Sampling of Projects: Faculty with Students
A SAMPLING of PROJECTS FROM DEPAUW BIOLOGY FACULTY & STUDENTS
|Dr. Lynn Bedard||Molecular Biology,
Cloning of high copy suppressors of a mutant H4 protein in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Epitope tagging and localization of the chromatin assembly factor, Cac1p, in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Investigating the role of Hif1 in histone protein import in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
|Dr. Jim Benedix
||Behavioral Ecology, Evolutionary Ecology||
The evolution of parachuting behavior in the arboreal frog Hyla chrysoscelis
Male-male aggressive behavior in cricket frogs
Can clover explain the patchy distribution of crickets in pastures and lawns?
Directed seed dispersal of cedar trees in a disturbed environment
Songs of love: field research on frogs and crickets
|Dr. Dana Duddle
||Plant Evolutionary Ecology, Conservation Biology||
"Meta-Analysis of Quantification Methods Shows that Archaea and Bacteria have similar abundance in the Subseafloor." Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Dec. 2013 vol.79(24):7790-7799. http://aem.asm.org/content/79/24/7790.abstract
Nature, red in stem and leaf: plant ecology, physiology and evolution in an abandoned limestone quarry
|Dr. Vanessa Fox||Ecology||
Where has all the leaf litter gone?
Leaf litter, nutrient cycling, and forest ecology in the vicinity of an abandoned limestone quarry.
Are there too many deer in the DePauw Nature Park?
White-tailed deer movement patterns in the DePauw Nature Park.
Trees and vines: friends, foes, or indifferent?
|Dr. Chet Fornari
||Molecular Genetics, Genomics & Bioinformatics, Microbiology||
Characterization of the homeobox gene #13 in salamanders and rotifers
Endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful: the role of hox genes in rotifer and salamander development and evolution
Computational analysis of new homeobox genes in rotifers
|Dr. Wade Hazel||Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics||
Analysis of COI sequence variation in Hawaiian aquatic insects
Computer simulations of status-dependent selection
The relationship between the timing of diapause and generation length in swallowtail butterfly species.
The proximate control of pupal color in swallowtail butterflies: implications for the evolution of environmentally-cued pupal color in butterflies
|Dr. Kevin Kinney||Physiology, Immunology, Neuroimmunology||
Preliminary investigation of the role of IL-1 in the behavioral fever response of the green iguana
Effects of handling stress on primary and secondary antibody responses in the frog Xenopus laevis
Evaluation of a colorimetric assay for in vitro proliferation of Xenopus splenocytes.
|Dr. Pascal Lafontant||Biomedical Science, Physiology||
The giant danio as a model of cardiac remodeling and regeneration.
|Dr. Henning Schneider||Molecular Neurobiology, Physiology, and Neuroethology||
Mapping of serotonin type 1A receptor expression in the zebrafish
Cloning and characterization of a zebrafish 5HT7 receptor gene
|Dr. Bruce Serlin||Cellular Biology, Plant Biology||
Ramifications of nascent fungicides on local aquatic vertebrates
|Dr. Janet Vaglia
The longer the better? Axial elongation and tail development in the two-lined salamander
Secrets of salamander tail: A comparative study of posterior body axis development