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Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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MANAGING CATASTROPHIC RISK BY ALTERNATIVE RISK TRANSFER INSTRUMENTS, Chieh Ou Yang

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Interplay of Extrinsic and Intrinsic Cues in Cell-Fate Decisions, Santhosh Palani

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Characterization of THAP10 and THAP11 as Transcriptional Repressors in DNA Damage and Colon Cancer Progression, James B. Parker

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"We're in Charge of What We're Saying, What We Discuss, What We Want to Read": A Qualitative Inquiry Into Adolescent Girls' After-School Book Clubs, Jie Y. Park

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Fiscal Policy, Default and Emerging Market Business Cycles, Omer K. Parmaksiz

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The Role of Altered Loading in Pathological Changes in the Long Head of the Biceps Tendon Following Rotator Cuff Tears in a Rat Model, Cathryn D. Peltz

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Incomplete Information and Robustness in Strategic Environments, Antonio Penta

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Building Bridges to Promote Educational Well-Being: A Population-Based Study of the Impact and Timing of Out-of-Home Placement, Child Maltreatment & Homelessness, Staci M. Perlman

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On the Random Cluster Model, Neil Peterman

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Probabilistic Protein Design, Comparative Modeling, and the Structure of a Multidomain P53 Oligomer Bound to DNA, Thomas John Petty II

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Naturbeziehung und Ökologie im Werk von Ernst Kreuder, Alexander E. Pichugin

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Evaluating Preschoolers’ Comprehension of Educational Television: The Role of Viewer Characteristics, Stimuli Features, and Contextual Expectations, Jessica T. Piotrowski

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Essays in Sovereign Credit Risk, Thomas J. Plank

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Essays in Information Economics, Jonathan T. Pogach

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The Content of Instruction Under Standards-Based Reform, Morgan S. Polikoff

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Understanding and Improving Platelet-Delivered Factor (F) VIII Hemostatic Efficacy in Hemophilia A Mice, Teshell Kimoy Ponteen Greene

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Looking Through the Lens of Individual Differences: Relationships Between Personality, Cognitive Control, Language Processing, and Genes, Ranjani Prabhakaran

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The Demand for Preventive Activities Among Older Adults and its Association With Medicare Expenditures, Andrea Puig de la Parra

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Measures of the Dynamics of G Protein Interaction With the Ribosome With Applications to Antibiotic Screening, Haiou Qin

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Children's Sensitivity to Pitch Variation in Language, Carolyn Quam

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Integrating Electrophysiological, Mechanical, and Optical Methods to Define the Mechanisms of Painful Facet Joint Injury, Kyle P. Quinn

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Linear and Nonlinear Auditory Response Properties Of Interneurons In A High Order Avian Vocal Motor Nucleus During Wakefulness, Jonathan N. Raksin

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COMMUNICATING CANCER PREVENTION INFORMATION TO U.S. LATINOS: THE MODERATING ROLE OF ACCULTURATION, A Susana Ramirez

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Studies of DJ-1, Parkin and Alpha-Synuclein Give Insights into Plausible Mechanisms for Parkinson's Disease Pathogenesis., Chenere P. Ramsey

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The Intelligible Creator-God and the Intelligent Soul of the Cosmos in Plato’s Theology and Metaphysics, Jason G. Rheins

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Dendritic Cell Migration and Traction Force Generation in Engineered Microenvironments, Brendon Guenther Ricart

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Peer Effects in Sexual Initiation: Separating Social Norms and Partner Supply, Seth O. Richards

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The Basis of VCP-Mediated Degeneration: Insights From a Drosophila Model of Disease, Gillian P. Ritson

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Lentiviral Integration Site Targeting: Host Determinants and Consequences, Keshet Ronen

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Clinical Importance of the Drug interaction Between Statins and CYP3A4 Inhibitors, Christopher G. Rowan

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Factorizations in the Irreducible Characters of Compact Semisimple Lie Groups, Andrew Rupinski

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God's Law or State's Law: Authority and Islamic Family Law Reform in Bahrain, Sandy Russell Jones

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MicroBioRobots for Single Cell Manipulation, Mahmut Selman Sakar

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Computational Study of DNA-Directed Self-Assembly of Colloids, Raynaldo Theodore Scarlett

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The Evolution of Platelet Responses to Collagen Under Conditions of Hemodynamic Flow, Alec A. Schmaier

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Antibodies Directed against the Extracellular Region of the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Adopt Distinct Modes of Binding and Inhibition, Karl R. Schmitz

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"The World Is Upside Down": Women's Participation in Religious Movements in Mozambique, Christy K. Schuetze

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Speaking and Sensing the Self in Authentic Movement: The Search for Authenticity in a 21st Century White Urban Middle-Class Community, Seran E. Schug

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Philadelphia Foodways Ca. 1750-1850: An Historical Archaeology of Cuisine, Teagan A. Schweitzer

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On the Nature of the Hydrogen Bond and Biomolecular Solvation, James N. Scott

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Making Space for Capital: The Production of Global Landscapes in Contemporary India, Llerena Searle

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Your Ad Here: The Cool Sell of Guerrilla Marketing, Michael Serazio

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Identity, Identification, and Media Representation in Video Game Play: An audience reception study, Adrienne Shaw

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Mammary Epithelial Metastatic Phenotype Forced Through the Extracellular Matrix, Olga Shebanova

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Regulation of Angiogenesis by Adhesive and Mechanical Cues from the Extracellular Matrix, Colette Shen

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Criticism and Social Support in Intimate Relationships, Rachel A. Simmons

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The Role of preMBT Transcription in Xenopus Development, Jennifer N. Skirkanich

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Malebranche's Augustinianism and the Mind's Perfection, Jason Skirry

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The Role of Slp-76 Phosphotyrosines in TCR Signal Transduction and T Cell Differentiation, Jennifer E. Smith-Garvin

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Modeling the Mechanics of Temple Production in the Middle Kingdom: An Investigation of the Shena of Divine Offerings Adjacent to the Mortuary Temple of Senwosret III at Abydos, Egypt, Vanessa E. Smith

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Affiliative Behaviors in Pairbonded Red Titi Monkeys (Callicebus Discolor), Andrea Spence-Aizenberg

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Reaching Up: The Influence of Gender, Status, and Relationship Type on Men's and Women's Network Preferences, Monica M. Stallings

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Essays on the Macroeconomics of Labor Markets, Sergiy Stetsenko

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Statistical Medial Model dor Cardiac Segmentation and Morphometry, Hui Sun

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Strategic and Secure Interactions in Networks, Jinsong Tan

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Learning [Voice], Joshua Ian Tauberer

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A Distributed Storage and Query Subsystem for Collaborative Data Sharing, Nicholas E. Taylor

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Sorting of Amphiphile Membrane Components in Curvature and Composition Gradients, Aiwei Tian

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Pim Kinases are Required for Short Lived Plasma Cell Responses by Murine B Cells, John F. Treml

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Cultivating Knowing and Relationships: A Grounded Theory of Quality of Death in the Nursing Home, Rebecca L. Trotta

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Before We Were Chicanas/Os: The Mexican American Experience in California Higher Education, 1848-1945, Christopher Tudico

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Weathering Heights: The Emergence of Aeronautical Meteorology as an Infrastructural Science, Roger Turner

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β-Hetero Vinylzinc Reagents: Versatile Precursors for a Broad Spectrum of High Impact Chemicals, Petr Valenta

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MECHANISMS OF THE DOWNREGULATION OF PROLACTIN RECEPTOR AND THEIR ROLE IN CELL PROLIFERATION, Bentley J. Varghese

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Emotion Regulation in Consumption: Antecedents and Consequences, Nicole M. Verrochi

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Mapping Trabecular Bone Fabric Tensor by in Vivo Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Michael J. Wald

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Quantitative Molecular MRI of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration, Chenyang Wang

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Causal Effect Estimation Under Linear and Log-Linear Structural Nested Mean Models in the Presence of Unmeasured Confounding, Chia-Hao Wang

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The C1 Domain in Cancer Signaling Molecules: Regulation by Lipids and Protein-Protein Interactions, Hongbin Wang

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Structure-Based Design of Inhibitors Targeting Influenza A Virus M2 Proton Channel (A/M2), Jun Wang

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Novel Amino Acid and Ethanolamine Derivatives as Potential Tumor Imaging Agents for Positron Emission Tomography, Limin Wang

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Wang Yuanqi and the Orthodoxy of Self-Reflection in Early Qing Landscape Painting, Shen Wang

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Morphology of Ion-Containing Polymers: Correlations Between Structure, Dynamics, and Ion Conduction, Wenqin Wang

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Mindful Learning: Children’s Developing Theory of Mind and Their Understanding of the Concept of Learning, Zhenlin Wang

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The Role of 15-Lipoxygenase-1- and Cyclooxygenase-2-Derived Lipid Mediators in Endothelial Cell Proliferation, Cong Wei

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The Acquisition of Human B Cell Memory in Response to Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria, Gretchen E. Weiss

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Gamma Oscillations in the Mouse Primary Visual Cortex as an Endophenotype of Schizophrenia, Cristin G. Welle

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The Integrative Functions of Post-industrial U.S. Labor Market for Marriage Formation: Three Essays, Lijun Yang

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The Role of the Transcription Factor atF4iin Tumor Progression Under Nutrient Deprivation and Hypoxia, Jiangbin Ye

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Functions of DNA Damage Response Factors in Lymphocyte Development and Transformation, Bu Yin

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Endings in Short Biblical Narratives, Susan B. Zeelander

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A Study of Molecular Adsorption and Transport at Cell Membrane and Biologically Relevant Surfaces by Second Harmonic Generation, Jia Zeng

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Prediction of Proapoptotic Anticancer Therapeutic Response Based on Visualization of Death Ligand-Receptor Interaction and Specific Marker of Cellular Proliferation, Lanlan Zhou

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Resources, Institutional Environments and Firm Scope: Evidence from an Emerging Economy, Nan Zhou

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Mechanisms of HDAC2 Function in the Regulation of Adult Cardiac Hypertrophy and Embryonic Myocyte Proliferation, Wenting Zhu

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From Jiangnan to Sichuan: Yuan Architecture Along the Yangtze River, Lala Zuo

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Masks: Maintaining Anonymity by Sequestering Key Statistics, James Michael Alexander

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Single-Molecule Biophysical Assays with Electrokinetics, Mark Arsenault

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Aspects of Experiences: The Role of Novelty in Retrospective Summary Assessments, Rajesh Prakash Bhargave

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Transcriptional Poising Prior to the Midblastula Transition Underlies Dorsal Cell Fate Specification by the Wnt/Beta-Catenin Pathway, Shelby A. Blythe

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COSMOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS OF MODIFIED GRAVITY: SPHERICAL COLLAPSE AND HIGHER ORDER CORRELATIONS, Alexander Borisov

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Structure and Mechanics of Proteins from Single Molecules to Cells, Andre E. Brown

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MECHANISMS OF NOTCH-MEDIATED INHIBITION OF SKELETAL MYOGENESIS, Matthew F. Buas

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Investigating the Environment of Mg II Absorption Line Systems With the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Michelle A. Caler

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Role and Regulation of the Actin-Regulatory Protein Hs1 in Tcr Signaling, Esteban Carrizosa

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Capillary Force in High Aspect-Ratio Micropillar Arrays, Dinesh Chandra

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TRANSCRIPTIONAL AND TRANSLATIONAL CONTROL OF ZEBRAFISH MESODERMAL DEVELOPMENT, Lisa L. Chang

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Essays on Macroeconomics and Labor Markets: Understanding Idiosyncratic and Aggregate Shocks, Se Kyu Choi

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Development and Characterization of Photocrosslinkable Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogels for Cartilage Regeneration, Cindy Chung

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"Millions of Luxurious Citizens": Consumption and Citizenship in the Urban Northeast, 1800-1865, Joanna Cohen