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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Two-Dimensional Nanopore And Nanoporous Devices For Molecular Sensing And Ion Selectivity, Gopinath Danda

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Structural Remodeling Of Alpha-Synuclein By Small Molecules: A Novel Path To Neuroprotective Therapeutics, Malcolm James Daniels

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Re-Engineering Risk: A Portraiture Of Black Undergraduate Engineering Persistence In Higher Education, Kendrick Barnett Davis

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Essays On Banking And Asset Pricing, Tetiana Davydiuk

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Impacts Of Pharmaceutical Price Controls On Pricing, Sales, And Market-Level Quality: Evidence From India, Emma Claire Boswell Dean

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Aspects Of Phenomenology And Cosmology In Heterotic M-Theory, Rehan Deen

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Saving Tradition: Genres Of Islamic Knowledge In Senegal And The Western Sahel, Jeremy Dell

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Role Of Il-27 And Tcr Stimulation In Inhibitory Receptor Expression, Jonathan Howard Delong

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Strong Memory Consistency For Parallel Programming, Christian Delozier

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Investigating The Associations Between Rurality, Distance, And Quality Of End-Of-Life Care For Veterans And Their Families, Cindy San Pedro Del Rosario

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Becoming Diasporically African: The Cultural Politics Of West African Capoeira, Celina De Sa

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Bayesian Model Selection And Estimation Without Mcmc, Sameer Deshpande

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The Impact Of Hospital Nursing On Postsurgical Sepsis, Andrew Michael Dierkes

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Mechanisms Of Telomere Repair Synthesis, Robert Lawrence Dilley

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Investigating The Molecules And Circuits Underlying Somatosensation, Peter Yi Dong

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Tailoring Big Genes To Small Capsids: Developing Pre-Mrna Trans-Splicing Therapies To Treat Genetic Retinal Diseases, Scott Joseph Dooley

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Modeling Nonadiabatic Dynamics At Molecule-Metal Interfaces, Wenjie Dou

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Planning For Non-Player Characters By Learning From Demonstration, John Drake

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Left Of Center: Displacements And Intersectionalities In Photographic Practices Of New York And Los Angeles, 1970-1988, Jeanne Dreskin

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Harnessing Interfacial Phenomena Involving Macromolecules For Emulsion Processing, Gang Duan

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Use Of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Models To Elucidate Retinal Disease Pathogenesis And To Develop Gene-Based Therapies, Thu Thi Duong

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Understanding Metabolic Adaptation Of T Cells During Activation And Nutrient Limitation, Christopher Ecker

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From Alienated To Connected: An Examination Of Religion In The Literature Of Su Xuelin, Bing Xin, And Xu Dishan, Gina M. Elia

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Induction Of Antibodies To Hiv-1 Envelope Using Simian Adenovirus Vaccines, Kristel Lucie Emmer

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Les Chercheurs D’histoire: The Historical Investigator In The Contemporary French Novel, Marla Epp

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2d Materials For Energy Applications, Dequan Er

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Explaining Stability And Change In Natural Systems, Stephen Esser

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Working Off-Track: Adjunct Labor In Higher Education, Chad Gregory Evans

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Examining The Archaeology of ‘Antik’-quity: The Eastern Caucasus Beyond Rome And Parthia, Lara Fabian

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Two-Point Statistics For Testing Models Of Cosmic Structure, Yuedong Fang

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Control Theoretic Methods In Analysis And Design Of Optimization Algorithms, Mahyar Fazlyab

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Cubaneo In Latin Piano: A Parametric Approach To Gesture, Texture, And Motivic Variation, Orlando Enrique Fiol

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Learning To Refuse: Pedagogy, Protest, And Lecture-Performance, 1964-1975, Mashinka Firunts

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Measuring Photometric Properties Of Sdss And Manga Galaxies, Johanna-Laina Fischer

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Variation And Change In Past Tense Negation In African American English, Sabriya Fisher

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A Search For New Low-Mass Diphoton Resonances At Atlas And An Investigation Into Using Gaussian Process Regression To Model Non-Resonant Two-Photon Standard Model Backgrounds, Rob Roy Macgregor Fletcher

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Beats Per Minute: Exploring The Impact Of Violence And Neighborhood Conditions On Adolescents In Philadelphia Neighborhoods, Kalen Flynn

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Analysis Of Rhythm Generation In The Caenorhabditis Elegans Motor Circuit, Anthony Demharter Fouad

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Gene Therapy Approaches To Immune Tolerance Induction In Canine Hemophilia, Robert French

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Relations Between Childhood Self-Control And Early Adulthood Outcomes In China: The Contributions Of Social Relationships, Rui Fu

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Essays On Empirical Operations Management In Retail Sales And Service, Youran Fu

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Political Economy Of Transparency, Raphael Galvao

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Engineering Bioactive Materials From Recombinant Oleosin Towards Drug Delivery Applications, Chen Gao

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Immunological And Biochemical Evaluation Of The Aav Capsid To Advance Next-Generation Gene Therapy Vector Design, April Giles

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What Losing The Newspaper Means: Nostalgia And The U.s. Newspaper In Late Modernity, Nicholas Gilewicz

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Spectroscopic Analysis Of Stellar Rotational Velocity At The Bottom Of The Main Sequence, Steven Gilhool

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From The Frontline To The Community: The Use Of Regional Anesthesia After Combat Injury And Associated Pain Outcomes, Nicholas Giordano

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Social Media Events, Katerina Girginova

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The Effects Of Proprietary Information On Corporate Disclosure And Transparency: Evidence From Trade Secrets, Stephen Glaeser

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Essays In Health Economics, Qing Gong

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Morphological Representations In Lexical Processing, Amy J. Goodwin Davies

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Sacred Orientation: The Qibla As Ritual, Metaphor, And Identity Marker In Early Islam, Ari Michael Gordon

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The Marathon And On: Disability, Endurance, Aspiration, Kevin Gotkin

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Cd44-Mediated Collagen Remodeling Drives Wound Resolution And Pancreatic Tumorigenesis, Priya Krishna Govindaraju

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Epigenetic Mechanisms Governing Behavioral Reprogramming In The Ant Camponotus Floridanus, Riley John Graham

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Punishment And Privilege: The Politics Of Class, Crime, And Corporations In America, Anthony Grasso

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Development And Characterization Of Novel Raf Dimer Inhibitors To Target Brafv600e Inhibitor Resistance, Michael Joseph Grasso

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Domain-Focused Crispr-Screen Identifies Hri As A Regulator Of Fetal Hemoglobin In Adult Erythroid Cells, Jeremy Daniel Grevet

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Essays In Housing Markets And Financial Fragility, Deeksha Gupta

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A Potential Role For Sap97 In Psychiatric Disorders, Preetika Gupta

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The Effective Borrowing Of A Phonemic Contrast, Gudrun Gylfadottir

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Marble And Munificence: Reassessing The Basilica Of Junius Bassus At Rome, Stephanie Hagan

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Radical (in)hospitality: American Media And Regulatory Stances Towards Immigration And Travel Bans, Nour Issam Halabi

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Being And The Good: Natural Teleology In Early Modern German Philosophy, Nabeel Hamid

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The Higgs From Aμ To Zμ: Higgs Boson Cross Section Measurements Using Diphoton And Four Lepton Decays At 13 Tev, Bijan Perry Berton Haney Iv

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Visualizing Coregency: An Exploration Of The Link Between Royal Image And Co-Rule During The Reign Of Senwosret Iii And Amenemhet Iii, Lisa Saladino Haney

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Rethinking Prophecy In Late Antique Syria, Jae Hee Han

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Grain-Boundary Kinetics And Nonequilibrium Grain-Boundary Structure, Jian Han

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Dissecting The Molecular Basis Of The Scaffold Protein Jade In Hbo1 Histone Acetyltransferase (hat) Activity, Joseph Han

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Forged Through Crying: An Affective Understanding Of Grief And Politics, Danielle Hanley

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Decoding Calcium Encoding Through Bi-Directional Optogenetic Control Over Gq-Protein Signaling, Pimkhuan Hannanta-Anan

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Essays On Economic Growth And The Economics Of Innovation, Pengfei Han

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The Art Of The Question In Late Medieval England, Erika Dawn Harman

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Intentions Lost In Translation: An Ethnographic Examination Of Recognition Of Adolescent Cultural Capital, Rita Harvey

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Beyond Landscape: Imagining Place In Later Edo Print Culture, Quintana Roo Irigon Heathman

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In Tune With The Cosmos: Tuning Theory, Cosmology, And Concepts Of Sound In Early China, Noa Hegesh

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Transpacific Foundations For Growth: Migrant Brokers And Japan’s Rise As A World Power, 1868-1964, Robert Alan Hegwood

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Role Of The Usp6 Oncogene In The Pathogenesis Of Ewing Sarcoma: Novel Anti-Tumor Effects Through Interferon Sensitivity And Immune Infiltration, Ian Christian Henrich

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A Microfluidic Approach For Investigating The Role Of Blood Flow In Thrombosis, Bradley Andrew Herbig

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Understanding And Improving The Environmental Dependent Tribology And Thermal Stability Of Hydrogenated Amorphous Carbon By Using Silicon And Oxygen As Dopants, James Hilbert

Personified Preaching: Black Feminist Sermonic Practice In Literature And Music, Melanie R. Hill

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Building The Hive: Corporate Personality Testing, Self-Development, And Humanistic Management In Postwar America, 1945-2000, Matthew J. Hoffarth

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On The Total Curvature And Betti Numbers Of Complex Projective Manifolds, Joseph Ansel Hoisington

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Capillary Rise Infiltration (cari) Of Polymer In Nanoparticle Packings, Jyo Lyn Hor

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Essays On Public Corruption And Social Norms, Sterling Horne

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A Genetically Encoded Fluorescent Amino Acid Reveals Protein Dynamics Regulating The Bacterial Dna Damage Response, Zachary Michael Hostetler

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Networked Data Analytics: Network Comparison And Applied Graph Signal Processing, Weiyu Huang

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Matching: The Search For Control, Colman Hubert Humphrey

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Statistical Methods For Alternative Splicing Using Rna Sequencing, Yu Hu

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Essays In Public Economics And International Trade, Benjamin Hyman

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Autonomous Behaviors With A Legged Robot, Berkay Deniz Ilhan

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Lifelong Reinforcement Learning On Mobile Robots, David Isele

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Recasting The Coolie: Racialization, Caste, And Narratives Of Asian Indentureship, Najnin Islam

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Learning, Moving, And Predicting With Global Motion Representations, Andrew Coulter Jaegle

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Olanzapine As A Novel Treatment For Chemotherapy Induced Nausea, Rosario Berenice Jaime-Lara

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The Integration Of Morphology, Variation, And Phylogenetics To Better Understand Fossil Taxa And Their Modern Relatives, Steven E. Jasinski

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Young Children’s Understanding Of Learning And Its Relation To Their Own Learning, Jeein Jeong

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Optional Elements In Indonesian Morphosyntax, Helen N. Jeoung

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Molecular Recognition At Dna Damage Sites, Qinqin Jiang

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Spectral Data For L^2 Cohomology, Xiaofei Jin