The Biology Dissertations Series is comprised of dissertations and theses authored by Marquette University's Biology Department doctoral and master's students.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Ventral Tegmental Area Regulation Of Stress-Induced Reinstatement Of Cocaine-Seeking Behavior, Jordan Michael Blacktop

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Mechanism Of Gabab Receptor-Activated Increases In L-Type Calcium Current In The Neonatal Mammalian Hippocampus, Andrew S. Karls

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Structural and Functional Studies of Urea Amidolyase, Yi Lin

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Coordination of Primer Sugar Synthesis with O-antigen Initiation in Rhizobium Etli CE3, Tiezheng Li

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Cross-Bridge Mechanisms of Skeletal Muscle Fatigue: Effects of Hydrogen Ion, Inorganic Phosphate, and Age, Cassandra Rae Nelson

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Hypothalamic Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase-Activating Polypeptide: Impact On Energy Homeostasis And Glutamate Signaling, Jon Resch

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The Role of PRKA-Mediated Stimulation of Fatty Acid Oxidation in the Regulation of Meiotic Maturation in Mouse Oocytes, Deepa Valsangkar

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Positions in the GluN2C-Containing NMDAR Regulate Alcohol Sensitivity and Ion Channel Gating, Man Wu

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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CONTRIBUTIONS OF INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IN STRESS REACTIVITIY TO POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER VULNERABILITY AND RESILIENCE, Jonathan Edward Hill

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Temporal And Spatial Requirements Of Drop-Dead Expression For Adult Survival In Drosophila Melanogaster, Christine Lynn Sansone

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The Role Of Amp-Activated Protein Kinase In Mouse Oocyte Maturation And Subsequent Egg Activation, Ru Ya

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Genetic Identification of Development Pathways Regulated by Conserved microRNAs in Caenorhabditis elegans, John L. Brenner

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Quantitative Analysis of Methangenic Community in Anaerobic Digesters and its Response to Freeze Drying and Exposure to Oxygen, Keerthi Cherukuri

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Corticosterone-Induced Potentiation of Cocaine Seeking: A Potential Role for Organic Cation Transporter 3, Evan N. Graf

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Myosin Isoforms and Regulation of Tonic and Phasic Contraction in Smooth Muscle, Qian Huang

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Regulation of System XC- and its Contribution to Cell Death, XiaoQian Liu

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The Contribution of System Xc-to Prefrontal Cortical Mediated Behaviors Associated with Schizophrenia, Victoria Lutgen

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Dysregulation of System Xc- and Its Impact on Cocaine Seeking, Aric Madayag

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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The Pleiotropic Effects of LC8 on the Anchoring Protein in Flagellar Radial Spoke Complex, Anjali Gupta

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The Mitospecific Region of Mrp20 and its Importance for the Assembly of Mitochondrial Ribosomes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Jasvinder Kaur

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Exploring the Architecture of the Human GABA(A) Receptor Ligand Binding Pocket via Mutational, Electrophysiological, and Kinetic Analysis, Kurt Thomas Laha

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Relating Methanogen Community Structure to Function in Anaerobic Wastewater Digesters, Rachel Morris

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Mechanisms of Neuronal Death Induced by Environmental Toxicants in Murine Cortical Culture, Travis Rush

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The discovery and exploration of a universal targeting mechanism in eukaryotic cells, Priyanka Sivadas

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Mutational-kinetic Analysis Reveals the Roles of Arginines and Aromatics in the Core of the GABAA Receptor Ligand-binding Pocket, Phu Tran

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Modulation of L-type Calcium Current by GABA-B Receptor Activation in the Neonatal Rat Hippocampus, Jennifer Grace Bray

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Role of DPY-30 Proteins in Flagella, Radhika Gopal

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MIR-237 is Likely a Developmental Timing Gene that Regulates the L2-to-L3 Transition in C. Elegans, Xi Li

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Reversible Deficiencies in Flagellar Beating and Axonemal Assembly, Mei Wei

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Characterization of Regulatory Mechanisms for Alternative Splicing in Alpha Thyroid Hormone Receptor mRNA, Chao Zhang

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PKCĪ± and CPI-17 expression and spatial-temporal distribution with activation in pig stomach antrum and fundus, Yu Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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The Role of AMP-Activated Protein Kinase (AMPK) in Mouse Oocyte Meiotic Resumption, Jing Chen

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Investigation of the bacterial diversity of biofilms and nitrogen-fixing microorganisms in Yellowstone Lake, Nick Roman Konkol

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EARLI1 proteins localize to the cell wall and protect cells from freezing damage, Yi Zhang

Submissions from 2006

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Characterization of subunit e of the yeast mitochondrial F(1)F(0)-ATP synthase, Valerie Everard-Gigot

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Polyadenylation dependent nuclear RNA surveillance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Sujatha A Kadaba

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Analysis of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) in mouse oocyte meiotic maturation, Cean LaRosa

Submissions from 2005

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ASI2, a gene encoding a putative signal transduction receptor, is required for sexual reproduction in Tetrahymena thermophila, Shuqiang Li

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MADS-box genes play diverse roles in flowering time regulation of Arabidopsis and maize, Ying Pan

Submissions from 2004

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Investigations on methane and methanotrophic bacteria in geothermally active Yellowstone Lake, James Charles Bruckner

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Characterization of the low-temperature response of EARLI1 in Arabidopsis, Jason A Bubier

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Acetylcholine in the lamprey spinal cord: Cellular, synaptic and network effects, Katharina A Quinlan

Submissions from 2003

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Functional analysis of the sV23 vitelline membrane protein in Drosophila melanogaster, Anita Manogaran

Submissions from 2002

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Calcium channel modulation by GABA(B) receptor activation, Thomas Joseph Carter

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The role of elevated levels of inorganic phosphate and hydrogen ions in muscular fatigue: A re-examination near physiological temperatures, Edward Patrick Debold

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The influence of biofilms on the attachment of the zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha, Jerry H Kavouras

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Isolation and characterization of genes induced during macronuclear development in Tetrahymena thermophila, Rupa Ashish Udani

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Isolation and characterization of the Tlr family of germ line-limited mobile genetic elements in Tetrahymena thermophila, Jeffrey D. Wuitschick

Submissions from 2001

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Analysis of an abundantly expressed novel member of the nifA regulon in Rhizobium etli, Olivia Jeanne Jahn

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Genetic dissection of eggshell assembly in Drosophila melanogaster, Debra Kay Mauzy-Melitz

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Investigations on the microbial ecology of Yellowstone Lake hydrothermal vents, Carl Michael Schroeder

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Expression and mechanical function of arterial smooth muscle cells, Jennifer J. Sherwood

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Isolation and characterization of EARLI1, a vernalization-responsive gene in Arabidopsis thaliana, Richard K. Wilkosz

Submissions from 2000

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An evolutionary and genetic analysis of dec-1 protein function in Drosophila, James Charles Badciong

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Electrophysiological properties of lamprey spinal neurons during fictive locomotion, Michelle Marie Dacus

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Regulatory elements of the sV23 gene of Drosophila melanogaster, Frank Joseph Fokta

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Identification of an open reading frame with similarity to integrase in a Tetrahymena thermophila micronucleus-limited element, Jill Alane Genshan

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Skeletal muscle fatigue: pH effects on contractile function and excitation-contraction coupling in single cells, Shannon T Knuth

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Biofeedback measures of pelvic floor muscle function in asymptomatic and incontinent women, Jeannette M. Tries

Submissions from 1999

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Plant signals and bacterial components induce modifications in Rhizobium lipopolysaccharide, Dominik M. Duelli

Submissions from 1998

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Regulation of erbA(alpha) alternative pre-mRNA processing, Michelle Laura Hastings

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Adaptations of rodent skeletal muscle to resistance exercise and simulated microgravity, Kris Matthew Norenberg

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Sequence microheterogeneity and cis-acting sequences of Tlr1, a developmentally regulated DNA rearrangement in Tetrahymena thermophila, Namrata Srivastava (Patil)

Submissions from 1997

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Molecular mechanism of pre-plastocyanin import into chloroplasts, Manjula Sen

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Nucleosome phasing and internucleosomal DNA methylation in Tetrahymena thermophila, Teresa Ann Van Nuland

Submissions from 1996

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Medium components and developmental arrest in preimplantation mouse embryos, Mary Kathryn Dienhart

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Smooth muscle myosin heavy chain isoform levels and unloaded shortening in single smooth muscle cells, Daniel P. Meer

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Processing and distributions of dec-1 eggshell products in Drosophila melanogaster, Maria Isabel Nogueron

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Eggshell assembly in Drosophila: Processing and localization of vitelline membrane and chorion proteins, Terri E Pascucci

Submissions from 1995

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Developmental stage-specific proteins bind to sequences within the long repeat of the Tetrahymena thermophila Tlr1 DNA rearrangement, Jay Lee Edward Ellingson

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Molecular analysis of chloroplast protein import, Jingqiu Li

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Evolutionary analysis of thedec-1eggshell gene in Drosophila yakuba and Drosophila virilis, Jeffrey Michael Otto

Submissions from 1994

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The role of excitation-contraction coupling in skeletal muscle fatigue, Edward Michael Balog

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Dopaminergic modulation of spinal neurons in the lamprey: Network, cellular, and synaptic effects, Christopher Patrick Kemnitz

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Molecular analysis of ovary specificcDNAs from Galleria mellonella, Veeraramani S Rajaratnam

Submissions from 1992

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Isolation of a nucleoprotein complex from Bacillus subtilis chromatin, Frank DiPino

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Effect of hindlimb suspension on the soleus muscle: Blood flow, fatigue, and single fiber function, Kerry S McDonald

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Rhizobium purine metabolism and its role in infection of legumes, Jeffrey Donald Newman

Submissions from 1991

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Maturation of the murine oocyte-cumulus cell complex: Lectins as probes for understanding its regulation, Charles Funsho Fagbohun

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The contractile properties of single slow- and fast twitch muscle fibers: Alterations with endurance exercise-training, Jane Marie Schluter

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The frog semitendinosus muscle: Contractile and metabolic studies of muscle fatigue, LaDora Vaughan Thompson

Submissions from 1990

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Structural analysis of an annexin gene regulated by prolactin in the pigeon cropsac, Youssef Samir Hitti

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Studies to determine the site of increased estradiol negative feedback in the underfed female rat, Patricia Ann Spillar

Submissions from 1989

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Genetic and functional comparison of LPS biosynthetic loci in Rhizobium leguminosarum strains of different host ranges, Benita Anne Brink

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Accumulation and maturation of immune cells in the lung during acute pulmonary inflammation, Debra Kay Newton-Nash

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A cluster of early eggshell protein genes in Drosophila melanogaster: Gene structure, expression and regulation, Ellen Marie Popodi

Submissions from 1988

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Genetic analysis of lipopolysaccharide and purine biosynthesis and their requirement for nodulation in Rhizobium leguminosarum strain CFN42, Joseph Richard Cava

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The requirements for purine and exopolysaccharide biosynthesis in the symbioses of Rhizobium leguminosarum, Ronald J Diebold

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Identification, cloning and analysis of prolactin-regulated genes in the pigeon crop, Laurel Anne Pukac

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Genetic and molecular analysis of an eggshell mutant in Drosophila melanogaster, Smita Shamrao Savant

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Drosophila genomic clones sharing sequence homology with an 'A' type ribosomal protein gene, John Douglas Wigboldus

Submissions from 1987

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SYSTEMIC REGULATION OF THE MURINE PULMONARY LYMPH NODE PLAQUE-FORMING CELL RESPONSE, Elizabeth Moree Allen

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Analysis of tryptophan biosynthesis in Zymomonas mobilis, Christina Kay Eddy

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Cloning and analysis of the dec-1 female-sterile locus, a gene required for proper eggshell morphogenesis in Drosophila, Robert John Hawley

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Estrogen modulation of gonadotropin secretion in the underfed female laboratory rat, Sherrie A Sprangers

Submissions from 1986

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A GENETIC, MORPHOLOGICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF AN EGGSHELL MUTATION IN DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER (CHORION, VITELLINE MEMBRANE), Beverly Jean Bauer

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THE ENDOGENOUS OPIOID PEPTIDES IN REINFORCED BEHAVIORS (ENDORPHINS, STRESS, REWARD, AUTORADIOGRAPHY), Michael Joseph Blake

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CLONING AND CHARACTERIZATION OF EARLY EGGSHELL GENES IN DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER (OOGENESIS), THOMAS J. BURKE

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NONHISTONE CHROMOSOMAL PROTEINS OF DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER: IMMUNOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION AND IN SITU IMMUNOFLUORESCENT LOCALIZATION OF SELECTED PROTEINS USING MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES, DAVID MICHAEL DEBAUCHE

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THE EFFECTS OF ANTICHOLINERGIC AGENTS AND ALPHA BUNGAROTOXIN ON CIRCADIAN REGULATION IN THE LABORATORY RAT (SUPRACHIASMATIC NUCLEUS, HYPOTHALAMUS, BIOLOGICAL RHYTHMS), JAMES RICHARD PAULY