Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Apoptosis and Atherosclerosis: From Modeling Sudden Cardiac Death to Bioluminescence-Based Detection of Programmed Cell Death, Trajen Rex Head

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Cadmium Explains, in Part, the Cardiovascular Toxicity of Cigarette Smoking, Eric M. Hecht

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Effect of Visual Feedback on the Attainment and Retention of Force Moderation in Laparoscopic Training, Rafael Hernandez

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Over the Edge of the World: Irish Convict Writing and Contemporary Australian Literature, Barbara M. Hoffmann

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Regulation of C-X-C Chemokine Receptor 7 by Androgen Receptor in Prostate Cancer, James J. Hoy

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Prophecy, Dreams, and Fantasy: Writing Englishwomen's Practical Knowledge, 1640-1680, Rebecca C.W. Hu

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Sedimentary Record of Holocene and Pleistocene Sea-Level Oscillations in the Exuma Cays and New Providence, Bahamas, Kelly L. Jackson

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Exploring Mechanisms Linking Signal Transduction and Cancer Stem Cell Expansion, Kibeom Jang

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Single Machine Preemptive Scheduling for Tardiness Related Objectives: Exact Methods and Heuristics, Fernando Jaramillo

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La Otra Cara Del Punk: Punk Rock and Resistance at the End of the Argentine Guerra Sucia, 1981-1982., Alexander S. Javizian

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Analytical Improvements for Assessing Dissolved Organic Carbon Concentrations and Dynamics in the Ocean, Meredith K. Jennings

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Reviving the Transient Present in a Relativistic Universe: a Novel Approach, Nihel Jhou

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Elucidating the Role of NACK, A Novel Regulator of Notch Pathway, Ke Jin

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Is Social Media Worth the Investment? Seeking Relationship between Social-Mediated Stakeholder Engagement and Nonprofit Public Donation, Yi Ji

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Cdx4 Regulates the Onset of Spinal Cord Neurogenesis., Piyush K. Joshi

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Cognitive Behavioral Stress Management Effects on Social Well-Being, Negative Affect, and Inflammation After Surgery for Breast Cancer, Devika R. Jutagir

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Towards Bio-Inspired Cementitious Materials: The Effect of Organic Polymeric Materials on the Nanostructure and Nanomechanical Properties of Calcium-Silicate-Hydrate, Mahsa Kamali

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Three Essays in Financial Economics, Da Ke

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A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial of the Unified Protocol for the Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children (UP-C), Sarah Kennedy

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Structural Optimization and Behavioral Analysis of Antagonists of the Insect Odorant Receptor Co-receptor Subunit, Devin Kepchia

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Histone Modification ChIP-seq Algorithm Engineering and High Performance Bioinformatics Graphics and Analysis Software for Computational Epigenetics, Bohdan Khomtchouk

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Energy Efficiency Improvement of VFD-Motor-Pump/Fan Systems, Koosha Kiamehr

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Novel Signaling Mechanisms Implicated in Epithelial Mesenchymal Transition and Metastasis of Human Cancers, Minsoon Kim

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Transport Properties in Porcine Meniscus Fibrocartilage, Kelsey L. Kleinhans

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Lossless Compression of Images, Basar Koc

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The Female Percussionist: Social and Cultural Perspectives, Ksenija Komljenović

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Neuroprotective Mechanisms of Ischemic Tolerance Induced by Resveratrol Preconditioning, Kevin Koronowski

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Targeting of RAGE-ligand Signaling Impairs Breast Cancer Cell Invasion and Metastasis, Taekyoung Kwak

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Symmetric Twisted Differentials and the Quadric Algebra, Christopher M. Langdon

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Genetic and Molecular Biomarkers Associated with Radiotherapy-Related Pain among Breast Cancer Patients, Eunkyung Lee

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Transcribing Taiwanese Composer Tyzen Hsiao Compositions to the Double Bass with Performance Suggestions for Selected Pieces, Yen-Ling Lin

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Some New Theories and Applications on L1 Shrinkage Estimation, Hongmei Liu

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Does Being an Expert Make You More Negative? An Investigation of Subjective Expertise and Electronic Word-of-Mouth Communication, Jiangmeng Liu

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The Effect of Rhythmic Proprioceptive Input on Attention in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): An Exploratory Study, Allison E. Lockhart

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Small Group Jazz Arranging for Brass and Woodwinds: A Comparative Study of the Music of Tadd Dameron, Benny Golson, Oliver Nelson, and Duke Pearson, William C. Longo II

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The Regulatory Potential of OTUD4 in DNA Damage Repair, Abigail R. Lubin

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Frontier Territories and the Weight of Violent Inequality: Land Concentration and Land Grabbing in the Colombian Frontier, 2000-2015, Diego Andrés Lugo Vivas

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Reflectometry and Optical Coherence Tomography for Non-invasive High Resolution Tear Film Thickness Evaluation and Ophthalmic Imaging, Hui Lu

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Wildlife Policy and Conservation: An Interdisciplinary Historical Perspective, Catherine Macdonald

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3D Ear Biometrics and Surveillance Video Based Biometrics., Sayan Maity

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The Impact of Intrathecal Baclofen on Growth Among Children with Spasticity Ages 2-20 Years, Amy Lynn Malmsberry

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Integrated Reading-Writing Instruction for Elementary School Emergent Bilingual Students, Irina Malova

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Environmental Impacts on Carbon Biogeochemistry in Marginal Seas, Andrew R. Margolin

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Attachment Security Differs by Later Autism Spectrum Disorder Outcome: A Prospective Study, Katherine Blair Martin

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Encasement: A Robust Method for Finding Intersections of Semi-algebraic Curves, Joseph Masterjohn

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Functional Features of Hyperactive DEG/ENaC Channels Involved in Cell Death, Cristina Matthewman

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The Psychology of Common Knowledge Explains the Appearance of Altruistic and Moral Motivation, William H.B. McAuliffe

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Elucidating Perforin-2 Mediated Killing Mechanisms Against Pathogenic Bacteria, Ryan M. McCormack

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A Combinatorial Approach to CNS Regeneration Using Activated Transcription Factors, Saloni T. Mehta

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Exploring the Use of Music Interventions on Emotion Competence in Individuals with Special Needs: A Systematic Review, Alecia M. Meila

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Embryonic Stem Cell Differentiation and Morphogenesis, Yue Meng

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Dale Underwood: "Heifetz of the Alto Saxophone", Nathan B. Mensink

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An Analysis of the Evolution of Improvised Double Bass Solos in Afro-Cuban Jazz, Juan Manuel Monroy Romero

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Éticas y estéticas de la profanación: redes y tensiones en la literatura peruana y venezolana del entre siglos (1880-1910), Luz A. Morales

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Decoding Russian Foreign Policy, Dina Moulioukova

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Music as a Mnemonic Device for Verbal Recall in Healthy Older Adults, Brea Murakami

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Music Memorization for the Classical Guitarist, Federico A. Musgrove Stetson

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The Effect of the Developing Variation Technique on Brahms' Early Piano Solo Works in the Form of Theme and Variations, Masafumi Nakatani

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Developing and Implementing the Double and Triple Tongue Techniques Through Study of J.J. Johnson and Curtis Fuller: A Guide for Jazz Trombonists, Javier J. Nero

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Functional Nanomaterials for Environmental Applications and Bioassemblies, Michelle A. Nguyen

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A Comparative Analysis of the Business Models of Three Project-Based Professional Choirs, Kyle B. Nielsen

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Ubiquitination of STING on Lysine 224 Facilitates Cytosolic DNA Activated Host Defense, Guoxin Ni

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Spatial Control of Cell Polarity and Cell Growth by Conserved NDR Kinase Orb6, Illyce Nunez

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Remote Sensing of Open Water Fraction and Melt Ponds in the Beaufort Sea Using Machine Learning Algorithms, Macarena Ortiz

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Observations and Modeling of Turbulent Air-Sea Coupling in Coastal and Strongly Forced Conditions, David G. Ortiz-Suslow

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High Through-put Analysis Reveals Novel Maternal Germline RNAs Critical for PGC Survival, Migration, and Differentiation, Dawn A. Owens

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Comparison of Reinforced Concrete Bridge and Fiber Reinforced Polymer Bridge Using Life Cycle Assessment, Ezgi Ozcoban

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Running as a Treatment for Music Performance Anxiety, Molly L. Page

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Novel Photovoltaic Devices using Ferroelectric Material and Colloidal Quantum Dots, Young Hun Paik

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Cold War in the Middle East: Iran and Saudi Arabia, Atena Panaite

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Boosting for Longitudinal Data, Amol Pande

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Seasonal and Momentum Balance of the Atlantic Equatorial Undercurrent, Athanasia Papapostolou

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A Novel Role of LMO2 in DNA Repair Control in Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma, Salma Parvin

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Deposition and Diagenesis of Subtropical Microbial Carbonates, Chelsea L. Pederson

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Parameterization of an Ecosystem Model and Application for Assessing the Utility of Gulf of Mexico Pelagic Longline Spatial Closures, Holly A. Perryman

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Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) Variant-Nuclear DNA Variant Interactions and Gene-Dietary Exposure Interactions in Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Patrice J. Persad

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Intestinal Exposure to PCB 153 Induces Inflammation via the ATM/NEMO Pathway, Matthew Phillips

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Blurred Distinctions; Beyond Third Stream – A Study in Composition of Confluent Hybrid Musical Styles: The Amalgam of Jazz and Classical Concert Music, Rafael Piccolotto de Lima

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Distance-Based Behaviors for Low-Complexity Control in Multiagent Robotics, Pietro Pierpaoli

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DTMF Audio Communication for Nao Robots, Kyle Poore

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Influencers Experienced in the College Search Process by International Chinese Undergraduate Students who use Educational Agents, Brocdyl Porta

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Effect of Dietary Moisture on Growth and Intestinal Histology in California Yellowtail, Seriola dorsalis, Mark Portman

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The Evolution of the Krüppel-Like Factor Gene Family and Their Function During Embryonic Development in the Ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi, Jason S. Presnell

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Automated Measurement of Attachment Behaviors During the Strange Situation Procedure, Emily B. Prince

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Transcription of the Virus-like Agent Responsible for Carcinogenesis in Bicolor Damselfish, Jazmine Pritchett

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Treatment and Moderator Effects in a Randomized Controlled Trial of Culturally Informed and Flexible Family Treatment for Adolescents (CIFFTA): An Investigation of the Relationships Between Stress, Acculturation, and Parenting Practices, Marc Puccinelli

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Potentiating Tumor Immunity Using Aptamer-Targeted RNAi to Render CD8+ T Cells Resistant to TGFβ Inhibition, Yvonne A. Puplampu-Dove

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Evaluating Management Effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas in Cuba's Southern Archipelagos: A Comparative Analysis Between Punta Francés and Jardines de la Reina National Parks, Alexandra Puritz

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Disentangling the Effects of Abusive Supervision on Employee Creativity: The Role of Affect, Mindfulness, and Team Conflict, Yuanmei Qu

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Development Of Computational Methodology To Detect Noncoding RNAs And Implementation In Two Models, Hemalatha Raju

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Drogas, Política y Contexto: La Formulación de la Política Antidrogas en México, Jorge Rebolledo Flores

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TMI: The Data-Driven Literature of the American Renaissance, Brad Rittenhouse

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The Ontogeny of Duets in a Neotropical Bird, the Canebrake Wren, Karla D. Rivera Cáceres

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RC Traffic Barrier with GFRP Reinforcement, Paolo Rocchetti

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Environmental Durability and Degradation of Fiber-Reinforced Bismaleimide/Quartz Composite for Aircraft Radome Applications, Luis Alberto Rodriguez

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Toward Effective Dengue Fever Surveillance and Case Management in the Dominican Republic: Perceptions from Patients, Practitioners and Policy-Makers, Deborah Roque

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Towards a Sociocultural and Contextual Paradigm of Court-Mandated Client Resistance, Adam Rosen

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Constructing a Cinematic World: The Role of Architecture in Park Chan Wook's Feature Films, 1992-2016, Minhae Shim Roth

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Assessing Actions and Feelings Related to Multidimensional Well-Being: Validation of the I COPPE Actions and Feelings Scales, Carolyn Rubenstein

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Anomalous Structures in Oceanic Turbulence: Dynamics, Energetics, Transport, Mykhailo Rudko