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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Activatable Probes For The Imaging Of Biological Parameters Using Cerenkov Radiation, Alejandro David Arroyo Pacheco

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The Emerging Involvement Of Glia In Sleep: Insights From Drosophila Melanogaster, Gregory Artiushin

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Uncovering Biophysical Determinants Of Oxidoreductase Function Through De Novo Protein Design, Dirk Auman

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The Role Of Mentalizing In Information Propagation, Elisa C. Baek

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Assessing Credibility In Subjective Probability Judgment, Joshua Daniel Baker

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The Role Of P120catenin In The Initiation And Dissemination Of Pancreatic Cancer, Basil Bakir

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Internal Contingencies To The Value Of Firms’ External Relationships: Evidence From Corporate Venture Capital, Sarath Balachandran

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Freedom, Society, And The Individual In Early Modern Women's Thought, Patrick Leon Ward Ball

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The Method Of Dense Cycle Conditioning, Its Application, Computation And A Result On Concentration, Debapratim Banerjee

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Neighborhoods, Stress, And Cvd Risk Among Women With Hiv In Chicago Wihs, Jacqueline Anne Bannon

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Probing The Unimolecular Decay Of Atmospherically Important Criegee Intermediates, Victoria Paige Barber

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Deformations Of G2-Structures, String Dualities And Flat Higgs Bundles, Rodrigo De Menezes Barbosa

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Development Of Kinetic Inductance Detectors For Far-Infrared Spectroscopy In Astrophysics, Alyssa Colleen Marie Barlis

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Further Defining Epidermal Function Through Deciphering Host-Microbe Interactions In The Skin, Casey Brennan Bartow-Mckenney

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Pathways To Pathologic Retinal Iron Accumulation: Blood, Guts, And The Immune System, Bailey Hannah Baumann

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Development Of Human Brain Network Architecture Underlying Executive Function, Graham Leigh Baum

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Insight Into Acetyl-Coenzyme A Regulation Through The Molecular Mechanism Of Atp-Citrate Lyase, Gleb Bazilevsky

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The Subject In Question: Subjectivity In The Fiction Of José Revueltas, Hilda Hilst, And Clarice Lispector, Derek Warren Beaudry

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Data-Driven Modeling, Analysis And Design Of Networked Dynamical Systems With Applications In Neuroscience, Cassiano Becker

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The Narrative Of The Iliad: Time, Space, And Story, William Robert Beck

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Essays In Marketing, Law, And Ethics, Suneal Bedi

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A Drosophila Model Of Sleep Restriction Therapy For Insomnia And Neurodegenerative Disease, Samuel Belfer

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The Regulation Of Myeloid Inflammatory Responses By Runx1: Roles In Normal And Malignant Hematopoiesis, Dana Christine Bellissimo

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Nonadiabatic Dynamics With Spin-Orbit Coupling, Nicole Bellonzi

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Embodied Visual Perception Models For Human Behavior Understanding, Gediminas Bertasius

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The Association Between Nursing And Burn Patient Outcomes, Amanda Page Bettencourt

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The Mitochondrial Protein Card19 Regulates Membrane Integrity And Terminal Lysis Downstream Of Caspase Activation And Gasdermin Cleavage, Elisabet Laura Bjanes

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Cortical And Subcortical Mechanisms For Sound Processing, Jennifer Blackwell

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Crystallographic Studies Of Terpene Synthases: Important Enzymes That Synthesize Antibiotic And Biofuel Precursors, Aromatic Essential Oil Compounds And Anti-Cancer Derivatives, Patrick Neil Blank

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Extending Topological Data Analysis In Biological Systems., Ann Sizemore Blevins

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Fibroblast Activation Protein And Collagen Remodeling In The Intersection Between Obesity And Breast Cancer, Rachel Katherine Blomberg

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Landscapes Of Salvation: Architecture And Memory In The Latin Kingdom Of Jerusalem, Megan Boomer

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Getting The Best Of Us: Multinational Corporate Networks And The Diffusion Of Skill-Selective Immigration Policies, Vivienne Born

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Miss Amerike: The Yiddish Press’s Encounter With The United States, 1885-1924, Ayelet Rose Brinn

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Measuring Cosmic Acceleration And Constraining Dark Energy Models With Transients Discovered In The Dark Energy Survey, Dillon Brout

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Factors Affecting Transmission Mode Evolution In Symbioses, Alexandra Lynne Brown

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Examining The Choice To Seek Non-Urgent Urinary Tract Infection Treatment At Emergency Departments, Jason R. Brown

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A Multilevel Factor Analytic Investigation Of The Learning-To-Learn Scales: A More Child-Centered Look At Dimensionality, Benjamin Pratt Brumley

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Expanding Peptide Stapling With S-Tetrazine, Matthew Henry Bunner

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Materializing Political Violence: Segregation, War, And Memory In Quintana Roo, Mexico, Tiffany Cherelle Cain

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Addressing Disparities In Pertussis Epidemiology, Tirza Areli Calderon

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Genetic And Epigenetic Modifiers Of C9orf72 Expression In Neurodegenerative Disease, Christopher Cali

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Continuum Modeling Of Cell-Extracellular Environment Interaction, Xuan Cao

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Great Power, Arms, And Alliances, Keith Lambert Carter

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Half A Century Of Migration And Family Formation In Latin America And The Caribbean, Andrés Felipe Castro Torres

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Measurement Error And Missing Data Methods In Biomarker Research, Carrie Caswell

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Representations Of Samaritans In Late Antique Jewish And Christian Texts, Matthew J. Chalmers

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Language Profiles Of Thai Children With Autism: Lexical, Grammatical, And Pragmatic Factors, Nattanun Chanchaochai

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Vestures Of The Past: The Other Historicisms Of Victorian Aesthetics, Timothy Chandler

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Essays In Heterogeneity In Macroeconomics, Minsu Chang

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Birds With Words: How Talking Parrots Expand Our Knowledge Of Cognition, Shereen Chang

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From The Sand They Rise: Post-Storm Foredune Plant Recolonization And Its Biogeomorphic Implications, Bianca Reo Charbonneau

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Stress And Survival Of Enterobacteriaceae: Studies Of Dehydration Tolerance And Polymyxin Resistance, Annie Chen

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Improving Performance Of Infiltrated Sofc Cathodes Via Scaffold Engineering And Catalyst Surface Engineering, Yuan Cheng

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Affiliation With Aggressive Peer Groups, Autonomy, And Adjustment In Chinese Adolescents, Lingjun Chen

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Injectable Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogels For The Delivery Of Cell-Based Therapeutics To The Heart, Minna Chen

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Heterogeneous Agent Model With Real Business Cycle With Application In Optimal Tax Policy And Social Welfare Reform, Peiran Chen

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Analysis And Control Of Networked Systems Using Structural And Measure-Theoretic Approaches, Ximing Chen

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Essays On The Economics Of Networks, Yiran Chen

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Cardiac Effects Of Huntington’s Disease In Murine Models, Daniel David Child

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Negative Regulation Of Nk Cell Activation By Cbl-B And Tam Receptors, Leilani Marie Chirino

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Three Essays On Diabetes And Mortality In The United States, Daesung Choi

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Paraphrase-Based Models Of Lexical Semantics, Anne O'donnell Cocos

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Exploiting Acquired Resistance Mechanisms To Mek Inhibition In Ras-Activated Neuroblastoma, Grace E. Coggins

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Establishing A Molecular Basis For Rare Earth Separations: Progress Towards Rare Earth Recycling Through Coordination And Redox Chemistry, Bren Ezekiel Cole

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School District Consolidation And Its Academic And Financial Effects, Gregory Collins

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Experimentation In Early-Stage Ventures, Andrea Contigiani

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Sinister Intersectionality: A Left-Handed History Of Neuro-Centrisms, 1865–2017, Tabea Cornel

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Cell-To-Cell Heterogeneity In Transcription And Splicing, Allison Cote

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Privilege And Promise: Organizations As Brokers Of Power And Social Mobility, Amanda Barrett Cox

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Daedala Tecta: Architectural Terracottas And Cultural Memory In Republican Italy, Sophie Crawford-Brown

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Attributions Of Mental State Control: Causes And Consequences, Corey Cusimano

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Structure And Function Of A Disease Associated Tau Disaggregase, Nabil Darwich

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The Effect Of Early Life Exposure On Influenza Antibody Repertoire And Subsequent Consequences For Viral Evolution, Amy Davis

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Essays In Housing Markets And Public Finance, Matthew Davis

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The Influencer Industry: Constructing And Commodifying Authenticity On Social Media, Emily Dean Hund

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The Mechanism Of Caspase-8-Mediated Gene Expression And Its Integral Role In Host Defense, Alexandra Delaney

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Engineering Novel Nanomaterials From Ultrasmall Gold Clusters For Use In Cancer Therapy, Elizabeth Marie Higbee Dempsey

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Nucleobase, Nucleoside, And Neighboring Nucleotides: Intrinsic Preferences For Tet Enzyme-Mediated Oxidation Of 5-Methylcytosine, Jamie Elizabeth Denizio

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Identification Of A Molecular Basis For The Juvenile Sleep State, Leela Chakravarti Dilley

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Uncovering The Sources: Historical Characters In Dante's Divine Comedy, Vanessa Dimaggio

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Factive And Assertive Attitude Reports, Kajsa Djarv

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Reliable Witnesses, Crackpot Science: Ufo Investigations In Cold War America, 1947-1977, Kate Dorsch

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A Sticky Pursuit Of The Threshold Channel: The Effect Of Cohesion On Alluvial River Channel Geometry, Kieran Bernard Jiamin Dunne

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Affordances And Control Of A Spine Morphology For Robotic Quadrupedal Locomotion, Jeffrey Duperret

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High-Dimensional Design Evaluations For Self-Aligning Geometries, Nicholas Edward Eckenstein

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Pirandello Through The Eyes Of Cinema: Authorial Texts And Intermedial Film Adaptations, Michael John Edwards

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Comunidades De Cuidados: Dar La Vida, Curar El Cuerpo Y Preparar La Muerte En La América E Iberia Premodernas (1400-1650), Diana Eguia Armenteros

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Learning Optimal Resource Allocations In Wireless Systems, Mark Randall Eisen

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Non-Native Grounds: Jewish Writers In American Empire, Alexander Eisenthal

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Great Idea, Now What? Three Essays Examining The Relationship Between Organization Design And Commercialization Of Knowledge, John Charles Eklund

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Teacher Education For Racial Knowledge: Institutional And Pedagogical Challenges For Developing Racial Knowledge, Lisette Nnenna Enumah

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Excavating Radical Futures: Puppets, Robots, And The Fight For Technology, Jasmine Erdener

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Mapping Media Bias In China, Kecheng Fang

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Essays On Foreign Exchange Rates, Xiang Fang

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The Neural Computations In The Caudate Nucleus For Reward-Biased Perceptual Decision-Making, Yunshu Fan

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Mechanism Of Nucleosome Targeting By Pioneer Transcription Factors, Meilin Mary Fernandez Garcia

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The Technological Imaginaries Of Social Movements: The Discursive Dimension Of Communication Technology And The Fight For Social Justice, Elisabetta Ferrari

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Combining Computational And Experimental Approaches To Study Disordered And Aggregation Prone Proteins, John Joseph Ferrie

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A Tale Of Two Ligases: Itch And Cul5 Limit T Cell-Mediated Inflammation, Natania S. Field