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Studying the Interactions of Biomacromolecular Assemblies with Surfaces Using the Microcantilever Sensor and Quartz Crystal Microbalance
This thesis uses surface sensitive tools to characterize the effect of a solid surface on immobilized biomacromolecules. This includes understanding how the surface can change the affinity of these macromolecules to small ...
Towards Photocurrent Production By Gold Nanoarrays with Self-Assembled Monolayer Coatings
This thesis proposes to use optical rectennae (rectifying antennae) for generating electricity by harvesting solar energy. Rectennae have theoretical efficiency over 90%, well above that of current photovoltaic devices. ...
Strategies for the Mitigation of Oxysterol-Induced Cytotoxicity
Chronic exposure to some oxysterols might contribute to deterioration of human or environmental health. Oxysterols are both biomarkers of oxidative stress as well as mediators of its damage, and play a central role in many ...
Novel Methods for Reducing Breast Dose During Computed Tomography Scans
Pediatric female and young adult female patients who undergo computed tomography (CT) scanning may be at higher risk for developing radiation-induced breast cancer later in life. Thus, the purpose of this thesis was to ...
Bioactive Poly(ethylene glycol)-based Hydrogels for Angiogenesis in Tissue Engineering
Because engineered tissue constructs are inherently limited by their lack of microvascularization, which is essential to provide oxygen for cell survival, this thesis presents rationally designed materials and cell culture ...