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Rackham Graduate School will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22. We will return at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 27. During the holiday, there will be no processing of application materials and no updates to your Wolverine Access account. After we reopen, there will be a delay in processing application materials. Thank you for your patience as we process the high volume of materials.

Oral Defense Dates

Upcoming Oral Defense Dates
First Name Last Name Program Dissertation Title Date and Time Location Chair
Chelsea Kaplan Neuroscience An Examination of Brain Network Organization and the Analgesic Mechanisms of a Non-Pharmacological Treatment in Chronic Centralized Pain 00Monday, November 20, 2017, 10:00 am EAST CONFERENCE ROOM, RACKHAM Richard E Harris and George A Mashour
Scott Hall Aerospace Engineering Characterization of a 100-kW class Nested-channel Hall Thruster 01Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 3:00 pm JOHNSON ROOMS, LURIE ENGINEERING CENTER Alec D Gallimore and Benjamin Alexander Jorns
Xi Chen Molec & Integrative Physiology The Role of Sorcin in Excitation-Contraction Coupling in Normal and Diseased Hearts 02Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 3:30 pm 2901 TAUBMAN HEALTH LIBRARY Hector Valdivia
Jiabei Zheng Electrical Engin-Systems Model-based Image Reconstruction for Digital Breast Tomosynthesis 03Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 10:00 am 3316 EECS Heang-Ping Chan and Jeffrey A Fessler
Kayoung Lee Nursing Risk Factors for Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Heart Failure 04Monday, November 27, 2017, 10:00 am RACKHAM WEST CONFERENCE ROOM (4TH FLOOR) Matthew Allen Davis and Marita G Titler
U Gene Kim Anthropology Ethical Management of Speech among Kazak Nomads in the Chinese Altai 05Monday, November 27, 2017, 2:00 pm 111 WEST HALL Judith T Irvine
Shaizeen Aga Computer Science & Eng Near Data Processing for Efficient and Trusted Systems 06Monday, November 27, 2017, 3:00 pm 3725 BBB/CSE Satish Narayanasamy
Mehdi Sadeghpour Mechanical Engineering Stability of Systems with Stochastic Delay 07Monday, November 27, 2017, 3:00 pm GM ROOM IN LURIE ENGINEERING CENTER Gabor Orosz
Chenghuan Guo Earth & Environmental Sciences Multicomponent Diffusion in Basaltic Melts 08Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 1:00 pm Earl Lewis Room in Rackham Building Youxue Zhang
Alex Yu Pharmaceutical Sciences A Novel Mechanistic and Physiologically-Based Pharmacokinetic Model with Dynamic Gastrointestinal Fluid Transport 09Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 1:00 pm Time & Location TBD Duxin Sun
Andrew Springall Computer Science & Eng Nation-State Attackers and their Effects on Computer Security 10Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 2:00 pm 3725 BBB J Alex Halderman
Benjamin Marchi Mechanical Engineering Soft tissue constitutive forms and their implications for whole knee computational models 11Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 3:00 pm COOL G906 Ellen M Arruda
Peng Tian Electrical Engineering Fluxes Control of Low Temperature Plasmas 12Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 3:00 pm 3316 EECS Mark Kushner
Morgan Giles Pharmaceutical Sciences Aqueous Remote Loading of Cationic Peptides in PLGA Microspheres 13Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 10:00 am College of Pharmacy B022 Steven P Schwendeman
Shannon Cole Psychology Mechanisms of Motivation in the Nucleus Accumbens 14Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 11:00 am 4448 EH Kent C Berridge
Gaurav Paruthi Information Principles for Designing Context-Aware Applications for Physical Activity Promotion 15Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 11:00 am NQ 1265 Mark W Newman
Elizabeth Rodriguez Neuroscience The Role of Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis and Synaptic Changes in Mediating Extinction Retention Deficit in a Rodent Model of PTSD 16Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 1:00 pm RACHEL UPJOHN BLDG, GROUND AUDITORIUM Israel Liberzon
Jose Torres Psychology Electrophysiological Evidence of the Evaluation of Hierarchically Representated Sequential Movements in the Error-Related Negativity and its Future Implications in Studying Deficits in Cognitive Control. 17Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 1:00 pm EAST HALL ROOM 3021 William J Gehring
Joel Crespo Immunology Naive T Cell Functional Heterogeneity 18Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 2:00 pm WEST LECTURE HALL, MSII Weiping Zou
Amina Allen Educational Studies Learning to Work in Fundamentally New Ways: Understanding Dynamics Among Social and Formal Supports for Practice 19Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 2:30 pm SCHOOL OF EDUCATION (ROOM TBD) Donald Joseph Peurach
Sang Chun Bioinformatics Development and application of next-generation sequencing methods to profile cellular translational dynamics 20Thursday, November 30, 2017, 9:30 am Forum Hall, Palmer Commons Ryan Edward Mills
Eric Tse Biological Chemistry Quality Control Mechanisms of Molecular Chaperones in the Folding and Degradation of Client Proteins 21Thursday, November 30, 2017, 11:00 am 6311 MEDICAL SCIENCE I Philip C Andrews and Daniel Southworth
Amy Bondy Chemistry Single Particle Microscopic and Spectroscopic Chemical Analysis of Primary and Secondary Aerosols 22Thursday, November 30, 2017, 12:30 pm Rackham east conference room Andrew P Ault
Jeffrey Koller Mechanical Engineering Adaptive Controllers for Assistive Robotic Devices 23Thursday, November 30, 2017, 1:00 pm 2636 GG BROWN ADDITION Daniel P Ferris and C David Remy
Chetna Gopinath Cellular & Molecular Biol Pairing your SOX: The role of HMG-domain transcription factors in peripheral nerve myelination 24Thursday, November 30, 2017, 1:00 pm West Lecture Hall, Med Sci II Anthony Antonellis
Tal Nagourney Electrical Engineering High-Q Fused Silica Shell Resonators for Navigation-Grade Gyroscopes 25Thursday, November 30, 2017, 1:00 pm Duderstadt 1180 Khalil Najafi
Myungjoon Choi Electrical Engineering Ultra Low Power Circuits for Internet of Things and Deep learning Accelerator Design with In-Memory Computing 26Thursday, November 30, 2017, 3:00 pm LNF Conference room, EECS Dennis Michael Sylvester
Alicia Kraay Epidemiological Science Rotavirus transmission in rural, coastal Ecuador 27Friday, December 1, 2017, 9:30 am SPH1A1655 Joseph Neil Eisenberg
Alex Walsh Aerospace Engineering Practicable Approaches to Guidance and Control of Aerospace Systems 28Friday, December 1, 2017, 9:30 am MCDIVITT CONFERENCE ROOM, FXB James Richard Forbes
Sophia Pilipchuk Biomedical Engineering 3D-Printed, Micropatterned Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering of Bone-Ligament Constructs in the Oral Cavity 29Friday, December 1, 2017, 12:00 pm Earl Lewis Room, Rackham William V Giannobile
Kathleen Panagis Biomedical Engineering Methods for Improving MRI-Based Conductivity Mapping 30Friday, December 1, 2017, 1:00 pm GM Conference Room, LEC Douglas C Noll
Margaret Fish Chemical Engineering Optimizing the Physical Properties of Vascular Targeted Carriers for Maximum Efficacy in Inflammatory Disease 31Friday, December 1, 2017, 1:00 pm NCRC B10 G64 Lola Eniola-Adefeso
Eric Dahl Chemistry Applications of Sterically Protected Hydrogen Bond Donors in the Secondary Coordination Sphere 32Friday, December 1, 2017, 2:00 pm CHEMISTRY 1706 Nathaniel Szymczak
Stacy Schaefer Neuroscience Otic regeneration and development: Advancement of stem cell-based methodology for in vitro modeling of mammalian inner ear sensory epithelia 33Friday, December 1, 2017, 3:00 pm West Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Robert K Duncan