Biology

1997 Senior Thesis Titles

(CLASS OF 1997: If your thesis abstract is not currently included on this page and you would like it to be, please follow this link.)

  • Effects of floral age in Mimulus guttatus (Scrophulariaceae): Do things really get better with age? by Leigh A. Barnes - Abstract
  • Fire Ecology in the Ponderosa Pine Community of the Blue Mountains in Eastern Oregon and Washington by Talicia Brown - Abstract
  • An Investigation of the Effects of Insulin on Peptide Release from the Bag Cells of Aplysia by Keith Calkins - Abstract
  • The Effects of Mating System and Environment on Maternal Effects in Lupinus nanus subsp. apricus and Lupinus bicolor (Fabaceae) by Elizabeth M. Cauble - Abstract
  • A preliminary investigation of the distribution of peptides secreted by the bag cells of Aplysia under unstimulated conditions by Nikolai Dembrow
  • Maternal Health and Neural Tube Defects by Ellen J. Dorr
  • The Role of the Actin Cytoskeleton in the Structural Organization of Secretory Vesicles by Sascha Ellers - Abstract
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • The Role of the Epithelium in the Regulation of Stromal Cell Proliferation by Cindy Ellig - Abstract
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • A Cytoplasmic DNA Plasmid-Based Launching System for M1 dsRNA Viral Infections of the Yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae by Eric P. Fox
  • Associative Nitrogen Fixation in European Beachgrass (Ammophila arenaria) by Suzanne Fusaro
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • Inductive Events During D Quadrant Specification in a Member of the Mosaically Developing Phylum Echiuroidea: Urechis caupo by Pastora Garcia-Jones
  • Alternative Splicing in the Pore Region of Small Conductance Calcium-Activated Potassium Channel from Drosophila melanogaster by Quentin Heinemann
  • Determination of Corticotropin Releasing Hormone Efficacy as a Boron Delivery Vehicle for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy by Alpha Radiographyby Traci Hilton
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • Influences of abiotic environmental features on the distribution and abundance of Delphinium leucophaeum (white rock larkspur) and their implications for restoration ecology by Nancy Hoegler - Abstract
  • Development of a Kluyveromyces lactis linear double-stranded plasmid DNA system for establishing double-stranded RNA viral infections in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by Angela M. Hughes - Abstract
  • Limb Development and Digital Reduction in Xenopus laevis by Jennifer M. Ingham - Abstract
  • Effects of Water Stress on the Activities of Three Anti-Oxidative Enzymes within the Root Nodules of Two Regionally Distinct Ecotypes of Lupinus nanus by Jason S. Julian - Abstract
  • A Search for Interleukin-10 in Xenopus laevis by Ingrid Loma - Abstract
  • Cryptic Self-Incompatibility in Two Populations of Lupinus nanus (Leguminosae) by Maria Loosen - Abstract
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • The FAScinating World of Apoptosis: Expression of Fas and FasL in Xenopus laevis by Christina Mangurian
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • The Complex and Dynamic Ecology of Drying Ponds: Interacting Effects of Density, Hydroperiod, and Habitat Size on the Metamorphic Traits of Bombina orientalis tadpoles by Nicholas Manoukis
  • Characterization of Protein-DNA Interactions By Fluorescence Anisotropy: A pH Dependent Binding Study of the Purine Repressor by Steven E. Mansoor - Abstract
  • Effects of Prior Activation on Apoptosis in Xenopus laevis Splenocytes by Rachel McMahan
  • Cloning a Terminal Restriction Fragment From Xenopus laevis by Emily Metcalfe
  • Effects of Altered Phosphorylation Levels on Progesterone Receptor Localization by Alex Monreal - Abstract
  • Edge Effects and the Reproductive Biology of the Clonal, Herbaceous, Perennial, Oxalis oregana : Pollen limitation, clonal reproduction, low seed set and implications for conservation, or, The Conceptualization of Self in a Monastic Population of Redwood Sorrel by Bruce B. Moreira - Abstract
  • Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation and Anthropogenic Acidification on Larval Fitness in the Asian Fire-Bellied Toad, Bombina orientalis by Jonathan Naito - Abstract
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • Synaptic Modulation by Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors in the Reciprocal Dendrodendritic Synapses in the External Plexiform Layer of the Rat Olfactory Bulb by Michael Chi Hong Oh - Abstract
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • Synergistic Effect of Stromal-Epithelial Interaction on Epidermal Growth Factor-Induced c-fos Expression by Kanao Otsu - Abstract
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • Bionic Nodules: The effects of antioxidants on nitrogen-fixing Azorhizobium caulinodans ORS 571 by Emily Jane Hume Ross
  • Tyrosine Phosphorylation of Progesterone Receptor-Associated Proteins by Jacob Todd
  • Kinetic Mechanism of Recombinant Saccharomyces cerevisiae Orotate Phosphoribosyltransferase Expressed in Escherichia coli by Raymond Tsou - Abstract
  • Biologically Realistic Single Neuron Modeling by Paul Wilkens - Abstract
  • The effects of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) on the growth of Nitrosomonas europaea, soil bacteria, fungi, and actinomycetes by Karen C. Wolma