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Molecular Mechanisms of Stemness and Invasion in Pancreatic Cancer

Nomura, Alice (2016-05)
Pancreatic cancer remains a cancer with the lowest survival rate and shortest median survival. It is predicted to accelerate to the 2nd cause of cancer related death in the next 15 years. Poor survival rates stem from late ...

Spatial Models for Large Spatial and Spatiotemporal Data

Musgrove, Donald (2016-04)
Regression analysis for areal data is common in numerous fields, including public health, ecology, and econometrics. Often, the goal of such an analysis is to quantify relationships between an outcome or outcomes of interest ...

Influence Of Childhood Environments On Consumer Behavior

Mittal, Chiraag (2016-05)
I examine how growing up poor versus wealthy influences consumer behavior in adulthood. Previous findings show that growing up in resource-deprived conditions is associated with poor judgment and decision making. I develop ...

Assessing wild barley germplasm in multiparent and advanced backcross populations for mapping, gene discovery, and improvement of malting barley

Nice, Liana (2015-05)
Wild barley (Hordeum vulgare ssp. spontaneum), the progenitor of cultivated barley (Hordeum vulgare ssp. vulgare), is a rich source of genetic diversity. This diversity is not easily exploited due to challenges inherent ...

Polymerization Kinetics of Cyclic Esters by Metal Alkoxide Complexes and Catalytic Decarbonylation of Bio-Derived Carboxylic Acids to Commodity Alkenes

Miranda, Maria (2014-05)
Plastic materials are an integral part of modern life; however, nearly every plastic, or polymer, is derived from petroleum resources, which are non-sustainable, non-degradable, and can be toxic to humans and the environment. ...

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