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Theses from 2010

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Reproduction in female diploid and triploid eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica): comparison of gonadal changes correlated with prostaglandin E2, Esther Faith Young

Theses from 2009

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Characterization of endoreplicated nuclei in Arabidopsis thaliana, Rasheed A. Ahmad

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Biogenesis of iron-sulfur clusters and intracellular iron metabolism, Jacob Philip Bitoun

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Collpas as activity hotspots for frugivorous bats (Stenodermatinae) in the Peruvian Amazon: underlying mechanisms and conservation implications, Adriana Bravo Ordonez

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Investigations of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii ergosterol biosynthesis, Kristy Marie Brumfield

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Comparative phylogeography of Neotropical birds, Curtis Wade Burney

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Innate Immune Responses in the Central Nervous System Following Toll-Like Receptor (TLR) 7 and TLR9 Activation, Niranjan Babu Butchi

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Influence of tick transmission on the host response to Rickettsial infection, Soma Chowdhury

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Testicular toxicity and the potential for 1, 2 -ethlyene dichloride (EDC) to initiate epigenetic disruption of the paternal genome, Harold J. Daigle

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The effects of geomorphology and primary productivity on neotropical leaf litter herpetofauna: implications for Amazonian rainforest conservation, Jessica L. Deichmann

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Characterization of the 'glutamate effect' on the solution thermodynamics and function of the large fragments of the type I DNA polymerases from E.coli and T.aquaticus, Daniel J. Deredge

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Functional implications of the neuromuscular transform in decapod crustacean locomotion, Richard Burkett Dewell

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Detection of stress biomarkers in sperm, embryonic, and early larval states of aquatic invertebrates following pesticide exposure, Karen Perry Favret

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Development and application of Dissociable Antibody Microarray (DAMA) staining technique, Guanyuan Fu

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A systematic investigation into relationships within Mexican pocket gophers, Thomomys umbrinus (Rodentia Geomyidae), Amber Gates

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Evidence that the Boundary Element-Associated Factors BEAF-32A and BEAF-32B affect chromatin structure in Drosophila melanogaster, Matthew Kenneth Gilbert

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Benthic microalgae on the Louisiana inner continental shelf: biomass, distribution, and contribution to benthic food-webs, Mark Alan Grippo

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DNA methylation analysis and identification of a novel antisense transcript in the Peg3 imprinted domain, Jennifer Marian Huang

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DNA topoisomerases I from Pseudomonas aeruginosa and vaccinia virus and their use as drug targets, Teesta Jain

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Genome-wide mapping of BEAF binding sites in Drosophila links BEAF to transcription, Nan Jiang

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Effects of fuels, weather, and management on fire severity in a southeastern pine savanna, Mindy Claire McCallum

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Ecological risk models for visceral leishmaniais [sic] in Bahia, Brazil and diagnosis of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in dogs in south central Louisiana, Prixia Nieto

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Evolution of vocal signals in a neotropical avian lineage, Brian J. O'Shea

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Arthropod and vertebrate determinants for horizontal transmission of Rickettsia felis, Kathryn Elizabeth Reif

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Nitric oxide cytotoxicity and functions of iron-sulfur enzymes in Escherichia coli, Binbin Ren

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Expression of the Edwardsiella ictaluri type III secretion system and its relationship to the native plasmids, Matthew Lee Rogge

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Antiviral chemotherapeutic agents against equine herpesvirus type 1: the mechanism of antiviral effects of porphyrin derivatives, Galena V. Rybachuk

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Non-canonical retrotransposon insertions: alternative pathways to integration, Deepa Latha Srikanta

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Characterizing the epidemiology of Isospora amphiboluri in captive bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps), Michael Robison Walden

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Insights into the Streptomycete conjugation mechanism and interstrain inhibitor production by the sweet potato pathogen Streptomyces ipomoeae, Jing Wang

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Distribution, diversity and ecology of aerobic carbon monoxide-oxidizing bacteria in Hawaiian volcanic deposits, Carolyn Frances Weber

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The effects of STAT activators in the crosstalk of gp130 cytokines in adipocytes, Ursula Antoinette White

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DNA structural selectivity of binding by the Pol I DNA polymerases from Escherichia coli and Thermus aquaticus, Andy James Budiman Wowor

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Function of IscA in biogenesis of Iron-sulfur clusters and repair of NO-modified iron-sulfur proteins, Juanjuan Yang

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Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (QPCR) assay as a molecular tool to assess rickettsial replications in tick hosts, Andrea S. Zanetti

Dissertations from 2008

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The Zinc Induction of Heme Oxygenase-1 Gene Promoter In Mouse Hepa Cells, Salim M. Alawneh

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Evolutionary history and hybridization in Passerina buntings, Matthew D. Carling

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Ecological genomics of high altitude adaptation in Rufous-collared sparrows (Zonotrichia capensis), Zachary A. Cheviron

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Detection of rare TP53 and Kristen-Ras mutational frequencies in human sperm, Derek N. Cole

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Chemotactic and inflammatory responses to and recognition of Encephalitozoon spp. of microsporidia, Jeffrey Lynn Fischer

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The diet of saltmarsh consumers, Kari Ann Galvan

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Species boundaries, biogeography, and intra-archipelago genetic variation within the Emoia samoensis species group in the Vanuatu Archipelago and Oceania, Alison Madeline Hamilton

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Comparisons of bacterial community within the abdomens of Formosan subterranean termites, fresh- and alcohol-stored, from their native (China) and introduced (U.S.) range, Huei-Yang Ho

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Novel Oncolytic Herpesviruses for Breast Cancer Treatment, Anna Israyelyan

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Phylogenetics and New Approaches to Vaccine Development for West Nile, Arun Venkatesh Iyer

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Genetic and mechanistic analysis of heterochromatin spreading in the yeast S.cerevisiae, Nithya Jambunathan

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Trophic control of saltmarsh invertebrates, David Samuel Johnson

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Isolation and Characterization of Two siamese Phenotypic Modifiers and Their Role in Endoreplication and Trichome Development, Remmy Wekesa Kasili

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Molecular determinants of Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus tumorigenicity, Haixia Kong

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Comparative roles of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) glycoproteins in cytoplasmic virion egress, HyunCheol Lee

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Retrotransposon mediated genomic variation in the human and chimpanzee lineages, Jungnam Lee

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Functional studies on the extrinsic proteins of Photosystem II, Haijun Liu

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The effect of contamination, sediment source and salinity on the uptake, distribution, and excretion of metals by Spartina alterniflora, Sarahfaye Mahon

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Transcriptional control of the adiponectin gene by STAT5A, Joel Maier

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Avian diversification in the afrotropics, Ben D. Marks

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A novel modulatory role for nitric oxide in retinal amacrine cells, Emily Ann McMains

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Solution Conformations and Structural Thermodynamics of Type I DNA Polymerases from Escherichia coli and Thermus aquaticus, Allison Joubert Richard

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Bile salts as olfactory and gustatory stimuli in the channel catfish, Shane Howell Rolen

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Genetic Analysis of the Boundary Element Associated Factors-BEAF32A and BEAF-32B, Swarnava Roy

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Retrotransposon-mediated instability in the human genome, Shurjo Kumar Sen

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Phylogeogaphy of Nothoprocta Tinamous and the the Phylogeny of the Tinamidae, Thomas Valqui

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Comparative aspects of the control of posture and locomotion in the spider crab Libinia emarginata, Andres Gabriel Vidal Gadea

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Neonatal Respiratory Virus Infection Shapes Pulmonary Function in Adult Mice, Dahui You

Dissertations from 2007

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DNA-binding and oligomerization properties of a functionally distinct Dps homolog, Dps-1 from Deinococcus radiodurans, Gargi Bhattacharyya

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Floral traits, pollinator behavior, and plant reproduction: tests of natural and sexual selection in the hummingbird-pollinated herb Chrysothemis friedrichsthaliana, Jane Elizabeth Carlson

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Isolation and characterization of the SIAMESE family: a novel class of cell cycle regulators in plants, Michelle Lynn Churchman

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Influence of tumor necrosis factor-alpha and minocycline on microglia and macrophage activation during polytropic retrovirus infection, Meryll E. Corbin

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Forest fragmentation effects on seed dispersal, seed fate, and fruit production of Duckeodendron cestroides and Bocageopsis multiflora in the Brazilian Amazon, Jennifer Mei Cramer

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Receptor-mediated calcium entry in retinal amacrine cells, Scott Michael Crousillac

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Depletion of 32-kbp circular plasmids from Borrelia burgdorferi, Amanda Paige DeRouen Polito

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Sturctural studies of lipoxygenases: cloning, expression and purification of lipoxygenases from Anabaena and Fusarium, Pratik Dhar

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Genetics of Herpes Simplex Virus Type-1 tegument proteins involved in virion morphogenesis and egress, Preston A. Fulmer

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Acoustic tagging of black drum on Louisiana oyster reefs: movements, site fidelity, and habitat use, Gerald James George

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Comparative phylogeography of four montane bird species in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, Cheryl Leigh Haines

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The role of toll-like receptor 7 in the neuropathogenesis of retrovirus infection in neonates, Stephanie Diane Lewis

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Watershed-scale patterns of seaward migration in Lentipes concolor, a Hawaiian stream goby, Mark Gordon McRae

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Histone-like protein from Mycobacterium smegmatis has two DNA binding domains and is localized to the nucleoid in vivo, Anirban Mukherjee

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Phylogenetic systematics, biogeography, and evolutionary ecology of the true crocodiles (Eusuchia: Crocodylidae: Crocodylus), Jamie Richard Oaks

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Ecological factors affecting the diversity of tropical tree seedlings, C. E. Timothy Paine

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Brucella melitensis: the evaluation of a putative hemagglutinin gene's effect on virulence in the caprine model, Quinesha Laticia Perry

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Characterization of a virulence related hypothetical protein in Edwardsiella ictaluri, Ildiko Katalin Polyak

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Metabolism and gene expression during diapause in athropods, Julie Annette Reynolds

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The Effects of recQ, uvrD, and recD Mutants of Deinococcus radiodurans on Resistance to DNA Damaging Agents, Stephannie Gauthier Ruiz

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Evaluation of selected immune response to Haemonchus contortus in Gulf Coast native compared to Suffolk lambs, Krishna P. Shakya

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Isolation and characterization of two closely related beta-carbonic anhydrases of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, Ruby Agno Ynalvez

Theses from 2006

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Uncovering bacterial diversity on and below the surface of a hyper-arid environment, the Atacama Desert, Chile, Danielle Rene Bagaley

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Freshwater mussel communities of the Florida Parishes, Louisiana: the importance of spatial scale, Anne Raynie Bambarger

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Distribution and biogeography of Central American howling monkeys (Alouatta pigra and A. palliata), Amrei Baumgarten

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The crystal structure of a DNA-binding protein, HucR, from Deinococcus radiodurans R1: a member of the MarR family of winged-helix transcriptional regulators, Hansen Bordelon

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The regulation of genes involved in trichome development, Matthew Lloyd Brown

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RNAi knockdown of Nopp140 induces the Minute syndrome in Drosophila: a potential model for the human Treacher Collins syndorme, Zhengfang Cui

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Population biology and disturbance ecology of a native north American bamboo (Arundinaria gigantea), Paul R. Gagnon

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Molecular analysis of Vibrio vulnificus phase variants and characterization of a new biofilm-proficient rugose phenotype, Brenda L. Grau

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The epidemiology of West Nile virus in Louisiana, Karen Ruth Gruszynski

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Retrotransposon mediated genomic fluidity in the human and chimpanzee lineages, Kyudong Han

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Anoxia tolerance, anaerobic metabolism, and the lack of a mitochondrial permeability transition in the ghost shrimp, Lepidophthalmus louisianensis, Schmitt, 1935, Jeremy Dale Holman

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Historical fire regimes in southeasern pine savannas, Jean Marie Huffman

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Role of hydrocarbon pollutants, salinity, tidal height, bioenergetics and competition in colonization of oyster reefs by commensal assemblages, Yasoma Dhammika Hulathduwa

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Evolutionary patterns in snake mitochondrial genomes, Zhijie Jiang

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Phylogeny of Hinterhubera, Novenia and related genera based on the nuclear ribosomal (nr) DNA sequence data (Asteraceae: Astereae), Vesna Karaman