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Eukaryon

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March 2018 Volume 14

Eukaryon Volume 14 Cover

 

Mutations Drive Evolution and Disease Alike
Emily Ong

Observing the Functional Maturation of the Female Prefrontal Cortex Using Ventral Hippocampal Stimulation
Lily Veldran

 

March 2017 Volume 13

Eukaryon Volume 13

Elevational and temporal variation in Ipomopsis floral and vegetative traits

Gabriel Trujillo

The Influence of Cues and Beacons on Route Memory

Obaiy Fahmy

 

March 2016 Volume 12

Eukaryon Volume 12

Post-Dispersal Seed Fate of Ocotea floribunda (Lauraceae) in Monteverde, Costa Rica 
Luis Carlos Beltrán

Characterization of New Familial Mutants of Parkinson’s Disease Protein α-Synuclin Using Yeast Models 
Maiwase Tembo

Ant Diversity in the Urban Mosaic 
Jeremy Boeing

 

March 2015 Volume 11

Eukaryon Volume 11

Two Studies on Parkinson’s Disease Protein, α-Synuclein: Amino Acid Determinants and Truncations 
Katrina Campbell

A Study of Female Courtship Behavior and Mating Preferences in Betta splendens 
Abigail Brownell

The Contribution of Soil Aggregates to Carbon Sequestration in Restored Urban Grasslands 
Jenifer L. Yost

Fitness and Morphological Variation in Native, Non-Native, and Hybrid Echinacea Seedlings 
Jillian Pastick

 

March 2014 Volume 10

Eukaryon Volume 10

The Developmental Disruptions of Ventral Hippocampal PV-Positive Interneurons by Early Adolescent Drug Exposure
Kim Diah

Identifying a Role For POT1 as a Regulator of the Telomeric End in Aspergillus nidulans
Tyler Hauer

Co-regulation of miRNA Biogenesis and Alternative pre-mRNA Splicing of Host Gene
Ashley A. Reich

Characterization of Familial Mutants and Splice Variants of Parkinson’s Disease Protein α- Synuclein in Yeast Models
Natalie Kukulka

Micronutrients in IBD 
Kaila Stephens

Adolescent Exposure to CB1 Receptor Agonist Elicits a Disinhibited PFC State in Adulthood- missing figures 
Chanalee Hocharoen

The Effects of Savanna Restoration on Ant Communities 
Nicole Vachter

 

March 2013 Volume 9

Eukaryon Volume 9

Two Studies on Parkinson’s Disease Protein, α-Synuclein: Amino Acid Determinants and Truncations

Katrina Campbell

A Study of Female Courtship Behavior and Mating Preferences in Betta splendens
Abigail Brownell

The Contribution of Soil Aggregates to Carbon Sequestration in Restored Urban Grasslands
Jenifer L. Yost

Fitness and Morphological Variation in Native, Non-Native, and Hybrid Echinacea Seedlings
Jillian Pastick

 

March 2012 Volume 8

Eukaryon Volume 8

Genetic Mapping of the M138 Mutant Allele
Lynn Switaj

Evaluating the Role of Post-Translational Modifications of α-Synuclein in Yeast Models
Keith Solvang

Investigating the Role of Testosterone on Risk-Taking Behavior in Male Sprague Dawley Rats
Menzi Mhlanga

Evaluating the Genetic Link between Autophagy and Parkinson’s Disease in Budding Yeast Model
Alina Konnikova

Is Free Will An Illusion?
Karla Avila-Peregrina

 

March 2011 Volume 7

Eukaryon Volume 7

Genetic Mapping of the M77 Short Pharynx Phenotype in C. elegans

Yama Sadozai 

Frontal Brainwave Synchrony Between Hemispheres: A Function of Visual Semantic Categorization

Alexander Pirrotta

Age Dependent Effects of Repeated Cocaine Exposure and Withdrawal on Cortical Activity

Daryn Cass

Molecular Determinant of α-Synuclein Pathotoxicity in Yeast Models

Michael Fiske

The Time-Course of the Effects of Stress on Behavior in Rodents

Derek Atchley

Does α-Synuclein use Endocytosis as a Route for Degradation by the Lysosome?

Jaime Perez

 

March 2010 Volume 6

Eukaryon Volume 6

Insight Into Parkinson’s Disease: Does alpha-Synuclein Use the MVB/Endocytosis Pathway as a Route for Degradation in the Lysosome?

Alexandra Ayala

An Allele on Chromosome I Affects C. elegans Muscle Cell Morphology

Alexandra Charron

Insight Into Parkinson’s Disease Using Yeast as a Model to Evaluate the Role of Autophagy Genes in alpha-Synuclein Toxicity

Ray Choi

Identification of the Telomerase RNA in the Filamentous Fungus Aspergillus oryzae

Shaun Davis

Playing Your Cards Right: How Guppies, Poecilia reticulata, Alter their Courtship Tactics in Varying Social Environments

Melissa Schramm

The Effects of Restraint Stress on Anxiety-Like Behavior in Adolescent and Adult Male Sprague-Dawley Rats: An Examination of the Effects of Early-Life Stress on the Development of Psychopathologies

Emily Venheim

Telomere Length in Meiotic Cells of Aspergillus nidulans

Nengding Wang

 

March 2009 Volume 5

Eukaryon Volume 5

Mutagenesis Screen in C. elegans Suggests Role of mor Genes in Pharyngeal Development

Andrew Ferrier

An Examination of the Fueling Strategies and Energy Sources Utilized by Neartic-Neotropic Migrants

Jacqueline Fiala

Evaluating Factors That Affect á-Synuclein Toxicity in Yeast Models: Protein Concentration, Phospholipids, & Oxidants

Lokesh Kukreja

The role of Ca2+ and K+ in the Regulatory Volume Decrease Mechanism of Alligator mississippiensis Erythrocytes

Shruti Pore

Insight into Familial and Sporadic Parkinson’s Disease: a-Synuclein Mutant Analysis in a Fission Yeast Model

Stephanie Valtierra

 

March 2008 Volume 4

Eukaryon Volume 4

Speciation Patterns in Chewing Lice from Catharus Thrushes

Chelsea Bueter

An Examination of Spring Migration Timing in Songbirds

Anne Haas

Fighting Demons, Fighting Cancer

Ethan Helm

Calcium and Cell Volume Regulation in Alligator Mississippiensis Erythrocytes

Alina Spivak

Parkinson’s Disease Associated Protein a-Synuclein-E46K Demonstrates Strain and Ploidy-Specific Toxicity in Budding Yeast

Michael White

Evaluation of Mitochondrial Dysfunction and a-Synuclein Aggregation in Yeast Models of Parkinson’s Disease

Michael Zorniak

 

February 2007 V olume 3

Eukaryon Volume 3

Reduced Sexual Attractiveness of Redundant Males in the Maintenance of Guppy Color Polymorphism

Katherine Hampton

Calcium-stimulated Regulatory Volume Decrease in Salmo salar and Alligator mississipiensis Erythrocytes

Chloe Wormser

 

February 2006 V olume 2

Eukaryon Volume 2

The Effect of Visual Obstructions on the Sexual Behavior of Guppies: The Importance of Privacy

Tamara Hibler

Determination of Spatiotemporal Interactions Regulating Head/Trunk Axial Pattern in the Chick Embryo

David Mann

In Search of Telomeric Fusions in Telomere Mutants of Tetrahymena thermophila

Arun George Paul

 

January 2005 Volume 1

Eukaryon Volume 1

Expression and Characterization Studies of a-Synuclein to Model Parkinson’s disease in Yeast

Brandon Johnson