College of Life Sciences and Agriculture Student Profiles


Name Project Major
Dan Birnstihl Evaluating Height Control Strategies for Hydroponically Grown Leafy Greens and Herbs Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

Andrew Blake

The Effects of Subiculum on Pre-Frontal Cortex in Spatial Memory Tasks (scroll down to "Memory research" subsection of article)

Neuroscience and Behavior

Katherine Cart

Changes in Turbidity in Maine Estuaries: Effect on Neomysis americana Feeding Behavior and Diet


Kimberly Celona

Detection of White-Nose Syndrome Pathogen in Abandoned Military Bunkers

Biomedical Science: Medical Microbiology

Adam Chouinard

Development of a System for Monitoring the Heart Rate of Freely Moving Lobsters

Marine Biology

Benjamin Claxton

Is Cytoplasmic Sequestration of p53 Characteristic of Patient-Derived Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) Cells and is the Mitochondrial Hsp70 Protein Mortalin Involved?


Christine DiMeo

Approaches for Genetic Monitoring of Imperiled New England Cottontails


Samantha Docos 

Effect of Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1) on the expression of cFLIP in Granulosa Cells

Biomedical Sciences: Medical and Veterinary Sciences 

Travis Fischer Role of GLI3 in Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma Biochemistry, Molecular & Cellular Bioligy
Molly Jacobson Biodiversity and Conservation of Native Bee Pollinators in Southern New Hampshire Wildlife & Conservation Bio

Orrin Jones

Winter Distribution Analysis of Wild Turkeys Surrounding Pease Tradeport

Wildflife Management

Maeve Kelley Assessing Wetland Connectivity for the Endangered Blanding's Turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) in Southern New Hampshire Wildlife & Conservation Biology

Caelie Kern

Understanding the Molecular Mechanism behind Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML): Does the Heat Shock Protein Mortalin Sequester p53 Protein in the Cytoplasm of Human AML Cells?

Neuroscience and Behavior

Katharine Langley

Assessment of the Cyanobacteria Toxin BMAA in Aerosols from Lake Attitash, MA as a Possible Link with Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Ecology, Evolution and Behavior

Caryn MacDonald

Lamprey Gonadotropin – Releasing Hormone Analogs and Inhibition of Steroidogenesis in Male Petromyzonmarinus (Sea Lamprey)

Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Tim Marquis

A Comparative Study of Snap-Frozen vs. RNAlater® Tissue Preservation by In-situ Hybridization Characterization of Lamprey Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Receptors I, II, & III in the Brain and Pituitary of the Sea Lamprey, Petromyzon marinus

Biomedical Science: Medical and Veterinary Sciences

Sarah Mikulak

Examining the Predation of Oysters on Constructed Reefs

Marine Biology

Erika Moretti

An Investigation of the Potential Impacts of Invasive Green and Blue Crabs on the American Lobster Fishery in the Great Bay Estuary


Alexandra Papadakis On the Challenges and Opportunities in the NH Food System: A Farmer and Consumer Perspective Nutrition/Dietetics

Wesley Smith

Ecology of Nuisance, Suburban Black Bears in Southern New Hampshire

Wildlife Management

Kathryn Taylor Behavioral and Biological Markers Underlying Vulnerability to Heroin Abuse Neuroscience & Behavior

Dan Turaj

Expression of Genes in a Plant Undergoing Stress


Laura Van Beaver

Production of Decaffeinated Tea through Genetic Engineering

Neuroscience & Behavior


Name Project Major

Jacqueline Amante

Quantifying Methane Ebullitive Flux from Subarctic Ecosystems

Environmental Science

Connor Breton Can Tropical Teak Plantations be Managed Sustainably for Both Timer and Water? An Experimental Thinning Study in Panama Environmental Science - Ecosystems
Sophia Burke How Does Thawing Permafrost Affect Methane Flux to the Atmosphere? Measuring Ebullitive Flux from Intermediate Thaw Ponds Environmental Science - Ecosystems

Michael Casazza

Nutrient Deficiencies in Uganda

Environmental Conservation

Lena Collins

Invasive Species and Native Australian Clams


Elizabeth Gagnon

Research on Malaria in Tanzania


Christine Hebert

Targeting the p53 – mitochondria axis in Sarcomas Lacking p53 Mutations and MDM2 Amplification

Medical Microbiology

Galina Kinsella

Comparative Study of Behavioral Differences of Koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) in Anthropogenically Populated Versus Unpopulated Environments

Biomedical Science: Medical & Veterinary Sciences

Caryn MacDonald

Evolutionary Studies of the Neuropeptide Y System in Vertebrates

Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Jennie Marinucci

Cross-Cultural Gerontology: Exploring Successful Aging in Thailand from a Health Professional View

Biomedical Science: Medical & Veterinary Science

Amber McElhinney Analysis of Equine Aortic Valve Function Equine Science
Garrett Thompson Electrochemical Detection of DNA Methylation Related to Cancer Biochemistry

Heather Tucker

Maasai/Elephant Conflicts and Crop Protection

Animal Science/ Pre-Vet

Alicia Walsh

Identifying Diet of Cheetahs and Other Carnivores through Genetic Markers and Scat Analysis

Biomedical Science: Medical & Veterinary Science