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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Anthropogenic Litter in Illinois Streams: Monitoring, Distribution, and Relationship to Biological Indicators of Stream Health, Lauren Wisbrock

"Garbage" Science: Anthropogenic Litter Assemblage, Assessment, and Connections to Biotic Health in Illinois Streams, Lauren Wisbrock and Timothy Hoellein

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Adolescent Understanding of and Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Julia Witowska, Katelyn Cappotelli, and Garry Sigman

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Determining the Genetic Component of Protein Levels Using TWAS, Henry Wittich and Heather Wheeler

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Assessment of Resident Knowledge Regarding Social Determinants of Health Screening in a Pediatric Continuity Clinic, Jennifer Wojtowicz, Erin McCune, Katlyn Sullivan, Pyone David MD, Nadia K. Qureshi MD, Lina Ha MD, Vera Goldberg MD, Garry Sigman MD, and Julie C. O'Keefe MD

Cell Death Facilitated by Photodynamic Therapy, Mary S. Woloszyn

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Reams, Radicals and Revolutionaries: The 'Illinois Staats-Zeitung' and the German-American Milieu in Chicago, 1847-1877, Sebastian Peter Wuepper

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Body Mass Index Changes and Contributing Factors following Tonsillectomy Plus/Minus Adenoidectomy in Pediatric Patients, Matthew J. Wu, Sara Yang, Mark A. Solinski, Michael Wesolowski, Paul J. Jones, and Eric A. Gantwerker

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Somatic Inhibition by Microscopic Magnetic Stimulation, Hui Ye

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Safety assessment of Aconitum-Derived bulleyaconitine A: A 91-day oral toxicity study and a tissue accumulation study in rats, Shi Liang Yin, Feng Xu, Hao Wu, Fei Li, Ge Jin, Zu Qian Wu, Ran Meng, Si Man Ma, Fan Zhou, Peter W. Breslin, Chun Fu Wu, and Hong Zhang

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The Interaction between Chronotype and Napping on Inhibition in College Students, Maria Younan, Hannah Hagy, Amy Heard Egbert, and Amy Bohnert

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Characterizing a Putative Membrane Androgen Receptor in Glioma Cell Models, Emma Yuen

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Social Determinants of Health and COVID-19: A review of the literature, Jessica Yunez and Monique Ridosh PhD, RN

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Fat embolism in the popliteal vein detected on CT: Case report and review of the literature, Cheryl W. Zhang MS2; Tucker Burr MD; Hamza Chaudhry MD; Vasilios Vasilopoulos RT(R), CIIP; and Emad Allam MD

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Clogged Feeding Tubes: Why Does It Matter?, Cheryl W. Zhang; Ashley Wang MS2; Sarah Zavala PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP; Jennifer M. Larson RD, LDN, CNSC; and Yuk Ming Liu MD, MPH

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The Impact Of Comorbid Depression On Mortality And Amputation Risk In Patients With Chronic Limb Threatening Ischemia, Tara Zielke, Michael Wesolowski, Melissa D'Andrea, and Bernadette Aulivola

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Bilateral breast metastases from small cell lung carcinoma: Case report and review of the literature, Shuchi Zinzuwadia MS4, Cheryl W. Zhang MS2, John Olivieri MD, Vijayalakshmi Ananthanarayanan MD, Luke Freiburg MD, and Emad Allam MD

Submissions from 2020

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Evidence for a Supergalactic Structure of Magnetic Deflection Multiplets of Ultra-high-energy Cosmic Rays, Rasha U. Abbasi

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The American Astronomical Society, find out more The Institute of Physics, find out more Search for Large-scale Anisotropy on Arrival Directions of Ultra-high-energy Cosmic Rays Observed with the Telescope Array Experiment, Rasha U. Abbasi

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Measurement of the proton-air cross section with Telescope Array's Black Rock Mesa and Long Ridge fluorescence detectors, and surface array in hybrid mode, R. U. Abbasi, M. Abe, T. Abu-Zayyad, M. Allen, R. Azuma, E. Barcikowski, J. W. Belz, D. R. Bergman, S. A. Blake, R. Cady, B. G. Cheon, J. Chiba, M. Chikawa, A. Di Matteo, T. Fujii, K. Fujisue, K. Fujita, R. Fujiwara, M. Fukushima, G. Furlich, W. Hanlon, M. Hayashi, N. Hayashida, K. Hibino, R. Higuchi, K. Honda, and D. Ikeda

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Addressing Rogue Vehicles by Integrating Computer Vision, Activity Monitoring, and Contextual Information, Brook Abegaz, David Chan-Tin, Neil Klingensmith, and George K. Thiruvathukal

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Civics Across Campus: Designing Effective Extracurricular Programming, Claire Abernathy and Jennifer L. Forestal

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The Politics of Indigeneity and Heritage: Indonesian Mortuary Materials and Museums, Kathleen M. Adams

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What Western Tourism Concepts Obscure: Intersections of Migration and Tourism in Indonesia, Kathleen M. Adams

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Tourism as Industry and Field of Study: Using Research and Education to Address Overtourism, Kathleen M. Adams and Peter Sanchez

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Notes From the Field: Culturally Adapted Research Methods for South Asian Participants, Erum Agha and Abha Rai

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Observing human behavior through worldwide network cameras., Sara Aghajanzadeh, Andrew T. Jebb, Yifan Li, Yung-Hsiang Lu, and George K. Thiruvathukal

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Camera Placement Meeting Restrictions of Computer Vision, Sara Aghajanzadeh, Roopasree Naidu, Shuo-Han Chen, Caleb Tung, Abhinav Goel, Yung-Hsiang Lu, and George K. Thiruvathukal

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Queer Monstrosity: Dis/ability, Sexuality, and Gender, Savannah Olivia Aldridge

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Selectivity for Allosteric Effectors of Bacterial ADP-Glucose Pyrophosphorylase: Structural and Functional Studies, Mashael Alghamdi

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Draft Genome Sequence of Corynebacterium coyleae UMB8490, Isolated from the Female Urinary Tract, Abbas Ali Khan, Taylor Miller-Ensminger, Adelina Voukadinova, Alan J. Wolfe, and Catherine Putonti

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Draft Genome Sequence of Proteus mirabilis UMB1310, Isolated from the Female Urinary Tract, Olivia Allen, Taylor Miller-Ensminger, Adelina Voukadinova, Alan J. Wolfe, and Catherine Putonti

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Metal Ions Impact on Shewanella Oneidensis MR-1 Adhesion to Ito Electrode and the Enhancement of Current Output, Aisha Awad Alshahrani

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Electron Transfer of Shewanella Oneidensis MR-1 at Clay-Modified ITO Electrode, Reem Faez Alshehri

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Health Promotion and Cancer Screening of Arab Americans, Lamyaa Alyaba

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Geneva Statement on Heritable Human Genome Editing: The Need for Course Correction, Roberto Andorno, Françoise Baylis, Marcy Darnovsky, Donna Dickenson, Hille Haker, Katie Hasson, Leah Lowthorp, George J. Annas, Catherine Bourgain, Katherine Drabiak, Sigrid Graumann, Katrin Grüber, Matthias Kaiser, David King, Regine Kollek, Calum MacKellar, Jing-Bao Nie, Osagie K. Obasogie, Mirriam Tyebally Fang, Gabriele Werner-Felmayer, and Jana Zuscinova

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Unfreiwillige Wanderjahre von Egon Schwarz: Erfahrung, Bildung und Glück auf dem Weg zur Wirkungsmächtigkeit im Exil, Reinhard Andress

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"Oh Gosh! Am I Going to Be Like This for the Rest of My Life?": Promoting Critical Literacy Among Latinx Students Through Youth Participatory Action Research, Thomas Angiello

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Synthesis of GNAT PA3944 Substrate Analogs, Madison Anonick, Thahani S. Habeeb Mohammad, Cory Reidl PhD, Xhulio Arolli, Misty Kuhn PhD, and Daniel P. Becker Ph.D.

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Team Target: Onward Chicago Market Research, Abibe Azizi, Mareah Khosa, and David Melecio

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Team Target: Shedd Aquarium Market Research, Abibe Azizi, Mareah Khosa, and David Melecio

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The Characterization of Inflammatory Extracellular Vesicles, Barak Balva

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We Breathe Together, Arturo J. Bañuelas, M.T. Dávila, Miguel H. Diaz, and Carmen Nanko-Fernández

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Distribution of the Invasive Amphipod Apocorophium lacustre in the Des Plaines and Illinois Rivers, Megan Barrera

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Parenting Capacity and Meaning Making Among Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence, Johanna Engler Barry

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Women and Strategies of Violence: Gender Roles, Foreign Support and Maintaining the Rebellion, Caglayan Baser

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Draft Genome Sequence of Escherichia coli UMB9246, Isolated from the Bladder of a Woman with Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection, Mikalina Belmonte, Taylor Miller-Ensminger, Adelina Voukadinova, Alan J. Wolfe, and Catherine Putonti

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Observations of the Origin of Downward Terrestrial Gamma-Ray Flashes, J. W. Belz, P. R. Krehbiel, J. Remington, M. A. Stanley, R. U. Abbasi, R. LeVon, W. Rison, D. Rodeheffer, T. Abu-Zayyad, M. Allen, E. Barcikowski, D. R. Bergman, S. A. Blake, M. Byrne, R. Cady, B. G. Cheon, M. Chikawa, A. di Matteo, T. Fujii, K. Fujita, R. Fujiwara, M. Fukushima, G. Furlich, W. Hanlon, M. Hayashi, Y. Hayashi, N. Hayashida, K. Hibino, K. Honda, D. Ikeda, T. Inadomi, N. Inoue, and T. Ishii

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Decreasing Women's Endorsement of Benevolent Sexism, Kelsey Berryman

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Draft Genome Sequence of Klebsiella pneumoniae UMB7779, Isolated from the Female Urinary Tract, Pavan Bhimalli, Taylor Miller-Ensminger, Adelina Voukadinova, Alan J. Wolfe, and Catherine Putonti

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GC-MS Analysis of Pyrogallol and Purpurogallin, Amy Blencowe and James V. DeFrancesco

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Sabbath and Ecological Crisis: Inoperativity in Political Theology, Andrew John Blosser

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Determining Interactions between Bacteriophage and Urinary Microbiome Lysogens, Michael Bochert

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The Importance of Acknowledgement in Secondary Schools (Even Though They’re Teenagers), Hank Bohanon

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Alone Together: A Special Education Teacher’s Perspective During COVID-19, Hank M. Bohanon

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Is Waiting for My School Leader to Retire My Only Solution to Bring About Change?, Hank M. Bohanon

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"That’s helpful information, but next time, could you please talk about high schools?", Hank M. Bohanon

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What Can Paul Masson Wines Teach Us About School Systems?, Hank M. Bohanon

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Host Patch Traits Have Scale‐Dependent Effects On Diversity In A Stickleback Parasite Metacommunity, Daniel I. Bolnick, Emlyn J. Resetarits, Kimberly Ballare, Yoel E. Stuart, and William E. Stutz

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Scale‐dependent effects of host patch traits on species composition in a stickleback parasite metacommunity, Daniel I. Bolnick, Emlyn J. Resetarits, Kimberly Ballare, Yoel E. Stuart, and William E. Stutz

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Fecal Transplantation and Butyrate Improve Neuropathic Pain, Modify Immune Cell Profile and Gene Expression in The Peripheral Nerve System of Obese Mice, Raiza Bonomo, Tyler Cook, Chaitanya Gavini, Chelsea R. White, Jacob Jones, Elisa Bovo, Aleksey V. Zima, Isabelle A. Brown, Lara R. Dugas, Eleonora Zakharia, Gregory Aubert, Francis Alonzo III, Nigel Calcutt, and Virginie Mansuy-Aubert

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A First-Year Research Experience: The Freshman Project in Physics at Loyola University Chicago, Jonathan Bougie, Asim Gangopadhyaya, Sherita Moses, Robert Polak, Gordon Ramsey, and Weronika Walkosz

Characterization and Spontaneous Induction of Urinary Tract Streptococcus anginosus Prophages, Bridget Brassil, Carine R. Mores, Alan J. Wolfe, and Catherine Putonti

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Rewarding effects of M4 but not M3 muscarinic cholinergic receptor antgonism in the rostromedial tegmental nucleus, Nicole Buie, Dharm Sodha, Sarah B. Scheinman, and Stephan Steidel

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Making Moral Judgment More Responsive Via Constraints on Moral Beliefs, Principles, and Convictions, David Bukenhofer

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Writing strategies to develop literacy skills for Spanish heritage language learners, Clara Burgo

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Spiritual Health, Lisa Burkhart

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Community Violence Exposure among Ethnic Minority Youth: Understanding the Predictive Roles of Depressive Symptoms and Risky Behavior in a Community Sample, Amanda Nicole Burnside

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Laissez Fairy Tales: Consensus, Cohesion, and Corporate Culture During the Collapse of Lehman Brothers, William Howard Burr

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Exploring the Educational Journeys of African American Honors Alumni(nae), Sammie Marie Burton

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Behavioral Ecology and Physiological Health of Managed Populations of Juvenile Blanding's Turtles (emydoidea Blandingii) in Urban Wetlands, Armand Andre' Cann

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Lili Elbe Digital Archive, Aliana Capati and Cristiana Bertola

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Addressing Environmental Toxins that Affect Children Through A Children's rights Framework: Tools to help you succeed, Jenifer Cartland

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Structural basis for the hydrolytic dehalogenation of the fungicide chlorothalonil, Daniel S. Catlin, Xinhang Yang, Brian Bennett, Richard C. Holz, and Dali Liu

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Engendering Empathy for Immigrants in Middle Grade Readers Through Culturally Relevant Young Adult Literature, Amy J. Cattapan

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Shaping Beauty, Claiming Authenticity: Gender, Work, and Immigration Experiences of Low-Wage South Asian Immigrant Women Workers, Soulit Chacko

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A Real-Time Feature Indexing System on Live Video Streams, Aditya Chakraborty, Akshay Pawar, Hojoung Jang, Shunqiao Huang, Sripath Mishra, Shuo-Han Chen, Yuan-Hao Chang, George K. Thiruvathukal, and Yung-Hsiang Lu

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Itô’s Calculus and the Derivation of the Black–Scholes Option-Pricing Model, G Chalamandaris and A. (Tassos) G. Malliaris

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Changes in cognitive control after high-demand trials during continuous motor performance: Slower RTs and increases in midline theta, Michael Chammany

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Does local activation of RhoA drive septin recruitment?, Shreya Chandrasekar, Jordan R. Beach, and Patrick Oakes

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The Ethical and Political Contours of Institutional Promotion in Esports: From precariat models to sustainable practices, Florence Chee and Veli-Matti Karhulahti

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Uncovering interactions between oral hormone contraceptives and human gut microbiota, Jessie Chen, Annemiek Doedens, Sri Contractor, Sidra Sohail, and Michael B. Burns Dr.

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Changing Concepts of Merit in China's Education System: An Oral Historical Research of Teachers in Key Schools, Yao Chen

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Identity Positivity in Decolonial Worlds: Making Room for Gender and Sexual Possibility, Erica Chu

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ALTERNATING BINDING OF PHOSPHOLAMBAN AND DWORF TO SERCA DURING TRANSIENT ELEVATIONS OF CYTOSOLIC CALCIUM., Sean Cleary, Marsha P. Pribadi, Ellen E. Cho, Xuan Fang, Jaroslava Seflova, Jordan R. Beach, Peter Kekenes-Huskey, and Seth L. Robia

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Teacher and Principal Perceptions of Principal Leadership Practices Having the Strongest Relationship to Student Achievement, Michael C. Conran

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Short-Chain Fatty Acid (SCFA) Signaling in the Vagus Nerve Regulates Glucose Homeostasis and Energy Balance, Tyler Cook, Raiza R. Bonomo, Chaitanya K. Gavini, Emily Gornick, and Virginie Mansuy-Aubert

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Environmental Gentrification in Chicago: Perceptions, Dilemmas and Paths Forward, Colette Copic, Tania Schusler, and Amy Krings

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Structures From Chaos In a NIM Game, Ian Cowen and Zen Nguyen

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QueerVIEW: Protocol for a Technology-Mediated Qualitative Photo Elicitation Study With Sexual and Gender Minority Youth in Ontario, Canada, Shelley L. Craig; Andrew D. Eaton; Rachael Pascoe; Egag Egag; Lauren B. McInroy; Lin Fang; Ashley Austin; and Michael P. Dentato PhD, MSW

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Draft Genome Sequence of Escherichia coli UMB1353, Isolated from the Female Urinary Tract, Tanea Crawford, Taylor Miller-Ensminger, Adelina Voukadinova, Alan J. Wolfe, and Catherine Putonti

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Investigating T cell signaling mechanisms that promote resistance to Activation Induced Cell Death, Christina Cunha, Mariko Takami, and Makio Iwashima

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Promoting Access & Critical Literacy: Working Within, Beyond, and Against the Academy, Sydney Curtis and Dianey R. Leal

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The Effect of Individual Differences on the Experience of Meaningful Work: The Influence of Social Status and Work Motivation, Plamena Daskalova

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Pediatric Providers' Perceptions of their Role in Early Detection of Postpartum Depression, Laura Aime De La Pena

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Towards High-End Scalability on Bio-Inspired Computational Models, Dario Dematties, Silvio Rizzi, and George K. Thiruvathukal

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A Computational Theory for the Emergence of Grammatical Categories in Cortical Dynamics, Dario Dematties, Silvio Rizzi, George K. Thiruvathukal, Mauricio D. Perez, Alejandro Javier Wainselboim, and Bonifacio Silvano Zanutto

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Towards High-End Scalability on Biologically-Inspired Computational Models, Dario Dematties, George K. Thiruvathukal, Silvio Rizzi, Alejandro Wainselboim, and Bonifacio Silvano Zanutto

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"An Environmental Sleight of Hand:" Trash, Activism, and Urban Finance in Detroit, 1970-1990, Chelsea Denault

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An Experimental Test of Fiedler's Contingency Model of Leadership Effectiveness: The Effect of Gender, Samantha De Souza