Biology Senior Theses

Biology majors must complete either a Senior Seminar in Biology (BIOL BC3590) or two semesters of Senior Thesis Research Seminar (BIOL BC3593 & BIOL BC3594y). Students who choose to complete two semesters of Senior Thesis Research work with a faculty advisor on an independent project to ultimately produce a primary research paper. Students then present their work at the end of their senior year in front of faculty, staff, and students.

Biology Senior Theses: Class of 2018

Student Thesis Title
Amelia Baier Role of FGFR Signaling in Cutaneous Merkel Cell Carcinoma Pathogenesis
Jenna Bergmann Effects of Tissue-Specific Deletion of Hoxa5 by Prx1-Cre on Perinatal Survival and Axial Skeletal Patterning
Mary Chalkley Determining the Role of Nkx2.2 in Cell Fate Determination
Sarah Chaudhry Group A Streptococcous Infections in Mice Induce Th17 Cells into the Olfactory Bulb
Gabi Gelnavis FoxO 1,3,4 Transcription Factors Regulate Scavenger Receptor Class B Member 1 Protein and Hepatic Lipase in the Reverse Cholesterol Transport Pathway
Tasnin Kabir Constructing a Functional Heterologous Cell Line to Molecularly Characterize the IRE-1 Pathway in Apis mellifera
Esther Kang The Impacts of Hurricane Matthew on the Coastal Phytoplankton Community of the mid-Atlantic Bight
Lena Kogan Development and Differentiation of the Somatic Progenitor Cells in the Drosophila Ovary
Hana Koob Aim17p-Localization of Mob1p in Budding Yeast with Mitochondrial Inheritance Defects
Olivia Korostoff-Larson Mutational Analysis of NUCB1 Mediated Inhibition of Amyloid Aggregation
Sabrina Krebs Refining Murine Blast Injury Models of Severe TBI for Future Studies of Disorders of Arousal
Madison Lichak Betta Fish:  Developing a New Model for Studying Behavior and Pigmentation
Meaghan Marohn Targeted Mutagenesis of Manduca sexta Gustatory Receptor Genes using CRISPR/Cas9
Elizabeth McAneny Motor-Cognitive Dual-Task Performance and Falls in People with Huntington's Disease
Samantha Ong Dissecting Ventral Hippocampus Contextual memory Circuit Activity
Lia Parkin Synonymous Codon Bias
Nicole Rondeau Upregulation of Lactate Dehydrogenase and Glycine N-Methyltransferase in Situations of Cellular Stress in Apis mellifera
Emma Ruskin MicroUnity:  Harnessing the Power of Laboratory Research in STEAM Education
Kathyana Santiago Improving Hybridoma Fusion Efficiency
Emma Vincent Transmission of Respiratory Viruses Among Families in Upper Manhattan
Amen Wiqas Mast Cells and Zinc Homeostasis in the Brain