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  • Author:
    Jeremy Steeger
    Advisory Committee:
    Don A. Howard, Miklós Rédei, Patricia Blanchette, Nicholas Y. Teh, Curtis Franks
    Degree Area:
    History and Philosophy of Science
    Degree:
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Defense Date:
    2019-06-25
  • Author:
    Emily Maiden
    Advisory Committee:
    Jaimie Bleck, George Lopez, Susan St. Ville
    Degree Area:
    Peace Studies
    Degree:
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Defense Date:
    2019-03-01
  • Author(s):
    Matthew Sisk
    Abstract:

    Lead exposure is a major health hazard affecting children and their growth and is a concern in many urban areas around the world. One such city in the United States (US), South Bend Indiana, gained attention for its high levels of lead in blood and relatively low testing rates for children. We assessed current lead screening practices in South Bend and the surrounding St. Joseph County (SJC). The 2005–2015 lead screening data included 18,526 unique children. Lead screening rates ranged from 4…

  • Author(s):
    Yide Zhang
    Abstract:

    In cancer and all biomedical researches, we always need a microscope with better imaging precision, speed, functionality, and depth, so that the diagnostics and treatments of cancer and other diseases can be accurate, fast, and noninvasive. However, conventional fluorescence microscopes cannot satisfy these needs due to physical limits on resolution, speed, information, and depth. In this work, we aim to overcome these limits using novel super-resolution microscopy and high-speed quantitative…

    Date Created:
    2018-04-09
    Resource Type
    Presentation
  • Author(s):
    Md Suhail Alam, Bruce Cooper, Kasturi Halder
    Abstract:

    Histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors are of significant interest as drugs. However, their use in neurological disorders has raised concern because HDACs are required for brain function. We have previously shown that a triple combination formulation (TCF) of the pan HDACi vorinostat (Vo) improves pharmacokinetic exposure and entry of Vo into the brain. TCF treatment significantly delayed both neurodegeneration and death in the Npc1nmf164 murine model of Niemann Pick Type C (NPC) disease. The …

    Date Published:
    2017-09
  • Author(s):
    Manuela Lahne, Clare E. Yarka, Michael E. Petravick, Jingling Li, David R. Hyde
    Abstract:

    Sox2 is a well-established neuronal stem cell-associated transcription factor that regulates neural development and adult neurogenesis in vertebrates, and is one of the critical genes used to reprogram differentiated cells into induced pluripotent stem cells. We examined if Sox2 was involved in the early reprogramming-like events that Müller glia undergo as they upregulate many pluripotency- and neural stem cell-associated genes required for proliferation in light-damaged adult zebrafish reti…

    Date Published:
    2017-08
  • Author(s):
    Jeff Schorey, Yong Cheng
    Abstract:

    Extracellular vesicles (EVs) have been shown to carry microbial components and function in the host defense against infections. In this study, we demonstrate that Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) RNA is delivered into macrophage-derived EVs through an M.tb SecA2-dependent pathway, and that EVs released from M.tb-infected macrophages stimulate a host RIG-I/MAVS/TBK1/IRF3 RNA sensing pathway, leading to type I interferon production in recipient cells. These EVs also promote, in a RIG-I/MAVS-de…

    Date Published:
    2018-06
  • Author(s):
    Paul T. Kroeger, Bridgette E. Drumond, Rachel Miceli, Michael McKernan, Gary F. Gerlach, Amanda N. Marra, Annemarie Fox, Kristen K. McCampbell, Ignaty Leshchiner, Adriana Rodriguez-Mari, Ruth Bremiller, Ryan Thummel, Alan J. Davidson, John Postlethwait, Wolfram Goessling, Rebecca Wingert
    Abstract:

    The zebrafish kidney is conserved with other vertebrates, making it an excellent genetic model to study renal development. The kidney collects metabolic waste using a blood filter with specialized epithelial cells known as podocytes. Podocyte formation is poorly understood but relevant to many kidney diseases, as podocyte injury leads to progressive scarring and organ failure. zeppelin (zep) was isolated in a forward screen for kidney mutants and identified as a homozygous recessive lethal al…

    Date Published:
    2017
  • Author:
    Sarah E. Naramore
    Advisory Committee:
    Christopher Hamlin
    Degree Area:
    History and Philosophy of Science
    Degree:
    PhD
    Defense Date:
    2018-04-24
  • Author:
    Heather M. DuBois
    Advisory Committee:
    Atalia Omer, J. Matthew Ashley, M. Catherine Hilkert, R. Scott Appleby, Keith J. Egan
    Degree Area:
    Peace Studies
    Degree:
    PhD
    Defense Date:
    2018-05-15
  • Author:
    Leo Guardado
    Advisory Committee:
    Timothy Matovina, Mary Catherine Hilkert, O.P., Kraig Beyerlein, John Paul Lederach, Gustavo Gutierrez
    Degree Area:
    Peace Studies, Theology
    Degree:
    PhD
    Defense Date:
    2018-04-03
  • Author:
    Matthew J. Chandler
    Advisory Committee:
    Ann Mische
    Degree Area:
    Peace Studies
    Degree:
    PhD
    Defense Date:
    2017-12-13