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.

Some older GSBS dissertations are available online via ProQuest, but full-text access is restricted to TMC academic institutions affiliated with The TMC Library.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Regulation of Protein Degradation in the Heart by AMP-Activated Protein Kinase, Kedryn K. Baskin and Kedryn K. Baskin

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Regulation of the heat shock response by thiol-reactive compounds in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Yanyu Wang

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REGULATION OF TOXIN SYNTHESIS BY CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE, Charles Darkoh

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ROLE OF SOX9 IN UTERINE GLAND DEVELOPMENT AND DISEASE INITIATION, Gabriel Gonzalez

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ROLE OF STAT3 IN KERATINOCYTE STEM CELLS DURING SKIN TUMORIGENESIS, Dharanija Rao

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Role of TRP Channels in Mediating the Calcium Signaling Response of Brain Endothelial Cells to Mechanical Stretch, Jonathan Berrout

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Simultaneous induction of NKG2D and NKG2D ligand for promoting immune surveillance by IL-12 plus doxorubicin treatment, Jiemiao Hu

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Syntaxin 6- and microtubule- mediated intracellular trafficking contributes to Golgi and nuclear translocation of EGFR, Yi Du

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Systems Biology Approaches to Probe Gene Regulation in Bacteria, Diogo F. Troggian Veiga

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Targeting AKT/mTOR Signaling Pathways During Murine Skin Tumor Promotion and the Impact of Dietary Energy Balance Manipulation, Laura A. Checkley

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Targeting TRAF6 for Cancer Therapeutical Development, John K. Morrow

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TAZ AS A REGULATOR OF MESENCHYMAL TRANSFORMATION AND CLINICAL AGGRESSIVENESS IN GLIOMAS, Katrina Salazar

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TET1: A UNIQUE DNA DEMETHYLASE FOR MAINTENANCE OF DNA METHYLATION PATTERN, CHUNLEI JIN

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THE FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF SYNAPTIC VESICLE POOLS IN A RETINAL BIPOLAR NEURON, Proleta Datta

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THE HISTONE DEACETYLASE INHIBITOR, MS-275, SENSITIZES METASTATIC OSTEOSARCOMA TO FASL-INDUCED CELL DEATH: A ROLE FOR C-FLIP, Krithi R. Bindal

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THE NEW ROLE OF PROPROTEIN CONVERTASE SUBTILISIN/KEXIN TYPE 9: A CONNECTION OF PROPROTEIN CONVERTASE SUBTILISIN/KEXIN TYPE 9, APOLIPOPROTEIN B, and AUTOPHAGY, Hua Sun

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The regulation of mTORC2 kinase activity and complex integrity, Chien-Hung Chen

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The Role of the Arched Helicases in Exosome-Mediated Function, A. Alejandra Klauer

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TRANSCRIPTIONAL AND POST-TRANSLATIONAL MECHANISMS CONTRIBUTE TO MAINTENANCE OF REST IN NEURAL TUMORS, Akanksha Singh

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TRANSCRIPTIONAL REGULATION OF PROFILIN IS REQUIRED FOR DROSOPHILA LARVAL WOUND CLOSURE, Amanda Brock

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TRIM24-REGULATED ESTROGEN RESPONSE IS DEPENDENT ON SPECIFIC HISTONE MODIFICATIONS IN BREAST CANCER CELLS, Teresa T. Yiu

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Understanding the Influence of Photon Energy on 6MV Non Reference Dosimetry and CT Dosimetry using TLD and OSLD, Sarah B. Scarboro

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Understanding the roles of Non-homologous end joining and p53 after DNA damage, Omid Tavana

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Verification of the clinical implementation of the respiratory gated beam delivery technique with synchrotron-based proton irradiation, Yoshikazu Tsunashima

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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ABERRATIONS OF A PUTATIVE TUMOR SUPPRESSOR GENE SEL1L IN PANCREATIC DUCTAL ADENOCARCINOMA, Qian Liu

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A Cell Biological Determination of Integrator Subunit Localization, Sarah B. May

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Altered Responses to Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Pancreatic Cancer, Jennifer H. Choe

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Analysis of Band 4.1B in Integrin-Mediated Cell Adhesion and Signaling, Youngsin Jung

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Annexin A5-Conjugated Polymeric Micelles For Dual SPECT and Optical Detection of Apoptosis, Rui Zhang

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A NOVEL FUNCTION FOR AURORA B KINASE IN THE REGULATION OF P53 BY PHOSPHORYLATION, chris p. gully

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APPLICATIONS OF EPHB4 RECEPTOR SPECIFIC PEPTIDES IN TARGETED CANCER IMAGING AND THERAPY, Miao Huang

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Assessment of Collimator Jaw Optimization in Reducing Normal Tissue Irradiation with Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, Sarah Joy

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ATM Signaling to TSC2: Mechanisms and Implications for Cancer Therapy, Angela Alexander

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Autoimmune Responses to Atherosclerotic Lipids: A Study in Murine Models of Atherosclerosis and Obesity, hanjing wu

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BAYESIAN PHASE I DOSE FINDING IN CANCER TRIALS, Lin Yang

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BMP-SIGNALING REGULATES A COMMON TRANSCRIPTIONAL PROGRAM TO CONTROL FACIAL FORM AND SKELETAL MORPHOGENESIS, Margarita Bonilla-Claudio

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BRAIN ACTIVATION AND CONNECTIVITY IN NON-DISABLED MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS PATIENTS, Rene A. Colorado

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Cell Cycle Regulatory Roles of Estrogen Receptor alpha (ERα) in Breast Cancer Cells, Sonia JavanMoghaddam

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CELL POLARITY REGULATES ORGAN GROWTH THROUGH THE HIPPO PATHWAY, Chiao-Lin Chen

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Change Detection Memory in Rhesus Monkeys and Humans, Lauren C. Elmore

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Clinical Impact of Couch Top and Rails on IMRT and Arc Therapy, Kiley B. Pulliam

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CLINICAL TRIAL ENROLLMENT IN A MULTIDISCIPLINARY PROSTATE CANCER, Delora A. Domain

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COCAINE DEPENDENCE: THE ROLE OF SEROTONIN GENES IN, Lorena Maili

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CONFORMATIONAL CHANGES IN THE EXTRACELLULAR DOMAIN OF GLUTAMATE RECEPTORS, Anu Rambhadran

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Contribution of Ectodomain Mutations in Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor to Signaling in Glioblastoma Multiforme, Marta L. Rojas

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COP 9 SIGNALOSOME SUBUNIT 6 STABILIZES COP1, A NOVEL E3 UBIQUITIN LIGASE FOR 14-3-3σ, Hyun Ho Choi

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CROSSTALK BETWEEN R1175 METHYLATION AND Y1173 PHOSPHORYLATION NEGATIVELY MODULATES EGFR-MEDIATED ERK ACTIVATION, Jung-Mao Hsu

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DEFINING THE ROLE OF EGFR ACETYLATION IN CELLULAR PROCESSES: CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS, Hui Song

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DEFINITION OF THE LANDSCAPE OF CHROMATIN STRUCTURE AT THE FRATAXIN GENE IN FRIEDREICH’S ATAXIA, Eunah Kim

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Delineating the mechanism(s) of BDNF/TrkB mediated proliferation in Neuroblastoma, Timothy C. Graham

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Determining the roles of dendritic cells and ICAM-1 in the transpresentation of IL-15 to CD8 T cells, Spencer W. Stonier

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Determining the roles of dendritic cells and ICAM-1 in the transpresentation of IL-15 to CD8 T cells, Spencer W. Stonier

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DEVELOPMENTAL AND CELLULAR FUNCTIONS OF DELTA-CATENIN, Dongmin Gu

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DEVELOPMENTAL DEREGULATION AND TUMORIGENESIS INHIBITION IN 14-3-3ZETA KNOCKOUT MOUSE, Jun Yang

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Development of a Bayesian Joint Logistic Model to Better Study the Association between Haplotypes and Disease, Anthony M. D'Amelio Jr

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Dissecting the Interaction between p53 and TRIM24, Aundrietta D. Duncan

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DOWNREGULATION OF PAX2 SUPPRESSES OVARIAN CANCER CELL GROWTH, huijuan song

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DUAL ENERGY COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY FOR PROTON THERAPY TREATMENT PLANNING, Ming Yang

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Dual Targeting of Tumor Angiogenesis and Chemotherapy by Endostatin- Cytosine Deaminase-Uracil PhosphoribosylTransferase, Chun-Te Chen

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DYSREGULATION OF MEOX2 FOLLOWING WT1 MUTATION IN KIDNEY DEVELOPMENT AND WILMS TUMORIGENESIS, LaGina M. Nosavanh and LaGina Merie Nosavanh

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ECHOGENIC LIPOSOMES FOR NITRIC OXIDE DELIVERY AND BREAST CANCER TREATMENT, Soo Yeon LEE Female

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EFFECT OF ANCHORING ON PERCEIVED AMNIOCENTESIS RELATED MISCARRIAGE RISK WITHIN A LATINA POPULATION, Laura E. Panos

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Eluding antibiotic resistance: capitalizing on antimicrobial peptides interaction with the lipid bilayer, danielle m. McGrath

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Enforced expression of Tbx1 in fetal thymic epithelial cells antagonizes thymus organogenesis, Kim T. Cardenas

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Evaluation of deformable image registration for improved 4D CT-derived ventilation for image guided radiotherapy, Richard Castillo

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EVALUATION OF INTENSITY MODULATED RADIATION THERAPY (IMRT) DELIVERY ERROR DUE TO IMRT TREATMENT PLAN COMPLEXITY AND IMPROPERLY MATCHED DOSIMETRY DATA, Jacqueline R. Tonigan

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Evaluation of Recurrence Risks for Left-Sided Cardiac Lesions, Sarah Swain

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Expression and Regulation of Human Cytochrome P450 4F Isoforms in Tissue Samples and Under TNF-Alpha Challenges, Jordan C. Bell

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FUNCTION OF ZNF668 IN CANCER DEVELOPMENT, Ruozhen Hu

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Gene by BMI Interactions Influencing C-Reactive Protein Levels in European-Americans, Sarah Tudor

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Gene Discovery in Nonsyndromic Cleft Lip with or without Cleft Palate, Brett T. Chiquet

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Glycogen Synthase Kinase 3 is Required for Optimal AKT Activation, Debora S. Bruno

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IDENTIFICATION OF FACTORS INVOLVED IN DNA METHYLATION OF CPG-ISLAND-PROMOTERS, Yan Zhang

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IMMUNE MODULATION OF THE MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS GRANULOMATOUS RESPONSE, Kerry J. Welsh

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Improving the accuracy of radiation pneumonitis dose response models, Yevgeniy Vinogradskiy

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Investigating the Effects of Silencing EphA2 in Metastatic Breast Cancer Cells, Stephanie Erzinger

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IN-VIVO CT DOSIMETRY DURING VIRTUAL COLONOSCOPY, Jonathon W. Mueller

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Knowledge and Perception of the Role of Targeted Ultrasound in Detecting Down Syndrome Among a High Risk Population, Ashley M. Henriksen

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LDOC1, A NOVEL BIOMARKER OF PROGNOSIS IN CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKEMIA, Hatice Duzkale

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Mechanisms of Adenovirus-Mediated Autophagy, Erin White

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Mechanisms of Adenovirus-Mediated Autophagy, Erin White

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Mechanisms regulating the p120-catenin/Kaiso pathway, JI YEON HONG

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MODELLING β2AR REGULATION, Sharat J. Vayttaden

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MODIFICATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RPC HETEROGENEOUS THORAX PHANTOM FOR VERIFICATION OF PROTON THERAPY TREATMENT PROCEDURES, Anthony Blatnica

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Molecular mechanism by which the Escherichia coli nucleoid occlusion factor, SlmA, keeps cytokinesis in check, Nam K. Tonthat

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MOLECULAR MECHANISMS UNDERLYING THE TRANSCRIPTIONAL REGULATION OF T HELPER 17 AND REGULATORY T CELLS, Gustavo Javier Martinez

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MULTIPLE POSTTRANSCRIPTIONAL REGULATORY FEATURES CONTROL EXPRESSION OF ETHANOLAMINE UTILIZATION GENES IN ENTEROCOCCUS FAECALIS, Kristina A. Fox

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Natural history study of arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, amyoplasia type, Trisha Nichols

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NOVEL AMINO ACID TRANSPORTER-TARGETED RADIOTRACERS FOR BREAST CANCER IMAGING, FanLin Kong

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NOVEL MECHANISMS OF ANTIGEN PROCESSING THAT ENHANCE BCG VACCINE EFFICACY, Christopher R. Singh

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Patient Characteristics and Outcomes of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Patients Undergoing Imatinib Plasma Level Testing, Laura Nolden

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Physician perceptions of risk regarding mood disorders and pharmacological management during pregnancy: What is current practice?, Laura G. Hendon

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PREDICTION OF DNA METHYLATION BASED ON GENOMIC ARCHITECTURE AND APPLICATIONS OF POSITIONAL WEIGHT MATRICES, Juan Gallegos

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Prevalence of Premature Ovarian Failure in Women with Tuberous Sclerosis, Emily Gabitzsch

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Prognostic significance of xCT polymorphisms and expression in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer treated with chemotherapy, Tzu-chuan Jane Huang MD

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PURINERGIC SIGNALING REGULATES FILOPODIA-INDUCED ZIPPERING, Jessica Lynn Bowser

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Quantitative comparison of late effects following photon versus proton external-beam radiation therapies: Toward an evidence-based approach to selecting a treatment modality, Rui Zhang

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REGULATION OF HGF EXPRESSION BY ΔEGFR-MEDIATED C-MET ACTIVATION IN GLIOBLASTOMA CELLS, Jeannine Garnett

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Regulation of Set1-mediated methylation of Dam1, John A. Latham

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Risk of Second Malignant Neoplasms Following Proton Arc Therapy and Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy for Prostate Cancer, Laura A. Rechner