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The Washington University Libraries catalog and process all theses and dissertations written by Washington University graduate students for whom these are required as a condition of the degree. This is a part of the long-standing practice–here and at most university libraries–where theses and dissertations of students receiving degrees deposit a copy of their work with the library, where it is made available as part of the permanent collection. There are records for all theses and dissertations in the Library Catalog. Most records (not full-text) are now also available as in the OCLC WorldCat database as well. All doctoral dissertations authored by Washington University doctoral degree candidates are directly submitted to the UMI Dissertation Services, a division of the ProQuest Company. (For more information on submitting your dissertation through ProQuest, please see the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences' web pages on the Submission of the Dissertation.)

Conversion to Electronic Theses & Dissertations (ETDs)
Beginning in 2009 (for degrees awarded in August, 2009) all theses and dissertations completed at Washington University were required to be submitted in electronic form. Print submissions are no longer accepted. Dissertations are submitted directly in electronic form to UMI / Proquest Dissertation Services. Master’s theses are locally submitted in electronic form directly into the Washington University Open Scholarship Repository. The University Libraries continues to prepare thesis and dissertation bibliographic records and to make them available in the online public catalog. (Please contact your academic department document for information on the preparation and formatting requirements of the thesis itself. Master's degree candidates in the School of Engineering can refer to their D.Sc. and Masters Thesis Format Guidelines. See the Thesis Submission Form Instructions section of the Master’s Candidates page for instructions on and a link to the thesis submission form, and the Thesis Submission Form Options section for help in understanding the implications of the choices on the form, and the broader context of those choices.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Development of a Long-Period Torsion Balance for Tests of Einstein's Equivalence Principle and a Search for Normal Mode Torsional Oscillations of the Earth, Michael David Abercrombie

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Mechanisms of Myelination, It's All About the Matrix, Sarah Degenova Ackerman

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Can We Walk? Environmental Supports for Active Travel in India, Deepti Adlakha

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Borders Beyond Borders: Women's Mobility in the U.S. and Mexico, Britta L. Anderson

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Dynamic Adjustments of Cognitive Control in Healthy Aging: A Diffusion Model Analysis, Andrew Jacob Aschenbrenner

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Disrupted Gut Microbiota Development and Childhood Undernutrition, Laura Vanarendonk Blanton

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The Molecular and Cellular Basis for Cold Sensation, Daniel Brenner

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The Role of Physical Activity Enjoyment in the Pathways from Social and Physical Environments to Physical Activity of Early Adolescent Girls, Elizabeth Lauren Budd

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A Paleoethnobotanical Study of Two Classic Maya Sites, El Peru-Waka and La Corona, Clarissa Cagnato

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Developmentally Imprinted Gamma-Delta T Cells Provice IL-17A in Acute Defense Against Clostridium difficile Infection, Y.S. Chen

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Essays on Economics and Marketing, Yu-Hung Chen

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Exogenous and Endogenous Priming to Enhance Learning, Kendra Michelle Cherry-Allen

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Essays on Macroeconomics, Duksang Cho

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Three Problems in Operator Theory and Complex Analysis, Cheng Chu

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Suicide Attempts from Adolescence into Young Adulthood: A System Dynamics Perspective for Intervention and Prevention, Saras Yu Chung

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The Role of DNMT3A in Acute Myeloid Leukemia Pathogenesis, Christopher Browning Cole

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Economic Issues with the Decisions and Human Capital of Experts, Ryan Lewis Cooper

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Characterization of Salivary Gland Innate Lymphoid Cells, Victor Samuel Cortez

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No-slip Billiards, Christopher Lee Cox

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Superoxide Dismutase 1: Novel Insights on Disease Models and Tissue Specificity in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Matthew James Crisp

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On the Limiting Behavior of Variations of Hodge Structures, Genival Francisco Fernandes Da Silva Jr.

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Granulocyte-Colony Stimulating Factor Reprograms the Bone Marrow Microenvironment to Suppress B Lymphopoiesis, Ryan Brent Day

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A General Framework of Large-Scale Convex Optimization Using Jensen Surrogates and Acceleration Techniques, Soysal Degirmenci

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Trick Sibling, Stephanie Joy Dering

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The Interaction of Crystallized and Fluid Abilities in Aging and Speech Perception, Avanti Dey

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The Leaf Mask, Cassandra Donish

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Essays in Accounting Information and External Finance, John Donovan

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Theory of Carrier Transport From First Principles: Applications in Photovoltaic and Thermoelectric Materials, Alireza Faghanina

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Mitochondrial Transport and Function in Development and Disease, Michelle Faits

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Exploring the Relationships between Social Skills, Mental Health and Behavior In A Child Welfare Involved Population, Megan Anne Feely

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Ästhetiken der Störung. Störungsphänomene bei Kroetz, Turrini und Mitterer, Manuel Foerderer

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The Resolution Phase of NK Cell Proliferation and IFN Production Following Viral Infection Are Highly Regulated Processes., Leslie Abigail Fogel

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Spot Volatility Estimation of Ito Semimartingales Using Delta Sequences, Weixuan Gao

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Molecular Studies of SARM1, an Axonal Self-Destruction Switch, Josiah Gerdts

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Perceiving Oldness in Parietal Cortex: fMRI Characterization of a Parietal Memory Network, Adrian Gilmore

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Regulation and Inhibition of Uropathogenic E. coli Extracellular Appendages, Sarah Elizabeth Greene

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Stardust in Primitive Astromaterials: Insights into the Building Blocks and Early History of the Solar System, Pierre Haenecour

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The Murine Accessory Olfactory Bulb as a Model Chemosensory System: Experimental and Computational Analysis of Chemosensory Representations, Gary Francis Hammen

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Development of Steady-State and Dynamic Flux Models for Broad-Scope Microbial Metabolism Analysis, Lian He

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Negotiation in All Its Phases: Theory and Data on Behavior Before, During, and After Bargaining., Daisung Jang

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A Quantitative Genetic Analysis of Craniofacial Variation in Baboons, Jessica Lynn Joganic

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Four Essays in Education and Epidemiology, Brittni Danielle Jones

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American Undergraduates Undone: Social and Intellectual Dysfunction on Campus, Noelle P. Jones

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Development and Investigation of Sparse Co-Adaptive Algorithms in ECoG based Closed-Loop Brain Computer Interface, Piyush Karande

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The Criticality Hypothesis in Neural Systems, Yahya Karimipanah

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Some Results in Higher Weight Hodge Theory, Ryan Keast

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Essays on Economic Decision Making, Hee Chun Kim

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Structure-Function Analysis of Blue Copper Proteins, Jeremy D. King

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Racial Ideologies in 1950s Cool Jazz, Kelsey A K Klotz

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Metal Selectivity and Acquisition by the Yersiniabactin Metallophore System in Escherichia coli, Eun-Ik Koh