Biology

2006 Senior Thesis Titles

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  • Chorus in the Canyon? Evaluating the Translocation of the Pacific Treefrog, Pseudacris regilla, into the Reed Canyon as a Component of a Long-Term Restoration Project by Sara Belen Albornoz
  • Anthocyanins and Drought Responses in Delphinium nuttallii, D. leucophaeum, and Their Hybrids by Jillian H. Anderson [Supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program] - Abstract
  • A GFP Fusion Protein with the N-terminal Telomere Binding Domain of Xenopus laevis POT1 by Nicholas Blanchard-Wright [Supported by a grant to JS from the National Science Foundation]
  • Neurosecretion and Proteolysis of the Egg-Laying Hormone (ELH) Precursor in the Bag Cells of Aplysia californica by Edna Bonhomme [Supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • -Arrestin 1 is a Putative Target of 17--Estradiol-Mediated Splice Site Regulation in MCF-7 Human Breast Cancer Cells by Christopher Thomas Boniface
  • A Plan for the Modification of the Reed Canyon as Frog Habitat: Perspectives of Adaptive Management and Surrogate Translocation by Kimberly Ann Camacho
  • Understanding Virulence: in vitro Analysis of H-NS and Ler Mediated Regulation of the LEE5 Regulatory Region in Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli by Anna Maria Carmona [Supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program] - Abstract
  • The Effect of STU2 Overexpression on Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV) ORF 3 Stop Codon Readthrough Efficiency in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by Hsin-Chieh Chen [Supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • Identification of Chemototherapeutic Agents Against Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli Using the Model Organism Caenorhabditis elegans by Dorothea Hope Coffer [Supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program] - Abstract
  • Live or Die: A First Enclosure Experiment with Coho Salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch, in the Canyon by Leah Parsons Cook
  • The Bordetella pertussis Protein BpH3 Shows Ler-like Activity at the LEE5 Operon of Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli by Leslie Beth Cooperman
  • What Does This Have to do with Goats: Identifying Host Genes Involved in Stop Codon Readthrough in Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus by Dorien Skye Coray [Supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program] - Abstract
  • Spatial Frequencies of Natural Scene Stimuli Determine the Response Functions in LIF Model Neurons by Matthew Lee Davidson
  • Metal Binding in ScaR: Mutation and Titration by William Ernest Draper
  • Does Hsp90 Play a Role in Canalizing Slowly Evolving Floral Traits? by Tristan Shane Eversole
  • Avian Influenza: An Emerging Threat by Jessica Julianne Foster
  • Evolution, Conservation, and Gastrulation: The Story of Two Cell Masses by Jessica Marie Griffith [Supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • Characterization of the C-terminal DNA Binding Domain of Ler by Katharine Laura Horback
  • Gene Expression of Structural Genes in the Anthocyanin Biosynthesis Pathway of Delphinium nuttallii and Delphinium leucophaeum by Brian Gareth Howell [Supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program] - Abstract
  • Effect of 17- Estradiol on Regulation of Retinoic Acid X Receptor a in Breast Cancer Cells by Victoria Kathryn Jenkins [Supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program]
  • Purification of Host Proteins Associated with HIV-1 Restriction Factor Rhesus TRIM5 by Benjamin James Kukull
  • The Synergy of the Plant-Microbe Interaction in Selenium Bioremediation by Leslie Ann Lilly
  • 31PNMR Studies of the Substrate Binding Stoichiometry of Orotidine 5'-monophosphate and -D-5-phosphoribosyl-1-pyrophosphate to Orotate Phosphoribosyltransferase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae by Andrew Lewis MacKinnon
  • Morphogenetic Movements during Inversion of the Spider Embryo by Colin Stephen Magowan [Supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program] - Abstract
  • Towards an Understanding of the Intracellular Actions of Pre-B-Cell Colony Enhancing Factor by Colin William Morrow
  • Finding Neverland: An Examination of Female Hormone Replacement Therapy by Marc William Nolan [Supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program] - Abstract
  • The Role of Indoleamine 2, 3-dioxygenase (IDO) in the Immune Response in Xenopus laevis by Diana Christine Parrish [Supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program] - Abstract
  • Using Genetic Data as a Guideline in Examining Potential Local Adaptation by Quercus garryana in the Pacific Northwest by Rebecca Elaine Reilly
  • Molecular Concerted Evolution of the 5.8 S rDNA Multigene Family in Delphinium by Leila Elizabeth Rieder [Supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program] - Abstract
  • Effects of the Overexpressed Host Genes STU2 and YHR213W-A on Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus Stop Codon Readthrough in Saccharomyces cerevisiae Lindsay Kathryn Swanson [Supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program] - Abstract
  • Bisphenol A Enhances ER Recruitment to Estrogen-Responsive Genes in MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cells by Susanna Holley Wegner [Supported by a grant from the HHMI Undergraduate Research Program] - Abstract
  • One Plant, One Pollinator: Morphology Makes a Marriage by Jessica Lynn Youngberg