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Graduate Research

FALL 2021

Thesis Candidates Department Research 
Dalais Bailey Food and Animal
Science
Evaluating the Effect of Low Temperature Plasma on Salmonella and Background
Microflora on Chicken Skin
Ratul Debnath Community and
Regional Planning
A GIS-Based Walkable Service Area Analysis (WSAA) Model for Assessment of
Spatial Accessibility Equity: A Case Study on Huntsville, Alabama
Shalini Etukuri Biological and
Environmental
Sciences
A COMPARATIVE GENE EXPRESSION AND REGULATION ANALYSES
AMONG FOUR GOSSYPIUM SPECIES
Keith Ghant Computer Science LTL BASED REINFORCEMENT LEARNING FOR TRAJECTORY
GENERATION
Haley Hill Biological and
Environmental
Sciences
THE BIOLOGICAL SYNTHESIS OF SELENIUM NANOPARTICLES USING
RECOMBINANT ESCHERICHIA COLI
Shardae King Community and
Regional Planning
AN ASSESSMENT OF THE COLLABORATIVE PLANNING EFFORTS OF
THE HOMELESS AGENCIES IN THE HUNTSVILLE/NORTH ALABAMA
CONTINUUM OF CARE PROGRAM
Kiara Martin Computer Science SIMULATIONS AND MODELING OF ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES
Robert McAdory Food and Animal Science THE IMPACT OF NUTRITION ON BONE DENSITY IN VEGETARIANS
AND NON-VEGETARIANS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND METAANALYSIS
Dawn Nash Food and Animal
Science
SELECTED HEALTH BENEFITS OF SPICES (GARLIC, GINGER, AND
TURMERIC)
DeAnthony Price Biological and
Environmental
Sciences
Determination of nutrient requirements for growth, biomass accumulation, and
steviol glycosides in stevia (Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni) in organic and conventional
production systems
Jennifer Toney Biological and
Environmental
Sciences
The Upper Cahaba River Watershed, AL: A long-term assessment and future
predictions of water resource quality and quantity
Vanessa Ward Food Science EFFECTS OF PROCESSING ON PHYTOCHEMICALS AND
ANTIOXIDANT POTENTIAL OF HEMP SEEDS
Rong Xiao Biological and
Environmental
Sciences
EVALUATION OF SOIL CARBON (CO2) DIOXIDE EMISSION AND
SELECTED SOIL HEALTH INDICATORS UNDER SORGHUM
PRODUCTION
Dissertation Candidates Department Research 
Taylor Carmon Food Science Regulation of the Yarrowia lipolytica PAH1-encoded phosphatidate phosphatase
during lipogenesis
Kristina Burns Biological and
Environmental
Sciences
Transcriptome and Microbiome Analyses of White-Nose Syndrome (WNS) Infected
Bat Species
Lam Duong Biological and
Environmental
Sciences

Evaluation of Vietnamese Turmeric (Curcuma spp.) Varieties for Growth, Yield, and Phytochemical Profiles


THESIS/DISSERTATION DEFENSE SCHEDULE

DATE NAME DEPARTMENT TIME LOCATION ZOOM MEETING ID
Friday, October 22 Kristina Burns BES 9:00am – 12:00pm ARC Auditorium 852 261 2490
Wednesday, October 27 Vanessa Ward FAS 1:00 p.m. Zoom 444 1532 229
Friday, October 29 Shalini Etukuri BES 2:00pm – 5:00pm ARC Auditorium 852 261 2490
Wednesday, November 3 Dawn Nash FAS 2:00 p.m. Zoom 444 1532 229
Wednesday, November 10 Kiara Martin CS 12:00 p.m.  Zoom 254 3495 276
Monday, November 15 Briana Bailey CS 12:00 p.m. Zoom 691 5177 727