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Biology Projects 2011-2012

  • Crystalline Inclusions in Paramecium
  • Water Quality Study in Marcellus Shale Region Streams     
  • Comparative Anatomy of Batoids      
  • Androgen Receptor Mutation Analysis
  • Female-Specific DNA Sequences in Squid    
  • Habitat Preference of Nymphal Deer Ticks   
  • Cadaver Dissection    
  • The Effect of H2S on Heart Activity
  • Bone Formation in the Turtle Plastron           
  • The Terpene Synthase Gene Family  
  • Cadaver Dissection    
  • Cadaver Dissection    
  • Cadaver Dissection    
  • Neural Crest Cells in Turtle Embryos
  • HLA Genotyping       
  • Aquatic Insect Collection Development and Curation          
  • Hydra Colonization Dynamics          
  • Arbovirus Disease Risk & Urbanization        
  • Osmotic Fragility of Red Blood Cells: Effects of Steroids  
  • Red Blood Cell Fragility       
  • Effect of Various Steroid Hormones on Red Blood Cell Osmotic Fragility
  • The Effects of Testosterone on RBC Osmotic Fragility       
  • The Effects of Steroids on Osmotic Fragility
  • Further Effects of Estrogen on the Osmotic Fragility of Red Blood Cells   
  • Territoriality in Gobies           
  • Development of Mutation Detection PCR Assay     
  • PCR Analysis of Sex-Specific DNA Markers           
  • Ailanthus altissima     
  • Toxicity Effects on Frogs      
  • Feral Cat Ecology      
  • DNA Analysis in Squid         
  • Investigation in Chlorella Virus Replication  
  • Prenyltransferase Gene Comparative Genomes         
  • Optimization of Growing Conditions for Specialized Plants
  • Neural Crest Cell Differentiation      
  • Fluvial Geomorphology Applications in Stream Restoration
  • The Effects of Cat Vocalization on Song Birds        
  • Comparative Genomics        
  • Territoriality in Gobies           
  • Hormonal Regulation of Plant Senescence & Genomics of Protein Prenyltransferases        
  • Regulation of Plant Senescence         
  • Osmotic Fragility II   
  • RBC Osmotic Fragility II      
  • Properties of Nano-Materials 
  • Exploring Causal Reasoning in Octopuses    
  • Effect of Moon on Plant Growth      
  • Hemolysis of Bovine Red Blood Cells          
  • DNA Analysis           
  • Effect of Lunar Cycle on Plant Growth        
  • The Effects of the Phases of the Moon on Plant Shoot Growth       
  • Biogeography of Invasive Trees        
  • Sea Urchin Development       
  • Microbiology Lab and Research Techniques 

Biology Projects 2010-2011

  • Chemical Analysis of Anti-herbivory Constituents Found in Ailanthus altissima.
  • A Biosensor for the Detection of Ovarian Cancer
  • A PCR Approach to Investigating Bone Formation in the Turtle Shell
  • Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Hydra (Chlorohydra) viridissima
  • Examination of Receptor Cells on the Olfactory Lamellae of the Smooth Dogfish Shark, Mustelus canis
  • Learning and Memory Retention in Paramecium caudatum
  • Do Cuttlefish Sleep? A Behavioral Investigation
  • Providing an Explanation for an Evolutionary Novelty: the Development of the Turtle Plastron
  • Comparing the Techniques of X-ray Imaging and Alcian-Alizarin Staining: Assessing and Predicting Trends in Bone Growth of Young Turtles
  • Winter Colonization of Hydra in a South-Eastern Pennsylvania Pond
  • The Effect of Varying Concentrations of Hyaluronan on Fibroblast Migration and Morphology During Wound Healing
  • Using Predator/Prey Population Dynamics to Assess Disease Risk Along an Urbanizing Gradient in Baltimore County, MD

Biology Projects 2009-2010

  • Effect of Ethanol and Cholesterol on the Hemolysis of Red Blood Cells
  • Seasonal Distribution of Doliolids
  • Analysis of Cuttlefish DNA: Search for Sex-Specific Markers
  • Entomotoxicological Effects of DXM
  • The Bone-forming Ability of Neural Crest Cells Neural Crest Cells and Growth Factors
  • Mutation Detection using Mismatched PCR Primers
  • Mid-Atlantic Zooplankton Biomass
  • Advanced Studies in Forensic Entomology Mosquitoes of Alabama
  • Chemical Analysis of Ailanthus Altissima
  • Characterization of Genes That Suppress Temperature Sensitivity in deg1 Yeast Hypo-recombination Mutants  
  • The Effect of Traffic Noise on the Onset of Dawn Birdsong Around the Daylight Savings Shift
  • Analysis of Cuttlefish DNA: Search for Sex-Specific Markers
  • Personality Traits in Fiddler Crabs
  • Riparian Restoration & Avian Diversity
  • Induced Gene Expression in Ailanthus in Response to Wounding Ailanthus altissima Induction
  • Evolution of the Turtle Shell
  • Non-Toxic Bedbug Extermination The Ecology of Freshwater Jellyfish
  • Can cuttlefish learn to change their body patterning for a food reward?
  • Elasmobranch Pheromone Reception Pheromone Reception in Sharks
  • Macular Degeneration and Acuity
  • Are Octopuses Attracted to the Odors of Conspecifics?
  • The Role of BMPs in Carapace Development Bone Development in Turtle Shell
  • Analysis of Volatile Compounds in Agricultural Plants Field Studies of Agricultural Volatiles
  • Riparian Restoration on Avian Communities
  • Blowfly Attraction Cues PCR Primer Development
  • Biodiversity Informatics
  • Development of the Turtle Plastron Bone Formation in Turtle Shell
  • Polygordius Larval Distribution
  • Memory in Paramecia
  • Can Cuttlefish Learn to Change Their Body Patterning for a Food Reward?
  • Cell Culture and Virology Research
  • Do Cuttlefish Sleep?
  • Isolation and Characterization of a Potential Sex-specific DNA Sequence in the Octopus
  • Grapes of Pennsylvania

Biology Projects 2008-2009

  • Alarm Pheromone Detection in Elasmobranchs
  • Applications of Molecular Biological Research
  • Biodiversity Informatics
  • Biology Seminar: Human Cadavers
  • Bone Development
  • Cephalopod DNA Isolation
  • Characterization of Teratogens from Moonflowers
  • Characterization of Trunk Neural Crest Cells
  • Clinical Eye Research
  • Comparative Anatomy of Pectoral Fins in Batoid Fishes
  • Comparison of Retinal Anatomy
  • Convergence Research
  • Crayfish Feeding Ecology
  • Create Herbarium Website
  • DEG1 Suppressor Analysis
  • Depression in Cephalopods
  • DNA Isolation and Analysis
  • Does DST Affect Bird Song?
  • Effect of Metoprine on Testes
  • Estuarine Field Research
  • Hyphantria cunea Feeding Behavior and Survivorship
  • Induced Gene Expression in Ailanthus in Response to Wounding
  • Instrumental Conditioning in Octopuses
  • Investigationof Antimicrobial Activity in the Genus Commelina
  • Light Intensity & Feeding of Meadow Mice
  • Memory in Paramecia
  • Microbiology Research
  • Muscular Dystrophy Investigation
  • PCR Analysis of Cephalpod Sex-Specific Markers
  • Problems in Biology
  • Production of Double Mutant Yeast
  • RAPD Analysis of Octopus Benome
  • Regulation of Wood Formation in White Ash
  • Seminar in Biology: Frontiers in Medicine
  • Study of Carbonic Anhydrase in Transgenic Arabidopsis
  • The Development of the Turtle Plastron
  • The Role of Neural Crest Cells in the Formation of the Turtle Shell
  • Topics in Biology
  • Topics in Biology: Cell Biology
  • Yeast Genetics

Biology Projects 2007-2008

  • Virology Research
  • Subcloning Candidate Suppressor Genes That Impact Genetic Recombination in Yeast
  • Changes in Avian Communities Associated with Riparian Buffer Restoration
  • A Study in Conformational Changes in Enzymes Using Fluorescence
  • Characterization of Electroreceptors in Chondrichthyes
  • Depression in Octopuses
  • Nanobiosensor Development
  • Learned Control of Body Patterning in Cuttlefish
  • Comparative Pectoral Fin Anatomy in Skates and Rays
  • Depression in Cephalopods
  • Chemical Imprinting in Cuttlefish
  • Learned Control of Body Patterning in Cuttlefish
  • Using Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism (AFLP) Analysis to Search for Sex-Specific Genetic Differences in Octopus Genomes
  • Evaluating Methods for Successful Isolation and Quantification of Octopus DNA
  • Riparian Forest Trees
  • Epitope Tagging of Pca1
  • Global Clinical Immunology
  • The Impact of Land Use and Sedimentation on Lancaster County Streams
  • Developing a Fish IBI for Lancaster County Streams
  • Skeletal Anatomy of Tails in Sharks
  • Antimicrobial Properties of Common Tree Species Found in Pennsylvania
  • Aptamer Attachment to Tissues
  • Functionalization of Nanostructures
  • Cervical Motor Neurons
  • Protein Attachment on Nanostructures
  • Development of Molecular Methods for Detection of Novel Mutations in the Androgen Receptor Gene
  • Antiherbivory Properties of Alanthis altissima
  • Spawning Behavior of Beta splendens
  • Brain Recording Lab
  • Impact of Legacy Sediments on Macroinvertebrate Communities
  • Antimicrobial Chemistry of Spiderwort
  • Proteolytic Analysis of Modified pCAI
  • Tissue Culture of Venus Flytrap
  • Late-Migrating Neural Crest Cells in the Turtle T. scripta
  • Cloning of the Turtle Id-2 Gene
  • Using Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) Analysis to Search for Sex-Specific Differences in Octopus Genomes
  • STD Risks
  • Fluorescent Labeling of Motor Neurons
  • Jellyfish Species in Coastal Waters

Biology Projects 2006-2007

  • Subcloning Yeast Genes
  • Raman Spectroscopy
  • Spinal Cord Neuroanatomy
  • Motor Neuron Populations
  • Xanthophyll Cycle's Role in Sunlight Acclimation
  • Role of Ras 2 Val 19 in Yeast
  • Clinical Eye Research
  • Genetic Differences of Male and Female Octopuses
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease
  • Introduction to Stereology
  • Bovine Leukemia Virus
  • Macro Invertebrate Diversity and Abundance on Fresh Water Sponges
  • Study of Neuroptera Sisyridae
  • Vertical Distribution of Doliolids Offshore of Wallops Island, VA
  • Isolation of Genes Involved in Genetic Recombination in the Yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • Sign-tracking in Cuttlefish
  • Wiki-Flora for Pennsylvania
  • Periderm Formation in Lianas
  • Immunochromatographic Analyses
  • Antibody Attachment to Nanowire Arrays for Biosensors Development
  • Transient Gene Expression in Protoplasts
  • Development of Trichomes in Vines
  • Applicability of RAPD (Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA) Analysis in Identificaton of Gender-specific Genomic Sequences in Octopus bimaculoides
  • Effects of Garlic Mustard on Mycorrhizas
  • Applicability of PCR Methodology in Identificaton of Gender-specific Genomic Sequences in Octopus bimaculoides
  • Control of Ailanthus, An Invasive Tree Species in Lancaster County
  • Chemoreception in Octopuses
  • Sign-tracking in Cuttlefish
  • Depression in Octopuses
  • The Impact of Phosphatase Inhibitors on Seed Dormancy
  • Ophthalmic Research
  • Botanical Illustration for Wiki-flora
  • CAM in Spiderworts
  • Useful Plants of the Congo
  • Development of a Fish IBI Model
  • Isolation of Genes Involved in Genetic Recombination in the Yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • Raman Spectroscopy of Proteins for Biosensor Applications
  • Spinal Cord Neuroanatomy
  • Cervical Motoneurons: A Stereological Study
  • Motor Neuron Populations
  • Xanthophyll Cycle's Role in Sunlight Acclimation
  • Investigation of Ras2val19's Role in Genetic Recombination in the Yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • Virology Research
  • Clinical Eye Research
  • Applicability of AFLP (Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism) Technology in Identificaton of Gender-specific Genomic Sequences in Octopus bimaculoides
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Interear Development in Zebrafish
  • Introduction to Stereology
  • Bovine Leukemia Virus
  • Macro Invertebrate Diversity and Abundance on Fresh Water Sponges
  • Study of Neuroptera Sisyridae
  • Distribution of Cladocerau species in the Mid-Atlantic Bight