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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2010

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Metabolic and genetic engineering of Escherichia coli for the production of nonulosonic acid sugars, Benjamin Robert Lundgren

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Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Grasslands of Yellowstone National Park: A Role for Plant-Fungal Mutualism in Grassland Sustainability, Tanya R. Murray

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Role of Secondary Interactions (π, agostic) as well as Solvent Influence on Alkali metal complexes, Elizabeth D. Nagle

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Production and In Vitro Investigation of Vitamin B12-Based Bioprobes, Amy Rabideau

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Effect of Inflorescence Size on Female Choice in Wild Radish, Raphanus raphanistrum, Mylenne H. Salinas

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The Molecular Analysis of Hemoparasite Burdens of Free-Ranging Lions (Panthera leo) in the Kruger National Park, South Africa, Jamie R. Sherman

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Sophisticated regulation of histone H3 lysine 9 dimethylation accumulation during meiosis in Caenorhabditis elegans, Xingyu She

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The Role of Cuticular Hydrocarbons in the Pre-mating Isolation of Two Pissodes Species, Stephanie L. Teale

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Investigation of near-infrared fluorescence and photobleaching of human volar side fingertips in vivo: antioxidants and melanin, Colin Wright

2009

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Ecology of the Trans-Himalayan grazing ecosystem, Sumanta Bagchi

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Enhancing Bacterial Expression of Mammalian GProtein Coupled Receptors The Creation of a Proteorhodopsin‐Bovine Rhodopsin Chimera, Chauncey Brown Jr.

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Purification of Proteorhodopsin by Using Citrate and Phosphate to Induce Selective Precipitation, Jonathan Kim

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THE GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF POLYPLOIDY IN A PACIFIC NORTHWEST PLANT, Megan A. Larson

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Imaging of RNase Mitochondrial RNA Processing Localization Using Fluorescent Microscopy, Bryan Marascalchi

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The Evolution of Skull Form and Function Among the East African Cichlids of Lakes Malawi, Victoria, and Tanganyika, Alyssa McIntyre

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The Effects of Prenatal Exposure of Valproic Acid on Cranial Nerve Nuclei: A Rat Model for an Autistic Phenotype, Shannon Pickup

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Characterization of the Human Mixed Lineage Leukemia Protein Homolog SET1 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Illona Savich

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Molecular Analysis of the Genetic Heterogeneity Between Primary and Recurrent Glioblastoma, Anushi Shah

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Regulation of Heterochromatin Assembly on Unpaired Chromosomes during Caenorhabditis elegans Meiosis by Components of a Small RNA-Mediated Pathway, Xingyu She, Xia Xu, Alexander Fedotov, William G. Kelly, and Eleanor M. Maine

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Plumage evolution in bearded manakins (Manacus spps.), Adam Carsten Stein

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Evolution of Craniofacial Architecture and Lateralization in Perissodini Scale-Eaters, Thomas A. Stewart

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Identification and characterization of proteins involved in Myxococcus xanthus sporulation, Farah Khurshed Tengra

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Identifying Proteins that Interact with the Novel Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins PDR19 and PDR20 and Bioinformatic Characterization of Genes Involved in TTG Cellular Responses, Casey White

2008

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The Role of Fibroblast Growth Factor 20a in the Craniofacial Development of Zebrafish, Julie Adams

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Ankle Sprain Injuries in the ED: Assessing Quality of Discharge Instructions and Compliance of Physicians with Ottawa Ankle Rules, Sama A. Bég