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Undergraduate Research Awards 2013-2014

Fall 2013 (6) – top –

Chen, Michelle – The Effect of CRM1 on the Localization of Thyroid Hormone Receptor-alpha and its Ligand Binding Domain
(Mentor: Dr. Lizabeth Allison, Biology)

Freedman, Matthew – Investigation into the Dysfunctional Spermatogenesis of dcr-1 Mutant Caenorhabditis elegans
(Mentor: Dr. Diane Shakes, Biology)

McFarland, Alexander – The Role of Pseudophosphatase MK-STYX in the eIF2alpha Signaling Pathway
(Mentor: Dr. Shanta Hinton, Biology)

Ordonez, Pablo – Cellular Analysis of
(Mentor: Dr. Diane SHAKES, Biology)

Peterson, Jackson – SPE-6 a sperm specific Casein Kinase 1 in C. elegans
(Mentor: Dr. Diane Shakes, Biology)

Stern, Mary – The Effect of RanBP16 on Nuclear Export of Thyroid Hormone Receptor
(Mentor: Dr. Lizabeth Allison, Biology)

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Undergraduate Research Awards 2012-2013

Spring 2013 (23) – top –

Anastas, Vollter – The Effect of Calcium Channel Agonists and Antagonist on the Developing Central Nervous System and Neurotransmitter Phenotype Specification.
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Angeles, Daniel – Cloning and Characterizing the Glycine Receptor Subunits throughout the Developing Nervous System of Xenopus Laevis
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Aralere, Tejas – Neuronal birthdating in Xenopus laevis embryos using EdU and effects of HUA exposure on developmental patterning
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Brahe, Catherine – The Functional Characterization of Upstream Regulation of XMSR in Xenopus laevis
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Chen, Michelle – The Effect of CRM1 on the Localization of Thyroid Hormone Receptor-alpha and its Ligand Binding Domain
(Mentor: Dr. Lizabeth Allison, Biology)

Flowers, Brittany – The Role of Pseudophosphatase MK-STYX in Neuronal Differentiation
(Mentor: Dr. Shanta Hinton, Biology)

Gray, Veronica – Gene Expression in Mycobacteriophage Larva
(Mentor: Dr. Mark Forsyth, Biology)

Harwood, Douglas – Is Branching In Rat PC12 Cells Caused by Interaction Between MK-STYX and MTAU?
(Mentor: Dr. Shanta Hinton, Biology)

Henry, Katie – Liver Enzyme Based Assay of Endocrine Disruption in the Zebra Finch Due to Mercury
(Mentor: Dr. Eric Bradley, Biology)

Herbst, Wendy – The Role of Voltage-Gated Calcium Channels in Neuronal Phenotype Specification
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Hines, Jacobi – The Expression of Neuronal Markers Nkx 6.1 and Pax-6 Throughout Development and the Effects of Notch Perturbation
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Hodge, Taylor – Effects of core temperature during exercise on sirtuin expression in skeletal and cardiac muscle
(Mentor: Dr. Michael Harris, Kinesiology & Health Sciences)

Hoptay, Katherine – Analyzing Ancient DNA by Sequencing Mitochondrial DNA Hypervariable Regions I and II to Determine Origin of Fontabelle Emergency Excavation Site Remains
(Mentor: Dr. Lizabeth Allison, Biology)

Koshiya, Hitoshi – Cell proliferation and cell death following Notch perturbation in Xenopus laevis.
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

McKevitt, Mariah – Effects of Notch Perturbations on Geminin and Esr6e Expression
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Moore, Christina – Endocrine Disrupting Effects of Methylmercury: Oxytocin in Zebra Finches
(Mentor: Dr. Eric Bradley, Biology)

Morgan, Ashlea – The Effect of Notch Perturbation on Zic 1, 2, 3 in Xenopus laevis
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Murray, Jessica – The effect of mercury on neural gene expression during zebra finch development and song learning
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Nelson, Hallie – Characterization of thyroid hormone receptor export pathways
(Mentor: Dr. Lizabeth Allison, Biology)

Rabe, Brian – The Effect of Differential Calcium Activity in Developing Neural Precursor Cells in Xenopus laevis
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Schleifer, Lindsay – How Neural Cells Acquire an Identity: Role of Calcium Signaling and Voltage-Gated Calcium Channels in Neurotransmitter Phenotype Specification
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Schoomaker, Heidi – Molecular Archeology of Human Bone Remains from Barbados
(Mentor: Dr. Lizabeth Allison, Biology)

Tobo, Beth – Thyroid Hormone Receptor ALPHA: which importins bind TR alpha domains, and where do they bind?
(Mentor: Dr. Lizabeth Allison, Biology)

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Undergraduate Research Awards 2012-2013

Fall 2012 (28) – top –

Alim, Melissa – Loss of miRNA Regulation in HAM Genes
(Mentor: Dr. Eric Engstrom, Biology)

Anastas, Vollter – Calcium Activity and Neurotransmitter Phenotype Acquisition in the Developing Retina
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Angeles, Daniel – Mapping the Expression Pattern of Glycine Receptors in Xenopus Laevis
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Aralere, Tejas – Arresting cell cycle progression by electroporation of p27Xic1 capped RNA into early neural plate X. laevis embryos.
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Brahe, Catherine – The Functional Characterization of Upstream Regulation of XMSR in Xenopus laevis
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Chen, Michelle – The Effect of CRM1 on the Localization of Thyroid Hormone Receptor-alpha and its Ligand Binding Domain
(Mentor: Dr. Lizabeth Allison, Biology)

Church, Sanford – Characterizing Key Amino Acid Residues of the DNA Binding Domain of Thyroid Hormone Receptor a
(Mentor: Dr. Lizabeth Allison, Biology)

Ernesto, Matthew – The Effectiveness of Prenatal Nutritional Counseling in Incarcerated Women Compared to Women of Similar Socioeconomic Status Relying on Government Subsidy Programs
(Mentor: Dr. Catherine Forestell, Psychology)

Flowers, Brittany – MK-STYX Modulation of RhoA Activation in Neuronal Differentiation
(Mentor: Dr. Shanta Hinton, Biology)

Henry, Katie – Liver Enzyme Based Assay of Endocrine Disruption in the Zebra Finch Due to Mercury
(Mentor: Dr. Eric Bradley, Biology)

Herbst, Wendy – The Role of Voltage-Gated Calcium Channels in Neuronal Phenotype Specification
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Hines, Jacobi – The Expression of Neuronal Markers Nkx 6.1 and Pax-6 and Their Relation with Calcium Activity
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Koshiya, Hitoshi – Cell proliferation and cell death following Notch perturbation in Xenopus laevis.
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Lazo, Stephany – Health Related Behaviors in Pregnant Women as a Function of Socioeconomic Status and Incarceration
(Mentor: Dr. Catherine Forestell, Psychology)

Moore, Christina – Endocrine Disrupting Effects of Methylmercury: Corticosterone in Zebra Finches
(Mentor: Dr. Eric Bradley, Biology)

Morgan, Ashlea – Role of Zic1, Zic2, and Zic3 in Secondary Neurogenesis
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Mulder, Blakely – The Interaction Between Disgust Sensitivity and Neurological Reactions to Homosexuality
(Mentor: Dr. Cheryl Dickter, psychology)

Murray, Jessica – The effect of mercury on neural gene expression during early zebra finch development
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Nelson, Hallie – Exploring Nuclear Export of the Thyroid Hormone Receptor
(Mentor: Dr. Lizabeth Allison, Biology)

Peterson, Jackson – Apoptosis in C. elegans and related species spermatogenesis
(Mentor: Dr. Diane Shakes, Biology)

Rabe, Brian – The Effect of Differential Calcium Activity in Developing Neural Precursor Cells in Xenopus laevis
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Schleifer, Lindsay – How Neural Cells Acquire an Identity: Role of Calcium Signaling and Voltage-Gated Calcium Channels in Neurotransmitter Phenotype Specification
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Schoomaker, Heidi – Molecular Archeology of Human Bone Remains from Barbados
(Mentor: Dr. Lizabeth Allison, Biology)

Tancredi, Tyler – ACO Loss of Function and It's Unexpected Phenotypes: Investigating the Cause
(Mentor: Dr. Eric Engstrom, Biology)

Tellis, Athena – Perturbations in Notch Signaling on Delta-1, Neurogenin-related-1, NeuroD, and Sox Family Gene Expression
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Tobo, Beth – Thyroid Hormone Receptor ALPHA domains: which importins bind TRa domains, and where do they bind?
(Mentor: Dr. Lizabeth Allison, Biology)

Winter, Ethan – Apoptosis in C. elegans and Related Species Spermatogenesis
(Mentor: Dr. Diane Shakes, Biology)

Wright, Kaylor – Studies on Possible Correlations Between Low-dose Mercury Exposure and Zebra Finch Reproductive Success, Reproductive Stage and Plasma Testosterone Concentration
(Mentor: Dr. Eric Bradley, Biology)

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Undergraduate Research Awards 2011-2012

Spring 2012 (34) – top –

Alim, Melissa – Expression Patterns of ACO genes
(Mentor: Dr. Eric Engstrom, Biology)

Allen, Chelsea – Coexpression of neurotransmitter markers and their relationship to calcium levels in developing retinal cells
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Aralere, Tejas – Use of EdU and click chemistry as an alternative to BrdU cell proliferation assay
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Bouland, Andrew – Investigating Function in the TRa1 A/B Domain
(Mentor: Dr. Lizabeth Allison, Biology)

Brahe, Catherine – The Functional Characterization of Upstream Regulation of XMSR in Xenopus laevis
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Chen, Michelle – The Effect of CRM1 on the Localization of Thyroid Hormone Receptor-alpha and its Ligand Binding Domain
(Mentor: Dr. Lizabeth Allison, Biology)

Cooper, Vivian – The Effect of a Promoter Region poly-Thymine tract length on SabA expression in Helicobacter pylori
(Mentor: Dr. Mark Forsyth, Biology)

Dillingham, Zach – Morphology and Localization Dynamics of a Sperm-Specific Organelle in Non-C. elegans Nematodes
(Mentor: Dr. Diane Shakes, Biology)

Dziedzic, Rose – Nuclear Import of Thyroid Hormone Receptor a
(Mentor: Dr. Lizabeth Allison, Biology)

Ernesto, Matthew – The Role of Exportin 5 and Ligand Binding Domain in the Export of Thyroid Hormone via Thyroid Hormone Receptor a1.
(Mentor: Dr. Lizabeth Allison, BIology)

Feigert, Caroline – Does phosphorylation of thyroid hormone receptor affect nucleocytoplasmic shuttling?
(Mentor: Dr. Lizabeth Allison, Biology)

Gray, Veronica – Phage Lab Project
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Greathouse, Mary – The Effect of Methylmercury on Flight Performance
(Mentor: Dr. Daniel Cristol, Biology)

Henry, Katie – Liver Enzyme Based Assay of Endocrine Disruption in the Zebra Finch Due to Mercury
(Mentor: Dr. Eric Bradley, Biology)

Herbst, Wendy – Analysis of the Upstream Regulatory Elements in Voltage-Gated Calcium Channel Genes in Xenopus tropicalis and laevis
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Hines, Jacobi – Determination of Retinal Cell Layers Using Relevant Genetic Markers
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Jackson, Arrykka – Calcium Subunit Expression in the Retina of Xenopus laevis
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Mayer, Kendall – Use of EdU in determining cell proliferation in whole mount Xenopus
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

McDonough, Molly – The role of the Notch signaling pathway in neurotransmitter phenotype specification and secondary neurogenesis in X. laevis
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Moore, Christina – Endocrine Disrupting Effects of Methylmercury: The Corticosterone Hormone in European Starlings
(Mentor: Dr. Eric Bradley, Biology)

Murray, Jessica – Effect of Mercury on Gene Expression in Early Neurological Development of Zebra Finch Embryos
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Nagirimadugu, Ankita – The Presence on Regional Neurotransmitter Markers in Xenopus laevis Dors-Ventral Axis
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Nelson, Hallie – Exploring exportin 5's involvement in TR nuclear export
(Mentor: Dr. Lizabeth Allison, Biology)

Ng-Sui-Hing, Albert – Analysis of Calcium Activity and Neurotransmitter Phenotype of Developing Retinal Neurons of Xenopus laevis Embryos
(Mentor: Dr. Eric Bradley, Biology)

Rabe, Brian – The Effect of Differential Calcium Activity in Developing Neural Precursor Cells in Xenopus laevis
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Sartor, Carrie – The Role of Calreticulin in the Nuclear Export of the Thyroid Hormone Receptor Alpha 1 in HeLa Cells
(Mentor: Dr. Lizabeth Allison, Biology)

Schleifer, Lindsay – Role of Voltage Gated Calcium Channels in Neurotransmitter Phenotype Specification in Xenopus laevis
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Sessou, Samuel – Investigation of the mutation rate of the ArsS Poly-C region in Helicobacter pylori
(Mentor: Dr. Mark Forsyth, Biology)

Tancredi, Tyler – The Role of the ACO Genes in the Ethylene Biosynthesis Pathway of Arabidopsis Thailiana
(Mentor: Dr. Eric Engstrom, Biology)

Tellis, Athena – Perturbations in Notch Signaling on Sox Family Genes Expression
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Tyler, Amelia – The Presence and Effect of Prophage II in Helicobacter acinonychis
(Mentor: Dr. Mark Forsyth, Biology)

Walker, Victoria – Anaylzying the RNA Gene Expression of the cluster K Mycobacteriophage CrimD
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Wright, Kaylor – Studies on Possible Correlations Between Low-dose Mercury Exposure and Zebra Finch Reproductive Success, Reproductive Stage and Plasma Testosterone Concentration
(Mentor: Dr. Eric Bradley, Biology)

Yi, Crystal – The Use of Real-Time PCR in Quantifying FoxP2 Gene in Zebra Finch Brains
(Mentor: Dr. Dan Cristol, Biology)

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Undergraduate Research Awards 2011-2012

Fall 2011 (22) – top –

Allen, Chelsea – Coexpression of neurotransmitter markers in developing retinal cells
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Angeles, Daniel – Mapping the Expression Pattern of Glycine Receptors in Xenopus Laevis
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Barr, Justinn – MK-STYX and eIF2a Phosphorylation
(Mentor: Dr. Shanta Hinton, Biology)

Bouland, Andrew – Investigating Function in the TRa1 A/B Domain
(Mentor: Dr. Lizabeth Allison, Biology)

Chen, Michelle – The Effect of CRM1 on the Localization of Thyroid Hormone Receptor-alpha and its Ligand Binding Domain
(Mentor: Dr. Lizabeth Allison, Biology)

Dziedzic, Rose – Nuclear Import of Thyroid Hormone Receptor Alpha
(Mentor: Dr. Lizabeth Allison, Biology)

Ernesto, Matthew – The Role of Exportin 5 in Nuclear Export of the Thyroid Hormone Receptor a1.
(Mentor: Dr. Lizabeth Allison, BIology)

Feigert, Caroline – Does phosphorylation of TR affect nucleocytoplasmic shuttling?
(Mentor: Dr. Lizabeth Allison, Biology)

Greathouse, Mary – The Effect of Mercury on Take-Off and Flight in Zebra Finches
(Mentor: Dr. Daniel Cristol, Biology)

Henry, Katie – Liver Enzyme Based Assay of Endocrine Disruption in the Zebra Finch Due to Mercury
(Mentor: Dr. Eric Bradley, Biology)

Janopaul-Naylor, James – Emergent Properties of the preBötzinger Complex
(Mentor: Dr. Gregory Smith, Applied Science)

McDonough, Molly – The effects of perturbing components of Notch signaling on the regulation of the neuronal population and neurotransmitter phenotype specification in X. laevis
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Moore, Christina – The Effects of Mercury on Corticosterone in European starlings
(Mentor: Dr. Eric Bradley, Biology)

Murray, Jessica – Effect of Mercury on Gene Expression in Early Neurological Development of Zebra Finch Embryos
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Ng-Sui-Hing, Albert – Whole cell patch clamp electrophysiology of Xenopus laevis retinal cells
(Mentor: Dr. Eric Bradley, Biology)

Rabe, Brian – The function and regulation of the GABA B receptor subunits in the developing nervous system
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Sartor, Carrie – The Role of Calreticulin in the Nuclear Export of the Thyroid Hormone Receptor Alpha 1 in HeLa Cells
(Mentor: Dr. Lizabeth Allison, Biology)

Schleifer, Lindsay – Final analysis of role of calcium influx in Xenopus laevis embryos in determining neurotransmitter phenotypes in one, two and twelve hour images
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Sheridan, Ellie – Mercury's effect on the development and production of song in zebra finches
(Mentor: Dr. John Swaddle, Biology)

Spear, Eliza – Mercury's effect on incubation behavior as a component of parental care in Zebra Finches
(Mentor: Dr. Daniel Cristol, Biology)

Tancredi, Tyler – Role of the ACO Genes in Ethylene Expression in Arabidopsis Thaliana
(Mentor: Dr. Eric Engstrom, Biology)

Wong, Kristen – MK-STYX and its Effect on Neuronal Differentiation
(Mentor: Dr. Shantá Hinton, Biology)

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Undergraduate Research Awards 2010-2011

Spring 2011 (21) – top –

Angeles, Daniel – Mapping the expression pattern of glycine receptors in Xenopus Laevis
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Apple, Stephanie – Androgen Receptor Concentration in Zebra Finch Exposed to Mercury
(Mentor: Dr. Eric Bradley, Biology)

Arnold, Thomas – Investigation into the TRP classification of ion channel as a factor in the I_CAN
(Mentor: Dr. Christopher Del Negro, Applied Science)

Chalphin, Alexander – The functional characterization of GAD67 in Xenopus laevis
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Eclipse, Ariel – P7 as a Potential Anti-virulence Gene in Helicobacter pylori
(Mentor: Dr. Mark Forsyth, Biology)

Feigert, Caroline – Exportin Involvement in Thyroid Hormone Receptor Nuclear Export
(Mentor: Dr. Lizabeth Allison, Biology )

Goodreau, Adam – Biophysical Characterization of the Calcium-Activated Non-specific Current: Possible Roles for TRPM4 and TRPM5 Ion Channels.
(Mentor: Dr. Christopher Del Negro, Applied Science)

Jackson, Arrykka – Retinal Markers in Xenopus laevis
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Kim, Uriah – Analyzing Ancient DNA through the Sequencing of HVI and HVII Regions
(Mentor: Dr. Lizabeth Allison, Biology)

Lewis, Brittany – Correlating calcium activity with neurotransmitter phenotype and expression of voltage-gated calcium channels in Xenopus
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

McDonough, Molly – The role of the Notch signaling pathway in neurotransmitter phenotype specification in Xenopus laevis
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Murray, Jessica – Effect of Mercury on Gene Expression in Early Neurological Development of Zebra Finch Embryos
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Nagarkar, Maitreyi – Effects of Methyl Mercury (MeHg) on Neural Development in Xenopus laevis
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Nagirimadugu, Ankita – Data Analysis of the Affect of Calcium Spikes on the Nueral Development
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology )

Nelson, Hallie – Is exportin 5 involved in TR nuclear export?
(Mentor: Dr. Lizabeth Allison, Biology)

Ng-Sui-Hing, Albert – Electrophysiological and Calcium Imaging Analysis of Spiking Activity and Neurotransmitter Specification in Embryonic Xenopus laevis Cell Cultures
(Mentor: Dr. Eric Bradley, Biology)

Olsen, Nina – The Effects of Methylmercury Exposure on Neural Gene Expression in Xenopus laevis.
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology )

Rabe, Brian – The function anf regulation of the GABA B receptor subunits in the developing nervous system
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Schleifer, Lindsay – Role of calcium influx in Xenopus laevis embryos in determining neurotransmitter phenotypes in one hour images
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Servidio, Lia – SIRT1 Expression Based on Levels of Oxidative Stress
(Mentor: Dr. Brennan Harris, Kinesiology)

Smith, Byron – GABA Signaling and Reception in the Developing CNS
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

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Undergraduate Research Awards 2010-2011

Fall 2010 (22) – top –

Angeles, Dannie – The expression pattern of Glycine receptors in the developing nervous system of Xenopus Laevis
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Apple, Stephanie – Mercury's effects on androgen receptor expression and early development in Taeniopygia guttata.
(Mentor: Dr. Eric Bradley, Biology)

Armstrong, Frances – Hybrid fitness across a range of environments in the seastars Asterias forbesi and Asterias rubens
(Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Allen, Biology)

Chalphin, Alex – Functional Characterization of GAD67 Transcriptional Regulation
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Cooper, Vivian – Confirming the CrdRS Two-Component Signal Transduction System Regulon in Helicobacter pylori strain 26695
(Mentor: Dr. Mark Forsyth, Biology)

Cortina, Bert – The Roles of ArRS Two-Component Signal Transduction Pathway and ureA in the Entry of Helicobacter Pylori into Gastric Epithelial Cells
(Mentor: Dr. Mark Forsyth, Biology)

Crowley, Julia – The Effects of Vitamin E Supplementation on Exercise Induced eNos Expression in Vascular Tissue
(Mentor: Dr. Brennan Harris, Kinesiology)

Gillespie, Michelle – The Role of Streptococcus parauberis in Pathogenicity in Cows and Fish
(Mentor: Dr. Mark Forsyth, Biology)

Harvey, Sam – Elucidating the mechanism of inter-strain regulon variation within the ArsRS two-component signal transduction system of Helicobacter pylori.
(Mentor: Dr. Mark Forsyth, Biology)

Lewis, Brittany – Correlating calcium activity with neurotransmitter phenotype and expression of voltage-gated calcium channels in Xenopus
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Mayer, Kendall – Detect of GABA using LCMS in Xenopus laevis
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

McDonough, Molly – The Role of the Notch Signaling Pathway in Neurotransmitter Phenotype Specification in Xenopus laevis
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Nagarkar, Maitreyi – Effects of Methyl Mercury (MeHg) on Neural Development in Xenopus laevis
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Ng-Sui-Hing, Albert – Statistical and Multivariate Analysis of Calcium Spiking in Embryonic Xenopus Cells and the Neurotransmitter Phenotype of Developing Neurons
(Mentor: Dr. Eric Bradley, Biology)

Olsen, Nina – The Influence of the Methylmercury Exposure on the Gene Expression Level in the Development of Neurotransmitters and Calcium Channels in Xenopus Embryo
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Perz, Allison – The Effect of Varying Poly-T Tract Lengths in a Region Upstream of the Promoter of sabA on sabA expression in Helicobacter Pylori
(Mentor: Dr. Mark Forsyth, Biology)

Quigley, Jennifer – Genetic Diversity of the Pathogen Streptococcus parauberis in Bovine and Piscine Hosts
(Mentor: Dr. Mark Forsyth, Biology)

Rabe, Brian – The Expression of GABA Receptor Subunits in the Developing Nervous System of Xenopus laevis
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Schleifer, Lindsay – Role of calcium influx in Xenopus laevis embryos in determining neurotransmitter specification
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Smith, Byron – GABA Signaling and Reception in Early CNS Development
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Walton, Jillian – Superinfection Capacity of Mycobacteriophage CrimD
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Whelan, Hilary – Investigating the putative direct binding in Helicobacter Pylori of the two-component signal transduction system ArsRS to sabA, an outer membrane protein
(Mentor: Dr. Mark Forsyth, Biology)

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