This collection includes theses and dissertations from the University of Louisville. It is not exhaustive since most paper theses and dissertations have not been digitized. Generally, paper copies of theses and dissertations published prior to 2014 can be accessed in the University of Louisville Libraries. If you would like to add your thesis or dissertation to this collection, please see: http://ir.library.louisville.edu/faq.html.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Isolation of EGFR-containing early endosomes., Julie A. Gosney

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A log rank test for clustered data under informative within-cluster group size., Mary Elizabeth Gregg

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Cannabinoids suppress the innate immune response to periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis in gingival epithelial cells., Rajarshi Guha Niyogi

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Characterization of the role of the Burkholderia pseudomallei type 3 secretion system using in vivo imaging., Maria Gabriela Gutierrez

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Therapeutic treatments for PTSD : does type of treatment impact help seeking behaviors in a military sample?, Tyler Conley Halford

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The role of the nucleolus in neurodegeneration., Justin Lauren Hallgren

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Urban flooding and sewer inundation on the University of Louisville Belknap campus., Justin T. Hall

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Role of microRNA-21 in atherogenesis., Rihab Hamed-Berair

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Factors that lead students to study music education : a descriptive study., Alexander T. Hamilton II

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The process of empathetic bonding with Berniece Charles., Candice Renee Handy

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Evaluating minor league baseball social identity, social image, and brand equity., Christan David Hanna

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Evaluating cardiovascular dysfunction during increased activity and exercise rehabilitation following incomplete thoracic spinal cord injury in the adult rat., Kathryn A. Harman

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The influence of student, neighborhood, and school factors on college readiness : an examination of factors combined as a result of implementing a race- and socioeconomically-based student assignment plan., Gregory Paul Herberger

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Computation of Least Angle Regression coefficient profiles and LASSO estimates., Sandamala Hettigoda

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The evolution and analysis of legal protection for medical conscientious objectors., John Peter Hill

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Mechanisms responsible for the development of causal perception in infancy., Nicholas A. Holt

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Pro-inflammatory cytokines promote viral replication and cell cycle mediators in arenavirus-induced hepatitis., Gretchen E. Holz

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Sparse feature learning for image analysis in segmentation, classification, and disease diagnosis., Ehsan Hosseini-Asl

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Exploring distributed instructional leadership : case studies of assistant principals in an urban school district., Jimica Claudette Howard

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Examining the motivations and benefits of student-athletes performing community service., Matthew Ryan Huml

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Study of spatiotemporal rainfall structure and optimized local radar rainfall application to urban watershed, Louisville, Kentucky, 2010-2014., Jin-Young Hyun

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Mechanical properties and microstructure evolution of 17-4 PH stainless steel processed by laser-powered bed fusion., Harish Irrinki

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A CAD system for early diagnosis of autism using different imaging modalities., Marwa Maher Tawfik Ismail

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Dynamic warehouse optimization using predictive analytics., Parvaneh Jahani

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Mechanism of interaction of peptide modified nanoparticles with Porphyromonas gingivalis., Ankita Jain

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Murakami-ego : collective culpability and selective retention., Yun Kweon Jeong

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Peptoanaerobacter stomatis interactions with neutrophils., Emeri Jimenez Flores

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MicroRNA-186 and metastatic prostate cancer., Dominique Zilpha Jones

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Effects of a text message-based motivational interviewing intervention on cigarette smoking in college students., Anna Jorayeva

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Reel racism, real consequences : a multiple case analysis of savior films as racial projects., Eric A. Jordan

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Long term facial alveolar bone changes associated with endosseous implants in the anterior maxilla., Deepika Joshi

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Materials design and band gap engineering of complex nanostructures using a semi-empirical approach : low dimensional boron nanostructures, h-BN sheet with graphene domains and holey graphene., Cherno Baba Kah

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Exchange patterns and relations in collaborative governance., Charles Wharton Kaye-Essien

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Assessing cultural competence in a mental health outpatient facility., Alexis N. Keen Crook

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Cell-based therapies for ischemic cardiomyopathy : investigations of intramyocardial retention and safety of high dose intracoronary delivery of c-kit positive cardiac progenitor cells, and therapeutic utility of a novel population of cardiac mesenchymal stem cells expressing stage-specific embryonic antigen-3 (SSEA-3)., Matthew C. L. Keith

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To my betas, endless chocolate frogs! : exploring the intersections of emotion, the body, and literacy in online fanfiction., Brittany Kelley

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Simulation modeling for energy consumption of residential consumers in response to demand side management., Prajwal Khadgi

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Molecular characterization of human papillomavirus in head and neck tumors., Sujita Khanal

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Order picking strategies for healthcare warehouses., Ehsan Khodabandeh

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Modulation of cardiac Kv currents by Kvbeta2 and pyridine nucleotides., Peter Joseph Kilfoil

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Foot strike patterns and body alignment effects on muscle activity during running., Nicole Knapp

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Social comparison processes as contributors to consistent physical activity., Holly M. Knight

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Influence of in-office oral hygiene instructions on the parental assessment of their child's oral health., Sireesha Kodali

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ABIN1 in the pathogenesis of Glomerulonephritis and the novel polocyte-neutrophil proinflammatory axis., Erik Anderson Korte

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Effects of neonatal capsaicin on formalin-induced ATF3 expression in the adult rat., Sarah Krupp

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OSEM : occupant-specific energy monitoring., Anand S. Kulkarni

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Identities without origins : fat/trans subjectivity and the possibilities of plurality., MC Lampe

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Vinyl chloride-diet interactions in liver disease : potential roles of autophagy and energy management., Anna L. Lang

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Woody plant communities of three urban wetlands and the success of an invasive shrub (Lonicera maackii) over natural and experimental flooding gradients., Meghan Rhea Langley

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The electropolishing of electron beam melting, additively manufactured TI6AL4V titanium : relevance, process parameters and surface finish., Austin Lassell

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Practical knowledge in electrical engineering : applying lessons from industry to the classroom., Tayce Lassiter

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A moderated mediation model of minority stress and resilience factors in sexual minority Christian college students : comparison between PROCESS and SEM., Elisabeth R. Latino

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Congenic and functional analysis of rat mammary cancer susceptibility., Saasha Le

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Plant community responses to the removal of Lonicera maackii from an urban woodland park., Elihu H. Levine

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"Clarity" and "The romantic Marvin Milkweed"., Adam Christopher Lippert

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Influences of self-construals and personality styles on international students' depressive symptoms., Yu-Yun Liu

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An adaptable fuzzy-based model for predicting link quality in robot networks., Christopher J. Lowrance

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Nurses' intentions to initiate an antipsychotic or behavioral intervention with nursing home residents : the role of norms, being evaluated, self-efficacy, time pressures, and staffing., Brian M. Ludwin

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Effects of invasive shrub honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) and forest composition on bird communities in woodland stands., Katie Rae Lynch

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Global and specific attachment patterns in romantic relationships : distinct and interactional functions., Megan Manthos

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The zodiac army., Keith Charles Marks

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Porphyromonas gingivalis gingipains induce a pro-inflammatory extracellular microenvironment : the role of PAR-2 and fibronectin., Jeffrey S. Marschall

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Casting calls on the hillbilly highway : a content analysis of Appalachian-based reality television programming., Dan Thelman Martin

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Fabrication, characterization and skin permeation of antoxidant-loaded lipid vesicles for transdermal drug delivery., Emily Martin

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Let's keep in touch : conversations about access and tactility., Whitney E. B. Mashburn

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Iet., Andrew Maxbauer

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Mental workload measurement for competitive video games., Jamal McFarland

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Race, rebellion, and Arab Muslim slavery : the Zanj Rebellion in Iraq, 869 - 883 C.E., Nicholas C. McLeod

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TNF-like weak inducer of apoptosis (TWEAK) : not so weak after all., Joseph Dekward McMillan IV

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The influence of nutrition education and self-efficacy on fruit and vegetable consumption for low-income women in rural west Kentucky., Lewatis Darnell McNeal

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A systems biology approach identifies a gene regulatory network in parotid acinar cell differentiation., Melissa Ann Metzler

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The impact of paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity following traumatic brain injury on intensive care unit length of stay and discharge disposition., Kimberly S. Meyer

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Positive deviance, contraceptive self-efficacy and social desirability in sexually active adolescent females : a mixed methods approach., Ashley D. Miller

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A radial basis function method for solving optimal control problems., Hossein Mirinejad

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Predicting NCLEX-RN performance : an exploration of student demographics, pre-program factors, and nursing program factors., Heather Davis Mitchell

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A qualitative analysis of communality in Louisville community gardens., Victoria Ann Montgomery

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Care, constraint, and collaboration : situating gender and power among multidisciplinary human service organizations., Christa Jane Moore

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Presence and the actor's craft., Casey Richard Moulton

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A preliminary study of the relationship between complexity, motivation, and design quality., Philip John Mountain

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"The quality of women's intelligence" : female humanists in Renaissance Italy., Julie Myers-Mushkin

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Modulation of cell death signaling and cell proliferation by the interaction of homoserine lactones and Paraoxonase 2., Aaron Mackallan Neely

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Principal self-efficacy in the implementation of a standards based teacher evaluation reform., Jason Kennedy Neuss

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Scalable production and applications of metal oxide nanowires., Tu Quang Nguyen

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Global population distributions and the environment : discerning observed global and regional patterns., Jeremiah J. Nieves

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Transient receptor potential cation channel, subfamilies V, member 1 (TRPV1) and M, member 1 (TRPM1) contribute to neural signaling in mouse retina., Jennifer Noel

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Development and applications of novel HF-based fluorination reagents : DMPU-HF., Otome Elisha Okoromoba

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Experimental observation of the relationship between the pressure drop and flow rate of radial flow through porous media., Matthew William Okruch

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Identification of predictors and moderators of weight-related behaviors in college students., Heather Owens

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Mathematical hybrid models for image segmentation., Carlos M. Paniagua Mejia

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Dietary resource utilization patterns and head morphology among three sympatric watersnake species., Micah Warren Perkins

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Stories of single mothers : narrating the sociomaterial mechanisms of community literacy., Kathryn Elizabeth Perry

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Analyzing the phenologic dynamics of kudzu (Pueraria montana) infestations using remote sensing and the normalized difference vegetation index., Faye Peters

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An integrated economic equilibrium model for electricity markets., Swapna Pothabathula

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Approaches to arthropod conservation : landscape genetics, community assessment, and prediction of extinction risk., Victoria Annette Prescott

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Knowledge of algebra for teaching quadratic equations : the impact of knowledge dimensions on planning and pedagogical strategies., Michael Raney

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Strategies and techniques for fabricating MEMS bistable thermal actuators., Dilan Ratnayake

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Distress, circadian rhythms, immunity, and survival in presurgical breast cancer patients., Whitney Nicole Rebholz

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Reflectivity of light emitting diodes (LED) and incandescent lights on concrete and asphalt pavements., Jeremy Elliott Rice

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The influence of miR-99a on mTOR signaling regulation in colorectal cancer cell lines., Jonathan Rice

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A culturally-sensitive cognitive model of worry in African American youth., Allyn Elizabeth Richards