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Senior Research Presentations

Biology Senior Research Presentations 


April 23, 2014

  • Julie Breed
    The Apparent Digestive Efficiency of the Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) when Fed Crickets and Mealworms
  • Cara Czechowski
    Dipicolonic Acid with Metal Cations as a Nutrient Source for Soil Microorganisms
  • Jake Buell
    Absorprtion, Translocation, and Possible Metabolization of Bisphenol A by the Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris)
  • Nicole Delello
    Purifying Water from Hydraulic Fracturing by Optimizing Solubility and Chelating Ability of Dipicolinic Acid
  • Hannah Garlick
    Investigative Study of the Effects of phorbol 12-myristate 13-acedtate on DNA Behavior and Lipid Distribution in 3T3 Cells

April 22, 2014

  • Kayle Warren
    Is Phorbol 12-Myristate 13-Acetate a Cellular Shape Changer:  An Investigative Study of the Mechanistic Interactions Between PMA and the Actin Cell Cortex
  • Andy Heinlein
    Specific Dynamic Action of the Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) Fed Deomestic Crickets (Acheta domestica)
  • Stephanie Amico
    The Role of Actin and Actin-Related Proteins in the Nucleus
  • Kylee Banaszek
    Pharmacotherapy for Canine Anxiety Behaviors
  • Katrina Dufresne
    Comparative Analysis of Male versus Female Swimmers Performance using Closed-Circuit Spirometry:  A VO2max Study
  • Ying Ying Wu
    Male Guppy Sexual Determination as an Effective Biomarker for Estrogen Mimics

April 15, 2014

  • Nina Budde
    At Risk Louisiana Wetlands from Crude Oil Pipeline Spills
  • Nick Polito
    Synthsizing DPA Derivatives to Identify Effective Cation Scavengers
  • Umer Najam
    Comparative analysis of caloric content of mealworms and crickets: extraction versus calorimetric techniques
  • Maura Reissig
    Phytoremediation Analysis Experiment for Students to Complete in the Classroom

April 16, 2014

  • Marissa Musso
     Determining Cause of Death of Late Eocene Rodents Using Taphonomy
  • Zack Lafaver
    Analysis & Comparison of Nutrient Retention and Plant Distribution in Pittsford, New York Wetlands
  • Kelsey McNaboe
    Uptake of the Neonicotinoid Insecticide Thiamethoxam by Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Pseudomonas putida
  • Anne Czelusniak
    Phorbol 12-Myristate 13-Acetate Impacts on Cell Morphology and Mitosis in Mouse 3T3 Fibroblasts
  • Alyssa Moffat
    Phytoremediation of Bisphenol A with Salvia officinalis
  • Allie O'Borsky
    Identification of Eomyidae Rodent through Tooth Morphology"


April 16, 2013

  • Brian Wright
    Challenging the ‘nature-deficit disorder’ in our Schools
  • Leanne LaMondie
    Empowering Elementary Students' Understanding of Biology through Engagement
  • Kaitlyn Dugan
    Ideas about Water and Sustainability

 April 18, 2013

  • Tiffany Wendt
    Exploring salivary gland progenitor populations
  • Sarah Baluta
    Acetaminophen-Induced Mitochondrial Toxicity in 3T3 Cells
  • Kayleigh Pearson
    Using Learning to Test Discrimination of Stimuli in Firemouth Cichlids
  • Katherine Bailey
    The role of zebra mussels as ecostystem engineers and substrate preferences of  isopods

 April 23, 2013

  • Zuber Najam
    The Macromolecule Intake of Green Anoles Anolis carolinensis From a Diet of Crickets and Mealworms
  • Brianna Piel
    Examining the Effects of Valproic Acid on Actin and Collagen Formation Through an In Vitro Would Healing Assay using NIH 3T3 Mouse Fibroblasts
  • Megan Matott
    Bioremediation of Dichloromethan:  Analysis of Native Samples
  • Ariel Kubissa
    The Effect of Signs on Handwashing Rates in College Campus Restrooms
  • Jessica Ellis
    The Digestive Efficiency of the Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis) based on Cricket and Mealworm Prey Items

April 23, 2013

  • Grete Bader
    Biodegradation of the neonicotinoid insecticide Imidacloprid by Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Pseudomonas putida
  • Benjamin Stracuzzi
    Analysis of Recycling at Nazareth College:  A Practical Look at Increasing Recycling at an Institution of Higher Education 
  • Asma Mazhar
    Curcumin inhibits morphological changes in cells exposed to Isophorone
  • Felicity Gonzalez
    Allelopathy as a Potential Tool for the Control of Invasive Species


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April 12, 2011

  • Jeremy Wood
    The Paradox of Natural Selection in Human Evolution:  An Analysis of the Change in Resource Acquisition, Utility and Reliance During the Physiological Progression form Nonhomonian Primate Species to Home sapiens 
  • Hillary Simon
    Demonstrating the Mobilization of Toxins During Extreme Weight Loss, Using the Mouse Model and Alpha-Tocopherol
  • Amber Streicher
    Prey Choice in the Green Anole, Anolis carolinensis, An Energy Profit Analysis
  • Shaughna Szymanski
    Examining the Degree of Lipid Formation in NIH 3T3 Mouse Fibroblasts Using Florescence Microscopy
  • Nirvana Kotoric
    Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia:  The Effectiveness of Drug Therapy Versus PVP/TURP Procedures
  • Cassandra Schettine
    The Fate of IgA in the Suckling Rat Pup

April 19, 2011

  • Catherine Conway
    The Study of Behavior in Domesticated Horses
  • Kelly Noble
    The Study of Cellular Actin Using Phalloidin and Cytochalasin
  • Meagan Rivera
    The Study of the Anterior Intestine
    of Tubulin Mutants in The Nematode, Caenorhabditis elegans
  • Douglas Milano-Johnson
    An Examination of the Impact of Habitat Heterogeneity and Edge Effect on Forest
  • Jessica Reeves
    Induced Mitosis in NIH 3T3 Mouse Fibroblasts by Phorbol 12-Myristate
  • Amanda Bentley
    An Investigation of the Effect of Ethanol on Mouse Renal Morphology and Heat of Combustion

Biology Senior Research Presentations



April 20, 2010

  • Kathryn Freezee
    Effects of Potassium Nitrate Osmopriming, Hydropriming and Mechanical Biology Presentation GroupRubbing Seed Enhancement Methods on Germination Rate in Beta vulgaris
  • Kaitlin Bates
    Method Of Lesson Plan Implementation: Comparative Analysis Measuring The Efficiency Of Three Instructional Methods In The Secondary Science Classroom
  • Treyson Barresi
    Geographical Information System (GIS) Mapping Of White-Tailed Deer Corridor
  • Alicca Kowalczyk
    The Determination of a Behavioral Response and Species Differentiation in the Green Tree Frog, Hyla cinerea
  • Ann Schoff
    The Impact of Global Warming on the Arctic Tundra Biome, Freshwater, and Marine Ecosystems
  • Benjamin Caiella The Effects Of Pollution On Trout Population Size And Health
  • Abigail Kilmer
    Differential Responses Between an Endothermic and Ectothermic Vertebrate in Metabolic Rate in Response to Exogenous Administration of Thyroxine

April 27, 2010

  • Lauren Evans
    Clinical Considerations And Cancer Risk Associated With BRCA1 Mutation SitesBiology pre
  • Brittany Forcione
    Towards the Identification of Functional Domains of the Leukemic Oncogene, Mds1-Evi1
  • Lindsey Yacono; Presentation by Kathleen Lyons
    Integrating Science Across the Curriculum: Fourth Grade Food Chain Lesson Plan
  • Rebecca Nagel
    Attraction And Preference Of Odor And Color Of Fruit Flies, Drosophila melanogaster (Diptera: Drosophiladae), For The Control Of Dispersion And Population
  • Courtney Tobin
    Heart Rate As A Function Of Exercise Intensity In Trained Versus Untrained College-Aged Students

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