Undergraduate Honors Theses
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(2018-05-20)Grapevine red blotch virus (GRBV), a geminivirus, is the recently identified causative agent of the emerging grapevine disease known as red blotch. The monopartite circular ssDNA GRBV genome consists of genome-sense open ...
Approximate Bayesian Computation for Studying Selective Sweep Signatures in Local Coalescence Trees (2017-05)Understanding the process of rapid molecular adaptation is important for many key challenges humanity faces today, such as the evolution of pesticide and drug resistance. Our standard population genetic model for describing ...
The Role of the Ventral Hippocampus and Anterior Olfactory Nucleus in Contextually Cued Odor Discrimination (2017-05)The hippocampus has been shown to play a crucial part in context encoding in rodents. However, the mechanisms by which the hippocampus affects contextually cued behavior have yet to be fully elucidated. In this study, I ...
(2017-05)One powerfull tool in understanding how genetic variations can lead to changes in gene expression across human population involves measuring mRNA expression levels in large scale, with high-throughput sequencing. Still, ...
Mutagenesis of a conserved cysteine in the Hsp70 molecular chaperone BiP: Impact of amino acid substitution on BiP’s ability to protect cells against endoplasmic reticulumderived oxidative stress (2015-01)Recently, it has been shown that oxidative protein folding in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) produces potentially significant amounts of cellular reactive oxygen species (ROS). Although ROS accumulation can cause profound ...