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Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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2014 Ph.D. Graduates and Dissertation Titles

Alexandre Abdoulaev, B.Mus., M.A., “Savoy: Reassessing the Role of the ‘World’s Finest Ballroom’ in Music and Culture, 1926-1958”

Miguel Ampudia Fraile, B.S.B.A., M.A., “Three Essays on Household Finance”

Ingrid Lisabeth Anderson, B.A., B.A., M.A., “Making Ethics ‘First Philosophy’: Ethics and Suffering in the Work of Emmanuel Levinas, Elie Wiesel, and Richard Rubenstein”

Anu Asnaani, B.S., M.A.,“The Effects of Approach-Avoidance Modification on Social Anxiety Disorder”

Robert Navid Azad, B.S., M.S., “Hydroxyl Radical Cleavage of Nucleic Acids: Understanding RNA Cleavage Profiles and Identifying DNA Structural Motifs”

Daniel Walter Bak, B.S., M.A., “A Study of the CDGSH Protein Family: Biophysical and Bioinformatic Analysis of the [2FE-2S] Cluster Protein MitoNEET”

Olesya Nicole Baker, B.S., M.A., “Essays on Economics of Education”

Rommy Violeta Balabarca Fataccioli, B.A.,“La Representacion de los Migrantes Internos en la Narrativa y el Cine Peruanos (1980–2009): Montacerdos, de Cronwell Jara; Adios, Ayacucho, de Julio Ortega, y La Teta Asustada, de Claudia Llosa”

Andrew James Ballou, B.A., M.A., M.T.S., “From Pacifism to Nonviolent Direct Action: The Fellowship of Reconciliation and Social Christianity, 1914–1947”

Michelle L. Bellamy, B.A., M.A.R., “The Elijah-Elisha Cycle of Stories: A Ring Composition”

G. Nicholas Benes, B.S., M.S., “Stability of Multi-Solitons in the Toda Model and Torus Canards in Neuroscience Models”

Sarah Elizabeth Bernard, B.A., “Development of a Method for Mapping Oxidative Damage to an Entire Genome In Vivo with a Single Experiment”

Jacopo Bizzotto, B.A., M.Sc., M.Sc., “Quality, Information and Certification”

Caleb Andrew Bliss, B.A., M.A., “Sample Size Re-Estimation for Superiority Clinical Trials with a Dichotomous Outcome Using an Unblinded Estimate of the Control Group Outcome Rate”

Elizabeth Claire Braun de Torrez, B.S., “Bats, Insects and Pecans: Habitat Use and Ecosystem Services of Insectivorous Bats in a Pecan Agroecosystem in Central Texas”

Marric Grace Buessing, B.A., B.A., M.A., “The Role of Location and Contracts in Firm Governance and Labor: An Examination of the US Coal Industry”

Rita Ann Cabral, B.S., “A Window into the Mantle: Analyzing the Geochemistry of Melt Inclusions from the Volcanic Island of Mangaia”

Amanda Waters Calkins, B.A., M.A.,“Effects of a Neurobehavioral Intervention for Depressive and Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms”

Caitlin Ford Canfield, B.A., M.A., “The Mediating Role of Social Cue Use in the Relation Between Infant Characteristics and Early Vocabulary”

Carolina Castillo Larrea, B.A., “Processo de Cartas de Amores y Quexa y Aviso Contra Amor de Juan De Segura. Edicion Critica y Estudio”

Justin Centi, B.A., M.A., “Autonomic Dysfunction in Parkinson’s Disease: An Evaluation of Acute and Chronic Effects on Cognition and Daily Life”

Benjamin Orth Chandler, B.S., “Cognitive Computing: Algorithm Design in the Intersection of Cognitive Science and Emerging Computer Architectures”

Hung-Cheng Chang, B.S., M.S., “Where’s Waldo?® How Perceptual, Cognitive, and Emotional Brain Processes Cooperate During Learning to Categorize and Find Desired Objects in a Cluttered Scene”

Seong Yeon Chang, B.A., B.S., M.A., “Fractionally Integrated Processes and Structural Changes: Theoretical Analyses and Bootstrap Methods”

Caitlin Jane Chaves Yates, B.A., “Beyond the Mound: Locating Complexity in Northern Mesopotamia During the ‘Second Urban Revolution”

Sonia Chawla, S.B., M.A., “Does the Pattern of Fetal Movement Predict Infant Development?”

Tianxu Chen, B.Ec., M.A., “Health Insurance Coverage and Personal Behavior”

Sijin Cheng, B.A., “Fighting for Reputation: China’s Deterrence Policy and Concerns About Credibility”

Yansong Cheng, B.Sc., M.A., “Some Recent Advances in Multivariate Statistics: Modality Inference and Statistical Monitoring of Clinical Trials with Multiple Co-Primary Endpoints”

Claudia Cherici, M.Sc., “Visual Functions of Fixational Eye Movements”

Saori Chiba, B.Ec., M.A., M.B.A., “Three Essays on Communication Games and Behavioral Economics”

Candice Chow, B.A., M.A., Psychosocial Distress and Anxiety in Food Allergic Youth: Identification and Risk Factors”

Jamie Elizabeth Collins, B.A., M.A., “Informative Censoring with an Imprecise Anchor Event: Estimation of Change Over Time and Implications for Longitudinal Data Analysis”

Sara Baldwin Collins, B.A., “The Interdependence Between Environment and Metabolism in Microbes and Their Ecosystems”

Shaun Michael Cote, B.S., M.A., “Characterization of the Structure and Function of NF-Kappa B Essential Modulator and its Interaction with Inhibitor of Kappa B Kinase Beta and Development of a Screening Protocol to Discover and Validate Inhibitors of the Interaction”

Abigail Elizabeth Crawford, B.A., M.A., “The Organization of Rural Production in Roman Central Tyrrhenian Italy, 200 BC to AD 400”

Nicholas Geoffrey Crawford, B.S., M.S., “Genomic Analysis of Macro- and Micro-Evolution in the Reptilia”

Daniel Cuzzocreo, B.A., “Dynamical Invariants and Parameter Space Structures for Rational Maps”

Chunhui Dai, B.S., M.A., “The Total Synthesis of Syringolin A and Oxidative Photoredox Catalysis for C-H and C-O Bond Functionalizations”

Michael F. D’Alessandro, B.A., M.F.A., “Staged Readings: Sensationalism and Class in Popular American Literature and Theatre, 1835-1875”

Nora Delaney, M.A., “A Study of the Endnotes to David Jones’s In Parenthesis”

Mia Desiree Diaz-Edelman, B.A., “Working Together: Multicultural Collaboration in the Interfaith Immigrant Rights Movement”

Benjamin David Dickstein, B.A., M.A., “Predictors of Post-Deployment Mental Healthcare Utilization Among Active Duty Marines”

Jonathan Michael Dreyfuss, B.A., M.S., “Algorithms for Reconstruction and Analysis of Metabolic Networks, with an Application to Neurospora Crassa”

Andrés Espinoza, B.A., M.A., “Una Sola Casa: Salsa Consciente and the Poetics of the Meta-Barrio”

Flavio Esposito, M.S., “A Policy-Based Architecture for Virtual Network Embedding”

Lina L. Faller, B.S.C.S., M.S.,“Comparative Metagenomics to Identify Functional Signatures in the Human Microbiome”

Cory Christopher James Fantasia, B.S., B.S., M.A., “Search for Exotic Particles Decaying into WZ Boson Pairs at the CMS Experiment”

John Joseph Farrell, A.B., M.S., “The Prediction of HLA Genotypes from Next Generation Sequencing and Genome Scan Data”

Eva Maria Fast, Dipl.-Ing. (FH), “Dynamic Effects of Wolbachia on Drosophila Oogenesis and Coordination of Infection with Stem Cell Niche Morphogenesis”

Courtney Lynne Feldscher, B.A., “Home Sweet Home? The Multiple Logics of Homeownership and the Politics of Conflict in a Hybrid Organization”

Elizabeth Laura Fitzgibbon, B.A., M.S., “Rational Maps: The Structure of Julia Sets from Accessible Mandelbrot Sets”

Alan Gabel, B.S. M.A., “Emergent Phenomena and Fluctuations in Cooperative Systems”

Diana Smith Gallagher, B.A., B.A., M.A., M.A., “Cleanly in Their Persons and Cleanly in Their Dwellings’: An Archaeological Investigation of Health, Hygiene, and Sanitation in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century New England”

Kaitlin Patricia Gallo, A.B., M.A., “Direct-to-Consumer Marketing of Psychological Treatments: A Randomized Controlled Trial”

Gordana Garapic Siftar, B.Sc., M.A., “Constraints on Melt Migration in the Earth’s Upper Mantle”

Joseph Peter Gerrein, B.S., “Using Gene and microRNA Expression in the Human Airway for Lung Cancer Diagnosis”

Rania Gihleb, B.A., M.A.,“Three Essays on Female Labor Supply and Assortative Mating”

Yevgeniy Gindin, B.S., B.A., M.S., “Modeling and Integrative Analysis with Applications to DNA Replication, Cancer, and Epigenetics”

Irina Vyacheslavova Glotova, B.S., “Reconstruction of Lipid Metabolism Regulatory Network in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis”

Antonio Luiz Cruz Gomes, B.Sc., M.Sc., “Computational Approaches to Deciphering Regulatory Circuits in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis from Chip-Seq Data, and Developing Theoretical Strategies to Combat Drug-Resistant Infections”

Laura Rocío González Ramírez, B.S., M.S., “Existence and Stability of Traveling Waves in a Biologically Constrained Model of Seizure Wave Propagation”

Lauren Christine Gregor, B.S., “Mechanistic Studies of Functional Mononuclear and Binuclear Non-heme Iron Enzyme Model Complexes Using Variable Temperature Stopped-flow UV/vis Spectroscopy”

Emily Griffiths Jones, B.A., M.A., “Romance, Narrative Vision, and Elect Community in Seventeenth-Century England”

Kiri Marie Gurd, B.A., M.Sc., “Rationalizing Values: Global Diffusion, Global Professionals, and Truth Commissions”

Katherine Caldwell Harper, B.A., M.A., “Hendrick Goudt: New Light on an Artist and Nobleman”

Kenneth John Hartvigsen, B.A., M.A., “ Patriotism, Race, and Gender Bending through American Song: Cover Illustrations of Popular Music from the Civil War to World War I”

Bridget Ashley Hearon, B.A., M.A., “Establishing a Link Between Anxiety Sensitivity, Exercise Intolerance, and Overeating”

Elise Michelle Heiss, B.S., “Evaluating Sediment Denitrification and Water Column Nitrification Along an Estuary to Offshore Gradient”

Syeda Kahkeshan Hijazi, B.S., M.S., “The Airway Transcriptome as a Measure of Injury and Response to and Recovery from Smoking and Alternative Tobacco Products”

Kathleen Holbrook, B.A., M.T.S., “Radical Food: Nation of Islam and Latter-Day Saint Culinary Ideals (1930-1980)”

Michael Holm, B.A., M.A., M.A., “America in the World: Ideology and U.S. Foreign Policy, 1944–1950”

Jie Hou, B.S., M.S., “Robust Parameter Estimation and Pivotal Inference Under Heterogeneous and Nonstationary Processes”

Chia-Ling Huang, B.S., M.S., M.S., “A Module Based Approach for Identifying Driver Genes and Expanding Pathways from Integrated Biological Networks”

Brant Clark Hubbard, B.S., “Biochemical and Mechanical Cues Tune Fibronectin Conformation and Function”

Meghen Jones, B.A., M.A., M.A., “Tomimoto Kenkichi and the Discourse of Modern Japanese Ceramics”

Adam Richard Kaeding, B.A.“Negotiated Survival: An Archaeological and Documentary Investigation of Colonialism in Beneficios Altos, Yucatan, Mexico”

Sudipto Karmakar, B.Sc., M.Sc., “Essays on Bank Capital, Macroeconomic Activity and Financial Deepening”

Bronwyn Rebekah Keefe, B.A., M.S.W., M.P.H., “Can a Service Philosophy be Identified in Aging and Disability Resource Centers? A Study of Institutional Logics as Applied to the Creation of New Hybrid Organizations”

Alexander Luke Kitt, B.S., B.A., M.A., “Manipulating Graphene’s Lattice to Create Pseudovector Potentials, Discover Anomalous Friction, and Measure Strain Dependent Thermal Conductivity”

Jonathan George Koefoed, B.A., M.A., “Cautious Romantics: Trinitarian Transcendentalists and the Emergence of a Conservative Religious Tradition in America”

Lingqiang Kong, B.Eng., “Functional MRI Investigations of Cortical Mechanisms in Auditory Spatial Attention”

Sarah Anne Kroeger, B.A., M.A., “Essays on the Economics of Inequality”

Giulia La Mattina, B.A., M.A., “Essays in Development Economics and Entrepreneurship”

Robert George Law, B.S., “States and Sequences of Paired Contractive Subspace Ideals and their Relationship to Patterned Brain Function”

Amy Elizabeth Lawrence, B.A., M.A., “Decision-Making Impairment in Emotional Disorders”

Philip Daniel Lawson, B.S., M.A., “Measurement of the W Charge Asymmetry in Production with Jets Using 5 Inverse-Femtobarns of Data Measured at √s=7TeV with CMS”

Oliver Winston Layton, B.A., “Neural Models of Inter-Cortical Networks in the Primate Visual System for Navigation, Attention, Path Perception, and Static and Kinetic Figure-Ground Perception”

Timothy James Layton, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., “Risk Selection and Risk Adjustment in Competitive Health Insurance Markets”

Sarah Michelle Leatherman, B.S., M.A., “Adaptive Methods for Bayesian Time-to-Event Point-of-Care Clinical Trials”

Jihoon Lee, B.S., M.S., “Application of the Silicon-Directed Annulation Reactions to the Total Synthesis of Natural Products & Studies Directed Toward the Total Synthesis of Leiodolide A: Preparation of the C13-C29 Fragment”

Benjamin Diamon Levin, B.A., M.A., “Probing the Structure-Function Relationship of Heme C Containing Bacterial Proteins: Monoheme Cytochromes C and Dihemeb. Cytochrome_C Peroxidase”

Karolina Aldona Lewestam, M.A.,“The Hare and the Tortoise: The Problems with the Notion of Action in Ethics”

Qian Li, B.S., M.A., “Social Models on Complex Networks and Econophysics”

Wei Li, B.S., M.A., “Statistical Physics Approaches to Complex Systems”

Yang Li, B.S., B.A., M.A., “Empirical Analysis of the Airline Industry on the U.S.-China Route”

Yoon Seob Lim, B.S., M.S., “Seeing Sound: A New Way to Illustrate Auditory Objects and their Neural Correlates”

Xinrong Lin, B.S., M.A., “Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications of Ionic Supramolecular Assemblies”

Andrew John Little, B.S., “Studies Toward the Synthesis of Anthraquinone-Xanthone Heterodimeric Natural Products”

Chong Liu, B.S., “Functional Principal Component and Factor Analysis of Spatially Correlated Data”

Kang Liu, B.S., “Critical Phenomena and Phase Transition in Long-Range Systems”

Likai Liu, B.A., “Simple, Safe, and Efficient Memory Management Using Linear Pointers”

Su-Chiu Liu, B.A., M.A., M.P.P., “An Analysis of Welfare and Health Policy Changes on the Health Seeking Behavior of Taiwanese Immigrants Residing in the United States”

Chen Lu, B.S., M.S., “New Approaches to Identify Gene-by-Gene Interactions in Genome Wide Association Studies”

Augustin Luna, B.S., “Formalization of Molecular Interaction Maps in Systems Biology; Application to Simulations of the Relationship Between DNA Damage Response and Circadian Rhythms”

Zhiyuan Ma, B.S., “New Approaches to the Heterocyclic Scaffolds Using Diels-Alder Chemistry”

Michel Silva Machado, B.S.C.E., M.A., “Linux XIA: An Interoperable Meta Network Architecture”

Andreea Raluca Maierean, B.A., M.A., “A Comparative Study of Lustration in Central and Eastern Europe”

Jeffrey Markowitz, B.A., “Network Dynamics in the Neural Control of Birdsong”

Grant Alexander Marlier, B.A., “Expanding the Circle of Protection: The Evolution of Use of Force Norms Within the UN Security Council”

Anna Victoria Martinez, B.S., M.A., “Using Reverse Micelles to Explore the Effects of Confinement and Hydration on Peptide Folding and Aggregation”

Majd Mayyasi Matta, B.S.C.E., B.S., “Modeling the Martian Ionosphere”

Ruth Ellen McKenzie, B.S., M.A., “Testosterone in Aging Male Twins: Relationship with Physical Functioning, Quality of Life, and Depression”

Samuel Arnold Mckenzie, B.Sc., “Electrophysiological Evidence for Memory Schemas in the Rat Hippocampus”

Joshua S. McNally, B.S., M.A., “Synthetic and Density Functional Theory Studies of Dioxygen Activating Non-Heme Iron Model Complexes”

Irina Gregoryevna Mikhalevich, B.A., “Experiment and Bias: The Case of Parsimony in Comparative Cognition”

Ivy Nicole Miller, B.S., B.A., M.A., “Cognition in Parkinson’s Disease: An Examination of Clinically Meaningful Subgroups”

Jacqueline Nicole Milton, B.S., M.S., “Identifying Genetic Variants Associated with Multiple Correlated Traits and the Use of an Ensemble of Genetic Risk Models for Phenotype Prediction and Classification”

Kathryn Kovitvongsa Mosharo, B.S., M.A., “The Role of Acoustic Signals in Fish Courtship and Challenges in Bioacoustic Fish Research”

Virginia J. Myhaver, B.A., M.A., “The ‘New American Revolution’: Cultural Politics, New Federalism, and the 1976 Bicentennial”

Randall Edward Newmark, B.A., “High Resolution fMRI of Hippocampal Subfields and Medial Temporal Cortex during Working Memory”

Phuong Viet Ngo, B.A., M.Sc., “Essays on Monetary Economics”

Julius Suh Ngwa, B.Sc., M.S., “Comparing Methods for Modeling Longitudinal and Survival Data, with Consideration of Mediation Analysis”

Nikolay Ivanov Nikolaev, B.Sc., M.Sc., “Some Methods for Robust Inference in Econometric Factor Models and in Machine Learning”

Christopher Domenic Nogiec, B.S., M.S., “Modeling Human Muscle Metabolism: Using Constraint-Based Modeling to Investigate Nutrition Supplements, Insulin Resistance, and Type 2 Diabetes”

Michelle Novelle, B.A., M.S.W., “I’m Still Here’: Adolescent Social Orphans in Colombian State Care: The Process of Identity Formation in the Absence of Permanency”

Peter Albert O’Connor, A.B., M.S., “Aspects of Energy Transitions: History and Determinants”

Onaje X. Offley Woodbine, B.A., M.T.S., “Black Gods of the Asphalt: Street Basketball, Power, and Embodied Spirit”

Jason William Olejarz, B.S., M.A., “Domain Coarsening and Interface Kinetics in the Ising Model”

Arlene Ovalle-Child, B.A., M.A., “Objetos de Deseo en los Cuentos de Silvina Ocampo”

Chetanya Pandya, B.Tech., M.S.,“Sequence- and Structure-Based Approaches to Deciphering Enzyme Evolution in the Haloalkonoate Dehalogenase Superfamily”

Richard Won Park, B.S., “Visualization and Analysis of Cancer Genome Sequencing Studies”

Dongdong Peng, B.S., M.A., “Studies of Polymer Thin Films Using Atomic Force Microscopy”

Ulrike Christa Präger, B.Mus., B.M.E., M.A., “Longing to Belong: Musical Practices in the Expulsion of the Germans from the Bohemian Lands”

Anthony Michael Priestas, B.S., M.S., “The Role of Wind Waves on Salt Marsh Morphodynamics”

Yakeel Tatiana Quiroz-Gaviria, B.A., M.A., “Brain Changes in Presymptomatic Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease”

Timothy Edward Ralston, B.S., M.A., “The Influence of Depressed Mood on Alcohol-Related Self-Control Processes:  The Moderational Role of Drinking Motives”

Daniele Ramella, B.S., M.S., M.A., “Organocatalytic Acid Mediated Mannich Reactions and Multicomponent Boronate Reactions to Make Chiral Benzhydrils”

Preeti Rao, B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Sc.,“Carbon, Nitrogen, and Vegetation Along an Urbanization Gradient: A Boston Case Study Integrating Field, Remotely Sensed and Socioeconomic Data”

Alexandra Louise Ratzlaff, B.A., “The Maintenance of Empire: The Roman Army in the Negev from the 1st–7th Centuries CE”

Andrew Brett Reinmann, B.S., M.S., “Effects of Winter Climate Change on Carbon and Nitrogen Losses from Temperate Forest Ecosystems”

Sebastian Christoph Remi, B.A., M.A., “Measurement and Control of Electron-Phonon Interactions in Graphene”

Guilhem Richard, M.Eng., “Affecting the Macrophage Response to Infection by Integrating Signaling and Gene-Regulatory Networks”

Niky Riga, M.A., “JTP, an Energy-Aware Transport Protocol for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks”

Alice Tyer Sawyer, B.A., M.A., “Attention Retraining in Social Anxiety Disorder: An fMRI Study”

Holly Connell Schaaf, B.A., M.A., “Sights of Conflict: Collective Responsibility and Individual Freedom in Irish and English Fiction of the Second World War”

Carl Andrew Schmidt, B.A., M.A., “Mercury’s Sodium Exosphere”

Stephanie Gail Schneider, B.S., M.Ed., M.S., “Reannotation and Consolidation of Microarray Probes for the Meta-Analysis of Gene Expression Across Multiple Cell Types”

Matthew Charles Schu, B.S., M.S., M.S.Ed., “New Methods for Studying Complex Diseases via Genetic Association Studies”

Anne Marie Seery, B.A., M.A., “Electrophysiological Indices of Language Processing in Infants at Risk for ASD”

Arup Sen, B.A., “Incentives in the Labor Market: Theory and Evidence from the NBA”

Gabriel Daniel Sholder, B.S., M.A.,“Y-Family DNA Polymerase Architecture: Three Structural Features Control Accurate Deoxy CTP Insertion Opposite N2-Deoxy-Guanine-Benzo-A-Pyrene”

Stephanie Renee Simms, B.A., “Prehispanic Maya Foodways: Archaeological and Microbotanical Evidence from Escalera al Cielo, Yucatán, Mexico”

Brian Michael Sirman, B.A., M.L.A., “Concrete Dreams: Architecture, Politics, and Boston’s New City Hall”

Richard William Skowyra, B.S., M.S., “Verificare: A Platform for Composable Verification with Application to SDN-Enabled Systems”

Adeline Jo Soldin, B.A., M.A., “Proustian Performance Role-Playing, Repetition, and Ritual in a la Recherche du Temps Perdu”

Sarah Rose Soltau, B.A., M.A.,“Studies Toward the Mechanism of Allosteric Activation in Phenylalanine Hydroxylase”

Lin Ye Song, B.S., M.A., Ph.D., “Re-Calibration and Discrimination in Survival Risk Prediction Functions”‡Sarah Elizabeth Sullivan, B.S., “Mint-Dependent Regulation of Amyloid Precursor Protein Trafficking and Processing in Neurons”

Elsa Caroline Souto Gonçalves de Abreu, B.S., M.E., “Electronic and Structural Dynamics of Vanadates and Nickelates: Effect of Temperature, Strain and Photoexcitation”

Jingwei Sun, B.A., B.A., M.A., “Three Essays on Modern Economic Development in China”

Wei Sun, B.Sc., M.A.,“Adaptive Optics in Nonlinear Microscopy Implemented with Open-Loop Control and EMCCD-Based Shack-Hartmann Wavefront Sensor”

Misha Andrew Tadd, A.B.. “Alternatives to Monism and Dualism: Seeking Yang Substance with Yin Mode in Heshanggon’s Commentary on the Daodejing”

Jisi Tang, B.S., M.S., “Study of Macromolecular Interactions Using Computational Solvent Mapping”

Ying Tang, B.A., M.A.,“Quantum Monte Carlo Studies of Quantum Criticality in Low-Dimensional Spin Systems”

Paul Terence Toran, B.S., “A Method for Detection of Endogenous RNA in Live Bacterial Cells”

Karina Véliz Rojas, B.S., M.A., “The Impact of Climate Change on the U.S. Power Sector: Price and Quantity Effects”

Weston D. Viles, B.S., M.A., “Network Data Analysis”

Zachary Joseph Violette, B.A., “The Decorated Tenement: Working-Class Housing in Boston and New York, 1860-1910”

Eliza Napier Wallace, B.A., M.A., “From Town to City: Urban Planning in the Early Bronze Age of Northern Mesopotamia at Tell es-Sweyhat, Syria”

Chun-Kai Wang, B.S., M.Eng., M.A., M.A., “Essays on the Impact of Openness for the Macro-Economy”

Jing Wang, B.S., M.S., “Biomarker Informed Adaptive Clinical Trial Designs”

Brandon Ward, B.Sc., “Observables in the BC System”

Russell Michael Weinstein, A.B., M.A., “Firm Recruiting Strategies, Educational Attainment, and the Labor Market Return to Higher Education”

Charles C. White, A.B., M.P.H., “Evaluating and Extending a Bayesian Approach to Using Historical Control Data in an Actively Controlled Non-Inferiority Clinical Trial”

Yuan Xiong, B.S., “Total Syntheses of Sanggenon-Type Natural Products and Rearrangements of 3-Substituted Flavone Ethers”

Nicholas Pascal Starbuck Wolff, B.A., M.A., “At Home in Prehistory: Critical Approaches to the Built Environment in the South Italian Bronze Age”

Siyan Xu, B.S., M.S., “Statistical Considerations of Noninferiority, Bioequivalence and Equivalence Testing in Biosimilars Studies”

Xiaobin Xu, B.S., M.S., “Mass Spectrometry Approaches for Profiling Protein-Protein Interactions”

Wen-Han Yu, B.S., M.S., M.S., “Quantitative Studies of Mycobacterial Single Cell Dynamics Using a Synthetic Gene Oscillator”

Moeed Wasim Yusuf, B.B.A., M.A., “Brokered Bargaining: Nuclear Crises Between Middle Powers”

Joshua Zelinsky, B.A., “Variations on the Artin Primitive Root Conjecture”

Jingdi Zhang, B.S., M.A., “Ultrafast Photonic Control of Colossal Magnetoresistive Materials”

Di Zhou, B.S., M.S., “Interdependent Networks – Topological Percolation Research and Application in Finance”

Lei Zhu, B.S., M.S., “Procedures for Identifying and Modeling Time-to-Event Data in the Presence of Non-Proportionality”

Arielle Zibrak, B.A., M.A., “Aesthetic Counter-Traditions: Anti-Identity and Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Literature”

Tyler Allen Zink, B.A., M.A., “The Effects of Genes and Trauma Exposure on Verbal Memory Among Male Twin Vietnam Era Veterans”

Benjamin Russell Witte Zweig, B.F.A., B.F.A., M.A., “Depicting the Unforgivable Sin: Images of Suicide in Medieval Art”