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 2006

3-D Characterization of a Dimorphic Fungus Using Conventional Fluorescence Microscopy, Michael P. McCann

Aggregation Behavior in Wildtype and Transgenic Zebrafish, Scott P. McRobert

Evolution from Darwin's Perspective, Scott P. McRobert

Fallacies in the Teaching of Evolutionary Biology, Scott P. McRobert

Road Ecology of the Northern Diamondback Terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin terrapin, Scott P. McRobert

Road Occurrence and Mortality of the Northern Diamondback Terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin terrapin, during the Nesting Season, Scott P. McRobert

Seven-year-old Scientists: A Project to Study Development in Bufo americanus, Conducted by Second-grade Students, Scott P. McRobert

Seven-year-old Scientists: A Project to Study Development in Bufo americanus, Conducted by Second-grade Students, Scott P. McRobert

Shoaling Behavior in Juvenile Guppies (Poecilla reticulata), Scott P. McRobert

Shoaling Behavior in Juvenile Guppies (Poecilla reticulata), Scott P. McRobert

Social Partner Preferences of Male and Female Fighting Fish (Betta splendens), Scott P. McRobert

The Effects of Bubble Nests on Shoaling Behavior in..., Scott P. McRobert

The Effects of Interspecific Courtship on Mating Success in Drosophila melanogaster, Scott P. McRobert

The Effects of Interspecific Courtship on Mating Success in Drosophila melanogaster, Scott P. McRobert

The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Sexual Behavior and Longevity in Drosophilia melanogaster, Scott P. McRobert

The FCS Island Project, Scott P. McRobert

The History of Evolutionary Thought, Scott P. McRobert

3-D Characterization of a Dimorphic Fungus Using Conventional Fluorescence Microscopy, Karen M. Snetselaar

Decrease Permeability in Soybean Cyst Nematode Eggs Treated with Azetidine-2-Carboxyic Acid, Paul M. Tefft

Effects of Azetidine-2-Carboxylic Acid on Egg Hatching in the Soybean Cyst Nematode, Paul M. Tefft

Bdellovibrio: A Genomic and Molecular Biology Perspective for Prokaryotic Predation, John J. Tudor

Bdellovibrio, the Littlest Predator: A Model for Prokaryotic Predation, John J. Tudor

Nefidipine as a Prevention of Lethal Arrhythmias in Timothy Syndrome Patients, James J. Watrous

Simulating Cardiac Pacemakers Use R15, Epstein-Marder (EM), and Morris-Lecar Bursting Neuron Models, James J. Watrous

The Role of Conductance in Long-Term Potentiation of a Five Cell Neuronal Network, James J. Watrous

Using SNNAP (Simulator for Neural Networks and Action Potentials) to Model the Behavior of Networked Morris-Lecar Cells, James J. Watrous

Submissions from 2005

Relative humidity recorded in tree rings: A study along a precipitation gradient in the Olympic Mountains, Washington, USA, Gregory J. Ettl

Closing the larval loop: behavior prevails over passive processes, Jonathan Todd Fingerut

A Comparative Anatomical Study of Extant and Extinct Holocephalan Fishes, Eileen D. Grogan

Description of Three New Paleoniscoid Actinopterygians from the Bear Gulch Limestone of Montana (Serpukhovan, Namurian E2b), Eileen D. Grogan

Description of Three New Paleoniscoid Actinopterygians from the Bear Gulch Limestone of Montana (Serpukhovian, Namurian E2b) and the Relationships of Early Actinopterygians, Eileen D. Grogan

Further Analysis of Tesserate Mineralization in Squalus acanthius, Eileen D. Grogan

Iniopterygians from the Bear Gulch of Montana (Serpukhovain, Namurian E2b), Eileen D. Grogan

A Computational Model of Actin-Dependent Transport in Fish Retinal Pigment Epithelial (RPE) Cells, Christina King Smith

Function of the Yeast Werner Homologue, Sgs1p, during Senescence and Survivor Formation, Julia Yung Lee-Soety

The Role of S. cerevisiae Sgs1p on Telomere Recombination in Senescing Telomerase Mutants and in the Formation of Survivors in the Absence of Telomerase and RAD52 Function, Julia Yung Lee-Soety

The Role of S. cerevisiae Sgs1p on Telomere Recombination in Senescing Telomerase Mutants and in the Formation of Survivors in the Absence of Telomerase and RAD53 Function, Julia Yung Lee-Soety

Filamentous Growth and Septation in Ustilago maydis, Michael P. McCann

Filamentous Growth and Septation in Ustilago maydis, Michael P. McCann

Septation in Ustilago maydis buds and filaments, Michael P. McCann

Elevated CO2 reduces disease incidence and severity of a red maple fungal pathogen via changes in host physiology and leaf chemistry, Andrew McElrone

Home Area Recognition via Olfactory Cues in the Tropical Poison Frog Dendrobates auratus, Scott P. McRobert

PIT Tagging the Northern Diamondback Terrapin to Monitor Road Occurrence, Mortality and Nesting Activity along an Access Road, Scott P. McRobert

Road Ecology of the Northern Diamondback Terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin terrapin, Scott P. McRobert

Road Occurrence and Mortality of the Northern Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin terrapin) in the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve, Scott P. McRobert

Tadpole Metamorphosis Turns Youngsters into Scientists, Scott P. McRobert

The Effect of Sex and Shoal Size on Shoaling Behavior in Danio rerio, Scott P. McRobert

The Effects of Temperature on Development and Survival in Tadpoles of the Tropical Poison Frog Dendrobates auratus, Scott P. McRobert

Endoplasmic Reticulum Glucosidase II is Required for Pathogenicity of Ustilago maydis, Karen M. Snetselaar

Filamentous Growth and Septation in Ustilago maydis, Karen M. Snetselaar

Filamentous Growth and Septation in Ustilago maydis, Karen M. Snetselaar

Ras Mutation Impairs Epithelial Barrier Function to a Wide Range of Nonelectrolytes, Karen M. Snetselaar

Septation in Ustilago maydis Buds and Filaments, Karen M. Snetselaar

Effects of Azetidine-2-Carboxylic Acid on Egg Hatching and Permeability in the Soybean Cyst Nematode, Paul M. Tefft

An Introduction to Bacterial Predators, John J. Tudor

Bdellevibrio, John J. Tudor

Age Related Changes in Electrocardiogram (ECG) Profiles in Women and Long QT Syndrome's (LQTS) Effects on Cardiac Potassium Channels IKs and IKr, James J. Watrous

Age Related Changes in Electrocardiogram (ECG) Profiles in Women and Long QT Syndrome's (LQTS) Effects on Cardiac Potassium Channels IKs and IKr, James J. Watrous

Electrophysiological Alterations by Diabetes Mellitus to Ventricular Myocytes, James J. Watrous

Electrophysiological Alterations by Diabetes Mellitus to Ventricular Myocytes, James J. Watrous

Mimicking the Electrical Activity of the Heart Using SNNAP (Simulator for Neural Networks and Action Potentials), James J. Watrous

The Study of Cardiac Pathophysiology Using LabHEART, James J. Watrous

Submissions from 2004

Local modification of benthic flow environments by suspension-feeding stream insects., Jonathan Todd Fingerut

presentation, Jonathan Todd Fingerut

A Histological Analysis of Mineralization in the Upper Jaw and Labial Cartilages of Squalus acanthius, Eileen D. Grogan

A Histological Examination of Mineralization in the Meckel's Cartilage of Squalus acanthius, Eileen D. Grogan

Branchial and Hypobranchial Muscles of the St. Joseph Fish, Callorhincus capensis, and Their Significance to the Relationships of Early Jawed Vertebrates, Eileen D. Grogan

Diversity and Evolution of Paleozoic Chondrichthyes, Eileen D. Grogan

Five New Euclondrocephalan Chondrichthyes from the Bear Gulch Limestone (Serpukhovian, Namurian E2b) of Montana and Their Impact on the Class Chondrichthyes, Eileen D. Grogan

Further Consideration of the Earliest Known Lamprey, Hardistella montanensis JANVIER AND LUND 1983, from the Carboniferous of Bear Gulch, Montana, USA, Eileen D. Grogan

Shark Fishing in Montana, Eileen D. Grogan

Snorkeling a Paleozoic Bay: Shark Fishing in Montana, Eileen D. Grogan

The Origin and Relationships of Early Chondrichthyes, Eileen D. Grogan

The Search for the Stem Group Chondrichthyan, Eileen D. Grogan

Two Tenaculum-Bearing Holocephalimorpha (Chondrichthyes) from the Bear Gulch Limestone (Chesterian, Serpukhovian) of Montana, USA, Eileen D. Grogan

Actin-Dependent Motility of Melanosomes from Fish Retinal Pigment Epithelial (RPE) Cells Investigated Using 'in Vitro' Motility Assays, Christina King Smith

Sgs1p Is Required for Optimal Telomere Recombination during Senescence of S. cerevisiae Telomerase Mutants, Julia Yung Lee-Soety

Characterization of a Co-enzyme A Synthesis Gene from Ustilago maydis, Michael P. McCann

Functional Complementation of an mRNA Processing Gene from Ustilago, Michael P. McCann

Inducing Ustilago maydis Infection Structure in vitro, Michael P. McCann

Isolation of Ustilago maydis from soil, Michael P. McCann

Multiple roles of cAMP in filamentous growth of Ustilago maydis, Michael P. McCann

Gas exchange responses of a desert herbaceous perennial to variable sunlight in contrasting microhabitats, Andrew McElrone

Photosynthetic Responses of a Temperate Liana to Xylella fastidiosa Infection and Water Stress, Andrew McElrone

Variation in xylem structure and function for stmes and roots of trees to 20m depth, Andrew McElrone

Analysis of Aggressive Behavior in the Poison Frogs Dendrobates auratus and Dendrobates azureus, Scott P. McRobert

Experimental Evolution: The Effects of Artificial Selection on Sexual Behavior in Drosophila, Scott P. McRobert

Research in a Biodiversity Laboratory, Scott P. McRobert

Research in a Biodiversity Laboratory, Scott P. McRobert

Sexual Behavior in Drosophila, Scott P. McRobert

Shoaling Behavior in Fish, Scott P. McRobert

Shoaling Behavior in the Glofish, a Transgenic Zebrafish, Scott P. McRobert

The Effect of Gender on Shoaling Behavior in the Zebrafish (Brachydanio rerio), Scott P. McRobert

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching Statistics to Undergraduate Life Science Majors Provides, Denise M. Ratterman

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching Statistics to Undergraduate Life Science Majors Provides, Denise M. Ratterman

Characterization of a Co-Enzyme A Synthesis Gene from Ustilago maydis, Karen M. Snetselaar

Functional Complementation of an mRNA Processing Gene from Ustilago, Karen M. Snetselaar

Inducing Ustilago maydis Infection Structure in vitro, Karen M. Snetselaar

Isolation of Ustilago maydis from Soil, Karen M. Snetselaar

Multiple Roles of cAMP in Filamentous Growth of Ustilago maydis, Karen M. Snetselaar