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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2019

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In Vitro, In Vivo, and In Silico Studies of Reticulospinal Circuits and Generalized Arousal, Adele Bubnys

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Chemical Biology, Biochemical and Structural Studies of MDN1, an AAA Protein Required for Ribosome Biogenesis, Zhen Chen

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Sensory Coding and Olfactory Integration in Caenorhabditis Elegans, May Dobosiewicz

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On the Interactions of Augmin with Microtubules and the Mechanics of the Cross-Linker PRC1, Alejandro Dottore

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Spontaneity and Precision in the Drosophila Central Nervous System, Bennett Ferris

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Regulation of Protein Degradation by ADP-Ribosylation, Yetis Gultekin

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Dopamine and the Temporal Dependence of Learning and Memory, Annie Handler

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Generation of Memory of Infection During the CRISPR-Cas9 Immune Response, Robert Heler

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A Stress-Induced TRNA Depletion Response Mediates Codon-Based Translational Repression and Growth Suppression, Doowon Huh

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Elucidation of the Functional Architecture of the Early Pre-Ribosomal Processing Machinery in Yeast, Mirjam Hunziker

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Substrate Identification of an Oncogenic Kinase: Elucidating the Pathogenesis of a Rare Liver Cancer, Melissa Jarmel

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Modeling Alzheimer's Disease Using CRISPR/CAS9 Gene Editing and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Reveals Conserved Cellular Mechanisms, Dylan Kwart

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From Face Perception to Individual Recognition: The Missing Link, Sofia Mariana Landi

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The Skin Remembers: Epigenetic Memories of Inflammation Past, Samantha B. Larsen

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Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Stress-Induced GLIA Remodeling in the Nematode C. Elegans, In Hae Lee

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Multimodal Strategies of Host-Seeking Mosquitoes, Molly Zhen Liu

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Oxytocin, Dopamine, and the Neuromodulation of Mating Behavior in C. Elegans, Meghan Aileen Lockard

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Neural Mechanisms that Control an Innate Foraging Behavior in Caenorhabditis Elegans, Alejandro Lopez-Cruz

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The Role and Control of WNT Signalling in an HESC Model of Human Primitive Streak, Iain Martyn

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Functional Organization of Molecular Memories in the CRISPR-Cas Immune System, Jon McGinn

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Center Manifold Dynamics in Randomly Coupled Oscillators and in Cochlea, Dimitrios Moirogiannis

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Distinct Populations of Layer 5B Pyramidal Neurons in the Primary Motor Complex, Maria V. Moya

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Distinct Populations of Layer 5B Pyramidal Neurons in the Primary Motor Cortex, Maria V. Moya

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Examining Mechanisms Regulating Microtubule Assembly and Function, Melissa Pamula

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Conformational Dynamics of the Nuclear Pore Complex Studied With Coarse-Grained Modelling and Polarized Light Microscopy, Joan Pulupa

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Molecular Characterization of Novel Mutations in Fanconi Anemia Patients, Kimberly Rickman

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The Role of ZMYND8 in Immunoglobulin Class Switch Recombination, Daniel Benjamin Rosen

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Non-Coding RNA Features Critical to the Replication of HIV-1, Matthew A. Takata

GPCR Activation of the G Protein-Gated Inward Rectifier Potassium Channel, Kouki Touhara

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GPCR Activation of the G Protein-Gated Inward-Rectifier Potassium Channel, Kouki Touhara

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Who Said That? Towards a Machine-Prediction-Based Approach to Tursiops Truncatus Whistle Localization and Attribution in a Reverberant Dolphinarium, Sean Fisher Woodward

2018

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Cell Cycle Control by Cyclin-CDKS in Chlamydomonas ReinhardtII, Kenneth C. Atkins

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Making Ribosomes: Biochemical and Structural Studies of Early Ribosome Biogenesis in Yeast, Malik Chaker-Margot

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Single Cell Analysis of the HIV-1 Latent Reservoir, Lillian Brumer Cohn

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Dopaminergic Modulation Shapes Sensorimotor Processing in the Drosophila Mushroom Body, Raphael Cohn

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Multi-Modal Effects of the Repellent Deet Across Protostomia, Emily Jane Dennis

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Biological Consequences of Atypical Phage Conversion in Gram-Positive Pathogens, Douglas R. Deutsch

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Characterizing Human Transfer RNAS by Hydro-TRNASEQ and PAR-CLIP, Tasos Gogakos

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Investigating Genetic (IN)Compatibility Between Temperate Phages and CRISPR-CAS Systems in Staphylococcus Aureus, Gregory W. Goldberg

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Modeling Alzheimer's Disease in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells, Andrew Gregg

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The Characterization of a Novel Complex Implicated in the Initiation of Apoptosis, Thomas Hsiao

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Identification and Characterization of Hells-CDCA7, a Nucleosome Remodeling Complex Required for Mitotic Chromosome Structure, Christopher Jenness

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A Role for PI31-Mediated Proteasome Regulation in Proteostasis and Neuronal Health, Sandra Jones

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Cell Type Specific Roles of Serotonin Receptor 4 in the Hippocampus and Neocortex in Emotion and Cognition, Remzi Karayol

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Components Required for the Death and Degradation of the Linker Cell in C. Elegans, Lena Marlise Kutscher

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Robustness Enhancement of Sensory Transduction by Hair Bundles, Andrew Robert Milewski

In Search of Generic Properties of Evolved Systems: From Elasticity of Proteins to Structure of Metabolic Networks, Michael Robert Mitchell

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Characterization and Reconstitution of S-Palmitoylated IFITM3 Antiviral Activity, Avital Percher

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Surface Coat Replacement Dynamics and Antigen Glycosylation in T. Brucei Influence Evasion of the Host Antibody Response, Jason M. Pinger

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Neural Circuit Mechanisms Underlying Behavioral Evolution in Drosophila, Laura Fairbanks Seeholzer

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Daple Orients and Patterns Sensory Hair Bundles in the Inner Ear, Kimberly Siletti

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Chemical Approaches to Dynein Inhibition, Jonathan Baruch Steinman

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Netrin Guides Spinal Commissural Axons to the Midline at Long Range Through the Receptors DCC and Neogenin, Sze Sing Shaun Teo

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Targeting the CD4 Binding Site of HIV, Lotta von Boehmer

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IGDB-2, an IG/FNIII Protein, Binds the ION Channel LGC-34 and Controls Sensory Compartment Morphogenesis in C. Elegans, Wendy Wang

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The Role of Neuronal Pentraxin 1 in Promoting Pancreatic Cancer Progression, Yuehyi Gloria Wu

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Control of Salmonella Virulence by Microbiota-Derived and Dietary Fatty Acids, Zhenrun J. Zhang

2017

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Home Sweet Home: Epigenetic Paths of Stem Cells In and Out of Their Niche, Rene C. Adam

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Investigating Differentiation: A Role for Organelle Inheritance in Epidermal Growth, Amma Asare

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Light Stimulation of Sensory Hair Cells, Julien Azimzadeh

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The Apoptotic and Wallerian Degeneration Pathways Regulate Disease Onset and Progression in the SOD-1G93A Transgenic Mouse Model of ALS, Deanna Belsky

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The Physics of Rodent Ultrasonic Vocalizations, Matthew Dornfeld

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Apobec1-Mediated RNA Editing in Monocytes Contributes to Genetic Heterogeneity and Modulates Monocyte Activity and Development, Violeta Rayón Estrada

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Density-Dependent Foraging in Caenorhabditis Elegans, Joshua Greene

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A Neuronal Circuit Architecture for Angular Integration in Drosophila, Jonathan Green

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Structural and Functional Studies of Mycobacterial General Transcription Factors RbpA and CarD, Elizabeth Hubin

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Light Sheet Microscopy and Image Analysis of Neural Development and Programmed Cell Death in C. Elegans Embryos, Peter Insley

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Deconvoluting Cell-Type Specific 3'UTR Isoform Expression in the Adult and Developing Cerebellum, Saša Jereb

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Pathways of NHEJ at Dysfunctional Telomeres and Their Resolution, Roos Anna Karssemeijer

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Transcriptional Governance of Hair Follicle Stem Cell Quiescence and Niche Maintenance in Long-Term Tissue Regeneration, Kenneth Lay

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Specification of Stem Cells and Niche During Hair Follicle Morphogenesis, Tamara Ouspenskaia

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Isopeptide and Ester Bond Ubiquitination Regulate Degradation of the Human Dopamine Receptor 4, Jennifer C. Peeler

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Single Molecule Ligand Binding Studies on CCR5 by Fluorescence Cross-Correlation Spectroscopy, Carlos Rico

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Compromising the 20S Proteasome Activates a Quality Control Pathway to Mitigate Proteotoxic Stress, Irit Shachrai

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IR Laser-Induced Gene Expression for Tracking Development of Single Embryonic Neurons and Glia in C. Elegans, Anupriya Singhal

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Lysin Based Antimicrobial Peptides Against Acinetobacter Baumannii, Mya Thandar

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Separate Roles of FAN1 and Fanconi Anemia Proteins in DNA Interstrand Crosslink Repair and Human Disease, Supawat Thongthip

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A Comparative Study of Sensory Neuron Synaptic Activity and the Role of Presynaptic Diversity, Specificity, and Regulation in Caenorhabitis Elegans, Donovan Ventimiglia

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Regulated Recruitment of the Chromosomal Passenger Complex to Chromatin and Microtubules Promotes Accurate Cell Division, Michael Wheelock

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High Throughput Detection of Pseudouridine: Caveats, Conundrums, and a Case for Open Science, Maryam Zaringhalam

2016

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Escherichia Coli as a New Platform for the Study of Phosphoinositides, Sergio Botero

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Studies Towards the Discovery of Novel Natural Products Through Functional Analysis of Environmental DNA-Encoded Type II Polyketide Synthases, Debjani Chakraborty

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The Genetics Of Mosquito Heat-Seeking Behavior, Román A. Corfas

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Molecular Basis of Mechanosensitivity, Josefina Ines del Marmol

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Investigating the Role of Muscleblind-Like 1 in the Suppression of Breast Cancer Progression, Lisa Fish

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Nanobody-Based Interactomic Studies of Single Transcripts During mRNA Maturation, Peter C. Fridy

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A Census of Human RNA-Binding Proteins, Stefanie Gerstberger

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Selection Dynamics in the Germinal Center During Antibody Affinity Maturation, Alexander Gitlin

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Characterization of Skin Immune Reactions Induced by the Contact Sensitizer Diphencyprone in Healthy Volunteers and Metastatic Melanoma Patients, Nicholas Gulati

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Plasticity of the Nuclear Pore Complex Revealed With Proteomics, Zhanna Hakhverdyan

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Dynamics of HIV-1 Infection and Therapy In Vivo, Joshua Abraham Horwitz

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Natural Products From Functional Screening of Soil Metagenomic Libraries, Hala Iqbal

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CPISPR-CAS: From a Prokaryotic Immune System to a Gene Editing Tool, Wenyan Jiang

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Aversive Olfactory Imprinting in Caenorhabditis Elegans, Xin Jin

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Regulatory Architecture of Non-Apoptotic Cell Death Program in C. Elegans, Maxime Jeremie Kinet

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Extracellular Metabolic Energetics Can Promote Cancer Progression, Jia Min Loo

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Qualitative and Quantitative Regulation of the Leptin Gene in vivo, Yi-Hsueh Lu

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Paleovirological Analyses of Endogenous Retroviruses and Host Innate Immune Effectors, Daniel Blanco Melo

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Tracking the In Vivo Dynamics of Antigenic Variation in the African Trypanosome, Monica R. Mugnier

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Genetic Dissection of Neural Circuits Underlying Value Based Decision Making, Hirofumi Nakayama