Doctor of Philosophy, 2006

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Mohamad Abbani (Robert Clubb, Advisor)
Structural Studies of Recombination Directionality Factors in Lambda Prohage Recombination and Tn916 Transposition

Michael Bedard-Hearn (Benjamin Schwartz, Advisor)
Understanding Classical and Quantum Solvation Dynamics in the Weakly Polar Solvent Tetrahydrofuran (THF) Using Projections of Molecular Motions in Molecular Dynamics Simulations

Daniel Boutz (Todd Yeates, Advisor)
Structural Studies of Intracellular Disulfide Bond Abundance as a Novel Stabilizing Mechanism in Thermophilic Microbes

Adam Braunschweig (J. Fraser Stoddart, Advisor)
Structural Control of Molecular Machines

Luis Campos (Miguel Garcia-Garibay and Kendall Houk, Advisors)
Light-Induced Processes in Organic Chemistry: Decarbonylations in Crystals, Quantum Tunneling, and Solar Cells

Pep Charusanti (Joseph DiStefano III and Daniel Neuhauser, Advisors)
Math Models of Gleevec Effects on Cellular-Level and Molecular-Level Signaling Events in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Hao Duong (Albert Courey, Advisor)
Dip3: A New Transcription Factor That Can Transform Eyes to Antennae in Drosophila

Omar Farha (M. Frederick Hawthorne, Advisor)
Synthesis of Novel Polyhedral Borane and Carborane Derivatives with Applications in Materials Science and Medicine

Melissa Gulmezian (Catherine Clarke, Advisor)
Investigation of PAD1/ubiX Function, and Complex of Polypeptides Involved in Coenzyme Q Biosythesis

Sandra Hick (Richard Kaner, Advisor)
Rapid Synthesis of Ternary Silicon Nitrides, Phosphors, Intercalation Compounds, and Refractory Carbides

David Ho (Michael Jung, Advisor)
A New Method to Synthesize Highly Hindered Cyclohexene Systems and Its Utility Toward the Synthesis of Haterumaimides E

Susie Huang (Yung-Ya Lin, Advisor)
Sensitivity and Contrast Enhancement in Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Imaging by Spin Chaos, Control, and Amplification

Thoi Nguyen (Jeffrey Zink, Advisor)
Amalgamation of Supramolecules and Sol-Gel Materials to Form Hybrid Materials That Function as Molecular Valves

Keith Niedfeldt (Emily Carter, Advisor)
First Principles Predictions of Electron Tunneling Rates Between Atoms and Molecules and Crystalline Surfaces

Brian Northrop (Kendall Houk and J. Fraser Stoddart, Advisors)
I: Quantum Mechanical Investigations of Reactions Involved in Natural Products and Organic Materials Formation.
II: Synthetic and Theoretical Studies of the Formation and Dynamic Properties of Mechanically Interlocked Molecules.

Joseph Norton (Kendall Houk, Advisor)
Electronic Structures and Reactions of Organic Materials for Electronic and Optical Applications

Michael Page (M. Frederick Hawthorne, Advisor)
Rational Design and Synthesis of Serine Protease Inhibitors Containing Hydrophobic Carborane Pharmacophores

Andrew Pelling (James Gimzewski, Advisor)
Observation of Dynamic Nano-Architectonics and Mechanics in Single Cells, Social Swarms and Whole Organisms

Rosemarie Pilpa (Robert Clubb, Advisor)
Structural and Biochemical Studies of the First NEAT Domain of IsdH: The Human Hemoglobin Receptor of Staphylococcus Aurues

Tanya Porras-Yakushi (Steven Clarke, Advisor)
Identification of Novel Methyltransferases in Translation

Soshanna Potter (Joan Valentine, Advisor)
Direct Biophysical Comparisons of Yeast and Human Copper-Zinc Superoxide Dismutases: Dissecting The Roles of Metal Binding In The Protein Maturation Pathway

Robert Rainey (Carla Koehler, Advisor)
Biogenesis of Polynucleotide Phosphorylase in the Mitochondrial Intermembrane Space

Robert Ramirez (J. Fraser Stoddart, Advisor)
Noncovalent Functionalization of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Eugene Rozumov (Yves Rubin, Advisor)
Polymers, Macrocycles, and Solar Cells

Shilpa Sambashivan (David Eisenberg, Advisor)
Structural Studies of Amyloid/Amyloid-like Fibrils From Ribonuclease A, Abeta and Tau

James Tsay (Shimon Weiss, Advisor)
Synthesis and Photophysics of Visible and Near Infrared-Emitting Biologically Compatible Semiconductor Nanocrystals

Michelle Weinberger (Sarah Tolbert, Advisor)
In Situ Studies of Materials Under High Stress Conditions