Biology

2003 Senior Thesis Titles

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  • Lipid Rafts and Their Association with SNARE Proteins in Neuroendocrine Cells by Diana Kathleen Aby
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • Inhibitor-Resistant Fumarylacetoacetate Hydrolase (FAH) by Mutagenesis of the FAH Active Site by Justin Ashworth
  • Mesoderm Formation in Three Local Amphibians: Ensatina eschscholtzii, Rana aurora, and Hyla regilla by Sorrel Fern Barnes
  • Reversible Frame Shift Mutations in the perA Gene of Escherichia coli by Rebecca Suzanne Bart
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • Does the Laboratory Axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum, Express a Cannibalistic Polyphenism? by Marla Gwyn Blaney
  • Phylogeography of Quercus garryana: Location of Pleistocene Refugia by Lauren Amanda Byerley
  • Oxygen Regulation and Nitrogen Fixation by Burkholderia tropicalis, an Endophytic Bacterium Isolated from European Beach Grass by Elizabeth Ann Cahill
  • Interactions of the Environmental and Transcriptional Factors in Regulation of Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli Virulence Genes by Alhaji Lamin Ceesay
  • Gastrulation and Inversion: Morphogenetic Movements in Spider Development by Ro Crystal Chaw
  • Glutathione S-Transferase in Legume Root Nodules by Kristin Emily deWeese Coan
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • The Chelator That Could: The Biological and Chemical Synthesis of the Chelator Nicotianamine as Explored in the Root Nodules of Glycine max by Nicole Whitney Collins
  • Color Changes in Hyla regilla: Effects of Background Color and Chemical Cues from Predatory Bullfrogs by Laurel Elizabeth Converse
  • The Effects of a Polymorphism in Codon 10 of TGF-1 on the Time Course of Alzheimers Disease by Mary Elizabeth dAlelio
  • Immunological Tolerance during Placental Reproduction: Overcoming the Juxtaposition of the Maternal Immune System and Fetal Antigens by Carrie Francis Dammon
  • The Contribution of the Porella/Nostoc Association to the Nitrogen Budget of an Oregon Old-Growth Forest by Jillian Marie De Gezelle
  • My Evil Twin: A Novel Attempt at Asymmetric Synthesis via a Meso Intermediate by Andrea Skye Drenguis
  • Characterization of Xenopus laevis TRF1 by Scott Benjamin Drutman
  • Growth Cytokines Interleukin-1 and Interleukin-2 Influence Apoptotic Xenopus laevis Lymphocytes by Laura Star Dunn-Mark
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • Molecular Genetics of Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus Frameshifting and Tomato Bushy Stunt Virus Subgenomic RNA Synthesis in the Heterologous Host Saccharomyces cerevisiae by Nicole Rae Ford
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • Possible Recruitment of Histone Deacetylase-1 to the Nuclear Matrix: Immunocytochemical Colocalization of Histone Deacetylase-1 and the Estrogen Receptor-a by Karen Rae Foster
  • Ler and H-NS Mediated Transcriptional Regulation of the LEE5 Operon of Enteropathogenic E. coli by Jonathan William Fowlkes
  • Translocation of Hyla regilla into the Reed Canyon by Lee DelMonte Hallagan
  • Construction of a Selectable Reporter System in Saccharomyces cerevisiae for Identifying and Characterizing Host Factors Involved in Tomato Bushy Stunt Virus Programmed Stop Codon Readthrough by Dylan Nathaniel Hardy
  • Somatic Telomerase Expression in Vertebrate Taxa: Correlations with Life History Variables and Stability in Frozen Tissues by Althea Seleta Hayden
  • Allelopathic Potential of Terpenoids in Mountain Hemlock (Tsuga mertensiana) by Amanda Lee Hemmerich
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • Are Atrazine and Heat Making Frogs Croak?: An Investigation of the Endocrine Disruptor Paradigm in Amphibians by Amy Elisabeth Hesse
  • Tight Binding of Orotidine 5'-Monophosphate and Negative Cooperativity in Orotate Phosphoribosyltransferase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae by Brian Christopher Hoefler
  • Solvent-Free Synthesis of an Alpha Amino Acid Derivative by Peter Anthony Jordan
  • Chasing CD40 on the DU4475 Human Breast Carcinoma Cell Line by Jahan Salar Khalili
  • The Role of Red Alder (Alnus rubra) in Ecosystem Management by Sarah Catherine Klain
  • Evolution of Sexual Dichromatism in Passerine Birds by Andrew James Lardie
  • Blue vs. White, a Molecular Approach to Understanding Floral Differences in Two Species of Delphinium by Dylan Levy-Boyd
  • Territorial and Breeding Behavior in a Northern Population of the Western Scrub Jay by Deborah Ilana Light
  • Plumage Color and Feather Structure of Western Scrub Jays (Aphelocoma californica californica) by Meghan Sue Martin
  • Mitochondrial Apoptosis: PMA and DEX-Induced Apoptosis in Xenopus laevis Thymocytes by Kimberly Carolyn McCoy
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • Cloning of Potential Telomere Adjacent Sequences of Xenopus laevis Using Vectorette PCR by Erin Grace McCune
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • Characterization of Tobacco Mosaic Virus-Programmed Stop-Codon Readthrough in Yeast by Sameer Katyal Nath
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • Assay for Exocytosis by 3H-Dopamine Loading and Release from Neuroendocrine Cells in Aplysia californica by Kristen Parks
  • Processing of GFP-tagged ELH Prohormone in PC12 Cells by Cecilia Goldsmith Phillips
    *[supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • The Population Genetics of an Invasive Grass in Oregon by Michelle Katharine Poyourow
  • Progress Towards the Synthesis of the Furanoheliangolide Ring Skeleton by Vanessa Louise Rada
  • Aplysia californica Bag Cells Transfected with GFP Tagged Pro-Egg-Laying-Hormone by Shannon Nicole Stark
  • Herstatin Inhibition of Mitogen Activated Protein Kinase (MAPK) in D-Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (DEGFR) Driven Tumors is Insufficient to Block Tumor Formation by Julia Abigail Staverosky
  • Evidence for Maladaptive Low Seed Set in Northern Populations of Oxalis oregana by Tracy Athena Trandum
  • Molecular Tango: Roles of Erk5 in Cell Differentiation and Death by Nancy Marie Van Prooyen
  • Environmental Endocrine Disruption: Sexual Determination and Differentiation in Amphibians by Jason Karl Wang
  • Terpene and Antioxidant Analysis as a Means of Legitimation of Eight Ethnobotanical Plants of the Pacific Northwest by Elizabeth Erskine Wilson
  • The N-terminal Structural Forms of Histone H4 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by Jonathan Wan Young
  • Female Sexual Ornaments and Operational Sex Ratio in Pelvicachromis pulcher by Peter Edward Zuckerman