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. Please contact your academic department document for information on the preparation and formatting requirements of the thesis itself.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Equilibrium Implications of Social Utility and Reference Dependence, Kangkang Wang

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Iron Isotope Cosmochemistry, Kun Wang

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Tracial Rokhlin Property and Non-Commutative Dimensions, Qingyun Wang

Assessing Multiple Sclerosis Therapies Using Diffusion MRI and Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis Mice, Xiaojie Wang

Disparate Contribution of Endosomal and Cytosolic RNA-Sensing Pathways to Antiviral Immunity, Yaming Wang

Advancing Photoacoustic Imaging Technology with Compact Source, Fluorescence Co-registration, Spectral Encoding, Matrix Detection and FRET, Yu Wang

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Coupling of the Biogeochemical Cycles of Uranium and Manganese: Implications for the Fate and Transport of Uranium in Subsurface Environments, Zimeng Wang

Camping the Canon: Yasumasa Morimura's Queer Performative Critique of Art History, Anna Gallagher Warbelow

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Population Genetics and Phylogenetic Context of Weed Evolution in the Genus Amaranthus: Amaranthaceae), Katherine Waselkov

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Growing Up Tamarin: Morphology, Reproduction, and Population Demography of Sympatric Free-ranging Saguinus fuscicollis and S. imperator, Mrinalini Watsa

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Spying: A Normative Account of the Second Oldest Profession, Ronald E. Watson

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Through the Body: Corporeality, Subjectivity, and Empathy in Contemporary American Art, Elissa Yukiko Weichbrodt

The Effects of Simple Action on Perception, Blaire Jaffe Weidler

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A Role for Interferon Stimulated Gene-15 (ISG15) During Chikungunya Virus Infection, Scott Werneke

The GH3 Family of Acyl Acid-Amido Synthetases: Structural and Biochemical Studies of Hormone-Amino Acid Conjugation, Corey Stephen Westfall

Torchsong, Robert Whitehead

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Physics of Resonating Valence Bond Spin Liquids, Julia Saskia Wildeboer

No Field Beyond Here, Crystal Anne Willer

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Spectacular Subjects: Embodiment, Abjection & Imagined Community in Contemporary South Asian Fiction, Delice Williams

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ECoG correlates of visuomotor transformation, neural plasticity, and application to a force-based brain computer interface, Jordan John Williams

The Role of MicroRNA-124 in the Development and Differentiation of Photoreceptors, Natecia L. Williams

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Mental Health Service Utilization among African American Emerging Adults, Sha-Lai Williams

Cannibals, Kelly (Kea) Marie Wilson

Division Ring Placement, Osmotic Stress Response, and Plant Development: The Many Roles of Membrane Tension in the Life of a Plastid, Margaret E. Wilson

The Ups and Downs of Personality, Robert Edmund Wilson

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Teaching Pregnant Students in Public Schools: A Historical Analysis, Gail Emily Wolfe

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Envisioning the Unseen: Sisyphos in Chthonic Landscapes, Elizabeth Graff Wolfson

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End-to-End Delay Analysis for Wireless Control Networks under EDF Scheduling, Chengjie Wu

Perfect Life: Stories, Maria Yihua Xia

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Development of Polarizable Force Field Models for Transition Metal Ions, Jin Yu Xiang

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Essays on Applied Economic Theory, Haibo Xu

Essays in Corporate Finance, Lan Xu

The Effect of Diversification on Firm Value, Lan Xu

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Intraurban Variability of Ambient Particulate Matter, Varun Yadav

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Molecular Design and Photophysical Characterization of Synthetic Bacteriochlorins for Solar Energy Conversion and Photodynamic Therapy, Eunkyung Yang

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Chemical Weathering of Feldspars under Ambient to Geologic Carbon Sequestration Conditions: Effects of Crystallographic Properties and Solution Chemistry, Yi Yang

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Oxy-combustion of High Water Content Fuels, Fei Yi

Identification of a Novel PARP Pathway for Antiviral Defense, Noah Yoo

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Genetic and Epigenetic Interactions in in vivo and in vitro Reprogramming, Margaret Ashley Young

Processes and Representations Supporting Visuospatial Perspective Taking, Alfred Brian Yu

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Structural and Functional Study of the Diheme Cytochrome c Subunit of the Cytochrome bc Complex in Heliobacterium modesticaldum, Hair Yue

Illness Representations of Alzheimer's Disease: Predictors of Perceived Consequences and Attitudes about Screening and Information, Alexandra Zaleta

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Artificial Landscapes: Reflecting Interior Worlds, Vivian Zapata

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Chemoprevention of Lung Carcinogenesis: Aerosol Administration and Deposition in the Mouse Lung, Jingjie Zhang

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Rapid, Efficient and Versatile Strategies for Functionally Sophisticated Polymers and Nanoparticles: Degradable Polyphosphoesters and Anisotropic Distribution of Chemical Functionalities, Shiyi Zhang

Essays on Consumer Search Cost and Firms' Mixed Pricing Strategy, Xing Zhang

The Cerebral Structural Abnormalities in Very Preterm Children: A Surface-based Study, Yuning Zhang

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Numerical Simulation and Optimization of CO2 Sequestration in Saline Aquifers, Zheming Zhang

Mathematical Modeling of Natural Killer Cell Proliferation in Response to Physiological Stimuli, Yun M. Zhao

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Various Geometric Aspects of Condensed Matter Physics, Zhenyu Zhou