Undergraduate Research in Biology

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Andrew Allen
Vassar college Major: english & biology, Poughkeepsie, New York

  • Suvivorship of algae under hypoxia and anoxia, Behavioral Control of Parasites by the dusky-footed wood rat, Pre-flight behavior of resident and migratory Canadian geese (Vassar College, California, USA)

    Ciprian A. Almonte
    Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

  • Modulation of a Volune-regulated Chloride Current by F-actin (Medical College of PA, Philadelphia, PA, USA)
  • The Central Nervous System (Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, USA)

    Lauren Allister
    Brown University, Providence, R.I.

  • The Effects of Maternal Depression and SSRI Use on Fetal Development and Behavior (Women and Infants' Hospital, Providence, R.I., USA)

    Christopher Andrews
    Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  • Characterization of a Multicopy Suppressor of a folA mutation in Escherischia coli (Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

    Lisa Marie Angers
    University of California, Santa Cruz

  • Variation in Eschscholtzia californica Within the Grassland Regions of the University of California Santa Cruz (University of California, Santa Cruz, California, USA)

    Randy Birt
    Evangel college, 1111 N. Glenstone, Springfield Mo. 65802

  • Ecological aspects of Anolis barkeri, a tropical lizard (S.M.S.U., Springfield Mo., )

    Michael Boyson
    University of Massachusetts , Amherst, MA

  • ID of endothelial cell receptor involved in Chlamydial receptor mediated endocytosis. (University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst MA, US)

    Joe Cagnassola
    Arizona State University, Tempe AZ

  • Genetic mapping of European and African Honeybees. (Arizona State University, Tempe,AZ, U.S.A.)

    Annie Carter
    Polk High, Polk County TN

  • animal research (Institute, City, State, Country)

    Elaine Cheung
    University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles

  • Effects of Irrigation and Crowding on Desert Tortoises (FMR, WIR) (UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA)

    Stephanie A. Church
    Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

  • Generation of Antibodies Directed Against A Heparan Sulfate Proteoglycan (Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Manhattan, Kansas, USA)

    Joel J. Credle
    Radford University, Radford, V.A.

  • Microcell injection of the 3' UTR Prohibitin Gene into Breast Cancer Cell Lines. (Radford University, Radford, V.A. 24141, U.S.)

    Enter your name here Angel Manuel Munoz Cuevas
    Undergraduate college Universidad de Malaga, Location Malaga, Spain

  • Title of project (Institute, City, State, Country)

    Nina Das
    Oakland University, Rochester, MI

  • Effects of Captopril on Angiogenesis (Oakland Universtiy, Rochester, MI, U.S.A.)

    Michael A. Dedekian
    University of Wisconsin , Madison, WI, U.S.A.


    Melissa L. Eaden
    Northland College, Ashland, Wi

  • Fish Diet analsis and various data entry (Institute, Ashland, Wi, USA)

    Michael Edler
    Marquette University, Milwaukee WI

  • The activity of collagenase in the angiogenic process of the quail chorioallantoic membrane (Sinai Samaritan Medical Center, Milwaukee WI, U.S.A)

    Jonathan Farnsworth
    Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington

  • Impact of Reduced Flow on Sequalitchew Creek (Pacific Lutheran University, DuPont, WA, USA)

    Timothy Alan Evans Fillmore
    Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan

  • Rodent-arthropod vector project (South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America)

    Yoni Garbourg
    Tufts University, Medford, MA

  • NSF-funded REU in Biophysics (Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA)

    Wing Goodale
    Colorado College, Colorado

  • Puffin Project (National Audubon Society, Maine, , USA)

    Elizabeth Grant
    University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

  • Effect of metals on fish and on cultured cells (University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA)

    Ruth E. Grossmann
    Covenant College, Lookout Mtn. GA

  • Pituitary Hormone Isolation (Sioux Biochemical, Sioux Center, IA, USA)

    Max Heiman
    Yale University, New Haven, CT

  • Retroviral delivery of a gene therapy for Parkinson's disease (Mass General Hospital, Boston, MA,, USA)
  • Regulation of mouse homeobox genes during development (Yale University, New Haven, CT,, USA)

    Alison E. Hall
    Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

  • Tumor Destruction by Complement Lysis After Retroviral Transfer and Expression of the Alpha-1,3-Galactosyl Transferase Gene (Human Gene Therapy Research Institute, Des Moines, IA, USA)
  • A Molecular Study of the Structure and Function of the Latent TGF-1 Binding Protein (Department of Cell Biology and Kaplan Cancer Center, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA)

    Jessica Hardesty
    Humboldt State University, Arcata, California

  • Fecal Sample Preservation (National Zoological Park Conservation and Research Center, Front Royal, Virginia, USA)

    Blake M. Harper
    Midland Lutheran College, Fremont, NE

  • Title of project (Institute, City, State, Country)

    Arlo Hanlin Hemphill
    Palm Beach Atlantic Colllege, West Palm Beach, Florida

  • Yasuni Forest Dynamics Project (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's Center for Tropical Forest Science, Parque Nacional Yasuni, la provincia Napo, El Ecuador)

    Scott L. Hooper
    Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701

  • A Summer of Neurobiology - Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) (Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701, USA)

    William Hu
    University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA

  • Olfactory Mechanism of Panulirus argus (University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA)

    Shubhra Jain
    Washington University , St. Louis, MO

  • Effects of NT4 on GABA neurons (Washington Univeristy Medical School, St. Louis, MO, U.S.A)

    Greg Jefferis
    Cambridge University, Cambridge

  • A C. elegans homologue of the segmentation/tumour suppresser gene patched (MRC LMB, Cambridge, United Kingdom)

    Jennifer Ann Johnson
    University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota

  • Effects of evolutionary and thermal environment on temperature preference of fishes. (University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, USA)
  • Ecological distribution of Hermit Crabs and Snails at Mal Pais Costa Rica (University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, USA)

    Todd C. Kandl
    King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA

  • Microbial degradation of TNT (King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA)

    Kerry Kimmet
    Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio

  • Title of project (Institute, City, State, Country)

    Balaji Krishnan
    Bombay University, INDIA

  • Olfaction in Drosophila (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay City, Maharashtra State, INDIA)

    J. Adam Langley
    North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

  • Soil Microbiology Laboratory (North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, )

    Percy P. Lee
    , Baltimore, MD

  • Investigation of E1b-19k gene'a anti-apoptotic activity against Sindbis virus induced cell-death. (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine / Neurovirology, Baltimore, MD, USA)
  • Bcl-2 mediated regulation of NF-kappa B and its role in the inhibition of apoptosis (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA)

  • Bcl-2 mediated regulation of NF-kappa B and its role in the inhibition of apoptosis (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA)

    Mathieu Lemaire
    McGill university, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  • Odor-evoked behaviors exhibited by the land snail Helix aspersa (McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

    Christine Lucas
    SUNY-Environmental Science & Forestry, Syracuse, NY 13210

  • Wetland: Soil moisture & hummock height vs. tree growth (SUNY-Environmental Science & Forestry, Syracuse,NY 13210, USA)

    Bill Macfarlane
    UNE-Armidale, NSW, Australia

  • Habitat utilisation by macroinvertebrates and fish and their trophic interactions in a tropical stream in northern Australia (UNE-Armidale, Armidale, NSW, Australia)

    Jebecka Manchester
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

  • Characterization of a novel gene, fish-hook, in Drosophila (University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA)

    Leonard Mancini
    Australian National Univeristy, Canberra ACT

  • Characterisation of a cDNA clone that encodes a putative clathrin associated protein isolated from Phytophthora cinnamomi (Plant Cell Biology @ The Research School of Biological Sciences ANU, Canberra, ACT, Australia)

    Jeanette Martell
    California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, California

  • Title of project (Institute, City, State, Country)

    Melanie McGarry
    Bates College, Lewiston, ME 04240

  • Seed Germination Research for Native Seed/SEARCH (Bates College, Lewiston, ME, U.S.A.)

    Heather Meuret
    Sheldon Jackson College, Sitka, Alaska

  • Juvenile recruitment of Pacific flatfishes and microhabitat partitioning (University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, Ak, USA)

    R. Sean Milligan
    Queen's Univeristy, Kingston, ON.

  • Cloning and characterization of the catalytic domain of dictyostelium myoD kinase (Queen's University, Kingston, ON., CA)

    Sebastian Mion
    University of Wisconsin - River Falls, River Falls, Wisconsin 54022

  • Characterization of the enzyme cytochrome bd oxidase in the archaebacterium Thermoplasma acidophilum (University of Wisconsin - River Falls, River Falls, Wisconsin, USA)

    Kimberlee S. Mix
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

  • Host Control of African Trypanosomes (University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA)
  • Infantile Polycystic Kidney Disease (David Axelrod Institute, Albany, NY, USA)

    Myra H. Miyoshi
    Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois

  • Ecological Progression for Man-made Pond (Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois, USA)

    Gerald W. Monks
    Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona

  • The affects of foot traffic on rocky intertidal ecosystems (Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, Charleston, Oregon, USA)

    Suzanne Nguyen
    California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

  • Fate mapping of the zebrafish telencephalon (U. of Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA)

    Jesse B. North
    Shippensburg University, Shipppensburg, PA 17257

  • Development of Subtype-specific Monoclonal Antibodies to the D4 and D5 Dopamine Receptor Subtypes (Penn State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA)

    Enter your name hereBrenda Oxenreider
    Undergraduate college Cal-State Long Beach, Location Long Beach, California

  • Title of project (Institute, City, State, Country)

    Matthew B. Palmer
    Baylor University, Waco

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    Matthew Palmer
    Undergraduate college, Location

  • Title of project (Institute, City, State, Country)

    Jeanine Pennington
    Beloit , Wisconsin

  • transformation and expression of guanlyate kinase (SpoR) in Escherichia coli (Beloit College, Beloit, WI, USA)

    Thai Pham
    University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.

  • Complete Purification of Isoforms of Elongation Factor-1alpha from Maize Endosperm (University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.)
  • Expression Cloning of a 104 KDa Protein (University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.)

    Larry Pierce
    Phillips University, Enid, Oklahoma

  • Effect of Larval Media on Epicuticular Hydrocarbons in D. mojavensis (University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA)

    David Plassmeyer
    Roche Bioscience, Palo Alto, CA

  • Roche Bioscience (Roche Bioscience, Palo Alto, CA, USA)

    Rigel Ranciato
    Simmons College, Boston

  • Ionophore induced ACh release as exposed to Beta amyloid protein (Simmons College, Boston, MA, USA)

    Rigel Ranciatoq
    Simmons College, Boston

  • Ionophore induced ACh release w/ exposure to Beta amyloid protein (Simmons College, Boston, MA, USA)

    Caroline Roberts
    Cedar Crest College, Allentown PA

  • Identification of hepatocarcinogenesis genes in transgenic mice (McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, U. of WI - Madison, Madison WI, USA)

    Sadie Ryan
    Princeton University, NJ

  • Census Methods, Disease Transmission Models and Conservation Policy of Primates (Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA)

    Seira Schreck
    City College of New York, 138 Street, Convent Avenue, New York

  • The Role of Non-Prostaglandin Arachidonic Acid Metabolites in Altered Reactivity to Norepinephrine in Diabetes (City College of New York, New York, New York, U.S.A)

    David Seaman
    University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627

  • A study of the neurological response to errors and visual stimuli (University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA)

    Harmandeep Sidhu
    University of Guelph., Guelph ON. CANADA

  • Molecular Characterization of Cytoplasmic male Sterility in Carrots (University Of Guelph, Guelph,Ontario, Canada)

    Harkirt Raj Singh
    University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California

  • Laboratory Research Assistant (Institute, Berkeley, CA, USA)

    The Society of Cal Integrative Biology Undergraduate Students (SCIBUGS)
    University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

    Jennifer A. Steele
    Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

  • Differential Condition and Immune Response Among Female, Male Control, and Male Testosterone-Implanted Dark-eyed Juncos (Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA)

    David C. Taylor
    Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX

  • Geospatial Data Standards for Herbarium Collections: An Identification of Data Confidence Levels Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technology (Texas Regional Institute for EnvironmentalStudies (TRIES), Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, USA)

    Elizabeth Thomas
    The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington

  • T4 Infection of Stationary Phase Bacteria (T4 Lab, Olympia, Washington, US)

    Thomas M. Ploskina Jr.
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Surgery Augments Bacterial Translocation in Normal and Immunocompromised Individuals (T.E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.)

    Jaak Truu

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    Christopher Uy
    University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

  • The Phosphorylation of c-Jun (University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA)

    Alex Verner
    UWCM/UWC (Wales), Location Cardiff, UK

  • Role of CD44 in meningioma dissemination (Institute of Psychiatry, University of London,London, UK)

    Chetan Vijayvergiya
    University of Texas, Austin

  • The Effect of Denervation on Naturally Targetless Electromotor Neurons in Apteronotus (University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA)

    Billy S. Worthy
    Butler County Commumity College, Eldorado, KS

  • Microbiological Survey of the Upper Walnut Watershed (BCCC, Eldorado, KS, USA)

    Irina Zemtseva
    Azerbaijan State University, Former Soviet Union

  • Title of project Human Genome Project ( Whitehead/MIT Center for Genome Research, Cambridge,MA, USA)

    Irina Zemtseva
    Azerbaijan State University, Former Soviet Union

  • Title of project Human Genome Project ( Whitehead/MIT Center for Genome Research, Cambridge,MA, USA)

    Jessica Zimmer
    University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

  • Plants of the Herb Garden at the J. Paul Getty Museum (Institute, City, State, Country)

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