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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Coordinating Gene Therapies of Cystic Fibrosis Airway Disease with Anti-Inflammatory and Antimicrobial Cationic Glucocorticoids, Melissa Myint

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The intracellular domain of the Frazzled/DCC receptor is a transcription factor required for commissural axon guidance, Alexandra Neuhaus-Follini

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The Language and Literacy Practices of English Language Learners (ELLs) in a Philadelphia High School: The Hyphenated Experiences of Immigrant Students in Content Area Classrooms, Lan My Ngo

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Exploring Historically Black College And Universities' Ethos Of Racial Uplift: Stem Students' Challenges And Institutions' Practices For Cultivating Learning And Persistence In Stem, Thai-Huy Peter Nguyen

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Bank Regulations, Fiscal Policies And Growth, Thien Tung Nguyen

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Navigating the Discourse of Dependency: Welfare-Reliant Mothers in College An Institutional Ethnography, Liz Noll

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Bayesian Modeling of Consumer Behavior in the Presence of Anonymous Visits, Julie Novak

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Crystal-Amorphous Transformation Via Defect-Templating In Phase-Change Materials, Pavan Nukala

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Regulation of anti-viral CD8+ T cell responses by the PD-1 pathway, Pamela Odorizzi

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Single human cells use transcriptional mechanisms to compensate for differences in cell size and DNA content, Olivia Padovan-Merhar

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The neural mechanisms underlying visual target search, Marino Pagan

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Tiocfaidh ár lá (Our day will come): Negotiating the cultural politics of citizenship, heritage, and identity in Northern Ireland, Doris Ellen Panzer

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Experiments, Simulations, and Lessons from Experimental Evolution, Emily Parke

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Cpac: The Origins And Role Of The Conference In The Expansion And Consolidation Of The Conservative Movement, 1974-1980, Daniel Preston Parker

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Characterization of Illegal Wildlife Trade Networks, Nikkita Gunvant Patel

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Spectroscopic Probes Of Protein Structure, Dynamics, Hydration And Electrostatics, Ileana Marquez Pazos

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Water After Antiquity: The Afterlives Of Roman Water Infrastructure In The Eastern Mediterranean (300-800 Ce), Jordan Thomas Pickett

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Canyon Collective Artists: Micropolitics in West Coast Experimental Film, 1960-79, Ekin Pinar

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Risk Factors for Antisocial Behavior in Juveniles: A Multidisciplinary Perspective, Jill Portnoy

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The B-L MSSM from Strings to the LHC, Austin Purves

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Improving the Signal-to-Noise of Nanopore Sensors, Matthew Puster

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"We were the eyes and ears...": Nursing and the Development of Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the United States, 1955-1982., Briana Ralston

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Characterizing the Role of Contextualized Problems in a Written and Enacted Algebra Unit, Luke Thomas Reinke

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Amenities, Walkability, and Neighborhood Stability: A Mixed Methods Analysis, John Christopher Robinson

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What Will The Neighbors Say? How Differences In Planning Culture Yield Distinctive Outcomes In Urban Redevelopment: The Example Of The Community Benefits Agreement Trend, Ralph Rosado

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A Quantitative MRI Protocol for Assessing Matrix and Mineral Densities and Degree of Mineralization of Human Cortical Bone, Alan Charles Seifert

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Essays In Asset Pricing And Tail Risk, Sang Byung Seo

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Bodies of Knowledge: The Presentation of Personified Figures in Engraved Allegorical Series Produced in the Netherlands, 1548-1600, Geoffrey Shamos

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The Thermal Dielectrophoretic Force On A Dielectric Particle In Electric And Temperature Fields, Barukyah Shaparenko

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In Vivo Genome Editing: Proof Of Concept In Neonatal And Adult Mouse Liver, Rajiv Sharma

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Ef-G:trna Dynamics During The Elongation Cycle Of Protein Synthesis, Rong Shen

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Essays on Macroeconometrics, Kotbee Shin

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Two-Sided Search And Matching: Theory And Estimation, Seul Ki Shin

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Real-Time Storytelling with Events in Virtual Worlds, Alexander Shoulson

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The Role of the Nucleus Pulposus in Human Intervertebral Disc Mechanical Function Quantified by Mechanical Loading and Non-Invasive Imaging, Brent L. Showalter

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Words and Subwords: Phonology in a Piece-Based Syntactic Morphology, Kobey Shwayder

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A Dependently Typed Language with Nontermination, Vilhelm Sjöberg

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The Effects Of Chronic Stress On Cd8 T Cells In Human Adults: An Examination From Bench To Bedside, Christina Marie Slota

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Both a College Woman and a Professional Nurse: College Educated Women who Became Professional Nurses, 1890-1920, Katharine Therese Smith

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Towards the Total Synthesis of Spirastrellolide E: Investigations into Advanced Southern Hemisphere Fragments, Alexander Sokolsky

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Spatial And Temporal Variation In Wild Pollination Service In The Mongolian Steppe, Daniel S. Song

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Deciphering ARAP3 Functions in Hematopoiesis and Hematopoietic Stem Cells, Yiwen Song

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Shifted Symplectic Structures on Spaces of Framed Maps, Theodore Spaide

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Gamma-sarcoglycan mediated mechanotransduction in skeletal muscle, Janelle M. Spinazzola

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Essays in Macroeconomic and International Finance, Zachary R. Stangebye

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Short-Circuiting Neoliberal Development: A Case Study Of The Usha Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Megan Stanton

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Molecular Characterization Of The Transmission And Early Diversification Of Hepatitis C Virus, Mark Bevan Stoddard

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Function Of Bromodomain And Extra-Terminal Motif Proteins (bets) In Gata1-Mediated Transcription, Aaron James Stonestrom

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Rebuild, Retreat, Or Resilience: Can Taipei Plan For Resilience?, Yu-Shou Su

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Role Of Molecular Motors And Maps In Spindle Dynamics And Chromosome Segregation In The Fission Yeast Schizosaccharomyces Pombe, Viktoriya Syrovatkina

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Cross Coupling of sp3 Centers via Traditional and Reductive Methods, Kaitlin Marie Traister

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Emulsion Stabilization with Janus Particles, Fuquan Tu

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Evidence for decays of the Higgs boson to tau leptons at ATLAS, Alexander Tuna

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Polymer Structure And Dynamics In Nano-Confinements: Polymer Nanocomposiets And Cylindrical Confinement, Wei-Shao Tung

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Optical and Electronic Interactions at the Nanoscale, Michael Edward Turk

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Cognitive and Neural Processes of Constucted Preferences, Betty Viechnicki

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Alarming Immunity: A Wake Up Call For Cd8 T Cells Using Genetic Adjuvants (il-33 And Isg15), Daniel Villarreal

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VIVA: An Online Algorithm for Piecewise Curve Estimation Using ℓ0 Norm Regularization, Richard Benjamin Voigt

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Computational modeling and design of protein and polymeric nano-assemblies, Christopher D. Von Bargen

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The Development, Use, and Optimization of Sortase-Tag Expressed Protein Ligation, Robert Leslie Warden-Rothman

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Trans-Textual Dialogue In The Jesuit Missionary Intra-Lingual Translation Of The Yijing, Sophie Ling-chia Wei

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Signs in the Song: Scientific Poetry in the Hellenistic Period, Kathryn Dorothy Wilson

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Induction of T cell immunity overcomes resistance to PD-1 and CTLA-4 blockade and improves survival in pancreatic cancer, Rafael Winograd

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Minimally Perturbing Fluorescence Probe Pairs for the Study of Protein Folding and Misfolding, Rebecca Felice Wissner

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Defective Autophagy in Neurodegeneration: Novel Roles for Huntingtin and Optineurin in Regulating Autophagosome Dynamics, Chyi Haw Yvette Wong

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Liquid Chromatographyâ??mass Spectrometry Analysis Of Dysfunctional Mitochondrial Metabolism: Insights Into Rotenone Toxicity And Friedreichâ??s Ataxia, Andrew J. Worth

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Essays On Contracts, Zenan Wu

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Microswimmers And Microfluidics: Understanding And Manipulating The Locomotion Of Undulatory Microswimmers, Jinzhou Yuan

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Making Spaces Sacred: The Sayyeda Zaynab And Bibi Pak Daman Shrines And The Construction Of Modern Shiâ??a Identity, Noor Zaidi

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High-dimensional Statistical Inference: from Vector to Matrix, Anru Zhang

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Nickel Catalyzed Borylation And Cross-Coupling Of Representative C-O Based Electrophiles, Na Zhang

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Building And Mining An Atlas Of The Mammalian Circadian Transcriptome, Ray Zhang

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Essays on Bayesian Macroeconometrics, Molin Zhong

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A role for cell cycle protein E2F1 in HIV-induced neurotoxicity, Jacob Zyskind

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Pkc Isozymes In Lung Cancer Development And Therapy Resistance, Mahlet Abera

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Mirrors of Modernization: The American Reflection in Turkey, Begum Adalet

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Essays on Health Insurance Market Design and Labor Market Interactions, Naoki Aizawa

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Gold And Iron Loaded Micelles: A Multifunctional Approach For Combined Imaging And Therapy, With Improved Pharmacokinetics, Ajlan Al Zaki

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Theoretical and Observational Viability of Modified Gravity, Melinda Andrews

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Essays On Technology, Productivity And Misallocation, Tanida Arayavechkit

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Dna Conformational Changes And Phase Transitions Induced By Tension And Twist, David E. Argudo

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The Four-Year College Pipeline And Factors Related To Bachelor's Degree Completion For High School Graduates, Michael Armijo

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Differential Academic Trajectories Among Latino Students in Los Angeles, Gina Arnone

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Regulation And Kinase Activity Of The Trk Family Of Receptor Tyrosine Kinases, Stephen Charles Artim

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Surface Plasmon Based Engineering Of Semiconductor Nanowire Optics, Carlos Octavio Aspetti

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Overall Mechanical Response of Soft Composite Materials with Particulate Microstructure at Finite Strains, Reza Avazmohammadi

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Role of cytoskeletal remodeling in T cell receptor signaling and integrin activation at the immunological synapse, Alexander Babich

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Non-instructional roles for Notch signaling in T cell development, Will Harrison Bailis

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Applications Of Hyperpolarized Xenon-129 Nmr And Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer In Biosensing, Yubin Bai

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Small Talk: The Socialities of Speech in Modern Democratic Life, Chloé Bakalar

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Computational Modeling Of Nanocrystal Superlattices, Mehdi Bakhshi Zanjani

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Inducible Protein Dimerization: New Tools And Applications To Understanding The Mitotic Checkpoint, Edward Raymond Ballister

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The role of the Akt2 isoform in Th17 differentiation in vitro and peripheral CD4 T cell immune responses in vivo, Lauren Banks

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Toll-Like Receptor 9 And Interferon-Gamma Receptor Signaling Suppress The B Cell Fate Of Uncommitted Progenitors In Mice, Sheena Rose Baratono

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The Way That Our Catullus Walked: Grammar and Poetry in the Late Republic, Samuel David Beckelhymer

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Controlling defects in nematic and smectic liquid crystals through boundary geometry, Daniel Beller

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Controlling Defects in Nematic and Smectic Liquid Crystals Through Boundary Geometry, Daniel A. Beller

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Novel insights into the allosteric activation of the epidermal growth factor receptor, Nicholas Bessman

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Worlds Of Color: Black Internationalism And The Periodical In The Age Of Empire, MARINA BILBIJA

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Regulatory Oversight and Financial Reporting Incentives: Evidence from SEC Budget Allocations, Terrence Patrick Blackburne