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Recent Graduates

CLASS OF 2019    
Gabriel Golczer
Gabriel Golczer, Ph.D.
"Genetic basis and consequences of variation in seasonal timing"
Ishtiaque Quasem
Ishtiaque Quasem, Ph.D.
"Epigenetic Changes in Quiescent Yeast"
Jessica Nardone
Jessica Nardone, M.S.
Bryce Raymond
Bryce Raymond, M.S.
Hannah Willard
Hannah Willard, M.S.
CLASS OF 2018    
Michael Babokhov
Michael Babokhov, Ph.D.
"Repeat Specialization in RNA Polymerase II"
Rachael Bonoan
Rachel Bonoan, Ph.D.
"Honey Bee Nutritional Ecology"
Fallon Durant, Ph.D.
"The biophysical regulation of target morphology in the planarian flatworm"
Simran Kaushal
Kyle Jewhurst, Ph.D.
"The cardiac repair response of Xenopus laevis tadpoles to Killer Red-induced oxidative stress"
Simran Kaushal
Simran Kaushal, Ph.D.
"Sequence and nuclease requirements for breakage and healing of a structure-forming (AT)n sequence within fragile site FRA16D"
Eric Lee
Eric Lee, M.S.
Joseph Spina
Joseph Spina, M.S.
Jaime Trudel
Jaime Trudel, M.S.
"Cues for metamorphosis in the invasive marine gastropod Crepidula fornicata, and the effects of ocean acidification on larval growth and cue perception"
Charles Van Rees
Charles Van Rees, Ph.D.
"The Effects of Landscape Structure and Climate Change on Movement, Connectivity, and Population Viability in the Hawaiian gallinule"
CLASS OF 2017    

Stephanie Bassi, M.S.

Theresa Farrell, M.S.

Amanda Franklin, Ph.D.
"Visual signaling, chemical cues
and camouflage in a stomatopod crustacean"

Sarah Gilliand, ThM.S.
"The potential impacts of climate change on the behavior of the hermit crab Pagurus longicarpus"

Kelsey Graham, Ph.D.
"Estimating the impact of the European wool-carder bee, Anthidium manicatum, in North America"

Andrea Hermann, M.S.

Varandt Khodaverdian, Ph.D.
"On the role of translesion
synthesis polymerase Rev1 in homologous recombination and
DNA damage tolerance"

Qingqian Liu, M.S.
Ryan McGinty
Ryan McGinty, Ph.D.
Next-generation DNA sequencing technologies and the study of trinucleotide repeat instability

Clare Parker Fischer, Ph.D.
"How do wild birds adjust to captivity: Impacts on stress physiology and behavior"

Julia Pilowsky, ThM.S.
"The behavioral ecology of a wasp invasion"

Emily Pitcairn, Ph.D.
"Bioelectric regulation of embryonic pattern formation in Xenopus

Prapti Pokharel, M.S.
B. Taylor Sands-Marcinkowski
B. Taylor Sands-Marcinkowski, ThM.S.
"Application of WGS and bioinformatics tools to investigate novel interactions in DNA repair in D. melanogaster"

CLASS OF 2016    

Nooria Al-Wathiqui, Ph.D.
"Postcopulatory reproductive processes: The role of female and male reproductive genes and proteins in speciation and sexual selection"

Kelly Beagan, Ph.D.

"The mechanism of Pol Theta-mediated DNA repair and its use throughout the genome during development in Drosophila melanogaster"

Crista Burke-Wadsworth, Ph.D.

"The Mechanisms and Consequences of Evolution in Phenology"

Robert Burns, Ph.D.
"The control of metamorphosis in the pollution-indicating polychaete Capitella teleta"

Emmanuel Dike-Udensi, M.S.

Alexandra Exner, ThM.S.
"The advantage of instability in maintaining function within the repetitive CTD of RNA Polymerase II"

Michael McDonough, M.S.

Jennifer Mortensen, Ph.D.
"Multifaceted characterization of extinction risk in the endangered, cooperatively breeding White-breasted Thrasher (Ramphocinclus brachyurus)"

Jennifer Nguyen, Ph.D.
"Roles of the Srs2 helicase and the Ctf18 clamp loader in replication of structure-forming CAG repeats in S. cerevisiae"

Brendan Nichols, M.S.

Michaela Snead, M.S.

Xiaofeng (Allen)  Su, Ph.D.
"Replication-coupled relocation to the nuclear pore complex and transcription-coupled R-loop formation influence expanded CAG repeat fragility and instability"

Saosan Suhrawardy, M.S.

Alex Wurzel, M.S.
CLASS OF 2015    

Casey Diederich, Ph.D.
Living on the edge: tolerance to environmental stressors and reproductive dynamics of the gastropod Crepidula fornicata across the intertidal-subtidal boundary

Maegan Hoover, M.S.

Allison Levine, M.S.

Rebecca Levy, ThM.S.
"Circadian clock genes and temporal reproductive isolation in the European corn borer"

Abigail Liebow, M.S.

Maria Lobikin, Ph.D.
"The bioelectric control of metastatic processes during morphogenesis in Xenopus laevis"

Kayla Mackey, M.S.

Jessica Martin, ThM.S.
"Genetic differentiation around the locus for a reproductive isolating barrier"

Shaun Moore, M.S.

Kasey Rodgers, ThM.S.
"Characterizing a role for PIF1 in Drosophilia melanogaster DNA metabolism"
CLASS OF 2014    

Carolyn Bauer, Ph.D.
"Maternal effects of stress in the degu (Octodon degus)"

Kelly Boisvert, M.S.
"Why is the eastern white slippersnail (Crepidula plana) not an invasive species in Europe?"

Brook Chernet, Ph.D.
"Bioelecteric Detection and Control of Tumor Growth in Xenopus laevis"

Katherine Collins, M.S.

Christine Lattin, Ph.D.
"Beyond plasma hormones: Investigations upstream and downstream of circulating corticosterone"

Anne Madden, Ph.D.
"Vespid Microbiology: Characterizations and Implications of Paper Wasp Microorganisms Across Levels of Biological Organization"