Biological Sciences | Kent State University

  • Bidinotto, Paige. (2017). Neuroanatomical and Cellular Localization of Luteinizing Hormone in the Mouse Brain. Advisor: Gemma Casadesus-Smith.
  • Brancho, Jennie. (2017). Review of Regulatory Policies for Copper and Silver Water Quality Criteria. Advisor: David Costello.
  • Justus, Savannah. (2017). Relationship Between Land Use, Habitat, and Aquatic Benthic Macroinvertebrate Communities in Tropical Montane Forests. Advisor: Oscar Rocha.
  • Sracic, Katya. (2017). Serum and Brain Luteinizing Hormone and Markers of Neuroplasticity During the Mouse Estrous Cycle. Advisor: Gemma Casadesus Smith.
  • Ghimirey, Nirmala. (2016). Hypoxia Enhances Wilm's Tumor 1 and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Isoform Expression in Leukemia Cells. Advisor: Gail Fraizer.
  • Lash, Ashley. (2016). Fluid Rise in C-Shaped Conduits of Separated Butterfly Mouthparts. Advisor: Matthew Lehnert.
  • Rodak, Holly A. (2016) A Water Quality Review in Central Stark County, Ohio with Field Investigation in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Advisor: Robert Hamilton
  • Corder, Molly L. (2015). The Relationship Between Equine Diet and Presentation of Laminitis. Advisor: Adam Leff.
  • Cosgrove, Colleen. (2015). Comparing Aquatic Invertebrate Communities on Pin Oak, Cottonwood and Red Maple Leaf Litter in Vernal Pools in Northeastern Ohio. Advisor: Ferenc de Szalay.
  • Nock, Sarah. (2015). Prostate Cancer Expression of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Splice Forms in Hypoxia. Advisor: Gail Frazier.
  • Ricker, Justin. (2015). Inhibiion of OV2008 Cancer Cell Proliferation in the Presence of Oleoylethanolamide, JW480, and Chlorpyrifos-oxon. Advisor: Paul Bagavandoss.
  • Roalef, Jacob. (2015). Acoustic Analysis of Nighttime Flight Calls of Migrating Passerines Near Lake Erie. Advisor: Mark Kershner.
  • Wayne, Heather L. (2015). Habitat Type and Ecotone Effects on Biodiversity of Hymenoptera, Diptera, and Lepidoptera. Advisor: Mark Kershner.
  • Brown, Nolan J. (2014). Localization of Hemoglobin in MS Cortex and its Relevance to MS Neuropathology. Advisor: Jennifer McDonough.
  • Holcomb, Kelsey R. (2014). C57BL/6J Mice Do Not Exhibit Increased Activity During Anticipation of Water Access. Advisor: Eric Mintz.
  • Mutambuze, Jean W. (2014). In Vitro Antimicrobial Activity of BTZ043 and PNU-100480 Against Mycobacterium ulcerans. Advisor: Jean Engohang-Ndong.
  • Serre, Joel M. (2014). Role of RACK1 in Axonal Outgrowth of Developing Neurons. Advisor: Kristy Welshhans. 
  • Shaw, Jeremy Joseph Porter. (2014). The Implications Of Gap Junction Inhibition In Jurkat Cell-Cell Communication And Proliferation. Advisors: Douglas Kline and Justin Lathia.
  • Spriggs, Addison. (2014). Compensation of Melanocortin-3 and Melanocortin-5 Receptors in the Brain of Melanocortin-4 Receptor Knockout Rats. Advisor: Colleen Novak.
  • Bachir, Kelsey. (2013). Energy Expenditure in Rats Bred for Response to Exercise Training. Advisor: Colleen Novak.
  • Blasiman, Julia. (2013). The Testing of Cannabinoids on Regeneration Rates and Potential Matrix Metalloproteinase and Collagenase Levels in Planaria. Advisor: Robert Hamilton.
  • Dasgupta, Shavalaxmi. (2013). PP1 Gamma 2 Levels are Highly Regulated in Testis to Ensure Normal Spermatogenesis Fertility. Advisor: Srinivasan Vijayaraghavan.
  • Gabella, Kristin. (2013). The Mechanisms by which Repeated Stress Exposure Alters Brain Cytokines: Implications for Depressive-Like Behavior. Advisor: John Johnson.
  • Kisgeropoulous, Effie. (2013). Mechanisms and Effects of the Fatty Acid Oleoylethanolamide and Related Species on Ovarian Cancer Cell Growth. Advisor: Paul Bagavandoss.
  • Kitson, Sarah. (2013). Upland Forest Leaf Litter: Effects on Growth and Development of Lithobates Sylvaticus Tadpoles. Advisor: Mark Kershner.
  • Durewicz, Alecia. (2012). Inheritance of Chloroplast DNA (cpDNA) in Lobelia Siphilitica. Advisor: Andrea Case.
  • Hazlett, Emily. (2012). Possible Interactions Between Serotonin and Oxytocin in the Neural Regulation of Aggressive Behavior. Advisor: Heather Caldwell.
  • Kelsey, Scott. (2012). The Stable Isotope Landscape: Examining Trophic Linkages Across Habitats. Advisor: Mark Kershner.
  • Pike, Stephanie. (2012). Battling Ambiguity: A Public Guide to Understanding the Science Behind the Great "Hockey Stick" Debate. Advisor: Sara Newman.
  • Rapovy, Shannon. (2012). Characterization of the Physico-Chemical Properties of the Novel Signaling Lipid Diacylglycerol-Pyrophosphate. Advisor: Edgar Kooijman.
  • Attarhaie Tehrani, Mahtab. (2011). Mei-P22 Expression in Drosophila Melanogaster and D. Ananassae Males and Females and Its Relationship to Rates of Recombination. Advisor: Patrick Lorch.
  • Nagabhushan, Sahana. (2011). Neural Mechanisms Underlying Stress-Induced Depression and Its Prevention. Advisor: John Johnson.
  • Ruminas, Andrew. (2011). Analysis of Female-Transmitted Mitochondrial DNA Open-Reading Frames in the Freshwater Mussel Genus Pyganodon. Advisor: Walter Hoeh.
  • Swonger, Jessica. (2011). Repulse Inhibition of the Startle Reflex in Forebrain Oxytocin Receptor Knockout Mice. Advisor: Heather Caldwell.
  • Corrigan, Emma. (2010). The Effects of Leaf Species and Stream-conditioning Time on Crayfish Consumption of Leaf Tissue. Advisor: Mark Kershner.
  • Heidenreich, Bess. (2010). Design of PCR Primers for Pectinase Enzyme Genes. Advisor: Chris Blackwood.
  • Kasim, Neda. (2010). The Effects of High-Fat and High-Carbohydrate Diets on Glucose Tolerance, Food Intake, Body Weight, and Physical Activity. Advisor: Colleen Novak.
  • Shindorf, Mackenzie. (2010). Estrogen Receptors in Oxytocin Receptor Knockout Mice. Advisor: Heather Caldwell.
  • Wawrin, Nikki. (2010). Effect of GSK-3B Inhibition on Ovarian Cancer Cell Migration. Advisor: John Stalvey.
  • Bazarov, Anton. (2009). Identification of Androgen Receptor (AR)-Wilms' Tumor 1 (WT-1) Complexes and Potential Gene Targets in Prostate Cancer. Advisor: Gail Fraizer.
  • Chandler, Dustin. (2009). Nutrient Limitation in Phytoplankton Assemblages of Lake Erie's Central Basin. Advisor: Robert Heath.
  • Humphrey, Heatherly. (2009). Enhancements in Top Ohio Zoos. Advisor: Penny Bernstine.
  • Petit, Danielle. (2009). The Cannabinoid AM251 Inhibits Endothelial Cell Growth and Migration. Advisor: P. Bagavandoss.
  • Schweitzer, Jessica. (2009). The Stable Isotope Landscape: Examining Trophic Linkages Across Habitats. Advisor: Mary Cismowski.
  • Hill, David. (2008). Evolution of Quorum Sensing Genes in the Genus Burkholderia. Advisor: Helen Piontkivska
  • Antibus, Douglas. (2007). Microbial and Photochemical Transformations of Dissolved Organic Carbon in a Great Lakes Coastal Wetland (Old Woman Creek Ohio). Advisor: Robert Heath.
  • Rentsch, Jeremy. (2007). A Catalog of Bryophyte Flora of a Hemlock Ravine in the Beach City Wildlife Area, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Advisor: Barbara Andreas.
  • Reynolds, Patricia. (2007). The Effects of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone on the Corpus Luteum of the Rat. Advisor: Brent Bruot.
  • McDermott, Dana. (2006). Seasonal and Spatial Comparisons of Lake Erie Bacterial Assemblages: Analysis Using Fluorescent in situ Hybridization. Advisor: Robert Heath.
  • Patterson, Hillary. (2006). Effects of Waterborne Benzo(a)pyrene on Reproductive Success in the Male Fathead Minnow. Advisor: Jennifer Marcinkiewicz.
  • Stamberger, Jamie. (2006). Indirect Effects of Green Frog Tadpole (Rara Clamitans) Grazing on the Growth Rate of Aquatic Macrophyte Elodea Canadensis. Advisor: Mark Kershner.
  • Bonfiglio, Elise. (2005). Nucleotide Composition, Amino Acid Composition, and Length Variation of the Cytochrome C Oxidase Subunit II C-Terminus Extensions in the Male-Transmitted Mitochondrial DNA Genomes of Freshwater Mussels (Bivalva: Unionoidea). Advisor: Walter Hoeh.
  • Scott, Tamara. (2005). Co-Localization of Serotonin with Vesicular Glutamate 3 Transporter Proteins in the Raphe Nuclei of Syrian Hamsters. Advisor: Eric Mintz.
  • Jennings, Katie. (2004). The Effect of Kava on the Estrous Cycle of Rats. Advisors: Jennifer Marcinkiewicz, Andrea Schwarzbach.
  • Kraft, Emily. (2004). Site Directed Mutagenesis at CYS322 and CYS323 of the Nurokinin-1 Receptor to Assess the Role of Palmitoylation. Advisors: Mark Simmons, Douglas Kline.
  • Romito, Angela. (2004). Responses of Wetland Macroinvertebrate Community Structure to Flood Pulsing in a Headwater Stream. Advisor: Ferenc de Szalay.
  • Wallace, Dannika. (2004). Determining the Effectiveness of Cromolyn, a Lyotropic Chromonic Liquid Crystal, as an Antibiotic Drug Delivery System. Advisor: Chris Woolverton.
  • Cravenor, Robert. (2003). The Effects of Dioxins on Growth and Reproductive Development in Rats. Advisor: James Blank.
  • Leahy, Rachel. (2003). Wilms' Tumor Suppressor Gene (WT1) Induces Apoptosis in Prostate Cancer. Advisor: Gail Fraizer.
  • Murdock, Jessica. (2003). Decomposition Rates and Invertebrate Colonization of Leaf Litter in Wetland Habitats. Advisor: Mark Kershner.
  • Tallman, Sarah. (2002). Mitochondrial Localization of D-AKAP2 in Mouse Leydig Cells. Advisor: John Stalvey.
  • Skytta, Carla. (2002). Tissue Engineering in vitro to Produce a Model for Skin Replacement. Advisor: Chris Woolverton.
  • Pagano, Nancy. (2002). Sex Differential Effects on TCDD on Memory and Learning in Rats. Advisor: James Blank.
  • Moats, Heather. (2002). Behavioral Effects of Housing Captive Red Ruffed Lemurs on a Naturally Vegetated Island at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Advisor: Mark Kershner.
  • Miller, Mindy. (2001). Foraging Behavior in the Family Callitrichidae: A Comparison Study of Marmosets and Tamarins. Advisor: Suzette Tardif
  • Knazek, Elizabeth. (2001). The Origin of Simultaneous Hermaphroditism in the Freshwater Mussel Genus Utterbackia (Bivalva: Anodontinae) as Inferred from Phylogenetic Analysis of DNA Sequences. Advisor: Walter Hoeh.
  • Bowman, Jared. (2000). The Phylogeny and Radiation of the Genus Ginoria (Lythraceae). Advisor: Shirley Graham.
  • Clark, Marie. (2000). The Role of Glycogen Synthase Kinase 3 and Protein Phosphatase 1 Gamma 2 in Spermatozoan Function. Advisor: Srinivasan Vijayaraghavan.
  • Cline, Jennifer. (2000). Experimental Test of a Hypothesis that Zebra Mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) Alter Phytoplankton P-dynamics by Release of Phosphate. Advisor: Robert Heath.
  • Eichler, Sarah. (2000). Usefulness of Elf-97 for Detection of Alkaline Phosphatase Activity on Individual Algal Cells in Culture and in Natural Freshwater Plankton Assemblages. Advisor: Robert Heath.
  • Madrigal, Vanessa. (2000). A Comparative Assessment of Absolute Blood Cell Counts and Differential between Populations. Advisors: Chris Wooverton, James Blank.
  • Olshanski, Anne. (2000). Investigating the Effects of In Utero TCDD Exposure on Male Rat Growth and Reproductive Maturity. Advisor: James Blank.
  • Kumar, Sumeet. (1999). Using Phylogenetic Analysis and Consensus DNA Sequences to Create an Interactive Website. Advisor: Chris Woolverton.
  • Luker, Melissa. (1999). An Emerging Phylogeny of the Genus Cuphea (Lythraceae) Based on Molecular Data from the Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS) Region of the Nuclear Ribosomal Gene. Advisor: Shirley Graham.
  • Purk, Heather. (1998). The Observed and Classified Flora and Fauna of a Michael J. Kirwan Reservoir Willow Carr. Advisor: Samuel Mazzer.
  • Sop, Aaron. (1998). The Expression of Steroidogenic Enzymes in the Mouse Oocyte and Blastocyst. Advisor: John Stalvey.
  • Brophey, Gregory. (1996). Mechanisms Responsible for Calcium Release in the Mammalian Egg at Fertilization: Evidence Against Ryanodine-Mediated Calcium Release. Advisor: Douglas Klein.
  • Misra, Sutanu. (1996). Time Course for the Appearance of Tumor Necrosis Factor Messenger Ribonucleic Acid in the Fetal/Neonatal Rat Ovary. Advisor: Jennifer Marcinkiewicz.
  • Zielinski, Scott. (1996). Effects of Corticosterone on 3-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase-Isomerase in Mouse Adrenocortical Cells. Advisor: John Stalvey.
  • Binkley, Michael. (1995). Societal Indices of Snow Regions in the Eastern United States. Advisor: N/A.
  • Vogten, Mathys. (1994). The Effects of Estradiol on 3-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase-Isomerase in Mouse Adrenal Cells. Advisor: John Stalvey.
  • Lo, Tsia. (1992). Modeling Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution Reactions Using Graph Theoretic Transforms. Advisor: Chun-che Tsai.
  • Weber, Sabrina. (1992). Differential Reproductive Response of Female Deer Mice to Short Photoperiod. Advisor: James Blank.
  • Bryant Jr., David. (1991). The Effect of Gentamicin and PH on the Efficiency of Clinical Isolation of Herpes Simplex Virus. Advisors: Gary Larkin, Ken Rosenthal.
  • Merchant, Amy. (1991). Effects of Short-Term Swim Stress on Lymphocyte Numbers and Responsiveness in the Rat. Advisor: J. Ross Stevenson.
  • Burlingame, Karen. (1990). A Survey of the Changes in Chloroform Precursor Concentrations in Little Sandy Lake, Ravenna, Ohio. Advisor: Robert Karlson.
  • Wysocki, Nancy. (1989). A Study of Steroidogenesis in the Adjuvant-Induced Arthritic Rat. Advisor: Brent Bruot.
  • Kreiling, Jill. (1988). The Effects of Corticosterone on the Response of Lymphocytes to Con A and LPS in Mouse Strain C57BL/6. Advisor: J. Ross Stevenson.
  • Qadri, Meh Jabeen. (1988). Activity in the Mongolian Gerbil Before and After Cerebral Ischemia. Advisor: David Waller.
  • McMichael, Bonnie. (1987). Biology of Rivellia Species (Diptera: Platystomatidae) Feeding on Nitrogen-Fixing Nodules of Robinia pseudo-acacia (Leguminosae). Advisor: Benjamin Foote.
  • Quick, Lynda Mae. (1987). Mitogen Responsiveness of Mouse B and T Lymphocytes in the Spleen. Advisor: J. Ross Stevenson.
  • Khalil, Rafik. (1986). The Biological Mechanisms of the Interferon System. Advisor: J. Ross Stevenson.
  • Tisone, Joseph. (1986). Variation of the Metabolic Enzyme Lactate Dehydrogenase in Salamander Species Desmognatus fuscus and Plethodon cinereus of the Family Plethodontidae. Advisor: Lowell Orr.
  • Bibro, Claudette. (1985). Life History and Larval Description of Rivellia Pallida (Diptera: Platystomatidae). Advisor: Benjamin Foote.
  • Deranek, Lisa. (1985). Characterization of Lipoproteins Found in Rabbit Seminal Fluid. Advisor: Brent Bruot.
  • DiLaurio, Cyntia. (1985). The Long Term Maintenance of Perifused Rat Granulosa Cells in Vitro. Advisor: Brent Bruot.
  • Perez, Raymond. (1985). Early Events in Herpes Simplex Virus Replication: A Model for Cellular Activation. Advisors: Gary Killian, Ken Rosenthal.
  • Wegner, Carole. (1985). Purification of a B-N-Acetylhexosaminidase from Rat Caudal Epididymal Fluid. Advisors: Gary Killian, Brent Bruot.
  • Peel, Laurie. (1984). The Utilization of Sewage Sludge in the Establishment of a Grass-Legume Cover on Surface Mine Spoil. Advisor: Samuel Mazzer.
  • Stephens, Deborah. (1983). Diaptomus and Daphnia Swimming Speeds in Varying Concentrations of Algae. Advisor: Robert Carlson.
  • Savisky, Timothy. (1983). A Survey of the Amphibians, Reptiles, and Mammals of the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area. Advisor: Lowell Orr.
  • Eschedor, Karen. (1982). The Effects of Chlorambucil in DNA/1J Mice Having RaVe Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. Advisor: Raymond Gesinski.
  • Granieri, Janice. (1982). The Effect of Relaxin on Glycogen and Protein Content of the Reproductive Tract in the Male Rat. Advisors: Gary Killian, Walter Adams.
  • Carpenter, James. (1982). The Black Bear in North America, with Special Reference to History and Implications of Population Growth and Dispersal Trends in Adjoining States. Advisor: N/A.
  • Mullen, Jens. (1982). The Effect of Nutrient Concentration Physiological State of an Alga, and the Presence of Two Algal Species on Toluene's Inhibitory Abilities. Advisor: Robert Carlson.
  • Vilk, Deborah. (1981). System Alteration by Nitrogen-Fixing Blue-Green Algae. Advisor: Robert Heath.
  • Galloway, Cynthia. (1980). The RaVe Lymphoblastic Lymphoma: Does it Induce Transformation? Advisors: Raymond Gesinski, Robert Heath.
  • Hutton, James. (1980). Foraging Behavior and Microhabitat Selection: A Field Study. Advisor: Lowell Orr.
  • Vulinec, Kevina. (1978). The Role of Exposure Time in Male-Female Social Interactions in the Mongolian Gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus). Advisor: David Waller.
  • Dunning Jr., John. (1978). A Test of the Reliability of Audubon Christmas Bird Counts. Advisors: David Waller, Lowell Orr.
  • Mittelman, Scott. (1977). A Comparison of the Effects on Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, and Respiratory Rate in Rats, of Intraarterial versus Intravenous Cadmium Chloride Administration. Advisor: Keith Ewing.
  • Eschedor, Jeffrey. (1977). The Effects of Low Frequency Vibration on the Reproductive and Developmental Capacity of Drosophilia Melanogaster. Advisor: Benjamin Foote.
  • Scott, Joan. (1976). The Etiology and Management of Spina Bifida. Advisor: Marion Ferguson.
  • Lodge, Debbie. (1976). Distributing of Aquatic Insects on Faces of Riffle Rocks in a Northeastern Ohio Stream. Advisor: Benjamin Foote.
  • Ashbaugh, Kathie. (1975). Radioimmunology of Rat Prolactin. Advisor: N/A.
  • Bushek, Stephen. (1975). A Programmed Guide to Some Basic Biological Conceits. Advisor: Keith Ewing.
  • Glaus, Kent. (1975). The Effects of Light on Sporulation in Phycomyces Blakesleeanus. Advisor: Robert Heath.
  • Joyce, Steven. (1973). The Hematological Effects of Injected Cadmium in the Dog. Advisor: Keith Ewing.
  • Masters, Danetha. (1972). An Analysis of the Normal and the Scolidtic Spine with Implications for Therapeutic Measures. Advisor: Thos Blosser.
  • Smith, Karen. (1971). The Effect of Endysone of Messenger RNA in Crayfish Epidermis. Advisor: N/A.
  • Gilles, Bonnie. (1970). Sugar Reabsorption in the Ecdysis of the Crayfish Orconectes Sanborni. Advisor: N/A.
  • Savoy, Ruth. (1970). The Thermographic Vascular Pattern of the Female Breast during the Menstrual Cycle. Advisor: N/A.
  • Papenfuss, Karen. (1969). A Study of Methods of Disseminating Information by Major Zoological Gardens in the United States. Advisor: N/A.
  • Averill, Mary. (1967). Population Studies with Tribolium. Advisor: N/A.
  • Goldstein, Betty. (1966). Comparison of the Effects of Anesthesia on Blood Glucose and Blood Urea Nitrogen of the C57B1/6 Mouse. Advisor: N/A.
  • Collins, Douglass. (1964). The Correlation of Testicular Lobing with Age in Desmognatus Ochrophaeus Ochrophaeus. Advisor: N/A.
  • Fisher, Janice. (1964). The Spermatohenic Cycle and Breeding Season of Desmognatus Ochrophaeus Ochrophaeus. Advisor: N/A.
  • Weir, Judith. (1964). A Study of the Effects of Cortisone Injectionson the Leukocytes of the White Rat. Advisor: N/A.
  • Emmons, Anita. (1963). A Study of the Planetariums and Planetarium Programming. Advisor: N/A.
  • Rosenberger, Carl. (1939). A Study of Local Bird Populations in Kent and in Warren, Ohio. Advisor: Ralph Dexter.
  • Damann, Kenneth. (1938). A Study of the Algal Flora of Watering Troughs in the Vicinity of Castle Rock, Minnesota. Advisor: Const. Alexopoulos.
  • Read, Margaret. (1937). Structural-Functional Correlations in Certain Mammalian Orders. Advisor: N/A.