Harvard University - Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology

UNDERGRADUATE THESES
Concentration: Molecular and Cellular Biology

Please use the links below to view undergraduate theses titles from years 1998 through 2012. For more information on a particular thesis, please contact an advisor for that thesis's concentration.

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40 theses listed.

Class Year Concentration Title Student Faculty Member
2012 Molecular and Cellular Biology CD1 Modulation of Decidual Immune Cell Activity Wu, Vernon Dr. Jack L. Strominger
2012 Molecular and Cellular Biology Disease modeling of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS): Morphometric analysis of motor neurons derived from induced pluripotent stem cells and functional characterization of astroglia derived from human embryonic stem cells Mikkilineni, Shravani Dr. Kevin Eggan
2012 Molecular and Cellular Biology Effects of the Loss of Red-­‐Cone Photoreceptors on Cone Mosaic Formation and Horizontal Cell Morphology in Zebrafish (Danio rerio). Qi, Robert Dr. John E. Dowling
2012 Molecular and Cellular Biology Expression and Function of the Mammalian SID-­‐1 Orthologs, SidT1 and SidT2 Song, Fei Dr. Craig P. Hunter
2012 Molecular and Cellular Biology The Development of a Novel Inducible Foxn1 Reporter: Generation, Characterization, and Applications Feng, Jeremy Dr. Doug Melton
2012 Molecular and Cellular Biology The Search for Novel Sporulation Genes in Bacillus subtilis Pugliese, Antonia Dr. John E. Dowling
2012 Molecular and Cellular Biology Translational genetic recoding by viral mRNA pseudoknots Nagle, Julia Dr. Victoria D'Souza
2011 Molecular and Cellular Biology A conserved cytoplasmic tyrosine kinase functions in the transport of silencing RNA between C. elegans cells Kim, Yunsoo Dr. Craig P. Hunter
2011 Molecular and Cellular Biology A Potential Role for Lipid Droplets and the Transport Protein Klarsicht in Hedgehog Processing and Axon Transport Boardman, Alexander Dr. Sam Kunes
2011 Molecular and Cellular Biology Characterizing Prmd8 expression and function in Sonic hedgehog-­‐directed neural patterning Li, Dayan Jack Dr. Andrew (Andy) P. McMahon
2011 Molecular and Cellular Biology Creating Reporters in Human Cell Lines Using Zinc Finger Targeting of Safe Harbor Loci Liu, Victoria Dr. Kevin Eggan
2011 Molecular and Cellular Biology Defining Subpopulations of the Pancreatic Mesenchyme and The Effects on Progenitor Cells Differentiating Along the β Cell Lineage Kusma, Jennifer Dr. Doug Melton
2011 Molecular and Cellular Biology Investigating the Oligomeric State of ComEC, a Putative Membrane Channel Essential to Natural Transformation in Bacillus subtilis Wang, Hanjay Dr. Briana Burton
2011 Molecular and Cellular Biology Role of the SID-­‐1 dsRNA Transport Channel in Coordinating Stress Responses and Cholesterol in C. elegans Wu, Eric Dr. Craig P. Hunter
2011 Molecular and Cellular Biology SAD kinases and neuronal polarization: examination of regulatory phosphorylation sites D'Gama, Alissa Dr. Joshua R. Sanes
2011 Molecular and Cellular Biology Structure-­‐function analysis of sid-­‐1, a gene required for systemic rNA interference in C. elegans Lu, Jiajie George Dr. Craig P. Hunter
2011 Molecular and Cellular Biology Studying the ion permeation pathway of divalent metal transporter NRAMP using site-­‐directed mutagenesis McCabe, Anne Dr. Rachelle Gaudet
2011 Molecular and Cellular Biology The Hippo Pathway in Human Embryonic Stem Cells and Endodermal Progenitors Arledge, Walker Cole Dr. Doug Melton
2011 Molecular and Cellular Biology The role of self-­‐recognition in competition among Proteus mirabilis strains Wenren, Larissa Dr. Karine A. Gibbs
2010 Molecular and Cellular Biology An Examination of Histone (H3-H4)2 Tetramer Splitting during DNA Replication In Vitro Berthet, Ellora Bellows Dr. Nicole Francis
2010 Molecular and Cellular Biology Biochemical studies of primer placement in retroviruses Lo, Jennifer Alys Dr. Victoria D'Souza
2010 Molecular and Cellular Biology Expression of PAX6B, ALDH1A2, & HSP47 is Regulated by Retinoic Acid at the 2-4 Somite Stage of Zebrafish Development Booker, Sarah Elizabeth Dr. John E. Dowling
2010 Molecular and Cellular Biology GCC185 and Golgi-microtubules in NK Cell cytotoxicity Watts, James Jonathan Dr. Jack L. Strominger
2010 Molecular and Cellular Biology GCC185 and Golgi-microtubules in NK Cell cytotoxicity. Yang, Shu Dr. Jack L. Strominger
2010 Molecular and Cellular Biology Investigating the role of TopBP1-dependent polymerase α hyperloading in the activation of the ATR-dependent checkpoint in Xenopus laevis Robles, Diana Ceballos Dr. W. Matthew Michael
2010 Molecular and Cellular Biology Localization, Regulation, and Function of a First Type VII Protein Secretion System in Bacillus subtilis Huppert, Laura Dr. Briana Burton
2010 Molecular and Cellular Biology Making connections: a search for genes involved in the synaptic partner choices of AII amacrine neurons in the mouse retina Odstrcil, Iris Dr. Joshua R. Sanes
2010 Molecular and Cellular Biology The Temporal and Spatial Regulation of ClpP Proteases in Bacillus Subtilis He, Gina Dr. Richard M. Losick
2010 Molecular and Cellular Biology Toward Generating β Cells by Transcription Factor-Based Reprogramming Muhlestein, Whitney Dr. Doug Melton
2009 Molecular and Cellular Biology An Embryonic Stem Cell Based System for Rapid Analysis of Developmentally Regulated Enhancer Elements Tasanov, Kaloyan M. Dr. Andrew (Andy) P. McMahon
2009 Molecular and Cellular Biology Analysis of Olfactory Bulb Glomerular Responses to Odors in Mice of Different Behavioral States Blauvelt, David Dr. Venkatesh N. Murthy
2009 Molecular and Cellular Biology Identifying Cell Cycle Stage-Specific Polycomb Group Protein Complexes Mason, Amanda Dr. Nicole Francis
2009 Molecular and Cellular Biology In Vitro Directed Differentiation of Mouse ES Cells to Cells in Pancreatic Lineage using Small Molecules and Ectopic Expression of Key Transcription Factors Hightower, Jessica Stewart Dr. Doug Melton
2009 Molecular and Cellular Biology Insights into the Intercellular Transport of Gene Silencing in a Nematode Worm Hsu, Jenny Dr. Craig P. Hunter
2009 Molecular and Cellular Biology Memory of the mouse ES cell transcriptional program through cell division Massasa, Efi Efraim Dr. Kevin Eggan
2009 Molecular and Cellular Biology Morphology and Laminar Segregation of Single Retinal Ganglion Cell Axon Arbors in the Superior Colliculus of the Mouse Esch, Jennifer Dr. Joshua R. Sanes
2009 Molecular and Cellular Biology Site-directed Fluorescent Labeling of the Dual Transmembrane Domains of the Ecto-enzyme CD39 Morris, Benjamin Dr. Guido Guidotti
2009 Molecular and Cellular Biology Studying the extracellular function of Protocadherin-α proteins Mattos, David Dr. Tom Maniatis
2009 Molecular and Cellular Biology Suppression of a mouse model of multiple sclerosis by immunization with an aluminium aduvant and low dosages Tartaglia, Christina Eloisa Dr. Jack L. Strominger
2008 Molecular and Cellular Biology Distinct sets of mRNA targets exhibit differential miRNA dose responses Zhang, Elisa T. Dr. Tom Maniatis