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Theses and Dissertations Spring 2009 to present

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This collection contains theses and dissertations of graduate students of the University of Alberta submitted since Spring 2009. Documents are added to this collection through the review process required for convocation for current students.

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  1. Beyond the museum as muse: collecting, classifying, and displaying objects in contemporary artistic practice

    by Bertagnolli, Megan

    Working within the framework of the museum rather than attempting to resist it, Karsten Bott, Portia Munson, Kelly Mark and...

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  2. Bicycle helmet use and bicyclists head injuries before and after helmet legislation in Alberta Canada

    by Karkhaneh, Mohammad

    Bicycle activity in Canada is common and unfortunately, can result in injuries, hospitalization and even death. Bicycle helmets...

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  3. Bi-metallic Catalyst for Hydrogen Sorption of Magnesium Hydride

    by Zahiri-Sabzevar, Beniamin

    This thesis is focused on the design of a series of bi-metallic catalyst for enhancing the hydrogen sorption kinetics of...

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  4. Bimetallic catalysts for low-pressure ring opening

    by Shen, Jing

    Selective ring opening of naphthenic molecules is a preferred reaction to increase cetane number of fuels, and it should...

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  5. Bioacoustic analyses of the chick-a-dee call of the Mexican chickadee (Poecile sclateri) and the boreal chickadee (Poecile hudsonica)

    by Moscicki, Michele

    To understand the communicative functions of any vocalization it is important to first classify, describe, and measure the...

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  6. Biochemical and Functional Characterization of Inhibitory Leukocyte Immune-Type Receptors in the Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus)

    by Montgomery, Benjamin Christian Sivert

    A balance of intracellular signaling events control immune cell functions. In innate immunity, many of these signals are...

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  7. Biochemical and structural characterization of CpxP and CpxA, key components of an envelope stress response in Escherichia coli

    by Thede, Gina L.

    The Cpx two‐component signal transduction pathway of Escherichia coli consists of an inner membrane‐localized sensor histidine...

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  8. Biochemical Characterization of ATP-Binding Cassette Transporter G1 Mediated Cholesterol Efflux

    by Gao, Xia

    ABCG1 mediates cholesterol efflux onto lipidated apolipoprotein A-I and plays an important role in macrophage reverse cholesterol...

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  9. The Biochemical Characterization of the ATPase activity of three Hsp82 point mutants: Hsp82pA587T, Hsp82pG313S, and Hsp82pE381K

    by Mai, BaoChan N

    Chaperones are family of proteins that assist in protein folding. 90 kDa Heat shock protein (Hsp90 mammalians, Hsp82 in Saccharomyces...

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  10. Biochemical identification of bacteriocins from Enterococcus faecalis 710C

    by Liu, Xiaoji

    Enterococcus faecalis 710C is a lactic acid bacterium that produces two bacterocins, ent7A and ent7B. Both ent7A and ent7B...

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  11. Bioconversion and separation of milk carbohydrates on nanomembranes

    by Pikus, Wojciech

    Cost-effective processing of dairy whey permeates is important to the environment and economics of the agriculture industry...

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  12. Biodiversity of soil arthropods in a native grassland in Alberta, Canada: obscure associations and effects of simulated climate change

    by Newton, Jeffrey S.

    Soils have traditionally been treated as a “black box” due to the challenges of studying this complex medium. The living...

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  13. Biofilm Streamer Formation in a Porous Microfluidic Device

    by Valiei, Amin

    Biofilm formation in porous media is of significant importance in many environmental and industrial processes such as bioremediation,...

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  14. Biogeochemical Cycling and Microbial Communities in Native Grasslands:Responses to Climate Change and Defoliation

    by Attaeian, Behnaz

    Ongoing climate change has emerged as a major scientific challenge in the current century. Grassland ecosystems are considered...

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  15. Biogeographic histories and genetic diversity of western North American tree species: implications for climate change

    by Roberts, David R.

    Over the last two million years, the evolution of North American tree species, subspecies, and genetic varieties has taken...

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  16. Biological activity of nanostructured silver

    by Nadworny, Patricia L

    Although nanocrystalline silver is used commercially to treat burns and wounds, the mechanisms of action (MOA) for its activity...

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  17. Biological factors affecting poultry embryo quality

    by Hamidu, Jacob Alhassan

    The objectives of this thesis were to investigate some physiological, cellular and molecular changes from genetic selection,...

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  18. Biological Factors in the Etiology of Pulmonary Sarcoidosis

    by Schouten, Janine R.

    Background: Sarcoidosis etiology is unknown. It is thought to be an aberrant immune response to unidentified environmental...

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  19. Biological patterns and processes of glass sponge reefs

    by Chu, Jackson Wing Four

    The glass sponge reefs of western Canada are modern analogues to ancient reefs and are unique habitats requiring conservation....

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  20. Biological role of the tumor suppressor protein, RASSF1A in Inflammation and Cancer

    by El-Kalla, Mohamed

    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) are chronic intestinal diseases...

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