Theses and dissertations



Student Name Thesis Title Advisor
Roush, Daniel Production of 1.3-propanediol from Glycerol Under Haloalkaline Conditions by Halanaerobium Hydrogeniformans Dr. Melanie Mormile
Thrailkill, Kele Wetting-Drying Cycles and the Fungal Communities on Leaf Litter in Streams. Dr. Dev Niyogi
Lijong Jiao Energy Tradeoffs between Food Assimilation, Growth, Metabolism and Maintenance. Dr. Chen Hou
Lisa Snoderly-Foster Characterization of a Plant Gene Family Expanded in Glycine Max. Dr. Ronald Frank
Richard Watters Investigation of Angiogenic Effects of Bioactive Borate Glass Microfibers and Beans in a Rodent Model. Dr. Roger Brown



Student Name Thesis Title Advisor
Ottomeyer, Megan Broad Spectrum Antibacterial Properties of Metal Ion Doped Borate Bioactive Glasses for Clinical Applications Dr. David Westenberg



Student Name Thesis Title Advisor
Lin, Yinan In Vivo Evaluation of Microfibrous Bioactive Borea Glasses for Use in Wound Healing Dr. Roger Brown
Wu, Chi-Heng Physiochemical Characteristics Contributing to the Cytotoxicity of Transition Metal Oxides Dr. Yue-wern Huang
Robertson, Gena Analysis of a Wound-Induced Gene Family in Glycine Max Dr. Ronald Frank



Student Name Thesis Title Advisor
Rocha, April Isolation and Characterization of Bacterial Symbionts from Crotalaria Spectabilis Grown on Trichlorethene Contaminated Soil Dr. David Westenberg



Student Name Thesis Title Advisor
Fears, Barbara Laryngeal Apparatus and Call Structure in North American Hylids Dr. Anne Maglia
Beasley, Bonnie Analysis of Eurycea Hybrid Zone in Eastern Missouri Dr. Anne Maglia
Havens, Sarah The Role of Skeletal Development in Body Size Evolution of Two North American Frogs Dr. Anne Maglia
Wang, Hsiu Jen Zinc Oxide Nanoparticle Distrution of Store-Operated Calcium Entry in a Muscarinic Receptor Signaling Pathway Dr. Robert Aronstam



Student Name Thesis Title Advisor
Sinha, Malavika Characterization of selected isolates from hyupersaline lakes in Western Australia and Victoria, Australia. Dr. Melanie Mormile
Braaten, Karissa Antimicrobial activity of the volatile oxidized by-products of biogenic oil Dr. David Westenberg
Huang, Chuan-Chin Heavy Metals, Hematology, Plasma Chemistry and Parasites in Adult Hellbenders Dr. Yue-wern Huang
Paul, Varun Electricity Generation and Ethanol Production Using Iron-reducing, Haloalkaliphilic Bacteria Dr. Melanie Mormile
Modglin, Vernon In Vitro Evaluation of Bioactive Glass Scaffolds and Modified Bioactive Glasses with an Osteogenic Cell Line Dr. Roger Brown
Xu, Yi Nona-Arginine Peptides Facilitate Cellular Entry of Semiconductor Nanocrystals: Mechanisms of Uptake Dr. Yue-wern Huang



Student Name Thesis Title Advisor
Pringle, Erin The identification and Characterization of Phenylalanine Ammonia-lyase Gene Family in Glycine max Dr. Ronald Frank
Park, Su Young Role of Microtubules in Budding Yeast Cytokinesis Dr. Katie Shannon
Potter, Maria Louise AFLP Fingerprint Analysis of Hybrid Salamanders in the Missouri Caverns Section of Onondaga Cave Dr. Anne Maglia



Student Name Thesis Title Advisor
Lamba, Aruna Antimicrobial activities of aldehydes and ketones produced during rapid volatilization of biogenic oils Dr. David Westenberg
Park, Jung Eun Screening New Cytokinesis Genes and Investigation of Regulation of Hof1 in Cytokinesis Dr. Katie Shannon
Patil, Pradnya Pandurang Influence of S-Nitrosylation on Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptors Dr. Robert Aronstam
Jugan, Andrew Water Cycling Effects of Populus deltoids x Populus nigra, Clone #34 on the Degradation of Aromatic Hydrocarbons. Dr. Melanie Mormile, co-advised with Dr. Joel Burken
Hong, Bo-young Microbial Ecology of Hypersaline Lakes in Western Australia nad Victoria, Australia Dr. Melanie Mormile
Weimer, Amanda Jean Physical, Chemical and Biological Characteristics Contributing to Vegetation Distribution on the Lower Missouri River Floodplain. Dr. Dev Niyogi



Student Name Thesis Title Advisor
Ramamurthy, Sangeetha Evaluation of antimicrobial activities of volatiles produced during rapid voltilization of oils Dr. David Westenberg
Patel, Shitalben Select Anaerobic Metabolisms in Soap Lake, Washington Dr. Melanie Mormile
Hunter, Loretta Dunn A Review of Human Exposure to Estrogens and an Ecologic Study of Atrazine and Breast Cancer Incidence in Missouri Counties. Dr. Yue-wern Huang



Student Name Thesis Title Advisor
Park, Jiyeon Iron, heme and oxygen reguation of the hemA and sdh genes from the soybean symbiont Bradyrhizobium japonicum. Dr. David Westenberg
Macauley, John Diversity of tetracycline resistant bacterial isolates and Disinfection Treatment of Swine Lagoons Dr. Melanie Mormile, co-advised with Dr. Craig Adams
Morris, Kacey Elizabeth Nitric Oxide, CGMP Signaling and Gravity-dependent Cellular Polarity in Ceratopteris RichardII Dr. D.M. Potterfield
Liu, Chin-chin Endocrine distrupting chemicals in streams of Northern and Southern Missouri Dr. Yue-wern Huang
Solis, Mauricio Eduardo Water Quality Assessment, Hormone Profile and Hematology of Ozark Hellbenders (Cryptobranchus Alleganiensis Bishopi) in the Northern Fork of the White River and Eleven Points River, Missouri Dr. Yue-wern Huang
Banbury, Barbara Comparative development and oteogenesis of cranial and post-cranial elements in pelobatid tadpoles (Anura: Pelobatidae) Dr. Anne Maglia
Alamillo, Hugo Caudal Autotomy in West Indian Amphisbaena Dr. Anne Maglia


Student Name Thesis Title Advisor
Elrod, Jason Identification of acyl-homoserine lactone signaling molecules produced by varying strains of Bradyrhizobium japonicum Dr. David Westenberg
Dimitriu, Pedro Microbial Diversity of a Meromictic Soda Lake: Seasonal and Spatial Patterns Dr. Melanie Mormile
Von Arb, Michelle Microbial Populations in Anaerobic Swine Lagoon Treatment Dr. Melanie Mormile, co-advised with Dr. Joel Burken
Martin, Adam Effects of Geographic Distance and Dispersal Barriers on Amphibian Polymorphism Dr. Anne Maglia