Recent Thesis Topics
"Multidisciplinary Study of the Spinal Cord Axonal Integrity in a Murine Viral Model of Muliple Sclerosis", Aleksandar Denic, M.D., Ph.D.
"Magnetic Resonance Elastography of the Brain in Alzheimer's Disease", Matthew Murphy, Ph.D.
"Dynamin 2 as a Regulator of Growth Cone Dynamics in Neuronal Network Formation", Svetlana Kurklinsky, Ph.D.
"Cerebral White Matter Hyperintensities" A Synthesis of Their Clinico-Radiologic and Neuropaathologic Correlates in the Non-demented Elderly", Melissa Murray, Ph.D.
"Endocytic Regulation of STAT3 Signal Transduction", Christopher L. German, Ph.D.
"Enhancing Glioblastoma Response to Genotoxic Therapy by Small Molecule Inhibition of p53", Eduard Dinca, Ph.D.
"Molecular Mechanisms of Platinum Drug-induced Neuropathic Pain", Lauren Ta, Ph.D.
"Mechanisms of Kallikrein Signaling in the CNS", Alexandar Vandell, Ph.D.
"Modulation of Sonic Hedgehog-Gli1 Signaling in Neural Stem Cells", Katie E. Galvin, Ph.D.
"The BRI-Fusion Strategy for Modeling and Therapeutics of Alzheimer's Disease", Jungsu Kim, Ph.D.
"Prefrontal Cortex-Related Executive Dysfunction in Alzheimer's Disease Model Tg2576 Mice", Jia-Min Zhuo, Ph.D.
"Structures Underpinning Agonist Binding and Coupling of Binding to Gating in the Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor", Won Yong Lee, Ph.D.
"Picornavirus Infection Results in Dead Neurons and Stupid Mice", Eric J. Buenz, Ph.D.
"TRAIL-Short: A Splice Variant of TRAIL that Antagonizes TRAIL-Induced Apoptosis, Produced by Virally Infected or Transformed Cells", David J. Schnepple, Ph.D.
"Normal and Apneic Sleep — Implications for Cardiovascular Disease Mechanisms", Anna Svatikova, M.D., Ph.D.
"Characterization of Pathology and Cell Death Mechanisms in Mouse Models of Tauopathies", Cynthia T. Zehr, Ph.D.
"Amyloid-Beta Mediated Changes in Acetylcholinesterase: Delayed Acetylcholinesterase Turnover in Alzheimer's Disease", William Tzu-Lung Hu, Ph.D.
"Inactivity-Induced Plasticity of Phrenic Motoneurons: Role of Neurotrophins", Carlos B. Mantilla, Ph.D.
"The Genetics, Genomics and Transcription Regulation of the Parkin Gene", Andrew B. West, Ph.D.
"The Dynamins and Synaptic Morphogenesis", Noah W. Gray, Ph.D.
"The Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane-Conductance Regulator Is a Monomer", Jey-Hsin Chen, Ph.D.
"Mechanism of Cisplatin Neurotoxicity", Elizabeth S. McDonald, Ph.D.
"Re-Engineering Human Butyrylcholinesterase as an Efficient Cocaine Hydrolase", Hong Sun, Ph.D.
"Studies in Cisplatin Reactivity and Mechanism: Development of an Animal Model of Cisplatin Neurotoxicity, Characterization of the Reaction between Cisplatin and DMSO and Characterization of the Monohydroxo Form of Cisplatin", Stephanie J. Fischer, Ph.D.
"Interactions of the Endoplasmic Reticulum Protein, BAP31, In Assembly of Presynaptic Active Zone Complexes", Heather A. Manley, Ph.D.
"Glial Cell Signaling Using Remyelination-Promoting Antibodies as Ligands", M. Mateo Paz Soldan, Ph.D.
"Characterization and Mechanisms of the Inhibitory Effect of High Doses of NGF on Axonal Growth from Rat Primary Sensory Neurons", Anna M. Conti, Ph.D.
"Plasma Amyloid Beta Protein as a Surrogate Genetic Marker for Late Onset Alzheimer's Disease", Nilufer E. Taner, Ph.D.
"Structure-Function Relationships in Neuronal [alpha] 7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors: Insights from Probing the Ligand Binding Site with Toxins from Predatory Marine Snails", Polly A. Quiram, Ph.D.
"Identification and Characterization of KS1, a Novel Zinc Finger Transcriptional Repressor that Suppresses Neoplastic Cell Growth", Brian A. Gebelein, Ph.D.
"Analysis of G-Protein-Regulated Inwardly Rectifying K+ channel (GIRK) Tetramers: Stoichiometry, G [beta gamma]-Binding, and Receptor Coupling", Shawn A. Corey, Ph.D.
"Mechanism of Carcinoid Tumor Cell Death Induced By the Aromatic-L-Amino Acid Decarboxylase Inhibitor, Caridopa", Linda M. Frederick, Ph.D.
"Mechanisms of Neurologic Dysfunction and Compensation in the Central Nervous System Following Progressive Demyelination", Dorian B. McGavern, Ph.D.
"Analysis of Wnt Developmental Pathway Genes in Medulloblastoma", Russel H. Zurawel, Ph.D.
"The Human Calmodulin Multigene Family: Differential Transcriptional Activity and Regulation of Calmodulin mRNAs in Neuronal Differentiation", Sonja L. Toutenhoofd, Ph.D.
"Development of Interactive Tools for Analysis and Visualization of Functional MRI Data Sets", Jeffrey C. Arnholt, Ph.D.
"Dynamin GTPases Participate in the Formation of Distinct Cytoplasmic Vesicles", John R. Henley, Ph.D.
"Expression and Regulation of Alternative Splicing in the Plasma Membrane Calcium ATPase", David A. Zacharias, Ph.D.
"Transcriptional Regulation of the Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Gene in Mammalian Brain", Valerie Y. Hayes, Ph.D.
"Suramin's Effect on the High Affinity Nerve Growth Factor Receptor: Role in Drug-Induced Neurotoxicity", Jagjit S. Gill, Ph.D.