As an important part of a student-centered research university, the Biology Department provides instruction on research and offers its undergraduates opportunities to participate in research. Our dynamic and award-winning faculty—from around the globe—mentor tomorrow's scientists, while also conducting research that is highly relevant to today's most significant questions in the biological sciences. The 230,000 sq. ft. Life Sciences Complex and its modern facilities—including a confocal microscope and five climate-controlled greenhouses—provide valuable tools for research and discovery, helping our faculty stay on the cusp of leading developments in the field of biology. The Biology undergraduate program is top-rate and flexible. Interested undergraduates also have opportunities for research and field work. Biology faculty advisors provide one-on-one guidance to MS and PhD students as they explore and refine their research interests.

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2015

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Assessing motor and cognitive function to detect shifts in brain function in two models of Parkinson's disease, Katherine Lee Mitterling

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Overexpression and gene profiling of asparagine synthetase in hybrid poplar, Kristopher Murray

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Differential Activation of Microglia in an in vitro Model of Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Bhakti Patel

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Characterization of Ghrelin O-acyltransferase Active Site, Leslie Patton

Defining the Role of Erlin2, an ER Membrane Protein of the Erlin1/2 Complex That Mediates Ubiquitination of the Inositol Trisphosphate Receptor (IP3R1), Natalie Rebeyev

2014

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Cell Kinase Inhibitor Panel Reveals Multiple Targets to Prevent Replication of Varicella-Zoster Virus, Bryan Egan Bunnell

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Bidirectional Influence of Epinephrine on Hippocampal LTP via β-Adrenergic Receptors, Georgia Christine Buscaglia

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Progesterone Signaling in Mouse Oocyte Development via the PGRMC1 and PGRMC2 Receptors and the PAIRBP1 Protein, Amanda M. Catchings

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Steroid hormone regulation of fetal mouse oocyte development, Sudipta Dutta

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Molecular Mechanisms for Regulating the Assembly of the Mixed Lineage Leukemia-1 (MLL1) Core Complex, Michael Hu

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Monitoring ship noise to assess the impact of coastal developments on marine mammals, Nathan D. Merchant, Enrico Pirotta, Tim R. Barton, and Paul M. Thompson

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Synthesis and Characterization of Co(II) and Cu(II) Pyrophosphate Coordination Complexes for Treatment of Pathogenic Agents., Leann Jade Miles

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The Purification and Characterization of the Drosophila melanogaster Trithorax Protein and its Implications in the Studies of the SET domain Family of Proteins, Kelsey Monteith

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Human Surfactant Protein B Expression in Humanized Transgenic Mice, Mark C. Schoenborn

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Intraspecific trait variation and community assembly in old-field grasslands, Andrew Siefert

Land use and land cover legacy effects on the mycorrhizosphere and productivity in the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem, Geofrey E. Soka

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The Promise of Sonodynamic Therapy: Using Ultrasonic Irradiation and Chemotherapeutic Agents as a Treatment Modality, Matthew Trendowski

2013

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A Novel Therapeutic Approach in Breast and Hematopoietic Cancers: Inhibition of SH2-Domain Containing Inositol 5' Phosphatase (SHIP), Amamda Balch

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Analysis of Arp 2/3Complex Dependent Actin Assembly in Live Fission Yeast Cells, Hannah Bellinger

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Nature of Science Conceptions, Attitudes towards Evolution and Global Climate Change, and Course Achievement in an Introductory Biology Course, Benjamin Elijah Carter

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Thermodynamic and Structural Characterization of the Interaction between Wd40 Repeat Containing Protein 5 (Wdr5) and Human Set1 Family Methyltransferases, Venkat Dharmarajan

Adaptation to Membrane Stress in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae: Identification of Novel Proteins and Mechanisms, Gary Fred Franke

Characterization of Genetic Elements of Arabidopsis Thaliana Involved In Defense Responses against Bacterial Pathogen Pseudomonas Syringae, Pallavi Gupta

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The Use of p53-Derived Stapled Peptides as Affinity Isolation Reagents, Kathryn Margaret Headley

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Characterization of DAP2 (DEFENSE-­‐ASSOCIATED ASPARTIC PROTEASE-­‐2) in Arabidopsis thaliana and determining its role in plant defense responses, Kemardo Kitaro Henry