The cornerstone of our educational philosophy is involving students in scientific research. The department has a long and productive history of student research and many students, both undergraduate and graduate, present their work at regional, national and international meetings each year. Many of our graduates enter schools of the health professions, graduate schools for M.S. or Ph.D. degrees, K-12 education, or industry jobs.

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Submissions from 2010

Localization and Role of Protein Kinase A in Pigment Granule Aggregation in Fish Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells, Christina King Smith

Phage Genomics Laboratory: Experiential Learning for First Year Biology Students, Christina King Smith

Evidence for Telomere Maintenace in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by Npl3p, an RNA-processing Protein, Julia Yung Lee-Soety

Exploring RNA Processing Proteins at the Telomere in S. cerevisiae., Julia Yung Lee-Soety

Grab Your Pith Helmet: Phage Safari in situ at Saint Joseph’s University, Julia Yung Lee-Soety

A Market Survey and Growth Study of Turtles from Philadelphia’s Chinatown, Scott P. McRobert

Bedtime Stories for Fido: Life in a Biodiversity Laboratory, Scott P. McRobert

Shoaling Preference in Zebrafish; Statistical Analysis and Biological Research in a High School Biology Class, Scott P. McRobert

Stories behind the Species: Animals at Risk, Scott P. McRobert

The Effects of Isolation and Experience on Preference for Large Shoals in Juvenile Fish, Scott P. McRobert

The Effects of Isolation and Experience on Preference for Large Shoals in Juvenile Fish, Scott P. McRobert

The Influence of Sex and Phenotype on Shoaling Decisions in Zebrafish, Scott P. McRobert

The Influence of Sex and Phenotype on Shoaling Decisions in Zebrafish, Scott P. McRobert

Integration of Biology and Statistics Education (IBASE) in Freshman Bio I: Cells Lab, Denise M. Ratterman

Charles Darwin, the Experimental Botanist, Karen M. Snetselaar

Crossing the Great Divide: Bridging the Gap Between K-12 and Higher Education, Karen M. Snetselaar

Interview on Fungi and Plants, Karen M. Snetselaar

Saint Joseph's University GK-12 and Beyond: Institutionalizing Science Education Outreach, Karen M. Snetselaar

Tracking 'Rail-to-Trail' Flora: Biology Students Catalog Cynwyd Heritage Trail Plants for Future Visitors, Karen M. Snetselaar

The Effect of Soybean Cyst Nematode Infection and Elevated CO2 on Soybean Growth and Physiology, Paul M. Tefft

The Effects of Soybean Cyst Nematode Infection and Elevated CO2 on Soybean Growth and Physiology, Paul M. Tefft

A Study of the Conservation of Predatory Genes among Different Strains of Bdellovibrio, John J. Tudor

Expression and Characterization of Bdellovibrio Predatory Genes, John J. Tudor

Expression of Predatory Genes of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus, John J. Tudor

Isolation of Predatory Mutants of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus and Comparison of Predatory Sequences from Different Isolates, John J. Tudor

Mutagenesis of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus, John J. Tudor

On the Shoulders of Giants, John J. Tudor

On the Shoulders of Giants, John J. Tudor

Probing the Predatory Genes of Bdellovibrio, John J. Tudor

Integration of Biology and Statistics Education (IBASE) in Freshman Bio I: Cells Lab, James J. Watrous

Submissions from 2009

Dispersal pathways, seed rains, and the dynamics of larval behavior, Jonathan Todd Fingerut

Role of silk threads in the dispersal of larvae through stream pools, Jonathan Todd Fingerut

Silk filaments facilitate larval dispersal through freshwater stream pools, Jonathan Todd Fingerut

Three New Paleoniscoid Fishes from the Bear Gulch Limestone (Serpukhovian, Mississippian) of Montana (USA) and the Relationships of Lower Actinopterygians, Eileen D. Grogan

Two New Iniopterygians (Chondrichthyes) from the Mississippian (Serpukhovian) Bear Gulch Limestone of Montana and a New Form of Chondrichthyan Neurocranium, Eileen D. Grogan

Melanosome Motility in Fish Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells, Christina King Smith

Post-Transcriptional Regulation of Gene Expression by G-rich Sequences in the 5'UTR of mRNA, Julia Yung Lee-Soety

A Brief Overview of the Voyage of the Beagle and the Theory of Natural Selection -- A Celebration for the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Charles Darwin, Scott P. McRobert

A Market Survey and Growth Study of Turtles from Philadelphia's Chinatown, Scott P. McRobert

A Market Survey and Growth Study of Turtles from Philadelphia's Chinatown, Scott P. McRobert

Community Ecology and Life History of Drosophila from the Philadelphia Area, Scott P. McRobert

Deriving Charles Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection, Scott P. McRobert

Shoaling Analysis of Fish Collected from the Wissahickon Creek, Scott P. McRobert

Shoaling Analysis of Fish Collected from the Wissahickon Creek, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania., Scott P. McRobert

Shoaling Behavior in Fish, Scott P. McRobert

Shoaling Preferences and the Effects of Sex Ratio on Spawning and Aggression in Small Laboratory Populations of Zebrafish (Danio rerio), Scott P. McRobert

Shoaling Preferences of Two Common Killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus and F. diaphanous) in the Laboratory and the Field: A New Analysis of Heterospecific Shoaling, Scott P. McRobert

Shoaling Preferences of Two Common Killifish in the Laboratory and in the Field, Scott P. McRobert

The Effect of Body Coloration and Group Size on Social Partner Preferences in Female Fighting Fish (Betta splendens), Scott P. McRobert

The Effect of Sex Ratio on Shoaling, Spawning and Aggression in Laboratory Populations of Zebrafish (Danio rerio), Scott P. McRobert

Climate Change and the Earth's Forests, Clint J. Springer

Climate Change and the Earth's Forests, Clint J. Springer

The Effects of Soybean Cyst Nematode Infection and Elevated CO2 on Soybean Growth and Physiology, Clint J. Springer

The Effect of Early Soybean Cyst Nematode Infection on Soybean Growth and Physiology, Paul M. Tefft

The Effects of Early Soybean Cyst Nematode Infection on Soybean Growth and Physiology, Paul M. Tefft

A Study of the Conservation of Predatory Genes among Different Strains of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus, John J. Tudor

Characterization of Predation-Deficient Mutants of Wild-type Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus, John J. Tudor

Determining Temporal Expression of Genes Necessary for the Predatory Life Style of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus, John J. Tudor

Gene Expression and Morphological Characterization of Bdellovibrio Predatory Mutants, John J. Tudor

Gene Expression and Morphological Characterization of Bdellovibrio Predatory Mutants, John J. Tudor

Isolation and Characterization of Genes Essential for the Predatory Life Cycle of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus, John J. Tudor

Methods of Recovery of Genes Required for Predation in Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus, John J. Tudor

Synchronization of the Life Cycle of Mutant Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus, John J. Tudor

Submissions from 2008

Cytotoxicity of a Novel Porphyrin Compound with Potential for Use in Photodynamic Therapy, Christina King Smith

Genomic Distribution and Functional Analyses of Potential G-quadruplex-forming, Julia Yung Lee-Soety

The Sgs1p RecQ Helicase Inhibits Survival of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Cells Lacking Teleomerase and Homologous Recombination, Julia Yung Lee-Soety

Density and Development in Three Species of Poison Dart Frog, Scott P. McRobert

Protecting Biodiversity, One Species at a Time, Scott P. McRobert

Rearing Betta splendens and Assessing the Shoaling Behavior of Fry, Scott P. McRobert

Research in a Biodiversity Laboratory, Scott P. McRobert

Shoaling in Juvenile Guppies: The Effects of Body Size and Shoal Size, Scott P. McRobert

Studying the Effects of Odocoileus virginianus Populations on Urban Forest Ecosystems, Scott P. McRobert

The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Longevity, Offspring Production and Sexual Behavior in Drosophila melnaogaster, Scott P. McRobert

The Maintenance and Conservation of Rare and Endangered Turtles in Assurance Colonies, Scott P. McRobert

The Role of Body Coloration and Early Experience on Shoaling Behavior in Juvenile Mollies, Poecilia latipinna, Scott P. McRobert

A Genome-Based Analysis of Amino Acid Metabolism in the Biotrophic Plant Pathogen Ustilago maydis, Karen M. Snetselaar

Atmospheric CO2 influences the expression of floral timing genes in Arabidopsis thaliana, Clint J. Springer

Comparaison of Egg Hatching in Two Populations of the Soybean Cyst Nematode, Paul M. Tefft

Isolation Characterization of Genes Essential for Predation by Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus, John J. Tudor

Isolation of Predation-deficient Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus, John J. Tudor

Isolation of Predation-deficient Mutants of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus by using Transposon Mutagenesis, John J. Tudor

Isolation of Predation-deficient Mutants of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus by Using Transposon Mutagenesis, John J. Tudor

Synchronization of the Life Cycle of Facultative Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus, John J. Tudor

Synchronization of the Life Cycle of Mutant Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus, John J. Tudor

Does Inhibition Decrease Over-Stimulation in Neural Networks?, James J. Watrous

Submissions from 2007

Myosin II and Rho Kinase Activity Are Required for Melanosome Aggregation in Fish Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells, Christina King Smith

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Evidence That a RecQ Helicase Slows, Julia Yung Lee-Soety

Northern Diamondback Terrapin Occurrence, Movement, and Nesting Activity along a Salt Marsh Access Road, Scott P. McRobert

Genomic Analysis and Molecular Biology of Predatory Prokaryotes, John J. Tudor

Submissions from 2006

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Evidence That the S. cerevisiae Sgs1 Protein Facilitates Recombinational Repair of Telomeres During Senescencetes, Mahrukh Azam, Julia Yung Lee-Soety, Veena Abraham, Rebecca Chanoux, Kimberly A. Schoenly, and F. Brad Johnson

presentation, Jonathan Todd Fingerut

Silk use enhances benthic invertebrate settlement, Jonathan Todd Fingerut

A Comparative Analysis of the Musculoskeletal Anatomy of Placoderm and Chrondrichthyan Fishes and Its Implications for the Theories of Jaw Evolution, Eileen D. Grogan

Comparative Skeletal Morphology of Select Chondrichthyan Fishes, Eileen D. Grogan

Delphyodonos Dacriformes Revisited. New Information on 'Baby Mean-Teeth', a Bear Gulch Chondrichthyan, Eileen D. Grogan

New Information on Delphyodontos dacriformes Lund 1980, a Vivparous Chondrichthyan from the Lower Carboniferous of Montana, Eileen D. Grogan

Paleozoic Sharks and Other Chondrichthyans: Almost Anything Goes!, Eileen D. Grogan

Relationships of Bear Gulch Palaeoniscoids and Lower Actinopterygians, Eileen D. Grogan

Surface Parallel Analysis of the Nucleation and Development of Tesserae in Squalus acanthias, Eileen D. Grogan

The Morphology of a New Species of Thrinacodus St. John and Worthen, an Elasmobranch Chondrichthyan from the Serpukhovian Bear Gulch Limestone (Heath Fm.) of Montana, USA, Eileen D. Grogan