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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Jordan Craig Evans | A conserved cholesterol-dependent cytolysin motif directs prepore and pore formation and reveals a new class of pore-forming proteins.

Defense Date: Friday, August 14, 2020 | 10 am |  Zoom Meeting ID:965 5368 6167 | Password: CVsx%m1w

Committee in Charge:  Rodney K. Tweten, PhD, Chair; Jimmy D. Ballard, PhD; Zachary D. Dalebroux, PhD; David W. Dyer, PhD; Augen A. Pioszak, PhD





Jimmy Manyanga | Department of Cell Biology | Electronic Cigarettes: Implications on Cancer Risk and Cisplatin Resistance in Oral Epithelial Cells

Defense Date:  Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | 2 pm | Zoom Meeting ID: 962 9100 4026 |   Password: 51666737

Committee in Charge: Lurdes, Queimado, MD, PhD; Priyabrata, Mukherjee, PhD; H. Anne, Pereira, PhD: Susannah Rankin, PhD; James J. Tomasek, PhD 




Leslie D. Carroll |  Department of Health Promotion and Sciences | COMMUNITY HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PLANS AT NATIONAL AND LOCAL LEVELS: AN ANALYSIS OF PLANS AND AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH IN AN URBAN HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Defense Date:  Friday, July 24, 2020   |  1:30 pm |   Meeting Location: https://ouhsc.zoom.us

COMMITTEE IN CHARGE:  Thomas A. Teasdale, DrPH, JGSA, FAGHE; Marianna S. Wetherill, PhD, MPH, RDN-AP/LD;  Kerstin Reinschmidt, PhD, MPHChan Hellman, PhD, M.A., Michael Stout, PhD, MA




Sarah Jane Bland  |  Department of Microbiology & Immunology | Characterization of factors influencing cytotoxicity, structural stability, and receptor binding of Clostridioides difficile toxin B aracterization of factors influencing cytotoxicity, structural stability, and receptor binding of Clostridioides difficile toxin B 

Defense Date:  Thursday, July 23, 2020 |  10 am  | Meeting Location: http://ouhsc.zoom.us/j/ 92526133298?pwd=N1NSeXByUmo xSDZWdFVRdFJmZWRGZz09   Password: 4jys1@Ns 

Committee in Charge:   Jimmy Ballard, PhD, Chair; Rodney Tweten, PhD; Mark Lang, PhD; Ann West, PhD; David Dyer, PhD 




Fauziyya Y. Muhammad |  Department of Microbiology and Immunology | PHENOTYPIC CHARACTERIZATION OF REGULATORY T CELLS NECESSARY FOR SUPPRESSION OF UVEITIS

Defense Date:  Monday, July 20, 2020   |  10:00 am |   Zoom Meeting:  https://ouhsc.zoom.us/j/96762460723  

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COMMITTEE IN CHARGE: Darren J. Lee, PhD, Chair; Michelle Callegan, PhD, Daniel J.J. Carr, PhD; William H. Hildebrand , PhD Robert C. Axtell, PhD, Scott M. Plafker, PhD

 



Allshine Chen | Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology |  NOVEL APPROACHES TO CREATING SYNTHETIC DATA FROM MULTIVARIATE SURVEY DATA FOR STATISTICAL DISCLOSURE CONTROL

Defense Date:  Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 10:00  am |  Zoom Meeting ID: 96457348125

Zoom  Location:  https://ouhsc.zoom.us/j/96457348125?pwd=cjkzZVdGRm1pYU1BQ3dkZ0VXRERnUY09

Committee  In  Charge:  Daniel Zhao, PhD; Sixia Chen, PhD; Nasir Mustaq, PhD; Chao Xu, PhD; Changjie Cai, PhD

 




 Vasileios Gerkopoulos | Department of Cell Biology |  Role of the Polycystin complex in cell deciliation

 Defense Date:   Wednesday, July 15, 2020  10:00 am | Zoom Meeting ID:  982 5298 4161

Zoom Location:   https://ouhsc.zoom.us/j/98252984161?pwd=aTZib1RjNnh3ZHc5MlhGZHlUK1BZUT09

Committee In Charge:  Leonidas Tsiokas, PhD: Myron Hinsdale, PhD; Guangpu Li, PhD; Scott M. Plafker, PhD, RPh;  Lawrence I. Rothblum, PhD

 



Jason M. Booe | Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology |   Modulation of CGRP and Adrenomedullin Peptide Selectivity by Receptor Activity-Modifying Proteins

Defense Date:  Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 12:00  Noon |  Zoom Meeting ID: 957 4487 5237

Zoom  Location: https://ouhsc.zoom.us/j/95744875237

Committee  In  Charge:  Augen A. Pioszak, PhD , Chair; Paul L. DeAngelis, PhD;  Rodger P. McEver, MD;  Jialing Lin, PhD and William H. Hildebrand, PhD 

 

 

Ashley Martin | Department of Physiology |   Maternal Adiposity Alters Transcriptomic and Epigenomic Neurodevelopmental Landscapes in the Fetal Hippocampus

Defense Date:  Thursday, May 28, 2020, 9:00 am |  Zoom Meeting ID: 854 1046 5378 

Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85410465378?pwd=TXlmeFY0d1F5Q25sNEtwdGFseE1qQT09 |   

Committee  In  Charge:  Dean A. Myers, PhD;   Willard M. Freeman, PhD;   Kennon M. Garrett, PhD;  Michael A. Ihnat, PhD:   David M. Sherry, PhD

 

 

 

  Christopher Michael Hoover  | Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology | Podoplanin prevents formation of brain aneurysms at midgestation by regulating activity of primitive megakaryocytes

 

 Defense Date:  Thursday,  May 7, 2020 , 12:00 Noon | Zoom Conference Call :  Meeting ID:  967 8305 4390

 https://ouhsc.zoom.us/j/96783054390?pwd=bU4waWVqN0JnNC96MFYwdFZUWjlrdz09&status=success

Committee in Charge:  Lijun Xia, MD/PhD;  Ann Louise Olson, PhD; Augen A. Pioszak, PhD;  Guangpu Li, PhD; Courtney T. Griffin, PhD

 

 

 

 

 

Amanda Roehrkasse | Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology | Receptor engagement and G protein recruitment by the cardioprotective peptide Adrenomedullin 2/Intermedin

 Defense Date:  Tuesday,  May 5, 2020 , 12:00 Noon | Zoom:  https://ouhsc.zoom.us/j/93764730371

Committee in Charge:  Augen Pioszak, PhD, Rodger McEver, MD, Ann Louise Olson, PhD, Paul DeAngelis, PhD, Mary Beth Humphrey, MD/PhD.

 

 

 

 

Dawn Bender | Department of Cell Biology | Mechanisms of ESCO- dependent cohesin regulation

Defense Date:  Friday, April 24, 2020, 2:00 p.m. | Zoom:  https://omrf.zoom.us/j/369307669 |  Meeting ID: 369 307 669 

Committee in Charge: :     Susannah Rankin, PhD; Gary Gorbsky, PhD; Chris Sansam, PhD; Eric Howard, PhD; Karla Rodgers, PhD; Sanjay Bidichandani, PhD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Md Huzzatul Mursalin | | Department of Microbiology & Immunology |  Bacillus S-Layer Contributes to the Pathogenesis of Endophthalmitis by Triggering TLR2/4-Driven Inflammatory Responses

Defense Date:   Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | 1.30 pm | Zoom:   https://ouhsc.zoom.us/j/267175845    Meeting ID 267175845

Committee in Charge: Michelle Callegan, PhD, Chair; Allison F. Gillaspy, PhD; Zachary D. Dalebroux, PhD; Darren J. Lee, PhD; Michael H. Elliott, PhD

 

 

 

 

Kathleen A. N. Aithinne | Department of Occupational & Environmental Health | Determination of anaerobic endospore-forming bacteria cultivability losses and evaluation of novel media collection efficiencies using impingersDetermination of anaerobic endospore-forming bacteria cultivability losses and evaluation of novel media collection efficiencies using impingers

Defense Date:  Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 1 pm | Location: Hudson College of Public Health, Room 144 & Zoom:  https://ouhsc.zoom.us/j/697286218

Committee in Charge:  David L. Johnson, PhD., Chair; Margaret L. Phillips, PhD; Robert A. Lynch, PhD; Bradley S. Stevenson, PhD; Chao Xu, PhD  

 

 

 

Agnieshka Maneesha Agasing | Department of Microbiology & Immunology | The Impact of Type 1 Interferon on B Cells in Two Distinct Neuroninflammatory  disorders:  Neuromylitis Optica & Multiple Sclerosis

Defense Date:  Friday, April 17, 2020 | 9:15 am | Location:  BRC109 | Zoom:  https://omrf.zoom.us/j/894523879?pwd=d0RKLzZpUXl0SEZnaEFKakRlb1l0dz09

Committee in Charge: Robert C. Axtell, PhD; Lauren A. Zenewicz, PhD; Madeleine W. Cunningham, PhD; William H. Hildebrand, PhD; Robert H. Scofield, MD

 

 

 

 

Micah Denay McCumber | Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology |  Venous thromboembolism surveillance in Oklahoma County: Using multiple surveillance methods and data sources to improve case identification and description of VTE disease among patients with cancer history

 Defense Date:  Thursday, January 16, 2020 | 3:00 pm | Hudson College of Health Building, Room 144

 Committee in Charge:    Aaron M. Wendelboe, Ph.D., Chair, Dale Bratzler, D.O., M.P.H., Janis E. Campbell, Ph.D., Kai Ding, Ph.D., Gary E. Raskob, Ph.D. 

 

 

 

 

 

Nana Safoah Twum-Ampofo | Department of Allied Health Sciences |  POSTURAL SWAY VELOCITY AND SITTING ACQUISITION AMONG INFANTS WITH AND WITHOUT THE RISK FOR CEREBRAL PALSY

 Defense Date:  Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 4:00 pm | Allied Health Building, Room 3025

Committee in Charge:    Thubi H.A. Kolobe PT, PhD, FAPTA; Carol P. Dionne DPT, PhD; Andrew Fagg PhD; Elizabeth Hile PT, PhD; Nicholas Stergiou PhD

 

 

 

 

 

Gavin Pharaoh | Department of Physiology |  Targeting Hydroperoxides in Neurogenic Atrophy

 Defense Date:  Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 9:00 am | Biomedical Research Center, Room 109

Committee in Charge:  Holly Van Remmen, PhD, Chair Willard M. Freeman, PhD; Kenneth M. Humphries, PhD; Scott M. Plafker, PhD; Arlan G. Richardson, PhD; Kevin R. Short, PhD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Michael George Machiorlatti | Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology |  EXPLORATION OF SELECTION BIAS, THE HECKMAN CORRECTION AND MISSING DATA IMPUTATION

 Defense Date:  Friday, November 22, 2019 | 12:30 pm |  College of Public Health, Room 144

Committee in Charge:  Sixia Chen, PhD, Co-Chair, Sara Vesely, PhD, Co-Chair, Janis Campbell, PhD, Kai Ding, PhD, and James George, MD. 

 

 

 

 

Samrita Dogra | Department of Graduate Pharmaceutical Sciences |  Apelin/APJ Pathway: Functional Characterization in Drug Resistance and Metastasis in Ovarian Cancer

 Defense Date:  Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 12:00 Noon| College of Pharmacy Building, Room 101

Committee in Charge:  Sukyung Woo, PhD, Chair; Youngjae You, PhD; Jessie L. Au, PharmD, PhD; Randle Gallucci, PhD; Resham Bhattacharya, PhD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kimberly Perrella Veirs | Allied Health Sciences |  EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTS OF FIRST METATARSOPHALANGEAL JOINT MOBILITY ON THE YOUNG BALLET DANCER’S ABILITY TO ASSUME THE EN POINTE POSITION USING A MULTI-SEGMENT FOOT MODEL

 

Defense Date:  Monday, November 18, 2019 | 7:00 am | College of Allied Health Building, Room 3025

Committee in Charge:   Carol P. Dionne, DPT, PhD, Chair; Andrew Fagg, PhD; Amgad Haleem, MD, PhD; Lynn Jeffries, PT, PhD; Kenneth E. Randall, PT, PhD; Susan Sisson, RD, PhD

 

 

 

 

 

Erich A. Schnell | Department of Radiological Sciences |  High Dose Rate Brachytherapy for the Treatment of Gynecologic Cancers

 

Defense Date:  Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 12:30 pm | Stephenson Cancer Center, Room 6036

Committee in Charge:  Tania De La Fuente Herman, PhD, Chair; Salahuddin Ahmad, PhD; Spencer Thompson, MD; Hosang Jin, PhD; Daniel Zhao, PhD; Jagadeesh Sonnad, PhD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hooman Yari | Graduate Pharmaceutical Sciences |  Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen-Targeted Theranostic Liposomes for Active Targeting of Prostate

 

Defense Date:  Monday, November 4, 2019 | 10:00 am | College of Pharmacy Building, Room 339 

Committee in Charge: Vibhudutta Awasthi, PhD, Chair; Nathan Shankar, PhD; Michael A. Ihnat, PhD; Alamdar Hussain, PhD; Rheal A. Towner, PhD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Md. Riaj Mahamud | Cell Biology | GATA2 CONTROLS LYMPHATIC ENDOTHELIAL CELL JUNCTIONAL INTEGRITY AND LYMPHOVENOUS VALVE MORPHOGENESIS THROUGH MIR-126

Defense Date:  Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | 2:30 pm | Biomedical Research Center, Room 109

Committee in Charge:      Sathish Srinivasan, PhD; Eric W. Howard, PhD; Florea Lupu, PhD; Lorin E. Olson, PhD;  Lijun Xia, PhD;  Xin Zhang, PhD

 

 

 

 

 

James Quinn | Microbiology and Immunology | Characterizing and Assessing the Role of Follicular T Helper Cells and BCL6 in Th17-EAE Disease Progression

Defense Date:  Thursday, September, 26, 2019 | 10:00 am | Biomedical Research Center, Room 109

Committee in Charge: Robert C. Axtell, PhD, Daniel J. Carr, PhD, Mark L. Lang, PhD, Lauren A. Zenewicz, PhD, Christopher J. Lessard, PhD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ngoc Quyen Thi Duong | Biostatistics and Epidemiology | Bayesian Posterior Kernel Density Estimation Using a Conjugate Gamma Prior

 

Defense Date:  Thursday, August, 15, 2019 | 9:00 am | Hudson College of Health Building, Room 204

 

Committee in Charge: Michael P. Anderson, PhD; Sara K. Vesely, PhD; Ying Zhang, MD, PhD; Janis E.Campbell, PhD; Clara H. Song, MD

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Ann Colijn | Department of Cell Biology |  Cell-Specific Regulation and Function of RIPK3 in the Embryonic and Postnatal Vasculature

 

Defense Date:  Monday, August, 19, 2019 | 2:00 pm | Biomedical Research Center, Room 109

 

 

Committee in Charge: Courtney T. Griffin, PhD; Lawrence I. Rothblum, PhD; Lorin E. Olson, PhD; Florea Lupu, PhD; Rodger P. McEver, MD

 

 

 

 

Sapana Kadel | DEPARTMENT of MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY | Sex Differences In Group 2 Innate Lymphoid Cells in homeostasis and influenza virus infection

Defense Date:  Tuesday, July 23, 2019 | 10:00 am | Biomedical Research Center, Room 109

 

COMMITTEE IN CHARGE:  Susan Kovats, PhD; Daniel JJ Carr, PhD; Lauren A. Zenewicz, PhD; Mark L. Lang, PhD; Karla K. Rodgers, PhD

 

 

 

 

YUE LI | DEPARTMENT of PHYSIOLOGY | THE REGULATION AND FUNCTION OF DTMEM214 IN THE CONTROL OF GLUCOSE HOMEOSTASIS IN DROSOPHILA

Defense Date:  Thursday, July 25, 2019 | 1:00 pm | Biomedical Sciences Building, Room 631

COMMITTEE IN CHARGE::  Hui-Ying Lim, PhD, Chair; Raju V.S. Rajala, PhD; Weidong Wang, PhD; Paul L. DeAngelis, Ph.D;  Ann Louise Olson, PhD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anna Marie Jilla | Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders | Affordability and Willingness to Pay: Applications of Healthcare Economics in Audiology

 

Defense Date:  Thursday, July,  11, 2019 | 1:00 pm | Allied Health Building,  Rm 1047

 

Committee in Charge:  Carole E. Johnson, PhD, AuD, Chair; Mary A. Hudson, PhD; Nick C. Huntington-Klein, PhD; Andrew B. John, PhD; Catherine V. Palmer, PhD; Ying Zhang, MD, MS, PhD

 

 

 

 

 

Yifan Xu | Department of Pathology | Exosomal Micrornas in Pancreatic Cancer: Mechanisms of Selective Enrichment and the Potential for Biomarker Development

 

 

Defense Date:  Monday, July,  15, 2019 | 9:00 am | Hensley Library, Biomedical Sciences Building, Rm 433

 

Committee in Charge:  WeiQun Ding, PhD, Chair; Zhizhuang Joe Zhao, PhD; Priyabrata Mukherjee, PhD; Guangpu Li, PhD; Doris M. Benbrook, PhD 

 

 

 

Casey Cooper | Occupational and Environmental Health | Development, Evaluation, and Demonstration of Air Sampling Methods to Assess Airborne Transport of Clostridium difficile Spores in the Healthcare Environment

 

Defense Date:  Friday, June,  28, 2019 | 12:00 Noon | Hudson College of Public Health, Room 420

 

Committee in Charge:  David L. Johnson, PhD, Chair; Margaret L. Phillips, PhD; Aaron M. Wendelboe, PhD; Bradley S. Stevenson, PhD; Jun Wang, PhD  

 

 

 

 

Hannah Berrett | Cell Biology | The role of E protein activity in effector program differentiation of invariant Natural Killer T cells and Innate Lymphoid Cells

 

Defense Date:  Monday, June, 17, 2019 | 10:00 am | Biomedical Research Center, Room 109

 

Committee in Charge:  Jose Alberola-Ila, MD, PhD; Xiao-Hong Sun, PhD; Eric Howard, PhD; Kimble Frazer, PhD; Mark Lang, PhD 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joshua Moses Corbin | Department of Pathology | Functional Analyses of TMEFF2 in Prostate Regeneration and Cancer Lead to the Identification of a Prognostic Gene Signature and Potential Therapeutic Strategy for Prostate Cancer

 

Defense Date:  Friday, May 3, 2019 | 8:30 am |  Biomedical Science Building | Hensley Library, Room 433

 

Committee in Charge   Maria Ruiz-Echevarria, PhD, Doris Benbrook, PhD, Wei-Qun Ding, PhD, Yuechueng Liu, PhD, Joe Zhao, PhD 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexandra Crowe | Graduate Pharmaceutical Sciences | Regulation of Organic Anion Transporting Polypeptide (OATP) 1B1 Transport Function and Phosphorylation by a Single Nucleotide Polymorphism c. 521 TC and Protein Kinase/Phosphatase Modulators

 

Defense Date:  Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | 2:00 pm |  College of Pharmacy  | Room 101

 

Committee in Charge   Wei Yue, PhD, Jessie L.S- Au, PharmD, PhD, Lucila Garcia-Contreras, PhD, Sukyung Woo, PhD, Doris Benbrook, PhD, and Jie Wu, PhD

 

 

 

 

Kaitlin McGrew | Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology | Estimation of and Correction for Misclassification of Injection Drug Use Status among Infective Endocarditis Hospitalizations

 

Defense Date:  Monday, April 29, 2019 | 9:00 am |  Hudson College of Public Health | Room 320
 

Committee in Charge  Tabitha Garwe, PhD, Co-Chair; Hélène Carabin, DVM, PhD, Co-Chair; Mary B. Williams, PhD; Yan Daniel Zhao, PhD; Douglas A. Drevets, MD; S. Reza Jafarzadeh, DVM, PhD

 

 

 

 

 

Valerie Lewis | Department of Pathology | Molecular characterization of CXorf21 provides further insight into sex disparities in both innate immunity and SLE pathogenesis

 

Defense Date:  Monday, April 29, 2019 | 1:30 pm |  Biomedical Science Building Room 433

Committee in Charge  Robert Hal Scofield, MD, Chair; Robert C. Axtell, PhD; Kristi Koelsch, PhD; Christopher J. Lessard, PhD; Yuechueng Liu, PhD; Zhizhuang Joe Zhao, PhD

 
 
 

 

 

 

Juell Homco | Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology | Impact of Misclassification Error on Estimated Cardiovascular Care Performance

 

Defense Date:  Monday, April 29, 2019 | 1:00 pm | Hudson College of Public Health, Room 144

Committee in Charge  Hélène Carabin, DVM, PhD; Tabitha Garwe, PhD; Zsolt J. Nagykaldi, PhD Sydney A. Martinez, PhD; Yan Daniel Zhao, PhD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benjamin Frempah | Graduate Pharmaceutical Sciences | THE ROLE OF IL-6Rα IN IRRITANT CONTACT DERMATITIS

 

Defense Date:  Monday, April 29, 2019 | 9:00 am | College of Pharmacy, Room 339

Committee in Charge  Randle M. Gallucci, PhD, Chair; Michael A. Ihnat, PhD, William Michael McShan, PhD; Robert D. Foreman, PhD; T. Kent Teague, PhD; David M. Sherry; PhD

 

 

 

 

 

Rabab (Ruby) Sharif | Department of Cell Biology | Potential Role of Prolactin-Induced Protein as a Disease Biomarker and the Effect of Corneal Cross-Linking on Keratoconus Microenvironment

 

Defense Date:  Friday, April 26, 2019 | 10:00 am | Biomedical Research Center (BRC), Room 109

Committee in Charge  Dimitrios Karamichos, PhD; H. Anne Pereira, PhD; Randle M. Gallucci, PhD; Jody A. Summers, PhD; and Michelle C. Callegan, PhD

 

 

 

 

 

Kimberly McCullor | Graduate Pharmaceutical Sciences | Bacteriophage and Phage-Like Elements of Clinically Important Streptococci: Role in Horizontal Gene Transfer and Enhanced Virulence

 

Defense Date:  Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 9:00 am | College of Pharmacy Building | Room 230

Committee in Charge  William M. McShan, PhD; Allison F. Gillaspy, PhD Nathan Shankar, PhD; Michael A. Ihnat, PhD; H. Anne Pereira, PhD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emily Clowdus | Cell Biology | Separable Roles for Rif1 in Replication Timing and Transcription Control During Early Embryonic Development

 

Defense Date:  Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 10:00 am | Biomedical Research Center, Room 109

Committee in Charge Christopher L. Sansam, PhD, Chair; Gary J. Gorbsky, PhD; Linda F. Thompson, PhD Scott M. Plafker, PhD; Courtney T.   Griffin, PhD; David A. Jones, PhD

 

 

 

Shayna Medley | Cell Biology | The roleof STAT1 in the myofibroblast transition:

 

 

Defense Date:  Monday, February 25, 2019 | 10:00 am | Biomedical Research Center, Room 109

Committee in Charge:   Lorin E. Olson, PhD; James J. Tomasek, PhD; Eric W. Howard, PhD; Courtney T. Griffin, PhD; Florea Lupu, PhD; Jonathan D. Wren, PhD

 
 

 

 

 

Niran Hadad | Neuroscience | Neuroepigenetics of Aging 

Defense Date:  Friday, February 22, 2019 | 11:00 am | Robert M. Bird Library Building, Room 299

Committee in Charge:  Willard Freeman, PhD, (Chair); Arlan Richardson, PhD; Jonathan Wren, PhD; David Sherry, PhD; Cecil Lewis, PhD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taleah Farasyn | Department of Graduate Pharmaceutical Sciences | ASSESSING IMPAIRED OATP1B1- AND OATP1B3-MEDIATED TRANSPORT BY MTOR INHIBITORS, MULTI-KINASE INHIBITOR VEMURAFENIB AND BY PROTEIN KINASE C ACTIVATION

 Defense Date:  Friday, December 7, 2018 | 10:00 am | College of Pharmacy Building, Room 339

 Committee in Charge:   Wei Yue, PhD Chair;  Nathan Shankar, PhD; Doris M. Benbrook, PhD, Lucila Garcia-Contreras, PhD, Guangpu Li, PhD

 


 

Jennifer Leigh Heck | Graduate Nursing | “It was a Season…” Postpartum Depression in American/Alaska Native Women

 

Defense Date:  Friday, December 7, 2018 | 1:00 pm | College of Nursing Building, Room 473

 Committee in Charge:  Janet Sullivan Wilson, PhD, RN, Chair; Valerie Eschiti, PhD, RN; Barbara J. Holtzclawz, PhD, RN, FAAN; Stephanie Marfurt, PhD, RN and Judy Goforth Parker, PhD, APRN, FACHE

 


 

Maulin M. Patel | Department of Cell Biology | Role of ADTRP (Androgen-Dependent Tissue Factor Pathway Inhibitor Regulating Protein) in Vascular Development and Function

 

Defense Date:  Friday, November 30, 2018 | 2 - 3 pm | Biomedical Research Center, Room 109

Committee in Charge:  Florea Lupu, PhD, Chair; Lorin  E. Olson, PhD; Sathish R. Srinivasan, PhD; Eric W. Howard, PhD; Lijun Xia, MD, PhD

   


Hem Sapkota | Department of Cell Biology | Determinants and Consequences of Cohesion Fatigue in Mammalian Cells

 

Defense Date:  Friday, October 8, 2018 | 12 Noon | Biomedical Research Center, Room 109

Committee in Charge: Gary J. Gorbsky, PhD, Chair; Susannah Rankin, PhD; Scott M. Plafker, PhD; Leonidas Tsiokas, PhD; Karla K. Rodgers, PhD

 


 

Hailey Houson | Department of Graduate Pharmaceutical Sciences | Glucaric Acid As A Positron  Emission Tomography Agent to Detect Necrosis

 

Defense Date:  Friday, October 12, 2018 | 1:00 pm | College of Pharmacy Building, Room 339

Committee in Charge: Vibhudutta Awasthi, PhD, Chair; Kelly M. Standifer, PhD; Alexander L. Mdzinarishvili PhD; Michael A. Ihnat, PhD; Garo P. Basmadjian, PhD; Rheal A. Towner, PhD

 


Chelsea L. Smith | Department of Allied Health Sciences |  Sibling’s Influence on Subsiding Behaviors Related to Obesity (SIS-BRO) 
 

Defense Date:  Wednesday, June 27 , 2018 | 10:00 am | College of Allied Health Building, Room 1117

Committee in Charge:   

Susan B. Sisson, PhD; Sandra H. Arnold, PhD; Jennifer L. Graef PhD; Laura Hubbs-Tait, PhD; Allen W. Knehans PhD

 


 

 

 Jordan Hearod | Department of Health Promotion Sciences |  Lessons Learned from Three Qualitative Inquiries 

 

Defense Date:  Monday, June 4 , 2018 | 1:30 pm | Tulsa Schusterman Center, Room 1G12

Committee in Charge:   

Thomas Teasdale, DrPH, Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan, DrPH, MPH, Alicia L. Salvatore, DrPH, MPH, Marianna S. Wetherill, PhD, MPH, RDN-AP/LD, Lisa Byers, MSW, PhD

 

 

 


 

 

 

Elizabeth Koldoff | Graduate Nursing |  Transition to Early Intervention for Infants with Very Low Birth Weight 
 

Defense Date:  Monday, May 7, 2018 | 10 am | Fran and Earl Zeigler College of Nursing Building,  Room 222

Committee in Charge:   Barbara Holtzclaw, PhD, RN, FAAN;  Thubi Kolobe, PhD, FAPTA;    Kathleen Knafl, PhD, FAAN;  Mark Fisher, PhD, RN;  Janet Sullivan-Wilson, PhD, APRN

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Defense Date:  Thursday, May 3, 2018 | 1:00 pm | Biomedical Research Center, Room 109

Committee in Charge:  Mark Coggeshall, PhD; Jimmy D. Ballard, PhD; Madeleine Cunningham, PhD, Eric Howard, PhD; Mark Lang, PhD  

 


 

  JADITH ZIEGLER | Pathology | Novel Therapies Against Gliomas    

 Defense Date:  Wednesday, May 2, 2018 | 2:30 pm | Hensley Library, Biomedical Science Bldg, Room 433  

Committee in Charge:  Rheal Towner, PhD, Courtney Griffin, PhD, Wei-Qun Ding, PhD, Priyabrata, Mukherjee, PhD, James Battiste, MD, PhD

 


 

Michael T. Prusator | Radiological Sciences | Monte Carlo Simulation for the Mevion S250 Proton Therapy System: A TOPAS Study  

 

Defense Date:  Tuesday, May 1, 2018 | 2:00 pm | Stephenson Oklahoma Cancer Center, Room 6039 

Committee in Charge:   Yong Chen, PhD; Salahuddin Ahmad, PhD; Hosang Jin, PhD;  Daniel Johnson, PhD; Hong Liu, PhD; Jagadeesh Sonnad, PhD

 

 


 

 Alaina Reagan | Neuroscience | CAVEOLIN-1 REGULATES SMOOTH MUSCLE CONTRACTILITY IN AGING AND RETINAL INJURY

Defense Date:  Monday, March 5, 2018 | 1pm | Biomedical Research Center, Room 109

Committee in Charge:   Michael H. Elliott, PhD; Michelle Callegan, PhD; David Sherry, PhD; Scott Plafker, PhD; Ferenc Deak, PhD; Mark Lang, PhD

   

 

 

 Committee in Charge:   Lucila Garcia-Contreras, PhD, Chair; Doris M. Benbrook, PhD; Nathan Shankar, PhD; Michael Ihnat, PhD; Stanley D. Kosanke, PhD

 

 

 
 

 Megan L. Brophy | Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology | Myeloid-specific deletion of epsins 1 and 2 ameliorates atherosclerosis by preventing LRP-1 downregulation and inflammatory macrophage phenotype 

 Defense Date:  Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 11 am  | Basic Sciences Education Building ,  Room 276 

 Committee in Charge:  Hong Chen, PhD, Co-Chair, Ann Louise Olson, PhD, Co-Chair, Guangpu Li, PhD, Hiroyuki Matsumoto, PhD, Karla Rodgers, PhD, Xin Zhang, PhD

 

 


 

Defense Date:  Monday, January 29, 2018 | 2 pm  | Biomedical Research Center,  Room 109

Committee in Charge:   Ferenc Deak, MD, PhD; Beverley Greenwood - Van Meerveld, PhD; Jose Rizo-Rey, PhD; Robert E Anderson, MD, PhD; Rheal Towner, PhD; William E Sonntag, PhD 

 


  
 

Defense Date:  Monday, January 8, 2018 | 1 pm  | Biomedical Research Center,  Room 109

Committee in Charge:   Robert E. Anderson, MD, PhD, Nawajes A. Mandal, PhD, Eric W. Howard, PhD, Linda F. Thompson, PhD, James J. Tomasek, PhD, Dimitris Karamichos, PhD

 

 


 

 

Defense Date:  Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 10 am  | College of Public Health Building,  Room 144

Committee in Charge:   Thomas A. Teasdale, DrPH, Chair; Lori L. Jervis, Ph.D., Kerstin M. Reinschmidt, Ph.D.; Lancer Stephens, Ph.D.; Ying Zhang, Ph.D.

   

 


 

 

Susan Woods | Department of Allied Health Sciences | THE IMPACT OF DIET AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ON BODY COMPOSITION AND ABILITY TO WALK FOR A TIME IN ADULTS WITH PRADER-WILLI SYNDROME

Defense Date:  Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 1 pm  | College of Allied Health Building,  Room 3025 

Committee in Charge:   Allen W. Knehans, PhD, Sandra Arnold, PhD, Carol Dionne, PhD, Leah Hoffman, PhD, Peggy Turner, MS

 


 

  

Pharavee Jaiprasart | Department of Graduate Pharmaceutical Sciences | Quantitative Systems Pharmacology Approach for a Rational Development of Gene-Targeting Combination Cancer Therapy

Defense Date:  Friday, December 8, 2017 | 12 Noon  | College of Pharmacy Building,  Room 101 OUHSC

Committee in Charge:   Sukyung Woo, PhD, Chair; Jessie L.-S. Au, PharmD, PhD; Kelly Standifer, PhD; Youngjae You, PhD; Takemi Tanaka, PhD

 

 

 

 

Kaitlin Calhoun | Department of Graduate Pharmaceutical Sciences | Phenotypic and Genetic Influences Upon the Cutaneous Inflammatory Response

Defense Date:  Monday, December 4, 2017 | 9:30 am  | College of Pharmacy Building,  Room 339 OUHSC

Committee in Charge:   Randle M. Gallucci, PhD, Robert Dale Foreman, PhD, Michael  A. Ihnat, PhD, William Michael McShan, PhD, Kent Teague, PhD

 

 


 

Nyssa C. Cullin | Department of Microbiology and Immunology | CHARACTERIZATION OF THE MUREIN HYDROLASE LYTF OF STREPTOCOCCUS SANGUINIS

Defense Date:  Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | 1:30 pm  | Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library Building,   Auditorium Room 299

Committee in Charge:   Jens Kreth, PhD, Co-Chair; David Dyer, PhD, Co-Chair; Darrin Akins, PhD; Eric Howard, PhD; Rodney Tweten, PhD; Lauren Zenewicz, PhD

 

 


 

Regina Greuel Cook | Department of Health Promotion Sciences | OBESITY CONCEPTUALIZATIONS IN THE MOST AND LEAST OBESE STATES: A QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS OF STATE OBESITY LEGISLATION RELATED TO THE FOOD ENVIRONMENT

Defense Date:  Monday, October 30, 2017 | 1:00 pm  | College of Public Health Building,   Room 144

Committee in Charge:   Thomas A. Teasdale, DrPH, Chair; Janis Campbell, PhD;  Marshall Cheney, PhD; Karla Finnell, PhD, JD; Amir Khaliq, PhD; Diane Warren, PhD

 


Doctoral Defense Announcements (2017 - 2018)

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Summer 2017 Defense Announcements

Spring 2017 Defense Announcements

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