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  • Knodt, Annchen (2012)
    <p>Of the two most common forms of genetic variation in the human genome, Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) and Variable Number Tandem Repeat Polymorphisms (VNTRs), SNPs are much more easily and inexpensively assayed ...
  • Pitts, Bryan (2013)
    <p>This dissertation argues that the civilian "political class" played an understudied yet decisive role in toppling Brazil's 1964-1985 military dictatorship. In contrast with existing explanations for the regime's fall, ...
  • Finelli, Kevin (2013)
    <p>A simultaneous measurement of three Standard Model cross-sections using 4.7 inverse femtobarns of proton-proton collision data at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV is presented. Collision data were collected using the ...
  • Bone, Audrey Jayne (2015)
    <p>As the production and use of nanoparticles (NPs) has increased, so has concern over their effects on the environment and aquatic organisms. While the majority of research on the toxicity of NPs has been performed using ...
  • Anderson, Ryan Berger (2007-05-02)
    Bacterial DNA is immunostimulatory, and the motifs responsible for this activity are unmethylated CpG dinucleotides. Following cellular uptake, CpG-containing oligodeoxynucleotides (CpG ODN) are trafficked to the endosome ...
  • Dickinson, Katherine Lee (2008-04-25)
    Diarrhea and malaria are two of the most devastating public health threats in the developing world, resulting in millions of childhood deaths each year. Part of the challenge in addressing these threats arises from the ...
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  • Gutnik, Tatiana (2011)
    <p>"Indirect Reflections" is a four-channel electro-acoustic composition. I explore in it the advantages that electronic composition offers to the music for dance. Specifically, I have been focusing on the possibility of ...
  • Nikolova, Yuliya (2014)
    <p>The goal of this dissertation is two-fold: 1) to identify novel biological pathways implicating individual differences in reward and threat processing in the emergence of risk and resilience for psychopathology, 2) to ...
  • Sauermann, Henry (2008-04-24)
    Applied economists and strategy scholars have examined a variety of firm-level factors that may explain the level and direction of firms' innovative effort and performance, including firms' profit incentives. Innovation ...
  • Chen, Haojun (2011)
    <p>The problem of learning a latent model for sparse or low-dimensional representation of high-dimensional data has attracted significant attention for many years. This thesis focuses on learning latent models for sparse ...
  • Holl, Thomas Matthew (2010)
    <p>Several HIV-1 neutralizing antibodies (e.g. 2F5, 4E10) have been shown to react with self-antigens, suggesting that effective humoral responses to HIV-1 may be constrained by the tolerization of HIV-reactive B cells ...
  • Wofford, Kenneth Arthur (2012)
    <p>Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is common, chronic, and associated with greater risk of postoperative mortality in veterans. Therefore, the purpose of this dissertation was to determine if elective outpatient ...
  • Ritchey, Maureen (2011)
    <p>Emotion is known to influence multiple aspects of memory formation, which may include the initial encoding of the memory trace, its consolidation over time, and the efficacy of its retrieval. However, prior investigations ...
  • Miller, Hilary Dawn (2011)
    <p>Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are ubiquitous and often act as xenoestrogens with the ability to disrupt estrogen signaling through differential binding to the various estrogen receptors. Exposure to these ...
  • Burghardt, Liana T. (2015)
    <p>This dissertation examines the processes that generate phenotypic variation in life cycles in seasonal environments. Collectively, a life cycle describes the stages an organism passes through during a generation. The ...
  • Cammen, Kristina Marstrand (2014)
    <p>The capacity of marine organisms to adapt to natural and anthropogenic stressors is an integral component of ocean health. Harmful algal blooms (HABs), which are one of many growing threats in coastal marine ecosystems, ...
  • Neely, Karen Lynn (2008-06-23)
    <p>Coral reef fish coexist in a state of high diversity that has not been successfully explained by niche diversification, larval supply, differential mortality, or a suite of other proposed factors. These processes are ...
  • Li, Laifang (2014)
    <p>The Southeastern United States (SE US) is one of the fastest developing regions of the nation, where summer precipitation becomes increasingly important to sustain population and economic growth. In recent decades, the ...
  • Blas, Zachary Marshall (2014)
    <p>Confronting the rapidly increasing, worldwide reliance on biometric technologies to surveil, manage, and police human beings, my dissertation <italic>Informatic Opacity: Biometric Facial Recognition and the Aesthetics ...