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Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Oil Prices and Long-Run Risk, ROBERT READY

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Transcriptional Integration of Wnt and Nodal Signals in the Establishment of the Spemann Organizer, Christine D. Reid

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The Generation of Fully Functional β-Cells by Proliferation: Lessons From Pregnancy and HNF4α, Sebastian Rieck

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Forecasting: Expectations, Intentions, and Confidence, David Michael Rothschild

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The Functional Biology of IL-25, Steven A. Saenz

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Physiological Bases of Plant Shrinkage and Its Demographic Implications, Roberto Salguero-Gomez

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Role and Regulation of Myosin IIA in Natural Killer Cell Cytotoxicity, Keri Sanborn

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Creating a Recommendation Framework for Positive Psychology Exercises: The Netflix Model of Positive Psychology, Stephen Schueller

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The Role of Stress, Glucocorticoids & β-Adrenergic Signaling in Aversive, Hippocampus-Dependent Memory Retrieval, Keith B. Schutsky

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Patterns of Science: Developing Knowledge for a World Community at Unesco, Perrin Selcer

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On the Economic Viability of Network Systems and Architectures, Soumya Sen

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Valproic Acid Disrupts Hematopoiesis in Xenopus Laevis Through the Inhibition of Histone Deacetylase 3., Rishita R. Shah

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Unveiling the Molecular Mechanisms Regulating the Activation of the ErbB Family Receptors at Atomic Resolution through Molecular Modeling and Simulations, Andrew Shih

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Enhancing Meniscus Repair through Biomaterial Design, Lara Ionescu Silverman

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An an Vitro and in Silico Investigation of the Role of Nmda Receptor Subtypes Following Mechanical injury, Pallab Singh

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Mechanisms of Sorting and Trafficking for Melanosome Biogenesis as Revealed by Studies of the Human Pigment Cell Protein Oca2, Anand Sitaram

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The Higher Riemann-Hilbert Correspondence and Multiholomorphic Mappings, Aaron M. Smith

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Graphitic Surface Attachment by Single-Stranded DNA and Metal Nanoparticles, Luke A. Somers

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Interleukin-22 Regulates Immunity, Inflammation and Tissue Homeostasis at Mucosal Sites, Gregory Field Sonnenberg

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Envisioning A Regional Role: Comprehensive Universities and Conceptions of Their Regional Contributions, David Soo

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Soft Lattices, Anton Souslov

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Holistic Shape-Based Object Recognition Using Bottom-Up Image Structures, Praveen Srinivasan

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Structure and Properties of Bi-containing Mixed A-site Perovskites, David M. Stein

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Essays in Quantitative Economics and International Finance, Serhiy Stepanchuk

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The Effects of Methotrexate and Genetic Polymorphisms on the Folate/Homocysteine Pathway, Carolyn Summers

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Perceptually Driven Simulation, Ben Sunshine-Hill

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Entropic Elasticity of Polymers and Their Networks, Tianxiang Su

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Multiscale Modeling of the ErbB Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Signaling Network Through Theory and Experiment, Shannon E. Telesco

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Topological Insulators and Superconductors, Chi Yan Jeffrey Teo

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Microbead-Based Biosensing in Microfluidic Devices, Jason A. Thompson

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Shape Representations for Object Recognition, Alexander Toshev

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Conceptions of the Poetic in Classical Greek Prose, Alison Traweek

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SDF1 Antagonism of Axonal Repellents Requires Multiple G Protein Components and an Adam Metalloprotease, Esther Naomi Twery

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The Use of Exempla from Cicero to Pliny the Younger, David C. Urban

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Retail Demand Management: Forecasting, Assortment Planning and Pricing, Ramnath Vaidyanathan

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Efficient Learning and Inference for High-dimensional Lagrangian Systems, Paul N. Vernaza

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Role of Rap Signaling in the Regulation of ERK Activation and Cell-Cell Adhesion, Lisa A. Vuchak

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On the Folding and Conformation of Peptides and the Development of Novel Methods for Their Study, Matthias M. Waegele

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Portfolio Considerations in Automobile Purchases: An Application to the Japanese Market, Naoki Wakamori

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High Throughput Screening for the Enhancement of Adeno-Associated Virus Type 2 Transduction, Alexis J. Wallen

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How Novice Teachers Talk About Teaching Writing, Tamara Warhol

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Liquid Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry for Protein Biomarker Discovery in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma, Angela Y. Wehr

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Essays on Market Dynamics in the Presence of Learning, Xi Weng

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Emergency Department Psychiatric Assessment for Adults Discharged With a Principal Diagnosis of Schizophrenia in Maryland Community Hospitals With and Without inpatient Psychiatric Units, Patricia A. White

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Miniaturization Methods for Modular Robotics: External Actuation and Dielectric Elastomer Actuation, Paul J. White

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Distinct Neuromuscular Patterns from a Single Motor Network, Rachel S. White

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Innate Signals in the Macrophage Determine the Severity of Toxoplasma Gondii infection, Ryan J. Whitmarsh

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HIV Transmission, Entry, and Gene Therapy, Craig B. Wilen

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Hadwiger Integration of Definable Functions, Matthew Wright

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Methods for High Dimensional Inferences With Applications in Genomics, Jichun Xie

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The Molecular Mechanism for Vegetative Phase Change: Regulation Ff Mir156 Expression and Action, Li Yang

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Essays in Macroeconomic Dynamics and the Financial Market, Wen Yao

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The Role of Sonic Hedgehog in the Hypothalamus, Solsire E. Zevallos

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Interaction of Ferritin With Transition Metal Ions and Chelates, Lei Zhang

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Causal and Design Issues in Clinical Trials, Rongmei Zhang

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Exploring the World of Helix Association: Disease Mechanism, Basic Folding and Novel Design, Yao Zhang

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The C-infinity Jet of Non-Concave Manifolds and Lens Rigidity of Surfaces, Xiaochen Zhou

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The C-infinity Jet of Non-Concave Manifolds and Lens Rigidity of Surfaces, Xiaochen Zhou

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Shape Detection by Packing Contours and Regions, Qihui Zhu

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Design and Fabrication of Photonic Microstructures by Holographic Lithography and Pattern Transformation, Xuelian Zhu

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Structure, Function and Applications of Metal-Requiring Enzymes: Carbonic Anhydrase and Epi-Isozizaene Synthase, Julie A. Aaron

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Messages in the Medium: The Relationships Among Black Media Images, Racial Identity, Body Image, and the Racial Socialization of Black Youth, Valerie N. Adams

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Mechanical Stiffness and Dissipation in Ultrananocrystalline Diamond Films, Vivek P. Adiga

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ON MACROSCOPIC CONSTITUTIVE RELATIONS AND MICROSTRUCTURE EVOLUTION IN MULTI-SCALE VISCOPLASTIC COMPOSITES, Michalis Agoras

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HIV Can Establish Latency by Direct Infection of Resting CD4+ T Cells, Luis M. Agosto

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Essays on the Information Acquisition of Doubt-Prone Decision Makers, larbi alaoui

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Human Capital in the Inner City, Dionissi Aliprantis

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Know How, Know Whom, Know Where: A Global Analysis of Investor Experience and Startup Performance, Elisa Álvarez-Garrido

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Phenomenology of Heterotic String Theory: With Emphasis on the B-L/EW Hierarchy, Michael Ambroso

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Nucleoside Modifications Suppress RNA Activation of Cytoplasmic RNA Sensors, Bart R. Anderson

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A Study of Individual Differences and Stress Among North American Musicians, Emmanuel Angel

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Development as a new Paradigm for Improved Tendon Healing: A Characterization of Neonatal Tendon Development, Healing During Development and An investigation into Differential Parameters During Accelerated Healing, Heather L. Ansorge

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A Copula-Based Method for Analyzing Bivariate Binary Longitudinal Data, Seunghee Baek

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Meniscus Tissue Engineering with Nanofibrous Scaffolds, Brendon M. Baker

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JAGGED1 Missense Mutations in Disorders of the Liver and Heart, Robert C. Bauer

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Single Molecule investigations of DNA Looping Using the Tethered Particle Method and Translocation by Acto-Myosin Using Polarized Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence Microscopy, John F. Beausang

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Predictors of Cardiovascular Health Promotion, Viola G. Benavente

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Receptor Utilization and Antiviral CD8 T Cell Responses during Central Nervous System Infection with a Murine Coronavirus, Susan J. Bender

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The Śūdrācāraśiromani of Krsna Śesa: A 16Th Century Manual of Dharma for Śūdras, Theodore Benke

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"We Are the Revolutionaries": Visibility, Protest, and Racial Formation in 1970s Prison Radicalism, Dan Berger

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Abstractions, Analysis Techniques, and Synthesis of Scalable Control Strategies for Robot Swarms, Spring Melody Berman

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Chasing Shadows in the Outer Solar System, Federica Bianco

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Youth Returning to School: Identities Imposed, Enacted, Resisted, and Explored, Susan Bickerstaff

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Investigation and Improvement of SofC Composite Cathodes, Fred Bidrawn

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Adolescent Development Determines the Effects of Agonistic Social Stress on Rat Behavior and Locus Coeruleus Physiology, Brian C. Bingham

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Gravitational Lensing with a Large Deflection Angle as a Probe of General Relativity and the Galactic Center, Amitai Yisrael Bin-Nun

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UNSUPERVISED CLASSIFICATION OF HIGH-FREQUENCY OSCILLATIONS IN NEOCORTICAL EPILEPSY AND CONTROL PATIENTS, Justin A. Blanco

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Mechanisms for Unbounded, Conflict-Robust Hardware Transactional Memory, Colin Blundell

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Other-Regarding Preferences and Consequentialism, Abhinash Borah

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Narrative “Flow”: A Model of Narrative Processing and its Impact on Information Processing, Knowledge Acquisition and Persuasion, Jean M. Brechman

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Balanced Metrics and Phenomenological Aspects of Heterotic Compactifications, Tamaz Brelidze

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Combinatorial Polymer Synthesis and High-Throughput Screening Technology to Identify Optimal Approaches for Mineralized Tissue Engineering, Darren M. Brey

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The Role of the Unfolded Protein Response Regulator Bip in Hcmv Virion Assembly and Egress, Nicholas J. Buchkovich

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Effects of The BCR-ABLl Oncogene on DNA Damage and Repair, Beth A. Burke

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Salus Erat in Sanguine: Limpieza De Sangre and Other Discourses of Blood in Early Modern Spain, Rachel L. Burk

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Causal Inference with Two-Stage Logistic Regression - Accuracy, Precision, and Application, Bing Cai

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Characterization of B Cell Development and Activation in the Absence of Akt or Presenilin, Marco Calamito

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Pathways to Eliciting Aid: The Effects of Visual Representations of Human Suffering on Empathy and Help for People in Need, Xiaoxia Cao

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Pathways to Eliciting Aid: The Effects of Visual Representations of Human Suffering on Empathy and Help for People in Need, Xiaoxia Cao

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AGENCY PROBLEMS IN CORPORATE FINANCE, Indraneel Chakraborty