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Doctor of Philosophy in Genetics

Doctor of Philosophy in Genetics Table
Date Name Dissertation Title Advisor
November 8, 2018
William Poehlman
High-Throughput Polygenic Biomarker Discover Using Condition-Specific Gene Coexpression Networks
Alex Feltus
April 2, 2018
Sophie Altamarino
Mechanisms of Fluconazole-Based Aneuploidy in Cryptococcus Neoformans
Lukasz Kozubowski
April 2, 2018
Brian Gudenas
Genomic Data Mining for Functional Annotation of Human Long Non-Coding RNA's
LJ Wang
October 30, 2017
Jose Guevara Coto
Development of New Bioinformatic Approaches for Human Genetic Studies
LJ Wang
July 10, 2017
Jacquelyn Evans
Identification of Genetic Variants Underlying Simple and Complex Canine Myopathies
Leigh Anne Clark
April 17, 2017
Grace Kisirkoi
Acetate Transport is Essential for Survival and Virulence of Cryptococcus Neoformans
Kerry Smith
November 16, 2016
Richard Boyles
Genetic Study of Grain Yield and Quality Traits in Sorghum
Stephen Kresovich
July 7, 2016 Krystal Cadle The Role the N-terminal Domain Plays in Spidroin Assembly William Marcotte
June 27, 2016 Steven Cogill Functional Analysis of Human Long Non-coding RNAs and Their Associations with Diseases LJ Wang
October 29, 2015 Shuangrong Yuan MicroRNA-mediated plant development and response to environmental stress in perennial grasses Hong Luo
June 17, 2015 Kimberly Kanapeckas Adaptive Evolution during De-domestication in Weedy Rice Amy Lawton-Rauh
February 12, 2015 Michael Harris A Survey of Protozoan Parasite Hexokinases: Characterization Studies and Potential for Therapeutic Interventions Jim Morris
November 13, 2014 Caitlin Rinz Genetic Dissection of Neuromuscular Diseases Affecting Domestic Dogs Leigh Anne Clark
April 14, 2014 Richa Koul Functional Characterization of ZBTB20 and the Role of ZBTB20-dependent transcription regulation in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Intellectual Disability Anand Srivastava
December 12, 2013 Kristin Beard Can Very Rapid Adaptation Arise without Ancestral Variation? Insight from the Molecular Evolution of Herbicide Resistance in Genus Amaranthus Amy Lawton-Rauh
November 22, 2013 Xinfu Zhang Developing and Characterization of Liriodendron SSR Markers and Genetics Composition of two Liriodendron orchards Haiying Liang
September 19, 2013 Rooksie Noorai Discovery of Variants Underlying Simple and Complex Traits Through Genome-Wide Association Study and Whole-Genome Resequencing Leigh Anne Clark
November 13, 2013 Tessema Kassaw Nikecykar Genetics of Nodule Number REgulation: Cloning Characterization and Functional Studies of the Root Determined Nodulator1 (RDN1) Gene in M. truncatula Julia Frugoli
November 1, 2012 Keri Tabb The genetic basis of hereditary nephropathy in the English springer spaniel and characterization of two type IV collagen genes Leigh Anne Clark
March 1, 2012 Man Zhou Genetic Engineering of turfgrass for enhanced performance under environmental stress Hong Luo

Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Table
Date Name Dissertation Title Advisor
November 11, 2019 Mufida Ammar Role of Cryptococcus neoformans pyruvate decarboxylase and aldehyde dehydrogenase enzymes in acetate productions and virulance Kerry Smith
May 9, 2019
Logan Crowe
Glucose Adaptation and Glycosome Import Machinery of Trypanosoma brucei
Meredith Morris
March 27, 2018
Yijian Qiu
Glucose Sensing in Trypanosoma Brucei
James Morris
November 28, 2017
Peipei Wu
Towards a Better Understanding of the Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Plant Development and Stress Response
Hong Luo
November 13, 2017
Stephen Nowak
Interplay Between the RHF Family of Arabinosyltransferases and CLE Signaling Peptides Affects Nodule Regulation in Medicago truncatula and Lateral Root formation in Arabidopsis thaliana and Medicago truncatula
Julia Frugoli
September 29, 2017
Jing Li
Evolutionary Diversity of Uracil DNA Glycosylase Superfamily
Weiguo Cao
May 31, 2017
Thanh Dang
Acetate Metabolism: The Physiological role of Acetate Kinase and ADP-forming Acetyl-CoA Synthetase
Cheryl Ingram-Smith
March 22, 2017
Drew Kelso
Understanding Homologous Recombination Through the Biochemical Characterization of Eukaryotic Recombinases and Accessory Proteins
Michael Sehorn
November 15, 2016 Sarah Bauer Glycosome Heterogeneity, Dynamics, and ER Association in Trypanosoma Brucei Meredith Morris
April 5, 2016 Cheryl Jones Investigating the Role of ADP-forming Acetyl-CoA Synthetase from the Protozoan Parasite Entamoeba histolytica Cheryl Ingram-Smith
November 18, 2015 Congyue "Annie" Peng Creating Biomaterials from Plant-derived Recombinant Spider Silk-like Proteins William Marcotte
October 21, 2015 Ashley Crook Interacting Partners of the SUNN Symbiotic Kinase Julia Frugoli
April 7, 2015 Tonya Taylor Phosphotransacetylase and Xylulose 5-Phosphate/Fructose 6-Phosphate Phosphoketolase: Two Eukaryotic Partners Kerry Smith
November 12, 2014 Dong-Hoon Lee Plasma Mediated DNA Damage and Deaminated DNA Repair Weiguo Cao
November 11, 2014 Katie Glenn Allosteric Regulation of Bacterial and Fungal Xylulose 5-phosphate/ Fructose 6-phosphate Phosphoketolases (Xfps) Kerry Smith
October 30, 2014 Bo Xia Specificity and Catalytic Mechanism of DNA glycosylases in UDG superfamily Weiguo Cao
June 16, 2014 Shivani Shah Understanding the role of reulators of homologous recombination Michael Sehorn
April 22, 2014 LeAnna Ledford Contributions of the Human SSB Complex and MEI5-SWI5 Complex in Homologous Recombination Michael Sehorn
July 12, 2013 Sunayan Ray Biochemical Investigation into the African Trypanosome’s Initiation of Fatty Acid Synthesis Kim Paul
June 27, 2013 Amrita Koushik Role of phosphoinositide-based signaling in cirulence in Entamoeba histolytica Lesly Temesvari
July 2, 2012 Yi Xu Lignin modification in Arabidopsis and Populus for studies of gene function and improving lignin degradation Haiying Liang
March 29, 2012 April Joice An Investigation of Trypanosoma brucei Hexokinases: Locatization, Oligomerization, and Inhibition James Morris
March 15, 2012 Amanda Say Regulation of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae meiotic homologous recombination pathway by Mei5-Sae3, Hed1 and Srs2 Michael Sehorn