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SURP Awards - 2013

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

Amanda M. Ahsoon Neurobiology Professor Jean Gehricke Prefrontal Brain Hemodynamics during a Tactile Task in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Janet Ajdaharian Biological Sciences, Studio Art Professor Petra Wilder-Smith Non-Invasive Imaging of Human Gingiva Mesenchymal cells for the Treatment of Mucositis
Zachary R. Aldana Music Professor Joseph B. Huszti The 2013 Yeosu International Choir Competition & Festival: Evaluating American and South Korean Choral Traditions
Matthew Allen Film & Media Studies Professor Roger Walsh Mindfulness Computer Interfacing: Foundations for a Multidisciplinary Open Source Framework
Lydia Ameri Mechanical Engineering Professor William C. Tang Strain Gauge for the Study of Bone Surface Mechanics
Jacob Anderson Computer Science Professor Roger Walsh Mindfulness Computer Interfacing: Foundations for a Multidisciplinary Open Source Framework
Chelsea D. Anorma Chemistry Professor Rachel W. Martin Study of γS-crystallin and Pmel17 Mutants in Relation to Amyloid Fibril Formation
Ruben Atilano Psychology Professor Jeanett Castellanos Latino College Students’ Navigating Higher Education: Educational Hustling
Dimas Avila Mechanical Engineering Professor Vince McDonell Low Swirl Injector
Antony S. Awad Pharmaceutical Science Professor Alan D. Widgerow Signaling Profile of Thermal Trauma [SPoTT]: Exudate Analysis in Acute Burn Patients
Sergio J. Ayala Chemistry Professor Zhibin Guan Functionalization of Saccharide-Peptide Polymer with D-cysteine and Methylation of Polymer Backbone
Danny B. Baldo Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine, Biomedical Engineering Professor Anna Grosberg Establish and Optimize Primary Cardiomyocyte Harvest
Wilson Banh Biological Sciences Professor Sheryl C. Tsai Site-Directed Mutagenesis of DpsE from the Doxorubicin Biosynthesis Pathway
Aparna Baranwal Biological Sciences, Minor in Accounting Professor Jogeshwar Mukherjee Imaging of Norepinephrine Transporter in Alzheimer Disease Brain
Galia Barsever Biological Sciences Professor Lisa Pearl A Comparison of Signed and Spoken Language: A Look at Grammatical Categorization
Rame B. Bashir Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Professor Shahram Lotfipour,
Professor Bharath Chakravarthy,
Professor Wirachin Hoonpongsimanont
Risk Factors for Prescription Drug Overdose: a Retrospective Case-Control Study of Emergency Department Patients
Christine T. Bediones English, Global Cultures; minor in Education Professor AnneMarie Conley Designing for Interest-Driven Learning in Down With Food: An Educational Mobile Game
Fabio A. Bendana Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Professor Robert Liebeck In-Flight Characteristics of a Swept Wing Aircraft
Elias J. Berezin Music Professor Joseph B. Huszti 2013 Yeosu International Choir Competition and Festival: Evaluating American and South Korean Choral Traditions
Stephanie Berganza International Studies, Business Economics Professor Caesar Sereseres Counter-narcotics and Development Efforts in Guatemala
Gabriel J. Beringer Psychology & Social Behavior, Criminology Law and Society Professor Susan Charles Differences in Emotional Appraisal of Sudden versus Progressive Social Exclusion
Gabriel J. Beringer Criminology, Law & Society, Psychology and Social Behavior Professor Donna Schuele Beyond Due Process: A Historiographical Analysis of Extrajudicial Killing in America
Ariel Beroukhim Biomedical Engineering Professor James C. Earthman Percussion Probe for Post-Insertion of Hip Implant during Total Hip Implant Surgery
Kelly Blake Biological Sciences Professor Raymond W. Novaco Family Readjustment in Male and Female Veterans
Jennifer Botello Political Science, Chicano Studies Professor Ana E. Rosas Chicana Political Involvement and the Changing Configuration of the Chicano Movement, 1960-1978
James T. Brewster Chemistry Professor Kelvin W. Gee Project title removed at student's request
Kimberly Bridgewater Dance-Choreography Professor Chad M. Hall Training as a Pre-Professional Dancer: Personal Study of Sixteen Professional Dance Companies
Jeffrey S. Briggs Public Health Sciences Professor Jennifer A. Prescher Synthesis of Thiacycloheptyne and Triazenes for Bioorthogonal Chemistry
Raymond James G. Cabrera Biomedical Engineering Professor Jered B. Haun Purification of Heterogeneous Tumor Samples Using Amplified Magnetic Nanoparticles
Fernando S. Calderon Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Larry Jamner Effects of Oxytocin on Potential Mate Selection and Attractiveness
Enrique Campo Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Larry Jamner Effects of Oxytocin on Potential Mate Selection and Attractiveness
David X. Cao Chemistry Professor Alan Heyduk The Use of Redox-Active Iron Complexes as Catalysts for Reactions Involving the Formation of New Carbon–Carbon Bonds
Yizhou Cao Biological Sciences Professor Bruce Blumberg Study of Molecular Pathyways Targeted by TBT to Reprogram Fate Allocation in the Human Multipotent Mesenchymal Stromal Stem Cells (MSCs) Compartment
John T. Caroompas Chemistry Professor Kenneth Shea Efficient Synthesis of Vinyl Chlorides Using Molybdenum and Tungsten
Anne Carr Dance-Performance, Literary Journalism Professor Chad M. Hall Preparing for a Career in Modern Dance: Summer at the American Dance Festival
Maria J. Castillo Psychology, Public Health Sciences Professor David L. Feldman Planned Indirect Potable Reuse in Atlanta, Georgia
Christina M. Cendejas Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Daniel Stokols What doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger: Exploring the Impacts of Transcendent Experiences and Their Implications for Post-Traumatic Growth and Positive Psychology Research
Yu-Wen Chan Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine Professor Gultekin Gulsen Intraoperative Fluorescence Camera ---Using a CCD Camera System and Reconstruction Algorithm to Recover the Depth of Ovarian Cancer
Theodore H. Chang Biomedical Engineering Professor Bernard H. Choi Design of a Dental Instrument that uses Laser Speckle Imaging for Assessment of Pulpal Vitality
Sophia Chang Public Health Policy, Cognitive Sciences Professor Roger Walsh Mindfulness Computer Interfacing: Foundations for a Multidisciplinary Open Source Framework
Gary Chang Chemical Engineering Professor William Tang Strain Gauges for Soft Tissues
Kelsey H. Changsing Biological Sciences Professor Matthew J. McHenry The Role of Visual Stimulation by Zebrafish larvae to Evade Predators
Chun W. Chau Philosophy, Comparative Literature Professor Vinayak Chaturvedi Peasant Politics: Food Sovereignty and the Spatial Politics of the Rural-Urban Divide
Yingyao A. Chen Chemistry Professor Kenneth J. Shea Refinement and Improvement of “Plastic” Antibodies Against Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Bacterium
Stephanie C. Cheng Chemistry Professor Elliot Hui OC Teens Mobile
Margarita Chernova Pharmaceutical Science Professor Wenbin Tan,
Professor Stuart J. Nelson
Characterization of Catecholamine Biosynthetic Pathway and Blood Vessel Morphology in PWS Tissue
Renee Cheung Materials Science Engineering Professor James Earthman Incorporation of Plant-Based Chemicals into Silicone Coatings
Nina Chiu Biological Sciences Professor Steven Cramer The Effects of the Splenic Immune Response on Brain Infarction Volume in Post-Ischemic Stroke
Joseph Choe Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Professor Steven Gross Analyzing RNA that Specifically Localize to Drosophila Melanogaster Lipid Droplets
Ye N. Choi Biological Sciences Professor Min Li Role of Delta Opioid Receptor in Rostral Ventrolateral Medulla during the Effects of Electroacupuncture on Hypertension
SeongHee Choi Pharmaceutical Science Professor Katumi Sumikawa Morphological and Neurochemical Properties of Nicotine-Sensitive Interneurons in the Hippocampal CA1 Region
Ting-Yi Chu Biomedical Engineering Professor Jered Haun Production of Recombinant Nanoparticle Targeting Proteins Using a CHO-K1 Cell System
Walter Cisneros Morales Materials Science Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Professor Mohamed M. Farghalli Grain Size and Corrosion properties Identification and Analysis of Ultra-Fine Grained sand Commercial Aluminum
Nana M. Colgate Biomedical Engineering Professor Albert Cerussi Improving the Sensitivity of Diffuse Optical Spectroscopic Imaging to Measuring Brain and Muscle Hemodynamics
Chanele B. Cook Economics Professor Gary Richardson Exogenous Shocks to the Banking Industry: A Study of Florida’s Banking Industry during the 1929 Mediterranean Fruit Fly Infestation
Elise V. Corkery Criminology, Law & Society, Economics Professor Gilberto Conchas “At-Promise” Chican@ / Latin@ Youth: Critical Youth Participatory Action Research and High School Youth’s Sense of Belonging
Samantha D. Corwin Biological Sciences Professor Christine M. Gall Mapping Networks of Neuronal Activation in the Fmr1-Knockout Hippocampus using c-Fos
Matthew B. Curtis Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine, Music Performance: Viola Professor Steven George Analyzing the Effects of Cancer Drugs on a Tissue Engineered Model of Tumor Angiogenesis
Kunal R. Dave Biomedical Engineering Professor Zoran Nenadic Noninvasive Brain-Computer Interface Driven Hand Orthosis
Emma L. DeLaney Drama Professor Andrew Palermo The Future of Musical Theatre Dance: The Fusion of Modern/Contemporary Dance Styles and The 1930’s Movie Musical
Navneet S. Dhillon Biological Sciences Professor Min Li Repetitive Electroacupuncture Attenuates Cold-Induced Hypertension and Simultaneously Enhances Arcuate Proopiomelanocortin mRNA Expression
Jessica Diaz Biological Sciences Professor Haiou Yang Ergonomic Training Needs Assessment on Ethnic Supermarket Workers
Howard M. Diep Asian American Studies, Political Science Professor Thuy Vo-Dang Interactive History: Oral Histories of Vietnamese American Elders at the Jasmine
Andrew N. Dinh Biological Sciences Professor David Gardiner Induction of Hair and Fat in Axolotls using Mouse Skin ECM Grafts
Justin Do Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine Professor Elliot Hui Fabrication and Optimization of Device for Control of Single Cell Pair Contacts
Helena Do Biological Sciences Professor Shahram Lotfipour The Effect of Computerized Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention (CASI) on Alcohol Consumption in Adolescent Patients in the Emergency Department
Patrick NT. Do Computer Science & Engineering, Physics Professor Nikil D. Dutt,
Professor Jeffrey Krichmar
Neural Model for Real-time Navigation and Steering
John Doan Biological Sciences Professor Marcelo Wood The Role of Nucleosome Remodeling in Cocaine-Associated Memories
Jenilyn B. Doan Biological Sciences Professor Thuy Vo-Dang Interactive History: Oral Histories of Vietnamese American Elders at the Jasmine
Michael J. Doty Biomedical Engineering Professor Zoran Nenadic Assembly of a Tetrode Twister for Fabrication of Tetrodes In-House
Ngoc H. Duong Biological Sciences Professor Paolo Casali B Cell Signaling by Induction of Autophagic Proteins
Cindy Duong Pharmaceutical Science Professor Frances M. Leslie Effect of Acute 5-HT1A Receptor Antagonism Following Nicotine and Fluoxetine Exposure in Adolescence
Joshara A. Edwards Computer Game Science Professor Roger Walsh Mindfulness Computer Interfacing: Foundations for a Multidisciplinary Open Source Framework
Patrick J. Edwards Physics, Math Minor Professor Michael Dennin The Effect of Applied Heat on Coarsening Time Scales in Aqueous Foams
Igii Enverga Computer Science Professor Lisa S. Pearl Automatic Message Tone Detection Using Improved Linguistic and Machine Learning Methods
Fareshte R. Erani Psychology Professor Emily Grossman Right Temporal-Parietal Junction Activation during Visual Search: Functional Significance and Measure for the Filter and Re-orienting hypotheses
Carmen Estrada Studio Art, Chicano/Latino Studies Professor Gilberto Conchas “At-Promise” Chican@ Youth: Critical Youth Participatory Action Research and High School Youth’s Sense of Belonging
Sean Feng Chemistry Professor Chris Vanderwal Synthesis of the Core of Clionastatins A and B
Tadeu Ferreira Biological Sciences Professor Gregory Evans,
Professor Alan D. Widgerow
Effects of Different Embryonic Neuronal Culture Derived Media Dilutions on Viability and Proliferation on Human Adipose Derived Stem Cells Cultures
Chantal D. Fry Computer Engineering Professor Arthur Zhang,
Professor Guann-Pyng Li
Digi-Pal
Amos K. Fung Microbiology & Immunology, Chemistry Professor Melanie Cocco Structural Characterization of Nogo-66 Protein Fragment in the Presence of A24 and Myelin Lipids
Shushanna Galstyan Public Health Sciences Professor Min Li The Role of Angiotensinogen in Rostral Ventral Lateral Medulla during the Effects of Electroacupuncture on Hypertension
Mario Garcia Biological Sciences, Chemistry Professor Celia W. Goulding Mutational Analysis of a Soluble Domain from the Essential Mycobacterial Membrane Protein Large 3 (MmpL3), MmpL3-E1 from Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
Andrea Gaspar Chicano/Latino Studies, International Studies Professor Gilberto Conchas “At-Promise” Chican@ Youth: Critical Youth Participatory Action Research and High School Youth’s Sense of Belonging
Edgar N. Gomez Chemical Engineering Professor Sunny Jiang,
Professor Leda Katebian
Inhibition of Marine Bacterial Biofouling on Seawater Reverse Osmosis Membranes via Quorum Quenching
Jonathan M. Gonzales Biological Sciences Professor Henry Hirschberg Photodynamic Therapy Mediated by Cerenkov Light Emitted from Radiopharmaceuticals
Andrea Gordillo Global Cultures Professor Gilberto Conchas “At-Promise” Chican@ / Latin@ Youth: Critical Youth Participatory Action Research and High School Youth’s Sense of Belonging
Gurri K. Grewal Public Health Policy Professor Anne McDaniel An Investigation of the Relationship between Supportive Learning Environments with Student Achievement in First and Second Year Chemistry Courses
Kier R. Groulx Computer Science, Psychology of Cognitive Sciences Professor Charles E. Wright,
Professor Charles Chubb
Individual Cone Contributions to Motion Luminance
Azaria M. Habtemariam Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering Professor Diego Rosso Carbon Emission
Garo G. Hagopian Pharmaceutical Science Professor Agenor Limon,
Professor Ricardo Miledi
Mechanism of Spontaneous ATP Release from Oocytes
Anastasia J. Harris Chemistry Professor Kenneth J. Shea A Concise Total Synthesis of (–)-Stenine
Julia C. Harrison Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Tiffany Willoughby-Herard Pulling of Strings: The Charismatic Leader Analysis of the Black Political Leader
Amy He Social Science Professor Saewung Kim Biofuel Crop Sorghum in Relation to Trace Gas Emissions
Brian Hermosillo Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Belinda Campos An Examination of the Benefits of Romantic Relationships for Latino Men
Jenny H. Ho Public Health Policy Professor Dana B. Mukamel,
Professor Ran Schwarzkopf
Determining Factors of Total Hip Replacement and Total Knee Replacement Patients, Discharge Destinations and Outcomes
Jeremy C. Hohn Drama Professor Annie Loui,
Professor Don D. Hill
We Are ClownMa dell'Arte
Sonja M. Hourany Economics Professor Gary Richardson Bank Success/Failure and Its Effect on Their Presidents
Tsai-Ching Hsi Biological Sciences Professor Maksim Plikus Studying Hematopoietic Contribution to Non-Hematopoietic Tissues during Normal Development
Jeremy S. Huang Biological Sciences Professor Adam C. Martiny Nutrient Ratios of C/N/P in Southern California
Irvin Huang Electrical Engineering Professor Mohammad Al Faruque Co-Simulating the Microgrid with MATLAB and GridLAB-D
Yu Yi. Huang Chemistry Professor Scott Rychnovsky Formation of Highly Substituted Tetrahydropyrans via Mukaiyama Aldol Cyclization
Lisa Huang Economics, Anthropology Professor Gary Richardson Individual Wealth and Bank Performance
Constance Huang Comparative Literature Professor Kai Evers Looking within: An Inquiry of Multiple Identities Engendered by a Taiwanese Heritage
Jocelyn A. Huey Pharmaceutical Science Professor Mahtab Jafari Rhodiola Rosea and Cyclic AMP Signaling
Michael J. Hui Biological Sciences Professor Alessio Pigazzi Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing the Use of Perioperative Epidural Analgesia to Conventional Intravenous Narcotics and NSAIDS for Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Colorectal Resection
Laura Huynh Pharmaceutical Science Professor Philip Felgner Study of Brucella melitensis using Protein Microarray
Michelle Hwang Biomedical Engineering Professor Elliot E. Hui Ladder Microfluidic Serial Diluter
Amanda M. Iaali Earth & Environmental Science Professor Richard A. Matthew Understanding the Relationship Between Participation and Outcomes of Engagement in Invisible Children
Joshua Jue Biological Sciences Professor John Weiss Effect of Mitochondrial Zn2+ on Neuronal Toxicity
Emil M. Karshalev Materials Science Engineering, Chemical Engineering Professor Alon A. Gorodetsky Study of Gelation Behavior of Reflectin Based Solutions
Nicole M. Kelder Biological Sciences Professor Andrej Luptak Analyzing Up-Regulation of Pro-Apoptotic Proteins in Irradiated Breast Adenomas, Mouse Neural Stem Cells, and Neuroblastomas
Parastou S. Khalessi Hosseini Public Health Sciences, Psychology Professor Brandon J. Brown Cultural Perceptions of HPV and Vaccine Uptake among High School Students in Orange County
Jeehoon Kim Chemistry Professor Matt Law Characterization of Bismuth Vanadate for Water Oxidation
Dorian Kim Biological Sciences Professor Pinar Coskun Nuclear-Encoded Mitochondrial Genes SNPs in Different Ethnic Background Relevant to Alzheimer Disease and Aging
Jessica J. Kim Biological Sciences Professor Sheryl Tsai Crystallization of Cross-linked MAS from Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
Ryan P. King Biological Sciences Professor Scott Rychnovsky Determination of Absolute Configuration of Diols using the Competing Enantioselective Conversion (CEC) Method
Joe King Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Professor Ken Mease Lightweight Propeller for use on Human Powered Airplanes
Samer J. Kreitem Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine Professor Jered Haun Improving Binding Properties of a Recombinant Single-Chain Antibody Using Yeast Surface Display and Directed Evolution
Steven Kurumada Psychology, Biology Minor Professor Mahtab Jafari The Action of Cinnamomum cassia on Locomotive Activity in Drosophila melanogaster
Nafiri Kusumakaulika Informatics Professor Gillian R.. Hayes Epilogue: Exploring Survivors’ Needs in Post-Mortem Data Management
Kenneth W. Lai English, Classics Professor James Steintrager Urban Terrors in the Early Republic: Imagining the Nation in the Incipient Genre of American Gothic
Hew Yeng Lai Biological Sciences Professor Sheryl Tsai Analysis of the Doxorubicin Ketoreductase Active Site through Determining Co-Crystal Structures with Substrate Mimics
Ann Lan Biological Sciences Professor Geoffrey W. Abbott Determining the Role of KCNE2 in the Pancreas
Anthony C. Lan Chemical Engineering Professor Hung Nguyen Deciphering Kinetic Mechanisms of DNA Renaturation and Self-Assembly via Molecular Dynamics Simulations
Linh K. Le Political Science, Anthropology Professor Caesar D.. Sereseres Soft Power: A 21st Century Model
Aimy T. Le Psychology Professor Stephanie Reich Effects of Multitasking on Learning and Cognition
Rafael Lee Biological Sciences Professor Kim Green Tracking Microglia and Their Fate After Elimination: Repopulation with Bromodeoxyuridine Tagging and Immunohistochemical Marking
Erick M. Lee Classics Professor Andromache Karanika Homeric Epic and Video Games
Leslie May B. Legaspi Political Science Professor Cecelia Lynch Philippine Politics: The Emerging Role of Religion in Nonviolent Activism and the War on Terror
Hao Li Chemistry, Biological Science Professor James S. Nowick Exploring the Sequences and Corresponding Structures of Amyloid Beta-Sheet Mimics
Ting Mei. Liang Pharmaceutical Science Professor Frances M. Leslie Varenicline Induced Attenuation of Cigarette Smoke Extract (CSE) vs. Nicotine Self-Administration
Kimberly A . Lim Biological Sciences Professor Christopher CW. Hughes Wnt5a Regulates Ang-1/Tie-2 Signaling in Endothelial Cells
Jerry J. Lipinski Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine Professor Sabee Molloi Spectral Computed Tomography (CT) for Contrast-Enhanced Breast Imaging Using an Energy Resolved Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CZT) Photon Counting Detector
Patrick C. Lo Biomedical Engineering Professor Bernard Choi High-Resolution, Depth-Resolved Imaging of Microglia and Microvasculature in Mouse Brain Using Optical Histology
Nina Long Biological Sciences Professor Stephanie Tjen-a-looi,
Professor John C. Longhurst
GABA (γ-amino butyric acid) Mechanism in the Nucleus Tractus Solitarius (NTS) during Actions of Electroacupuncture on Cardiopulmonary Induced Hypotension
Estefania Lopez Political Science, Sociology Professor Gilberto Conchas “At-Promise” Chican@ / Latin@ Youth: Critical Youth Participatory Action Research and High School Youth’s Sense of Belonging
Robert C. Lopez Chemistry Professor Alon A. Gorodetsky Synthesis and Characterization of Dibromo-Perylene Phosphoamidite for Charge Transport Studies in Organic Semiconductors
Michelle Lu Chemistry, Chemistry Professor Alon A. Gorodetsky Synthesis and Characterization of Dibromo-Perylene Phosphoamidite for Charge Transport Studies in Organic Semiconductors
Julienne Mackey Dance-Choreography Professor Lisa Naugle Movement and Technology: A Human Experience
Abhay S. Mahajan Biological Sciences Professor Zhibin Guan Precision Design of Gold Nanoparticles for siRNA Delivery
Bassel A. Malek Chemical Engineering, Biomedical engineering minor Professor Jered Haun Molecular Detection of Prostate Cancer Using a Dual MR-Optical Imaging Probe With Activatable Fluorescence
Gabriela Manzo Psychology & Social Behavior, minors: Education and Civic and Community Engagement Professor Belinda Campos Inter-generational Conflict about College for First-Generation Ethnic Minority Students and its Association on Academic Performance
Akhila V. Marella Business Economics Professor Gary Richardson Endogenous and Exogenous Variances: A Study of Small Town Bank Survival during the Great Depression
Guadalupe Martinez Biological Sciences Professor Jorge A. Busciglio Reduction of Zinc Neurotransmission Results in Neurodegeneration
Edward J. Martinez Psychology Professor Charles E. Wright,
Professor Charles F. Chubb
Color Attention Filters and Motion
Alex Matlock Biomedical Engineering Professor Bruce Tromberg Construction of a Multichannel, Multi-Wavelength Prototype for Diffuse Optical Spectroscopic Imaging (DOSI)
Abhinav Mohan Biological Sciences Professor Anne L. Calof The Pre-Bötzinger Complex: Breathing life into Cornelia de Lange Syndrome
Bertha Mok Earth & Environmental Science Professor Peter Bowler Growing and Extracting Biofuel from Algae
Jordan D. Moore English Professor Ron Carlson,
Professor Michelle Latiolais
A Journey with Wilson Great
Jessica M. Motherwell Biomedical Engineering Professor Steven C. George Determining Optimal Oxygen Tension for Preconditioning Fibrin Gels to Best Stimulate Angiogenesis in vivo Utilizing Transduced Fibroblasts
Steven A. Muawad Microbiology & Immunology Professor Christopher C. Hughes Using a Three-Dimensional Tissue Culture Assay to Screen for Potential Inhibitors of Angiogenesis
Rafik Mughnetsyan Chemistry Professor Aaron P. Esser-Kahn Carbon Capture
Alejandro Muro Chicano/Latino Studies Professor Ana E. Rosas "Queerying" Chicana/o Activism
Rohit A. Murthy Chemical Engineering Professor Marc Madou,
Professor Lawrence Kulinsky
Low-Cost Genetic Testing Technology for the Medicine of the Future
Jennifer A. Nguyen Public Health Sciences Professor Eugenia Lo Comparing Malaria Prevalence in Highlands and Lowlands of Western Kenya and Reliability of Different Diagnostic Methods
Y T. Nguyen Sociology Professor Yang Su A Historical Comparison of the People's War
Truman K. Nguyen Biological Sciences Professor Albert E. Cerussi,
Professor Petra Wilder-Smith
Measurement of the Optical Properties of Diseased and Healthy Teeth for the Early Detection of Dental Caries
Kimberly N. Nguyen Biological Sciences Professor Gary Lynch Behavioral and Neurological Effects of Acute and Chronic Methamphetamine in Unsupervised Learning
Trinh Nguyen Biological Sciences Professor Gultekin Gulsen Combined Ultrasound and Optical Imaging for Breast Cancer
Tiffany M. Nguyen Biological Sciences Professor Aimee L. Edinger Understanding the Mechanism behind FTY720’s Anti-Cancer Activity
Thien-Kim Nguyen Biological Sciences Professor Jean Gehricke Prefrontal Brain Hemodynamics during a Tactile Task in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Khang N. Nguyen Pharmaceutical Science Professor Thuy Vo-Dang Interactive History: Oral Histories of Vietnamese American Elders at the Jasmine
Tam N. Nguyen Chemistry Professor Alon A. Gorodetsky Synthesis of Novel n-Type Organic Semiconductors
Dmitriy Nikitin Public Health Policy Professor David Timberlake Smokeless-tobacco Industry's Defense Strategies in Civil Cases of Product Liability
Katryna F. Olarte Biological Sciences Professor Jefferson Y. Chan The Role of Nrf1 in Adipocyte Formation and Function through Knockout Mice Studies
Corin Joesph Y. Oliver Biomedical Engineering Professor Sabee Molloi Optimizing Fractional Flow Reserve Computation from CT Angiogram
Andrea Ordaz Dance Professor Lisa Naugle A Place of Thought
Sandy Ortiz Philosophy, Literary Journalism Professor Peter Bowler Growing and Extracting Biofuel from Algae
Alfonso C. Ortiz Public Health Sciences Professor Dan M. Cooper,
Professor Julia Rich
Perceptions of the Importance of Physical Activity
John Parcell Aerospace Engineering Professor Robert Liebeck Application of 3-D ABS Printing to Aircraft Parts and Molds
Kishan J. Patel Biomedical Engineering Professor William C. Tang Strain Gauge for the Study of Bone Surface Mechanics
Krishna S. Patel Biological Sciences Professor Ken Cho Monitoring Active BMP Signaling Patterns in the Mouse Maternal Endometrium During Implantation
Hinal Patel Neurobiology Professor Shahram Lotfipour Computerized Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention
Marissa N. Pennell Biomedical Engineering Professor Jered Haun Cell Filtration using a Microfabricated Membrane Device
Christine T. Pham Biological Sciences Professor Hirohito Ichii,
Professor Madeleine V.. Pahl
Analyzing the Effects of the Anti-oxidative, Anti-inflammatory Drug, Dimethyl Fumarate, in the Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury
Khoi M. Pham Chemical Engineering Professor Hung Nguyen The Effect of Electrostatic Interactions and Concentration on the Self-Assembly of Peptides under Confinement
Hyung Phouasalit Biomedical Engineering Professor Elliot Hui Optogenetic Control of MyoD Activation in Order to Regulate Stem Cell Myogenetic Differentiation
Patricia J. Place Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Elizabeth F. Loftus,
Professor Lawrence Patihis
Time Perspective and Trauma
Hugo R. Polanco Informatics Professor Karen G. Cheng,
Professor Gillian R. Hayes
WellConnect: A Mobile Application to Support Low-Income Young Adults with Depression
Miah C. Pollack Pharmaceutical Science Professor Mahtab Jafari The UV-Protective Action of Rhodiola rosea in Human Keratinocytes
Aswini Ponnaluri Biomedical Engineering Professor William Tang Cancer Stem Cell Detection Using Dielectrophoretic Flow-Field Fractionation (DEP-FFF)
Stephanie A. Pulles Comparative Literature, Economics Professor Rodolfo D. Torres Ethnic Urbanism: Intersections of Race and Space within the Global Economy
Deepa R. Puthran Psychology Professor Jutta Heckhausen Matching Transfer Student Outcomes with Expectations
Jose G. Quintana Sociology, Political Science Professor Caesar D. Sereseres The Criminalization of Homelessness in South Orange County
Brianna R. Ramirez Social Ecology Professor Maria Rendon The Mobility Prospects of Latino Young Men: Their Education Trajectories
Jacob T. Redmond Psychology Professor Roger Walsh,
Professor Bernhard E. Riecke
Mindfulness Computer Interfacing: Foundations for a Multidisciplinary Open Source Framework
Jacqueline E . Rodriguez Sociology, Chicano/Latino Studies Professor Maria G. . Rendon The Mobility Prospects of Second-Generation Latino Young Men: Their Career Trajectories
Sara Saber Biological Sciences Professor Bruce Blumberg Analysis of the Adipogenic Pathway of Bisphenol A Diglycidyl Ether (BADGE) in Multipotent Stromal Stem Cells, through a Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor Gamma-Independent Mechanism
Sasha S. Sabherwal International Studies, Political Science; Women's Studies Professor Caesar D. Sereseres Oriental Feminism and Crimes Against Women: Predominant Representations of Rape in India
Delaram Salamati Biological Sciences Professor Leslie M. Thompson Testing Stem Cell Candidates for Huntington's Disease
Rommel A. Santos Neurobiology Professor Susana Cohen-Cory Altering Levels of DSCAM Affects Dendritic Self-avoidance and Visually Guided Behavior in Xenopus Tadpoles
Nicholas O. Sarif Biological Sciences Professor Alon A. Gorodetsky Synthesis of Novel n-Type Organic Semiconductors
Amin Sarraf Public Health Sciences Professor Petra Wilder-Smith Identification and Validation of a non-invasive imaging approach to Alimentary Tract Mucositis
David Sengmany Biological Sciences Professor Oswald Steward 3D Imaging and Tract Tracing: CST Axons in PTEN Deleted Mouse Models
Stacy Y. Serpas-Hernandez Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Belinda Campos Family Ties: A Possible Memory Bias Regarding Family Interactions
Kasra Shahhosseini Religious Studies Professor Jack Miles Prophet Muhammad: A Victim of Child Sexual Abuse?
Nancy Shen Biological Sciences Professor Peter Kaiser Identification of Genes Involved in S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) Metabolism and Signaling Through a Yeast Genetic Screen
Ryan C. Shiroma Quantitative Economics, Mathematics Professor Alexander Ihler Collaborative Filtering and Machine Learning
Christopher H. Shum Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine Professor Zoran Nenadic,
Professor An H. Do
EEG and Evoked Potentials for Brain Lesion Localization
Martha Sicairos Undeclared Professor Gilberto Conchas “At-Promise” Chican@ Youth: Critical Youth Participatory Action Research and High School Youth’s Sense of Belonging
Rajeswari Sivakumar Psychology Professor Virginia M. Richards,
Professor Yi Shen
Rapid Estimation of Frequency Acuity in Hearing
Julian R. Smith Biological Sciences Professor Dritan Agalliu Increased Transcytosis as a Mechanism for Blood-Brain Barrier Breakdown in Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis (EAE) Mice
Melissa Somogyi Public Health Sciences Professor Kimberley Lakes,
Professor Shahram Lotfipour
Validation of New Autism Spectrum Disorder Case Confirmation Instruments
Neto Sosa Biomedical Engineering Professor Wendy F. Liu Inhibition of Macrophage Activation With Immunomodulating Protein Coating on Biomaterials
James V. Soukup Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering Professor Scott Samuelsen Spatially and Temporally Resolved Energy and Environment Tool Web-Tool
Debbie Standingwater Criminology, Law & Society Professor Sean Walsh,
Professor Nikishna Polequaptewa
Talking and Reasoning about Abstracta: Comparisons Between Different Languages and Cultural Settings
Sebastian P. Stock Music Professor Joseph Huszti 2013 Yeosu International Choir Competition and Festival
Jared T. Su Biological Sciences Professor Ranjan Gupta Analysis of Chronic Nerve Compression Injury in Dhh Knock-out mice
Dongjin Suh Biological Sciences Professor David Baglietto-Vargas Effect of Traumatic Acute Stress on Alzheimer’s Disease Pathogenesis and Synaptic Function
Nicholas Sullivan Biomedical Engineering Professor Anna Grosberg Construction of Cell Stretching Devices for Stretching of Cardiomyocytes
Diana Sun Criminology, Law & Society Professor Paul D. Jesilow A Demographic Portrait of Physicians Excluded by the Federal Government from Medicare and Medicaid
Thompson V. Taing Mechanical Engineering, Material Science Engineering Professor Robert Liebeck Human Powered Airplane For Sport
Abdullaah R. Tarif Aerospace Engineering, Material Science Enginneering Professor Lorenzo Valdevit,
Professor Tim Rupert
Architected Cellular Ceramic Materials for Next-Generation Multi-Functional Thermal Protection Systems
Kenneth E. Teeter Civil Engineering Professor Robert Solomon,
Professor Farzin Zareian
Sustainable, Low-Impact housing in the Salton Sea
Jacqueline Thomas Aerospace Engineering, mechanical engineering Professor Robert H. Liebeck Human Powered Airplane For Sport
Timothy N. Tiambeng Chemistry Professor Zhibin Guan PEGylation of Dendronized Polymers for siRNA Delivery
June Tong Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine Professor Brian Wong Optical Computed Tomography: A Comparative Analysis of Pediatric Upper Airway Reconstructions
Truc T. Tran Biological Sciences Professor Francesco Tombola Effect of Substrate Rigidity on Activity of Stretch-activated Channels in Human Neural Stem Cells
Stephanie T. Tran Chemistry, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Professor James S. Nowick Use of Ion Mobility Spectrometry to Determine Structural Information of Non-Aggregating Beta Sheet Mimics on an Atomic Level
Xuanchinh N. Tran Biological Sciences Professor Xiangmin Xu Circuit Connection Mapping of Cholecystokinin-expressing Inhibitory Neurons in the Hippocampus Using Novel Viral Tracing
Ashley V. Tran Biological Sciences Professor Marcelo Wood The Role of BAF53b Subdomain II in Long-term Memory Formation
Stephanie M. Tran Biological Sciences Professor Hannah L. Park Breast Density and its Relation to Breast Cancer Risk among Different Races/Ethnicities in the UCI Screening Mammography Patient Population
Vinson Q. Tran Biomedical Engineering Professor Steven C. George Microfluidic Devices to Create Morphogen Gradients for Studying Angiogenesis
MyTrang Tran Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Elliot Hui OC Teens Mobile
Gerard D. Tran Biological Sciences Professor Albert E. Cerussi Improving Therapeutic Ultrasound Treatments for Lower Back Musculoskeletal Injuries: A Pilot Study with Non-Invasive Metabolic Monitoring
Jenny Truong Biological Sciences Professor John H. Weiss Effects of Intracellular Zn2+ Accumulation in a Model of Ischemia Using Hippocampal Slices Subjected to Oxygen Glucose Deprivation (OGD)
Richard Q. Truong Chemistry, Minor in Materials Science Engineering Professor Aaron P. Esser-Kahn Heat Transfer Properties of Close-Packed Microvascular Systems
Joel A. Trushinski Microbiology & Immunology Professor Aileen Anderson,
Professor Hal Nguyen
Macrophage Phenotypes Drive hNSC Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cell (OPC) Differentiation after SCI
Roger Tu Biological Sciences Professor Michelle Khine Evaluation of TeSR™-E8™ Cell Medium for Engineered Human Embryonic Stem Cell Culture
Hugo Valverde Chemical Engineering Professor Jacob Brouwer Solar Collecting
Lenka M. Vanek Biological Sciences Professor Bruce Blumberg In-Vitro Study of the Effects of Fenpyroximate and Pyridaben on the Differentiation of Human Multipotent Mesenchymal Stromal Stem Cells (MSCs).
Priya M. Vasudeva Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Professor Anand Ganesan The Role of Haploid Insufficiency and Loss of ATR in Regulation of Melanocyte
Archana Venugopal Biological Sciences Professor Jogeshwar Mukherjee Evaluation of dopamine D3 Receptors in Parkinson’s Disease
Gabriel M. Vidal Urban Studies Professor Gilberto Conchas “At-Promise” Chican@ Youth: Critical Youth Participatory Action Research and High School Youth’s Sense of Belonging
Beatriz Virgen Lopez Nursing Science, BS with First Class Honors in Immunology and Infection Professor Yuqing Guo,
Professor Julie Rousseau,
Professor Ellen Olshansky
Understanding An Innovative Maternal and Child Home Visiting Program: MOMS Orange County
Josephine T. Vo Pharmaceutical Science Professor Xiaolin Zi Transferred Transfection of pNL-CMV-Skp2 into Prostate Cancer Cells to Track Metabolism of Skp2 proteins
David Vong Biological Sciences Professor Lan Huang Characterization of New Chemical Cross-linkers for Defining Protein-Protein Interactions Using Biological Mass Spectrometry
Verna Vu Biological Sciences Professor Melanie Cocco Characterization of Nogo delta 20 the Neurite Growth Inhibitor
Kevin Vu Physics, Mathematics Professor Kieron Burke Investigation of Machine Learning Methods and Their Application to Density Functional Theory and Various Test Functionals
Bruno Vu Mechanical Engineering Professor Robert Liebeck Determining the Efficiency of Nickel Metal Hydride Battery Cells For Electric Plane Propulsion
Yijiao Wang Biomedical Engineering Professor William C. Tang Simulated Capillaries for Blood Rheology Study – Constriction and Relaxation of Circular PDMS Microchannels through Hydraulic Pressure Actuation
Christine S. Wang Biological Sciences Professor Lbachir BenMohamed Binding of Potential CD8+ T cell epitopes selected from Viral Teguments 11/12 & 13/14 with HLA-A*0201 molecules expressed on the B X T hybrid cell (T2) line membrane
Jerry Wang Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Jutta Heckhausen Conformity & Goal Disengagement
Andra S. Whipple Drama Professor Joel Veenstra The Pilot Project: Television for Social Change
Noelle N. White Dance-Performance Professor Sheron Wray The Art of Improvisation
Hollie Y. Wong Biological Sciences Professor Aaron Esser-Kahn Synthesis of Agonist Heterodimer for Enhanced Immune System Activation
Diana F. Wu Biomedical Engineering Professor Albert Cerussi Improving the Sensitivity of Diffuse Optical Spectroscopic Imaging to Measuring Brain and Muscle Hemodynamics
Bryan J. Xie Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Professor Jennifer Prescher Profiling Host Glycan-Binding Proteins during Toxoplasma gondii Infection
Devin M. Yaeger International Studies, Adding Economics Professor Daniel Wehrenfennig Divide and Settle: A Qualitative Analysis of the Motivations and Perceptions of Israeli Settlers in the West Bank
Joshua D. Yakel Biomedical Engineering, Materials Engineering Minor Professor Bernard Choi ALMA Dye-VL Light Source: Alternative to Lasers as a Phototherapeutic Source
Shane Yamamoto Computer Game Science Professor Roger Walsh Mindfulness Computer Interfacing: Foundations for a Multidisciplinary Open Source Framework
Bret K. Yamanaka Dance-Performance Professor Lisa Naugle Dance as a Vocabulary—Connecting Through Movement
Hana L. Yamate-Morgan Biomedical Engineering Professor Kim Green Microglia Regulate the Synaptic Environment in the CA1 of the Adult Mouse Brain: Probing for Specific Receptor Subunits
Ching-Wen W. Yang Public Health Sciences Professor Gillian Hayes Technologies for Assisting with Food Insecurity: Strengthening Nonprofit Organizations
Jake A. Young Criminology, Law & Society, Business Economics Professor Paul Jesilow A Demographic Portrait of Physicians Excluded by the Federal Government from Medicare and Medicaid
Haykuhi Zhamharyan Public Health Sciences, Minor in Education Professor George Farkas Less Effective Executive functioning after being Sleep Deprived
Xiaoxuan Zhang Biomedical Engineering Professor Sabee Molloi,
Professor Huanjun Ding
Enhancing the Accuracy of Breast Density Quantification with Dual Energy Mammography and Scatter Correction
Ben Zhou Chemical Engineering Professor Allon Hochbaum Silicon Nanowire and PEDOT:PSS Composite Films for Thermoelectrics
 

Number of Proposals Submitted = 282
Number of Fellowships Awarded = 218
Number of Honorary Fellowships = 41

Total Funds Requested = $775,205
Total Funds Awarded = $290,388

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