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Projects from 2015

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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

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THE ROLE OF ORTHODENTICLE HOMEOBOX TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF HAIR CELL SENSORY EPITHELIA, Erin Hannigan

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Host meal affects the tick microbiome, Lucas Henry

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The Effects of Garlic Mustard Extract on the Entomopathogenic Fungi Beauveria bassiana, Axel Kammerer

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Characterizing a Mutation in the Gene ire1 Using a Cooperative Tumor Model in Drosophila: Role of the Unfolded Protein Response in Cancer, Sining Leng

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Measuring the Energetic Requirements of Flight for Teleopsids: an Investigation of the Cost of Male Ornamentation in Sexually Dimorphic Species, Emily M. Mayer

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Survey of vernal pools in the Hudson Valley yields bacterial isolates which inhibit the amphibian pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, Liza Miller

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Puzzle Solving as a Means of Understanding Foraging Decisions in Two Captive Lemur Species, Samantha Monier

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Aggression in Teleopsis dalmanni :A Study in Behavioral Genetics, Keaton Ana Josephine Morris-Stan

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The Genetics of Aggression in Danio rerio: Measuring the Regulation of Genes in Different Strains of Danio rerio in Response to SSRI Treatment, Megan Naidoo

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Using Dendrochronology to Examine the Growth Patterns of Eastern Hemlock Following Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Infestation, Jonah Peterschild

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In vivo characterization of heteronuclear platinum (II) ruthenium (III) complexes on human lung adenocarcinoma cells., Jessica Philpott

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Characterization of Differences in Biofilm formation and Violacein Production in Environmental Strains of Janthinobacterium lividum, Jega Jananie Ravi

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Potential Anticancer Platinum-Ruthenium Complexes' Interaction with DNA and Their Affect on DNA Replication, Laura Schubert

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Effects of ethanol-induced oxidative stress on antioxidant enzyme gene expression in three tissues of the zebrafish, Danio rerio, Hannah Shapero

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A Characterization of the Ubiquitin-Binding Zinc Finger (UBZ) Domains of SLX4 and their Role in the Fanconi Anemia Pathway, Gabriella Spitz

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Environmental Detection of Bacteria with Antifungal Activity against the Amphibian Pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis: A Preliminary Survey of Janthinobacterium sp. in the Hudson Valley, Veronica Steckler

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Interruption of vioC in a Janthinobacterium sp. mutant produces a green pigment structurally similar to chromoviridans, Joshua Tanner

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Synthesis and Characterization of Hetero-Multinuclear Ruthenium/Platinum Complexes and Assessment of Their Potential as Anticancer Agents, Isabelle Taylor

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Examination of transfer frequency of a multi-drug resistant plasmid to Vibrio cholerae via conjugation, Emma Taylor-Salmon

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The Collision Regions Between Two Epidemic Models: SIR vs. SEIR, Yongqing Yuan

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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The Incidence of the tick-borne pathogen Borrelia miyamotoi in Dutchess County, New York, Thomas E. Anderson

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Modeling community dynamics in a fragmented landscape, Gregory A. Backus

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Combined Influence of B. burgdorferi Infection and Sex on Winter Survival of Unengorged Adult Blacklegged Ticks, Sara Director

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A supressor screen to reveal molecular mechanisms by which glia regulate neuronal function in the C. elegans nervous system, Elena I. Dragomir

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The Effects of Heavy Metal Pollution on the Morphology and Behavior of the Blacklegged Tick (Ixodes scapularis) in the Northeastern United States, Robert A. Kittler

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Developing a safe method to study pathogen transmission, Olivia Z. Nathanson

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The Effects of the Removal of Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) on the Abundance of Entomopathogenic Fungi, Regina Vaicekonyte

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A Kinetic Study of a Putative NADP+-dependent Isocitrate Dehydrogenase from Tetrahymena Pyriformis, Anshul Zota

Submissions from 2010

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The Preliminary Classification and Identification of Janthinobacterium sp. Hyper Violacein-Producing Mutants as Effective Anti-Microbial Agents, Alexandra M. Bettina

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A Study of Decontamination Methods and Controlling Factors on the Invasive Algae Didymosphenia Geminata in the Esopus Creek in New York State, Samantha M. Root