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

Older UT GSBS dissertations (from approximately 1979-1999) are available in print format only, in The TMC Library. They are listed in the Catalog. Search by subject heading: "Dissertations, Academic--University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences" for the full list.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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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

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TARGETING BREAST CANCER WITH BACTERIOPHAGE ASSOCIATED SILICON PARTICLES, Srimeenakshi Srinivasan

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TARGETING COX-2 AND RANK IN AGGRESSIVE BREAST CANCERS: INFLAMMATORY BREAST CANCER AND TRIPLE-NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER, Monica E. Reyes

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TARGETING COX-2 AND RANK IN AGGRESSIVE BREAST CANCERS: INFLAMMATORY BREAST CANCER AND TRIPLE-NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER, Monica Elizabeth Reyes

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TARGETING SEQUENCE AND FUNCTION-DEPENDENCE OF SUBCELLULAR LOCALIZATION OF TRANSIENT RECEPTOR POTENTIAL MUCOLIPIN CHANNELS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF ENGINEERED MOLECULE PROBES FOR DETECTING LYSOSOMAL CALCIUM RELEASE, Jian Xiong

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

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Targeting the Redox System to Overcome Mechanisms of Drug Resistance in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Marcia A. Ogasawara

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TETHERED IL-15 TO AUGMENT THE THERAPEUTIC POTENTIAL OF T CELLS EXPRESSING CHIMERIC ANTIGEN RECEPTOR: MAINTAINING MEMORY POTENTIAL, PERSISTENCE, AND ANTITUMOR ACTIVITY, Lenka Hurton

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THE APICAL POLARITY COMPLEX PROTEIN, PALS1, REGULATES CELL FATE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF CEREBELLUM AND NEOCORTEX, JUN YOUNG PARK

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THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN THE IL-1 PATHWAY, Isaac C. Wun

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THE EPIGENETICS OF SMALL CELL PROSTATE CANCER, Brittany N. Kleb

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The KRas/MAPK Pathway and Ligand Independent Activation of ERα: Implications for the Treatment of Endometrial Cancer, Kari Ring

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THE NOVEL UPSTREAM REGULATOR OF FBXW7, JI-HYUN SHIN

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

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The regulation of microRNA biogenesis by ribosome-interacting proteins, Brian Pickering

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THE ROLE OF DUAL SPECIFICITY PHOSPHATASE -11 IN INNATE AND ADAPTIVE IMMUNE RESPONSES, Kalyan Chakravarthy Nallaparaju

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

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

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THE ROLE OF TRAF6 PHOSPHORYLATION IN Src/TRAF6-MEDIATED IKK, JNK, Akt ACTIVATION AND TUMORIGENESIS, Yun Seong Jeong

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TYROSINE 370 PHOSPHORYLATION OF ATM POSITIVELY REGULATES DNA DAMAGE RESPONSE, Hong-Jen Lee

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

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Utilizing Haplotypes for Sensitive SNP Array-based Discovery of Somatic Chromosomal Mutations, Selina M. Vattathil

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Volumetric scintillation dosimetry for scanned proton beams, Daniel G. Robertson

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Acceleration of the PanIN Development in Mice Expressing Oncogenic K-Ras Due to a High Fat Diet, Bincy Philip

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A Genomic Approach to Identify The Notch Pathway as a Putative Tumor Suppressor in Endometrial Cancer, Rajshi Gandhi

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Altered ovarian cancer metabolism increases neuronal n-acetylaspartate to promote tumor growth, Behrouz Zand

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AN ASSESSMENT OF KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES OF GENETIC COUNSELING SERVICES IN U.S. HTCs, Brad Rolf; Deborah Brown; Miguel Escobar; Syed Hashmi M.D., Ph.D; Aroub Ayham Khleif; Sarah Noblin; and Marianna Raia

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AN EVALUATION OF THE CONSISTENCY OF IMRT PATIENT-SPECIFIC QA TECHNIQUES, Elizabeth M. McKenzie

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A NOVEL CARDIAC FUNCTION OF SUMO2/3 AND SENP5 DEPENDENT PATHWAY AND ITS PHYSIOLOGICAL IMPACT ON CONGESTIVE CARDIOMYOPATHY, Eun Young Kim

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A Novel Mechanism of Skin Tumor Promotion Involving Interferon-gamma (IFNγ)/Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription-1 (Stat1) Signaling in Epidermis, Ronald Bozeman

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ATTITUDES AND PRACTICES OF GENETIC COUNSELORS IN PROVIDING PREDICTIVE TESTING TO MINORS AT RISK FOR LI-FRAUMENI SYNDROME, Allison Copeland

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ATTITUDES TOWARD AND UTILIZATION OF NON-INVASIVE PRENATAL TESTING FOR CHROMOSOME ANEUPLOIDY AMONG OB/GYNS, Jessica Davis

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BASIS FOR TARGETING MET ACTIVATION MEDIATED RESISTANCE TO PI3K INHIBITION IN BREAST CANCER, Ana M. Gonzalez-Angulo

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BAYESIAN STATISTICAL METHODS IN GENE-ENVIRONMENT AND GENE-GENE INTERACTION STUDIES, Changlu Liu

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Behavioral responses to methylphenidate: correlations with neuronal activity in the caudate nucleus, Catherine M. Claussen

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CHARACTERIZATION OF DIFFERENTIATION AND PROGNOSTIC BIOMARKERS ON CD8+ TUMOR-INFILTRATING LYMPHOCYTES IN METASTATIC MELANOMA, Richard C. Wu

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Characterization of Jak, STAT, and Src interactions in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Reshma Jaseja and Reshma Jaseja

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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