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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Structure And Function Of A Disease Associated Tau Disaggregase, Nabil Darwich

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The Effect Of Early Life Exposure On Influenza Antibody Repertoire And Subsequent Consequences For Viral Evolution, Amy Davis

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Essays In Housing Markets And Public Finance, Matthew Davis

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The Influencer Industry: Constructing And Commodifying Authenticity On Social Media, Emily Dean Hund

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The Mechanism Of Caspase-8-Mediated Gene Expression And Its Integral Role In Host Defense, Alexandra Delaney

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Engineering Novel Nanomaterials From Ultrasmall Gold Clusters For Use In Cancer Therapy, Elizabeth Marie Higbee Dempsey

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Nucleobase, Nucleoside, And Neighboring Nucleotides: Intrinsic Preferences For Tet Enzyme-Mediated Oxidation Of 5-Methylcytosine, Jamie Elizabeth Denizio

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Identification Of A Molecular Basis For The Juvenile Sleep State, Leela Chakravarti Dilley

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Uncovering The Sources: Historical Characters In Dante's Divine Comedy, Vanessa Dimaggio

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Factive And Assertive Attitude Reports, Kajsa Djarv

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Reliable Witnesses, Crackpot Science: Ufo Investigations In Cold War America, 1947-1977, Kate Dorsch

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A Sticky Pursuit Of The Threshold Channel: The Effect Of Cohesion On Alluvial River Channel Geometry, Kieran Bernard Jiamin Dunne

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Affordances And Control Of A Spine Morphology For Robotic Quadrupedal Locomotion, Jeffrey Duperret

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High-Dimensional Design Evaluations For Self-Aligning Geometries, Nicholas Edward Eckenstein

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Pirandello Through The Eyes Of Cinema: Authorial Texts And Intermedial Film Adaptations, Michael John Edwards

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Comunidades De Cuidados: Dar La Vida, Curar El Cuerpo Y Preparar La Muerte En La América E Iberia Premodernas (1400-1650), Diana Eguia Armenteros

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Learning Optimal Resource Allocations In Wireless Systems, Mark Randall Eisen

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Non-Native Grounds: Jewish Writers In American Empire, Alexander Eisenthal

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Great Idea, Now What? Three Essays Examining The Relationship Between Organization Design And Commercialization Of Knowledge, John Charles Eklund

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Teacher Education For Racial Knowledge: Institutional And Pedagogical Challenges For Developing Racial Knowledge, Lisette Nnenna Enumah

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Excavating Radical Futures: Puppets, Robots, And The Fight For Technology, Jasmine Erdener

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Mapping Media Bias In China, Kecheng Fang

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Essays On Foreign Exchange Rates, Xiang Fang

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The Neural Computations In The Caudate Nucleus For Reward-Biased Perceptual Decision-Making, Yunshu Fan

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Mechanism Of Nucleosome Targeting By Pioneer Transcription Factors, Meilin Mary Fernandez Garcia

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The Technological Imaginaries Of Social Movements: The Discursive Dimension Of Communication Technology And The Fight For Social Justice, Elisabetta Ferrari

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Combining Computational And Experimental Approaches To Study Disordered And Aggregation Prone Proteins, John Joseph Ferrie

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A Tale Of Two Ligases: Itch And Cul5 Limit T Cell-Mediated Inflammation, Natania S. Field

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Plasticity Against Plastic: Synthetics In The Practice, Theory, And Conservation Of Art Since The 1960s, Roksana Filipowska

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Synaptic Dysregulation Of Inhibition In The Dentate Gyrus After Traumatic Brain Injury, Kaitlin Folweiler

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Contribution Of Non-Classical Antigen Presentation To Cd4+ T Cells During Orthopoxvirus Infection, Katherine Shona Forsyth

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Exploring Novel Biophysical Mechanisms In Evolved Optical Systems, Dillion Fox

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Following The Child's Lead: Care And Transformation In A Pediatric Gender Clinic, Joshua Benjamin Franklin

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Following The Child's Lead: Care And Transformation In A Pediatric Gender Clinic, Joshua Benjamin Franklin

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Rhotic Emphasis And Uvularization In Moroccan Arabic, Aaron Freeman

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Problems In Nonlinear Homogenization: Bounds, Estimates, Macroscopic Instabilities, And Post-Bifurcation Response, Joshua Robert Furer

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The Prevention Of Depression: A Machine Learning Approach, Ashley Ann Fuss

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(when) Do Consumers Prefer Uncertainty? Consumers' Reactions To Uncertain Advice And Uncertain Promotions, Celia Gaertig

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The Design And Synthesis Of Inhibitors Of Hiv-1 Viral Entry And Photoaffinity Labeled Probes For Structural Elucidation Of The Hiv-1 Env, Althea Erica Gaffney

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Trecento Variations In The Epic Tradition: Dante's Commedia, Boccaccio's Teseida, And Petrarch's Africa, Andrea Gazzoni

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A Heterogeneous And Multiscale Modeling Framework To Develop Patient-Specific Pharmacodynamic Systems Models In Cancer, Alokendra Kumar Ghosh

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Identity In The Wake Of The State: Local, National, And Supranational Dynamics Of The Syrian Conflict, Victoria Gilbert

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Using Data To Optimize The Fulfillment And Location Decisions Of An Online Grocery Retailer, Chloe Kim Glaeser

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Faith And Doubt At The Doctor’s: Class, Race, And The Role Of Community In Medical Decision Making, Lindsay Wood Glassman

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Innate Immune Antagonism By Diverse Coronavirus Phosphodiesterases, Stephen Goldstein

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Unraveling The Beta Cell Translatome: Elucidation Of An Erk/hnrnpk/jund Axis, Austin Lewis Good

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Factors That Mediate Expression Of Unique Ggggcc Repeat Expansions In C9orf72-Associated Als/ftd., Lindsey D. Goodman

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Information And Democracy: Lessons From The Hacktivists, Ashley Elizabeth Gorham

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Molecular Roles Of Regulatory Proteins In N-Terminal Protein Acetylation, Leah Gottlieb

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Exploring The Use Of Transition Metals In The Synthesis Of Novel Metal-Ligand Multiple Bonds, Azide Complexes, And Unprecedented Reactivity With The Phosphaethynolato Reagent, Lauren Nicole Grant

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Design, Synthesis And Biological Evaluation Of Small Molecules That Inhibit Hiv-1 Entry And Sensitize Hiv-1 Infected Cells To Immune Responses, Melissa Carey Grenier

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Roles Of Euchromatin And Heterochromatin In Hepatocyte Maturation And Liver Fibrosis, Jessica Mae Grindheim

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Resiliency In Robot Formations With Non-Cooperative Robots, Luis Guerrero Bonilla

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Event Structure In Vision And Language, Alon Hafri

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Family Matters: Concubines And Illegitimate Children In The Japanese Empire, 1868–1945, Jooyeon Hahm

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Assembling States: Community Formation And The Emergence Of The Inca Empire, Thomas John Hardy

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Harnessing The Pro-Apoptotic Function Of Myc To Improve Therapeutic Responses In Chemoresistant B-Cell Lymphoma, Colleen Harrington

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Essays In Causal Inference: Addressing Bias In Observational And Randomized Studies Through Analysis And Design, Raiden Berte Hasegawa

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Robert Adam's Revolution In Architecture, Miranda Jane Routh Hausberg

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States And Group Rights: Legal Pluralism And The Decentralization Of Judicial Power, Emma Hayward

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More Than Words: Extra-Sylvian Networks Support Pragmatic Language Processing In Focal Dementia, Meghan L. Healey

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Understanding Donor-Advised Funds: The Behavioral Economics, Macroeconomics, And Public Policies Relating To An Emerging Trend In Philanthropy, H. Daniel Heist

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The Role Of The Central Glp-1 System In Cocaine-Seeking Behavior, Nicole Sachi Hernandez

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Adenovirus Strategies For Altering The Cellular Environment In Favor Of Infection, Christin Herrmann

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Targeting Natural Supersymmetry With Top Quarks, Theodor Christian Herwig

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Design, Synthesis, And Evaluation Of C2-Symmetric Diamines For Asymmetric Synthesis, Tyler Higgins

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Bilingual Ionic Column Capitals: Perceptions Of The Past In Greek Architecture, 6th–3rd Century Bce, Samuel Holzman

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Family Legacies: Social Origins, Social Mobility, And Educational Outcomes In Immigrant And Native Families, Phoebe Ho

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Preparing And Measuring Single Spins In Diamond At Room Temperature, David Allen Hopper

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Aspects Of Nucleation: Fluctuations, Nonuniform Order, And Curved Surfaces, Eric Michael Horsley

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Vive, Superstes: Survivors And Problems Of Survival In Statius' Thebaid, Alice Chu-Lin Hu

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Fructose-1,6-Bisphosphatase 2 Inhibits Sarcoma Progression By Restraining Mitochondrial Biogenesis, Yangpeiwei Huang

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Essays In Experimental Economics, Zheng Jai Jennie Huang

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The Pentecostal Construction Of Race: Churches Of God In The American Religious Frontier 1884—1955, Andrew Hudson

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Trpv5: Structure, Function And Drug Discovery, Taylor Hughes

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Learning Probabilistic Generative Models For Fast Sampling-Based Planning, Jinwook Huh

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Constructing Royal Identity In The Old Kingdom Pyramid Texts, Leah Rachel Humphrey

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Essays On Search, Timothy Hursey

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Studies On Fractionalization And Topology In Strongly Correlated Systems From Zero To Two Dimensions, Yichen Hu

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Transpacific Modernity And The Challenge Of Belonging: Negotiating Race, Music, And Faith In Seoul, Bo Kyung Blenda Im

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Learning From Positive Evidence: The Acquisition Of Verb Argument Structure, Ava Irani

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Reclaiming Appalachia: Mountain Reform And The Preservation Of White Citizenship, 1890-1929, Tina A. Irvine

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Fairness And Feedback In Learning And Games, Shahin Jabbari

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Depression In Mothers Of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Mixed-Methods Study Of Prevalence, Correlates, And The Lived Experience, Stefanie Zavodny Jackson

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Haplotype-Based Approaches For The Study Of Human Evolution, Kelsey Johnson

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Bringing The Receipts: Black Feminist Theory And Intellectual Capital In The Age Of Social Media, Leslie Kay Jones

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In Praise Of Shahul Hamid Historicizing An Islamic Tamil Hagiographical Tradition, 1650-1950, Samira Junaid

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Developing Transnational Repertoires: Adolescents’ Language And Literacy Practices In A Digitally Mediated Network, Jin Kyeong Jung

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Rational Design And Facile Synthesis Of Novel Fluorescent Scaffolds For Biological Studies In Live Cells, Joomyung Jun

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Unequal Hours: The Jewish Reception Of Timekeeping Technology From The Bible To The Twentieth Century, David Zvi Kalman

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Certain Systems Arising In Stochastic Gradient Descent, Konstantinos Karatapanis

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Subheap-Augmented Garbage Collection, Benjamin Karel

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Evidence Factors For Observational Studies: Design, Analysis And Computation, Bikram Karmakar

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Synthetic Studies Towards The Bastimolide Family Of Natural Products, Alex Andrew Kellum

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Modeling And Control For Robotic Assistants: Single And Multi-Robot Manipulation, Monroe David Kennedy

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Private Communication Among Competitors And Public Disclosure, John David Kepler

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Soweto, The “storybook Place”: Tourism And Feeling In A South African Township, Sarah Marie Kgagudi

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The Hmg Transcription Factor Tox Induces A Transcriptional And Epigenetic Program Of Cd8+ T Cell Exhaustion In Chronic Infection And Cancer, Omar Khan

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The Regulation Of Egfr Signaling And Kras Tumorigenesis By Receptor Palmitoylation, Akriti Kharbanda

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Reasoning-Driven Question-Answering For Natural Language Understanding, Daniel Khashabi