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Submissions from 2020

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Correlation of Childhood Adversity and Perceptions of Media, Henry W. Biedron and Patrick J. Ewel

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Compact Structures in Nonlinear Gravity, Allegra Fass and Tom Giblin

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More than just nicotine – A comparison of tobacco and e-cigarette in utero exposure on offspring gene expression in the brain, Sebastian Georg Gaese and Anna Dorothea Asimes

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A novel zebrafish mutant, stl159, exhibits defects in sensory axon and glial patterning, Lauren Limbach, Afomia Ayele, Kristen Pitts, et al.

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Polycyclic Codes, Paul Liu, Bryan Yoshino, and Nuh Aydin

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What to Do After You Lose? Examining Cases of Post-Enactment Opposition to Federal Policy in the Postwar Era, Logan Reimbold-Thomas

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Biophysical Model of the Serine Shuttle, Aleksandr Smirnov and Sheryl Hemkin

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Influence of Thickness and Temperature on Electronic Transitions of Bi2Se3 Thin Films, Xiaoyu Wang, Frank Peiris, Maria Hilse, et al.

Submissions from 2019

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Effects of uncoupler Sodium Salicylate on Pseudomonas fluorescens, Sumaya T. Ahmed, Rodaba Rahim, and Joan Slonczewski

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The Effects of Phage P1 Vir on Benzoate Evolved Escherichia coli strains in Salicylate, Benzoate and media adjusted to pH 7 and pH 6.5, Lizzy Apunda and Joan Slonczewski

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Mechanisms Shaping Migration of Glial Cells and Peripheral Axons in Danio Rerio, Afomia Ayele, Lauren Limbach, Kristen Pitts, et al.

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Experimental Design Using Regression Trees, Bakdaulet Baitan and Erin R. Leatherman

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The Final Hurdles: Finishing a Library of Lactones for Polymerization, Suzanna Bator and Yutan D.Y.L. Getzler

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In vivo identification of small molecules mediating Gpr126/Adgrg6 signaling during Schwann cell development, Ethan Bradley, Rebecca Cunningham, Caroline Wilde, et al.

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Parameter Estimation Of Overlapping Poisson Data, Michaela Brydon, Erin R. Leatherman, Kenneth J. Ryan, et al.

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Designing a Strong Lewis Acid MOF Catalyst for Continuous Flow Catalysis, Carter U. Brzezinski

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Knockout of COP1-like genes causes early reproduction in Physcomitrella patens, Jo Bùi, Viktoriya Coneva, and Karen Hicks

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Computationally Predicting Protein Structure using RosettaCommons with sparse experimental SID data, Shane Canfield, Justin Seffernick, and Steffen Lindert

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The Effects of Maternal Stress on TLR Expression in neonatal Mus musculus Alveolar Epithelial Cells, Myanna Cook and Arianna Smith

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Sequencing the elusive klf9 lncRNA in the frog Xenopus tropicalis, Reed Crocker and Wade H. Powell

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Finding Perishable Technologies: Fibers, Sophie Dodd and Bruce Hardy

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Expression and functional characterization of insect sodium-dependent cation chloride cotransporters, Phu Duong and Christopher M. Gillen

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Anomalous biodiversity patterns in bryophytes, Julia Eckberg, Jackie O'Malley, Susy Echeverría-Londoño, et al.

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Quantifying the Impact of State-Mixing on the Rydberg Excitation blockade, Milo Eder, Abigail Plone, Tom Yoda, et al.

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Assessing the functional conservation of ELF3-like and COP1-like proteins from Bryophytes to Angiosperms, Kristen N. Edgeworth, Alanta Budrys, Viktoriya Coneva, et al.

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Carbon Fluxes in Restored Wetlands: Comparisons with Natural Systems, Fiona Ellsworth, Siobhan Fennessy, and Grace Gavazzi

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Trace-Metal Analysis of Cobalt and Mercury in Aqueous Solution via Complementary Duel Thermal Lens and Cloud Point Extraction Technique, Geir Falck-Pederson and James Keller

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Tissue-Specific Induction of klf9 in Response to Thyroid Hormone and Dioxin in Xenopus laevis, Ali Fox and Wade H. Powell

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Swept Sine Injections & Digital Filtering Techniques in LIGO Calibration, Chase Frederick and Madeline Wade

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Cycling DOF Factor-like genes play a role in sexual reproduction in the moss Physcomitrella patens, Alex Freidinger, Shawn Ruiz, Jo Bùi, et al.

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Designing a floating wetland island: improving water quality at the Kokosing Nature Preserve, Grace Gavazzi, Siobhan Fennessy, and Fiona Ellsworth

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Characterizing physiological diversity of light responses in Sphagnum magellanicum, Chris Goodall and Christopher P. Bickford

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One-pot synthesis of glycosyl β-thiols, Grant Hall, Emma Becker, Kirollos Nader, et al.

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Varied Passive Flux: Alterations to Previous Models for Calcium Oscillations in Astrocytes, Sheryl Hemkin and Elise Hokanson

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Scalar Field Dark Matter, Maria Huey and Tom Giblin

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Apparent TPU limitation in Sphagnum magellanicum Driven by Respiratory Carbon Flux, Xiaoxuan Hu and Christopher P. Bickford

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Clade Determination of Our Lumbriculus variegatus, Jeremy Kauffman

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Analysis of Hox Genes along the A-P Axis in Lumbriculus variegatus, Zachary LaRocca-Stravalle and Kathy M. Gillen

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The Effect of Sodium Salicylate on Escherichia coli Knockout Strains Δ acrA kanR and Δ mdtE kanR, Abby Lee and Joan Slonczewski

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The Quantum Wheel, Vincent Lewis and Benjamin Schumacher

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Exploration of Healthcare Concerns Among Residents of Knox County, Ohio, Julia Louizides and Edward Schortman

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Thermal and Fluorescent Imaging in Sphagnum magellanicum, Keely S. Lovato, Joseph R. Stinziano, Laura E. Green, et al.

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The Impact Of Temperature Change and Ambient CO2 On Electron Transport Rate In Sphagnum magellanicum, James P. Loveland and Christopher P. Bickford

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Piecewise Polytrope Parameterization for Neutron Star Equation of State, Joe Lucaccioni and Leslie Wade

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Guassian Process Models for Quantitative and Qualitative Inputs, Steven Lucas and Erin R. Leatherman

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Investigating the effects of M129V mutation on human prion protein wild-type and A117V variant, Yiyi Ma, May Zin Hlaing, Hanj Dao, et al.

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Reducing Latency in LIGO Data Calibration, Ezra Moguel and Madeline Wade

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Biophysical Characterization and Sequence Analysis of Core Variants of Rop in Escherichia coli, Ryan Nader, Tianqi Guo, Charu Jain, et al.

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Development of Neural Networks for use in LIGO Low-Latency Gravitational-Wave Searches, Paul Neubauer, Madeline Wade, and Leslie Wade

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Using Python to Study the Rydberg Excitation Blockade, Abigail Plone, Tom Yoda, and Aaron Reinhard

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The Effects of Evolution in Sodium Salicylate on Gram Positive Bacillus Subtilis, Rodaba Rahim, Sumaya Ahmed, and Joan Slonczewski

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Improving Fossil Leaf Characteristic Predictions, Grace Ryder

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Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptors as a Potential Druggable Target for PNS Myelination, Nell Simons, Ethan Bradley, and Sarah Petersen

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Calibration Uncertainty of Advanced LIGO and its Effect on Search Sensitivity, Madeline Stover and Madeline Wade

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Existence and Character of Solutions to the Erd}os-Straus Equation, Katerina Tang and Brian Jones

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Effects of Maternal Stress During Pregnancy on Epidermal Composition in Offspring, Alice TIllman and Arianna Smith

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Evaluating Chronic Prenatal Stress and High-Mobility Box Protein 1 (HMGB1) Expression in Trophoblast Cells: Implications for Preeclampsia?, Liana Valin and Arianna Smith

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The Quantum Keyhole Problem, Mingchi Xu and Benjamin Schumacher

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Studying Effect of State Mixing on Rydberg Excitation Blockade, Tom Yoda, Milo Eder, Abigail Plone, et al.

Submissions from 2018

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Shift operators on directed infinite graphs, Aahan Agrawal, Astrid Berge, Seth Colbert-Pollack, et al.

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Exploring a Novel Vinylogous Aldol Reaction to Stereoselctively Synthesize All-Carbon Quaternary Stereocenters, Yara Awwad and John E. Hofferberth

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Ultracold Plasma Dynamics in a Radio Frequency Field, Fernanda Banic Viana Martins, James S. Keller, and Edward R. Grant

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Growth Mechanisms of Escherichia coli and their Effect on Antibiotic Resistance, Julia Borys and Joan Slonczewski

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Evaluation of Xenobiotic Transport of Xanthene Dyes in Adult Aedes aegypti, Ty Boyd and Matthew F. Rouhier

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Synthesis of a Scaffold Molecule for Efficient Peptide Stapling and Conjugation, Shane Canfield and Dehua Pei

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Cinnamoylation of Free Sugars, Clare Chou, Mackenzie Bruzzio, and Mo Hunsen

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The Effect of Acute Stress on Voluntary Ethanol Consumption in BTBR T+tf/j Mice, Alejandra Colmenares and Hewlet McFarlane

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Design and implementation of an optical system to study the Rydberg Excitation blockade, Milo Eder, Andrew Lesak, and Aaron Reinhard

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Gene Discovery Efforts at Manton Center for Orphan Disease Research at Boston Children’s Hospital, Morgan Engmann

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Solutions to the Erdös Straus Equation: Existence and Character, Anna Gerhardinger and Brian Jones

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Eastern Bluebird Egg Color and Female Flight Ability, Meredith Glover, Sarah McPeek, and Jess Kotnour

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The Impact of Shape on Nonconscious Processing of Facial and Variant Stimuli, Sabrina Halavi, Shayla Warren, Peyton Thomas, et al.

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Quantifying the Impact of Deciduous Forest Canopy Structure on Soil Respiration, David Han, Julia Unangst, and Andrew J. Kerkhoff

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The Structure of Multi Perfect Numbers, Andrew Herbelin and Judy Holdener

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Physcomitrella patens DET1-like genes may play a role in seasonal regulation of sexual reproduction, Hannah Hertz, Victoria Coneva, and Karen Hicks

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Visualizing the Early Universe, Maria Huey and Tom Giblin

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Model quantum resource theories, Austin Hulse and Benjamin Schumacher

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Measuring physiological responses of Sphagnum magellanicum to abiotic environmental variation, Xiaoxuan Hu and Christopher P. Bickford

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Flow cytometry as an alternative to growth curves in competition experiments, Miriam Hyman and Joan Slonczewski

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Diversity in avian locomotive investment and the impact on life history traits, Jess L. Kotnour

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Manganese transporters and their effect on proliferation of Streptococcus sanguinis in a rabbit model, Karina Kunka and Todd Kitten

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A petrel mother’s dilemma: when self-care conflicts with offspring investment, Jesseca Kusher, Robert Mauck, and Charles E. Huntington

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Generalization of a Linear Code Search Algorithm, Jonathan Lambrinos, Oliver VandenBery, and Noah (Nuh) Aydin

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Implementation and setup of computer control system to study state-mixing impacts on the Rydberg excitation blockade, Andrew Lesak, Milo Eder, and Aaron Reinhard

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Investigating Zirconia Thin Films, Vincent Lewis and Frank Peiris

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A Diastereoconvergent Acid-Initiated Vinylogous Aldol Reaction to Form All Carbon Quaternary Stereocenters, Arthur Lian and John E. Hofferberth

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The innate immune response to flagellin fragment in Arabidopsis root, Haofan Li

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Touchscreen based Progressive Ratio Responding for Motivational Assessment of Mice, Deveren Manley II, Michael Noback, Gongliang Zhang, et al.

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Progress towards the synthesis of Vinylogous Aldol Reaction substrates with functionalized tethers, Yiyi Ma and John E. Hofferberth

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Progress towards the synthesis of Vinylogous Aldol Reaction substrates with functionalized tethers, Yiyi Ma and John E. Hofferberth

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Eastern Bluebird Flight Maneuverability, Nyota Mbuyu and Natalie Wright

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Sexually dimorphic flight in Eastern Bluebirds (Sialia sialis), Sarah McPeek, Andrew J. Bobick, Jess L. Kotnour, et al.

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On the Schrödinger Picture of Dark Matter, Maggie Murphree and Tom Giblin

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Generation of Primordial Black Holes in Hybrid Inflation, Rachel Nguyen and Tom Giblin

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Implementation of the Causal Spectral Decomposition Representation for the Neutron Star Equation of State, Devon Nothard and Leslie Wade

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Laakso Space Coloring and Visualization, Preston Pennington, James Skon, and Marie Snipes

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Phylogenetic Analysis of the Relationship between Leaf Morphology and Phenology, Evan Perkins, Andrew J. Kerkhoff, Dana Royer, et al.

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Simulating the Dynamics of Galactic-Scale Dark Matter, Gwyneth Phillips and Tom Giblin

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Perfect and Deficient Perfect Numbers, Emily Rachfal and Judy Holdener

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Metabolic tracing and quantification of β-alanine in lettuce, tomato, wheat, and corn, Peter Reinhart