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Robot Motion Planning Under Topological Constraints, Soonkyum Kim

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Searching for Needles in a Haystack: Three Essays on the Role of R&D Partnerships in the Bio-Pharmaceutical Industry, Thomas Maximilian Klueter

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The Understanding of Teaching in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, John Knutsen

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A search for dark matter through invisible decays of the Higgs boson with the ATLAS detector at the LHC, Joshua Milo Kunkle

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Cd8+ T-Cell Responses In A Th2-Polarized Inflammatory Setting, Vanessa Christina Kurzweil

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Development and Persuasion Processing: An Investigation of Children's Advertising Susceptibility and Understanding, Matthew Allen Lapierre

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Individual Stock Investor Sentiment, Stock Issuance, and Financial Market Anomalies, Edmund Pak Kuen Lee

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Market Heterogeneity and Drug Innovation, Rocky Lee

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Modeling Multiple Occupant Behaviors In Buildings For Increased Simulation Accuracy: An Agent-Based Modeling Approach, Yoon Soo Lee

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Excited State Dynamics of Atmospheric Species: Collisional Quenching of OH A 2Σ+ and Photodissociation of CH2I2 and CH2OO, Julia Lehman

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Measuring Transcription Directly From Our Chromosomes, Marshall Levesque

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Plasma Proteins And Their Interaction With Synthetic Polymers At The Air-Water Interface, Zhengzheng Liao

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TEM Studies of Modulated Mixed A-site Perovskites, Mark William Licurse

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Genome-Wide Analysis Of Rna Secondary Structure In Eukaryotes, Fan Li

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Information and Learning in Markets, FEI LI

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Fabrication And Dynamic Tuning Of Periodic Structures From Holographic Lithography, Jie Li

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The molecular basis for amino-terminal acetylation by NAT proteins, Glen Liszczak

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Mechanistic Studies Of The Elongation Cycle Of Protein Synthesis, Wei Liu

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Coarse-Grained Lattice Monte Carlo Simulation of Continuous Systems, Xiao Liu

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Rational Design And Characterization Of Solution-Processable Organic Photovoltaic Devices: A Study Of Both Organic And Inorganic Architectures, Wenting Li

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The Impact Of Receptor Binding Avidity And Immune History On The Antigenic Determination Of Influenza A Viruses, Yang Li

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Predicting Text Quality: Metrics for Content, Organization and Reader Interest, Annie Priyadarshini Louis

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Epigenetic Basis For The Oncogenic Potential Of Idh Mutations, Chao Lu

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Japan's Asia-Pacific Migrations and the Making of the Japanese Empire, 1868-1945, Sidney Xu Lu

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Is it Good to be Green?: An Assessment of County Green Infrastructure Planning in Colorado, Florida, and Maryland, Amy J. Lynch

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Use Of Tat-Hsp70 Fusion Protein To Attenuate Sepsis-Induced Lung Injury In Rodents With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Caused By Cecal Ligation And Double Puncture (2clp), Mary Melanie Lyons

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Interactions Between APOBEC3 and Murine Retroviruses: Mechanisms of Restriction and Drug Resistance, Alyssa Lea MacMillan

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Mechanical development and functional mechanosensitivity during early cardiogenesis, Stephanie Feldman Majkut

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"A Lock upon All Conduct:" Modesty in German Courtly Literature (c. 1175-1220), Kathryn Ann Malczyk

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Midwives' Collaborative Activism In Two U.s. Cities, 1970-1990, Linda Tina Maldonado

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Magnetic Field Effects On Molecular Emissivity In Solutions, TOMOYASU MANI

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Dynamicity and Performance in Adaptive Organizations, Alessandro Marino

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Using Model Proteins To Study Tyrosine Oxidation-Reduction: Reversible Voltammograms, Long-Lived Radicals And Detailed Design Of The Radical Site, Melissa C. Martínez-Rivera

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Mechanistic Studies of Alcohol Steam Reforming Catalysts, Eddie Martono

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Linear types, protocols, and processes in classical F°, Karl Mazurak

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Parental Engagement in a School District in Crisis: Examining School Reform through the Lens of Family Involvement, Kathryn McGinn

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Toxic? The Nature And Effects Of Mothers' Exposure To Pediatric Environmental Health Information In The Media, Susan L. Mello

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PDT in the Thoracic Cavity: Spectroscopic Methods and Fluence Modeling for Treatment Planning, Julia Meo

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Host-Apicomplexan Parasite Interactions: Leveraging Biological Discovery Into Antiparasitic Drug Development, Melanie Grace Millholland

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Essays on Learning in Social Networks, Pooya Molavi

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Regulation Of Egf Receptor Dynamics By Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases, Calixte Monast

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Cyclin-Dependent Kinase 2 Regulates Foxp3 And Regulatory T Cell Function, Peter A. Morawski

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Regulation and dynamic behavior of the heat shock transcription factor HSF-1 in C. elegans, Elizabeth A. Morton

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IMPROVING SN Ia DISTANCE MEASUREMENTS THROUGH BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF SN Ia SYSTEMATIC UNCERTAINTIES, Jennifer Lynn Mosher

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An evolutionarily conserved role for autophagy in antiviral defense, Ryan Moy

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Electrical Percolation In Metal Nanowire Networks For Bulk Polymer Nanocomposites And Transparent Conductors, And Resistive Switching In Metal/polymer Nano-Gap Devices, Rose Mumbe Mutiso

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Nucleic acid determinants of cytosine deamination by AID/APOBEC enzymes in immunity and epigenetics, Christopher Nabel

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Improving protein therapeutics through quantitative molecular engineering approaches and a cell-based oral delivery platform, Ting Wun Ng

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Defining the Role of Mechanical Signals During Nerve Root Compression in the Development of Sustained Pain and Neurophysiological Correlates that Develop in the Injured Tissue and Spinal Cord, Kristen Nicholson

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Developing the yeast disaggregase Hsp104 as a treatment for polyglutamine disease in Drosophila, Mary Cushman Nick

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Investigating and Manipulating Immune Responses to Hepatotropic Pathogens Using Synthetic DNA, Nyamekye Obeng-Adjei

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The Role of Ikaros in CD8+ T cell Biology, Shaun O'Brien

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Impact of IL-27 on regulatory T cell responses, Aisling Catherine O'Hara

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Money Plays: Performing Currency In Seventeenth-Century French Comedy, Matthew Jon Pagett

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Neurodegeneration After Cardiac Arrest: Cell Death Mechanisms And Methods Of Neuroprotection, Michael Paine

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Complex Fluids In Microchannel Flows At Low Reynolds Number: Elastic Instabilities And Rheology, Lichao Pan

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Customizing Message Content to Facilitate Decisions about Participating in Genomics Research: A Reasoned Action Approach, Ryan S. Paquin

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Phenotypic Characteristics Of Mucosally Transmitted Hiv-1, Nicholas F. Parrish

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The Impact Of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury On Neuronal Networks And Neurobehavior, Tapan P. Patel

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Political Appetites: Food As Rhetoric In American Politics, Alison Perelman

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The Influence Of Cd4+ T Cell Affinity For Self-Antigen On The Development Of Inflammatory Arthritis, Olivia Alice Perng

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Identifying Host Factors Important for Hantavirus Entry, Josiah Petersen

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Who Stole The Soul: Black Student Sociopolitical Solidarity In The Twenty-First Century, Brian F. Peterson

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Designing Women: Fashion, Fiction, and Femininity in Second Empire France, Sara Frances Phenix

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Models for Improved Tractability and Accuracy in Dependency Parsing, Emily Pitler

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Chiral Binaphthoquinones: Versatile Precursors for the Synthesis of Natural Products and Ligands for Asymmetric Catalysis, Erin Podlesny

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Consequences Of Brief Periods Of Sleep Loss On Hippocampus-Dependent Memory And Synaptic Plasticity, Toni-Moi N. Prince

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Injectable Hydrogels for Local Protein Delivery to Engineer Myocardial Remodeling, Brendan Patrick Purcell

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Throughput and Nurses' Workloads: Influences on Nurse and Patient Outcomes, Lisa Winter Quinn

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Computational Sprinting: Exceeding Sustainable Power in Thermally Constrained Systems, Arun Raghavan

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The Role Of Ndfip1 In T Cell Tolerance, Natalia M. Ramos Hernández

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Control of the Tumor Suppressor p53 by Regulating MDM2 Activity and Stability, Ruchira S. Ranaweera

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When Do Faculty Inputs Matter? A Panel Study of Racial/Ethnic Differences in Engineering Bachelor's Degree Production, Tafaya S. Ransom

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Tyrosine phosphorylation and structural requirements mediate Toll-like receptor 9 function, Sheila Rao

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RISK FACTORS FOR AND IMPACT OF AMBULATORY URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS CAUSED BY HIGH MIC-FLUOROQUINOLONE SUSCEPTIBLE E. COLI IN WOMEN, Pinyo Rattanaumpawan

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Functions Of Atoh8 And Mekk3 In Cardiovascular Development, David Robert Rawnsley

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A search for new physics in high-mass ditau events in the ATLAS detector, Ryan Reece

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Semiconductor Nanocrystal Building Blocks for Solar Applications: Synthesis, Self-Assembly, and Film Characterization, Danielle Christina Reifsnyder

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Northern Song Reflections on the Tang, Jeffrey Rice

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Advances in the Theory of Determinantal Point Processes, Justin Kyle Rising

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Unpacking the Black Box: Estimating the High School-Level Effects of Undermatching Among Underrepresented Students, Awilda Rodriguez

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Buying In: Socially Conscious Consumption And The Architecture Of Choice, Elizabeth Roodhouse

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Structure and Coarsening of Foams: Beyond von Neumann's Law, Adam E. Roth

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Methods in and applications of the sequencing of short non-coding RNAs, Paul Ryvkin

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Engineering Tunable Plasmonic Nanostructures To Enhance Upconversion Luminescence, Marjan Saboktakin

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Solon of Athens: The Man, the Myth, the Tyrant?, Kelcy Shannon Sagstetter

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Essays on Dynamic Macroeconomics, Hikaru Saijo

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Structural and mechanistic insights into centromere specification and kinetochore regulation, Kevan Salimian

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The Integrated Stress Response Effector ATF4: Characterization of a small molecule modulator of its expression and investigation of the role of ATF4 in metastasis, Carly M. Sayers

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"With a Pure Intention of Pleasing and Honouring God": How the Philadelphia Laity Created American Catholicism, 1785-1850, Jennifer Schaaf

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Optimizing Adaptive Marketing Experiments with the Multi-Armed Bandit, Eric Michael Schwartz

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Forward and Reverse Engineering of Cellular Decision-Making, Najaf Ali Shah

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Hidden Ownership, Monitoring, and the Value of the Firm, Roy Shashua

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Defining A Regulatory Role For The Hsv Glycoprotein B Membrane Proximal Region In Membrane Association, Spencer Shelly

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Examinations Into The Calcium Hypothesis Of Alzheimer's Disease, Dustin J. Shilling

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Four Heavenly Kings: Iconography and Symbolism seen Through Literary Evidence and Imagery, yeoung shin Shim

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Design, Synthesis and Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-Coupling Reactions of Potassium Organotrifluoroborates, Inji Shin

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Adaptation of the Retina to Stimulus Correlations, Kristina D. Simmons

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Arx Influences Cortical Function by Regulating Progenitor Cell Proliferation, Jacqueline Christine Simonet

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The Transition to Adulthood in the Developed Western World: a Focus on the Achievement of Economic Independence and on the Role of Family Background, Maria Sironi