Biology

2000 Senior Thesis Titles

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  • The Endoderm of the Anterior Archenteron is not an inducer of olfactory development in Xenopus laevis by Alica Dawnstar Ashby
  • Central Nervous System Acetylcholinesterase Inhibition from Coexposure to Pyridostigmine and Blood-brain Barrier-weakening Stress by Andrew Bacelis
  • Inter-Sex Dominance Hierarchies in the Red Swamp Crayfish, Procambarus clarkii: Who da' Man? by Alisha Danielle Baines
  • Human Mating Strategies: A Biological Perspective by Muriel Lorena Bartol Wolfensberger
  • Interspecific and Intraspecific Genetic Diversity in the Chloroplast Genome of Delphinium leucophaeum and D. nuttallii by Katherine Lois Beattie
  • An Application of Epidemiologic Method: Should Smallpox Be Destroyed? by Brianna Caroline Bertoglio
  • Nonclassical Responses to Estrogen: Is There a Role for Protein-Protein Interactions? by Melinda Ann Biernacki
  • Transcriptional Regulation of the LEE4 Operon in Enteropathogenic E. coli by Michael McCarron Bomier
  • Cloning the Telomerase Catalytic Subunit Gene from Xenopus laevis by Sylvia Marie Bousman
  • How Different is Different Enough? Using Genetic Markers to Define the Species Delphinium leucophaeum by Kelly Noelle Buckle
  • An Investigation of the Nature of Cannibalism in Bombina orientalis, the Oriental Fire-Bellied Toad by Timothy Joseph Cascone
  • Old-Growth Logging and Amphibians: A Study of Edge Effects in the Pacific Northwest by Aaron Dyar Clark
  • The Regulatory Involvement of Protein Kinase C Isoforms in Xenopus laevis Splenocyte Apoptosis by Ella Clark-Nicholson
  • Characterization of Two scFv Phage-Display Libraries Selected with Proteins of the Bullfrog Sacculus by Sarah Mullen Crespi
  • Regulation of Virulence Genes in Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli by Factors Secreted from Members of the Human Intestinal Microbiota by Colin Joe Daniel
  • Separating the Effects of Gene Flow and Population History: A Phylogeographic Study of Delphinium nuttallii Using Nested Clade Analysis by Athena Theresa Dodd
  • Regulation and Inhibition of Apoptosis by the Guanosine Binding Proteins by Letty Ernst
  • 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
  • Neurophysiology of the Nucleus Angularis: The Initiation of Intensity Coding for Sound Localization in the Avian Auditory System by Mark Thomas Harnett
  • Seasonal and Spatial Variation of Glutathione Reductase and Superoxide Dismutase in an Old Growth (Pseudotsuga menziesii) Canopy by Allison Lara Hornor
  • Characterization of Nitrogen Fixing Genes in Possible Associative Endophtyic Bacterial Isolates from Ammophila arenaria by Carey Jeanne Huff
  • Towards Establishing Engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae m1 Killer Virus Infections: Building a System for Cytoplasmic Gene Expression by Benjamin Matthias Iten
  • Visualization of the Estrogen Receptor in Uterine and Oviductal Cells Using a Green Fluorescent Protein Chimera by Farida Jhabvala
  • An Examination of Population Differentiation and Quantitative Trait Variation with Respect to Nectar Spurs in Delphinium nuttallii by Vanessa Anne Koelling
  • Determining the Cap-Dependent Translation Initiation Requirements of Cap-Independent Translation Initiation of the M1 Virus by Bryan Joseph Laraway
  • Sexual Dimorphism and Rhythmic Dissociation in the Modified Pleopods of Callianassa californiensis by Lindsey Alicia Leigland
  • Optimal Herbivore Defense Strategies in Mustards by Kristi Anne Lively
  • Characterization of Ascorbate Peroxidase and Glutathione S-Transferase from a Medicago truncatula Root Nodule cDNA Library by James Halsted Mapes
  • The Genetic Consequences of Cattle Grazing on Festuca idahoensis by David P. Matlaga
  • Chloroplast and Nuclear DNA Variation as Measures of Gene Flow in a Suspected Hybrid Population of Delphinium pavonaceum by Laurie Ellen Mazer
  • Clonal Plant Foraging: A Review and Simulation Study by Brent Sterling Miller
  • Apoptosis and the Mitochondria in Xenopus laevis Thymocytes: Conserved Mechanisms of Cellular Suicide by Howell Franklin Moffett
  • A Test of Risk-Sensitive Foraging Theory in the Frog Bombina orientalis by Katherine Elizabeth Montieth
  • Isolation and Characterization of Terminal Restriction Fragment from Xenopus laevis by Samuel Blaise Nichols-Geerdes
  • Identification and Characterization of Polycomb Group Proteins by Thihan Myo Nyun
  • Gastrulation and Morphogenetic Movements in Ensatina eschscholtzii, a Large-Egged, Direct-Developing Salamander by Jason Alan Oakes
  • Proteins That Bind to the Amyloid Precursor Protein and the Effects They Have on Signaling and Neurotoxicity by Antoinette Susanne Olivas
  • Telomere Binding Proteins in Xenopus laevis by Hilleary Botts Osheroff
  • A Study of Human Cytomegalovirus G Protein-Coupled Receptor US28 Signaling in Smooth Muscle Cells by Dora P. Pancheva
  • Responding Without Control: Models of Task Allocation in Ants by Devon Seibert Pattillo
  • Telomerase Activity in Xenopus laevis by Gerard Werner Schneider
  • Localization of NMDA Receptors in Hippocampal Cells by Sylvia Veronica Thompson
  • Damage and Repair of Nerve Cell DNA in Response to Oxidative Stress by Nicole Alexandra Vasilevsky
  • This is Your Life, and It's Ending One Day at a Time: The Effects of Interleukin-2 and Dexamethasone Stimulation on Apoptosis in Thymocytes of the South African Clawed Toad Xenopus laevis by Ron Jonathan Yahil