Collected here are theses produced by graduate students from the Department of Biology at the College at Brockport.

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Theses from 2016

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Mitochondrial DNA Stability and Maintenance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Nicole Ashman

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Behavioral phenotype of Vang6 mutant Drosophila melanogaster pertaining to the Olfactory System, Sarah Lynn Austin

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Arginine Methylation and Enzymatic Activity of TbLpn, a Lipin Homologue from T. Brucei, Andrew R. Bumstead

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The Effects of KU70 on Mitochondrial Stability in the Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Allyson Burkhart

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The Influence of Osmolytes on Nucleic Acid Helical Conformations, Pakinee Phromsiri

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The Effects of RAD1 and RAD10 on Mitochondrial Stability in the Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Christina Seger

Theses from 2012

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Gastrointestinal (GI) Motility is Unaltered by Feeding in Zebrafish, Amanda Marie Diamond

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A Study of the Sequestration of Melanin-Concentrating Hormone Receptor-1 in Caveolae: A Potential Mode of Cell Signaling Regulation by an Appetite-Stimulating Hormone, Lauren D. Field

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Characterization of TbLpn in Trypanosoma brucei, Alyssa S. Frainier

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The Role of Kitlb on Development of Coordinated Muscular Contractions in the Zebrafish Gastrointestinal Tract, Brittany A. Heatherington

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Characterization of in vitro and in vivo enzymatic activity of TbLpn and its role in phospholipids biosynthesis in Trypanosoma brucei, Dominic Nyamai Munini

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Oatka Creek Water Quality Assessment: Identifying Point and Nonpoint Sources of Pollution with Application of the SWAT Model, Dale Matthew Pettenski

Theses from 2011

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Red Lionfish (Pterois volitans) Invade San Salvador, Bahamas: Early Population Characteristics, and Comparisons of the Coral and Fish Communities on Shallow Patch Reefs in 2001 and 2007, Amanda K. Alexander

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Regulation of Actin Dynamics by Melanin-Concentrating Hormone Potentiates Downstrean Signaling to Extracellular Signal-Regulated Kinase in Cultured Cells, Scott Michael Portwood

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Expression Level of Kita, Kitb, Kitla, and Kitlb in Zebrafish Gastrointestional Tract, Jennifer B. Strouse

Theses from 2010

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Structure and Phenotypic Analysis of Notch Mutations, Melissa A. Kostrzebski

Theses from 2009

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The Role of the MRX Complex and the Non-homologous End Joining DNA Repair Pathway in Mitochondrial Genome Stability and Repair, Garry L. Coles

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Defining the Limits and Mapping the Control Sequences of the Gene, Enhancer of Rudimentary, in Drosophila melanogaster, Nicholas Rizzo

Theses from 2008

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Melanin-Concentrating Hormone Receptor-1 is Enriched in Lipid Rafts and the Effects of Lipid Raft Integrity on Receptor Signaling, Elizabeth Delorme-Axford

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The Role of CLU1 in Maintaining Mitochondrial Genome Stability and Morphology in S. cerevisiae, Christine E. Hochmuth

Theses from 2007

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A Fundamental Investigation into the Presence of Interstitial Cells of Cajal within the Gastrointestinal Tract of Dania rerio, Scott Leddon

Theses from 2006

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Characterization of FMP35: A novel gene and its role in mitochondrial DNA stability, Chad A. Cornelius

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Evaluation of Gyp7 Protein Ability to Coordinate and Regulate Mitochondrial Genomes Stability, Louis DiDone

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The Role of Ilv5p Interacting Factors in Mitochondrial DNA Stability, Anthony J. Mirando

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A Comparison of Created and Natural Wetlands and the Effect of Landscape Characteristics on Vegetation, Amphibian and Bird Variables in Freshwater Marshes of Upstate New York, David W. Porter

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Sediment Phosphorus Cycling in a Managed System Irondequoit Bay, N.Y., Daniel J. White

Theses from 2003

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Effect of Di-butyl Phthalate on the Reproductive System of Male Rats, Abhijit Adhye

Theses from 2002

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The invasive species Cercopagis pengoi in Lake Ontario I. Position in the food web II. Impact on mirex concentrations in the biota III. Temporal changes in mirex concentrations in salmon, Elizabeth T. Damaske

Theses from 2001

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The Paleolimnology of Sodus Bay, Mary R. Arnold

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Nocturnal Activity Levels and Stopover Behavior of Spring Neotropical Migrants Along the Southern Lake Ontario Shoreline, Susan B. Smith

Theses from 2000

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Spatial Structure and Fragmentation Effects of Grasshopper Sparrows in Mendon Ponds, New York, Karla Lynn Balent

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Follow-Up Vegetation and Avifaunal Surveys on Wetlands Restored through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Partners for Wildlife Program, Judy A. Robinson

Theses from 1999

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DNA Fingerprinting: Identification of Organisms Using the Polymerase Chain Reaction and Various Primers, Vera Santoleri

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Assessing the Potential of PRTOLl as a Bioremedial Agent Using Non-Isotopic, 16S-rRNA Targeted Oligonucleotide Probes, Jason Stricker

Theses from 1994

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Effects of Alewife (Alosa Pseudoharengus) Predation on Zooplankton Community Structure in Honeoye and Conesus Lakes, Gregory J. Crego

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An Analysis of Factors Potentially Limiting the Abundance of the Zebra Mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) in Salmon Creek, Monroe County, New York, Steven J. Miller

Theses from 1993

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Investigation of Generalized Watershed Loading Functions Predictions On Sodus East Creek Watershed, Gary Benjamin Brown

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Trophic Interactions: the Relative Importance of Dreissena Filtration and Daphnia Grazing on Phytoplankton Abundance and Water Clarity, Eileen M. Malloy Desormeaux

Theses from 1991

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An Experimental Test of the Crayfish (Orconectes immunis) as a Control Mechanism for Submerged Aquatic Macrophytes, Michael Allen Letson

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Specific Activity of Phosphofructokinase in Flight Muscle of Honey Bees (Apis mellifera L.) in Winter, Summer, and in a Flight Room, Daniel L. Smugor

Theses from 1989

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Leptodora Kindtii (Focke): Seasonal Population Abundance and Food Web Interactions in Lake Ontario; 1984, 1986, and 1987, Joutje Ariel Koapaha

Theses from 1988

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A Series of Laboratory Exercises for Use in Undergraduate Studies, Daniel Patrick Frank

Theses from 1987

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Effects of Substance P on Nicotine-Induced Cholinergic Transmissions and Contractility in Isolated Rat Atrial Preparations, Tobias E. Ekeze

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3’ Terminal Processing of Precursor tRNA Transcribed From a Drosophila Melanogaster Histidine Gene in a Cell-Free System, James P. Fulginiti

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Mysis Relicta: Production, Vertical Migration and Life History of the Lake Ontario Population, 1984, Mary Alice Shea

Theses from 1985

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Development of a Yeast Transcription System Using a Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Enzyme Extract and a Drosophila Melanogaster Histidine tRNA Gene, Diana M. Parker

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Age Related Changes in the Production and Metabolism of Testicular Steroids in the Rat, Joan E. Zummo

Theses from 1983

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Foraging and Caching Behavior of the Plateau Mouse (Peromyscus melanophrys), Michael R. Gannon

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Blue-Green Algal Mats from Acidified Adirondack Lakes: Mat Structure and pH Response of Algal Isolates, Maureen Ann Leupold

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W-reactivation (Inducible "SOS" DNA Repair) of double stranded DNA bacteriophage λ and single stranded DNA bacteriophage fd on isogenic rec and uvrB mutants of Escherichia coli K-12, Sammy F.W. Ndive

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Amino Acids in Asclepias Nectar, Steven Edward Sadwick

Theses from 1982

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Effects of Wind Stress, Wind Speed and Direction on Phytoplankton Abundance in the Nearshore Zone of Lake Michigan, David S. DeVault III

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recA-Independence of Residual Dimer Excision in a recI.152 Mutant of Esherichia C01.1 K-12, Barry Fried

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The Effect of Exercise Training on the Response of Isolated Rat Atria to Acetylcholine at 30°C and 37°C, Carol M. Marturano

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A Floristic Study of the Woodland Area of Brighton Town Park, Brighton, New York, Jennifer Paula McCormick

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Growth Response of Anacystis nidulans to Sodium, Phosphate, and Potassium Availability, Dorothy Ann McKellar

Theses from 1981

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The Effect of Temperature and Density on the Amplitude of Vertical Migration of Daphnia Magna, Michael John Calaban

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Kepone Toxicity to Estuarine Microorganisms, William Richard Mahaffey

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A reexamination of stratification processes in Ides Cove, N.Y. with reference to sediment geochemistry, George Joseph Pesacreta

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Cardiac Na+, K+, Mg+2 and Ca+2 Concentrations in Chronically Exercised Rats, Harriet Spaulding Tresham

Theses from 1980

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H+ and K+ Transport in Nitella, Daniel John Holland

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The Effect of Colchicine on Sexual Reproduction of Chlamydomonas moewusii, Anne Leslie Menoff

Theses from 1978

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An Organic Energy Budget for the New York State Barge Canal, Allan R. Amering

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Anionic Transport in Nitella clavata, Bonnie L. Bower

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Analysis of the Flagellar Membrane Proteins of Chlamydomonas moewusii, Cheryl Lynn Jamieson

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Chlamydomonas moewusii Pairing: Optimal Conditions and Drug Effects, Thomas Michael Lembo

Theses from 1977

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The Development and Assay of an S-Phase Synchronized Cell System Using Skin Fibroblast Cultures of the Indian Muntjac, Robert A. Cascino

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Characterization of RNA Associated with Rat Liver Plasma Membranes, John J. DeBellis

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Premature Chromosome Condensation of Synchronized Chinese Hamster Lung Cells, Steven Michael Tucci

Theses from 1976

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Cell Surface Localization of the Sialyltransferase Ectoenzyme System During the Chlamydomonas Mating Reaction, Luciano Francis Colombino

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Detection of 5-Bromodeoxyuridine Incorporation in Metaphase Chromosomes of Dedifferentiated Melanoma Cells, David Emerson

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Characterization of Transfer RNA Associated with Plasma Membranes, Vincent Joseph Mancusi

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The Effects of Long-Term Exposure to Low Concentrations of Hydrogen Sulfide on Brown Trout, Salmo trutta., Fayette A. Reynolds

Theses from 1975

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The Pollination Ecology of Four Species of Local Vernal Herbaceous Angiosperms, Peter Bernhardt

Theses from 1974

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The Effects of Diesel Fuel on the Growth of Selected Freshwater Phytoplankton, Robert I. Baybutt

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Amino Acid Accepting Activity for Lysine and Arginine Transfer Ribonucleic Acids in Moloney and WM1-B Strains of Murine Leukemia Viruses, Jack Randall Evans

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Enzymatic N-Acetylation of Indolealkylamines by Brain Homogenates of the Honeybee, Apis Mellifera, Philip Harold Evans

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Effects of Water Soluble Extract and Bacterial Degradation Products of Diesel Oil on Marine Phytoplankton, Ching-Hwa Huang

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Bacterial Interference in Human and Canine Resident Cutaneous Microflora, Henry W. Jann Jr.

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An Ultrastructural Study of the Flagellar Surface Coat in Selected Chlamydomonas Species, Carmen John Laurendi

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Zooplankton Community Response to Salinity Addition, Glenn C. Lukos

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A Histochemical Investigation of the Alleviation of Thallium-induced Achondroplasia in the Embryonic Chick Femur by Sorbitol, Imidazole and Histidine, John H. Malin

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Effect of Actinomycin-D on the Ultrastructure of Molting in a Parasitic Nematode, Nippostrongylus Brasiliensis, Lee N. Minier

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Transfer RNA Associated with Rat Liver Plasma Membranes, Richard Carl Scarpulla

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The Effects of Toluene on the Ontogenetic Development of the Fish, Oryzias latipes, the Japanese Medaka, Frederick W. Stoss

Theses from 1973

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The Degradation of Octane in Continuous Culture, Jui-Yu Chang

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The Relation of the Membrane Potential of Nitella to Photosynthetic Processes and External Conditions, Shay-Whey Margaret Koh

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The Life History of Parargyractis canadensis Munroe (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) of Sandy Creek (Monroe County, New York), Michael Arthur Lavery

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Juvenile Hormone Metabolism in the American Cockroach, Periplaneta americana, (L.), John Steve Massare

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Modified Nucleotides of Mitochondrial Transfer Ribonucleic Acids, David William Morry

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Mating Behavior of the European Corn Borer, Ostrinia nubilalis (Hubner), Hugh Lewis Ratigan

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The Relation of the Membrane Potential and Resistance of Nitella to Ion Fluxes, Thomas E. Ryan

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A Late Wisconsin Buried Peat Pollen Profile from the Valley Heads Region at South Dansville, New York, Theodore S. Rynders

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Morphology of the Internal Reproductive System of the Male and Female European Corn Borer Ostrinia Nubilalis (Hubner), Miriam F. Shapiro

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Ornithine aminotransferase : Purification and Properties from Beef Kidney and Molecular Weight from Rat Liver, Dana Strayer

Theses from 1972

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Development of Resistance in Drosophila Melanogaster by Selective Pressure with Malathion (Organophosphate Insecticide), William G. Chamberlain

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The Ecology of the Zooplankton Community of a Small Quarry Pond with Special Reference to the Rotifers, Leo J. Curro

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The Biomagnetic Effects on Pupation of Diapausing European Corn Borer, Ostrinia nubilalis (Hubn), James L. Frierson

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Male Influence on the Neuro-Endocrine Control of Egg Production in the Female Milkweed Bug, Oncopeltus fasciatus - Dallas, James Michael Herbert

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Sperm Passage in the Female European Corn Borer, Ostrinia nubilalis (Hubner), Richard W. Stutzman