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Assessing Biological Interactions and Potential Impacts of Emerging Carbonaceous Materials to Terrestrial Organisms
This research addresses the potential ecotoxicity of two emerging carbonaceous materials: C 60 and biochar. The use of these materials is rapidly increasing, as well as their potential for widespread applications. Thus, ...
Development of bioactive polyurethaneureas to support endothelialization
Vascular diseases are responsible for the majority of deaths in the United States. Synthetic materials have been developed for blood vessel substitutes but not suitable for small diameter vascular applications such as ...
The immune system and pathogen co-evolution
A thesis presented on the co-evolution of the immune system and pathogens. The generalized NK (GNK) model is used to describe the fitness landscape upon which the evolution proceeds. Evolution from the scale of viruses to ...
Optimization of cryogen spray cooling: Increasing epidermal protection during cutaneous laser procedures
Cryogen spray cooling (CSC) is an effective method to minimize epidermal damage during laser treatment of various cutaneous anomalies such as port wine stains (PWS). We examined the mechanism of heat removal by CSC from ...
Virtual bioinstrumentation: Integrating biomedical experimentation with systems-level modeling and analysis
This dissertation is a treatise on the merging of biomedical experimentation with modern data acquisition and analysis as an integrated teaching and research platform. Virtual (i.e. computer-based) instrumentation forms ...