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Dissertations from 2013

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Interactions between a Gall Making Fly, Dasineura Oxycoccana (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), And Its Host Plant, Cultivated Cranberry (Vaccinium Macrocarpon), Sunil Tewari

Submissions from 2012

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Gradients and ranges of visually selective attention based on location, objects, color, and size: Gradients are universal, but range is uniquely spatial, William S Bush

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Regulation of the hypothalamic progenitor cells by Hh/Gli signaling in post-embryonic zebrafish, Ayse Tuba Ozacar

Submissions from 2011

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The role of bacteriocins in mediating interactions of bacterial isolates from cystic fibrosis patients, E. Suphan Bakkal

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Tree-Based Methods and a Mixed Ridge Estimator for Analyzing Longitudinal Data With Correlated Predictors, Melissa Nicole Eliot

Submissions from 2010

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Characterization of the zebrafish umleitung (uml) mutant: Essential roles for the transmembrane protein brother of Cdo (Boc) in regulating hedgehog (Hh) mediated cell differentiation and neural patterning, Sadie A Bergeron

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Identification and functional characterization of zebrafish gene Technotrousers (tnt), Kelly Anne McKeown

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Conservation while under invasion: Insights from a rare hemiparasitic plant, swamp lousewort (Pedicularis lanceolata Michx.), Sydne Record

Submissions from 2009

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The Parkin-like ubiquitin E3 ligase Ariadne-1 in the mammalian brain: Potential implications for neurodegenerative disease, Juan G Cadena

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Factors affecting maximal motor unit discharge rates in young and older individuals, Anita Christie

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The role of EDEM1 in the quality control and degradation of misfolded glycoproteins, James H Cormier

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Delayed Anesthetic Preconditioning and Metallothioneins I+II: Novel Mediators of Anesthetic-Induced Protection, Scott David Edmands

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Directing synthetic and bio-nanoparticle self-assembly at liquid and polymer interfaces, Jinbo He

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Spatial ecology, population structure, and conservation of the wood turtle, Glyptemys insculpta, in central New England, Michael T Jones

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The Conformational Gymnastics of the Escherichia Coli SecA Molecular Machine and its Interactions with Signal Sequences, Jenny Lynn Maki

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WC1 mediates T cell activation and is required for the response of bovine gammadelta T cells to Leptospira antigen, Fei Wang

Submissions from 2008

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Imperfectly redundant signals: Color, song, and mate choice in chestnut-sided warblers (Dendroica pensylvanica), Kara Loeb Belinsky

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A phylogenetic and functional approach to the study of the evolution of body shape in lizards (Squamata), Philip Jacob Bergmann

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Functional morphology, phenotypic plasticity, and geographic variation in two terrestrial ectotherms, Christine R Buckley

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Molecular mechanisms through which 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) interferes with estrogen regulation of PRL gene expression in vivo and in vitro, Jinyan Cao

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Regulation of Notch signaling by the E3 ubiquitin ligase Cbl-b and its role in CD4+ T cell anergy, Ameya S Champhekar

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Functional analysis of Moe (Epb4.1l5) in zebrafish development and the identification of novel Epb4.1l5 binding proteins, Arne K Christensen

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Dietary ecology and community paleoecology of early Tertiary mammals, Eric Walter Dewar

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The role of ovarian hormones in p53-mediated resistance to mammary tumorigenesis, Karen A Dunphy

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The ecology and development of alternative vocal learning programs in birds, Elijah Anthony Goodwin

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Investigating endosymbionts of scale insects from the family Diaspididae, Matthew E Gruwell

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The roles of signal peptide peptidase -like proteases in Arabidopsis thaliana, Sungwon Han

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Fish as indicators of aquatic ecosystem health: From the lab to the field, Luke Russell Iwanowicz

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The role of Notch in regulation of G1 -S progression of cell cycle in T cells, Ila Joshi

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Generation of human neuro- and muscle -degenerative disease models with Drosophila: Parkinson's disease and inclusion body myositis, Chul Kim

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TRAF-interacting protein, an inhibitor of the canonical nuclear factor-kappaB pathway, plays a key role in the estradiol -dependent apoptosis of the dual-phenotype gamma amino butyric acid/glutamate neurons in the anteroventral periventricular nucleus of the male rat, Sudha Krishnan

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Geometric constraint systems with applications in CAD and biology, Audrey Lee

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A post-import pathway for protein targeting to chloroplast inner membrane, Ming Li

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Regulation of calcium signaling during bovine fertilization, Christopher M Malcuit

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Hormones, growth factors, and the regulation of tumor suppressor pathways involved in parity -induced protection of breast cancer, Lesley Anne Mathews

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Novel developmental functions of the Drosophila SOX gene Dichaete, Krishna V Melnattur

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Organization and maintenance of the motor nerve terminal: Roles for presynaptic actin and perisynaptic Schwann cells, Stephanie Anne Moeckel Cole

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Organization and dynamics of actin and myosin during cytokinesis in mammalian epithelial cells, Kausalya Murthy

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The regulation of Taxol production in Taxus suspension cell culture, Nathan Ezekiel Nims

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The ubiquitin E3 ligase Human Homolog of Drosophila Ariadne-1 (HHARI) is a structural and functional homolog of Parkin and is required for myogenesis, Sangram S Parelkar

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Genetic studies of the regulation of RecA activity in Escherichia coli: A two filament model, Nicholas Renzette

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Environmental toxicants and white matter composition: Understanding the role of thyroid disruption, David S Sharlin

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The study of retinoic acids and Rhodiola as potential chemopreventional and chemotherapeutic reagents of breast cancer, Yifan Tu

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Characterization of bendless and interacting partners in Drosophila central synapse formation, Smitha Babu Uthaman

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The role of GTP regulation in chloroplast import, Fei Wang

Submissions from 2007

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Post-introduction evolution in invasive Bromus tectorum, Elizabeth Bone

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The roles of VP2, VP3 and VP4 in the SV40 viral life cycle, Robert D Daniels

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Energy availability signals and the prohormone convertase 1 gene are regulated by Nhlh2, Dana L Fox

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Targeting bacteriolytic therapy of solid tumors with attenuated Salmonella typhimurium, Sabha Ganai

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The role of the crumbs complex in vertebrate rod morphogenesis and its regulation by a novel FERM protein mosaic eyes, Ya-Chu Hsu

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Behavioral ecology of Darwin's finches: Song and mating patterns in a bimodal population of the medium ground finch (Geospiza fortis), Sarah Krott Huber

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The role of inositol 1,4,5 -trisphosphate receptor type-1 in regulation of intracellular calcium oscillations in mouse eggs, Bora Lee

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Changes in the mutual orientation of tRNA and 23S rRNA at the peptidyl transferase center of the ribosome detected by crosslinking of a photoreactive transition-state analog, Anton V Manuilov

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Impacts of episodic acid and aluminum exposure on the physiology of Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, smolt development, Michelle Y Monette

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Physiological effects of pesticides on different life stages of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), Katherine Nieves-Puigdoller

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Ontogeny and life history of shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum Lesueur 1818): Effects of latitudinal variation and water temperature, Erika L Parker

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Assembly of structurally and functionally distinct protein import translocons in chloroplasts, Caleb McOsker Rounds

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Molecular and genetic characterization of the Drosophila morgue gene, Barbara A Schreader

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Notch functions from the cytoplasm to the nucleus during T cell activation, Hyun Mu Shin

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Contribution of non-centrosomal microtubules to mitotic spindle assembly in mammalian cells, Ustun Serdar Tulu

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Modulation of Nhlh2 expression by energy availability leads to downstream effects on body weight regulation, Kristen R Vella

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Investigations of glycoprotein co-translational maturation in the cell, Ning Wang

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Genome-wide analysis for native thyroid hormone targets in developing brain and mechanisms of endocrine disruption at the thyroid hormone receptor, Seo-Hee You

Submissions from 2006

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Functional analysis of Hic-5/ARA55 isoforms in C2C12 myogenesis, Zhengliang Gao

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The effects of polychlorinated biphenyls on thyroid hormone-mediated action in vivo and in vitro, Kelly J Gauger

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Song learning and syntax patterns in the American robin and the soil characteristics of bank swallow nest sites, Steven L Johnson

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Photosynthesis, growth, and survival of native and invasive woody species: Trade-offs and plasticity across open and understory environments, Liza B Knapp

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Regulation of p53 by Mdm4 and ovarian hormones in mouse mammary glands, Shaolei Lu

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Postsynaptic mechanisms during synaptic plasticity at the Drosophila neuromuscular junction, Dennis Mathew

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The building of a centromeric nucleosome: Biochemical analysis and comparison of Cse4p, histone H3 and Cse4-286p to define the unique assembly pathway of a Cse4p nucleosome, Kelcy J Newell

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The influence of WC1 isoforms on gammadelta T cell function, Aric N Rogers

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The ecological study of the maritime ringlet butterfly (Coenonympha nipisiquit McDunnough) in Daly Point, Bathurst, New Brunswick, Makiri Sei

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The stability of T7 RNA polymerase elongation complexes and promoter function analysis by in vitro selection, Yi Zhou

Submissions from 2005

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Biomechanics of salamander locomotion, Emanuel Azizi

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Bacterial diversity and tolerance to heavy metals in acid mine drainage at Davis Mine - Massachusetts, Cristine C Barreto

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Interspecific communication in mixed-species bird flocks of a Sri Lankan rain forest, Eben Bowditch Goodale

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The impact of PCBs on thyroid hormone directed brain development in rats, Eric A Iannacone

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Factors influencing survival and reproduction of Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana) at their northern distributional limit, L. Leann Kanda

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Molecular and functional analysis of mutations that result in insecticide resistance in Colorado potato beetle, Hyo Jeong Kim

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Patterns of geographic variation in the songs of a neotropical lowland bird, Curtis A Marantz

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The HFD of Cse4p is sufficient for a functional centromere specific nucleosome: An investigation into kinetochore formation on cen DNA, Lisa M Morey

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Microtubule dynamics and behavior during the assembly and disassembly of mammalian mitotic spindles, Nasser M Rusan

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Multiple roles for hedgehog signaling in zebrafish pituitary development, Jennifer L Sbrogna

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Cloning and functional characterization of the zebrafish mutation belladonna, Anandita Seth

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The action of T- and CS -syndrome pyrethroids on voltage-sensitive calcium channels in rat brain, Steven B Symington

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Morphology and development of the axial and appendicular systems in fishes, Andrea B Ward

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Monitoring the actin cytoskeleton and calcium dynamics in growing pollen tubes, Kathleen L Wilsen

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EGFR expression and activation in bovine cumulus cells and EGFR intramolecular regulation through interactions between tyrosines, Zhong Zhao

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Receptor clusters and dynamics in kinase regulation in bacterial chemotaxis, Li Zhi

Submissions from 2004

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Estrogen and progesterone regulate p53 activity in the mouse mammary epithelium through transforming growth factor beta dependent pathways, Klaus A Becker

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Evolution and development of the skull morphology of canids: An investigation of morphological integration and heterochrony, Abby Grace Drake

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Phenotypic variability and developmental rates affect the response of bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) plants to ozone, Vahram Elagoz

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Notch-1 regulates IFN-gamma secretion through activation of NF-kappaB, Sridevi Gottipati

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NIH 3T3 fibroblast adhesion to a fibronectin substrate: The role of the arachidonic acid signaling pathway, Joffre Angelo Green

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Drosophila Wnt-1/Wingless undergoes a hydrophobic modification and is targeted to lipid rafts for secretion, a process that requires Porcupine, Xiaoling Hill

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Measurements of student understanding on complex scientific reasoning problems, Alisa Sau-Lin Izumi

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The role of Notch in T cell activation and development, Amy Marie Laws

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Dietary phenolics for chemoprevention, Patrick P McCue

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Teacher-student co-construction processes in biology: Strategies for developing mental models in large group discussions, Maria Cecilia Nunez Oviedo

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Formation and plasticity of glutamatergic synapses: Characterization of the roles of beta-amyloid precursor protein, scribble, and wingless at the Drosophila neuromuscular junction, Mary C Packard