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October 2005 Institution

Grants from the October 15, 2005 Deadline
Alphabetical by Institution

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College/ University Subject Title Student Mentor
Albertson College Cell Biology / Biochemistry The Effect of Cadmium on Runx2 mRNA Expression in a Human Osteoblast-like Cell Line Saos-2 Kendra Coonse Heggland, Sara J.
American University Anthropology Examining the Landscape of the Fields of Everyday Life:

the Historical Archaeology of Tenancy in Appalachia, 1850-1920

Jodi Barnes Ger, Joan M.
Arizona State University Behavioral Ecology Color as an Indicator of Mate Quality in Jumping Spiders (Family Salticidae) Lisa Taylor McGraw, Kevin J.
Arizona State University Behavioral Ecology Bird's Eye View: Quantifying Individual Variation in the Biochemistry of Avian Vision Matthew Toomey McGraw, Kevin J.
Auburn University Chemistry Development of Novel Uranium-Based Materials for Selective Ion Exchange Applications Tatiana Shvareva Albrecht-Schmitt, Thomas E.
Bates College Tectonics / Geophysics Thermal History of the Appalachian Mountain Belt: Exhumation and Tectonic Events in Maine

Kristin McCurdy Upton, Phaedra
Bates College Ecology Implications for Climate Change Based on the Growth Rates of Modern and Fossilized Hiatella arctica from Svalbard Katharine Nolan Ambrose, William G.
Baylor University Tectonics / Geophysics Using New Methods to find Unmapped Seismogenic Potentially Active Faults, Santa Monica Mountains, Southern California Lauren Seidman Cronin, Vincent S.
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Ecology The Role of Spider Functional Groups in Suppressing Insect Pests in Arid Agroecosystems Efrat Gavish Lubin, Yael
Boise State University Behavioral Ecology Early Dietary Stress, Body Condition, and Mate Choice in Captive American Kestrels (Falco sparverius) Vittoria Marzot Dufty, Alfred M.
Boise State University Cell Biology / Biochemistry Retinal Pigment Epithelial Tumors: An in vivo Role for Oncostatin M in Tumor Progression Amanda Bruesch Jorcyk, Cheryl L.
Boston University Psychology Number Processing in Parkinson Disease: Impact of Visual and Visuospatial Dysfunction. Yelena Bogdanova Cronin-Golomb, Alice
Boston University Ecology Causes and Ecological Correlates of Abundance in a Community of Tropical Ground-Foraging Ants  (Genus: Pheidole) Amy Mertl Traniello, James F.
Boston University Psychology The Construct Validity of Acceptance: A Multitrait, Multimethod Investigation Dylan Kollman Brown, Timothy A.
California Institute of Technology Hydrology / Geomorphology Production Rates of Cosmogenic 3He at High Elevation William Amidon Farley, Ken
California State University-Long Beach Behavioral Ecology How do Birds See the World?  Effects of Visual Perception on Acquiring Information About Predation Tracy Dolan Fernandez-Juricic, Esteban
Campbell University Cell Biology / Biochemistry Analysis of Interactions between Podocin, Nephrin, and the Cytoskeleton by Using RNAi to Block Nephrin Synthesis in a Podocyte Cell Line Joshua McKinnon Guzman, Karen
Carnegie Mellon University Engineering Target Delivery of Polymer-modified Nanoiron to Subsurface NAPL Contaminants Navid Saleh Lowry, Gregory V.
Central European University Anthropology (Feminist) Identities in (Knowledge) Production: A Comparative Study of Feminist Academic Groups in Belarus and Kazakhstan Olga Zubkovskaya Helms, Elissa L.
Central Michigan University Conservation Biology Effects of Habitat Fragmentation on the Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene c. carolina) Kelly Marsack Swanson, Bradley J.
Central Michigan University Conservation Biology A Population Genetic Analysis of the Northern River Otter (Lontra canadensis) in the State of Oregon Jeffrey Klomp Swanson, Bradley J.
Clark University Conservation Biology Remote Detection of Forest Loss and Modification Using a Combined Multiple Endmember Spectral Analysis and Classification Trees Anna Versluis Turner, Billie L.
Clemson University Cell Biology / Biochemistry Spidroin-Intein-CBD Constructs for Production and Purification of Spidroins from Plant Bioreactors William Gaines Marcotte, William R.
College of Charleston Psychology Production of Homophone Spelling Errors by Young and Older Adults Sarah Zoller White, Katherine K.
Cornell University Ecology The Effect of Artificial Ambient Noise on Song and Reproduction in the Nightingale Vinay Kapoor Lacey, Eileen A.
Drake University Ecology Assessing Relative Importance of Soil Nutrient Stocks and Carbon Ammendment on Germentation Rates: tests on Prairie Plants in Iowa Ashley Wick Summerville, Keith S.
Drexel University Engineering Top-down Meets Bottom-up: Block Copolymer Bragg Reflectors Michael Birnkrant Li, Christopher Y.
Duke University Ecology The Examination of Imperiled Coastal Plain Ponds across Martha's Vineyard: Spanning Temporal and Spatial Scales to Isolate Mechanisms of Community Dynamics Claire Berger Christensen, Norman L.
Duke University Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Segregating Functional Variation in Wild Baboons: Promoter Polymorphism of the Immune Gene, DQA1, Drives Differential Gene Expression Dagan Loisel Alberts, Susan
Duke University Ecology Do Tree Seedlings Phenologically Avoid Overstory Shading in Seasonal Tropical Climates? Carl Salk Clark, James S.
Duke University Ecology Investigating the Life History of a Sooty Mold, Scorias spongiosa Hannah Reynolds Vilgalys, Rytas J.
Duke University Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Fungal Host Specificity in Myco-heterotrophic Gentianaceae Dylan Burge Manos, Paul S.
Duke University Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Patterns of reproductive isolation across multiple sister taxon pairs in Ruellia (Acanthaceae) Erin Tripp Manos, Paul S.
Duke University Ecology Fruiting Output of Isolated Dipteryx Panamensis Trees within Costa Rica's San Juan-La Selva Biological Corridor Sara Chun Christensen, Norman L.
Earlham College Conservation Biology Molecular Investigation of the Iguanids of Nuclear Central America: Insights into Conservation, Diversity and Management Stesha Pasachnik Echternacht, Arthur C.
Eastern Illinois University Cell Biology / Biochemistry Molecular Analysis of Hepatic Gene Silencing Jin Ma Bulla, Gary A.
Eastern Michigan University Chemistry Characterizing Organic Binders in Rock Paintings for Radiocarbon Analysis Jamie Brown Armitage, Ruth A.
Elizabethtown College Behavioral Ecology Determining the Distribution of Erwinia amylovora in Soil in Relation to Fire Blight Infections in an Apple Orchard Abbas Alibhoy Wohl, Debra L.
Florida International University Behavioral Ecology Endocrine and Social Consequences of Eavesdropping Among Electric Fish Anna Goldina Stoddard, Philip K.
Florida State University Tectonics / Geophysics Characterization of the Most Inboard Paleozoic Accreted Terranes of the Southernmost Appalachian Blue Ridge: Georgia and Alabama Appalachians Christopher Holm Tull, James F.
Georgia Southern University Ecology The Impacts of White-tailed Deer Herbivory and Lonicera japonica on Spring Ephemeral Communities in Southern Deciduous Forests Jacob Thompson Leege, Lissa M.
Harvard University Psychology Task Adjustment and Feedback Related Processing in Major Depressive Disorder Avram Holmes Pizzagalli, Diego A.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges Petrology / Geochemistry Evaluating Bedrock Arsenic Sources near Hollis, NH Suzanne Opalka McKinney, D. B.
Huazhong Agricultural University Ecology Food Quality Effects on Zooplankton Growth and Population Competition Xinli Ji Schulz, Kimberly L.
Illinois State University Cell Biology / Biochemistry Use of Site-Directed Mutagenesis to Determine Role of Conserved Amino Acids in Substrate Binding and Catalysis of Coproporphyrinogen Oxidase Jason Stephenson Jones, Marjorie A.
Indiana State University Behavioral Ecology Parent-offspring Conflict and Sibling Rivalry in a Polymorphic Passerine the White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) Marisa Korody Tuttle, Elaina M.
Indiana University Bloomington Anthropology Monogamy and Territoriality in the Bolivian Gray Titi Monkey, Callicebus donacophilus Kimberly Dingess Hunt, Kevin D.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Anthropology How Effective and Accurate are Healthcare Messages in the Eastern Rural Cape? Kristin Juhasz Chaiken, Miriam
Iowa State University Ecology Phytoremediation of Landfill Leachate Using Populus Jill Zalesny Hall, Richard B.
Ithaca College Physics / Astronomy Telescopic Observations of Asteroids Sweta Shah Joseph, Beth Ellen C.
James Cook University Ecology Transitions from Coral to Algal Dominated Reefs: Nature, Scale and Competition Along the East Coast of Australia Ailsa Kerswell Baird, Andrew H.
James Madison University Physiology / Functional Morphology Tail Function in Propithecus verreauxi During Terrestrial Bipedalism Matthew Hrabak Wunderlich, Roshna E.
James Madison University Ecology Effects of Organic Matter Quality and Invertebrate Grazing on Microbial Communities in Cave Streams Timothy Cooney Simon, Kevin S.
James Madison University Ecology A Study of Population Structure of Mottled Sculpin, Cottus bairdi, in a Heavily Agricultural Stream in Rockingham County, Virginia Allison Watts Simon, Kevin S.
Kansas State University Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Molecular Population Genetics and Breeding Structure of the Indianmeal moth, Plodia interpunctella Tony Grace Kambhampati, Srini
Kansas State University Ecology Interactions Between Grassland Birds and their Snake Predators: the Potential for Conservation Benefits or Conflicts in the Tallgrass Prairie Page Klug With, Kimberly A.
Kansas State University Cell Biology / Biochemistry Albumin Flux Through Lens Epithelial Cell Monolayer- a Transwell Study Zachary Brown Takemoto, Larry
Lehman College of The City University of New York Anthropology Postcranial Variation in Plio-Pleistocene Hominins of Africa Melissa Tallman Delson, Eric
Loma Linda University Behavioral Ecology The Tale of One Scorpion and its Two Venoms: Use and Regeneration of Prevenom and Venom by the Scorpion, Parabuthus transvaalicus Zia Nisani Hayes, William K.
Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Testing Divergence Hypotheses Across the Andes and the Amazon River: a Comparative Phylogeographic Analysis of South American Avifauna Curtis Burney Brumfield, Robb T.
Louisiana Tech University Engineering Encapsulation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells through Layer-by-Layer Nanoassembly. Shashi Sriram Mills, David K.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Psychology From Retina to Awareness: Tracking the Stages of Processing in the Visual System Edward Vul MacLeod, Don
Massey University Behavioral Ecology Reproductive Biology of the Red-crowned Parakeet (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae): Hatching Asynchrony, Sex Ratios and Reproductive Output Luis Ortiz-Catedral Brunton, Dianne H.
Miami University Ohio Cell Biology / Biochemistry Role of KH RNA Binding Domains of Fragile X Protein in Regulating Protein Synthesis Paromita Banerjee Dockendorff, Thomas C.
Miami University Ohio Cell Biology / Biochemistry Dehydrin  Protein Expression and Cold Tolerance in Needle Palm ( Rhapidophyllum hystrix - Family, Arecaceae) Meepa Lokuge Wilson, Kenneth G.
Miami University Ohio Physiology / Functional Morphology Roles of the Na,K-ATPase, the Na/H Exchanger, pH, and Protein Kinase A in Sperm Motility Arunima Sengupta James, Paul F.
Miami University Ohio Behavioral Ecology The Relationship of Polymorphism of the avpr1a Microsatellite and Indicators of Monogamy in the Male Prairie Vole (Microtus ochrogaster) Ashley Richmond Solomon, Nancy G.
Michigan State University Paleontology / Sedimentation A Faunal Investigation of the late Cretaceous Shark Fauna From the Judith River Formation (Campanian), Fergus County, Montana Yasemin Tulu Gottfried, Michael D.
Middlebury College Cell Biology / Biochemistry Investigation of Dlg/SloR Metalloregulation of the Oxidative Stress Response in Streptococcus Mutans Adam Swick Spatafora, Grace A.
Montana State University-Bozeman Ecology Microbial Diversity and Metabolic Activity in an Antarctic Coastal Lake Markus Dieser Foreman, Christine M.
New Mexico State University Ecology Are Shrub Encroached Grasslands Sub-optimal Habitat for Wintering Black-throated (Amphispiza bilineata) and Sage Sparrows (Amphispiza belli)? Cara Joos Desmond, Martha J.
North Carolina State University Engineering Situation Awareness and Gait Control in Mixed Cognitive and Physical Task Performance under Perturbations Mohamed Ashraf Sheik Nainar Kaber, David B.
Northeastern University Ecology Latitudinal Variation in the Role of Temperature Stress on Rocky Intertidal Community Dynamics in the Gulf of Maine Elizabeth Bryson Trussell, Geoffrey C.
Northwestern University Chemistry Enhancing DNA Detection: Small Molecule DNA Hybrids Dorothea Koh Nguyen, SonBinh T.
Northwestern University Chemistry Effect of Molecular Weight and Polydispersity on Electron Mobility in Phenacyl-Polythiophene Derivatives:  Understanding the Relationship Between Reaction Conditions and Electrical Properties Joseph Letizia Marks, Tobin J.
Ohio State University Anthropology The Foraging Behavior of Cercocebus torquatus in Sette Cama, Gabon Catherine Cooke McGraw, William S.
Ohio State University Anthropology Sexual Dimorphism in Human Enamel and Dentin: Evolutionary Implications and Forensic Applications Robin Feeney Guatelli-Steinberg, Debra
Ohio University Physiology / Functional Morphology The Evolutionary History of Foveation in Birds Jennifer Hancock Biknevicius, Audrone R.
Ohio University Physiology / Functional Morphology Fossorial Locomotion in a Fossorial Specialist: the Kinematics and Kinetics of the Ferret (Mustela putorius furo) Angela Horner Biknevicius, Audrone R.
Ohio University Systematics / Evolutionary Biology A Genetic Approach to the Evolution of Plant Form Heather Sanders Wyatt, Sarah E.
Oklahoma State University Ecology Population Dynamics and Community Structure of Small Mammals Inhabiting Tar Creek Superfund Site, Oklahoma Kendra Phelps McBee, Karen
Oregon State University Chemistry Speciation of Uranium and Other Actinides in Extraction Systems Brent Matteson Paulenova, Alena
Oregon State University Systematics / Evolutionary Biology The Evolution of Bright Coloration in Garter Snakes Michael Westphal Houck, Lynne
Pennsylvania State University Petrology / Geochemistry Thermal Effect on the Coordination of Cu(II) in Smectite: Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) and Density Function Theory (DFT) Calculation Study Kideok Kwon Kubicki, James D.
Pennsylvania State University Cell Biology / Biochemistry The Role of Osteoblast-Derived Inflammatory Chemokine SDF-1 in Bone Metastatic Breast Cancer Karen Bussard Mastro, Andrea M.
Pennsylvania State University Cell Biology / Biochemistry A Role for DKK-1 in Osteolytic Breast Cancer Metastasis Helen Freyberger Mastro, Andrea M.
Pennsylvania State University Cell Biology / Biochemistry Mechanisms By Which Bone Metastatic Breast Cancer Cells Inhibit Osteoblast Differentiation Laurie Shuman Mastro, Andrea M.
Ramapo College of New Jersey Psychology Do Hands Free Cellphone Conversations Degrade Driving Proficiency? Richard Kutschera Becklen, Robert C.
Rice University Physics / Astronomy Young Stars and the Brown Dwarf Desert Marcos Huerta Hartigan, Patrick M.
Rice University Cell Biology / Biochemistry Investigation of Post-translational Stress-induced Modification of DinB in Stationary-phase Mutagenesis Pooja Rohatgi Rosenberg, Susan M.
Saint Bonaventure University Psychology The Effect of Estrogen and Progesterone on an Animal Model of Depression Sarah Veeder Mayeaux, Darryl J.
Saint Louis University Chemistry Thermodynamics of RNA Oligomers Containing 1x2 Internal Loops Saradasri Karri Znosko, Brent M.
Saint Louis University Ecology Interaction Between Attalea Palms and Burchid Beetles:  Geographic Variation in Reciprocal Selection Rodrigo Rios Camilo, Gerardo R.
Saint Louis University Chemistry A Thermodynamic Study of Naturally Occurring 2x2 RNA Loops Martha Christiansen Znosko, Brent M.
Saint Louis University Engineering Developing Novel Materials for Nerve Regeneration:  Determination of Factors Important for Nerve Growth Jacqueline Lis Willits, Rebecca K.
Saint Louis University Chemistry Thermodynamics of RNA oligonucleotides containing 1 x 2 Internal Loops Jaya Badhwar Znosko, Brent M.
St. Mary's College of Maryland Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Reconstructing Vocal Evolution in Orioles (Icterus) Nicholas Friedman Price, John J.
St. Mary's College of Maryland Ecology The Ability of Various Phenolic Acids Found in Zostera marina (Eelgrass) to Inhibit Infection of Labyrinthula zosterae at Various Environmental Parameters Katie McKone Tanner, Christopher E.
Stanford University Chemistry Synthesis of Photoactivatable Amino Acids for Use in Protein-Protein Interaction Assays Vanessa Guzman Kohler, Jennifer J.
Stanford University Ecology Small Mammal Response to the Late Pleistocene Environmental Perturbation:  The Role of the Survivors Jessica Blois Hadly, Elizabeth A.
State University of New York at Binghamton Anthropology Analysis of Harris Lies in Relation to Non-linear, Saltatory, Growth Patterns Marta Alfonso Little, Michael A.
State University of New York at Buffalo Paleontology / Sedimentation A Test of Environmental and Community Stability within the Ambocoelia-Chonetes biofacies James Zambito Mitchell, Charles E.
State University of New York at Stony Brook Ecology Pre-migration Body Condition of a Neotropical Migrant in Undisturbed and Disturbed Wintering Habitats Leone Brown Graham, Catherine H.
State University of New York at Stony Brook Engineering Defect Studies of Liquid Phase Epitaxy and Chemical Vapor Deposition Silicon Carbide Films Yi Chen Dudley, Michael
Texas State University-San Marcos Ecology Spatial and Temporal Variation in Relationships Between Macroinvertebrate Distributions and Hydraulic Conditions Charles Caston Bonner, Timothy H.
Texas State University-San Marcos Behavioral Ecology Predator Recognition in Eurycea nana: Learned or Inherited? Kristen Epp Gabor, Caitlin R.
The Graduate Center Anthropology Investigating the Classic Maya Collapse at Copan, Honduras Cameron McNeil Parry, William J.
Tulane University Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Functional Implications of the Evolution of Body Shortening and Limb Elongation Philip Bergmann Irschick, Duncan J.
Universidad de Antioquia Paleontology / Sedimentation Revision of the Molar Fossil Record and the Distribution of the Mastodons (Proboscidea: Gomphotheriidae) from the Colombian Quaternary Bayron Gomez Gomez Alberdi, Maria Teresa
Universidad de Buenos Aires Behavioral Ecology Paternity and Male Parental Care in a Neotropical Swallow Pia Simonetti Ferretti, Valentina
Universidad de Buenos Aires Ecology The Role of Cacti in Maintaining Arthropod Biodiversity Ignacio Soto Hasson, Esteban R.
Universidad Nacional de Cuyo Physics / Astronomy Phonon Engineering with THz Acoustic Nanocavities Norberto Lanzillotti Kimura Fainstein, Alejandro
University of Alabama at Birmingham Cell Biology / Biochemistry Comparison and Characterization of Chromosomal Aberrations in Early Onset Breast Cancer Tumors of Alabama African-American and Caucasian Women Tyesha Farmer Strong, Theresa V.
University of Alaska Anchorage Physiology / Functional Morphology Regulating Intake of Energy: Abundance of Glucose Transporters in the Small Intestine of the Red-backed Vole, Clethrionomys rutilus

April Brennan van Tets, Ian G.
University of Arizona Systematics / Evolutionary Biology The Influence of Complexity on Genomic Change During Evolution II. Verification of Microarray Results Heather Maughan Birky, C. W.
University of Arizona Ecology Diversity and Succession of Ant Communities in Sonora, Mexico after Land Conversion to Exotic Grass Pasture Kimberly Franklin Markow, Therese A.
University of Arizona Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Coevolution of Plasticity and Life History Mediated by Developmental Costs Emilie Snell-Rood Papaj, Daniel R.
University of Arizona Ecology Are Urban Areas a Genetic Sink for Dispersing Mesocarnivores? Margaret Rheude Koprowski, John L.
University of Arizona Physiology / Functional Morphology Correlations Between Brain Anatomy and Complex Behavior in Bumblebees Andre Riveros Gronenberg, Wulfila
University of Calgary Ecology Measuring the Germination Potential of Capuchin-dispersed Seeds Kim Valenta Fedigan, Linda M.
University of California-Berkeley Computer Science / Mathematics Unifying the Theories of Exchange Rings and Quasi-Frobenius Rings Alexander Diesl Lam, Tsit Y.
University of California-Berkeley Computer Science / Mathematics Virtual Spatial Graph Theory Thomas Fleming Teichner, Peter
University of California-Irvine Physiology / Functional Morphology Keeping an Open Mind, Investigating Poacher Functional Morphology Reynier Jacinto Summers, Adam P.
University of California-Los Angeles Ecology The Effects of an Epiphytic Bryozoan on Kelp Herbivores Sarah Bryson Vance, Richard R.
University of California-Los Angeles Psychology Building Relationships at School: An intervention to Improve Early Teacher-student Relationships for Children with Externalizing Behavior Problems Abbey Eisenhower Baker, Bruce L.
University of California-Los Angeles Cell Biology / Biochemistry Structural Differences between Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic Voltage Dependent K+ Channels Jessica Richardson Papazian, Diane M.
University of California-Los Angeles Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Morphologic Evolution and Biomechanics of the Skull of Machairodontine Saber-Toothed Felids Graham Slater Van Valkenburgh, Blaire
University of California-Los Angeles Behavioral Ecology Sexual Coercion and Male Mate Choice in the Alfalfa Leafcutting Bee Benjamin Rossi Nonacs, Peter N.
University of California-Santa Barbara Cell Biology / Biochemistry Molecular Mechanisms of the Microtubule-associated Protein Tau  as well as Amyloid-beta Induced Effects on Tau DeeAnn Hartung Feinstein, Stuart C.
University of California-Santa Barbara Cell Biology / Biochemistry Investigation of Fibulin 5 as a Retinal Extracellular Matrix Organizer Vivian Ericson Clegg, Dennis O.
University of California-Santa Cruz Ecology Altered precipitation and Shifting Ecotones in the Eastern Sierra Nevada, California Holly Alpert Loik, Michael E.
University of Canterbury Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Variation of Gamete Recognition Proteins (VERL and lysin) in New Zealand abalone (Haliotis spp.) Margaret Will Gemmell, Neil J.
University of Central Arkansas Ecology Trenching Behavior of Enigmogramma basigera on Lobelia Cardinalis (Campanulaceae):Quantifying Trans-trench Alkaloid Exposure Utilizing Microwave Facilitated Extraction Craig Oppel Dussourd, David E.
University of Cincinnati Hydrology / Geomorphology The Greek and Roman Settlement Patterns in the Ancient Province of Cilicia, and Their Impact on the Environment Ezgi Akpinar Dunning, Nicholas P.
University of Cincinnati Conservation Biology Restoring Populations of D. antillarum to the Reefs of Curacao Elizabeth Dame Meyer, David L.
University of Colorado at Denver Physics / Astronomy Optical Analysis of Active Galactic Nuclei Najin Aryan Sadun, Alberto C.
University of Dundee Engineering Investigation of Carbonation Resistance and Chloride Ingress in Sustainable New Generation Concretes Sivakumar Kandasami Jones, Roderick
University of Florida Psychology Priming Effects of Reading Misspellings While Reading for Comprehension Versus Reading for Misspellings Megan Rashid Abrams, Lise
University of Florida Conservation Biology Capital vs. Income: Reproductive strategies of the Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) Lindy Barrow Bjorndal, Karen A.
University of Georgia Cell Biology / Biochemistry Gene Regulation in Toxoplasma gondii:  From Computer to Bench Nandita Mullapudi Kissinger, Jessica C.
University of Georgia Conservation Biology Winter Roost-site Selection of Seminole Bats in an Intensively-managed Forest in the Lower Coastal Plain of South Carolina Cris Hein Miller, Karl V.
University of Georgia Physics / Astronomy Convective Snowfall Events and Their Signatures on Radar from 1961-2002 in the Contiguous United States Gregory Wassel Mote, Thomas L.
University of Georgia Anthropology An Isotopic Study of the Provenance of Defixiones from Carthage Sheldon Skaggs Roden, Michael F.
University of Georgia Psychology Monoacylglycerol lipase: a Possible Target for Enhancement of Stress-induced Analgesia Mediated by the Endocannabinoid 2-Arachidonoylglycerol Sarah Eisenstein Hohmann, Andrea G.
University of Georgia Psychology Long-term Consequences of Maternal Maltreatment on Fear Behavior and HPA Reactivity in Juvenile Rhesus Macaques Alison Grand Bernstein, Irwin S.
University of Georgia Psychology Cannabinoid Drug Self-administration in Animal Model of Neuropathic Pain Tannia Gutierrez Hohmann, Andrea G.
University of Georgia Ecology Adaptive Plasticity in the Reproductive Strategy of a Snake: Can Prolonged Increased Prey Abundance Induce a Switch from Income to Capital Breeding? Christopher Winne Gibbons, J. W.
University of Hawaii at Manoa Conservation Biology Historical and Current Genetic Diversity and Structure in the Endangered Hawaii Akepa (Loxops coccineus) Dawn Reding Freed, Leonard A.
University of Hawaii at Manoa Ecology Transpiration From Tree to Stand: Do Invasive Species Matter? Aurora Kagawa Sack, Lawren
University of Illinois at Chicago Cell Biology / Biochemistry The Molecular Basis for Visual Dysfunction in the GABA Signaling Pathway in Diabetes


David Ramsey Qian, Haohua
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Somatic Mutations in Plants Moni Berg Paige, Ken N.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chemistry Controlling Macromolecular RNA Structure with DNA Constraints Joseph Gerdt Silverman, Scott K.
University of Kansas Ecology Stoichiometry of Conocephalus Grasshoppers in Response to Grassland Fertilization Irene Khavin Smith, Val H.
University of Kansas Systematics / Evolutionary Biology A Phylogenetic Approach to Identifying Competition in the Short-Tailed Fruit Bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae: Carollia) Heather York Timm, Robert M.
University of Louisville Physiology / Functional Morphology Synaptic Organization of Pathways that Connect the Superior Colliculus, Pulvinar Nucleus and Temporal Cortex in the Tree Shrew Ranida Chomsung Bickford, Martha E.
University of Louisville Computer Science / Mathematics Coverage Modeling in Mobile Robot Sensing and Surveillance Networks Seth Klein Ragade, Rammohan K.
University of Louisville Physiology / Functional Morphology Can Retinal Implants Replace Degenerated Photoreceptors in a Rodent Model of Human Retinitis Pigmentosa? Christopher Yee McCall, Maureen A.
University of Maine Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Cell lineage Competition in the Colonial Ascidian, Botryllus schlosseri, as Influenced by Variation in Life History Traits Sheri Johnson Yund, Philip
University of Massachusetts Amherst Engineering Evaluation, Calibration, and Verification of a Compartmental Simulation Model for Top Loading Vertical Flow Submerged Bed Artificial Wetland Treatment Systems Lesley Spokas Veneman, Petrus L.
University of Massachusetts Boston Ecology Effects of Warming and Increased Precipitation on Plant and Nutrient Dynamics of New England Salt Marshes Heather Charles Dukes, Jeffrey S.
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Physics / Astronomy TiO2 Coatings for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Kate Larson Yang, Chen-Lu
University of Minnesota Ecology Fluctuating Asymmetry and Morphometrics in Minnesota’s Eastern Cottontail Rabbit, Sylvilagus floridanus Kelsey Dahl Perry, Jim
University of Minnesota Ecology Viral Transmission Dynamics Among Serengeti Carnivores Meggan Craft Packer, Craig
University of Minnesota Conservation Biology Changes in Fish Community Composition in the Punta Leona Biological Reserve (Gulf of Nicoya, Costa Rica) Over a Decade of Intensified Exploitation Jonathan Wagner Simons, Andrew M.
University of Missouri-St. Louis Physiology / Functional Morphology Holographic Interferometric Analysis: A Novel Technique for Measuring the Deformation Characteristics of the Aging Human Lens Mark Kahrhoff Bassi, Carl J.
University of Missouri-St. Louis Ecology The Role of Avian Seed Dispersers on Recruitment Probabilities of Guettarda viburnoides (Rubiaceae) in a Naturally Fragmented Landscape Andrea Loayza Loiselle, Bette A.
University of Missouri-St. Louis Ecology Niche Partitioning by Fox and Song Sparrows: a Stable Isotopes Approach BriAnne Addison Ricklefs, Robert E.
University of Montana Behavioral Ecology The Evolution of Primary and Secondary Sexual Characters in the Tortoise Beetle   Acromis sparsa (Chrysomelidae: Coleoptera) Paula Trillo Emlen, Douglas J.
University of Nevada Behavioral Ecology Do Hormones Affect Dominance Relationships in an Asocial Species, Merriam’s Kangaroo Rat? Allison Hargett Jenkins, Stephen H.
University of Nevada-Las Vegas Tectonics / Geophysics An Integrated Geophysical Study of Hidden Valley, Central McCullough Range, NV:  Characterization of a Volcanotectonic Terrain Aaron Hirsch Snelson, Catherine M.
University of New Mexico Anthropology A Perishable Perspective on Cultural Diversity in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico: An Examination of Chacoan Basketry Edward Jolie Wills, Wirt H.
University of New Mexico Anthropology Redefining Late Pleistocene-Early Holocene Hunter-Gatherer Social Interaction in Northern Spain Through the Geochemical Sourcing of Chert Artifacts John Rissetto Huckell, Bruce B.
University of New Orleans Conservation Biology Impacts of Habitat Degradation and Expansion of an Invasive Congeneric on the Decline of Fowler's Toad (Bufo fowleri) in Southeastern Louisiana Laura Vogel Johnson, Steven G.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Psychology The Relationship Between Attachment and Expressed Emotion Among Caregivers of Individuals with Dementia Cory Chen Hartman, Marilyn
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Physics / Astronomy Galaxy Clusters and the Filamentary Network Within Superclusters Matthew Fleenor Rose, James A.
University of North Carolina at Charlotte Physiology / Functional Morphology Endothelin-1 and Hepatocellular Carcinoma Blood Flow Regulation Walid Kamoun Clemens, Mark G.
University of North Carolina at Wilmington Physiology / Functional Morphology The Effects of Cell Size on the Post-Contractile Depletion of Glycogen and Recovery of Arginine Phosphate in the Blue Crab, Callinectes sapidus: Measured and Modeled Kristin Hardy Kinsey, Stephen T.
University of Oklahoma Paleontology / Sedimentation Searching for Ice in the Ancestral Rocky Mountains: A Sedimentological and Geochemical Investigation Dustin Sweet Soreghan, Gerilyn S.
University of Oregon Ecology Density and Substrata Preference of the Introduced Bioeroder, Sphaeroma quoianum, in Coos Bay, Oregon Timothy Davidson Shanks, Alan L.
University of Pittsburgh Systematics / Evolutionary Biology The Evolution of Reproductive Barriers Among Species within the Tribe Collinsieae April Randle Kalisz, Susan
University of Southern California Psychology The Pontine Lateral Parabrachial Nucleus and Estrogen-induced Anorexia Houri Hintiryan Chambers, Kathleen C.
University of Southern Mississippi Cell Biology / Biochemistry Comparison of Beta-2-Microglobulin with CEA, CA15-3, CA27.29, CA549, and AFP for the Serodiagnosis of Breast Cancer Jia Guo Hall, Margot
University of Southern Mississippi Ecology The Influence of Testosterone and Migration on the Relapse of Plasmodium Relictum in Experimentally Infected Gray Catbirds (Dumetella carolinensis) Amanda Williams Owen, Jennifer C.
University of Technology Ecology Functional and Genetic Complexities of Coral Bleaching at Multiple Scales Karin Ulstrup Ralph, Peter
University of Tennessee Ecology Immunology and epidemiology in the Brazilian Free-Tail Bat (Tadarida brasiliensis) Amy Turmelle McCracken, Gary F.
University of Texas at Arlington Physics / Astronomy Electrically Switchable Active Photonic Bandgap Materials Formed via Holographic Photopolymerization Robert Ramsey Sharma, Suresh C.
University of Texas at Austin Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Evolution of Sexual Dimorphism and Sex-limited Mimicry in Papilio Swallowtail Butterflies Krushnamegh Kunte Gilbert, Lawrence E.
University of Texas at Austin Ecology A Novel Tool for Studying Interspecific Trophic Interactions: Use of Stable Isotopes to Investigate Feeding Ecology in the Endangered Barton Springs Salamander (Eurycea sosorum) Jennifer Gillespie Parmesan, Camille
University of Toledo Hydrology / Geomorphology Deglacial Chronology and Till Geochemistry of Northwest Ontario Henry Loope Fisher, Timothy G.
University of Toledo Physics / Astronomy Probing Lithium Production from the Earliest Moments to the Present Kyle Walker Federman, Steven R.
University of Virginia Physics / Astronomy A New Target for a Dedicated Extrasolar Planet Search: K Giants Joleen Miller Majewski, Steven R.
University of Virginia Ecology The Impact of Cannibalism on Food Web Structure and Dynamics Volker Rudolf Wilbur, Henry M.
University of Washington Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Evolutionary Analysis of Enamelin in Worldwide Human Populations Joanna Kelley Swanson, Willie J.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Psychology Individual Differences in the Physiology of Human Stress Responding: A Clarification of Hardiness Effect on Health Olga Shcheslavskaya Fleming, Raymond
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Anthropology Zooarchaeology of the Pukara Polity: Subsistence, Economy, and Sociopolitical Development in the Northern Lake Titicaca Basin Matthew Warwick Hudson, Jean L.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Petrology / Geochemistry Mafic Enclaves in the Cary Mound Granite, Central Wisconsin: Evidence for magma mixing? Jeffrey Bruesewitz Cameron, Barry I.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Anthropology Madres Mexicanas de Milwaukee:  Stress and the Social Support of Women Alejandra Estrin Hutz, Reinhold J.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Psychology Early Autism Phenotype: Head Circumference Growth and Emerging Executive Functioning Michael Gaffrey Klein-Tasman, Bonita P.
Utica College Cell Biology / Biochemistry The Effects of Sphinganine on Biofilm Formation in Candida albicans Ewa Szymanska Aaronson, Lawrence R.
Victoria University of Wellington Systematics / Evolutionary Biology The Phylogeography of New Zealand: a General Insight Using the Common Skink (Oligosoma nigriplantare) Elizabeth Liggins Ritchie, Peter A.
Villanova University Behavioral Ecology Does Social Dominance Effect Patterns of Hybridization in Chickadees? Amanda Nicodemus Curry, Robert L.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Petrology / Geochemistry Nanoscale Characterization of Polyphase Monazite Compositional Domains with High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy Clayton Loehn Tracy, Robert J.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Cell Biology / Biochemistry Inhibitor Binding Sites on the Eg5 Mitotic Kinesin Sarah Sebring Walker, Richard A.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Cell Biology / Biochemistry Role of Escherichia coli Cytochrome Oxidases in Providing Synergy to Anaerobes During Polymicrobial Infections Matthew Mastropaolo Stevens, Ann Marie
Washington University in St. Louis Anthropology A Pre-Dissertation Survey of Lemur catta, Ring-tailed Lemurs, at Cap Sainte-Marie Special Reserve, Madagascar Elizabeth Kelley Sussman, Robert W.
Western Washington University Ecology Assessing Genetic Changes in Mayflies Exposed in situ to Heavy Metals Catherine Bollinger Harper-Arabie, Ruth M.
Whitman College Conservation Biology Species Status and Genetic Variation in an Endemic Fish, Cottus marginatus Celia Hagan Carlin, Joel L.
Wichita State University Psychology Documenting Age-Related changes in Cognitive and Sensory Function Among General Aviation Pilots Cindy Miller Chaparro, Alex
Widener University Cell Biology / Biochemistry Serum Amyloid P Component Mediator in the Atrazine Induced Immunosuppresion of Rana Pipiens? Bukola Ojo Weaver, Frances E.
Williams College Physics / Astronomy High Frequency Oscillations in the Solar Corona Shelby Kimmel Pasachoff, Jay M.
Williams College Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Testing Ongoing Balancing Selection at the Human ALDH2 Locus through Sequence Based Analysis Benjamin Brown Wilder, Jason A.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Physics / Astronomy Photo-Induced Nanophase Segregation in Dye-Doped Liquid Crystals Anne Bothmer Iannacchione, Germano S.
Yale University Cell Biology / Biochemistry Antiviral Adaptor: Construction of Zero Fitness Sinks against the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Yul Yang Turner, Paul E.
Yale University Psychology Long-lasting Modulation of Mesolimbic Dopamine Systems After Prior Chronic Corticosterone: Relevance to Depression Shannon Gourley Taylor, Jane R.
Yale University Anthropology Archaeological and Technological Analysis of Egyptianizing Terracottas on Delos Caitlín Barrett Tartaron, Thomas F.


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