Biology

2011 Senior Thesis Titles

(CLASS OF 2011: If your thesis abstract is not currently included on this page and you would like it to be, please follow this link.)

  • The Effect of MARCH IX on MHC Class I Localization in Lung Epithelial Cells by Orissa Juliana Agnihotri

  • Replication of Barley yellow dwarf virus in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by Kaileigh Djanaba Ahlquist - Abstract

  • The effect of PinX1 fusion protein on telomerase activity of Xenopus laevis in vitro by Giancarlo N. Bruni - Abstract

  • Allelopathic effects of western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) by Austin Chase Campbell

  • Effects of IHF on the Inducibility of LEE5 by Ler in Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli by Peter Keenan Cawley

  • From Stress to Depression: Immunity as the Meddling Middleman by Camille Rose Charlier

  • CYCLOIDEA Expression and the Development of Floral Symmetry in the Ranunculaceae by Holly Cho

  • The role of non-floral pigments and environmental plant stress in the divergence of two Delphinium species by Charlene Margaret Grahn - Abstract

  • Exogenous Ribeye-NAD(H) Binding Domain in Sensory Hair Cells Disrupts the Basal Aggregatio of Endogenous Ribeye by Matthrew Walker Hagen

  • Maternal Mouthbrooding and Metabolism Regulation in Astatotilapia burtoni by Michelle Chiyeko Ichikawa - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • Crouching p53, Hidden Mdm2: An Exploration and Visualization of p53-Mediated Apoptosis in Xenopus laevis by Lanlan Jin

  • Variation in Developmental Patterns in Two Geographically Separated Populations of Bombina orientalis in the Republic of Korea by Advait Mahesh Jukar - Abstract

  • An Investigation of Tomatoes in Cadmium Phytoextraction and the Plant-Growth-Promoting Properties of Burkholderia by Emily Jo Kastrul

  • Hybe and go Seq: application of genomic tools to sociogenomic questions in the cichlid genus Julidochromis by Quinn K. Langdon - Abstract

  • Characterization of yqeF, a Gene Upregulated by the Virulence Regulator PerC of Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli byEmily Rose Lawrence-Pine - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • An Investigation into the Secretion and Processing of GFP-tagged ELH Prohormone from Transgenic Bag Cells by Tyrone Lee - Abstract - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • Small Fish in a Small Pond: Observed Declines in Genetic Diversity Across Successive Generations of A Captive Astatotilapia Burtoni Lineage, Using Microsatellite Markers by Sean Kenneth Maden - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • Telomeric localization of shelterin protein xTRF1 in somatic Xenopus laevis cells by Sophie Mayer - Abstract - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • Microbial Diversity on the Anode Surface of a Reed Lake Sediment Fuel Cell by Charles Morse - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • The role of calcium and cyclic adenosine monophosphate signaling in neurohormone mRNA localization in Aplysia californica by Laurel Marguerite Oldach - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • An investigation of the ELH sescretory pathway through the immunoisolation of neuroendocrine dense-core vesicles by Briana Perry Patton - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • The Expression of microRNA in Cancer by Chuck Free Pham

  • Arrested Development: Inhibition of mitosis blocks inversion in the spiders Zygiella x-notata and Loxosceles laeta by Molly Kathleen Radany

  • The Ozone Effect: Measuring physiological stress indicators in Pseudotsuga menziesii by Amy Elizabeth Schomaker

  • The relation of xTERT transcript abundance to relative telomerase activity in adult Xenopus laevis tissues by Ella Marie Stern - Abstract - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • Characterization and Mechanisms of Zinc Acetate Mediated Downregulation of Virulence Genes in Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli by Katherine Fisher Thomas

  • Anti-estrogen effects of melatonin on gene regulation and MAPK signaling in MCF-7 human breast cancer cells by David Everett Toffey - Abstract - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • Probing Vesicle Membrane Recycling in Aplysia californica by Michael James Weingart

  • TISll-Mediated Upregulation of Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus Stop Codon Readthrough in Yeast: A Potential Link Between mRNA Decay and Translational Termination by Nicholas Milan Wilson

  • Evolving Dispersal and Survival: Simulating Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics in Rana aurora by Ross Charles Young - Abstract