Stony Brook Theses and Dissertations: Recent submissions

  • Mowdy, Shannon (2017-08-01)
    A memoir told in vignettes and short stories, Ordinary Fowl and Birds of Paradise is about growing up in a big, working class family in Mastic Beach, Long Island, New York. It is also about loss, sex, childbirth, raccoons, ...
  • Moorthi, Sitapriya (2017-08-01)
    The Sphingomyelin synthase (SMS1 and SMS2) enzymes constitute a class of transferases, belonging to the sphingolipid pathway and they catalyze the synthesis of sphingomyelin (SM). The role of sphingolipids has transformed, ...
  • Millane, Monique (2017-08-01)
    The Slant Truth is a novel of privilege, provenance and betrayal, delving into the marriages and secrets of four couples at a Manhattan dinner party.
  • McMillan, Nadia (2017-08-01)
    In the adult brain, the microenvironment that supports neural stem cell (NSC) properties is known as the subventricular zone (SVZ). The SVZ is organized into an apical compartment adjacent to the ventricular wall and a ...
  • Licata, Stefania (2017-08-01)
    This dissertation explores the ideological and physical movements from Africa to Europe and vice-versa during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. I compare different perspectives on displacement and cultural transit ...
  • Li, Yupeng (2017-08-01)
    While large pharmaceutical companies continue to dominate drug development and patent acquisition, their timing of drug patent acquisition and subsequent payoffs remain poorly understood. In an effort to examine the patent ...
  • Li, Sining (2017-08-01)
    Click and bioorthogonal chemistry has been employed in the analysis of many biological systems, but has yet to be extended to the analysis of neural connectivity1. One popular bioorthogonal chemical reporter is the ...
  • Kolcow, Brooke (2017-08-01)
    A collection of linked short fiction about the power storytelling has to save or kill us.
  • Hu, Kuan (2017-08-01)
    The proteasome is a large molecular machine for regulated proteolysis. It has been found in all archaea, eukaryotes, and several bacterial species of the order Actinomycetales. Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), an actinomycete ...
  • Henry, Jacqueline (2017-08-01)
    In the novel Sadie’s Passage, Fred and Sadie Devine have just finished their last supper together. The plan is for Fred to help his wife commit euthanasia, but something goes wrong. They wake to various states of consciousness ...
  • Hebdon, Nicole Marie (2017-08-01)
    A Beautiful Backdrop (approximatively 49,000 words) explores jealous love by following two characters who obsess in their own unhealthy ways. It also reflects the heightened impact of social media on the lives of teenagers ...
  • Hazard, Olivia Harmony (2017-08-01)
    A manuscript of creative nonfiction.
  • Deflated 
    Harlow, Meghan (2017-08-01)
    Deflated is a memoir about the year after I naturally lost over 150 pounds. A grim fairy tale for fat girls, Deflated is highly concerned with the female experience of inhabiting a body, and of belonging to a society that ...
  • Gan, Zhihua (2017-08-01)
    Noise and power efficiency are two critical issues in modern integrated circuits (ICs) that highly impact the system performance. Due to the high density of circuits, different circuit modules are integrated on the same ...
  • Fu, Qinyi (2017-08-01)
    Fresh water scarcity is an urgent challenge in many regions around the world, where desalination of brackish water and seawater has become one of the most promising solutions. In desalination, the reverse osmosis (RO) ...
  • Fang, Han (2017-08-01)
    One fundamental question in computational genomics is to understand the relationship between genotype and phenotype. In this dissertation, I developed graphical and machine learning algorithms for large-scale genomics data, ...
  • Father 
    Fairbrother, Alison (2017-08-01)
    After Ellie Edge’s father dies, Ellie learns that she’s been left out of his will and that he has bequeathed a prized possession to a person she’s never met. A recent college graduate, Ellie is making a life for herself ...
  • Dougherty-Johnson, Mira (2017-08-01)
    Art Objects is a novel that explores what happens when an artist couple’s best work is their children. Born into the New York art world of the late 70s, twins Odetta and Orion Griffiths-Larson are the gesso and rubber ...
  • Donovan, Mary Kate (2017-08-01)
    This dissertation examines representations of the Chinese in twentieth and twenty-first century Spanish cultural production. I argue that many internationally circulating models for representing the Chinese in the West ...
  • Dikecligil, Gulce Nazli (2017-08-01)
    The primary gustatory cortex is the cortical region devoted to processing taste. The gustatory cortex receives a wide range of projections from brain regions involved in sensory, limbic and cognitive functions. The functional ...

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