Recent Dissertations

Our student dissertations reflect the wide range of interests and expertise in the department. Below is a list of recent dissertations from PhD students in our department.

Spring 2023

Sunny Kwok

  • Dissertation: "Biomechanical Characterization of the Cornea, Retina, Sclera, and Optic Nerve Head Using High-Frequency Ultrasound Elastography"
  • Advisor: Jun Liu, PhD
  • Committee: Cynthia Roberts, PhD; Matthew Reilly, PhD

Sizhuo Liu

  • Dissertation: "Plug-and-Play Methods for MRI Reconstruction"
  • Advisor: Rizwan Ahmad, PhD
  • Committee: Jun Liu, PhD; Orlando Simonetti, PhD

Jordan Taylor Moore

  • Dissertation: "Nanomedicine-Based Strategies for Peripheral Nerve Injury"
  • Advisor: Daniel Gallego-Perez, PhD
  • Committee: Natalia Higuita Castro, PhD; Dana McTigue, PhD; W. David Arnold, PhD

Zheng Hong Tan

  • Dissertation: "Role of the Host During Neotissue Formation on Tissue Engineered Tracheal Grafts"
  • Advisor: Tendy Chiang, PhD
  • Committee: Christopher Breuer, PhD; Katelyn Swindle Reilly, PhD; Susan D Reynolds, PhD

Shirley Nina Tang

  • Dissertation: "Non-Viral Therapies via Developmental Transciption Factors for Treatment of Discogenic Back Pain"
  • Advisor: Devina Purmessur-Walter, PhD
  • Committee: Natalia Higuita-Castro, PhD; Benjamin Walter, PhD