Student Theses

Christine Bates (2010). A tale of two blastopores: a new model of gastrulation in Cheiracanthium mildei and Loxosceles laeta.

Karla Schultz (2010). It’s complicated: decapentaplegic expression patterns in embryos of two Theridiid spiders.

Marion Burrill (2009). Testing the role of a cellular organizer of a spider embryo.

Bryce Cragg (2008). Deriving the spider embryo: gastrulation and dorsal-ventral patterning in Zygiella x-notata.

Allison Edgar (2008). Ontogeny and phylogeny in two spider species, Cheiracanthium mildei and Latrodectus mactans.

Alice Runkel (2008). Cellular movements during early neurogenesis in Zygiella x-notata.

Judith Patudith Levine (2007). Ontogeny of Loxosceles ambo and pisco in phylogenetic context.

David Rasmussen (2007). Die Embryonalentwicklung des Arsch Endes der Spinnen Zygiella x-notata.

Jessica Griffith (2006). Evolution, conservation, and gastrulation: the story of two cell masses.

Colin Magown (2006). Morphogenetic movements during inversion of the spider embryo.

Emily Vance (2005). Analysis of gastrulation in the embryos of the spider Zygiella x-notata.

Elizabeth Braun (2005). The effects of steroid hormones on heart development in the American alligator, Alligator mississippiensis.

Jenny Carwile (2004). Migration and developmental plasticity of neural crest cells in the axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum and the long-toed salamander, Ambystoma macrodactylum.

Danielle Flam (2004). The origins of the adrenal gland in Bombina orientalis.

Mercedes Ramirez (2004). Early spider development and the role of extracellular matrix in major cell movements.

Sorrel Barnes (2003). Mesoderm formation in three local amphibians: Ensatina eschscholtzii, Rana aurora and Hyla regilla.

Crystal Chaw (2002). Gastrulation and inversion: morphogenetic movements in spider development.

Nadine Sauer (2002). A reinvestigation of tardigrade embryology reveals enterocoely and suggests new phylogenetic affinities.

Elizabeth Weisiger (2002). A functional test of the role of two messenger RNAs in blastopore positioning in embryos of Xenopus laevis.

Eleanor Deardorff (2001). Cloning of Ebra: The brachyury homolog of the direct developing salamander Ensatina eschscholtzii. Co-advised with Janis Shampay.

Maggie Weisskirk (2001). Dorsal determinants in Ensatina eschscholtzii and Xenopus laevis: In search of common mechanism.

Molly Whedbee (2001). A spatio-temporal analysis of cell death in the developing neural folds of Xenopus: could apoptosis affect the pattern of neural crest migration?