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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Inclusive Teaching Strategies: An Evaluation of Course Structure and Summative Assessment in Introductory Biology, Oluwaseun O. Agboola

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Effects of Acute Sepsis on Renal Structure and Sympathetic Innervation in Mice, Tuqa Alkhateeb

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A Study of Salmonid Growth in Two Southern Appalachian Headwater Streams, Joshua Argo

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Range-wide Prevalence and Impacts of Pseudocercosporella inconspicua on Lilium grayi and an Assessment of L. superbum and L. michauxii as Reservoirs, Cindy L. Barrett

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Effects of Predatory Cues on Copper Sensitivity and Metabolic Rate in Gambusia affinis, Melissa N. Campbell

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Enemy Exacerbation: Effects of Predator Stress on Sulfate Lethality in Freshwater Amphipods (Gammarus minus), Trevor Chapman

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Effects of Lactobacillus rhamnosus MRS6AN on Intestinal GPAT3 pathway involved in the lipid transport in enterocytes, Ayodeji Oludare Ipinmoroti

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Postnatal Cell Shape development of the Corneal Endothelium in Mice, Victor Temidayo Ojo

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Cloning of N-acylethanolamine Metabolic Pathway Genes from Physcomitrella patens, Swati Swati

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Ecological Informatics: An Agent Based Model on Coexistence Dynamics, Shiva Thapa

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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The Combined Effects of Leptin and Coenzyme Q10 in Ameliorating Obesity- Induced Infertility in Female Rats, Adekunle Adedeji

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Characterization of SIP470, a Family 1 Lipid Transfer Protein and its Role in Plant Stress Signaling, Timothy Ndagi Audam

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Venom Peptides Lasioglossin II and Mastoparan B as Escherichia coli ATP synthase Inhibitors, Rafiat Ajoke Bello

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The Apoptotic and Inhibitory Effects of Phylloquinone in the U937 Cell Line, Tesha E. Blair

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Anandamide-Mediated Growth Changes in Physcomitrella patens, Jedaidah Y. Chilufya

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Effects of Acclimation on Temperature Tolerance and Oxidative Damage in Daphnia magna, Kailea J. Holbrook Ms.

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Random Mutagenesis of Rhodococcus Strain KCHXC3 and Detection of Mutants Which No Longer Produce an Antibacterial Compound, Robert Christopher Holley

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Structural and Functional Analysis of Grapefruit Flavonol-Specific-3-O-GT Mutant P145T, Sangam Kandel Mr

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Chronic Morphine Effect on Inflammatory Cytokine Production in Activated BV-2 Microglia Cell Line via Akt/Gsk3β Signaling, Yetunde R. Makinwa

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Effects of Lactobacillus rhamnosus Milk Isolate on the Production of Inflammatory Cytokines in Enterocytes, Beverly C. Ngeny

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Comparison of Anti-Pneumococcal Functions of Native and Modified Forms of C-Reactive Protein, Donald Neba Ngwa

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Characterization of Pro-inflammatory and Anti-inflammatory Microglia in the Anterior Cingulate Cortex in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Aubrey N. Sciara

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Isolation and Heterologous Expression of Putative Tomato Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase, Vijay Tiwari

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Characterization of Putative ExbB and ExbD Leads to the Identification of a Potential Tol-Pal System in Rhizobium leguminosarum ATCC 14479, Valeria Barisic

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Breeding Bird Census to Compare Long-term Changes in the Avifauna of the Spruce-fir Forest on Mount Guyot, Great Smoky Mountains National Park 1967-2015, Kevin C. Brooks

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Identification of Plant Transcription Factors that Play a Role in Triacylglycerol Biosynthesis, Parker Dabbs

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Influence of Lactobacillus rhamnosus Isolated from “Amabere Amaruranu” Cultured Milk on Adipogenesis, Justin E. Kotala

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Characterization of SBIP68: A Putative Tobacco Glucosyltransferase Protein and Its Role in Plant Defense Mechanisms, Abdulkareem O. Odesina

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Impact of Mutations of Targeted Serine, Histidine, and Glutamine Residues in Citrus paradisi Flavonol Specific Glucosyltransferase Activity, Preethi Sathanantham

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AlgR Directly Controls rsmA in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Tyler Speaks

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Identification of Genes Required to Synthesize an Antibiotic-like Compound from the Soil Bacterium Rhodococcus sp. MTM3W5.2, Amber L. Ward

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Using Site-Directed Mutagenesis to Determine Impact of Amino Acid Substitution on Substrate and Regiospecificity of Grapefruit Flavonol Specific 3-O-Glucosyltransferase, Olusegun Adeboye Adepoju

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Production of an Antibiotic-like Activity by Streptomyces sp. COUK1 under Different Growth Conditions, Olaitan G. Akintunde

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Identification, Cloning, and Expression of Tobacco Responsive to Dehydration like Protein (RD22), SBIP-355 and Its Role in SABP2 Mediated SA Pathway in Plant Defense, Hanadi Abdulaali Almazroue

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Neogene Climate Change in Eastern North America: A Quantitative Reconstruction, Kyrie A. Baumgartner

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Inter-and Intra-Population Variability across the Transcriptome of Lake Baikal’s Endemic Copepod with Ramifications for Adapting to Climate Change, Larry L. Bowman Jr

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Probiotic Potential of Bacterial Isolates From ‘Amabere amaruranu’ Cultured Milk, Blaise B. Boyiri

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Biochemical Characterization of SBIP-470 and its role in SA-mediated Signaling in Plants, Danda P. Chapagai

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Characterization of a Putative Phospholipase D ´ Like Gene as a Lipid Signaling Modulator and Its Role in Salicylic Acid Mediated Defense Pathway in Nicotiana tabacum, Phillip T. Dean

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Cloning and Expression of a Tobacco Stearoyl-ACP Desaturase Gene SBIP24 and its Interaction with SABP2 in SA pathway, Amin J. Ferdous

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Characterization Of A Putative SIR2 Like Deacetylase And Its Role In SABP2 Dependent Salicylic Acid Mediated Pathways In Plant, Md I. Haq

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Characterization of TonB in Rhizobium leguminosarum ATCC 14479, Brian D. Hill

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Site-Directed Mutagenesis in Citrus paradisi Flavonol-Specific 3-O-Glucosyltransferase, Sara Khaja

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The Vascular Flora of Steele Creek Park and a Quantitative Study of Vegetation Patterns in Canopy Gaps, Sullivan County, Tennessee, Phillip C. Klahs

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Subcloning, Expression and Purification of Functional E. coli Nucleotide Excision Repair Protein UvrA Using IMPACT-CN System, Cathy W. Lin Mrs

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Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus) Abundance and Distribution in the Southern Appalachian Mountains of Northeast Tennessee, John P. McCormick

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Occurrence and Implications of the N-Acylethanolamine Metabolic Pathway in Physcomitrella patens, Richard R. T. Sante

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Adaptive Strategies for Foraging and Their Implications for Flower Constancy, or: Do Honey Bees Multitask?, Ashley E. Wagner

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Diel Patterns of Foraging Aggression and Antipredator Behavior in the Trashline Orb-weaving Spider, Cyclosa turbinata, James C. Watts

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An Agent-Based Model of Ant Colony Energy and Population Dynamics: Effects of Temperature and Food Fluctuation, Guo Xiaohui

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Paleozoic Seed Bank and Their Ecological Significance, Petra Seka Yehnjong

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Investigating Potential Bioactive Compounds from Rhodococcus and Their Effects on MCF7 Breast Cancer Cells, Megan N. Crabtree

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Cause and Impacts of the Early Season Collapse of Lilium grayi (Gray’s lily), on Roan Mountain, TN/NC, Russell J. Ingram

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Fossil Trachemys (Testudines: Emydidae) from the Late Hemphillian of Eastern Tennessee and Its Implications for the Evolution of the Emydidae, Steven E. Jasinski

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Variations in Phenotypic Plasticity and Fluctuating Asymmetry of Leaf Morphology of Three Quercus (Oak) Species in Response to Environmental Factors, Joseph Kusi

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Detection of Bacterial Retroelements Using Genomics, Sen Mu

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Systematics, Climate, and Ecology of Fossil and Extant Nyssa (Nyssaceae, Cornales) and Implications of Nyssa grayensis sp. nov. from the Gray Fossil Site, Northeast Tennessee, Nathan R. Noll

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Systemic Leptin Modulates the Expression of E-cadherin, β-catenin in the Ovary of Dietary-Induced Obese Infertile Rats, Olufunke A. Sokan

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Regulating rsmA Expression in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Sean D. Stacey

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Identification of Acyltransferases Associated with Triacylglycerol Biosynthesis in Avocado, Ha-Jung Sung

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Development of in vitro Chylomicron Assay Using Caco-2 Cells, Yuxi Sun

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Study of Metal Tolerance / Accumulation in Festuca arundinacea Schreb. From a Serpentine Site in North Carolina, Nkongho Collins Binda

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Biogenic Amine Levels Correlate with Time of Day, Age, Light Cycle, and Aggressive State in the Flesh Fly, Sarcophaga crassipalpis, Veronica L. Fregoso

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Characterization of FhuA 104/149C: a Double Cysteine FhuA Mutant with Normal Binding and Diminished Transport, Ada K. Hagan

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Cloning, Expression, and Biochemical Characterization of Recombinant Putative Glucosyltransferases Clone 3 and 8 from Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi), Deborah Hayford

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Characterization of Fresh Water Microalgae from East Tennessee for Biodiesel Production, Amukta Mayakoti

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The Effects of Intracerebroventricular Leptin on Milk Availability in Lactating Rats, Brittany Lynita Moore

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Cloning, Heterologous Expression in Yeast, and Biochemical Characterization of Recombinant Putative Glucosyltransferase Clones 9 and 11 from Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi), Anye Wamucho

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IL-1β Amplification of Nitric Oxide Production and Its Inhibitory Effects on Glucose Induced Early Growth Response-1 Expression in INS-1 Cells, Ada Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Extreme Variation in the Sagittal Crest of Tapirus polkensis (Mammalia Perissodactyla) at the Gray Fossil Site Northeastern TN., Aaron Randall Abernethy

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Flow Cytometric Analysis of Crayfish Hemocytes., Sarah Kathryn Allen

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Isolation of a Rhodococcus Soil Bacterium that Produces a Strong Antibacterial Compound., Ralitsa Bogomilova Borisova

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Role of SABP2 in Tobacco Non-Host Resistance., Pavan Chandra Chigurupati

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Inhibition of Escherichia coli ATP Synthase Using Bioflavonoids., Naga babu Chinnam

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Subcellular Localization of Tobacco Salicylic Acid Binding Protein 2 in Plants., Leonard Yenwong Fai

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On The Cranial Osteology of Eremiascincus and Its Use For Identification., William B. Gelnaw

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Population Structure Based on Age-Class Distribution of Tapirus polkensis from the Gray Fossil Site Tennessee., Matthew L. Gibson

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Variation in the Modified First Metatarsal of a Large Sample of Tapirus polkensis and the Functional Implications for Ceratomorphs., Patrick Lawrence Hawkins

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Does SABP2 Exist As a Dimer?, Mir Ashad Hossain

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Molecular Modulation of a-Subunit VISIT-DG Sequence Residue Asp-350 in the Catalytic sites of Escherichia coli ATP Synthase., Sneha R. Jonnalagadda

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Spatial Ecology of the Spotted Salamander Ambystoma maculatum During the Nonbreeding Season., Dale Patrick Ledford

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A Biogeographic Analysis of the Socially Polyphenic Spider Anelosimus studiosus in East Tennessee., Brent Linville

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Expression and Characterization of Putative Plant Secondary Product Glucosyltransferase Clone 10 from Citrus paradisi and Resolution of Multiple Bands in PGT5/6., Zhangfan Lin

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The Occurrence of an Abdominal Fauna in an Articulated Tapir (Tapirus polkensis) Recovered from the Miocene Gray Fossil Site Northeast Tennessee., Shannon M. McConnell

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Neogene Palynology of the Gray Fossil Site, Tennessee, USA: Floristic Implications., Diana Ochoa-Lozano

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A Study of Habitat Selection and Fluctuating Asymmetry of Amybstoma tigrinum at Henderson Island Wildlife Management Area in Jefferson County TN., Christopher Scott Ogle

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Analysis of Bone Crushing Behavior of the Dire Wolf (Canis dirus) Using Dental Microwear Texture Analysis., Elizabeth Schmitt

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Requirement of ßDELSEED-Motif of Escherichia coli F1FO ATP Synthase in Antimicrobial Peptide Binding., Junior Kom Tayou

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Effect of Pesticides on Salicylic Acid Binding Protein 2 (SABP2) and Plant Defense, Joannes Petrus Yuh

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Role of a-Subunit VISIT-DG Sequence Residues Ile-346 and Ile-348 in the Catalytic Sites of Escherichia Coli ATP Synthase., Chao Zhao

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Preserving Traditional Botanical Knowledge in a Developing World: A Case Study., Sneha Elizabeth Abraham

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Discovery and Characterization of an Antibiotic from the Soil Bacterium Bacillus sp., Thomas S. Barber

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The Analysis of Palaeobotanical Remains from Native American Sites in the Tennessee Region of the Upper Cumberland Plateau., Chase W. Beck

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A Re-Evaluation of the Pleistocene Hellbender, Cryptobranchus guildayi, and an Overview of Cryptobranchus Remains from Appalachian Caves., Keila Elaine Bredehoeft

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Modulation of Alpha-Subunit VISIT-DG Sequence Residues Ser-347, Gly-351 and Thr-349 in the Catalytic Sites of Escherichia coli ATP Synthase., Laura Elaine Brudecki

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Inhibition of Escherichia coli ATP Synthase by Polyphenols and Their Derivatives., Prasanna Keerthi Dadi

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Characteristics of Nectar Production and Standing Crop in Campsis radicans (Bignoniaceae)., Andrea Alexis Edge

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Pattern and Mechanism of Calcium Mobilization During Embryonic Development in a Viviparous Snake, Virginia striatula., Santiago Fregoso

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Effect of Stress on Mucin Expression in the Gastrointestinal Tract of Mice., Bupe Martha Habiyambere

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Lack of Rhythmicity in the Honey Bee Queen: An Investigation of Temporal Behavioral Patterns in Apis mellifera ligustica., Jennifer N. Johnson