Fellows presenting at the 2018 Doctoral Research Showcase

2018 Doctoral Research Showcase, April 3, 12-2 p.m., Coffman Memorial Union

Shreyas Bhaban
Electrical Engineering
"Investigating Nanoscale Interactions of Molecular Motors and Effects of Motor Mutations on Neurodegenerative Diseases"

Joseph Buonomo
Medicinal Chemistry
"Selective Chemistry to Improve Organic Chemistry and Drug Discovery"

Zachary Davis-Gilbert
Chemistry
"Nitrene Transfer of Azobenzene using TiIV/II Redox Catalysis"

Rebecca Distefano
Child Psychology
"Sleep Quality and Well-being in Families Experiencing Homelessness"

Peter Dunn
Chemistry
"Synthesis, Characterization, and Reactivity of Early-Late Multimetallic Complexes Supported by Phosphinopyrrolides"

Angela Fenoglio
Child Psychology
"Social Cognition in Infants Born Preterm"

Timothy Frye
Hispanic and Luso Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
"In the Shadows of Megaprojects: Infrastructure and the Environment in Panama, Nicaragua, and Brazil"

Soumen Ghosh
Chemistry
"Modeling Charge and Exciton Dynamics in Large Chemical Systems"

Michael Gordon
Astrophysics
"Massive Stars: An Infrared Exploration Across the HR Diagram"

Deirdre Green
Environmental Health
"Health and Injury Study of Janitorial Service Employees"

Siyao He
Chemistry
"Thermosetting Resin Toughening with Modified Graphene Oxide"

Cheng Her
Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics
"Elucidating the Structural Dynamics of Calmodulin-Ryanodine Receptor Interaction Using Bifunctional Spin Labels and EPR"

Amy Hill Cosimini
Hispanic and Luso Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
"The Televisual Turn of Transitional Justice: 21st century Argentine and Brazilian Television as a Dynamic Memory Medium"

Colleen Hoffman
Earth Science
"Do deep-sea volcanoes enrich the surface oceans with iron?"

Jen Hughes
Anthropology
"Viking Futures: Storytelling, Value and the (un)Translatability of the Icelandic Economic Model"

Soo-hyun Im
Educational Psychology
"The development of arithmetic sense and its preditive relationship to mathematical achievement"

Shaofei Ji
Chemistry
"Synthesis, Biological Consequences, and Repair Mechanisms of DNA-Protein Cross-links"

Michael Joyce
Integrated Biosciences
"Evaluating habitat quality for American martens using airborne laser scanning"

Marc Juberg
English
"Satirizing the Audience: Shakespeare and the Dramatic Uses of Poetic Obscurity"

Yagmur Karakaya
Sociology
"Imperial Daydreaming about the Ottoman Past: Turkey as a Case Study in State-Sponsored Nostalgia"

Emily Keller
Chemistry
"Monitoring Plasmon-Molecule Interactions Using Ultrafast Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy"

Ankush Khandelwal
Computer Science
"Novel Methods for Analyzing Imperfect Spatio-Temporal Data at Multiple Scales: An Application in Global Monitoring of Inland Water Dynamics"

Brandon Koch
Biostatistics
"Statistical methods for causal inference"

Ming Li
Physics
"Achieving Extremely High Baryon Density Matter in a Laboratory via High Energy Heavy-Ion Collisions"

Chao Liu
Biomedical Engineering
"Label-free Optical Imaging to Identify Biomarkers for Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 1"

Michael Ludwig
Computer Science
"Characterizing Complex Material Appearance"

Tianmeng Lyu
Biostatistics
"Regression models for recurrent event data with intermittently observed time-dependent covariates"

Bridget Marchesi
Political Science
"Does Restorative Justice Lead to Peace and Reconciliation?: Evaluating Impacts using a Multi-level, Multi-method Approach"

Tyler Maunu
Mathematics
"Foundations of Nonconvex and Nonsmooth Robust Subspace Recovery"

Patrick Meyers
Physics
"Searching for a stochastic gravitational wave background and identifying noise in advanced LIGO"

Lauren Mitchell
Psychology
"Investigating Identity and Social Support Among Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Life: A Mixed Methods Study"

Lam Nguyen
Civil Engineering
"Image-based multiscale analysis for bone strength prediction"

Viann Nguyen-Feng
Psychology
"An ecological momentary stress management intervention for students with and without a history of emotional abuse"

Haema Nilakanta
Statistics
"Network Sampling via Random Walks"

Michael O'Connell
Biostatistics
"Integrative Analyses for Multi-source Data with Multiple Shared Dimensions"

Asa Olson
English
"The Form of Personhood: Elegy and Self-Presentation, ca. 1590-1625"

Zachary Pope
Kinesiology
"Use of Wearable Technology to Improve Physical Activity and Eating Behaviors among College Students: A 12-week Randomized Pilot Study"

Abhinav Prakash
Materials Science and Engineering
"High Mobility Semiconducting Oxides: Towards Room Temperature Oxide Electronics"

Christopher Richards
Pharmacology
"The antiviral activity of human APOBEC3 proteins versus HIV-1 protease- and Vif-based defenses"

Aaron Rosenthal
Political Science
"Locating the State: Dual Visibility Contemporary American Government"

Jieun Shin
History of Science, Technology and Medicine
"Displaying Cold War Technology and Science: Planning the National Air and Space Museum, 1946-1976"

Dominic Smith
Economics
"Foreign Sourcing and Concentration in the Retail Sector"

Brianna Smith
Political Science
"When the Worst is Yet to Come: Threat, Control, and Coping with Political Stress"

Jeffrey Squires
English
"The Exculpation of the Desperate: Comforting the Desperate in England, 1580-1680"

Rebekah Summers
Rehabilitation Science
"Assessing and modulating cerebellar function in cervical dystonia using non-invasive brain stimulation"

Kangkang Tong
Public Affairs
"Low-carbon Cities: Accounting, Infrastructure Analysis, and Transitions"

Pajau Vangay
Biomedical Informatics and Computational Biology
"US immigration westernizes the human gut microbiome"

Raghu Venkataraman
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
"Fault-Tolerant Flight Control Using One Aerodynamic Control Surface"

Jeff Walter
Materials Science and Engineering
"Ion gel gating of perovskite cobaltite thin films: Understanding mechanisms and control of magnetism"

Haiguang Wang
Comparative and Molecular Biosciences
"How lipid specific T cells become distinct effectors"

Samuel Ward
Entomology
"The role of climate in spatiotemporal patterns of an invasive defoliator"

Melinda Westlund Schreiner
Psychology
"Disrupted Brain Connectivity in Non-Suicidal Self-Injury"

Xuewang Wu
Mechanical Engineering
"Thermal Management and Solid-State Energy Conversion Enabled by Micro/Nanostructured Materials"

Ruiqi Xing
Physics
"Iron-based high-temperature superconductors and the study of their phases"

Tzu-Ling Yu
Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
"Development of an Automated Word Recognition Test and Assessment of its Diagnostic Sensitivity"

Wenjia Zhang
Chemical Engineering
"Quantifying the Molecular Interactions between Block Polymers and Lipid Bilayers"

Zhijie Zhu
Mechanical Engineering
"3D Printing Functional Materials on Moving Freeform Surfaces"