Biology

2012 Senior Thesis Titles

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  • Investigating the Shelterin Complex in Xenopus laevis: TRF1 and PinX1 Interaction in an In vivo Model by Gleb Bazilevsky - Abstract - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • Flower Color in Delphinium: Reference Genes and Gene Expression in the Anthocyanin Pathway by Hanna Leigh Blaney

  • Mechanism and Importance of Ler Oligomerization in E. coli Pathogenesis by Gabriel Lang Butterfield - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • Enhancing stress tolerance: ascorbate peroxidase overexpression in popular by Lauren Nicole Carley

  • The Specter in the Cyborg: Neuroscience, Intellectual History, and the Crisis of Identity by Lydia Genevieve Clark

  • Inhibition of Telomerase by Xenopus laevis Partial xPinX1 Proteins by Isabel Phoebe Cylinder - Abstract

  • Thermally Induced Variation in Morphology and Development through Canopy Cover Variation in a Population of Bombina orientalis in the Republic of Korea by Jessie Jean Ellington

  • Zinc-Mediated Downregulation of Virulence Genes in Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) by rpoE by Neil R. S. Evans - Abstract

  • A Little Motherly Inhibition: The Effects of Postnatal Maternal Care on Astatotilapia burtoni by Christopher David Galvin - Abstract - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • Stimulus-Dependent Cellular Proliferation in Aplysia californica Bag Cells by William Wood Gester - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • Actions of the Novel Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator STX in Estrogenic Regulation of MCF-7 Human Breast Cancer Cell Proliferation by Margo Elsa Gilbert - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • A New Approach to the Synthesis and Pharmacokinetics of the Novel Thyroid Hormone Receptor Antagonist NH-3 by Michael Xavier Gonzales

  • Species distribution modeling: A tool for the conservation of Delphinium leucophaeum by Ella Rose Gray

  • Acute Effects of Estrogen on c-fos and Trefoil Factor Transcription in MCF-7 Cells by Caroline Rowley Holton

  • Characterizing the interaction between Xenopus laevis TRF2 and TIN2 by Jeffrey Michael Hunter - Abstract - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • Estrogen Inhibition of Cyclin T Binding during Transcriptional Repression by Matthew George Milton

  • Role of OxyS as transcriptional regulator in mycobacterial oxidative stress response by Mischka Anjelika Moechtar

  • Fas and Fas Ligand in the Jurkat and B3B7 cell lines: a comparison of apoptotic protein expression in human and amphibian cancer cells by Elizabeth Anne Montgomery - Abstract

  • Phenology and Morphology of Taricha granulosa Overwintering Larvae and Aquatic Adults in Reed College Canyon: Implications for Ecological Restoration by Mathilde Braley Mouw - Abstract

  • Neuropeptides and sex-biased behavior: Arginine Vasotocin and Isotocin in Julidochromis by Morgan Anderson Movius - Abstract - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • Cyclin G2 Expression Mediation bForkhead Nuclear Export in MCF-7 Cell by Graham Jackson Myers - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • qPCR as a Tool for Measuring Ribosomal Gene Copy Number by Andrea Gray Padgett

  • Copy Number Variation Among World Wide Accessions of Arabidopsis thaliana by Anand Devendra Parikshak

  • Combined Program, Duke University, Annah Lake Peterson

  • Subcellular Localization of Xenopus laevis TRF1 in Interphase A6 cells by Jacqueline Monteiro Pires - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • From Moms Metabolism to Child Cannibalism: Feeding Regulation in the Maternal Mouthbrooder Astatotilapia burtoni by Nathaniel David Raley - Abstract - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • Copper Redistribution in EarlyStages of Wilsons Disease: Understanding Copper Hot-Spots in the Atp7b-/- Mouse Livers by Emily Faith Robinson

  • Decapentaplegic Expression in Developing Latrodectus mactans Spider Embryos by Megana Sankaran

  • Effects of Nitrate Exposure on Daphina pulex: a Whole Organism Study of Toxicity by Sarah Bluma Semon - Abstract - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • The generation and analysis of neutral genetic markers in Delphinium nuttallii using the ISSR technique by Christine Elizabeth Short - Abstract

  • Identifying the metal ion specificity of the Staphylococcal iron regulator repressor (SirR) by Rukayat Mayowa Taiwo

  • Pollinator specificity in the yucca moth/Joshua tree obligate pollination mutualism: implications for coevolution and codivergence by Emily C. Thornquist - Abstract - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • Characterization of Regulatory T cells with the Chemokine Receptor CCR6 in the Experimental Ovalbumin-Induced Uveitis Murine Model by Jessica Dan Que Tran - Abstract

  • Cellular Movement During Early Development of Two Spiders, Latrodectus mactans and Zygiella x-notata by Jennifer Lacey Turner

  • In search of ribonucleoprotein granules in Aplysia californica by Michael Edward Turvey - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • Constructing a Nitrogen Budget of the Reed College Canyon by Aaron Hiroshi Webb -Abstract - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • StpA represses the LEE5 operon of EPEC by Sarah L. Wesley

  • Combined Program, Duke University, Rachel Marlies Workin

  • Maternal Effect on Astatotilapia burtoni Cichlid Fish Anxiety-Mediated Behavior and "Personality" by Maria E. Zapetis