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ID-SURE Awards - 2011

Congratulations to the following students for receiving a Inter-Disciplinary Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (ID-SURE) Fellowship in support of their faculty-mentored research projects and creative activities.

Student Name

Major(s)

Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Hannah Abarquez Public Health Sciences Daniel Stokols Analysis of Environmental Purchasing Behaviors and Framing as Presented in Popular U.S. Lifestyle Magazines
Sejad Al-Tahan Biological Sciences Anand Ganesan Producing Transgenic Mice Using Inducible RNAi System with Novel shRNA Algorithms
Geoffrey Blair Astudillo Biological Sciences Johanna Shapiro Evaluation of Levels of Compassion and Empathy Preceding and Proceeding a Class
Kelly Block Psychology Roxane Cohen Silver Adolescents with Cancer and their Parents: Perceptions of Support and Quality of Life
Vivian Bui Biological Sciences Jogeshwar Mukherjee Curcumin Analog for Imaging β-Amyloid Plaques
Jonathan Carrasco Cabrera Sociology David Kirkby, Daniel Stokols Diffusion of Feedback: Perceptions, Impressions, and Barriers to Adoption
Vickie Cheng Chemistry Sheryl Tsai Interpreting the Role of HedE in the Biosynthesis of the Hedamycin Aromatic Core
Connie Chung Biological Sciences Bruce Blumberg The Role of ERF in Primary Neurogenesis
Alex Corches Biological Sciences Jogeshwar Mukherjee 18F-Nifene PET for Early Diagnosis of Lung Cancer
Mark Dennison, Jr. Psychology Margaret Schneider Feeling States and Heart Rates Pilot Study
James Dolas Electrical Engineering Regina Ragan Design and Fabrication of a MEMS Biosensor for Cellular Transport Research
Katrin Escobar Urban Studies Daniel Stokols Environmental Messaging in Popular Lifestyle Magazines: Are the Most Effective Conservation Behaviors Being Promoted to the American Public?
Jeffrey Go Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine Michelle Khine The Development and Optimization of a Protocol for Differentiating Human Embryonic Stem Cells into Cardiomyocytes
Avina Gupta Biomedical Engineering Michelle Khine Shrink Induced Immunosensors from Shape Memory Polymers
Sara Hariri Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine Arash Kheradvar A Hybrid Self-Regenerative Tissue Approach as a Proper Alternative for Prosthetic Heart Valves
Roni Hazim Developmental & Cell Biology Leslie Lock DUX4-Mediation of FSHD Pathogenesis
Hao Hsu Biological Sciences Yi-Hong Zhou Analyzing the Effect of Deletion/Mutation Constructs of EFEMP1 in Glioma Cell Invasion and Anchorage-Independent Growth
Irvin Huang Electrical Engineering Catherine Loudon A Green Approach to Insect Pest Control Efforts: the Effects of Sticky Surfaces on Bedbug Locomotion
Christopher Hung Chemistry Philip Felgner Toxoplasma gondii
Kristie Ledezma Biological Sciences Elliot Hui Fabrication of a Chamber for Successive High Definition Imaging of Hydra during Regeneration
Benjamin Lesel Chemistry Kenneth Shea Analysis of a Sulfonate Containing Polymer Nano-Particle for Selectively Targeting Toxic Peptides
Michael Liu Biological Sciences Wadie Najm Determining the Attitudes and Use of Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine Among Undergraduates
Adam Malnove Social Ecology David Kirkby, Daniel Stokols uci@home Interactive Demonstration
Delsy Martinez Chemistry Sheryl Tsai Solving the Crystal Structure of Polyketide Synthase I Product Template Domain
Nicole Mendoza Biomedical Engineering Steven George Studying Tumor Cell Behavior in Response to Varying Oxygenation Conditions
Nathan Mih Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Sheryl Tsai Structure-Function Relationship of Mycocerosic Acid Synthase in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Amber Morley Psychology Ilona Yim Autonomic Reactivity to Stress and Depressive Symptoms in Early Pregnancy
Jessica Ng International Studies David Kirkby, Daniel Stokols Typology of Residential Energy Feedback
Catherine Nguyen Biomedical Engineering Michelle Khine Spontaneous Differentiation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells Using Biomimetic Multi-Scale Wrinkled Substrates
Christopher Nguyen Pharmaceutical Science Virginia Kimonis Characterization of the Neo- VCPR155H/- Knock-In Mouse Model of VCP-Associated Inclusion Body Myopathy, Paget Disease and Frontotemporal Dementia (IBMPFD)
Himika Patel Pharmaceutical Science Jogeshwar Mukherjee [18F]FBM Binding to the Beta Amyloid Senile Plaques and Neurofibrillary Tangles in the Brain
Sarah Peraza Biological Sciences Elysia Davis Patterns in Maternal Behavior and Child Mental Health
Kevin H. Phung Biological Sciences / Psychology Julie Patterson Impact of Background Noise on Brain Responses to Tones in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder
Scott Sabalvaro Public Health Policy Tim Bruckner Income Shocks and Unintentional Injuries among Cherokee Indians: A Natural Experiment
Amy Sage Biological Sciences Grant MacGregor Analysis of the Function of FNDC3A in Mammary Gland Development in Mice
Cassandra Squiers Earth & Environmental Science Daniel Stokols Market Characterization of Energy Feedback Technology
Nathan Sugarman Biological Sciences Philip Felgner Identify Potential Subunit Vaccine Candidates for Plasmodium Falciparum
Nicklas Svensson Urban Studies David Kirkby, Daniel Stokols Retail Market Analysis of Energy Feedback Devices
Brian Tran Biological Sciences Pietro Galassetti Altered Insulin Response to Exercise in Pediatric Obesity
Alexander Truong Urban Studies Daniel Stokols Transportation Behaviors: Which are Encouraged to the American Public and Do they Have an Impact?
Thanh Truong Psychology & Social Behavior Candice Odgers Parental Monitoring and Adolescent Dietary Behaviors
Mehran Umerani Chemistry Wangcun Jia The Efficacy and Safety of Pulsed Dye Laser and Topical Temsirolimus in the Inhibition of Blood Vessel Regeneration
Michael Vo Chemistry Sheryl Tsai The Mystery of the Second Di-Domain: Polyketide Ring Specificity
Timothy Vu Biomedical Engineering James Jester, Abraham Lee Effects of Mechanical Stress on Keratocytes and their Extracellular Matrix
Leiza Walia Biological Sciences Petra Wilder-Smith Screening Dental Caries with Optical Coherence Tomography
Jannelle Watson Political Science Katherine Tate Earthquakes, Government and Public Attitudes

Number of Proposals Submitted = 53
Number of Fellowships Awarded = 46
Number of Honorary Fellowships = 0

Total Funds Requested = $104,235
Total Funds Awarded = $65,300

For more information, please contact:

Said M. Shokair, Director
Inter-Disciplinary Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (ID-SURE)
Student Services II, Suite 2300
Phone: 824-4189 e-mail: urop@uci.edu

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