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Dissertations from 2020

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MICRO-PHYSIOLOGICAL MODELS TO MIMIC MUCOSAL BARRIER COMPLEXITY OF THE HUMAN INTESTINE IN VITRO, Abhinav Sharma, Chemical Engineering

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PHYSIOLOGY OF A BASAL VERTEBRATE, THE SEA LAMPREY (PETROMYZON MARINUS): OSMOREGULATION AND CORTICOSTEROID ACTION, Ciaran A. S. Shaughnessy, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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Transitions Between Radial and Bipolar Liquid Crystal Drops in the Presence of Novel Surfactants, Jake Shechter, Physics

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Liver Kinase B1 isoform expression as a regulator of T cell phenotypic stability, Heather Sherman, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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PARALLEL POLITICS: AN ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDY OF THE 2013 MEXICAN EDUCATION REFORM, Ashley Sherry, Anthropology

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Investigating the Accumulation, Sub-Organ Distribution, And Biochemical Effects of Nanomaterials Using Mass Spectrometry, Kristen Nicole Sikora, Chemistry

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Interacting effects of climate and biotic factors on mesocarnivore distribution and snowshoe hare demography along the boreal-temperate ecotone, Alexej P. Siren and Alexej P. Siren, Environmental Conservation

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Engineering mesothelin-binding proteins as targeted cancer diagnostics and therapeutics, Allison Rita Sirois, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Neoliberal Capitalism and the Evolution of the U.S. Healthcare System, Samantha Sterba, Economics

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Origin of Gene Specificity in the Nitrogen-Fixing Symbiosis, Christina Marie Stonoha-Arther, Plant Biology

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Narrative Feedback in Subjective Performance Evaluations: Do Ratings Change the Narrative?, Kyle Stubbs, Management

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Deep Neural Networks for 3D Processing and High-Dimensional Filtering, Hang Su, Computer Science

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Microfluidic Platforms for Advanced Crystallography, Shuo Sui, Chemical Engineering

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Towards Optimized Traffic Provisioning and Adaptive Cache Management for Content Delivery, Aditya Sundarrajan, Computer Science

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The Limits of Location Privacy in Mobile Devices, Keen Yuun Sung, Computer Science

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Surface Driven Flows : Liquid Bridges, Drops and Marangoni Propulsion, Samrat Sur, Mechanical Engineering

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ANALYSIS AND VERIFICATION OF ARITHMETIC CIRCUITS USING COMPUTER ALGEBRA APPROACH, TIANKAI SU, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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EXAMINING INSTRUCTIONAL SHIFTS WITHIN DIALOGIC INTERACTION IN JAPANESE UNIVERSITY EFL EDUCATION, Roehl Sybing and Roehl Sybing, Education (also CAGS)

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INFORMATION-THEORETIC LIMITS ON STATISTICAL MATCHING WITH APPLICATIONS TO PRIVACY, Nazanin Takbiri, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Validation and Optimization Framework for Indoor Wayfinding for Visually Impaired Users, Yang Tao, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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ALGORITHMS FOR MASSIVE, EXPENSIVE, OR OTHERWISE INCONVENIENT GRAPHS, David Tench, Computer Science

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MAKING MEANING IN THE MARGINS: IDENTITIES, BELONGING, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITMENTS IN A CROSS-RACE INTERGROUP DIALOGUE FOR QUEER AND TRANS COLLEGE STUDENTS, Nina M. Tissi-Gassoway, Education (also CAGS)

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System Design for Digital Experimentation and Explanation Generation, Emma Tosch, Computer Science

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THREE ESSAYS ON THE PAST AND FUTURE OF SOCIALISM, Mihnea Tudoreanu, Economics

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Performance Evaluation of Classical and Quantum Communication Systems, Gayane Vardoyan, Computer Science

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USE OF STAY S.A.F.E. STRATEGY DURING MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION IN REDUCING ERRORS, Cidalia J. Vital, Nursing

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AGENCY IN THE MARGINS: READERS AND COLLECTORS IN LATE IMPERIAL CHINA, Fan Wang, Comparative Literature

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The Influence of Instructional Coaching on Middle Grade Teachers’ Sense of Self-Efficacy, Joanne White and Joanne Rachelle White, Education (also CAGS)

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When The Family Goes To College: How Black College Students, Their Families, and College Personnel Juggle Tensions Between Home and School, Yolanda Wiggins, Sociology

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THREE ESSAYS ON THE ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE “SCHOOL-TO-PRISON PIPELINE”, Anastasia C. Wilson, Economics

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Autonomy, Oppression, and Respect, Andrea Wilson, Philosophy

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Probabilistic Inference with Generating Functions for Population Dynamics of Unmarked Individuals, Kevin Winner, Computer Science

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READING POWER IN THAI YOUNG ADULT REALISTIC FICTION: UNDERSTANDING ETHNICITY, CLASS, AND GENDER, Mukkarin Wirojchoochut, Education (also CAGS)

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COMPACTIFICATIONS OF CLUSTER VARIETIES ASSOCIATED TO ROOT SYSTEMS, FEIFEI XIE, Mathematics

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ACCESSORY GENES CONTRIBUTE TO REWIRING THE TRANSCRIPTIONAL NETWORK IN FUSARIUM OXYSPORUM, He Yang, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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INCREASING SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS' MATHEMATICAL PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS THROUGH IMPROVING THEIR SPATIAL VISUALIZATION SKILLS BY LEARNING AND PRACTICING THREE-DIMENSIONAL DYNAMIC GEOMETRY WITH CABRI 3D, Nurul Yaqin, Education (also CAGS)

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Formal Verification of Divider and Square-root Arithmetic Circuits Using Computer Algebra Methods, Atif Yasin, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Endogenous Money, Corporate Liquidity Preferences and the Transformation of the U.S. Financial System, Yeo Hyub Yoon, Economics

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Forms of the Future: Indigeneity, Blackness, and the Visioning Work of Aesthetics in U.S. Poetry, 1822-1863, Magdalena Zapędowska, English

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The Lon protease integrates protein quality control with DNA damage responses in Caulobacter crescentus, Rilee D. Zeinert, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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System Design and Implementation for Hybrid Network Function Virtualization, Xuzhi Zhang, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Investigate the Interactions between Silver Nanoparticles and Leafy Vegetables Using Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopic Mapping Technique, Zhiyun Zhang, Food Science

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CHARACTERIZATION OF BIODISTRIBUTION OF TRANSFERRIN AND RECEPTOR BINDING MECHANISM BY MASS SPECTROMETRY, Hanwei Zhao, Chemistry

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THE EFFECT OF OXYGEN ON PROPERTIES OF ZIRCONIUM METAL, Jie ZHAO, Mechanical Engineering

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Computational Approaches to Assisting Patients' Medical Comprehension from Electronic Health Records, Jiaping Zheng, Computer Science

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RESISTIVE SWITCHING CHARACTERISTICS OF NANOSTRUCTURED AND SOLUTION-PROCESSED COMPLEX OXIDE ASSEMBLIES, Zimu Zhou, Mechanical Engineering

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DE-CODING THE IMPACT OF EVOLVED CHANGES IN GENE EXPRESSION AND CELLULAR PHENOTYPE ON PRIMATE EVOLUTION, Trisha Zintel, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Controlled membrane remodeling by Nanospheres and Nanorods: Experiments targeting the design principles for membrane-based materials, Sarah Zuraw-Weston, Physics

Dissertations from 2019

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Dropping the Invisibility Cloak: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Sense of Belonging and Place Identity Among Rural, First Generation, Low Income College Students from Appalachian Kentucky, Brenda Abbott, Education (also CAGS)

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Learning Linguistics, Teaching for Change: Preparing Secondary Educators to More Equitably Teach Disciplinary Literacies, Kathryn Accurso, Education (also CAGS)

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Thermodynamics of Polyelectrolyte Solutions and Polymer Crystallization, Sabin Adhikari, Physics

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DO NARCISSISTIC CEOS REALLY CARE ABOUT CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY? THE MODERATING ROLE OF OUTSIDE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, Jin Sun Ahn, Hospitality & Tourism Management

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Neural Generative Models and Representation Learning for Information Retrieval, Qingyao Ai, Computer Science

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‘BLACK INTIFADA’: BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT, PALESTINIAN POETRY OF RESISTANCE AND THE ROOTS OF BLACK AND PALESTINIAN SOLIDARITY, Nadia Alahmed, Afro-American Studies

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Partisan Policymaking: Research and Advocacy in an Era of Polarization, Zachary Albert, Political Science

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FINITE ELEMENT SIMULATION OF BONDED AND MECHANICALLY ANCHORED SHEAR INTERFACES OF EXTERNALLY APPLIED FRP SHEETS TO CONCRETE AND WOOD-CONCRETE COMPOSITES, Alaa Al-Sammari, Civil Engineering

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TEACHERS' PERCEPTIONS AND KNOWLEDGE TOWARD INCLUSION OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN SAUDI ARABIAN SCHOOLS, Tassan Mohammed Alsulami, Education (also CAGS)

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ECOLOGY OF THE ELUSIVE: GENOME-INFORMED INVESTIGATION OF SOIL MICROBIAL DIVERSITY, Lauren Alteio, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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WALKING FOR OBJECT TRANSPORT: AN EXAMINATION OF THE COORDINATIVE ADAPTATIONS TO LOCOMOTOR, PERCEPTUAL, AND MANUAL TASK CONSTRAINTS, Avelino Amado, Kinesiology

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"No One is Gonna Tell Us We Can't Do This": The Development of Agency in Student-Initiated Community Engagement, Shuli A. Archer, Education (also CAGS)

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Interfaith Education and the Quest for Peacebuilding in Northern Nigeria, Ezekiel Abdullahi Babagario, Education (also CAGS)

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IMPROVING THE SHEAR BEHAVIOR OF CROSS LAMINATED TIMBER (CLT) PANELS BY OPTIMIZATION OF LAMINATES PLY-ORIENTATION USING EASTERN HEMLOCK, Alireza Bahmanzad, Environmental Conservation

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Citizenship in transit: perils and promises of crossing Mexico, Martha Balaguera Cuervo, Political Science

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Mechanisms that Limit Oxidative Phosphorylation during High-Intensity Muscle Contractions In Vivo, Miles F. Bartlett, Kinesiology

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Production and Power at Idalion, Cyprus in the First Millennium BCE, Rebecca Bartusewich, Anthropology

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Bruhat-Tits Buildings and a Characteristic p Unimodular Symbol Algorithm, Matthew Bates, Mathematics

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POPULATION VIABILITY AND CONNECTIVITY OF THE FEDERALLY THREATENED EASTERN INDIGO SNAKE IN CENTRAL PENINSULAR FLORIDA, Javan Bauder, Environmental Conservation

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MULTI-LEVEL BARRIERS TO ART ADHERENCE AMONG HIV-INFECTED WOMEN IN RURAL ESWATINI: A MIXED METHODS APPROACH, Nozipho Becker, Public Health

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(Social) class is in session: Examining the experiences of working-class students through social class identity, class-based allyship, and sense of belonging, Genia M. Bettencourt, Education (also CAGS)

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Computing Agreement in a Mixed System, Sakshi Bhatia, Linguistics

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SLEEP-DEPENDENT CONSOLIDATION OF LOCOMOTOR SEQUENCE LEARNING AND LOCOMOTOR ADAPTATION, Gabriela Borin Castillo, Kinesiology

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Transgender Young Adults, Sibling Relationships, and Mental Health, Jordon Bosse, Nursing

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Pollinators as Vectors of Mummy Berry Disease in Highbush Blueberry, Matthew Boyer, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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Narratives of Queerness: Queer Worldmaking (in) the Classroom with Undergraduate Students, Rachel Briggs, Communication

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ENGINEERING SYNTHETIC BIOMATERIALS FOR CANCER DRUG SCREENING, Elizabeth Brooks, Chemical Engineering

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Binding and Coreference in Vietnamese, Thuy Bui, Linguistics

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Feasibility, Acceptability, and Preliminary Efficacy of an Academically-Integrated Physical Activity Program on Classroom Behavior in Preschoolers, Sarah Burkart, Kinesiology

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The Bivariate Luminosity-HI Distribution Function of Galaxies, Zhon Butcher, Astronomy

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ENGAGED, MULTICULTURAL INDIVIDUALISM IN THE MILLENNIAL WORKS OF MARYSE CONDÉ AND ZADIE SMITH, Nicole Calandra, Comparative Literature

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The Historical and Legal Creation of a Fissured Workplace: The Case of Franchising, Brian Callaci, Economics

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Chilean Teachers Responses to and Understanding of Student Interaction with Diverse Peers in the Classroom, Javier Martín Campos-Martínez, Education (also CAGS)

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ENGINEERING OF AN ANTIBODY-CONJUGATED NANOGEL PLATFORM FOR TARGETED DRUG DELIVERY TO T LYMPHOCYTES, Mine Canakci, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Flow-induced oscillations in floating offshore wind turbines, Daniel Carlson, Mechanical Engineering

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Bridging the gap: Cultural wealth and college transitions for Upward Bound students, Ashley J. Carpenter, Education (also CAGS)

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Social Factors that Exacerbate Features of Borderline Personality Disorder in Young Adult Women Between 25 and 35 years of age Living in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Erika M. Carrasquillo, Nursing

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A Flexible Comparison Process as a Critical Mechanism for Context Effects, Andrea M. Cataldo, Psychology

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Essays on the Minimum Wage, Immigration, and Privatization, Doruk Cengiz, Economics

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The Matrix of Imperial Rome in Modernist and Postcolonial Literature, Sara Ceroni, Comparative Literature

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CAPILLARY WRINKLING AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES: SINGLE LAYERS, BILAYERS, AND COMPOSITES, Jooyoung Chang, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Sec23 Gene Members Differentially Contribute to Polarized Growth in Physcomitrella patens, Mingqin Chang, Plant Biology

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BACTERIAL BIOTRANSFORMATION OF LIGNIN IN ANOXIC ENVIRONMENTS, Gina M. Chaput, Microbiology

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Pakistani Pro-Democracy Movement: From the 1960s to the 2000s, Sofia Checa, Sociology

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IMPROVING CHINESE MOTHERS’ HEALTH LITERACY: A WECHAT INTERVENTION, Qiong Chen, Public Health

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Probing Quantized Excitations and Many-body Correlations in Transition Metal Dichalcogenides with Optical Spectroscopy, Shao-Yu Chen, Physics

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ESSAYS ON AMERICAN OPTIONS PRICING UNDER LEVY MODELS WITH STOCHASTIC VOLATILITY AND JUMPS, Ye Chen, Management

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SMALL FRUIT PHENOLICS: PHENOLIC VARIATIONS AND RELATED HEALTH RELEVANCE, Susan Cheplick, Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences

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ENHANCING NANOPORE BASED BIOSENSENING TECHNOLOGY USING PORE FORMING PROTEINS, Christina M. Chisholm, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Flow Coating Mesoscale Assemblies: (i) Size and Geometry Scaling, (ii) Rapid Processing, and (iii) Double Helix Transformations, Satyan Choudhary, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Impact of Firm-Level Characteristics on External Employer Branding Activities, Muntakim Choudhury, Management

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AN ANALYSIS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL OWNERSHIP AND DYNAMIC SOCIAL NETWORKS IN A CLASSROOM-AS-ORGANIZATION, Ovidiu Constantin Cocieru, Management