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Joshua Travers, doctoral student in the College of Medicine, will present his dissertation, "Exploring the Role and Therapeutic Potential of Gß?-GRK2 Inhibition in Cardiac Fibroblasts, Fibrosis and Remodeling," on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 9:30 AM in room E255 Medical Sciences Building. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Pediatrics and Pharmacology & Systems Physiology Burns Blaxall. The presentation is open to the public.


Shannon Rapovy, doctoral student in the College of Medicine, will present her dissertation, " The Contribution of L-Arginine Biosynthesis for Anti-mycobacterial Immunity," on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 10:00 AM in room R3381 CCHMC Research Auditorium. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Infectious Diseases Joseph Qualls. The presentation is open to the public.


Jessica Kestler, doctoral student in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, will present her dissertation, "How Does Pre-Sleep Usage of LED Screen Technology Affect Sleeping Behavior and Academic Achievement? ," on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 8:00 AM in room 411 Teachers College. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Education Linda Plevyak. The presentation is open to the public.


Jessica Kestler, doctoral student in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, will present her dissertation, "How Does Pre-Sleep Usage of LED Screen Technology Affect Sleeping Behavior and Academic Achievement? ," on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 8:00 AM in room 411 Teachers College. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Curriculum & Instruction Linda Plevyak. The presentation is open to the public.


Zhipeng Nan, doctoral student in the College of Engineering & Applied Science, will present his dissertation, " Synthesis and Characterization of High Activity Pt-Bi Catalysts for Dimethyl Ether Fuel Cells," on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM in room 435 ERC. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Chemical Engineering Anastasios Angelopoulos. The presentation is open to the public.


Alicia Surrao, doctoral student in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, will present her dissertation, "Advancing Column Chromatography by Improving Mobile Phase Chemistry for the Separation of Trace Uranium, Plutonium, Strontium, and Barium," on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 3:00 PM in room 422-F Rieveschl. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Chemistry William Connick. The presentation is open to the public.


Catherine Chaton, doctoral student in the College of Medicine, will present her dissertation, "Metal Binding Specificity and N-terminal Function of the Staphylococcal Biofilm Protein Aap," on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 2:00 AM in room MSB 3051 Medical Sciences Building. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Immunobiology Andrew Herr. The presentation is open to the public.


Ryan Makinson, doctoral student in the College of Medicine, will present his dissertation, "Intrauterine inflammation affects brain development and cognitive behavior in a sex-dependent manner," on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 9:00 AM in room Building A - Auditorium Reading Campus. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience Matia Solomon. The presentation is open to the public.


Xiaoyu Jin, doctoral student in the College of Engineering & Applied Science, will present his dissertation, " A Social Information Foraging Approach to Improving End-User Developers’ Productivity," on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 10:00 AM in room 813 Rhodes . The committee will be chaired by Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Nan Niu. The presentation is open to the public.


Daniel Ashwood, doctoral student in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, will present his dissertation, " Pediatrician Personality Factors and Communication with Non-normative Hearing Children," on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 3:00 PM in room 401 Teachers College/Dyer Hall. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Health Promotion and Education Brittany Rosen. The presentation is open to the public.


Nathan Eberhardt, doctoral student in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, will present his dissertation, "Synthesis and Reactivity of Nickel POCOP Pincer Complexes for the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide and Related Compounds," on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 11:00 AM in room 518 Rieveschl. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Chemistry Hairong Guan. The presentation is open to the public.


Samuel Burbanks, doctoral student in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, will present his dissertation, "Gene-Culture Interaction and its Effect on Cognitive Flexibility Among People of African and European Descent: Providing a Rational for Culturally Centered Pedagogy," on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 5:00 PM in room 130 McMicken Hall. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Counseling Cirecie Olatunji. The presentation is open to the public.


Marwa Shekfeh, doctoral student in the College of Engineering & Applied Science, will present her dissertation, " MANILA: A Multi-Agent Framework for Emergent Associative Learning and Creativity in Social Networks," on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM in room 435 ERC. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Computer Science Ali Minai. The presentation is open to the public.


Safnas Farwin Abdul Salam, doctoral student in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, will present her dissertation, "Biochemistry of Reactive Oxygen Species in Selective Cancer Cell Toxicity and Protection of Normal Cells ," on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 10:30 AM in room 518 Rieveschl Hall. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Chemistry Edward Merino. The presentation is open to the public.


Safnas Farwin Abdul Salam, doctoral student in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, will present her dissertation, "Biochemistry of Reactive Oxygen Species in Selective Cancer Cell Toxicity and Protection of Normal Cells ," on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 10:30 AM in room 518 Rieveschl Hall. The committee will be chaired by Professor of unknown Edward Merino. The presentation is open to the public.


Joan Tunningley, doctoral student in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, will present her dissertation, "Reflective Journaling in a Mixed Methods Study of Self-Regulated Learning: An Online Interprofessional Collaborative Context," on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 10:30 AM in room tdc630 Teachers Dyer Complex. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Instructional Design & Technology Kay Seo. The presentation is open to the public.


Karthik Vadambacheri Manian, doctoral student in the College of Engineering & Applied Science, will present his dissertation, " Novel Methods to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Multi-core Synchronization Primitives," on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 5:00 PM in room 405 Engineering Research Center. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Computer Science Yiming Hu. The presentation is open to the public.


Alexander Brath, doctoral student in the College of Engineering & Applied Science, will present his dissertation, "Advanced techniques for ultrasonic imaging in the presence of material and geometrical complexity," on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 1:00 AM in room 405 Engineering Research Center. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics Francesco Simonetti. The presentation is open to the public.


Molly Williams, doctoral student in the College-Conservatory of Music, will present her dissertation, " For God and Country: Scriptural Exegesis, Editing, and Politics in First New England School Anthems," on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 12:00 PM in room 3235A Mary Emery Hall. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Musicology bruce mcclung. The presentation is open to the public.


Sachit Chopra, doctoral student in the College of Engineering & Applied Science, will present his dissertation, " Spray Flame Pyrolysis for Supported Gold Catalysts," on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 12:30 PM in room 501 F ERC. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Gregory Beaucage. The presentation is open to the public.


Sachit Chopra, doctoral student in the College of Engineering & Applied Science, will present his dissertation, " Spray Flame Pyrolysis for Supported Gold Catalysts," on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 12:30 PM in room 501 F ERC. The committee will be chaired by Professor of unknown Gregory Beaucage. The presentation is open to the public.


Sachit Chopra, doctoral student in the College of Engineering & Applied Science, will present his dissertation, " Spray Flame Pyrolysis for Supported Gold Catalysts," on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 12:30 PM in room 501 F ERC. The committee will be chaired by Professor of unknown Gregory Beaucage. The presentation is open to the public.


Michael Knadler, doctoral student in the College of Engineering & Applied Science, will present his dissertation, " Validation of a Physics-Based Low-Order Thermo-Acoustic Model of a Liquid-Fueled Gas Turbine Combustor and its Application for Predicting Combustion Driven Oscillations," on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 1:30 PM in room 616A Rievschl. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Aerospace Engineering Jongguen Lee. The presentation is open to the public.


Iris Spoor, doctoral student in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, will present her dissertation, " Defending Perceptual Objectivism: A naturalistic realist analysis of aesthetic properties," on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 1:00 AM in room 6120 Edwards. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Philosophy Jenefer Robinson. The presentation is open to the public.


Jorge Quintero Badillo, doctoral student in the College of Engineering & Applied Science, will present his dissertation, " Non-destructive evaluation of Ceramic Matrix Composites at high temperature using laser ultrasonics," on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 1:30 AM in room 435 ERC. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Engineering Mechanics Francesco Simonetti. The presentation is open to the public.


Bineyam Mezgebe, doctoral student in the College of Engineering & Applied Science, will present his dissertation, " INNOVATIVE BIOLOGICAL DESTRUCTION OF HAZARDOUS CHLORINATED AND BROMINATED VOLATILE DISINFECTION BY-PRODUCTS USING AIR BIO TRICKLING FILTERS," on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 1:00 AM in room 405 ERC. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Environmental Engineering & Department Head George Sorial. The presentation is open to the public.


Peng Wang, doctoral student in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, will present his dissertation, " Development of Nanoparticle-based Platform for Potential Application in Biosensing and Therapeutics," on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 11:15 AM in room 518 Rieveschl. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Chemistry Department Peng Zhang. The presentation is open to the public.