Student Web Pages for Biology at Davidson College

This page is a work in progress that will collect work submitted by biology students. It will begin collecting student projects January, 1997.

Student Research Projects/ Posters

Development Of Calcium Pools In Early Embryonic Chicken Hearts
Poster by Sean M. Mercer ('96) and Jeffery D. Cromartie ('97)

Development Of The Sarcoplasmic Reticulum As A Calcium Pool In Early Embryonic Chicken Hearts
Poster by Jeffery D. Cromartie ('97), Sean M. Mercer ('96) Sallie R. Permar ('97), and A. M. Campbell

Purification and Characterization of Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
Poster by Brad Ellison ('97) and John H. Williamson

Purification and Characterization of Isocitrate Dehydrogenase from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
Poster by Edward Gordon ('97), Chad Newman ('97), A. Malcolm Campbell, and John H. Williamson

Effects of Pollen Addition on Andromonoecy in Horsenettle (Solanum carolinense )
Poster by Janet C. Steven ('96) and Patricia A. Peroni

Purification and Characterization of Isocitrate Dehydrogenase from Brassica oleracea
Poster by Rudy Beiler ('97), Leo Dozier ('97), Brad Edwards ('97), Slade Worley ('97), and John H. Williamson

Male Infant Care in Ruffed Lemurs (Varecia Variegata ): Parental Investment or Access to Mates?
Poster by Margaret B. Scott ('96)

Nest Site Fidelity: Costs and Benefits of Parasite Avoidance
Poster by Katie Lannon ('98), Mark Stanback, and Anne Ford ('98)

Pepper, Palatability, and Pedagogy: Seed Choice and Competition in Campus Birds
Poster by Mark Stanback and Katie Lannon ('98)

Hatching Patterns in Birds: Testing a Critical Assumption
Poster by Anne Ford ('98), Mark Stanback, and Katie Lannon ('98)

A Comparison of Queen Number and Reproductive Allocation in Two Southeastern Populations of the Ant Leptothorax curvispinosus
Poster by Kenneth Howard ('98), Valerie Banschbach, and Patricia A. Peroni

Ecological Genetics of White Campion (Silene latifolia ) Seed Banks: A Comparison of Light and Dark Germination Among Maternal Families
Kelly N. Kiefer ('99), Katherine R. Okey ('98), and Patricia A. Peroni

Effects of Pollen Addition on Gender Expression and Fruiting in North Carolina Piedmont Populations of Horsenettle (Solanum carolinense), an Andromonoecious Herb
Katherine R. Okey ('98), Kelly N. Kiefer ('99), and Patricia A. Peroni

Subcloning of the H+-ATPase pmh1 in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
Lindsay Cohen ('99), and A. Malcolm Campbell

Nest Site Selection in the Eastern Bluebird: The Role of Parasite Aviodance
Anne Ford ('98), Katie Lannon ('99), Jasmina Radeva ('99), Ned Robinson ('00), Ellen Rockwell ('99), Kelly Westbrook ('99), and Dr. Mark Stanback

Molecular Characterization of a Mutation that Disrupts Agglutination in Chlamydomonas
AM Campbell, AJ Coble ('98), TH Ch'ng ('99), LD Cohen ('99), EM Long*, KM Russo ('99), and EV Armbrust**
in collaboration with *Molecular and Cellular Biology Program and **Marine Molecular Biotechnology Laboratory, School of Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

First Annual Davidson College Animal Physiology Symposium - Spring Semester 1998

Comparative Turtle Ecology in the Piedmont of North Carolina
Shane Lindsay ('00), Jenny Roberts ('00), and Michael E. Dorcas - Summer 1999
Paper to be submitted to Chelonian Conservation and Biology

Regional Body Temperature Variation in Corn Snakes Measured Using Temperature-Sensitive Passive Integrated Transponders
Andrew W. Roark ('99) and Michael E. Dorcas - Spring 1999
IN PRESS in Journal of Herpetology

Optimizing Amphibian Monitoring Programs: The Use of Automated Recording Systems to Measure Variation in Anuran Calling Activity
Scott R. Briggs ('99) and Michael E. Dorcas - Spring 1999

Honors Theses

The developmental expression of calsequestrin, a calcium buffering protein, in the sarcoplasmic reticulum of chicken hearts.
Sallie R. Permar ('97)

Development of Calcium Pools in Early Embryonic Chicken Hearts
Jeffery D. Cromartie ('97)

Immunological Investigation ofChlamydomonas Malic Enzyme
Amy Lindstrom ('97)

The Purification and Characterization of Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase fromChlamydomonas reinhardtii
Bradley S. Ellison ('97)

A Project-Based Biotechnology Laboratory Course - Clone and Express Yeast IDH
Erin Mooney ('98)

The Molecular Characterization of GA1, a Mutant Strain of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
Allison J. Coble ('98)

Molecular Characterization of pmh1 : A Chlamydomonas reinhardtii Mating Mutant That Fails to Agglutinate During Sexual Reproduction
Toh Hean Ch'ng ('99)

Purification of Novel Neuroregenerative Purine Analog Binding Protein
Dan Cooke ('99)

Isocitrate Dehydrogenase in Drosophila melanogaster: One Subunit or Two?
Lowell Rayburn ('99)

Condition and Mate Choice in Eastern Bluebirds, Sialia sialis.
Kelly E. Westbrook ('99)

Using and Developing Bioinformatics Tools to Elucidate the Evolution of Proteins
Rahul Karnik ('00)

Links to Student Home Pages for Biology Course Work

Animal Physiology

Cell Biology



Molecular Biology


Genomics Fall 2001

Immunology Spring 2000

Dax Allred
Heather Baker
Sandy Bishop
Brenda Bondesen
Ben Buxton
Kelly Carter
Whitney Christian
Nathaniel Cook
Tim Deeb
Jon Dickens
Joey Ferguson
Karen Fritchie
Meredith Gramer
Charles Haines
Scott Harper
Scott Hutchins
David Lamar
Emily Lampp
Chris Lee
Bob Magnussen
Melanie Majure
Gina Mooney
Stacy Spolnik
Jennifer Starr
Al Vichot
Jonathon Weed
Will White
Brent Wilson
Rachel Wolf
Erin Woodall
Chad Wright

Immunology Fall '97

(partial list - most alumni pages were removed by ITS)

Gina Carlotti
Rick Clary

Molecular Biology 2000

Sean Burke
Justin Bussone
Jennifer Caldwell
Shaheen Counts
Tim Deeb
Eric Ferguson
Jenny Hillmann
Andy Kazama
Cat Kizer
David Lamar
Cari Lentzsch
John McKillop
Mike Osgood
Jon Palma
Aaron Patton
Jessica Reynolds-Kenneally
Aaron Rice
Luke Roberts
Carrie Smith
Fitz Sturgill
Al Vichot

Molecular Biology '99

Lisa Armstrong
Amber Bradford
Sarah Brautigam
Alex Caldwell
Morgan Camp
Andrew Campbell
Angela Fisher
Lauren Freeman
Scott Hutchins
Melanie Majure
Bill Monroe
Michael Perraut
Kristin Russo
Will White

Molecular Biology '98

Tom Beadle
Scott Briggs
Ben Buxton
Toh Hean Ch'ng
Lindsey Cohen
Dan Cooke
Matt Ellis
Anne Ford
Rahul Karnik
Jenny Klotz
Regina Marranzini
Greg Noland
Tehnaz Parakh
John Roe
Jeremy Rusin
Fred Schnell
Susan Schultz
Kelly Westbrook

Student Term Papers

(restricted to Davidson College use)

Atopic Asthma And The Immune System
for an Independent Study - Fall 1996 by Kenneth F. May, Jr. ('97)

Investigation of modified low density lipoproteins and dexamethasone on ACAT level protein expression for an Independent Study Spring 1997 by Amy Lindstrom ('97)

Review Paper on Utrophin
for Molecular Biology - Spring 1997 by Rhonda Rowell. ('98)

Review Paper on Muscle-specific LIM-only Protein (MLP)
for Molecular Biology - Spring 1997 by Andy Morris ('97)

Review Paper on TSG101 Tumor Suppressor
for Molecular Biology - Spring 1997 by Coleman Dominiak ('97)

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