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Thesis / Dissertation Anncouncements

Spring and Fall 2019

Dec 12

"Non-Native Insect Invasions In Natural Ecosystems:  Impacts, Policy, And Evaluation Of Drivers Using Underutilized Biological Control Datasets"

Ms. Ashley Schulz
Environmental Sciences Doctoral Defense
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Travis Marsico

9:00 AM, ABI 107

Dec 11

"Enhancing Production Of Functional Therapeutic Proteins In Plant Cell Culture Through Cellular Engineering And Rational Protein Design"

Mr. Uddhab Karki
Molecular Biosciences Doctoral Proposal Defense
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr Jianfeng Xu

10:00 AM, ABI 107

Dec 9

"Small Cats Matter:  Potential Use Of Madtom Catfishes As Conservation Tools For The Southeastern U.S."

Mrs Brittany L. McCall
Environmental Sciences Doctoral Proposal Defense
Arkansas State University

9:00 AM, LIB 340

Dec 6

"Impact of Winter Cover Crops On Nitrogen Management In A Corn-Soybean Rotation, In Northeast Arkansas"

Mr. Brayden Burns
Environmental Sciences Masters Proposal Defense
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Steven Green

3:00 PM, AGRI 301

Nov 18

"Tributary Effects On Water Quality And Fish Assemblages In The Strawberry River, Arkansas"

Ms. Andressa Alves Augusto
Environmental Sciences
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Jennifer Bouldin

1:00 PM, ABI 107

Nov 15

"Role Of Phosphatase And Tensin Homolog Gene In Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma"

Mr. Md Rokib Hasan
Molecular Biosciences
Arkansas State University

Mentored by: Dr. Fabricio Medina-Bolivar

10:00 AM, ABI 107

Nov 13

"Spectroscopic Investigation Of Environmental Pollutants In Water And Air"

Mr. Mohd Kotaiba Abugazleh
Environmental Sciences
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Hashim Ali

12:00 PM, ABI 107

Oct 25

"Trasncriptomics An Phenomics Analysis Of MYO-Inositol Oxygenase (MIOX) Over-Expressers"

Mr. Nirman Nepal
Molecular Biosciences Doctoral Defense
Arkansas State University

Mentored by: Dr. Argelia Lorence

2:00 PM, ABI 320 

Oct 20

"Understanding Then Impact Of Vegetation On Water Quality And Biodiversity in Northeast Arkansas Agricultural Ditches"

Ms. Emma Martin
Environmental Sciences Master Thesis Defense
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Jennifer Bouldin

8:00 AM, ABI 107

Sept 27

"Cellulolytic Enzymes Fro The Maize Seed Production System - Characterization, Inhibition, And Novel Activities"

Mr. Hong Fang
Molecular Biosciences Doctoral Defense
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Beth Hood

10:30 AM, ABI 107

June 14

"Characterization of Microspore Embryogenesis in Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merrill]"

Mr. Bretton Hale
Molecular Biosciences
Arkansas State University

10:00 AM, ABI 107

May 14

"Egg Color in Eastern Bluebirds (Sialia sialis):  A Test of the Hypotheses"

Ms. Annabelle McKie-Voerste
Environmental Sciences Doctoral Defense
Arkansas State University

1:00 PM, ABI 107

April 10

"Inducing Infectivity to Temperate Bacteriophage and Exploiting Bacterial Viral Defense Mechanism to Treat Multidrug Resistance Neisseria Gonorrhoea"

Mr. Nirman Nepal
Molecular Biosciences Candidacy Exam
Arkansas State University

3:00 p.m., ABI 320

March 15

"Assessing the Contribution of Multiple Ascorbate Pathways to Abiotic Stress Tolerance Using Phenomic Approaches"

Ms. Lucia Acosta-Gamboa
Molecular Biosciences Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
Arkansas State University

Mentored by: Dr. Argelia Lorence

10:00 a.m., ABI 107

March 13

"Floristics in Arkansas:  Surveying and Quantifying Management Impact of Rare Ecosystems, Launching Floristic Quality Assessment, and Predicting Rare Plant Distribution"

Ms. Diana Soteropoulos
Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Proposal Defense
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Travis Marsico

8:00 a.m., Lib 337

March 13

"Assessing the Potential Role of Seabird Harvest and Invasive Predators on Grenadine Seabird Nesting Performance"

Mr. Wayne Smart
Environmental Sciences MS Thesis Defense
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Virginie Rolland

10:00 a.m., ABI 107