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Oral Defense Dates


Rackham Graduate School will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday from 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 25 to 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 29.

Upcoming Oral Defense Dates
First Name Last Name Program Dissertation Title Date and Time Location Chair
Jamie Tam Health Service Org & Policy Smoking and mental illness comorbidity: implications for mortality outcomes and treatment interventions 00Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 10:00 am 1655 SPH I (Crossroads) Rafael Meza and Kenneth E Warner
Koustav De Business Administration Investor Behavior: Losers Buy Beta & Asset Pricing Distortions 01Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 11:00 am R5020, Ross School of Business Robert F Dittmar and Tyler G Shumway
David Bushart Molec & Integrative Physiology The contribution of calcium-activated potassium channel dysfunction to altered Purkinje neuron membrane excitability in spinocerebellar ataxia 02Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 1:00 pm Kahn Auditorium, BSRB Geoffrey G Murphy and Vikram Shakkottai
Joseph Osborn Physics Nonperturbative Factorization Breaking and Color Entanglement Effects in Dihadron and Direct Photon-Hadron Angular Correlations in p+p and p+A Collisions 03Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 2:30 pm 335 WEST HALL Christine A Aidala
Gregory Frey Aerospace Engineering Advances in Constrained Spacecraft Relative Motion Planning 04Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 9:30 am GM CONF. ROOM, LURIE ENGINEERING CENTER Anouck Renee Girard and Ilya Vladimir Kolmanovsky
Jorge Martinez Cell & Developmental Biology Cell survival mechanism of Saccharomyces cerevisiae in glucose starvation and evidence for the function of the alpha-arrestin, Art1, at the late Golgi (working title) 05Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 2:00 pm Rackham East Conference Room Lois S Weisman
Jessica Muir Physics Towards Precision Cosmology on the Largest Observable Scales 06Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 2:00 pm 340 WEST HALL Dragan Huterer
Zachary Huttinger Cellular & Molecular Biol Functional Characterization of Fibrinolysis-Modulating Proteins using High Throughput Phage Display 07Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 2:00 pm 3699 Medical Science Unit II David Ginsburg
Rachel Burrage Social Work & Psychology Trauma, Loss, Resilience, and Resistance in the Beauval Indian Residential School 08Thursday, May 31, 2018, 10:00 am SSW B798 Joseph P Gone and Sandra Lee Momper
Charity Hoffman Social Work & Sociology The 21st Century Mother: How New Moms Navigate Work, Family, and the Struggle to Have it All 09Thursday, May 31, 2018, 10:00 am SSWB 1804 Karin A Martin and Katie Richards-Schuster
Dimitrije Ruzic Economics Essays on Firm Heterogeneity in Macroeconomics 10Thursday, May 31, 2018, 1:00 pm Lorch 267 Andrei A Levchenko and Matthew D Shapiro
Maxwell Stefan Medicinal Chemistry Kinetic Characterization of Rifamycin-Resistant M. tuberculosis RNA polymerases and Novel Therapeutic Approach for Targeting Transcription 11Thursday, May 31, 2018, 1:00 pm 2548 NORTH UNIVERSITY AVE. BUILDING George A Garcia
Yuwei Tian Chemistry Developing Structural Mass Spectrometry Approaches for Therapeutic Antibody Characterization 12Thursday, May 31, 2018, 2:00 pm 1706 Chemistry Building Brandon Thomas Ruotolo
Sarah Huff Psychology Identity and Tolerance: How Integrating Multiple Selves Can be Beneficial for Interpersonal and Intergroup Relations 13Thursday, May 31, 2018, 2:00 pm EAST HALL 4464 Fiona Lee
Junhyuk Oh Computer Science & Eng Efficient Deep Reinforcement Learning via Planning, Generalization, and Improved Exploration 14Thursday, May 31, 2018, 3:00 pm 3725 BBB Satinder Singh Baveja and Honglak Lee
Miguel Saez Graterol Mechanical Engineering A Modeling and Analysis Framework To Support Monitoring, Assessment, and Control of Manufacturing Systems Using Hybrid Models 15Friday, June 1, 2018, 9:30 am 2540 G.G BROWN Kira L Barton and Dawn M Tilbury
Shrijita Bhattacharya Statistics Outlier identification in spatio temporal processes. 16Friday, June 1, 2018, 10:00 am 438 WH George Michailidis and Stilian Atanasov Stoev
Courtney Luterbach Microbiology & Immunology Investigating the regulation of adherence and motility in Uropathogenic Escherichia coli: a characterization of adhesin-associated transcription factors 17Friday, June 1, 2018, 10:00 am NLH 3695 Harry L T Mobley
Bridget Maher Educational Studies Ready for what? A longitudinal investigation of eleven "college-ready" students' disciplinary literacy experiences in high school and college 18Friday, June 1, 2018, 1:00 pm Brownlee Room, School of Education Elizabeth B Moje
Jihang Lee Materials Science & Engin Controlling Ionic Transport in RRAM for Memory and Neuromorphic Computing Applications 19Monday, June 4, 2018, 11:00 am 1303 EECS Emmanouil Kioupakis and Wei Lu
Phillip Singer Health Service Org & Policy 20Monday, June 4, 2018, 1:00 pm 2610 SPH I Scott Edward Lennarson Greer and Holly Jarman
Yu Jeong Yang Political Science Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion: Dual Pension Regimes in China 21Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 9:00 am 6551 HAVEN HALL Mary E Gallagher
Shweta Ramdas Bioinformatics Genomics of Complex Traits: Methods and Applications 22Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 10:00 am Forum Hall, Palmer Commons Margit Burmeister and Jun Li
Naima Hall Environmental Health Sci An Investigation of Sources and Processes Impacting Mercury Dry Deposition 23Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 1:00 pm SPHI 2695 Joseph T Dvonch
Qing Zheng Health Service Org & Policy Three Essays in Health Economics 24Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 4:00 pm M3024, SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH II Richard A Hirth
Mitchell Bloch Computer Science & Eng Computationally Efficient Relational Reinforcement Learning 25Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 9:00 am 3725 BBB John E Laird
Heidi Gansen Sociology Building Blocks of Difference: How Inequalities are (Re)Produced through Disciplinary Practices and Interactions in Preschool 26Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 10:00 am LSA 4147 Karin A Martin
Gregory Dodge Biological Chemistry Structural and Biochemical Studies of Polyketide Synthase and Fatty Acid Synthase Dehydratase 27Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 1:00 pm 2903 THSL Janet L Smith
Bryant James Chemistry Applications of Metal-Organic Frameworks in Catalysis and Separations 28Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 2:00 pm 1706 CHEM Melanie S Sanford
Richard Rodems Social Work & Sociology Hidden Hardship: Three Essays on Poverty and Material Welfare in the United States 29Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 2:00 pm 5240 WEILL HALL Fabian T Pfeffer and Luke Shaefer
Lu Tang Biostatistics Statistical Methods of Data Integration, Model Fusion, and Heterogeneity Detection in Big Biomedical Data Analysis 30Thursday, June 7, 2018, 1:00 pm M4034 SPH2 Peter Xuekun Song
Yangbing Li Medicinal Chemistry 31Friday, June 8, 2018, 9:30 am 2548 CC LITTLE Shaomeng Wang
Franklin Epiepang Chemical Engineering Mixed-Cation Zeolites with Minimum Lithium and Silver for Air Separation 32Friday, June 8, 2018, 11:00 am ROOM 3158 - H.H. DOW Ralph T Yang
Vanesa Lisbeth Iglesias Rios Epidemiological Science Modern Slavery: Violence, Coercion and Mental Health of Female and Male Trafficking Survivors in the Mekong Sub-region: Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam 33Friday, June 8, 2018, 1:30 pm Room 2695 SPH I Sioban D Harlow
Rachel Gicquelais Epidemiological Science Injury, Infection, and Recovery from Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders in Michigan 34Friday, June 8, 2018, 1:30 pm SPH II M1112 Marisa Cristina Eisenberg and Betsy Foxman

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