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Theses and Dissertations — 2022

Masters Theses

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Jessica Ashley Castillo Dr. Chandra Mohan Bioinformatic Analysis and Validation of Novel Urinary Biomarkers for Bladder Cancer and Prostate Cancer [Link]
Dang T. Dang Dr. Sheereen Majd Studying The Membrane Fusion of Cationic Nanoliposomes Using a Simple Fusion Assay [Link]
Margaret Ruth Eisenbrandt Dr. Fatima Merchant and Dr. Sheereen Majd Investigating Phenotypic Changes in Response to Drug Treatments in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Using a Novel Si-TiB2 Micropatterned Substrate [Link]
Khasey Marina Keith Dr. Sheereen Majd Using Agarose-Assisted Formation as an Alternative to Electroformation for Producing Phase Separating Vesicles [Link]
Katherine-Phuong Pham Dr. Jinsook Roh Generalizability of Muscle Synergies in Isometric Force Generation Versus Point-to-Point Reaching in the Human Arm Workspace [Link]
Spencer Geoffrey Phillips Dr. Sheereen Majd Encapsulation of an Anti-tumor Chelator in Polymeric Nanoparticles: Development, Optimization, and Assessment [Link]


Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Yogeshwari Sanjayrao Ambekar Dr. Kirill V. Larin Multimodal Imaging Combining Optical Coherence Tomography and Brillouin Microscopy to Study Neural Tube Biomechanics [Link]
Priscella Asman Dr. Nuri Ince Investigation of the Clinical Utility of the Spatio-Spectral Dynamics of Sensorimotor ECoG in Response to Different Somatosensory Stimulation Modalities in Human Subjects [Link]
Jaganth Nivas Asok Kumar Dr. Joseph T. Francis Influence of Reward on the Correlations Within and Between the Sensorimotor Cortices
Kristen Renee Brosamer Dr. Richard Willson Lateral Flow Assays for Clinically-Relevant Targets: Rational Design and Sensitivity Enhancement Strategies
Omid Dadras Dr. Mohammad Reza Abidian 3D Printing of Composite Organic Semiconductor Microdevices for Biosensors and Organic Bioelectronics [Link]
Feng Fang Dr. Yingchun Zhang Brain Controllability Analysis
Amareswararao Kavuri Dr. Mini Das Perceptually Relevant Measurements in Tomosynthesis Imaging [Link]
Anthony M. Kisucky Dr. Mohammed Reza Abidian Fabrication and Characterization of Tunable Conducting Polymer Micro- and Nano-Structures for Bioelectronics [Link]
Chung-Fan Kuo Dr. Sheereen Majd An In Vitro Investigation on Polymeric-Core Lipid Nano-Carriers’ Transport Across Biological Barriers and Use for Delivery of Cancer Therapeutics [Link]
Rongwei Wei Lei Dr. Chandra Mohan The Application of Biomarkers in Point of Care Testing
Yang Liu Dr. Yingchun Zhang Quantitative Assessment of Neuromuscular Innervation in Spastic Muscle Using High-Density Surface Electromyography
Oman Magana Tellez Dr. Joseph T. Francis Generating Artificial Neural Signals to Improve the Training of Reinforcement Learning Brain-Computer Interfaces [Link]
Fereshteh Mirab Dr. Dmitri Litvinov and Dr. Sheereen Majd Development, Characterization, and Performance Evaluation of Nanoliposomes with Tunable Rigidity for Delivery Applications [Link]
Achuth Nair Dr. Kirill V. Larin Heartbeat Optical Coherence Elastography: A Method for Passive Biomechanical Assessment of the Cornea [Link]
Justin Randall Rippy Dr. Kirill V. Larin Assessment of Tissue Biomechanical Properties Using Ultrasound Elastography and Optical Coherence Elastography [Link]
Taruna Yadav Dr. Joseph T. Francis Reward and Physical Effort Processing in Macaque Primary Somatosensory, Primary Motor and Premotor Cortices