Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (BCAS)

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-03 16:42:07



Honors Course

Senior Honors Program in Biology (3100:499)

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2020


Here I characterized the central neuroanatomy of the Blackspotted Rockskipper, Entomacrodus striatus, native to French Polynesia. The neuroanatomy of E. striatus has not been studied prior to this paper. I used several histology and antibody staining techniques to accomplish this, including Crystal Violet, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, and Bielschowsky’s Silver Nitrate staining. This paper describes the most successful techniques used, identifies major structures in the species’ neuroanatomy, and also explains why studying E. striatus is important in the future of vertebrate research.

Research Sponsor

Richard Londraville

First Reader

Jordan Renna

Second Reader

Qin Liu

Honors Faculty Advisor

Brian Bagatto

Honors Thesis-Final.pdf (650 kB)
Final Submission



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.