Biology Ph.D. Dissertations

Biology Ph.D. Dissertations

 

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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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A new perspective on polyamine biosynthesis and transport in arabidopsis thaliana, Menaka M. Ariyaratne

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Stem-like cells and glial progenitors in the adult mouse suprachiasmatic nucleus, Dilshan Harshajith Beligala

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Factors influencing bee communities and pollination services across an urban environment, Justin D. Burdine

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Circadian clock regulation of epithelial-mesenchymal and mesenchymal-epithelial transitions in glioma and breast cancer cells, Arpan De

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Molecular Detection and Quantification of the Fish Pathogen Saprolegnia spp. Using qPCR and Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification, Satyaki Ghosh

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Interactive effects of wastewater effluent on stream food webs, Melanie M. Marshall

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Regulation of hemT expression in Rhodobacter sphaeroides wild type strain 2.4.9., Natalie N. G. Coulianos

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The Influence of Topography, Wind, and Time of Night on Migratory Songbird Orientation along the Southwest Coast of Lake Erie, David V. Gesicki

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Defining the reaction space of predator-prey interactions, Ana M. Jurcak

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Exploring the Population Viability of Green Ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica) with a Stage-Based Model, Rachel Hope Kappler

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How Do Volatile Cues Impact Plant-Herbivore Interactions in Arabidopsis thaliana?, Jennifer Shimola

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Metabolic Engineering of Plants by Manipulating Polyamine Transport and Biosynthesis, Sheaza Ahmed

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Assessment of Site-Fidelity and Straying in Lake Erie Steelhead Trout, Richard R. Budnik

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Environmental Pseudomonas are a source of Novel Antibiotics that inhibit Cystic fibrosis derived pathogenic Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Payel Chatterjee

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Behavioral characterization of substituted amphetamines and their synthetic cathinone analogues in the rusty crayfish (Orconectes rusticus), Sayali Gore

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Structure-function studies of 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) synthases, James Chege Kaganjo

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Deciphering the Link Between Polychlorinated Biphenyls, Immune Function and Exercise, Mahesh Ramachandran Pillai

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How does alteration of chemical information affect assessment in male and female crayfish, Orconectes rusticus?, Sarah Jane Wofford

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Spatial ecology of Eastern Box Turtles (Terrapene c. carolina) in the Oak Openings Region of Northwestern Ohio, Matthew David Cross

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Owners Versus Renters: Comparative Homing Behaviors in Primary and Tertiary Burrowing Crayfish, Maryam Kamran

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Building Representative Sets Of RNA 3D Structures and Selecting High Quality Loops, Blake Alexander Sweeney

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Characterization of Drug Reward in an Invertebrate Model System Using Operant Conditioning Paradigms, Udita Datta

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The Export of Polyamines in Plants Is Mediated By a Novel Clade of Bidirectional Transporters, Lingxiao Ge

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The Ecotoxicological Impacts of Copper in Aquatic Systems, Sara Elisabeth Lahman

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Circadian Clocks in Neural Stem Cells and their Modulation of Adult Neurogenesis, Fate Commitment, and Cell Death, Astha Malik

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Towards Automating Structural Analysis of Complex RNA Molecules and Some Applications In Nanotechnology, Lorena Georgeta Parlea

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The Role of Polyamine Uptake Transporters on Growth and Development of Arabidopsis Thaliana, Jigarkumar J. Patel

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Circadian Timing of Curcumin Efficacy and Nuclear Transport Properties of Cancer Cells, Ashapurna Sarma

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Metagenomic And Metatranscriptomic Analyses Of Lake Vostok Accretion Ice, Yury M. Shtarkman

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Genetic Modification of Thermotoga to Degrade Cellulose, Hui Xu

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Spatio-Temporal Distribution Of Microbial Communities In The Laurentian Great Lakes, Mark Jeremy Rozmarynowycz

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Detection and Characterization of a Unique Ammonia Oxidizing Archaea; Cultured from Lake Superior, Michael J. Schlais

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Analysis of Circadian Properties and Clock Regulation of Glioma and Breast Cancer Stem Cells, Vishal Premdev Sharma

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Identification of culture-negative fungi in blood and respiratory samples, Farida Sidiq

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Targeting Cancer Stem-LIike Cells in Human Esophageal Squamous Carcinoma Cell Lines by Curcumin, Taghreed Almanaa

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Evaluating Anuran Relative Abundance and Assessing Salamander Movements in Protected Areas , Kathleen Baczynski

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Molecular Size and Charge Effects on Nucleocytoplasmic Transport Studied By Single-Molecule Microscopy, Alexander Goryaynov

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Development of Genetic Tools for Thermotoga SPP., Dongmei Han

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Local Adaptation of Microbial Communities along Geochemical Spatial Gradients in Sediments of the Lake Erie Region, Matthew Hoostal

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Identification, enumeration, and diversity of ammonia-oxidizing archaea in the Laurentian Great Lakes, Maitreyee Mukherjee

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Evidence for a Direct Link between the Tol-Pal Protein Complex and Gram Negative Bacteria Cell Division via an Interaction between TolQ and the Divisome Protein FtsN, Mary Teleha

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Pollination Ecology and Demography of a Deceptive Orchid, Ryan Walsh

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Cellular Architecture and Cytoskeletal Structures Involved in Cell Haptotaxis, Surya Amarachintha

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Psychrophilic diatoms in ice-covered Lake Erie, Nigel D'souza

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Evolutionary Ecology of Arabidopsis thaliana: Interactions with Biotic and Abiotic Environmental Factors, Adebobola Imeh-Nathaniel

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The Roles of Moron Genes in the Escherichia Coli Enterobacteria Phage Phi-80, Yury Ivanov

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RNA 3D Motifs: Identification, Clustering, and Analysis, Anton Petrov

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Terrestrial Influences on the Macroinvertebrate Biodiversity of Temporary Wetlands, Michael Plenzler

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The Ecology of Aerial Algae, Jennifer Ress

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A Multiscale Spatial Analysis of Oak Openings Plant Diversity with Implications for Conservation and Management, Timothy Schetter

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Multidisciplinary Approach to Bat Conservation in the Oak Openings Region of Northwest Ohio, Jessica Sewald

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To Be or Not To Be a Protrusion: Unraveling the Determinants of Protrusion Formation, Mita Varghese

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Base Triples in RNA 3D Structures: Identifying, Clustering and Classifying, Amal Abu Almakarem

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Behavioral Genetic Characterization of Hunting in Domestic Dogs, Canis Familiaris, Budhaditya Chowdhury

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Regulation of Ecdysone 20-Monooxygenase Activity in the Tobacco Hornworm, Manduca sexta and the Apparent Occurrence of this Activity in Ascaris suum (Nematoda), Christopher Drummond

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Using Molecular Probes to Detect Cyanobacterial Communities and Phosphorus Utilization in the Great Lakes, Olga Kutovaya

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The Evolutionary History, Demographic Independence and Conservation Status of Two North American Prairie Bird Species: The Greater Prairie Chicken and the Lark Sparrow, Jeremy Ross

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Characterization of Polyamine Transporters from Rice and Arabidopsis, Gopala Vaishali Mulangi

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Detection of Influenza A Viruses From Environmental Lake and Pond Ice, Zeynep Kocer

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Influence of HMGB1 on Nucleosome Structure and Estrogen Receptor Binding Affinity to Concensus Estrogen Response Element on Nucleosomal DNA, Yaw Sarpong

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Microarray Analysis of Differential Expression of Genes in Shoot Apex and Young Leaf of English Ivy (Hedera helix L. cv. Goldheart), Seung-Geuk Shin

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Mitochondrial Transhydrogenations in Manduca sexta: Relationship between Reversible NADPH → NAD+ Transhydrogenase and Ecdysone 20-Monooxygenase in Fifth Instar Larvae, Kurt Vandock

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Competitive interactions between young-of-the-year smallmouth bass (Micropterus Dolomieu) and round goby (Apollonia melanostomus), Christopher Winslow

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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The Coleopteran Fauna of Sultan Creek-Molas Lake Area with Special Emphasis on Carabidae and how the Geological Bedrock Influences Biodiversity and Community Structure in the San Juan Mountains, San Juan County, Colorado, Melanie Bergolc

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Analyzing Life History Characteristics of Lake Erie Fishes: Migration and Philopatry, Todd Hayden

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Bioluminescence Imaging of Transgene Expression at the Wholemouse Level and in the Mesencephalic Trigeminal Nucleus, Daniel Hiler

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Influence of Hmgb1 on Estrogen Responsive Gene Expression and Nucleosome Structure, Sachindra Joshi

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Interspecies aggression and social dominance in crayfish, Xin Luan

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Regulation of the Menkes Protein in neuroendocrine Cells in Response to Copper, Prashant Singh

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The Impact of Beauveria Bassiana, Trichogramma, Bt Sprays and Spinosad on the Lepidopteran (Crambidae) Cereal Stalk Borer, the European Corn Borer (Ostrinia Nubilalis), Rostern Tembo

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Analysis and Characterization of Microbes from Ancient Glacial Ice, Ram Veerapaneni

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Zebra Mussel (Dreissena Polymorpha) Promotion of Cyanobacteria in Low-Nutrient Lakes and the Subsequent Production and Fate of Microcystin, M. Megan Woller-Skar

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Isolation of Bacteria and Fungi from Lake Vostok Accretion Ice, Tom D'Elia

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Social dominance: a behavioral mechanism for resource allocation in crayfish, Kandice Fero

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Wet wall algal community response to in-field nutrient manipulation of nitrogen and phosphorus, and the taxonomy, ecology, and distribution patterns of the acidophilic diatom genus Eunotia Ehrenberg (Bacillariophyta) of the Great Smoky Mountains Na, Paula Furey

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Conservation of the Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata): Identifying Critical Demographic and Environmental Constraints Affecting Viability, Hillary Harms

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Characterization of a Small Ribozyme with Self-Splicing Activity, Lorena Harris

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Phosphonates Utilization in Marine and Freshwater Picocyanobacteria, Irina Ilikchyan

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Elucidating The Role of Phosphorylation on Trafficking of Menkes Protein in AtT-20 Wild Type Cells, Shruta Rege

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Predicting the Structure of RNA 3D Motifs, Jesse Stombaugh

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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An Integrative Approach to Conservation of the Crested Caracara (Caracara Cheriway)in Florida: Linking Demographic and Habitat Modeling for Prioritization, Jami Barnes

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An Interdisciplinary Investigation of the Role of Crayfish Major Chelae in the Discrimination of Conspecific Odours: from Morphology to Behaviour, Rachelle Belanger

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Using Chimeras to Evaluate Cross-Talk, Energy Transfer, and Protein-Protein Interactions in the TonB and TolA Systems, Kerry Brinkman

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Inter- and Intraspecific Variation in the Superfamily Pneumoroidea, Nathan Donelson

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Underlying Mechanisms That Affect Crayfish Agonistic Interactions and Resource Acquisition, Arthur Martin

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Surveillance of Influenza A Virus in Environmental Ice and Water Samples, Gang Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Iron physiological autecology of the vertically migrating diatoms Ethmodiscus spp. and Rhizosolenia spp. in the Central North Pacific (CNP) gyre, Mamoon Al-Rshaidat

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The Role of New Mutations in Evolution and Cloning: Genetic Analysis to Identify the Role of New Beneficial Mutations in Increasing Viability and Salt Tolerance in Drosophila Melanogaster and the Influence of Deleterious Mutations on Cloning Efficiency, Priti Azad

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Construction and Characterization of Cyanobacterial Bioreporters to Assess Nutrient (P, Fe) Availability in Marine Environments, Ramakrishna Boyanapalli

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Characterization of the Expression and Regulation of the Menkes Protein in an Adrenocorticotropic Tumor Cell Line and Rat Endocrine Tissues, Anne Collaco

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Lake Superior Phototrophic Picoplankton: Nitrate Assimilation Measured with a Cyanobacterial Nitrate-responsive Bioreporter and Genetic Diversity of the Natural Community, Natalia Ivanikova

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The TonB and TolA Transmembrane Domains: Contributions of Non-Essential Side-Chains to Energy Transfer Specificity, Kimberly Keller

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Developing Tools for RNA Structural Alignment, Ali Mokdad

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Genetic Analysis of NifM Interaction with the Fe Protein of Nitrogenase, Kumaraguru Raja

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Early Third Instar Crayfish Orconectes Rusticus Response to Movement, Odor, and Tactile Cues in the Environment, H. Evan Spencer

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Studies of Microtubule Inhibitor Combinations on Cytoskeleton Architecture, Sonal Uppal

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Neural and Behavioral Responses to Complex Odor Stimuli Using Crayfish as a Model System, MARY WOLF