Biology

2017 Senior Thesis Titles

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  • Telomere Length Variation in Xenopus laevisTissues by Michaela Julianna Adams
  • Laminin Expression Affects Zebrafish Retinal Stem Cells by Alison Marie Ashby
  • Unraveling the Neutral Correlates of Consciousness During the Processing of Words by Kavya Basu
  • Investigating the Potential Cross-Species Inhibition of Telomerase by PinX1 by Claudia Veronica Bosch
  • Decreased Tolomerase Activity in Conjunction with Life Stress in Astatotilapia burtoni by Alexa Adele Buckner
  • Characterizing the Genetic Transposable Element Content of the Aquatic Crustacean Daphnia magna by Jaclyn Lauren Calkins
  • Focal Adhesion Proteins in the Polarity and Motility of DrosophilaEpithelial Cells by Lydia Grace Sophia Campbell
  • Effects of PerC regulation and membrane Vesicles of Enteropahtogenic Escherichia colion a pro-inflammatory response by Vikram Chanson Chan-Herur
  • Microtubule Polarity in Migratory Drosophila melanogasterCells by Jaelin Hero Cola
  • Your Microbes are Super Models: Using Microbiome data to Reproducibly Predict Crolms Disease by Moira Kathleen Differding
  • A tale of two phages: Investigation of the therapeutic potential of SiphoRed1andSiphoRed2. by Madeline Jane Dinsdale
  • Epigenetic regulation of aromatase underlies environmental sex determination in the cichlid fish Pelvicachromis pulcher by Rose Margaret Hoffman Driscoll
  • Fixed Time Schedules Produce Equivalent Consumption of Ethanol and Sucrose Reinforcement in Freely Feeding Rats by Cecelia Anne Erwin
  • Examining the Practicality of Shortest Hyperpaths for Signaling Pathway Analysis: The Cheating Hyperpath Algorithm as an Alternative Approach by Nicholas William Philip Franzese
  • Histoire de l’oeil: Retinoic Acid, Gdf6a and Fgf signaling during late-stage retinogenesis by McKenzie Beverly Givens
  • The phosphorylation dependency of effects of morphine pre-treatment on mu-opioid receptor sensitivity by Daniel Alexander Hein
  • Toward the Development of Substrate-based Inhibitors of Mycobacterium tuberculosisLipase, LipY by Clara M. Herrera
  • Distribution of the Transcriptional Regulatoir Ler E. coliUsing PALM by Kristin Michelle Hirata
  • Towards a Robust Telomerase Assay by Michael Evan Jacobson
  • Telomerase Expression in Dividing and Quiescent XenopusCultures by Kerry Anne Jones
  • Synthesis of Gemcitabine Derivatives for Use in Understanding Pancreatic Cancer Heterogeneity and Drug Resistance by Hyun Ji Kim
  • Gdf6a Protein Migratory Behavior in the Developing Zebrafish (Danio Rerio)Embryo by Sydney Alice LaStella
  • A Comparison of Enhanced Cadmium Uptake in Hyperaccumulator Brassica junceawith Synthetic EDTA versus Organic Metal Chelators by Haley Noelle Leatherman
  • Non-canonical RN-tre : functional independence from GAP activity by Gustavo Alfonso Lopez
  • Cohabitation to Restore the Rat Microbiome After Antibiotic-Induced Dysbiosis by Yasemin Donaciana Lopez
  • Stem Cell Polarity in the Ciliary Marginal Zone of col15a1bMutants and Morphants by Kimberly Ann McGowen
  • Salamanders is Peril: Predator Response Strategies in Plethodon vehiculum by Karl Gerhart Menzel
  • Traits that Favor the Successful Establishment of Nonnative Species in an Urban Environment – A Study of Portland, OR by Nadav Mouallem
  • Tethered-Wg: assessment of localized Wg signal on long-range cellular identity in Drosophila melanogaster by Misha Sophia Naiman
  • Short Term Androgen Treatment and Treatment and Transformation in Female Xenopus Laevis by Stephanie Sinyo Opiyo
  • Climate Change and Lake Warming: Behavioral Responses in an East African Cichlid, Astatotilapia burtoni by Aubrey Marina Pelz
  • Characterizing the Transposable Element Content of the Crotalus mitchelliiGenome by Hunter Michael Peterson
  • The Role of Male Advertisement Calls in the Female Reproductive Cycle of Xenopus Laevis by Madeline Jill Robin
  • Investigating the DNA Binding of the Metalloregulator SloR by Foster Seybert
  • The Restricted Section: Towards a Structure of the Restriction Enzyme Xhol by August Owen Staubus
  • Tracing the Origins of the Ciliary Marginal Zone by Alicia Uchida
  • A History of Binge-Like and Daily Cocaine Exposure Increases Consumption of Highly Palatable Food by Hayley Louise VanderJagt
  • Investigating the Mechanism Responsible for Organization & Maintenance of Acentriolar Microtubule Networks During Interphase in Drosophila melanogastervia Force Activation of the Centrosome by Karla L. Velarde-Peraza
  • Telomerase Inhibition: hPinX1 or Buffer by Evan Francis Welch
  • Towards an Understanding of BosR via CASTing Method and Structural Analysis by Yizhou Yao
  • Characterizing Binding Properties of Alpaca-derived Recombinant Nanobodies for Tuberculosis Virulence Factors ESAT-6 and LAM by Mical Yohannes