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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Screening for Molecules That Bind to lhx1a, Basma D. Adeeb
Department: Biology

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Comparative Viral and Proteomic Trait, Optimizing Primers/Probes of RT-PCR to Identify the dsRNA from the Selected Isolates of Rhizoctonia solani, Munirah Saad Aleyiydi
Department: Biology

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Stimulus Valence Influences Auditory Discrimination Training Speed and Profile in Finches, Kusuma Anand
Department: Biology

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Cryptic Diversity and Phenotypic Stasis in a Complex of Highland Anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae: Norops crassulus subgroup), Erich Hofmann
Department: Biology

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Tropical Elucidating Ecological Attributes of the Honduran Emerald (Amazilia luciae) in the Dry Forest of Agalta Valley, Honduras, Fabiola Rodriguez Vasquez
Department: Biology

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Evaluation of Culvert Passage, Apparent Survival and Growth of Wild and Hatchery-Raised Trout in a Pennsylvania Headwater Stream, Karli M. Rogers
Department: Biology

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Effects of the Antihistamine Fexofenadine on Body Fat, Glucose and Body Weight: Impact of Dietary Fat Type and Pre-Drug Run-in Period, Elisabeth C. Smith
Department: Biology

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Effects of the Antidepressant O-Desmethylvenlafaxine on Crayfish Aggression, William G. Stropnicky
Department: Biology

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Characterizations of Proteins from Virulent and A-Virulent Isolates of Rhizoctonia solani, Douglas Amoo Achempong
Department: Biology

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The Role of S100B in Acquired Epilepsy Induced by Inflammation in a Neonatal Hypoxia-Induced Animal Model, Zahiah Al Mohsen
Department: Biology

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Evaluation of Protein Signatures From Wild-Type and Reduced Genomic Complements of Rhizoctonia solani Isolates, James W.-M. Birch
Department: Biology

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An Integrative Assessment of Species Boundaries in Mesoamerican Toads (Incilius coccifer Complex), Thomas Joseph Firneno Jr.
Department: Biology

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Molecular and Morphological Systematics of Two Species of the Subgenus Magnadigita (Plethodontidae: Bolitoglossa) from Honduras, Michael W. Itgen
Department: Biology

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Molecular and Morphological Systematics of Two Species of the Subgenus Magnadigita (Plethodontidae: Bolitoglossa) from Honduras, Michael W. Itgen
Department: Biology

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Molecular Function of the lhx1a Transcription Factor in Zebrafish, Vishal Keshari
Department: Biology

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Bat Species Activity Related to Silvicultural Treatments in Hardwood Forests Managed for Oak Regeneration, with an Examination of the Influence of Microphone Height on Acoustic Survey Results, Amber D. Nolder
Department: Biology

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Effects of Chronic Exposure to the Antipsychotic Olanzapine on Metabolism and Hormones: Is There an Interaction with Dietary Fat Levels?, Joshua P. Semon
Department: Biology

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Allegheny Woodrat (Neotoma magister) Distribution Across Pennsylvania, Chad D. Clair
Department: Biology

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Characterization and Optimization of Real-Time PCR in Detection of Novel Viral Sequences From Select Isolate of Rhizoctonia Solani, Ashlee Mae Long
Department: Biology

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Gauging the Success of Timber Harvests Managed for Golden-Winged Warblers (Vermivora chrysoptera): Characteristics and Territory Density Within a Wetland Reference System, Darin James McNeil Jr.
Department: Biology

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The Role of Zinc in the Regulation of Ultradian Rhythms in Paramecium Tetraurelia, Brianne J. Seitz
Department: Biology

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Detection of Siderophores in Selected Species of Rhizoctonia Solani Species Complex, Alexander Wiredu
Department: Biology

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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The Role of Reactive Oxygen Species in the Regulation of an Ultradian Rhythm in Paramecium Tetraurelia, Ohuod A. Hawsawi
Department: Biology

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Generation of a Transgenic Zebrafish Line for Fate Mapping Kidney Stem Cells, Paul Michael Kelly
Department: Biology

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Factors Influencing the Distribution of the Endemic Shorthead Garter Snake (Thamnophis Brachystoma) in Northwestern Pennsylvania, Julie Ellen Mibroda
Department: Biology

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Seasonal Activity and Abundance of the Blacklegged Tick (Ixodes Scapularis) in Mid-Western Pennsylvania, Michelle Myers-Claypole
Department: Biology

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The Role of Retinoic Acid in Planarian Regeneration, Steven Whitlinger
Department: Biology

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Is Spot Mapping Missing Important Aspects of Golden-Winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera) Breeding Habitat?, Mack Wilson Frantz
Department: Biology

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The Scent of Eastern Skunk Cabbage, Symplocarpus Foetidus (Araceae): Qualification of Floral Volatiles and Sex Differences in Floral Scent Composition, Erica Nicole Kozen
Department: Biology

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The Effect of Adenylyl Cyclase Activity on the Regulation of the Ultradian Rhythm of Paramecium Tetraurelia, Rebecca S. Rosemeier
Department: Biology

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Generation of a Transgenic Zebrafish Line to Characterize Kidney Injury and Regeneration, Tobechukwu Kenneth Ukah
Department: Biology

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Cervical Cancer Rates in Allegheny County Communities, Mary Margaret Assenat
Department: Biology

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Foraging Ecology of the Golden-Winged Warbler (Vermivora Chrysoptera): Does Plant Species Composition Matter?, Emily C. Bellush
Department: Biology

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Conventional and Real-Time PCR Analysis of Purified Double-Stranded RNA From Rhizoctonia Solani Isolates, Shan Min Chin
Department: Biology

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Potential Influence of White-Nose Syndrome on Summer Bat Distribution in Pennsylvania, Laura Elizabeth D'Acunto
Department: Biology

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A Comparison of Cerulean Warbler Nest-Patch Vegetation Characteristics Between Core and Peripheral Breeding Populations, Andrea Michelle Evans
Department: Biology

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Distributions of Phytophagous Larvae in Mid-Successional Allegheny Hardwoods: Impacts of Bird Exclusion, Rebekah A. Keating
Department: Biology

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The Influence of Paramecium Tetraurelia on Bacteriophages in Aquatic Ecosystems: Ingestion Without Inactivation, Jessica M. Richards
Department: Biology

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Strategic Approaches to cDNA Synthesis and Comparative Proteomics of Double-Stranded (ds) RNA Infecting Selected Rhizoctonia Solani Isolates, Chin Hong Siew
Department: Biology

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Seasonal Macroinvertebrate Inhabitants of Natural Leaf Packs in Two Western Pennsylvania Headwater Streams, Richard A. Biemiller
Department: Biology

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The Role of Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinase II in the Regulation of Biological Rhythms in Paramecium Tetraurelia, Kayla J. McGee
Department: Biology

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Kin Recognition at the Spiderling Level in the Common House Spider, Parasteatoda Tepidariorum (Araneae, Theridiidae), Benjamin Jacob Tost
Department: Biology

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Caterpillar-Host Relationships on Trees of Allegheny Hardwood Forests: Implications of Overabundant Deer Populations, Laura Alice Wheatall
Department: Biology

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Habitat Characteristics Affecting Allegheny Woodrat (Neotoma magister) Populations on the Chestnut Ridge in Southwestern Pennsylvania, Jennifer Nicole Hoffman
Department: Biology

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The Role of Glycogen Synthase Kinase-3β in the Regulation of Biological Rhythms in Paramecium Tetraurelia, Rachel Katherine Mialki
Department: Biology

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The Effect of Guanylate Cyclase (GC) Silencing and a GC Antagonist on the Biological Rhythms of Paramecium tetraurelia, Heather A. Rininger
Department: Biology

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Salamander Communities Inhabiting Ephemeral Streams in a Mixed Mesophytic Forest of Southern Appalachia, Dylan Regis Schneider
Department: Biology