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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The Ionic Building Blocks of Life: Exploring Astrochemistry through Mass Spectrometry, Callie Ann Cole

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Simulation Studies of Diblock-Copolymer Grafted Nanoparticle Assembly in Solvent and Polymer Matrix, Carla E. Estridge

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Interactions of Nanomaterials with Biological Systems: A Study of Bio-Mineralized Nanoparticles and Nanoparticle Antibiotics, Jennifer Chappell Gifford

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Ultrafast Nonlinear Spectroscopy of Red Fluorescent Proteins, Patrick Eugene Konold

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Atomic Layer Etching of Metal Oxides and Atomic Layer Deposition of Metal Fluorides, Younghee Lee

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Discovery and Biochemical Evaluation of Chemical Probes for the Study of Jumonji-C Domain Containing Histone Demethylases and Antibiotic Resistance Machinery in MRSA, Jessica Danielle Podoll

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The use of Biological Riboswitches and Ribozymes as Scaffolds for Selection and Novel RNA Devices, Ely Blanton Porter

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Multielectron Dynamics of Singlet Fission in the Condensed Phase, Paul Emery Teichen

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Charge Transfer Dynamics in Complexes of Light-Absorbing CdS Nanorods and Redox Catalysts, Molly Bea Wilker

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Dynamic control of synthetic hydrogels to understand hMSCs differentiation and mechanotransduction, Chun Yang

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Mechanistic Insights of the Pink1-Parkin Pathway, Conggang Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Copper-Catalyzed Azide Alkyne Cycloaddition Polymer Networks, Abeer Ahmed Alzahrani

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Atomic Layer Deposition of Platinum Particles, Titanium Oxide Film, and Alkoxysilane Surface Layers, Virginia Rose Anderson

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Electrochemistry of Tris(tetrachlorocatecholate) Complexes of Manganese, Iron, and Cobalt, Kristin Alexis Boles

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Structural Study of the Ventral Disc of Giardia lamblia, Joanna Ruth Brown

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Discovering mechanisms in the gas phase chemistry of phosphorylated peptides through statistical learning, Robert Alexander Brown

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Probing the Morphology of Bulk Heterojunctions with Phthalocyanine and Naphthalocyanine Small Molecules: A Microwave and Solar Cell Device Study, Adam David Brunell

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Carrier Dynamics of Colloidal Solutions and Arrays of Lead Chalcogenide Quantum Dots, Danielle M. Buckley

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Synthesis and Functionalization of Gold Nanoparticles Using Chemically Modified ssDNA, Philip Gerard Calabrese

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Microstructural Effects on Charge Transfer in Small Molecule Heterojunctions: A Tale of Tails, Rececca A. Callahan

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Thiol-Michael Addition Polymerization Reactions, Shunsuke Chatani

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Development of Optical Spectroscopic Instruments and Application to Field Measurements of Marine Trace Gases, Sean Christopher Coburn

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The Molecular Interfaces of Telomerase and Telomere Proteins in Yeast and Humans, Andrew Benjamin Dalby

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Gas-Phase Ion Chemistry in Interstellar, Circumstellar, and Planetary Environments, Nicholas J. Demarais

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Structural Plasticity in the Recognition of ssDNA by the Telomeric Protein Pot1, Thayne Henderson Dickey

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Using Chemical Synthesis to Investigate Protein Glycosylation: O-Mannosylation Site Specifically Modulates the Stability and Cellulose Binding Affinity of Family 1 Carbohydrate Binding Modules, Matthew Robert Drake

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Synthesis of Novel RAFT Monomers and Applications into Advances in Covalent Adaptable Networks, Christopher Robert Fenoli

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In Vitro Selections for Imidazole-Modified RNA Catalysts, Cara Lena Florance

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Chemical and Physical Changes Unique in and on Water: Implications for Life and Its Origins, Elizabeth Campbell Griffith

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Self-assembled Nanostructures in Block Copolymer Thin Films for Nanofabrication, Chunlin He

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Characterization of Gold Nanoparticle Antimicrobials, Kelsey Higgins

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Role of Defects in Metal Oxides for Applications in Quantum Computing and Pseudocapacitive Charge Storage, Aaron Matthew Holder

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Single-Molecule Kinetic and Thermodynamic Studies of Cosolute-Influenced Nucleic Acid Conformational Transitions, Erik Dylan Holmstrom

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Structures and Charge Distributions of Cluster Anions Studied by Infrared Photodissociation Spectroscopy, Benjamin James Knurr

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Mechanistic Studies of the E3 Ubiquitin Ligases SCF(Fbx4) and Parkin, Junglim Lee

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Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Small Organic Anions Prepared Using a Novel Cold Ion Source Employing Entrainment of Charged Particles, Yu-Ju Lu

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Long-term Imaging Methods to Determine the Role of Salmonella Effector Proteins in Vacuole Formation During Infection, Sarah Elizabeth McQuate

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Tunable Surface Hydrophobicity and Fluid Transport through Nanoporous Membranes, Joseph H.J. Ostrowski

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Development and Application of Genetically-Encoded Sensors to Study the Role of Zinc in Biology, Jungwon Genevieve Park

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Depositional Ice Nucleation on NX illite and Mixtures of NX illite with Organic Acids, Katherine Marie Primm

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Expanding the Chemistry of In vitro Selections Against Extracellular Mycobacterial Glycolipids, Lia Germaine Rebits

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Structural and Biochemical Characterization of Proteins Involved in the Biogenesis of Outer Membrane Proteins, Cristina Marie Sandoval

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Design, Synthesis, and Thermotropic Liquid Crystal Behavior of Novel Tris(imidazolium) Ionic Organic Compounds, Magdalene Reynolds Schenkel

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Laboratory Studies of Heterogeneous Ice Nucleation: Implications for Cirrus Cloud Formation, Gregory Park Schill

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Simulation of Propagation-Distorted 2DFT Spectra of Dense Rubidium Vapor and Pump-Probe Spectroscopy of Carrier Dynamics in Colloidal Indium Arsenide Quantum Dots, Austin Parker Spencer

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Utilizing Liquid Crystal Phases to Obtain Highly Ordered Thin Films for Organic Electronics, Mike T. Springer

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The Effect of Fluorescent Labeling on Structural Dynamics and Catalysis of the Schistosoma mansoni Hammerhead Riboszyme, Jeffrey Alan Swan

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Non-Adiabatic Mechanism for Photosynthetic Energy Transfer and All-Optical Determination of Concentration using Femtosecond Lasers, Vivek Tiwari

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Structure and Functional Analysis of the Tetrahydrofolate and SAM-I/IV Riboswitches, Jeremiah James Trausch

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The Human Microbiome and Interactions with Disease States, Medical Interventions, and the Metabolome, Luke Kenneth Ursell

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Design and Synthesis of Shape-Persistent Arylene-Ethynylene Covalent Organic Polyhedrons through Alkyne Metathesis and Their Fullerene-Binding Study, Qi Wang

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Gold Approach to Polycyclic Indole Alkaloids and Chemical Probes for Histone Demethylases, Wenqing Xu

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Mechanisms of Protein Stability in Lyophilized Samples, Yemin Xu

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Optical Properties of Absorbing Organic Aerosol Particles, Kyle J. Zarzana

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Design, Synthesis, and Structure-Property Relationship Study of Shape-Persistent Phenylene Vinylene Macrocycles and Porphyrin-based Molecular Cages through Dynamic Covalent Chemistry, Chenxi Zhang

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Discovery, Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Small-Molecule Inhibitors of Toll-like Receptor Signaling Pathways, Shuting Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Using Single Molecule FRET to Study the Mechanisms of DNA Bending by TBP and HMGB1, Rebecca Blair

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Mechanism of Riboswitch Regulatory Domains and Application for Developing Novel Biosensors, Pablo Ceres Borau

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Fluorescent Proteins: Spectroscopic Studies, Micro uidic Analysis, and Generation of Improved Variants, Kevin M. Dean

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Efforts Towards the Modular Synthesis of Organic Nanotubes, Ryan Denman

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Control of Photophysical Processes Through Nuclear Motions — Design and Characterization, Paul John Donohoo-Vallett

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Metalcone Chemistry: In pursuit of improved mechanical properties in thin film deposition, Robert Andrew Hall

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Towards the use of Adaptive Feedback Control Pulse Shaping to Probe and Control Reactivity of the Metal-to-Ligand Charge Transfer Excited State in Ruthenium(II) Bis-Terpyridine Complexes, Joshua Thomas Hewitt

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Manipulation of Composition, Morphology, and Surface Chemistry of Semiconductor Quantum Dots for Enhanced Photophysics, Barbara Katherine Hughes

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Ferroelectric and Antiferroelectric Odd-Even Behavior in a Tricarbosilane-Terminated Liquid Crystal Homologous Series and An Electric-Field-Responsive Discotic Columnar Liquid Crystal, Nan Hu

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Probing the Structure and Function of the β-barrel Assembly Machinery Responsible for Outer Membrane Protein Biogenesis, Katarina Bartoš Jansen

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Probing the Dynamics of Red Fluorescent Protein Variants using NMR Spectroscopy: How Directed Development Affected Protein Dynamics, Laura Johnson

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Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and Global Warming Potentials of Cyclic Perfluorocarbons, Kent Christian Kammermeier

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Photodissociation Spectroscopy of Anionic Transition Metal Complexes, Sydney Hamilton Kaufman

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Mechanistic Studies of the Pyrolysis of Methylated Furans, Jong Hyun Kim

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Theoretical Dynamics and Kinetics of Small Organic Molecules: Applications and Methods, Zeb Colter Kramer

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Spectroscopic Analysis of Red Fluorescent Proteins and Development of a Microfluidic Cell Sorter for the Generation of Improved Variants, Jennifer L. Lubbeck

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Asymmetric Recognition of Nucleobase Features by DNA Polymerases, Travis John Lund

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Investigating protein-DNA interactions at replication forks by photo-crosslinking, Carol Michelle Manhart

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New Methods for the Synthesis of All-Carbon Quaternary Centers via the Reactions of N-Vinyl Nitrones and Phenyl Hydrazines with Ketenes, Ryan Edward Michael

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Identifying Peptide Sensors for Highly Curved Membranes and Lipid Components, Leslie Anne Morton

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Hygroscopic Optical Growth of Atmospherically Relevant Mixed Particles, Carly B. Robinson

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Synthesis of Phosphonoacetate RNA and a Two-Step RNA Synthesis, Brian G. Stell

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Development of Cavity Enhanced Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (CE-DOAS) and application to laboratory and field measurements of trace gases and aerosols, Ryan Miller Thalman

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Synthetic Methods for Nanomaterials of Controlled Composition and Morphology, Bryan Matthew Tienes

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Structural and Biochemical Characterization of the Bacterial Virulence Effector NleC, Michelle Marian Turco

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Mechanisms of Transcriptional Regulation by NFAT and AP-1 Transcriptional Activators, Ryan David Walters

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Design and Synthesis of New Type I Bicontinuous Cubic Lyotropic Liquid Crystal Monomers Based on the Gemini Framework for Molecular-Size Separation Applications, Brian R. Wiesenauer

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Synthesis and Development of Ordered, Phase-Separated, Room-Temperature Ionic Liquid-based AB and ABC Block Copolymers for Gas Separations Applications, Erin Fortin Wiesenauer

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Mechanistic Studies on E. coli DNA Polymerase III Holoenzyme at the Replication Fork, Quan Yuan

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The Mechanism of Thermally-Activated Photoluminescence Quenching and Its Correlation with Transport in Electronically-Coupled PbS Quantum Dot Arrays, Jing Zhang

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In vitro Studies of DNA Replication in Bacillus subtilis and Phage SPP1, John Charles Zinder

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Design, Synthesis a nd Characterization of Ruthenium Polypyridyl Complexes Towards Structural and Conformational Control of Intramolecular Electron Transfer, Mirvat Abdelhaq

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Growth, Characterization and Post-processing of Inorganic and Hybrid Organic-inorganic Thin Films Deposited using Atomic and Molecular Layer Deposition Techniques, Aziz Ilmutdinovich Abdulagatov

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Hydrating Aldehydes in the Gas Phase: Atmospheric Consequences, Jessica Lynne Axson

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Confocal Microscopy Studies of Fluorescence Blinking of Semiconductor Quantum Dots, Metal Nanoparticle Photogeneration, and Multiphoton Photoemission from Thin Metal Films and Metal Nanoparticles, Thomas Athanasius Baker

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Gas Diffusion Barriers Using Atomic Layer Deposition: A New Calcium Test and Polymer Substrate Effects, Jacob Andrew Bertrand

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Combinatorial Display of Small Molecule Ligands on Gold Nanoparticles for Antimicrobial Properties, James Bresee

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Characterization of the Role of MEK1 Kinase Activity in TGF-Beta Induced Collective Cell Migration, Douglas Andrew Chapnick

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Bringing Two-Dimensional Fourier Transform Electronic Spectroscopy into the Short-Wave Infrared, Trevor Laurence Courtney

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The Importance of Dissolved Organic Matter to the Binding of Copper and the Release of Trace Elements from Coal Ash, Alison Marie Craven

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Mechanistic Insights into Molecular Recognition and the Regulatory Landscape of the lysine Riboswitch, Andrew D. Garst

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Development of a Novel Lewis Acid for Intramolecular Vinylogous Aldol Reactions, its Application to the Synthesis of (+)-Peloruside A, and Design and Synthesis of Lanthanide-Binding Nucleosides for Solution Phase Characterization of RNA by NMR, Jeffrey Allyn Gazaille

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Cavity Enhanced Technique for the Study of Vibrational Overtone Transitions: Acetic Acid v(OH) = 4, Stephen Brent Hinton

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"Synthesis and Development of a New Lyotropic Liquid Crystal Polyelectrolyte Material for Ion- Conductive Applications", Robert L. Kerr