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 Fall 2019

October 21, 2019 at 1:00pm in 219 Ives Hall (IVS219)

Yiqin Wang

Title: Mitochondrial DNA Heteroplasmy: Pathogenicity and Disease Severity

Committee members: Zhenglong Gu (chair), Paul Soloway (genomics minor), Haiyuan Yu (genetics minor), Kimberly O'Brien (nutrition field)

November 6, 2019 at 12:00pm in MVR G71

Samantha Huey

Title: Nutrition, gut, and immune health among young children living in urban slums of Mumbai

Committee members: Saurabh Mehta (chair), Jere Haas (nutrition field), Julia Finkelstein (epidemiology minor), and David G. Russell (immunology and infectious diseases minor)
December 3, 2019 at 9:00am in MVR G422

Yaeeun Han

Title: The impact of father involvement in complementary feeding practices in Ethiopia: a mixed-method approach

Committee members:

John Hoddinott (Committee chair), Pat Cassano (Epidemiology minor), David Pelletier (International development minor), Rebecca Seguin (Nutrition field)

December 12, 2019 at 12:20 in 100 Savage Hall during the International Nutrition Seminar time slot

Susanna Colt

Title: Vitamin A status, inflammation, and infection

Committee members: Saurabh Mehta (chair), Julia Finkelstein (Epidemiology minor), Avery August (Immunology and infectious diseases minor), Patrick Stover ( Field of nutrition), David Erickson