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Measuring Biomarkers of Friedreich Ataxia: Implications for Clinical Research, Eric Christopher Deutsch

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Lysine Post-Translational Modifications of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Chromatin Proteins, Christopher Richard Edwards

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Dynamics of Endogenous Cardiac Repair and Methods for Enhanced Post-Injury Cell Therapy, Jeremy Alan Elser

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The Vietnamese Vowel System, Giang Huong Emerich

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Disease Diagnosis from Immunoassays with Plate to Plate Variability, Oliver Entine

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Cardiovascular Effects And Enjoyment Of Exer-Gaming In Older Adults, Michael John Fachko

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Testing the soil carbon saturation theory: maximal carbon stabilization and soil organic matter stability as a function of organic carbon inputs, Wenting Feng

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Identification and Characterization of Small Molecule Antagonists of the Human Papillomavirus Oncoproteins, Daniela Fera

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Non-linear homogenization of magnetorheological elastomers at finite strain, Evan Galipeau

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The Evolution of a High Mutation Rate and Declining Fitness in Asexual Populations, Christopher Francis Gentile

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Sallust's Histories and Triumviral Historiography, Jennifer Gerrish

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From Print To Pixel: Visual Media And The Fate Of Nonviolent Social Movement Activism, Ksenia O. Gorbenko

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Essays on Consumer Default, Richard Grey Gordon

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Israeli Environmental NGOs and Philanthropic Foundations: Donor Dependence, Organizational Characteristics, and Selection Mechanism, Itay Greenspan

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The Casualization of Intimacy: Consensual non-monogamy and the new sexual ethos, Brittany Griebling

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Evaluating the Effects of Child Care Policies on Children's Cognitive Development and Maternal Labor Supply, Andrew Griffen

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Services In Manufacturing Industries: Contributions To Quality And Competition, Jose Guajardo

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Impact of HAART on T Cell activation in HIV-Infected Adolescents, Danielle Haney

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Chemical Genetic Approaches for Elucidating Protease Function and Drug-Target Potential in Plasmodium Falciparum, Michael Harbut

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Object rivalry: Competition between incompatible representations of the same object, Nicholas Hindy

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Conceptual Flexibility: Behavioral And Neural Variations In Semantic Memory Retrieval, Nina Hsu

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MRI based Quantification of Global Cerebral Metabolism, Varsha Jain

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Lytic granule convergence to the microtubule organizing center in natural killer cells, Ashley Mentlik James

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Molten Metal Anodes for Direct Carbon-Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Abhimanyu Jayakumar

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The Rise And Fall Of The Taiwan Independence Policy: Power Shift, Domestic Constraints, And Sovereignty Assertiveness (1988-2010), Dalei Jie

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Factors governing the performance and stability of solid oxide fuel cell cathodes prepared by infiltration, Rainer Küngas

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Synthesis and Self-Assembly of Polymeric Hybrid Nanomaterials, Amanda C. Kamps

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Synthesis Of Metal, Oxide, Alloy, And Intermetallic Nanocrystals For Catalysis, Yijin Kang

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Simulation of 3D Model, Shape, and Appearance Aging by Physical, Chemical, Biological, Environmental, and Weathering Effects, Joseph T. Kider

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Interface Engineering to Control Charge Transport in Colloidal Semiconductor Nanowires and Nanocrystals, David Kiewook Kim

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Development And Regulation Of Natural T Helper 17 Cells, Ji-Yeon Kim

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The Role of Kv7 in Peripheral Neurons, Chih King

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The Roots of Educational Inequality: Germantown High School, 1907-2011, Erika M. Kitzmiller

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Health Professionals Training In The Era Of The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act (p.l. 111-148): Educating To Meet Workforce Demands, Heather A. Klusaritz

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Neuropathologic role of inositol (1,4,5)-trisphosphate receptor proteolysis, Catherine M. Kopil

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Evolutionary Dynamics Of Neoplastic Cell Populations In Barrett's Esophagus, Rumen Lyubenov Kostadinov

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What Is On The Other Side Of The Tracks? A Spatial Examination Of Neighborhood Boundaries And Segregation, Rory Kramer

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Super Resolution Microscopy Of Lipid Bilayer Phases And Single Molecule Kinetic Studies On Merocyanine 540 Bound Lipid Vesicles., CHIN-KUEI KUO

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Organizational Correlates Of Medication-Assisted Treatment In Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities: Examining How Institutional Forces Shape Treatment, Maayan Lawental Schori

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Cytoplasmic Dynein And Dynactin Coordinate Microtubule Dynamics At The Growing Plus End, Jacob Eric Lazarus

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3 Essays On Corporate Governance, Firm Value And Startegy: Evidence From Founding Family Firms, Joon Mahn Lee

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Integration and Segregation in Audition and Vision, Thomas Yao-Yu Lee

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Microscale Measurements of Cell and Tissue Mechanics in Three Dimensions, Wesley Legant

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Combinatorial Structures and Generating Functions of Fishburn Numbers, Parking Functions, and Tesler Matrices., Paul Levande

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Evaluating Intradistrict Resource Allocation and its Implications for Equity: A Case Study, Stephanie Levin

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Information Sharing Using a State Fusion Center: A Case Study of the New Jersey Regional Operations Intelligence Center, Carla Lewandowski

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Statistical Methods For Non-Ignorable Missing Data With Applications To Quality-Of-Life Data., Kaijun Liao

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Empirical Studies Of Revenue Management Practices: Understand Your Competition And Customers, Jun Li

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Essays on Executive Compensation, Qi Liu

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Liquid Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry For The Study Of Arachidonic Acid Metabolites, Xiaojing Liu

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Regulation Of Drosophila Rest:activity Rhythms By A Microrna And Aging, Wenyu Luo

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Targeted Proteomics And Biochemical Fractionation: New Tools For Deciphering The Synapse In Schizophrenia, Matthew Luke MacDonald

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Organization Of Hospital Nursing And Readmissions In Surgical Medicare Patients, CHENJUAN MA

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Role of calpains in axonal injury and degeneration, Marek Ma

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Spatially and Temporally Controlled Mechanical Signals to Direct Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Behavior, Ross Marklein

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The role of fibrin clot properties and fibrinogen nitration in the pathology of venous thromboembolism., Marissa Rose Martinez

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Substance and Providence in the Old French Theological Romance, Ian Michael McConnon

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Direct Assessment of Respiratory and Cardiac Function and Reserve Capacity in a Large Animal Model of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy., Andrew Frederick Mead

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Essays on Gender and Health, Carla Medalia

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Trajectory Generation and Control for Quadrotors, Daniel Warren Mellinger

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A Little Bird Told Me So...:the Emotional, Attributional, Relational And Team-Level Outcomes Of Engaging In Gossip, Shimul Melwani

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Hippocampal circuitry dysfunction in the 5-HT1A knockout mouse, Kayla Lynn Metzger

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Raising Race Questions: Whiteness, Education and Inquiry in Seven Teacher Case Studies, Ali Michael

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Collagen Fiber Re-Alignment and Uncrimping in Response to Loading: Determining Structure-Function Relationships Using a Developmental Tendon Mouse Model, Kristin Suzanne Miller

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Wnt2 And Wnt7b Cooperative Signaling In Lung Development, Mayumi Miller

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Evolution And Dynamics Of The Human Gut Virome, Samuel Schwartz Minot

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The Integrin Equilibrium: Balancing Protein-Protein And Protein-Lipid Interactions, David Thomas Moore

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Econometric Analysis of Pricing and Operational Strategies, Antonio Moreno-Garcia

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The Vates in Senecan Drama: Prophecy, Poetry, Problems, and Possibilities, Carrie Michelle Mowbray

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Host-Commensal Cross Talk At The Cutaneous Interface, Shruti Naik

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A Computational Role for Arousal in Optimal Inference, Matthew R. Nassar

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Green Scheduling Of Control Systems, Truong Xuan Nghiem

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Spectroscopy and dynamics of transient species, the vinyl radical and highly vibrationally excited acetylene, Matt Nikow

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IR-UV Spectroscopic Studies of OH and CN Radical Complexes, Bridget Anne O'Donnell

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Signal Transduction Mechanisms In Commissural Axon Guidance: The Role Of Intracellular Tyrosine Kinases In Netrin-Dcc/frazzled Axon Attraction, Michael P. O'Donnell

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Development Of A High Throughput Assay To Optimize Hematopoietic Differentiation Of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells, Joel Thomas Outten

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Transcriptional Control And Population Dynamics Of Antiviral Cd8+ T Cell Responses, Michael Alexander Paley

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Computational Protein Design And Molecular Dynamics Simulations: A Study Of Membrane Proteins, Small Peptides And Molecular Systems, Jose Manuel Perez Aguilar

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Semiconductor Nanowires: Optical Properties and All-Optical Switching, Brian Edward Piccione

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The Maqâmah As Prosimetrum: A Comparative Investigation Of Its Origin, Form And Function, Ailin Qian

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Low Dimensional Singular Riemannian Foliations in Spheres, Marco Radeschi

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Controlling or Complying? The Opportunities and Challenges of Coordinated Technological Change, Ramkumar Ranganathan

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The Most Sovereign of Masters: The History of Opium in Modern Iran, 1850-1955, Ram Baruch Regavim

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A Novel CCR5 Mutation in Sooty Mangabeys Reveals SIVsmm Infection of CCR5-null Natural Hosts: Examining the Potential Roles of Alternative Entry Pathways in HIV and SIV Infection, Nadeene E. Riddick

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Teacher Inquiry as Transformative Learning: The Work of an Adolescent Literacy Education Study Group, Kathleen Riley

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The Role of SLP-76 in the Homeostasis of CD4+ T Cells, Evann Rodgers

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Virus-Size Nanoparticles Coated With A Synthetic "self" Peptide Inhibit Phagocytic Clearance And Enhance Delivery Of An Anti-Cancer Drug, Pia Lorena Rodriguez Nunez

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Probing DNA-Induced Colloidal Interactions and Dynamics with Scanning-Line Optical Tweezers, William Benjamin Rogers

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Pedagogia e corte nel Rinascimento italiano ed europeo, Michele Rossi

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Provenance and Uncertainty, SUDEEPA ROY

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Perspectives on Veterans' Health and Care, Mollie Rubin

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Design and application of photoactivatable oligonucleotides, Brittani K. Ruble

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Essays on the Spatial Clustering of Immigrants and Internal Migration within the United States, Matthew Ruther

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Synthesis And Self-Assembly Of Nanoparticles And Amphiphilic Block Copolymers, Brenda Leonor Sanchez Gaytan

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Efficient Human Pose Estimation with Image-dependent Interactions, Benjamin John Sapp

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Structural Studies of the SMN-Gemin2 Complex, Kathryn Lorenz Sarachan

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Nmda Receptor Dysfunction And Development Of Translational Biomarkers For Autism And Schizophrenia, John A. Saunders IV

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Custodians Of Malay Heritage: Anthropology, Education, And Imperialism In British Malaya And The Netherlands Indies 1890-1939, Matthew Schauer

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The Impact of Recordings on Student Achievement in Critical Language Courses, Elizabeth C. Scheyder

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Cultivating Aesthetic Practice for 21st Century Learning: Arts-Based Literacy as Critical Inquiry, Jessica Whitelaw Schmucker