Dissertations: November 14, 2022

November 14, 2022


Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Studies
Griffin, Aaron. Identifying and targeting master regulators of drug resistance in lunc adenocarcinoma through network analysis of tumor transcriptomic data. Sponsor: Andrea Califano.

Tomlinson, Kira. The itaconate-driven immunometabolic response to S. aureus promotes persistent lung infection. Sponsor: Alice Prince.

Computer Science
Gero, Katy. AI and the writer: How language models support creative writers. Sponsor: Lydia Chilton.

Electrical Engineering
Huang, Ziyi. Image analytic tools for optical coherence tomography tissue characterization and robust learning. Sponsor: Christine Hendon.

Leisher, Susannah. Exploring racial disparity in stillbirth rates through structural racism and methylation of stress-related genes: From systemic to epigenetic. Sponsor: Pam Factor-Litvak.

Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
Ghosh, Samyak. Formations of the King: Politics, pleasure and law in contact zones of Brahmaputra Valley, 1700-1750. Sponsor: Partha Chatterjee.

Banerjee, Nandini. Songs of action, songs of calm: Rabindranath Tagore and the aural fabric of Bengali life in America. Sponsors: Alessandra Ciucci and Aaron Fox.

Nutritional and Metabolic Biology
Green, Marriah. Structure and function of glutamate receptor-like channels (GLRs). Sponsor: Alexander Sobolevsky.

Tamucci, Kirstin. The role of ER-mitochondria contact sites in the regulation of glucose metabolism: A tale of two mitochondria and its relevance to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Sponsors: Estela Area-Gomez and Richard J. Deckelbaum.

Leung, Kon Hunn. The strontium molecular lattice clock: Vibrational spectroscopy with hertz-level accuracy. Sponsor: Tanya Zelevinsky.

TC / Mathematics Education
Kozmane-Fejes, Zsuzsanna. The history of periodicals in Hungarian secondary mathematics education between 1867 and 1956. Sponsor: Alexander Karp.


Computer Science
Shi, Weiyan. Social influence dialogue systems with intelligibility and privacy protection.

English and Comparative Literature
Tseng, Annabelle. Quiet, messy, and muted: The subversive futurities of Asian Anglophone speculative fiction.

Operations Research
Zhao, Yunfan. Machine learning and decision making with limited data.