The final requirement in earning a PhD is the completion and defense of the doctoral dissertation, which involves the PhD candidate giving a presentation. Dates, times, locations and speaker information for dissertation seminars will be posted here as that information becomes available.

If you are a PhD candidate in the Division of Nutritional Sciences and would like to learn more about thesis deadlines, requirements, scheduling and taking your exam and submitting your thesis/dissertation, please visit the Graduate School's page Thesis & Dissertation. Please let the DNSHelpdesk know when you have scheduled your exam so we may help you reserve a lecture room and help you advertise your talk.


Dissertation schedule for Spring 2020

Date, time, location Name Committee members
March 18, 2020 via Zoom Brandon Gheller: "Metabolic and transcriptional regulation of muscle stem cell state transitions"

Dr. Anna Thalacker-Mercer / Committee Chair

Dr. Shu-Bing Qian / Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cell Biology 

Dr. Martha Field / Field of Nutrition

Dr. Bethany Cummings / Molecular and Integrative Physiology 

April 9, 2020 Kathryn Merckel  
April 30, 2020 Gargi Wable