Senior Project Topics

Sample of Topics - Senior Projects

An analysis of the neuroanatomical etiology of visuospatial deficits exhibited in Williams syndrome.

Biomimicry in architecture:  Innovation inspired by nature.

Implications of mutated genes on crucial proteins for patients afflicted with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.

The induction and application of neural stem cells.

The relationship between organotins and obesity.

Epidemiological analysis of the public health response to the historic 2008 flood in Winneshiek County, Iowa.

Foraging methods of killer whales (Orcinus orca.

An analysis of the association between thrombotic mutation, thombotic events, and Cerebral Palsy.

The process of nuclear factor-kappaB’s effect on inflammation in the colon.

Physiological changes after environmental enrichment in Alzheimer’s disease:  Possible mechanisms of cognitive benefits.

The role of anti-myelin oligodendrocite glycoprotein antibodies in demyelination as biological marker for Multiple Sclerosis.

The effects of plant size and spacing on leaf miner damage in eastern leatherwood populations.

Benthic macroinvertebrates of restored trout streams compared to an existing trout stream in Northeastern Iowa.

The relationship between epizootic hemorrhagic disease and drought and the disease’s impact on the Iowa deer population.

Altering an individuals’ natural foot strike pattern does not improve running economy.

A potential predisposing factor for the development of eating disorders in athletes: acute negative energy balance due to exercise-altered levels of ghrelin, PYY and GLP-1.

When senses combine: a mechanistic and genetic analysis of synesthesia.

Multidimensional learning: the biological effects of musical training on language.

The contributions of AVPR2 gene mutations to the symptoms of nephrogenic diabetes insipidus.

The effect of N6-methyladenosine in target mRNAs n the binding affinity of RISC-miRMA complex: cloning the miR30a target sequences.