2017

  • Marie Elizabeth Jordan
    Combination Metronomic Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy in Preclinical Mouse Glioma Models
    Advisor: Waxman
  • Daphne Schatzberg
    Bioelectrical Dynamics are Required for Normal Development of the Sea Urchin Embryo
    Advisor: Bradham
  • Cody Desjardins
    The Myocyte Enhancer Factor-2 (MEF2) Family Mediates Complex Gene Regulation in Skeletal and Cardiac Myocytes
    Advisor: Naya

2016

  • Jennifer Lynn Sherman Willoughby
    Transcription factor LSF: a mitotic regulator in hepatocellular carcinoma cells
    Advisor: Hansen
  • Tracy Meehan
    Analysis of Engulfment and Cell Corpse Processing by Epithelial Cells in the Drosophila Ovary
    Advisor: McCall
  • Amanda (Rice) Clark
    MEF2-regulated Gtl2-Dio3 noncoding RNAs in cardiac muscle and disease
    Advisor: Naya

2015

  • Leila Haery
    Effects of C-Terminal Truncations of the Histone Acetyltransferase P300 on the Growth and Gene Expression Patterns of Human Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Cell Lines
    Advisor: Gilmore
  • Nelsa Estrella
    Gene Programs Regulated by MEF2 Transcription Factors in Rodent Striated Muscle Cells
    Advisor: Naya
  • Allison Timmons
    Phagocytosis Genes and the JNK Signaling Pathway Promote Developmental Programmed Cell Death and are Essential for Engulfment of the Dying Germline in the Drosophila Ovary
    Advisor: McCall

2014

  • Lauren Friedman
    Microevolution of the oxidative stress response: organismal and transcriptomic effects of peroxide exposure in the starlet sea anemone Nematostella vectensis
    Advisor: Finnerty
  • Derek Stefanik
    Investigating alternative life history trajectories in two species of edwardsiid sea anemonies using ecological, transcriptomic, and molecular approaches
    Advisor: Finnerty

2013

  • Sarah Sullivan
    MINT-dependent regulation of amyloid precursor protein trafficking and processing in neurons
    Advisor: Ho
  • Eva Fast
    Dynamic Effects of Wolbachia on Drosophila Oogenesis and Coordination of Infection with Stem Cell Niche Morphogenesis
    Advisor: Frydman
  • Amanda Core 
    Generation of High Throughput TransductionTools and Evaluation of the Role of BMP2/4 in Late Morphogenesis in Sea Urchin Embryos
    Advisor: Bradham
  • Brad Hogan  
    Partially Redundant Tryptophan Synthase and Myb Transcription Factor Genes Regulate Indolic Defense Compound Synthesis in Arabidopsis Thaliana
    Advisor: Celenza
  • Michael Pieck      
    Characterization of an Arabidopsis Aminotransferase the Participates in Tryptophan Metabolism and Auxin Homeostasis
    Advisor: Celenza

2012

  • Stephen Amato
    The role of bioenergy sensing in neuronal polarization and synaptogenesis
    Advisor: Man
  • Matthew Teague Ferenc
    The effects of shockwaves on cultured mammalian neurons and their implications for mild traumatic brain injury
    Advisor: Deshler
  • Matthew D. Lynes
    Control of CD36 phosphorylation by global intestinal alkaline phosphatase mediates intestinal adaptation to high-fat diet
    Advisor: Widmaier
  • Steven Mullenbrock
    Global investigation of transcriptional programs involved in cell proliferation and differentiation
    Advisor: Cooper
  • Emily A. Pace
    Investigating combinatorial ligand addiction provides insights into rational drug combinations in cancer therapy
    Advisor: Gilmore
  • Christine Marie Snyder
    WNT Signaling in Skeletal Muscle Regeneration is Modulated by a MEF2A-dependent miRNA Mega-cluster
    Advisor: Naya
  • Francis S. Wolenski
    The NF-kappaB signaling pathway of the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis: Functional characterization of core elements and two naturally occurring polymorphisms
    Advisor: Gilmore

2011

  • Elizabeth Pearl Braverman Ewen
    MEF2A coordinately regulates a costamere gene program in cardiac muscle
    Advisor: Naya
  • Ondra Michelle Kielbasa
    Myospryn is a calcineurin-interacting protein that negatively modulates slow fiber-type transformation and skeletal muscle regeneration
    Advisor: Naya
  • Emily Chan Marquez
    Cloning of CDNAs for estrogen receptor alpha, aromatase, and aryl hydrocarbon receptors and environmental effects on gene expression in the painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) and the red-eared slider (Pseudemys scripta)
    Advisor: Callard, I.
  • Tracy L. Pritchett
    The Role of the Insulin, JNK, and CHK2 Cell Signaling Pathways in the Regulation of Programmed Cell Death in the Drosophila Ovary
    Advisor: McCall
  • Jolyon Terragni
    PI 3-kinase signaling regulates transcription through a network of NFkappaB, MYC superfamily and forkhead transcription factorsI
    Advisor: Cooper

2010

  • Michael R. Garbati
    Identification of IkappaB kinase phosphorylation sites on human transcription factor REL and characterization of histone acetyltransferase P300 as a REL coactivator
    Advisor: Gilmore
  • Andrew F. Gardner
    Components of Sulfolobus islandicus rod-shaped virus 2 replication initiation and genome resolution
    Advisor: Loechler
  • Amy T. McCurley
    The regulation of neuroregeneration in zebrafish (Danio rerio): Global gene expression patterns and the role of estrogen and arylhydrocarbon receptor (AhR) signaling
    Advisor: Callard, G.

2009

  • Bianca Heinrich
    Motor directed transport of localized mRNAs in Xenopus oocytes
    Advisor: Deshler
  • Joshua R. Leeman
    Analyses of alternative splicing and deletion mutants identify an inhibitory domain in human transcription factor REL, an oncogenic member of the NF-kappaB family of proteins
    Advisor: Gilmore
  • Utsav Hiralal Saxena
    Regulation of transcription factor LSF by cyclin C-dependent kinases and the prolyl isomerase Pin1 during progression through the G1 phase of the cell cycle
    Advisor: Hansen