Biology Senior Theses

Biology majors must complete either a Senior Seminar (BC 3590) or two semesters of Senior Thesis Research (BIOL BC3593x + 3594y). Students who choose to complete two semesters of Senior Thesis Research work with a faculty adviser on an independent project. 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
Amen Wiqas Mast Cells and Zinc Homeostasis in the Brain
Sarah Chaudhry Group A Streptococcous Infections in Mice Induce Th17 Cells into the Olfactory Bulb
Shruti Varadrajan Characterizing the Connectome of the Mouse Brain Clock (SCN)
Jiani Liang Interrogating Neuralized 1b Function in the Beta-Cell
Lena Kogan Development and Differentiation of the Somatic Progenitor Cells in the Drosophila Ovary
Hanna Scholze The role of Stat3 Signaling in Small Cell Lung Cancer Metastasis
Madison Lichak Betta Fish:  Developing a New Model for Studying Behavior and Pigmentation
Olivia Korostoff-Larson Mutational Analysis of NUCB1 Mediated Inhibition of Amyloid Aggregation
Ariel Tzamarot Targeted Infection of Calcium Indicator into Nucleus Accumbens Projecting Neurons
Samantha Ong Dissecting Ventral Hippocampus Contextual memory Circuit Activity
Amelia Baier Role of FGFR Signaling in Cutaneous Merkel Cell Carcinoma Pathogenesis
Lia Parkin Synonymous Codon Bias
Meaghan Marohn Targeted Mutagenesis of Manduca sexta Gustatory Receptor Genes using CRISPR/Cas9
Lilli Lawrence Generation of a Conditional Zranb3 Knock-out Mouse Model
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

Emma Vincent Transmission of Respiratory Viruses Among Families in Upper Manhattan
Mary Chalkley Determining the Role of Nkx2.2 in Cell Fate Determination
Emma Ruskin MicroUnity:  Harnessing the Power of Laboratory Research in STEAM Education
Natalie Kolba Regulation and Function of the NO-cGMP Pathway in Drosophila Sensory Neurons
Binita Shah Structures of Intermediates in Bacterial Translation
Nicole Rondeau Upregulation of Lactate Dehydrogenase and Glycine N-Methyltransferase in Situations of Cellular Stress in Apis mellifera
Jenna Bergmann Effects of Tissue-Specific Deletion of Hoxa5 by Prx1-Cre on Perinatal Survival and Axial Skeletal Patterning
Esther Kang The Impacts of Hurricane Matthew on the Coastal Phytoplankton Community of the mid-Atlantic Bight
Hana Koob Aim17p-Localization of Mob1p in Budding Yeast with Mitochondrial Inheritance Defects
Tasnin Kabir Constructing a Functional Heterologous Cell Line to Molecularly Characterize the IRE-1 Pathway in Apis mellifera
Elizabeth McAneny Motor-Cognitive Dual-Task Performance and Falls in People with Huntington's Disease
Kathyana Santiago Improving Hybridoma Fusion Efficiency
Sabrina Krebs Refining Murine Blast Injury Models of Severe TBI for Future Studies of Disorders of Arousal