Biology

2013 Senior Thesis Titles

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  • Transposons in Transition: Rethinking Models of Mobile Genetics by Michael Fu'ad Badr

  • The Role of GABAA in the Synchronization of the Xenopus Laevis Vocal Central Pattern Generator by Amber Mia Bang - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • The Effect of Mutation Salt Tolerance in Daphnia pulex by Rhea Chawla - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • PinX1 inhibition of telomerase and PCR by Alec Friedrich Condon - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • Salmon Increase in the Reed Canyon: A Multi-Year Study of Conservation and Restoration by Jack McTavish Craig - Abstract

  • Alignment Algorithms in Theory and Practice: Applications in Cichlid Fish by Emily Marie Crotteau

  • Enzymatic Antioxidant Response of Three Differently Acclimated Lichens to Dessication and Rehydration by Kaslin Portlock Daniels - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • Transcriptional Regulation of the Antioxidant Gene NQO1 by Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators by Madeline Rose Dansky - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • A Performance of a Lifetime: Thermal and Morphological Effects on C-Start and Sprint Performance of Bombina orientalis Predator Avoidance Response by William Kenneth Dibb

  • Social regulation of Adult Neurogenesis in Astatotilapia burtoni by Katrina Joelle Gertz

  • Acute Effects of Estrogen on Cyclin T1 Recruitment to the Fos Gene During Transcriptional Activation by Zina Penelope Jenny

  • Mitochondrial Calcium Regulation in Drosophila melanogaster: A Genetic Screen for Modifiers of the GMR/GAL4 Driven dMICU Knockdown Eye Phenotype by Sarah Charlotte Johnson

  • DR3 Receptor Exclusivity: An Examination of the Expression of the DR3 receptor in Lymphocyte-Rich Tissues and Lymphoma Cell Lines by Ross William Killion

  • An examination of anthocyanin gene copy number in two northwest Delphinium species by Brendan Francis Kohrn

  • A Kinetic Mechanism of Splicing in the Proto-oncogene c-fos by Wren Elliot Nicholas Kominos-Marvell - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • Characterizing the Transposable Element Content of the Manduca sexta Genome by Ashley Rose Kroll

  • In Vivo Interaction of the Xenopus laevis proteins xTRF1 and xPinX1 by Genevra Marie Kuziel - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • Transcript Abundance Estimation of Cycad Root Tissue Using RNA-Seq by Benjamin Alexander Lerch - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • Molecular phylogenetics of the Louisiade White-eye (Zosterops griseotinctus) by Ethan Bernard Linck - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • Mind Control on the Fly: genetic expression in response to Sex Peptide receipt in female Drosophila melanogaster byLaura N.M. Lockshon - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • An investigation of the role of ascorbate peroxidase in the cyanobacteria-cycad symbiosis by Daniel Benjamin Lybrand - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • Metabolic Engineering of Enhanced Stress Tolerance in Poplar by Ian William McCahill - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • Aggression, Behavioral Plasticity, and the Brain: Neural Expression Patterns of Nonapeptide Receptors and Social Environment in Julidochromis by Caitlin Hope Miller - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • A Comparison of Resveratrol-Induced Apoptosis in Amphibian and Mammalian Cancer Cells: Expression of Fas, FasL, and p53 by Maria Pia Molina Sefchick - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • It's Not Where You're From, It's Where Your Mom is From: An Investigation into the Effect of Maternal Care on Stress Response in Astatotilapia Burtoni by Amelia Ann Munson - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • Effects of chronic melatonin treatment on cell proliferation and MAPK signaling in MCF-7 human breast cancer cells by Terersa Cybele Myers

  • Zinc as a Therapeutic Agent in Enteric Infections by Anand Panchal

  • Proliferation and Differentiation in the Developing Zebrafish egghead Mutant Retina by Mica Emmett Peacock - Abstract - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • Mechanisms of Synchronization in the Vocal Central Pattern Generator of Xenopus laevis by Joseph Gabriel Perry - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • Bromodomain Protein Brd4 is an Essential Cofactor in Rapid, Estrogen-Mediated Transcriptional Activation and TFF1 Pre-mRNA Splicing by Benjamin Robert Puliafito - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • Importance of Ler Linker Region in Oligomerization and E. coli Pathogenesis by Shaurav Regmi

  • Connectivity metrics and the role of roadsides in conservation by Katharine Elizabeth Schimel

  • Metabolic niche: the yqeF gene of enteropathogenic Escherichia coli by Rachel Rose Strominger

  • FGF Signaling and Stem Cell Behavior in the Ciliary Marginal Zone of Danio rerio by Colin Charles Townes-Anderson - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • Effects of the Retinoic Acid Pathway on the Behavior of Retinal Stem Cells in Zebrafish by Terra Stormi Vleeshouwer-Neumann - Abstract - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)

  • Neural Changes in the Androgen-Treated Female African Clawed Frog by Matthew N. Yee - (This study was funded in part by a grant from the Reed College Biology Undergraduate Research Program)