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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Searching for Sex Differences in Snake Skin, Sydney E. Ashton

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Complementary Multimodal Compartments in the Developing Inferior Colliculus, Roxana Behrooz

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Female color variation and male harassment in the polymorphic damselfly Megalagrion calliphya, Phoebe Cook

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A Comparison of Riparian Characteristics and Resulting Water Quality in Restored Agricultural Systems, Amanda Yvonne Crandall

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Survey of microbial urea degrader diversity in two freshwater ecosystems: Lake Shenandoah and the Shenandoah River, Naomi E. Gilbert and Morgan M. Steffen

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Characterization of Neuronal Specific Responses to Induced Misfolded Protein Stress in Caenorhabditis elegans, Claire Gormley

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Revealing the Current Relationship between Stream Acidification and Fish Species Richness: What is the Status after Two Decades of Recovery?, Patrick A. Harmon

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The Effects of Ocular Dominance on Visual Processing in College Students, William A. Holland

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Effects of the microenvironment surrounding Cys433 in Arabidopsis β-amylase-1 and -3 on the sensitivity to glutathionylation by nitrosoglutathione, Matthew Russell Kohler

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The Effect of Cattle Management on Soil Carbon; Implications for Climate Change, Kelly M. Livernoche

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The Effect of Calcium in Artificial Substrates for Oyster Restoration: Implications for the Mitigation of Oyster Population Decline, Jessie Mandirola

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Survey of Terrestrial Macro-Invertebrates Hg Content and Assessment of Low Level Hg Presence on Human Health, Gregory Mansour

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Coffee carbon stocks, pest and diseases under varied shade management: a review, Anna E. Nordseth and Heather P. Griscom

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The Effect of Ambient Temperature on Recovery of Surgical Stress in Sprague-Dawley Rats, Romie D. Powell

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Impact of Burkholderia phytofirmans strain PsJN on the Ex Vitro Acclimatization and In Vitro Propagation of Tissue Cultured Dionaea muscipula (Venus Fly Trap), Peter L. Riley

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The Antimicrobial and Biofilm Disruption Activity of Novel Amphiphiles, Elizabeth A. Rogers

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Repeaterator: a tool for visualizing DNA repeat motifs in Actinobacteriophage genomes, Grant A. Rybnicky

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An Exploratory Study to Understand Elementary School Students’ Conceptions of Food Chains, Shelby Snowden

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Epigenetic Regulation of CRX and NRL Binding to Regulatory Elements in the Genomes of Human Retinal Neurons, Courtney B. Stout

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Rat hind limb nociceptive withdrawal response to heat and mechanical stimuli depends on initial position of the paw but not stimulus location, Giavanna Verdi

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Variation in female mating behavior and success in the damselfly, Calopteryx maculata, Suzanne E. Allison

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Vertical movement of the endangered James Spinymussel (Pleurobema collina) and the Notched Rainbow mussel (Villosa constricta) in response to floods at different temperatures and substrates: Implications for conservation and management, Dorottya Boisen

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Sensory Modalities Underlying the Escape Response of the Cricket, Acheta domesticus, to Looming Stimuli, Ariel M. Childs

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Evaluation of interleukin-3 in blood-stage immunity against murine malaria Plasmodium yoelii, Haley E. Davis

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Alignment of neurochemically defined modules in multimodal aspects of the mouse inferior colliculus., Chris H. Dillingham

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Epigenetic Characterization of Human Retina Cells, Nicholas R. Dunham

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Reverse Genetic Screening of Innexin Gap Junction Proteins in Drosophila Neurons, Shannon P. Fox

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Using Morphometrics to Evaluate Taxonomic Relationships in Eleocharis tenuis (Cyperaceae), Lane D. Gibbons

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Searching for Potential Binding Partners of Arabidopsis β-amylase2 using Yeast 2-Hybridization, Megan E. Hines

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The Effect of Stimulus Location and Initial Posture on the Kinematics of the Nociceptive Withdrawal Reflex of the Tail in Intact and Unanaesthetized Rats, Yulhea Kim

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Embryonic and post-embryonic HoxA13 expression in the four-toed salamander, Hemidactylium scutatum., Breanna R. Lee

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Next-Generation Sequencing of a Multi-Drug Resistance Plasmid Captured from Stream Sediment, Kevin G. Libuit

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Exploratory Study of Graph Drawing on a Continuum of Expertise, Emily MacLeish

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Occurrence, Antibiotic Resistance, and Survival of Fecal Enterococci in Turkey Litter, Steven Glynn McBride II

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Escape strategy of the cockroach (Gromphadorhina portentosa) to heat and looming stimuli, Jiangda Ou and Corey L. Cleland

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The Fate of ICD-1 during Misfolded Protein Induced Apoptosis in Caenorhabditis elegans, Kyle H. Perez

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Role of interleukin-3 in an experimental model of mouse cerebral malaria caused by Plasmodium berghei ANKA, Brendon R. Perry

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Reintroduction of Brook Trout to the South River via Upwelling Springs, Sydni L. Reinhold

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The Effect of Water Quality on the Survival and Fitness of Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) Eggs, Alevins and Fry in Aquaculture and Deep Springs along the South River in Waynesboro, VA, Thomas D. Teears

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Effects of Agricultural Restoration Practices on Stream Health in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, Erin L. Thady

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The Purification and Characterization of Beta-amylase6 in Arabidopsis thaliana, Catherine E. Torres, Amanda R. Storm, and Jonathan D. Monroe

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Prioritizing eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) for secondary imidacloprid treatment against the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae) in Shenandoah National Park, Katelyn Walters

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Modulation of Nitric Oxide Synthase I Transcription by Tau and Alpha-Synuclein and its Relevance to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases, Taelor A. Weaver and Alexandra L. Deal

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Isolation and Enumeration of Vibrio vulnificus and Vibrio parahaemolyticus from Coastal Virginia, Zackary A. Zayakosky

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Multimodal inputs and modularity of the inferior colliculus prior to audition., Joseph A. Balsamo

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Ability of Skin Bacteria on the Panamanian Frog Species, Craugastor fitzingeri, to Inhibit the Fungal Pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, Tiffany N. Bridges

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The Effect of Controlled Burns on Abundance of Woody Species at Buck Mountain, West Virginia, Barry E. Edgar

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Using Capture-Mark-Recapture Techniques to Estimate Detection Probabilities & Fidelity of Expression for The Critically Endangered James Spinymussel (Pleurobema collina)., Alaina C. Esposito

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Comparison of the antibacterial, colloidal, and hemolytic properties of novel triple-headed, triscationic amphiphiles, Tara Gallagher

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Structural Elucidation of AggR-activated Regulator, Aar, in Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli, Andrew Heindel

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Characterization of Cell-type Specific Responses in C. elegans Experiencing Misfolded Protein Stress: How Do Some Cells Save Themselves While Others Die?, Courtney A. Matson and Erin N. Wallace

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Biophysical Characterization of Naturally Occurring Titin M10 Mutations, Michael William Rudloff

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Characterization of the C. elegans nascent polypeptide associated complex (NAC) function under stress, Jonathan E. Sandoval

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Transduction as the method of horizontal gene transfer of the Staphylococcal Chromosomal Cassette mec (SCCmec), Amber B. Sauder

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Comparative analysis of anti-Bd bacteria from six Malagasy frog species of Ranomafana National Park, Kelsey Savage

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Rat Hind Limb Nociceptive Withdrawal Response Depends on Initial Paw Position but Not Stimulus Location, Kimberly Seamon

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Comparing Pseudo-Environmental and Horizontal plus Pseudo-Environmental Transmission of a Probiotic Janthinobacterium lividum Between Green Frog Tadpoles, Stephen Simonetti

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Experimental greenhouse and field trials on American Ginseng, Panax quinquefolium: Implications for restoration in Appalachia, Emily Thyroff

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The evolutionary selective pressures exerted on A3 actinobacteriophages, Cheyenne Weeks-Galindo

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Identification of Three Novel Genes, ppk12, ppk23, and ppk25, Involved in Noxious Cold Detection in Drosophila, Benjamin Williamson

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Interleukin-3-deficient mice have increased resistance to blood-stage malaria, Sarah Rebekah Auclair

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Characterization of Vibrio vulnificus strains using phenotypic and genotypic assays, James Conrad

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Colloidal and Biological Properties of Triscationic Amphiphiles with One or Two Tails, John N. Marafino

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Profile of the Unfolded Protein Response in C. elegans depleted of the translational chaperone, NAC., Caylin S. Murray

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The Role of Ephrin-B3 on Midbrain Topography and Auditory Function, William Andrew Noftz

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The Relationship Between Riparian Zone Width and Floristic Quality in Shenandoah County, Virginia, Jamie D. Smith

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Effects of fine sediment on juvenile brook trout habitat use and social interactions, Kyle Snow

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The Effect of Physical and Demographic Factors and Training on the Time-to-Adoption of Domestic Cats in a Local Shelter, Deborah T. Stratton

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Exploration of genomic determinants for host range in phages of pathogenic and non-pathogenic Mycobacteria, Anisa Christine Tracy

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Probiotic bioaugmentation of an anti-Bd bacteria, Janthinobacterium lividum, on the amphibian, Notophthalmus viridescens: transmission efficacy and persistence of the probiotic on the host and non-target effects of probiotic addition on ecosystem components, Molly Bletz

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Occurrence, Survival, and Persistence of the Fecal Indicator Bacterium, Enterococcus mundtii, in Soils of a Contaminated Watershed, Marc Carpenter

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The Potential for Replication and Transmission of Antibiotic Resistance Plasmids in an E. coli Population in Agriculturally Impacted Stream Sediment, Erika Gehr

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Microbial Dynamics and Core microbiome of Red-backed Salamanders (Plethodon cinereus), Andrew Howard Loudon

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A novel RCC1-like protein is a crucial regulator of the intraerythrocytic cycle of the human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum., Marcus Davon Skaflen

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Food web subsidies in intermittent streams: Implications for small isolated populations of native brook trout, Jennifer Lauren Courtwright

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Lipophilic and Hydrophilic Quantitative Analysis of Antioxidant Activity in Tomatoes and Tomato Products, Anna Tran Dinh

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Floristic survey of the vascular plants of Shenandoah County, Virginia, Brinton Evan Domangue

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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The Role of the Nascent Polypeptide-Associated Complex in Caenorhabditis elegans, Paul T. Arsenovic

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Variation in the Branching Pattern of the Four Major Caudal Vessels Emerging from the External Carotid Artery, Sara B. Heltzel

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A Bioaugmentation Approach to the Prevention of Chytridiomycosis, Carly Muletz

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Interleukin-3 promotes susceptibility in a mouse model of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, Bryan Lewis Saunders

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Influence of estradiol and exercise on foot laxity, ankle laxity, and plantar loading in college athletes, Kristina Teri Silke

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A taxonomic revision of the endemic members of Varronia P. Br. (Cordiaceae) in the Galápagos Islands, Julia Kathryn Stutzman

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Ontogeny of postcranial morphology and locomotor behavior in Propithecus verreauxi coquereli and Lemur catta, Stephanie Ann Wolf

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Fish Community Response to the Addtion of Wood in Smith Creek, Virginia, Chastine Daniel Kyger

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Chemotaxis of Amphibian Pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in the Presence and Absence of Antifungal Metabolites Produced by Amphibian Skin Bacteria, Brianna Ashlyn Lam

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Activation of GABAA and 5HT1A Receptors in the Raphe Pallidus Abolish the Cardiovascular Responses to Stress In Conscious Rats, Nhut Minh Pham Le

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Investigation of the Roles of Kinesin-5 Motor Protein Family Members in Arabidopsis thaliana, Bareza Abbas Rasoul

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Changes in Light Levels with Loss of Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) at a Southern Appalachian Headwater Stream: Implications for Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis), Leigh A. Siderhurst

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Investigation of the role of BAM9 in starch metabolism in Arabidopsis thaliana, Elizabeth Ann Steidle

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Sensitivity and Exposure of Brook Trout Salvelinus fontinalis Habitat to Climate Change, Bradly Allen Trumbo