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Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Synthesis of Metal, Oxide, Alloy, and intermetallic Nanocrystals for Catalysis, Yijin Kang

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Simulation of 3D Model, Shape, and Appearance Aging by Physical, Chemical, Biological, Environmental, and Weathering Effects, Joseph T. Kider

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Interface Engineering to Control Charge Transport in Colloidal Semiconductor Nanowires and Nanocrystals, David Kiewook Kim

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The Role of Kv7 in Peripheral Neurons, Chih King

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The Roots of Educational Inequality: Germantown High School, 1907-2011, Erika M. Kitzmiller

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Health Professionals Training in the Era of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148): Educating to Meet Workforce Demands, Heather A. Klusaritz

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Neuropathologic Role of Inositol (1,4,5)-Trisphosphate Receptor Proteolysis, Catherine M. Kopil

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Evolutionary Dynamics of Neoplastic Cell Populations in Barrett's Esophagus, Rumen Lyubenov Kostadinov

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What is on the Other Side of the Tracks? A Spatial Examination of Neighborhood Boundaries and Segregation, Rory Kramer

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Factors Governing the Performance and Stability of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cathodes Prepared by Infiltration, Rainer Küngas

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Super Resolution Microscopy of Lipid Bilayer Phases and Single Molecule Kinetic Studies on Merocyanine 540 Bound Lipid Vesicles., Chin-Kuei Kuo

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Organizational Correlates of Medication-Assisted Treatment in Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities: Examining How Institutional Forces Shape Treatment, Maayan Lawental Schori

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Cytoplasmic Dynein and Dynactin Coordinate Microtubule Dynamics at the Growing Plus End, Jacob Eric Lazarus

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3 Essays on Corporate Governance, Firm Value and Startegy: Evidence from Founding Family Firms, Joon Mahn Lee

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Integration and Segregation in Audition and Vision, Thomas Yao-Yu Lee

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Microscale Measurements of Cell and Tissue Mechanics in Three Dimensions, Wesley Legant

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Combinatorial Structures and Generating Functions of Fishburn Numbers, Parking Functions, and Tesler Matrices., Paul Levande

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Evaluating Intradistrict Resource Allocation and its Implications for Equity: A Case Study, Stephanie Levin

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Information Sharing Using a State Fusion Center: A Case Study of the New Jersey Regional Operations Intelligence Center, Carla Lewandowski

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Statistical Methods for Non-Ignorable Missing Data With Applications to Quality-of-Life Data., Kaijun Liao

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Empirical Studies Of Revenue Management Practices: Understand Your Competition And Customers, Jun Li

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Essays on Executive Compensation, Qi Liu

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Liquid Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry for the Study of Arachidonic Acid Metabolites, Xiaojing Liu

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Regulation of Drosophila Rest: Activity Rhythms by a Microrna and Aging, Wenyu Luo

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Targeted Proteomics and Biochemical Fractionation: New Tools for Deciphering the Synapse in Schizophrenia, Matthew Luke MacDonald

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Organization of Hospital Nursing and Readmissions in Surgical Medicare Patients, Chenjuan Ma

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Role of Calpains in Axonal Injury and Degeneration, Marek Ma

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Spatially and Temporally Controlled Mechanical Signals to Direct Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Behavior, Ross Marklein

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The Role of Fibrin Clot Properties and Fibrinogen Nitration in the Pathology of Venous Thromboembolism., Marissa Rose Martinez

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Substance and Providence in the Old French Theological Romance, Ian Michael McConnon

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Direct Assessment of Respiratory and Cardiac Function and Reserve Capacity in a Large Animal Model of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy., Andrew Frederick Mead

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Essays on Gender and Health, Carla Medalia

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Trajectory Generation and Control for Quadrotors, Daniel Warren Mellinger

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A Little Bird Told Me So...:the Emotional, Attributional, Relational And Team-Level Outcomes Of Engaging In Gossip, Shimul Melwani

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Hippocampal Circuitry Dysfunction in the 5-HT1A Knockout Mouse, Kayla Lynn Metzger

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Raising Race Questions: Whiteness, Education and Inquiry in Seven Teacher Case Studies, Ali Michael

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Collagen Fiber Re-Alignment and Uncrimping in Response to Loading: Determining Structure-Function Relationships Using a Developmental Tendon Mouse Model, Kristin Suzanne Miller

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WNT2 and WNT7B Cooperative Signaling in Lung Development, Mayumi Miller

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Evolution and Dynamics of the Human Gut Virome, Samuel Schwartz Minot

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The Integrin Equilibrium: Balancing Protein-Protein and Protein-Lipid interactions, David Thomas Moore

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Econometric Analysis of Pricing and Operational Strategies, Antonio Moreno-Garcia

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The Vates in Senecan Drama: Prophecy, Poetry, Problems, and Possibilities, Carrie Michelle Mowbray

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Host-Commensal Cross Talk at the Cutaneous interface, Shruti Naik

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Networks of Influence: Implementing Politically Sustainable Multinational Stakeholder Strategies, Lite Josephine Otoo Nartey

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A Computational Role for Arousal in Optimal Inference, Matthew R. Nassar

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Green Scheduling of Control Systems, Truong Xuan Nghiem

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Spectroscopy and Dynamics of Transient Species, the Vinyl Radical and Highly Vibrationally Excited Acetylene, Matt Nikow

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IR-UV Spectroscopic Studies of OH and CN Radical Complexes, Bridget Anne O'Donnell

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Signal Transduction Mechanisms in Commissural Axon Guidance: The Role of Intracellular Tyrosine Kinases in Netrin-Dcc/Frazzled Axon Attraction, Michael P. O'Donnell

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Development of a High Throughput Assay to Optimize Hematopoietic Differentiation of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells, Joel Thomas Outten

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Transcriptional Control and Population Dynamics of Antiviral CD8+ T Cell Responses, Michael Alexander Paley

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Computational Protein Design and Molecular Dynamics Simulations: A Study of Membrane Proteins, Small Peptides and Molecular Systems, Jose Manuel Perez Aguilar

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Semiconductor Nanowires: Optical Properties and All-Optical Switching, Brian Edward Piccione

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The Maqâmah as Prosimetrum: A Comparative Investigation of its Origin, Form and Function, Ailin Qian

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Low Dimensional Singular Riemannian Foliations in Spheres, Marco Radeschi

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Controlling or Complying? The Opportunities and Challenges of Coordinated Technological Change, Ramkumar Ranganathan

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The Most Sovereign of Masters: The History of Opium in Modern Iran, 1850-1955, Ram Baruch Regavim

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A Novel CCR5 Mutation in Sooty Mangabeys Reveals SIVsmm Infection of CCR5-null Natural Hosts: Examining the Potential Roles of Alternative Entry Pathways in HIV and SIV Infection, Nadeene E. Riddick

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Teacher Inquiry as Transformative Learning: The Work of an Adolescent Literacy Education Study Group, Kathleen Riley

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The Role of SLP-76 in the Homeostasis of CD4+ T Cells, Evann Rodgers

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Virus-Size Nanoparticles Coated with a Synthetic "Self" Peptide inhibit Phagocytic Clearance and Enhance Delivery of an Anti-Cancer Drug, Pia Lorena Rodriguez Nunez

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Probing DNA-Induced Colloidal Interactions and Dynamics with Scanning-Line Optical Tweezers, William Benjamin Rogers

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Pedagogia e Corte nel Rinascimento Italiano Ed Europeo, Michele Rossi

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Provenance and Uncertainty, SUDEEPA ROY

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Perspectives on Veterans' Health and Care, Mollie Rubin

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Design and Application of Photoactivatable Oligonucleotides, Brittani K. Ruble

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Essays on the Spatial Clustering of Immigrants and Internal Migration within the United States, Matthew Ruther

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Synthesis and Self-Assembly of Nanoparticles and Amphiphilic Block Copolymers, Brenda Leonor Sanchez Gaytan

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Efficient Human Pose Estimation with Image-dependent Interactions, Benjamin John Sapp

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Structural Studies of the SMN-Gemin2 Complex, Kathryn Lorenz Sarachan

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NMDA Receptor Dysfunction and Development of Translational Biomarkers for Autism and Schizophrenia, John A. Saunders IV

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The Impact of Recordings on Student Achievement in Critical Language Courses, Elizabeth C. Scheyder

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Cultivating Aesthetic Practice for 21st Century Learning: Arts-Based Literacy as Critical Inquiry, Jessica Whitelaw Schmucker

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Germany's Cold War on Display: The Political Aesthetics of German-German Relations, 1949-1989, Katrin Schreiter

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Hippocratic Pain, Sarah E. Scullin

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Soil Ecosystem Responses to Climate Change and Land-Use Simulations and Estimation of Carbon Stocks in Steppe and Forest Ecosystems in Northern Mongolia, Anarmaa Sharkhuu

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The Origins of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, 1939-1943, Charles Wesley Sharpe

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Molecular Mechanisms of Pre- and Postsynaptic Ephb/ephrin-B Signaling in Synapse Formation and Function, Sean Isaac Sheffler-Collins

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Signaling by Non-Canonical Receptor Tyrosine Kinases ERBB3 and RYK, Fumin Shi

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Self-localizing Smart Cameras and Their Applications, Babak Shirmohammadi

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Hdac3 is a Critical Regulator of Neural Crest Progenitor Cell Biology, Nikhil Singh

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Impact of Continuity in Nursing Care on Patient Outcomes in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Kee Chen Elaine Siow

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Protein Hydrogen Exchange, Dynamics, and Function, John Skinner

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Regulation of Adamts13 Function in Hemostasis by Cofactor and Substrate Exosite interactions, Christopher Gemil Skipwith

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Are We Done Fighting Traffic? Planning Congestion Resilient Regions, Matthias Nathaniel Sweet

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Ayllu on the Airwaves: Rap, Reform, & Redemption on Aymara National Radio, Karl Frederic Swinehart

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Empirical Essays in The Entertainment and Hospitality industries, Fangyun Tan

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Inducible Deletion of Dicer or Drosha Reveals Multiple Functions for miRNAs in Postnatal Epidermis and Hair Follicles, Monica Teta

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The Central Role of Menin and Wild-Type MLL in MLL-AF9-Induced Leukemia, Austin Thiel

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A Joint Longitudinal-Survival Model with Possible Cure: An Analysis of Patient Outcomes on the Liver Transplant Waiting List, Arwin Marie Thomasson

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Tunable Acellular Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogel Systems to Attenuate Left Ventricular Remodeling, Elena Tous

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Palladium-Catalyzed Borylation And Cross-Coupling Of Aryl And Heteroaryl Halides Utilizing Dibora Derivatives, Sarah Little Jane Trice

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The Role of TSC2 and Deptor in Fetal Cortical Development, Victoria Tsai

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Dynamics of Disintegration: The Later Han Empire (25-220CE) & Its Northwestern Frontier, Wai Kit Wicky Tse

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Resisting Everything Except Temptation: Evidence and an Explanation for Domain-Specific Impulsivity, Eli Tsukayama

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Mothers' Cognitions and Structural Life Circumstances as Predictors of Infants' and Toddlers' Television and Video, Sarah E. Vaala

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Transformation Optics Using Graphene: One-Atom-Thick Optical Devices Based on Graphene, Ashkan Vakil

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Family and Self-Care Management of HIV infected Women and Their HIV infected Children, Carol Ann Vincent

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Informative Bayesian Modeling With Applications to Media Data, Pengyuan Wang

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Metaphysical Organs from Leibniz to Marx, Leif Allison Reid Weatherby