Student Theses and Dissertations

 

The Rockefeller University has awarded over one thousand Ph.D’s since 1959. This collection contains theses beginning with the graduating class of 2006. Earlier theses are added by request or as permission to digitize is received. For more information visit the FAQ page.

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2005

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Comparative Analysis of Alternative Splicing in Homo sapiens, Mus musculus and Rattus norvegicus Transcriptomes, Bahar Taneri

2004

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Site and Mechanism of Leptin's Antisteatotic and Insulin Sensitizing Actions in Lipodystrophic Liver, Esra Asilmaz

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Using Microscopy to Examine Mechanisms of Cell Division, Lily Copenagle

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Attenuated Salmonella Typhimurium Can Be Used to Transduce Human Dendritic Cells Towards Vaccination Against HIV-1, Deborah Gurner

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Differential Screening in Immunodeficient Mice Reveals Bacterial Enzymes With Unexpected Roles in Host-Pathogen Interactions, Katherine B. Hisert

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Life Without GPR7, the Neuropeptide W1 Receptor: Regulation of Energy Homeostasis by GPR7 and its Endogenous Neuropeptide Ligands, Makoto Ishii

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Roles for the E3 Ligase Itch in Immune Response Modulation, Sukhvinder Kaur Sahota

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Molecular Basis of Vertebrate Embryonic Migration, Paris A. Skourides

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A Novel Subfamily of Three StAR-Related Lipid Transfer Proteins That Are Differentially-Regulated and Function in Intracellular Cholesterol Metabolism, Raymond E. Soccio

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Resonant Detection of Nano to Microscopic Objects Using Whispering Gallery Modes, Frank Vollmer

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Functional analyses of hTel2 and TRF2 deltaB: Insights Into the Role of a New DNA Damage Pathway and Homologous Recombination in Mammalian Telomere Function, Richard Chih-Chien Wang

2003

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Measurement of the Diffractive Structure Function of the Antiproton in Proton-Antiproton Collisions at √ s = 1800 and 630 GeV, Kenichi Hatakeyama

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Isolation and Characterization of Estrogen Receptor- Interacting Proteins, Yun Kyoung Kang

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RCK Domain Model of Calcium Activation in BK Channels, Alexander R. Pico

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Subcellular Localization and Activity of the Multidrug Resistance Protein 1, Asha Rajagopal

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Identification and Characterization of the DNA Damage Response Function of Human Rif1 and a Search For Human Rap1 Interacting Factors, Joshua Silverman

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Protein Semi-Synthesis in Vivo, Izabela Giriat Stankiewicz

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Functional Roles of Nova in RNA Metabolism, Giovanni Stefani

2002

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Transcription, Editing, and Switching of Antibody Genes, Rafael Casellas

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Leptin and the Control of Body Weight and Metabolism: Role for Stearoyl CoA Desaturase-1 and Other Leptin-Regulated Genes in the Liver, Paul Cohen

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Biogenesis and Traffic of the Potassium Channel, Natalie de Souza

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Nova Regulation of Alternative Splicing in the CNS, B Kate Dredge

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Site-Specific Incorporation of Biochemical and Biophysical Probes into Proteins Using Expressed Protein Ligation, Mande Holford

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Targeting Receptor-Histidine Kinase Signaling in Staphylococcus Aureus, Gholson J. Lyon

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Stress and Hippocampal Plasticity, Kara Pham

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Mapping Genes for Complex Traits: Obesity, Diabetes, Hypertension, and Dyslipidemia on the Pacific Island of Kosrae, Dvora Shmulewitz

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ZIPRO1: Fine Tuning Proliferation in Discrete Cell Populations, Christopher Wynder

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Structural Studies of DNA Replication Proteins by X-Ray Crystallography and Molecular Dynamics, Yanxiang Zhao

2001

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Emerging Auditory Selectivity in the Caudomedial Neostriatum of the Zebra Finch Songbird, Caroline Wan-Yin Ang

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Mechanisms of TRAFSignaling, Joseph R. Arron

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Impact of Thymectomy on the Peripheral T Cell Pool in the Context of SIV Infection, Sarah Tuttleton Arron

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Molecular Anatomy of a Living Nerve Terminal: Actin and Synapsin in the Synaptic Vesicle Cycle, Ona E. Bloom

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Receptor- G Protein Interactions in the Visual System: A Study of Structures and Mechanisms That Couple the Cytoplasmic Surface of Rhodopsin to the Nucleotide-Binding Pocket of Transducin, Ethan P. Marin

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Genetic Studies on the Circadian Clock in the Model Organism Drosophila Melanogaster, Sebastian Martinek

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Antigenic Variation and Telomere Structure in Trypanosoma brucei, Jorge Luis Munoz Jordan

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Interactions between Nova and brPTB Proteins in Alternative Splicing and Nuclear Localization, Alexandros Demetrios Polydorides

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Functional Analysis of the Human Telomeric Protein TRF2, Agata Smogorzewska

2000

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Dynamics of DNA Breathing and Folding for Molecular Recognition and Computation, Gregoire Bonnet

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Structure-Function Studies on Human Epithelial Cystic Fibrosis Chloride Channels Expressed in Xenopus Laevis Oocytes, Laszlo Csanady

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An Alternative View of the Templates and Functions of RNA Polymerase II, Julija Filipovska

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A Niche for Adult Neurogenesis: Analysis of BMP Signaling and Transcriptional Profiles of Adult Subventricular Zone Cells, Daniel A. Lim

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The Brain Invaders: Widespread Neuronal Dispersion in Developing and Adult Mammalian Brain, Hynek Wichterle

1999

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Mechanism of Nuclear Protein Import and Export an In Vitro Approach, Monique Floer

1998

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Identification and Characterization of Mlp1p and Mlp2p : Molecular Components of Filaments Localized at the Interface between the Nuclear Pore Complex and Nuclear Interior, Caterina Strambio-De-Castillia

1997

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Characterization of the Paraneoplastic Cerebellar Degeneration Antigen Cdr2, John Peter Corradi

1996

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The Paraneoplastic Antigen Nova-1 is a Neuron Specific and Sequence Specific RNA Binding Protein, Ronald J. Buckanovich

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Molecular Genetic Analysis of Rodent Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus, Wendy Chung

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The CFTR (Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator) Channel: Anion Permeation, and Regulation by Adenylyl Cyclase and ATP Hydrolysis, Athanasios G. Dousmanis

1995

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Preinitiation Complex Assembly and General Transcription Factor IIA, Richard Alan Bernstein

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Towards a Molecular Genetic Analysis of Spermatogenesis in Drosophila, Pierre Gonczy

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A Role for RAS in V-CRK Transformation, Heidi Greulich

1994

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Functional Dynamics of Primate Retinal Ganglion Cells, Ethan A. Benardete

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Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B Induced Clonal Anergy in αβ T Cell Receptor Transgenic Mice, Joel Nee-Lartey Blankson

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B Cell Activation: The Regulation by T Cells and the Induction of the Protein Tyrosine Kinase SYK, Mark S. Forman

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A Molecular Characterization of Human General Transcription Factor IID, Alexander Hoffmann

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Eukaryotic Transcriptional Activation Mechanism: Protein-Protein Interactions, Tae Kook Kim

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Nerd: A Neuron-Specific Gene in Drosophila Melanogaster Related to Vertebrate GAP-43, Victor Neel

1993

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Cellular Trafficking and Processing Pathways of the Alzheimer (β)/A4 Amyloid Precursor Protein, Gregg L. Caporaso

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Analysis of Immediate-Early Gene Expression in the Songbird Brain Following Song Presentation, Claudio Vianna de Mello

1992

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Molecular Approaches to the Genetics of Obesity: Mapping and Characterization of the Murine Diabetes (db) Gene, Nathan Bahary

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A Genetic and Molecular Analysis of the Control of the Start of the Cell Cycle in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Charles B. Epstein

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The Role of Tyrosine Kinase Growth Factor Receptors in Psoriatic Epidermal Hyperplasia: Analysis of Growth Factor Synergy in Cultured Human Keratinocytes and Receptor Expression in Psoriatic Skin, Jeffrey F. Krane

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Androgen Regulation of Gene Expression Associated with Cell Growth and Neural Plasticity: Studies in Songbird Brain and the S115 Cell Line, Kent L. Nastiuk

1991

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A Mutational Analysis of the Period Locus of Drosophila Melanogaster, Mary K. Baylies

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Structure of the Chicken Neuron-Glia Cell Adhesion Molecule, Ng-CAM: Origin of the Polypeptides and Relation to the Ig Superfamily, Mark P. Burgoon

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Regulation of Cerebellar Purkinje Cell Development: Interactions Between Trophic Factors and Neurotransmitters, Susana Cohen-Cory

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Structure and Function Analysis of a Plant Transcription Activator, Fumiaki Katagiri

1990

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Modulation of Signal Transduction in the Nervous System by Protein Phosphorylation, Jessica F. Hopfield

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Signal Transduction and Transcriptional Regulation in the Response to Type I Interferon, Daniel Solomon Kessler

1989

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Fast Sound Propagation in Binary Fluid Mixtures, Alessandro Campa

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Identification, Characterization, and Developmental Analyses of A Growth Cone Specific Epitope and a Synaptic Vesicle Protein, Stephen Henri Devoto

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Studies on the Activity of the Long Terminal Repeat of Rous Sarcoma Virus in Animal Cells and in Yeast, Anindya Dutta

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DNA-Protein Interactions in f1 DNA Replication, David I. Greenstein

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On the Repair of DNA Breaks and the Specificity of the EcoRI Restriction Enzyme, Joseph Heitman

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Molecular Cloning of Avian Sarcoma Virus CT10 and Characterization of its Protein Product, Bruce J. Mayer

1988

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Opiate Regulation of Lordosis: Neurochemical Evaluation of the Role of Opiate-Serotonergic Interactions, Donald LeRoy Allen

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Purification and Characterization of OTF-l, A Transcription Factor Regulating Cell Cycle Expression of a Human Histone H2b Gene: Demonstration of its Functional Identity with NF-III, a Factor Required for Efficient Initiation of Adenovirus DNA Replication, Colin F. Fletcher

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The mRNA Cap and Discontinuous Transcription in Trypansoma brucei, Marion Struik Freistadt

1987

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Modification of Low Density Lipoprotein and the Effects of Modified Low Density Lipoproteins on the Endocytic and Secretory Repertoire of the Macrophage, Ruth Rebecca Montgomery

1979

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Analysis and Synthesis of the Dynamic Response of Retinal Neurons, Scott E. Brodie

1970

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Variability in the Firing of Nerve Impulses in Eccentric Cells of the Limulus Eye, Robert Shapley

1967

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Inhibitory Fields in the Limulus Lateral Eye, Robert B. Barlow

1960

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The Biology of a Colonial Hydroid, Chandler Montgomery Fulton