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SURP Awards - 2018

Congratulations to the following students for receiving Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) Fellowships in support of their faculty-mentored research projects and creative activities.

Student Name

Major(s)

Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Lawrence S. Abbott Environmental Science Professor Katherine RM Mackey The Effect of Light Intensity of Chromatic Acclimation in Synechococcus Phytoplankton Strains
Eric A. Abdulaziz Mechanical Engineering Professor David J. Reinkensmeyer,
Professor Joan Lobo Prat
Versatile Prosthetic for Congenial Limb Deficiency of the Forearm
Jasmine Adams African-American Studies, English Professor Ama Wray Race, Gender, Sexuality and Neoliberal Education Reform
Edgar R. Aguirre Dance Professor Kelli Sharp Panama 2018: Choreographic Collaboration
Sahil Ahuja Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine Professor Gregory A. Weiss Real-Time Insulin Biosensing: Expression and Isolation of InR Variants in CHO-K1 Cell Lines
Samiha Ali Biological Sciences Professor Ulrike Luderer Effects of Glutathione Deficiency and Dietary Supplementation with Alpha-Lipoic Acid on Ovarian Apoptosis and Oxidative Damage in Female Mice
Maria A. Alvarez History, Education Sciences Professor Ana E. Rosas Undocumented Her-Stories: An Analysis on Social Violence against Undocumented Women
Cristina Alvarez Education Sciences Professor Hosun Kang How Novice Science Teachers Learn and Develop Instructional Practices from Preparation Period to the Second Year of Teaching: Teacher Responsiveness
Henry Amir Physics, Mathematics Professor Albert Siryaporn Understanding Interactions between Histone H2A and Escherichia coli DNA
Yousif A. Arif Biological Sciences Professor Joseph Rinehart Hemodynamic Monitoring in the Operating Room using a Non-Invasive Photonic Sensor
Aleen L. Atikian Biological Sciences Professor Claudia Benavente Role of Chromatin Remodelers Uhrf1 and Hells in Retinal Development and Retinoblastoma Tumor Formation
Adrian Bahani Biomedical Engineering Professor Bernard Choi Comparison of Three Vessel Painting Agents Used in the Optical Clearing-Mediated Three Dimensional Visualization of Cerebral Microvasculature
Nicole Balbuena Political Science, Sociology and Psychology Professor Laura E. Enriquez Undocumented Victims of Intimate Partner Violence: Access to Domestic Violence Resources
Erick F. Ballesteros Computer Science Professor Laura E. Enriquez Undocumented Student Resources at the University of California: Investigating Ways to Improve Support and Resources
Lara Barakat Psychology Professor Susanne Jaeggi Do Children with ADHD Show Better Performance on Tests that Assess Divergent Thinking in Comparison to their Peers?
Keith G. Barrett Psychology, Biological Sciences minor Professor Ramesh Srinivasan Does Corticomuscular Coherence during Precision Grip Reflect Corticospinal Tract Injury in Stroke Patients?
Zarlasht Baschshi Chemistry, Biological sciences Professor Alex Guenther Investigating the Processes Controlling Biogenic Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds
Tiziano G. Bassi Chemistry Professor Athan Shaka Simultaneous Measurement of Plutonium-239/Uranium-235 Mixtures utilizing a Redesigned and Enhanced Delayed Neutron Detection System
Olivia R. Benice Chemistry Professor Kenneth J. Shea Development of a Synthetic Nanoparticle Library for High Throughput Screening of Bacteria
David Berlin Chemical Engineering Professor Allon Hochbaum Identification of Molecules that Affect Dispersal of Escherichia coli Biofilms
Ruijie (Janice) Bi Political Science, International Studies Professor Feng Wang Examine the One Belt One Road Initiative through Chinese Philosophy and Traditional International Relations Theory
Timothy M. Bierlein Biological Sciences Professor Baotran Vo Perceived Stress Levels and Coping Techniques Analysis among Patients at the An Lành Free Clinic
Amanda N. Bishop Education Sciences, Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Susanne M. Jaeggi Impact of Working Memory Task Training on College Undergraduate Students
Jacob M. Boarnet Dance, Criminology, Law, and Society Professor Lisa Naugle A Collaborative Effect: Merging Diverse Educational Fields
Jordan Bonecutter Computer Engineering Professor Quoc-Viet Dang Autocross/FSAE Driving Assistance Module
Julianna M. Bordas Biomedical Engineering Professor Bernard Choi Cranial Window for Chronic Imaging of Mice with Progressive Development of Cerebral Microbleeds
Alexandra L. Bormeth Dance Professor Chad M. Hall Embodying and Studying the Potent Energy found in Israeli Dance and Movement Approaches
Joseph T. Bui Biological Sciences Professor Maxwell A. Thompson,
Professor Shadi Lahham
Tricuspid Annular Plane Systolic Excursion (TAPSE) Assessment in Septic Cardiomyopathy
Denise L. Bui Biological Sciences Professor Christopher Vanderwal Synthesizing and Employing 1,3-Keto-Oxetane Probes to Investigate PKS Interactions and the PKS Reaction Mechanism
Michelle Bui Biological Sciences Professor John Fox,
Professor Shadi Lahham,
Professor Wirachin Hoonpongsimanont
Point of Care Ultrasound Measurement of Carotid Artery Parameters Compared to Sphygmomanometer Blood Pressure Measurement
Christian I. Calderon Fonseca Political Science Professor Caesar D. Sereseres Future Prospects for DACA Recipients in the Time of Trump
Socorro Cambero Education Sciences, Gender and Sexuality Studies Professor Gilberto Conchas First-Generation White and Latinx College Student Perceptions of Inequality across Gender and Racial Lines
Yang Cao Computer Science Professor Chen Li Cloudberry
Tony D. Cao Physics Professor Mu-Chun Chen Explaining Matter-Antimatter Asymmetry using Neutrinos
Tadria A. Cardenas Psychology Professor Laura E. Enriquez Undocumented Student Resources at the University of California: Investigating Ways to Improve Support and Resources
Bryce T. Carson Psychology Professor Susanne Jaeggi Inhibitory Control and Creativity in Children with ADHD
Adam A. Cecot Aerospace Engineering Professor Mark Walter,
Professor Kenneth Mease
UCI Rocket Project
Shikera C. Chamdany Biomedical Engineering Professor David J. Reinkensmeyer FINGER Robotic Design for Somatosensory Assessment
James Chao Economics Professor Amihai Glazer Banking and Corporate Welfare
Kevin Chen Aerospace Engineering Professor Kenneth Mease,
Professor Mark Walter
UCI Rocket Project
Bolin Chen Computer Science Professor Chen Li Cloud-Based Text Analytics using Declarative and GUI-Based Workflows: Texera
Jiangning Cheng Biomedical Engineering Professor Elliot Hui Sonic Hedgehog Morphogen Gradient using Microfluidics Device
Anthony Cheuk Biomedical Engineering Professor Elliot Hui The Smart Microtiter Plate
Vivian H. Chi Biological Sciences Professor Pavan Kadandale Effects of Student-Written Question Quality on Exam Performance
Jessica Chin Biomedical Engineering Professor Wendy Liu Evaluating the Effects of Cyclic Uniaxial Stretch on Macrophage Function
Jemima Sook Yan Choong Dance Professor Chad M. Hall International Exchange Trip to Israel: Exploration of Different Approaches to Movement
Andrew C. Chu Biological Sciences Professor Gregory A. Weiss Directed Evolution of Proteases via Multiple Turnover Screenings on Phage
Brittanie W. Chu Biomedical Engineering Professor William C. Tang Energy Harvesting Pacemakers using Ferrofluids
Elissa M. Cobian Undeclared, Public Health Policy, double major with Spanish Lit. Professor Ana E. Rosas El arte de nuestras vidas: Latinx Artistic Creations that Mirror the Communities' Concerns Regarding the Immigration Policy in the 21st Century
Isaias M. Contreras Psychology & Social Behavior, Criminology, Law & Society Professor Raymond W. Novaco An Exploration of Anger Rumination
Mayra I . Contreras Biomedical Engineering Professor Wendy Liu Macrophages: Fibroblast Interaction in Wound Healing
Jocelyn A. Contreras Literary Journalism Professor Ana E. Rosas Reclaiming Sexual Identity: Interrogating the Documentation of Latinx LGBTQIA Sexual Identity Formation in Orange County, California, 1960-Present
Rebecca Corona Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Sarah D. Pressman What do you Appreciate? An Examination of Gratitude, Appreciation, and Positive Psychological Intervention
Stella Crall Dance, Biological Science Professor Kelli Sharp Safe Dance Practices and how to Implement them into Dance Instruction in Panama
Petra F. De La Cruz Public Health Policy, Gender and Sexuality Studies Professor Ana E. Rosas Reimagining Possibilities: Testimonio as a Creative Lenses to Narrate Justice and Healing among Queer Migrant Latinx Youth
Laila M. Delgado International Studies, Psychology and Cognitive Sciences Professor Daniel Brunstetter Study on the Differences and Similarities between Definitions of “Peace” for Israelis and Palestinians
Lexington DeMark Dance Professor Molly Lynch The Initiation and Intention behind the Movement of the Gaga Technique
Kunthea Deng Chemical Engineering Professor Daniel Mumm Type I Hot Corrosion of Marine Turbine Materials
Tejas Jagdiesh Dethe Physics, Mathematics Professor Peter Taborek Spreading Characteristics of Low-Viscosity, Volatile Fluids
Michelle Diab Pharmaceutical Science Professor James S. Nowick Probing the Structures of AB Oligomers using Monoclonal Antibodies
Stephanie S. Doering Cognitive Sciences, Informatics Professor Michael Lee,
Professor Michael Yassa
A Bayesian Hierarchical Model for Understanding Performance on the Mnemonic Discrimination Task
Minxin Dong Business Economics Professor Amihai Glazer Program in Corporate Welfare Summer Undergraduate Research Grant/Fellowship
Andrew W. Dowey Biological Sciences Professor Ali Mortazavi Validation of Promyelocytic Cell Differentiation into M2c Macrophages using Immunohistochemistry
Huixun Du Pharmaceutical Science Professor Medha M. Pathak Reprogramming Piezo1 Knockout Human Foreskin Fibroblasts (HFFs) into Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs)
Brittanie E. Dudley Political Science Professor Caesar D. Sereseres The Impact of Stability on Jordan: Refugees, Syria, and ISIS.
Benjamin R. Duewell Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Professor Celia W. Goulding Contact-Dependent Growth Inhibition in Escherichia coli
Nicole A. Dunger Political Science Professor Caesar D. Sereseres South Sudan: A Case Study of the United States Influence in the Civil War
Annie Duong Biological Sciences Professor Evelyn Valdez-Rangel The Effects of Soil Microbial Communities and Differing Regional Soils in California on Plant Defense and Herbivorous Communities
Jerson D. Estrella Microbiology & Immunology Professor Todd C. Holmes An Analysis of Chronic Jet Lag in Drosophila melanogaster and its Long-Term Physiological Effects
Rheem Fawaz Biological Sciences Professor Ray Luo,
Professor Sheryl Tsai
Investigating the Interactional Changes of Different Types of Ketoacyl Synthase (KS)
Qiren Feng Computer Science Professor Amihai Glazer Program in Corporate Welfare Summer Undergraduate Research Grant/Fellowship
Irma B. Fernandez Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine Professor Jered Haun Utilizing Bioorthogonal Reactions for Coupling DOTA to Antibodies
Cayla D. Flagg Dance Professor Kelli Sharp Exploring Panamanian Culture through Music and Dance as a Form of Combating Mental Illness
Jenna G. Fleming Dance Professor Lisa Naugle Movement Exchange: Differences in Dance Pedagogy in Panama
Kelly J. Fogarty Psychology, Sociology Professor Jessica Borelli Relational Savoring and Parenting Sensitivity: Maternal Sensitivity Coding
Joshua G. Fong Biological Sciences Professor Katrine L. Whiteson Use of Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy to Study Metabolism in the Cystic Fibrosis Microbe Streptococcus salivarius
Sarah E. Frasco Anthropology, Psychology Professor Angela C. Jenks Searching for an Operational Definition of Addiction: Using Anthropological Methods to Better Understand Addition as Experiences by Self-Identified Addicts
Evan P. Garcia Chemistry Professor Eric O. Potma Photo Induced Force Microscopy on Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes
Ana V. Garmendia Political Science Professor Heidi Hardt Passing on Knowledge about States in International Organizations: The Case of the World Bank
Ghadi Ghanem Biological Sciences Professor Wirachin Hoonpongsimanont,
Professor Shahram Lotfipour
Correlation between Self Reported Alcohol Consumption and Blood Alcohol Level, Drug Screens and Hospital Admission in Trauma Patients
Nane Ghazaryan Biological Sciences Professor Jogeshwar Mukherjee Development of Selective Dopamine D3 Receptor PET Imaging Agent
Claire L. Goldes Dance Professor Chad M. Hall Dance Abroad: Movement as a Universal Language
Glenn G. Golla Biomedical Engineering Professor Norbert J. Fortin Electrophysiological Analysis of Neural Structures Underlying Age-Associated Cognitive Decline for Sequences of Events and the Effects of Therapeutic Intervention
Isaac V. Gonzalez Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Professor John LaRue Vortex Shedding in Complex Geometries
Lauren Gresens Dance Professor Chad M. Hall Heightening the Senses in a Foreign Culture and Introducing this into an Intensive Dance Training Regimen
Lauren Gresens Dance Professor Lisa Naugle Heightening the Senses in a Foreign Culture and Introducing this into the Choreographic Process
Suki Gu Chemistry, Material Sciences Engineering Professor Sergey Nizkorodov Effects of Transition Metals on Optical Properties of Secondary Organic Aerosols
Yijun Gu Pharmaceutical Science, Economics Professor Claudia Benavente Role of Chromatin Remodeler Uhrf1 in Retinal Development and Retinoblastoma Tumor Formation
Feiyang Gu Biological Sciences Professor Ray Luo Computational Analysis on Small Molecule Rescue of p53 Cancer Mutants
Andrew I. Haddad Biological Sciences Professor Robert Hunt Evaluation of Memory and Social Behaviors in Chd2 Mutant Mice
Joseph Han Biological Sciences Professor Marcelo Wood The Role of CREST in Formation of Drug Associated Memories
Syed F. Haque Physics, Earth System Science Professor Francois Primeau Inferring Quasigeostrophic (QG) Vertical Velocities in the North Pacific
Nazely C. Hartoonian Economics Professor Bonnie P. Ruberg Character Gender and its Effects on Players’ In-Game Violence
Mohammad Hashemian Biological Sciences Professor James S. Nowick Interaction of Teixobactin Analogues with Bacterial Membranes using LAURDAN
Bryan A. Henriquez Biological Sciences Professor Linda Palmer Testing Frontal Contributions to Experience-Based Learning with DREADDs
Cynthia Hernandez Biomedical Engineering Professor Jered Haun Production of mOx GFP Protein for a Targeted Drug Delivery System
Maricruz Hernandez Cabrera History, Criminology, Law & Society Professor Ana E. Rosas Chasing Food Trucks: An Archival and Literary Analysis of the Day-to-Day Realities of Undocumented and Minority Entrepreneurs in Los Angeles, 1980s-Present
Dianna C. Hidalgo Biological Sciences Professor Isabel Algaze-Gonzalez Identifying Potential Biological Markers to Predict Hopitalization in Chikungunya Positive Patients in Puerto Rico
Erika R. Higbee English Professor Jayne Lewis,
Professor Radha Radhakrishnan
Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons: "Word-Objects" and the Democratization of Language
Aneth G. Hinojoza Sociology Professor Laura E. Enriquez Undocumented Victims of Intimate Partner Violence: Access to Domestic Violence Resources
Thu Ho Pharmaceutical Science Professor Melanie Cocco Structural Studies of Reticulon-4
Melissa Hurtado Anthropology Professor Angela C. Jenks A Comparative Study on the Factors Impacting the Perceived Health Status of Working Female Undergraduates of UC Irvine and Minority Women in the Blue Collar Workforce of the San Fernando Valley
Melissa Huynh Psychology Professor Charlie Chubb Assessing Emotional Processing in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Alexander N. Huynh Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Professor Andrej Luptak Novel Glutamate-Aptamer Biosensor for Detecting Neuronal Communication
Patrick T. Hwu Psychology Professor Todd C. Holmes Polyglutamine-Huntingtin Expression Selectively Disrupts Drosophila Small Lateral Ventral Circadian Neuron Function
Rini Shagai Jayarethinam Biomedical Engineering Professor Peter C. Tseng The Utilization of the FLECS System and Various Protein Substrates to Screen the Mechanobiology of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (IPSCs) and Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells (hMSCs)
Kevin Jiang Biomedical Engineering Professor Wendy Liu The Design and Validation of a Uniaxial Cell Stretcher Capable of Imaging Cells Exposed to Mechanical Stretch
Daniel Jimenez Computer Engineering Professor Fadi Kurdahi Flexible Tooth PCB
Abel Jimenez Computer Engineering Professor Glenn Healey Generation of Personalized Course Material via Large Scale Learning and Course Automation
Abel Jimenez Computer Engineering Professor Fadi Kurdahi Tooth Sensor: Circuit board for Oral Sensor
Sanika M. Joshi Public Health Sciences Professor Scott M. Bartell Mortality Risk Attributable to Extreme and Ambient Temperatures in California
William P. Juan Biomedical Engineering Professor Jered Haun Adapted Digestion Device for Rapid Digestion of Tissues into Cellular Suspensions
Jazmin Juarez Public Health Sciences Professor Kelly A. Biegler Unidas por la Vida: Characterizing and Examining the Impact of Positive and Negative Family Social Interactions around Health Behaviors and Diabetes Management
Kevin Kang Chemistry, Biological Sciences Professor Jenny Y. Yang Increasing Hydrogen Evolution Efficiency using Nonredox Active Lewis Acid Cations
Joseph J. Kapcia III Microbiology & Immunology Professor Katrine L. Whiteson Using Stable Isotopes to Determine Bacterial Activity in CF Patient Sputum
Christopher Kawata Human Biology Professor Luohua Jiang The Relationship between Health Literacy, Cardiovascular Disease Knowledge, and Diabetes Prevention Knowledge in Middle Eastern Patients at a Free Clinic
Shireen Khan Human Biology Professor Susanne Jaeggi Creative Storytelling in Children with ADHD
Pooya Khosravi Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering Professor Ramesh C. Jain Identifying Personal Chronicles using Smartphone and Wearable Device Data Streams for Cybernetic Health
Lawrence Khournso Earth & Environmental Science Professor Katherine RM. Mackey Toxic Dust and Phytoplankton from the Salton Sea
Jenny S. Kim Pharmaceutical Science Professor Thomas L. Poulos Differences between the Binding of NOS Specific Inhibitors for NOS from Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus subtilis
Scott L. Kim Chemistry Professor Suzanne A. Blum Synthesis of 4-Borylated Pyrazoles via Aminoboration
Minsung (Bill) Kim Business Economics Professor Amihai Glazer Program in Corporate Welfare Summer Undergraduate Research Grant/Fellowship
Lily Kokami Criminology, Law & Society Professor Nancy Rodriguez The Role and Relationships of Juvenile Delinquency Systems and Programs
Shana Kong Biological Sciences Professor Shadi Lahham,
Professor John Fox,
Professor Shahram Loftipour,
Professor Wirachin Hoonpongsimanont
Point of Care Ultrasound Measurement of Carotid Artery Parameters Compared to Sphygmomanometer Blood Pressure Measurement
Malak Kudaimi Public Health Policy, International Studies Professor Alana LeBron The Health and Well-Being of First-Generation Students
Jezelle Lacson Dance, Comparative Literature Professor Kelli Sharp Growth through the Timeline of Art Expression
Jennifer M. Lai Biological Sciences Professor Xiangmin Xu Brain-Wide Viral Genetic Mapping of Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone Neuronal Inputs to the Nucleus Accumbens
Patrick Lam Chemistry Professor David L. Van Vranken Reaction Predictor
Mourad Lamey Public Health Sciences Professor James W. Hicks Behavioral Changes in Pangasianodon due to the Exposure of Hypercapnic Environment
Mary G. Lamons Psychology Professor Belinda Campos Gender Variation in Behavioral Expression and Adaptations to Pain
Yessica Y. Landaverde Biological Sciences Professor Natasha A. Mesinkovska Understanding Differences in the Skin Microbiome of Hispanic Psoriatic Patients Compared to Non-Hispanic Patients
Samuel B. Lassers Biomedical Engineering Professor William C. Tang Examining Neuronal Tissue with MC Rack and Spicodyn to Determine a Neural Hierarchy
Chap-Kay K. Lau Pharmaceutical Science Professor Andrej Luptak Investigation of the Role of the CPEB3 Ribozyme in Cortical Neurons and how it Responds to Neuronal Stimulation
Justin Le Computer Engineering Professor Quoc-Viet Dang Decentralized Intelligent Coordinating Visualization System
Phuong Nghi N. Le Pharmaceutical Science Professor Mark Warschauer Multimodal Compositions for Struggling Writers in Higher Education
Kody N. Le Biological Sciences Professor Yi-Hong Zhou Analysis of a Novel Anti-GBM Therapeutics in Potential Suppressing of Tumor Vascularization
Hong T. Le Biological Sciences Professor Wenbin Tan 755 NM Laser in Combination with MAPK-Inhibitor Suppresses Regeneration of Photocoagulated Cutaneous Blood Vessels
Ivee A. Lee Pharmaceutical Science Professor Andrej Luptak Characterization of Heterodimeric ATP Binding RNA Aptamers
Audrey S. Lee Biological Sciences Professor Stephanie Tjen-A-Looi The Effects of Electroacupuncture on Interleukin-1 Cytokine in Rats with Salt Induced Moderate Hypertension
Jerry Lee Computer Engineering Professor Quoc-Viet Dang Decentralized Intelligent Coordinating Visualization System
Justin D. Lee Computer Engineering Professor Quoc-Viet Dang Zotcoin: A Cryptocurrency for Students, by Students
Michelle K. Lee Biological Sciences, Psych and Social Behavior Professor Bruce Blumberg Analysis of Nuclear Receptor Mediated Pathway taken by TBT in Germ Cells in Transgenerational Obesity Model
Melody Y. Lee Biological Sciences Professor Ulrike Luderer Critical Prenatal Window of Benzo[a]pyrene Effects on Ovaries
Taylor M. Levee Biological Sciences Professor Scott Atwood Identifying Activators of aPKC-ι/λ in Basal Cell Carcinomas
Yong Li Chemistry Professor Fillmore Freeman Mechanisms of the Additions of Benzeneselenol to Alkenes and Michael Acceptors
Guohao Liang Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering Professor Chang Liu,
Professor Theresa Loveless
Coupling Cell Cycle Counting with Genetic Program Execution in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
Karin T. Lim Biological Sciences Professor Steven Chessler Investigation of Glucose- and Artificial Clustering-Mediated Control of Neurexin Expression and Degradation in Pancreatic β Cells
Samantha C. Lin Dance, Education Sciences Professor Chad M. Hall Artistic Breakthrough in Israel
Sarah M. Llewellyn Dance Professor Lisa Naugle Cultural Differences of Dancers' Approach to Class
Chelsie Lo Biological Sciences Professor Sunil S. Gandhi Investigating the Interhemispheric Projections of Mouse Visual Cortex using Whole Brain Tissue Clearing and Imaging
Miranda L. Lopez Education Sciences Professor Hosun Kang How Novice Science Teachers Learn and Develop Instructional Practices from Preparation Period to the Second Year of Teaching: Teacher Responsiveness
Deida D. Lopez Biological Sciences Professor Candice Taylor Lucas Mommy & Me FiT (First one Thousand) Days Study: Maternal Responsiveness, Physical Activity, and Body Composition in Infants and Toddlers—A Novel Assessment of Interactions Influencing a Modifiable Early-Life Risk Factor
Jaaziel Lopez de la Luz Mathematics Professor Anton Gorodetski Horizons of Piecewise Isometries: Four Modern Conjectures
Christine A. Louis Biological Sciences Professor Wirachin Hoonpongsimanont Validating AUDIT using Liver Ultrasonography to Identify Alcohol Dependence
Weiheng Lu Chemical Engineering Professor Sunny Jiang The Adsorption Ability of New N-Graphite to Boron
Gianna S. Lum Earth System Science, Urban Studies Professor Kathleen R. Johnson Paleoclimate Reconstruction of the Northeastern Mexico Hydroclimate
Emil M. Lundqvist Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine Professor Anna Grosberg Analyzing Cellular Architecture and Contractile Forces using Gradual Angle Parquet Tiles
Shulong Luo Business Economics Professor Amihai Glazer Program in Corporate Welfare Summer Undergraduate Research Grant/Fellowship
Hua Luo Education Sciences Professor Stephanie Reich Understanding Parents’ Rules Constraining Adolescents Technology Use
John D. Luong Biomedical Engineering Professor Norbert J. Fortin Disambiguating the Role of Position from Context-Related Parameters in Memory Sequencing
Cat-thi Ly Biological Sciences Professor Jefferon W. Chen Clinical Implications of CNS Dural Lymphatics
Natalie T. Malek Biomedical Engineering Professor Bernard Choi Comparative Analysis of Carbocyanine Dyes for Visualizing the Vascular Network of an Organ through Fluorescence Microscopy
Melody Malek Biological Sciences Professor James S. Nowick Interaction of Fluorescent Teixobactin Analogues with Bacteria
Anush R. Markaryan Public Health Sciences Professor Kai Kessenbrock Understanding the Contribution of MMP3 in BRCA1 Driven Breast Cancer
Esmeralda I. Martin Education Sciences Professor Stephanie Reich “Give me the Phone Now!” Socioeconomic Differences among Latino Parents in their use of Mobile Screen Technologies for Managing the Behavior of their Young Children
Madona Y. Masoud Biological Sciences Professor Devon Lawson Investigating the Metabolic Pathways of Triple Negative Breast Cancer Metastasis
Jinnen Masri Biological Sciences Professor Young-Jik Kwon Gold Nanoparticle Extracellular Vesicles
Ashley K. Masuda Neurobiology Professor Steven Cramer Predicting Post-Stroke Motor Recovery with Neuroimaging
Aditi Mayer Literary Journalism, International Studies Professor Beheroze F. Shroff Modernity, Tradition and Nativity: Feminist Fashion as Reclamation
Meghan K. Mc Dermott Biomedical Engineering Professor Norbert J. Fortin The Influence of the Prefrontal Cortex on its Interconnected Neural Regions and the Identification of Neuronal Ensembles
Cassandra J. McGill Genetics Professor Ali Mortazavi Variations in microRNA Expression during Development of Divergent C. elegans Strains
Kevin K. McKinnon Criminology, Law & Society Professor Simon Cole Influencers of Official Misconduct: Pressures Received from Media and Community Attention on Elected Offices of our Judicial System
Marlaina (Nashalah) K. McNamara Dance, Education Sciences Professor Kelli Sharp The Role of Cultural Customs and Building Trust
Brandon M. McNeil Human Biology Professor Daniele Piomelli Inducing Lipolysis in THC Administered Rodents in Order to Measure the Bioavailability of Adipose-Stored THC over Time and Observe Cognitive Levels
Mayalen Mercado Biological Sciences Professor Donald Forthal,
Professor Johannes Gach
Antibody Mediated Phagocytosis of HIV-1 by Human Neutrophils
Tia J. Moore Biological Sciences Professor Sunil S. Gandhi Finding Stability in an Unstable World: Effect of Virtual Environment Perturbation on Retrosplenial Place Cell Activity
Audrey H. Mosley Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Stephanie Reich The Influence of Mobile Screen Technologies on Children’s Behaviors and Parent-Child Interactions
Alexandra Movsesyan Dance, Computer Science Professor Kelli Sharp Movement Exchange
Alyssa M. Muller Dance Professor Teresa Neighbors Critical Race Theory of Asian Immigration in Panama
Jocelyne Munoz Undeclared Professor Ana E. Rosas The Latinx Experience in Long Beach, California: Unearthing the Community Underpinnings of a Suburban Working Class Enclave, 1950-Present
Bridget M. Nagel Dance Professor Chad M. Hall Summer Dance Jerusalem
Vihar Naik Human Biology Professor Allen Kong Outcomes of Traumatic Brain Injury in Patients Taking Novel Oral Anticoagulants
Anna Natasha Earth System Science Professor Claudia I. Czimczik Characterization and Bioavailability of Organic Matter in Permafrost Soils
Lily P. Nguyen Nursing Science Professor Sanghyuk Shin Cloud-Based Diagnostic Reporting System to Improve Drug-Resistant TB Treatment Outcomes in Vietnam
Matthew D. Nguyen Biological Sciences Professor Dara H. Sorkin Assessing Patient Satisfaction Levels and Effectiveness of Walk-In Appointment at a Student Run Free Health Clinic
Marie M. Nguyen Biological Sciences Professor David Baglietto-Vargas Investigating Aβ Seed Propagation in a Novel Humanized Mouse Model of Sporadic Alzheimer’s disease
Sierra C. Nguyen Chemistry, Biology Professor Christopher Vanderwal Synthetic Efforts towards Lissoclimide Natural Product Analogues and Development of Site-Selective Aliphatic C-H Bond Halogenations
Thu T.M. Nguyen Chemistry, Biological Sciences Professor Gregory A. Weiss Directed Evolution of a Quinone Synthetase, TdiA, towards a Broader Substrate Profile
Hazel Nguyen Chemistry Professor Jenny Y. Yang Carbon Dioxide Reduction using Macrocyclic Complexes of Cobalt (III)
Annie Nguyen Political Science, Psychology and Social Behavior; minor in Asian American Studies Professor Judy Wu How American is "Fresh Off the Boat?"
Maria Nguyen Neurobiology Professor Wirachin Hoonpongsimanont Assessing Immune Cell Function using the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)
Hannah M. Nguyen Biological Sciences Professor Anshu Agrawal The Effects of Environmental Toxin on the Immune Response to Infections
Lina Nguyen Biological Sciences Professor Henry Hirschberg Sequential PCI/PDT Enhances the Efficacy of Gene-Directed Enzyme Prodrug Therapy
Ruby Nuñez Psychology Professor Dara H. Sorkin Unidas por la Vida: An Assessment of Compounded Stress on Related Adverse Health Outcomes across Vulnerable Latino Families
Ember R. Oania-Hopkins Dance Professor Lisa Naugle Cultural Influence on Creative Choreographic Process and Movement Quality
Miguel A. Ochoa Biological Sciences, Chicano/Latino Studies Professor Travis E. Huxman,
Professor Greg Vose
Intraspecies Phenotypic Plasticity of Root Functional Traits in Coastal Sage Scrub Shrubs
Armani Oganyan Pharmaceutical Science Professor Devon Lawson Assessing Microglial Phagocytic Activity upon Exposure to Breast Cancer Cells
Ani Orujyan Biological Sciences Professor Yama Akbari Blood Pressure during Critical Periods of Cardiac Arrest and Resuscitation and the Effects on Neurological Recovery
Davit Orujyan Chemistry Professor Devon Lawson Microglial Phagocytic Activity upon Exposure to Breast Cancer Cells
Natasha Palamuttam Biomedical Engineering Professor Anthony J. Durkin,
Professor Robert Wilson
Creation of Neural Networks to Fit Optical Properties
Anais M. Panossian Biological Sciences Professor Yama Akbari Blood Pressure during Critical Period of Cardiac Arrest and Post-ROSC and the Effects on Neurological Recovery
Alma S. Pantoja Spanish Professor Jacobo Sefamí Pablo Neruda, the Spokesman of Latin American People in Canto General: Political and Social Issues
George S. Parampathu Biological Sciences Professor Diane K. O'Dowd Modeling SCN1A-Related Epilepsies using Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived Neurons
Song H. Park Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Thomas Ahlering Post-Radical Prostatectomy Prostate-Specific Antigen Doubling-Time Kinetics: The Effects of Diet and Exercise on PSA Progression
Stephanie M . Pascua Biomedical Engineering Professor Michelle Digman Phasor-FLIM Analysis of Caffeine and Cisplatin’s Metabolic Effects on a Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cell Line
Nikita P. Patel Biological Sciences Professor Olivier Cinquin Developing Radioresistance in C. elegans as a Means to Improve the DNA Damage Response System
Ayushi Hitesh Patel Biomedical Engineering Professor Yama Akbari Analyzing the Repolarization Trends in the Sub-Delta Region in EEG for Recovery in Post Cardiac Arrest
Oliver J. Patterson English Professor David T. Goldberg Transformations of West African Song: Music in Contemporary Nigerian Literature
Brian Paul Chemical Engineering, Materials Science Englneering Professor Ali Mohraz Investigation of Butanediol-Polyethylene Glycol System for Improving Bijel Processability
Danielle Pegan English Professor Elizabeth Allen Female Characters and the Parts they Play: A Study into the Characterization of Arthurian Women
Laura S. Pelayo Mathematics, biology Professor Sunil S. Gandhi Deciphering the Interhemispheric Connectivity between Primary Visual Cortex and Higher Visual Areas
Dulce M. Perez Education Sciences, Chicano Latino Studies Professor Ana E. Rosas Uncovering the Civic Engagement History of Wilmington, California, 1970-Present
Aidan L. Pham Biological Sciences Professor Tallie Z. Baram,
Professor Annabel K. Short
Investigating the Mechanisms by which Estrus Cycle Affects Learning and Memory following Multiple Acute Stresses
Laura J. Price Dance Professor Chad M. Hall Summer Dance Jerusalem 2018/19: Learning to Create by Dancing for Prominent Israeli Choreographers
Tianyin Qiu Biological Sciences Professor Ray Luo The Effect of the R175H Mutation on p53 Dimer Formation
Maha A. Rauf Biological Sciences Professor Kai Kessenbrock Characterizing the State Transition to Glycolysis Warburg Metabolism in Breast Cancer Initiation
Cheyenne E . Read Art Professor Ian Coller City of Lights and Violence: Exposing Sociopolitical Turmoil through Photography
Paul J. Resong Biological Sciences Professor J Lawrence Marsh The Role of Huntingtin in Developmental and Starvation Induced Autophagy
Danica V. Resurreccion Public Health Sciences Professor Jennifer A. Prescher,
Professor Zachary Reinert
Engineered Luciferases as Sensors for Pathogens
Jorden R. Reyes Political Science Professor Caesar D. Sereseres Investigation of Geopolitical Consequences of China's Growing Demand of Cobalt Supply
Chance B. Robles Music, Anthropology Professor Colleen Reardon Gender Politics of the Stage
Adriana Rodriguez Biomedical Engineering Professor Anna Grosberg Investigating Fibroblastic Wound-Healing in Response to Local Injury
Alexander Rodriguez Biological Sciences Professor Young-Jik Kwon Novel Biocompatible Reducing Agents for the Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles
Preston A. Rogers Electrical Engineering Professor Mohammad Al Faruque Wireless Network of Microcontrollers for Monitoring Food Intake
Shawn Alexa C. Rosario Pharmaceutical Science Professor Rosa M. Andrade A Novel Chicken Embryo Model to Investigate the Pathogenic Effects of T. gondii Genotypes in the Developing Animal
Julissa Ruiz Public Health Sciences Professor Travis E. Huxman ,
Professor Evelyn Valdez-Rangel
Effects of Soil Microbes on Phacelia parryi Drought Tolerance
Ashkan Sadeghifard Mechanical Engineering Professor Jaeho Lee Chameleon-Inspired Thermal Camouflage by Nanoparticle Films
Kian C. Samimi Neurobiology Professor Karina Cramer Non-Apoptotic Caspase Expression in the Developing Auditory Brainstem
Sadie A. Sandoval Dance, Political Science Professor Chad M. Hall Summer Dance Jerusalem
Madeline Sands Chemistry Professor Shadi Lahham Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) in the Diagnosis of Necrotizing Fasciitis
Patricia Elise Ann G. Sarion Political Science, International Studies Professor Heidi Hardt The Impact of Gender on Knowledge Sharing in International Organizations: The Case of the World Bank
Mindy C. Saylors Electrical Engineering Professor Ozdal Boyraz Non-Invasive Current Monitor for Smart Grid Security and Active Load Control
Samantha M. Scheller Dance Professor Chad M. Hall Finding Self within Culture—Branch Two: Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Israel
Samantha M. Scheller Dance Professor Lisa Naugle Finding Self within Culture—Branch One: Rome, Italy
Ishan A. Shah Biological Sciences, Minor: Information & Computer Sciences Professor Jefferson W. Chen Clinical Implications of CNS Dural Lymphatics
Xiecheng Shao Neurobiology Professor An H. Do Design of BCI System utilizing Micro-Controller
Angelica M. Sheen Psychology Professor Susanne M. Jaeggi Socioeconomic Effects on Cognitive Training Progress and Engagement in Children
Mouhamad Shehabat Chemistry, Biological Sciences Professor John C. Chaput Elucidating the Ternary Structure of an Evolved TNA Polymerase
Alyse N. Sherrick Social Ecology Professor Naomi F. Sugie An Online Interactive Map of Locations that Have Adopted Ban the Box Measures
Alexander K. Shmakov Computer Science, Mathematics Professor Pierre Baldi Applications of Reinforcement Learning to Protein Folding
Jacob Shoham Computer Science Professor Mark Walter UCI Rocket Project
Oren R. Shoval Biomedical Engineering Professor Marc J. Madou Design for a Universal Automated Sample Preparation and Loading Interface for Lab-on-CD Devices
Mark A. Siemens Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Professor Anna Grosberg Manufacturing Silicone Membranes for a Stretching Device to Determine the Effect of Strain on Cells with Lamin A/C Mutations
Anushka N. Silva Public Health Sciences Professor Kai Kessenbrock Generating Myeloid Derived Suppressor Cells in vitro
Namrata Singh Biological Sciences Professor Jennifer A. Prescher Understanding the Origins of Selectivity of Orthogonal Luciferase/Luciferin Pairs
Karanveer Singh Public Health Sciences Professor Jogeshwar Mukherjee Synthesis and Evaluation of Nifrorhodamine: A New Fluorescent Imaging Agent for α4β2 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors
Ryan H. Sivoraphonh Computer Science Professor Charless C. Fowlkes Developing Computational Models for Investigating the Effects of Post Infarction Reinnervation
Rachel N. Smith Cognitive Sciences Professor Susanne Jaeggi Improving Memory Consolidation through Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Older Adults
Jayson R. Smith Psychology Professor Sarah D. Pressman Cultural Differences between Ideal Affect and Actual Affect and their Influence on Health and Depression
Steven Snow Chemistry Professor David L. Van Vranken Reaction Predictor
Kanika Sophal Chemistry Professor Robert Spitale Interrogating the Mitochondrial Transcriptome in situ with Spatially-Restricted RNA Crosslinking
Gloria Sosa Anthropology Professor Leo R. Chavez DACA Recipients: Out of School and Out of Status
Diana G. Soto-Vazquez Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Laura E. Enriquez Undocumented Student Resources at the University of California: Investigating Ways to Improve Support and Resources
Sien Tam Biomedical Engineering Professor Wendy Liu Defining the Potential of Macrophage-Enhanced Wound Healing using 2D and 3D Scratch Assays
Andrew N. Tang Biological Sciences Professor Ilhem M. Powers Impact of Pregravid Maternal Obesity on Innate Immune Responses in Neonates
Ardyss Thai Chemistry Professor Nancy Da Silva Examining the use of Acetate as Primary Carbon Source for Yeast
Myint Myat Thu Biological Sciences Professor Pavan Kadandale Effects of Student-Written Question Quality on Exam Performance
Yhardfah Tiemsanjai Biological Sciences Professor Elizabeth Jarvo Development of Nickel-Catalyzed Cross-Electrophile Couplings for Cyclopropane Synthesis
Mariel K. Tisby Cognitive Sciences Professor Virginia Richards Accumulation of Auditory Spectral Information
Tien To Public Health Sciences Professor Maxwell A. Thompson,
Professor Shadi Lahham,
Professor Wirachin Hoonpongsimanont
Can Emergency Physicians use Point of Care Ultrasound to Accurately Diagnose Diastolic Dysfunction?
Celine Ton Biological Sciences Professor Christine Suetterlin Generating Par6γ and Par6α Knockout Cells using CRISPR-Cas9
Leona Torosian Pharmaceutical Science Professor Kai Kessenbrock Characterizing Myeloid Derived Suppressor Cells in Different Breast Cancer Model
Diego Torres Computer Engineering Professor Scott Samuelsen APEP's Distribution System for Data
Fredeswinda C. Torres Biomedical Engineering Professor Peter C. Tseng Biopolymer-Enhanced, Wearable Devices
Christian A. Totoiu Chemical Engineering Professor Gregory A. Weiss Vortex Fluidic Device-Mediated DNA Extraction from Historical Specimens
Mohammad R. Tourchian Biological Sciences Professor Susanne Jaeggi Combined Cognitive and Motivational Intervention for Children with ADHD
Melanie Tram Nursing Science Professor Alessandra C. Martini Impaired IL-1β Signaling and Alzheimer’s disease
Felicia Tran Biomedical Engineering Professor Wendy Liu Engineering Adhesive Immunomodulatory Hydrogels to Promote Macrophage-Mediated Healing
Calvin N. Trinh Biology/Education Professor Albert Siryaporn Swarming Motility Patterns in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Post-Bacteriophage Infection
Annie Trinh Genetics Professor Albert Siryaporn Interspecies Biofilm Dispersal between Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Identifying the Dispersal Signaling Molecule in the E. coli Biofilm Dispersal Signaling Pathway
Danny A. Truong Biological Sciences Professor Cascade Sorte California Space Invaders! Studying Ecological Drivers on Fouling Community Composition in Newport, Huntington, and Bodega Harbor, California
Nina S. Udagawa Chemistry, Criminology minor Professor Nien-Hui Ge Surface Enhanced FTIR and 2DIR Spectroscopy Method for Silk Fibrin and Lipid Membrane Analysis
Richard A. Umboh Aerospace Engineering Professor Peter C. Tseng Near Field Communication Compatible Trilayer Sensors for Physiological Sensing
Manal T. Usmani Biological Sciences Professor Vipan K. Parihar Sex-Specific Cognitive Deficits following Exposure to Galactic Cosmic Rays
Ellen Uyeda Computer Science, Language Science Professor Lisa Pearl,
Professor Gregory Scontras
Creating a Machine Readable Dataset of Sign Language Annotation
Sophia M. Vangelatos Dance Professor Lisa Naugle Dance Collaboration in Italy
Samuel Vargas Electrical Engineering Professor Ozdal Boyraz Non-Invasive Current Monitor for Smart Grid Security and Active Load Control
Reuben J. Varghese Biological Sciences Professor Kavita Arora Analysis of Different Isoforms of the Activin Type I Receptor in Drosophila Metamorphosis
Nikita Verma Biological Sciences Professor Oliver Cinquin Improving Radio-Resistance and the DNA Damage Response by Evolving Radioresistant Lymphoblast Cells
Anil Verman Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine Professor Sunil Gandhi "Special Call" Temple Run: Mouse Edition
Nathalie C. Vidal Business Economics Professor Maura Allaire Equity in California’s Water Pricing, Affordability, and Urban Water Conservation
Thy P. Vu Biological Sciences Professor Diane K. O'Dowd Determining the Mechanisms behind Dysfunction in Drosophila Models of Epilepsy
Songyang Wang Biomedical Engineering Professor Yama Akbari Acute Changes in Brain Connectivity in a Post-Resuscitation Rat Model of Cardiac Arrest
Li Wang Biological Sciences Professor Maxwell A. Thompson,
Professor Shadi Lahham
Tricuspid Annular Plane Systolic Excursion (TAPSE) Assessment in Septic Cardiomyopathy
Ethan J. Ward Chemistry Professor Rachel Martin N-terminal Extension in S-crystallin Mediates Interactions between Proteins
Jesica R. Winokan Biological Sciences, Socioloy Professor Yi-Hong Zhou Analysis of a Novel Anti-GBM Therapeutics in Potential Suppressing of Tumor Vascularization
Katherine C. Wong Dance Professor Lisa Naugle Cultural Influence on the Artistic Mind
Kristen Wong Materials Science Engineering Professor Martha L. Mecartney Thermal Conductivity of Rare-Earth Titanate and Zirconate Pyrochlores using a 3-Omega Technique
Yiren Wu Economics Professor Gary Richardson,
Professor Amihai Glazer
Program in Corporate Welfare Summer Undergraduate Research Grant/Fellowship
Calvin Y. Xu Nursing Science Professor Baotran Vo Perceived Stress Levels and Coping Techniques Analysis among Patients at the An Lành Free Clinic
Songyuan Yan Chemistry Professor David L. Van Vranken Progress towards Synthesis of (±)-Pestalachloride C and Derivatives for Biological Testing
Sijia Yang Biological Sciences Professor Autumn S. Ivy The Role of Nr4a1 Expression in Memory Enhancement after Early-Life Exercise
Amy Yee Computer Engineering Professor Kenneth Mease,
Professor Mark Walter
UCI Rocket Project
Patrick S. Youssef Mechanical Engineering Professor David J. Reinkensmeyer MOVit 2.0: A Wheelchair Designed to Decrease Sedentarism for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Patients through Exercise Based Controls
Jiayi Yuan Business Economics Professor Gary Richardson,
Professor Amihai Glazer
Program in Corporate Welfare Summer Undergraduate Research Grant/Fellowship
Giulianna N. Zelaya Biological Sciences Professor Olivier Cinquin Establishing a DNA Damage Repair Assay in Lymphoblast Cells
Lisha Zeng Biological Sciences Professor Diane K. O'Dowd Simulation and Immunohistochemistry Studies of Febrile Seizures in a GEFS+ Mouse Model
Yongheng Zhang Data Science Professor Amihai Glazer Program in Corporate Welfare Summer Undergraduate Research Grant/Fellowship
Qinyue Zhou Quantitative Economics, Mathematics Professor Gary Richardson Program in Corporate Welfare Summer Undergraduate Research Grant/Fellowship
 

Number of Proposals Submitted = 347
Number of Fellowships Awarded = 269
Number of Honorary Fellowships = 30

Total Funds Requested = $989,273
Total Funds Awarded = $342,100

For more information, please contact:

Said M. Shokair, Director
Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)
Student Services II, Suite 2300
Phone: 824-4189 e-mail: urop@uci.edu

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