Print Theses & Dissertations
The Washington University Libraries catalog and process all theses and dissertations written by Washington University graduate students for whom these are required as a condition of the degree. This is a part of the long-standing practice–here and at most university libraries–where theses and dissertations of students receiving degrees deposit a copy of their work with the library, where it is made available as part of the permanent collection. There are records for all theses and dissertations in the Library Catalog. Most records (not full-text) are now also available as in the OCLC WorldCat database as well. All doctoral dissertations authored by Washington University doctoral degree candidates are directly submitted to the UMI Dissertation Services, a division of the ProQuest Company. (For more information on submitting your dissertation through ProQuest, please see the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences' web pages on the Submission of the Dissertation.)

Conversion to Electronic Theses & Dissertations (ETDs)
Beginning in 2009 (for degrees awarded in August, 2009) all theses and dissertations completed at Washington University were required to be submitted in electronic form. Print submissions are no longer accepted. Dissertations are submitted directly in electronic form to UMI / Proquest Dissertation Services. Master’s theses are locally submitted in electronic form directly into the Washington University Open Scholarship Repository. The University Libraries continues to prepare thesis and dissertation bibliographic records and to make them available in the online public catalog. (Please contact your academic department document for information on the preparation and formatting requirements of the thesis itself. Master's degree candidates in the School of Engineering can refer to their D.Sc. and Masters Thesis Format Guidelines. See the Thesis Submission Form Instructions section of the Master’s Candidates page for instructions on and a link to the thesis submission form, and the Thesis Submission Form Options section for help in understanding the implications of the choices on the form, and the broader context of those choices.


Theses/Dissertations from 2016

Development of a Long-Period Torsion Balance for Tests of Einstein's Equivalence Principle and a Search for Normal Mode Torsional Oscillations of the Earth, Michael David Abercrombie

Mechanisms of Myelination, It's All About the Matrix, Sarah Degenova Ackerman

Can We Walk? Environmental Supports for Active Travel in India, Deepti Adlakha

Borders Beyond Borders: Women's Mobility in the U.S. and Mexico, Britta L. Anderson

Dynamic Adjustments of Cognitive Control in Healthy Aging: A Diffusion Model Analysis, Andrew Jacob Aschenbrenner

Disrupted Gut Microbiota Development and Childhood Undernutrition, Laura Vanarendonk Blanton

The Molecular and Cellular Basis for Cold Sensation, Daniel Brenner

The Role of Physical Activity Enjoyment in the Pathways from Social and Physical Environments to Physical Activity of Early Adolescent Girls, Elizabeth Lauren Budd

A Paleoethnobotanical Study of Two Classic Maya Sites, El Per-Waka and La Corona, Clarissa Cagnato

Developmentally Imprinted Gamma-Delta T Cells Provice IL-17A in Acute Defense Against Clostridium difficile Infection, Y.S. Chen

Essays on Economics and Marketing, Yu-Hung Chen

Exogenous and Endogenous Priming to Enhance Learning, Kendra Michelle Cherry-Allen

Essays on Macroeconomics, Duksang Cho

Three Problems in Operator Theory and Complex Analysis, Cheng Chu

Suicide Attempts from Adolescence into Young Adulthood: A System Dynamics Perspective for Intervention and Prevention, Saras Yu Chung

The Role of DNMT3A in Acute Myeloid Leukemia Pathogenesis, Christopher Browning Cole

Economic Issues with the Decisions and Human Capital of Experts, Ryan Lewis Cooper

Characterization of Salivary Gland Innate Lymphoid Cells, Victor Samuel Cortez

No-slip Billiards, Christopher Lee Cox

Superoxide Dismutase 1: Novel Insights on Disease Models and Tissue Specificity in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Matthew James Crisp

On the Limiting Behavior of Variations of Hodge Structures, Genival Francisco Fernandes Da Silva Jr.

Granulocyte-Colony Stimulating Factor Reprograms the Bone Marrow Microenvironment to Suppress B Lymphopoiesis, Ryan Brent Day


A General Framework of Large-Scale Convex Optimization Using Jensen Surrogates and Acceleration Techniques, Soysal Degirmenci


Trick Sibling, Stephanie Joy Dering

The Interaction of Crystallized and Fluid Abilities in Aging and Speech Perception, Avanti Dey


The Leaf Mask, Cassandra Donish

Essays in Accounting Information and External Finance, John Donovan


Theory of Carrier Transport From First Principles: Applications in Photovoltaic and Thermoelectric Materials, Alireza Faghanina

Mitochondrial Transport and Function in Development and Disease, Michelle Faits

Exploring the Relationships between Social Skills, Mental Health and Behavior In A Child Welfare Involved Population, Megan Anne Feely


Ästhetiken der Störung. Störungsphänomene bei Kroetz, Turrini und Mitterer, Manuel Foerderer

The Resolution Phase of NK Cell Proliferation and IFN Production Following Viral Infection Are Highly Regulated Processes., Leslie Abigail Fogel


Spot Volatility Estimation of Ito Semimartingales Using Delta Sequences, Weixuan Gao

Molecular Studies of SARM1, an Axonal Self-Destruction Switch, Josiah Gerdts

Perceiving Oldness in Parietal Cortex: fMRI Characterization of a Parietal Memory Network, Adrian Gilmore

Regulation and Inhibition of Uropathogenic E. coli Extracellular Appendages, Sarah Elizabeth Greene

Stardust in Primitive Astromaterials: Insights into the Building Blocks and Early History of the Solar System, Pierre Haenecour

The Murine Accessory Olfactory Bulb as a Model Chemosensory System: Experimental and Computational Analysis of Chemosensory Representations, Gary Francis Hammen


Development of Steady-State and Dynamic Flux Models for Broad-Scope Microbial Metabolism Analysis, Lian He

Negotiation in All Its Phases: Theory and Data on Behavior Before, During, and After Bargaining., Daisung Jang

A Quantitative Genetic Analysis of Craniofacial Variation in Baboons, Jessica Lynn Joganic

Four Essays in Education and Epidemiology, Brittni Danielle Jones


American Undergraduates Undone: Social and Intellectual Dysfunction on Campus, Noelle P. Jones


Development and Investigation of Sparse Co-Adaptive Algorithms in ECoG based Closed-Loop Brain Computer Interface, Piyush Karande

The Criticality Hypothesis in Neural Systems, Yahya Karimipanah

Some Results in Higher Weight Hodge Theory, Ryan Keast

Essays on Economic Decision Making, Hee Chun Kim

Structure-Function Analysis of Blue Copper Proteins, Jeremy D. King

Racial Ideologies in 1950s Cool Jazz, Kelsey A K Klotz

Metal Selectivity and Acquisition by the Yersiniabactin Metallophore System in Escherichia coli, Eun-Ik Koh