Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Characterization of Novel Neurodegenerative Genes Implicated in Mitochondrial Dynamics, Alexander J. Abrams

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Language Crossing and Multiaccentuality in Women Writers del Gran Caribe: Narrative, Drama, and Performance, Francisca Aguilo Mora

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A Novel Stacking Method for Multi-label Classification, Abdulaziz Alali

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Multi-Scale Modeling and Assessment of Malaria Risk in Northern South America, Temitope O. Alimi

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Spirituality and Scottish Identity in Selected Works of James MacMillan, Bethany L. Alvey

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The Florida Current: Mean Jet Structure, Meandering, and Velocity Fluctuations Observed with HF Radar, Matthew R. Archer

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Effects of Valved Soffit Vents on Low-Rise Buildings with Hip and Gable Roofs, Garth A. Arch

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Cognitive Vulnerability for Social Anxiety and Depression: A Transdiagnostic Investigation of Repetitive Negative Thinkers, Kimberly A. Arditte

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Comparison of Power Training Using Plate-Loaded vs. Pneumatic Machines on Strength, Power, and Physical Function in Older Adults, Anoop T. Balachandran

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Cdx4 Coordinates Mesoderm Specification, Segmentation and Morphogenesis, Saptaparni Bandyopadhyay

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Parent/Child Informant Discrepancies: Implications for Youth Anxiety Treatment, Emily M. Becker

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"Two Beings Unite and Enrich the World": Creation, Control, and the Body in Contemporary Golem Fiction, Adam J. Berzak

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Cognitive Complexity in Carnivora: The Evolutionary Link between Social Complexity and Cognitive Complexity, Natalia D. Borrego

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Critical Flow Analysis and Understanding of Automotive Exhaust Ports, Kevin Boutsen

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The Orchestral Percussion Method of Alan Abel: A General Analysis of Abel's Performance Practices Throughout his Tenure in the Philadelphia Orchestra, Thomas W. Bowden

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Sedentary Behavior Associations with Cardiometabolic Risk and Depressive Symptoms in Overweight/Obese Type 2 Diabetics: Results from the CALM-D Trial, Carrie Brintz

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A History and Performance Guide of A Concerto for Trumpet and Chamber Ensemble: Fanfares for the Apocalypse By Ken Ueno, Philippe P. Brunet

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Measuring Motivation in Children Served by Head Start, Andres S. Bustamante

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On Geometric Problems Involving Schwarzschild Manifolds, Armando J. Cabrera Pacheco

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Misreading Mammy: Towards a Sexual Revolution of Contemporary/Third Wave Black Feminisms, Nicole Carr

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The Analysis of Salidas and Romanzas in Cuban Zarzuela, Raquel Castaneda Rubi

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Defining Abdominal Obesity as a Risk Factor for Coronary Heart Disease in the US Hispanic Community Health Study/Study Of Latinos (HCHS/SOL), Diana A. Chirinos

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The Spatial Structure of Unified Consciousness, Bartlomiej Chomanski

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Pianistic Mastery of Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition: Developing Associative Thinking through Analysis of Musical Texture, Ana Cristea

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Visions and Ecstasies, A Mass, Shawn M. Crouch

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Challenging the U.S.-Led War on Drugs: Argentina in Comparative Perspective, Sebastian Antonino Cutrona

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Role of the DEAD-Box Protein Mrh4 in Mitochondrial Ribosome Biogenesis, Dasmanthie C P De Silva

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Performance Aspects of the New Orleans Jazz Style: A Guide for Jazz Musicians, Marius Dicpetris

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A Selected Review of Prevention and Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Musculoskeletal Performance-Related Injuries Common Among Oboists, Sara L. Diehl

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Dihedral Symmetries of Non-crossing Partition Lattices, Ziqian Ding

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The Development and Initial Validation of a Multidimensional Scale of Fairness, Johnathan H. Duff

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The Role of Gene Co-option in the Evolution of Sap-Feeding Insect Endosymbioses (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha), Rebecca P. Duncan

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A History and Discography of the Oboe in Jazz, Kimberly K. Everett Ganong

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The Commissioning, Composition, and Performance Preparation of Christopher Rouse's Heimdall's Trumpet for Christopher Martin and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin A. Fairfield

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Development of an Imaging/Therapy Integrated System by Using Radionuclide 192Ir for Breast Cancer, Jian Fang

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From the Five-Key Flute to the Boehm Flute: Exploring Structural Differences and Recreating Idiomatic Performance Practices in Cuban Charanga-Based Genres., Ernesto Fernandez

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Essays in Environmental Economics, Luke Fitzpatrick

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The Impacts of Bycatch from the Atlantic Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fishery on Ecosystem Structure and Function, Francesca C. Forrestal

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Autonomous Brain-Controlled Functional Electrical Stimulation for Grasp and Release in Complete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury, Katie Gant

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Modeling the Biomechanics and Mechanobiology of Intervertebral Discs, Xin Gao

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Contemporary Strategies for Fundamental Development: Utilizing Extended Techniques to Advance Foundational Trumpet Methodology, Cameron Lee Ghahremani

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Applying World Music Pedagogy Techniques in the Intermediate String Orchestra: A Curriculum for the Study and Performance of Latin American Folk Music, Sarah Gongaware

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Investigation of Bond, Microstructure and Post-Fire Behavior of GFRP Reinforcement for Concrete, Omid Gooranorimi

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Part 1: Lagrangian Coherent Structures in a Coastal Upwelling Envirnonment; Part 2: Near-Inertial Oscillations in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico, Matthew K. Gough

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Brief Psychosocial Intervention Effects on Benefit Finding Among Women with Breast Cancer and the Roles of Distress and Ethnicity, Lisa M. Gudenkauf

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A Study of Bob Brookmeyer's Compositional Style for Large Jazz Ensemble, Stephen J. Guerra Jr.

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Biometrics for Cybersecurity and Unconstrained Environments, Mohammad Haghighat

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The Views of Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors Regarding Their Fertility and Fertility Preservation, Katherine Hauck Perez

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Psychosocial Predictors of Depression and Medication Adherence in People Living with HIV, Sarah M. Henry

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Physiological Downstream Consequences and Tradeoffs Associated with CO2 Compensation in Marine Fish, Rachael M. Heuer

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Cultivating Resistance: Haitian-Dominican Communities and the Dominican Sugar Industry, 1915-1990, Amelia M. Hintzen

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Model based Technologies for Enhancing Building Operation, Sen Huang

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The Unrealized Potential of the Alto Clarinet: Introducing the Unique Aspects of Alto Clarinet to Contemporary Composers, Inhyung Hwang

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Prediction and Predictability of North American Seasonal Climate Variability, Johnna M. Infanti

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LIN28/let-7 Axis as a Regulator of Myocardial Ischemic Injury, Shaurya Joshi

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The Influence of Sex Hormones on the Female Singing Voice: A Review of the Literature, 1971-2016, Vindhya Khare

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Reduced Surrogate Light Chain in Old B Cell Precursors Compromises B Lymphopoiesis and Increases B Cell Reactivity to Common Self Antigens, Kelly M. Khomtchouk

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The Process of Transcribing Richard Strauss’ “Ein Heldenleben” for Piano Solo: Tasks, Approaches, Issues and Solutions, Asiya Korepanova

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Sparse Model Learning for Identifying Nucleotide Motifs and Inferring Genotype and Phenotype Associations, Indika Priyantha Kuruppu Appuhamilage

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ENSO Predictability, Sarah M. Larson

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Coupling Between Nutrient Availability and Thyroid Hormone Activation, Lattoya Josephine Lartey

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Situational Determinism Reconsidered: An Interactionist Exploration of the Effects of Induced Mood, Agreeableness, and Kindness on Subsequent Helping Behavior, Gary T. Lefevor

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A Video-Tracking Method to Identify and Understand Circadian Patterns in Drosophila Grooming, Chiyuan Li

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Sampling Errors in Satellite-Derived Infrared Sea Surface Temperatures, Yang Liu

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BRAF Inhibitor (Vemurafenib) Resistance Confers Sensitivity to Arginine Deprivation in Melanoma, Ying-Ying Li

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The Piano Sonatas of George Walker: An Analysis of Performance Aspects with Emphasis on the Fifth Sonata, Redi Llupa

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Thermodynamic and Kinetic Investigation of Oxygen Atom Transfer to Phosphines, Metal Phosphido and Vanadium (III) Complexes: Mechanistic Differences and Effect of Axial Base Coordination on Metal Chalcogen Bonds., Subhojit Majumdar

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What Drives Organizational Ambidexterity? Examining Institutional, Organizational, and Entrepreneurial Factors, Vladislav Maksimov

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LFDA: A Probabilistic Graphical Model for the Study of Excitation Emission Matrices, Oscar Luis Martinez

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Examining Weight Gain in Treatment-Seeking African American Smokers: A Biopsychosocial Approach, Marcia D. McNutt

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Celtic Incursions in the Literature of the Irish Revival, Joseph A. Mendes

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The Utilization of Non-Classical Approaches in Teaching Musical Theater Repertoire for the Undergraduate Soprano Voice Major, Jenna L. Moore

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Development of a Rubric for Collegiate Jazz Improvisation Performance Assessment, Kendall R. Moore

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Body Mapping in the Vocal Studio: A Practical Guide for Application in Refining Alignment, Breath, and Resonance, Max A. Moreno

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The Application of Clumped Isotopes to Dolomites, Sean Murray

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Interpretative Aspects in Rachmaninoff's Transcriptions for Piano Solo: A Performer's Guide., Anastasiya Naplekova

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Complex Resistivity Spectra in Relation to Multiscale Pore Geometry in Carbonates and Mixed-Siliciclastic Rocks, Jan H. Norbisrath

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The Tropical Cyclone Response to Structural and Temporal Variability in the Environmental Wind Profile, Matthew J. Onderlinde

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Substance Use and HIV Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Vulnerable Populations: Substance Users, STD Clinic Patients and Hospitalized HIV-Infected Patients, Yue Pan

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The Role of Cholesterol and Sphingolipids in Glomerular Disease, Christopher E. Pedigo

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Balkanophonia, Mirjana Petrovic

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Evidence And Hypothesis In Clinical Medical Science, John Pinkston

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Synthesis and Optical Properties of Novel Turn-On, Fluorescent Nuclear Stains with Live Cell Compatability, Demar R. G. Pitter

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An Alternative Method for Evaluating the Risks Resulting from the Use of Procedures, Gregory T. Praino

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Mediating Prostate Cancer Metastasis Through the MicroRNA Cluster MiR-23b/-27b, Meghan A. Rice

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The Marine Biogeochemistry of Trace Metals, Saeed Roshan

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Alternative Splicing of Drosophila Nmnat: A Neuronal Self-Protection Mechanism, Kai Ruan

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The Physiological Effects of the Guanylin Peptides in the Intestine of the Gulf Toadfish (Opsanus beta), Ilan M. Ruhr

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Observations and Modeling of Exchange and Residence Time in Tidal Inlets, Patrick F. Rynne

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Memories That Won't Desert. Transnational Legacies of Francoism and the Spanish Civil War in 21st Century Novel, Comic and Film., Julie Samit

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South Florida Visual Artists: Meaning and Practices When Making Artwork, Christina Sanchez Volatier

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Evolutionary Consequences of Recent Secondary Contact Between Myzomela Honeyeaters, Jason M. Sardell

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An Introduction to Akira Yuyama and his Confections with a Discussion of Its Pedagogical Effectiveness, Dan Sato

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Novel Acoustic Wave Microsystems for Biophysical Studies of Cells, Sukru U. Senveli

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A Process for Transcribing Orchestral Works for Wind Band: Andre Previn's Sallie Chisum Remembers Billy the Kid, Timothy M. Shade

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Dyadic Study of Depression on Inflammation and Diurnal Cortisol Variation in Cancer Patients and Caregivers, Kelly M. Shaffer

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The Contribution of Cancer Associated Fibroblasts in Breast Cancer Progression, Sanket H. Shah

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Plasmon Field Effect Transistor: A Novel Sensing Platform for Biomedical Applications, Hossein Shokri Kojori

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Cultivating Hybridity: An Interdisciplinary Philosophy of Applied Tuba Instruction, Immanuel Claude Shuford

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Reimagining Cubanidad: Transnational and Alternative Spaces in Contemporary Cuban Cultural Production, Eva Silot Bravo