Open Access full-text copies of the UT GSBS dissertations from 2009 onwards. Topics include all aspects of the biomedical sciences.

Older UT GSBS dissertations (approximately 1979-1999) are available in print-format only and are available in the HAM-TMC Library. They're listed in the Library Catalog under the subject heading: "Dissertations, Academic--University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences."

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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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DUAL ASSEMBLY NANOPARTICLES ACHIEVE SUSTAINED SILENCING OF ZNF304: A NOVEL TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR FOR Β1 INTEGRIN, Burcu Aslan

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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SRC HOMOLOGY 2 DOMAIN-CONTAINING 5’-INOSITOL PHOSPHATASE-2 (SHIP2) IS AN EFFECTOR OF LYMPHATIC DYSFUNCTION, Germaine D. Agollah

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THE EFFECT OF ROOM ENVIRONMENT ON PATIENT EXPERIENCE IN A PRENATAL GENETIC COUNSELING SESSION, Elizabeth C. Baack

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GENE SET ANALYSIS OF POST-LACTATIONAL MAMMARY GLAND INVOLUTION GENE SIGNATURES IN INFLAMMATORY AND TRIPLE NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER, Arvind Bambhroliya

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Isoform Selective Regulation of Adenylyl Cyclase by Small Molecule Inhibitors and Gbetagamma Protein, Cameron S. Brand

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THERMAL ABLATION ALTERS THE TUMOR MICROENVIRONMENT ACTIVATING A ROBUST IMMUNE RESPONSE., Matthew T. Campbell M.D.

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DEVELOPMENTAL ORIGINS OF RENAL CONNECTING TUBULE AND COLLECTING DUCT: ROLE OF AQP2+ PROGENITOR CELLS, Lihe Chen

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IGFBP2 POTENTIATES EGFR-STAT3 SIGNALING IN GLIOMA, Yingxuan Chua

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Regulation of Cell Adhesion by the FERM Proteins, PTPN14 and Merlin, Patty Dimarco Hewitt

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Elucidating the role of Rumi and O-glucosylation in the Drosophila eye, Amanda Haltom

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SOCIAL-DEMOGRAPHICS, HEALTH BEHAVIORS, TELOMERE LENGTH IN MEXICAN-AMERICAN COHORT AND CIRCULATING DNA METHYLATION IN BLADDER CANCER, Lixia Han

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GENETICS OF OBESITY IN STARR COUNTY, TEXAS MEXICAN AMERICANS, Heather M. Highland

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SERUM OMENTIN AS A POTENTIAL BIOMARKER FOR COMPLEX ATYPICAL HYPERPLASIA AND ENDOMETRIOID ENDOMETRIAL ADENOCARCINOMA, Laura L. Holman MD

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IMPACT OF DIFFERENTIATION STATUS OF KIDNEY PROGENITORS IN WILMS TUMOR DEVELOPMENT, Le Huang

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SYNTHETIC LETHALITY OF CDK INHIBITION AND DOXORUBICIN IN TRIPLE-NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER REQUIRES P53 INACTIVATION, Natalie A. Jabbour-Leung

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Texas Physicians' Awareness and Utilization of Genetic Services, Callie L. Jenevein

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Targeting An Ancient Retrovirus During Melanoma Using Adoptive T Cells Therapy, janani Krishnamurthy

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CANCER ASSOCIATED FIBROBLAST DERIVED ANGIOGENIC FACTOR MFAP5 IN OVARIAN CANCER PROGRESSION, SZE LEE CECILIA LEUNG

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ATP-citrate lyase links cyclin E to cellular metabolism in breast cancer, Kim Lucenay

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THE EFFECT OF ACTIVATION INDUCED CYTIDINE DEAMINASE PHOSPHORYLATION AND HERPES VIRUS URACIL DNA GLYCOSYLASE ON ANTIBODY DIVERSIFICATION, Marc Macaluso

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POST-TRANSLATIONAL REGULATION OF ZEB1 CONTRIBUTES TO TGFβ-MEDIATED EMT, Roxsan Manshouri

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Induction of caspase-dependent death by proteasome targeted therapy in glioblastoma, Christa A. Manton

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REST REGULATORY CIRCUIT CONTROLS DISTINCT ONCOGENIC PROPERTIES OF GLIOBLASTOMA STEM CELLS THROUGH SPECIFIC MICRORNAs, Anantha L Marisetty

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TARGETED INHIBITION OF PI3K, MTOR, AND IGF1R FOR THE TREATMENT OF UNDIFFERENTIATED PLEOMORPHIC SARCOMA, Caitlin Denise May

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Obstetrician and Gynecologist Utilization of the NIPT Expanded Testing Option, Sarah Mayes BA

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EVALUATION OF CURRENT KNOWLEDGE OF GENETICS AMONG DENTAL STUDENTS, RESIDENTS AND DENTAL HYGIENE STUDENTS, Carla McGruder

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ACTIONS OF PI3K-DELTA INHIBITOR, IDELALISIB, AND ITS COMBINATION WITH BENDAMUSTINE IN CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKEMIA, Prexy Modi

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CHARACTERIZATION OF LOW DENSITY INTRACRANIAL LESIONS USING DUAL-ENERGY COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY, Jessica L. Nute

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INFLUX AND EFFLUX OF ADENINE NUCLEOTIDES FROM ERYTHROCYTES REGULATE OXYGEN TRANSPORT AND SYSTEMIC METABOLISM, William G. O'Brien III

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FUNCTIONAL IN VIVO SCREEN IDENTIFIES PYGO2 AS A PUTATIVE GENE TO PROMOTE PROSTATE CANCER, Xiaolu Pan

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MEASURING SINGLE CELL RESPONSES TO LAPATINIB IN A HETEROGENEOUS POPULATION, Preety Priya

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INVESTIGATION OF GENETIC ALTERATIONS IN EMT SUPPRESSOR, DEAR1, THROUGH PAN-CANCER ANALYSIS AND ULTRA-DEEP TARGETED SEQUENCING IN DUCTAL CARCINOMA IN SITU, Jacquelyn Reuther

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UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF SUMOYLATION IN REGULATING LKB1 FUNCTION, Joan W. Ritho and Joan W. Ritho

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Oxidative protein folding pathways in Gram-positive Actinobacteria, Melissa E. Robinson

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SUNITINIB-INDUCED CARDIOTOXICITY EXPOSES MICROVASCULAR AND METABOLIC DERANGEMENTS IN THE FAILING HEART, Meredith R. Rodriguez

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SELECTION METHODS FOR GENETICALLY-MODIFIED T CELLS: IN SUPPORT OF TRANSLATIONAL THERAPY, David Rushworth

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Spiritual Exploration in the Prenatal Genetic Counseling Session, Katelynn G. Sagaser

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THE ROLE OF AUTOPHAGY IN THE SENSITIVITY OF OSTEOSARCOMA CELLS TO GEMCITABINE TREATMENT, Janice M. Santiago-O'Farrill

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NFAT1 CONTRIBUTES TO MELANOMA TUMOR GROWTH AND METASTASIS BY REGULATING IL-8 AND MMP-3, Einav Shoshan

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The Structural Mechanism of Allosteric Modulation of the NMDA Receptor: A Balance of Tensions, Rita E. Sirrieh

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Cancer Incidence in First and Second Degree Relatives of BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutation Carriers, Haley Streff

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INVESTIGATION OF THE ROLE OF THE SCAFFOLD PROTEIN SHC IN ERK SIGNALING, kin man suen

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MICRORNA-200 REGULATES ECM-DEPENDENT β1-INTEGRIN/FAK SIGNALING AND CANCER CELL INVASION, Christin Ungewiss

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KNOWLEDGE AND SELF-ESTEEM IN INDIVIDUALS WITH NEUROFIBROMATOSIS TYPE 1 (NF1), Kayla Vaughn

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Investigating the roles of p63 and p73 isoforms to therapeutically treat p53-altered cancers, Avinashnarayan Venkatanarayan

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MULTILEVEL DEREGULATION OF SURVIVAL MECHANISMS IN NPM-ALK+ T-CELL LYMPHOMA, Deeksha Vishwamitra

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TWO-COLOR FLUORESCENT ANALYSIS OF CONNEXIN 36 TURNOVER AND TRAFFICKING – RELATIONSHIP TO FUNCTIONAL PLASTICITY, Yanran Wang

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Correlation Matrix Analysis Identifies Gene Signatures of Immune Cell Subsets and Their Interactions in Follicular Lymphoma, Jason R. Westin

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Evaluating the NCCN Clinical Criteria for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome Genetic Testing, Caiqian Wu

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DNA POLYMERASE θ (POLQ) AND THE CELLULAR DEFENSE AGAINST DNA DAMAGE, Matthew J. Yousefzadeh

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CHARACTERIZATION OF THE ROLES OF CARMA3 AND BCL10 IN VIRUS-TRIGGERED RIG-I/MAVS SIGNALING PATHWAY, Zhicheng Zhou Mr

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Functional Analysis of Cytosolic Hsp70 Nucleotide Exchange Factor Networks in Yeast, Jennifer Lynn Abrams

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Effects of oxytocin on human aggression, Joseph L. Alcorn III

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DEVELOPMENT OF CHIMERIC TYPE IV SECRETION SYSTEMS FOR TRANSFER OF HETEROLOGOUS SUBSTRATES ACROSS THE GRAM-NEGATIVE CELL ENVELOPE, Trista M. Berry

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TARGETING THE MDM2-P53 AXIS FOR THE TREATMENT OF DEDIFFERENTIATED LIPOSARCOMA, Katelynn Bill

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Methodological Development of a Multi-Parametric Quantitative Imaging Biomarker Framework for Assessing Treatment Response with MRI, Ryan J. Bosca

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REGULATION OF FUNCTIONAL EXPRESSION OF MECHANOSENSITIVE TRPV4 CHANNEL IN THE DISTAL NEPHRON BY DIETARY POTASSIUM AND SODIUM INTAKE, Nabila Boukelmoune

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THE ONCOGENIC MAP KINASE SIGNALING PATHWAY MODULATES MHC-I SURFACE EXPRESSION IN MELANOMA, Sherille Denae Bradley

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PI3K- and mTOR-dependent mechanisms of lapatinib resistance and resulting therapeutic opportunities, Samuel Brady

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NO-INDEPENDENT MODULATION OF SOLUBLE GUANYLYL CYCLASE (sGC) ACTIVITY AND FUNCTION, George L. Britton Jr

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Mapping the Human Vasculature by In Vivo Phage Display, Julianna Bronk

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Anti-GD2 Etoposide-Loaded Immunoliposomes for the Treatment of GD2 Positive Tumors, Brandon S. Brown

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ROLES FOR B-Raf KINASE IN THE SPECIFIC REGULATION OF α4β1 INTEGRIN IN T CELLS, Wells S. Brown

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CHARACTERIZATION OF FTSA-FTSN INTERACTION DURING ESCHERICHIA COLI CELL DIVISION, kimberly.busiek@gmail.com K. Busiek

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THE ROLE OF THE C5A RECEPTOR IN HOST DEFENSE AGAINST LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES, Daniel Calame

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CAR-MODIFIED T CELLS CAPABLE OF DISTINGUISHING NORMAL CELLS FROM MALIGNANT CELLS, Hillary G. Caruso

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IMBALANCE BETWEEN NEUTROPHIL ELASTASE AND ELAFIN PROMOTES BREAST CANCER GROWTH AND PROGRESSION, Joseph Anthony Caruso

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ACTIVATING THE 4-1BB PATHWAY FOR THE EXPANSION OF TUMOR-INFILTRATING LYMPHOCYTES FOR ADOPTIVE T-CELL THERAPY FOR METASTATIC MELANOMA PATIENTS, Jessica Ann Chacon

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ACTIVATING THE 4-1BB PATHWAY FOR THE EXPANSION OF TUMOR-INFILTRATING LYMPHOCYTES FOR ADOPTIVE T-CELL THERAPY FOR METASTATIC MELANOMA PATIENTS, Jessica Ann Chacon

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ROLE OF PHOSPHORYLATION OF FOCAL ADHESION KINASE AT TYROSINE 861 IN PROSTATE CANCER METASTASIS, Tanushree Chatterji

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MECHANISMS UNDERLYING DISTINCT EGFR VERSUS FGFR-3 AND -1 DEPENDENCY IN HUMAN BLADDER CANCER CELLS, Tiewei Cheng

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QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS AND IMAGING-BASED INSIGHTS INTO THE CHARACTERISTICS AND MECHANISMS OF YEAST PATTERN FORMATION, LIN CHEN

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NUCLEAR TRANSLOCATION OF MET VIA INTERNET MECHANISM, MEI-KUANG CHEN

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Image-Guided Proton Therapy for Online Dose-Evaluation and Adaptive Planning, Joey P. Cheung

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USE OF POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY FOR PROTON THERAPY VERIFICATION, Jongmin Cho

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ANTI-INSULIN RESISTANCE TREATMENTS SUPPRESS HER2+ BREAST CANCER GROWTH VIA ALTERING METABOLISM, PING-CHIEH CHOU

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SYSTEMATIC METHODOLOGY FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF A NOVEL AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA DISEASE-CAUSING GENE, Jennifer D. Churchill

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p53 MAINTAINS HEPATIC CELL IDENTITY DURING LIVER REGENERATION, Zeynep Hande Coban Akdemir

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ENERGY STRESS CAUSES CHAPERONES TO ASSEMBLE INTO CYTOPLASMIC COMPLEXES, Kimberly J. Cope

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ROLE OF THE ANG-TIE2 PATHWAY IN THE INVASIVE RECURRENCE OF GBM FOLLOWING ANTI-VEGF THERAPY, Nahir Cortes Santiago

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CD56-SPECIFIC T CELLS: USING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED T CELLS TO REDIRECT SPECIFICITY TO A T CELL EXPRESSED ANTIGEN, Denise L. Crossland

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ROLE OF MACROPHAGES IN ADAPTIVE RESISTANCE TO ANTI-VEGF THERAPY, Heather Dalton

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GENETIC PREDICTORS OF METABOLIC SIDE EFFECTS OF DIURETIC THERAPY, Jorge L. Del Aguila

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Change Detection in Rhesus Monkeys and Humans, Deepna T. Devkar and Deepna T. Devkar

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EYE-TRACKING MEASURES OF ATTENTIONAL BIAS IN COCAINE DEPENDENT SUBJECTS, Nadeeka Dias

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Gain-of-function Mouse Models to Investigate Biological Roles of PRMT6, Alessandra Di Lorenzo

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EFFECTS OF RESTING STATE ON PERCEPTUAL LEARNING, Sarah Eagleman Ph.D.

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Development of a New Independent Monte Carlo Dose Calculation Quality Assurance Audit Tool for Clinical Trials, Austin M. Faught

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Investigating the Role of Exosomal Communication in the Glioma Microenvironment, Javier Figueroa

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REACTIVE OXYGEN SPECIES AND P21 WAF1/CIP1 ARE BOTH ESSENTIAL FOR, Alison Fitzgerald

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INVESTIGATING CHECKPOINT KINASES 1/2 AS NOVEL THERAPEUTIC TARGETS IN HEAD AND NECK SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA, MAYUR ARVIND GADHIKAR

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The Role of MIR-34a in Inhibition of Prostate Tumor Growth in the bone and Induction of Autophagy, Sanchaika Gaur

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NOTCH SIGNALING INHIBITED BY IKAROS1 IN HUMAN T-CELL ACUTE LYMPHOBLASTIC LEUKEMIA, Camille W. Graham

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COMBINATION THERAPY WITH AEROSOL IL-2 AND NK CELLS FOR THE TREATMENT OF OSTEOSARCOMA LUNG METASTASIS, Sergei R. Guma

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THE ROLE OF GLUTAMINE AND MEVALONATE PATHWAY IN AFFECTING THE STEMNESS AND VIABILITY OF GLIOBLASTOMA STEM CELLS, Naima Hammoudi

Anchoring and Uptake of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing in the First and Second Trimester, Amanda S. Hanson

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FUNCTIONS OF THE HOMEOBOX GENE DLX4 IN CONTROLLING INFLAMMATORY SIGNALING AND METASTASIS OF EPITHELIAL OVARIAN CANCER, Dhwani Haria

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SOX2-DEPENDENT TRANSCRIPTIONAL CONTROL OF AIRWAY DIFFERENTIATION IN THE MOUSE LUNG, Belinda J. Hernandez

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Regulators of Bacterial Cell Division: Investigations of Min Oscillation and FtsA Activity, Jennifer R. Herricks

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STRUCTURE BASED PREDICTION OF DRUG-PROTEIN INTERACTIONS AT ALLOSTERIC SITES: TOWARDS DIRECT INHIBITION OF THE RAS ONCOGENE, Harrison Hocker