Biology

1999 Senior Thesis Titles

(CLASS OF 1999: If your thesis abstract is not currently included on this page and you would like it to be, please follow this link.)

  • Light Availability Effects on Conifer Seedling Morphology and Leaf Surface Wax Production by Maki Aoki
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • A Study on the Effects of Insulin and Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) on Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase (MAP-Kinase) and Proliferation in Normal and Cancerous Gastric Cells by Sadia Zainab Azhar
  • Evaluation of the Possible Symbioses between Temperate Grass Crop Species and Nitrogen-fixing Bacteria Isolated from European Beachgrass (Ammophila arenaria) by Nicolas Gabriel Azios - Abstract
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • Characterization of Mutations Found in HSC1, a Candidate Gene for Hallervorden-Spatz Syndrome by Sylvia Kyung Bae
  • Presence of Antioxidants in the Symbiosome Compartment of Soybean Root Nodules by Caleb Jay Bashor
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • Apoptosis and the Cell Cycle: The Effects of Protein Kinase C Activation in Xenopus laevis Splenocytes and Thymocytes by Ashlee Beth Bergin - Abstract
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • CO2 Exchange, N2 Fixation, and Growth of Lobaria oregana Transplants in an Old-growth Forest Canopy by Patrick James Brown - Abstract
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • Biotic Interactions and Invasion Resistance: A Study of the Introduced Green Crab (Carcinus maenas) on the West Coast of North America by Eric Russell Buhle - Abstract
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • The Transcription System of the Linear Plasmids pGKL1 & pGkl2: Analysis of Cytoplasmic Promoter Regions by Benjamin Thomas Burley
  • The Synthesis of 3,5-Bis(carboranyloxyl)benzaldehyde: The Precursor to a Novel Boronated Porphyrin for Use in Boron Neutron-Capture Therapy by Silas Paul Cook
  • Developing URA3* Selectable Shuttle Vectors to Introduce Heterologous UCS5 Controlled Genes into the pGKL1 Cytoplasmic dsDNA Linear Plasmid by In Vivo Homologous Recombination, in S. cerevisiae by Alexander Maclin Cripps
  • Operator Specificity of the Escherichia coli Repressor Protein, PurR by Ian Charles Dews
  • Elicitation and Enhancement of Antibody Production Using a Pavlovian Conditioning Paradigm by Bridget A. Dyer - Abstract
  • Explorations in Protein Expression and Attempted Purification of the CBI Cannabinoid Receptor by Jonathan F. Fay
  • Optimal Prey Selection by Invasive European Green Crabs, Carcinus maenas, and the Potential Impact on the Pacific Northwest's Commercial Oyster Industry by Robert Stater Foster - Abstract
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • Inversion of the Cytoplasmic Contents of Xenopus laevis Embryos During the First Cell Cycle Results in an Inverted Phenotype Displaying a 180° Shift in the Expression Pattern of VegT by Lev Valentine Hofmann - Abstract
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • Characterization of Proliferative Senescence and Telomerase Activity in Chicken Embryonic Fibroblasts by Mojgan Hosseini-Varnamkhasti - Abstract
  • Subunit Stoichiometry of the Glutamate Transporter EAAT3 by Jeffrey Michael Hubbard
  • Towards Establishing Engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae M1 Killer Virus Infections: Building a System for Cytoplasmic Gene Expression by Benjamin M. Iten
  • Insulin-induced Modifications of Tyrosine Kinase Activity in the Bag Cells of Aplysia californica: Evidence for Progressive Modulation of Signal Transduction by Quincey Ann Justman
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • Role of Two Species of Endophytic Bacteria in the Nitrogen Nutrition of European Beachgrass (Ammophila arenaria) by Forest Michael Kaser - Abstract
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • Do Human Sex Pheromones Exist? by Michael Kelley
  • Cellular Specialization as an Emergent Phenomenon: Studies of Differentiation in Simulated Genetic Regulatory Networks by Gordon Collin Kirkwood
  • The Role of Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 in Feline Oviduct Proliferation by Eric Matthew Kofoed
  • Computing the Native Structure of Proteins from Physical Models by Daniel Isaac Korenblum
  • Associative Nitrogen Fixation in Temperate Coastal Grasses by Sasha Bryn Kramer - Abstract
  • Extracellular Calcium is Necessary for Exocytosis in the Bag Cell Organs of Aplysia californica by Jinah Lee - Abstract
  • Diverging from Your Ancestors: Chloroplast DNA Differences in Delphinium leucophaeum and Delphinium nuttallii Populations in Oregon and Washington by Michael Benjamin Lerner - Abstract
  • The Effects of DNA Bending on DNA-Protein Binding in a Thermodynamically Nonideal, Crowded Environment by Gregory López
  • Launching an M1 Virus Using Replicons That Are Transcribed from a cDNA Clone: Development of a System for Use In Vivo by Mara Elizabeth Matkovic
  • The Conservation Genetics of the Pink Sand Verbena, Abronia umbellata ssp. breviflora (Nytcaginaceae) by Mitchell Ellis McGlaughlin
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • It's All in the Display: Dominance Hierarchies and Recognition in the Red Swamp Crayfish, Procambarus clarkii by Elizabeth Anne Morgan - Abstract
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • Phosphatidylserine Exposure on Apoptotic Lymphocytes of Xenopus laevis, the South African Clawed Toad by Marie Sherleen Estrella Nera - Abstract
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • Yeast Virus Replication and Gene Expression Using the Kluyveromyces lactis Killer System by Audra Rachelle Norris
  • Stromal Regulation of Proliferative Effects of 17ß-estradiol and Epidermal Growth Factor on Cultured Epithelial Cells from the Feline Uterus by Sarah Louise Peters - Abstract
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • The Partial Antiestrogen Tamoxifen and its Oxymetabolite, 4-Hydroxytamoxifen Increase ERK 1 and 2 Activity by a TPA-sensitive Pathway in Uterine Epithelium by Derek Carl Rookhuizen
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • Towards the Replacement of the S. cerevisiae M1 dsRNA virus ORF with the URA3 ORF and Luc ORF by Erroll Hiett Rueckert - Abstract
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • Kinetic Studies of the D130A Mutant of Recombinant Saccharomyces cerevisiae Orotate Phosphoribosyltransferase by Amrita Kaur Sahota
  • Thermal Acclimation and Compensation: The Effects of Temperature Shifts and Initial Size on Metamorphic Traits in Bombina orientalis by Autumn Ashworth Salamack - Abstract
  • The Synthesis of an Amino Derivative of the Local Anesthetic Tetracaine with Preliminary Characterization via Patch-clamp Studies on Cyclic Nucleotide-gated Channels by Michelle Lee Schaffer
  • Love Thy Brother: Evidence for Kin Recognition in the Trinidadian Guppy, Poecilia reticulata by Cameron Kyle Scott - Abstract
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • Regulation of Neuroendocrine Exocytosis by Cyclic Nucleotides and Their Effectors by Tobia Charles Seeger - Abstract
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • Plasticity of Head Shape in Larval Long-Toed Salamanders: Testing the Effects of Density and Prey Type by Willie Smith-Carlile
  • The Importance of Dynein in the Fashioning of Left-Right Asymmetry in the African Clawed frog, Xenopus laevis by Forrest Glenn Stewart
  • The Effects of an Artificial Oxygen Carrier on Nitrogen Fixation in Soybean (Glycine max) by Clare Elizabeth Stockert - Abstract
  • Sub-nuclear Targeting and Protein-Protein Interactions of the A-Kinase Anchoring Protein, AKAP95 by Justin Worthington Taraska - Abstract
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • Macrophages Recognize Apoptotic T-Lymphocytes of the Anuran Amphibian, Xenopus laevis, Via a Phosphatidylserine-Dependent Mechanism by Gretchen Elizabeth Vanderbeek
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • Predator Inspection and Female Mate Choice: Do Female Guppies Prefer the "Bold" or the Beautiful? by Jennifer Lyn Wonner - Abstract
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • Analysis of Nucleic Acid Annealing and Strand Exchange Functions of Nucleocapsid and Capsid-Nucleocapsid Proteins From Moloney Murine Leukemia Virus (Mo-MLV) by Weiyi Zhao - Abstract