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 2013

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Characterization of Melanin-concentrating Hormone Receptor Desensitization, Andrew E. Goodspeed

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

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An Investigation of Melanin-concentrating Hormone Receptor Internalization – Or Lack Thereof, Jay I. Moden Jr.

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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

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Habitat Selection of Shrubland Birds in the Great Lakes Plains Region of New York State, Kristina A. Klees

Theses from 2007

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A New Functional Zebrafish Gastrointestinal Motility Assay, Stacey Hess

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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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Evaluation of the Basis and Effectiveness of Habitat Assessments in Wetland Functional Assessment Methods, Amy Elizabeth Gardner

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Fat Stores, Plumage Morphs, and Sex of Migrant White-throated Sparrows, Brendan J. McCabe

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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

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Causes and consequences of patchy spatial distribution in male and female fairy shrimp, Eubranchipus bundyi, Brian Robert Roosa

Theses from 2001

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The Paleolimnology of Sodus Bay, Mary R. Arnold

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The Status of Woody Non-Native Species in the Western Half of New York State, Aimee B. Cousoulis

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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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The Relationship between Habitat Variables and the Distribution of the Creek Chub, Semotilus atromaculatus, and the Hornyhead Chub, Nocomis biguttatus, In Sandy, Salmon, and Northrup Creeks, Monroe County, New York, Brian Patrick Burke

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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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Taxa Determination by the Polymerase Chain Reaction: a Survey, Jeffrey S. Kiggins

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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 1998

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Chironomid (Diptera: Chironomidae) Larvae as Indicators of Water Quality in Irondequoit Creek, NY, George E. Cook

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The Effects of Low Temperature on Metabolism and Survival of Individual Honey Bees (Apis mellifera), Patricia Ellen De Joy

Theses from 1997

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Stopover of Neotropical and Temperate Landbird Migrants on the South Shore of Lake Ontario during Spring Migration, Gregory A. Jones

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Potential and Success in Spring 1994 of Walleye Spawning in the Salmon River, Tyendinaga Territory, Ontario, Canada, Gordon John Mengel

Theses from 1995

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Trends in Mirex Residue Levels in Lake Ontario Salmon – 1977 to 1992: Also Included Levels for Photomirex, DDT, DDD, DDE, PCB and Dieldrin, Mary E. Merner

Theses from 1994

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Culture of Yellow Perch in Recirculating Systems, Judith Ann Burz

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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

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Culture of Black Bullhead (Ameriurus melas) in Cages and Open Ponds, Linda Sue Holloway

Theses from 1991

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Spring Thermal Fronts and Salmonine Distributions in Lake Ontario, Dana C. Aultman

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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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Residues of Mirex and Photomirex in Eggs and Fillets of Lake Ontario Coho and Chinook Salmon, Michael D. Murray

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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 1990

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In Vitro Studies of Cultured Rat Trophoblast Cells, Helen Maeve Elam

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The Effect of Temperature on Survival, Growth and Feed Conversion of Black Bullhead (Ictalurus melas), Samuel Jafet Renyaan

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

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Activity of Phosphofructokinase in Summer Honey Bees (Apis mellifera) of Different Ages, Jeffrey F. Greeno-Shannon

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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The Effects of Chronic Exercise on Chronotropic and Inotropic Responses of Isolated Rat Atria to Nicotine, Robbie McLeod

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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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Dynamics of Steroid Secretions in Rats, Abdelhamid Mahmoud Hasan

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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

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Energy Costs of Foraging by Honey Bees on Artificial Flower Patches of Variable and Constant Nectar Distributions, Andrew Kent Schreffler

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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Aging Changes in Testicular Responsivity to Gonadotropin Stimulation in Rats, Stephen Francis McFarlin

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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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A Quantitative Study of Agglutination in Chlamydomonas Moewusii, Nancy Jane Sedita

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The Characterization of Complement Fixing Circulating Anti-Body by the Jird (Meriones Unguiculatus) in Response to Infection with Brugia Pahangi over an Extended Period of Time, Kevin F. Sorge

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

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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 1979

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Effects of Training on Atrial Rate and Sensitivity of Isolated Rat Atria to Catecholamines and Acetylcholine, Antoine El-Hage

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Routine Determination of Mirex and Photomirex in Fish Tissue in the Presence of Polychlorinated Biphenyls, Samuel E. Insalaco

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