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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Social media in study abroad, Devon Kasey Bilsing

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Racism in contemporary American institutions: a critical, color-blind discourse analysis of sport, Brandon Lamar Clark

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The identification of effectors of retinal cell fate determination through single cell transcriptomics, Jillian JoAnne Goetz

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Use of social media in undergraduate communication classes, Aimee Nichole Langager

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The marriage division: a case study on clerical dissension in the United Methodist Church, Erin E. Meek

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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nobile: Design and evaluation of a persuasive technology application for social behavior change, Batzaya Batsaikhan

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Integral Agriculture: Taking seriously the mindset of the farmer, the interiority of the beings on the farm, and a metaphysics that connects them, Travis E. B. Cox

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Evaluating a cognitive tool built to aid decision making using decision making approach as a theoretical framework and using unobtrusive, behavior-based measures for analysis, Ryan Allen Kirk

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A psychoeducational intervention for early-stage caregivers of older Iowans: a pilot study, Nichole L. Seedorf

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Generating a framework for the evaluation of structural layout preferences within e-commerce websites, Bennett Stone

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Do music and art influence one another? Measuring cross-modal similarities in music and art, Amanda Catherine Duthie

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The cathartic reflection: Enhancing community engagement through use of qualitative research methods in post-disaster community planning, Abigail Marie Gaffey

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Tools for success: understanding the efficacy of technology in Iowa community college English composition instruction, Rebecca Lee Peterson

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Investigation of mesenchymal stem cells and the development of experimental strategies for rescuing glaucomatous eyes using a stem cell-based therapy, Eun-Ah Ye

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Leadership models and community resilience to climate change events: A case study of an Alaskan bush village, Wendy Jo Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Viewing a world of disaster through the eyes of faith: The influence of religious worldviews on community adaptation in the context of disaster-related vulnerability in Indonesia, Caleb M. Call

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Role of the prolyl isomerase Pin1 in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease and neuroprotection by novel targeted compounds in pre-clinical animal models of the disease, Anamitra Ghosh

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Goddess in a cape: Feminine divine as comic book superhero, Jacki Renee Hayes

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"Le tengo fe" How do women's networks influence the health competence of Latina immigrant mothers living in a rural Midwestern state?, Flor de Maria Romero de Slowing

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Shugendo: The Way of Power, Eric James Waite

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Influenza Virus Infection: The Impact of Physical Activity on the Aging Immune System and Obesity-Associated Immune Impairments, Kristi J. Warren

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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The influence of music on the emotional interpretation of visual contexts, Fernando Bravo

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The diffusion of sustainability activism at an American universtiy, Jo Ann Simpson

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Genomic and functional characterization of G protein-coupled receptors in the human pathogen Schistosoma mansoni and the model planarian Schmidtea mediterranea, Mostafa Zamanian

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Hope deferred: Mormon feminism and prospects for change in the LDS church, Holly Theresa Bignall

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Effects of selection for low residual feed intake and feed restriction on gene expression profiles and thyroid axis in pigs, Sender Lkhagvadorj

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Domestic violence in Iowa: Exploring the experiences of Latinas with organizational response, Angelica Reina

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A comparison of both water and ethanol extracts prepared from Echinacea purpurea and Echinacea angustifolia on the response to Influenza A/PR/8/34 infection in mice, Navrozedeep Singh

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Pay attention to what they tell you to forget: What we know, what we want, and how it affects our health, Michael Addison Stanfield

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Diagnostics for nonlinear models with application to population pharmacokinetic modeling, Xiaoyong Sun

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Assisting the intermediate-level language listener through the use of elaborated texts, Marta Alejandra Vessoni De Lence

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Factors that predict students' educational experience at a Midwestern research university: A comparative study of STEM and non-STEM majors, Emerald Corrine Amanda Wilson

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Theophylline IMAGEtags (Intracellular Multi Aptamer Genetic tags): the development and evaluation of an RNA reporter system based on the theophylline aptamer, Hans Eirik Haarberg

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Minority Women in Adminitstrative Professional Positions in Higher Education, Michelle Antoinette Hale

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A Study of the Status and Social Acclimation of International Students' Wives at Iowa State University and Ames Community, Julia Mitrushi

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Molecular detection of pathogenic Fusarium species in roots and stalks of maize plants with or without transgenic resistance to corn rootworm, Saritha Muppa

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Welfare policies and covert behaviors: Understanding the effects on low-income families needing child support in central Iowa, Alissa Stoehr

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Ethnic-identity intensity as a moderator of the Technology Acceptance Model and its antecedents, Marcus Anthony Alexander

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The peripeteia, an analysis of reversal speeches by Barbara Bush, Richard Nixon, and Lyndon B. Johnson, Christopher James Anderson

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Design patterns in level design: common practices in simulated environment construction, Denise Bacher

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Functional analysis of the C-terminal domain in the Drosophila JIL-1 histone H3 kinase, Xiaomin Bao

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Proteins affecting rod photoreceptor differentiation in the murine retina: a proteomics approach with emphasis on mTOR, Alison Elizabeth Barnhill

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Situating digital tools through ubiquitous virtuality: confluences of art, architecture, and activity in HCI, Romeu Luiz de Castro Bessa

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Intercept System to Edit, Control, and Analyze Packets (ISECAP), Grant Rogers Brinkmeyer

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Accumulation of BEL1-like transcripts in solanaceous species, Brian Anthony Campbell

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The acceptance of domestic technology: TAM as applied to a proposed classification scheme, Helen Marie Colvin

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Exploring host-pathogen relationships through computer simulations of intracellular infection, Garrett Marc Dancik

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Remodeling of higher order chromatin structure by the JIL-1 histone H3 kinase in Drosophila, Huai Deng

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Molecular, genetic, physiological and biochemical studies of 3-methylcrotonyl-CoA carboxylase and biotin carboxyl carrier protein-like proteins in Arabidopsis thaliana, Geng Ding

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Dissection of the mitotic and nuclear functions of Chromator, a nuclear-derived spindle matrix component in Drosophila, Yun Ding

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Syncretism: a study of Toshodai-ji Wayo architectural and cultural elements, Carole N. Edginton

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Elucidation of anti-inflammatory constituents in Hypericum perforatum extracts and delineation of mechanisms of anti-inflammatory activity in RAW 264.7 mouse macrophages, Kimberly Dawn Petry Hammer

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Phylogenetic placement and population genetic analysis of the endangered winged mapleleaf, Quadrula fragosa, Amanda Heather Hemmingsen

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Provocateurs and triggers: induction of antigen-specific responses to the colonic resident microbiota and susceptibility to colitis, Abigail Lynn Henderson

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Impact of veterinary antibiotics in the environment, Keri Lynn Deppe Henderson

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Biochemical and genetic analyses of physical associations among Zea mays starch biosynthetic enzymes, Tracie Ann Hennen-Bierwagen

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Understanding the biological activity of Hypericum species through metabolomics studies, Matthew Lee Hillwig

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Hypothesis building using the Animal Trait Ontology, LaRon Maurice Hughes

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Functional genomics of resistance-related genes in barley-powdery mildew interactions, Pingsha Hu

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Characterization of barley yellow dwarf virus subgenomic RNAs, Jacquelyn R. Jackson

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Decision making limitations from communication barriers in government structures in Chinese rural energy projects, Nathan Gregory Johnson

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Assembly and annotation tools for analysis of large contiguous regions of the maize genome, Brent Anson Kronmiller

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Interactive graphics, graphical user interfaces and software interfaces for the analysis of biological experimental data and networks, Michael Lawrence

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Peasant communities, the first link of the commodity chain of vicuña fiber, Liliana L. Lay Lisung

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Neonatal alveolar macrophages upregulate cytokine gene transcription via p38 MAPK signaling but fail to secrete cytokines in response to Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Nyssa Ann Levy

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Differential mucosal gene expression modulates the development of murine colitis, Zhiping Liu

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Method development for the quantification of ferritin in staple food crops, Rebecca Jane Lukac

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BioN: a novel interface for biological network visualization, Lisa McGarthwaite

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Visualization for network forensic analyses: extending the Forensic Log Investigator (FLI), Paul Michael Miller

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The use of genetic markers to improve sow productive life and genetic abnormalities, Benny Edd Mote

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Nutritional and hormonal modulation of diabetes-perturbed folate, homocysteine, and methyl group metabolism, Kristin M. Nieman

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Physiology and pharmacology of flatworm muscle, Ekaterina B. Novozhilova

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Design and evaluation of auditory spatial cues for decision making within a game environment for persons with visual impairments, Michael Anthony Oren

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A genomic study of soybean iron deficiency chlorosis, Jamie Aileen O'Rourke

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Functional characterization of Arabidopsis sorting nexin AtSNX2b, Nguyen Phan

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LC-MS techniques for analytical testing of recombinant human erythropoietin and darbepoetin alfa in equine plasma samples for anti-doping control, Kenneth Phung

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Relationship of centrally-located body fat to appetitive hormones in healthy postmenopausal women, Laura Marie Ritland

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Evolutionary variance of gene network model via simulated annealing, Kyoungmin Roh

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Phyllosphere-mediated bacterial degradation of airborne phenol, Amarjyoti Sandhu

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Effect of genetic and proteomic variation in field isolates of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae on virulence, diagnosis and prevention of disease in the pig, Erin Linn Strait

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Molecular interactions of the mammalian intermediate filament protein synemin with cytoskeletal proteins present in adhesion sites, Ning Sun

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A concept virtual harp with physical string vibrations using augmented reality for therapy, Tanasha A. Taylor

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Care ethics and cloning: a speculative literary critique of human biotechnology, Laurel A. Tweed

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Identification and characterization of genes responsible for high persistence in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium, Alec DeMars Houlihan Victorsen

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A formal approach toward authenticated authorization without identification, Lucas D. Witt

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Analysis on protein structures using statistical and bioinformatical methods, Aimin Yan

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Understanding protein motions by computational modeling and statistical approaches, Lei Yang

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Mechanisms of BES1-regulated gene expression downstream of brassinosteroid signaling in Arabidopsis thaliana, Xiaofei Yu

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Relatedness of Haemophilus parasuis strains and their proteins' possible roles as virulence factors, Emilie Susanna Noel Zehr

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Immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties of Echinacea species, Zili Zhai

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Protein Kinase C-delta in dopaminergic system and experimental models of Parkinson's disease, Danhui Zhang

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Integrating QTL analysis into plant breeding practice using Bayesian statistics, Shengqiang Zhong

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Production of 3-hydroxypropionate from biomass, Netra Rajguru Agarkar

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Effects of maternal subclinical mammary inflammation on infant growth, Richmond N. O Aryeetey

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Effectiveness evaluation of the Hispanic Workforce Research Project (HWRP), Fernando Aveiga

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Interleukin-15 and [alpha](1,3)galactosyl-expressing vaccine combination therapy for melanoma, Dana Z. Awwad

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IL-6 mediation of glucose homeostasis and insulin sensitivity during in-vivo influenza infection: a mice model experiment, Hala Farouk Bastawros

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Evaluation of low dose exposure and immunogenicity of transgenic maize expressing the Escherichia coli heat-labile toxin B subunit when fed intermittently and daily, April Jean Beyer

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Restricting wireless network access within the classroom, Andrew Daniel Buschbom

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Transcriptional profiling of laser-microdissected stamen abscission zones in Arabidopsis, Suqin Cai