Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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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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Ecological and Genomic Patterns of the Threatened Coral Acropora cervicornis, Crawford Drury

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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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Technology-Based Training for Evidence-Based Practice, Leticia Duvivier

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Anthropogenic Pollution Effects on Mitochondrial Energy Metabolism, Gene Expression, and Genotypes of Natural Fundulus Heteroclitus Populations, Xiao Du

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Multi-Level Predictors of Obesity and Diet in Multi-Ethnic Populations, Tali Elfassy

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Numerical Investigation of Compressor Non-Synchronous Vibration with Full Annulus Rotor-Stator Interaction, Daniel Espinal

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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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Models to Support Collaboration in Supply Chains and Service Operations, Fang Fang

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

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Using Reality Television and Media Narratives as Political Commodities to Sell Audiences on the 2016 United States Electoral Campaign, Ramon Febus

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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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Family Functioning, Parenting Strategies, and Disordered Eating among Hispanic Youth, Dina Ferranti

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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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High Fidelity Aeroelasticity Simulations of Aircraft and Turbomachinery with Fully-Coupled Fluid-Structure Interaction, Jiaye Gan

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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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Sibling Rivalry or Sibling Revelry: A Multifactorial Approach to Understanding the Sibling Relationship from the View of Typically Developing Siblings of Children with ASD, Christine S. Ghilain

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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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Antidepressant and Molecular Responses to Ketamine Linked to its Inhibition of Glycogen Synthase Kinase-3 (GSK3), Steven Grieco

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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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The Role of NG2 Cells after Contusive Spinal Cord Injury, Amber R. Hackett

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Biometrics for Cybersecurity and Unconstrained Environments, Mohammad Haghighat

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Effects of Telephone-Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Stress Management Intervention on Fatigue Interference and Neuroimmune Function in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Daniel L. Hall

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A Multilevel Exploration of the Role of Student Health Centers in Addressing Campus Sexual Violence, Valerie Halstead

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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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The Influences of Eastern and Western Music in Chen Yi's "Percussion Concerto", Hsien-Fang Hsieh

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Model based Technologies for Enhancing Building Operation, Sen Huang

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Sport-specific Risk and Protective Factors for Low Back Pain in Olympic Class Sailors: An Epidemiologic Analytic Cohort Study, Shawn E. Hunt

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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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The Combined Effects of Acute Exposure to Simulated Altitude and Moderate Intensity Aerobic Exercise on Measures of Cognition, Laura Q. Jimenez

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

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A Critical Investigation of Florida's NCLB Waiver and School Leader Sensemaking, Stacey Kesten

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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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Milt ¨The Judge¨ Hinton: A Musical Analyses, Jeffrey P. Kipperman

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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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Development and Application of Gravity-Capillary Wave Fourier Analysis for the Study of Air-Sea Interaction Physics, Nathan J.M. Laxague

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Examining the Lionfish Invasion: How Growth and Recruitment Relates to Connectivity and Controls, Dominique Lazarre

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Scg3 as a Novel Disease-Related Factor for Diabetic Retinopathy Therapy, Michelle E. LeBlanc

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Provider’s Perceptions of Couples HIV Counseling and Testing in South Florida: A Qualitative Study, Natalie Leblanc

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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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Making Ourselves Intelligible - A Nondescriptivist Approach to Propositional Attitudes, Sarah B. Lesson

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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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Identifying Genetic Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Angiographic Stenosis in a Genetically Diverse Population, Zhi Liu

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The Relationship between Environmental Performance and Financial Performance – A Multilevel Perspective, Zuoming 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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The Merida Initiative: Perceptions, Interests and Security Cooperation in the Mexico-U.S. Relationship (2006-2012), Alberto Lozano-Vázquez

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Gut-associated Cross-differentiation of T Lymphocyte Lineages, Jen Bon Lui

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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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Training Affective Flexibility: Effects of an Affective-Control Training Task on Emotion Regulation, Ashley M. Malooly

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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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Impact of Dance Complexity on Computer-Based and Movement-Based Cognitive Performance, Sean Nicolle

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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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Identification and Analysis of Quality Gaps for Online Service Retailers Using Multi Structural Equation Models for Different Demographic and Product Categories, Asem Othman

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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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Modulating Post-Traumatic Brain Injury Gliotransmitter Levels Leads to Improved Synaptic Function, Enmanuel J. Perez

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Balkanophonia, Mirjana Petrovic

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Control Methods to Improve Non-Linear HVAC System Operations, Kaustubh P. Phalak

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Evidence And Hypothesis In Clinical Medical Science, John Pinkston

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Fabric Reinforced Cementitious Matrix (FRCM) Composites as a Repair System for Transportation Infrastructure, Vanessa A. Pino

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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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"More Than The Mere Notes": Incorporating Analytical Skills into the Collaborative Pianist's Process in Learning, Rehearsing, and Performing Repertoire, Lauralie Pow

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

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Mechanisms of Allogeneic Mesenchymal Stem Cell Improvement of Endothelial Function in Patients with Heart Failure and Frailty, Courtney Premer

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Promoting CD8+ Memory for Cancer Immunotherapy using Aptamer-Targeted siRNA Therapeutics, Anugraha R. Rajagopalan

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De-Regulation of MicroRNA and Gene Expression in Diabetic Foot Ulcers Lead to a Dampened Inflammatory Response, Inefficient DNA Repair and Inhibition of Cell Migration, Horacio A. Ramirez

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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