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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Towards Advanced Photonic Integrated Systems Through Electronic-Assisted Design, Zhe Xuan

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Characterization Of Novel Nuclear Substrates Of Mammalian Autophagy Pathway In Cellular Senescence And Aging, Caiyue Xu

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Engineering Cd8+ T Cells To Overcome Death Signaling Within The Tumor Microenvironment, Tori Yamamoto

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Nano-Scale Contact In The Presence Of Tribopolymers, Fan Yang

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Morality In Tobacco Control Messaging: Effects Of Moral Appeals On Persuasion And Retransmission, Sijia Yang

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Alternating Multiblock Polyethylenes With Associating Groups: Self-Assembled Nanoscale Morphologies And Ion Transport, Lu Yan

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Improving The Process Of Testing And Marketing New Medical Treatments, Ozge Yapar Sagim

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Immunotherapeutic Targeting Of Lineage Restricted Oncoproteins In Immunogenically Silent Tumors, Mark Yarmarkovich

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Miniaturizing High Throughput Droplet Assays For Ultrasensitive Molecular Detection On A Portable Platform, Venkata Ravitheja Yelleswarapu

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Three Essays On Strategy And Social Responsibility, Carson Everhart Young

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Skirting The Rules Of The Game: Educational Strategies Of Socioeconomically Advantaged Families In Post-Reform China, Natalie Young

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Xia Yong And The Jiehua Traditions In Yuan China (1279-1368), Leqi Yu

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Utopia Uncovenanted: James Harrington's Commonwealth Of Oceana (1656) And The Remaking Of Anglo-Scottish Relations, Seok Min Yun

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A Microfluidic Approach For Investigating Thrombosis And Hemostasis: From Disease Models To Drug Testing, Xinren Yu

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Learning To Reform: The Politics Of Land Market Reform In China, Yu Zeng

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Decay Properties Of Multilinear Oscillatory Integrals, Zhen Zeng

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Moduli Of Certain Wild Covers Of Curves, Jianru Zhang

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Minimax Optimality In High-Dimensional Classification, Clustering, And Privacy, Linjun Zhang

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Tactile Perception And Visuotactile Integration For Robotic Exploration, Mabel Zhang

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Design, Synthesis And Biological Evaluation Of (+)-Discodermolide And Synthetic Study Towards (–)-Pterocidin, Nan Zhang

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High Loading Oxide Anodes For Lithium Ion Batteries Via A Superelastic Graphene Composite Approach, Zhichao Zhang

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Non-Hermitian Topological Photonics: From Concepts To Applications, Han Zhao

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From Sugar To Acetate - The Origins Of Acetyl-Coa Dictate Its Use In Cells And In Mice, Steven Zhao

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Designing Colloidal Nanomaterials For Electronic And Optoelectronic Devices Through Surface Modification, Tianshuo Zhao

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Mri-Based Assessment Of Cortical Bone Matrix And Mineral Properties In A Clinical Setting, Xia Zhao

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Selective Pressures And Evolutionary Dynamics In Hydraulic And Photosynthetic Systems Of The C3 And C4 Photosynthesis Pathways In Grasses, Haoran Zhou

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Identifying Signals Of Potential Drug-Drug Interactions Involving Oral Anticoagulants Using Real World Clinical Data, Meijia Zhou

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How To Live A Good Life And Afterlife: Conceptions Of Post-Mortem Existence And Practices Of Self-Cultivation In Early China, Ying Zhou

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Event-Based Algorithms For Geometric Computer Vision, Alex Zihao Zhu

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Essays On Frictional Financial Markets, Junyuan Zou

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Leucine Rich Repeat Ig-Domain Containing Nogo Interacting Protein 3 (lingo3) Is A Novel Regulator Of Mucosal Homeostasis, Kelly Zullo

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Everyday Vodun: Affect, Materiality, And Knowledge In Southern Benin, Venise Nichole Adjibodou

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Fantastic Beasts Of The Eurasian Steppes: Toward A Revisionist Approach To Animal-Style Art, Petya Andreeva

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Making History: Spanish Migrants In Middle Class Lima, Diego Arispe-Bazan

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Interfacial Wave Dynamics Of Core-Annular Flow Of Two Fluids, Mohammed Asaduzzaman

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Combinatorial Optimization On Massive Datasets: Streaming, Distributed, And Massively Parallel Computation, Sepehr Assadi

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Direction-Dependent Responses To Traumatic Brain Injury In Pediatric Pigs, Lorre S. Atlan

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Pattern Formation By Cells On Curved Surfaces, Nathan Donald Bade

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Pain In Active Duty Military Members: The Relationship Of Persistent Acute And Chronic Pain With Physical, Mental, And Social Health, Christine E. Bader

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Selective Exposure To Misleading Information In The New Media Environment By At-Risk Youth: A Study Of Pro-Smoking Youtube Videos, Rosie Eungyuhl Bae

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Seeing Race And Erasing Slavery: Media And The Construction Of Blackness In Iran, 1830-1960, Beeta Baghoolizadeh

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A Search For Nothing: Dark Matter And Invisible Decays Of The Higgs Boson At The Atlas Detector, William Balunas

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Condensation And Mobility Studies Of Fluid Interfaces, Paul Barclay

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Design Principles Of Mammalian Transcriptional Regulation, Caroline R. Bartman

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Enhancement Of Ebola Virus Infection By Seminal Amyloid Fibrils, Stephen Michael Bart

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The Network Dynamics Of Social Influence In The Wisdom Of Crowds, Joshua Becker

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Mining The Spatial And Temporal Context By Which Transcription Factors Occupy Chromatin, Vivek Behera

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Detailing Worlds: A History Of Architectural Particulars, 1755-1899, Eric Bellin

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Coercive Consensus: Jewish Federations, Ethnic Representation, And The Roots Of American Pro-Israel Politics, Matthew Berkman

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An Act-Focused Theory Of Political Legitimacy, Justin Bernstein

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Dispersal Patterns And Reproductive Strategies Of Trypanosoma Cruzi In An Urban Environment, Alexander Scott Berry

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Biological Research On Behavior As Extra-Legal And Discretionary Factors In Sentencing And Punishment, Colleen Margaret Berryessa

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Trafficking In Anti-Blackness: The Political Stakes Of “Modern Day Slavery” Discourse In Global Campaigns To End Human Trafficking, Lyndsey Beutin

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The Interpersonal Consequences Of Humor, Thomas Bradford Bitterly

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Bystander Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Training, Delivery, And Measurement Error, Audrey L. Blewer

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Information, Risk, And Behavior: Evidence From The Public Finance Market, Adam Bloomfield

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Microengineering Approaches To Study The Human Placenta, Cassidy Blundell

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Mechanisms Underlying Oxidative Stress-Induced Chromatin Association Of Cockayne Syndrome Protein B (csb), Erica Lee Boetefuer

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Social Mobility Or Social Stratification? Exploring The Relationship Between Public Policy Intervention And Outcomes At Minority Serving Institutions, William Boland

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Nonlinear Physician Performance Contracts, Amelia Mcfadden Bond

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Working Alone, Together: Coworking, Community, And Cultural Flow, Madeline Ann Boyer

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Out Of Focus: Competitive Dynamics Of Partial Substitutability, Andrew Boysen

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American Incest: Kinship, Sex, And Commerce In Slavery And Reconstruction, Alexis Broderick Neumann

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Riemannian Geometry Of The Curvature Tensor, Thomas Gunnison Brooks

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Childhood Adversity: Measurement And Impacts On Academic Goals And Outcomes, Lauren Danzi Brumley

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Approaches To Learning In The Ecls-K: Measurement And Growth From Kindergarten To Grade 2, Kathy Buek

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Instrumentation, Data, And Algorithms For Visually Understanding Haptic Surface Properties, Alexander Burka

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Migrant Indigeneity: Transnational Health Policy Implementation Structuring The Body, Identity, & Belief, Diana A. Burnett

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Modeling Monogenic Diabetes Mody3 Using Human Pluripotent Stem Cells, Fabian Leonardo Cardenas

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All The Right Noises: Causes And Consequences Of Stochastic Trimethylamine Oxide Reductase Expression In Escherichia Coli, Jeffrey Carey

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The Bolshevik Afterlife: Posthumous Rehabilitation In The Post-Stalin Soviet Union, 1953-1970, Samuel Arthur Casper

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Measurement And Implications Of Reading Motivation For Diverse Subgroups Of Students, Wendy Castillo

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Intergenerational Mechanisms Of Paternal Stress Transmission, Jennifer C. Chan

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The Role Of Insulin-Like Growth Factor-2 Mrna Binding Protein 1 (imp1) In Intestinal Epithelial Homeostasis, Priya Chatterji

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Opinion Broadcasting Model, Chenchao Chen

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Remaking Chineseness: The Transition Of Inner Asian Groups In The Central Plain During The Sixteen Kingdoms Period And Northern Dynasties, Fangyi Cheng

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Tone Sandhi Phenomena In Taiwan Southern Min, Mao-Hsu Chen

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Paying To Stay: Effects Of Vertical Integration And Competition In A Post-Acute Care Setting, Vicki Chen

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Essays In Corporate Finance, Xingyi Chen

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Essays On Referral Programs And Preference Estimation, Yupeng Chen

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Improving Signal To Noise Ratio And Time Resolution For Solid-State Nanopore Measurements, Chen-Chi Chien

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Tying The Adversary's Hands: Provocation, Crisis Escalation, And Inadvertent War, Hyun-Binn Cho

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Cross-Talk Between Protein Degradation And Mrna Decay In Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma, Jaewoo Choi

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Mechanosensing By The Nuclear Lamina: From Embryonic Development To Aging, Sangkyun Cho

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Essays On Human Capital And Altruism, Amanda Chuan

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Little Elongation Complex (lec) And Super Elongation Complex (sec) As Regulators Of Tdp-43-Associated Neurodegeneration, Chia-Yu Chung

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Contested Majority: The Representation Of The White Working Class In Us Politics From The 1930s To The 1990s, Christopher Cimaglio

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Investigating Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Mild Phenotype In Friedreich Ataxia Patients With G130v Missense Mutation, Elisia Clark

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Doing It Ourselves: The Networked Practices Of Feminist Media Activism, Rosemary Clark-Parsons

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Diffuse Optical Biomarkers Of Breast Cancer, Jeffrey Martin Cochran

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Landscapes Of Power In The South Caucasus (1500-600 Bce): Gis And Phenomenological Approaches, Rachel Cohen

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Treatment Selection: Understanding What Works For Whom In Mental Health, Zachary Daniel Cohen

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Misguided Benevolence: How ‘moments Of Need’ Came To Motivate American Journalism, David Conrad

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Distinct Temporal Requirements For Sonic Hedgehog In The Development Of The Tuberal Hypothalamus, Tanya Corman

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Essays In Empirical Banking, Anna D. Cororaton

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Night On Earth: The Nocturnal Sensorium In World Cinema, Cesar Ignacio Ruiz Cortez

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Essays In Corporate Finance, Adrian Aycan Corum

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The Protest Song: Bridge Leadership, Sonic Innovation, And The Long Civil Rights Movement, Julia Cox

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How Beliefs Are Like Colors, Devin Sanchez Curry

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American Jewish Medical Activism, 1945-1955, Rebecca Cutler