Biology

2009 Senior Thesis Titles

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  • Growth and Viability of the Red-legged Frogs (Rana aurora) Introduced in the Reed College Canyon by Xeno Acharya
  • Inhibiting Secretion during Stimulation Increases Localization of Pro-Egg Laying Hormone mRNA in the Neurites of Bag Cells by Laura Anne Bradley - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program) - Abstract
  • Examination of GFP-tagged ELH Prohormone with Peptide Specific Antibodies by Austen Allen Brown
  • Ecological Analysis of Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Distribution and Abundance of Fishes in the Reed Canyon Stream by Laila Rose Bryant - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program) - Abstract
  • Testing the Role of the Cellular Organizer of a Spider Embryo by Marion Jessica Burrill - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program) - Abstract
  • One Bad Mother: Functional Genomics of Maternal Aggression in Asratotilapia burtoni by Julia Beth Carleton - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program) - Abstract
  • Mechanisms of Estrogen-Mediated Gene Repression by Emmeline Lea Chuu
  • Production and Purification of X. laevis PinX1, a Putative Telomerase Inhibitor by David Angus Constant
  • Pollen Viability and Effects of Flavonols in Two Native Larkspurs of the Pacific Northwest, Delphinium leucophaeum and Delphinium nuttallii by Tiffany Anne Cook
  • Of Granules and Gastropods: Toward the Isolation and Characterization of Neuronal Ribonucleoprotein Particles Containing a Prohormone mRNA by Todd Michael Dembo - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program) - Abstract
  • Flower Color in Delphinium: Sequencing and Expression of Flavonol Synthase by Jennifer Ruth Eng
  • Toward the Identification of the Retinal Bipolar Cell Antigen in Melanoma-Associated Retinopathy by Celia Elizabeth Gellman - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)
  • Ingestion by Caenorhabditis elegans Provides Protection Against Chemical Treatment to Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli by Daniel Henry Glaser - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program) - Abstract
  • Ragamuffin to Riches, Gulch to Glen: The Restoration of an Urban Ecosystem and Long Term Amphibian Monitoring in the Reed College Canyon by Vimal Golding
  • Isolation of Large Dense-Core Vesicles toward Identification of Novel Vesicle-Associated Proteins by Benjamin Daniel Greenberg - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program) - Abstract
  • Conservation Genetics: Quantifying Genetic Diversity in South Korean Populations of the Oriental Fire-Bellied toad (Bombina orientalis) by Josie Ann Griffin
  • Is the Interaction between Human Telomere Proteins TIN2 and TRF1 Conserved in Xenopus laevis? by Eugene Jin - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program and a grant to JS from the National Science Foundation) - Abstract
  • Classification of Indoleamine-2, 3-dioxygenase in Xenopus laevis as Compared to Humans by Candice Hoi-yan Kam - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program) - Abstract
  • Effects of Abiotic Niche on the regional population distribution of Delphinium leucophaeum and Delphinium nuttallii by Melati Kaye
  • Production of Polyhydroxybutyrate in Euphorbia pulcherrima by Hyeon Jeong Kim - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program) - Abstract
  • An Investigation into the Interaction of X. laevis Telomeric Proteins TRF1 and PinX1 by Molly McCarthy King - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program and a grant to JS from the National Science Foundation) - Abstract
  • The Putative Testis-Differentiating Gene, Dmrt1, is Expressed in Both Males and Females during Sex-Determination in Threesprine Stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) by Jordan Neil Kohn - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program) - Abstract
  • Glucosinolates and Selenium Might Interact in the Face of Adversity to Form an Anti-Herbivore Superpower Coalition, But I Can't Figure it Out, So Let's Go Play Basketball by Lillian Miller Kuehl - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program) - Abstract
  • Introduction of Several Populations of a Species of the Endangered Wildflower Delphinium leucophaeum into Two Different Parks in the Northern Williamette Valley, Oregon by Jennifer Marie Leonard - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program) - Abstract
  • Aggression in Lab Stock and Wild Stock Male Astatotilapia burtoni by Helen Lillian Magee - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program) - Abstract
  • Sixteen Fragments: A Structural Study by David Carl Mavor
  • Astatotilapia burtoni Maternal Mouth-Brooding Cichlids As a New Model for Appetite Regulation by My Linh Thi Nguyen - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program) - Abstract
  • Transcriptional Regulation of the Tumor Supressor Protein p53 and the Procto-Oncogene Mdm2 in Xenopus laevis by Jonathan David Packer - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program) - Abstract
  • Sex and Violence in Juveniles: Size, Aggression, and a Possible Social Mechanism for Sex Determination in Astatotilapia burtoni by Clare Elise Parker
  • A Phosphoinositide 3-kinase Like Kinase Blocks Transcription of Cyclin G2 in MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cells by Meera Yogendrakumar Patel
  • The Role of Soybean Biotin Production on Poly-ß-hydroxybutyrate Degradation and Rhizobial Root Nodule Colonization by Elana Esther Peach-Fine - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program) - Abstract
  • In Situ Hybridization of Glutathione-S-Transferase 9 in Glycine max Root Nodule by Kamesh Chandra Regmi
  • Diversity and Distribution of Fish in the Reed College Canyon: Using Fish Assemblages to Assess Water Quality and Ecosystem Health by Annika Nordin Saltman
  • Testing Protein Synthesis in Axons with Probe of Local Vesicle Cycle by Charles Kelly Scanlan
  • Gene Expression, Hormones, and Behavior in a Sex-Role Conventional and Sex-Role Reversed Cichlid Species Pair (Julidochromis) by Molly Esther Schumer - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program) - Abstract
  • Zinc Non Specific Effects on Inhibiting Ler Binding Activity by Patricia Snarski
  • Challenges in Motherhood: Support for the Challenge Hypothesis in Maternal Astatotilapia Burtoni by AmearaCatherine Whitney Tanner
  • Regulation of Virulence in Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli: In Search of a Consensus DNA Binding Sequence for Ler by Jeannette Lynn Tenthorey
  • A Nematode Model for an Inconvenient and Deadly Disease: Using Caenorhabditis elegans to investigate the Pathogenesis of Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli by Emily Jo Warschefsky
  • Predicting the Potential Distribution of the Invasive Species Brachypodium sylvaticum According to the Niche Conservatism Theory by Angeline Renee Wolski - Abstract