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SURP Awards - 2016

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

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Project Title

Vania Agama Ramirez Criminology, Law & Society, Social Ecology Professor Rocio Rosales Understanding the Impact of Mass Immigrant Detention and Deportation Research Objectives
Edgar R. Aguirre Dance Professor Kelli Sharp My Trip to Panama with Movement Exchange 2016
Ruqayya Ahmad International Studies Professor Bojan Petrovic The Rise of Islamophobia: Make America Hate Again
Sylvia N. Akar Biological Sciences Professor Eugenia Lo Comparing P. vivax Prevalence and Duffy-Negative individuals in Northern and Southern Ethiopia
Jafar A. Al Souz Microbiology & Immunology Professor Olivier Cinquin Investigating the Link between atl-1 Mutation and Lifespan in C. elegans
Mayra Alaniz Psychology, Chicano/Latino Studies , Educational Sciences Professor Barbara Sarnecka Investigating Young Children's Understanding of Probability
Annika A. Alejo Dance, Anthropology Professor Lisa Naugle Italy Trip Researching Observation
Annika A. Alejo Dance, Anthropology Professor Kelli Sharp Shining Stars Pedagogic Process Research
Leslie S. Alvarado Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Susan T. Charles Age and Cultural Differences in how we Regulate our Daily Emotions
William Amos Environmental Engineering Professor Jesse Jackson Sustainability in 3D Printing, Continued
Kristen V. Ampig Developmental & Cell Biology Professor Bruce Blumberg The Assessment of ToxCast and ToxPi Efficiency in Identifying Novel Obesogens
Farah Arabi Computer Engineering Professor Rainer Doemer Lean SystemC Library: Code Optimization on the “Parallel SystemC Simulation on Many-Core Architectures” Project
Katti Arroyo Biological Sciences Professor Sha Sun RNA Expression of Long Non-Coding RNA in Male and Female Mouse Embryonic Fibroblasts
Alandi J. Bates Psychology Professor Lisa S. Pearl Learning Abstract Linguistic Categories: Formally Measuring Knowledge of “Verb” in a Young Child’s Speech
Christine A. Bayon Sociology Professor Wendy Goldberg The Strange Situation
Irene C. Beltran Biomedical Engineering Professor Elliot E. Hui Alternative Manufacture of Pneumatic Digital Microfluidics: Oscillator and pumps
Bailey M. Betancourt Music-Performance, History Professor Colleen A. Reardon,
Professor Matthew J. Hare,
Professor Cecilia Sun
Capturing the Style of the Baroque Bass: Violone Performance Practice at the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute
Arvind Bhattacharya Chemistry Professor Aaron P. Esser-Kahn Development of Chromatically Orthogonal Coumarin Based Photocages to Control Activation of Toll-Like Receptors
Brooke A. Bierling Undeclared Professor Liane Brouillette The Physical Language in Education
Heather A. Bilton Sociology Professor Sabrina A. Strings Altered Sexual Selves: Black and Latina Women with Viral Sexually Transmitted Infections
Ryan L. Boyle Biomedical Engineering Professor Elliot Botvinick Surface Modification of PTFE and PDMS with Hydrogels to Create Biocompatible Materials
Eunice Briet Public Health Policy Professor Miryha Runnerstrom Mental Wellness and College Students: A Study of Campus Involvement
Jean-Louis Bru Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Professor Dana W. Aswad Effect of Protein L-isoaspartyl Methytransferase Mutations on CNS Dysfunction
Ryan C. Buck Biological Sciences Professor Ann K. Sakai,
Professor Stephen G. Weller
Reproductive Isolating Mechanisms that Prevent Hybrid Formation
DanQuynh C. Bui Pharmaceutical Science Professor Brian J. Cummings Investigating Endogenous Oligodendrocyte’s Response to Repeated, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Tim Cai Chemistry, Mathematics, Biological Science Professor Sergey Nizkorodov Degradation of Atmospheric Organic Aerosols under UV Illumination
Lena Cai Biological Sciences Professor David B. Vargas Characterizing an Innovative Transgenic Mouse Model for Sporadic Human Alzheimer’s disease
Junming Cai Biomedical Engineering, Material Science Engineering Professor Albert F. Yee Lined Nanopattern-Induced Changes in Cell Adhesion on PMMA Surfaces
Jimmy Cai Materials Science Engineering Professor Albert F. Yee Shear Strength of Fibroblast Cells on Nanopatterned Polymer Surfaces
Belen M. Cairo Earth & Environmental Science, Urban Studies Professor Katherine Mackey Newport Pier’s Prochlorococcus: Endemic Population or Foreign Invasion?
Anarosa J. Calderon Marcos Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Michelle Fortier Nurse and Parent Training in Postoperative Stress
Nick Cecchi Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering Professor James Hicks,
Professor David Reinkensmeyer
Head Impacts, Injury and Concussion in Water Polo
Brett S. Cervantes Biological Sciences Professor Marco A. Angulo,
Professor John Billimek,
Professor Roger Liu
Analyzing Social Networks in Diabetes Health Education Classes: Group Visit Approach
Yvonne Chau Chemical Engineering Professor Szu-Wen Wang Expression of gp100 Protein for gp100-Based Cancer Immunotherapy
Colleen Chau Biological Sciences Professor Medha M. Pathak,
Professor Edwin S. Monuki
Determining the Neural Expression Pattern of Piezo1 during Embryogenesis
Tai Wei Chen Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engieering Professor Kenneth Mease Development of Active Stabilized Gimballed Thrust System
Ming Chen Chemical Engineering Professor Szu-Wen Wang Application of “Bio-Click” Chemistry in Conjugating gp100 Peptide to CpG-E2 Nanoparticle for Activating Anti-Tumor Response
Victor A. Chen Mechanical Engineering Professor John C. LaRue Fabricating Wired Sensors with Stubs to Observe Turbulence in a Wind Tunnel
Yifei Chen Computer Science & Engineering Professor Joshua G. Tanenbaum Envision the Future of 3D Printing
Chun Han Chen Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine Professor Christopher C.W. Hughes Modeling Glioblastoma Vasculatures with an in vitro 3D Microfluidic Device
Titus E. Choi International Studies Professor Tyson Roberts Collegiate South Korean and Korean American Opinion on Military Treatment for Conscripted Soldiers: A Qualitative Case Study
Raymond Chu Pharmaceutical Science Professor Melanie Cocco Structural Studies of Reticulon-4
Daniel- Matthew P. Chua Biological Sciences Professor Baotran N. Vo Who Cares for you during Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery?
Patrick P. Chung Mechanical Engineering Professor Joshua G. Tanenbaum Playful Fabrication: Envisioning the Future of 3D Printing
Jade A. Cole Dance-Choreography Professor Kelli Sharp Shining Stars Apprentice Teacher Research
Rebecca L. Combs Chemistry Professor Jenny Y. Yang Divalent Iron, Manganese, and Chromium Complexes Incorporating Pendant Bases in the Secondary Coordination Sphere
Huitzijared Contreras History, International Studies Professor Andrew R. Highsmith Understanding the Rise of the Right in the Working Class Suburb of Panorama City 1966-1977
Joshua H. Cook Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Chemistry Professor Melissa Lodoen Monocyte Hypermotility caused by the Toxoplasma gondii-Induced Dysregulation of the Beta1 Integrin Signaling Pathway
Eduardo Cruz Biological Sciences Professor Brian Sato Curved or Straight-Scale? Examining the Impact of Grading Scale on Student Perceptions and Performance
Molly Curtis Art History, Film & Media Studies Professor James Nisbet Derek Boshier, British Pop Art, and their Relevance in the History of Art
Robert Dang Biological Sciences Professor Julie Patterson Biomarkers for Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective, and Bipolar Disorder
MyAnh K. Dao Chemical Engineering Professor Alon Gorodetsky Protonic Devices from Reflecting Isoforms
Tracy de Leon Nursing Science Professor Yuqing Guo,
Professor Julie Rousseau,
Professor Kathleen Saunders
Designing, Delivering and Evaluating a School-Based Emotional Health Intervention for Latino/Hispanic Children
Angele M. De Silva Biological Sciences Professor Geoffrey W. Abbott ER Stress and Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Kcne2 -/- Mice
Terra A. Deal Dance-Performance Professor Diane Diefenderfer Communication through Movement
Melissa K. Diaz Chemical Engineering Professor Allon I. Hochbaum Testing the Power Capabilities of Mono-Cultures and Co-Cultures of Geobacter metallireducens and Geobacter sulfurreducens
Marcella J. Digel Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine Professor Yuqing Guo,
Professor Robin Steinberg-Epstein
Integration of Biofeedback into a Video Game to Improve Emotion Self-Regulation in Children with Autism
Lucile M. Dillon Dance Professor Sheron C. Wray Management of the "Shining Stars" Dance Organization
Vivian Dinh-Dang Biological Sciences Professor Brian Sato Curved or Straight-Scale? Examining the Impact of Grading Scale on Student Perceptions and Performance
Carolina Dominguez-Burciaga Social Science, Political Science Professor Jeanett Castellanos Administrators’ Cultural Competence and Openness to Emerging Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI)
Danny Duong Chemical Engineering Professor Jered Haun,
Professor Xiaolong Qiu
Dissociation of Cell Aggregates using Nylon Mesh Membranes
Iridian Duran Public Health Sciences Professor John Billimek,
Professor Marco A. Angulo,
Professor Roger Liu
Community Health Coaching: Facilitating Doctor-Patient Communication about Cultural Difference and “Non-Medical” Barriers that Impact Patient Behaviors to Diabetes Management
Chelsea Josette L. Dy Biological Sciences Professor Eugenia Lo Comparing P. vivax Prevalence and Duffy-Negative individuals in Northern and Southern Ethiopia
Christina V. Elias Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Cheryl Maxson Comparative Gang Ethnography
Micaela R. Erhard Biological Sciences Professor Sha Sun Analyzing Conservation of Functionality between Mouse and Human lncRNA JPX
Kibsaim Escarcega Music-Performance Professor Seth Houston South African Music: Rediscovering the Old World
Adam J. Fagan Earth & Environmental Science Professor Adam C. Martiny ENSO’s Temporal Variability on the Elemental Composition of Particulate Organic Matter along the Southern California Coast
Shawn S. Farsai Mathematics Professor Vladimir Baranovsky Representation Theory and the Periodic Table
Bushra Fatima Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Professor Katrine Whiteson Exploring the Effects of Food Additives on Gut Microbes
Miracle Vania C. Firmalino Pharmaceutical Science Professor Petra Wilder-Smith Effects of a Test Agent on Oral Biofilm, pH Buffering, Gingival Health, and Enamel Remineralization
Jonathan C. Fong Mechanical Engineering Professor John C. LaRue Power Spectrum of the Scalar Field
Karthik Gajulapalli Computer Science & Engineering Professor Richert K. Wang PAVLO
Isley M. Gao Computer Science, Informatics Professor Lisa S. Pearl Improving Sentiment Analysis using Deeper Features
Isley M. Gao Computer Science, Informatics Professor Paul Dourish A Mixed-Methods Study of Online Dating Users
Madhav Gharmalkar Computer Science Professor Richert K. Wang PAVLO
Jasmine Gill Biological Sciences Professor Baotran N. Vo Analyzing the Client Characteristics of Patients at the UCI School of Medicine' s Flying Samaritans Student-Run Free Clinic in El Niño, Mexico
Ariel Giventer Biological Sciences Professor Bogi Andersen The Role of the Circadian Clock in Imiquimod-induced Skin Inflammation
Christopher Gomez Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Belinda Campos The Effects of Culture on Expressive Suppression and Pain Sensitivity
Brennan T. Gonering Biological Sciences Professor Lisa S. Pearl Automatic Detection of Gender Identity in Blog Texts using Stylometric Features
Andrew D. Gong Biological Sciences Professor Michael Demetriou Regulation of T Cell Growth and Differentiation through Salvage via N-glycosylation
Stephanie Gonzalez Psychology & Social Behavior, Education Sciences Professor Mark Warschauer Academic and Social Impacts of a Semester vs a Quarter System
Veronica V. Gonzalez Psychology & Social Behavior, Criminology, Law & Society Professor Doug Houston The Impact of Violence Education Programs on the Parent-Child Relationship of Domestic Violence Survivors
Cristian Gonzalez Pharmaceutical Science Professor Mahtab Jafari Challenging the Standardization of Herbal Extracts: Rhodiola rosea
Yolitzma Gonzalez Psychology & Social Behavior, Educational Sciences Professor Jeanett Castellanos First Generation High School Graduates Pursing Higher Education: A Psychosociocultural Standpoint
Martha A. Gray Dance-Performance, Dance-Choreography Professor Charlotte M. Griffin A Lesson in Dance Education: Evaluating the Most Effective Teaching Practices in Movement Art
Alexandria E. Green International Studies, Political Science Professor Daniel Brunstetter Just War and Nuclear Deterrence
Emily J. Guerard Dance-Performance, Dance-Choreography Professor Lisa Naugle Many Narratives
Jasmin V. Guerrero Chemical Engineering, Material Science Minor, Specialization in Biomolecular Engineering Professor Jered Haun Ultrasensitive Detection of Soluble Proteins from Single Cells by Quantum Dot Nanoparticle Probe
Chenxu Guo Chemistry, Quantitative Economics Professor Nien-Hui Ge Synthesis of Isotope Labeled Tau-Protein Derived Hexapeptide for 2D IR Studies
Facheng Guo Chemistry Professor Eric O. Potma Au Nanostructures for the Enhancement and Control of Local Magnetic Fields Induced by Light
Luis Felipe Gutierrez Physics, Mathematics Professor Daniel Whiteson Searching for Spin-3/2 Leptons
Miroslava Guzman Perez Spanish, French, Comparative Literature Professor Laura E. Enriquez An Assessment of Undocumented Student Resources and Alumni Outcomes
Jordan Ha Biological Sciences Professor Alessandra C. Martini The Impact of Endocytic Protein Tom1 on Alzheimer's disease
Derek Hale Mechanical Engineering Professor Bruce Tromberg DOSI Miniaturization and Mechanical Systems Integration
Cassandra G. Hall Education Sciences, English Professor Mark Warschauer,
Professor Soobin Yim
21st Century Literacies: Use of Collaborative Environments for Inclusive Education
Khaila Hall Film & Media Studies Professor Peter Krapp,
Professor Braxton Soderman
A1one: Exploring Creative Impactfulness within Indie Games
Andrew Hallak International Studies Professor Daniel Wehrenfennig Sustainability: Common Issues and Potential Solutions
Maya L. Hamilton Political Science Professor Erin Sweeney Movement vs. Verbal Language
Imane L. Hamza Chemistry Professor James S. Nowick Determination of the High-Resolution Structures of Oligomers Formed by β-Amyloid
Jeong Woo Han Developmental & Cell Biology Professor Jefferson Y. Chan Regulation of Nrf1a Transcription Factor by Cooperative Activity of O-GlcNac Transferase (OGT) and Ubiquitin Specific Protease 7 (USP7)
Simon J. Harrison Dance-Choreography, Education Sciences Professor Lisa Naugle Wearing Many Hats: How to be a Dance Performer, Media Performer and Choreographer in Italy
Alexander R. Hart Chemistry, Minor in Biochemistry Professor Eric O. Potma Visualizing the Warburg Effect: Tracking Deviations in Breast Cancer Cell Metabolism with Sub-Cellular Resolution by Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy
Elizaveta Harvey Psychology, PPE Professor Emily Grossman,
Professor Donald Hoffman
Eyes Don’t Lie: Analysis of Viewing Order, Heat Maps, and Pupillometrics when Scanning an Advertisement
Elizaveta Harvey Psychology, PPE Professor Yuqing Guo,
Professor Robin Steinberg-Epstein
An Innovative Technological Approach to Environmental Enrichment Therapy for Pacifying Behavioral Tantrums in Children with Autism
Rachael J. Heinsen English Professor Richard Godden Language as a White Whale: Chasing a Materialist Linguistic Understanding of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick
Dan P. Ho Chemistry Professor Petra Wilder-Smith Expression of Leptin and Adiponectin Levels during Oral Carcinogenesis: A Hamster Study
Pauline Ho Education Sciences, Social Policy and Public Service Professor Mark Warschauer Investigating Teaching Practices in Writing 39A Classrooms: An Examination for English Language Learners
Katey J. Hobkirk Classics, English, Education Professor Zina Giannopoulou Mythology and Popular Culture
Emily R. Hoff Dance-Performance, Public Health Policy Professor Sheron C. Wray Community Dynamics and Movement Research at the American Dance Festival
Amy Hong Biological Sciences Professor Jorge Mauricio Reyes Production and Purification of Biologically Active Antibodies against Human Beta Amyloid in E. coli
Jard J. Hsu Computer Science Professor Joshua G. Tanenbaum Playful Fabrication
Christine T. Hua Biological Sciences Professor Jennifer A. Prescher Novel Luciferase-Luciferin Pairs for Multi-Component Imaging
Samantha Huang Biomedical Engineering Professor Rolf Saager,
Professor Anthony Durkin
Clinical Application of Spatial Frequency Domain Spectroscopy
John Huynh Mechanical Engineering Professor John C. Larue Fabricating Wired Sensors with Stubs to Observe Turbulence in a Wind Tunnel
Jessica Huynh Psychology Professor Sabrina E.B. Schuck Canine Assisted Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Philip H. Hwang Biological Sciences Professor Marcelo A. Wood The Effect of NR4A2 on Cocaine-Associated Drug-Seeking Behavior in the NAc
Ivan J. Iniguez Biological Sciences Professor Matthew Inlay The Role of Notch Signaling Pathway in the in-vitro Differentiation and Maintenance of Pericytes in a Healthy and Diseased Human Model
Jesse A. Inouye Electrical Engineering Professor Kenneth Mease UCI Rocket Project Gimbaled Thrust
Chaityn Isaacson-Brewster Dance-Performance Professor Charlotte Griffin Traveling to Panama
Delaney Islip Biological Sciences Professor Petra Wilder-Smith Developing a Saliva-Based Oral Cancer Risk Test for Underserved Populations in a Community-Based Setting
Megumi E. Iwama Dance-Choreography, BFA- Dance Choreography, BFA- Dance Performance Professor Chad M. Hall What is Contemporary Dance?
Aditya Iyengar Biological Sciences Professor Sergey Nizkorodov Formation and Photochemistry of Viscous Atmospheric Organic Aerosols
Dongheng Jing Mechanical Engineering Professor Solmaz S. Kia Localization System Via Single Kinematic RFID Reader
Sanika M. Joshi Public Health Sciences Professor Katrine Whiteson Understanding the Behavior of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a Cystic Fibrosis Lung Model
Kimberly Joyce Dance-Choreography, Education Professor Kimberly K. Joyce Shining Stars
Miramar S. Kardouh Pharmaceutical Science Professor Nicholas Chim Structural Studies to Probe the Mechanism of Unnatural Nucleotide Replication in Engineered DNA Polymerases
Priya Kaur Earth & Environmental Science Professor Katherine Mackey,
Professor Priya Ganguli
Linking Phytoplankton Blooms to Nearshore Mercury Bioaccumulation and Transport
Ivy M. Kha Chemistry, Biological Sciences Professor Jenny Y. Yang Exploring O2 Reduction Reactivity Catalyzed by a Tris(2-pyridylmethyl)azaphosphatrane Copper Complex
Christine R. Khanbijian Psychology Professor Roger Liu,
Professor Marco A. Angulo,
Professor John Billimek
Health Scholars Navigator Program: A Clinic-Based Intervention Combining Instrumental and Informational Support to Increase Patient Self-Efficacy and Access to Community Resources
Raphael S. Kim Chemistry Professor Vy M. Dong Cobalt Catalyzed Hydroacylation: Preparation of Bis(allyl)aldehydes en route to Cyclobutanones
Sung J. Kim Biological Sciences Professor Melanie Cocco Structural Studies of Reticulon-4
Katlyn N. King Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Sarah D. Pressman The Connections between Facial Expressions in ID Photographs and Health
Andrea Kutcher Nursing Science Professor Julie Rousseau,
Professor Yuqing Guo,
Professor Kathleen Saunders
Building Healthy Friendships: A Conflict Resolution Addition to an Emotional Health Intervention
Brittany J. Kwong Undeclared Professor Lance Langdon Communicating through Cultural Differences
Khachik E. Labachyan Pharmaceutical Science Professor Mahtab Jafari Establishing Drosophila melanogaster as a Model for Inflammation through Examination of the Gut Microbiome in Response to Natural Products
Kenson Lam Pharmaceutical Science Professor Xiangmin Xu Retrograde Neuronal Tracing with Genetically Modified Rabies Virus Enables Visualization of Different Projections to the Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis
Hien Lau Biological Sciences Professor Jonathan R.T. Lakey Characterization of Transplant Induced Maturation of Insulin Producing Cells from Human Embryonic Stem Cells
Pearl Law Public Health Sciences Professor Shlomit Aizik Gas Exchange Kinetics and HR Responses during Different Exercise Protocols in Children and Adolescents
Quan D. Le Mechanical Engineering Professor Derek Dunn-Rankin Chemical Rockets: Using Lunar Soil for Refueling to Travel to and from Mars
Regis Lee Biological Sciences Professor Devon A. Lawson Identification of Metastasis-Initiating Cells (MICs) in Human Breast Cancer
Shannon Lee Biological Sciences Professor Wirachin Hoonpongsimanont,
Professor John Fox
Ultrasonographic Measurements of Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Systolic Excursion to Diagnose Patients with Acute Pulmonary Thromboembolism: A Comparison to the Gold Standard
Seo Won Lee Physics, Biotechnology Professor Weian Zhao Rapid Detection of Antibiotic Resistance in Microbes using Integrated Comprehensive Droplet Digital Detection
Jeong Eun Lee Biomedical Engineering Professor Beth Lopour Automatic Detection of Artifacts from EEG
Darren J. Lee Neurobiology Professor Frank M. LaFerla,
Professor Stefania Forner
Impact of Extracellular versus Intracellular Aβ on the Actin Cytoskeleton in Alzheimer’s disease
John Lee Quantitative Economics Professor Gary Richardson The Effects of Oklahoma’s Deposit Insurance in the Early Twentieth Century
Annette E. Lee International Studies, Political Science Professor Caesar D. Sereseres The Modern Role of Japan in East Asia
Andre T. Leung Biological Sciences Professor Olivier Cinquin Radiation Hormesis in C. elegans
Yiyang S. Liang Chemistry Professor Christopher D. Vanderwal Thiosemicarbazone Formation for the Stabilization of Mutant p53
Lewis Liao Mechanical Engineering Professor Derek Dunn-Rankin Electrohydraulic Controlled Valve Train
Benjamin Lin Biological Sciences Professor Sha Sun Illuminating Cis-Trans Preference of Jpx Regulation in vivo with Fluorescent in-situ Hybridization
Samantha C. Lin Dance Professor Charlotte Griffin Effectiveness of using Students as Positive and Negative Examples for Corrections
Ana G. Lomeli Psychology Professor Barbara Sarnecka Affective Risk-Taking in Preschool Children
Amy Lucas English Professor Jayne Lewis The All-Seeing State: The Changing Perspective of Technology through the Surveillance States of Dystopian Literature
Kitty K. Lui Psychology Professor Ramesh Srinivasan EEG Functional Connectivity Predicts Post-Stroke Recovery and Status
Son H. Luong Chemical Engineering Professor Hung D. Nguyen Kinetic Mechanism of Helical Peptide in Forming Coiled-Coil Structure
Kevin K. Ly Physics Professor Siddharth A. Parameswaran Many-Body Localization in Spin Chains
Mariel Ma Biological Sciences Professor Olga Razorenova Investigating Synthetic Lethality in VHL-Deficient Renal Cell Carcinoma Cell Lines by Inhibiting ROCK
Zongheng Ma Computer Science Professor Ardalan Amiri Sani Towards Trustworthy Sensor Notifications for Enhanced User Privacy on Mobile Systems
Sarah Mahoney Anthropology Professor Sylvia Nam Kyo-Machiya Restoration: Reclaiming Local Identity and the Spirit of Wabi-Sabi Aesthetic
Mai M. Makhlouf Biological Sciences Professor Michelle Fortier Nurse and Parent Training in Postoperative Stress
Zoie T. Matthew Literary Journalism, Urban Studies Professor Erika Hayasaki The Sacred Music Archive of Los Angeles (SMALA)
Danny S. Matty Biological Sciences Professor Baotran N. Vo Client Characteristics
Bernadette Mercado Chemistry Professor Elizabeth Jarvo Negishi-Type Cross-Coupling Reactions with Natural Products
Rae Michaud Dance-Performance Professor Kelli Sharp Cultural Differences Experienced through the Senses
Shiaki A. Minami Chemical Engineering Professor Nancy A. Da Silva CRISPR-Cas9 Genomic Editing for Biorenewable Production of Triacetic Acid Lactone in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Malika Mirvokhidova Neurobiology Professor Raju Metherate Role of Alpha2 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Subunit in the Nicotinic Sharpening of Auditory Receptive Fields
Nur Fatimah B. Mirza Neurobiology Professor Norbert J. Fortin Hippocampal Neural Mechanisms Underlying Age-Associated Impairments in Memory for Sequences of Events
Martha A. Morales Sociology, Political Science Professor Laura E. Enriquez An Assessment of Undocumented Student Resources and Alumni Outcomes at the University of California
Melissa J. Morales Psychology, Cognitive Science Professor Michael D'Zmura Feature Based Attention in Virtual Environments
Zeina N. Mousa Comparative Literature Professor Nasrin Rahimieh,
Professor Mark LeVine
The Racialized Figure of the Terrorist in Contemporary Media
Isaiah C. Navarro Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Professor William Sirignano Engine Cycle Analysis and Design for Liquid Rocket Engine
Alexa Nazarian Biomedical Engineering Professor Michelle Khine Optimization of an in vitro Cardiac Organoid Model: Characterizing Volumetric Contractions using Multi-Imaging Platforms
David D. Ngo English, Public Health Policy Professor Jerome Christensen Love Technically
Thi M. Ngo Biological Sciences Professor Kavita Arora Identification of Activin Ligands that Control Pupal Development and Metamorphosis in Drosophila
Theresa T. Nguyen Public Health Sciences Professor Jean Gehricke The Efficacy of Minecraft Intervention on Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms
Danielle N. Nguyen Biological Sciences Professor Jonathan R.T. Lakey Analysis of Subcutaneous Site Vascularization Prior to Implant of Islets for Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes
Helena M. Nguyen Biological Sciences Professor Kimberley Lakes A Qualitative Study of Child, Adolescent, and Parent Preferences for Pediatric Exercise Interventions and Research Protocols
Emily Nguyen Biological Sciences Professor Ulrike Luderer Effect of α-lipoic Acid Supplementation on Fertility in Gclm Null Females
Paul P. Nguyen Biomedical Engineering Professor Bernard Choi Comparison of Refractive Index Matching Solution RIMS and FocusClear on Brain Tissue
Brandon T. Nguyen Biological Sciences Professor Jorge Busciglio Modulation of Kv1.3 Channels by Volatile Anesthetics: Possible Link between Inflammasome-Dependent Pro-inflamatory Cytokines Production and Anesthetic Neurotoxicity
Yen H. Nguyen Biomedical Engineering Professor Jered Haun Tumor Detection using a Dual Magnetic-Optical Nanoparticle through UV Activation
Thien H. Nguyen Biological Sciences Professor Geoffrey W. Abbott Role of KCNE2 in Pancreatic Function and Insulin Secretion
Ha H. Nguyen Biomedical Engineering Professor Bernard Choi Evaluating Tissue Transparency Efficacy of Clearing Agent: SeeDB
Michelle N. Nguyen Earth & Environmental Science Professor Nancy Burley Testing Pair Stability in Zebra Finches in Fluid versus Static Social Environments
Mohamed T. Nour Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine Professor Jogeshwar Mukherjee Development of Dopamine D3 Receptor Imaging Agent
Guillermo Paez Sociology Professor Rocio Rosales Understanding the Impact of Mass Immigrant Detention and Deportation
Maharshi Patel Computer Science Professor Charless Fowlkes Autonomous Quadcopter
Krishna Patel Chemical Engineering, Chemistry Professor Nien-Hui Ge Fabricating and Characterizing Nanostructures for Surface Enhanced Spectroscopy in the Mid-Infrared
Ethan Peng Mechanical Engineering Professor Joshua G. Tanenbaum Playful Fabrication: Envisioning the Future of 3D Printing
Julia Peng Film & Media Studies Professor Peter Krapp,
Professor Braxton Soderman
A1one: Exploring Creative Impactfulness within Indie Games
Savannah Peykani Film & Media Studies, Literary Journalism Professor Erika Hayasaki Sacred Music Archive of Los Angeles
Stephanie T. Pham Biological Sciences Professor Kim N. Green The Impact of Microglial Elimination and Repopulation on Neuronal Spine Density in Aged Mice
Jonathan Pham Mathematics Professor Christopher Davis A Study of the Gaussian Moat Problem
Hanh M. Pham Pharmaceutical Science Professor Mahtab Jafari Rescue of Alzheimer’s disease in Drosophila melanogaster by cinnamaldehyde
ThaoMy N. Phan Biological Sciences Professor Karina Cramer Analysis of the Function of Microglia in Specialized Auditory Synapses
Farzaneh Pirahmadi Civil Engineering Professor Mohammad Javad Abdolhosseini Qomi Characterizing Cement’s Interfacial Reaction via Microdroplet Techniques
Avetis A. Pisikyan Chemistry Professor Matthew D. Law Synthesis of Monodispersed Nanocrystals and their Application in P-type Dye Sensitized Cells for Water Splitting
Aftin Pomeroy Biomedical Engineering Professor Henry Hirschberg Enhancing the Effects of Suicide Gene Therapy for Cancer by Photochemical Internalization
Alissa A. Powers Computer Science, Drama Professor Lisa S. Pearl Using a Game-with-a-Purpose to Create a Database of Musical Media Annotated with Mood Information
Ridhika N. Prasad Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Jean Gehricke The Effects of LEGO Therapy on the Diagnosis of ASD and ADHD
Maaikee Kiyoe A. Pronda Biomedical Engineering Professor Anthony Durkin,
Professor Adrien Ponticorvo
Wide Field Imaging of Wound Progression in Diabetic Rat Models
Emily K. Provenzano Neurobiology, Psychology Minor Professor Raju Metherate Effect of Nicotine on Temporal Auditory Processing in Mice with Age-Related Hearing Loss
Tawwab A. Qargha Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Professor Henry Hirschberg Enhancing the Effects of Suicide Gene Therapy for Cancer by Photochemical Internalization
Ummulwara R. Qasim Biological Sciences Professor Stephanie Tjen-a-looi The Effects of Electroacupunture (EA) Modulation in the Hypothalamic Paraventricular Nucleus (PVN): Cardiopulmonary Reflexes for Responders and Non-Responders
Yuewen Qi Physics, Mathematics Professor James Bullock Investigating the Origins of Ultra-Faint Galaxies
Liangchen Qu Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Wendy Goldberg,
Professor Yuqing Guo,
Professor Kimberley Lakes
Physiological and Behavioral Regulation in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Context of the Strange Situation
Monica Quezada Education Sciences, Social Policy & Public Service Professor Jeanett Castellanos The Role of Abuelas on Latina College Students’ Well-Being and Persistence
Celine Qussiny African-American Studies, Comparative Literature Professor Tiffany J. Willoughby-Herard Palestinian and Filipino Cultural Production: A Comparative Analysis of Musical Resistance in the Context of Colonialism
Rochelle K. Radzyminski Physics Professor Albert Siryaporn Understanding Structure Dependency and Genetic Determinants in Phage Infection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilm
Marlon Rea Chemistry, Biology Professor David L. Van Vranken Combating Fungal Resistance: Development of Small Molecule Sensitizers that Enhance the Potency of Azole Drugs against Candida albicans, Candida Glabrata, and Cryptococcus Neoformans
Jessica M. Resendez Literary Journalism Professor Rocio Rosales Understanding the Impact of Mass Immigrant Detention and Deportation
Luis W. Reyes Political Science Professor Caesar D. Sereseres Guatemalan Immigration: How Dysfunctional Politics and Low Socioeconomic Status Create Immigration Crisis
Kathryn G. Reyes Biological Sciences Professor Kimberley Lakes A Pilot Study of a Therapeutic Dance Intervention for Children with Cerebral Palsy
Jorden R. Reyes Political Science Professor Caesar D. Sereseres Cyberspace: A Qualitative Analysis on how Nation-States and Non-State Actors Use Cyberspace, and its Implications
Daniel E. Roa Chemistry Professor David L. Van Vranken Total Synthesis of Brazilin and Brazilane
Zachery R. Robinson Biomedical Engineering Professor Anna Grosberg LMNA Gene Mutation Project
Margarita A. Rodriguez Psychology, Education Sciences Professor Lisa S. Pearl,
Professor Julio Torres
Connecting Language and the Mind: Acquisition of the Subjunctive and Theory of Mind in Bilingual Heritage Speakers
Samuel M. Rodriguez Biological Sciences Professor Jonathan R.T. Lakey In vivo Analysis of Biocompatibility of Zwitterionic Hydrogel versus Algae-Based Alginate Encapsulation Biomaterial
Desiree L. Rodriguez Psychology, Educational Sciences Professor Susanne M. Jaeggi Resilience Despite Adversity: A Study of Academic Achievement
Anchit Roy Aerospace Engineering Professor Kenneth Mease Gimballed Thrust
Samantha Ruelas Chemistry Professor Jenny Y. Yang Investigation of Ruthenium Hydride Acidity in Water and Formate Production
Giovani J. Ruiz Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Professor Haithem E. Taha On the Effects of the Sinusoidally-Pitching Wing about Non-Zero Angles of Attack
Brianda G. Ruiz Chavez Criminology, Law & Society Professor Rocio Rosales Understanding the Impact of Mass Immigrant Detention and Deportation
Yesenia Salcedo Education Sciences, Spanish Minor Professor Stephanie M. Reich Oral Health Experiences of Latino, White, and Mexican Careers and their Children
Suttera A. Samonte Social Science, *Cognitive Science Major (This major was not listed, not a Social Science Major), Hearing and Speech Sciences Minor Professor Barbara Sarnecka An Early Understanding of Social Relationships: Do Infants Prefer Dominant Individuals?
Jose A. Sandoval Criminology, Law & Society Professor Cheryl Maxson Comparative Gang Ethnography Project
Jennifer Sango Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Susan T. Charles Age and Cultural Differences in how we Regulate our Daily Emotions
Itzhel Santiago Psychology & Social Behavior, Education Sciences Professor Sabrina E.B. Schuck Maternal Mental Health in Mothers of Children with ADHD; The Impact on Parent-Child Relational Quality
Thomas Schmidt Physics, Computer Science Professor Daniel Whiteson Search for Dark Matter in LHC Events with Missing Transverse Momentum
Alexander Schmidt Materials Science Engineering Professor Alon Gorodetsky Optimizing the Synthesis and Purification of DNA-Templated Nanowires
Sara K. Schroerlucke Dance-Performance, Minor in Anthropology Professor Sheron C. Wray Preparing for a Career in Contemporary Dance: Summer at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Jazley Sendjaja Literary Journalism, English Professor Barry Siegel Peering into Panama
Manuel Seraydarian Pharmaceutical Science Professor Young J. Kwon The Efficacy of 2-(2-Aminoethoxyethanol) Methacrylamide Synthesis for Non-Viral Nanoparticle Efficiency
Araceli Serrano Earth & Environmental Science Professor Katherine Mackey Linking Phytoplankton Blooms to Nearshore Mercury Bioaccumulation and Transport
Stella M. Shamas Biological Sciences Professor Scott X. Atwood GLI Mutations Driving Basal Cell Carcinoma
Jessica J. Shi Psychology Professor David Baglietto Type 1 Diabetes Induces Tau Dependent Synaptic and Cognitive Deficits
Ivan Shu Biological Sciences Professor Marcelo A. Wood Deleting HDAC3 Rescues Long-Term Memory Impairments Induced by Disruption of the nBaf Nucleosome Remodeling Complex
Justin Shun Biological Sciences Professor Weian Zhao Damage-Associated Molecular Patterns (DAMPs) as Adjuvants for Tolerogenic Vaccines
Daniela J. Sider Dance, International Studies Professor Caesar D. Sereseres The Art of Secession
Carissa Singh Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Cheryl Maxson The Comparative Gang Ethnography Project
Neetu J. Singh International Studies, Political Science Professor Caesar D. Sereseres Domestic Violence: Barriers for South Asian Women in the United States
Monika K. Singha Biological Sciences Professor Olga Razorenova Hypoxia Pre-Treatment of Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Therapeutic Engraftment for Ischemic Stroke
Karen L. Siu English Professor Adriana Johnson,
Professor Vinayak Chaturvedi
An Interview with Author David Mitchell on his Novel, Cloud Atlas
David I. Siyluy Biomedical Engineering Professor Bernard Choi Optical Clearing of Skin to Improve Viewing of Microvasculature Using Perfluorodecalin
Vadim Slyusarchuk Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Professor Haithem E. Taha Unsteady Lift of a Micro-Air Vehicle
Miranda Smith Chemistry Professor Matthew D. Law Synthesis of Indium Nitride Quantum Dots as a Dye in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells
Amanda G. Smith Chemical Engineering Professor Alon Gorodetsky Protonic Devices from Reflecting Isoforms
Shashank Somasundaram Biological Sciences Professor Bharath Chakravarthy Knowledge Retention in Patients Given Opioid Education in the ED
Stephanie M. Soohoo Biological Sciences Professor Lan Huang The Development and Application of New Cross-Linking Mass Spectrometry Strategies to Study Protein-Protein Interactions
Malcolm Su Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine Professor Bernard Choi Quantification and Comparison of sRIMS and FocusClear as Optical Clearing Agents
Katie N. Summers Dance-Performance Professor Lisa Naugle Improvisational Research as it Pertains to the World at Large
Claudia C. Tapia Education Sciences, Minor: Civic & Community Engagement Professor Jeanett Castellanos The Role of Abuelos on Latina/o College Students' Experiences: A Psychosociocultural Analysis
Ledia Tarabey Biological Sciences Professor Scott Atwood Protein Proximity Identification of aPKC Interaction Partners using APEX2 Labeling
Quentin D. Tercenio Chemistry Professor Vy M. Dong Rhodium Catalyzed Alkyne Hydrofunctionalization
Alice G. Terriquez History Professor Jessica Millward,
Professor Ana E. Rosas
Sexual Assault on College Campuses: Primary Prevention Approach
Tho T. Thai Pharmaceutical Science Professor Sheryl Tsai The Development and Parameterization of an AMBER Force Field for the Study of Natural Product Biosynthesis
Radiance Thompson Biological Sciences Professor Melanie Cocco,
Professor Melanie Cocco
Structural Studies of Reticulon-4
Sarah Thong Public Health Sciences Professor Gui-yun Yan,
Professor Elizabeth Hemming
Population Genetics of Anopheles arabiensis in the Rift Valley, Kenya
Sonja A. Thrasher Dance, International Studies (Pending) Professor Kelli Sharp Effects of Music Choice on Concentration and Enthusiasm among Young Ballet Dancers
Therasa B. Topete History, Religious Studies Professor Matthias Lehmann,
Professor Joseph H. McKenna
Gnostic Gospels and the Canon: Excluded Gospels and the Formation of the Christian Church
Christian A. Totoiu Chemical Engineering Professor Gregory A. Weiss Terpene Synthesis In Continuous Flow
Emily Tran Biological Sciences, Spanish Professor Baotran N. Vo Pregnancy Care Choices: Who Cares for You during Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery?
Anthony D. Tran Psychology Professor Charlie Chubb Exploring the Effects of Induced Emotion on a Major/Minor Discrimination Task
Cuong J. Tran Biological Sciences Professor Melissa Lodoen Elucidating Chemokine Expression During T. gondii Infection
Ngoctran T. Tran Biological Sciences Professor Pavan Kadandale Factors that Contribute to the Success of Biological Students
Christina Tran Anthropology Professor Michael Montoya How Lived Experiences of Chronic Illness Complicate Relationships among Health, Stigma, and Individualism
Long H. Tran Biological Sciences Professor Baotran N. Vo Analyzing the Client Characteristics of Patients at the UCI School of Medicine's Flying Samaritans Student-Run Free Clinic in El Nino, Mexico
Danielle V. Tran Neurobiology Professor Jorge Busciglio The Role of Levetiracetam in Hippocampal Cell Neurogenesis in an in vitro Model of Alzheimer’s disease
Andy Trinh Chemistry Professor Shane Ardo Synthesis and Characterization of Long-Lived Photoacid
Hau V. Truong Biological Sciences Professor Sheryl Tsai Structural Characterization of Resistomycin Cyclases and Detection of Cage Formation
Sang T. Truong Mathematics, Computer Science Professor Anton Gorodetski Piecewise Isometries
Tori Tucker Developmental & Cell Biology Professor Jonathan R.T. Lakey Analysis of Subcutaneous Site Vascularization Prior to Implant of Islets for Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes
Robert E. Twidwell Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Sarah D. Pressman The Social Support Systems and Health of Transfer Students in a University Setting
Blaine R. Valencia Film & Media Studies, Political Science Professor Lucas Hilderbrand Filmic Representation of Gay Men in the Israel Palestine Conflict
Daisy Vera Political Science, Sociology Professor Laura E. Enriquez An Assessment of Undocumented Student Resources and Alumni Outcomes at the University of California
Angelica Victoria History Professor Ana E. Rosas The Role of Mexican-American Women in the Urban Sphere
Nikolai Vogler Computer Science Professor Lisa S. Pearl Automatic Detection of Deceptive Opinions using Automatically Identified Specific Details
Prema Vyas Biological Sciences Professor Lisa Flanagan Examining Heterogeneity of Neural Lineage Cell Populations using Dielectrophoresis
Emma N. Walsh Dance-Performance, Education Sciences Professor Lisa Naugle Communication without Words: How Dance Transcends Language and Cultural Barriers
Zuozhi Wang Computer Science Professor Chen Li Social Media Data Analytics using a Text-Centric Data Management System
Alicia M. Wang Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Belinda Campos Health in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community
Austin H. Wang Civil Engineering Professor Ayman S. Mosallam Investigation of Micro-Pores in Floating Concrete Structures
Sabrina J. Will Genetics Professor Rahul Warrior Identifying Regulatory Sequences that Control Translation of the ttv Gene
Emily F. Wong Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Sarah D. Pressman Positive Affect and Pain Perception
Jasmine Y. Wong Biological Sciences Professor Allon I. Hochbaum Comparing Inoculum Growth of Geobacter Sulfurreducens and Geobacter Metallireducens Co-Cultures
Tina T. Wong Biological Sciences Professor Jean Gehricke The Efficacy of Minecraft Intervention on Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms
Jonathan Woolley Economics Professor Dan Bogart Implementing Innovation using the National Basketball Association
Haosen Xing Mechanical Engineering Professor John C. LaRue Power Spectrum of the Scalar Field
Rayan W. Yahia Biological Sciences Professor Armando Villalta Functional Characteristics of IRE-1α in Myogenesis
Guangchu Yan Mathematics Professor Vladimir Baranovsky Quasi-Periodic Tilings in Special Lattice
Priscilla S. Yau Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Jutta Heckhausen Parental Relationships, Motivation, and Academic Achievement
Katayoun Yazdi-Nejad Biological Sciences Professor Melanie Cocco Structural Studies of Reticulon-4
Yuanyuan Yi Biological Sciences, Chemistry Professor Olivier Civelli,
Professor Amal Alachkar
Developmental Animal Model of Schizophrenia
Rahaf Younan Pharmaceutical Science Professor Julio Polanco,
Professor Andrej Luptak
Characterization of an ATP RNA Aptamer Isolated from an in-vitro Selection using a Metagenomic Library
Emily A. Young Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience emphasis, Linguistics minor Professor Larry F. Cahil Sex and Gender Differences in Cisgender and Transgender Individuals
Araxi N. Zakarian Biological Sciences Professor Geoffrey W. Abbott The Relationship between the KCNE2 Gene and Type 2 Diabetes: Pancreatic Beta Cells and Liver Cells
Jasmine Zhang Biomedical Engineering Professor Michelle Khine Improved Resolution with Ink-Jet Printing for Biomedical Sensor Applications
Yiteng Zhang Informatics Professor Yuqing Guo,
Professor Robin Steinberg-Epstein
Integration of Biofeedback into a Video Game to Improve Emotion Self-Regulation Skills in Children with Autism
Kim Zhang Business Administration Professor Yuqing Guo,
Professor Robin Steinberg-Epstein
Integration of Biofeedback into a Video Game to Improve Emotion Self-Regulation Skills in Children with Autism
Elizabeth Zhao Mathematics Professor German Enciso Ultrasensitive Behavior of DNA with Concentration of Histone Acetyltransferace
Yuran Zhen Pharmaceutical Science Professor Robert Spitale A Nucleoside-Enzyme Pair for Cell-Type Specific Nascent RNA Profiling
Yi Zhou Biological Sciences, Economics Professor Yi Hong Zhou Analyzing the Molecular Characteristic of Tumor Subpopulation Cells in Glioblastoma
 

Number of Proposals Submitted = 330
Number of Fellowships Awarded = 280
Number of Honorary Fellowships = 22

Total Funds Requested = $914,523
Total Funds Awarded = $374,950

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