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  1. Small Molecule Activation by Metalloporphyrin Complexes Isolated within Metal-Organic Frameworks

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    Description: Contained in the following dissertation are detailed investigations regarding the thermodynamics of small molecule activation by metalloporphyrin complexes isolated within metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). Chapter 1 provides a description of the role metalloporphyrin complexes play in biological systems and the challenges associated with studying small molecule activation by metalloporphryin sites in...
    Keyword: Inorganic Chemistry
    Subject: Chemistry
    Creator: Audrey Theresa Gallagher
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 01/10/2019
    Date Modified: 01/10/2019
    Date Created: 2017-01-01
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  2. Toward the Statistical and Biological Realization of DNA Polymerase as a Molecular Recorder

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    Description: As neuroscience seeks to understand larger, more complicated systems and behaviors, we will require neural recording techniques that can monitor the activity of neurons across the whole brain. The unparalleled data-storage capabilities of DNA, combined with fast, genetically encodable DNA polymerase-based sensors, would allow for "ticker tape"-like recordings of neurons...
    Keyword: Brain activity mapping, Dynamic Time Warping, Next-generation sequencing, DNA Polymerase, and Molecular recording
    Subject: Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (NUIN)
    Creator: Thaddeus Rudas Cybulski
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 01/10/2019
    Date Modified: 01/10/2019
    Date Created: 2017-01-01
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  3. Connecting Spin Dynamics and Electron Transfer Reactions in Organic Molecules with Multiple Unpaired Electrons

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    Description: The work presented in this dissertation examines the interplay between electron transfer reactions and electron spin in photoactive organic molecules. Organic compounds that undergo electron transfer reactions after absorbing light are important in natural photosynthesis, photobiology, and synthetic photovoltaics. These electron transfer reactions depend on the spin states of the...
    Keyword: spectroscopy, spin chemistry, electron transfer, EPR, radical pair, and photochemistry
    Subject: Chemistry
    Creator: Noah Elliott Horwitz
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 01/10/2019
    Date Modified: 01/10/2019
    Date Created: 2017-01-01
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  4. Mechanistic Studies of the Autoxidative Curing of an Oil-Based Paint Model System

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    Description: Microkinetic modeling is a powerful tool for creating dynamic and quantitative descriptions of complex systems. These detailed mechanistic models compliment experimental techniques and provide an ability to achieve deeper insights into chemical processes where numerous intermediates are highly reactive and difficult to quantify in the laboratory. This thesis discusses the...
    Keyword: oil-based paint, ethyl linoleate, volatiles, autoxidation, and microkinetic modeling
    Subject: Materials Science and Engineering
    Creator: Lindsay Oakley
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 01/09/2019
    Date Modified: 01/09/2019
    Date Created: 2017-01-01
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  5. The Role of Analogical Comparison in Theory of Mind Development

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    Description: Humans possess the ability to infer and track mental states, which allows for successful interaction in the social world. The collection of processes and representations that makes this possible is referred to as a theory-of-mind (ToM). A large body of work has examined how these abilities develop from infancy to...
    Keyword: analogical reasoning, comparison, cognitive development, learning, social cognition, and theory of mind
    Subject: Psychology
    Creator: Christian Hosos
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 01/09/2019
    Date Modified: 01/09/2019
    Date Created: 2017-01-01
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  6. Trivalent Ions Under Charged Langmuir Monolayers: Nanoscale Mechanisms for Charge Inversion and Liquid-Liquid Extraction

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    Description: Ions dissolved in solution are known to interact in remarkable ways with charged Langmuir monolayers. The organic monolayer can be used as a molecular template for ordered nucleation of inorganic crystals (biomineralization) and functional nanoparticles. However, the clear majority of experiments demonstrating these behaviors have been performed with divalent ions....
    Keyword: John Ketterson
    Subject: Physics and Astronomy
    Creator: Mitchell Miller
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 01/09/2019
    Date Modified: 01/09/2019
    Date Created: 2017-01-01
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  7. Middle School Students’ Use of Epistemological Resources While Reasoning About Science Performance Tasks and Media Reports of Socioscientific Issues

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    Description: The goal of science education is to prepare students to make decisions about the complicated socioscientific issues that are an inescapable part of modern life, from personal medical decisions to evaluating a political candidate's environmental platform. We cannot expect adults to maintain a deep conceptual understanding of the current state...
    Keyword: epistemology, science education, media literacy, assessment, and science journalism
    Subject: Learning Sciences
    Creator: Brandy Liane Evans Buckingham
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 01/09/2019
    Date Modified: 01/09/2019
    Date Created: 2017-01-01
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  8. Integration of Synaptic Excitation and Inhibition in the Cerebellar Nuclei

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    Description: Large projection neurons of the cerebellar nuclei (CbN cells), whose activity generates movement, are inhibited by Purkinje cells and excited by mossy fibers. The high convergence, firing rates, and strength of Purkinje inputs predict powerful suppression of CbN cell spiking, raising the question of what activity patterns favor excitation over...
    Keyword: rate coding, deep cerebellar nuclei, Purkinje cell, dynamic clamp, cerebellum, and temporal coding
    Subject: Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (NUIN)
    Creator: Yeechan Wu
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 01/09/2019
    Date Modified: 01/09/2019
    Date Created: 2017-01-01
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  9. Human Energetics in a Changing Climate: Health, Lifestyle, and Adaptation among the Yakut of Northeastern Siberia

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    Description: This dissertation explores how the environment shapes energy expenditure and cardio-metabolic disease risk by investigating multiple timescales of adaptation to cold stress among the Yakut, an indigenous circumpolar population. This study pursues three main objectives. First, the adaptive and health significance of brown adipose tissue (BAT) is explored by examining...
    Keyword: Anthropology
    Subject: Anthropology
    Creator: Stephanie B Levy
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 01/09/2019
    Date Modified: 01/09/2019
    Date Created: 2017-01-01
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  10. Fluid-Structure Interaction in Continuum Models of Bacterial Biofilms

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    Description: Bacterial biofilms are aggregates of cells that adhere to nearly any solid-fluid interface. While many have harmful effects, such as industrial damage and nosocomial infections, certain biofilm species are now generating renewable energy as the fundamental components of Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs). In an MFC, bacteria consume organic waste and,...
    Keyword: biharmonic
    Subject: Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics
    Creator: Jared Allen Hicks
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 01/09/2019
    Date Modified: 01/09/2019
    Date Created: 2017-01-01
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation