Recent Senior Theses

Student                                

Year

Title

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

Andrus, Scott

2008        

Locomotion energetics of the ghost crab, Ocypode quadrata. Locomotion energetics of the ghost crab, Ocypode quadrata, and the fiddler crab, Uca pugilator. Locomotion energetics of the fiddler crab, Uca pugilator.

Borodovsky, Alexandra

2008

Effects of progesterone and Wnt3a on the Wnt signaling pathway

Kahsai, Emanual

2008

Investigating the role of polyploidy in the evolution of dioecy in the genus Thalictrum

Kim, Won

2008

Effect of allopolyploidization on flowering time in Arabidopsis suecica

Lonsdale, Matthew

2008

Factors affecting the distribution of Beggiatoa spp. mats in Hood Canal, Washington

Newland, Joseph M.

2008

Effect of temperature and salinity on soft-shell clams (Mya arenaria) in Tulalip Bay, WA

Waters, Jillian

2008

Preliminary characterization of multiple Cya-like genes of the predatory bacterium Bdellovibrio bacteriorovus

Weis, Julie

2008

Stringing Rheb together: Regulation of cell overgrowth by forcing cell cycle forward in Drosophila melanogaster

Wilson, Jerome Keaton

2008

Effects of soybean protein isolate in the diets of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) on growth rate, feed conversion factors and effluent water quality

Wright, Kirsten

2008

Chromosomal analysis of natural and synthetic allopolyploid Arabidopsis suecica

Bettencourt, Ashley

2007

Expression of a stress-induced gene, groEL, during the life cycle of the bacterial predator, Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus

Collins, Andrew

2007

Fast food for a microbial predator: the characterization of the Aspartase gene in Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus

Gray, Caitlin

2007

Dominant negative mutation of the SHP-1 gene in dendritic cells as a possible novel immunotherapy

Kennedy, Eileen

2007

Female-specific coloration is an indicator of offspring quality in the striped plateau lizard, Sceloporus virgatus

Lubetkin, Kaitlin

2007

Nitrogen removal from Puget Sound prairie soil & its effects on the competitive abilities of Roemer's fescue (Festuca Roemeri)

Lucas, LeiLani

2007

Corticosterone and the tree lizard (Urosaurus ornatus): separate investigations of hormonal effects at the embryonic and juvenile stages

Michael, Pamela

2007

Chemosensory behavior & activity level response of the striped plateau lizard, Sceloporus virgatus, to predatory cues

Schreiner, Molly

2007

Impact of non-native European rabbits on breeding activity, hatching success and chick survival of pink-footed shearwaters

Coon, Ryan

2006

Evaluation of genetic diversity in Puget Sound populations of Mytilus galloprovincialis to determine source populations

Fly, Elizabeth

2006

Temperature effects on the metabolism and microhabitat choice of the keystone predator, Pisaster ochraceus

Gollhofer, Sarah

2006

The effect of incline on the metabolic cost of locomotion in the fiddler crab, Uca pugilator

Kay, Michelle

2006

From flies to humans: Using Drosophila to unravel the intricacies of a novel gene regulating growth & patterning

Lee, Benjamin

2006

Phylogeography of the ice worm, Mesenchytraeus solifugus, in the Olympic Mountains

McCullough, Erin

2006

Failure of foraging bumblebees to use time-place information of familiar resource sites

Morgan, John

2006

Identification of the mechanisms by which Rheb promotes growth in Drosophila melanogaster

Pennington, Camryn

2006

Macroalgal food preference and intertidal grazing patterns of the black chiton Katharina tunicata

Showalter, Ann

2006

Habitat selection & predation pressure of the seastar Leptasterias hexactis

Collins, Courtney

2005

Effect of nutrient availability on the timing of matrotrophic nutrient transfer in Poecilia reticulata

Cree, Jeremy

2005

ETS1: Transcriptional regulation of gastrin releasing peptide-receptor and interleukin-8 expression in neuroblastoma cancer cells

Ezrati, Joseph B.

2005

Identification and characterization of genes regulating eyespot assembly and function in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

Francis, James Nicholas

2005

Characterization of reaction center pigment composition of the filamentous anoxygenic photoautotrophic bacterium Candidatus Chlorothrix halophila

Gibson, Joy

2005

Effects of experience on brain structure of the bumblebee Bombus huntii

Johnston, Anne

2005

Indirect iron oxidation in photosynthetic microbial mats

Kagochi, Trevor

2005

Epigenetic regulation of the Sunfish transposon in Arabidopsis

Werner, Jessica L.

2005

Direct biotic oxidation of ferrous iron by phototrophic microbial mats