The Master of Science in Integrative Biology offered by the Department of Biology and Physics combines traditional research-based graduate training in the field of biology with a strong emphasis on the rapidly emerging paradigm of integrative biology. While students center their research within a particular area of biology based on faculty expertise, the program incorporates through course work and collaboration an integrative approach that spans scales (e.g. molecules, cells, populations, ecosystems) and disciplines (e.g. genetics, physiology, and physics) within biology and outside of biology.Time to Submit Your Thesis?
Theses from 2016
Comparisons of the socio-behavioral differences between chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and bonobos (Pan paniscus), investigating the impact of a naturally occurring polymorphic microsatellite deletion in the 5’ flanking region of arginine vasopressin receptor 1a (AVPR1a) on gene expression and sociality within the Pan genus, Robert E. Evans
The Effects of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on development and hyperekplexia in embryonic zebrafish model, Olivia Christine Mistretta
Theses from 2015
Akirin-Mediated Gene Regulation During Cardiac Development, Austin M. Howard
Assessing Feeding Preferences and Spatial Patterns of Lagodon rhomboides Linnaeus, Alexandria v. Lamle
An Empirical and Theoretical Comparison of the Socio-ecological Behaviors of Captive Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), Bonobos (Pan paniscus), and Western Lowland Gorillas (Gorilla gorilla): Social Tolerance and Behavioral Responses to Changes in Food Quality and Distribution, Scott C. Milne