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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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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

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

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ANGIOMOTIN IS A NOVEL CADHERIN-11 INTERACTING PROTEIN THAT MEDIATES MIGRATION IN PROSTATE CANCER CELLS, Angelica Ortiz

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A NOVEL TABLET BASED SYSTEM TO MEASURE THE EFFECT OF SUBCONCUSSIVE BLOWS ON SENSORIMOTOR AND COGNITIVE FUNCTIONING, Stuart D. Red

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

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

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Availability Of Dental Anomaly Phenotype In Individuals With Familial Adenomatous Polyposis, Andrea M. Lewis

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Bioactivity and Cell-Mediated Targeting of Multistage Nanoporous Silicon Particles, Jonathan O. Martinez

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BRIT1/MCPH1 MEDIATES THE DNA DAMAGE RESPONSE BY INDUCING P53 STABILITY AND PROMOTING ATR SIGNALING, Edward Wang

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Cancer Diagnosis During Pregnancy: Evaluating the Challenges Faced by Oncologists, Shannon Kaye Mulligan

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Cancers Associated with BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutations Other Than Breast and Ovarian, Jacqueline Mersch

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

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

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

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Characterization of the New Xoft Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy Source Using PRESAGE(TM), Jennifer Sierra Irwin

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CHARACTERIZATION OF THE VASCULAR PATHOLOGY IN THE ACTA2 R258C MOUSE MODEL AND CEREBROVASCULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF THE ACTA2 NULL MOUSE, Carlos A. Villamizar

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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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COMPETITION BETWEEN GRB2 AND PLCγ1 FOR BINDING TO FGFR2 REGULATES PHOSPHOLIPASE AND PTEN ACTIVITY, LEADING TO CELL INVASION AND PROLIFERATION, zahra timsah

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CONTRIBUTION OF INTERLEUKIN 6 TRANS SIGNALING IN PULMONARY FIBROSIS, Thuy T. Le

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Development and Implementation of an Anthropomorphic Pediatric Spine Phantom for the Assessment of Craniospinal Irradiation Procedures in Proton Therapy, Dana Lewis

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DEVELOPMENT OF A MOLECULAR GRAM-STAIN ASSAY FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF BLOOD STREAM INFECTIONS ASSOCIATED WITH SEPSIS, Douglas Bryan Litwin

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DEVELOPMENT OF A MULTI-PURPOSE AUTOMATED SYNTHESIS MODULE FOR PRODUCTION OF NOVEL PET RADIOPHARMACEUTICALS, I Hong Shih

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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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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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DIABETES AND OBESITY INDUCE TRANSCRIPTOMIC AND METABOLOMIC CHANGES ENHANCING PANCREATIC CANCER AGGRESSIVENESS, Guermarie Velázquez Torres

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DIFFERENTIAL PAX5 LEVELS PROMOTE MCL DISPERSAL AND PROGRESSION AND PREDICT A POOR PROGNOSIS IN ADVANCED MCL PATIENTS, Albert Teo

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Differential regulation of IRESs in the Aurora A mRNA by bFGF through the mTOR complex TORC2 modulates Aurora A kinase expression, Roy L. Voice III

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DISCOVERY AND ELUCIDATION OF THE FGFR3-TACC3 RECURRENT FUSION IN GLIOBLASTOMA, Brittany C. Parker Kerrigan

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DISSECTING THE ROLES OF TRIM24 IN REGULATION OF HEPATIC LIPID METABOLISM AND INFLAMMATION, Lindsey C. Minter

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

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

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

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EGFR Modulates MicroRNA Maturation In Response To Hypoxia Through Phosphorylation Of Argonaute2, Jia Shen

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

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EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR INDUCES FYN EXPRESSION VIA UP-REGULATION OF P47PHOX IN GLIOBLASTOMA MULTIFORME, Blake P. Johnson

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EVALUATION OF ARTIFACTS IN EXPERIMENTAL CINE 4D CT ACQUISITION METHODS, Sarah Joy

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EVALUATION OF CURRENT CLINICAL CRITERIA FOR LI-FRAUMENI SYNDROME IN A DIVERSE SAMPLE OF TP53 MUTATION CARRIERS, Emily A. Parham

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

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Forecasting Longitudinal Changes in Oropharyngeal Tumor Volume, Position, and Morphology during Image-Guided Radiation Therapy, Adam D. Yock

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

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

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

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Genomic Characterization of Polyps in Familial Adenomatous Polyposis Patients and Identification of Candidate Chemopreventive Drugs, Francis A. San Lucas

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HYPOXIA MEDIATED DOWNREGULATION OF MIRNA BIOGENESIS LEADS TO INCREASED TUMOR PROGRESSION, rajesha rupaimoole

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IDENTIFICATION OF CELL SIGNALING PATHWAY REGULATED BY MICRORNAS IN CANCER CELLS USING A SYSTEMS BIOLOGICAL APPROACH, sangbae Kim

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

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

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Implementation of Upright Treatments for Lung and Head and Neck Cancers, Ming-Jung Hsieh

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

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In Vivo Dosimetry using Plastic Scintillation Detectors for External Beam Radiation Therapy, Landon S. Wootton

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JAB1 NEGATIVELY REGULATES PTEN AND PROMOTES RESISTANCE TO TRASTUZUMAB IN HER2-POSITIVE BREAST CANCER, Thuy T. Vu

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LATINAS AND THE TRADITIONAL GENETIC COUNSELING MODEL: A QUALITATIVE STUDY, Stephanie Thompson

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LKB1 Deficient Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Cells are Vulnerable to Energy Stress Induced by ATP Depletion, Chao Yang

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

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MDM2-mediated degradation of SIRT6 phosphorylated by AKT1 promotes tumorigenesis and trastuzumab resistance in breast cancer, Umadevi Thirumurthi

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Mechanisms of Astrocyte Contribution to Bortezomib-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy, Caleb R. Robinson

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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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METADHERIN FUNCTIONS AS A LAMININ RECEPTOR THAT IS ESSENTIAL FOR METASTASIS AND IS ASSOCIATED WITH POOR SURVIVAL IN OSTEOSARCOMA, Limin Zhu

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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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MODULATED FUNCTIONS OF THE FANCONI ANEMIA CORE COMPLEX, Yaling Huang

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MULTIPLE MYELOMA AND ITS TREATMENT ALTER PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION, Alyssa K. Kosturakis

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NATURAL AND EXOGENOUS GENOME EDITING IN WISKOTT-ALDRICH SYNDROME PATIENT CELLS, Tamara J. Laskowski

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

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

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Novel Posttranslational Modification in LKB1 Activation and Function, Szu-Wei Lee

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Novel serum biomarkers for lung cancer early diagnosis and clinical outcome, Fanmao Zhang

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NPRL2/TUSC4 FUNCTIONS AS A TUMOR SUPPRESSOR BY REGULATING BRCA1’S STABILITY VIA THE E3 UBIQUITINATION PATHWAY, Yang Peng

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

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p120-catenin regulates REST and CoREST, and modulates mouse embryonic stem cell differentiation, moonsup lee

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

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PANCREATIC RIBONUCLEASE FUNCTIONS AS AN EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR LIGAND INDEPENDENTLY OF ITS ENZYME ACTIVITY AND CONTRIBUTES TO CETUXIMAB RESISTANCE, Heng-Huan Lee

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PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF MATERIAL DECOMPOSITION USING RAPID KVP-SWITCHING DUAL-ENERGY CT FOR ASSESSING BONE MINERAL DENSITY, John M. Wait

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Phage Display Library Screening for PSA-/lo Prostate Cancer Cell-Binding Peptides, John R. Moore

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

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Potential Roles of Peroxidases in Caenorhabditis Elegans Innate Immunity, George R. Tiller and george r. tiller

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PROTEASOME INHIBITION ENHANCES THE EFFECT OF BIKDD GENE THERAPY, Ye Sun

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

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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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REGULATION OF MAMMARY GLAND DEVELOPMENT AND TUMORIGENESIS BY 14-3-3 ZETA, Sumaiyah Rehman

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Regulation of the Candida albicans arginine biosynthetic pathway, Claudia Jimenez Lopez

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

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

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

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ROLE OF TALIN1 PHOSPHORYLATION IN BETA1 INTEGRIN ACTIVATION AND PROSTATE CANCER METASTASIS, Jung-Kang Jin

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

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Selective Elimination of Malignant Melanoma Using the Novel Anti-tumor Agents, OSW-1 AND PEITC, Kausar Begam Riaz Ahmed

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

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Stochastic Data Assimilation Approaches for Magnetic Resonance Temperature Imaging, Joshua P. Yung

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Strategies to sensitize bladder cancer cells to small molecule inhibitors targeting the PI3K pathway, Giovanni Nitti

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

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Support Desired by Women Following Termination of Pregnancy for a Fetal Anomaly, Aarti Ramdaney

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Sustained adrenergic signaling promotes cervical cancer progression, Nouara C. Sadaoui

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Swarna Ramaswamy_Thesis, Swarna S. Ramaswamy

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