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 2010

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AMPA RECEPTOR ALLOSTERISM: MEASUREMENT OF THE CONFORMATIONAL CHANGES IN THE LIGAND BINDING DOMAIN OF A FUNCTIONAL RECEPTOR, Jennifer Gonzalez-McGehee

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Analysis of Variation in Clubfoot Candidate Genes, Audrey R. Ester

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ANALYSIS OF β8 INTEGRIN IN NEUROGENESIS AND NEUROVASCULAR HOMEOSTASIS, Aaron K. Mobley

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Analyzing the Role of αvβ8 Integrin in Glioma-Induced Angiogenesis, Jeremy H. Tchaicha

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An assessment of obesity and hyperphagia in individuals with Smith-Magenis syndrome, Carrie A. Crain

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A NEW TUMOR SUPPRESSOR GENE CANDIDATE REGULATED BY THE NON-CODING RNA PCA3 IN HUMAN PROSTATE CANCER, Alessandro K. Lee

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AN IMPLANTABLE MOSFET DOSIMETER MODIFIED TO ACT AS A FIDUCIAL MARKER, Joseph S. Dick

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An Innovative Phase I Trial Design Allowing for the Identification of Multiple Potential Maximum Tolerated Doses with Combination Therapy of Targeted Agents, Sarina A. Piha-Paul

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Application of Signal Advance Technology to Electrophysiology, Chris M. Hymel

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A RANDOMIZED TRIAL OF BILEVEL POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE DEVICE AND HIGH FLOW OXYGEN FOR PERSISTENT DYSPNEA IN, David Hui

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ARTEMIS INTERACTS WITH THE CUL4A UBIQUITIN E3 LIGASE COMPLEX AND REGULATES THE CELL CYCLE PROGRESSION, Yiyi Yan

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Attitudes of Parents at risk of inheriting Li-Fraumeni Syndrome towards predictive genetic testing in their minor-aged children., Leslie A. Newman

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BENCHMARKING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A NEW INDEPENDENT MONTE CARLO DOSE CALCULATION QUALITY ASSURANCE AUDIT TOOL FOR CLINICAL TRIALS, Scott E. Davidson

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CELLULAR AND DEVELOPMENTAL FUNCTIONS OF THE XENOPUS ARVCF-CATENIN:KAZRIN COMPLEX, Kyucheol Cho

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Characterization and optimization of antigen-specific T cell responses during ex vivo expansion of melanoma tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes, yufeng li

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CHARACTERIZATION OF ALPHA-GALACTOSYLCERAMIDE AS A MUCOSAL ADJUVANT, Amy N. Courtney

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Characterization of Optically Stimulated Luminescent Detectors in Photon & Proton Beams for Use in Anthropomorphic Phantoms, James R. Kerns

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Characterization of the Agrobacterium tumefaciens VirB2 pilin of the VirB/D4 Type IV Secretion System, Jennifer Kerr

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CHARACTERIZING AND TREATING THE NEUROPATHOLOGY OF TUBEROUS SCLEROSIS COMPLEX IN THE MOUSE, Sharon W. Way

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CHARACTERIZING A NOVEL GENETIC LOCUS ASSOCIATED WITH FAMILIAL CO-OCCURRENCE OF THORACIC AORTIC ANEURYSMS AND INTRACRANIAL ANEURYSMS, Alexander H. Li

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CIP4 and Src in Promoting the Migration and Invasion of Breast Cancers, Christina S. Pichot

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Commissioning an Anthropomorphic Spine and Lung Phantom for Remote Dose Verification of Institutions Participating in RTOG 0631, Douglas F. Caruthers

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DAMAGE-INDUCED INFLAMMATION AND NOCICEPTIVE HYPERSENSITIVITY IN DROSOPHILA LARVAE, Daniel T. Babcock

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Defining the role of IL-15 trans-presentation by distinct cell-types during the development and homeostasis of Natural Killer and invariant Natural Killer T cells, Eliseo F. Castillo

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Delta like ligand 4 is a critical regulator of bone marrow cell differentiation into pericytes/vascular smooth muscle cells and is essential for the vasculogenesis that supports the growth of Ewing’s sarcoma, Keri L. Stewart

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Developmental Changes in the Structure and Composition of the Postsynaptic Density, Matthew T. Swulius

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DIRECT INPUTS TO OFF Α AND G9 GANGLION CELLS FROM AII AMACRINE CELLS IN RABBIT RETINA, Wei-Li Liu

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DOUBLE-STRAND BREAK REPAIR PATHWAYS IN DNA STRUCTURE-INDUCED GENETIC INSTABILITY, Diem T. Kha

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Dynamic Chemical Shift Imaging for Image-Guided Thermal Therapy, Brian A. Taylor

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Dynamic Remodeling of the Stressed Heart: Role of Protein Degradation Pathways, Deborah Vela

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E2F1 AND TUMOR SUPPRESSION: THE ROLE OF p21, miRNAS, AND THE DNA DAMAGE RESPONSE, Regina L. Weaks

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Effect of Acute Administration of Angiopoietin-1 in Experimental Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Neurobehavioral Studies, Chirag B. Patel

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Effects of Combined Bevacizumab and Paclitaxel on Tumor Interstitial Fluid Pressure in a Preclinical Breast Cancer Model, Ricardo Hugo Alvarez

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EFFICACY AND MECHANISM OF â-DEFENSIN2 FUSED ANTIGEN PROTEIN VACCINES, Hyun J. Park

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ELUCIDATING FUNCTIONAL ROLES FOR MYOGENIN IN ADULT SKELETAL MUSCLE METABOLISM, EXERCISE CAPACITY, AND REGENERATION, Jesse Flynn

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ELUCIDATING THE ROLE OF CD44 EXPRESSION ON MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS WITHIN THE TUMOR MICROENVIRONMENT, Erika L. Spaeth

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AGROBACTERIUM VIRB10 CONTRIBUTIONS TO TYPE IV SUBSTRATE SECRETION, T-PILUS BIOGENESIS, AND OUTER MEMBRANE PORE FORMATION, Isaac Garza

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EVALUATION OF THE QUANTITATIVE ACCURACY OF A COMMERCIALLY-AVAILABLE POSITRON EMISSION MAMMOGRAPHY SCANNER, Adam Springer

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Eye Movement Measures of Cognitive Control in Children with Tourette Syndrome, Cameron B. Jeter

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Factors Associated with Early Versus Late Development of Breast and Ovarian Cancer in BRCA1 and BRCA2 Positive Women, Justine M. Cooper

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First Trimester Screening and its Impact on Uptake of Diagnostic Testing, Deanna Darnes

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GENETIC ANALYSIS OF THE FUNCTION OF THE DROSOPHILA DOUBLESEX-RELATED FACTOR dmrt93B, Diana O'Day

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GSK3 Mediates Signaling Upstream of Akt, Debra L. Smith

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Host-pathogen interactions of secreted and surface Staphylococcus aureus factors, Vanessa Vazquez

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Identification of the Causative Bacteria in Musculoskeletal Infections Using 16s rDNA - Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis Analysis, Karen Gomez

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IL-2 REGULATION OF IL-24 EXPRESSION LEADS TO GROWTH SUPPRESSION OF MELANOMA CELLS, Emily Jen

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Immune recognition of self nucleic acids driven by endogenous antimicrobial peptides: role in autoimmunity, Dipyaman Ganguly

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Implementation of an Anthropomorphic Phantom for the Evaluation of Proton Therapy Treatment Procedures, Ryan L. Grant

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IMPROVING QUANTITATIVE TREATMENT RESPONSE MONITORING WITH DEFORMABLE IMAGE REGISTRATION, Blake A. Cannon

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Influence of Anchoring on Miscarriage Risk Perception Associated with Amniocentesis, Regina A. Nuccio

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Inhibition of Deubiquitinase Activity and Ubiquitination of Jak2 Blocks Cytokine Signaling and Induces Tumor Cell Apoptosis, Vaibhav Kapuria

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LOSS OF GPRC5A ENHANCES SURVIVAL IN NORMAL AND MALIGNANT LUNG EPITHELIAL CELLS BY ELICITING PERSISTENT STAT3 ACTIVATION INDUCED BY AUTOCRINE LIF, Yulong Chen

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MCAM/MUC18 REGULATES MELANOMA PROGRESSION BY MODULATING THE EXPRESSION OF ID-1, Maya Zigler

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Measurement of the vascular input function in mice for DCE-MRI, Dustin K. Ragan

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MECHANISM-BASED STRATEGIES TO ENHANCE THE ACTIONS OF A, fabiola c. gomez

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MODELING SPORADIC TUMOR FORMATION DRIVEN BY TELOMERE DYSFUNCTION IN THE GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT, Suzanne S. Chan

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Molecular basis of Corynebacterium diphtheriae virulence and infection in the Caenorhabditis elegans model host, Melissa M. Broadway

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Myogenin modulates exercise endurance by altering skeletal muscle metabolism, james eric meadows

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NETWORK TOPOLOGY IN HUMAN PROTEIN INTERACTION DATA PREDICTS FUNCTIONAL ASSOCIATION, HUA LI

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NEW TARGET GENES FOR TUMOR SUPPRESSORS p53 AND p73 IN REGENERATING LIVER, Svitlana M. Kurinna

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NEW TOOLS FOR MONITORING GAMMA CAMERA UNIFORMITY, Brad K. Lofton

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NHERF1 – New Modifier of Colorectal Cancer Progression, Yuho Hayashi

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Osteopontin and cadherin 11 are novel mediators and drug targets for chronic lung diseases, Daniel J. Schneider

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PLASMACYTOID DENDRITIC CELLS SENSE SKIN INJURY AND PROMOTE WOUND HEALING THROUGH TYPE I INTERFERONS, Josh D. Gregorio

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PREECLAMPSIA, AUTOIMMUNITY AND THE AT1 RECEPTOR, Roxanna A. Irani

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Protein-Protein Interactions That Regulate Neurotransmitter Release from Retinal Ribbon Synapses, (Leigh) Beth T. Latham

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RANGE ADAPTIVE PROTON THERAPY FOR PROSTATE CANCER, Adam D. Melancon

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RMI1 is Essential for Early Embryonic Development and Attenuation of Tumor Development, Haoyi Chen

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Role and Regulation of EphA2 in Pancreatic Cancer, Pavel A. Levin

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ROLE OF DOPAMINE OF NUCLEUS ACCUMBENS IN BEHAVIORAL SENSITIZATION TO METHYLPHENIDATE, Sheshali J. Wanchoo

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SIGNALING MECHANISMS THAT CONTROL GAP JUNCTIONAL COUPLING BETWEEN RETINAL NEURONS, Wade Kothmann

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Smooth Muscle Hyperplasia due to ACTA2/MYH11 Mutations: Identification of Novel Pathology and Pathways Leading to Aneurysms and Diverse Vascular Occlusive Diseases, Christina L. Papke

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Specific, Reversible Cytostatic Protection of Normal Cells Against Negative Effects of Chemotherapy, Benjamin B. Mull

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Stress-induced targeting of molecular chaperones in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Hugo Tapia

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SURVIVAL PREDICTION FOR BRAIN TUMOR PATIENTS USING GENE EXPRESSION DATA, Vinicius Bonato

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TARGETED INHIBITION OF SP1 TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR AND ANTI-ANGIOGENESIS OF HUMAN PANCREATIC CANCER, Zhiliang Jia

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Targeting the Blood-brain Barrier with a Non-canonical Iron-mimicry Mechanism, Michael G. Ozawa

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TEMOZOLOMIDE AND BEVACIZUMAB THERAPY IN ADVANCED HEMANGIOPERICYTOMA/ SOLITARY FIBROUS TUMOR, Min S. Park

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THE CONSEQUENCES OF DISRUPTING THE MDM2-P53 BALANCE IN HEMATOPOIESIS, Hussein A. Abbas

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THE DOMAINS OF THE CATALYTIC SUBUNIT OF THE EUKARYOTIC RNA DEGRADING EXOSOME, RRP44P, HAVE DISTINCT FUNCTIONS, Daneen Schaeffer

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THE EXPRESSION AND CELLULAR LOCALIZATION OF CC-CHEMOKINE RECEPTOR 5 (CCR5) AFTER TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY, Vuvi H. Nguyen

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THE EXPRESSION AND CELLULAR LOCALIZATION OF CC-CHEMOKINE RECEPTOR 5 (CCR5) AFTER TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY, Vuvi H. Nguyen

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The Immune Inhibitor A1 Protease of Bacillus anthracis, Kathryn Pflughoeft

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THE ROLE OF A2B ADENOSINE RECEPTOR SIGNALING IN ADENOSINE DEPENDENT LUNG DISEASE, Yang Zhou

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THE ROLE OF MAP KINASES ON THE FUNCTIONAL HETEROGENEITY OF HUMAN CD8+ T CELL MATURATION SUBSETS, Tae Kon Kim

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THE ROLE OF MUCOSAL EPITHELIAL CELLS IN HIV-1 INFECTION, Danielle Fontenot

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THE ROLE OF PLATELETS IN OVARIAN CARCINOMA, Rebecca L. Stone

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The role of post-translation regulation of Twist expression in the tumor progression of squamous cell carcinoma of head and neck, Ying-Wen Su

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THE ROLE OF TYROSINE PHOSPHORYLATION IN THE FUNCTIONS OF THE TUMOR SUPPRESSOR GPRC5A, xiaofeng lin

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THE UBIQUITIN LIGASE UBE4B IS REQUIRED FOR EFFICIENT EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR DEGRADATION, Natalie Sirisaengtaksin

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Thoracic radiotherapy treatment planning with cine PET/CT, Adam C. Riegel

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Thoracic target volume delineation using various maximum-intensity projection computed tomography image sets for stereotactic body radiation therapy, David A. Zamora

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Tracking the Flow of Information through the Hippocampal Formation in the Rat, Joshua P. Neunuebel

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TYPE I INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR TYROSINE KINASE AS A MOLECULAR TARGET IN MANTLE CELL LYMPHOMA, Deeksha Vishwamitra

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Understanding acquired resistance to Lapatinib in breast cancer cells, Jen-Te Tseng

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VALIDATION OF THE ACTIVATION OF AURORA B KINASE BY CAENORHABDITIS ELEGANS TOUSLED-LIKE KINASE AND THE IDENTIFICATION OF CYCLIN B3 AS A PHOSPHO-SPECIFIC TLK-1 INTERACTOR, Gary Michael Deyter

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Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy Evaluation with the Radiological Physics Center Head and Neck Phantom, Kelly Kisling

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Xenobiotic Metabolism Genes and Clubfoot, Amy M. Sommer

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XENOESTROGEN-SPECIFIC MECHANISMS OF DEVELOPMENTAL REPROGRAMMING CORRELATE WITH GENE EXPRESSION AND TUMOR DEVELOPMENT, Kristen L. Greathouse

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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IDENTIFICATION OF A CONSERVED CLUSTER IN THE RH DOMAIN OF GRK CRITICAL FOR ACTIVATION BY GPCRs, Faiza Baameur