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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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The Development of Transforming Growth Factor-Beta 1 Associated Fibrosis in the Gastrocnemius of Peripheral Artery Disease Patients and Response to Revascularization and Supervised Exercise Therapies, Duy M. Ha

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Amino Acid Catabolism in Staphylococcus aureus, Cortney Halsey

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The Role of DNA Methyltransferases in Normal and Malignant Hematopoiesis, Staci Haney

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Identifying Characteristics Associated with Ileus Development Post Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery, Kara C. Hannon

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Exploration into the Functional Impact of MUC1 on the Formation and Regulation of Transcriptional Complexes Containing AP-1 and p53, Ryan L. Hanson

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Expression and Function of Inflammation-Associated MicroRNAs in Traumatic Brain Injury, Emily Harrison

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Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Nutrients on Lung Function in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Jessica M. Hinds

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Role of DDR1 in Pancreatic Cancer, Huocong Huang

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Chemosensitization Effect of SP1017 on Multiple Myeloma, Hangting Hu

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Effects of Flash-Free Technique on Plaque Retention, White Spot Lesions, and Bracket Failure: A Randomized Clinical Trial, Payam Ishani Afousi

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Role of Stemloop D in Terminally Deleted Coxsackievirus B3 Replication, Lee K. Jaramillo

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Local Minocycline to Reduce Future Inflammation and Bone Loss in Periodontal Maintenance Patients, Jeffery S. Jensen

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The Pathogenesis of Natural Killer/T Cell Lymphoma, Bei Jiang

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Proportion of Heart Failure Patients who Meet Criteria for Malnutrition upon Hospital Admission Based on ASPEN Guidelines, Sarah L. Johnson

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Novel Regulatory Mechanisms and Functions of MUC4 in Pancreatic Cancer, Suhasini Joshi

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Human Papillomavirus and its impact on vulnerable populations, Harpriya Kaur

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DNA Polymerase Zeta-Dependent Mutagenesis: Molecular Specificity, Extent of Error-Prone Synthesis, and the Role of dNTP Pools, Olga V. Kochenova

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Secretory Mucin MUC5AC in Gastrointestinal Malignancies, Shiv Ram Krishn

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Polymeric Nanocarriers for Delivery of Small Molecules and miRNAs for the Treatment of Liver Fibrosis and Pancreatic Cancer, Virender Kumar

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Defining the Role of Phosphorylation and Dephosphorylation in the Regulation of Gap Junction Proteins, Hanjun Li

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Effects of Prenatal Gestational Diabetes Nutrition Education Class and Individual Follow-Up on Maternal and Infant Outcomes, Samantha List

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Voltage-gated K+ Channels and HIV-1-induced Neural Injury: Implications for Pathogenesis of HIV-1-associated Neurocognitive Disorders, Han Liu

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Measurement of Daily Energy Expenditure in Individuals with Chronic Heart Failure, Yanlong Li

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ChimeRScope: a novel alignment-free algorithm for fusion gene prediction using paired-end short reads, You Li

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Cervical Spine Angles, Craniocervical Posture, Neck Length, and Oropharyngeal Airway Analyses of Sleep Apnea Patients in Both Supine and Upright Positions: a Retrospective 3-D Imaging Study, Brian Tuan Luong

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Molecular Mechanisms Regulating MYC and PGC1β Expression in Colon Cancer, Jamie L. McCall

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Psychometric Properties of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Screening Measures in Patients Referred to a Sleep Clinic, Jennifer N. Miller

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Rural Nebraska Women's Explanatory Models Of Postpartum Depressive Symptomatology, Elizabeth Mollard

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Spatiotemporal Control of Staphylococcus aureus Biofilm Development, Derek E. Moormeier

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The Use of Electroacupuncture for Cervical Ripening in Pregnant Women, Becky A. Nauta

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Global gene expression profiling of healthy human brain and its application in studying neurological disorders, Simarjeet K. Negi

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Vitamin A Compounds in Mothers and Infants at Birth, Jenna M. Paseka

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Surveillance of non-fatal agricultural injuries among farm operators in the Central States region of the United States, Ketki Patel

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Assessment and Mechanisms of Autonomic Function in Health and Disease, Peter Ricci Pellegrino

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Effects of Modeling Varied Responses and Programming Lag Contingencies on Varied Responding during Discrete-Trial Instruction, Sean P. Peterson

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Diet Quality of Adolescent Females in Relation to Disease Risk, Heidi Pfeifer

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The role of oncogenic KRAS in initiation, progression and maintenance of pancreatic cancer, Nirakar Rajbhandari

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Psychological Aspects of Head and Neck Cancer, Katherine Rieke

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Recurrent Mutations of T-Cell Receptor and CO-Stimulatory Signaling Proteins in Peripheral T-Cell Lymphomas, Joseph Rohr

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Exploring Emergency Communication Experiences in Response to the 2010 Haiti Earthquake: Lessons Learned from International Donors and Local Government Agencies, Pierre Marie Barbara Roussel

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Establishment of Comprehensive Training Center in Tajikistan, Umeda Sadykova

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Refining Noncontingent Reinforcement Treatments Using Behavioral Momentum Theory, Valdeep Saini

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Target Validation and Pharmacological Characterization of Novel NMDAR Modulators, Kiran Sapkota

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Aldehyde Adducts and Lung Injury, Muna Sapkota

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Staphylococcus Aureus Biofilms Interfere With Macrophage Antimicrobial Responses Through Differential Gene Regulation, Toxin Production, and Purine Metabolism, Tyler D. Scherr

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The Effects of a Preceptor Coaching Intervention on Use of Clinical Judgment by New Graduate Nurses, Sue A. Schuelke

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Gross Anatomy Dissection Videos: Effect on Student Dissection Confidence and Laboratory Examination Scores, Kevin J. Selting

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Factors and Outcomes Associated With Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Rural Community-Dwelling Older Adults, Marcia Y. Shade

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Changes to Echocardiography-Derived Left Ventricular Filling Pressures and Cardiac Output in Response to Fluid Boluses in Elderly Patients with Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction Undergoing Vascular Surgery, Sasha K. Shillcutt

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SPROUTY 2: A Novel Attenuator of B Cell Receptor and MAPK Signaling in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Ashima Shukla

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Defining the role of Interferon Regulatory Factor 4 in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia., Vipul Shukla

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Synthesis and Development of Long-Acting Abacavir Prodrug Nanoformulations, Dhirender Singh

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Using Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program to Execute a Mass Prophylaxis Exercise in a Rural Community., Brian K. Smith

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Regulation of Alteration/Deficiency in Activation 3 (ADA3) by Acetylation and its Role in Cell Cycle Regulation and Oncogenesis, Shashank Srivastava

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Pancreatic Cancer Invasion of the Lymphatic Vasculature and Contributions of the Tumor Microenvironment: Roles for E-selectin and CXCR4, Maria M. Steele

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Stability and Kinetics of DNA Pseudoknots: Formation of T∗A•T Base-Triplets and Their Targeting Reactions, Calliste Steffensmeier

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Identification and Intervention for Action Planning Deficits in Children With Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy, Swati M. Surkar

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Role of B cell and hematopoietic cell intrinsic actions of ERα in lupus pathogenesis, Dana E. Tabor

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Behavioral Care for Children in Urban and Rural Integrated Primary Care, David I. Taylor

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Using the Minimum Data Set (MDS) to Triage Long Term Care Facilities’ Residents for a Systematic Evacuation in the Case of Mass Casualty Disaster Events, Zoumana I. Traore

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The Impact of Electronic Health Records on Healthcare Service Delivery, Patient Safety, and Quality, Kate Elizabeth Trout

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Block Copolymer Based Magnetic Nanoclusters for Cancer-Theranostics: Synthesis, Characterization and In Vitro Evaluation, Hemant M. Vishwasrao

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Mutations Affecting Epigenetic Regulators and Their Role in Peripheral T-Cell Lymphomas, Chao Wang

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Design, Synthesis, and Evaluation of Aryl Hydantoins and Ureas as Antischistosomal Agents, Chunkai Wang

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Development of CXCR4-Inhibiting Nanoparticles for the Treatment of Metastatic Cancer, Yan Wang

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Essays on Immigration-Related Disparities in Health Behavior and Health Care Utilization, Yang Wang

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Mechanisms of lateral-inhibitory feedback from horizontal cells to cone photoreceptors at the first synapse of the retina, Ted J. Warren

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Assessing Change in Baseline Preparedness Knowledge in Long-term Care Facilities, Heidi L. Wheeler

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Bone Loss Quantification Following Extraction in Rats: A Foundation for Grafting and Regenerative Studies, Emily Willett

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Regulation of cid-mediated cell death in Staphylococcus aureus, Ian H. Windham

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The Role of Glutaminase and Extracellular Vesicles in Macrophages and Microglia, Beiqing Wu

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Altered Levels of SOX2, and Its Associated Protein Musashi2, Disrupt Critical Cell Functions in Cancer and Embryonic Stem Cells, Erin L. Wuebben

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The Mechanism of Tubular Recycling Endosome Biogenesis, Shuwei Xie

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Molecular Mechanisms of Necrotic Cell Death in Ischemic Renal Injury, Yuan Ying

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Exploitation of the Ligand-Binding Properties of the Mannose 6-Phosphate/Insulin-Like Growth Factor II (IGF-II) Receptor to Inhibit IGF-II-Dependent Growth of Cancer Cells, Megan Zavorka Thomas

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The Functions of the CID and lRG Operons in S. Aureus Programmed Cell Death, Xinyan Zhang

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Study of the Structure-Related Functions of Eukaryotic Primase-POL ALPHA Complex During Replication, Yinbo Zhang

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Leisure Time Physical Activity Preferences, Behaviors, and Hypertension: Evidence From the China Health & Nutrition Survey, 2004-2011, Junmin Zhou

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The Role of CBL Family of E3 Ubiquitin Ligases in Intestinal Epithelial Homeostasis, Neha Zutshi

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Compensatory Mechanisms and T Cell Migration In Mouse Models of Dopaminergic Loss, Kristi M. Anderson

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Functional characterization of the roles of endocytic recycling regulator EHD1 using in vivo and in vitro analyses, Priyanka Arya

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Development of Manganese-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MEMRI) Methods to Study Pathophysiology Underlying Neurodegenerative Diseases in Murine Models, Aditya N. Bade

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Role of Redox-Sensitive Calcium/Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinase lla in Angiotensin II Intra-neuronal Signaling and Angiotensin ll-Mediated Hypertension, Urmi Basu

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Interaction between Angiotensin II and BDNF in Modulating Sympathetic Nerve Activity, Bryan K. Becker

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Characterization and target identification of non-toxic IKKβ inhibitors for anticancer therapy, Elizabeth Blowers

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Prevention of Experimental Periodontitis in Rats with a Simvastatin Prodrug, Aaron Bradley

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School Design to Promote Physical Activity, Jeri Brittin

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Acute Methamphetamine Exposure Affects Histone Modifying Enzymes and Cytokine Production in Macrophages, Ariel Burns

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Postural Responses to Perturbations of the Vestibular System During Walking in Healthy Young and Older Adults, Jung Hung Chien

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Effects of maternal immune activation and repeated maternal separation on postpartum behaviors in the female rat offspring, Shinnyi Chou

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Characteristics of Exocytosis and Endocytosis in Photoreceptors, Karlene M. Cork

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Examining Employee Knowledge of the Jennie Edmundson Hospital Active Shooter Policy, Mallory W. Darais

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Biodegradable Hybrid Nanogels for Combination Chemotherapy, Swapnil Desale

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The Effect of Body Mass Index on Graft Function and Kidney Transplant Outcomes, Morgan Galle

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Electronic Health Record Optimization for Cardiac Care, Lisa A. Grabenbauer

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Association between Adverse Events in Childhood and BMI among People with Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder, Nicholas Guenzel

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Association between Socioeconomic Status and BMI among People with Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder, Nicholas Guenzel

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Psychiatric Comorbidities and BMI: An Exploratory Analysis, Nicholas Guenzel

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Roles of Serum Lycopene in the Prevalence and Mortality of Metabolic Syndrome in the Adult Population, Guang-Ming Han

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Use of Smartphones to Capture Measures of Functional Status in Frail and Non-Frail Community Dwelling Older Adults, Cassia R. Hanton