Defense Schedule

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Meizhe Wang

Meizhe Wang

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

"Supramolecular Nanoassemblies for the Separation and Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Peptides and Modified Proteins"

LSL N410
Research Adviser:
Richard Vachet
Bo Zhao

Bo Zhao

Monday, May 13, 2019

“Protein Detection and Structural Characterization by Mass Spectrometry Using Supramolecular Assemblies and Small Molecules”

GSMN 153
Research Adviser:
S. Thayumanavan, Richard Vachet
William Harrigan

William L. Harrigan

Friday, March 29, 2019

“Modulating Dopant-Defect Interactions in Transition Metal Doped Colloidal Strontium Titanate Nanocrystals”

GSMN 153
Research Adviser:
Kevin R. Kittilstved
Bin Liu

Bin Liu

Friday, March 29, 2019

“Molecular Designs of Novel Responsive Assemblies for Therapeutic Delivery Applications”

153 GSMN
Research Adviser:
S. Thayumanavan
Fumitoshi Kato

Fumitoshi Kato

Friday, March 22, 2019

“Synthesis of Transition Metal Ion Doped Metal Benzenechalcogenide Clusters”

Goessmann 153
Research Adviser:
Kevin R. Kittilstved
Seung Pyo Jeong

Seung Pyo Jeong

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

"Azobenzene-based Polymers for Organic Electronics and Photo Thermal Batteries"

GSMN 153
Research Adviser:
D. Venkataraman
Hsin-Ting Huang

Hsin-Ting “Tiffany” Huang

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

“Nickel Site Structure and Function in Biological Sensing and Enzyme Activity”

GSMN 153
Research Adviser:
Michael Maroney
Xiaorong Liu

Xiaorong Liu

Monday, December 17, 2018

“Multiscale Simulations of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins”

LSL N610
Research Adviser:
Jianhan Chen
Maryam Kashefi

Maryam Kashefi

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

“Chemoreceptor Dynamics and Signaling: NMR Measurements within Functional Complexes”

LSL N410
Research Adviser:
Lynmarie Thompson
Qinfang Sun

Qinfang Sun

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

“Simulating Hydrogen Bonded Clusters and Zeolite Clusters for Renewable Energy Applications”

LGRT 869
Research Adviser:
Auerbach
Derek Macpherson

Derek J. MacPherson

Friday, October 12, 2018

“Probing Apoptotic Caspase Allostery and Exosite Interactions for Alternative Regulation”

ISB 221
Research Adviser:
Jeanne A. Hardy
Li-Sheng Wang

Li-Sheng (Cola) Wang

Friday, October 12, 2018

“Development of Functional Biomaterials Using Protein Building Blocks”

153 GSMN
Research Adviser:
Vincent M. Rotello
Piyachai Khomein

Piyachai Khomein

Friday, October 5, 2018

"Amphiphilic Assemblies with Responsive Characteristics at Surfaces and Interfaces"

GSMN 153
Research Adviser:
S. Thayumanavan
Maureen E. Hill

Maureen E. Hill

Friday, September 28, 2018

"Active Site Design and Exploitation of Allosteric Sites in Proteases"

ISB 221
Research Adviser:
Jeanne A. Hardy
Uma Sridhar

Uma Sridhar

Friday, September 21, 2018

“Design and Self-Assembly of Responsive Scaffolds for Food and Sensing Applications”

Goessmann 153
Research Adviser:
S. Thayumanavan
Ryan Landis

Ryan Landis

Thursday, September 20, 2018

“Hybridized Polymeric Nano-assemblies: Key Insights into Addressing MDR Infections”

Goessmann 153
Research Adviser:
Vincent Rotello
Mahalia Serrano

Mahalia (Mac) Serrano

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

"Enhanced Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Peptides and Proteins Using Polymeric Reverse Micelles"

LSL N410
Research Adviser:
Richard W. Vachet
Huan He

Huan (Joy) He

Thursday, September 6, 2018

“Design, Synthesis and Study of Functional Amphiphilic Polymers and Their Applications”

Goessmann 153
Research Adviser:
S. Thayumanavan
Han Guo

Han Guo

Monday, August 27, 2018

“The Dissociative Chemisorption of Methane and Its Isotopologues on Metal Surfaces”

LGRT 869
Research Adviser:
Bret Jackson
Bib Yang

Bib Yang

Friday, August 24, 2018

“Engineering Outer Membrane Protein G (OmpG) for the Detection of Human Carbonic Anhydrases”

LSL N410
Research Adviser:
Min Chen
Connor Boyle

Connor Boyle

Thursday, August 23, 2018

"Impact of Chemical Doping on the Thermoelectric Charge Transport of Organic Semiconductors"

Geossmann 153
Research Adviser:
D. Venkataraman
Fatih Comert

Fatih Comert

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

“Precipitation and Coacervation in Polyelectrolyte-Colloid Systems”

LSL N410
Research Adviser:
Richard W. Vachet, Dhandapani Venkataraman
Prabhat Tripathi

Prabhat Tripathi

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

“Voltage-Driven Polyelectrolyte Complexation Inside a Nanopore”

Conte A110/A111
Research Adviser:
Murugappan Muthukumar
Vanessa Chaplin

Vanessa D. Chaplin

Friday, June 29, 2018

“Role of the Facial Triad in Factor Inhibiting HIF (FIH): Ligand Binding, Substrate Selectivity, and Uncoupling”

221 ISB
Research Adviser:
Michael Knapp
Morgan Baima

Morgan Baima

Thursday, June 28, 2018

“Surface Functionalization of Fabrics and Threads for Smart Textiles”

745E LGRT
Research Adviser:
Trisha Andrew
Morgan Baima

Morgan Baima

Friday, May 4, 2018

“Surface Functionalization of Fabrics and Threads for Smart Textiles”

LGRT 745E
Research Adviser:
Trisha Andrew
Moumita Ray

Moumita Ray

Friday, April 6, 2018

“Co-engineering Proteins and Nanoparticles for Fundamental Study and Delivery Applications”

ISB 329
Research Adviser:
Vincent M. Rotello
Priyaa A. Prasad

Priyaa Prasad

Friday, February 9, 2018

“Design and Development of Redox-Responsive Nanocarriers for Therapeutic Delivery”

Goessmann 153
Research Adviser:
S. Thayumanavan
Michael Johnston

Michael D. Johnston, Jr.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

“Photofragment Imaging Fast Ion Beams”

Goessmann 153
Research Adviser:
Ricardo B. Metz
Xuni Li

Xuni Li

Friday, January 26, 2018

“Hydrogen Exchange Identifies Protein Interfaces and Signaling-Related Changes in Functional Chemoreceptor Arrays”

Goessmann 153
Research Adviser:
Lynmarie Thompson
Jake Pawlowski

Jake W. Pawlowski

Friday, January 19, 2018

“Novel Mass Spectrometry Methods for the Analysis of Covalent and Non-Covalent Protein Structures and Their Influence on the Functions of Therapeutic Proteins”

S330 LSL
Research Adviser:
Igor Kaltashov
Youngju Bae

Youngju Bae

Friday, December 8, 2017

"Light-Harvesting and Light-Responsive Materials for Optoelectronic and Biological Applications"

GSMN 153
Research Adviser:
S. Thayumanavan

Poornima Rangadurai

Thursday, November 16, 2017

“Study of Self-assembly and Stimuli Responsive Behavior in Polymeric and Dendritic Amphiphiles”

Goessmann 153
Research Adviser:

Elizabeth R. Haglin

Monday, November 6, 2017

"Assembly and Functional Architecture of Bacterial Chemoreceptor Nanoarrays"

N410 Life Sciences Laboratory
Research Adviser:
Lynmarie K. Thompson

Celia Homyak

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

"Formulation and Characterization of Lipogels as a Tunable Delivery Scaffold"

Goessmann 153
Research Adviser:
S. Thai Thayumanvan

Mallory Gordon

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

“Design and Synthesis of Stimuli-Responsive Polymeric Nanogels Towards Therapeutic Translation”

Goessmann 153
Research Adviser:
S. Thai Thayumanavan

Muhammad Affawn Ashraf

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

 “Spectroscopic Studies of Gas-Phase Metal Cation Complexes with Alkanes and Ammonia”

Goessmann 153
Research Adviser:
Ricardo B. Metz

Banyuhay (Bay) P. Serrano

Friday, September 29, 2017

“The Molecular Basis of Caspase-9 Inactivation by PKA and c-Abl Kinases”

ISB 221
Research Adviser:
Jeanne A. Hardy

Oyuntuya Munkhbat

Thursday, September 21, 2017

"Role of Rigidity and Flexibility of Functional Groups Within the Interior of Supramolecular Assemblies and Their Implications"

LSL N610
Research Adviser:
S. Thai Thayumanavan

Gulen Yesilbag Tonga

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Nanoparticle as Supramolecular Platform for Delivery and Bioorthogonal Catalysis

Goessmann 153
Research Adviser:
Vincent Rotello

Ngoc Le

Friday, June 16, 2017

“Robust Biosensors for Healthcare Applications: from High-Content Screening to Point-of-Care Testing”

LSL N610
Research Adviser:
Vincent Rotello

Dongming Zhou

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

“Aliovalent Dopants in ZnO Nanocrystals: Synthesis to Electronic Structure”

Goessmann 153
Research Adviser:
Kevin Kittilstved

Rubul Mout

Thursday, June 8, 2017

“Protein-Nanoparticle Co-Engineering: Self-Assembly, Intracellular Protein Delivery, and CRISPR/Cas9-Based Gene Editing”

Goessmann 153
Research Adviser:
Vincent Rotello

Kishore Raghupathi

Friday, April 7, 2017

“Protein-Nanoparticle Co-Engineering: Self-Assembly, Intracellular Protein Delivery, and CRISPR/Cas9-Based Gene Editing”

LSL N410
Research Adviser:
Jeanne A. Hardy

Kevin Buadlart Dagbay

Thursday, April 6, 2017

“Probing the Domain Architecture and Structural Dynamics of Caspase-6 for its Specific Regulation”

LSL N410
Research Adviser:
Jeanne A. Hardy

Yunlong Zhao

Monday, March 13, 2017

“Characterization of Highly Heterogeneous Heparin-Protein Complexes using Novel Mass Spectrometry-Based Approaches”

LSL N610
Research Adviser:
Igor A. Kaltashov

Jing Huang

Friday, March 3, 2017

"Mechanistic Studies of Peptide-Mediated Protein Transport Across Droplet-Interface Bilayers"

Goessmann 153
Research Adviser:
Matthew A. Holden

Shengsheng Xu

Thursday, February 16, 2017

“Analytical Methods to Support Design and Optimization of Protein Drug Conjugate: Focusing on Haptoglobin-hemoglobin Complex as a Drug Carrier”

N615 LSL
Research Adviser:
Igor A. Kaltashov

Lawrence A. Renna

Thursday, December 15, 2016

"Characterization of Electronic and Ionic Transport in Soft and Hard Functional Materials"

Goessmann 153
Research Adviser:
D. Venkataraman

En-Hsin Lee

Friday, December 2, 2016

“Mechanistic Studies of Proton Gradient-Driven Protein Translocation by Droplet-Interface Bilayer Techniques”

Goessmann 153
Research Adviser:
Matthew A. Holden

Alyssa Marsico

Friday, November 18, 2016

“Analysis of Gold Nanoparticles and Their Use with Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry”

LSL N410
Research Adviser:
Richard W. Vachet

Scott J. Eron

Thursday, November 17, 2016

“Exploitation and Regulation of Apoptotic Caspases”

ISB 221
Research Adviser:
Jeanne A. Hardy

Zhe Zhang

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

“New Mass Spectrometric Methods for Studying Proteins in Solution and in the Gas Phase”

LSL N210
Research Adviser:
Richard W. Vachet

Sukru Gokhan Elci

Saturday, October 22, 2016

“Gold Nanoparticle Biodistributions and Stability In Vivo from Mass Spectrometric Imaging”

LSL N410
Research Adviser:
Richard W. Vachet

Carolyn Elise Carr

Thursday, October 20, 2016

“Investigating the Relationship Between Structure and Function in Nickel Proteins and Enzymes”

Goessmann 153
Research Adviser:
Michael J. Maroney