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 2017

Hfq and three Hfq-dependent small regulatory RNAs—MgrR, RyhB and McaS—coregulate the locus of enterocyte effacement in enteropathogenic Escherichia coli, Shantanu Bhatt

Personality types in Budgerigars, Melopsittacus undulatus, Julia Yung Lee-Soety

Ustilago maydis, The Corn Smut Fungus, has an unusual diploid mitotic stage, Michael P. McCann

The RFamide receptor DMSR-1 regulates stress-induced sleep in C. elegans, Matthew D. Nelson

Ustilago maydis, the corn smut fungus, has an unusual diploid mitotic stage, Karen M. Snetselaar

Spatiotemporal Profile of Postsynaptic Interactomes Integrates Components of Complex Brain Disorders, Jennifer C. Tudor

Submissions from 2016

The Tip of the Iceberg: On the Roles of Regulatory Small RNAs in the Virulence of Enterohemorrhagic and Enteropathogenic Escherichia Coli, Shantanu Bhatt

Patterns of Substitution Rate Variation at Many Nuclear Loci in Two Species Trios in the Brassicaceae Partitioned with ANOVA, John Mark Braverman S.J.

Revisiting a Classic Study of the Molecular Clock, John Mark Braverman S.J.

Loss of yeast Npl3 results in significantly higher TERRA levels in telomerase‐null cells, Julia Yung Lee-Soety

Boldness, Aggression, and Shoaling Assays for Zebrafish Behavioral Syndromes, Scott P. McRobert

Submissions from 2015

Drosophila Muller F Elements Maintain a Distinct Set of Genomic Properties Over 40 Million Years of Evolution, John Mark Braverman S.J.

Review of Science and Faith: A New Introduction, by John F. Haught, John Mark Braverman S.J.

Bacteriological Examination of Waters: Membrane Filtration Protocol, Brian M. Forster

Discovery of the Collaborative Nature of Science with Undergraduate Science Majors and Non-Science Majors through the Identification of Microorganisms Enriched in Winogradsky Columns, Brian M. Forster

Submissions from 2014

A Central Support System Can Facilitate Implementation and Sustainability of a Classroom-Based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) in Genomics, John Mark Braverman S.J.

A Comparative Genomic Survey of Mycobacteriophages Across Diverse Clusters., John Mark Braverman S.J.

A Course-Based Research Experience: How Benefits Change with Increased Investment in Instructional Time, John Mark Braverman S.J.

Generation Time and DNA Substitution Rates in the Brassicaceae., John Mark Braverman S.J.

Temporal Variation at Microsatellite Loci in Wild-Caught Drosophila simulans, John Mark Braverman S.J.

Temporal Variation at Microsatellite Loci in Wild-Caught Drosophila simulans, John Mark Braverman S.J.

Construction of Phylogenetic Trees in a Non-Majors Biology Laboratory as a Means of Teaching Biodiversity, Brian M. Forster

Submissions from 2013

Better to light a candle than curse the darkness: illuminating spatial localization and temporal dynamics of rapid microbial growth in the rhizosphere, Catalina Arango

Elevated [CO2] Does Not Ameliorate the Negative Consequences of Infection with the Xylem-Limited Bacteria Xylella fastidiosa in Quercus rubra Seedlings, Catalina Arango

The Escherichia coli CydX Protein Is a Member of the CydAB Cytochrome bd Oxidase Complex and Is Required for Cytochrome bd Oxidase Activity, Shantanu Bhatt

An Efficient, Practical, and Reliable Drosophila Trap, John Mark Braverman S.J.

Drosophila suzukii, or Spotted Wing Drosophila, Recorded in Southeastern Pennsylvania, John Mark Braverman S.J.

Fluorescein dye as a tagging agent for Drosophila dispersal studies, Jonathan Todd Fingerut

Focusing on the Hard Parts: A Biomechanics Laboratory Exercise, Jonathan Todd Fingerut

Listeria Metalloprotease Mpl, Brian M. Forster

The Pathogenic A391E Mutation in FGFR3 Induces a Structural Change in the Transmembrane Domain Dimer, Edwin Li

Anxiety, Aggression, and Social Behavior in Zebrafish, Scott P. McRobert

Daily Shoaling Patterns in the Zebrafish (Danio rerio), Scott P. McRobert

Fluorescein Dye as a Tagging Agent for Drosophila Dispersal Studies, Scott P. McRobert

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Male Phantasmal Poison Frog (Epipedobates tricolor) Singing at Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 30, 2013, Scott P. McRobert

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Male Phantasmal Poison Frog (Epipedobates tricolor) with Tadpoles on His Back, Scott P. McRobert

Population Survey of Drosophila Species in the Philadelphia Area, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., Scott P. McRobert

Population origin and genome size do not impact Panicum virgatum (switchgrass) responses to variable precipitation, Clint J. Springer

Submissions from 2012

Review of G. Auletta, M. Leclerc, and R.A. Martínez, eds. Biological Evolution: Facts and Theories. A Critical Appraisal 150 Years After The Origin of Species., John Mark Braverman S.J.

Measuring Drag Force in Newtonian Liquids, Jonathan Todd Fingerut

Silk Use by Benthic Macroinvertebrates, Jonathan Todd Fingerut

Protein Transport Across the Cell Wall of Monoderm Gram-Positive Bacteria, Brian M. Forster

Habitat and Diversity of the Bear Gulch Fish: Life in a 318 Million Year Old Marine Mississippian Bay, Eileen D. Grogan

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

Transmembrane Helix Dimerization: Beyond The Search For Sequence Motifs, Edwin Li

Behavioural Syndromes and Shoaling: Connections Between Aggression, Boldness and Social Behaviour in Three Different Danios, Scott P. McRobert

Daily Variation in the Shoaling Behavior of Zebrafish Danio rerio, Scott P. McRobert

Ecotypic Responses of Switchgrass to Altered Precipitation, Clint J. Springer

Ecotypic Responses Of Switchgrass To Altered Precipitation, Clint J. Springer

Identification of a major QTL that alters flowering time at elevated [CO 2] in Arabidopsis thaliana, Clint J. Springer

Submissions from 2011

Deep Cave Bacteria, Catalina Arango

Detection of Carbon Catabolite Repression and of Phosphotransferase System in Bacterial Cave Isolates, Catalina Arango

Effects of Carbon Dioxide on Nodulation of Alfalfa Plants by the Symbiont Sinorhizobium meliloti, Catalina Arango

Identification of Genes Involved in Biofilm Formation for Sinorhizobium meliloti, Catalina Arango

Optimization of Screening Method to Identify Mutations That Affect the Control of Sinorhizobium meliloti agp-melA Promoter, Catalina Arango

The Effects of Elevated Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide on Xyllela fastidiosa Infected Quercus rubra (Red Oak) Seedlings, Catalina Arango

Computational Study of Flowering Time Genetics with QTL Cartographer, John Mark Braverman S.J.

Responses of Switchgrass (Panicum varigatum L.) to Simulated Climate Change, John Mark Braverman S.J.

Endoskeletal Development in Extant and Extinct Chimaerids (Chondrichthyes), Eileen D. Grogan

New Information on Petalodont Chondrichthyans, Eileen D. Grogan

Superfoetative Viviparity in a Carboniferous Chondrichthyan and Reproduction in Early Gnathostomes, Eileen D. Grogan

Effect of Myosin1e Knockdown on Cell Adhesion, Spreading, and Random Cell Migration, Christina King Smith

Regulation of Pigment Granule Aggregation by Protein Kinase A in Fish Retinal Pigment Epithelial (RPE) Cells, Christina King Smith

Phage Genomics Laboratory: Experiential Learning for First Year Biology Students, Julia Yung Lee-Soety

Phage Safari at Saint Joseph's University Year Two: Lessons Learned, Julia Yung Lee-Soety

Telomere Maintenance in Baker's Yeast by RNA Processing Protein, Npl3p, Julia Yung Lee-Soety

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

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

Fish Cam, Scott P. McRobert

Maintaining Endangered Species in Assurance Colonies, Scott P. McRobert

Research in a Biodiversity Laboratory, Scott P. McRobert

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

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

The Effects of Population Density on Survival and Metamorphosis in American Toad (Bufo americanus) Tadpoles, Scott P. McRobert

Workshop on Herpetology and Endangered Species, Scott P. McRobert

Potential Ecological Impacts Of Switchgrass (Panicum Virgatum L.) Biofuel Cultivation In The Central Great Plains, USA, Clint J. Springer

Seeing into the Future: Global Climate Change and Its Impacts on Ecosystems and Societies, Clint J. Springer

Establishment of Monoxenic Culture of Soybean Cyst Nematode, Paul M. Tefft

Analysis of Predatory Gene Expression in Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus Using RT-PCR and qRT-PCR, John J. Tudor

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

Isolation and Characterization of Predatory Genes from Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus, John J. Tudor

Neuronal Systems: Modeling in SNNAP, James Watrous

Submissions from 2010

Catabolite Repression and the Phosphotransferase System in Sinorhizobium Meliloti, Catalina Arango

Catabolite Repression and the Phosphotransferase System in Sinorhizobium Meliloti, Catalina Arango

Characterization of a Two-Component Regulatory System that Regulates Succinate-Mediated Catabolite Repression in Sinorhizobium Meliloti, Catalina Arango

Searching for Genes Involved in Biofilm Formation in Sinorhizobium Meliloti, Catalina Arango

Effects of stream flow and larval age on black fly growth rates, Jonathan Todd Fingerut

Growing Up in a Stream: A Black Fly's Story, Jonathan Todd Fingerut

Larval settlement in benthic environments: The effects of velocity and bed element geometry, Jonathan Todd Fingerut

Recent Advances in Understanding Organism-Flow Interactions for the Dispersal of Simulium tribulatum Larvae, Jonathan Todd Fingerut

Recent advances in understanding the organism-flow interactions for black flies, Jonathan Todd Fingerut

Community Structure of the Mississippian Bear Gulch Bay Fishes, Eileen D. Grogan

Diversity and Distribution of Fish in a Mississippian Bay: The Bear Gulch Fish Fauna, Eileen D. Grogan

New Petalodont Information from the Bear Gulch Limestone of Montana, USA, Eileen D. Grogan

Sexual Dimorphism in the Pectoral Girdle and Fin of the Holocephalan Harpagofututor volsellorhinus from the Mississippian Bear Gulch Limestone of Montana, Eileen D. Grogan

Sexual Dimorphism in the Pectoral Girdle and Fin of the Holocephalan Harpagofututor volsellorhinus from the Mississippian Bear Gulch Limestone of Montana (Heath Formation, Big Snowy Group, Serpukhovian), Eileen D. Grogan

Comparative Eye: Fish Retinomotor Movements, Christina King Smith

Knockdown of Myosin Ie Accelerates Cell Migration in B16f1 Mouse Melanoma Cells., Christina King Smith

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