Biology

2002 Senior Thesis Titles

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  • Evidence Contradicting the Sib Competition Model for Maintenance of Sexual Reproduction in the Clonal Grass Dactylis glomerata (Poaceae) by Robert Leo Baker
  • Bleomycin-Induced DNA Damage and Repair in Xenopus laevis and Xenopus tropicalis by Sarah Hope Banner
  • Evidence for the Exocytosis Core Complex at the Cell Somata and Neuritic Projections of the Bag Cells of Aplysia californica by Justine Virginia Barry
  • Sexual Dichromatism and Condition Dependence in Ultraviolet Coloration of two Species of Jay (Corvidae) by Arthur Langer Bass
  • Managing Minnesota's Wolves by Nina Summer Bennett
  • Clonal Recognition and Agonistic Response in the Aggregating Sea Anemone Anthopleura elegantissima by Elizabeth Anne Bridges
  • Immunocytochemical Colocalization of Proteasomes and the Estrogen Receptor by Jeffery Tyler Brown
  • Microsatellite Identification and Characterization in Tanichthys albonubes using Danio rerio Primers by Rebekah Anne Burns
  • Fluorescent Imaging of the Endocytotic Pathway in Cultured Bag Cells by Jennifer Anastasia Cameron
  • Potential Phase Variation Regulation of the Bundle Forming Pilus in Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli by PerA by Darrow DeLuca
  • Ultraviolet Color Signaling in Birds by Jenifer Miles Dolan
  • The Fitness of Human Populations: An Integration of Evolutionary Theory and Medicine by Alena Gwen Gates
  • Quantifying the Role of APX within Glycine max Root Nodules through the Analysis of Sense and Antisense cAPX Transgenic Cultivars of Glycine max by Hamid Reza Hamid
  • Sucrose Utilization in Enteropathogenic E. coli by Kristin Nicole Harper
  • Investigation of the Hypothesized Multimer Formation of the Ler Protein in Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli by Chemical Cross-linking by Evan Hideo Hayashi
  • Sorting Mechanisms for a Secretory Protein Examined by Molecular Modification by Melissa Ann Herman
  • Who is Watching Whom? Effects of Human Crowds and Environmental Enrichment on the Behavior of Captive Chimpanzees by Patricia Bao-Ling Hsue
  • 17b-Estradiol Has Opposing Effects on p70 S6 Kinase Activity in Human Breast Cancer Cells by Lawrence Chia Huang
  • Phosphorylative Effects upon Estrogen Receptor Function by Katherine Corrine Johnson
  • A Preliminary Investigation into the Reductive Cleavage of the Thiazoline Moiety of Bacitracin A1 by Cedar Johnson Fowler
  • A Potential Genetic Trade-off between Elaiosome and Seed Investment in Euphorbia peplus (Euphorbiaceae) and Claytonia perfoliata (Portulacaceae) and Achlys triphylla (Berberidaceae) by Diana Dorothea Jolles
  • Bugs or the Baggage from Birth? The Etiology and Epidemiology of Multiple Sclerosis by Alisa Vonne Judy
  • Host-Virus Interactions: Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus Leaky Scanning and Replication in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by Nhi Yen Khuong
  • Heterospecific Call Recognition between Western Scrub Jays (Aphelcoma californica) and Steller's Jays (Cyanocitta stelleri) by Amber Jasmine Knoche
  • Stage-Dependent Temperature Effects in Bombina orientalis by Hatai Ann Kraushaar
  • The Reed College Campus Carbon Budget: Sources and Sinks of Carbon in the Grassland, Forest, and Spring Water of Reed College Campus by Michele Andrea La Merrill
  • Telomere Length Regulation throughout Xenopus laevis Development by Jenny Rose Lessner
  • 17b-Estradiol Modulates the Profile of Extracellular Regulated Kinase (ERK) Activation Alone and in Combination with Insulin-like Growth Factor-I by Richard Walter Martin
  • Relative Quantification of Acidic Peptide and Egg-Laying Hormone from Bag Cells of Aplysia californica by Edmond Ardeshir Marzbani
  • A Phylogeographic Analysis of Quercus garryana by Lauren Amy Mathewson
  • An Investigation into the Regulation and Activity of the p53 Transcription Factor in Xenopus laevis Splenocytes by Rachel Elizabeth Mills
  • A Land Ethic and the Ecology of Recreation by Madrona Blue Sumner Murphy
  • Tamoxifen May Act through a Calcineurin, but Not a p38, Mediated Pathway to Induce Apoptosis in MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cells by Paula Anne Newman
  • Stop Codon Readthrough of Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus ORF3-ORF5 in the Yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and the Identification of Host Genes Involved by Steven Eugene Pierce
  • Characterization of Bombina orientalis Telomeres by Amber Ann Reed
  • Xenopus laevis Telomere Regulation with TRF1? by Noah Benjamin Rindos
  • Ler-Meditated Anti-Repression at the LEE 5 Operon in Enteropathogenic Escherchia coli Occurs Independently of a Conserved DNA Motif and of the Nucleoid-Structuring Protein H-NS by Christopher Leonard Robinson
  • A Reinvestigation of Tardigrade Embryology Reveals Enterocoely and Suggests New Phylogenetic Affinities by Nadine Patricia Sauer
  • Subgenomic RNA Transcription in Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus: Establishing a Reporter System in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by Danielle Marie Shea
  • The Disjunction of Apoptosis and the Cell Cycle in Xenopus laevis Splenocytes and Thymocytes by Shannon Joy Taylor
  • The Role of Interspecific Competition in Allowing the Coexistence of Ensatina eschscholtzii oregonensis and Plethodon vehiculum by Tiffany Elizabeth Thornton
  • Mr. Toad Goes for a Ride: Amphibian Decline, Its Causes, and Solutions through Management and Conservation by Jennifer Rose Webster
  • Localization of the mRNA Xcat-2 by in situ Hybridization in Normal and Inverted Xenopus laevis Embryos by Elizabeth Jane Weisiger
  • A Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Cell Death in the Developing Neural Folds of Xenopus: Could Apoptosis Affect the Pattern of Neural Crest Migration? by Mary Ann Whedbee
  • An Evaluation of Methods for Monitoring Ensatina eschscholtzii oregonensis in the Reed College Canyon by Kyla Sara Zaret