Texas A&M University Department of Biology
M.S. and Ph.D. Graduates - 2010 to present
2010-Present | 2000-2009 | 1990-1999 | 1980-1989 | 1966-1979
Name Degree Title Chair Semester
Rongfeng Cui Biology
(PhD)
Mechanisms and genomic patterns of reproductive isolation of Xiphophorus fishes G. Rosenthal  May 14
Michelle Ramsey Biology
(PhD)
Patterns in teleost photoreceptor organization: Basal body positioning in zebrafish photoreceptors and variation in swordtail photoreceptor mosaics G. Rosenthal  May 14
Victoria Lee Smith Biology
(MS)
Mechanisms of individual variation in reproductive in behavior in female x. birchmanni D. MacKenzie May 14
Rachel Sterling Microbiology
(MS)
non-thesis R. Gomer May 14
Zhichao Zheng Biology
(MS)
non-thesis A. Lekven May 14
Kevin D. Baker Biology
(PhD)
"The Role of Wnt8 in Ventrolateral Mesoderm Patterning and Posterior Growth"
A. Lekven Dec 13
Lindsay Danielle Bennett Microbiology
(PhD)
"Mapping Circadian Output Pathways in Neurospora crassa" D. Bell-Pedersen Dec 13
Kara Alicia Boltz Biology
(PhD)
"Telomere Regulation in Arabidopsis thaliana by the CST Capping Complex and DNA Damage Response Proteins" D. Shippen Dec 13
Aldrin Benzon Lugena Biology
(MS)
non-thesis   Dec 13
Allyson Kendall Martinez Microbiology
(PhD)
"Tryptophan Regulation of the Escherichia coli Tryptophanase (tna) Operon" M. Sachs Dec 13
Pallavi Mukherjee Biology
(PhD)
"Live Imaging of Subcellular Phosphate Pools in Plants" W. Versaw Dec 13
Pinnaduwage Nadisha Silva Zoology
(PhD)
"Maternally Inherited Endosymbiotic Bacteria of Drosophila: Spiroplasma and Wolbachia" M. Mateos
J. Erickson
Dec 13
Kam Ho To Microbiology
(PhD)
"Biochemical and Genetic Characterization of Bacteriophage Holins" R. Young Dec 13
Terrence Michael Boyle, Jr. Zoology
(PhD)
"Effects of Local Adaptation of Invasion Success: A Case Study of Rhithropanopeus harrisii(GOULD)" M. Wicksten Aug 13
Imade Yolanda Nsa Microbiology
(PhD)
"A Novel Cryptochrome-Dependent Oscillator in Neurospora crassa" D. Bell-Pedersen Aug 13
Jarret Keith Richardson Zoology
(PhD)
"Transient Mixed Synapses Regulate Emerging Connectivity in Simple Neuronal Networks" M. Zoran Aug 13
Jiajie Wei Biology
(PhD)
"Translational Control Mechanisms Analyzed in Neurospora crassa" M. Sachs Aug 13
Carla Jo Logan Young Biology
(PhD)
"Comnparative Genomics of Gossypium spp. through GBS and Candidate Genes - Delving into the Controlling Factors behind Photoperiodic Flowering" A. Pepper Aug 13
Neha Bhat Biology
(PhD)
"Developmental Mechanisms Regulating Specification of Preplacodal Ectoderm and its Morphogenesis into Sensory Placodes in Zerbafish" B. Riley May 13
Mugdha Ravindra Deshpande Biology
(PhD)
"Behavioral and Molecular Characterization of the Early Phase in Vocal Learning in Zebra Finch" T. Lints May 13
Jenna Nicole Jarvis Zoology
(PhD)
"Vocal Timing in the Bat" M. Smotherman May 13
James Bradley Johnson Zoology
(PhD)
"The Architecture of Phenotypes in a Naturally Hybridizing Complex of Xiphophorus Fishes" G. Rosenthal May 13
Eric Dana Rosch Zoology
(PhD)
"Response to Conspecific Chemical Cues in the Fiddler Crab Uca rapax" M. Wicksten May 13
Archana Venkataraman Biology
(MS)
"A Differential Protein Expression in the Insular Cortex and mygdala after Taste Memory Acquisition and Retrieval" M. Zoran May 13
Mary Abou Nader Microbiology
(PhD)
"Directed Evolution of Cyanide Degrading Enzymes" M. Benedik Dec 12
Darren Wayne Henrichs Biology
(PhD)
"Investigation of the Population Genetic Structure of the Toxic Dinoflagellate Karenia brevisin the Gulf of Mexico" L. Campbell Dec 12
Nicholas Layne Ratterman Zoology
(PhD)
"The Quantitative Genetics of Mate Choice Evolution: Theory and Empiricism" A. Jones
G. Rosenthal
Dec 12
Christoph Cleland Schwedes Biology
(PhD)
"Regulation of Adult Physiology and Behavior in Drosophila melanogaster" G. Carney Dec 12
Vikram Ravindra Shende Biology
(PhD)
"MicroRNA As Function as Cis- and Trans-Acting Modulators of Clock Gene Expression in SCN and Peripheral Circadian Oscillators" D. Earnest Dec 12
Nisha Abraham Biology
(MS)
    Aug 12
Richard Jones  Biology
(PhD)
"Regulation of Thyrotropin mRNA Expression in Red Drum, Sciaenops ocellatus" D. MacKenzie Aug 12
Zane Lybrand Biology
(PhD)
"Plasticity in the Rapid Escape Reflex of the Annelid Worm, Plasticity in the Rapid Escape Reflex of the Annelid Worm" M. Zoran Aug 12
Samir Moussa  Biology
(PhD)
"Deciphering Lysis and its Regulation in Bacteriophage T4" R. Young Aug 12
Alisa Womak Biology
(PhD)
"Regulation and Synchronization of the Master Circadian Clock by Purinergic Signaling from Suprachiasmatic Nucleus Astrocytes" M. Zoran Aug 12
Alejandra Noemi Gonález Rojos Biology
(PhD)
"Somatic Sex determination in D. melanogaster: Insights in the Establishment to Maintenance Transition" J. Erickson May 12
Carol Beatrice Johnson Biology
(PhD)
"In VivoAnalysis of the Role of FtsZ1 and FtsZ2 Proteins in Chloroplast Division in Arabidopsis thaliana" A. Holzenburg May 12
Simone M. Lepage Biology
(MS)
non-thesis U.J. McMahan May 12
Ryan Franklin McCormick Biology
(MS)
non-thesis B. Riley May 12
Anand Narayanan Biology
(PhD)
"Molecular Mechanisms of Wnt8a Regulation: Insights into Vertebrate Mesoderm Development and Patterning" A. Lekven May 12
Kimberly Ann Paczolt Zoology
(PhD)
"Postcopulatory Sexual Selection and Evolution of Male Pregnancy in the Gulf Pipefish" A. Jones May 12
Michelle Smith Yeoman Biology
(MS)
non-thesis R. Aramayo May 12
Charles Royal Carlson Biology
(MS)
"Adaptive Hybridization and the Typological Paradigm" G. Rosenthal Dec 11
Zachary Wyatt Culumber Biology
(PhD)
"Mate Choice, Genetic Variation, and Population Structure in Hybrid Zones" G. Rosenthal Dec 11
Krithika Kumar Microbiology
(PhD)
"Regulation of the Nitrogen Fixation Genes in the Heterocystous Cyanobacterium Anabaena sp. Strain PCC 7120" M. Benedik
J. Golden
Dec 11
Anjali Misra Molecular and Environmental Plant Sciences
(PhD)
"The Bromodomain Preteins GTE9 and GTE11 Associate with BT2-Based E3 Ligase Complex and Mediate Responses to Multiple Signals in Araidopsis thaliana" T. McKnight Dec 11
Sunny Kay Scobell Biology
(PhD)
"The Role of Androgens in Male Pregnancy and Female Competitive Behavior in a Sex Role Reversed Pipefish" A. Jones
G. Rosenthal
Dec 11
Shruti Vemaraju Biology
(PhD)
"Neurosensory Development in the Zerbrafish Inner Ear" B. Riley Dec 11
Sonia Cristina Irigoyen Aranda Molecular and Environmental Plant Sciences
(PhD)
"Plastidic Pi Transporters in Arabidopsis thaliana" W. Versaw Aug 11
Lauren Alysse Menasco-Davis Biology
(MS)
non-thesis I. Greenbaum Aug 11
Mahesh Padanad Genetics
(PhD)
"The Role of Fgf and Its Downstream Effectors in Otic and Epibranchial Development in Zebrafish" B. Riley Aug 11
Natalie Jeanette Thompson Microbiology
(MS)
    Aug 11
Abhishek Chatterjee Biology
(PhD)
"Connecting the Circadian Clock with Chemosensation" P. Hardin May 11
Yishi Liu Biology
(PhD)
"A Cholinergic Sensory-Motor Circuit Controls the Male Copulation Nehavior in C. elegans" R. Garcia May 11
Sirisha Medicherla Microbiology
(MS)
non-thesis D. Siegele May 11
Thomas Charles Miller Zoology
(PhD)
"Biological Activity of Thyrotropin in Two Teleost Fish, Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) and Goldfish (Carassius auratus)" D. MacKenzie May 11
Lida Silvana Paredes Martinez Biology
(PhD)
"The Ribosomal DNA Genes Influence Genome-Wid Gene Expression in Drosophila melanogaster" K. Maggert May 11
Angela Dawn Witmer Zoology
(PhD)
"Ecology of Sandy Beach Intertidal Macroinfauna along the Upper Texas Coast" M. Wicksten May 11
Silverius Osafomwan Enobakhara Microbiology
(MS)
non-thesis M. Manson Dec 10
Christine Patrice Schwartz Zoology
(PhD)
"Neurobiology of Bat Vocal Behavior" M. Smotherman Dec 10
Leah Nicole Towers Zoology
(MS)
The Mystery of the Chaetognata: A molecular phylogenetic Approach using telegic Chaetognath Species of Pelican Island, Galveston, Texas M. Benedik Dec 10
Jedediah Tim Tressler Zoology
(PhD)
"The Basal Ganglia as a Structure of Vocal Sensory-Motor Integration and Modulation of Vocal Plasticity in Mammals: Behavioral and Experimental Evidence from Tadarida brasiliensis." M. Smotherman Dec 10
Anna Mildred Burrell

Botany
(PhD)

"Molecular and Genetic Analysis of Adaptive Evolution in the Rare Serpentive Endemic, Caulanthus amplexicaulis var. barbarae (J Howell) Munz" A. Pepper Aug 10
Lisa Lynn Ellis Biology
(PhD)
"Fitting it All Together: How Courtship-and Mating-Responsive Genes Affect Drosophila melanogaster Male Behavior" G. Carney Aug 10
Kranthi Kiran Mandadi Molecular and Environmental Plant Sciences
(PhD)
"BT2, a BTB Scaffold Protein, Mediates Responses to Multiple Biotic and Abiotic Signals in Arabidopsis" T. McKnight Aug 10
Rodrigo Andres Mella Herrera Microbiology
(PhD)
"Heterocyst Morphogenesis and Gene Expression in Anabaena sp. PCC 7120" M. Benedik
J. Golden
Aug 10
Bonny Butler Millimaki Genetics
(PhD)
"The Function and Genetic Interactions of Zebrafish atoh1and sox2: Genes Involved in Hair Cell Development and Regeneration" B. Riley Aug 10
Elly Mae Sweet Biology
(PhD)
"Inner Ear Sensory Epithelia Development and Regulation in Zebrafish" B. Riley Aug 10
Chace A. Craig Biology
(MS)
non-thesis Mark Zoran May 10
Rick L. Hammer Botany
(PhD)
"Systematic and Evolutionary Studies in the Dichanthelium acuminatum (Poaceae:Paniceae) Complex" James Manhart
Stephan Hatch
May 10

 

 

 


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