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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Effects Of Diet And Parasites On The Gut Microbiota Of Diverse Sub-Saharan Africans, Meagan Rubel

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Volunteering In Retirement And Retirement From Volunteering: Three Papers On Volunteering In Older Adulthood, Allison R. Russell

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Measuring Disease-Related Stigma Among Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection, M. Elle Saine

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Identification Of A Mesenchymal Progenitor Cell Hierarchy In Adipose Tissue, Alexander Paul Sakers

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The Fetish Of The Self-Translator: Self-Translation In The Work Of Sotero Rivera Avilés And Ángela María Dávila, Raquel Salas Rivera

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Non-Canonical Functions Of The Bacterial Sos Response, Amanda Samuels

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Role Of The Nuclear Receptor Pparγ In Clear Cell Renal And Bladder Urotheial Carcinoma, Danielle Sanchez

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Uncertainty And Learning In Dynamic Financial Econometrics, Paul Michael Sangrey

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A Search For Wino Pair Production With B − L R-Parity Violating Chargino Decay To A Trilepton Resonance With The Atlas Experiment, Leigh Schaefer

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Community Resilience Through Crisis At El Infiernito, Chiapas, A Fortified Refuge In The Upper Usumacinta Valley, Whittaker Carl Schroder

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Functional Analysis Of A Bacterial Phosphohistidine Phosphatase, Jane Elizabeth Schulte

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Building From Connection, Care, And Curiosity: Towards A Critically Student-Centered Adult English For Speakers Of Other Languages Pedagogy, Emily Rose Schwab

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Crossing Tracks & Ponds: Preparing Youth For A Global Society, Marquisha Lawrence Scott

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The Role Of Conditionally Correlated Variables In Information Economics, Carlos Luis Segura-Rodriguez

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The Development Of Mems-Based Implantable Oxygen Sensing Systems, Didi She

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Essays In Financial Fragility And Regulations, Lin Shen

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Caste-Specific Expression Of Coding And Noncoding Genes In Ant Brains, Emily Shields

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Experimental Investigation Of Dislocation Nucleation And Deformation Behavior In Defect-Scarce Nanowires, Jungho Shin

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Hyperpolarized Carbon-13 Magnetic Resonance Imaging As A Tool For Assessing Lung Transplantation Outcomes, Sarmad Muneeb Siddiqui

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La Voz Partida: Prácticas De Escritura Plural Y Colaborativa En La Alta Modernidad Hispánica (1536-1695), Victor Sierra Matute

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Detecting Ancient Balancing Selection: Methods And Application To Human, Katherine Siewert

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Consumer Streaks, Jackie Silverman

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Power, Privilege, And Peril: Governing In A Suburban Majority Black And Middle Class County - A Regional Perspective, Angela Marie Simms

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Association Between Nurse Work Environment, Nurse Job Outcomes, And Patient Experience In Chilean Hospitals, Marta Simonetti

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The Immunomodulatory Functions Of Diacylglycerol Kinase Zeta On Type 2 Immune Responses, Brenal Singh

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The Nexus Between Nurse Burnout, Missed Care And Patient Outcomes, Shweta Singh

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Servicescapes: Cruises And The Production Of Experience, Jesse Smith

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Hadza Hunter-Gatherers And The Evolution Of Human Cooperation: Evidence Against Partner Choice Models, Kristopher Michael Smith

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Characterization And Perturbation Of Functional Networks That Support Human Memory, Ethan Andrew Solomon

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Relating Conceptual Structure With Flexible Concept Use, Sarah Solomon

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Rap1-Mediated Chromatin And Gene Expression Changes At Senescence, Shufei Song

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Beyond The Black Legend: Spanish-American Political Imaginaries In The U.s., 1800-1855, Evelyn Soto

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Multi-Scale Brain Responses In The Development Of Persistent Osteoarthritic Temporomandibular Pain, Megan Marie Sperry

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Off The Hook? The Impact Of Ngo Service Provision On Domestic Politics, Jeremy Robert Springman

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Cellular Mechanotransduction And Skeletal Muscle Regeneration In Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (fop), Alexandra Stanley

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Associations Among End-Of-Life Discussions, Healthcare Utilization And Costs, And Race/ethnicity In Persons With Serious Illness, Lauren T. Starr

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Regulation Of Effective B Cell Responses To Chronic Infection, Ryan Phillip Staupe

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Tissue Engineered Nigrostriatal Pathway For Treatment Of Parkinson’s Disease, Laura Struzyna

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How California Was Won: Race, Citizenship, And The Colonial Roots Of California, 1846 – 1879, Camille Alexandrite Suárez

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Essays In Matching Markets, Colin D. Sullivan

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Essays On Consumer Learning And Its Impact On Firm Strategies, Takeaki Sunada

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Knowledge-Guided Bayesian Support Vector Machine Methods For High-Dimensional Data, Wenli Sun

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Violence At Home Or Abroad: Understanding How Rebel Leaders Respond To Domestic Unrest, Ruolin Su

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Statistical Methods For Censored And Missing Data In Survival And Longitudinal Analysis, Leah Helene Suttner

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Can’t Get You Out Of My Head: The Effects Of Avoidance Eliciting Anti-Tobacco Warning Messages, Jazmyne Sutton

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Imu-Based State Estimation And Control Of Quadrotors Exploiting Aerodynamic Effects, James Baird Svacha

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Utilization Of Mems Techniques For The Fabrication Of Scalable Energy Storage Devices, Michael Synodis

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Development Of Thioamides As Protein Probes, Daniel Miklos Szantai-Kis

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Hdac3 Ensures Stepwise Epidermal Stratification Via Ncor/smrt-Reliant Mechanisms Independent Of Its Histone Deacetylase Activity, Katherine Szigety

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The Role Of Intuitive Arithmetic In Developing Mathematical Skill, Emily Maja Szkudlarek

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Rewriting Vietnam: Forms Of Nationhood In Diasporic Literature, Hao Jun Tam

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Neurobiological Foundations Of Stability And Flexibility, Nathan Tardiff

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Antiviral Activities Of Dead-Box Rna Helicases, Frances Olivia Taschuk

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Complex Numbers: Imagined And Realized Plots & Storylines Of Enacted Mathematics Curricula, Joshua Aaron Taton

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Part 1: Origin Of Enantioselectivity In Iridium–catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenations Of Substituted Pyridinium Salts And Benzodioxines. Part 2: Reactivity Of Nickel(iii)-Intermediates In Reductive Elimination And Radical Dissociation. Part 3: Effects Of The Pyridinium Substitution On The C-N Bond Act, Sergei Tcyrulnikov

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Aging, Health, And Grandparenthood: The Lived Experience Of Recently Immigrated Aging Chinese Men In The U.s. Healthcare System, Helen Lin Teng

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Workplace Impostor Thoughts: Theoretical Conceptualization, Construct Measurement, And Relationships With Work-Related Outcomes, Basima Tewfik

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Scale-Dependent Plasticity And Nanoindentation Creep Of Geologic Materials, Christopher Thom

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Functional And Mechanistic Insights Into Host And Viral Alternative Splicing Regulation During Influenza Infection, Matthew Thompson

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Materials Poetics: Landfills And Waste Management In Contemporary Literature And Media, Orchid Tierney

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Regulation Of Bone And Joint Morphogenesis By Acvr1, Oscar W. Towler

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Part I: The Study Of 2-Aryl-1,3-Dithiane Derivatives As Pronucleophiles In Palladium-Catalyzed Allylic Alkylation And Propellylation Part Ii: Ligand-Free Palladium-Catalyzed Allylic Amintion Of Hydrazone Derivatives Part Iii: Synthesis Of Criegee Intermediate Precursors, Nisalak Trongsiriwat

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Metalloprotease Regulation Shapes The Bmp Gradient In Space And Time, Francesca Bartoloni Tuazon

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Coming Of Age On The Move: Young Travelers, Migrants, And Refugees In 20th- & 21st-Century Literature In German, Didem Uca

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Exploiting Cross-Lingual Representations For Natural Language Processing, Shyam Upadhyay

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Measuring And Securing Cryptographic Deployments, Luke Taylor Valenta

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Andromeda — A Distributed Userspace, Nikos Vasilakis

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U1 Snrnp Telescripting: A Transcriptional Regulation Mechanism That Has Driven Intron Size Expansion Across Evolution, Christopher Venters

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Range-Only Node Localization: The Arbitrary Anchor Case In D-Dimensions, Pedro Paulo Ventura Tecchio

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Essays On Globalization And Economic Growth, Constanza Vergara

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Adult Health And Mortality In The United States, Yana Vierboom

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Not Simply The Best: The Grammy Awards, Race, And America, John Vilanova

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Some \(l^p\)-Improving Bounds For Radon-Like Transforms, Dominick Villano

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Variation On A Theme: Comparing Strategies For Choosing Health Communication Campaign Message Topics, Allyson Carol Volinsky

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When Biology Learning Paradigms Shift: What Middle School Students Know, Think, And Learn About Synthetic Biology, Justice T. Walker

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Innovative Approaches To Identify Regulators Of Liver Regeneration, Amber Weiching Wang

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Selective Conversion Of Biomass Model Compounds Using Promoted Metal Catalysts, Cong Wang

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Cytosolic Delivery Of Inhibitory Antibodies With Cationic Lipids, Hejia Henry Wang

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Statistical Methods For Analyzing The Electronic Health Records Data, Lu Wang

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Mendelian Randomization And Single Cell Deconvolution: Two Problems In Statistics Genetics, Xuran Wang

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Diverse Colloidal Crystals And Clusters Formed By Dna-Grafted Spheres Via Self-Assembly, Yifan Wang

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The Genetic Makings Of The Superorganism, Michael Warner

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Influence Of Landscape Spatial Patterns And Land Use Planning On Grassland Bird Habitat Occupancy In Chester County, Pennsylvania, M. Zoe Warner

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Applying A Fit Perspective: A Portraiture Study Of Short-Tenure Presidents At Historically Black Colleges And Universities, Amanda Washington Lockett

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Discovering Pathway And Cell Type Signatures In Transcriptomic Compendia With Machine Learning, Gregory Philip Way

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Addressing Aav-Mediated Gene Therapy Challenges In The Retina: Readministration, Aav Capsid Optimization, And In Vitro Disease Modeling, Lindsey Weed

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Mass Spectrometry: An Ideal Method For Rna Modification Analysis, Samuel Peter Wein

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Non-Psychiatric Hospitalization For Patients With Psychotic Disorders: A Mixed-Methods Study, Guy Mattingly Weissinger

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Reinforcement Learning With High-Level Task Specifications, Min Wen

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Toward Realistic Modeling Of Catalytic Surfaces: From First Principles To Machine Learning, Robert Bruce Wexler

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The Effect Of Maternal Antibodies On Anti-Viral Immunity In Infant Mice, Elinor Willis

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Preventive And Therapeutic Dna Technologies Targeting Epstein-Barr Virus, Krzysztof Wojtak

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Optical Trapping Studies Of The Mechano-Chemical Coupling Of Force Generation And Phosphate Release In Cardiac Myosin, Michael Steven Woody

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Genetic Control Of Enteric Nervous System Development And Subtype Specification, Christina Marie Wright

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Part I: C-F Bond Activation Via Different Catalysts Part Ii: Enantioselective Synthesis Of Sulfoxides From Sulfenate Anions, Chen Wu

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Born This Way: Scientific Authority And Citizenship In The American Lgbtq Movement, Joanna Wynn Wuest

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Investigation Of Ferroelectric Perovskite Oxides For Photovoltaic Applications, Liyan Wu

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Linking Functional Brain Networks To Psychopathology And Beyond, Huchuan Xia

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Essays In Finance And Macroeconomics, Haotian Xiang

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Nuclear Envelope Rupture And Genomic Instability In Cancer, Yuntao Xia