Biology

2018 Senior Thesis Titles

(CLASS OF 2018: If your thesis abstract is not currently included on this page and you would like it to be, please follow this link.)

  • Is it just me or is it getting a little hot in here? : the effects of rising temperatures on the survivability of C. reinhardtii by Hulali Alford
  • A preliminary study of the gut microbiome of Astatotilapia burtoni, the mouthbrooding cichlid  by Shannon Bacheller
  • An investigation of the effect of methionine and histidine ligands in facilitating the Cu(I) transfer reaction between CusB and CusF in Escherichia coli by Sarah Brodesser
  • An automated device for conditioning in Astatotilapia burtoni by Sean Burke
  • Effects of VTC2 and GME overexpression on Medicago truncatula drought tolerance by Javin de Mello-Folsom
  • Effects of hippocampal ghrelin and cannabinoids on learning by Matthew Dickinson
  • Investigations into BosR, a Borreli burgdorferi DNA binding protein by Mia Galbraith-Liss
  • Turning a new phage by Eliotte Garling
  • Tales from the rhizosphere : effects of polyploidy on rhizobial symbiosis by Guananí Gómez-Van Cortright
  • Optimization of microbe-plant consortia for in situ heavy metal bioremedation by Natalie Hawkins
  • Production of the Helicobacter pylori neutrophil activating protein A (NapA) in Escherichia coli by Thomas Thien-An Hoang
  • CaMKII in LTP : more than just a catalyst by James Holland
  • GLP-1 receptor activation in the lateral hypothalamus reduces food and ethanol consumption by Erin Howell
  • Indirect targets of retinoic acid in retinogenesis by Hwan Im
  • Everybody fights : assessing social dominance in the females of a lekking cichlid fish, Astatotilapia burtoni by Denis Sergeevich Ivanov
  • Deranged neurobiology & gut microbiome ecology mediate the paradoxical effects of weight gain and energy homeostasis upon non-nutritive sweetener consumption by Gabrielle Jaime
  • A comparative assessment of shoot growth and seed set between diploid and tetraploid arabidopsis under saline stress by Cecile-Emmanuelle Ahipeaud Kenny
  • Retinoic acid and the differentiation of retinal stem cells by Nathaniel Klein
  • The effects of maternal care on glucocorticoid receptor expression in the mouthbrooding chichlid a. Burtoni by Destine Krenik
  • Seeing the light : the effects of visual input on brain development in zebrafish by Elaine Kushkowski
  • Social stress and telomerase activity in Astatotilapia burtoni by Ryan Kwok
  • The zygotic psychotic : direct and indirect signaling by retinoic acid in the early vertebrate eye by Margalit Leiser
  • Have you heard about terD : the characterization and investigation of proteins expressed from the ter operon by Akanksha Majumdar
  • Mischievous metabolic mitochondrial mutations : an investigation into the effects of mitochondrial mutations in Daphnia magna by Hannah McConnell
  • How I (fluorescently) quenched my thirst for Ler-ning by Katie McPherson
  • The e. cology of enteropathogenic E. coli by Jethary Rader
  • Socially-mediated stress modifies the gut microbiome of Astatotilapia burtoni by Avehi Singh
  • An investigation into local/global processing in grapheme-color synesthetes by Delenn Solis
  • PerC and RNA polymerase : an attempt to perceive an interaction by Trevor Soucy
  • A functional genomic analysis of four members of a diatom phycosphere by Elias Spiliotopoulos
  • Adam and EVN : understanding the cellular basis of sexual dimorphism in the African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis by Theresa Steele
  • Something smells fishy : modeling mass mortality events under climate change by Aaron Till
  • Developing an eco-geographical model in Pacific Northwest delphinium populations through the integration of UV-Vis spectrophotometry and HPLC-MS by Roselyn Tovar
  • Plastic Pollution and Bacterial Solutions by Morgan Vague
  • Signaling interactions between FGF and RA in the developing zebrafish retina by Avery Van Duzer
  • How cytoscouts got shot out of Dr. Ritz's new interactome by Petra Wijngaard
  • Sex noise by Christian Wilson
  • Accumulation of manganese in the pituitary gland and its effects on annexin a2 by Georgia Wong
  • Interdisciplinary investigations on fertility by Keita Yagi