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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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The Impact of Acidity on ​Vibrio Cholerae​ in Foodborne Environments, Alexis Akingbade

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The Role of Fat2 and Fat3 Cadeherins on Hair Cell Development and Planar Cell Polarity in the Zebrafish Lateral Line, Philippine E. Alba

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Examining the relationship between equine tick burden and the presence of Ixodes scapularis in pastures at Hudson Valley equine properties, Lauren Bannon

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Impact of Electronic Cigarette Smoke Vapor on Biofilm Production in Staphylococcus aureus, Lillian E. Brennessel

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The Potentially Cytotoxic Effects of Violacein treatment on BY4741 and RAD2 yeast strain cultures, Alyx Cleveland

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A Natural History of the Brush-Legged Wolf Spider (Schizocosa ocreata), a Known Predator of the Black-Legged Tick (Ixodes scapularis), Nicholas A. George

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Aerosolization of Bacteria and Toxins from Harmful Cyanobacteria Blooms, Christopher James Hulbert

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The Effects of Low Concentration Colistin on Pseudomonas aeruginosa Growth, Nicholas O. Kifyak

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Nutrient distribution and algal community composition in a residential eutrophic pond, Marika Paulina Krupitsky

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Determining the thermal niche of soil-borne seed fungi, Kara Emme Clemens Kuhn

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Machine Learning-Based Reconstruction of Neuronal Networks from Calcium Imaging Signals, Derek Low

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Plants alter soil fungal communities that have species-specific effects on seed germination, Elizabeth Claire Miller

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Analyzing the Relationship between mab21l2 and aldh1a3 in Retinal Development in Danio rerio, Carla Nicole Sanchez

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Investigation into the Mechanisms of Violacein-Mediated Cell Death in C. elegans, Miroslav Skular

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A Metagenomic Study of Apple and Cider Microbiomes to Reveal Hudson Valley Terroir, Mary Catherine Verrelli

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The Effects of Pancuronium and d-Tubocurarine on Neuronal Properties: An Evaluation of Two Paralytic Agents for in Vivo Brain Studies, Maia Weisenhaus

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Neurons of the M-cell Network: their properties, and role in startle response plasticity, Patrycja Witanowska

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Do soil microorganisms such as fungi explain variation in local Lyme disease risk in northern Dutchess County?, Mary Katherine Woolery

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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The Co-Occurrence of Antibiotic Resistance and Virulence in the Opportunistic Pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Daniella Azulai

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Constructing a Novel Conjugate Vaccine for Cholera: Conjugation of a Protective Vibrio cholerae Virulence Factor to Dextran by Squaric Acid Chemistry, Jackson Fischer Barr

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The Effect of Timing, Magnitude, and Chemical Identity of PPCP Exposure on the Growth and Development of Brassica spp., Taylor Lafe Cantrall

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The Insectivore's Dilemma: An assessment of the potential impact of red-backed salamander predation on tick populations, Virginia Ida Caponera

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Comparative microbial flora study of tap water and bottled water in the United States using BOD protocol, Mengzhen Chen

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Nutrition, Thrift, and Metabolism: The Transgenerational Effects of Maternal Diet on Danio rerio, Marisol Imani Dothard

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When Noise Annoys: Testing the Effects of Chronic Noise Exposure on the Antipredator Behavior and Reproductive Success of Breeding House Sparrows, Passer domesticus, Elizabeth Rose Elliott

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Water Security in the Village of Red Hook, New York: Monitoring Groundwater and Surface Water Sources for Potential Indications of Contamination, Kyle Abraham Feldman

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Human Stress Affects Indoor Aerosol Microbial Communities, Haley Goss-Holmes

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The Effect of Conspecific and Heterospecific Soil Feedback on Seed Germination, Emma Nicholson Kelsick

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Development of Reliable Sampling Strategies to Detect Enterococcus on Impermeable Surfaces, Quanita Diana Kendrick

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Exploring the Effects of Temperature on the Growth and Antibiotic Responses of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Ann Marie Kissel

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An Investigation into the Antinematodal Properties of Janthinobacterium lividum using Caenorhabditis elegans as a Model, Sophia Rose Konstantine

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The Role of the CIB1 Protein in Mechanosensory Hair Cell Development and Regeneration in Danio Rerio, Pola Kuhn

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A Metagenomic Study of Met52’s Effects on the Bacterial Microbiome, Matthew Rusling Lampeter

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A Metagenomics Analysis of the Effects of Chlorine Upon the Microbial Communities Found in Sourdough Starters, Pearson J. Lau

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The Effects of Multisensory Integration on the Behavior of Xenopus laevis Tadpoles, Molly McQuillan

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Potentially Pathogenic: The Classification and Examination of Environmental Vibrio Isolates Sampled from Water Sources Along the Gulf Coast and the Bahamas., Dynte Mechile Moore

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Multitrophic Effects of Migratory Birds on Herbivorous Insects In a Shrub Community, Olivia Tiffany Niedzialek

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The Genomic Characterization of Oxalobacteraceae Isolates from the Hudson Valley region: A Proposed Genomic Pipeline, Kelsey Ann O'Brien

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Attachment of Vibrio cholerae to Resistant Starches to Improve Oral Rehydration Therapy, Elizabeth Samuel Osborne-Schwartz

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The role of cadherin Fat2 in zebrafish hair cell development and planar cell polarity, Victoria Leigh Palfini

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The effects of nicotine exposure and withdrawal on aggressive behaviors of male Betta splendens, Feiyang Qian

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Bird up!, Olivia Rothberg

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A Novel Approach for Exploring the Effects of Fluoxetine on Xenopus laevis tadpole Feeding Behavior, Abiba Salahou

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Lime juice as an abundant and affordable mechanism for food borne cholera infection, Cassandra Savino

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Cellular Mechanisms of Startle Response: a study of M-cells in the Xenopus laevis tadpole, Stefanie Rachel Walker

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A Metagenomic analysis of weight gain in Zebrafish exposed to Amoxicillin, Naomi Verena Wieser

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A Computational Model of ​Xenopus Tadpole Escape Behavior, Jameson Angelo Williams

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Analyzing the effect of silver nitrate on Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Brandon Jay Zheng

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