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2018

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Exploring the origin, diversity, and phylogeny of cultivated lettuce (Lactuca sativa), Youngjoo Ahn, Honors Project

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Reelin in autism spectrum disorders : an investigation of reelin-disabled signaling in zebrafish neurogenesis and disease, Katrina G. Anderson, Honors Project

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Cannibalism in Blepharisma americanum : a genome comparison, Bethaney Gulla-Devaney, Honors Project

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A novel quantitative PCR assay for the detection of Ross River virus, Rebecca Anne Kuzma, Honors Project

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Putting the "success" in succession : comparing dominant species in a deciduous forest isn't so "clear cut", Madeleine Ann Meadows-McDonnell, Honors Project

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Investigating the nature of mutualisms between Rhododendron seedlings and local versus novel communities of ericoid mycorrhizal fungi, Taryn Leigh Mueller, Honors Project

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Elucidating testate amoeba biodiversity : an analysis of Hyalosphenia spp, Angela Colleen O'Donnell, Honors Project

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Investigating the long-term effects of human land use on soil chemistry and forest vegetation, Linda A. Patterson, Honors Project

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[Triangle]Scope : a new method to quantify 3D biological structures and identify differences in zebrafish forebrain development, Morgan Sarah Schwartz, Honors Project

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The effect of bumblebee caste on individuals' response to medicinal pollen, Elyse Clarissa Stone, Honors Project

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Gene regulation in enteropathogenic Escherichia coli, Nhi My Van, Honors Project

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Different coasts and different hosts : investigating speciation in the seal lungworm Otostrongylus circumlitus, Kalani Marie Williams, Honors Project

2017

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Effects of Eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) decline on forest floor characteristics and macrofungal communities at two sites in western Massachusetts, Aliza M. Boles Fassler, Honors Project

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Characterization of hard and soft corals at Mexico Rocks, Belize using underwater and aerial images, Amanda Raquel Castro, Honors Project

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Embryo-environment interactions : how PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) impact craniofacial development, Gina Lee Cho, Honors Project

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Exogenous oxytocin in the central nucleus of the amygdala of female meadow voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus) attenuates peer bond formation, Jennifer D. Christensen, Masters Thesis

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A broad-based investigation of body size of Sciurus carolinensis in space and time, Isabella Marie Fielding, Honors Project

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Investigating the distribution and diversity of rare endemic forest plant species in the eastern United States, Anna Elizabeth George, Honors Project

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Microcosm experiments : assessing microbial community responses to food web perturbations, Doris Lizbeth Juarez, Honors Project

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Assessing the ecological relationships between Sphagnum mosses and testate amoebae in a New England peatland, Mallory Rose Kakley, Honors Project

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Advantages for Elaeagnus umbellata : implications for expanded invasion in response to increasing environmental and anthropological pressures, Windy Joanne Kelley, Masters Thesis

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Searching for signals of selection in crop genomes, Chloe Taylor Lee, Honors Project

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The effects of change in foundational species from Tsuga canadensis to Betula lenta on soil chemistry profiles, Veida Lekakh, Honors Project

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The role of sex and ovarian cycles in rodent behavioral and physiological variability, Kathleen Jane Moshofsky, Honors Project

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Before and after : uncovering temporal patterns of biodiversity in microbial communities of tide pools, Abigail Angelina Onos, Honors Project

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Exploring genome architecture, protein evolution and epigenetic processes in ciliates, Olivia A. Pilling, Honors Project

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Using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) to explore development of the somatic nucleus of the extensive fragmenting ciliate chilodonella uncinata, Anna Jollyette Rogers, Honors Project

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Just a "wnt" of division : the role of wnt5b in radial glial proliferation and differentiation during Zebrafish spinal cord development, Carla Michelle Vélez García, Masters Thesis

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Investigating genome architecture and composition in the class Litostomatea, Monica Annmarie Wilson, Honors Project

2016

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Spatial and temporal distributions of ciliates in New England tidal ponds, Mary Elizabeth Badger, Honors Project

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Characterizing PAH-induced teratogenesis of the pharyngeal system during Zebrafish craniofacial development, Kathryn Soule Berg, Honors Project

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Bottom-up and top-down controls on red-backed salamander (Plethodon cinereus) distribution : a possible "landscape of fear" on the forest floor, Elizabeth Mary Besozzi, Honors Project

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The biodiversity of gastrointestinal nematodes in South African wildlife, Chablis J. Bird, Masters Thesis

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Investigating cytoplasmic dynein function using chimeric proteins to isolate subdomain mechanisms, Ria Anand Deshpande, Honors Project

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A metagenomic survey of the equine gastrointestinal tract pre and post treatment with an anthelmintic, Ashanta Chy'rell Ester, Masters Thesis

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Migration versus mutualism : can the small-ranged endemic plant Rhododendron catawbinse form specialized ericoid mycorrhizae with soil fungi north of its native range?, Elena Maria Karlsen-Ayala, Honors Project

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Analysis of seal heartworm (Acanthocheilonema spirocauds) and identification of unknown harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) parasites using molecular techniques, Caroline Dana Keroack, Masters Thesis

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Xq28 sex-linked inversion polymorphism : a teaching laboratory exercise, a population genetics study, Caitlyn Shayne Kirby, Masters Thesis

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The evolution of androgen receptor distribution in the spinal cord to support specialized sexual displays : a comparative analysis using a foot-flagging frog, Staurois parvus, Gina Elizabeth Mantica, Honors Project

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Developing a molecular method for estimating the effective population size of ciliate morphospecies Chilodonella uncinata, Cynthia Jepkosgei Masai, Honors Project

The presence of lateral gene transfer events in fungal genomes : determining the presence of viral lateral gene transfer events in Eukaryotic genomes, Jiaqi Mei, Honors Project

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Evidence of biotic and abiotic effects in small, warm-margin distribution limit populations of a northern forest herb, Clintonia borealis (Liliaceae), Karyn Rae Nelson, Masters Thesis

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Analysis of the phylogenetic relationships of genes along chromosomes in the genome of the malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum, Esther Nwaka, Honors Project

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Analysis of two approaches for inferring lateral gene transfer in the malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum, Zuliat Owoade, Honors Project

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Assessing the biodiversity and discovering evidence of RNA editing in testate (shelled) amoebae, Natalie Abigail Phillips, Honors Project

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Exploring modifications and identification of neurolenin as a potential anti-filarial drug candidate for Lymphatic filariasis, Meghna Purkayastha, Honors Project

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Competition and coexistence : interactions between the two herbivorous marine gastropods, Littorina littorea and L. obtusata, Alysha Barbara Putnam, Masters Thesis

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Engineering proteins targeting tumor biomarker mesothelin toward applications as cancer diagnostics and therapeutics, Allison R. Sirois, Masters Thesis

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Effects of snorkel use on competitive swimming efficiency, Milana Lauren Socha, Masters Thesis

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The phylogeography and cytogenetics of Rhipsalis baccifera : the cactus that made it to the Old World, Elizabeth Ann Tan, Honors Project

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Investigating the evolution of Wolbachia spp.- derived genes in the genome of Wolbachia-independent filarial nematodes, Eirini Tsekitsidou, Honors Project

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Characterization of cyclohexanol modulation of GABA[subscript A], Erin M. Walch, Honors Project

2015

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Microbes in the dark : molecular analyses of marine communities below the photic zone, Jessica Nicole Andrade, Honors Project

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Assessing seasonal photosynthetic function of dominant species post-clearcut, Kyle Acadia Boyd, Honors Project

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Outbreak control : designing a PCR-based diagnostic test for Dengue virus, Katharine Stuyvesant Brien, Honors Project

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Novel dimensions in visual media for understanding the biological world : illustrating the effects of aquatic pollution in three case studies, Anna Marie Campbell, Honors Project

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Rethinking the antagonistic role of "invasive weeds" within plant communities : a case study from the Chihuahuan Desert, Samantha Jo Danguilan, Honors Project

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Modeling rapid phyllotactic transitions in Magnolia x soulangiana 'Verbanica', Madeline Christine Franz, Honors Project

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Developing synthetic multi-fluorescence techniques in S. cerevisiae for single molecule microscopy, Malayna A. Hocker, Honors Project

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Potential effects of eastern hemlock decline on the hemlock-associated liverwort Bazzania trilobata, Michelle Renee Jackson, Honors Project

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Preserving the microbiome : quantifying collateral damage during antibiotic use, Laila Elaine Phillips, Honors Project

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Reproduction in mammalian predator and prey : the effects of allometry, phylogeny, and ecology on reproduction in Canidae and Leporidae, Katherine Greer Pielmeier, Honors Project

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Miseq transcriptome analysis of A. Viteae versus B. Malayi, a Wolbachia dependent nematode, Marie Jacques Seignon, Honors Project

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The biodiversity of and interactions among microbes in New England ecosystems : coastal marine and low pH. bogs, Cameah Corin Wood, Honors Project

2014

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Exploring the implications of climate change for the range of an endemic plant species : threats and conservation options, Emily Rose Barbour, Honors Project

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PAH-induced activation of aryl hydrocarbon receptor signaling and its effects on neural crest development in zebrafish, Diane D. Chen, Honors Project

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Estrogen receptor analysis after a single bout of exercise in murine biceps brachii, Justine Amber Gelzinis, Masters Thesis

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The effects of predator cue and food availability on shell shape, thickness, and strength in the intertidal snails Littorina obtusata and L. saxatilis, Jessica Lynn Hopson, Honors Project

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Effects of the evolution of germline sequestration in metazoa on the tempo of interdomain lateral gene transfer, Lindy Mae Jensen, Honors Project

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Nematode parasites of marine mammals : phylogenetic and statistical analysis of coevolution, Caroline Dana Keroack, Honors Project

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Investigating complex phytoplankton dynamics : pseudo-nitzschia spp. diversity and toxicity in the nearshore Gulf of Maine, Hanna Margaret Mogensen, Honors Project

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Improved molecular diagnostics for the detection of soil-transmitted helminthes : a multi-parallel qPCR based assay, Marina Ioannis Papaiakovou, Masters Thesis

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Analysis of natural products from Neurolama lobata as candidate antifilarial agents against the parasitic nematode Brugia pahangi, Kristine Louise Trotta, Honors Project

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Medicinal plants to medication : an investigation of the antifilarial potential of Centella asiatica on the parasite Brugia Pahang, Marika Witkus, Honors Project

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Identification of clock gene functional conservation between Caenorhabditis elegans and Brugia malayi, Jenna Irene Wurster, Honors Project

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Genome evolution of ciliates : alternative processing and genome structure of Chilodonella uncinata, Xinzhu Zhou, Honors Project

2013

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The effects of an estrogen receptor antagonist on the murine myoblast proteome, Annabel Gulliver Austin, Honors Project

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Exploring microbial biodiversity and ecology : testate amoebae in Hawley Bog, Adelaide Marie Gordon, Honors Project

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A phylogenomic pipeline and its use inferring lateral gene transfer in the eukaryotic parasite Entamoeba histolytica, Jessica Rain Grant, Masters Thesis

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The temporal genetic variation of the ciliate morphospecies Chilodonella uncinata, Carmen Marie Hernandez, Honors Project

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Spatial characterization of sulfate reducing bacteria in the Avery Brook beaver ponds, Rachel Anne Kaminsky, Honors Project

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Taking measure of mustelids : morphological diversity and sexual dimorphism, Paula Jean Noonan, Masters Thesis

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Constraining the record of neoproterozoic life : new insights from cryogenian strata (~850 to 635 Ma) of northern Namibia, Maggie Anne Sawdy, Honors Project

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Exploring the promoter of Brugia malayi thioredoxin peroxidase-2 gene, Iju Shakya, Honors Project

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Comparison of the fecal microbiota of horses before and after treatment for parasitic helminths : massively parallel sequencing of the v4 region of the 16S ribosomal RNA gene, Rachael Jean Sirois, Masters Thesis

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A biogeographic comparison of cuticle thickness, claw resistance to breakage, and genetic variation in the invasive European green crab Carcinus maenas, Sarah Jeanne Tucker, Honors Project

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Proteome profiling of C2C12 myogenesis, Katharine Maryell Von Hermann, Masters Thesis

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Metagenomics of the methane ice worm, Sirsoe methanicola, and its associated microbial community, Wei Xin, Honors Project

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Effects of eastern hemlock removal on nutrient cycling and forest ecosystem processes at the MacLeish Field Station, Whately, MA, Jenna M. Zukswert, Honors Project

2012

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Generation of a functional network around a single kinase highlights its involvement in unsuspected biological processes, Akosua Gyanea Adu-Gyamfi, Honors Project

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The evolution and ecology of functional traits along a soil fertility gradient, Grace Harper Anderson, Honors Project

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Protein localization in murine C2C12 cells during normal and heat stressed myogenesis, Veronica Marie Falconieri, Honors Project

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Equilibrium and disequilibrium in the geographic ranges of plants : an experimental test with two forest herbs, Jessamine Hope Finch, Honors Project

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Effectiveness of engineered bacteriocins as target-specific antibiotics, Clare Chren Landefeld, Honors Project

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Exploring the expression pattern and localization of a novel protein family juv-p120 in the parasite Brugia malayi, Yisi Lu, Honors Project

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A metagenomic analysis of the equine gastrointestinal tract when affected by parasitic helminths, Ivy Laurene Mead, Honors Project

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Bog-gling diversity : cryptic species of testate amoebae in local fens and bogs of western Massachusetts, Angela Maria Oliverio, Honors Project

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Our microbial planet : understanding microbial diversity through analyses of ciliate morphospecies, Gladys Isabel Palaguachi, Honors Project

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Effect of temperature shift on motility of Escherichia coli, Shannon Corinne Pettit, Honors Project

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Testing the teratogenic effects of Deepwater Horizon crude oil and dispersants on Zebrafish embryos, Rachel Elizabeth Stein, Honors Project