2004 Capstones

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This page showcases capstone presentations made by Marietta College Biology Students.  For their capstone experience, students choose either a hands-on research project (490) or a literature based project (480).




Natalie Chorey

The effects of heavy metals on the

inducement of System Lupus Erythematosus

in individuals with a genetic predisposition




Beth Tekulve

Autism: a sensory deficit?




Beth Pierson

Antibacterial properties of medical

leech (Hirudo medicinalis) intestinal

tract contents




Anna Bock

Investigations into the effect of Black

Cohosh extracts on the growth of the

MCF-7 breast cancer cell line




Laura Fitszimmons

Does Pfiesteria piscicida secrete

toxins when in certain stages of its

life cycle?




Racheal Desmone

In vitro examination of cellular proliferation

and melanization of B16 melanoma cells in

DMEM and MEM culture media




Dominika Jurkovic

Immune Response and Splenomegaly

in B16 Melanoma