Doctoral Oral Exams for March 30 – April 3

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

The exams are scheduled as follows:

Renalison Pereira, Ph.D., Food Science, Monday, March 30, 9 a.m. Dissertation: “Coffee Bioactives Regulate Lipid Metabolism in Caenrhabditis elegans.” Yeonhwa Park, chr.

Yang Tao, Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Monday, March 30, 9:30 a.m. Dissertation: “Validation and Optimization Framework for Indoor Wayfinding for Visually Impaired Users.” Aura Ganz, chr.

Jiapeng Zheng, Ph.D., College of Information and Computer Sciences, Monday, March 30, 10 a.m. Dissertation: “Computational Approaches to Assisting Patients Medical Comprehension from Electronic Health Records.” Hong Yu, chr.

Shuaimin Kang, Ph.D., Statistics, Monday, March 30, 12:30 p.m. Dissertation: “Latent Class Models for At-Risk Populations.” Krista Gile, chr. 

Archit Rastogi, Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology, Monday, March 30, 2 p.m. Dissertation: “Redox Signaling in the Zebrafish Embryo and Implications for Endocrine Pancreas Morphogenesis.” Alicia Timme-Laragy, chr. 

Faune Albert, Ph.D., English, Tuesday, March 31, 10 a.m. Dissertation: “Tracing Affective Histories of Southern Trauma: Loss, Shame, Vulnerability, and Healing in US Southern Women’s Writing, 1975-2006.” Asha Nadkarni, chr.

Hao Cai, Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tuesday, March 31, 1 p.m. Dissertation: “Design and Implementation of Path Finding and Verification in the Internet.” Tilman Wolf, chr.

Abhinav Sharma, Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Tuesday, March 31, 1 p.m. Dissertation: “Micro-Physiological Models to Mimic Mucosal Barrier Complexity of the Human Intestine In Vitro.” Jungwoo Lee and Neil S. Forbes, co-chrs. 

Favorite Iradukunda, Ph.D., College of Nursing, Wednesday, April 1, 11 a.m. Dissertation: “Dietary Transition, Food Choice Process and Food Practices in Sub-Saharan African Women Living in Massachusetts.” Kalpana Poudel Tandukar, chr.

Andréa Wilson, Ph.D., Philosophy, Thursday, April 2, 4 p.m. Dissertation: “Autonomy, Oppression and Respect.” Hilary Kornblith, chr.  

Matheus Macedo-Lima, Ph.D., Neuroscience and Behavior, Friday, April 3, 10 a.m. Dissertation: “How Does an Adult Songbird Learn New Sounds? Using Neuromodulators to Probe the Auditory Association Cortex’s Function.” Luke Remage-Healey, chr. 

Anton Dinerstein, Ph.D., Communication, Friday, April 3, 12:30 p.m. Dissertation: “The People Who “Burn”: Communication, Unity, and Change in Belarusian Discourse on Public Creativity.” Donal Carbaugh, chr.

Maryam Zehtabi Sabeti Moqaddam, Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Friday, April 3, 4 p.m., Dissertation: “Prostitutes, Temporary Wives, and Motrebs: A Comparative Study of Sex Work in Iranian Film and Fiction from the Constitutional Revolution (1906-1911) to the Islamic Revolution (1979).”  Moira Inghilleri, chr.