Biology

2020 Senior Thesis Titles

  • Towards an understanding of bacteriophage therapy :bridging biological and anthropological approaches by Loralee Bandy
  • On the shoulders of giants :resistance to drought in rural Oregon's tall Douglas-fir by Claire Brase
  • Elucidating the biochemical function of the Drosophila CG11811 protein implicated in non-muscle myosin II regulation by Vicki Deng
  • Sex-biased gene expression in the brain conserved among taxa by Madeline Doak
  • The ubiquitous pollutant :measuring microplastics and ecosystem health along the Clackamas River, OR by Mahalia Dryak
  • CBD inhibits type III secretion dependent pathogens by altering virulence expression by Jesse Duhan
  • In consideration of ethical grounds by Steven Garcia
  • The effects of low dose gamma radiation on zebrafish development by Stephanie C. Gee
  • Interdependence in urban forests: ferns, fungi, and herbicide by Caleb Goldstein-Miller
  • Proliferation in the zebrafish optic tectum as a function of visual input by Olivia Lynn Matthias Hagen
  • Synergistic biodegradation of polyethylene terephthalate by Pseudomonas and Bacillus by Jamie S. Lindner
  • Characterizing the Xenopus laevis xTERT proximal promoter by Savannah K. McBride
  • Telomerase in Xenopus laevis :half-life and TERT expression by Claire Milander-Mashlan
  • Regulation of microtubule polarity by the spectraplakin short stop and the GAS2 family protein pickled eggs by Julia Milagros Montes-Laing
  • Speaking for the trees :unveiling the impacts of prescribed burning on tree hydraulic vulnerability and rhizospheres at Sycan Marsh Preserve by Ariel Patterson
  • Barking up the right tree :evidence for reduction in xylem embolism due to bark water uptake in bigleaf maple, Douglas-fir, and coast redwood by Annapurna Post-Leon
  • A computational network approach to examine biological cross-talk during mouthbrooding in the cichlid Astatotilapia burtoni by Gabriel A. Preising
  • Identifying gene targets of retinoic acid during retinal neurogenesis by Raina Sacksteder
  • Shepherds of the forest: old growth lichen in the Pacific Northwest by Maia H. Shideler
  • Interrogating how extracellular matrix cues control morphology in cultured Drosophila neural cells by Luke Steiger
  • Computationally analyzing the effect of cannabidiol on enterohemorrhagic E. coli using transcriptomic data by Sol Taylor-Brill
  • It takes a two to toss a frisbee :a possible dimerization of drosophila protein split discs by Aidan Ethridge Teran
  • Intraspecific variation in DNA polymerases in Daphnia magna by Nicholas Thayer Thayer
  • A changing Caribbean :Sargassum inundation events in the context of ocean climate change by Sasha Vukasovich
  • Stress hormone response to environmental changes in two species of African clawed frogs by Carter Williams
  • Finding clarity with alternative facts :visualizing neurons in a hindbrain vocal circuit of Xenopus laevis. by Karl Young
  • An investigation of a truncated Xenopus laevis TRF2 by Julia Yuan
  • Different strains for different pains :cannabidiol attenuates virulence in attaching and effacing pathogens by Maddox Li Zhang
  • Investigating the effect of bmp and fgf signaling on progenitor cell proliferation in the dorsal retina by Mingus Rae Zoller