Undergraduate students at Washington University in St. Louis are encouraged to participate in research. These opportunities are organized through the Office of Undergraduate Research or through department-specific honors courses. This collection contains senior research papers or honors theses from across disciplines at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Theses from 2012

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Building a Conceptual Anthropological Framework of Rural American Medicine: Understanding the culture of rural physicians and factors influencing retention, Scott L. Rempel, Anthropology

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High Risk: Michigan's Coastline in Danger, Adira Jenna Weixlmann, Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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The Association of Holter-based T-wave Alternans with Depression, Gender and All-Cause Mortality in Post-Myocardial Infarction Patients: An ENRICHD Sub-Study., Austin Wilmot, Biology

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Delicious-ology: The Science of Delicious Food, Sasha Yan
Communication Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Dissecting the cellular response to DNA damage using an innovative “laser-scissors” system, Lindsey M. Zhang, Biology

Theses from 2011

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The Role of Chaperones in P-body Dynamics, Haejun Ahn, Biology

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The Genetic Architecture of Secundum Atrial Septal Defects, Ashley Aluko, Biology

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Regulation of Amyloid Plaque Deposition by PCSK9 in a Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease, Devika Bagchi, Biology

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The Effect of Orthographic Neighborhood Size on the Extent of Priming, Adeetee Bhide, Biology

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Validity of a Novel Non-Motor Symptom Scale and [C11]-DTBZ Pet-based Measures as Tools for Tracking Disease Severity in MPTP Primates, Christopher Brown, Biology

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Integration of Exotic Plant Species into Native Plant-Pollinator Networks and Their Effects on the Pollinator Vistation Rates and Richness of Native Plant Species at the Community Scale, Yan Yi Anny Chung, Biology

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The Mechanistic Intersection between Neurodegeneration and Dendrite Pruning in Drosophila melanogaster, Sarah Ebstein, Biology

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The Parkinsonian mimetic 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium (MPP+) specifically decreases mitochondrial but not vesicular axonal movement in dopaminergic neurons, Scott Elman, Biology

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Relationship between Hippocampal Volume changes and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder following Traumatic Brain Injury in US Military Personnel, Toby Emanuel, Biology

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Late-zygotic microRNAs in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, Elizabeth Freeman, Biology

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Rearrangement of M Element Like Sequences in Tetrahymena thermophila, Kevin Gao, Biology

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The Role of PICALM in Amyloid Plaque Pathogenesis in Alzheimer’s Disease, So Chon Gil, Biology

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Analysis of CIS-Regulatory Transcription Regions of the DIMM Promoter in Drosophila, Nicole Gong, Biology

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A Comprehensive Transposon Screen Reveals Universal Biofilm Effectors in Uropathogenic Escherichia coli, Alice Gu, Biology

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Role of Bone Mesenchymal Stromal Cells and Abnormal Bone Matrix in Promoting Increased Osteoclast Formation and Bone Resorption in Brtl Osteogenesis Imperfecta Mice, Matthew Kwong, Biology

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Identification of Cullin 4 E3 Ubiquitin Ligase Protein Substrates In HIV-2 Infected Cells, KiHyun Kwon, Biology

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The Processing and Function of Vitamin A in CD103+ Intestinal Dendritic Cells, Matthew Leach, Biology

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Comparative Analysis of Immune Evasion in Cowpox Virus, Jimmy Ma, Biology

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Investigation of Fourth Chromosome Reporter Expression, Perry Morocco, Biology

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p38α MAPK Deletion Promotes Colon Tumorigenesis, John Schneider, Biology

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Gene Expression Profiling of Archival Tumors from the Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study: Association with Clinical Outcomes, Aeron Small, Biology

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Spatiotemporal distribution of the VIP receptor, VPAC2R, in the suprachiasmatic nucleus, Connie Tsai, Biology

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The Influence of Social Cues on Feeding Behavior in Drosophila melanogaster Presented, Eliana Weisz, Biology

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“God and Posterity Will Show Me Favor”: A Search for the Historical Lady Jane Dudley in Light of Her Later Portrayals, Rachel Wisdom, Bachelor of Arts

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Comparing the Effects of Invader4 with 1360 on Heterochromatin Targeting, Hao Yang, Biology

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Testing the Hygiene Hypothesis: The Role of Bacteria in Promoting Atopy in a Mouse Model of Atopic Dermatitis, Laura Yockey, Biology

Theses from 2010

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Red Brigades and Barefoot Doctors: Health Care Without Physicians During the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, Oliver Kayden Jawitz, East Asian Languages and Cultures