Biology

2008 Senior Thesis Titles

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  • Microbial Source Tracking of Escherichia coli in Reed Lake by Antibiotic Resistance Testing and PCR-RFLP Analysis by Christine Anne Lehualani Beckel
  • Associative Nitrogen Fixation Ability Does Not Predict Symbiotic Nodulation Ability in Burkholderia tropica by Christopher Kyle Black - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation) - Abstract
  • Promoter-Regulated Effects of TIS11 Overexpression on the Rate of Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus Stop Codon Readthrough in Saccharamyces cerevisiae by Rachel Katherine Bond - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation) - Abstract
  • Assessing the Presence, Stability, and Linearity of Dominance Hierarchies among Female Cichlids of the Species Astatotilapia burtoni by Evan Freer Bremer - Abstract
  • The Pre-Steady-State Kinetics of Orotate Phosphoribosyltransferase: Synthesis and Enzymatic Characterization of 2-Thioorotic Acid by Jade Alana Bryant
  • The Dominant Female: A Look at the Possible Sex-Role Reversal in Julidochromis marlieri, from a Behavioral and Hormonal Perspective by Seyram Ahiadeke Butame - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation) - Abstract
  • Phytostabilization of Abandoned Diatomite Mine Sites in Terrebonne, Oregon, Utilizing Purshia tridentata and Soil Amendments by Samuel Dyer Chamberlain - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation) - Abstract
  • A New, "Open Source," Rhizobia-Based Transformation System for Soybeans by Matthew Bradley Chambers
  • Formation of Filaments by H-NS and Ler by Garon Coriz - Abstract
  • Deriving the Spider Embryo: Gastrulation and Dorsal-Ventral Patterning in Zygiella x-notata by Bryce Krishna Cragg - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation)
  • Fluorescence Studies of ScaR by Christine Elizabeth Deyo
  • Ontogeny and Phylogeny of Two Spider Species, Cheiracanthium mildei and Latrodectus mactans by Allison Elizabeth Edgar - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation) - Abstract
  • What Did or Did Not Occur: Expression of the Glutathione-S-Transferases in Soybean (Glycine max) Root Nodules in Response to Paraquat by Jessica Anne Emge-Hosner
  • Urban Wildlife Conservation: Genetic Diversity and Connectivity of Three Populations of Taricha granulosa within an Urban Matrix by Luke Owen Frishkoff - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation)
  • Characterizing Serpentine Soil Tolerance in Mimulus guttatus (Phrymaceae) by Margaret Frisbie Hendrick - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation) - Abstract
  • The Western Pond Turtle (Emys marmorata): An Assessment of Head-Start Programs Using Population Viability Analysis (PVA) by Paul Gresham Hightower
  • Toward a Study of Salmonella Orotate Phosphoribosyltransferase Binding Stoichiometry by Emily Ann Meloche Justusson
  • The Change in Localization of the Ubiquitin Ligase Nedd4 in the Presence of 17- Estradiol in MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cells by Emily Li Pin Kam - Abstract
  • Determining the Interval of Estrogen-Mediated Gene Repression on the ER Target Gene N4BP3 in MCF-7 Human Breast Cancer Cells by Aroon Saikumar Karra
  • Is Dam Removal a Panacea? Salmon, the Sandy River, and the Marmot Dam by Matthew Joseph King - Abstract
  • Green Roofs and Urban Biodiversity: Arthropod Conservation in Portland, Oregon by Georgia Helena Kirkpatrick - Abstract
  • Construction of a Binary Vector for the Overexpression of Glutathione S-Transferase in Medicago truncatula by Edwin Gaston Lauer
  • The Isolation of Large Dense-Core Vesicles towards the Identification of Their Tethering Proteins by Jeremy Thomas Sheng Leitz - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation)
  • Lactoferrin as a Potential Anti-Proliferative Agent: Lactoferrin Exhibits Inhibitory Transcriptional Control over Skp1 by Claire Elizabeth Matturro - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation) - Abstract
  • Establishing the Boundaries for Metal Ion Selectivity in the Manganese Transport Regulator MntR by Amanda Marie McGuire
  • Differential Regulation of the proU and LEE5 Operons of Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli by the Repressor H-NS and Anti-Silencer Ler Requires more than Competition for a Shared Binding Site by William Clement McNitt - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation) - Abstract
  • Site Directed Mutation of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae OPRTase Flexible Loop: Potential Application to Structural Studies by Michael Melesse
  • Intraspecies Recognition in Asatilatopia burtoni Cichlids by Catherine Ariel Mingoya- Abstract
  • Cancer Resistance in Xenopus laevis: An Investigation of p53 Expression by Aurelia Rose Moran - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation)
  • Methane Production in Response to Sulfate Concentration in Batch Anaerobic Digesters by Laura Emily Mulshine
  • Microevolution of Gasterosteus aculeatus in the Johnson Creek Watershed by Maximilian Oliver Press - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation)
  • Cellular Movements during Early Neurogenesis in Zygiella x. notata by Petra Alice Runckel
  • DNA Binding and Recognition by MntR by Vito Antonio Spadavecchio
  • The Potential Use of Two White Rot Fungi, Pleurotus ostreatus and Trametes versicolor, in the Bioremediation of Used Motor Oil by Daniel Luther Sullivan - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation) - Abstract
  • Ecophysiology and Pleiotropy of Foliar Anthocyanins in Delphinium nuttallii and Delphinium leucophaeum by Rebecca Anne Susko - Abstract
  • The Evolution of Phenotypic Plasticity under Alternative Population Dynamics by Jonathan Randolph Sweeney - Abstract
  • Organ Localization and Function of Immunosuppressive Enzyme Indoleamine 2,3-Dioxygenase and its Novel Isozyme, ID02, in Xenopus laevis by Catherine Samuels Uram - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation) - Abstract
  • Messenger RNA Encoding the Egg-Laying Hormone Is Actively Transported to the Neurites of Bag Cells in Aplysia californica by Natalie Calida Vizcarra - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation)
  • The Discrimination between Calcium and Manganese in MntR by Erin Leigh Weber
  • Is PinX1 a Negative Regulator of Telomerase in Xenopus laevis? by Michael Edward Wernick - (This study was funded in part by a grant to JS from the National Science Foundation)
  • Maternal Care and Aggression in the African Cichlid Astatotilapia burtoni by Alexandra Holbrooke Winters - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation) - Abstract
  • Expression and Characterization of Xenopus laevis POT1 by Gillian Reed Woodruff - (This study was funded in part by a grant to JS from the National Science Foundation) - Abstract
  • An Investigation of Two Similar but Different Proteins in Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli: Ler and H-NS by Melissa Ann Louise Zarr