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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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COLD INDUCIBLE RNA BINDING PROTEIN IS DISRUPTED IN ER+PR+HER2- TUMORS, Grace Okello

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Mechanisms Responsible for Decreased Rat Pulmonary Arterial H2O2 Levels in a Model of Chronic Hypoxia-Induced Pulmonary Hypertension, Danielle Plomaritas

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Implementing An Online Social Network For Health Communication, Christian Shaw

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Health Related Quality of Life in Hispanic Versus Non-Hispanic White Congestive Heart Failure Patients and Predictors of Healthcare Utilization, Stanley Snowden

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Aberrant neurogenic and epigenetic processes are associated with depression induced by developmental arsenic exposure, Christina Rene Tyler

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Development of HPV next-generation virus-like particle vaccines that are cross-protective, Mitchell Tyler

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Evaluation of the Association Between Exposure to Different Forms of Electronic Media with Dietary Intake and Body Mass Index Percentile in Hispanic and American Indian Pre-Schoolers in Rural New Mexico, Kevin Vlahovich

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The role of miR-137 in schizophrenia, Carrie Leigh Wright

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GPER-MEDIATED REGULATION OF NUCLEAR AKT/FOXO3A SIGNALING, Erin Zekas

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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The effect of sympathetic activation on gut microbiota in obstructive sleep apnea, John Alcock

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Gene-environment interactions affect long-term depression (LTD) through changes in dopamine D2 receptor affinity in Snap25 haplodeficient mice, Michael Baca

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Role of Rab7 in the pathogenesis of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Type2B (CMT2B) Disease, Soumik BasuRay

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Induction of interleukin-10 within the T(H)17 effector population using the GPER agonist G-1, Ryan Brunsing

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Inflammatory cytokines alter normal lipid mobilization in adipocytes., Nicholas Card

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Synaptic Zn2+ release during spreading depolarizations : implications for ischemic brain injury, Russell Carter

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Elastomeric Capture Microparticles (ECµPs) and Their Use with Acoustophoresis to Perform Affinity Capture Assays, Kevin Cushing

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Membrane-Protein Dynamics: New Perspectives in FcepsilonRI Signaling through Single Particle Tracking, Patrick Cutler

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Protein carbonylation, protein aggregation and cell death in a murine model of multiple sclerosis, Anushka Dasgupta

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Progeny Release of Species B Human Adenoviruses Is Not Mediated By Early Region 3 Proteins 20.1K, 20.5k, and 10.9k, James Dowling

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Crosstalk between adipocytes and immune cells in adipose tissue in an obese inflammatory state: role of contact-mediated signaling, Carolina Franco Nitta

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Next-Generation Sequencing: Acquisition, Analysis, and Assembly, Antoine Ho

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Visual activity evoked by infrared in humans after dark adaptation, Leslie Olivia Hopkins

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DISPLAY OF PEPTIDES AND SINGLE-CHAIN ANTIBODIES ON BACTERIOPHAGE MS2 VIRUS-LIKE PARTICLES, Christopher Andrew Lino

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TREATMENT GOALS FOR PATIENTS WHO ELECT SURGICAL VS. PESSARY TREATMENT FOR SYMPTOMATIC PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE, Mamta Mamik

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Identification of genes required for differentiation of quiescent and nonquiescent cells in stationary phase cultures of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Elaine Manzanilla

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PARTIAL VERSUS COMPLETE TRAPEZIECTOMY FOR TREATMENT OF CARPOMETACARPAL JOINT ARTHRITIS: A CADAVERIC BIOMECHANICAL COMPARISON, Deana Mercer

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The voice of Latino adolescent parents: a focus group approach, Brenda Pereda

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Neuropathogenesis of highly pathogenic avian influenza in ferrets following intranasal instillation or aerosol exposure to low doses, Jennifer Plourde

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The Role of Snai2/Slug in Diabetes-impaired Wound Healing, Krystle K. Quan

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Development of CD19 binding reagents for targeted nanoparticles, Jason Hugh Rogers

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Association of vitamin D deficiency with prediabetes among elderly New Mexicans, Srilatha Sankarappan

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Consequences of Prenatal Ethanol Exposure and Maternal Stress on Offspring, Miranda Staples

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THE IMMUNOLOGICAL MECHANISMS OF INFLUENZA VACCINATION: A COMPARISON BETWEEN A SEASONAL SUBUNIT VACCINE AND AN H5N1 SUBUNIT VACCINE WITH AND WITHOUT ALUM ADJUVANT, Sarah Vaughan

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Next-Generation Sequencing for Biomedical Applications, Mingyan Xu

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Safety of botulinum toxin for dysphagia in oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy, Sarah Youssof

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Role of cytochrome P4501A1 in vasoreactivity and blood pressure regulation mediated by omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, Njotu Agbor

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Studies on spreading depolarization in healthy and metabolically compromised brain tissues, Isamu Aiba

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The RNA binding protein KSRP destabilizes GAP-43 mRNA to limit axonal elongation in cultured hippocampal neurons, Clark Bird

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Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Effects on NMDA Receptor Subunit Composition and Function in the Mouse Dentate Gyrus, Megan Brady

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CD82 Regulation of Hematopoietic Stem/Progenitor Cell - Niche Adhesion, Maura L. Cotter

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Exploring the use of synthetic delivery platforms and small molecule adjuvants to improve the efficacy of spinal interleukin-10 gene therapy for chronic neuropathic pain, Ellen Dengler

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Novel mechanisms of androgen receptor degradation by alpha-tocopherylquinone and curcumin analog 27, Alexandra Fajardo

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The role of furin in human papillomavirus infection, Sonya Persia Flores

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Latino/Hispanic young men and health beliefs, acculturation, and emerging adulthood : an exploratory study, Peter Guarnero

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Assessment of field effect in the cancerous prostate, Christina Haaland

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Mechanisms of hydrogen sulfide induced vasodilation, Olan Jackson-Weaver

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Functions of autophagy in lipid homeostasis and survival in androgen-dependent prostate cancer cells, Ramesh Kaini

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The Contribution of Poly(ADP-ribose)polymerase-1 Activity in the Nucleotide Excision Repair Pathway, Brenee S. King

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The roles of CARMA1 and PKCθ in T cell function and immunity, Katy Korzekwa

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Antibody-mediated protection against pulmonary infection with virulent type A Francisella tularensis, Gopi Mara-Koosham

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Immune regulation and Fc(alpha)RI Recognition and activation by C-reactive protein, Kristopher Marjon

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Population dynamics of flaviviruses in the United States, Kendra Pesko

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Ethanol exposure impairs glutamatergic synaptic transmission and plasticity in the ca1 hippocampal region during the third trimester-equivalent of human pregnancy : implications for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, Michael Puglia

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Characterization of G protein-coupled estrogen receptor (GPER) in breast epithelial proliferation and morphogenesis, Allison Scaling

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Multifunctional iron platinum stealth immunomicelles : targeted imaging and therapy of prostate cancer., Robert Taylor

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Prenatal alcohol exposure alters histamine H3 receptor modulation of glutamate release and long-term potentiation in the rat dentate gyrus, Rafael Varaschin

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Cannabinoid 2 receptor (CB2R) agonists modulate neuropathic pain and cytokine expression, Jenny Wilkerson

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Assessment of functional characteristics of small GTPases using small molecules, Jacob Agola

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The role of diffusion and membrane topography in the initiation of high affinity IgE receptor signaling, Nicholas Andrews

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Roles of autophagy in HIV-1 infection, Christina Dinkins

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ASSOCIATION OF RACE AND ETHNICITY WITH COGNITIVE AND LANGUAGE TESTING AT 18-22 MONTHS IN EXTREMELY PRETERM INFANTS, Andrea Duncan

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An ongoing pulmonary cowpox virus infection suppresses an immune response to OVA peptide delivered to the lungs, Cara Hrusch

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Induction of mucosal immunity using virus-like particle based vaccines, Zoe Hunter

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Live cell kinetics of erbB dimerization reveals influences of activation state and membrane organization, Shalini Low-Nam

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Pulmonary endothelial calcium entry following chronic hypoxia, Steven Menicucci

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Diffusion tensor imaging data reveals GRM3 polymorphism's association with white matter integrity in schizophrenia, Joanna Mounce

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Role of endothelial BKCa channel activity in diminished vasoconstrictor reactivity following chronic hypoxia, Melissa Riddle

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Spatiotemporal dynamics of transport in the squid giant axon : competition between cargo motor receptors, JIP-1, APP-C, and negative charge, Pamela Seamster

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Regulation of spreading depression events in brain slices by astrocyte metabolism, Jessica L. Seidel

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Carbonylation of neuronal cytoskeletal proteins and their proteolytic degradation in acute experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, Suzanne Smerjac

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Paratransgenic control of vibriosis in shrimp aquaculture, Bobban Subhadra

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Small molecule inhibition of Staphylococcus aureus virulence, Erin Sully

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SNAP-25 is a component of a ubiquitous SNARE complex required for evoked neuroexocytosis in GABAergic neurons, Lawrence C. R. Tafoya

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Allosteric modulation of VLA-4 with the atypical antipsychotic thioridazine, Bart Williams

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Neurosteriod enhancement of glutamatergic transmission via transient receptor potential melastatin 3 chanels in the developing cerebellum, Paula Zamudio-Bulcock

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c-myb alternative splicing: a novel biomarker in leukemia, Ye Zhou

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Regulation of cyclin E stability in Xenopus laevis embryos, Yekaterina Brandt (Webb)

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Alterations in neuromodulators of GABAergic transmission in the cerebellar cortex of patients with schizophrenia., William Michael Bullock

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Role of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 alpha in neural stem/progenitor cell function following hypoxia, Kate M. Candelario

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Mechanisms of augmented coronary artery constriction following exposure to diesel exhaust, Tom Cherng

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Identification and characterization of steroid receptor ligands, Megan Dennis

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Relative contributions of zinc and calcium to acute injury to hippocampal CA1 neurons, Robert Dietz

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Characterization of subspecies B1 human adenovirus ORF E3-10.9K, Kathryn Marie Frietze

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Engineering RNA phage MS2 virus-like particles for peptide display, Sheldon Keith Jordan

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Genetic contributions to brain fiber architecture and neuroanatomical alterations in alcohol dependent individuals : a correlation study, Vibhati Kulkarny

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Immunosupression of T-dependent antibody responses by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and arsenic in spleen cells from C57BL/6J mice, Qian Li

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Perinatal arsenic exposure inhibits binding ability of glucocorticoid receptors to nuclear response elements altering gene expression and affecting learning behavior, Ebany Martinez-Finley

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The Generation and Immunogenicity of PP7 Virus-Like Particles Displaying Target Antigens, Alex Medford

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Apolipoprotein B-mediated control of Staphylococcus aureus virulence, Meghan Michal Peterson

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Changes in c-Myb activity during proliferation, Anita Quintana

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Cellular localization and expression of Ski family proteins in rhabdomyosarcoma, Brian Reinert

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Development of presynaptic calcium dynamics and short-term plasticity in the SC-Ca1 synapse, Chessa Scullin

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Epigenetic regulation of neuronal maturation : the effect of MeCP2 and MicroRNAs on the maturation of hippocampal neurons, Richard Smrt

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The role of Bcl-2 modifying factor (Bmf) in airway epithelial cell death, Amelia H.T. Unione

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Regulation of cyclin E1 by the breast cancer microenvironment, Yuehan Wu

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An impaired 20S proteasome contributes to the accumulation of oxidized proteins in multiple sclerosis and its animal model, Jianzheng Zheng

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Decreased functional connectivity with aging and disease duration in schizophrenia, Christopher Abbott

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Adult neural stem/progenitor cells in response to their microenvironment : proliferation, differentiation, and migration, Basam Barkho

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Dynamics of cell-cell junctions in keratinocytes, Miquella Chavez

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The role of metnase in DNA replication fork stress response and DNA damage, Leyma De Haro