Honors research in the Department of Biological Sciences is a rigorous program in which the central feature is a two semester research project under the guidance of a faculty member. About 15-25% of our majors participate.
For entry into the biological sciences honors program, students must have an overall grade point average equal to or greater than 3.3, and a grade point average in courses required for the appropriate biological sciences major equal to or greater than 3.4 at the time of entry. Applications must be approved by a majority vote of the department.
Honors Program Requirements
- Complete the requirements for the MCB, BSCI, or EEOB major, achieving a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.4 in all courses that count toward the major
- Satisfactorily pursue a research project under the supervision of the advisor, with a minimum of 10 credit hours of honors research (BSCI 4999)
- Give a progress report at the end of the first semester of research. The report will be distributed to the honors committee one week before an oral presentation and a meeting with the committee. The meeting must occur before the start of finals week
- At the end of the second semester of honors research, prepare a thesis based on the research project to be read and evaluated by the honors committee
- Present the thesis orally before the honors committee and faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences.
Read more about honors research in biological sciences.
Current Honors Students
|Cochran, Micayla||Activity patterns of the Nine-Banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) across TN|
|Dudipala, Neha||Are fitness tradeoffs associated with fosfomycin resistance in uropathogenic Escherichia coli?|
|Goldin, Melissa||Pif1 Resistance Allows De Novo Telomere Addition Near Double-Strand Breaks|
|He, Lilly||The Effects of CD148 Q276P/R326Q Polymorphisms in Cancer Cells|
|Hugaboom, Miya||Evolution of mitochondrial genomes in Aspergillus section Flavi fungi|
|Kalra, Mahip||Analysis of Cytoplasmic Incompatibility Genes|
|Kariuki, Joyce||Unfolded Protein Response modulation by SARS-CoV-2 nsp3.1 protein domains|
|Linney, Kaitlyn||B. dendrobatidis cell wall factors|
|Paldrmic, Isabella||Stress Induced Overconsumption and Glp-1 Signaling in Dorsal Lateral Septum|
|Patel, Vitrag||Role of Complement Factor 5 in Metabolism|
|Pembridge, Olivia||Characterizing AP4-deficient D. rerio embryo morphology and autophagy gene expression|
|Plotkin, Sim||Identifying Conserved Patterns in Sites of Repair-associated Telomere Addition|
|Ramakrishnan, Abinaya||The functional integration of the immune and circulatory systems in Anopheles gambiae|
|Sharma, Shivani||Effect of the Senescence Pathway on Zebrafish Retinal Regeneration|
|Srivastava, Anusha||Role of Outer Membrane Proteins in Helicobacter pylori Biofilm Formation|
|Yuan, Mingyang||Effects of Gαo Signaling on Insulin Granule Movement in Islet Beta Cells|