Upcoming Doctoral Dissertation Defense Announcements

The Graduate College Announces the Final Examination For the Defense of the Doctor of Philosophy Degree

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Rachel Sterling Lane | Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology | Novel Glycosaminoglycan Design, Synthesis, and Use in Drug Delivery Models | 

Defense Date:  Tuesday, April  11, 2017 | 12:00 Noon |   Biomedical Research Center, Room 109

COMMITTEE IN CHARGE:  Paul L. DeAngelis, PhD, Chair, Franklin Hays, PhD, Kenneth Humphries, PhD, Guangpu Li, PhD, Ann Louise Olson, PhD, Scott Plafker, PhD.

 


 

 
Defense Date:  Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 2:00 pm | Biomedical Research Center, Room 109 | 
 
Committee in Charge  Willard M. Freeman, PhD, Chair, Michael H. Elliott, PhD, William Sonntag, PhD, Raju Rajala, PhD, Patrick Gaffney, MD.
 

 


 Chandra M. Menendez | Department of Microbiology & Immunology |  HSV-1 TARGETS THE BRAIN EPENDYMAL REGION DURING ACUTE ENCEPHALITIS WHICH PROMOTES VIRAL PERSISTANCE IN LATENTLY INFECTED MICE

 

Defense Date:  Friday, April 21, 2017, 2:00 p.m. | Biomedical Research Center, Room 109, OUHSC

 COMMITTEE IN CHARGE: Daniel J.J. Carr, PhD, Chair, Lauren A. Zenewicz, PhD, Rodney K, Tweten, PhD, Paul Kincade, PhD, Michael Elliott, PhD ABSTRACT: HSV-1 is a neurotropic pathogen

 


 

Blake R. Hopiavuori | Neuroscience | A Novel Role for Very Long-Chain Fatty Acids in Brian Function.

 

Defense Date:  Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 2:00 p.m. | Biomedical Research Center, Room 109

 

COMMITTEE IN CHARGE: Robert E. Anderson, MD, PhD, Chair, Nicolas G. Bazan, MD, PhD, David M. Sherry, PhD, Ferenc Deák, MD, PhD, Scott Plafker, PhD, and William E. Sonntag, PhD

 


 

 Dana Smith Mowls | Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology | CIGARETTE SMOKING, ELECTRONIC NICOTINE PRODUCT USE, AND BIOMARKERS OF EXPOSURE AMONG AMERICAN INDIANS IN THE SOUTHERN PLAINS

 

Defense Date:  Thursday, April 27, 2017, 10:00 a.m. College of Public Health Building, Room 307, OUHSC

COMMITTEE IN CHARGE: Laura A. Beebe, Ph.D.; Janis E. Campbell, Ph.D.; Jenifer D. Peck, Ph.D.; Lancer D. Stephens, Ph.D., David M. Thompson, Ph.D.; Theodore L. Wagener, Ph.D. 

  


 Jenna Guthmiller | Department of Microbiology and Immunology | Immunoregulation of Anti-Plasmodium Humoral Immunity  

Defense Date:  Friday, May 5, 2017  10:00 a.m. Biomedical Research Center, Room 109

 Committee in Charge:  Noah S. Butler, Co-Chair; William H. Hildebrand, Co-Chair; Mark L. Lang, Ph.D.; Lauren A. Zenewicz, Ph.D.; Paul W. Kincade, Ph.D., Scott M. Plafker, Ph.D.

 


 

Jesse Kemp |  Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences |  Dermatological Effects of Weathered Gulf Oil  

Defense Date:  Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 9:00 a.m. | College of Pharmacy Building, Room 339, OUHSC

COMMITTEE IN CHARGE: Randle Gallucci, Ph.D., Lester Reinke, Ph.D., Michael Ihnat, Ph.D., Michael McShan, Ph.D., Philip Kemp, Ph.D.

 

 

 


 

Chengyi Sun   |  Department of Cell Biology  |   Functional analysis of PDGFRα/PDGFRβ in adipogenesis

Defense Date:   May 5, 2017, 10 a.m.  |  Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation Wileman Learning Center 

COMMITTEE IN CHARGE: Lorin E. Olson, PhD, Chair; James J. Tomasek, Ph.D, Eric W. Howard, PhD ;  Courtney T. Griffin, Ph.D.; Lijun Xia, PhD

 

 

 


 

Angelica R. Harper | Department of Cell Biology | Identifying the Role of RALDH2 Mediated Retinoic Acid Synthesis in Visually Guided Eye Growth 

Defense Date:  May 15, 2017,  3:00 p.m. | Biomedical  Research Center, Room  109 

Committee in Charge    Jody A. Summers, PhD (chair); Doris M. Benbrook, PhD; Marie Hanigan, PhD; Raju Rajala, PhD; David Sherry, PhD

Doctoral Defense Announcements (2016 - 2017)

Click hyperlinks below to view the student's  dissertation abstract , mentor's research  interest and  to learn more information on  the graduate programs in which these students are seeking  doctoral degrees.

 

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Spring 2017 Defense Announcements

   
Hem R. Gurung Microbiology and Immunology Daniel J.J. Carr, Ph.D.
Mariam Ibrahim Graduate Pharmaceutical Sciences Lucila Garcia-Contreras, Ph.D.
Robert McClellon Jackson II Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Ann Louise Olson, Ph.D.
Chelsea Marie Larabee Neuroscience Scott Plafker, Ph.D.
Tina B. McKay Cell Biology Dimitrios Karamichos, Ph.D., Chair
Ankur Sharma Graduate Pharmaceutical Sciences Sukyung Woo, Ph.D.
Younghwa Shin Physiology Jian-xing Ma, M.D., Ph.D., Chair
     
     

Fall 2016 Defense Announcements

   
Anja Bastian Physiology Michael A. Ihnat, Ph.D.
Michelle Dennison Allied Health Sciences Susan B. Sisson, Ph.D.
Patrick Dib Graduate Pharmaceutical Sciences Kelly S. Standifer, Ph.D.
Xuemin He Physiology Jian-Xing, Ma, M.D., Ph.D.
Chao Huang Physiology Xin Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.
Karen Kay Karner Communication Sciences and Disorders Sarah S. Buckingham, Ph.D/Susan Benson, Ph.D.
Emily Kurdzo Cell Biology Dean Dawson, Ph.D., Chair
Maggie Yoder Mwoyosvi Cell Biology

Muna Naash, Ph.D./Lawrence Rothblum, Ph.D.

Angela Dee Ramey Graduate Nursing

Carol Rogers, Ph.D. / Karen Rose Ph.D.

Stefano Tarantini Physiology Zoltan Ungvari, M.D., Ph.D.
Amanda K. Templeton Pathology David Jones, Ph.D. 
     

Summer 2016 Defense Announcements

   
Lee Broderick Bockus Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Kenneth Humphries, Ph.D.
Eric Kristopher Dumas Microbiology and Immunology A. Darise Farris., Ph.D.
Justin Daniel Dvorak Communication Sciences and Disorders Frank R. Boutsen, Ph.D.
Summer Gale Frank Biostatistics and Epidemiology Sara K. Vesely, Ph.D.
David George Graduate Pharmaceutical Sciences Michael J. Smith, Ph.D. 
Jennifer Green Health Promotion Sciences  Thomas A. Teasdale, DrPH
Jami Gurley Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Ann Louise Olson, Ph.D.
Claude Hill Biostatistics and Epidemiology David M. Thompson, Ph.D.
 Henna Iqbal Microbiology and Immunology Darrin R. Akins, Ph.D.
 Shirley James Biostatistics and Epidemiology Laura A. Beebe, Ph.D.
Ann Norris Biostatistics and Epidemiology Jennifer Peck, Ph.D.
Gary Burton O'Mealey Cell Biology Scott M. Plafker, Ph.D.
Vineet Patel Microbiology and Immunology Jordan Metcalf, M.D., Ph.D.
Timothy Tung Pham Graduate Pharmaceutical Sciences Grant H. Skrepnek, Ph.D.
Binu Shrestha Microbiology and Immunology Darrin R. Akins, Ph.D.
Katheryn Swyden Allied Health Sciences Susan B. Sisson, Ph.D.
Ryan A. Zander Microbiology and Immunology Noah Butler, Ph.D.

 

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