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2012 Honors Graduates

Student Name

Research
Supervisor

Research
Department

Thesis Title

Karan Agrawal

Karyn L. Bischoff

Vet Med

Identification of protoxins, mechanism of action and a microbial basis for Red Maple (Acer rubrum) Toxicosis in equines.

Olufunmilayo C. Agunloye

Patrick Stover

Nutritional Sciences

Insights into Nuclear Localization of Folate-Binding Protein and Disease Risk

Samuel Alperin

Christiane Linster

Neurobiology and Behavior

Rats do not engage their cholinergic systems for near threshold odor detection.

Taylor Baird

Samantha Brooks

Animal Science

Copy Number Variation of a Novel Pseudogene for LCORL in the Horse

Brian Alexander Barron

Anthony G. Hay

Microbiology

Investigation of Regulatory Elements Involved in N-Acetylglucosamine-Induced Inhibition of Curli Biosynthesis

Kathryn Blackley

Nelson Hairston

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Inbreeding and Potential for Evolutionary Rescue after Environmental Change

Serina Brady

Warren Allmon

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Implications of Landmark Analysis of Oligocene Camelid Endocranial Casts for Phylogeny and Brain Evolution

Ashley Brown

Matthew Hare

Natural Resources

Estimating the Effective Population Size of Crassostrea virginica

Frances Chen

Donna Cassidy-Hanley/Theodore Clark

Microbiology and Immunology

Constructing a Physical Map of the Tetrahymena thermophila Genome: Mapping Deletion Strains in a Binucleate System.

Catherine Cheng

Carl Hopkins

Neurobiology and Behavior

Morphological Correlates of Signal Development and Variation in Weakly Electric Mormyrid Fish

Raymond Chou

Michael Goldstein

Psychology

The Role of Social Interaction in Catalyzing Real-Time Changes in Song Development of the Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata)

Aaron Cohen

Robert Weiss

Vet Biomedical Sciences

The Effect of Ribonucleotide Reductase Deregulation on Mitochondrial Function and Reactive Oxygen Species Production

Anna Dadhania

Warren Zipfel

Biomedical Engineering

Development of Monoclonal Tumors through the Application of the CreloxP Excision System

Timothy Dyster

Paul Sherman

Neurobiology and Behavior

Wilson’s Disease and Protection from Tuberculosis

Rebecca Fellman

Paul Bowser

Vet Microbiology and Immunology

The Effect of Temperature Change on Viral Pathogenesis of Viral Hemorrhagic Sepicemia Virus (VHSV) in Fathead Minnow (Pimephales promelas)

Robert Fetcho

Chris B. Schaeffer

Biomedical Engineering

Sub-Surface, Femtosecond Laser Incisions as a Therapy for Partial Epilepsy

Eva Franzova

Marci Scidmore

Vet Microbiology and Immunology

Characterization of the Intracellular Trafficking of Chlamydia trachomatis Elementary Bodies

Neha Gavai

Marci Scidmore

Vet Microbiology and Immunology

Analysis of Rab11-FIP3 Function in Chlamydia trachomatis Infected HeLa Cells

Rachel Genova

Andrew Bass

Neurobiology and Behavior

Glucocorticoid and androgen signaling pathways diverge between ‘singing’ and ‘non-singing’ midshipman fish.

Eric Gordon

Esther Angert

Microbiology

Investigations of the Source, Distribution, Expression and Physiological Function of Thiaminase I

Alexandra Gribizis

Christiane Linster

Neurobiology and Behavior

Modeling Opposing Effects of α1 and α2 Noradrenergic Receptors in Main Olfactory Bulb Granule Cells

Sean Griffin

Tom Seeley

Neurobiology and Behavior

Do honey bees use the directional information in round dances to help them find nearby food sources?

Clair Han

Charles Aquadro

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Selective Advantage for Unpreferred Codons in Drosophila melanogaster genes

Susan Herrick

Joanne Fortune

Vet Biomedical Sciences

The Regulation of the Production of Estradiol and Progesterone by Bovine Fetal Ovaries

Marina Hoashi

Chris Fromme

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Investigation of New Cargo Proteins for the Novel Vesicle Coat Complex Exomer in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Donna Jin

David Lin

Vet Biomedical Sciences

SPOCK Proteins Inhibit Neurite Outgrowth of Olfactory Sensory Neurons

Erik Johnson

Siu Sylvia Lee

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Dysfunction in the Mitochondrial Electron Transport Chain and the Role of CEP-1 in Mediating Longevity in C. elegans

Andrew Johnston

Ronald Booker

Neurobiology and Behavior

Regulation the Regulator: How Greatwall and PP2A-Twins Interact to Regulate the EGFR Signaling Pathway in the Development of the Drosophila melanogaster Eye

Emily Kearney

Anurag Agrawal

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

How Plant Adaptation to Resource Availability Impacts Growth and Defense: A Field Experiment with 11 Solidago Species

Sun Woo Kim

Charles Aquadro

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Elucidating the Functional Role of a Conserved Metazoan Gene (CG18508) under Positive Selection in Drosophila melanogaster

Vishesh Kothary

Kenneth W Simpson

Vet Clinical Sciences

Patterns and Molecular Mechanisms of Resistance to Rifaximin in Escherichia coli Associated with Inflammatory Bowel Disease Honors

Anupama Kumar

Howard Howland

Neurobiology and Behavior

An Inexpensive Photorefractor for Screening for Myopia.

Vidhya Kumar

Barbara Strupp

Nutritional Sciences

The Cognitive and Neural Benefits of Perinatal Choline Supplementation in a Mouse Model of Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease

Joshua Kisoo Lee

Christiane Linster

Neurobiology and Behavior

Effects of Innate Preferences for Commonly Used Odorants in a Forced Choice Odor Discrimination

Jina Lim

David Smith

Psychology

The Role of the Anterior Thalamus on Behavior in Early and Late Learning in a Contextual Learning Task

Scott Luro

David Stern

Plant Biology

RNase J Participates in PPR Protein-Mediated Maturation of Chloroplast mRNA

Ava Mainieri

Hudson Kern Reeve

Neurobiology and Behavior

Ecology Explains the Paradox of Rare Mutations in Cancer

Mrinalini Modak

James Casey

Microbiology and Immunology

Assessing the Stability of Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus in Post-Mortem Zebrafish.

Nathaniel Morris

Christiane Linster

Neurobiology and Behavior

Neural Activity of a Cholinergic Input to the Rodent Olfactory Bulb During Odor Discrimination

Michael Motley

Paul Soloway

Nutritional Sciences

Interdependency Between Two Epigenetic Modifications At Select Loci In Mouse Chromatin

Anthony Muscente

Warren Allmon

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Anomalous Preservation Potential of the Soft-Bodied Hydroid Plumalina Hall, 1858 in the New York Devonian

Alexis Mychajliw

Richard Harrison

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Origin and Timing of a Recent Insular Colonization of Muskrats, ondatra zibethicus

Jessica Natale

Jerrie Gavalchin

Animal Science

Effects of Individual Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers Exposure on the Immune System

Justin Oh

Eugene Madsen

Microbiology

Genome-Guided Physiological Confirmation of Aromatic Carbon Degradation and Nitrogen Fixation by Poloromonas naphthalenivorans strain CJ2

Kate Orlofsky

Michael Webster

Neurobiology and Behavior

Type Matching in the Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

So Hae Park

Samuel Cartinhour

Plant Pathology and Plant Microbe Biology

Analysis of the small RNA spot 42 in the plant pathogen Pseudomonas syringae pv. Tomato strain DC3000

Christopher Patuwo

Claudia

Fischbach

Biomedical Engineering

Breast cancer micro-environmental interactions promote bone metastasis through pre-metastatic niche formation.

Kara Pellowe

Nelson Hairston

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Dispersal by Overflows in a Rock-Pool Metacommunity is Trophic-Level Specific

Alexander Reinaldo Pérez

Christiane Linster

Neurobiology and Behavior

A Computational Model of the Olfactory External Tufted Cell

Colette Lafontaine Picard

Siu Sylvia Lee

Molecular Biology and Genetics

HCF-1 inhibits SKN-1 to modulate stress resistance but not lifespan in Caenorhabditis elagans and Determination of enrichment regions for H3K27me3 and other low-signal, high-noise ChIP-seq data

Natalia Piland

David Winkler

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) Feeding on Wax Myrtle (Morella cerifera): Omnivory in the Floridian Winter

Redi Rahmani

David Deitcher

Neurobiology and Behavior

The elusive M52: Phenotypical characterization and genetic localization of a temperature-sensitive paralytic mutation in Drosophila melanogaster.

Sinthu Ranjan

Jun Kelly Liu

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Isolating and Characterizing sma-9 Suppressor Mutations in C. elegans to Identify Novel Modulators of the BMP Pathway

Nischay Rege

Volker M. Vogt

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Role of Putative Dimer Interfaces in the Assembly of the Immature RSV Particle

Jamie Roden

Robert Weiss

Vet Biomedical Sciences

The DNA Damage Response as a Determinant of Therapeutic Sensitivity in Testicular Germ Cell Tumors

Caroline Rusk

Walter Koenig

Bird Population Studies

Vagrancy as a Measure of Long-Distance Dispersal in Cooperatively and Non-Cooperatively Breeding Species of Birds

Alessandro A. Bailetti Sáez

Dave Lin

Vet Biomedical Sciences

Controlling Neurogenesis: The Role of Jagged1 and Wnt Signaling on Neural Stem Cells Maintenance and Proliferation

Nicholas Saleh

Richard Harrison

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Reproductive Success and Body Size in the Cricket Gryllus firmus

Shina Satoh

Ahmed Ahmed

Molecular Medicine

Thermodynamic Characterization of Agonist and Antagonist Interactions with GluA3 S1S2 Binding Domain

Moira Scaperotti

Ron Harris-Warrick

Neurobiology and Behavior

Sublesional Changes to the Hindlimb Central Pattern Generator after Spinal Cord Injury in the Mouse: Investigating the Loss of Serotonin Transporter, and Dynamic 5-HT1A Receptor Expression

Arielle Schaeffer

Jun Kelly Liu

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Identification and Genetic Mapping of Suppressor Mutations of a Gene, Sma-9, Required for Patterning in C. elegans Post-Embryonic Mesoderm

Katherine Scheibel

Gregory Martin

Plant Science

Characterization of the Plant Immune Response to Bacterial Pathogen-Associated Molecular Patterns

Matthew Schepel

Klaus Beyenbach

Vet Biomedical Sciences

The Effect of DMSO and DIOA on Transepithelial Fluid Secretion in Malpighian Tubules of Aedes aegypti

Sumeet Sharma

John T. Lis

Molecular Biology and Genetics

The Genomic Binding Profile of GAGA Element Associated Factor (GAF) in Drosophila S2 cells

Lindsey Szymczak

Jun Kelly Liu

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Characterization of Sma-9 Suppressor Mutations to Discover New Modulators of the BMP-like Pathway in C. elegans

Mary Thompson

Anthony G. Hay

Microbiology

The Effects of Pyoverdine on Styrene Degradation by Pseudomonas putida F1

Jessica Tingle

Anurag Agrawal

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Interactions of Native and Exotic St. Johnswort with an Introduced Biological Control Agent

Kevin Toomer

Teresa Pawlowska

Plant Pathology

Mycoplasma-Related Endobacteria of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi: Distribution, Molecular Diversity, Evolutionary History, and Free-Living Capacity

Christina Wang

Gerald Feigenson

Molecular Biology and Genetics

A System for Making Negatively Charged GUV’s and its Implications for Modeling Virus Assembly

James Wang

Claudia Fischbach

Biomedical Engineering

Progenitor Cells Enhance Breast Cancer Cell Proliferation by Modifying Tumor Tissue Mechanics

Yue (Linda) Wu

Barbara Strupp

Nutritional Sciences

The Effects of Maternal Choline Supplementation on a Mouse Model of Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease

Jinhong Yang

Gerald Feigenson

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Study of Phase Boundary and Modulated Phase Behavior in the Quaternary SOPC/DOPC/DSPC/Cholesterol System

Thomas Yaros

Susan Suarez

Vet Biomedical Sciences

Sperm Binding in the Bovine Oviduct: The Differential Distribution of Annexins on Oviductal Epithelium

Jessica Ye

Dan Luo

Biomedical and Environmental Engineering

Study of a Multifunctional DNA Hydrogel-Coated Nanoparticle for Drug Delivery

Vedia Talya Yerlici

Ruth Ley

Microbiology

Pregnancy Associated Changes in Total Bacteria and Methanobrevibacter spp. Counts in the Gastrointestinal Tract of Human Subjects

Eric Yu

Alexander Nikitin

Vet Biomedical Sciences

The Role of Dicer and the MicroRNA-34 Family in Ovarian Carcinogenesis

Helen Yuan

Scott Emr

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Regulation of Cell Signaling at Membrane Junction Sites

Jimmy Zhang

J. T. Brenna

Nutrition

Identification of a Fatty Acid Desaturase Expression Quantitative Trait Locus.

Steven Zhang

James Casey

Vet Microbiology and Immunology

Investigating the Stability and Infectivity of Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus in Post-Mortem Danio rerio within a Great Lake Setting

Yanqiu Zheng

Fenghua Hu

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Progranulin regulation through its interacting partners: sortilin, galectins, and Fbx2.

2011 Honors Graduates

Student Name

Research Department

Thesis Title

Mason Appel

Plant Biology

Biochemical and genetic analyses of Arabidopsis thaliana mutants to better understand the contribution of plastoglobules to chloroplast stress responses

Rohini Bagrodia

Psychology

Understanding the Level of Involvement of the Hippocampus, Anterior Thalamus and Retrosplenial Cortex in a Non‐Contextual Learning Task

Evan Bander

Biomedical Engineering

Microvascular lesions as a driving force of Alzheimer’s disease progression

Hannah Bell

Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences

Identification of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis Antigen 85 Complex-Binding Motif on Fibronectin

Nicole Benvin

Molecular Medicine

Determination of Atlastin-1 Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia Mutant Crystal Structures

Marina Boushra

Microbiology and Immunology

A Bioinformatic Analysis of Putative Methyl-Accepting Chemotaxis Proteins in the Epulopiscium Genome

Alyson Brokaw

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Ontogeny of Thermoregulation and Feather Development in Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) Nestlings.

Christopher Brown

Biomedical Sciences

Jagged1 Inactivation Leads to Decreased Neurogenesis in the Subventricular Zone of the Embryonic Murine Brain

Nikita Chapurin

Biomedical Engineering

Cardiac Cellular and Tissue Engineering: Understanding Innate Tissue Properties and Modeling Disease” Cardiac Cellular and Tissue Engineering: Understanding Innate Tissue Properties and Modeling Disease

Krishnan Chhiba

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

In vivo synthesis of glycoproteins with human-like N-glycans in Escherichia coli

Audrey Chun

Biomedical Sciences

The Effects of Promoter Structure, Cell Signaling, and Transcription Factor Activation on the Expression of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Genes

Derek Clay

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Identifying Variation in X-linked Genomic Imprinting in Drosophila melanogaster

Erica Crump

Nutritional Science

The relationship between nutritional status and physical activity in female Indian tea pluckers: A study of iron status, body mass index, and physical activity

Preshita Date

Psychology

The Effects of Appetitive and Aversive Odor-Taste Conditioning on Discrimination Ability in Rats

Douglas Deutsch

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Plant Screening for Novel Epigenetic Chemotherapeutics: Chemical Prospecting for Histone-Deacetylase Inhibitors

Deirdre Dulak

Psychology

Effects of Social Stimuli on Testosterone, Aggression, and Fighting Behavior in Male Golden Hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus)

Nathaniel Edelman

Molecular Biology and Genetics

piRNA Primary Transcript Data is Aberrant in Drosophila Interspecific Hybrids

Laurent Ehrlich

Food Science

Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Serotonin and Glucose in Aqueous Solution

Jae Yong Eom

Nutritional Science

Ubiquitination of SHMT1 regulates de novo nuclear thymidylate biosynthesis

Andrew Fister

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Quantification of Flight Variability within and between Populations of Drosophila melanogaster

Laura Fox

Neurobiology and Behavior

Effects of 17-ß Estradiol on Memory in the Olfactory Bulb of Male Mice

Tommy Fu

Clinical Sciences

Mesenchymal Stem Cells Suppress Pro-Inflammatory Cytokine Expression in an Osteoarthritic Chondrocyte Co-culture Model

Adriana Gata

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis Emergence in Central America: Testing the Spreading

Samantha Goff

Biomedical Sciences

Spock proteins affect olfactory sensory neuron outgrowth in primary culture

Arjun Gokhale

Clinical Sciences

Regulation of Matrix Metalloproteinases by IL-21 and SDF-1 α

Alexander Gorovits

Molecular Medicine

An Investigation of Regulatory Properties and Potential Inhibitors of Proteins Involved in Biofilm Formation

Dean Holcomb

Plant Biology

Morphological and Molecular Variation in Teasel (Dipsacus, Dipsacaceae) in Central New York

Laura Hou

Neurobiology and Behavior

Vocal analysis of yodels of the Common Loon, Gavia immer, using mel-frequency cepstrum coefficients

Katarzyna Hozer

Psychology

Odor concentration and minute difference in chemical structure as learned qualities of olfactory perception

Tiffany Jacobson

Psychology

The effects of anisomycin on consolidation of olfactory memory in mice

Ah-Reum Jeong

Plant Biology

Xylem cell type patterning mediated by a dose-dependent transcriptional regulator

Carolyn Junior

Nutritional Science

Evaluation of the Ability of Cysteine Dioxygenase in Extra-hepatic Tissues to Compensate for Knockdown of Hepatic Cysteine Dioxygenase

Jason Kaelber

Virology

Adaptive evolution in the transferrin receptor reveals that canine parvovirus is a re-emerged pathogen in dogs and identifies sites which modify the capsid-receptor interaction

Hilary Kates

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

The Evolution of Luminescent Courtship Signals in Caribbean Ostracods

Lindsay Knable

Biomedical Sciences

Bovine Seminal Plasma Protein A3 (BSPA3) is Modified by Bovine Sperm After Cryopreservation

Meghan Kusko

Nutritional Science

Dose-Response Analysis of Red Blood Cell Folate Suggests “Supra-physiologic” Folate Status in Lactating Women Consuming a Prenatal Vitamin Supplement

Jamie Langenhan

Plant Pathology and Plant Microbe Biology

The genetic structure of Cucumber mosaic virus in Phaseolus vulgaris in New York

Sean Lawless

Biomedical Engineering

Disorganized Dendrites: Dynamics of Neuronal Development and Synaptogenesis in Murine WT and reeler Models through Multiphoton Microscopy

Christina Li

Neurobiology and Behavior

Synaptic morphology, manifestation of neuronal excitability in Drosophila bang-sensitive and pumilio mutants at the larval stage

Elisha Lim

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Analysis of the ATPase domain of MLH3 reveals differential functions of MLH1-MLH3 in vegetative growth and meiosis

Sarah Longo

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Evolution of the Actinopterygian Gas Bladder: Insights from High Resolution 3D Images of the Arterial Vasculature of Basal Osteichthyans

Miles Luo

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Climate Change and Temperature Effects on the Breeding Success of Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor)

William Mills

Psychology

Elucidation of an olfactory deficit in the transgenic APP/PS1 Alzheimer's mouse model through behavioral paradigms and complementary imaging methodologies.

Donna Molfetto

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Historic Trends in Deuterium (δD) in Bird Feathers

Jamie Moore

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Genetic Variation in Copulation Duration in Drosophila melanogaster

Lauren Neurendorf

Animal Science

Changes in Fecal Microbial Populations in Horses Maintained on Various Diets

Bertheleau Ngakam

Molecular Biology and Genetics

A Genetic Screen for Arf1 Mutants that Disrupt a Transport Pathway in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Gabriel Otte

Biomedical Engineering

Relationship Between Microvascular Dysfunction and Amyloid Plaques in Mouse Models of Alzheimer's Disease

Samantha Palmaccio

Biomedical Sciences

Deregulation of the miR-376b/cIAP1 pathway in cancer stem cells and its role in mammary carcinogenesis

Mira Patel

Microbiology and Immunology

Feline Coronavirus Open Reading Frame 3c encodes a golgi-localized double membrane-spanning protein interacting with the viral spike protein

Amanda Pawlak

Nutritional Sciences

Longitudinal Characterization of Follicle Populations in Women

with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A Pilot Study

Gary Peng

Molecular Medicine

Mechanisms of Membrane Deformation by Two Non-Canonical F-BAR Proteins, PACSIN1 and srGAP2

William Podlaski

Neurbiology and Behavior

A computational toolkit for analyzing respiration-synchronized neural activity in the rat olfactory bulb

Chase Rakowski

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

The role of Trinidadian guppy phenotype and light in shaping stream community structure

Benjamin Ranard

Biomedical Sciences

The role of microRNA-34b/c in normal development and cancer

Amy Rayo

Food Science

Optimization of Anti-cancer Drug Cytotoxicity with Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) Granules

David Rollins

Psychology

Recognition Memory Produces Differential Fos Expression in the Golden Hamster Brain

Pooja Sarkar

Biomedical Sciences

Utilizing MicroCT to Study Placental Vascular Defects and Potential Therapeutic Effects of VEGF in the BPH/5 Model of Pre-eclampsia

Kurt Scavelli

Biomedical Sciences

Identification of Flotillin-1 and Flotillin-2 As Novel Interacting Proteins with the Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone Receptor in Membrane Rafts

Cody Schlaff

Biomedical Engineering

Optimization of Novel Thermo-Gelling Tri-Block Co-Polymeric Carriers for the Delivery of Paclitaxel for the Treatment of Glioblastoma Multiforme

Renee Sears

Molecular Biology and Genetics

RNA Expression Differences in Wolbachia Infected and Cured Drosophila melanogaster

Anish Shah

Biomedical Sciences

Cloning and Localization of an Annexin from Malpighian (Renal) Tubules of the Mosquito Aedes aegypti

Erica Sher

Neurobiology and Behavior

Temporal Coding of Signal Variants in a Mormyrid Electric Fish.

Natalia Shylo

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Parameters That Determine the Interaction of ZFP568 With Trim28 and Their Effects on ZFP568 Activity

Anna Sofine

Food Science

An Intein Based Protein Conjugation System That Utilizes Selenocysteine as a pH Sensitive Cleavage and Labeling Element

Lauren Strazzulla

Plant Biology

Preliminary Investigation of DNA Barcoding with ITS, rbcL and matK in the Genus Quercus

Cathy Su

Entomology

Multiple Evolutionary Origins of Knockdown Resistance (kdr) in Pyrethroid-Resistant Colorado Potato Beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata

Gabrielle Van Patten

Neurobiology and Behavior

Immunohistochemical Quantification of 5HT2C Receptors and CaV 1.3 Channels after Spinal Cord Injury in the Upper Lumbar Mouse Spinal Cord

Yiliu Wang

Neurobiology and Behavior

Developing a Trans-neuronal Tracer to Label Connected Neurons in Zebrafish

Katherine Wilhelmy

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Crystallization Studies of the Human Sac2 Phosphatase’s Unique Domain

Anni Wong

Nutritional Sciences

Effect of Print Advertisement on Food Intake

Patrick Wu

Molecular Biology and Genetics

She1, Ldb18, and Stu1: Saccharomyces cerevisiae Microtubule-Associated Proteins Involved in Mitotic Spindle Function

Robert Wu

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Probing Heat Shock Factor with RNA Aptamers Generated by a Multiplex SELEX Platform

Jacob Wynne

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Models for Phage Therapy with Reduced Bacterial Lysis at High Population Density

Jason Yang

Biomedical Sciences

The Effects of Small Molecule VU573 and Bisindolylmaleimide I on the Fluid Secretion Rates of the Malpighian tubules of Aedes Aegypti

Dian Yang

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Biochemistry of a Mutant, Cancer-Causing DNA Licensing Protein MCM4

Lyla Youssef

Molecular Medicine

Growth and Regulation of Rho GTPase Transformed Cells: A Possible Connection Between the Focal Adhesion Kinase and the Tumor Suppressor DLC1

Rebecca Zuckerman

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Identifying Genes that Interact with Calcineurin During Egg Activation in Drosophila melanogaster

2010 Honors Graduates

Student Name College Research
Supervisor
Research
Department
Level of Honors Thesis Title
Anna K Barker Arts John Schimenti Biomedical Sciences Honors An investigation of embryonic lethal mutations L5Jcs11 and L5Jcs13, induced by ENU mutagenesis in the rump white inversion region of mouse chromosome five
Stacy L Biddlecomb Arts Bernd Blossey Natural Resources Honors Assessing Differences in P. australis Populations: An Evaluation of Plant Traits and Insect-Host Interactions
Christine Bricault A&LS Keith Perry Plant Pathology Highest Honors Alteration of intersubunit acid-base pair interactions at the quasi-threefold axis of symmetry of Cumcumber mosaic virus disrupts aphid vector interactions
Neva Castro Arts Sondra Lazarowitz Plant Pathology & Plant Microbe Biology Honors Expression of SYTE and SYTC during Arabidopsis thaliana Development
Diana Chen Arts Sylvia Lee Molecular Biology & Genetics High Honors Involvement of the Dynamin-Related Protein DRP-1 in the Insuling-like Signaling Pathway to Caenorhabditis elegans
Ina Chen Arts William Brown Molecular Biology & Genetics High Honors Possible Connection Between Phospholipase A2 Activity and Dynein-Mediated Transport
Serena P Chiang A&LS Robin L Davisson Biomedical Sciences Honors Elucidating the Etiology of Preeclampsia through Investigation of Thbs2 and Gcm1
Erin T Chu A&LS Nathan Sutter Medical Genetics, Vet Clinical Sciences Honors Skeletal Size and Shape Diversity in the Horse: Quantification of skeltal phenotype and a candidate gene screen for skeletal trait variation in Equus caballus
Stephanie Chu A&LS Patrick Stover Nutritional Sciences Honors Interactions beween Iron and Folate Metabolism using Fth and cSHMT knockout mouse models
Rebecca E Daley A&LS Christine Goodale Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Honors Hydrological and climatic controls on watershed export in an aggrading New Hampshire forest
Benjamin A Diner Arts Gregory Martin Plant Pathology & Plant Microbe Biology Highest Honors Characterization of a possible role of Mai1 in effector-triggered immunity in Nicotiana benthamiana Lawrence Du Arts Richard Harrison Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Honors Developing sex-linked markers for the European corn borer (Ostrinia nubialis)
Madeline N Dunfee A&LS Alex Flecker Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Honors Understanding the effects of agriculture on stream food webs based on stable isotope analysis
Carly A Elston Arts Andre Kessler Ecology & Evolutionary Biology High Honors The Role of Scents for Prey Attraction in the Carnivorous Pitcher
Maxine R Fields A&LS Paul D Soloway Nutritional Sciences Honors The Possible Role of Xist in Regulating Methylation of Rasgrfl in Mice
Nathan Franck Arts Anthony Hay Microbiology Honors Bacterial Two-Hybrid Analysis of In Vivo Interactions Between SigmaE and YbcQ a Putative Q-like antiterminator Protein
Joanne F Garbincius Arts Robert Gilmour Biomedical Sciences Honors Expression Patterns of Gap Junction Proteins Connexin 40 and Connexin 43 in the Purkinje Fibers of German Shepherd Dogs with Inherited Ventricular Arrhythmia
Kevin F Gardner A&LS Carl Hopkins Neurobiology & Behavior High Honors Analysis of Male Agonisitic Interactions in the Weakly Electric Fish, Brienomyrus brachyistius (Mormyridae) using a New Technique for Separating Electric Discharges
Philia Gau A&LS David Lin Biomedical Sciences High Honors Air-assisted intranasal viral delivery to the olfactory epithelium and lung: An enhancement for studying neurodegeneration in the mouse olfactory epithelium
Lee M Gerwitz A&LS Robert Weiss Biomedical Sciences High Honors The Effects of Partial Hus1 Impairment on Tumorigenesis
Patricia C Green A&LS Susana Mendez Baker Institute for Animal Health High Honors The antibiotic pyrazinamide as a new antileishmanial drug
Michael C Grundler Arts Kelly Zamudio Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Highest Honors Ecological Specialization Promotes Spatial Genetic Structure In Stream-Breeding Amphibians
Charlene S Hoi A&LS Tudorita Tumbar Molecular Biology & Genetics Highest Honors RUNX1 Function In Mouse Skin Tumor Formation
Iris A Holmes Arts Kelly Zamudio Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Highest Honors Genetic consequences of recent range expansions by the Boreal toad in Southeast Alaska
Suganthi Kandasamy Arts June Nasrallah Plant Biology Honors Identification of Candidate Rapidly-Evolving Reproductive Genes in Arabidopsis
JungWoo Kim Arts Hening Lin Chemistry and Chemical Biology High Honors Investigating the Acyl-group Specificity of Sirtuins
Thomas S Kraft Arts Saskyavan Nouhuys Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Highest Honors Apparent Competition and Parasitoid-Host Interactions in Two Congeneric Lepidopteran Species
Kathleen LaBarbera Arts Irby Lovette E&EB/ Lab of Ornithology High Honors Breeding synchrony cannot explain extra-pair paternity rate variation in northern temperate and southern temperate House Wrens (Troglodytes aedon)
Lucy X Li Arts Joel Baines Microbiology & Immunology Honors Protein-Protein Interaction of Tegument Proteins, VP11/12 and VP13/14, in Herpes Simplex Virus Type-1 Virions
Alice Y Lu A&LS Volker Vogt Molecular Biology & Genetics Honors Characterization of RSV Gag Incorporation and Trafficking into Virus-like Particles
Rong Ma Arts Robert Raguso Neurobiology & Behavior Honors Geographic Variation in Floral Signals: Do perfumes have local dialects?
Lauren M Maistros Arts Warren Allmon Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Honors Convergent evolution of an extreme parietal callus in fossil caenogastropods: Constructional morphology and microstructure analysis
Christina L Masco Arts Tom Seeley Neurobiology & Behavior Honors Parental Recognition in the Great Black-Backed (Larus marinus)
Grace A Masters A&LS Paul Sherman Neurobiology & Behavior Highest Honors Host-parasite specificity and local host adaptation help to favor dispersal as a mechanism for anciently asexual bdelloid rotifers to avoid extinction by fungal parasites
Justine M Olszewski Arts Eric Alani Molecular Biology & Genetics High Honors A role for the XBP1 gene in modulating SPO11 function in yeast meiosis
Christian K Owusu Arts Susana Mendez Baker Institute for Animal Health Honors The Therapeutic Potential of Thymosin beta-4 against Cutaneous Leishmaniasis
Vinay L Patel A&LS Ronald Harris-Warrick Neurobiology & Behavior High Honors Cloning and Characterization of slo Family Potassium Channel Isoforms in the Lobster Nervous System
Amanda J Podolski Arts Marla Lujan Nutritional Science Honors The Phenotypic Spectrum of Over One Hundred Consecutive Women Evaluated for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
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Jane Rhyu Arts David L Deitcher Neurobiology & Behavior Honors Localization and phenotypical characterization of M52, a novel temperature-paralytic seizure enhancer in Drosophila melanogaster
Julia M Rosenberg Arts Ken Kemphues Molecular Biology & Genetics Honors Interaction of PAR-2 and LGL-1 with RAB Trafficking and RCD-1-Like Proteins in the early Caenorhabditis elegans Embryo
Daniel P Salisbury A&LS Charles Walcott Neurobiology & Behavior Honors What’s in a wail? The presence of individual characteristics in common loon, Gavia immer, vocalizations
Laura F Seeholzer A&LS Laura Harrington Entomology High Honors Sperm usage patterns in the dengue vector mosquito, Aedes aegypt
Lindsay G Serene A&LS Irby Lovette Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Honors Ancient DNA Reveals a Mitochondrial Cline across a Classic Avian Hybrid Zone
Madeleine M Stone Arts Christine Goodale Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Honors Carbon-Degrading Enzymes: Basic Kinetics and Response to Temperature
John A Stupinski Arts Robin Davisson Biomedical Sciences High Honors Heart Failure and the Central Nervous System: Myocardial Infarction-induced AP-1 activation and the Paraventricular Nucleus
Tomomi Takada Arts Amy McCune Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Honors Movements and habitat use by bowfin (Amia calva) in Oneida Lake
Emily S Taub A&LS Valerie Reyna Human Development Honors Alzheimer’s Disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and ApoE: What does epsilon4 Really Predict?
Michelle C Tong Arts Holger Sondermann Molecular Medicine Honors EHD1 as a Potential Activator of Autoinhibited PACSIN1
Shawna N Tonick A&LS Mariana Wolfner Molecular Biology & Genetics Honors The Role of Female Proteins in the Proteolytic Processing Ovulin in Drosophila melanogaster
Justin L Torok A&LS Holger Sondermann Molecular Medicine Honors Adding to the Repertoire of Genetically-Encoded Calcium Indicators: Construction and Characterization of RCaMP2
Chia T Tseng A&LS Douglas Fantczak Baker Institute for Animal Health High Honors Molecular Identification of the Equine Major Histocompatibility Complex and an Investigation of its Role in Reproduction
Nicholas W VanKuren A&LS Teresa Pawlowska Plant Patholgy & Plant Microbe Biology Highest Honors Patterns of ribosomal RNA gene evolution in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi
Mitch J Walters A&LS David Winkler Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Honors Comparing female characteristics to egg and yolk size in the Chilean Swallow (Tachycineta meyeni): insights from non-destructive photographic techniques
Li Wang A&LS Klaus Beyenbach Biomedical Sciences Highest Honors Localization and Expression of a SLC4-like Cl- / HCO3- Exchanger in Renal Tubules of Adult Female Yellow Fever Mosquito Aedes aegypti
Wendy M Wang A&LS W. Lee Kraus Molecular Biology & Genetics Honors The Roles of NAD+-related Enzymes in Neuronal Gene Regulation
Victoria A Wells A&LS Maria Garcia Molecular Biology & Genetics Honors Characterization of the Subcellular Localization of ZFP568, a Member of the Krüppel-associated Box Domain Zinc Finger Protein Family
Aaron G Wexler A&LS Alan Collmer Plant Pathology & Plant Microbe Biology Honors PSPTO4723 Controls the Production of the Coronamic Acid Moiety of Coronatine in Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000
Ellen C Woods A&LS AnuragA grawal Ecology & Evolutionary Biology High Honors Latitudinal Lines in Variation Among Populations of Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
Cheng Zeng A&LS Jerry Feigenson Molecular Biology & Genetics Honors Preparing Giant Unilamellar Vesicles through sequential monolayer assembly method
Jingwei Zhang A&LS Gregory Martin Plant Pathology & Plant Microbe Biology Honors Functional analysis of the role of Mai5, MAPKKKa, and MAPKKK in plant innate immunity.
Judy Y Zheng A&LS Gerald Feigenson Molecular Biology & Genetics Honors Phase Boundaries between Macroscopic and Nanoscopic Domains in a 4-Component Bilayer Mixture, DOPC/POPC/DSPC/Cholesterol