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A habitat suitability model for PNW Silver Flies (Leucopis spp.), biological controls of the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Adelges tsugae)

Alex N. Neidermeier, UVM

A neuroepigenomic investigation of DNA methylation in cattle with extreme measures of docility

Bonnie Ann Cantrell, University of Vermont

Abenaki Phaseolus vulgaris Landraces

Beck A. Morrow, University of Vermont

Absence of host-associated mating shapes application of swede midge pheromone mating disruption

Andrea E. M. Swan, University of Vermont

Actinobacterial Diversity and Its Role in Compost and Soil Suppression of Rhizoctonia Solani

Emma Wright
Deborah Neher, University of Vermont
Thomas Weicht, University of Vermont

Agroecosystems: Crop domestication effects on insect agrobiodiversity

Jorge A. Ruiz-Arocho, The University of Vermont

Analysis of midgut microbiome diversity and Borrellia presence within Ixodes scapularis ticks sampled from Vermont Farms

Sean T. Quigley

Analysis of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in the Cattle Genome and Epigenome

Emily Stassen

Analysis of the population size of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Dolphin Bay, Bocas del Toro, Panama

Amanda Jones

Basidiomycetes on Ferns

Jo E. Robertson

BDNF shifts excitatory-inhibitory balance in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus (PVN) to elevate blood pressure

Daniella J. Thorsdottir, The University of Vermont

Brain-Behavior Connections in ASD: Making Sense of Neural Activity in Emotion Recognition and ToM

Yu Han

Breeding for increased marketability and production scalability potential of African Eggplant (Solanum aethiopicum L.) for New Farmer stakeholders

Sean Mansfield Pease, The University of Vermont

Can Devaleraea mollis chromatically adapt?

Jake R. Pinkus, University of Vermont

Carbonic anhydrase: Genetic variation and resiliency in acidifying oceans

Aubrey Pelletier, The University of Vermont
Anya Steinhart, The University of Vermont

Characterization of daily patterns within the rumen metaproteome of holstein dairy cattle

Mallory C. Honan, The University of Vermont

Characterization of forward and reverse Sema6A signaling in Zebrafish eye development

Caroline M. Dumas, University of Vermont

Characterization of the AHA2 and IRT1 Iron Uptake Mutant Phenotypes in Arabidopsis thaliana

Seth W. Epling, University of Vermont

Characterizing EWI-2 mediated fusion inhibition at the HIV Presynapse

Emily Elizabeth Whitaker

Characterizing the Effects of Post-Translational Modifications on the Kinesin Motor Protein Kif18A During Cell Division

Christopher P. Kruglik, The University of Vermont

Characterizing the Protein Profile of Bovine Colostrum and Transition Milk

Megan J. Fahey, University of Vermont

Clonal propagation of scented geraniums using leaf/petiole cuttings

Alexander Gagnon

Colonic Bacterial Composition in Aged CD-1 Mice Fed Diets Varying in Fat Quality is Sex-dependent

Allison L. Unger, The University of Vermont

Comparison of Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from milk and humans on dairy farms

Ashma Chakrawarti Ms, The University of Vermont

Descent with modification in vertebrate skeletal anatomy

Tianyu Guo
Zirui Zhao
Lyucheng Zou

Determining the Upstream Ligand for Draper in Cortex Glial Engulfment

Zoe A. Paige, University of Vermont
Toby Lanser, University of Vermont

DNA Methylation in the 5'AMPK Gene Family of Cattle and Bison

Suraj Bhattarai, University of Vermont

Does pre-exposure to stress give rise to adaptive responses in the Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata)?

Erika M. Bueno, University of Vermont

Does the Cytoplasmic Tail of HIV-1 Envelope Glycoprotein Regulate Phosphorylation of Ezrin?

Megna Senthilnathan, University of Vermont

Does the Rodent Cerebellum Play a Role in Cognitive Flexibility?

Kierstin E. Hederstedt, University of Vermont

Effect of Boat Activity on the Acoustic Communication of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops Truncatus) of Dolphin Bay, Bocas Del Toro, Panama

Rebecca Ann Daw

Effect of brain-derived neurotrophic factor on the density of hippocampal microvasculature

Skye Lockwood

Effect of experimental disturbance on forest vegetation biodiversity

Kerria Burns, University of Vermont

Effect of photoperiod intensity on cisco (Coregonus artedi) egg development

Taylor R. Stewart

Effects of Early Life Seizures on Behavior in C57bl/6J and DBA/2J Mice

Harriet R. Milligan, The University of Vermont

Effects of Ericoid Mycorrhizae on Floral Traits and Fruit Set in Vaccinium corymbosum

Erin O'Neill

Effects of Voluntary Exercise on Prefrontal-Dependent Set-Shifting in Adolescent Rats

Izabella Ostrowski, University of Vermont

Embryonic Heat Shock and its Effect on Adult Performance in Drosophila melanogaster

Ana M. Manuelian, UVM

Evaluation of ULK-1 as a Target for non-canonical TARS Regulation of the Autophagy Pathway in Ovarian Cancer

Jacob Ward Bellotte

Evolution of Variation: What contributes to mitochondrial DNA sequence variation in the Chagas disease parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi?

Cai McCann, University of Vermont

Exploring the Biogeographic History and Phylogenetic Relationships of Caribbean Spiders in the Genus Eriophora

Jonathon D. Ancowitz, University of Vermont

Female Productivity and Calf Survivorship of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Bocas, Panama

Natalia Swack
Kahlia Gonzales

Fight the Mite!

Shervin (Ali) Razavi

Generating cell models to study the roles of ATAD2/B during breast cancer progression

Kyle P. McLaughlin, University of Vermont

Genetic Isolation of Pogonomyrmex Harvester Ant Hybrid Lineages

Vanessa Yolen, University of Vermont
Matthew Hammer, University of Vermont
Emma Gagne, University of Vermont
Angela Maloney, University of Vermont
Jessica Wright, University of Vermont
Amara Chittenden, University of Vermont

Genomic organization of the herpesviral genome within the host cell nucleus

Elaine Judith Hasenohr

Germination, Phenology, and Plant Allocation Patterns of Northeastern Tree Seedlings in Response to Future Precipitation Scenarios

Peter Clark, UVM
Tony D'Amato, UVM

How do heavy rainfall events impact physical and chemical soil properties within riparian ecosystems?

Brittany Lancellotti

Identifying Tnt1 transposon insertions in the NPF1B gene of Medicago truncatula through PCR screening

Katherine Anne Bardsley, University of Vermont

Improving Genomic Prediction Models in Balsam Poplar by Incorporating Genotype by Environment Interaction

Baxter W. Worthing, UVM

Improving the rotational value of field pea, Pisum sativum subsp. arvense (L.), a legume cover crop.

Edward Marques

In vitro methods of antimicrobial susceptibility produce different estimates of cinnamon bark oil minimum inhibitory concentration for Staphylococcus aureus isolates from organic dairy farms.

Samantha Joan Keum, UVM

Inactivation of the Prelimbic Cortex attenuates Operant Responding in both Physical and Behavioral Contexts

Callum Thomas

Inbreeding Depression in Picea rubens Core, Marginal, and Edge Populations of the Eastern United States

Helena V. Munson, The University of Vermont

Incorporation of dietary fish-, dairy- and plant-derived fatty acids into red blood cell membranes

Emily E. Bono

Insights from long-term ecological monitoring: determining the impacts of contemporary climate change and atmospheric pollution on forest communities

Brittany M. Verrico

Interaction of the novel WYR domain of flightin with the myosin rod changes its coiled-coil secondary structure

Lynda Marie Menard, University of Vermont

Interspecies comparisons of advanced cognitive abilities through cell density of prefrontal cortical layers

Jennifer M. Carellas, University of Vermont

Investigating population differentiation in red spruce (Picea rubens Sarg.) due to climate change.

Anoob Prakash, The University of Vermont

Investigating the Diversity and Distribution of Amanita Mushrooms in Vermont

Patrick Mulhern

Investigating the potential of American Bullfrogs (Lithobates catesbeianus) to serve as disease reservoirs in Vermont and Brazilian amphibian communities

Lauren V. Ash, The University of Vermont

Investigating the Protein-Coding Potential of a lncRNA

Stella Varnum, University of Vermont

Investigation of molecular pathway and pathology of Non-Small Lung Cell Cancer mutations

Cai McCann, University of Vermont

Is the retromer required for polarized cell growth in Brachypodium distachyon?

Jeremiah Lukes, University of Vermont

Isolation and Characterization of Lactobacillus Species Associated with Disease Susceptibility in a Murine Model of Multiple Sclerosis

Josie Kennedy

Lung epithelial PDIA3 plays a critical role in influenza infection

Nicolas Chamberlain, UVM

Measurement of Changes in Heme Ruffling Caused by Heme-Degrading Enzyme, IsdG

Amanda Rose Cornetta, University of Vermont

Mechanism of Mucin Degradation by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia

Morgan I. Howlett, UVM

Milk Production of Organic Dairy Cattle is Influenced by Altering Supplemental Feed Protein Content.

Ariel Ayers

Modeling the effects of global change and associated adaptive silvicultural systems in Northern New Hampshire

Jennifer Santoro, UVM

MOLECULAR IDENTIFICATION OF FUNGAL SPECIES IN BLUEBERRY ROOTS

Sandra Nnadi, The University of Vermont

Monitoring Marine Biodiversity through Soundscape Analysis

Jessa E. Houghton, The University of Vermont
Caroline B. Dunbar, The University of Vermont
Jade L. McMillan, The University of Vermont

Muscle contributes to the inflammatory environment following lung injury

Joseph J. Bivona III, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Department of Medicine

Neurochemical expression and function of interstitial cells (ICs) in the urinary bladder of mice with cyclophosphamide (CYP)-induced cystitis

Megan E. Perkins, The University of Vermont

On the Hunt for Taiwan's Wild Mungbean

Andi Kur

Petal Fusion in Petunias

Nikita Puranik
Jo Robertson
Kyle Amerantes

Plant-Soil-Microbe Interactions Following the Application of Organic Amendments in Vegetable Production Systems

Taylor J. Readyhough, The University of Vermont

Responses of Small Mammal Communities to Local and Landscape Variables in a Forest/Agriculture Mosaic

Emily M. Beasley, UVM Biology

Restoration of thyroid hormone receptor beta signaling re-programs anaplastic thyroid cancer cells

Noelle E. Gillis, University of Vermont

Se Llama Calaguala: Examining the Ethnobotanical History and Phylogeny of Phlebodium

Brianna Arnold

Singing patterns of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in wintering grounds off the coast of Central America and potential negative effects of tour boat traffic

Kate Ziegler, University of Vermont
Shelby Rosten, University of Vermont
Danielle Mcaree, University of Vermont

Size selective predation on Mysis diluviana in pelagic and benthic habitats of Lake Champlain

Delaney H. Stokes, University of Vermont

Spatio-temporal variation in total lipid content of juvenile lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) in Lake Champlain

Madelyn Gene Sorrentino, University of Vermont

Structurally Critical Elements for MutY DNA Glycosylase Recognition of Specific Damage Sites

Morgan A. McCord, University of Vermont

The Effect of a Proline and Allantoin Diet on Cold Tolerance in Aphaenogaster picea

Jhanavi H. Kapadia, The University of Vermont

The Effect of Diabetes on Cognition in Pre, Peri, and Post-Menopausal Middle-Aged Women

Kara Ann Bates, University of Vermont

The Evolutionary Effects of Digestion on the Brain

Asher Bean

The importance of winter foraging by thermally-dissimilar fish species

Benjamin D. Block, Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory, UVM

The influence of Mitochondrial Positioning on ROS levels and Redox Status of Proteins

Haya Alshaabi

The Role of Melanocortins and Prevention of Cognitive Deficits in an Early Life Seizure Model

Colin F. Villarin

The Role of Mitotic Gene Bookmarking in the Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition in Breast Cancer

Eliana Moskovitz, University of Vermont

The Role of Phylogenetic Diversity in Facilitating Plant Invasions on a Global Scale

R Kirsten Tyler, The University of Vermont

Thyroid Hormone Receptor Beta Suppresses PI3K and Metabolic Signaling in Thyroid Cancer

Cole Davidson

Understanding Distributions of Transposable Elements Relative to Gene Functions within the Gene Ontology Directed Acyclic Graph

David W. Landay, UVM
Samuel W. ZOnay, UVM

Understanding the Effects of Pharmacological Inhibition of HIF-1 Alpha in Dendritic Cells (DC)

Warrick Sahene, University of Vermont

Unraveling the Role of AF10 in Acute Leukemia

Jamie L. Deutsch, University of Vermont

Use of nylon bag technique in fistulated cattle to assess forage nutrient profiles

Miriam A. Snider, The University of Vermont

Using Machine Learning and Wearables to Classify Multiple Sclerosis Fall Risk

Brett Meyer

Using the EAE mouse model to understand constipation in MS

Emily Anne Holt, University of Vermont