Recent Student Research Project Titles

1990/91

Can Ozbal. '92 "Bioavailibility of butyltins to marine animals." (Summer + Spring semesters)

John Dickens '91 (Honors BioChemistry) "Effect of tributyltin on respiration in mitochondria from Mytilus edulis digestive gland." (Fall and Spring semesters)

1991/92

Deborah Levine '92 (Honors BioChemistry) "Effect of tributyltin on the anaerobic metabolism of the blue mussel from polluted field sites" (Fall and Spring semesters)

Can Ozbal '92 (Honors Chemistry) "Sediment geochemistry of tributyltin from polluted sites in Maine." (Fall and Spring semesters)

1992/93

Mary Lanphear. '93 (Honors Chemistry/Environmental Studies) "Alkyl tin concentrations in for marine sediments from polluted sites in Maine - A chemical study combined with historical use analysis." (Fall and Spring semesters)

Craig MacLean '93 (Honors Chemistry) "High performance liquid chromatographic analysis of anaerobic metabolites in mussels from polluted field sites." (Fall and Spring semesters)

1993/94

Michael Turmelle '94. (Honors BioChemistry) "High performance liquid chromatographic analysis of anaerobic metasbolites in mussels from polluted field sites." (Fall and Spring semesters)

1995/96

Brian S. Heist, '96. (Honors in BioChemistry) "Effect of Tributyltin on anaerobic energy metabolism in mussels from polluted field sites." (laboratory)

Sally Wong, '96. (Chemistry Independent Study) "Bioavailability of tributyltin in sediments from a shipyard site in Boothbay Harbor, Maine." (Fall and Spring semesters)

Lauren Wise, '96 (BioChemistry Independent Study) "Alkyltins as inhibitors of enzymes associated with energy metabolism." (Fall aemester)

1996/97

Steven Crawford '97 (Honors in Chemistry) "Effect of Tributyltin on anaerobic energy metabolism in mussels from polluted field sites." (Fall and Spring semesters)

Alethea Walton '97 (BioChemistry Independent Study) "Alkyltins as inhibitors of enzymes associated with energy metabolism." (Spring semester)

1997/98

L.J. Alere '98 (BioChemistry Independent Study) "Alkyltins as inhibitors of enzymes associated with energy metabolism." (Fall aemester)

J. Clark '99 (BioChemistry Independent Study) "Alkyltins as inhibitors of the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex." (Spring semester)

M. Pattachiola '98 (BioChemistry Independent Study) "Fate and effects of petroleum of the Julie N oil spill." (Fall and Spring semesters)

W. Watson '98 (Honors in Chemistry) " Ecotoxicology measurements of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon pollutant effects in Mytilus edulis." (Fall and Spring semesters)

1998/99

Jeff. Clark '99 (Honors in BioChemistry) (Biochemistry Independent Study) ".Volatile fatty acid production in hypoxic Mytilus edulis stressed by tributyltin" (Fall and Spring semesters)

Kristin. Guida '99 (Honors in BioChemistry) (Biochemistry Independent Study) "Photoluminescent bacteria bioassay to determine the relative toxic effect of base/neutral organics using the marine mussel as a sampling device." (Fall and Spring semesters)

Heather Knowles '99 (BioChemistry Independent Study) " The effects of wear and atmosphere on the color of lipstick samples using an infrared microspectrophotometer" Joint project with Maine State Police Forensic Chemistry Laboratory. (Spring semester only)

1999/2000

Katherine Miller '00 (BioChemistry Independent Study) "Alkyltins as inhibitors of enzymes associated with energy metabolism." (Fall semester only)

Stewart Mackie '00 (BioChemistry Independent Study) "Development of a photoluminescent bacteria bioassay to determine the relative toxic effect of base/neutral organics using marine mussels as in situ samplers." (Fall and Spring semesters)

Catherine Luce '00 (BioChemistry Independent Study) "Alkyltins as inhibitors of 2-oxoglutarate dehydrogenase." (Spring semester only)

2000/2001

Anne Powell '01 (Honors in BioChemistry) "The combined effects of anaerobiosis and tributyltin on the energy metabolism of the blue mussel, Mytilus edulis." (Fall and Spring semesters)

Abir Biswas '01 (Honors in Geo-Chemistry) "Using Chemical and Physical Measurements in a Stratified Sediment Core to Make Inferences About Past Human Activity in the New Meadows River Area." (Summer Fall and Spring semesters)

David Macdonald '02 (Chemistry Independent Study) "Gas chromatographic study of environmentally exposed petroleum products associated with fire (arson) debris." Joint project with Maine State Police Forensic Chemistry Laboratory. (Spring semester only)