Biology

2010 Senior Thesis Titles

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  • Biomonitoring Heavy Metal Pollution around Portland with Lobaria oregana by Sarah Elizabeth Balog - Abstract - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)
  • A Tale of Two Blastopores: A New Model of Gastrulation in Cheiracanthium mildei and Loxosceles laeta by Christine Amanda Bates - Abstract
  • Determining the Accuracy of Expression Profiles Generated by Aligning RNA-Seq Data against Heterospecific Reference Genomes by Daniel Seth Bernstein
  • Inducibility of GUS Reporter Gene in Populus by Natalie Yates Caulkins (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)
  • Do microRNAs regulate pro-ELH mRNA translation in Aplysia californica by Gene Chong - Abstract - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)
  • Novel antibodies raised against Aplysia neurosecretory peptides are non-specific for their target antigens by Valerie Kathleen Conrad
  • Too Hot to Handle: Thermal Environment, Maternal Effects, and Place of Origin Affect the Mortality and Morphology of the frog Bombina orientalis by Laura Sue Crowley
  • Identification of a Large Set of Direct mRNA Targets of microRNA 134, a Brain-Enriched microRNA by Stephen William Eichhorn
  • Recombinant Partial: Xenopus laevis PinX1 Proteins for Telomere Research by Patrick Bartlett Fink - Abstract - (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)
  • Genetic Differentiation, Landscape Genetics and Local Adaptation in Two Populations of the Oriental Fire-bellied Toad (Bombina orientalis): The Story Behind Where Froggie Went a Courtin' by Kristy Marie Gonyer - Abstract - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)
  • CfaD: A Global Regulator of Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli Virulence in the Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans by Gabriel Holt
  • Analysis of the genetic basis of aggression in Julidochromis marlieri and Julidochromis transcriptus using real-time quantitative PCR by Kavita Krishnakant - Abstract - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)
  • Are the N-terminal Residues 4-47 of the LEE-Encoded Regulator (Ler) Sufficient for Dimer Formation? by Emily Margaretha Lorenzen - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)
  • Expression and Replication of Barley yellow dwarf virus RNA Replicons in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by Andrew Stuart Lyon
  • Genetic Manipulations to Increase Vitamin C Levels in the Model Plant Medicago truncatula by Natalie Claire Morgenstern - Abstract - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)
  • Investigation of the Binding of HIV-1 Nef to PACS Proteins by Ivy Tafadzwa Mushamiri - Abstract
  • Exploring the Effect of the Adenylyl Cyclase Activator Forskolin on pro-Egg Laying Hormone mRNA Transport into Aplysia Neurites by Anna Price Ohlrich (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)
  • Exploring the Behavioral and Ecological Dynamics of Cannibalism in the American Lobster Homarus americanus by Noah Gregory Oppenheim
  • Differential Gene Expression in Two Recently Diverged Delphinium Species by Noah Vernon Peart - Abstract - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)
  • PHB Production in Latex-Producing Plants by Kassandra Gaya Reuss-Schmidt - Abstract - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)
  • It's complicated: Decapentaplegic expression patterns in embryos of two Theridiid spiders by Karla Marie Schultz
  • An in vivo Screen for Virulence Determinants of Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli in Caenorhabditis elegans by Saate Saiyara Shakil - Abstract - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)
  • Making the good plastic: Studying the efficacy of a novel poly (3-hydroxybutyrate) expression system in poplar by Shreya Shrestha
  • Silencing a killer: The conserved relationship between p53 and its main regulator, MDM2, in Xenopus laevis by Erin Christopher Smith - Abstract - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)
  • Expression of the Tumor Suppressor Protein p53 in Xenopus laevis Cell Lines by Hannah Kendall Smith - Abstract - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)
  • Challenged Moms: The Challenge Hypothesis in Female Astatoltilapia burtoni by Amanda Catherine Trail - Abstract - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)
  • Analysis of HIV-1 Assembly Inhibitors for Potential Antiretroviral Drugs by Seyram Michelle Tsagli - Abstract
  • A Study on the Effects of Small Conductance Ca2+-activated K+ Channel Type 2 on Dendritic and Spinal Morphology by Sarah Rae Wannier
  • Age- and Population-Specific Environmental Effects on the Phenotype of the Oriental Fire-Bellied Frog (Bombina orientalis): An Underdog Story by Erin Lynn Wilkus - Abstract
  • Gene expression profiles of female aggression in the Julidochromis cichlid by Kelsey Jordon Wood - Abstract - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)
  • To Die or Not to Die: Apoptosis in Wild-type and Malignant Thymocytes of Xenopus laevis by Yu Zhu (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)