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 2013

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CHARACTERIZATION OF OSLDS FOR USE IN SMALL FIELD PHOTON BEAM DOSIMETRY, Christopher Pham

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CHARACTERIZATION OF TCL1-Tg:P53-/- MICE THAT RESEMBLE HUMAN CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKEMIA WITH 17P-DELETION, Jinyun Liu

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Characterization of the RNA binding and RNA degrading subunits of the eukaryotic exosome, Borislava Tsanova

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CHARACTERIZATION OF THE ROLE OF CARMA3 IN ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM STRESS-INDUCED NF-κB ACTIVATION, Zhicheng Zhou Mr

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CHARACTERIZATION OF THE ROLE(S) OF ENV PROTEIN OF HUMAN ENDOGENOUS RETROVIRUS-K IN MULTIPLE HUMAN CANCERS, Ming Li

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CHARACTERIZING THE EFFECT OF DASATINIB ON ANTI-TUMOR IMMUNE RESPONSE AND EXPLORING THE POTENTIAL OF COMBINING TARGETED THERAPY AND IMMUNOTHERAPY IN A C-KIT MUTANT MASTOCYTOMA MODEL, Yan Yang

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C-JUN N-TERMINAL KINASES REGULATE ADENOVIRUS-MEDIATED AUTOPHAGY AND ANTIGEN PRESENTATION, Sarah R. Klein

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Comparison of Tumor Shrinkage and Cumulative Dose Distribution for Lung Cancers, Yi Pei Chen

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CONFORMATIONAL DYNAMICS OF K-RAS AND H-RAS PROTEINS: IS THERE FUNCTIONAL SPECIFICITY AT THE CATALYTIC DOMAIN?, NANDINI RAMBAHAL

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Correction of Cystic Fibrosis-specific Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells, Jacquelin Hanh Bui

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c-REL is a Transcriptional Target of Mesoderm Inducer in Xenopus Like 1 (MIXL1), Aaron C. Raymond

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CXCR2 EXPRESSION IN TUMOR CELLS IS A POOR PROGNOSTIC FACTOR AND PROMOTES INVASION AND METASTASIS IN LUNG ADENOCARCINOMA, Erminia Massarelli

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Delayed Thrombus Resolution and Fibroproliferative Vascular Wound Healing From Deficiency of Type III Collagen: a Paradoxical Mechanism for Tissue Fragility, Amy J. Reid

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Design, Synthesis and Development of Transporter Targeting Agents for Image-guided Therapy and Drug Delivery, Ning Tsao

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DEVELOPMENTAL AND MOLECULAR FUNCTIONS OF PLAKOPHILIN-3, William A. Munoz

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Development and Characterization of an in vitro Four-species Anaerobic Dental Biofilm Model, Fernando Andrade

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Development and implementation of a dynamic heterogeneous proton equivalent anthropomorphic thorax phantom for the assessment of scanned proton beam therapy, James L. Neihart

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Development of HIF-1α/HIF-1β heterodimerization inhibitors using a novel bioluminescence reporter assay system for in vitro high throughput screening and in vivo imaging, Yun-Chen Chiang

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DEVELOPMENT OF NOVEL METHODS TO MINIMIZE THE IMPACT OF SEQUENCING ERRORS IN THE NEXT-GENERATION SEQUENCING DATA ANALYSIS, Xiaofeng Zheng

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Evaluating the Utility of Clinical Criteria for the Identification of Lynch Syndrome among Endometrial Cancer Patients, Amanda S. Bruegl

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Evaluation of PRESAGE® dosimeters for brachytherapy sources and the 3D dosimetry and characterization of the new AgX100 125I seed model, Olivia Huang

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EZH2 T416 Phosphorylation Enhances Breast Cancer Tumorigenesis, Adam M. LaBaff and Adam M. LaBaff

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Galectin-3 Enhances the Malignant Melanoma Phenotype by Regulating Autotaxin, Russell R. Braeuer

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GENOME-WIDE PROFILING UNVEILS CRITICIAL FUNCTIONS OF p53 IN HUMAN EMBRYONIC STEM CELLS, Kadir C. Akdemir

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Improving Cervical Cancer Nodal Boost Radiation Therapy by Quantifying Uncertainties and Exploring Advanced Radiation Therapy Modalities, Zhiqian Yu

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Induction of synthetic lethality in mutant KRAS cells for non-small cell lung cancers chemoprevention and therapy, Shaoyi Huang

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Inflammatory Breast Cancer: The Immune Perspective, Evan N. Cohen

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INTEGRATIVE BIOMARKER IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION USING HIGH THROUGHPUT ASSAYS, Pan Tong

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INTERACTION BETWEEN BRK AND HER2 IN BREAST CANCER, Midan Ai

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INTERACTION OF BACILLUS ANTHRACIS EXOSPORIUM PROTEIN BCLA WITH COMPLEMENT FACTOR H AND SPORE PERSISTENCE IN THE LUNG, Sarah A. Jenkins

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INTRODUCING A NOVEL METHOD FOR GENETIC ANALYSIS OF AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER, sepideh nouri

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INVESTIGATING APOPTOSIS PATHWAY IN CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKEMIA: STROMAL INFLUENCE AND THERAPEUTIC ACTIVATION, Viralkumar M. Patel

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INVESTIGATING THE ROLES OF THE p63 ISOFORMS IN THE MICRORNA BIOGENESIS PATHWAY, Deepavali Chakravarti

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Investigation of Respiratory Motion Management Techniques for Proton and Photon Radiotherapy of Lung Cancer, Jason E. Matney

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Knowledge and Expectations of Support People in Prenatal Genetic Counseling Sessions, Michelle A. McDougle

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Ligand-Directed AAVP to Deliver a Therapeutic Transgene to Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Pancreas, Tracey L. Smith

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Mechanisms Underlying the Heterogeneous Sensitivities of Cancer Cells to Proteasome Inhibitors, Matthew C. White

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Mismatch Repair Deficient Tumors Lacking Known Sporadic Causes: Are They All Due to Lynch Syndrome?, Katherine M. Dempsey

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MOLECULAR AND GENOMIC BASED INSIGHTS INTO THE EVOLUTION OF ENTEROCOCCUS FAECIUM FROM COMMENSAL TO HOSPITAL-ADAPTED PATHOGEN, Jessica R. Galloway-Pena

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Molecular Mechanisms of Vascular Disease in Patients with Rare Variants in MYH11, Callie Kwartler

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MTORC1 SIGNALING IN MEMORY FORMATION AND DYSFUNCTION, Natalia S. Rozas de O'Laughlin

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Network Dynamics of Visual Naming, Christopher R. Conner

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NEURAL CORRELATES OF AUDIOVISUAL SPEECH PERCEPTION IN APHASIA AND HEALTHY AGING, Sarah H. Baum

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Novel Functions of Cetuximab in EGFR-targeted Therapy: Radiosensitization, Glycolysis Inhibition, and Cellular Redox Status Regulation, Haiquan Lu

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Novel Imaging-Based Techniques Reveal a Role for PD-1/PD-L1 in Tumor Immune Surveillance in the Lung, Todd Bartkowiak

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NOVEL INDUCERS OF GLIOTOXIN PRODUCTION IN ASPERGILLUS FUMIGATUS, Taylor J. Schoberle

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NOVEL THERAPEUTIC TARGETS IDENTIFIED BY HIGH-THROUGHPUT TECHNOLOGIES FOR TRIPLE-NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER, Christine Shiang

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OXIDATIVE STRESS BASED STRATEGIES FOR ENHANCING THE EFFICACY OF HISTONE DEACETYLASE INHIBITORS (HDACi), Nilsa Rivera-Del Valle

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PIM KINASE INHIBITION: SINGLE AGENT AND COMBINATION APPROACHES IN B-CELL LYMPHOMA, Qingshan Yang

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PRKCa: Identification of a Novel Downstream Target of WT1, Devin Jones

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Radiogenic Second Cancer Risk Differences in Female Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients Treated with Proton versus Photon Radiotherapies, Kenneth L. Homann

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Radiomics of NSCLC: Quantitative CT Image Feature Characterization and Tumor Shrinkage Prediction, Luke Hunter

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Renal Cryoablation: Investigation of Periprocedural Visualization Tools and Treatment Response Quantification, Katherine L. Dextraze

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RNA-SEQUENCING APPLICATIONS: GENE EXPRESSION QUANTIFICATION AND METHYLATOR PHENOTYPE IDENTIFICATION, Guoshuai Cai

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ROLE OF MIR-19A RELEASED BY INFLAMMATORY BREAST CANCER CELLS IN THE REGULATION OF DENDRITIC CELL FUNCTIONS: IN VITRO MODEL OF CROSSTALK IN THE TUMOR MICROENVIRONMENT OF INFLAMMATORY BREAST CANCER, Simone Anfossi

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Role of Neurogranin in the regulation of calcium binding to Calmodulin, Anuja Chandrasekar

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Scanned Ion Beam Therapy for Thoracic Tumors, John Gordon Eley

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STIMULATION THROUGH TLR4 INCREASES FVIII INHIBITOR FORMATION IN A MOUSE MODEL OF HEMOPHILIA A, Claire K. Holley

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Structure-function analysis of human Integrator subunit-4, Anupama Sataluri

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STUDYING AGGREGATE FORMATION BY AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS-ASSOCIATED MUTANT SOD1 PROTEIN IN DROSOPHILA MODEL, Michael McCarthy

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Targeted Deletion Of Functionally Validated Enhancers Defines Their Role in Mouse Limb Development, Mark J. Nolte

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Targeting Histone deacetylases (HDAC) for the treatment of soft tissue sarcoma, Gonzalo Lopez

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T-CELL TREATMENTS FOR SOLID AND HEMATOLOGICAL TUMORS, Drew C. Deniger

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THE IMPACT OF FAMILY HISTORY ON MEDULLARY THYROID CANCER IN MEN2A PATIENTS, Nicole D. Mohrbacher

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The Influence of Immunization Route on the Adjuvant Effect of alpha-Galactosylceramide, Ameerah M. Wishahy

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THE MOLECULAR INTERACTION BETWEEN TYPE II DIABETES AND ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE THROUGH CROSS-SEEDING OF PROTEIN MISFOLDING, George A. Edwards III

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THE NATURAL AND ORTHOGONAL INTERACTION (NOIA) MODELS FOR QUANTITATIVE TRAITS (QTs) AND COMPLEX DISEASES, Feifei Xiao

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THE p63 ISOFORM ∆Np63α INHIBITS EPITHELIAL – MESENCHYMAL TRANSITION BY PROMOTING THE EXPRESSION OF MIR-205 IN HUMAN BLADDER CANCER CELLS, Mai Tran

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THERAPEUTIC EFFICACY OF P53 RESTORATION IN MDM2-OVEREXPRESSING TUMORS, Qin Li

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THE ROLE AND MECHANISM OF THE HOMEOBOX GENE HOXA9 IN THE GROWTH OF EPITHELIAL OVARIAN CANCER, Song Yi Ko

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The Role Of IL-8-Mediated Src Family Kinase Activation In Tumor-Tumor And Tumor-Stromal Interactions In Metastasis Of Prostate Cancer, Lynnelle Thorpe

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The Role of K63-linked Ubiquitination Cycles in Akt Kinase Activation, Wei-Lei Yang

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The Role of Nucleolin in B-cell Lymphomas and Fas-Mediated Apoptotic Signaling, Jillian F. Wise

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The Role of Type I Insulin-Like Growth Factor Receptor Signaling in Breast Cancer Brain Metastasis, Sandra M. Saldana

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THE STAPHYLOCOCCUS PSEUDINTERMEDIUS ADHESIN SPSD CONTAINS A CENTRAL FIBRONECTIN-BINDING DOMAIN, Andrea S. Bordt

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TRPV1 Channels Contribute to Behavioral Hypersensitivity and Spontaneous Activity in Nociceptors After Spinal Cord Injury, zizhen wu

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TURNOVER RATE OF THE NEURONAL CONNEXIN CX36 IN HELA CELLS, Yanran Wang

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Use of Echogenic Immunoliposomes for Delivery of both Drug and Stem Cells for Inhibition of Atheroma Progression, Ali K. Naji

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VENTRAL TEGMENTAL AREA NEURONAL RESPONSES TO METHYLPHENIDATE CORRELATED TO BEHAVIORAL RESPONSES OF ADOLESCENT AND ADULT RATS, Zachary Jones

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αvβ8 Integrin Interacts with RhoGDI1 to Regulate Rac1 and Cdc42 Activation and Drive Glioblastoma Cell Invasion, Steve Reyes

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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14-3-3 ZETA OVEREXPRESSION SERVES AS A NOVEL MOLECULAR SWITCH TURNING TGF-BETA FROM TUMOR SUPPRESSOR TO TUMOR PROMOTER, Jia Xu

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ACCURACY OF THE BRCAPRO RISK ASSESSMENT MODEL IN MALES PRESENTING TO MD ANDERSON FOR BRCA TESTING, Carolyn Garby; Banu Arun M.D; Michelle Jackson M.S., CGC; Jennifer Litton M.D; Syed Hashmi M.D., Ph.D; Sharon Giordano M.D, MPH; and Claire Singletary M.S, CGC

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ADHERENS JUNCTIONS AND THE ACTOMYOSIN NETWORK REGULATE ORGAN GROWTH BY MODULATING HIPPO PATHWAY ACTIVITY IN DROSOPHILA, Chih-Chao Yang

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ALLERGEN SENSITIZATION AND IMMUNOMODULATION BY SYNTHETIC LIGANDS, PUL-042, IN AN ALLERGEN-INDUCED ASTHMA MURINE MODEL, Maryann A. Edwards

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ANTI-TUMOR EFFECTS OF THE NOTCH PATHWAY IN GASTROINTESTINAL STROMAL TUMORS, Amaury G. Dumont

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A Pre-Clinical Assessment of Minocycline for Treatment of Chronic Neuropathic Pain after Spinal Cord Injury, Alissa R. Poteete

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A STUDY ON THE FUNCTION OF 14-3-3SIGMA IN REGULATING CANCER ENERGY METABOLISM, Liem M. Phan and Liem M. Phan

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Attitudes About Predictive MEN1 Genetic Testing in Minors, Katherine Rock

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Bayesian Adaptive Designs for Early Phase Clinical Trials, Chunyan Cai

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BIM MEDIATES IMATINIB-INDUCED APOPTOSIS OF GASTROINTESTINAL STROMAL TUMORS: TRANSLATIONAL IMPLICATIONS, David Reynoso

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BIOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF BINDING PARTNERS OF TWO HSP70 CO-CHAPERONES IN SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE, Jacob Verghese

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BIOLOGICAL MECHANISMS AND CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS OF BCR-ABL-INDUCED MITOCHONDRIAL OXIDATIVE STRESS AND CELL SURVIVAL IN CHRONIC MYELOID LEUKEMIA, Hui Zhang

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Cellular Trafficking of Single and Multistage Vectors, Silvia Ferrati

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Cellular Uptake of Neutrohpil Elastase Links Inflammation to Adaptive Immunity, Elizabeth A. Mittendorf

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CHARACTERIZATION AND TREATMENT OF A NOVEL MOUSE MODEL OF TSC-ASSOCIATED AUTISM, Rachel Michelle Reith

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Characterization of a Novel Role for the Tousled- like Kinase in Kinetochore Assembly and Function in Caenorhabditis elegans, Jessica M. De Orbeta

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CHARACTERIZATION OF SELECTIVE INHIBITION OF ADENYLYL CYCLASE ACTIVITY BY SMALL MOLECULE INHIBITOR NKY80, Cameron S. Brand

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CHARACTERIZATION OF THE COUNT RATE PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTS OF HIGH COUNT RATES ON MODERN GAMMA CAMERAS, Michael S. Silosky

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CHEMOSENSITIZATION OF HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA TO GEMCITABINE BY NON-INVASIVE RADIOFREQUENCY FIELD-INDUCED HYPERTHERMIA, Mustafa Raoof

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Chronic stress promotes tumor growth through increased BDNF production and neo-innervation, Julie K. Allen