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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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The Social Network Dynamics Of Category Formation, Douglas Richard Guilbeault

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Design And Fabrication Of Colloidal Nanocrystal Based 3d Metamaterials For Chiroptical Applications, Jiacen Guo

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Being And Becoming Entrepreneurial: A Narrative Study On The Development Of Entrepreneurial Adults In China And The United States, Mengjiao Guo

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An Experimental And Computational Study Of Pattern Formation In Insect Cuticle And A Novel Administration Of A Sensemaking Instrument In Physics Education, Stephen Hackler

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Out Of Compass: English Women’s Writing And The Cultures Of Travel, 1604-1680, Meghan Elizabeth Hall

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Laplacians Of Cellular Sheaves: Theory And Applications, Jakob Hansen

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High Throughput Identification Of Rare Cell Populations By Functional Phenoyping, Syung Hun Han

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An Experimental Study Of Atomic Scale Friction And Adhesion For 2d And Layered Materials: The Effects Of Interfacial Contact, Compliance, And Commensurability, Kathryn Rose Hasz

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Networks Of Knowledge: Metallurgical Technologies In Early Iron Age Cyprus And Crete, Olivia Eve Hayden

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Challenging The Core Assumption Of Chronic Absenteeism: Do Excused And Unexcused Absences Equally Contribute To The Effective Early Identification Of Students At Risk For Future Achievement Problems?, Cassandra Henderson

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Covering Scientific Uncertainty In Ongoing Research, Natalie Herbert

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Morbid Sensations: Intimacy, Coercion, And Epidemic Disease In Philadelphia, 1793-1854, Timothy Kent Holliday

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“My Name’s On Their Chart, My Name Is On That Money”: Nurse Practitioners’ Perceptions Of The Acceptability Of Financial Incentives For Health-Related Behavior Change, Katelin Hoskins

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Essays On Consumer Behavior And Retail Regulation, Ethan Mallick Hossain

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3d Porous High Areal Capacity Lithium-Ion Micro-Batteries, Chenpeng Huang

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Bayesian Balance Regression And Mediation Analysis For Microbiome Compositional Data, Lu Huang

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A Statistical Framework For Denoising Single-Cell Rna Sequencing Data, Mo Huang

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Immune Dysregulation In Pancreatic Cancer, Austin Huffman

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Microscale Robotic Wetware For Synthetic Biology, Elizabeth Hunter

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Modulating Physical Interactions In Human-Assistive Technologies, Siyao Hu

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Unruly Mountains: Competing Visions For China’s Inner Asian Highland, 1368-1600, Xiaobai Hu

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Learning Image Segmentation With Relation-Centric Loss And Representation, Jyh-Jing Hwang

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Early Risk Factors And Patterns Of Kindergarten Readiness: A Latent Class Analysis Utilizing Head Start Administrative Data, Nneka Renee Ibekwe-Okafor

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Exploring The Mechanisms Of Basal And Stimulated Endothelial Fatty Acid Uptake And Transport, Ayon Ibrahim

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Towards Large-Scale Integrated Electronic-Photonic Systems, Mohamad Hossein Idjadi

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Spectral Networks And Non-Abelianization For Reductive Groups, Matei Ionita

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Narratives Of The New Diaspora: Migration And Transnationalism In Contemporary African Literature, Augusta Atinuke Irele

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Dynamics And Mechanics Of Glasses In Bulk And Confined Materials, Robert Joseph Spence Ivancic

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Endocannabinoids Protect Against Seizures In Drosophila Melanogaster, Jack Aw Jacobs

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Methods For Data-Driven Model Predictive Control, Achin Jain

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The Development Of Multivalent Nano-Self Peptides As Antagonists For Antibody-Dependent Macrophage Phagocytosis, Abdelaziz Jalil

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Mass Spectrometry Methods For Enhanced Analysis Of Epigenetic And Epitranscriptomic Modifications, Kevin Janssen

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Sexual And Reproductive Health Care Access For Young Adults In Nepal, Joshua Nishan Jayasinghe

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Aerobic Oxidation Of Phenols And Other Arenes By Transition Metal Catalysis, Adriana Jemison

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Off-Policy Temporal Difference Learning For Robotics And Autonomous Systems, Heejin Jeong

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Assembling The Building Blocks For A Unified Splicing Code, Anupama Jha

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Licensing Of Cell Fate Reprogramming Via Leafy Transcription Factor Pioneering Activity, Run Jin

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The Effect Of Thickness And Interface Interactions On Stability Of Molecular Glasses, Yi Jin

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Shaping Shell Strength: Testing The Influence Of Shell-Crushing Predators On Shell Shape Over Geologic Time, Erynn Johnson

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Transcriptional Landscapes In Lymphocyte Development And Differentiation: Tcf-1 Enforces Epigenetic Identity In Developing T Cells And T-Bet Resolves Functionally Distinct Memory B Cells, John Lee Johnson

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Pharmacologic Reversal Of Drp1-Dependent Mitochondrial Fragmentation, A Homeostatic Mechanism In Friedreich Ataxia, Joseph Edward Johnson

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Cellular Localization Of Inflammatory Signaling As A Determinant Of Tumor-Immune Biology, Lexus Johnson

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The Literate Meaning-Making Practices, Sociopolitical Knowledge, And Racial Awareness Of First-Grade African American Children In An Urban Community School, Wintre Foxworth Johnson

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Variation In African American English: The Great Migration And Regional Differentiation, Taylor Jones

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Differential Privacy Beyond The Central Model, Matthew Joseph

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More Than Jewels: An Investigation Into The Administration Of Semiprecious Stones In Egypt's Middle And New Kingdoms, Shelby Justl

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Empirical Analyses Of Queues With Applications To Elections And Healthcare, Dawson Kaaua

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Socioeconomic Status In Pediatric Health Research And Its Association With Critical Illness And Outcomes, Alicia G. Kachmar

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Behavioral And Neural Correlates Of Graph Learning, Ari Emanuel Kahn

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Neural Mechanisms For Learning In Dynamic Environments, Chang-Hao Kao

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The Effect Of Lighting And Building Security On Crime, Jacob Kaplan

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Reactor Antineutrinos In The Sno+ Water Phase And Detector R&d For Large-Scale Neutrino Detectors, Tanner Kaptanoglu

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Complexity And Entanglement In Quantum Gravity, Arjun Kar

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Design, Synthesis, Structural Studies, & Applications Of Synthetic Collagen Peptides, Alexander Jon Kasznel

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Three Essays On Racial Reclassification: Racial Reclassification In The U.s., Latino Racialization, And Racialized Ethnic Classification, Andrea Marie Kauffman-Berry

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Characterizing And Manipulating Neuronal Plasma Membrane Mechanoporation In Traumatic Brain Injury, Carolyn Elizabeth Keating

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Combinatorial Roles Of Skeletal Cell Yap And Taz In Bone Growth, Remodeling, And Repair, Christopher Daniel Kegelman

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Volatile Organic Compound Detection And Disease Diagnostics Using Dna-Functionalized Carbon Nanotube Sensor Arrays, Christopher Erkki Kehayias

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Tumor Suppressive Role Of Urea Cycle Enzymes In Renal Carcinoma, Sanika Vinayak Khare

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Spillover Effects Of Financial Reporting On Public Firms' Corporate Investment, Chongho Kim

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The Role Of Midbrain Chloride Ion Dysregulation In Escalated Alcohol Consumption, Blake Kimmey

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The Role Of For-Profit Education In Social Stratification And Social Inequality In The United States, David Kirui

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The Penetrance Of Pancreas Agenesis Caused By Gata6 Mutations Is Modified By A Non-Coding Snp, Siddharth Kishore

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Language Acquisition In The Past, Jordan A. Kodner

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Essays On Public Economics And Microeconomic Theory, Hideto Koizumi

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In Defense Of Home: The Politics Of Ecological Belonging, Gregory Koutnik

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Life After Transcription: Post-Transcriptional Gene Regulation And Non-Coding Rnas During Stress And Development, Marianne Catherine Kramer

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Unified Framework For Post-Selection Inference, Arun Kumar Kuchibhotla

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Effective Program Reasoning Using Bayesian Inference, Sulekha Raghavendra Kulkarni

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Smad4 With R361 Hotspot Mutations Retains The Ability To Bind To Lef1 And Boosts Wnt Signaling In Colorectal Cancer Cells, Claudia B. Lanauze

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Developing Adeno-Associated Viral Vectors As A Gene Editing Platform, Jonathan Frederick Lang

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Antimicrobial Use And Resistance: Intersections Of Companion Animal And Public Health, Sondra Hope Calhoun Lavigne

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How The Public Perception Of Political Polarization Affects American Social Life, Hye-Yon Lee

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Metal And Metal Oxide Nanocrystals For Catalysis And Magnetic Applications, Jennifer D. Lee

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Intelligence, Social Competence, And School Adjustment In Chinese Children, Jinsol Lee

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Brain Decoders, Sangil Lee

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Elucidating Ultrafast Photochemical And Photophysical Processes Of Natural And Model Light Harvesting Systems By Two-Dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy, Yumin Lee

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Novel Insights Into The Cellular Basis Of Pigmentation Using Mouse Models Of Albinism, Linh Le

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Aristophanes And The Poetics Of Low Comedy, Amy Susanna Lewis

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The Psychology Of Improvements, Joshua Lewis

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Morally Speaking: Assertion, Blame, And Conversation, Max Lewis

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Identifying Complex Trait-Related Genes Via Regulation-Informed Gene-Based Analyses, Binglan Li

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Tumor Cells As Organizers Of The Tumor Microenvironment: Tumor Cell-Intrinsic Regulation Of Anti-Tumor Immunity In Pancreatic Cancer, Jinyang Li

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Robust And Accurate Simulation Of Elastodynamics And Contact, Minchen Li

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Essays On China's Land Market, Ming Li

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Essays In Consumer Choice Dynamics And Their Implications On The Design Of Firm Strategies, Minshen Li

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Machine Learning For The Diagnosis Of Lung Disease, William Lindsay

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Polymer Mechanics And Dynamics In Polymer Nanoparticle Composites, Emily Lin

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The Etiology And Treatment Of Antisocial Behavior: A Biopsychosocial Approach, Shichun Ling

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Type 1 Conventional Dendritic Cells Are Systemically Dysregulated Early In Pancreatic Carcinogenesis, Jeffrey Howard Lin

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Roles Of Tnfaip8 In Cell Migration And Phosphoinositide Signaling, Mei Lin

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Statistical Estimation And Inference For Permutation Based Model, Shaokun Li

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From Premodern Xiaoshuo To A Modern Sino-Japanese Discourse On Fiction: A New History Of Xiaoshuo From The Warring States To The Twentieth Century, Ashley Liu

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New Machine Learning Methods For Genomics And Metagenomics Applications, Mingyang Liu

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Essays In Information Economics, Zhenqi Liu

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Community Membership Testing And Missing Value Imputation: Theory And Methods, Yezheng Li

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Essays In Asset Pricing, Jose Alejandro Lopez Lira Y Ramirez

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Are Ideas Really Harder To Find? Essays On Analytics Driven And Artificial Intelligence Enabled Innovation, Bowen Lou

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Social Stratification In The Mortgage Market Post The Great Recession, Jose Carlos Loya

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Statistical Inference For High Dimensional Models In Genomics And Microbiome, Jiarui Lu