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Theses from 2016

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Characterizing the Inhibition of Katanin Using Tubulin Carboxy-Terminal Tail Constructs, Corey E. Reed, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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Trypanosoma Brucei Mitochondrial DNA POLIB Cell Cycle Localization and Effect on POLIC when POLIB is Depleted, Sylvia L. Rivera, Microbiology

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The Life History Characteristics, Growth, and Mortality of Juvenile Alewife, Alosa pseudoharengus, in Coastal Massachusetts, Julianne Rosset, Environmental Conservation

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The Identification of Notch1 Functional Domains Responsible for its Physical Interaction with PKCθ, Wesley D. Rossiter, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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Past Interference, Tovah V. Rudawski Ms., Art

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Primate Aesthetics, Chelsea L. Sams, Art

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In Theory, There's Hope: Queer Co-(m)motions of Science and Subjectivity, Cordelia Sand, Geography

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Songs of Ishq, Freedom and Rebellion: Selected Kafis of Bulleh Shah in Translation, Zainab Sattar, Comparative Literature

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Numerical Simulation of High Velocity Impact of a Single Polymer Particle during Cold Spray Deposition, Sagar P. Shah, Mechanical Engineering

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A Study On the Mutual Replacements of Three des in Chinese Blogs, Hui Sha, Chinese

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Gait Changes During Exhaustive Running, Nathaniel I. Smith, Kinesiology

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Re-envisioning a Discipline: Martin Wickramasinghe’s Contribution to Comparative Literature, Chamila Somirathna, Comparative Literature

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Dynamics of Microtubule Networks with Antiparallel Crosslinkers, Kasimira T. Stanhope, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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Probiotics as a Treatment for Increased Nighttime Activity in Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta) Displaying Self-Injurious Behavior, Lauren L. Stanwicks, Neuroscience & Behavior

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Fault Interaction within Restraining Bend Fault Systems, Aviel Rachel Stern, Geosciences

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Specific Phosphate Sorption Mechanisms of Unaltered and Altered Biochar, Kathryn D. Szerlag, Environmental Conservation

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Localization, Visualization And Evacuation Guidance System In Emergency Situations, Jingyan Tang Ms, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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On a Scale of 1 to Ten... Ten Being the Worst, Kyle Thorne, Art

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Teaching Piano to Students with Disabilties: A Collective Case Study, Anthony Tracia, Music

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Utilizing Nutritive Sweeteners to Control Lipid Oxidation in Low Moisture Baked Goods, Samantha Vieira, Food Science

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Variation Aware Placement for Efficient Key Generation using Physically Unclonable Functions in Reconfigurable Systems, Shrikant S. Vyas, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Variations in the Invertebrate Communities of Wild Cape Cod Cranberry Bogs, Barbara Wagner, Plant Biology

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Enzymatic Digestion Improved Bacteria Separation from Leafy Green Vegetables, Danhui Wang, Food Science

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Echerichia coli Biofilm Formation in Musca domestica Crops, Lufan Wang, Food Science

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A Textbook-Based Study on Measure Word Acquisition in Learners of Chinese as A Second Langauge, Shaofang Wang, Chinese

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EVALUATING FEATURES FOR BROAD SPECIES BASED CLASSIFICATION OF BIRD OBSERVATIONS USING DUAL-POLARIZED DOPPLER WEATHER RADAR, Sheila Werth, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Modifications of Myofilament Structure and Function During Global Myocardial Ischemia, Mike K. Woodward, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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Encapsulation of Probiotic Microorganisms in Food-Grade Hydrogel Microbeads for Improving Long-Term Storage and Oral Delivery, Timothy W. Yeung, Food Science

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Genuineness and Love: A Study of Feng Menglong's Collection of Mountain Songs (Shan'ge 山歌), Yujia Ye, Chinese

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Effect of Obesity-Induced Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha on Adipocyte Function, Seok-Yeong Yu, Nutrition

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THE SPATIALITY IN STORYTELLING, Xiang Yu, Architecture

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Innovation of the Residential Buildings and Community in the Emerging City Rongcheng, Xing Yu, Architecture

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LIVE LOAD DISTRIBUTION FACTORS FOR HORIZONTALLY CURVED CONCRETE BOX GIRDER BRIDGES, Mohammed Zaki, Civil Engineering

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Tunable Plasmonic Thermal Emitter Using Metal-Coated Elastomeric Structures, Robert Zando, Mechanical Engineering

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Youth Narrative in Feng Tang's The Beijing Trilogy, Mingjia Zhang, Chinese

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Art and Life - Make invisible visible in Cao changdi village, Beijing, China, peng zhang, Architecture

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INVESTIGATE THE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN SILVER NANOPARTICLES AND SPINACH LEAF BY SURFACE ENHANCED RAMAN SPECTROSCOPIC MAPPING, Zhiyun Zhang, Food Science

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Curcumin and Its Oxidative Degradation Products: Their Comparative Effects on Inflammation, Julia Zhu, Food Science

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Trophic Relationships Among Caribou Calf Predators in Newfoundland, Chris Zieminski, Environmental Conservation

Theses from 2015

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URBAN REDEVELOPMENT THROUGH CITY-UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS: ENVISIONING AN EDUCATION DISTRICT IN SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, Mohammed Abdelaal, Regional Planning

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Regulation of Jak1 and Jak2 Synthesis through Non-Classical Progestin Receptors, Hillary Adams, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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Quality Factor of Horizontal Wire Dipole Antennas near Planar Conductor or Dielectric Interface, Adebayo Gabriel Adeyemi, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Encountering "Agaat": Toward a Dramaturgical Method of Adaptation, Paul Adolphsen, Theater

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Validation of Argon from Underground Sources for Use in the DarkSide-50 Detector, Thomas R. Alexander, Physics

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Araguaia: Maoist Uprising and Military Counterinsurgency in the Brazilian Amazon, 1967-1975, Thamyris F. T. Almeida, History

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La Imposible Serenidad de Michi Panero. Una Historia y Análisis de El Desencanto, Documental Creativo en el Tiempo de la Transición, Albert Asuncion Benedito, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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The effect of exercise and caloric restriction on cardiac NF-kB signaling and inflammation in Otsuka Long-Evans Tokushima Fatty (OLETF) rats, Angel E. Baez, Kinesiology

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Sedimentological Records and Numerical Simulations of the C.E. 1707 Hōei Tsunami in Southwestern Japan, Hannah Baranes, Geosciences

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Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Assemblages in Three New York Pine Barrens and the Impacts of Hiking Trails, Grace W. Barber, Environmental Conservation

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Building a Democratic Consciousness in Taiwan: An Analysis of Lung Ying-tai’s Political Essays Over Three Decades (1984–2003), Conrad W. Bauer, Chinese

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A Heart Thing to Hear But You'll Earn: Processing and Learning about Foreign Accent Features Generated by Phonological Rule Misapplications, Monica Lee Bennett, Psychology

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Investigating a Cartographic Niche: Drawing Maps for Historians, Kate Blackmer, Geography

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A Lighting Design Concept for the Lighting for William Shakespeare's: The Merchant of Venice, Michael Blagys, Theater

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THE EVOLUTION OF THERMOTOLERANCE A CHARACTERIZATION OF A DIRECTIONALLY EVOLVED CYANOBACTERIUM, nathen Emil Bopp, Biochemistry

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"Who's Hiring the Indochinese Worker? Your Competition, Probably": Work, Welfare Dependency, and Southeast Asian Refugee Resettlement in Lowell, Massachusetts, 1975-1985, Janelle Bourgeois, History

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A "Greedy" Institution with Great Job Benefits: Family Structure and Gender Variation in Commitment to Military Employment, Karen M. Brummond, Sociology

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Translating Françoize Boucher’s Le Livre Qui t’Explique Enfin Tout sur les Parents for US Audiences: Playing with Words and Images, Evgeniya Bugaeva, French & Francophone Studies

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Does Change in Physical Activity Predict Mental Health Outcomes in Pre-Adolescent African American Girls?, Sarah A. Burkart, Kinesiology

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Stop Making Sense: Hegel’s Critique of Common Understanding, Daniel A. Burnfin, Germanic Languages & Literatures

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Niche-Based Modeling of Japanese Stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum) Using Presence-Only Information, Nathan Bush, Environmental Conservation

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The Practice and Evolution of Video Game Translation: Expanding the Definition of Translation, Elizabeth Bushouse, Japanese

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Molecular Interpretation of a Trigger for Controlling an Amine Isocyanate Polyurethane Reaction, Katherine V. Carrasquillo, Polymer Science & Engineering

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Two Regulatory Aspects of INO1 Transcription in Yeast, Tschen-wei Chang, Microbiology

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Evaluation of Two-Dimensional Codes for Digital Information Security in Physical Documents, Shuai Chen, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Solar PV Adoption in the United States: An Empirical Investigation of State Policy Effectiveness, Ilya Chernyakhovskiy, Resource Economics

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Analyzing Two Key Points of the Huaihai Campaign Using Sun Tzu's Net Assessment, Jimmy Chien, Chinese

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The Effect of a New Hospital-Based Congestive Heart Failure Care Protocol on Rate of 30-Day Readmission Among CHF Patients, Eric A. Cohen, Public Health

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You Spoony Bard!: An Analysis of Video Game Localization Practices, Karrie Collins, Japanese

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Development of Nanoemulsion-based Delivery Systems for Evaluation of Triglycerides Bioactivity in Caernohabditis Elegans, Jose D. Colmenares, Food Science

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Catalytic Methane Dissociative Chemisorption over Pt(111): Surface Coverage Effects and Reaction Path Description, Inara Colon-Diaz, Chemistry

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The Collaborative Process in Directing A Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Jared L. Culverhouse, Theater

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DISSOLUTION, OCEAN ACIDIFICATION AND BIOTIC EXTINCTIONS PRIOR TO THE CRETACEOUS/PALEOGENE (K/PG) BOUNDARY IN THE TROPICAL PACIFIC, Serena Dameron, Geosciences

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Erwin Bodky as Musicologist, Pedagogue, and Performer: A German Émigre in The United States, Andrew A. D'Antonio, Music

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Spray Fabrication of Layer-by-Layer Antimicrobial N-Halamine Coatings, Anna Denis-Rohr, Food Science

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Urban Agriculture and Ecosystem Services: A Typology and Toolkit for Planners, Kathleen Doherty, Regional Planning

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Examining Implementation of the Massachusetts Act Relative to Safety Regulations for School Athletic Programs (Sessions Laws: Chapter 166 of the Acts of 2010): A Multiple-case Study, Mitchell L. Doucette, Public Health

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Bonded Anchors in Concrete Under Sustained Loading, Douglas Droesch, Civil Engineering

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An Observational Evaluation of Safety Resulting from Driver Distraction, Christina M. Dube, Civil Engineering

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Antineoplastic Effects of Rhodiola Crenulata on B16-F10 Melanoma, Maxine Dudek, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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Design and Implementation of a High Performance Network Processor with Dynamic Workload Management, Padmaja Duggisetty, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Wavelet-Based Non-Homogeneous Hidden Markov Chain Model For Hyperspectral Signature Classification, Siwei Feng, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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The Unnatural World: Animals and Morality Tales in Hayashi Razan's Kaidan Zensho, Eric Fischbach, Japanese

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Food and Diet in the Andes: Changing Markets and Lives in Nuñoa, James A. Fisher, Anthropology

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The Dialogue of Craft and Architecture, Thomas J. Forker, Architecture

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The Pervasiveness of Technocracy in Sanitation Development and its Impact on Project Sustainability: A Case Study of the Microbial Fuel Cell Latrine Pilot Project in Nyakrom, Ghana, Kathryn E. Fox, Regional Planning

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Measuring the Resilience of Transportation Networks Subject to Seismic Risk, Mark N. Furtado, Civil Engineering

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The Reciprocal Influence between Individuals’ Perceptions of Spouse’s Attachment and Marital Satisfaction, Feiran Ge, Psychology

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RNAi Validation of Resistance Genes and Their Interactions in the Highly DDT-Resistant 91-R Strain of Drosophila Melanogaster, Kyle Gellatly, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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DEVELOPMENT OF INFRARED AND TERAHERTZ BOLOMETERS BASED ON PALLADIUM AND CARBON NANOTUBES USING ROLL TO ROLL PROCESS, Amulya Gullapalli, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Examining the Mid- Brunhes Event in the Terrestrial Arctic: an Organic Geochemical Record from Lake El’gygytgyn, Russia, Mary Helen Habicht, Geosciences

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Nano-Scale Investigation of Mechanical Characteristics of Main Phases of Hydrated Cement Paste, Shahin Hajilar, Civil Engineering

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Hydrogeological control on spatial patterns of groundwater seepage in peatlands, Danielle K. Hare, Geosciences

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Eneterotoxigenic Bacillus cereus and Bacillus thuringiensis Spores in U.S. retail Spices, Upasana Hariram, Food Science

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Driver Behavior Evaluation of Variable Speed Limits and a Conceptual Framework for Optimal VSL Location Identification, Curt P. Harrington, Civil Engineering

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AN EERIE JUNGLE FILLED WITH DRAGONFLIES, SNIPER BULLETS AND GHOSTS: CHANGING PERCEPTIONS OF VIETNAM AND THE VIETNAMESE THROUGH THE EYES OF AMERICAN TROOPS, Matthew M. Herrera, History

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Effects of Developmental Exposures of Two Emerging Environmental Toxicants on Estrogen-Sensitive Endpoints, Corinne E. Hill, Public Health

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Associations Between Anxiety and Attention in Laboratory-Housed Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta), Lauren E. Hobbs, Neuroscience & Behavior

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A Step of Two or The Pas de Deux, Molly A. Hoisington, Art

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Pre-pregnancy BMI and Preterm Birth Among Hispanic Teens, Allison C. Hope, Public Health

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An Evaluation of the Lighting Design Process and Composition for "A New Brain" by William Finn, James Horban, Theater