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Engineered Materials To Measure And Regulate Cell Mechanotransduction, Brandon Lou Blakely

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Proverbial Modernism: Difficult Literature and the Self-Help Hermeneutic, Beth Blum

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Essays on Nonlinear Macroeconomic Dynamics, Luigi Bocola

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Neutron Multiplicity in Atmospheric Neutrino Events at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, Richard Bonventre

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First-Principles Exploration Of The Structural Motifs Of Chalcogenides And Their Relationship To Electronic And Photovoltaic Properties, John A. Brehm

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Adolescent and Adult Perceptions of Adolescent Diet, Physical Activity, Body Size, and Obesity Prevention in Botswana, Corbett D. Brown

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Nanoparticle-Shelled Bubbles For Lightweight Materials, Teresa Brugarolas Brufau

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CHROMATIN COMPACTION AND GENOME REORGANIZATION DURING SPERMATOGENESIS IN M. musculus AND SPORULATION IN S. cerevisiae, Jessica Michelle Bryant

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Consequences of Adenovirus Vector Vaccination on T Cell Activation and SIV Susceptibility in Rhesus Macaques, Irene Bukh

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Spatiotemporal Dynamics Of Neural Activity During Human Episodic Memory Encoding And Retrieval, John Frederick Burke

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Form In Darkness: Linking Visual Cortex Structure With Spontaneous Neural Function, Omar H. Butt

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Shape Representations using Nested Descriptors, Jeffrey Byrne

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A Comparative Evaluation Of State Policies And Programs For Nonpoint Source Pollution Control In The Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Seung Ah Byun

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In The Shadow Of Osiris: Non-Royal Mortuary Landscapes At South Abydos During The Late Middle And New Kingdoms, Kevin Michael Cahail

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State-Making, Evidence-Making, and Claim-Making: The Cases of Torture and Enforced Disappearances in Post-1980 Turkey, Basak Can

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Maintaining Glucose Homeostasis In Response To Aging And Stress: The Role Of Pcif1, Bmi1, And Pdx1, Corey Elizabeth Cannon

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Non-Specific Interactions Between Cationic Nanoparticle-Polymer Composites and Biomolecules, Matthew Alexander Caporizzo

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High Fat Diet Affects The Dopamine Reward System: Importance Of Sex And Critical Developmental Periods, Jesse Lea Carlin

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Combining Proofs and Programs, Chris Casinghino

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Peto's Paradox and the Evolution of Cancer Suppression, Aleah Fox Caulin

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The Anxiety of Recognition: The Search for Legibility of Mayan Identities in Yucatán, Mexico and San Francisco, California, Christa D. Cesario

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Top-down control of serotonergic systems in socioaffective choices and depression-like behaviors, Collin Challis

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Socially Connecting and Socially Distancing Consumer Choices, Cindy Chan

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Augmenting Anti-Tumor Immunity By Targeting Macrophage Cox-2 In Breast Cancer, Edward Po-Hwa Chen

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Deformation Mechanisms in Pd Nanowhiskers, Lisa YingYing Chen

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Impacts Of French High-Speed Rail Investment On Urban Agglomeration Economies, Mengke Chen

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Local Optoelectronic Properties Of Zinc-Porphyrin/gold Molecular Interfaces, Xi Chen

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Astrocyte Signaling in Traumatic Brain Injury, YungChia Chen

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The Lonely Social World Of Racial And Ethnic Minority And Immigrant Youth: Examining Social Isolation Of Adolescents From Key Actors In The School Context, Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng

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Cultivating Class: Tokyo Imperial University and the Rise of a Middle-Class Society in Modern Japan, Jamyung Choi

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Oxidative stress and bioprosthetic heart valve degradation: mechanisms and prevention, Abigail Christian

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Weak Lensing and Modified Gravity of Cosmic Structure, Joseph Clampitt

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Degradation Of The Oncoprotein Mdmx In Neurodegenerative States: Evidence For A Pro-Survival Role Of Mdmx In Neurons, Daniel James Colacurcio

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Opposing Actin Networks Modulate the Mechano-Activation of the Integrin LFA-1 During Immunological Synapse Formation, William Andrew Comrie

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Urbanization and Demographic Change in Sub-Saharan Africa: Three essays on fertility and child mortality differentials in a rapidly urbanizing context, Jamaica Corker

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Mario Bellatin: el giro hacia el procedimiento y la literatura como proyecto, Andrea Cote Botero

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The Role of CD8 T Cells in the Pathogenesis of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, Erika J. Crosby

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Development of Spinal Neuronal Hyperexcitability and Structural Plasticity after Cervical Facet Injury: Implications for Modulating Persistent Pain, Nathan Crosby

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Essays on Service Information, Retrials and Global Supply Chain Sourcing, Shiliang Cui

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Infrared Measurements of Protein Conformational Dynamics, Robert Culik

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Sheaves, Cosheaves and Applications, Justin Michael Curry

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Part I: Asymmetric Synthesis Of α-Allyl-α-Aryl α-Amino Acids Part Ii: Asymmetric Spirocyclization Of Allenyl Ketones Part Iii: Chemoselective Activation Of C(sp3)−h Bond Over C(sp2)−h Bond With Pd(ii), John M. Curto

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Creating the Litmus Test: Abortion, Mainline Protestants, and the Rise of the Religious Right, Sabrina Danielsen

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Estimation and Inference of the Three-Level Intraclass Correlation Coefficient, Matthew David Davis

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The effects of temperate phage on Streptococcus pneumoniae during colonization, Hilary Kay DeBardeleben

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Correlated Activity And Corticothalamic Cell Function In The Early Mouse Visual System, Daniel Denman

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T-Lineage Specification And Commitment Requires Constraint Of Myeloid Gene Expression Programs By Hes1, Maria Elena De Obaldia

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Patterns of adherence to oral hypoglycemic agents: patterns, correlates, and outcomes, Heather F. de Vries McClintock

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Advances in Spectral Learning with Applications to Text Analysis and Brain Imaging, Paramveer Dhillon

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The New Normal: Families, Caretakers, and Adults with Autism, Benjamin DiCicco-Bloom

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"Wir haben keine Mythologie": Dante's Commedia and the Poetics of Early German Romanticism, Daniel DiMassa

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Mechanochemical Control of Stem Cell Biology in Development and Disease: Experimental and Theoretical Models, Polimyr Caesar Dave Pelisco Dingal

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A Random Walk in Representations, Shanshan Ding

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Systems modeling of calcium homeostasis and mobilization in platelets mediated by IP3 and store-operated calcium entry, Andrew Thomas Dolan

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Effect of Substrate Ligand Presentation on the Motility of Human T-Lymphocytes, George Aaron Dominguez

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Roles of Dendritic Cells in Immunity to Toxoplasma gondii, Christopher David Dupont

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Diatom-Based Reconstructions Of Megathrust Earthquake Deformation And Tsunami Inundation In Central And South-Central Chile, Cristina Dura

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The Making Of A Global Health Crisis: Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis And Global Science In Rural South Africa, Erica Christine Dwyer

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The Role of Target Systems in Scientific Practice, Alkistis Elliott-Graves

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Distinct Patterns Of Ccr5 Versus Alternative Coreceptor Dependence In Non-Natural Host Versus Natural Host Simmian Immunodeficiency Virus Infection, Sarah T.C. Elliott

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A Convex Framework for Epidemic Control in Networks, Chinwendu Enyioha

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Assembling Social Forms: Sociological Art Practice In Post-1968 France, Ruth Elaine Erickson

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Regulation of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms by Metabolic Neuropeptides, Renske Erion

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Pro-Christian Humor And The Online Carnival, Timothy William Fallis

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A Novel Needleless Liquid Jet Injection Methodology For Improving Direct Cardiac Gene Delivery: An Optimization Of Parameters, Aav Mediated Therapy And Investigation Of Host Responses In Ischemic Heart Failure, Anthony Samuel Fargnoli

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Changes in HIV/AIDS Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors in Malawi, Theresa Fedor

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Prediction In Therapeutic Effectiveness Research: Prolonged Dose Titration In Warfarin Patients And Model Transportability, Brian Steven Finkelman

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Staging Civil Rights: African American Literature, Performance, and Innovation, Julius B. Fleming Jr

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Reporting Socialism: Soviet Journalism and the Journalists' Union, 1955-1966, Mary Catherine French

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The St. Louis Corridor: Mixing, Competing, and Retreating Dialects, Lauren Friedman

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The Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase SHP2 as a Mediator of Differential Cellular Sensitivity to EGFR Kinase Inhibitors, Christopher Furcht

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Assessing the Contribution Antiretroviral Therapy to Neuronal Damage and Death as a Mediator of Cognitive Decline in HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders, Patrick Joseph Gannon

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Recirculation of innate lymphocyte subsets in the skin, Skye Geherin

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Role Of The Notch1 Tad In Embryonic Development And Hematopoiesis, Dawson Gerhardt

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Trafficking Women: Interest, Desire, And Early Modern English Drama, Emily C. Gerstell

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The Rag2 C Terminus Participates In Repair Pathway Choice In Vivo And Suppresses Lymphomagenesis, Vered Gigi

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Approximate Inference for Determinantal Point Processes, Jennifer Ann Gillenwater

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Biological Role And Disease Impact Of Copy Number Variation In Complex Disease, Joseph Glessner

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GROK-FPGA: Generating Real On-Chip Knowledge For FPGA Fine-Grain Delays Using Timing Extraction, Benjamin Gojman

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Topics in Tree-Based Methods, Alex Lauf Goldstein

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Aspects of Galileons, Garrett Goon

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Cellular Mechanisms And Neural Control Of Sodium Appetite In Male Rats, Laura Ann Grafe

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Two Essays On The Economics Of Education, Nicolas Grau

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Principal Ownership of an Instructional Initiative: Advancing a Conceptual Framework for the Study of Leadership, Abigail M. Gray

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Mechanisms of Non-canonical NF-kappaB Regulation, Carolyn Margaret Gray

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Musical Politics in French Philadelphia, 1781-1801, Myron Gray

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Fear of falling among high-risk, urban, community-dwelling older adults, Sherry A. Greenberg

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Augmenting the Protein C Pathway with Endothelial Targeted Biotherapeutics: Strategies to Promote Partnering of TM and EPCR, Colin F. Greineder

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Regulating gene expression with light-activated oligonucleotides, Julianne C. Griepenburg

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Qualifying And Quantifying The Rate Of Decomposition In The Delaware River Valley Region, Sergio C. Guerra

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"A Good Place to Make Money": Business, Labor and Civil Rights in Twentieth-Century Charlotte, Julia Gunn

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The Impact Of An Early Career Recession On Schooling And Lifetime Welfare, Naijia Guo

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Epigenetic Regulation of Progenitor Cell Commitment by Hdac3, Mudit Gupta

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Dielectric Elastomer Composites: Macroscopic Behavior And Instabilities, Morteza Hakimi Siboni

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Clinical Correlates And Cognitive Underpinnings Of Uncontrollable Worry, Lauren S. Hallion

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Computational Models of Information Processing, Wendy Ham

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Micro-blogging Contesting Modernities: Producing and Remembering Public Events in Contemporary Chinese Social Media Platforms, Le Han

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Innovation Spillovers, Appropriability, and Economic Growth, Douglas Byron Hanley

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Three Essays On Crime And Delinquency: Immigration, Alcohol, And Probation, SeungHoon Han

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A Role Of Swi/snf Complex In Aba-Dependent Drought Responsive Gene Expression In Arabidopsis Thaliana, Soon-Ki Han