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Mitochondrial behavior, morphology, and animal performance 

Heine, Kyle (2021-10-18)  ETD File Embargoed
We have a limited understanding of the proximate mechanisms that are responsible for the development of variation in animal performance and life-history strategies. Many components of an organism’s successful life history–for ...

Impacts of the oxidizable scaffold of catalase-peroxidase (KatG): Modulation of a heme peroxidase for catalytic versatility 

Krewall, Jessica (2021-09-15)  ETD File Embargoed
Catalase-peroxidase (KatG) is an antioxidant protein that plays a key role in the degradation of H2O2 for pathogenic and non-pathogenic bacteria and lower eukaryotes. Despite having the general structure of a heme peroxidase, ...

Evolution of deuterostome immune systems 

Tassia, Michael (2021-09-10)
Contemporary theory on the evolution of metazoan immune systems is primarily derived of work on a few historically established model species (including Drosophila, human, and mouse). Though these species have provided ...

Single Index Model for Tensor Data: Theory and Application 

Wang, Rui (2021-09-09)
Modern scientific applications are frequently producing data sets where the data are not in the form of vectors but instead higher order tensors. For instance, multi-channel MEG signals in biomedical engineering, gene ...

Analysis of the Potential for Carbon Sequestration in the Subsurface Tuscaloosa Group, Southwestern Alabama 

Lopez-Rivera, Nora (2021-08-23)  ETD File Embargoed
In this project, the sedimentology and stratigraphy of the Upper Cretaceous Tuscaloosa Group of the subsurface of an area in southwestern Alabama has been analyzed for carbon sequestration purposes. While collecting the ...

Domestic Violence and the Caste System: Evaluating the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act of 2005 

McInroy, Kayla (2021-08-17)  ETD File Embargoed
The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA) of 2005 was implemented in October 2006 to provide women in India with more civil and legal protection. My research seeks to assess the effectiveness of the PWDVA ...

Finite Element Modelling of Large Area Maintenance Shelters and Comparison to Experimental Results 

Norred, Culver (2021-08-16)  ETD File Embargoed
Large area maintenance shelters (LAMS) are used as temporary structures by the United States Air Force to provide shelter for helicopters, tanks, wheeled vehicles, and aircraft. There are several different brands of LAMS ...

The Effects of Augmented Reality (AR) Modality and User-Virtual Product Interaction Design on Consumers’ Product Evaluation: A Cognitive-Experiential Self-Theory Perspective 

Sung, Jihyun (2021-08-16)  ETD File Embargoed
Given the rise of augmented reality (AR) application in retail settings as well as the recognition of theoretical and empirical literature gap in how consumers’ product evaluation can be shaped by AR, this research ...

Mechanical Behavior and Microstructural Evolution of SAC and SAC+Bi Solder Alloys in Harsh Environment Applications 

Wu, Jing (2021-08-16)  ETD File Embargoed
The microstructure and mechanical properties of lead free solder joints in electronic assemblies are constantly evolving when exposed to isothermal aging. These changes lead to dramatic reductions in reliability of lead ...

A GPS L5 Software Defined Vector Tracking Receiver 

Givhan, Charles Anderson (2021-08-11)
As the world continues towards autonomy, the need for continuous, precise, and robust navigation is becoming increasingly important. A new wave of modernized Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) signals are currently ...

ADOLESCENT DEVIANT BEHAVIOR EXAMINED FROM AN EVOLUTIONARY PERSPECTIVE 

Radcliffe, William (2021-08-10)
Researchers have been trying to understand the causes of deviant behaviors for decades. While there is a solid foundation in the past work done in the fields of psychology and criminology, there is also significant work ...

Novel Kidney Injury Biomarkers in Young Adults 

Barnett, Alex (2021-08-09)
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a condition in which gradual kidney damage impairs its ability to filter blood. CKD has varying levels of severity and tends to become more common, and worsen, with advanced age. If left ...

Optimizing Task Throughput for Large-scale Mobile Crowdsourcing in Smart Cities 

Li, Wei (2021-08-09)
In mobile crowdsourcing, workers are financially motivated to perform as many self-selected tasks as possible to maximize their revenue. Unfortunately, the existing task scheduling approaches in mobile crowdsourcing fail ...

Perceptions of Social Support for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity among Low-Income Adults in Rural Alabama 

Hargrove Eaves, Doris (2021-08-09)  ETD File Embargoed
Social cognitive and social support theories suggest that psychosocial factors such as social support from friends and family can influence health behaviors (Heaney & Israel, 2008; McAlister, Perry, & Parcel, 2008). ...

Online Rotational Self-Calibration of LiDAR Sensors when Mounted on a Ground Vehicle 

Meyer, Stephanie (2021-08-06)
This thesis presents a method for online extrinsic rotational calibration of a LiDAR sensor with minimal manual intervention. The approach leverages the expected geometry of structured environments common to ground ...

Health Disparities within Rehabilitation Outcomes: A Theoretical Framework and Application 

Eugene, DaJuandra (2021-08-06)  ETD File Embargoed
In America 5.3 million men, women, and children are living with the often devastating and permanent long-term Traumatic Brain Injury-related disabilities. TBIs require thousands of dollars in resources for immediate and ...

Study of the Effect of Mechanical Cycling on the Constitutive Behavior of Lead-Free Solders 

Hoque, Mohd Aminul (2021-08-05)  ETD File Embargoed
Solder joints in electronic assemblies are often subjected to cyclic (positive/negative) mechanical strains and stresses. Such exposures can occur in variable temperature application environments or during accelerated life ...

Novel Approaches for Microelectronics Security and Test 

Zhou, Ziqi (2021-08-05)
Due to the globalization in semiconductor industry, the cost of maintaining a foundry is enormous. Hence, most integrated circuit (IC) design houses have become fabless. Typically, a design house acquires multiple third ...

Effect of Plant Growth Regulators and Biostimulants with and Without Foliar Nutrition on Reduced-Lignin Alfalfa (HarvXtra®) 

Smelser Williams, Sara (2021-08-05)
Known as the “Queen of Forages,” alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) is regarded for its high protein content and palatability, making it the preferred feedstuff for high-producing dairy cows. The introduction in (2005) of ...

THE INFLUENCE OF A PREPARATORY ARM SWING ON LOWER EXTREMITY KINEMATICS DURING A HORIZONTAL JUMP 

Hill, Imani (2021-08-05)  ETD File Embargoed
Horizontal jumping is a ballistic motion that includes horizonal propulsion, during which many athletes experience movement deficits like knee valgus and foot pronation that are known to be indicators of muscular weakness, ...

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