Undergraduate Research Students
2014. The relationship between canine nasal length, second-hand tobacco smoke, and salivary cotinine level. Sierra Wilson.
2014. Should lunar cycles and illumination be considered in survey guidelines for KY bats? Jonathan Huether
2014. Effects of Pet Therapy on the Stress Level of Therapy Dogs. Kaitlyn Whitewood
2014. The experimental analysis of the effects of pet therapy on the blood pressure and stress levels of first-year college females. Chesika Crump (University of KY Medical School)
2013. Absence of S. neurona in Virginia o’possums (Didelphis virginiana) in Calloway County. Carlynn Rekosh (Biologist, Gulf Islands National Seashore, MS)
2013. Experimental Analysis of the Relationship Between Parasite Burden and
Cognitive Abilities in House Mice (Mus musculus). Carli Whittington (University of Louisville Medical School), Chesika Crump, and Carlynn Rekosh
2011. Is There Evidence of Trade-offs in Cognitive Ability and Parasitism in Adult White-footed Mice (Peromyscus leucopus)? Shelby Blalock, Jared Guthrie and Laura Francisco
2010. Is immunity energetically costly? Erin Keeney and Callie Wilson (Education Psychology Graduate Program, Murray State University)
2010. Exploring the relationships between academic stress and blood pressure in undergraduate students. Rebekah Clay (Integrated Biomedical Graduate Program, University of Kentucky)
2009 Energy trade-offs between cell-mediated and humoral branches of the immune system in old-field mice (Peromyscus polionotus). Sarah Hargis (Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology Graduate Program, Virginia Tech) and Renee Levesque (University of Illinois Medical School)
2008 A GIS map of Lyme disease risk in Kentucky. Jake Elliott.
2008 Validation of a hemolytic-complement assay to measure innate immunity in white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus). Broadie Fitzhugh.
2008 Validation of a bacterial killing assay for use with white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus). Thomas Keltner.
2007 A GIS model of the risk of Lyme disease carried in Peromyscus leucopus as a function
of habitat disturbance, immunocompetence, and biodiversity. Jake
Elliott and Courtney Thomason (Doctoral Program, Texas Tech University).
2006 The effects of diet and social stress on humoral and
cell-mediated immunity in Peromyscus
Thomason (Doctoral Program, Texas Tech University) and Tiffany
Hedrick (Doctoral Program, Texas Tech University).
2006 Fluctuating asymmetry as a measure of stress from habitat
Hedrick (Doctoral Program, Texas Tech University) and Patrick
2004 Evaluation of multiple
bioindicators of environmental stress: developing predictions for
wildlife and human health risks. Brandon
Bales, Travis Brown (Eco Tech, Environmental Consultant), Steve Clapp, Adam Green, Collin Schaumburg, and
2004 Effects of dietary
protein on immunocompetence in white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus). Collin
Schaumburg, Kyle Humphrey (Sullivan College of Pharmacy, KY), Holly Strong, and Natalie Sutton.
2003 Evaluation of
multiple bioindicators of environmental stress: Developing predictions
for wildlife and human health risks. Brandon
Bales (Master's Program, University of North Dakota), Travis Brown
(Master's Program, MSU, KY), Steve Clapp, Adam Green (Master's Program,
University of Arkansas), Collin Schaumburg, and
2003 Impacts of anthroporenic disturbance on the health of
white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus).
Blalock (Vanderbilt University Medical School), Caleb Mathis, Maninder Virk (Doctoral Program, University of Alberta), Stephen Compton (University of Louisville Medical School), Steve Coe, and
2002 Patterns of energy
in immune-challenged and testosterone-treated white-footed mice (Peromyscus
Virk. (Doctoral Program, University of Alberta, Canada)
2002 The effects of testosterone on the immune system of
mice (Peromsycus leucopus). Richard
Blalock. (Medical School, Vanderbilt University)
2001 Energy consumption of the immune
in Peromyscus leucopus (white-footed mouse).
Compton. (Medical School, University of Louisville, KY)
The role of odor cues in the assessment of genetic quality on a
physiological basis in the monomorhpic mouse species, Mus
musculus. Lee Webb .
Therapy School, Belmont University, TN)
rabbit habitat modeling using a geographic information system:
predicting occurrence for management and restoration purposes in
western Kentucky. Adam
(Master's Program, Boise State University, Idaho)
Distribution ranges and habitat associations of selected species of
birds in Kentucky. Adam Smith.
odor preference and its effects on female reproductive success and
in Mus musculus. Sara
- Honor's Research. (Pharmacy School, University of Kentucky).
between the occurrence of Parelaphostrongylus tenuis in
white-tailed deer and
1999 Effects of
chronic food restriction on testosterone level and development of
digestive organs in the house mouse (Mus musculus). Michael
- Honor's Research (High School Teacher, Marshall County High School).
analysis for Microtus ochrogaster using RAPID-PCR. Jason Sykes
and Julie Willingham
(Physician Assistant School, University of Kentucky)
a computer catalog of the Murray State University Mammal Collection.
analysis for Microtus ochrogaster using RAPID-PCR. Julie
Willingham (Physician Assistant School, University of Kentucky)
of the White-Footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) based on energy and
protein content. Chad
(Master's Program, Aquatic Science, Murray State University, KY) and Tim
(Master's Program, English, Murray State University).
1997 A comparison
the traditional discipline-based 199 series and a new multidisciplinary
inquiry-based curriculum. Jimmy
(Physician Assistant School, West Virginia)
chemosignals and female mate preferences in prairie voles (Microtus
ochrogaster). Sarah Richter (Physical Therapy School, University of
1997 Social and
preferences of prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster). Kelly
Joy-Miller (Graduate School, University of North Dakota) and Tim Clark.
chemosignals and female odor- and social-preferences in prairie voles (Microtus
Wiles (Pikesville School of Osteopathic Medicine) and Jimmy Dorris
1997 Mammal track
identification and occurrence along Johnathan Creek in western
Kentucky. Micah Perkins (Graduate
School, University of Nebraska; Joseph W. Jones Ecological
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