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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Disguising Ecological Traps: Exploring the Mechanisms of Aquatic Insect Habitat Choice for Application in Freshwater Conservation, Theodore Vincent Black

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Effects of Sensory Stimulation on the Temporal Intrinsic Tuning of Neurons: A Dynamic Clamp Study in Xenopus Tadpoles, Silas Edward Busch

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Exploring Copper Tolerance in an Aquatic Janthinobacterium species: An Examination of Biofilm Formation and Viability for Environmental Applications, Deanna Alicia DePietro

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Herstory: An Exploration of Femininity through Song, Marisol I. Dothard

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Examination of the Activity of Glycosyltransferases in the Development of Streptococcus mutans Biofilms in Response to Sucrose, Yegor Dukashin

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Camera Trap Surveillance of Mammal Communities in Fragmented Forest Habitat: Baited versus Non-Baited Methodologies, David Martin Hendler

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Cytotoxicity of the Biologically Active Molecule Deoxyviolacein in Cancer Metastasis, Madeline Anne Hwee

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A Metagenomic Analysis of Hurricane Sandy Flood-Borne Bacteria, Isabel Anna Keddy-Hector

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Influence of a Waterway on the Microbial Colonization of Riparian Vegtation, Beckett Alexander Lansbury

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Developing a Novel Assay for Testing Psychotropic Probiotics using Germ-Free Zebrafish Larvae, Quinnehtukqut James McLamore

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What makes a healthy aquatic environment? Investigating the Effects of Hydraulic Fracturing Material Glutaraldehyde on Bacterial Communities, Katherine Mackenzie Moccia

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The role of phoenix gene in early development of the lateral line and the regeneration of hair cells in Danio rerio., Genevieve Pierre

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The Interaction between Violacein Producing Bacteria and Metarhizium anisopliae F52, Tytravia Martin Kideidra Riley

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Identifying candidate mutations responsible for antimicrobial peptide resistance in experimentally evolved Pseudomonas fluorescens., Shailab Darshan Shrestha

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Optimization of the Microbial Fuel Cell for Use in Novel STEM Pedagogy, Andrea Maria Szegedy-Maszak

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The effects of Tead1 during the development and regeneration of the zebrafish posterior lateral line using morpholino mediated knockdown, Meindert Frederick Tangerman

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The Optimization of the Synthetic Alarm Substance to Develop a High-Throughput Screening Tool for Potential Anxiety-Reducing Substances, Griffin C. van Horne

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Arsenic Dysbiosis to the Zebrafish Microbiome: An Ecological or Physiological Response?, Jonathan Michael Von Reusner

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Mapping Sensorimotor Circuits in the Hindbrain of Xenopus laevis Tadpoles, Clara Evelyn Woolner

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Examination of violacein-producing Janthinobacterium species’ biofilm structure, Alessia Sofia Zambrano

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Cadherin protein Fat2 in Danio rerio mechanosensory hair cell development and regeneration, Sophia Rose Zega

Projects from 2015

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RAPD Analysis As A Tool in Diagnosing New York State Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Pest Species Diversity, Griffin Burke

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Developing Zebrafish Models to Study the Relationship Between the Gut Microbiome and Autism Susceptibility, Elisa Benedetti Caffrey

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The Role of ‘phoenix’ During Early Development in Danio rerio, Frances Kerin Clark

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Arsenic Exposure Alters the Microbiome of Larval Zebrafish: A Metagenomic Analysis, Dylan A. Dahan

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The Bryo-Fight to Survive: The Impact of the De-Icing Agent Sodium Chloride on Germination Rates of Two Genera of Moss: Tetraphis and Orthotricum, Rock Valentino Delliquanti

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Design of Gαi3 binding β3 peptides as potential anti-metastatic reagents, Kexin Ding

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Songbirds and Their Sunglasses: A Study Demonstrating Avian Attraction to Highly Polarizing Horizontal Surfaces, Imaani J. Easthausen

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The Effects of Global Change Factors on American Grasslands, John Patrick English

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Non-Target Effects of Metarhizium anisopliae Strain Met52 on Beneficial Arthropods, Brianna Flonc

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Influence of sewage and sewage infrastructure on microbial aerosols above an urban waterway, Shaya Regina French

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The Effects of Lyme Disease Spirochete Infection on Wheel Running Behavior of White-Footed Mice, YuanYuan Gao

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Morphological Characterization of Fungal Endophyte Community Structure in Leaf Tissue of Quercus rubra, Yangtsho Gyaltshen

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Mutated GNAQ disrupts pigment pattern formation in a zebrafish model of human uveal melanoma, Emily Elizabeth Hoelzli

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ADAM10a and Danio rerio: Towards a Model for Alzheimer’s Disease, Taryn Leigh Kelly

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The Owls Are Not What They Seem: How Foraging Birds Respond to Predator Vocalizations, Lily Maeve Mastrodimos

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The Antibacterial Effects of Several Plant Essential Oils on Staphylococcus aureus, Lillian Moll

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The Antibacterial Activity of Tryptophan-derived Pigments Violacein and Deoxychromoviridans on Four Common Bacterial Strains, Alexander Murry Page

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How Many Swallows Does it Take to Change a Light Bulb? Effects of Light Pollution on Incubation and Nesting Success of Tree Swallows, Leah Yve Silverberg

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Targeting the Hippo/YAP Pathway in Uveal Melanoma: The Downstream Genetic Effects of Verteporfin Treatment, Alexandra Smith

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Effects of Tryptophan Metabolism on Inflammation in Human Skin, Megan S. Snyder

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Investigation of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis Zoospore Movement in Response to Violacein-Producing Bacteria, Abby Elisheva Soussan

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Iron Deficiency as a Secondary Consequence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infection Stimulates Innate Immune Response in Caenorhabditis elegans, Agustin Temporini Ahumada

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Zebrafish as a model organism for studying Alzheimer's disease–focusing on the role of ADAM10a, Ismary C. Blanco

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The Y Chromosome of the Stalk-Eyed Fly Eurydiopsis argentifera, Maximillian A. Brown

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The Response of Aquatic Insect Functional Groups to Polarized and Non-Polarized Light Pollution, Desi-Rae Campbell

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The Effect of Stress on Taste Perception and Sensitivity in Relation to the Evolutionary Background of Human Food Preference, Haya Adel Dandis

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Zebrafish as a model system for studying hair-cell regeneration, Xujun Liu

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Characterization of biofilm production in Janthinobacterium lividum, Neena Marano

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Avian species in the Hudson Valley may use polarized light as a cue to detect water, a pilot, ecological study, Alexia Nicole Motal

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The Effects of Selective Strains of the Fungi Metarhizium anisopliae and Beauveria bassiana on Blacklegged Ticks and Non-target Organisms, Dalya Tayseer Najjar

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Transposon-based analysis of violacein production in Janthinobacterium lividum, Molly Ann North

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Climate Variability as a Predictor of Ixodes scapularis Annual Peak Activity, Samuel Griffiths Osborn

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eDNA survey of American Eels (Anguilla rostrata) in Hudson River tributaries, Aliza Rachel Ray

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The Role of ‘protocadherin10’ During Hair Cell and Neuromast Formations in Danio rerio., Eva Shrestha

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The metabolic costs of contest behavior in the stalk-eyed fly, Teleopsis dalmanni, Alexander Gaetano Sicurella

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Why do Coyotes in the Northeast Have Big Heads?: The Beginnings of an Investigation of Directional SElection on Skull Morphology Genes in Coyotes (Canis latrans), Emma Charlotte Troisi

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Do Soil Microbes Inhibit the Growth of Oral Microbes? A Natural Antibiotic Treatment for Dental Microbial Overgrowth, Adenike Simisola Akapo

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Evidence for the Presence of Colonization Factor GlcNAc Binding Protein A in Vibrio Cholerae O1 El Tor Biotype Variant, Raed Rakeen Al Abbasee

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The Entner-Doudoroff Pathway in the Quorum Sensing Positive Vibrio cholerae El Tor Variant Strain MQ1795, Ammar Jaffar Al-Rubaiay

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Carbon Source Effect on Violacein Production Hudson Valley aquatic microbial isolates, Perry William Anderson

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Avian predation power affects the fitness of invasive and native plant species, Jeremy Arnstein

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The microbiomes of Borrelia-positive and Borrelia-negative black-legged ticks (Ixodes scapularis), Nina Alcalay Bar-Giora

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Interactions Between Human Beta-Defensin 2 and Common Skin Flora, Brendan Allyn Beecher

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Towards a Human-Algal Endosymbiosis, Cara Katherine Black

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Cameron Brenner

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Effects of Cadmium Pollution in Forest Soil on Blacklegged Tick (Ixodes scapularis) Morphology in the Hudson Valley of New York State, USA, Ross Connor Cameron

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Reversibility of adduct formation between a potential anticancer platinum-ruthenium complex and blood plasma proteins, Katharine Elizabeth Dooley

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Colonization and Conjugation in Vibrio cholerae: The possible link between the GbpA attachment factor and the presence of IncA/C multidrug resistance plasmids., Alexia Corbin Downs

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"Chemoresitance to cisplatin and IT127 in BY4741 Saccharomyces cerevisiae," a cross-study of the resistant phenotype of wild type and mutant Saccharomyces cervisia to the platinum-based anticancer drug cisplatin and to the novel ruthenium-platinum drug IT127, Kimara Gina DuCasse

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Fear and Foraging Behavior: Parasitic Infection Alters Risk Sensitivity in White-Footed Mice (Peromyscus leucopus), Amy Lynn Eisenmenger

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An Investigation of the Molecular Mechanism of Quorum Sensing in J. lividum, Margo Clara Finn

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Binding Specificity of Platinum-Ruthenium Based Drugs to DNA, Prabarna Ganguly

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Chemoresistance to cisplatin and IT127 in BY4741 Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Daniel Gettinger

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An Impedance-Based Biosensor for the Detection of Viral Pathogens, Miles Ingram

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Effects of chitin on conjugation frequencies of the multi-drug resistant plasmid IncA/C from donor Aeromonas salmonicida AS03 to recipient Vibrio cholerae BAA-2163 (Haitian epidemic isolate), Léna Pataki James

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The Effect of Common Fertilizers on the Abundance of Plant-Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria, Samuel Stefan Link

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Foxes, Coyotes, and Lyme Disease: Seasonal Variation in the Ecology of Predator Communities in Relation to Tick-borne Disease Risk, Amy Eleanor List

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The Entner-Doudoroff pathway and its contributions to pathogenicity in a quorum-sensing positive strain of Vibrio cholerae, Julia Rae Lunsford

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Interaction effect between developmental estrogenic and perchlorate exposure in zebrafish (Danio rerio), Claire Icie Martin

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Cuddling worms: Characterization of Caenorhabditis elegans mutants exhibiting social feeding/foraging/aggregation behavior to identify the causal mutation for the phenotype, Rachit Neupane

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Differential Candidate Gene Expression and Mate Preference in the Stalk-Eyed Fly (Teleopsis dalmanni), Liana Sophia Perry

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The Effects of Different Ruthenium and Platinum Based Organometallic Compounds on Cancer Cell Motility Compared Through Variables Assessed via Time-lapse Imaging, Lydia N. Rebehn

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Vegetation Zonation on Ice Wedge Polygons, Loralee Rae Ryan

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The Effects of Violacein-Producing Bacterial Strains on Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis Using a Novel Chytrid-Killing Assay, Erin Elizabeth Smith

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Gene Expression Analysis of a Guanine-Binding Riboswitch in Bacillus Subtilis, Weiqing Wang

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Acquiring Multi-Drug Resistance in Aquatic Environments: The Role of Chitin in Conjugation Frequencies of the IncA/C Plasmid between Aeromonas salmonicida subs. salmonicida AS03 and Vibrio cholerae MQ1795 (Bangladeshi isolate), Hacer Sara Yilmaz

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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No Magic Bullet: Evaluating Global Strategies to Control Tuberculosis in Pakistan, 1995-Present, Farah Akhtar

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miRNA 200c exhibits anti-tumor activity by regulating androgen sensitivity and EGFR signaling in prostate cancer, Daniela Rose Anderson

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Alternative Management for Parasite Control in Sheep, Lilah Esther Anderson

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Neuronal control of larval development and drive in Drosophila melanogaster, Matthew Boisvert

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The effects of sex on aggression and shelter competition in the crayfish Orconectes virilis, Samantha Brechlin

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Exploring the use of the Fluorescent Bacteria, E.coli GFP-MG1655, as a Potential Tool in the Study of Scavenger-Carrion Pathogen Transmission, Deven Connelly

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Characterization of LOC569232, a Deleted in Autism 1-Related homologue and a putative determinant of shoaling behavior in Danio rerio, the zebrafish, Shellie Ann Dick

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The Response of New World Monkeys to Video Projection, Sara Doble

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De-worming White-Footed Mice as a Strategy for Reducing Microparasite Transmission to Ticks, Stephanie Dunn

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Infection of Drosophila melanogaster by Vibrio cholerae as a Model for Testing the Trade-off Hypothesis of Virulence Evolution, Briana Irene Franks

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The Role of Cadherin 'fat3' During Hair Cell Formation in Zebrafish, Abigail Fuchsman

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Effects of a Maize-Crimson Clover Intercrop on Nitrogen Content and Grain Yield, Justin T. Gero

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The effects of non-native garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) on entomopathogenic fungi and arthropods in a field-based study, Kira Gilman