Biology

2007 Senior Thesis Titles

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  • Divergence and Local Adaptation in Brachypodium sylvaticum by Loren Parker Albert
  • Metapopulation Dynamics and Marine Reserves: Modeling the Effects of Catastrophe and Population Management on a Species of Rockfish (Sebstes caurinus) in Hood Canal, Washington by Linsey Meredith Arnold
  • Variable Temperature Effects on Embryonic Growth in the Oriental Fire-Bellied (Bombina orientalis): Complex Interactions of Plastic Responses by Juliana Marie Arrighi - Abstract
  • Genetics of Body Composition: An Investigation into Relationships of Polymorphisms in the Melancortin-4 Receptor Gene to Body Composition in Three Human Populations by Ayesha Batra
  • Characterization of SsmR, a DtxR homolog by Rhoda Araba Tawiah Brew-Appiah (BMB)
  • The Effect of Mutated Host Ribosomal Protein Genes on Barley yellow dwarf virus Stop Codon Readthrough in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by Amy Erin Campbell [Supported by a grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation] - Abstract
  • Isolation of Intact Secretory Vesicles with Magnetic Particles by Courtney Myfanwy Chapman
  • Phenotyping Activated T Cells in the NOD Mouse: Investigating the Relationship between TR3, CD25, and CD134 Expression by Lana Margolis Chisholm
  • The Effect of 17- Estradiol on FoxA1 Localization in MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cells by Leigh Ann Curran - Abstract
  • Ideal Observer Analysis of the Direction-Selective Ganglion Cell Spike Response by Daniel James Denman
  • GABAergic Signalling Regulates Growth Cone Motility in Newborn Neurons of the Dentate Gyrus by Cooper Andrew French - Abstract
  • The Role of Dopamine Reuptake and Degradation on the Amplitude and Kinetics of Dopamine-Mediated Inhibitory Postsynaptic Currents by Stephanie Christine Gantz - Abstract
  • PINX1: A Potential Telomerase Inhibitor in Xenopus laevis by Jayne Taylor Gaubatz [Supported by a grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation and a grant to JS from the National Science Foundation.] - Abstract
  • Tankyrase in Xenopus laevis by Angela Maria Gibbs [Supported by a grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation] - Abstract
  • Manganese, Glutamate, and the Pursuit of Specificity: Origins of Metal Binding Selectivity in the Manganese Transport Regulator MntR by Kristen Dawn Grauer-Gray (BMB)- Abstract
  • Failure of a Chimeric Egg Laying Hormone in an Endogenous System by Meridith Amanda Griebeler [Supported by a grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation] - Abstract
  • Comparative Phylogenetic Analysis of 5.8S rRNA Hairpin Variation by Ginger Chin-Chi Jui [Supported by a grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation] - Abstract
  • Immunomodulatory Effects of Sex Hormones in Humans by Darya Cathryn Khalili
  • The CfaR Positive Regulator of the Colonization Factor Antigen I (CFA/I) Pili is Necessary for Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli Infection of the Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans by Rebecca Jean Kreston [Supported by a grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation] - Abstract
  • The Ontogeny of Phenotype in a Thermally Fluctuating Environment: Effects of Temperature Variation on Hatchling Morphology and Performance in the Frog Bombina orientalis by Ezra Samuel Lencer - Abstract
  • Ontogeny of Loxosceles ambo and pisco Phylogenetic Context by Judith Emily Patudith Levine - Abstract
  • Proliferation of Primordial Germ Cells and Sex Differentiation in Threespine Stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) by Zachary Robert Lewis - Abstract
  • Steroid-Induced Transcriptional Regulation of IL-10 in Macrophages: Understanding the Effects of Sex Hormones in Mitigating Th1-Mediated Autoimmune Disease by Alison Emilia Mahan [Supported by a grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation] - Abstract
  • Reconstructing Higher-Level Phylogeny of Modern Birds (Neornithes) Using Complete Mitochondrial Genome Sequences by Antonia Mayer
  • Localization of Pro-ELH mRNA to Neurites in Aplysia california Bag Cells by Mariah Rose McKay (BMB) [Supported by a grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation]
  • Ecological Structure of a Newly Discovered Population of Newts, Taricha granulosa, in the Reed College Canyon by Beth Mendelsohn
  • Isolation of Insulin in Aplysia californica Provides Insight as to Its Role as a Hormone and Neuropeptide by Gretchen Elise Metzenberg [Supported by a grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation] - Abstract
  • Clinal variation in ribosomal RNA in the Northwest Larkspur Delphinium nuttallii: Selection or Drift? by Brooke Taylor Moyers [Supported by a grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation] - Abstract
  • The Nile Perch Fishery in Lake Victoria: Management Proposals for Fishery Sustainability and Biodiversity Conservation by Leah Nevada Page - Abstract
  • Xenopus laevis Pot1 OB Fold Expression in E. coli and siRNA Construction by Mikella Marie Procopio [Supported by a grant to JS from the National Science Foundation]
  • Die Embryonalentwicklung des Arsch Endes der Spinnen Zygiella x-notata by David Alan Rasmussen [Supported by a grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation] - Abstract
  • An Attempt to Characterize the Function of a Telomere Protection Protein in Xenopus Laevis by Jacob Aaron Schwartzman [Supported by a grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation and a grant to JS from the National Science Foundation.] - Abstract
  • Red Fish, Blue Fish. One Fish, Two Fish: Testing Speciation by Sexual Selection in Astatotilapia burtoni byJessica Lauren Thompson - Abstract
  • The Cloning and Attempted Purification of the Manganese Binding Domain of Man S, a Histidine Kinase by Chelsea Karin Thornburg (BMB)
  • Social Regulation of Neuropeptides in Astatotilapia burtoni by Cadence Aleece True [Supported by a grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation] - Abstract
  • Groundwork on the Analysis of Glutathione S-transferase in Root Nodules by Zachary McClendon Turner
  • Constitutive Expression of the Tumor Suppressor Protein p53 in Xenopus laevis by Daniel Morris Walker [Supported by a grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation] - Abstract
  • Microsatellite Analysis and Parentage in the Violet Green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina) by Julianne Weisz
  • Repertoire Usage of the Southern Resident Community of Killer Whales (Orcinus orca) by Monika Wieland - Abstract
  • Creation of a proULEE5 Hybrid Gene to Elucidate the Regulatory Mechanics of Ler in Enteropathogenic E. coli byTrevor Matthew Young [Supported by a grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation] - Abstract
  • A Comparative Study of Sex Roles in African Cichlid Fishes of the Genus Julidochromis: Implications for Sexual Selection and Sexual Conflict by Victoria Halley Zero - Abstract