Doctoral Oral Exams for Jan. 25–29

The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates. All exams will be held via video conferencing. Contact the department for online meeting information.

Final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates are scheduled as follows:

Nariman Banaei, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Monday, Jan. 25, 5:30 p.m. Dissertation: “Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) as an Approach for the Emerging Liquid Biopsy Diagnostics.” Byung Kim, chr.

Yingying Geng, Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2 p.m. Dissertation: “Rapid Cell Phenotyping Using Nanosensors: Applications in Cancer Stem Cell Therapeutics and High-content Screening.” Vincent Rotello, chr.

Eric E. Griffith, Ph.D., Anthropology, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 3 p.m. Dissertation: “A Cross-cultural Comparison of Alzheimer’s Disease Symptoms and Caregiving in the United States and Mexico.” Lynnette Leidy Sievert, chr.

Julianna Averill, Ph.D., Kinesiology, Friday, Jan. 29, 9 a.m. Dissertation: “Tai Chi and Mindfulness Training to Improve Balance in People with Multiple Sclerosis: A Community Based Intervention Study.” Richard Van Emmerik, chr.

Thameez Mohammed Koyasseril Yehiya, Ph.D., Chemistry, Friday, Jan. 29, 2 p.m. Dissertation: “Design, Synthesis and Self-Assembly of Stimuli-Responsive Amphiphiles for Antibacterial Applications.” S. Thayumanavan, chr.