Theses/Dissertations from 2014


Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) and Reduction of NSAID Use in Low Back Pain: A Pilot Study, Kristopher Kelly

Effectiveness of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment and/or Patient-Directed Self Care in Managing Tension Headaches, Thomas Matthew Lettich

Potential Anti-Dementia Chemicals: Preventing APOE and NF-kB Release in Astrocyte Culture, Kingsley Njoku


Effect of Tumor Necrosis Factorα on Expression of Heme-Oxgenase1 in Human Gingival Fibroblasts, Jay Patel


Effect of Heme Oxygenase-1 on Matrix Metalloproteinase-3 Expression in Human Fibroblasts, Theresa A. Stangl

Microscopic Analysis of Two Glands Involved in Osmoregulation in Elasmobranchs: The Rectal Salt and Interrenal Glands of Dasyatis sabina, Tomeka F. Taylor


Cyclic Nucleotide-Dependent Phosphorylation Regulates BK-Ca Channel Activity in Human Coronary Artery Smooth Muscle Cells, Raeonda Williams


Chemopreventive Effects of Pterostilbene in Metastatic Prostate Cancer Cells, Phillip A. Zook

Theses/Dissertations from 2013


The Effect of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) Incorporation into Swine Intestinal Submucosa (SIS) Suture Material on the Healing Process in Gastrocnemius Muscle, Nicole K. Alexander


Regulation of Alpha Synuclein Following Chronic Methamphetamine Administration in Guinea Pigs: Correlation with Memory and Synaptic Plasticity, Adnouse Blanc

Investigation of Mouse Hepatitis Virus Entry Using Small Interfering RNA Technology, Kristina A. Cade

Chlamydia pneumoniae Infection of Neuronal Cells Induces Changes in Calcium-Associated Gene Expression Consistent with Alzheimer's Disease, Christopher Andrew Cappellini


Molecular Mechanisms Related to Endotoxemia in Primary Human Cardiomyocytes in Culture, Atijah J. Collins

Development of Isoleucine Prodrugs of Cytarabine, Anthony L. Cooper Jr.

The Role of Transforming Growth Factor Beta (TGF-β) in the Extracellular Matrix Degradation Characteristic of Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis, Courtney Kristen Docherty

Estrogen Effect on Manganese-Induced Astrocytic Toxicity, Tyler Huynh


Comparison of Electrogustometrically Determined Taste Threshold and Phenylthiocarbamide Sensitivity between Non-Diabetic Subjects with First Degree Relatives with Type 2 Diabetes and Non-Diabetic Subjects without Type 2 Diabetic First Degree Relatives, Matthew E. Joseph DO


Nutri One-on-One: The Assessment and Evaluation of a Single One-on-One Nutritional Coaching in Patients Affected by Metabolic Syndrome, Jennifer L. King

Mechanisms of Mouse Hepatitis Entry into Cells, Philip J. Koehler

The Effects of Modulating Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase Activity and Coupling in Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Alexandra C. Lopez

Apoptotic Sensitivity in Osteoblasts is Maturation Specific, Dominick V. Mastracco


Clinical Research Challenges: Insight from a Pilot Study at an Academic Healthcare Center, Gretchen E. Maurer


Cardioprotective Effects of Mitochondrial-Targeted Antioxidants in Myocardial Ischemia/Reperfusion (I/R) Injury, Regina Ondrasik

Autophagy Associated Gene Expression and Protein Levels in Neuronal Cells Infected with Herpes Simplex Virus Type One and Chlamydia Pneumoniae May Suggest Infection-Induced Mechanisms of Alzheimer's Disease, Joshua R. Sabatine

Detection of Chlamydia Pneumoniae in Blood Samples: A Diagnostic Screen for Alzheimer Disease, Lauren Elise Semler


Resveratrol Induced Apoptosis in a Human Adenosquamous Carcinoma Cell Line (CAL-27 Cells), Saquib A. Siddiqi

Effect of Nicotine on IL-1 Induced MMP-3 Expression: Role of a Polymorphic Promoter Element, Cynthia Uche

IMP2 Expression in the Mouse Nervous System, Victoria Vlada Vinarsky

A Statistical Test to Assess Tissue Characterization of Abdominal Organs By Color-Fusion MRI, Terrance Darnell Weeden

Detection of Chlamydia Muridarum Antigen and AD-Like Pathology in the Brain Tissue of Intranasally Infected BALB/c Mice, Lindsey Victoria Weidmann

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

Analysis of Inflammasome Gene Regulation Following Chlamydia pneumoniae Infection of THPl Monocytes: Implications for Alzheimer's Disease, Jonathan M. Anzmann

Attachment of Two Antibiotics to a Titanium Alloy Surface to Inhibit Colonization by Gram-positive and Gram-negative Bacteria, Holly Brizell


The Effect of Mechanical Force on Gene Expression of Human Bladder Smooth Muscle Cells, Christopher A. Callan


Characterization of a Hyperthermophilic Redox Protein, Rubredoxin, as a Potential Targeted Cancer Therapeutic, Siri Lakshmi Chirumamilla

The Expression of IMP2 within the Mouse Nervous System, Sarah E. Chmielewski


Evaluation of a Surgical Intervention to Experimentally Compare CO2 Laser to Scalpel Incisions, Added Growth Factor, and Suture Material to Reduce Cutaneous Scarring, Rhian E. Davies

Maturation Specific Sensitivity of Osteocytes to Calcium and Phosphate Ion Pair-Induced Apoptosis, Matthew P. Debo

Maturation of Osteoblast-like Cells Sensitizes Them to Calcium and Ion Pair-Induced Apoptosis, Angela Genoese

The Effect of Resveratrol on Manganese Toxicity in Astrocytes, DeAngelo A. Harris

The Effects of Modulating eNOS Activity and Coupling on Leukocyte-Endothelial Interactions in Rat Mesenteric Postcapilary Venules, Amber N. Koon


Correlation of In-vitro Drug Dissolution and In-vivo Drug Absorption of Various Therapeutically Equivalent Pharmaceutical Solid Dosage Forms of Simvastatin, Aphrodite Kotrotsios

The Human Pathogen Clostridium Difficile: A Look at a Putative Glyoxalase Involved in Protection from Oxidative Stress, Tashinea Lee

Infection of Neuronal Cells with HSV-1 Alters Expression of Genes Associated with Autophagy and Apoptosis: Possible Mechanisms of Alzheimer's Disease-like Neurodegeneration, Alexis M. Mark

Curcumin and its Role in Reducing Manganese-Induced Neurotoxicity in Astrocytes, Danielle S. Markland


The Real-Time Measurements of Blood Nitric Oxide (NO) and Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) Levels under Acute Hyperglycemia, Michael Minni

A Preliminary Study of the Effects of Liposuction Technique on Adipose-derived Stem Cell Viability and Abundance, Daniel P. Murphy


Does Mucosal or Serosal Side Approximation Affect the Efficacy of Native Small Intestinal Submucosa Graft Repair of Neurotmesis?, Ferro Nguyen

The Effects of Direct NADPH Oxidase Inhibitor Apocynin on Real-Time Blood Nitric Oxide and Hydrogen Peroxide Release in Femoral Artery/Vein Ischemia and Reperfusion Injury, C Woodworth Parker

Pathway to Pre-Diabetes: A Model for the Assessment of Stress and Glycemic Dysregulation in Normoglycemic Subjects, Parul Saxena

Primary Human Cardiomyocyte Culture: A Model for Assessment of Cardiovascular Disorders, Jessica Scott

Long-term Effects of Multiparity on Cervical and Ovarian Cancer, Gina R. Washington Harris

Theses/Dissertations from 2011


Carbon Monoxide and Nitric Oxide Induced-Heme-Based Modification of Alpha-2-Antiplasmin and Plasmin Activity, Matthew R. Arkebauer

A Comparative Study of Cervical Hysteresis Characteristics after Various Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) Modalities, Precious L. Barnes


The Effects of Protein Kinase C Inhibitors on Blood Nitric Oxide and Hydrogen Peroxide Release in Ischemia and Reperfusion Injury, Kyle D. Bartol


Analysis of Chlamydia Pneumoniae and AD-like Pathology in the Brains of BALB/c Mice Following Direct Intracranial Infection with Chlamydia Pneumoniae, Jessica Rachel Barton

Infection of Human Neuronal Cells by Clamydia Pneumoniae and/or Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Infection Alters the Expression of Genes Related to Alzheimer's Disease, Morgan M. Devins


The Role of Protein Kinase C Epsilon in Hydrogen Peroxide and Nitric Oxide Release During Oxidative Stress Caused by Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy, Edward S. Iames


The Role of Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase (eNOS) Uncoupling on Leukocyte-Endothelial Interactions in Rat Mesenteric Postcapillary Venules, Maria Kern

Effects of Chlamydia pneumoniae Infection of THPl Human Monocytes on the Immune Response, Charles Lim


Does Use of a Cell Phone Affect Cognition?, Kharma J. Lundy

Role of Heme Oxygenase-l in Interleukin-l Induced Expression of Matrix Metalloproteinase-3 in Human Gingival Fibroblasts, Sheedeh Madani

Chlamydia Pneumoniae Induction of ADDL Peptides in Monocytes and Neuronal Cells May Lead to Toxic Amyloid Production in Alzheimer's Disease, Laura E. McCourt

A Preliminary Study of the Effects of Liposuction Technique on Adipose-Derived Stem Cell Viability, Caitlyn Moore


Androgen Receptor-Dependent Effects of Resveratrol on Tnsin mRNA Levels in Prostate Cancer Cells, Courtney Pisano


Small Intestine Submucosa Effects on Long Term Viability of Transplanted Pancreatic Cells, Joshua P. Pregnar

Evaluating the Potential Role of the Small Metalloprotein, Pyrococcus Furiosus Rubredoxin, as a Targeted Cancer Therapeutic and Imaging Agent, Stewart Russ Richardson

Severity and Extent of Infection by Chlamidia Pneumoniae: Comparison of 57BL/6 and BALB/C Mice, Stephanie C. Richard


Using Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Glycoprotein to Pseudotype BacMam Viruses for Enhancement of Transduction Efficiency, Lydia Sanchez


Alzheimer's Disease Association with Chlamydia pneumoniae, Andrew Short


Crosstalk between WNT and RHO Pathways in Ameloblast-Lineage Cells, Kate Shusterman

The Role of a Potential Glyoxalsase Protein in Clostridium Difficile 630, Maria Siddiqi


Infection with Chlamydia Pneumoniae in Neuronal Cells Alters the Expression of Genes Involved in Apoptosis and Autophagy Pathways, Annette K. Slutter

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

Investigating the Unknown: A Study of Freshwater Stingray Anatomy and an Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Routine Diagnostic Imaging Techniques, Holly M. Brown

The Potential Effect of Superoxide Reductase in Reducing ISchemia-Reperfusion Injury, Ralph McKenzie


Small Intestine Submucosa for Repair of Injured Rabbit Cornea: A Pilot Study, Mark Nicholas Perenich

Theses/Dissertations from 2009


Does the Duration of Type 2 Diabetes Correlate with Changes in Taste Deficits?, Ann T. McLaughlan