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March 2020 Volume 16

Eukaryon Volume 16 Cover


March 2018 Volume 14

Eukaryon Volume 14 Cover


Pur α and Hsp70 as Protective Agents Against RNA-mediated Toxicity in Fragile X-Associated Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome
Rosemary Thomas and Danielle Shaw

Molecular mechanism of OXT/OXTR pathway manipulation in mouse and iPSC hypothalamic neuron models 
 Jeremy Berg, Logan Graham, Scott Johnston

Complex Complement 4: Where the Immune System Ends and Schizophrenia Begins 
 Malia Hansen, Kristina Karapetyan, Dasha Polyarskaya

Habitat Heterogeneity, Morphospecies Richness, and Niche Exploitation in the Human Skin Microbiome 
 Hailey Broeker

Dissochaetus range is determined by precipitation, temperature, and elevation 
 Haley Broeker

Prediction and Comparison of Dissochaetus Distributions According to Biogeographical Realm, Country, and Trap Type 
 Jeanne McDonald

Extinction, Invasion, Succession, and Climax Communities on the Human Hand: A Biogeographical Exploration at the Microscale 
 Max Spehlman

N-Terminal Truncations of α-Synuclein for Use in a Yeast Model of Parkinson’s Disease 
 Yoan Ganev and Ayesha Quraishi

Creation of the K6R A53E and K6Q/K10Q A30P Novel Yeast Models of α-synuclein Mutations Linked to Parkinson’s Disease 
 Philip Freund, Larissa Pentland, Arthur Simenas

Acetylation Sites Lysine 6 and Lysine 10 are Potential Targets to Influence Alpha-Synuclein Toxicity in Six Mutants Known to Cause Familial Parkinson’s Disease: A30P, A53T, E46K, G51D, H50Q, and A53E 
 Alex Biel and Nicole Hedger

Mutating the α-Synuclein gene to examine the relationship between acetyation and glycation and familial mutations for future studies in S. cerevisiae 
 Sam Gascoigne, Ariane Balaram, Tubanji Walubita

Shyness and boldness in squirrels: risk-taking while foraging depends on habitat type 
 Ted Nowak, Sima Riahi and Mel Ward


March 2017 Volume 13

Eukaryon Volume 13

Validation of Doublecortin Hippocampal Localization 
 Logan Graham, Joseph Bortolotti, Krista Meuli, Michael Penn

Hymenoptera as Indicators of the Diversity of Arthropods: Restoration of the Oak Savanna 
 Nicholas Arthur

Creation of α-Synuclein C-terminus Truncations at Amino Acids 110, 100, 90, & 80, for the Use in Future Research Relating to Parkinson’s Disease in Budding Yeast 
 Cade Brittain, Rebecca Shoup, and Anthony Zimmerman

Attempting to make G51A, G51R, and H50N mutants and analyzing the effects of the A53D mutant on toxicity in α-synuclein 
 Chelsea Evans and Paul Jones


March 2016 Volume 12

Eukaryon Volume 12

Methods of Gene Replacement Therapy in Mouse and Sheep Models of Tay Sachs Disease
 Sarah Chiren, Scott Johnston, & Morgan Marshall 

Anandamide Prevents Nerve Growth Factor-Dependent Neurite Outgrowth in PC12 cells
 Charles Alvarado, Khadijah Hamid, & Alexandra Roman

A Defense of Neuroethics
Jyothis James 

Novel Mutation of A53D, A53R, and H50D of the α-Synuclein Observed in Budding Yeast to Determine Effects on Protein Expression, Localization, and Toxicity
Viktoriya Georgieva & Julia Garcia 


March 2015 Volume 11

Eukaryon Volume 11

Creating a plasmid for the study of A30P and A53E mutations and the effects of decreased sumoylation in alpha-Synuclein in Parkinson’s 
Sierra Smith & Lily Veldran 

Chronic Piscine Diet Induced Metallic Phantogeusia, Dysgeusia and Hypogeusia 
 Saul Bello Rojas

Spatial Distribution and Density of Lauraceae Trees: A Preliminary Assessment of Lauraceae Species in Primary and Secondary Tropical Premontane Wet Forest in Monteverde, Costa Rica     
Luis Carlos Beltrán

Female mating preferences as a result of coloration and movement in Betta splenden 
 Abby Brownell, Luis Carlos Beltrán & Elina Shapiro

Influence of oral morphology on dietary specialization in two herbivorous New Zealand fishes 
 Ryan Drake

Creation of Novel alpha-Synuclein Mutation A53E Truncations 123 and 120 for Future Study in Budding Yeast 
 Alex Dunn & Logan Graham

The Effects of Distance from a Tree, Elevation, and Food Type on Foraging Patterns of Sciurus carolinensis and Sciurus niger 
 Lindsay Hartup


March 2014 Volume 10

Eukaryon Volume 10

The Intermediate Disturbance Hypothesis and the Diversity of Bacteria in the Human Body 
 Patrick Hanes


March 2013 Volume 9

Eukaryon Volume 9


The Relationship Between Academic Major, Personality Type, and Stress In College Students 
 Amanda Allred, Megan Granger, and Tyler Hogstrom

The Effects of Simulated Competition on Foraging Behavior in Sciurus carolinensis 
 Luis Beltran and Jackie Meyer

Effects of Risk Assessment and Energy Expenditure on the Foraging Patterns of Sciurus carolinensis 
 Jeremy Boeing, Michael Herriges, Galina Lipkin, and Johnathan Vinkavich

Color preference in guppies
Ashley Reich and Emily Hampden-Smith 

The effect of group size on standing, walking, sleeping and foraging behaviours of black-winged stilts (Himantopus h. leucocephalus) 
 Natalie Kukulka


March 2012 Volume 8

Eukaryon Volume 8


Giving-up densities of gray squirrels in a forest and suburban environment and the effect of substrate depth 
 Thomas Pospiech, Billy Levinson and Hilary Wind

CCK Impulsivity Scale Validation 
 Carli Pentz and Colin Willis

March 2011 Volume 7

Eukaryon Volume 7


Effect of Competition of Mate Choice in Male Guppies Poecilia reticulata 
 Kaylyn Gasparotto, Isabel Luna and Daysi Vargas Gonzalez 

Auditory Frequency Threshold and Signal Detection Theory 
Natalie Simak 

March 2010 Volume 6

Eukaryon Volume 6

Genetic Evidence in Yeast Model Implicates Autophagy in the Degradation of Parkinson’s Disease Protein α-Synuclein 
 Kayla Ahlstrand and Peter Sullivan

The Effects of Cyclopamine Administration on Chick Embryo Development 
 Daryn Cass and Christopher Jackson

Pre-ESCRT Step of Endocytosis Pathway Regulates Parkinson’s Disease Protein α-Synuclein 
 Jaime Pérez Pineda and Michael Fiske


March 2009 Volume 5

Eukaryon Volume 5


The Effects of Ethanol Exposure on the Development of Caenorhabditis elegans 
 Alexandra Charron, Jeffrey Fox, and Jaymie Honold

The Effect of Increased VEGF Levels on Limb Bud Angiogenesis in a Developing Chick Embryo 
 Brian Kinsman and Spencer Hicks


March 2008 Volume 4

Eukaryon Volume 4


Insight into Parkinson’s Disease and alpha-Synuclein Degradation via the Lysosome: alpha-Synuclein Localization Changes in Vps28Ä 
 Alexandra Ayala

Living the High Life: Sceloporus malachiticus from High Elevations Perform Better at Extreme Temperatures 
 Chelsea Bueter and Anne Haas

Iodine Status in Individuals from a Rural and Urban Area in Bolivia
Lavinia R. Sinitean 


February 2007 Volume 3

Eukaryon Volume 3


Alpha-Synuclein Aggregation and Membrane Association in a Fission Yeast Model: Implications for PD Pathogenesis 
 Lokesh Kukreja

Alpha-Synuclein Causes Non-specific Toxicity in vps34∆ Yeast 
 Mithaq Vahedi


February 2006 Volume 2

Eukaryon Volume 2


Gauging the Ecological Health of a Costa Rican Cloud Forest: Birds as Bio-Indicators 
 Jessica Price

Sex-Dependent Interactions between Humans and Dogs 
 Chloe Wormser

Effects of Cystamine, a Transglutaminase Inhibitor, in a Mouse Model of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
Michael Zorniak 


January 2005 Volume 1

Eukaryon Volume 1


Feather Mites and Physiological Condition of Migrant Birds 
 Chelsea Beuter

Relationship between body size and migratory fat stores in Catharus thrushes 
Karina Nikogosian

Vps28 implicated in α-Synuclein Pathobiology: Building Support for Lysosome-mediated Degradation 
Jessica Price and Ruja Shrestha

Newly Discovered α-Synuclein Familial Mutant E46K and Key Phosphorylation and Nitrosylation Deficient Mutants are Toxic to Yeast 
Sara Herrera and Ruja Shrestha

α-Synuclein Toxicity and Localization in Yeast That Lack Superoxide Dismutases 
Katrina Brandis and Ruja Shrestha

Evaluation of SPT2-dependent α-Synuclein Toxicity in Yeast: Role of GAPDH? 
Arun George Paul and Ruja Shrestha