Recent Senior Theses

Student

Year

Title

Asbe, Amelia         2014  Mechanisms of reversion in Arabidopsis suecica
Crutchfield-Peters, Kelsey 2014 δ13C analysis of soil-respired CO2 reveals short-term rapid metabolism of C4 sugar in the Puget Lowland Prairies
Dixon, Holly 2014 Strengthening the geohistorical perspective: Stable isotope analysis of modern small mammal diet near Last Canyon Cave, Pryor Mountains, MT
Giese, Morgan 2014 Construction of predator-borne transcriptional fusions for in vivo interrogation of prey cell periplasmic environment
Gordon, Spencer 2014 Regulation of flower development and flower reversion in Arabidopsis suecica
Ho, David 2014 Metagenomic sequencing reveals shifts in soil microbial communities: Do these shifts suggest a mechanism for the success of non-native plants after sucrose amendment?
Lee, Jin kyong 2014 Differences in bacterial diversity between sediments from eelgrass beds and sulfide seeps in Commencement Bay, WA
Lim, Ariana 2014 Bacterial infection among various substrates in high sulfide areas of Commencement Bay
Rotstan, Kelly 2014 Phytochrome-mediated signaling via Lazy-2 may be required for normal phototropism and normal auxin localization
Solhaug, Erik 2014 Increased photosynthetic and metabolic efficiency leads to hybrid vigor in Arabidopsis suecica
Wallace, Alisa 2014 The use of integumental pheromones for intraspecific communication and preliminary evidence for behavioral syndromes in the striped plateau lizard (Sceloporus virgatus)
Blanks, Jason 2013 Using gateway cloning in E. coli and S. cerevisiae to create an expression system for the Drosophila surface protein lachesin
Bunn, Bryce 2013 CAAX motif is required for lateral-apical localization and growth suppressive effects of overexpressed PRL-1 in Drosophila melanogaster wing epithelial cells
Charvoz, Anthony M. 2013 Long-term effects of controlled fires on striped plateau lizard (Sceloporus virgatus)
Feinstein, Olivia 2013 Northern fulmars (fulmaris glacialis) as bioindicators of endocrine disrupting plasticizers in the marine surface environment
Ferrara, Grace A. 2013 Optimal foraging in the intertidal: Why glaucous-winged gulls prefer to consume Pisaster ochraceus and Evasterias troschelii over Henricia spp.
Goldberg, Jay Keche 2013 Skin lipids of the striped plateau lizard (Sceloporus virgatus) may signal reproductive quality and sexual receptivity
Lochner, Riley 2013 Characterizing bacterial diversity at a marine anthropogenic sulfide seep
Pincus, Nathan 2013 Determining the potential activity of Wnt signaling during zebrafish oocyte maturation
Smith, Phoebe 2013 MalA, an α-Glucosidase from B. bacteriovorus: Purification of the enzyme and characterization of inhibition by isomaltose, palatinose, and acarbose
Terepocki, Alicia 2013 Using the widely distributed seabird, the Northern Fulmar (Fulmaris glacialis), as an indicator of marine plastic pollution
Tieu, Michael 2013 Analysis of light repair in Chlamydomonas monoica mutants
Wilson, Talitha 2013 Doxycycline inducible Nkx2-1 expression in mouse embryonic stem cells
Wong, Jessica 2013 Sugar-amendment shifts the microbial community in favor of fungi over bacteria in soils of a Puget lowland prairie

Brower, Robert

2012

Effect of fire-induced stress on ornamentation and corticosterone in female Sceloporus virgatus

Dinkins, Rosemary

2012

ROK and Rac mediation of PRL-1 function in the wings of Drosophila melanogaster

Duncan, Sabrina

2012

Effects of a low intensity burn on population sizes, predation rates, and prey abundance in the striped plateau lizard (Sceloporus virgatus)

Fazzino, Lisa

2012

Comparison of hand-pollinated and naturally-pollinated Puget balsamroot (Balsamorhiza deltoidea Nutt) to determine pollinator limitations on south Puget Sound lowland prairies

Nguyen, Charles

2012

Hyperthyroidism changes acinar cell identity

Olszewski, Susin

2012

Dietary ecology of the endangered Grevy's zebra, Equus grevyi, in historic and modern Laikipia, Kenya

Swinson, Julie

2012

Time progression of Bub1, Cdc20 and EF1-a activation on zebrafish (Dania rerio) oocytes during DHP induced oocyte maturation

Thornton, Gerad

2012

Understanding flowering pathways: FLOWERING LOCUS C expression in synthetic allohexaploids of Arabidopsis

Wong, Carrie

2012

Distribution, abundance, habitat choice, and sulfide tolerance of crabs at marine anthropogenic sulfide seeps in Commencement Bay, WA

Balbag, Brittany

2011

Impact of deer on the rhinoceros auklet (Cerorhinca monocerata) breeding colony on Protection Island, WA

Boortz, Kayla

2011

A look into cutaneous malignant melanoma: Is p53 acting in a tumor promotion pathway that is contributing to melanoma?

Dill-McFarland, Kimberly

2011

Investigating maltose metabolism in Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus through differential regulation in host-dependent strains and characterization of the host-independent MalA-defient mutant, WB200

Gardiner, Juliet

2011

Targeting EGFRvIII as a cancer stem cell marker

Landeck, Emily

2011

Modeling critical habitat and population size of a globally threatened seabird species, DeFilippi's petrel (Pterodroma defilippiana)

Luong, Lon

2011

Molecular evolution of cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (CO1) in glacier ice worm (Mesenchytraeus solifugus)

Marchant, Blaine

2011

Reproductive limitations of the rattlesnake plantain orchid, Goodyera oblongifolia, in the south Puget Sound region

Matsushita, Starr

2011

Somatic mosaicism and its possible role in the evolution of early generation synthesized Arabidopsis allopolyploids

Pagarigan, Krystle

2011

Elucidating the subcellular localization of PRL-1 throughout Drosophila melanogaster embryonic and larval development under normal and induced cancerous conditions

Wood, Mandi

2011

Expression of spindle assembly checkpoint gene Bub-1 in pre-maturational zebrafish (D. rerio) and mosquitofish (G. affinis) oocytes

Garel, Alison

2010

Molecular and ecological distribution patterns of the glacier ice worm (Mesenchytraeus solifugus)

Gilman, Frances

2010

Sex specific asymmetry among the cloacal microbiota of the striped plateau lizard Sceloporus virgatus

Kelsey, Emma

2010

Effect of habitat selection on the reproductive success of rhinocerus auklets (Cerorhinca monocerata), Destruction Island, WA

Olenic, Sandra

2010

Effect of corticosterone exposure and tail autotomy on the vertical and horizontal sprint speed of ornate tree lizards (Urosaurus ornatus)

Rogers, Tanya

2010

Factors influencing the distribution and relative abundance of the sea stars Pisaster ochraceus and Evasterias troschelii in Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands

Smith, Tameka

2010

Predatory behavior of Ensifer adhaerens toward Micrococcus luteus

Boswell, Leigh Ann

2009

Epibionts on native and introduced mussels (Mytilus spp.) and their effect on predation by Pisaster ochraceus in Puget Sound

Bowser, Whitney

2009

Using transposon mutagenesis to search for a cAMP receptor protein homologue in Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus strain 109J

Doran, Erik

2009

Wing whistling in six species of sea ducks

Dubin, Matthew

2009

Effect of female ornamentation on aggressive male-male interactions in the striped plateau lizard (Sceloporus virgatus)

Fritzsche, Alexandra

2009

Chemical communication by the striped plateau lizard: the role of ultraviolet light and female body size in eliciting a behavioral response by male Sceloporus virgatus

Hays, Lily

2009

Metabolic cost of a sexually selected trait in the fiddler crab Uca pugilator

Hood, Rachel

2009

Transcriptional regulation of the chaperone-encoding gene groEL by the predatory bacterium Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus in response to intraperiplasmic stress

Kiesler, Elana

2009

Effects of α-amylase on biofilm formation and maintenance by Pseudomonas putida

Mulligan, Emily

2009

Signal honesty of condition dependent ornamentation in female striped plateau lizards, Sceloporus virgatus

Peirson, Erick

2009

Spectral energy distribution in the discrete pulsed calls of free-ranging killer whales (Orcinus orca) changes in response to ambient noise levels

Shaw, Katelinn

2009

Distribution of blue mussels Mytilus trossulus and M. galloprovincialis in Puget Sound and Hood Canal in relation to temperature and salinity

Shishido, Caitlin

2009

Association of the invasive purple varnish clam (Nuttallia obscurata) and native kleptoparasitic pea crabs on PNW beaches

Volberding, Peter

2009

Protein interactions of the oncogene PRL in Drosophila larval and adult midgut