STUDENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

RECENT HONORS THESES AND INDEPENDENT STUDIES PROJECTS FROM THE
ORCHID MOLECULAR GENETICS LABORATORY



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Allison Cherry presents her honors research poster, May 2004





1995

William A. Campbell III: Analysis of changes in gene expression inducing plantlet morphogenesis in Cattleya orchid protocorms. Honors project in biochemistry.

Amy L. Chute: Analysis of changing proteins in Cattleya protocorm development using
two-dimensional gel electrophoresis. Honors project in biochemistry.

Daus Mahnke: Analysis of differential gene expression during shoot morphogenesis in the Cattleya orchid. Honors project in biochemistry.

1996

Karina L. Brierley: Polymerase chain reaction as a detection system for genetic trans-
formation of Cattleya orchid protocorms. Honors project in neuroscience.

Mark J. Hickman: Analysis of shoot morphogenesis in Cattleya protocorms through
differential display. Honors project in biochemistry.

Stephen R. Toothaker. Electrophoretic analysis of changes in protein expression associated with Cattleya shoot induction. Honors project in biology.

1997

Tiffany J. Leidy: Discrimination of similarly sized expansion site alleles at the fragile X
syndrome locus in women. Independent study in biology.

1998

James W. Hampe: DNA Fingerprint Analysis of the Genetic Relationships Among Various Commercial Strains of Humulus lupulus. Independent study in biology.

Nikki L. Peters: Analysis of the Gene Expression Pattern Associated with Initiation of Shoot Morphogenesis in Orchid Protocorms. Independent study in biology.

Waverly A. Watson: Improving DNA Fingerprinting Techniques for Identifying Crop Strains. Independent study in biology.

1999

Nina Lu: Differential Display of Gene Expression in Shoot Morphogenesis of Cattleya mossiae Protocorms. Honors project in Biochemistry.

Laura G. Enos: Development of Techniques for Differential Display of Plant Gene Expression. Independent study in Biochemistry.

Keith A. Robinson: Cloning Genes Amplified through Differential Display-Polymerase Chain Reaction. Independent study in Biochemistry.

2000

Norah Simpson: Cystic Fibrosis: a Population Genetics Analysis of a Couple-based Prenatal Screening Program. Honors project in Biology, carried out in collaboration with the Foundation for Blood Research, Scarborough, Maine.

John Walker: Analysis of Promoter Activity in Cattleya Orchid Protocorms Using Green Fluorescent Protein as an in vivo Reporter. Honors project in Biochemistry.

2002

Chutikarn Butkinaree: Attempts to Identify the Ortholog of an Arabidopsis Shoot Induction Gene in the Cattleya Orchid. Honors project in Biochemistry.

Adam Weston: Creating a New Cell Line for the Propagation of Viral Genome Deficient Vectors. Honors project in Biochemistry.

2004

Allison Cherry: Chromatin Structure of the Fragile X Mental Retardation Gene in Normal and Diseased States. Honors project in Biochemistry.

2005

Kevin Draper: Heterochromatin Formation in the Silencing of the Full Mutation FMR1 Gene. Honors project in Biochemistry.

Matthew Leach: Methylation Patterns in the FMR1 Promoter in Full Mutation Fragile X Cells. Honors project in Biology.