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. Please contact your academic department document for information on the preparation and formatting requirements of the thesis itself.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Mandeville's Intolerance: The Contest for Souls and Sacred Sites in The Travels of Sir John Mandeville, Robert Patterson

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Natural Disorder: The Animal Image in French and British Art before Darwin, c. 1790-1859, Noelle Paulson

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Networking Mechanisms for Delay-Sensitive Applications, Maxim Podlesny

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Understanding Political Involvement Among Disadvantaged Adolescents, Suzanne Pritzker

Symbols and Symptoms: Adult Learners in Welsh Language Revitalization, Jennifer Anne Quincey

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Subunit Compositions of Arabidopsis DNA-Dependent RNA Polymerases and the Roles of the Plant-Specific RNA Polymerases IV and V in Gene Silencing, Thomas Ream

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Identification and Characterization of a Xylosylphosphotransferase of Cryptococcus neoformans, Morgann Reilly

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Expression Analysis and Stem Cell Engineering, Cara Rieger

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Age Differences in Prospective Memory: An Examination of the Role of Fluctuations in Executive Control, Shannon Robertson

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An Analysis Of Sustainable Economic Development Initiatives: Why Aid Organizations Should Focus On Helping Women, Andrea Rooks

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Taking the Edge Off: The Role of Stressful Events and Perceived Stress on Alcohol Use and Problems Among Older Adults, Paul Sacco

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Inclining the Beam: Marcel Proust in the Light of William James, Marilyn M. Sachs

The Birth of Liberalism: The Making of Liberal Political Thought in Spain, France, and England, 1808-1823, Alberto Sahagun

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Flap Endonuclease 1 ensures telomere replication and stability, Abhishek Saharia

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Ensemble Support Vector Machine Models of Radiation-Induced Lung Injury Risk, Todd Schiller

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The Effect of Limb Movement on the Lumbopelvic Region in People with Low Back Pain, Sara Scholtes

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Batf regulates previously unknown AP-1 target genes to control TH17 differentiation, Barbara Schraml

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Improving Biocompatibility By Controlling Protein Adsorption: Modification And Design Of Biomaterials Using Poly(Ethylene Glycol) Microgels And Microspheres, Evan Scott

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Sleeping to Remember: Spontaneous Retrieval of Prospective Memories Across Sleep and Wake Delays, Michael Scullin

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The Mechanisms And Roles Of Feedback Loops For Visual Processing, Jing Shao

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Role And Regulation Of ESCRT-III In Multivesiculr Body Biogenesis, Soomin Shim

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Evaluation of PBR in Breast Cancer, Stephany Shockley

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Oxygen-Enhanced Combustion: Theory and Applications, Scott Skeen

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Role Of ICT In Revolutionary Movements Of The Former Soviet Union, And Why There Are No Roses, Oranges, Or Tulips, In Russia, Andrei Skurtu

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Controlling Miasma: The Evidence for Cults of Greek Craftspeople from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Period (6th - 2nd c. BCE), Christine Smith

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Design and Evaluation of Distributed Algorithms for Placement of Network Services, Todd Sproull

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Functional Significance of Glycoprotein Clearance by the Asialoglycoprotein Receptor and the Mannose/GalNAc-4-SO4 Receptor, Lindsay Steirer Taylor

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Developing New Methodologies for Crosslinked Polymeric Nanostructure Syntheses, Chemoselective Modifications, and Applications as Imaging and Delivery Agents, Guorong Sun

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Oxy-Coal Combustion: Submicrometer Particle Formation, Mercury Speciation, And Their Capture, Achariya Suriyawong

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The Role of Knowledge Accessibility in Episodic Future Thought, Karl Szpunar

The A. thaliana Rab GTPase RabA4d and its Effector Proetein PI-4Kβ1 Are Required for Normal Pollen Tubes Tip Growth Whlie the Putative RabA4b Effector PUB13 is Important for Resistance to Pseudomonas syringae DC3000, Amy Leigh Szumlanski

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A Comparison of Natural and Synthetic Speech: With and Without Simultaneous Reading, Krista Taake

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Colloidal CdSe quantum nanowires: Synthesis, photo-induced photoluminescence enhancement and fabrication of core/shell, water-dispersible structures, Rui Tang

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Health Service Utilization Among Chinese, Filipino, And Asian Indian Older Adults In The United States, Jing Tan

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Superpixel Segmentation of Outdoor Webcams to Infer Scene Structure, Rachel Tannenbaum

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Metal Oxide Semiconductors for Solar Energy Harvesting, Elijah Thimsen

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Enzymatic Enhancement of Water Removal In the Dry Grind Corn to Ethanol Process, Ana Beatriz Thomas

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Atomic Transfer for Distributed Systems, Haraldur Darri Thorvaldsson

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Probing the Early Stages of Polyglutamine Aggregation with Computational Methods, Andreas Vitalis

Service Capacity Management with Time Sensitive Customers, Haiyan Wang

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Calling Cards For DNA-Binding Proteins, Haoyi Wang

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Interval estimation of excess risk related effective doses in tobit models, Jia Wang

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Electrocardiographic Consequences Of Electrical And Anatomical Remodeling In Diabetic And Obese Humans, Shuli Wang

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Contributions To The Methodology Of Electrocardiographic Imaging (ECGI) And Application Of ECGI To Study Mechanisms Of Atrial Arrhythmia, Post Myocardial Infarction Electrophysiological Substrate, And Ventricular Tachycardia In Patients, Yong Wang

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Properties of Neutron Star Critical Collapses, Mew-Bing Wan

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Feature Topography and Sound Intensity Level Encoding in Primary Auditory Cortex, Paul Watkins

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Phase Formation, Liquid Structure, and Physical Properties of Amorphous- and Quasicrystal-forming Alloys, Victor Wessels

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Prion Protein Domains Necessary for Mutant Toxicity and Scrapie Formation, Laura Westergard

Adaptive Output Regulation: Model Reference and Internal Model Techniques, Brian Whitehead

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An Oversampled Analog To Digital Converter For Acquiring Neural Signals, Grant Williams