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    • The Influence of Imipramine on the Egg-Laying Behavior of Caenorhabditis elegans 

      Alaniz, Alyssa; Valencia, Michael James; Hussain, Neha; Feese, Emily Ann; Luksch, Annie Sarah; Mancillas, Victoria Alexandra (2018-08-06)
      Discovering new ways to treat mental disorders is at the forefront of scientific research due to their imposing challenges on worldwide health. A current drug therapy option is imipramine, marketed as Tofranil, a tricyclic ...
    • Effects of VPA on Mutated C. elegans 

      Phan, Quynh-An Ngoc; Munnangi, Kavya; Beattie, Hailey Cristina; Tran, Sean; Lee, Chi-Hung (2018-08-06)
      Valproic acid (VPA) is a generalized drug used to alleviate a broad range of conditions in humans such as bipolar disorders as well as Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, and other neuromuscular diseases. The use of VPA in ...
    • Induced Mutation in Caenorhabditis elegans Causes Dopamine Resistance 

      Walker, Brody; Grewal, Amanpreet Singh; Grayson, Nicholas Kallas; Harris, Luke Reed; Diokpa, Chijindu; Aceves, Tatiana (2018-08-06)
      In humans, drug addiction is linked to varying dependencies of dopamine levels in the brain. The neurotransmitter is involved in many behavioral mechanisms in animals and mediates the reward pathway. In C. elegans, one of ...
    • The Effect of Mutations in Toll-like Receptors on Caenorhabditis elegans Egg-Laying signaling 

      Deande, Matthew Thomas; Hayashi, Merrick Max; Bougoulias, Michael; Smith, Brock David; Hilbig, Gabriel (2018-08-06)
      While many factors show to affect egg laying in C. elegans, we are interested in the downstream effects of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) and their impact on egg laying because a direct relationship is still unknown. Studies ...
    • Genetic screening for suppressor mutation in Caenorhabditis elegans odr-3 mutants 

      Carroll, Jacqueline; Badra, Anthony; Cantu, Analisa; Conway, Caitlyn; Diaz, Ashley; Gunderson, Annika (2020-04-21)
      A suppressor mutation is a mutation that negates the effects of a different, separate mutation, facilitating a return to the wild-type phenotype. In this experiment, a suppressor mutation screen of a mutation of the odr-3 ...
    • Effects of Cuticle Mutagenesis on C. elegans Osmoregulatory Behavior 

      Ramani, S.; Houston, A.; Odell, H.; Smock, V.; Spivey, F.; Williams, T. (2020-04-21)
      The cuticle of Caenorhabditis elegans plays a vital role in osmoregulation in stressed environments. While wild type C. elegans displays rapid deterioration in a hypertonic environment, certain mutant strains are hypothesized ...
    • Effect of Cell Binding Domain Mutation in the unc-52 Gene of C. elegans 

      Croomes, Olineece; Bertoluzzi, Siena; Johnson, Emily; Marquez, Meagan; Tajudeen, Mariam; Qiu, Zhonggiang (2020-04-21)
      Emily Johnson, Morenike Tajudeen, Meagan Marquez, Siena Bertoluzzi, Olineece Croomes 7/31/2019 Effect of a cell binding domain mutation in the unc-52 gene of C. elegans Caenorhabditis elegans provides a significant ...
    • Characterization of Hemicentin in C. elegans 

      Ahumada, Abraham; Haworth, Emma; Ross, Kylie; Sowinski, Halee; Antony, Keerthi (2020-04-21)
      Characterization of Hemicentin in C. elegans Emma Haworth, Kylie Ross, Halee Sowinski, Keerthi Antony, Abraham Ahumada Department of Biology, Baylor University, One Bear Place 97388, Waco, TX 76798, U.S.A In the ...
    • The Effects of pH on the Rate of Successful Egg Hatches in Aedes aegypti 

      Ngo, Sean; Fang, Samuel (2020-04-21)
      Aedes aegypti, a common species of mosquito, is the primary vector for many deadly diseases, such as yellow fever, Zika, chikungunya, and dengue fever. Considerable efforts have been made by public health advocates to ...
    • Effects of Oxygen Concentration on Hemoglobin Analog Production in Chironomidae Larvae 

      Sauer, Paige; Kumar, Devan; Wood, Zack (2020-04-21)
      This experiment was conducted to test whether varying the oxygen content of a Chironomidae larvae’s environment would result in a color change of the larvae, signifying a change in hemoglobin analog concentration. Three ...
    • Targeting RGD cell-binding motif of LAM-3 and its effects on ECM 

      Nichols, Erika; Dinh,Kyle; Han, Mark; Lishewski, Matt; Root, Jessica; Taylor, Megan (2020-04-21)
      Targeting RGD cell-binding motif of LAM-3 and its effects on ECM Kyle Dinh, Mark Han, Matt Lishewski, Erika Nichols, Jessica Root, Meg Taylor, Zhongqiang Qiu Baylor University Biology Dept. Laminin is a protein ...
    • Isolation of Mutant Caenorhabditis elegans ​Resistant to Integrin α Subunit Deficiency 

      Johnson, Bryce; Battle, Rachel; Chavez, Boozaziel; Escamilla, Astrid; Smelser, Ashton (2020-04-21)
      The ina-1-encoded integrin α subunit is essential to Caenorhabditis elegans development, due to its role in complex processes such as morphogenesis, neuron migration, and cell signaling. Studies have shown that when this ...
    • Genetic suppressors of str-2 serotonin response defects in Caenorhabditis elegans 

      Kumar, Amy; Gakhar, Shiv; Harris, Julian; Story, Shelby; Vo, Henry; Vo, Bill (2020-04-21)
      C. elegans, a nematode, is a model organism to study animal behavior and development. The genome of the C. elegans shows that there is a similarity between the genes of the nematode and that of humans. C. elegans are widely ...
    • Genetic suppressor of che-3 serotonin response defects 

      Kirsch, Lauren; Chaudhury, Tristin; Farlough, Catera; Gamayot, Jannine; Rodriguez, Grace; Weinberg, Savannah (2020-04-21)
      che-3 is a cytosolic dynein heavy chain within Caenorhabditis elegans. This motor protein acts in intraflagellar transport and maintains structural integrity of sensory cilia structures. When mutated at the che-3 genetic ...
    • Isolation of the him-4 suppressor mutation which rescues the vitality of C. elegans 

      Phipps, V.; Hartsfield, D.; Marsh, T.; Shalo, P.; Shields, B. (2020-04-21)
      The nematode Caenorhabditis contains hemicentin, which is a protein that aids in gonad development, as well as tissue formation. The him-4 gene, associated with the production of hemicentin, was used to observe the effects ...
    • Effects of Environmental pH Change on Wetland Microbial Communities 

      Massingill, Emily K.; Le, Andy M.; Wimberly, Ally M. (2020-04-21)
      The Waco Wetlands serves as a habitat to many different plant and animal species native to Waco while also acting as a source of bioremediation for the water flowing in from the North Bosque. Plants and microbes (such as ...