Harvard University - Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology

UNDERGRADUATE THESES
Year 2014

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27 theses listed.

Class Year Concentration Title Student Faculty Member
2014 Molecular and Cellular Biology Adenovirus Serotype 5 (Ad5) Versus Alternative Serotype Adenovirus Vaccine Vectors: Comparative Analysis of CD8 T Cell Responses Ra, Joshua Dr. Dan Barouch
2014 Molecular and Cellular Biology Core cellular surveillance in C. elegans is coupled to systemic xenobiotic detoxification response via bZIP transcription factor ZIP-2 and p38 MAP-kinase signaling Zhang, Xinrui Dr. Gary Ruvkun
2014 Molecular and Cellular Biology Engineering a Light-Sensitive Circadian Clock Yeong, Vivian Dr. Pamela Silver
2014 Molecular and Cellular Biology Exploring pathogenicity in the clinical isolate U2504 of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Gorbachuk, Nataliya Dr. Deborah Hung
2014 Molecular and Cellular Biology High-throughput analysis of protein-DNA binding using next-generation sequencing Genuth, Naomi Dr. George Church
2014 Molecular and Cellular Biology Identifying Mutations That Modulate Drug Sensitivity Using Systematic Single Codon Substitution Moore, Nicholas Dr. Roy Kishony
2014 Molecular and Cellular Biology Impact of Irregular Slee-Wake Patterns and Associated Light Exposure on Entrainment of Circadian Neuroendocrine Rhythms and Physiology in College Undergraduate Students Clerx, William Dr. Charles
2014 Molecular and Cellular Biology Investigating the Coordination of Septation and Elongation in Mycobacteria through Characterization of MSMEG_4234, a Potential Cell Division Player Leung, Vivian Dr. Eric Rubin
2014 Molecular and Cellular Biology MEF2D is required for retinal photoreceptor development and regulates genes critical for proper rod architecture Lee, Charlotte Dr. Michael Greenberg
2014 Molecular and Cellular Biology Screening and Characterization of Novel Regulators of Hepcidin Expression Volovetz, Josephine Dr. Paula Fraenkel
2014 Molecular and Cellular Biology Slowing Aging and Infertility with the CD38 Inhibitors Apigenin and Luteolin Simmons, Kristen Dr. David Sincalir
2014 Molecular and Cellular Biology Structural Characterization of the SARS Translational Recoding Mechanism D'Gama, Jonathan Dr. Victoria D'Souza
2014 Molecular and Cellular Biology Structural Patterns of Synaptic Competition in the Motor Neuron Circuit Boothby, Ian Dr. Jeff Lichtman
2014 Molecular and Cellular Biology Tumor collagen and cancer-associated fibroblasts hinder cancer immunosurveillance by controlling the localization of tumor-infiltrating T cells Wu, Michael Dr. Shannon Turley
2014 Neurobiology Neuron type specific tracing from Dopaminergic neurons in the Ventral Tegmental Area in Transgenic Mice Zheng, Lingjin Dr. Naoshige Uchida
2014 Chemical and Physical Biology "An in vivo Investigation of the Local and Global Dynamics of the Bacterial Su, David Dr. Xiaowei Zhuang
2014 Chemical and Physical Biology Adaptive apoptotic signaling in cancer limits the efficacy of targeted therapies Kim, Daniel Dr. David Fisher
2014 Chemical and Physical Biology Cancer cells dependent on activating mutations in CTNNB1 are co-dependent on the anti-apoptotic protein Bcl-xL and are hypersensitive to the apoptosis inducer navitoclax Ebright, Richard Dr. Stuart Schreiber
2014 Chemical and Physical Biology Computational and experimental investigation of the regulation of the fold change response in TNF-induced NF-kB activation Chen, Weilin Dr. Suzanne Gaudet
2014 Chemical and Physical Biology Evolving a Direct Inhibitor of MYC Jiang, Yanting Dr. Greg Verdine
2014 Chemical and Physical Biology Examining the Role of the Thermodynamic Driving Force on DNA Polymerase Fidelity Lu, Jenny Dr. Sunney Xie
2014 Chemical and Physical Biology Identification of GW8510 as a Neuroprotective Agent in a Gene-Expression Based Computational Screen for Potential Therapeutics for Parkinson’s Disease Wimalasena, Nivanthika Dr. Stuart Schreiber
2014 Chemical and Physical Biology Identification of telomere length regulators in Plasmodium falciparum Leung, Yvette Dr. Manoj Duraisingh
2014 Chemical and Physical Biology Modeling diffusion through nanoporous structures Lin, Kathy Dr. Joanna Aizenburg
2014 Chemical and Physical Biology PfRACK: A scaffolding protein of unknown function in Plasmodium falciparum Pine, Stewart Dr. Jeffrey Dvorin
2014 Chemical and Physical Biology Structural study of a novel partial Ca2+-free linker and a positively selected variation in Protocadherin-15: Implications for hearing and cell adhesion Powers, Robert Dr. Rachelle Gaudet
2014 Chemical and Physical Biology Where Heart Disease Meets Cancer: A Novel Role of CDKN2A/p16 in Modulating Cardiomyocyte Senescence and Cardiac Regeneration Kandola, Manjinder Dr. Anthony Rosenzweig