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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Evaluating Protein Structure And Dynamics Using Co-Solvents, Photochemical Triggers, And Site-Specific Spectroscopic Probes, Rachel Marie Abaskharon

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Novel Cell Surface Anchoring Mechanism Of Prokaryotic Secreted Protein, Mohd Farid Abdul Halim

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Three Essays On Early Childhood Development In Chile, Alejandra Abufhele Milad

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Three Essays On Interfirm Interdependence And Firm Performance, Shiva Agarwal

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Force Transmission Mechanisms In Fibrous Biological Structures, Hossein Ahmadzadeh

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Effective Field Theory On Manifolds With Boundary, Benjamin I. Albert

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Engineered Marrow Macrophages For Cancer Therapy: Engorgement, Accumulation, Differentiation, And Acquired Immunity, Cory Alvey

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The Nursing Practice Environment And Job Outcomes In Saudi Hospitals, Zainab Ahmad Ambani

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Making Waves: An Exploration In Learning Through Art, Science, And Making, Emma Jane Anderson

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The Idea Of A Realistic Utopia, Collin Anthony

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Improving Network Performance Through Endpoint Diagnosis And Multipath Communications, Behnaz Arzani Arzani

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Late Third Millennium Bce Religious Architecture At Tell Al-Hiba, Ancient Lagash, Darren Poehlein Ashby

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Impact Of Host Factors On The Adaptive Immune Response To Aav Gene Therapy, Scott N. Ashley

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Extracellular Matrix Regulates Fibroblast Heterogeneity And Tumorigenesis, Diana Leigh Avery

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Essays In The Economics Of Human Capital, Rodrigo Azuero Melo

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The Gemin2 Complex: An Evolving View Of Smn Mediated Snrnp Assembly, Eric Steven Babiash

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Parameterising Germanic Ditransitive Variation: A Historical-Comparative Study, Hezekiah Akiva Bacovcin

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The Role Of Lnk Adaptor Protein In Hematopoietic Stem Cell Genome Stability And Self-Renewal, Joanna Balcerek

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Drivers And Consequences Of Non-Market Decision-Making: Evidence From Global Corporate Disaster Giving, Luis Ballesteros

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Structural And Functional Studies Of Two Bacterial Terpene Cyclases: Geosmin Synthase And Epi-Isozizaene Synthase, Golda Harris Barrow

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The Human Heterochromatin Landscape: Genomic Subtypes, Bound Proteins, And Contributions To Cell Identity, Justin S. Becker

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The Genetic Architecture Underlying Rapid Seasonal Evolution In Natural Populations Of Drosophila Melanogaster, Emily Louise Behrman

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Tumor Interferon Signaling Initiates And Sustains A Multigenic Resistance Program To Immune Checkpoint Blockade, Joseph Lawrence Benci

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Biophysical And Biomolecular Components Of Dendritic Cell Chemokinesis, Amy Chevalier Bendell

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An Examination Of Medical Technology Disadoption And Its Relation To Technology Adoption And Physician Organization, Henry Bergquist

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Blame, Desert, And Termination, Vikram R. Bhargava

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The Design And Engineering Of An Artificial Protein Magnetosensor, Chris Bialas

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Detecting And Controlling Insect Vectors In Urban Environments: Novel Bayesian Methods For Complex Spatial Data, Erica Billig

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The Network Structure Of Collective Innovation, Devon Brackbill

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Transcriptome-Wide Analysis Of Hypoxic Cancer Cells Identify Alternative Splicing As A Mechanism To Inhibit Translation, Lauren Kathleen Brady

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Obligato / Obligé: A Musical Etymology, Suzanne Anita Bratt

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Breast Cancer Survivors And Medication Adherence: The Role Of Health Beliefs, Perceptions Of Aging, And Partner Support, Moriah Julia Brier

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Proteolytic Activation By Adamts3 Defines Distinct Mechanisms Of Lymphangiogenesis Mediated By Vegfc And Vegfd, Hung Manh Bui

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Mending A Broken Chain: Continuous History And Literary Form In England And Wales, 1125-1450, Jacqueline Marie Burek

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Redundant Information And Predictable Stock Price Returns, Michael P. Carniol

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The Neural Mechanisms Of Conformity Across Socioeconomic Status And Development, Christopher N. Cascio

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Technology For Improving Early Reading In Multilingual Settings: Evidence From Rural South Africa, Nathan M. Castillo

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The Architects And Architecture Of Knowledge: The Formation And Circulation Of Social Identities In Higher Education Research, Andres Castro Samayoa

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Histone Variant Macroh2a In The Gut And Beyond: A Study Of Intestinal Fortitude, Ryan James Cedeno

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Marketplaces Of The Modern: Egypt As Marketplace In Twentieth-Century Anglo-Egyptian Literature, Nesrine Chahine

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Semiparametric Approaches To Developing Models For Predicting Binary Outcomes Through Data And Information Integration, Xinglei Chai

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Out Of Place: Stone Architecture And Pastoral Nomadism In Prehistoric Inner Asia, Annie Chan

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The Impact Of Attitudes Toward Science And Core Self-Evaluation On Science Achievement And Career Outcomes: A Trajectory-Based Approach, Jessica Lena Chao

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Language And The Gentrifying City: An Ethnographic Study Of A Two- Way Immersion Program In An Urban Public School, Sofia Chaparro

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Exploring Financial Incentives To Promote Adherence To Anti-Retroviral Medications In People Living With Hiv/aids, Sambuddha Chaudhuri

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Secure Diagnostics And Forensics With Network Provenance, Ang Chen

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Unifying Static And Runtime Analysis In Declarative Distributed Systems, Chen Chen

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Designing Plasmonic Materials And Optical Metasurfaces For Light Manipulation And Optical Sensing, Wenxiang Chen

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Thioamides In Protease Studies: Many Applications For A Single-Atom Substitution, Xing Chen

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Design And Synthesis Of Gold Nanoparticle Contrast Agents For Atherosclerosis Imaging With Computed Tomography, Peter Chhour

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Essays In Public Economics, Michael Chirico

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Persuasive Technologies In Hiv Prevention: A Structural Intervention For African American Young Adults, Deepti Chittamuru

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The Effect Of Market Expansions On Provider Behavior In Dentistry, Shulamite S. Chiu

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Continuity In Enriched Categories And Metric Model Theory, Simon Seamoon Cho

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Development Of Pitch Contrast And Seoul Korean Intonation, Sunghye Cho

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Understanding Antisocial Behavior Through Autonomic Arousal, Nutrition, And Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation, Olivia Choy

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Pre-Clinical Development Of Aav Mediated Gene Therapy For Familial Lecithin Cholesterol Acyltransferase Deficiency, Devin Mae Christopher

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Longitudinal Studies Of Caenorhabditis Elegans Aging And Behavior Using A Microfabricated Multi-Well Device, Matthew Alexander Churgin

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The Impact Of Immigration Policies On Local Enforcement, Crime And Policing Efficiency, Alberto Ciancio

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In The Eye Of The Selector: Ancient-Style Prose Anthologies In Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) China, Timothy Robert Clifford

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A Longitudinal Study Of Maternal Style, Young Adult Temperament And Cognition, And Program Outcome In Guide Dogs, Emily Elizabeth Bray Cohen

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Recalling Democracy: Electoral Politics, Minority Representation, And Dalit Assertion In Modern India, Michael Adrian Collins

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Leaving Home: Demographic, Endocrine, And Behavioral Correlates Of Dispersal In Monogamous Owl Monkeys (aotus Azarae) Of Argentina, Margaret Kimberly Corley

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Engineering Complex Microenvironments To Manipulate And Study Cellular Mechanobiology, Brian Cosgrove

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Iron-Carbon Associations In Tropical Soils Of The Luquillo Critical Zone, Elizabeth Katherine Coward

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Elucidating The Role Of Type I Interferon Signaling In Adipocyte Biology, Megan Coyle

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The Elusive Equalizer: How Racial, Class, And Gender Inequality Persists Among College Educated Millennials, Charlene Erika Cruz-Cerdas

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Child Maltreatment, Behavior Problems, And Neurocognition: Main And Mediation Effects, Naixue Cui

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"Citizens In The Making": Black Philadelphians, The Republican Party And Urban Reform, 1885-1913, Julie Davidow

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Assembly, Elasticity, And Structure Of Lyotropic Chromonic Liquid Crystals And Disordered Colloids, Zoey Samuel Davidson

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Azaborines: Unique Isosteres Of Aromatic And Heteroaromatic Systems, Geraint H. M. Davies

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Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer Imaging Of Endogenous Metabolites For Monitoring Oxidative Phosphorylation And Glycolysis In Vivo, Catherine Debrosse

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Child Welfare Caseworkers: A Pivotal Role In The Uptake Of Evidence-Based Practices, Christina Denard

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Normal And Epilepsy-Associated Pathologic Function Of The Dentate Gyrus, Christopher Dengler

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Studying Indigenous Brazil: The Xavante And The Human Sciences, 1958-2015, Rosanna Dent

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Transcript Diversity In The Protozoan Parasite Toxoplasma Gondii, Maria Alejandra Diaz-Miranda

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From Civic Lessons To Everyday Democracy: Democratic Habits, Video Games, And Collaborative Game Making, Gideon Dishon

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Essays On Dynamic Incentive Design, Mustafa Dogan

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Third Nature: Landscape And Ethics In The Early Modern Iberian World, Steve Dolph

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Cation Kinetics And Electric Field Effect In Zirconia, Yanhao Dong

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Nano/biosensors Based On Large-Area Graphene, Pedro Jose Ducos

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The Aesthetics of Waste: Michel Tournier, Agnes Varda, Sabine Macher, Melissa Dunlany

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Predicting And Characterizing The Health Of Individuals And Communities Through Language Analysis Of Social Media, Johannes Christopher Eichstaedt

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In This Place Called Prison: How Religion Structures The Social World Of Incarcerated Women, Rachel Hannah Ellis

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Essays In Macro-Finance And Asset Pricing, Amr Elsaify

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Design, Structure, And Action Of An Artificial Photosynthetic Reaction Center, Nathan Marshall Ennist

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Genome Editing Approach To Uncover Microtubule-Actin Crosslinking Factor (macf1) Essential Domains In Establishing Oocyte Polarity And Nuclear Positioning, Matias Escobar

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Amyloid Fibril Nucleation In Reverse Micelles, Gozde Eskici

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Forging Christianity: Jews And Christians In Pseudo-Ignatius, Phillip Joseph Augustine Fackler

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Unimolecular Decay Dynamics Of Atmospherically Important Criegee Intermediates, Yi Fang

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Epigenomic And Nuclear Architectural Insights Into Rett Syndrome, Maria Danielle Fasolino

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Josephus As Political Philosopher: His Concept Of Kingship, Jacob Douglas Feeley

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Reforming The Cold War State: Economic Thought, Internationalization, And The Politics Of Soviet Reform, 1955-1985., Yakov Feygin Feygin

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Understanding Dewetting Transitions On Nanotextured Surfaces: Implications For Designing Surfaces With Improved Wettability, Suruchi Fialoke

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What A Polygon Can't Tell You: Shifting From Area-Level To Point-Level Investigation Of Residential Segregation Patterns, Ross William Fineman

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Dna Double Strand Breaks Suppress Expression Of The Rag Recombinase: Mechanisms And Consequences, Megan Rose Fisher

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Ceramic Entanglements In The Urartian Periphery: Technology As The Nexus Of Politics And Practice, Susannah Goldblum Fishman

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Design And Evaluation Of Interactive Hand-Clapping Robots, Naomi T. Fitter

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The End Of The Line: The Nature And Politics Of Resilience In Galveston, Norfolk, And New York City, William Fleming

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Genomics-Based Studies Identify Cis And Trans Acting Post-Transcriptional Regulators, Shawn W. Foley