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  • Composite nanoparticles for biomedical applications 

    Zakharchenko, Andrey (uga, 2018-05)
    Cancer remains a second leading cause of death in the United States, according to recent statistics. There is an immediate demand for targeted delivery to affected tissues that will allow to decrease therapeutic dose, lower ...
  • Glycan glucuronylation is an essential glycan modification for female fertility in drosophila melanogaster 

    Waltamath, Marion Elizabeth (uga, 2018-05)
    The Drosophila melanogaster is a dynamic organism to study how tissue specific glycosylation during development. Drosophila O-linked glycans are frequently capped with glucuronic acid. In order to understand the potential ...
  • Changes in swine gait over time related to growth, soundness, or trimming 

    Tinkle, Amanda Kate (uga, 2018-05)
    Gait analysis is a common method to obtain quantitative measures of movement. In pigs, it is unknown how much training to the mat is needed to provide quality gait data. In the first study, thirty-three, 68 kg grower pigs ...
  • Nonparametric methods for big and complex datasets under a reproducing kernel Hilbert space framework 

    Sun, Xiaoxiao (uga, 2018-05)
    Large and complex data have been generated routinely from various sources, for instance, time course biological studies and social media. Classic nonparametric models, such as smoothing spline ANOVA models, are not well ...
  • Carbon flux across scales in a changing climate 

    Song, Chao (uga, 2018-05)
    Ecological patterns are scale dependent. Understanding how and why ecological patterns vary across scales is a central problem in ecology. Stream metabolism and soil respiration, two important processes in the global carbon ...
  • Temporal control of odor-induced motivational state in a drosophila model 

    Thomas, Shelby Elizabeth (uga, 2018-05)
    Motivation and goal-directed behaviors are associated with prevalent human conditions such as addiction, ADHD, and depression, but the mechanisms mediating how motivational states are temporally regulated are not fully ...
  • National park visitation 

    Stowers, Matthew Alec (uga, 2018-05)
    The National Park Service was established by the Organic Act of 1916 with the purpose of managing the ‘crown jewels’ of the American landscape, the National Parks, along with other unique sites for their scenic, environmental, ...
  • Participatory sensing marine debris 

    Shayne, Katherine Elizabeth (uga, 2018-05)
    Marine Debris Tracker (MDT) is a mobile app and citizen science program originally sponsored by the NOAA Marine Debris Program and launched in 2011. At the time, MDT was the first app of its kind, allowing users to report ...
  • Baylisascaris procyonis infection dynamics and transmission among wildlife, domestic animal, and human hosts 

    Sapp, Sarah Grace (uga, 2018-05)
    The raccoon roundworm, Baylisascaris procyonis, is a common intestinal nematode of raccoons (Procyon lotor) and occasionally domestic dogs. Infection with larval stages following ingestion of infectious eggs in feces of ...
  • A look at peanut pricing in the post quota era 

    Attah, Festus Selorm Kofi (uga, 2018-08)
    The peanut sector operated under a supply management program until 2002. With the passage of the 2002 Farm Bill, however, the sector was ushered into a more market-oriented program. The new program brought along challenges ...
  • Optimal designs for the panel mixed logit model 

    Zhang, Wei (uga, 2018-05)
    We discuss optimal designs for the panel mixed logit model. The panel mixed logit model is usually used for the analysis of discrete choice experiments. The information matrix used in design criteria does not have a closed ...
  • “There's magic in the web of it” 

    Shelton, Barry Hughes (uga, 2018-05)
    This dissertation applies data analytic methods to the study of Early Modern language, history, and cultural memory. Though each of the chapters approaches a drastically different question, ultimately my methodology remains ...
  • Nature of science instruction and peer coaching 

    Sell, Cary Waite (uga, 2018-05)
    For science teachers to be able to teach in the manner that is being called for in current reform documents such as the Next Generation Science Standards, they should have knowledge of the nature of science (NOS) and ...
  • Animal ambassador interpretation techniques and its impact on connectedness to nature 

    Schueler, Darcy Sue (uga, 2018-05)
    This exploratory study looked at the effects of naming an Animal Ambassador on participants’ level of Empathy, Altruism, Connectedness to Nature, and Commitment to Engaging in Environmentally-responsible Behaviors. The ...
  • Associations among dietary protein intake, physical activity, and muscle quality in young adults 

    Sokolowski, Chester Michael (uga, 2018-05)
    This study explored the associations between dietary protein intake quantity and source and muscle capacity and quality controlling for physical activity and resistance training. Emerging adults (n=122; aged 18-20) were ...
  • Sufism in the southeast 

    Smith, Lane Harvey (uga, 2018-05)
    This project seeks to understand contemporary Sufism in the United States by examining the Mustafawiyya ṭarīqah, a Sufi community in South Carolina. To do so, I demonstrate how Sufism in the United States is a living ...
  • The memorionizer 

    Schwartz, Danielle Nicole (uga, 2018-05)
    Recently, a climate of fear and intolerance has come to the fore and is detrimental to our societal well-being. As democratic values have been attacked, there has also been a return to the use of the public landscape as a ...
  • Does intra-individual variability and coordination of chronic ankle instability individuals during squat differ by elevating the rearfoot? 

    Samson, Christine Olivia (uga, 2018-05)
    The combination of joint kinematic variability and time spent in coordination patterns throughout a closed chain task may provide insight to why CAI individuals have a greater risk of posttraumatic osteoarthritis development. ...
  • "The inheritance of blood first” 

    Rountree, Emma Eileen (uga, 2018-05)
    This thesis examines the way three white women writers from Georgia portrayed miscegenation and mixed-race female characters by utilizing the literary trope of the “tragic mulatta,” with the purpose of determining how ...
  • Residents' receptivity to sea level rise adaptations on Tybee Island 

    Sauer, Catherine Marie (uga, 2018-05)
    Infrastructure, residences, and businesses on Tybee Island are vulnerable to sea level rise (SLR). Tybee Island is a national leader in climate adaptation planning, and although their 2016 Sea Level Rise Adaptation Plan ...

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