian Cargo ER Export
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, San Diego

Whitaker, Ph.D., John

Whitaker, PhD, John

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: William R. Roush, PhD
Dissertation Title: Studies Towards the Synthesis of Sporolides A and B and Other Synthetic Efforts
Undergraduate Institution: Washington State University

Whitby, PhD, Landon R.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: Comprehensive Peptidomimetic Libraries Targeting Protein-Protein Interactions
Undergraduate Institution: University of Utah

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White, PhD, Joleen

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2002
Advisor: Jeffery W. Kelly, PhD
Dissertation Title: Understanding Transthyretin Amyloid Formation to Promote Therapeutic Development
Undergraduate Institution: Harvey Mudd College

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Wilcox, PhD, Sheri K.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1999
Advisor: David B. Goodin, PhD
Dissertation Title: Understanding and Directing Heme Substrate Specificity in Cytochrome c Peroxidase
Undergraduate Institution: Vanderbilt University

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Wilcoxen, PhD, Keith Mathew

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2002
Advisor: M. Reza Ghadiri, PhD
Dissertation Title: Investigations into the Biomimetic Synthesis, Structural Determination and Therapeutic Development of Antimicrobial Peptides
Undergraduate Institution: Northwestern University

Wilde

Wilde, PhD, Nathan

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2015
Advisor: Phil S. Baran, PhD
Dissertation Title: The Two-Phase Synthesis of Taxane Natural Products: Developing the Tools for the Oxidase Phase
Undergraduate Institution: Brigham Young University

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Wilkie, PhD, Gordon D.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2002
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: I. 1,3,4-Oxadiazoles in Tandem Diels-Alder, 1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition Reactions: A Rapid Synthesis of Vinca Alkaloid Motifs; II. Exceptionally Potent Inhibitors of Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase
Undergraduate Institution: Johns Hopkins University

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Wilson, PhD, Elizabeth M.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2005
Advisor: Ronald A. Milligan, PhD
Dissertation Title: Protein Structure Determination on Lipid Substrates via Electron Microscopy
Undergraduate Institution: Napier College

Winbush SusAnn

Winbush, PhD, SusAnn M.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2010
Advisor: William R. Roush, PhD
Dissertation Title:I. Formal Synthesis of (-)-Spinosyn A Aglycone: Examination of Structural Features that Govern the Stereoselectivity of the Key Transannular Diels-Alder Reaction
II. Development of a Cross-Metathesis Allylboration Sequence for the Enantioselective Synthesis of (Z)-1,2-ANTI-2,5-ANTI-1,2,5-Triols
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Los Angeles

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Winssinger, PhD, Nicolas

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2000
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: New Linkers aand Strategies for Solid Phase Organic Synthesis and their Application to Natural Product Synthesis
Undergraduate Institution: Tufts University

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Winston (McMinn), PhD, Rachel L.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1999
Advisor: Joel M. Gottesfeld, PhD
Dissertation Title: An Investigation of the DNA Binding Properties of a Basic Helix-Loop-Helix Transcription Factor
Undergraduate Institution: Cornell University

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Wiseman, PhD, R. Luke

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2005
Advisor: Jeffery W. Kelly, PhD
Dissertation Title: The Biological and Chemical Implications of Ligand Binding to the Amyloidogenic protein Transthyretin
Undergraduate Institution: University of Virginia

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Witte, PhD, Krista Leah

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1998
Advisor: Chi-Huey Wong, PhD
Dissertation Title: Development and Use of Chemical and Enzymatic Methods in both Solution and Solid Phase for the Synthesis of Glycopeptides, Glyco-proteins and Oligosaccharides
Undergraduate Institution: Texas A&M University

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Wolan, PhD, Dennis W.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2004
Advisor: Ian A. Wilson, DPhil
Dissertation Title: Structural Studies of the De Novo Purine Biosynthesis Enzyme ATIC and of the Natural Killer Cell Receptor NKG2D
Undergraduate Institution: Bowling Green State University

Wold, Erik

Wold, PhD, Erik

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2015
Advisor: Brunhilde Felding, PhD
Dissertation Title: Discovery and development of novel antibody constructs for cancer diagnosis and therapy
Undergraduate Institution: Western Washington University

Wolfe, Amanda

Wolfe, PhD, Amanda

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2013
Advisor: Dale Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: Synthesis and Evaluation of Cyclic seco-CBI-indole2 Prodrugs and Water-Soluble Duocarmycin Analogs
Undergraduate Institution: North Carolina State University

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Wolkenberg, PhD, Scott Evan

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Applications of Inverse Electron Demand Diels-Alder Reactions of Heterocyclic Azadienes: Two Syntheses of Amaryllidaceae Alkaloids; Part II. In Situ Activation of a DNA Alkylating Agent: Evaluation of Simplified and Reversed CPyI Analogues of CC-1065 and the Duocarmycins; Part III. Progress Toward the Total Synthesis of Cytostatin
Undergraduate Institution: Cornell University

Worrell, Brady

Worrell, PhD, Brady

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2014
Advisor: Valery Fokin, PhD
Dissertation Title: Old Dog, New Tricks: Synthetic and Mechanistic Implications of Internal Alkynes in the CuAAC
Undergraduate Institution: Purdue University

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Wu, PhD, Douglass

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2006
Advisor: Chi-Huey Wong, PhD
Dissertation Title: The Design and Synthesis of Glycolipids for CD1d-mediated Natural Killer T-cell Activation
Undergraduate Institution: Cornell University

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Wu, PhD, Eugene Y.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: Glen R. Nemerow, PhD
Dissertation Title: CD46 (Membrane Cofactor Protein) is a Receptor for the Rigid Fiber Proteins of Adenoviruses Associated with Severe Ocular Infections
Undergraduate Institution: Harvey Mudd College

Wu, Huixian

Wu, PhD, Huixian

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2015
Advisor: Raymond Stevens, PhD
Dissertation Title: Structural Investigation of G protein-Coupled Receptors – molecular recognition, modulation, and diversity
Undergraduate Institution: Peking University

Wu, Ph.D., Joann

Wu, PhD, Joann

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2013
Advisor: James R. Williamson, PhD
Dissertation Title:Protein-Binding and RNA-Binding Properties of RNA-Binding Proteins FBF and RBM39
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, San Diego

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Wu, PhD, Lin

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1996
Advisor: Paul Russell, PhD
Dissertation Title: Regulation of Nim1 Protein Kinase in the Life Cycle of the Fission Yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe
Undergraduate Institution: Peking University

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Wu, PhD, Peng

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2005
Advisor: K. Barry Sharpless, PhD
Dissertation Title: Metal Mediated Synthesis of Heterocycles and Dendrimersl
Undergraduate Institution: Indiana University

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Wu, PhD, Tom Yao Hsiang

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: Peter G. Schultz, PhD
Dissertation Title: Discovery, Development, and Characterization of Functional Small Molecules
Undergraduate Institution: University of British Columbia

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Wu, PhD, Xu

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2005
Advisor: Peter G. Schultz, PhD
Dissertation Title: Exploring Stem Cell Differentiation Using Chemical and Genomic Tools
Undergraduate Institution: University of Pennsylvania

Xiao, Han

Xiao, PhD, Han

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2015
Advisor: Peter G. Schultz, PhD
Dissertation Title: Expanding the Scope of Unnatural Amino Acid Mutagenesis in vivo
Undergraduate Institution: University of Science and Technology of China

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Xie, PhD, Jianming

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2006
Advisor: Peter G. Schultz, PhD
Dissertation Title: Adding Unnatural Amino Acids to the Genetic Repertoire
Undergraduate Institution: Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry

Xu, Fei

Xu, PhD, Fei

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: Raymond C. Stevens, PhD
Dissertation Title: Exploring the Structural Basis for GPCR Signal Transduction
Undergraduate Institution: University of Science & Technology, China

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Xu, PhD, Hao

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2006
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: The Total Synthesis of 1-O-Methyllateriflorone, Gambogin and Floresolide
Undergraduate Institution: Peking University

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Xu, PhD, Yang

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2007
Advisor: Kim D. Janda, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I: A Small-molecule Library Strategy for Disruption of Protein-protein Interactions; Part II: Antibody-catalyzed anaerobic Destruction of Methamphetamine: A New Direction in Immuno-pharmacotherapy; Part III: Design and synthesis of Reactive Immunization Haptens
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Davis

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Yachi, PhD, Pia

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2004
Advisor: Nicholas Gascoigne, MD, PhD
Dissertation Title: The role of CD8 in antigen recognition
Undergraduate Institution: Turku University

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Yadav, PhD, Maneesh K.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2006
Advisor: Peter Kuhn, PhD
Dissertation Title: Structural Investigations of Coiled Coil Peptides, Microfluidic Protein Crystallization and Chemical Graph Transformation
Undergraduate Institution: University of Toronto

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Yang, PhD, Yu-Ying

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2007
Advisor: Chi-Huey Wong, PhD
Dissertation Title: Development of Chemical Methods for the Synthesis of Glycopeptides and Glycoproteins
Undergraduate Institution: National Chiao Tung University

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Yin, PhD, Yanhai

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1996
Advisor: Roger N. Beachy, PhD
Dissertation Title: Transcriptional Regulation of the Rice Tungro Bacilliform Virus (RTBV) Promoter in Rice
Undergraduate Institution: Sichuan University Institute of Botany Academia Sinica

Ying

Ying, PhD, Maben

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2015
Advisor: William R. Roush, PhD
Dissertation Title: Pursuing Reidispongiolide A: Studies on the Total Synthesis and Design and Synthesis of Natural Product Mimics
Undergraduate Institution: Wake Forest University

Christopher Yohn

Yohn, PhD, Christopher

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 1996
Advisor: Stephen P. Mayfield, PhD
Dissertation Title: Molecular Genetic Analysis of Light Regulated Translation in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
Undergraduate Institution: Northwestern University

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Yokobayashi, PhD, Yohei

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2001
Advisor: M. Reza Ghadiri, PhD
Dissertation Title: Catalytic and Autocatalytic Peptide Networks
Undergraduate Institution: University of Tokyo, Japan

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Yonemoto, PhD, Isaac

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2009
Advisor: Jeffery W. Kelly, PhD
Dissertation Title: Theory, Methods and Investigations in Amyloid Dynamics
Undergraduate Institution: University of Chicago

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Yoon, PhD, Won Hyung

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2001
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: Diels-Alder Approach to the Total Synthesis of CP-225,917 and CP-263,114 and Determin-ation of their Absolute Configuration by Asymmetric Synthesis
Undergraduate Institution: Pohang University, Korea

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Yoshioka, PhD, Craig K.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: Ronald A. Milligan, PhD and Bridget Carragher, PhD
Dissertation Title: Electron Microscopy: Past to Present to Future - Automation and Case Studies
Undergraduate Institution: University of Florida

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Young, PhD, Jason A.

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2008
Advisor: Elizabeth A. Winzeler, PhD
Dissertation Title: Plasmodium Flaciparum Functional Genomics: Elucidation of Gene Function and Transcriptional Control Mechanism
Undergraduate Institution: University of Wisconsin

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Young, PhD, Travis

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2010
Advisor: Peter G. Schultz, PhD
Dissertation Title: Expanding the Genetic Lexicon
Undergraduate Institution: Boston College

Yu, PhD, Wayne

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: Floyd E. Romesberg, PhD
Dissertation Title: Experimental Approaches Towards the Study of Protein Dynamics and Protein Folding
Undergraduate Institution: Portland State University

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Yue, PhD, Eddy

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1996
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Synthesis of Zaragozic Acid A; Part II. Synthetic Studies Directed Towards Maitotoxin
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley

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Zak, PhD, Mark Edward

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2005
Advisor: K.C. Nicolaou, PhD
Dissertation Title: Total Synthesis of Thiostrepton
Undergraduate Institution: University of Alberta

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Zeitlin, PhD, Samantha

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2002
Advisor: Kevin Sullivan, PhD
Dissertation Title: CENP-A phosphorylation by Auora B kinase plays an unexpected role in midbody processing
Undergraduate Institution: University of Pennsylvania

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Zhang, PhD, Yan "Jessie"

Program: Biology
Defense Year: 2004
Advisor: Ian A. Wilson, DPhil
Dissertation Title: Structural Studies and Inhibitor Design for Human GAR Tfase
Undergraduate Institution: Tsinghua University

Zhong, Guo-Fu

Zhong, PhD, Guo-Fu

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1998
Advisor: Richard Lerner, MD
Dissertation Title: Asymmetric Catalysis: Antibody Aldolases of Remarkable Scope
Undergraduate Institution: East China Institute of Technology

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Zhou, PhD, Jiacheng

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1996
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: Part I. Synthetic Studies on Cycloisodityro-sine-Derived Natural Products; Part II. Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of DNA Affinity Cleavage Agents Based on CC-1065
Undergraduate Institution: Nanjing University

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Zhou, PhD, Zhaohui (Sunny)

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1997
Advisor: Donald M. Hilvert, PhD
Dissertation Title: Catalytic Antibodies for Pericyclic Reactions & Cofactor-Dependent Oxidations & Reductions
Undergraduate Institution: Peking University

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Zhu, PhD, Yan

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 1995
Advisor: Dale L. Boger, PhD
Dissertation Title: Studies on the Total Synthesis of Rubrolone
Undergraduate Institution: California State University, Chico

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Zuhl, PhD, Andrea M.

Program: Chemistry
Defense Year: 2012
Advisor: Benjamin F. Cravatt, PhD
Dissertation Title:Part I. Total Synthesis of Fendleridine and l-Acetylaspidoalbidine Part II. Utilizing Activity-Based Protein Technologies to Develop Inhibitors for Uncharacterized Serine Hydrolases
Undergraduate Institution: Washington State University


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