• Controlling SIBLING protein orientation and conformation via native binding interactions 

    Zurick, Kevin M., 1987- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    Native bone tissue is comprised of a mixture of collagen, non-collagenous proteins, and hydroxyapatite (HA). The SIBLING (small integrin binding, N-linked glycoprotein) family of proteins is the primary group of non-collagenous ...
  • Electrospinning of sulfobetaine methacrylate nanofibers 

    Emerick, Erin (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    Sulfobetaine methacrylate (SBMA) is a zwitterionic polymer that has been shown to have nonfouling properties. This resistance to nonspecific protein adsorption makes the polymer a good candidate for filtration applications. ...
  • Nonfouling polyampholyte polymer brushes with protein conjugation capacity 

    Tah, Tapashree (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    The elimination of nonspecific protein adsorption is a very important challenge in many biomaterial applications. This work reports on the multi-functional properties of a mixed-charge or polyampholyte copolymer composed ...
  • Theoretical evaluations of small-scale nuclear power systems 

    Pace, Anthony R. (Anthony Ross) (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    Nuclear power is often frowned upon by the public because of a lack of an understanding of the technology. Nuclear power has been investigated thoroughly on a large scale, but has yet to be explored on a small scale. In ...