Biology

2005 Senior Thesis Titles

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  • Brahma-related Gene One Has a Role In the Maturation, Differentiation, or Survival of Astrocyte Progenitor Cells by Chris Aries Adams
  • Cloning Xenopus laevis Telomere Binding Protein, POT1 by Clea Maruxa Aguera-Arcas [Supported by a grant to JS from the National Science Foundation] - Abstract
  • The Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli Global Regulator Ler is Critical to Pathogenesis in the Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans by Alexander Michael Barron [Supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program] - Abstract
  • In vivo and in vitro Reduction of 1,2-diacetylbenzene Neurotoxicity by N-acetyl-L-cysteine by Amir Bashar [Supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program] - Abstract
  • One in the Hand or Two in the Bush? Worldwide Bird Introductions Have Favored Species Using Human-modified Habitats by Laurel Kruse Black - Abstract
  • A Cellular Pirates Sword: Identification of Two Yeast tRNA Genes that Enhance Barley Dwarf Virus Programmed Stop Codon Readthrough Event by Max Esau Boeck [Supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • The Effects of Steroid Hormones on Heart Development in the American Alligator, Alligator mississippiensis by Elizabeth Emelia Braun
  • Synaptic Development of Adult-Generated Neurons in the Hippocampus by Daniel Abraham Bromberg
  • Toward Understanding Ler-DNA Binding in vitro by Anna Laura Brown - Abstract
  • Identification and Purification of Fur and IdeR from the Thermoacidophilic Archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus by Cosmo Zephyrus Buffalo
  • The Retinoid X Receptor-ais a Direct Target of Estrogen Receptor-aby Jennifer Justina Burian
  • Substitution of the Membrane-binding Function of the HIV Matrix Protein by Kelsey Jeane Coday
  • Processing of GFP-labeled Prohormone ELH in Aplysia Bag Cells by Julie Vanessa Corbett [Supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program] - Abstract
  • Regulation of Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli Virulence Genes by the SOS Response by Derek Christopher Galligan
  • Searching for PC1: Evidence of Kiss-and-Run Exocytosis in Aplysia californica Bag Cells by Samantha Ruth Haberman [Supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program] - Abstract
  • Phytoremediation Potential of the Aquatic Plants Juncus effuses and Azolla filiculoides for the Detoxification of Atrazine by Shizuko Hashimoto
  • A C-terminal Truncation of Ler Shows Decreased Activation of EPEC LEE5 Promoter by Elijah Benjamin Itah
  • Detection of Antioxidant Gene Expression in Soybean Root Nodules Using Real-Time PCR by Jack Robert Kidney [Supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program] - Abstract
  • Regulation of MeCP2 levels by CREB induced MicroRNAs by Matthew Ellis Klein
  • Ecophysiology of Blue and White: Response to Water Availability in Delphinium nutallii and D. leucophaeum by On Lee Annie Lau
  • Agricultural Land-use and Avian Biodiversity in the Sagebrush Region of the Intermountain West by Ryann Joan Liebenthal
  • Expression of Xp53 in Xenopus laevis, South African Clawed Toad, during SEB-induced AlCD by Tessa Elizabeth London [Supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • Peptide Processing in the Bag Cell Neurons of the Marine Mollusk Aplysia californica by James Anthony Louisell [Supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • Determination of the Evolutionary Forces Affecting the Geographic Distribution of Delphinium nuttallii and Delphinium leucophaeum Ribosomal DNA Variation by Sheila E. Markwardt
  • REMAP, IRAP, and the Genetic Structure of Spartina anglica in the Puget Sound, Washington by Michael Charles Mullins
  • Identification of Host Factors Involved in Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus Programmed Stop Codon Readthrough in the Model Organism, Saccharomyces cerevisiae by Kelley Nicole Newton
  • MyRIP, a Rab27 Effector, is a Novel Mammalian A-Kinase Anchoring Protein by Benjamin Samuel Pedroja
  • Purification and Binding Properties of the Manganese Transport Regulator, MntR, D8M/E99C Double Mutant from B. subtilis by Zachary J. Pegram
  • Morphological Variation in Populations of Threespine Stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) in the Reed College Canyon by Meng Qi
  • Estrogen Modulation of the Immune System: An Amphibian Model by Heidi Jean Reich [Supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program] - Abstract
  • Manganese Sensitivity and L-Arabinose Isomerase by Katharine Rebecca Richards
  • An Evaluation of the Effects of the Restoration of the Reed College Canyon on the Abundance, Distribution, and Morphology of the Oregon Salamander, Ensatina eschscholtzii oregonensisby Ashley Danielle Rogers
  • Vesicle Menagerie by Sara Elizabeth Saperstein
  • Urban Restoration and Conservation: Reed College Canyon and the Pacific Treefrog, Pseudacris regilla by Alexandra Schaich Borg
  • Effects of a Distal Viral Sequence and of an Overexpressed Host Gene on Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus Stop Codon Readthrough in Yeast by Iliyana V. Skorcheva [Supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program] - Abstract
  • A Cross-Disciplinary Investigation of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder by Jasmine A. Sternik
  • Geographic Variation in the Short Song of Eastern Oregon Brewers Sparrows by Benjamin Stoner-Duncan
  • Heat Shock Protein Induction in Xenopus laevis: In Search of Hsp27 by Anna Louisa Sundholm [Supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • Analysis of Gastrulation in the Embryos of the Spider Zytgiella x-notata by Emily Elizabeth Vance
  • Inhibit This! An Attempt at TRF1 Knockdown in Xenopus laevis by Tristan Michael Victoroff - Abstract
  • Anthropogenic Noise and the Song of the Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia by William Emerson Wood