Biology

2019 Senior Thesis Titles

  • Transgenerational effects of ethanol preference in Drosophila melanogaster by Azrah Yasmeen Ahmed
    Androgen-dependent sexual dimorphisms :anatomical differences in vocal neurons by Natasha Baas-Thomas
  • PinX1 telomerase inhibitory domain secondary structure by Theodosia K. Bartashevitch
    A comparison of two methods for identifying alternative splicing in diploid and tetraploid Arabidopsis thaliana strains by Miriam Bern
  • The effect of maternal separation on the stress response of A. burtoni by Marissa Breanne Borrego
  • Trial by fire :investigating the effects of heat plumes on xylem function and drought resistance in three native Oregon tree species by Indra Boving
  • Fishing for answers :exploring the origins of the zebrafish ciliary marginal zone : a retinal stem cell niche by Hannah Bronstein
  • Effects of air pollution on cuticular conductance and gas exchange in Sequoiadendron gigantcum trees in an urban environment by Erica E. Bull
  • Anuran love songs :investigating the neural basis of call recognition in Xenopus laevis by Jhanvi Derochoonee
  • Investigating the retinal phenotype of col15a1b mutant zebrafish by Ethan Julius Warren Feil
  • Exploring adhesive proteins in drosophila primary cultures by Maya Gitana Feldthouse
  • Female dominance :tracking dominance in A. Burtoni as it relates to the reproductive cycle by Sarah Catherine Gross
  • Microtuble dynamics and tracking :an analysis of the properties of the dynamic ends of microtubules by Aminta Claudette Gueye
  • Social stress modifies telomere length and telomerase activity in Astatotilapia burtoni by Miffy Guo
  • Novel purification and initial characterization of PerC :a regulator of niche adaptation and pathogenesis in EPEC by Colin Hawkinson
  • Multi-omic analysis of genetically induced conditions by Alexander Julian King
  • The impacts of rapid environmental warming and nutrient availability on the demographic performance of cyanobacteria by Maeve Kolk
  • Transcriptomic responses to elevated ascorbate biosynthesis in Medicago truncatula by Jongwon Kum
  • Just keep swimming :resolving the patterns and dynamics of body temperature in freshwater phytoplankton by Amy Rose Lazarte
  • Detecting behavioral thermoregulation in daphnia magna by Aleczander Lobnitz
  • Characterizing mutant retinal stem cells in small-eyed gdf6a- by Grace Martin
  • Investigating xPinX1 inhibition of DNA polymerases by Peter R. McIlroy
  • A hot mess :the effects of light-temperature interactions on freshwater phytoplankton growth by Nancy McWilliams
  • Identifying the role of retinoic acid pathway activity in neurogenesis by Gwendolyn A. Miller
  • Mellow microbe :cannabidiol downregulates pathogenesis in type-three secretion system pathogens by Brandon Novy
  • The spatial and temporal regulation of non-muscle myosin II contractility by Madelyn O'Kelley-Bangsberg
  • Exploring genetic mechanisms of salt tolerance in polyploid Arabidopsis thaliana by Susannah Oram
    Identifying the differences between the vocal circuit of male and female Xenopus laevis by Hye Min Park
  • Investigation of circadian and homeostatic sleep regulation in D. melanogaster by Chase Pickett
  • An investigation of colocalization of non-muscle myosin II regulatory light chain with split discs and its mutants by Zia Rady
  • Biodegradation of polyethylene terephthalte (PET) plastic by pseudomonas and bacilus species consortia by Cameron G. Roberts
  • Bigcone Douglas-fir (pseudotsuga macrocarpa) response to simulated drought improved by co-occurring canyon live oak (quercus chrysolepis) by Piper Rodolf
  • Phage against the disease :an in vitro and in vivo investigation of phage therapy against pathogenic Escherichia coli by William Scott
  • Getting to the root of the problem :rhizoremediation of polychlorinated biphenyl-contaminated sediment in the Willamette River by Mary Snook
  • Secret's in the sauce :hormones and behavior in Julidochromis by Aurora L. Solla
  • Characterization of a hAT-tag1 transposable element in the water flea Daphnia magna by Jacques Trautman
  • Characterization of D. rerio as a novel model organism for biomedical research on endocannabinoid modulation of anxiety and comorbid disorders by Justyne Wyer
  • A requiem for our tall trees :vulnerability of tall urban Douglas-fir to hotter drought by Edward Zhu