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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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The Intended And Unintended Consequences Of Regulating For-Profit Colleges: A Model Of College Choice And Retention, Yinyin Yu Yu

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Networked Social Influence: Online Social Network Physical Activity Interventions For Young Adults, Jingwen Zhang

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Blocking Immunosuppressive Factors And Taking Advantage Of The Nutrient Supply Within The Tumor Microenvironment: Pathways To Achieve Improved Cancer Immunotherapeutic Efficacy For Patients With Metastatic Melanoma, Ying Zhang Zhang

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Phase Boundary Propagation In Mass Spring Chains And Long Molecules, Qingze Zhao

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Selective Forces That Shape The Vls Antigenic Variation System In Borrelia Burgdorferi, Wei Zhou

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Interplay Between P53 And Epigenetic Pathways In Cancer, Jiajun Zhu

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Monocular 3d Object Recognition, Menglong Zhu

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Activation And Evasion Of The Inflammasome By Yersinia, Erin Elizabeth Zwack

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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A Metamaterial Path Towards Optical Integrated Nanocircuits, Fereshteh Abbasi Mahmoudabadi

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Decision Making In Networked Systems, Mohammad Hadi Afrasiabi

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Engineering Novel Nanostructures Via Chemical And Morphological Transformations, Rahul Agarwal

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Semaphorin 3d Signaling In Cardiovascular Development, Haig Aghajanian

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Cycles And Stability In Linguistic Signaling, Christopher Andrew Ahern

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Total Synthesis Of (-)-Enigmazole A, Yanran Ai

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The Role Of Celf2 In The Signal Induced Alternative Splicing Of Lef1 Exon 6 In T Cells, Sandya Ajith

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Estepicursores: Exilios E Identidades Hispanos En Los Siglos Xix Y Xx, Esther M. Alarcon-Arana

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Electronic Structure Methods For The Investigation Of Nonadiabatic Dynamics, Ethan Alguire

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The Performance of Helmet-Based Kinematic Measurement Systems: Importance for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Prevention, Mari Angelica Allison

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The Consequences of Abortion and Contraception Policies on Young Women's Reproductive Choices, Schooling and Labor Supply, Diego Amador

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New Models And Algorithms For Bandits And Markets, Kareem Amin

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Imperial Enterprise: The United States International Volunteer Program, Neoliberal Empire, And Northern Youth, Caitlin Anderson

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Change And Standardization In Anyang: Writing And Culture In Bronze Age China, Matthew Mccutchen Anderson

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Carbon Nanopipettes For Advanced Cellular Probing And Microinjection, Sean Eric Anderson

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Three Essays On The Social, Economic, And Demographic Causes And Consequences Of Low Fertility, Thomas Markley Anderson

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Essays in Corporate Governance, Ian Appel

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Near Infrared Fluorescent Choline Kinase Inhibitors for Cancer Imaging and Therapy, Sean Philip Arlauckas

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Functional Education Of Monocytes During Infection, Michael Horne Askenase

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Active Information Acquisition With Mobile Robots, Nikolay Asenov Atanasov

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Essays on Finance of Innovation, Firm Dynamics and Economic Growth, Sina Teoman Ates

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Constructing Religion In The Digital Age: The Internet And Modern Mormon Identities, Rosemary Avance

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Marsala's Hinterland: The Evolution Of Roman Settlement In Western Sicily, Emerson Avery

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Essays on the Role of Knowledge in Recent Chinese Development, Jie Bai

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Too Fast: Coloniality And Time In Wylers Of St. Kitts And Nevis, Jessica Swanston Baker

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Optical Cerebral Blood Flow Monitoring of Mice to Men, Wesley Boehs Baker

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Circadian Clock Regulated Gene Expression In The Hypothalamus, Heather Ballance

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Disparate View Matching, Mayank Bansal

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Teoria Lirica Latino Americana 1492-2000, David Barreto

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Finding Our Rhythm: Contextualizing Second Language Development Through Music-Based Pedagogy, Catrice Barrett

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Targeting Nucleic Acid Junctions Using Triptycene-Based Molecules, Stephanie A. Barros

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Surplus And Access: Provisioning And Market Participation By Enslaved Laborers On Jamaican Sugar Estates, Lynsey Ann Bates

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Essays On Search And Matching Equilibria, Garth A. Baughman

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Insurance Coverage Mandates For Preventive Care: The Market For Contraceptives, Nora Verlaine Becker

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Data-Driven Modeling, Control And Tools For Cyber-Physical Energy Systems, Madhur Behl

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Targeted Epigenetic Editing To Increase Adult Pancreatic Β-Cell Proliferation, Diana Lynne Bernstein

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Defining Risk For Iatrogenic Withdrawal In Critically Ill Children, Kaitlin Marie Best

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Adeno-Associated Virus 8-Mediated Gene Therapy For Choroideremia: Preclinical Studies In In Vitro And In Vivo Models, Aaron Daniel Black

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Essays on Residential Segregation, the Economics of Prestige at the Elite Colleges, and Property Rights, Peter Blair

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Extensions and Applications of Ensemble-of-trees Methods in Machine Learning, Justin Bleich

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Steering Contexts For Autonomous Agents Using Synthetic Data, Cory Boatright

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Coordination And Redox Chemistries Of The Rare Earths Within Redox Active Nitroxide Ligand Frameworks, Justin Bogart

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Features And Functions: Decomposing The Neural And Cognitive Bases Of Semantic Composition, Christine Boylan

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Essays In Dynamic Duration And Count Modelling, Lorenzo Braccini

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Innate Immune Response To Coxiella Burnetii, William Paul Bradley

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Innate Immune Cell Regulation of Metabolic Homeostasis, Jonathan Brestoff

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The Regulation Of Hippocampal Synaptic Plasticity By Upstream And Downstream Effectors Of Histone Acetylation, Morgan Bridi

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Stapling And Unstapling Peptides And Proteins With S-Tetrazine, Stephen P. Brown

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Cell Signaling Regulatory Mechanisms Controlling Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition In Carcinoma, Janine Marie Buonato

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Regulation Of Tissue-Specific Expression In The C. Elegans Embryo, Joshua Tom Burdick

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Silent or Salient? Perks and Perils of Performance Posting, Cexun(Jeff) Cai

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Superior To One Of Glass: Natural Gradient Index Lenses Via Patchy Particle Self-Assembly, Jing Cai

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Searching For Dark Matter With Single Phase Liquid Argon, Thomas Scott Caldwell

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Assessing The Impacts Of Smoking And Obesity On Mortality And Morbidity In The United States, Bochen Cao

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Encoding of Ultrasonic Communication Signals in Rat Auditory Cortex, Isaac Michael Carruthers

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Crowded Voice: Speech, Music And Community In Milan, 1955-1974, Delia Casadei

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Investigating Inflammasome Activation In Response To Legionella Pneumophila And Its Application To Other Bacterial Pathogens, Cierra N. Casson

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Fighting HIV infection by defining mechanisms to remodel semen-derived amyloid fibrils, Laura Castellano

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Between Slit And Repulsion: Cell And Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Robo-Mediated Midline Guidance, Rebecca K. Chance

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Information-Theoretic Active Perception For Multi-Robot Teams, Benjamin Charrow

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Opening the Book of Marwood: English Catholics and their Bibles in Early Modern Europe, Daniel Joseph Manuel Cheely

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Catalytic And Thermodynamic Studies Of Supported Core-Shell Catalysts, Chen Chen

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Novel Viral And Astrocytic Contributors To Epilepsy, Julie Chen

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Cancer Absolute Risk Projection with Incomplete Predictor Variables, Lu Chen

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Regulation Of Serum Albumin Production By Insulin, Qing Chen

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Accounting Quality and Credit Ratings' Ability to Predict Default, Michael Chin

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Cell Biology Of Cheating - Mechanisms Of Chromosome Segregation During Female Meiosis, Lukas Chmatal

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Homologous Recombination-Directed Mechanisms Of Alternative Lengthening Of Telomeres, Nam Woo Cho

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If You Build It, Will They Come, and What Will They Eat? Investigating Supermarket Development in Food Deserts, Benjamin William Chrisinger

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The Neural And Behavioral Correlates Of Auditory Streaming, Kate Longstaff Christison-Lagay

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Atomistic Simulations of Ge on Amorphous Silica Substrates, Claire Y. Chuang

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Essays In Asset Pricing And Applied Micro-Economics, Mark William Clements

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Insight Into Tetherin-Mediated Signaling Via The Discovery Of A Novel Isoform With Biologically Distinct Properties, Luis Jose Cocka

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A Role For Lysosomal PH Dysfunction In Alzheimer’s Disease And Strategies For Its Restoration, Erin Coffey

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Motion Planning For Manipulation With Heuristic Search, Benjamin Cohen

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Terrae Incognitae: Integrative Genomic Analysis Of Hnrnp L Splicing Regulation, Brian Sebastian Cole

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The Revolution Will Be Videotaped: Making A Technology Of Consciousness In The Long 1960s, Peter Sachs Collopy

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The Tie that Binds: Trusteeship, Values, and the Presidential Selection Process at AME Affiliated HBCUs, Felecia Elana Commodore

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The Connection Of Composition, Structure, And Dynamic Processes To Tendon Mechanics: Structure-Function Relationships In Collagen V Deficient Tendons, Brianne Kathryn Connizzo

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Load-Independent And Regional Measures Of Cardiac Function Via Real-Time Mri, Francisco Contijoch

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Complementary immune roles for infected and uninfected cells during Legionella pneumophila infection, Alan M. Copenhaver

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The Cellular Mirna, Mir-190, Is Upregulated In Type I Ebv Latency By Ebers And Modulates Cellular Mrnas Involved In Cell Survival And Viral Reactivation, Elizabeth Mary Cramer

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Interrelations Between Religiosity, Mental Health, And Children, Stephen Cranney

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Glutamate Imaging Of Mouse Models Of Neurodegeneration, Rachelle Crescenzi

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Adeno-associated viral vector-driven expression of coagulation proteins for treatment of hemophilias and cancer, Julie Marie Crudele

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Social And Demographic Determinants Of Low Fertility In Brazil, Helena Cruz Castanheira

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Data-Driven Haptic Modeling And Rendering Of Realistic Virtual Textured Surfaces, Heather Marie Culbertson

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Blessings and Burdens: How Immigrants to the United States who are Latter-day Saints Perceive the Benefits and Costs of Being Religious, Daniel Warren Curtis

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Putting Your Past Behind You: Why And How Fresh Starts Motivate Goal Pursuit--And When They Backfire, Hengchen Dai

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Multi-Robot Active Information Gathering Using Random Finite Sets, Philip Dames

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Programming Using Automata And Transducers, Loris D'antoni

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Using the Local News: Campaigns, Newspapers, and Accountability, Joshua P. Darr