Most theses and dissertations published can be found as electronic files through the Renne Library.  For more in depth information and a full abstracts, please check there.


Type I interferons in inflammatory and infectious disease 
-Deann Teresa Snyder

Lipid accumulation in mixed photoautotrophic cultures from municipal wastewater 
-Lakotah Dawn Doig


Lymphocyte subpopulations and oxidative stress following sub-acute exposure to natural dust collected from the Nellis Dunes Recreational Area 
-Mallory Spencer Leetham

A study on amphiphilic siderophore detection, structure elucidation and their iron-mediated vesicle self-assembly 
-Luis O'mar Serrano Figueroa

The human intestinal organoid as a model system for enteropathogenic Escherichia coli pathogenesis 
-Stephen Christopher (Skip) Olshefsky

Chemosynthetic carbon metabolism in thermophiles
-Matthew Robert Urschel

Understanding Escherichia coli O157:H7 presence, pervasiveness, and persistence in constructed treatment wetland systems 
-Rachel Joy VanKempen-Fryling

Exposure to a complex mixture of metals on geogenic dust : analysis of clinical chemistry, hematology, and epigenetic markers 
-Lacey Marie Murphy

The role of mast cells during influenza A virus infection 
-Amy Catherine Graham


Proteomic host response to Toxoplasma gondii strains of distinct viruence phenotypes
-Naomi Tanaka

In situ and enhanced coal-bed methane production from the Powder River Basin
-Elliott Paul Barnhart

Lymphocyte responses to the polyphenol, oenothein B, and the influence of age on these responses
-Andrew Gordon Ramstead, 

Function of non-heme-binding domains of the Staphylococcus aureus IsdB protein in heme assimilation from methemoglobin 
-Dengfeng Li


Analysis of groundwater and surrogate sediment samples during electron donor and electron acceptor injections into a chromium-contaminated site in Hanford, Washington, USA
-Kara Bowen De León

Cyanidiales Ecology: Biodiversity and transcriptomics in Yellowstone National Park
-Dana Jean Skorupa


Microbial Ecology of Nitrifying Simulated Premises Plumbing
-Gem Deangkinay Encarnacion

Diatom Biofules: Optimizing nutrient requirements for groth and lipid accumulation in YNP Isolate RGd-1
-Karen Margaret Moll


Analysis of methane producing communities within underground coal beds-Elliot Paul Barnhart

Disinfection susceptibilities of detached biofilm clusters compared to planktonic cells and biofilms in single species and dual species cultures
- Sabrina Behnke

Factors influencing the fate of chromium in soils: microbial ecology, physiology and metal transformation studies 
-  Erin Kirb yField

Varied physiological responses of the facultative gamma-proteobacterium, Shewanella oneidensis MR-1, and the delta-proteobacterium Desulfovibrio vulgaris hildenborough to oxygen
- Anitha Sundararajan

Archaeal host virus interactions
- Jennifer Fulton Wirth


Analysis of microbial biofilm community composition within constructed wetlands
- Jennifer Lynn Faulwetter

Microbial conversion of biodiesel by-products to biofuel
- Kelly Frances O'Shea

The detection, characterization, and cultivation of nonculturable Helicobacter pylori
- Crystal LynetteRichards


Reductive transformation of 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene by Yarrowia lipolytica AN-L15 under conditions of different initial pH of the culture medium or in the presence of ferrihydrite
- Andy Joseph Pannier

Characterization and isolation of archael thermophilic hosts and viruses from Yellowstone National Park
- Joshua Lupine Spuhler


Protein-Protein interactions involved in the biogenesis of eukaryotic small ribosomal subunits
- Cathy LynnCastle

- Sharon Chang

Keys to unlocking the biofilm phenotype of virulent environmental isolate of Salmonella
- Stewart James Clark

DNA binding proteins of archaeal viruses
- Joella Suzanne Geary

Environmental and genetic factors leading to Mycobacterium Avium biofilm formation
- Henriette Geier

Quantitative assessment of localized growth rates and gene expression patterns in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms
- Ailyn Cecilia Perez-Osorio

Vascular shutdown as an effect of using photodynamic therapy to treat cancer
- Elizabeth (Libby) Mary Pascucci

- Jessica Richard


Spectrophotometric, Mass Spectrometeric and Structural Studies of the Prototypical G Protein Coupled Receptor Rhodopsin
- Thomas Emil Angel

Biology of Acid-Sulfate-Chloride Springs in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, United States of America
- Eric Stephen Boyd

Growth of Mycobacterium Avium in Dual Species Biofilms with Pseudomonas aeruginosa
- Amresh Prasad Karmacharya

Studies of Peptide Mimicry of the Group B Streptococcus Type III Capsular Polysaccharide Antigen
- Rattanaruji Pomwised


Protein Cage Architectures for Targeted Theraputic and Imaging Agent Delivery
- Michelle Lynne Flenniken

Analysis of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Virulence in Modeled Microgravity Conditions
- Seratna Guadarrama-Beltran

The Search for Archaeal Viruses in High Temperature Acidic Environments and Characterization of Sulfolobus Turreted Icosahedral Virus (STIV)
- George Ernest Rice

Modulation of the Plasma Membrane Domain Structure of Human Neutrophils
- Jamal Talal Stie

Sulfolobus as a Model Organism for the Study of Diverse Biological Interests: Forays into Thermal Virology and Oxidative Stress
- Blake Alan Wiedenheft


The Role of the Recruited Neutrophil in the Innate Response to Aspergillus fumigatus
Colin Russell Bonnett

Molecular Analysis of Diversity, Gene Expression and Activity of Mineral-Associated Bacteria
- Catherine Leona Reardon

Analysis of the Small GTP Binding Protein Rac2
- Meagan Alyssa Snodgrass

Virus Dynamics, Archaeal Populations, and Water Chemistry of Three Acidic Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park
- Jamie Christine Snyder


Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilm Structure, Behavior and Hydrodynamics
- BolorooPurevdorj-Gage

Advances in Yeast and Mold Monodrug and Combination Drug Antifungal Susceptibility Testing
- Tracy Jane Wetter