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Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Computer-Aided, Multi-Modal, and Compression Diffuse Optical Studies of Breast Tissue, David R. Busch Jr

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Folding and Assembly of Cytoskeletal Proteins Under Force - From Single Molecule Studies of Dystrophin to Studies of Intact Cells, Christine Carag

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Bargaining and Pricing in Networked Economic Systems, Tanmoy Chakraborty

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The Effect of Capability-Seeking investments on Competition in the Information Technology Services Industry: Coevolution of Capabilities and Corporate Scope, Joydeep Chatterjee

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Systems Biology of Blood Coagulation and Platelet Activation, Manash S. Chatterjee

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Size-Dependent Metal-insulator Transition in Pt-Dispersed Sio2 Thin Film: A Candidate for Future Non-Volatile Memory, Albert B. Chen

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A New Dynamic Duration Model, Fei Chen

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Nancy as a Center of Art Nouveau Architecture, 1895-1914, Peter Clericuzio

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Mechanisms of Antibody-Mediated Protection for a Protein-Based Smallpox Vaccine, Matthew E. Cohen

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Plasmon Enhanced Photoconduction in Porphyrin-Gold Nanoparticle Assemblies, David Conklin

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The Role of Adaptive Stress Responses in HIV Replication and Macrophage-Mediated Neurotoxicity, Stephanie Cross

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The Vaccinia Virus A56/Vcp Complex: Mechanism of Formation and Implications for Virulence, Brian C. DeHaven

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Homological Projective Duality for Gr(3,6), Dragos Deliu

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The classification of simply connected biquotients of dimension at most 7 and 3 new examples of almost positively curved manifolds, Jason DeVito

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Algorithms for Bivariate Singularity Analysis, Timothy DeVries

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Morpheme Boundaries and Structural Change: Affixes Running Amok, C EA Diertani

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Contesting Community: Legalized Reconciliation Efforts in the Aftermath of Genocide in Rwanda, Kristin C. Doughty

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Relationships Between Decorin and Biglycan, Structure and Tendon Mechanics Using Mutant Mouse Models, LeAnn Dourte

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A Molecular Anthropological Study of Altaian Histories Utilizing Population Genetics and Phylogeography, Matthew Dulik

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Explorations in the Informational Component, Aviad Eilam

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Decoding Cytochrome C Oxidase Biogenesis: New Insights Into Copper Trafficking, Nursel Seda Ekici

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Chemical and Biological Strategies for Improving the Sensitivity of SPIO-Enhanced MR Imaging, Andrew Elias

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Quantitative Mapping of Lung Ventilation Using Hyperpolarized Gas Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Kiarash Emami

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Novel Properties: Communication, Copyright, and the British Novel, 1710-1774, Scott Enderle

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Optimization and Translation of MSC-Based Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogels for Cartilage Repair, Isaac E. Erickson

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Mediated Personhood and World of Warcraft: An Ethnographic and Linguistic Analysis, Elizabeth ErkenBrack

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Memory and Coupling in Nanocrystal Optoelectronic Devices, Jessamyn A. Fairfield

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Investigating tRNA Release from the Bacterial Ribosome, Ian S. Farrell

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The Role of Wnt Signaling in Oligodendrocyte Development, Keith Feigenson

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Communication for Teams of Networked Robots, Jonathan Fink

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Lattice Kinetic Monte Carlo Simulations of Platelet Aggregation and Deposition, Matthew H. Flamm

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Essays in Retirement Security, Hungyee Fong

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Evolution of Molecular Function in Mammalian Neurons, Chantal Francis

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Interplay of Ethanol and Cholesterol in the Neutrophil Membrane: Effects on Membrane and Cell Mechanics and Neutrophil Adhesion., Matthew Jared Furlow

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Dynamics in Polymer Nanocomposites, Sangah Gam

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The Costs of Shareholder Activism: Evidence from a Sequential Decision Model, Nickolay M. Gantchev

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Not Quite up to Scratch: An Examination of Failure, Persistence, and ‘Living Dead’ Outcomes for Wireless Start-Ups, Anindya Ghosh

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Global Leadership Development: An Analysis of Talent Management, Company Types and Job Functions, Personality Traits and Competencies, and Learning and Development Methods, John Gillis Jr.

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Cortisol, Testosterone, and Alpha-Amylase in Psychopathy, Andrea L. Glenn

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Synthetic Studies Of (+)-Nodulisporic Acid A: Development Of An Efficient Route To Eastern Hemisphere Sub-Targets, Stephen S. Gonzales

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Mechanisms of Unplugged/Musk-Mediated Neuromuscular Synapse Formation, Laura R. Gordon

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Development of Natural Killer Cells Regulated by T-Box Transcription Factors, Scott M. Gordon

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The Application of Macro- and Microfossils to Identify Paleoearthquakes in Sumatra, Indonesia and to Characterize Geomorphic and Ecological Succession on a Marsh Platform After Hurricane Isabel in North Carolina, USA, Candace A. Grand Pre

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The Structural Proteomics of S-Nitrosylation: From Global Identification to Elucidating Protein Function Through Structural Bioinformatics, Jennifer L. Greene

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Toxoplasma Gondii -- Antigen Presentation and Interactions in the Intestinal Mucosa, Beth S. Gregg

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Learning to Draw, Drawing to Learn: Theory and Practice in Italian Printed Drawing Books, 1600-1700, Alexandra A. Greist

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The Nanoaquarium: A Nanofluidic Platform for in SiTu Transmission Electron Microscopy in Liquid Media, Joseph M. Grogan

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The Echoes of Fitna: Developing Historiographical Interpretations of the Battle of Siffin, Aaron M. Hagler

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Wrestling With Issues in Scale Development Using Joint Latent Variable Methods, Steffanie M. Halberstadt

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Genetic Polymorphisms and Antifolate Drug Treatment Can Alter Folate/Homocysteine Metabolism and Inflammatory Protein Profile, Andrea L. Hammons

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Measurement of Inclusive Isolated Prompt Photon Production at √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS Detector, Michael Hance

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Return to Work after Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: The Mediating Role of Illness Perception, Catherine C. Harris

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Mobility and Variation in Chalcolithic North Gujarat, India (Ca 3600 – 1800 Bc), Suzanne Harris

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High School Math Curriculum, Student's Course Selection and Education Outcomes, Eleanor L. Harvill

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Investigation of the Role of Histone Acetylation in Hippocampus-Dependent Memory Formation, Joshua Davis Hawk

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Living Radical Polymerization Catalysts: Synthesis, Application, and Utilization of Polymer Products in the Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticles, Sara E. Hayik

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Lipid and Protein Sorting by, and Generation of, Membrane Curvature in Model Systems, Michael C. Heinrich

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Statistical Methods in Mapping Complex Diseases, Jing He

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Microbial Regulation of Allergic Inflammation, David A. Hill

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The Cytoskeletal Mechanisms of Cell-Cell Junction formation in Endothelial Cells, Matthew K. Hoelzle

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Essays on the Western Labor Markets, Hans A. Holter

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Heegaard Floer Invariants and Cabling, Jennifer Hom

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Sacred Biography, Translation, and Conversion ; The Nabīvaṃśa of Saiyad Sultān and the Making of Bengali Islam, 1600-Present, Ayesha A. Irani

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Sacred Biography, Translation, and Conversion: The Nabivamsa of Saiyad Sultan and the Making of Bengali Islam, 1600-present, Ayesha A. Irani

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Patterns of Weight Change in infants With Congenital Heart Disease Following Neonatal Surgery: Potential Predictors of Growth Failure, Sharon Y. Irving

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The Derived Category and the Singularity Category, Mehmet U. Isik

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The Epoch of Reionization: Foregrounds and Calibration With Paper, Daniel C. Jacobs

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The Classification of Automorphism Groups of Rational Elliptic Surfaces With Section, Tolga Karayayla

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Economics of Spectrum Allocation in Cognitive Radio Networks, Gaurav S. Kasbekar

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A Macroeconomic Approach to a Firm's Capital Structure, Mitsuru Katagiri

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Cryptophane Derivatives as Gas Sensors and Hyperpolarized Xenon-129 Biosensors, Najat S. Khan

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Optimal Control of Mobile Malware Epidemics, MHR. Khouzani

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Mind Economy: Dynamic Graph Analysis of Communications, Alexy Khrabrov

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Energy Transport and Conversion in Semiconductor Nanocrystal Solids, Dong Kyun Ko

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Understanding Molecular Chemistry of Nanocrystals and Nanostructures: Precursor, Ligand, and Surface Chemistry, Weon-kyu Koh

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The Multiplexed Squid Tes Array at Ninety Gigahertz (Mustang), Phillip M. Korngut

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Nuts, Bolts and a Bit of Mettle: How Parents Prepare Their Boys and Girls for the STEM Pipeline, Rashmi Kumar

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The Guidance of Olfactory Sensory Axons to Identifiable Protoglomeruli in the Larval Zebrafish Olfactory Bulb, Vanisha Lakhina

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The Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Tamandarin B Analogs, Kenneth Lassen

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Leaves that Sway: Gold Xianbei Cap Ornaments from Northeast China, Sarah Laursen

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Paired Learner Assessment: Can It Serve as a Valid Measure of L2 Proficiency for Developmentally Equal and Unequal Learner Pairings?, Jiyoon Lee

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Regulation of TGF-Β1-Induced Apoptosis and Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition by Matrix Rigidity, Jennifer L. Leight

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Examining the Coupling of the Mechanical and Chemical Functions of Myosin Family Members Using Single Molecule and Bulk Solution Techniques, John H. Lewis

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Physical Planning Strategies of National High-Technology Industrial Development Zones in China, Sisi Liang

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Subcellular Localization in Bacteria: From EnvZ/OmpR to Transertion, Elizabeth Libby

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The Impact of Medical Spending Growth on Guaranteed Renewable Health insurance, Robert D. Lieberthal

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Roles of Protein Factors in Regulation of Imprinted Gene Expression, Shu Lin

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Transnational Modernisms: The United States, Mexico, and the Idea of America, Edward Lybeer

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Dynamic Vertical Climbing: Bioinspiration, Design, and Analysis, Goran Lynch

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Functional Characterization of the OPRM1 A118G Single Nucleotide Polymorphism in Mice, Stephen D. Mague

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Regional Lysosomal Malfunction Underlies the Selectivity of α-Synuclein Neurodegeneration, Kristen A. Malkus

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The Role of EPAC Signaling in Memory Consolidation and Sleep Deprivation, Nan Ma

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Extracellular Leucine-Rich Repeat Protein Let-4 is Required to Organize the Extracellular Matrix and Maintain Junctions in C. Elegans Epithelia, Vincent Pasquale Mancuso

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Choosing to Serve: Understanding the Military Participation Decision, David R. Mann

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Acquisition, Storage, and Retrieval in Digital and Biological Brains, Jeremy R. Manning

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The Taming of the Screw: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Elliptic Functions, Elisabetta A. Matsumoto

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Activation and Catalytic Bond Forming Reactions at Carbon-Hydrogen Bonds of η6-Tricarbonylchromium-Coordinated Benzylic Arenes, Genette I. McGrew

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The Mouse Who Would be King: Innovating Tradition in the State of Chamba, Mandavi Mehta

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Equivariant Tensors on Polar Manifolds, Ricardo Augusto E. Mendes

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The Role of AMPK in Viral Infection, Theresa S. Moser