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Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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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

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Viral Diversity by Deep Sequencing: Approaches to Analyzing Effects of Anti-HIV Treatments, Rithun Mukherjee

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Flood of Memories:Narratives of Flood and Loss in Tamil South India, Aaron Patrick Mulvany

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Statistical Analysis in Empirical Bayes and in Causal inference, Hui Nie

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Modeling Memes: A Memetic View of Affordance Learning, Benjamin D. Nye

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A Notch Above Bowl: Specification of Niche Cells in the Drosophila Testis, Tishina C. Okegbe

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The Fibronectin EIIIA Splice Variant Promotes Hepatic Stellate Cell Motility and Liver Fibrosis via α9β1 Integrin, Abby L. Olsen

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Indirect Detection of Axonal Architecture With Q-Space Imaging, Henry H. Ong

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Role Of Hippocampal Neurogenesis In The Etiology And Treatment Of Mood & Anxiety Disorders, Jennifer L. Onksen

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Essays on the Macroeconomics of Income Inequality, Serdar Ozkan

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Essays on Housing Supply and House Price Volatility, Andrew Paciorek

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Moduli Problems in Derived Noncommutative Geometry, Pranav Pandit

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Equity Issuance and Returns to Distressed Firms, James L. Park

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Controlling the Morphology and Optical Properties of Nanostructured Materials: From Inorganic Nanoparticles to Conjugated Polymers, Sang-Jae Park

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A Role for Late Meristem Identity2 in the Reproductive Development of Arabidopsis, Jennifer J. Pastore

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Functional Plasticity of Hippocampal Glutamatergic Synapses in Development and Disease, Xiaoyu Peng

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Inhaled Oxygen as a Quantitative Intravascular MRI Contrast Agent, David T. Pilkinton

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Mechanism of Cyclin D1-Dependent Genomic Instability and Neoplastic Transformation, Laura Pontano Vaites

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Perspectives on Firm Decision Making During Risky Technology Acquisitions, Adam C. Powell

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Mind, Body, and the Moral Imagination in the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic World, Yaroslav Prykhodko

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Microfluidic Pumping With Surface Tension Force and Magnetohydrodynamic Drive, Mian Qin

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First-Principles and Molecular Dynamics Studies of Ferroelectric Oxides: Designing New Materials for Novel Applications, Tingting Qi

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NIR-Emissive Polymersomal Markers for Molecular-Level Detection of Metastasis, Wei Qi

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Behavior and Socioendocrinology of Adult Male Rhesus Macaques of Cayo Santiago, Mariya Rakhovskaya

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American Paratexts: Experimentation and Anxiety in the Early United States, Joshua Kopperman Ratner

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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