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    Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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    Characterizing the LIR Domain of ABIN1 and Identifying its Role as a Regulator of Mitophagy, Andrew Rhiner

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    Development of Genomic Resources in Vitis Riparia for Discoveries on Pre- And Post-Transcriptional Molecular Regulators of Early Induction into Endodormancy, Michael Robben

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    Mitakuye Oyasin : Pedagogy and Design in Composition I, Jody Lee Rust

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    Impact of Natural Cheese Composition on Proteolysis and its Effects on Process Cheese Functionality, Natasha Scherber

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    An Examination of Trust in News Mediums by College Students: A Comparison of Egypt and the USA, Karim Soliman

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    It's Not Just No-Till: Crop Rotations are Key to Improving Soil Quality and Grain Yields at Dakota Lakes Research Farm, Natalie Sturm

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    CRISPR/Cas9 Whole-Genome Screens Identify Genes Critical for Neutral Lipid Metabolism in Macrophages, Rifat Sultana

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    Efficient Numerical Optimization for Parallel Dynamic Optimal Power Flow Simulation Using Network Geometry, Rylee Sundermann

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    The Efficacy of the South Dakota State University Summer Jacks LeaP Program, Tessa M. Sundermann

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    Evaluating the Effects of Medium Chain Fatty Acids on Sow Reproductive Characteristics, Offspring Biological Health Markers, and Growth Performance, Analicia J. Swanson

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    Exploration of Breast Swelling and Chest Wall Swelling as a Symptom Cluster with Emotional Health in Breast Cancer-related Lymphedema, Amy Swartz

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    Soil Hydro-Physical Properties, Computed Tomography Measured Pore Parameters, and Soil Health Indicators as Influenced by Tillage and Crop Rotation Systems, Goutham Thotakuri

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    “We're Not Valued, We’re Not Heard” : Voices of Seasoned Rural Nurses in the Post-COVID Era, Kessa V. Tribby

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    Polymeric Nanovaccine Delivery System for Influenza Vaccine, Chaitanya K. Valiveti

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    Response of Soil Biochemical and Physical Properties to Long Term Prairie Cordgrass and Kura Clover Intercropping System, Vaishnavi Varikuti

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    Exploring Nursing Faculty Emotional Exhaustion and Its Relationship to Student Incivility, Shantelle Wade

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    Optimization of Electrically Driven Fluid Flow Through Tissue Hydrogels, Joseph C. Walker

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    Identity Negotiations in Family Relationships: Discussing Substance Use Disorder Through the Communication Theory of Identity, Sarah-Michele Q. Weaver

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    Northern Great Plains Saline Sodic Soil Development, Classification, Remediation, and Management., Shaina Westhoff

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    The Impact of Facebook Affordances on Doomscrolling Behaviors during the Relational Dissolution Process, Emma Williams

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    Beneficial Plant-Microbe Interactions to Improve Nutrient Uptake and Biotic Stress Response in Crops, Jaya Krishna Yakha

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    Sentiment without Sentiment Analysis: Using the Recommendation Outcome of Steam Game Reviews as Sentiment Predictor, Anqi Zhang

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    Genome-Wide Association Mapping and Genomic Prediction for Enhancing FHB Resistance in Hard Winter Wheat, Jinfeng Zhang

    Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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    Viral and Immune Studies on Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV) in Bovine Species, Karim Abdelsalam

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    Quantifying the Benefits of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Using Biomarkers for Chronic Disease Risk, Richard Acquah-Sarpong

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    A Study of Geographic Information System-Based Watershed Processing for Hydrologic Analysis of Ungauged Watersheds, Philip Adanbe Adalikwu

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    Profiling of FDA-Approved and Clinical Trial Drugs Revealed Shared Cytotoxicity And Collateral Sensitivity In Resistant (H69ar) And Non-Resistant (H69) Small Cell Lung Cancer Cells. (Drug Repurposing in Cancer Chemotherapy), Pius Reyderg Agyemang

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    Analysis of Volatile Organic Compounds: Petroleum Emissions and Microbial Degradation, A K M Ahsan Ahmed

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    A Hydrologic Climate Study for an Arid Region, Ali Alsubeai

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    Genome-wide Association Analysis Permits Characterization of Stagonospora nodorum blotch (SNB) Resistance in Hard Winter Wheat, Rami Altameemi

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    A Hydrologic Study of Climate Variability in Arid Region, Abdullah Alzaydani

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    Auxin-Based Herbicide Program and Rhizobia Application for Weed Control and Nodulation Potential in Auxin Tolerant Soybean, Joy Amajioyi

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    The Interactions of Change in Nutrition Prior to and After Artificial Insemination on Plasma Metabolites, Steroid Hormones, and Uterine Histotroph in Beef Heifers, Taylor N. Andrews

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    Genetically Modified Corn Diffusion and Biofuel Usage: Impacts on Corn Belt Cropping Systems Changes, Kenneth Annan

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    Exploration of Host Health Benefits by a Defined Consortium of Butyrate-Producing Human Gut Bacteria In Gnotobiotic Mouse Model, Linto Antony

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    Evaluating Canola Genotypes for Growth and Yield under Different Environmental Conditions in South Dakota, Unius Arinaitwe

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    Development of a Probabilistic Multi-Class Model Selection Algorithm for High-Dimensional and Complex Data, Madeline Anne Ausdemore

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    Traditional and Local Food Procurement Motivators, Barriers, and Desires from Foodservice Directors in South Dakota Schools with High Enrollments of Native American Students, Anna Barr

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    Quantifying the Impacts of Land Use, Management and Climate Change on Water Resources in Missouri River Basin, Arun Bawa

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    Advanced Analytical Techniques for the Analysis of Therapeutics of Toxic Inhalation Agents and Pharmacokinetic Investigation, Subrata Bhadra

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    Implications of Broadleaf, Grass, and A Blend of Broadleaf And Grass Cover Crops on Soil Health and Corn Production in South Dakota, Hunter Bielenberg

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    Revegetating Salt-Impacted Soils in The Northern Great Plains, Abigail P. Blanchard

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    The Role of the Auxin Biosynthesis and Signaling in Soybean Root Nodule Development, Mucahid Bozkus

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    Exploring Quantitative Trait Loci Mapping for Bud Fruitfulness and Bud Break Traits in Grapevine F2 Population, Seyma Bozkus

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    Prebriefing in Simulation, Brittany A. Brennan

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    Detailing the Connection Between a Family of Polar Graphs and Tremain Equiangular Tight Frames, Nicholas Brown

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    Corn Grain Alternatives and Coated Versus Non-Coated Trenbolone Acetate and Estradiol Impants for Feedlot Finishing Animals: Influence on Growth Performance, Carcass Characteristics, Efficiency of Dietary Net Energy Utilization, Beef Production per Hectare and Digestiblilty, Elizabeth Buckhaus

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    Genome Wide Association Study on Kernel Size in Avena Sativa (Oats), Koryne Ann Carlson

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    Develop Biochar-based Controlled Release Nitrogen Fertilizers, Zhisheng Cen

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    Hyperspectral Empirical Absolute Calibration Model Using Libya 4 Pseudo-Invariant Calibration Site, Manisha Das Chaity

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    Improved Secure and Low Computation Authentication Protocol for Wireless Body Area Network with ECC and 2d Hash Chain, Soohyeon Choi

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    Nanoscale Spatial Realization of Grain Boundary Defects And its Passivation In Perovskite Solar Cells, Ashraful Haider Chowdhury

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    Exploring the Determinants of Aspects of Rotational Grazing in the U.S. Great Plains, Iftekhar Uddin Ahmed Chowdhury

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    Evaluating Impacts of Tryptophan and Branched Chain Amino Acids in Swine Diets Containing Corn Based Dried Distillers Grains on the Growth Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Grow-Finish Pigs, David Alan Clizer

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    Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Sympatric Bobcats (Lynx Rufus) and Coyotes (Canis Latrans) in an Agricultural Landscape, Marlin M. Dart

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    Human-Robot Collaboration Enabled By Real-Time Vision Tracking, Travis Deegan

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    Soil Organic Carbon, Hydro-Physical Properties, Pore Structure and Greenhouse Gas Fluxes under Integrated Crop-Livestock System, Jashanjeet Kaur Dhaliwal

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    Analysis of Metabolites and Therapeutics for Toxic Inhaled Agent Exposure, Abigail Bemah Donkor

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    Predictors of Faculty Retention and Turnover Intent in State System Institutions: An Institution's Work Environment (Organizational Structure) Impacts on Faculty Gender Composition and Intention to Leave or Stay, Joyce Eduful

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    The Influence of Carcass Weight on Beef Primal Temperature, Tenderness, and Palatability, Samantha Egolf

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    Cortisol in Hair as a Measure of Chronic Stress during Sow Gestation and the Pattern of Cortisol in Blood during Parturition in Sows, Talia Everding

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    Classification and Evaluation of Extended PICS (EPICS) on a Global Scale for Calibration and Stability Monitoring of Optical Satellite Sensors, Juliana Maria Fajardo Rueda

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    Population Genetic Structure of Bobcats (Lynx rufus) in South Dakota: Using Harvested Samples to Inform Management, Stuart C. Fetherston

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    A Bitten Apple and a Bloody Key: Feminist Revisionism at the Intersection of the Eden Myth and the Bluebeard Tale, Jacob Ford

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    Material Analysis of 3D Welded 5356 Aluminum Alloy, Ryan Fouts

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    Investigating the Development of Fecal Bacterial Communities in Growing Dairy Calves, Emily Fowler

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    Characterization of the Rumen Bacterial Communities of Bison Heifers Fed a Grass-Based Diet vs a Grain-Based Free-Choice Diet, Anlly Miley Fresno Rueda

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    The Effects of Hip Rotation on Hip Abductor Muscle Activation during Lateral Band Walk Exercise, Gina M. Fritz

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    Additive and Interface Engineering of Lead-Tin Mixed Low-bandgap Perovskite Solar Cells for Higher Efficiency and Improved Stability, Nabin Ghimire

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    Evaluating and Predicting the Risk of Algal Blooms in a Freshwater Lake through a 4-Dimensional Approach: A Case Study on Lake Mitchell, Sumit Kumar Ghosh

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    Seismic Performance of Mechanically Spliced Precast Bridge Columns with New Couplers, Evan Greeneway

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    Influence of Preharvest Management Strategies in Beef Cattle on Growth Performance, Carcass Characteristics, and Meat Quality, Erin Gubbels

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    Assessing Dairy Farm Employees Health, Leyby Stephany Guifarro Rodriguez

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    Metal-Organic Frameworks as Bacteria Mimicking Delivery Systems for Tuberculosis, Ailin Guo

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    Studying Morphological, Physiological, and Molecular Regulation of Stomatal Conductance and Its Relationship to Water Use Efficiency in Alfalfa, Surbhi Gupta

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    A Speciation Modeling Study of Heavy Metal Adsorption to Plastic in Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Units, Kaitlyn Hague

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    Studies on Genetic Characterization of Agronomic Traits and Disease Resistance in Bread Wheat, Jyotirmoy Halder

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    Pheasant Ecology in an Agricultural Landscape of South Dakota, Sprih Harsh

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    School Gardening in America and a Survey of South Dakota Schools, Aminah Hassoun

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    Development and Properties of the ROC-ABC Bayes Factor for the Quantification of the Weight of Forensic Evidence, Jessie Hendricks

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    Estimating the Impacts of Acculturation on the Health of Immigrants in the United States, Tingting He

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    Evaluation of Biotype 4 Aphis glycines (Hemiptera: Aphididae) Induced Susceptibility on Soybean and Soja, Jakob David Hicks

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    Impact of Carcass Chilling System on Carcass Characteristics and Biochemical Changes in Beef Carcasses, Lydia Margaret Hite

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    Design, Synthesis, and Evaluation of Glutathione Derivatives as Brain Targeting Agents, Yue Huang

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    Impacts of Zero-Commission Trading on Stock Market Liquidity, Jie Hu

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    Bio-Inspired Materials for Electrochemical Sensors, Matthew Joseph Hummel

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    Influence of Cover Crops on Water and Nutrient Cycles in South Dakota, Sam Ireland

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    Effect of Composition and Print Orientation on Thermal Conductivity of 3d Printed Composites, Cory Jacques

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    The Effects of Saline Soil on Microbiome and the Isolation Of Root-Associated Microbes to Relieve Salinity Stress, Duncan Jakubowski

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    Cascaded Deep Learning Network for Postearthquake Bridge Serviceability Assessment, Youjeong Jang

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    Human Activity Recognition Based On Wearable Flex Sensor and Pulse Sensor, Xiaozhu Jin

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    Therapeutic Immunoglobulin G Surface Mobility Promotes Antibody-Dependent Cellular Phagocytosis by Arp2/3 and Syk Mediated Rearrangement of Fcγ Receptors, Seongwan Jo

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    Improvements in Timing Variables for the Timed Up And Go and Its Subphases Following A Progressive Resistance Training Program, Shelby Kasch

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    Laboratory Measurements of Bed Shear Stress in Open Channel Flow and Soil Erosion Rate in Cohesive Soils, Gunnar Schurmann Kern

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    Detection of Change Points in Pseudo-Invariant Calibration Sites Time Series Using Multi-Sensor Satellite Imagery, Neha Khadka

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    A Joint Estimation of Pheasant Hunting Parameters, Rama Khadka

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    Extended Pseudo Invariant Calibration Site-Based Trend-To-Trend Cross-Calibration of Optical Satellite Sensors, Prathana Khakurel

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    Changes in Pregnancy - Associated Glycoproteins Associated with Fetal Age, Postpartum Interval and Evaluation of a Chute-side Lateral Flow Assay, Adalaide C. Kline

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    College Students Conceptions of Particulate Nature of Matter and the Impact on Research Instrumentation, Bridget Klutse

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    Free-living Diazotrophs and the Nitrogen Cycle in Natural Grassland Revealed by Culture Dependent and Independent Approaches, Amrit Koirala