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Honey Bee (Apis Mellifera) Hive Winter Survival is Affected by Insulation

Margaret DePasquale '13 and Noah Wilson-Rich, Best Bees Urban Beekeeping, Boston, MA.


Correlation Between Shoulder Strength and Stability and Injury or Pain in Division III Collegiate Female Swimmers

Kelsey Foster '13 and Randi Lite, Simmons College, Biology Department, Boston, MA


Antimicrobial Activity of Lichen Secondary Metabolites Extracted from Lichens Native to New England

Ajisa Liti '13, Elizabeth Scott, Michael Berger, and Jennifer Canfield, Simmons College, Boston, MA


Evaluating the Utility of Computed Tomography Scans for Head Trauma in Pediatric Patients with Hemophilia

Anastasia Lyapina '13
Boston, MA


Differential Expression of Ephrin-B1 Holds Positional Memory of Proximal and Distal Blastemas in Regenrative Axolotl Limb

Melissa Werner '13
Boston, MA


The Effects of Beta- Amyloid Protein on Evoked ACh Release from Cultured Avian Retinal Cells

Brienna Stiefel '13 and Bruce Gray
Simmons College, Boston, MA


The Effectiveness of Live Animal Presentations as a Means to Convey Ocean and Conservation Issues

Chelsea Verria '13
Museum of Science, Boston, MA


Feeding Methods and Honeybee (Apis Mellifera) Hive Winter Survival

Zoe Beattie '13 and Noah Wilson-Rich
Best Bees Urban Beekeeping, Boston, MA


Pharmacotherapy vs. Invasive and Noninvasive Deep Brain Stimulation as Treatment for Parkinson's Disease

Jessica Coppla '13
 Boston, MA


Is Physical Therapy the Best Method for Eliciting Positive Results in Post Operational Rotator Cuff Repairs?

Brittney Daniels '13
Boston, MA


What Factors Are Most Influential in Determining the Level of Patients Compliance to Home Therapy Programs?

Alyssa Granara '13
Spaulding Rehabilitation Center, Cambridge, MA


Impact of Fitness Testing on Patient/Parental Perceptions of Fitness and Physical Activity Behaviors

Rachel Wallace
Children's Hospital, Boston, MA


Effects of Varying Presenilin 2 Knockout Mice in Presenilin 1 Conditional Knockout Mice

Minah Iqbal '13
Boston, MA


Evaluating Consumer Practices for Decontamination of Kitchen Sponges and Measuring Cross- Contamination Post Treatment

Anna Rowse '13 and Elizabeth Scott
Simmons College Biology Department, Boston, MA


Size Matters: Mutant TRPC6 and its Effects on Mesangial Cells

Michaela Sangillo '13
Boston, MA


Carcinomas of Household Pets

Amanda Grehla '11 and Alejandro Cuellar
Angell Memorial Animal Medical Center, Boston, MA


The Evaluation of Playstation Move in ACSM Guidelines: An Alternate Way of Exercising?

Dana Jeanne Griffin '11 and Randi Lite
Simmons College Biology Department, Boston, MA


Expression of the Hoxd11 gene in Dominant Hemimelia embryos

Polyxeni Gudis '11 and Mary Owen
Biology Department, Simmons College, Boston, MA


A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Bacterial Load on Common Touch Surfaces in the Office Environment

Hannah Hintz '11, Abigail Brodsky '11,  and Elizabeth Scott PhD
Biology Department, Simmons College, Boston, MA


Derepression of the bgl Operon in E. coli by BglJ-RcsB Heterodimers

Ankita Jalavadia '11 and Jane Lopiloto, PhD
Biology Department, Simmons College, Boston, MA


Markers of the GABAergic system in relation to 5-HT in the developing human brain in the sudden infant death syndrome

Anastasia Larri '11 and Kevin Broadbelt
Children's Hospital, Boston, MA


Drug Trial: Analysis of the Autoimmune Response of Lymphocytes on Lacrimal Glands

Chae Young Lee '11 and Dr. Driss Zoukhri
Tufts School of Dental Medicine, Medford, MA


Free radicals and beta-amyloid Superoxide scavengers inhibit effects of beta-amyloid on neurotransmission in avian ciliary ganglia

Anna Lifvergren '11, C. Schmitt and Bruce Gray.
Biology Department, Simmons College, Boston, MA


Beta Amyloid's Effect on Acetylcholine Release in the Avian Retina

Amanda Maffa '11 and Bruce Gray
Biology Department, Simmons College, Boston, MA


Investigation of Hox12 expression in the Dominant Hemimelia mouse

Monique Marinescu '11 and Mary Owen, PhD.
Biology Department, Simmons College, Boston, MA


Evaluation of Playstation Move in ACSM Guidelines: An Alternate Way of Exercising?

Natalie Moy '11, Dana Griffin '11, and Randi Lite, MA RCEP
 Biology Department, Simmons College, Boston, MA


Impaired Lung Function and Preventing Transmission of Pathogens in Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Elizabeth Newton '11 and Ahmet Uluer, D.O.
 Adult CF Program, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA


Neurological Disorders Studied in Transgenic Drosophila Melanogaster

Danielle Odom '11 and Joshua Di Frances
Genetic Services, Inc., Cambridge, MA


Understanding the Effects of FlhDC on Bgl Expression

Armie Pagala '11 and Jane Lopilato, PhD
 Biology Department, Simmons College, Boston, MA


The Expression of MMP23 and MMP28 in Enamel Development

Tram Pham '11, Megan Sierant and Dr. John Bartlett
 Department of Cytokine Biology, The Forsyth Institute, Cambridge, MA


The Diabetes Group Visit Program

Sarah Pontarelli '11 and Susan Oliverio, MD, MPH
 South End Community Health Center, Boston, MA


The Effect of SOD and 5-AS on Pre-Synaptic Transmission in Alzheimer's Disease

Cleo Schmitt '11, Anna Lifvergren '11, and Bruce Gray, PhD.
 Biology Department, Simmons College, Boston, MA


Green Tea Study: Effects of Antioxidants in Green Tea on Inflammation Due to Gingivitis

Irina Shvets '11 and Marie Letteri
Forsyth Institute, Boston MA.


Boston Urban Wilds and their Reliance of Neighborhood Stewardship

Natalie Sever '11 and Paul Sutton
Boston Parks & Recreation Department, Boston, MA


The incidence of diabetes among Massachusetts Eye and Ear Phaco-cataract patients

Suzy Suh and Kendra Polefka, RN, BSN.
 Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Surgicenter, Boston, MA


Rotator Cuff Rehabilitation: Physical Therapy vs. Physical Therapy and Cortisone Injection

Joelle Szlosek '11 and Chad Osborne, DPT, ATC, CSCS.
Back on Track Physical Therapy, Brookline, MA


The Effects of Man-Made Structures on Incidents of Bird Deaths

Shenal Taygan '11 and Vladimir Douhovnikoff, PhD.
 Biology Department, Simmons College, Boston, MA


The effects of television viewing on obesity as it correlates with sleep and physical activity

Eleni Tsiroyannis '11, Alison Cella-Mowatt and Dr. Jennifer Chang
 One Step Ahead Program, Children's Hospital Primary Care Center, Boston MA


Behavioral Differences in Drosophila Melanogaster

Cindy Vann '11 and Joshua Di Frances
 Genetic Services Inc, Cambridge, MA


Expression of the Hoxd11 gene in Dominant Hemimelia embryos

Rachel Wallace '11, Polyxeni Gudis '11, and Mary Owen, PhD.
Biology Department, Simmons College, Boston, MA


Hoxd10 Expression in Dominant Hemimelia Embryos

Chelsea Webber '11 and Mary Owen, PhD
 Biology Department, Simmons College, Boston, MA


The Function of Physical Therapy to Alter the Gait Patterns of Young Children in a School Setting

Laura White '11 and Lisa MacDonnell, DPT
 Foxboro School System, Foxboro, MA



Antibiotics: An Overused Solution for Children?

Rahel M. Yosief '11 and Jennifer Roecklein-Canfield, PhD.
Chemistry Department, Simmons College, Boston, MA