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SURP Awards - 2014

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

Sahira Abboodi Political Science Professor Daniel Brunstetter The Shift of Tension in Iraq from a Sunni/Shiite to an Islamic/Secular Clash
Vivek M. Abraham Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine Professor Daniela Bota Preclinical Safety and Efficacy Studies of Marizomib (NPI-0052) in Xenograft Glioma Models
Melinea D. Abramyan Psychology Professor Michael D. Lee Investigating Triadic Comparison and Recall-Task in Clinical Data
Maral Aghvinian Psychology Professor Gregory Hickok Audiovisual Perception in Mismatched Vowels in Native and Second Language Speakers of German using the McGurk Effect
Zachary R. Aldana Music-Performance Professor Joseph B. Huszti The 2014 International Musical Youth Festival I: Evaluating American and Eastern European Choral Traditions
Sharina Dyan Alejo Biological Sciences Professor Jean Gehricke Prefrontal Brain Hemodynamics during a Tactile Task in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Nujhat N. Ali Biological Sciences Professor Sergey Nizkorodov A Systematic Evaluation of the Ability of Organic Aerosols to Absorb Visible and Ultraviolet Radiation
Minnaal Ali Biological Sciences Professor Jean Gehricke Cognitive Test Performance during Cigarette Smoking and Incentive Motivation in Smokers with and without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Natalie Ambriz Chemistry Professor William J. Evans Synthesis of Organometallic Rare Earth and Alkaline Earth Complexes
Mercedeez J. Aquino Mechanical Engineering Professor Alon A. Gorodetsky Expression, Purification and Biophysical/Electrical/Optical Characterization of Reflectin Isoforms from D. pealeii and D. forbesi
Rina R. Arce Chicano/Latino Studies Professor Ana E. Rosas Educational Trajectory of Chicano/Latinos in the 1950s
Hamza Atcha Biomedical Engineering Professor Wendy Liu Studying Macrophage Response to Mechanical Stretch
Marcelo R. Autran Computer Science & Engineering Professor Daniel Whiteson Search for Dark Matter through Particle Collisions with a Z’ Boson
Hakop Azatyan Sociology, Conflict Resolution Minor Professor Samuel Gilmore Armenians in the Homeland and Desire for Immigration to the Diaspora
Danny B. Baldo Biomedical Engineering Professor Anna Grosberg Investigating Pre-Plating Times for Cardiomyocyte and Fibroblast Focal Adhesion Formation to Further Optimize a Primary Cardiomyocyte Harvest
Diana N. Bandak Biological Sciences Professor Rachel Martin Study of the Mechanism of Protein Aggregation and Amyloid Fibril Formation of Gamma-S/Gamma-D Crystallin and P23T Mutants
Eden V. Barragan Biological Sciences Professor Diane K. O'Dowd The Effect of Serotonin, Dopamine and Valproic Acid on Heat-Induced Seizure Behavior in Drosophila Models of GEFS+ and Dravet Syndrome
Elias J. Berezin Music-Performance Professor Joseph B. Huszti The 2014 International Musical Youth Festival I: Evaluating American and Eastern European Choral Traditions
Gia Marie A. Bernardo Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Larry D. Jamner Effects of Mobile Dating Apps on Sexual Behaviors
Sahil N. Bhakta Biomedical Engineering Professor James P. Brody Design, Prototyping and Validation of a Fixture to Separate and Sort Inserter Sticks
Garrett J. Blair Psychology, Spanish Professor Charles E. Wright Stimulus Size as a Pre-Attentive Filtering Mechanism
Patrick D. Brennock Biological Sciences Professor Anthony A. James Expression Profile and Functional Characterization of Mod(mdg4) Transcripts in Anopheles stephensi, a Malaria Vector
Jeffrey S. Briggs Chemistry Professor Jennifer A. Prescher Design and Synthesis of “Orthogonal” Bioorthogonal Reagents
Vaughn Q.. Byers Urban Studies, Criminology, Law & Society Professor Kenneth S. Chew Food: Out of Sight, more likely Out of Mind
Maisie Cai Biological Sciences Professor Wangcun Jia Determining the Safety and Efficacy for Combined Pulsed Laser and Topical Delivery of Rapamycin and Axitinib to Inhibit the Regeneration of Coagulated Blood Vessels
Timothy S. Casasola Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Mark Warschauer Educational Reform in STEM: Student Performance after the Flipped Classroom
Ervin H. Castro International Studies, Political Science Professor Caesar D. Sereseres Latin America and National Security: Does it Still Matter?
Claudia C. Cetrola Biomedical Engineering Professor William C. Tang Computer Modeling of Cardiomyocyte Contractile Behavior on Microfabricated Sensors
Alysha Chagany Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Sarah D. Pressman The Effects of Various Levels of Positive Affect on Physiological Arousal
Ka Hei Chan Biological Sciences Professor Jonathan RT. Lakey Developing an Algorithm to Enable Rapid Characterization of Alginate Microcapsules
Tiffany T. Chao Biological Sciences Professor Petra Wilder-Smith Changes in Enamel Surface Microstructure resulting from in situ Erosion and Remineralization using a Novel Toothpaste Formulation
Gerald Chen Chemistry Professor Kenneth J. Shea Air-Stable Borane Initiators for C1 Polymerization
Mary Chen Urban Studies Professor Richard A. Matthew FloodRISE: Map Experience Analyze
Dylan Chen Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Professor Eva Lee Interaction of Zfp819, a Putative Mouse Homolog of Human ZBRK1, with BRCAI
Darrell D. Cheng Chemical Engineering Professor Hung Nguyen Deciphering the Kinetics of DNA 4x4 Tile Self-Assembly
Solina H. Chi Psychology Professor Larry D. Jamner Effects of Mobile Dating Apps on Sexual Behaviors
Thanh Chung Biomedical Engineering Professor Wendy Liu Dependence of Cell Shape and Phenotype of Macrophages on Extracellular Matrix Proteins
Katie J. Cobian Psychology, Chicano/Latino Studies Professor Belinda Campos Culture, Neuroticism, and Social Support: Indicators of Healthy Cardiovascular Functioning
Jason Q. Core Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine Professor Anna Grosberg Detection and Quantitative Analysis of Nuclei Imperfection in Fluorescent Imaging
Kelsey Corro Chemistry Professor James Nowick Crystallographic Studies of Familial Aβ
An N. Dang Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine Professor Rolf B. Saager,
Professor Anthony J. Durkin
A Hand-Held, Quantitative Imaging Instrument for Non-Invasive, Depth-Resolved Melanoma Detection
Ryan Davis Biological Sciences Professor Yongsheng Shi Functional Characterization of CPSF4L in Stem Cell RNA Processing
Alexander De Guzman Biological Sciences Professor Brian Cummings Evaluation of the Utility of Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography in Detecting Retinal Degeneration in Rat Model Systems
David Debeau Mechanical Engineering Professor Scott Samuelsen Dual Heat Exchanger System
Juanne Marie L. Deguzman Earth & Environmental Science Professor Frances Leslie Animal Model of Tobacco Dependence: How a Study in Adolescents Could Shed Light on New Medications
Angelica T. Del Rosario Biological Sciences Professor Ulrike Luderer Investigating the Effect of Heterozygosity in the Gclc Gene on Protein Levels of GCLC using Western Blot Analysis
Emma L. DeLaney Drama Professor Andrew Palermo Continuing Research on the Future of Musical Theatre Dance: The Fusion of Modern/Contemporary Dance Styles and The 1930s Movie Musical
Annie T. Do Political Science Professor Caesar D. Sereseres,
Professor Joanne Christopherson
School Factors that Influence the Achievement Gap between Socioeconomic Student Groups on the California High School Exit Exam
Linda T. Doan Public Health Policy Professor Ran Schwarzkopf Factors in Determining Discharge Destination for Patients Undergoing Joint Replacement: A Retrospective Study
Phi C. Dominh Biomedical Engineering Professor Jered Haun Recombinant Single-Chain Antibody: Improving Binding Properties using Yeast Surface Display and Directed Evolution
David Duarte Biomedical Engineering Professor Christopher C. Hughes Vascularized Human Tumor Colon Spheroids in Three-Dimensional Extracted Extracellular Matrices in a Microfluidic Device
Joshua M. Edgar Neurobiology Professor Gregory A. Weiss Structural Characterization of a Full-Length Variant of Human Caveolin-1
Paris Eghtedari Tehrani Public Health Sciences Professor Dan M. Cooper,
Professor Shlomit Aizik,
Professor Candice Taylor Lucas
Parent Perceptions and Attitudes of Premature Infants' Physical Activity
Laura E. Erath Music-Performance Professor Joseph B. Huszti The 2014 International Musical Youth Festival I: Evaluating American and Eastern European Choral Traditions
Michelle C. Fang Pharmaceutical Science Professor Gary S. Lynch Effects of Methamphetamine Withdrawal on Behavior and Papez Circuit Activation in Enriched Rats Exploring a Novel Complex Environment
Daniel C. Faraci Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Sarah D. Pressman How Facial Expressions Affect Physical Health Indicators
Ahmed M. Farhat Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine Professor Feng Liu,
Professor Frank Meyskens
Clinical Relevance of Oxygen Gradient Impact on Drug-Arrest or Drug-Adaptation of Melanoma Tumor Cells
Anysa Z. Fernandez Biomedical Engineering Professor Jered Haun Production of Recombinant Nanoparticle Targeting Proteins: CHO-K1 Cell System
Christopher J. Ferro Mechanical Engineering Professor Jack Brouwer The Design and Implementation of a Waste Heat Recovery System for a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell in a Microsoft Server Rack
Jessica Figueroa Chicano/Latino Studies Professor Ana E. Rosas Resilient Communities: The Historical Grip of Gentrification in Santa Ana, California, 1930 to the Present
Cristhian Fimbres Biomedical Engineering Professor Christopher C. Hughes Vascularized Human Tumor Colon Spheroids in Three-dimensional Extracted Extracellular Matrices in a Microfluidic Device
Brendan T. Finicle Biological Sciences Professor Aimee Edinger Role of Arf6 in Sphingolipid-Induced Nutrient Transporter Down-Regulation
Tammie K. Foliaki Psychology & Social Behavior, Education Sciences Professor Stephanie M. Reich,
Professor Rebecca W. Black
The Effect of Branding Narratives on Children's Play
Chantal D. Fry Computer Engineering Professor AnneMarie Conley Down with Food: Design-Based Research for an Education Mobile Game
Melisa A. Fuentes Biological Sciences Professor Maksim Plikus Hair Cycle Regulation in Mouse Ear Skin
Christopher A. Galeano International Studies, Sociology and Political Science Professor Caesar D. Sereseres African Migration into Spain and Europe: A Look at EU-Spanish-Moroccan Migration Policies and the Migration Routes to Europe
Priyanka Ganesh Biomedical Engineering Professor Huanjun Ding,
Professor Sabee Molloi
Detection of Tumors with Photon-Counting Contrast Enhanced Spectral/Dual Energy Mammography
Jasmin Garcia History, Religious Studies Professor Ana E. Rosas The Differences Within: Ethnic Mexican Identity Formation in Mexico and the United States, 1940 to the Present
Sabina S. Goldstein Criminology, Law & Society, Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Paul Jesilow "Origins" of Medical Malpractice: An Analysis of Birthplace Countries of Sanctioned Physicians by the Federal Government in the United States
Arianna E. Gomez Biological Sciences Professor Virginia Kimonis Investigating the Link between Ube3a and Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Angelman Syndrome Mice
Edward Gutierrez Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Jeanett Castellanos Microaggressions and Resilience among Filipino, Vietnamese and Mexican American Undergraduates at UC Irvine
Mariyam Habeeb Biological Sciences Professor Sunil P. Gandhi Assessing Perineuronal Net Development in Endogenous and Transplanted Parvalbumin Interneurons
Janelle M. Halog Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine Professor Elliot Botvinick Analyzing Force-Extension Curves to Study Biophysical Differences in the Activation of Notch Signaling
Simon J. Harrison Dance Professor Lisa Naugle Examining History through Dance: A Movement Exchange in Panama
Katrina M. Henrikson Biomedical Engineering Professor Jered Haun Cell Filtration through a Microfabricated Membrane Filter Device
Julia M. Hillendahl Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Angela Lukowski Understanding the Relation between Napping and Memory in Infants
Justin M. Hitomi Biological Sciences Professor Chang Liu Directed Evolution of anti-HIV Antibodies through Incorporation of Sulfotyrosine
KT Ho-Nguyen Biological Sciences Professor Jonathan RT. Lakey Comparison of Islet Architecture, Beta Cell Content, and Xenoantigenicity
Angela Hoang Pharmaceutical Science Professor Jogeshwar Mukherjee Evaluation of Dopamine D3 Receptor Imaging using 18F-Fallypride
Scott P. Hogan English, German Studies (minor) Professor Kai Evers Das Nibelungenlied: The Creation of Germany's National Myth from Wagner through World War I
Sean P. Hogan Pharmaceutical Science Professor Mahtab Jafari The Effect of Rhodiola rosea on Carbohydrate Metabolism in Drosophila melanogaster
Kaila E. Holford Dance-Performance Professor Lisa Naugle Movement Exchange, Panama
Wendy Hu Criminology, Law & Society, Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Sora Han Campus Climate and Greeks: Beyond the Individual and towards an Institutional Structural Remedy
Carolyn T. Hua Pharmaceutical Science Professor Andrej Luptak In vitro Selection of Cyclic Guanosine Monophosphate Aptamers
Grace Huynh Pharmaceutical Science Professor Edwin S. Monuki Comparison of Different Concentrations of BMP Signaling and Kinetics
Kenneth N. Huynh Biological Sciences Professor Shahram Lotfipour,
Professor Wirachin Hoonpongsimanont
Efficacy of Computerized Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention (CASI) in At-Risk Emergency Department and Trauma Patients
Jonwei W. Hwang Biological Sciences Professor Maksim Plikus Isolation, Proliferation and Differentiation of Myofibroblasts into Adipocytes in Vitro
Amanda Iaali Earth & Environmental Science Professor Richard A. Matthew The Citizen Muscle Bootcamp: Improving Civic Engagement through Online Learning
Jamie M. Ibrahim Mechanical Engineering Professor Vincent G. McDonell In-Situ Real-Time Sensor for Composition of Natural Gas and Renewable Biogas
Mariam Iskajyan International Studies, Political Science Professor Paula Garb Peace Education and Civil Society Peacebuilding Efforts in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Yang Jiao Mathematics, Computer Science Professor Rongjie Lai,
Professor Hongkai Zhao
High Dimensional Data Analysis: Using Multidimensional Scaling (MDS) for Dimensionality Reduction to Preprocess Datasets
Karen M. Jimenez Undeclared Professor Richard A. Matthew Behavior Preparedness in Newport Beach
Sandra D. Johnson African-American Studies Professor Tiffany Willoughby-Herard Anything but Black: The Racial Ethnic Category of Afro-Cubans
Michelle Kem Biological Sciences Professor Nancy Burley Influential Aspects of Incubation on Hatching Success
Justin P. Kerr Aerospace Engineering Professor Alon A. Gorodetsky Expression, Purification and Biophysical Characterization of Reflectin Isoforms from Doryteuthis pealeii and Doryteuthis forbesi
Zepyoor Khechadoorian Chemical Engineering Professor Daniel Whiteson Higgs Boson Decay into Dark Matter
Jane Kim Biological Sciences Professor Young Jik Kwon Use of Bioorthogonally Modified Liposomes as an Effective Antitumor Drug Delivery Agent
Ryan P. King Chemistry, Biological Sciences Professor Scott D. Rychnovsky Determination of Absolute Configuration of Asymmetric Diols using the Competing Enantioselective Conversion (CEC) Method
Stefanie King Biological Sciences Professor Kavita Arora The Role of TGF-ß Signaling in Drosophila Metamorphosis
Sara E. Konopelski Developmental & Cell Biology Professor Maksim Plikus Profiling of Myofibroblasts during Wound Regeneration
Laliphat Kositchaimongkol Aerospace Engineering Professor Alon A. Gorodetsky Electrical Characterization of Reflectin Isoforms
Sarah I. Kurtoic Chemistry Professor Vy M. Dong Design and Synthesis of a Scaffolding Ligand for Catalytic sp3-C–H Bond Activation
Louai Labanieh Biomedical Engineering Professor Weian Zhao Structure-Switching Insulin Biosensor for Point-of-Care Diagnostics
Bijal D. Lal Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Sarah D. Pressman Cross Cultural Assessment of Ideal Affect in Tanzania and India and its Correlation with Physical Health
Diana Lam Pharmaceutical Science Professor Manuela Raffatellu Identifying the Microbial Component of the Gut Microbiota that Limits Pathogen Access to Nutritional Manganese
Janice Lam Chemical Engineering Professor Mikael Nilsson Synthesis of High Specific Activity Holmium-166 by Szilard Chalmers Reaction
Nancy Lam Biological Sciences Professor Eugenia Lo Tracking Malaria Spread between Refugee Camps and Local Villages along the Myanmar-China Border
Ashley A. LaRosa Dance-Performance Professor Lisa Naugle Summer Dance Program Research
Samuel M. Law Biological Sciences Professor Aimee L . Edinger Investigating the Effect of FTY720-Induced Vacuolation on the Autophagic Response
Tam H. Le Materials Science Engineering Professor Allon Hochbaum Bacterial Type IV Pili as Electrically Conductive Nanowire
Katie A. Leong Mechanical Engineering Professor Scott Samuelsen Dual Heat Exchanger System
Angela Li Computer Science, Dance Professor John Crawford Kinecting Dance and Technology
Benson N. Lim Chemical Engineering Professor Elizabeth L. Read A Comparison of Computational Methods for Simulating Biochemical Networks
Emily C. Liu Psychology Professor Michael D. Lee The Role of Knowledge and Memory in Generating Top-10 Lists
Amanda Liu Biological Sciences, International Studies Professor Jean Gehricke Cognitive Test Performance during Cigarette Smoking and Incentive Motivation in Smokers with and without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Patrick C. Lo Biomedical Engineering Professor Bernard Choi High-Resolution, Depth-Resolved Imaging of Microglia and Microvasculature in the Mouse Brain using Optical Histology
Johann S. Lopez Earth & Environmental Science Professor Adam C. Martiny,
Professor Patrick Rafter
Kinetics Parameters for Uptake of Nitrate by Whole Phytoplankton Communities in the California Current
Muzi Lu Biological Sciences Professor Ulrike Luderer Time Course Study of Benzo[a]pyrene-Induced DNA Damage and Programmed Cell Death in Mouse Fetal Testis
Michele Luu Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Professor Ranjan Gupta Upregulation of Chondroitin Sulfate Proteoglycans following Chronic Nerve Compression Injury is Attenuated by Chondroitinase Administration
Robert D. Magie Developmental & Cell Biology Professor Jose Ranz,
Professor Shu-dan Yeh
Characterization of the Functional Role of a Newly Evolved Gene Participating in Sperm Competitive Ability in Insects
Alex C. Mardikian Mathematics, Computer Science Professor Li-Sheng Tseng Ring Structure of Symplectic Cohomology
Katherine M. Martinez Sociology, Minor: Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Jeanett Castellanos The Role of Abuelos on Latina/o College Students' Experiences: A Psychosociocultural Analysis
Eric S. Martinez Biological Sciences Professor Bruce Blumberg Obesogen Exposure’s Role in Lipid Accumulation in Fatty Liver Disease
Natalie Matsuura Dance Professor Lisa Naugle Panama Dance Movement Exchange
Melissa A. Mayr Nursing Science Professor Alison A. Holman Sexual Education in America
Clint McKenna Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Sarah D. Pressman Measuring Ideal Affect and Stress Response between European-Americans and Asian-Americans
Timna Medovoy Political Science Professor Cecelia Lynch Emerging Sociopolitical Perceptions and Realignments in Post-Revolution Egypt: The Case of Liberal Youth in Cairo
Louis Mejia Biomedical Engineering Professor Jered Haun Tumor Detection Using a Dual MR-Optical Imaging Probe via Fluorescence Activation
Gleb Melnikov Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Professor Manuel Gamero-Castano 1U CubeSat ADCS System Design and Testing
Tabitha F. Miller Chemistry Professor Shane A. Ardo Engineering Neutral Regions in Nanofluidic Diodes for Future Sensitization in Light Driven Proton Pumps
Nima Mohseni Mechanical Engineering Professor Kenneth D. Mease Use of Simulation in Human Powered Airplane Design and Analysis
Janine A. Montag Dance Professor Lisa Naugle UCI Dance: Panama Movement Exchange
Johan S. Mosquera African-American Studies Professor Tiffany Willoughby-Herard Student Government and Organizations' Activism around Issues of Diversity and Affirmative Action following California Proposition 209
Ava Moussavi-Aghdam Environmental Engineering Professor Megan Rippy,
Professor Stanley Grant
Modeling Pollutant Removal in Biofilters
Ryan Mui Biological Sciences Professor Catherine Loudon Development of Physical Insecticides: Three-Dimensional Analysis of Plant Trichomes
Tallin Muskat Psychology & Social Behavior, Education Sciences Professor Stephanie Reich Comparing the Differences between Enhanced eBooks and Print Books: Reading Comprehension among Preschool Children
Mahan S. Naeim Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine Professor Alon A. Gorodetsky Cephalopod Inspired Reflectin Stickers
Jason Nanez Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Professor Kenneth D. Mease HPA-4: Human Powered Airplane for Marathon
Veronica C. Nasser Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Richard A. Matthew Beyond kWh Hours
Shyen A. Nasseri Biomedical Engineering Professor Susanne Rafelski Classification of Constriction Sites Connectivity in Mitochondrial Networks using Matrix and Outer Membrane Markers and Image Processing Analysis
Nicole A. Nava Chemistry, Dance Professor Suzanne Blum Gold-Catalyzed Addition of B–S σ Bonds across Alkynes
Noel I. Navarro Biomedical Engineering Professor James P. Brody Design, Prototyping and Validation of a Fixture to Separate and Sort Inserter Sticks
Michael J. Neel Neurobiology Professor Edwin S. Monuki Loss of Imprinting of p57Kip2 in Choroid Plexus Tissue
Norbert Negrea Anthropology, Social Policy Public Service Professor Caesar D. Sereseres First Responders and Homeland Security: The Individuals, the System, and the Community
Phuongthao T.. Nguyen Earth & Environmental Studies Professor Richard A. Matthew Communicating about Flood Risks: How the Public’s Preferred Information Channels Vary Based on Key Demographics and Psychographic Variables
Cecilia Nguyen Biological Sciences Professor Mathew Blurton-Jones The Effects of TREM2 Mutations on Microglial Phagocytosis of Amyloid-Beta
Thai H. Nguyen Biomedical Engineering Professor Bernard Choi Laser Speckle Contrast Imaging using a Consumer Grade Webcam
Minh-Kevin Q. Nguyen Biological Sciences Professor Laurence D. Mueller Age-Specific Effects of Reverse Selection on Drosophila melanogaster
Benjamin V. Nguyen Pharmaceutical Science Professor Mahtab Jafari The Pharmacokinetics of Botanical Extracts in Drosophila melanogaster
Manda P. Nguyen Biological Sciences Professor Maksim Plikus,
Professor Ji Won Oh
Analysis of FGF5 in Hair Growth Cycle and Subtype Sensitivity
Jessica C. Oquist Biological Sciences Professor Adam C. Martiny Nitrate Reductase Genes among Marine Cyanobacteria Prochlorococcus
Stephanie Ortiz Sociology, Minors: Spanish and Latin American Studies Professor Ana E. Rosas Timeless Struggle: Women’s Representation in the Argentinian Recovered Factory Movement and Chicano/a Labor Movement of the Early 20th Century
Sue Pacete Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Richard A. Matthew Flood Rise Project
Philip K. Paik Biological Sciences Professor Matthew J. McHenry Mechanosensory Effects on the Development of Central Pattern Generated Movements
Miguel A. Palafox Pharmaceutical Science Professor David A. Fruman Unique Regulation of Cell Growth and Cell Division by mTORC1 Signaling in Lymphocytes
Danika N. Palmatier Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Larry D. Jamner Effects of Mobile Dating Apps on Sexual Behaviors
Nayiri Partamian International Studies Professor Steven Topik The Disconnection in Fair Trade, and Collective Impact
Akshay Paul Biomedical Engineering Professor Bernard Choi,
Professor Brian Smith
Laser Speckle Imaging for Endoscopic Applications
Alexabelle M. Paulino Biomedical Engineering Professor James P. Brody Design, Prototyping and Validation of a Fixture to Separate and Sort Inserter Sticks
Kathleen Pham Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine Professor AnneMarie Conley Down with Food: Design-Based Research for an Education Mobile Game
Hoang M. Pham Pharmaceutical Science Professor Mahtab Jafari Effects of Green Tea Polyphenols on Iron Relating Proteins in Drosophila melanogaster Lifespan and Fertility
Naomi Pires-Barracosa Psychology Professor Dan M. Cooper,
Professor Candice Taylor Lucas,
Professor Shlomit Radom-Aizik
Parent Perceptions and Attitudes of Premature Infants' Physical Activity
Serena L. Porter Criminology, Law & Society Professor Elliott P. Currie A Comparison of Quantitative and Qualitative Models for Predicting Risks of Genocide and Mass Atrocities
Melinda Preedanon Biomedical Engineering Professor Marc J. Madou,
Professor Lawrence Kulinsky
Droplet PCR on a Microfluidic Disc
Maaikee Kiyoe A. Pronda Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine Professor Elliot Hui Fabrication of Device for Trapping and Imaging of Hydra
Samantha A. Quesada Biological Sciences Professor Michael R. Rose Effects of Mate on Fecundity in Drosophila melanogaster
Hassan R. Rassmy International Studies, Political Science Professor Daniel Brunstetter A Comparative Analysis of LGBT Rights in Turkey and the Czech Republic: Identity, Politics and Society
Joseph M. Razo Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Bongkyoo Choi Re-Entry Distress Among Undergraduate Students Returning from Studying Abroad
Shirine M. Rehmani Dance, International Studies Professor Lisa Naugle UC Irvine Movement Exchange to Panama
Diane Rhee Neurobiology Professor Marcelo A. Wood The Role of HDAC3 in Updating Memory during Reconsolidation
Susan J. Rodriguez Psychology, Criminology, Law & Society Professor Jeanett Castellanos LBGT Latina College Students: Spirituality, Family Traditions, and Well-Being
Rebecca A. Rowland Biomedical Engineering Professor Anthony J. Durkin Spatial Frequency Domain Imaging of Burn Wound Progression
Najmah Sadat History, Religious Studies Professor John R. Miles Wahhabism in the United States and its Effects on "American Islam"
Keith M. Sakata Neurobiology Professor Marcelo A. Wood The Role of BAF53b in Social Recognition Memory
Diego Sandoval Biomedical Engineering Professor James P. Brody Design, Prototyping and Validation of a Fixture to Seperate and Sort Inserter Sticks
Christos N. Sarantopoulos Biological Sciences Professor Martina Berger Influence of Probiotics on Multiple Myeloma and Lymphoma Cancer Cells
Allen M. Schellerup Environmental Engineering Professor Jack Brouwer Natural Gas Cleanup System Design, Construction, and Testing to Support Evaluation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Shae V. Schlegel Chemistry Professor Gregory A. Weiss N-Terminal Myristoylation of cAMP-Dependent Protein Kinase A
Jacqueline A. Schlegel English Professor Jayne Lewis Wicked Women: Examining Transitions of Gender in Puritan New England and its Role in the Salem Witch Trials
Sara K. Schroerlucke Dance Professor Lisa Naugle Social Change through Dance: A Cultural Exchange with At-Risk Youth in Panama
Olivia J. Schuetz European Studies Professor Kai Evers Inequalities Faced by Immigrant Students in the German Education System
Jazley F. Sendjaja Undeclared Professor Lisa Naugle Cross-Cultural Investigation through Dance: Movement Exchange
Aliya Shah Biological Sciences Professor Michelle Khine Synthesizing Shrink Film Biomimetic Topographical Surfaces for Alignment of Cardiomyocytes by Plasma Treatment, Metal Deposition, and Abrasives Grinding
Nehal M. Shah Pharmaceutical Science, Pre-Med Professor Jogeshwar Mukherjee Design and Synthesis of [18F]Cymserine Analogs as Radiotracers for Imaging the Enzyme Butyrylcholinesterase
Jiefang Shen Psychology Professor Caesar D. Sereseres Interdisciplinary Sleep Awareness in University Undergraduate Students
Jay N. Sheth Biomedical Engineering Professor Mark Bachman Fabrication of a Therapeutic Micro Device for Burns using a Double Sided PDMS Molding System
Jessica J. Shi Psychology Professor David Baglietto-Vargas Impact of Diabetes on tau Pathology and Cognition in AD Transgenic Mice
Diane Shin Biological Sciences Professor Warren Wiechmann,
Professor Wirachin Hoonpongsimanont
Access to the Internet and Mobile Applications in a Mixed Population Emergency Department
Jihyeon Shin Pharmaceutical Science Professor Fillmore Freeman Computational Quantum Chemistry Studies of the C-Sulfenylation and O-Sulfenylation of 1,3-Dicarbonyl Compounds with Sulfenic Acids
Manpreet Singh Biological Sciences Professor Olga Razorenova Determining Synthetic Lethality in VHL Deficient Renal Cell Carcinoma Cell Lines using Various Drugs in the Presence or Absence of HIF1a and VHL Expression
Amanda G. Smith Engineering Professor Alon A. Gorodetsky Electrical Characterization of Reflectin Isoforms
Barbara B. Spyrou Criminology, Law & Society Professor Cheryl Maxson An Evaluability Assessment of Los Angeles County Sheriff Department's Gang Diversion Team
Justin R. Stovner Biomedical Engineering Professor Marc J. Madou,
Professor Lawrence Kulinsky
PCR in Droplets on Microfluidic Disc
Jonathan C. Stroud Computer Science Professor Alexander Ihler Structured Learning for Precipitation Estimation
Nicholas R. Sullivan Biomedical Engineering Professor Anna Grosberg Design and Construction of Cell Stretching Devices for Stretching of Cardiomyocytes
Kenji Sumikawa Biomedical Engineering Professor Susanne Rafelski Controlling the Gene Expression of Fission Rate in Mitochondria to Analyze the Effect of Altered Fission Rates on Mitochondria Morphology
Amanda Summers Chemistry Professor Andrej Luptak In vitro Selection for DNA Aptamers Specifically Recognizing Ovarian Cancer Cells
Sarah S. Tang Biological Sciences Professor David A. Fruman A Study of the Effects of mTOR Over-Activation in Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma Treated with BCL-2 Inhibitor
Sarah D. Thompson English Professor Joel R. Veenstra The Cross-Cultural Applications of Improvisational Theater
William C. Thomsen Biological Sciences Professor Eman Azizi Tendon Properties in Young vs Old Rats
Pauline V. Ton Psychology Professor George Sperling Perceived Motion Direction of Plaids
Anthony T. Tong Chemical Engineering Professor Szu-Wen Wang Uptake of the E2 Subunit of Pyruvate Dehydrogenase by Dendritic Cells
Chinh N. Tran Biomedical Engineering Professor Christopher C. Hughes Developing a Human Neurovascular Unit-on-a-Chip
Phillip Tran Pharmaceutical Science Professor Mahtab Jafari The Effect of Glucosamine on Glucose Metabolism and Aging in Drosophila melanogaster
Kevin Trieu Biomedical Engineering Professor Elliot Hui Autonomous Microfluidic Diagnostic Device for the Detection of Cardiac Troponin I
Joel A. Trushinski Microbiology & Immunology Professor Aileen Anderson,
Professor Hal Nguyen
Macrophage Phenotypes Affect Human Neural Stem Cell Differentiation and Migration
Roger Tu Biological Sciences Professor MIchelle Khine Microcontact Printed Cellular Microarray on Biomimetic Wrinkles for High Throughput Drug Screening of Stem Cell Derived Cardiomyocytes
Stephaine S. Tu Biological Sciences Professor Shiou-Chuan (Sheryl) Tsai Structural Studies of Anthranilate Priming in a Type II Polyketide Synthase
Elizabeth Tuttle Dance, Sociology Professor Lisa Naugle Movement Exchange
Ruby Urbano Political Science Professor Ana E. Rosas Revisiting Watts: The Reconfiguration of Black-Brown Community Building and Cooperation, 1940 to the Present
Omid Vadpey Biological Sciences, Projected Specialization in Immunology Professor Steven Gross Exploration of a Novel Histone Anti-Bacterial Defense Pathway in Mammalian Cells
Sarah Y. Valles Biological Sciences Professor Steven P. Gross Lipid Droplet Localized Proteins Regulate Early Transport in Drosophila Melanogaster Embryos
Jasmin V. Van Malderen Biomedical Engineering Professor Michelle Khine Body Wearable Piezo Resistive Strain Sensor for Health Monitoring
Victor A. Vazquez Sevilla Chemical Engineering, Materials Science Minor Professor Ali Mohraz Synthesis and Surface Modification of Colloidal Silica Particles for Synthesis of Bijels and Bridged Pickering Emulsions
Alexandria N. Viernes Dance Professor Lisa Naugle From Italy to the United States—A Study in the Art of Improvisation and Collaboration
Lam X. Vu Mechanical Engineering Professor John LaRue Construction and Testing of an Active Fractal Grid to Generate Turbulence and Improve Isotropy
Verna Vu Biological Sciences Professor Melanie Cocco Selection of Nogo-66 Aptamers
Kevin Vu Physics, Mathematics Professor Kieron Burke A Physics Investigation of Machine Learning in Density Functional Theory
Nathaniel R. Walsh Neurobiology Professor Jean Gehricke Prefrontal Brain Hemodynamics during a Tactile Task in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
LeeAnne Wang Chemistry Professor Zhibin Guan Synthesis and Polymerization Studies of Ruthenium(IV) bis(arenesulfonato)phosphines Complexes with Increased Steric Bulk
Zhao Wang Film & Media Studies Professor James S. Bullock Sci-Fi Films and Science
Jennifer V. Welch Biological Sciences Professor Ulrike Luderer Identification of the Effects of Targeted Glutathione Deletion in Oocytes and Granulosa Cells using Tissue-Specific Gclc Deleted Mice Specified by Zp3Cre and Amhr2Cre
Keira R. Whitaker Dance Professor Lisa Naugle Movement Exchange
Tiffany Wong Computer Science Professor Gillian Hayes vSked: Visual Schedules for Autism
Minerva Wu Biological Sciences, Education Professor AnneMarie Conley Down with Food: Design-Based Research for an Education Mobile Game
Alyssa J. Wu Economics, Earth System Science Professor Richard A. Matthew Beyond kWh
Joshua W. Yu Biomedical Engineering Professor Michelle Digman Tracking the Diffusion of the Estrogen Receptor across the Cell Membrane using Spatiotemporal Correlation Spectroscopy
Tiffany Yu Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Yuqing Guo,
Professor Mark Bachman
An Innovative Technological Approach to Family Music Therapy for Improving Developmental Outcomes in Children with Autism
Jacqueline V. Zelener Public Health Sciences Professor Margaret Schneider Determining the Validity and Reliability of the Godin Leisure-Time Exercise Self-Reported Questionnaire among Sixth-Grade Students
 

Number of Proposals Submitted = 272
Number of Fellowships Awarded = 216
Number of Honorary Fellowships = 13

Total Funds Requested = $765,985
Total Funds Awarded = $282,200

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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