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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Biological Invasions: Biogeography and Multitrophic Interactions, Warwick Allen

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Characterization of Boundary Element-Associated Factors BEAF-32A and BEAF-32B and Identification of Novel Interaction Partners in Drosophila Melanogaster, S. V. Satya Prakash Avva

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Amblyomma maculatum Immunomodulation in Mammalian Models of Rickettsia parkeri Rickettsiosis, Kaikhushroo Hormazd Banajee

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Rickettsia felis, Transmission Mechanisms of an Emerging Flea-borne Rickettsiosis, Lisa Diane Brown

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The Characterization of Alpha- and Beta-Carbonic Anhydrases of Arabidopsis thaliana, Robert John DiMario

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Biogeography and Population Genetics on Sulawesi, Indonesia: Unrecognized Diversity in the Shrew Crocidura elongata, Ryan Andrew Eldridge

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Ecological Assembly of Leaf-Litter Anuran Communities Across a Neotropical Land-Bridge Archipelago, Sandra Patricia Galeano Munoz

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Characterization of rickettsial infection dynamics within Dermacentor variabilis and Amblyomma maculatum, Emma Kate Harris

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Reactivity of Iron-Sulfur Proteins with Nitric Oxide, Md Julkernine Julfiker

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Roles of members of the conserved DedA/Tvp38 membrane protein family in Escherichia coli drug resistance and alkaline pH tolerance, Sujeet Kumar

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Phylogeography of Oculina Corals and their Algal Symbionts: Insights into the Origin and Expansion of Oculina Patagonica in the Mediterranean, Karine Eliane Posbic Leydet

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Use of Protein Crosslinking and Tandem Mass Spectrometry to Study the PsbO, PsbP and PsbQ Extrinsic Proteins of Higher Plant Photosystem II, Manjula Priyadarshini Mummadisetti

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The Role of NADPH oxidase 2 (NOX2) in High-Fat Diet-Induced Adiposopathy and Brain Dysfunction in a Mouse Model, Jennifer Kathleen Pepping

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Yy1 Gene Dosage Effect and Allele-Specific Expression Analysis of Peg3, Bambarendage Pinithi Upekka Perera

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Nucleobindin-2: A Novel Regulator of Immune-Metabolic Interactions, Anthony Ravussin

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Identification and Characterization of a Relish-type NF-kB, DvRelish in Dermacentor variabilis, the American Dog Tick, Victoria Irene Verhoeve

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PEG3 Functions as a Repressor for its Downstream Genes, An Ye

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The Effect of Frequent Quizzing on Student Populations with Differing Preparation and Motivation in the High School Biology Classroom, Rebecca Lynn Kling Achord

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Stimulation of Escherichia coli DNA Damage Inducible DNA Helicase DinG by the Single-stranded DNA Binding Protein SSB, Zishuo Cheng

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The Effect of Teacher vs. Student-Set Performance Goals on Academic Achievement in a Middle School Science Classroom, Tyne Nicole Courville

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Insights into the Development of Chemotherapeutics Targeting PFKFB Enzymes, Robert Blake Crochet

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Frequent Quizzing Versus Class Reviews, Kayla Daigle

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Mathematical Model of the Split Firefly Luciferase Assay, Renee Dale

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Effects of Traditional versus Electronic Note Taking in a High School Biology Classroom, Chelsea Ann Duhon

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Antisense Regulation and Tissue-specific Roles of Peg3 in Lactation and Maternal Care, Wesley D. Frey

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Effect of Specific Feedback on Growth Mindset and Achievement, Erin Elizabeth Gauthreaux

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Comparative Population Genomics of Neotropical Forest Birds, Michael Gaston Harvey

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Transmembrane Signaling and Conformational Regulation of Integrin, Ping Hu

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Nucleolar Stress Due to Depletion of Nopp140 in Drosophila melanogaster, Allison James

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The Role of Rhizobial Mutualisms in the Establishment and Colonization of Exotic Acacia Species in Novel Ranges, Metha Martine Klock

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Regulation of the Chloride Store in the Retinal Amacrine Cells, Vijai Krishnan

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Functional Motifs in SIAMESE, a Plant Cyclin-Dependent Kinase Inhibitor, Narender Kumar

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Biogenesis and Redox Transition of Iron-sulfur Clusters in Proteins, Aaron Paul Landry

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Development and Characterization of a Live-attenuated Vaccine to Combat Equine Herpesvirus Type-1 infections, Shiliang Anthony Liu

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A Test of the Effectiveness of the Active Learning Technique Think-Pair-Share in a High School Science Classroom, Michael Francis Lowe

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The Use of Geographic Information Systems and Ecological Niche Modeling to Map Transmission Risk for Visceral Leishmaniasis in Bahia, Brazil, Moara de Santana Martins

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Diversification and Biogeography of Neotropical Cichlids, Caleb D. McMahan

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Insights into 5-Lipoxygenase Active Site and Catalysis, Sunayana Mitra

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Biostabilization of Lipid Bilayers: Dealing with Water Stress in Embryos of Artemia franciscana, Daniel Steven Moore

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Insights into Chlorinated Aliphatic Alkane Reductive Dehalogenation by Dehalogenimonas Lykanthroporepellens BL-DC-9T and Development of Nucleic Acid-Based Techniques for Monitoring Gene Expression, Kalpataru Mukherjee

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Characterization of Adaptive Hyperplasia of the Intestines Following Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass and Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy in Rats, Michael Brodie Mumphrey

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Selective Enrichment Through Capture (SEC): A Technology for Retrieving Specific DNA Sequences from Complex Mixtures, Kelley Gwin Nunez

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Distribution and Female Reproductive State Differences in Orexigenic and Anorexigenic Neurons in the Brain of the Mouthbrooding African Cichlid Fish, Astatotilapia burtoni, Danielle Tiffany Porter

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Assessing the use of Concept Maps in the Science Classroom, Paige Russell

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The Role of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Glycoprotein K in Neuroinvasion and Immunopathogenesis of Herpes Keratitis, Ahmad Saied

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The Effectiveness of Online Homework Tutorials as Compared to Pen and Paper Tutorials, Molly Shuman

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Bacterial Xanthine Dehydrogenase Regulators, Smitha Sivapragasam

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Regulatory Impacts of Assembled Pol III Complexes on Neighboring Pol II Transcribed Genes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Qing Wang

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Comparative Genomic Studies of Catfish and Zebrafish Strains of Edwardsiella ictaluri, Rui Wang

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Nucleolar Proteins are Essential for Ribosome Biogenesis and Nuclear Homeostasis in Drosophila melanogaster, Yubo Wang

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Biogeographical Approaches for Studying Species Invasion, Ganesh Prasad Bhattarai

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Autologous Adipose Derived Adult Multipotent Stromal Cells Alter the Porcine Systemic Immune and Bone Biomarkers Response to Cancellous Bone Xenografts, Jonathan Francis Bova

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Evidence of methane cycling beneath the western margin of the Greenland Ice Sheet, Erik L. J. E. Broemsen

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Genetics and Functions of Herpes Simplex Virus Type-1 Membrane Proteins UL20/gK in Virion Envelopment and Entry, Anu Susan Charles

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The Role of Viral Glycoproteins and Tegument Proteins in Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Cytoplasmic Virion Envelopment, Dmitry Vladimirovich Chouljenko

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Effects of latitude on the competitive ability of native and invasive genotypes of Phragmites australis, Anthony K. Chow

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Outer Surface Lipoprotein Layer Homeostasis and Gene Regulation in Borrelia burgdorferi, Poonam Dadhwal

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Model-based Tests of Historical Demography and Species Delimitation in the Caribbean Coral Reef Sponge Callyspongia, Melissa Barrett DeBiasse

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Bridging Research and Education: A Look into the Evolutionary History of Batfishes and How Museum Exhibits Can be Used to Engage the Public, Valerie Anestazia Derouen

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Diversity and Activity of Bacteria in Basal Ice Environments, Shawn Doyle

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The Effect of Modifying the Higher-Order Structure of Plant High-Affinity Phosphate Transporters, Elena Batista Fontenot

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Comparison of Immune Responses During Gastrointestinal Helminth Self-Cure Expulsion Between Resistant Gulf Coast Native and Susceptible Suffolk Sheep, Javier Jesus Garza

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Population Genetic and Hybridization Studies of Three Bornean Bird Species: Mountain Black-eye (Chlorocharis emiliae), White-rumped Shama (Copsychus malabaricus), and Oriental Magpie-robin (Copsychus saularis), Dency Flenny Anak Augustine Gawin Gawin

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Mechanisms of Innate Immunity in Polymicrobial Sepsis, Liliang Jin

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Web-based Computational Tools for Studying Plant Biodiversity, Timothy Mark Jones

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Cation Regulation And Proteomic Analysis Of Phase Variation And Biofilm Formation In The Human Pathogen Vibrio Vulnificus, Zelam Mukund Kaluskar

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The Effect Of Hydrocarbon Contamination And Substrate Material On Oyster Reef Commensal Communities, Jenessa Lea Kay

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Structural and Kinetic Investigations of 15-Lipoxygenase-2, Matthew James Kobe

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Extra-Transcriptional Effects of Chromatin Bound RNA Polymerase III Transcription Complexes, Asawari Korde

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Leptin Regulates Nutrient Reward via Galanin and Orexin Neurons, Amanda Laque

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North American Lyme Borreliae: New Distributions and an Insight Into Borrelia bissettii Infection, Immune Response and Transmission in a Murine Model, Brian Francis Leydet Jr

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Influence of Aedes aegypti Saliva on the Vertebrate Host Response to Dengue Virus, Michael Kevin McCracken

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The effects of osmotic challenges : involvement of ion transport proteins NKA, NKCC, and CFTR in the Gulf killifish, Fundulus grandis, Yanling Meng

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Avian Biogeography and Conservation in Eastern Indonesia, John C. Mittermeier

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Bayesian Model-building in Phylogenetics, Bradley Nelson

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Phylogenetic and Morphological Community Structure of North American Desert Bats, Lorelei Elizabeth Patrick

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Adaptive Divergence and Speciation across Depth in a Caribbean Candelabrum Coral, Carlos Andrés Prada Montoya

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Systematics and Species Delimitation in New Guinea Skink Species Complexes (Squamata: Scincidae), Eric Nikolaus Rittmeyer

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Design, Synthesis, and Antibacterial Properties of Dual-Ligand Inhibitors of Acetyl-CoA Carboxylase and Mechanism of Action for the Antibacterial Agent Moiramide B, Molly Anne Silvers

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Oyster Spat Survival in Response to Hydrocarbon Contamination and Predation in Barataria Bay, Louisiana, Maria Louise Vozzo

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Thermodynamics of DNA Binding by DNA Polymerase I and RecA Recombinase from Deinococcus radiodurans, Jaycob Dalton Warfel

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Pro-inflammatory cytokines induce lipocalin-2 expression in vivo and in vitro, Peng Zhao

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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The effect of graphic organizers on science education : human body systems, Kristen Alana Antoine

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Group 3 late Embryogenesis abundant proteins from embryos of Artemia francisana : molecular characteristics, expression and function, Leaf Chandra Boswell

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Investigations on the essentiality of the Escherichia coli DedA membrane protein family, Lisa A. Boughner

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Complex formation and regulation of Escherichia coli acetyl-CoA carboxylase, Tyler Craig Broussard

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Nucleic Acid Binding Thermodynamics and Functions of DNA Polymerases, Hiromi Shimasaki Brown

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Does flexible grouping increase retention levels to improve test scores more than traditional lecture in the science classroom, Brian Joseph Carter

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An Alu element-based model of human genome instability, George Wyndham Cook, Jr.

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Evolutionary Assembly of the Neotropical Montane Avifauna, Andres M. Cuervo

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The effects of natural and anthropogenic stressors on the stress response and tissue-level response in teleost fish, Benjamin David Dubansky

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Role of Retrotransposons as a Major Source of Intra- and Inter-Individual Epigenetic Variations in the Mammalian Genome, Muhammad Badre Ekram

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Quizzing and retention in the high school science class, Donell DeBacker Evans

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Examining neotropical primate community structure at regional and local scales : insights from taxonomic and phylogenetic approaches, Maria Mercedes Gavilanez

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The Role of Polyamines in Osmotic Stress Tolerance in Gulf Killifish Fundulus Grandis, Ying Guan

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RNAi-mediated Antiviral Immunity in Caenorhabditis elegans, Xunyang Guo

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Problem based learning in a middle school science class : effect on student retention of concepts in plate tectonics and rocks, Brittany Sharday Hinyard

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Novel computational tools and utilization of the gut microbiota for phylogeographic inference, Sarah Michelle Hird

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Effects of environmental conditions on characteristics of prescribed fires and resprouting of hardwoods in shortleaf pine-oak-hickory ecosystems of the United States, Tracy Lynn Hmielowski

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MarR Family Transcriptional Regulators from Streptomyces coelicolor, Hao Huang