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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Berwise, Clifton A.. Assessing Interaction of Black Racial Identity and Perceived Neighborhood Factors on Educational Utility

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Bian, Ke. DNA damage, repair and mutational spectrum

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Browner, Michael Jr.. A Phenomenological Study of Perspectives on Teacher Diversity and the Lived Experiences of Black Public School Teachers

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Canfield, Katherine. Tourism and Justice on Catalina Island: Burdens, Power, and Decision-making

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Carr-Harris, Andrew. NONMARKET VALUATION OF MARINE RESOURCES IN THE NORTHEAST: IMPLICATIONS FOR RECREATIONAL FISHERIES MANAGEMENT AND OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY DEVELOPMENT

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Emi, Tania T.. REMOTELY ACTIVATED BIOMATERIALS FOR OPTIMIZING THE TEMPORAL PROFILES OF THERAPEUTIC MOLECULES

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Ghatee, Rosa. FABRICATION OF CONDUCTIVE HYDROGELS AND THEIR APPLICATION IN NEUROPROSTHETIC INTERVENTION AND DRUG DELIVERY

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Hellwig, Martin D.. Computational Gene Association Based on Relative Species Displacement in Gene and Morphology Trees

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Jansen, Abigale E.. Navigating Internal and External Borderlands: The Experience of Emergent Bilingual Cape Verdean Middle School Students

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Kane, Mary Kathryn. Krill Motion in the Southern Ocean: Quantifying in Situ Krill Movement Behaviors and Energetics

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LaBreck, Christopher James. MECHANISMS OF DIVISION SITE SELECTION AND ROLE OF THE ATP-DEPENDENT PROTEASE CLPXP IN MIND REGULATION AND PROTEOSTASIS IN E. COLI

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Li, Dongyang. In storage process, the next generation of storage system

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Li, Jiahang. THREE-DIMENSIONAL PASSIVE‐SOURCE REVERSE TIME MIGRATION OF CONVERT WAVES: A NEW METHOD TO IMAGE THE EARTH’S DISCONTINUITIES

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Manke, Krysten. WELCOME TO THE CLUB: AN ARCHIVAL INQUIRY INTO THE DEWEY LABORATORY SCHOOL AS RHETORICAL EDUCATION

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McBride Pinheiro, Beth. EXPLORING THE INCREDIBLE 5-POINT SCALE: IMPACT ON TARGET BEHAVIORS IN PRESCHOOL

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Murray, Alexandra N.. Measure Development and Validation of a Self-Efficacy Scale for Advance Care Planning

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Northup, Jane. Law Enforcement Officers' Perceptions of their Skill Development and Transfer of Learning Post-Training

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Palazini, Angela. AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: A CASE STUDY OF FOUR STUDENTS AND THEIR COMMUNICATION TEAM

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Pallack, Robert J. Jr.. Towards a Unified Modeling Language (UML) Profile

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Rathkey, Emma S.. CAN ASL-GLOSS BE USED AS AN INSTRUCTIONAL TOOL TO TEACH WRITTEN ENGLISH TO THE DEAF?

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Rettinger, Ryan Charles. EXAMINATION OF NON-IDEAL EXPLOSIVES

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Shah, Nishan K.. OVERCOMING CONTEMPORARY OBSTACLES IN DRUG DELIVERY VIA ACETALATED DEXTRAN PARTICLE FORMULATIONS

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Steffes, Juliana. AN EXPLORATORY INVESTIGATION INTO THE STRUCTURE OF EATING DISORDER DIAGNOSIS

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Tang, Qi. CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION AND BIOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF METHYLATION AND GLYCATION DNA ADDUCTS

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Tapscott, Brian E.. Team Medical Decision Making: Available Research and Future Directions

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Treadaway, Victoria Ann. Behavior and Transport of Organic Acids in the Troposphere using Observational Data and Models

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Wang, Zhao. Essays on Corporate Disclosure, Governance, and Capital Markets

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Watts, Kara. CHARMED MODERNISMS: FANTASIES OF SOCIALITY AND DIFFERENCE IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY BRITISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE

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Weir, Michael Joseph. Health Information Campaigns and Genetically Modified Food Labels in the Seafood Market

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Abtahi, Mohammadreza. BRAIN-BODY SENSORY FUSION: MERGING FNIRS/EEG NEUROIMAGING AND FULL-BODY MOTION CAPTURE

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Almohammadi, Iman Aly. DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF THE ARABIC VERSIONS OF THE TRANSTHEORETICAL MODEL SCALES FOR EXERCISE

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Aroke, Hilary A.. Economic Burden and Mortality Associated With Prescription Opioid Use

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Auclair, Adam Michael. MECHANISMS OF INDIVIDUAL VARIATION IN GLUCURONIDATION, SULFONATION, AND AMIDATION: BISPHENOL A AND BILE ACIDS

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Balestracci, Kate. EFFECT OF A TECHNOLOGY-INTEGRATED, NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAM ON LOW-INCOME YOUTHS’ DIETARY INTAKE

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Balliro, Matthew J.. THE NEW SINCERITY IN AMERICAN LITERATURE

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Bandara, Nuwan Dhananjaya. Profiling and Modification of Silicon Nitride Based Planar Substrates and Nanopores

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Bannin, Timothy J.. H-Bonding Catalyst Systems for the Ring-Opening Polymerization of Cyclic Esters and Carbonates

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Battles, Andrew Clark. The Effects of Urbanization on Performance, Habitat Selection, and Persistence of Anolis Lizards

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Beatty, Jacqueline Ann. Exploring the Role of a Novel Device in Weight Loss Outcomes and Behaviors

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Benson, Nancy A.. Understanding Reading Sponsorship Through Analysis of First-Year Composition Students’ Literacy Narratives

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Beran, Kristine. VALUE CHAIN IMPROVEMENTS IN SMALL-SCALE FISHERIES: CASE STUDIES FROM WEST AFRICA

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Bertrand, Elliott J.. Global Dynamics of Some Competitive and Cooperative Discrete Dynamical Systems

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Bin Muhsinah, Abdullatif. Phytochemical Investigation of a Native North American Species, “Acer saccarinum” and an Endemic Saudi Arabian Species, “Euphorbia saudiarabica

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Bitgood, Christopher. The Ninth Grade Experience: Examining the Role of Student Voice in the School Reform Process

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Blair, James. ESSAYS ON PARTICIPATORY PRICING, BRANDING, AND CONSUMER BEHAVIOR

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Brecke, Anna J.. Widening the Sphere: Mid-to-Late Victorian Popular Fiction, Gender Representation, and Canonicity

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Brent, Sarah Elizabeth. Diffusion of Ultra-Cold Neutrons in Randomly Rough Channels

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Briggette, Lindy E.. Demonstrating Feminist Metic Intelligence Through the Embodied Rhetorical Practices of Julia Child

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Brown, Zachary Lee. DEVELOPMENT OF CARBONATE ELECTROLYTES FOR LITHIUM METAL ELECTRODES

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Campbell, Anthony Daniel. MONITORING SALT MARSH CONDITION AND CHANGE WITH SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING

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Casey, Alanna. Climate Change and Coastal Cultural Heritage: Insights from Three National Parks

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Chejanovski, Zachary. IMPACTS OF URBANIZATION AND INVASIVE SPECIES ON FORAGING BEHAVIOR AND BODY SIZE IN ANOLIS SAGREI

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Clemons, Rachel Lee Ficke. Agents of Change: Youth Development & Social Justice Activism

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Cobbina, Enoch. In Vitro Drug Metabolism and Population Pharmacokinetics as Tools for Elucidating Pharmacokinetic Variability

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Cole, Daphne J.. THE IMPACT OF THE 2014-2016 EBOLA EPIDEMIC ON SIERRA LEONEAN IMMIGRANTS IN THE UNITED STATES

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Colizza, Kevin. Metabolism and Gas Phase Reactions of Peroxide Explosives Using Atmospheric Pressure Ionization Mass Spectrometry

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Conti, Joseph Jake. CHARACTERIZING THE FUNCTIONAL ROLE AND REGULATED ASSEMBLY OF PROTEIN POLYMERS MIND AND FTSA DURING ESCHERICHIA COLI CELL DIVISION

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Dalky, Alaa. EVALUATING USABILITY OF AN ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD SMARTPHRASE: TRIAGE NURSES USE AND PERCEPTIONS

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Datta, Partha. Organocatalytic Pathway to the Creation of Polymeric Materials with Some Mechanistic Investigations

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Decerbo, Clara. RESILIENT RESPONSE IN AN AGE OF CHANGE: EMERGENCY RESPONSE ORGANIZATIONS’ RESILIENCE IN TIMES OF DISASTER

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DiScenza, Dana J.. CYCLODEXTRIN-PROMOTED DETECTION SYSTEMS FOR BIOLOGICAL MATRICES AND ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS

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Donovan, Kellye A.. An Evaluation of Atypical Antipsychotic Use, Costs and Effectiveness in the Pediatric Population

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Eng, Sereikhuoch. THE VISUAL THESIS: THE EFFECTS OF INFORMATION PRESENTATION FORMAT AND SCREEN SIZE ON CONSUMER DECISION OUTCOMES

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Estabrooks, Chad. Identifications in Escape Regions of the Parameter Space of Cubic Polynomials

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Faghihzadeh, Fatemeh. Kinetic, Metabolic and Macromolecular Response of Bacteria to Antimicrobial Agents

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Fallatah, Othman Abdulrahman. Assessing Groundwater Quantity and Quality Variations in Arid Regions Due to Climate Changes and Anthropogenic Factors: Case Study Saudi Arabia

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Fastnacht, Kurt. THE DEVELOPMENT AND MECHANISTIC STUDY OF DUAL H-BONDING ORGANIC CATALYSTS FOR THE ROP OF CYCLIC ESTERS

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Fede, Jacquelyn Heyward. Sin Papeles y Licencia: Access to Drivers’ Licenses and Participation in Early Care and Education

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Flowers, Brian Adrian. Virtual Environments for the Induction of Action

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Gao, Bin. IMPROVED METHODS FOR MEASURING CHARACTERISTIC FUNCTIONS OF UNDERWATER TRANSDUCERS

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Ghanekar, Alok. PHOTONIC METAMATERIALS: SPECTRAL CONTROL AND MODULATION OF NANOSCALE THERMAL RADIATIVE TRANSPORT

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Goldberg, Edward. COMPASSION: CAN SERVICE LEARNING MAKE A DIFFERENCE, AND IF SO, HOW?

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Gu, Lucy Ling. Varying Social Media and Involvement to Determine Recruitment Effectiveness in Adolescent Populations

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Hasan, Mohammad Alfi. UNDERSTANDING THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE HYDRO-CLIMATIC EXTREMES AND DIARRHEAL DISEASES OVER BENGAL DELTA: THE VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT OF PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

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Heath, Jeffrey A.. Developing a New Perspective: Using Narrative Inquiry and Visual Methods to Explore Hegemonic Masculinity in Physical Education

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Hensman, Angelita M.. NEONATAL READMISSION IN TERM INFANTS: MATERNAL, INFANT, PROVIDER AND INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS

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Hersey, Nicole D.. INVESTIGATING BEGINNING SECONDARY MATHEMATICS TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS AND DEVELOPMENT OF THEIR PEDAGOGICAL CONTENT KNOWLEDGE

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Hoffmann, Jennifer. Investigation of Failure and Gassing in Advanced Lithium Ion Battery Systems with Electrolyte Optimization as a Solution

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Holt, Ryan Edward. Benefits Associated With Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Learning

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Hwang, Eunsun. Estimating Recreational User Day Value and Impacts of Congestion and Water Quality: Application to Salt Ponds, Rhode Island

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James, Kelsey. Analysis of band pair formation in elasmobranch vertebrae with implications for fisheries management

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James, Nicole Elizabeth. THE BIOLOGICAL FUNCTION OF HUMAN EPIDIDYMIS PROTEIN 4 IN EPITHELIAL OVARIAN CANCER

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Jamwal, Rohitash. EFFECT OF NON-ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE (NAFLD) ON HEPATIC DRUG METABOLISM ENZYMES IN HUMAN

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Karawdeniya, Buddini I.. Nanostructured Interfaces for Single Molecule Sensing and Molecular Fingerprinting

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Kar, Suvrajyoti. Analysis of Viscoelestic Properties of Elastomers Using Molecular Modeling

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Kazakov, Oleg. Fundamental Investigations in Organocatalytic Ring-Opening Polymerization: A Trek to New Catalysts

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LaFrance Bartley, Monique. BENTHIC HABITAT MAPPING AND ITS APPLICATIONS TO COASTAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

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Li, Yifei. Three Essays on Corporate Asset Growth, Bond Pricing, and Implicit Government Guarantees

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Marzban, Bahador. A MULTIPHYSICS COMPUTATIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR UNDERSTANDING CELL AND MICROTISSUE MORPHOGENESIS

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Matsko, Stephen V.. TRANSTHEORETICAL MODEL DEVELOPMENT FOR RETAIL HEALTH CLINIC UTILIZATION

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May, Shannon. ANALYSIS OF ATP-DEPENDENT CHAPERONE PROTEIN INTERACTIONS WITH MISFOLDED PROTEINS, AMYLOIDS, AND AGGREGATED PROTEINS

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McDonald, Arthur A.. INDUCTIVE EQUATIONAL LOGIC PROGRAMMING

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McIntosh, Robert Duncan. Towards a Comparative Index of Seaport Climate Vulnerability: Developing Indicators from Open-Data

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McLinden, John. INTEGRATED CLINICAL EXPERIENCES (ICES) IN PHYSICAL THERAPY: IMPACT ON COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND PROFESSIONALISM PRIOR TO FIRST FULL-TIME CLINICAL INTERNSHIP

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McNamee, Jason Earl. A MULTISPECIES STATISTICAL CATCH-AT-AGE (MSSCAA) MODEL FOR A MID-ATLANTIC SPECIES COMPLEX

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Miceli, Heather Shannon. AFTER “BEING THROWN IN THE CLASSROOM”: THE DEVELOPMENT OF PEDAGOGICAL SKILLS IN VETERAN ADJUNCT FACULTY TEACHING IN THE NATURAL SCIENCES

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Michaud, Clayton P.. Discrete Classification Problems in Agricultural and Behavioral Economics

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Milien, Mickdy S.. The Employment of Electrolyte Additives to Overcome the Limitations of Li-ION Batteries

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Mivehchi, Amin. EXPERIMENTAL AND NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS FOR FLUID BODY INTERACTION PROBLEMS

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Modak, Tejashree. EASTERN OYSTER LARVAL TRANSCRIPTOMES IN RESPONSE TO PROBIOTIC AND PATHOGENIC BACTERIA