This collection of MIT Theses in DSpace contains selected theses and dissertations from all MIT departments. Please note that this is NOT a complete collection of MIT theses. To search all MIT theses, use MIT Libraries' catalog.

MIT's DSpace contains more than 58,000 theses completed at MIT dating as far back as the mid 1800's. Theses in this collection have been scanned by the MIT Libraries or submitted in electronic format by thesis authors. Since 2004 all new Masters and Ph.D. theses are scanned and added to this collection after degrees are awarded.

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  • Intracellular sensor spatial multiplexing via RNA scaffolds 

    Johnson, Shannon L. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
    To circumvent the limitations of spectrally multiplexing sensors, fluorescent sensors are clustered by type and spatially separated in the cytoplasm to avoid cross-talk. Each sensor is fused to an orthogonal viral capsid ...
  • Conducting polymers for electrochemically mediated separations 

    Ren, Yinying. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
    Many conventional separation technologies are limited by high energy costs, generation of chemical wastes, and lack of molecular selectivity. This thesis is motivated to develop novel separation techniques that overcome ...
  • Mechanistic insight on a chimeric Cas9 protein's specificity for DNA target with 5 '-NAA-3' PAM 

    Nip, Lisa. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
    Numerous protein variants have been made to expand the repertoire of CRISPR-Cas nucleases that can recognize protospacer-adjacent motifs (PAMs) other than the canonical NGG discovered in wild-type Streptococcus pyogenes. ...

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