Recent Submissions

  • Heavy Metal on the Brain: CeruloplasminTess 

    Alecksynas, Tess; Townsend, Eric; Zhu, Angela; Brabetz, Barbara (2016)
    The absence of functional ceruloplasminferroxidase activity impairs the body’s ability to export iron out of its tissues. The resulting accumulation of iron in the cells result in tissue damage and ultimately health concerns ...
  • The Clinical Aspects of Epilysin (MMP28) 

    Drutjons, Olivia; Schafer, Danielle; Solomon, Amanda; Brabetz, Barbara (2016-04-04)
    The study of metalloproteinases like epilysin focuses on structurally similar enzymes that include a metal core. These proteins play important roles in breaking down other material found in the spaces between individual ...
  • Can the Endangered American Burying Beetle be Successfully Reintroduced in New York? 

    All, Briana; Valkenburgh, Rick; Dobbs, Matthew; Heller, Danielle; Strait, Greg; Greenwood, Carmen (2016-04-04)
    The objective of this study was to determine potential reintroduction sites for the American burying beetle in New York by comparing burying beetle community composition and physical condition within specific habitat types.
  • Use of Soil-dwelling Arthropods as BioindicatorsAcross a Successional Gradient of Norway Spruce in Schoharie, NY 

    Dell, Brittany R.; Musarra, Melanie L.; Greenwood, Carmen M. (2016-04-04)
    This study utilizes microarthropod bioindicators to evaluate the changes that occur in soil quality during the course of forest succession. Samples of soil arthropods were obtained from three planted Norway spruce (Picea ...
  • Diet Selectivity of Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) in Buttermilk Brook Warren County, NY 

    Watkins, Lyndon M.; Greenwood, Carmen (2016-04-04)
    In order to better understand foraging behaviors in small stream brook trout populations that inhabit these limited systems, macroinvertebrate community composition within the stream was compared to gut contents of brook ...
  • The Analysis of Peroxiredoxin-1 and its Oxidative Properties in Homo sapiens 

    Moore, Tiffany; Schlicht, Rachel; Kilmer, Corinne; Brabetz, Barbara (2016-04-04)
    Peroxiredoxin1 (PRX-1) is an antioxidant protein that functions to regulate oxidative stress in aerobic organisms by reducing hydrogen peroxide.
  • What the HEC?: Functionality of Human Erythrocyte Catalase 

    Rockwell, Nicholas; Rogers, Stephanie; Brabetz, Barbara (2016-04-04)
    Human Erythrocyte Catalase (HEC) is an enzyme that catalyzes the 2-step decomposition of hydrogen peroxide, H2O2, to water and oxygen inside the red blood cells of humans. In 1 second, HEC can decompose up to 1 million ...
  • The Mutation of Amyloid Precursor Protein and the Development of Alzheimer's Disease 

    Parks-Medina, Ericka; Redman, Rachel; Reed, Sandra; Brabetz, Barbara (2016-04-04)
    Alzheimer's Disease is a build of problematic plaques in the brain. These plaques are caused by the mutation of the amyloid precursor protein (APP). It is expressed in a wide range of different cell types including neurons. ...
  • Hemocyanin; Don’t Get in the Way of Blue Bloods 

    Lee, Cheyenne; Collins-Hall, Jennifer; Hendrick, Dylan; Brabetz, Barbara (2016-04-04)
    Hemocyanin is a large oxygen carrying protein in the blood of numerous invertebrates such as horseshoe crabs. It is immunogenic, meaning it stimulates the immune system and is a perfect carrier for proteins we want the ...
  • Biochemical Analysis of Manganese Superoxide Dismutase Mutations 

    Karlin, Molly; Hackett, Samantha; Richardson, Clara; Brabetz, Barbara (2016-04-04)
    Manganese Superoxide Dismutase, MnSOD, is a catalyst for antioxidant activity and provides a mechanism to convert highly active superoxide molecules radicals to a less toxic molecule in the form of hydrogen peroxide. This ...