Previous UC Nominees, Distinguished Dissertation

2017 UC Nominees

Biological and Life Sciences

Jeremy M. Kinder, Immunology, PhD
Reproductive Benefits Conferred by Genetically Foreign Cells that Persist in Mothers and Offspring

Humanities/Fine Arts

Emily C. Egan, Classics, PhD
Nestor’s Megaron: Contextualizing a Mycenaean Institution at Pylos

2016 UC Nominees

Mathematics/Physical Sciences/Engineering  

David Barrera, Mathematical Sciences, PhD
Quenched Asymptotics for the Discrete Fourier Transforms of a Stationary Process 

Social Sciences

Ciera Graham, Sociology, PhD
Black Spaces at White Institutions: How do Black Students Perceive and Utilize Black Student Organizations at Rural and Urban Predominately White Campuses?
  

2015 UC Nominees

Biological and Life Sciences

Kyle McCracken, Molecular and Developmental Biology, PhD
Mechanisms of Endoderm Patterning and Directed Differentiation of Human Stem Cells into Foregut Tissues

Humanities/Fine Arts

Scott Hales, English and Comparative Literature, PhD
Of Many Hearts and Many Minds: The Mormon Novel and the Post-Utopian Challenge of Assimilation

2014 UC Nominees

Mathematics/Physical Sciences/Engineering  

Changseok Han, Environmental Engineering and Science, PhD
Monitoring and Removal of Water Contaminants of Emerging Concern: Development of A Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Based-Biosensor and Highly Tailor-Designed Titanium Dioxide Photocatalysts

Social Sciences

Parastu Kasaie Sharifi, Operations and Business Analytics, PhD
Agent-Based Simulation Modeling and Analysis of Infectious Disease Epidemics and Implications for Policy

2013 UC Nominees

Biological and Life Sciences

Nimita Dave, Pharmaceutical Sciences, PhD
Brain/Brain Tumor Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Letrozole

Humanities/Fine Arts

Allison Sterrett-Krause, Classics, PhD
The Impacts of Private Donations on the Civic Landscapes of Roman Africa Proconsularis