Poster Presentations

Posters will be displayed throughout the Student Center. Students will be available to answer questions regarding their projects during the Poster Session from 1:00 – 1:50 PM.


 

Student Presenter(s) Project Title Faculty Mentor(s)
Krikor Andonian
Applied Ecology

Tropical Eroded Soils: Do Nutrients or Fungi Aid Tree Restoration?

Lynn Carpenter
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Khurram Ansari
Biological Sciences

Acetylcholine-Induced Desensitization of the Contractile Response to Histamine in Guinea Pig Ileum is Prevented by Either Pertussis Toxin-Treatment or by Selective Inactivation of Muscaranic M3 Receptors

Fred Ehlert
Pharmacology
Christopher Au
Chemistry

Experimental and Computational Studies on Reactions of Dicyanoazomethine Ylides and 2-Azaallyl Anions with Dipolarophiles

Fillmore Freeman
Chemistry
Tina Barbaro
Anthropology/ Biological Sciences

Duration of Gestation and Maternal Stress Peptides

Aleksandra Chicz-Demet
Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Linden Bolisay
Biological Sciences/ Chemical Engineering

Development of an Improved Vector for Metabolic Engineering in Yeast

Nancy DaSilva
Chemical & Biochemical Engineering & Materials Science
Leila Bozorgnia
Biological Sciences

Expression of Human Telomerase in Drosophila melanogaster

Harald Biessmann
Developmental Biology Center
Edward Buell
Criminology, Law & Society

Measuring the Affect of Anti-Gang Programming in K-12 Schools in Orange County

James Meeker
Criminology, Law & Society
Phong Bui
Biological Sciences/ Chemistry

Induction of Schwann Cell Apoptosis by CNI on Adult Sciatic Nerve

Ranjan Gupta
Orthopedic Surgery
Janet Cacho
Psychology & Social Behavior

The Effects of Trait Anxiety on Various Aspects of Cognitive Performance

Barbara Dosher
Social Sciences
Muzaffer Cakir
Biological Sciences

Overexpression of ZO-1 Constructs in Intestinal Cells

Thomas Ma
Internal Medicine
Virginia Chan
Environmental Analysis & Design

Religion-Based Environments and Planning for Asian Pacific Youth

Sanjoy Mazumdar
Urban & Regional Planning
Heena Chandra
Biological Sciences

Tibial Distraction and Subsequent Lengthening Induces Set-Point Sarcomerogenesis in Rat Soleus Muscle

Vincent Caiozzo
Orthopedic Surgery
Kelly Chen
Psychology & Social Behavior

Metacontrast Masking at Equal Luminance: Effects of Spatial Frequency and Orientation

Charles Chubb
Social Sciences
Kae Chiang
Chemistry

Investigation of Oxochlorin Reconstituted Hemeproteins

Pat Farmer
Chemistry
Erin Crouch
Drama

The Development of Women's Roles in American Musical Theater

Myrona Delaney
Drama
Katie Uyen Do
Chemistry

A Computational Study of Conformers of 2-(3-Aryl)-1,3- Dioxacyclohexanes (1,3-Dioxanes)

Fillmore Freeman
Chemistry
Philip Doan
Biological Sciences

Maternal Stress Hormone Changes During Pregnancy

Aleksandra Chicz-Demet
Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Michelle DrousÚ
Environmental Analysis & Design

Religion, Identity and Space in Immigrant Communities: Muslim Youth

Sanjoy Mazumdar
Urban & Regional Planning
Naglaa El-Abbadi
Biological Sciences

The Effects of Simulated Microgravity on Norepinephrine Induced Contractile Mechanisms and the Role of Nitric Oxide in the Rat Mesenteric Artery

Ralph Purdy
Pharmacology
Steven Evans
Chemical Engineering/ Chemistry

Effects of Donor Characteristics on Cell Line Behavior and Morphology in the Wound Healing of the Respiratory Mucosa

Steven George
Chemical & Biochemical Engineering & Materials Science
Raquel Fernandez
Biological Sciences

Tactile and Auditory Perception in People with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Arthur Grant
Neurology
Rachel Fitzhugh
Psychology & Social Behavior

Advanced Theory of Mind in Five-Year-Olds

Alison Clarke-Stewart
Psychology & Social Behavior
Ali Fouladi
Biological Sciences

Regulation of Dpp Responsive Gene

Kavita Arora
Developmental & Cell Biology
Jasmin Garcia
Biological Sciences/ Criminology, Law & Society

Potential Efficacy of Radiation Therapy on Heterotopic Ossification Prevention

Jeffrey Kuo
Radiation Oncology
Angela Gomez
Psychology

Bilingualism and Phoneme Awareness: Does Knowledge of Spanish Enhance Phoneme Awareness in English?

Virginia Mann
Social Sciences
Amy Guerrero
Psychology & Social Behavior

Gender, Social Relationships, and Depressed Moods in Mexican Adolescents

Ellen Greenberger
Psychology & Social Behavior
Socorro Gutierrez
Biological Sciences

Laser Flap Delay: A Comparison of Four Lasers

Gregory Evans
Surgery
Jessica Hale
English

Family and Race in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Gabriele Schwab
English & Comparative Literature
Yousuke Hamai
Biological Sciences

Characterization of Signaling Mechanisms of Ror2 in PC12 Cells

Ralph Bradshaw
Physiology & Biophysics
Brian Hill
Chemical Engineering

Determination of Optical Absorption, Scattering and Anisotropy Coefficients Using Photon Migration Methods

Vasan Venugopalan
Chemical & Biochemical Engineering & Materials Science
Rasha Hindiyeh
Neurobiology

A Biocompatible and Bioerodible Film For Drug Delivery

Richard Hill
Opthalmology
Thuy An Hoang
Neurobiology

Postnatal Handling Generates Differences in Stress Responsivity Between Genders

Frances Leslie
Minjung Park

Pharmacology
Brian Holloway
Biological Sciences

Infusion of a Corticotropin-Releasing Factor Receptor Antagonist Into the Basolateral Amygdala Impairs Memory Consolidation in Rats

James McGaugh
Benno Roozendaal

Neurobiology & Behavior
Ming-Yu Hsiung
Biological Sciences

Characterization of Human Condensin-Associated Protein X4-4

Kroko Yokomori
Biological Chemistry
Amber Johnson
Psychology & Social Behavior

Need for Convergent and Divergent Thinking

Chuansheng Chen
Psychology & Social Behavior
Tom Kao
Biological Sciences

Activation of HMG CoA Reductase Promoter by SREBP and the Orphan Nuclear Receptor, FTF

Tim Osborne
Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
Anita King
Chemistry

Reactions of Aminopropanedinitrile 4-Methylbenzenesulfonate [Aminomalononitrile p-Toluenesulfonate (Tosylate)] with Fluorobenzaldehydes

Fillmore Freeman
Chemistry
Andras Kohl
Biological Sciences

Comparison of Emergency Patients and Emergency Physicians Assessments of Emergency Medical Conditions: Prudent Layperson Definition

Federico Vaca
Emergency Medicine
Shyam Kumbhani
Biological Sciences

The Effects of Stimulus Intensity on P50 Measure of Sensory Gating

Julie Patterson
Neurology
Dung Lam
Chemistry

Synthesis of 3-Pyrrolines and Pyrroles

Fillmore Freeman
Chemistry
Giang Lam
Neurobiology

Complement-Mediated Amplification of the Humoral Response to A▀

David Cribbs
Neurology
Phi Lam
Biological Sciences

Foraging Path Length in Populations of Accelerated Development in Drosophila melanogaster

Laurence Mueller
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Huy Le
Computer Engineering

Electronics for X-Ray Equalization Device

Sabee Molloi
Radiological Sciences
Joanne Lee
Biological Sciences

Spatial Representation of an Odorant Mixture in the Rat Olfactory Bulb

Michael Leon
Neurobiology & Behavior
Sora Lee
Biological Sciences

Regulation of IFN Signaling

John Krolewski
Pathology
Szu-Hui Lee
Psychology & Social Behavior

Effects of Task Labels on Performance Following Neutral and Failure Experiences

Christine Lofgren
Social Sciences
Jie Li
Biological Sciences

The Role of Unc-86 in the Development of Serotonergic Phenotype

Ji Ying Sze
Anatomy & Neurobiology
Stacy Lonjers
Chemistry

Digital Learning Tools and Student Achievement

Ramesh Arasasingham
Chemistry
Sarah Lopez
Biological Sciences

Effects of Cyclophosphamide on the Level of Glutathione in Rat Ovaries

Ulrike Luderer
Medicine
Jeremy Luchau
Information & Computer Science

Specialized Services in the Bionet Paradigm

Tatsuya Suda
Information & Computer Science
Khiem Luu
Biological Sciences

Microgravity-Induced Vascular Hyporesponsiveness: Role of Arachidonic Acid Pathway

Ralph Purdy
Pharmacology
Danny Mai
Biological Sciences

The Skatepark Phenomenon: Injuries and Short-Term Disability

Federico Vaca
Emergency Medicine
Geeta Malik
English

Representation of Female Identity by Three Poets from India: Kamala Das, Chitra Divakaruni and Eunice De Souza

Ketu Katrak
Asian American Studies
Erica Martinez
International Studies

The H-1B Visa Phenomenon Among Indian Immigrants in the U.S. High-Tech Industry

Karen Leonard
Social Sciences
Ana Melgar
Chemical Engineering

Adhesion Between Silicon Elastomer PDMS and Rigid Surfaces

Ying Chih Chang
Chemical & Biochemical Engineering & Materials Science
Catherine Mescher
Mechanical Engineering

Development of a System to Perform Optical Spectroscopy in Epithelial Tissues

Vasan Venugopalan
Chemical & Biochemical Engineering & Materials Science
Erene Mina
Biological Sciences

The Immature Hippocampus is Resistant to Seizure-Induced Alteration of Granule Cell Neurogenesis

Tallie Z. Baram
Anatomy & Neurobiology/ Pediatrics
Kazuhiko Mitsui
Chemistry

Stereoselective Prins Cyclizations of Cyclic a-Acetoxy Ethers in the Construction of Oxabicycles

Scott Rychnovsky
Chemistry
Nader Nassif
Biological Sciences/ Physics

Imaging of the Rat Sciatic Nerve Using Polarization Sensitive Optical Coherence

Johannes de Boer
Beckman Laser Institute

Brian Wong

Head & Neck Surgery
Joshua Neil
Mathematics

Quantization and Segmentation of Images

Hongkai Zhao
Mathematics
Adrienne Ng
Environmental Analysis & Design

Do Community Development Block Grant Funds Effectively Target Low and Moderate Income Populations in Orange County, CA?

Scott Bollens
Urban & Regional Planning
Jan Nguyen
Psychology & Social Behavior

Examining the Validity of the MMPI: A Comparison Between the English and Vietnamese Version

Jeanett Castellanos
Social Sciences
Nicholas Nguyen
Aerospace Engineering/ Biological Sciences/ Mechanical Engineering

A Robotic Walking Assistant for Spinal Transected Rats

David Reinkensmeyer
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Phuong Nguyen
Biological Sciences

The Relationship Between Feeding Rate and Foraging Path Lengths in Populations of Drosophila melanogaster Selected for Ammonia and Urea Resistance

Laurence Mueller
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Thanhtruc Nguyen
Chemical Engineering

Development of a MEMS-Based Dielectic Mirror

Richard Nelson
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Emily Oh
Information & Computer Science

Development of an Educational Software Engineering Simulation Environment

Adriaan Van der Hoek
Information & Computer Science
Veronica Orozco
Psychology

MMPI and Latinos: Examining the Validity of the Hypochondriasis Scale

Jeanett Castellanos
Social Sciences
Cinthia Otero
Social Science

Hondurans: The Study of an Invisible Population in Southern California

Caeser Sereseres
Social Sciences
Vahagn Ovasapyan
Biological Sciences

Pre and Post-Stimulus Potentials During a Self-Initiated Target Detection Task

Arnold Starr
Neurology
Kirk Pak
Neurobiology

Effect of Estrogen on Neuronal Nitric Oxide Synthase (nNos)

Sue Duckles
Diana Krause

Pharmacology
Arush Patel
Economics/ Neurobiology

Optimization of Schwann Cell Adhesion for Peripheral Nerve Injury

Ranjan Gupta
Orthopedic Surgery
Bonnie Pau
Biological Sciences

Analysis of Sonic hedgehog Gene Expression in Retinoid-Induced Limb Malformation of Xenopus

Susan Bryant
David Gardiner

Developmental & Cell Biology
Evelyn Perez
Social Science

Factors Leading Latino Immigrant Students to Pursue a Postsecondary Education

Caesar Sereseres
Social Sciences
Tran Phan
Biological Sciences/ Sociology

The Role of Antibodies in Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection

Donald Forthal
Medicine
Elizabeth Price
English

Reactions to Memorials of Stigmatized War: A Look at Vietnam War Memorials

Jane Newman
English & Comparative Literature
James Pugeda
Biological Sciences

Cultural Sensitivity in Medicine

Sibylle Reinsch
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Jessica Raczka
History

Lenin and Stalin: The Transformation of the Visual Cult of the Leader in Russia

Lynn Mally
History
Monica Ralli
Biological Sciences

Inhibition of TGF-▀ Mediated Pancreatic Cancer Cell Growth

Murray Korc
Medicine
Jessica Rickert
History/ Neurobiology

Rapidly Acquired Associative Learning of Stimulus Orientation Through Tactile Cues

Ron Frostig
Neurobiology & Behavior
Rocio Rosales
Psychology

Underutilization of Mental Health Care Services Among Mexican Americans

Michael Scavio
Social Sciences
Lucas Rowell
Chemistry

Solvolysis of Hydrogen Chloride Step by Step

Kenneth Janda
Chemistry
Ivan Santos
Biological Sciences/ International Studies

Effects of Chronic Nicotine Exposure on N-AChR Expression of Mouse Cortical Neurons

Martin Smith
Anatomy & Neurobiology
Kevin Savage
Environmental Analysis & Design

A Seasonal Coastal Water Quality of the Santa Ana Rivermouth

Sunny Jiang
Environmental Analysis & Design
Paul Sevilla
English

Humanities Out There

Julia Lupton
English & Comparative Literature
Regina Shoppe
Psychology & Social Behavior

Daily Lives of Depressed Adolescents

Carol Whalen
Psychology & Social Behavior
Rakhi Sinha
Biological Sciences

Modifications in the Structure and Function of Fibrinogen in Diabetics

Agnes Henschen
Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
Reshmi Sinha
Biological Sciences

Characterization of the Essential Gene, MIAI, in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Michael Cumsky
Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
Willie Siu
Biological Sciences

Effects of Simulated Microgravity on Vascular Contractility: Role of the Non-Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Pathway

Ralph Purdy
Pharmacology
Bryan Sommese
Biological Sciences

Neuroprotective Role of Tranforming Growth Factor Alpha (TGF-a ) in the Rodent Nigrostriatal System

James Fallon
Anatomy & Neurobiology
Santosh Swamidass
Computer Engineering

MEMS Micro-Mirrors: From Design to Experimental Characterization

Andrei Shkel
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Pany Tehrani
Biological Sciences

Emotional Functioning of Patients with Epilepsy Based on a Comprehensive Evaluation of MMPI-2 Results

Linda Nelson
Neurology
John Tierney
Biological Sciences

The Evolution of Late-Life Fertility in Drosophila melanogaster

Michael Rose
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Gene Tran
Biological Sciences/ Chemistry

Optical Doppler Tomography/ Optical Coherence Tomography

Zhongping Chen
Beckman Laser Institute
Kim Tran
Biological Sciences

Hippocampal GR-mRNA Levels in the Immature Rat are Modulated Primarily by Sensory Maternal Derived Signals

Tallie Z. Baram
Anatomy & Neurobiology/ Pediatrics
Nga Tran
Chemistry

Synthesis of Highly Functionalized Tetrahydropyrroles

Fillmore Freeman
Chemistry
Clifford Tse
Applied Ecology

Comparison of the Level of Fecal Bacteria Contamination in Rivers and Creeks in Southern California

Sunny Jiang
Environmental Analysis & Design
Porino Va
Chemistry

Synthesis of a Dityrosine-Linked Protein G Peptide Dimer

David Van Vranken
Chemistry
Tina Vacharkulksemsuk
Political Science/ Social Science

The Social and Economic Effects of UC Irvine on the University Marketplace

James Danziger
Social Sciences
Florence Villa
Biological Sciences

Phenotypic Characterization of ALP23B and Mav, Novel TGF-▀ Ligands

Kavita Arora
Developmental & Cell Biology
Danielle Wallace
Criminology, Law & Society/ Psychology & Social Behavior

The Impact of Community Socioeconomic Status on Role Conflict in Police Officers

Cheryl Maxson
Criminology, Law & Society
Joanne Wang
Applied Ecology

Determination of the Prevalence of Diarrhoegenic E. coli. Toxin Genes in Waste Lagoons

Betty Olson
Environmental Analysis & Design
Amy Siu-Ting Wong
Chemistry

Synthesis of Aza-Butadienes, Pyrroles, and Hexadienoates Using Aminomalonitrile Tosylate (AMNT) and Aldehydes.

Fillmore Freeman
Chemistry
Jenny Wong
Biological Sciences

Effects of Glypican-1Core Protein Structures on Heparan Sulfate Preference and Efficiency of Glycosaminoglycan Addition

Arthur Lander
Developmental Biology Center
Sallis Yip
Neurobiology

Patterns of 2-Dexyglucose Uptake in the Rat Olfactory Bulb Upon Exposure to Different Components of Peppermint

Michael Leon
Neurobiology & Behavior
Gina Yoo
Biological Sciences

The Effects of Acetylsalicylic Acid on the Structure and Function of Fibrinogen

Agnes Henschen
Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
Angela Young
Biological Sciences

Identification and Characterization of the Anandamide Precursor, N-Arachidonyl Phosphatidylethanolamide in Brain and Lung Tissues

Daniele Piomelli
Pharmacology
Oscar Young
Biological Sciences

Acquisition of Nicotine Self-Administration and Adult Male Rats

James Belluzzi
Pharmacology
Shirley Young
Biological Sciences

Simulated Microgravity-Induced Vascular Hyporesponsiveness to Norepinephrine and PDGF: Roles of Receptor and Non-Receptor Tyrosine Kinase

Ralph Purdy
Pharmacology
Shahin Yousef
Biological Sciences

Aging Effects on Viability of Drosophila melanogaster

Michael Rose
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Group Poster Presentations:
Jenny Arevalo
Irene Pau

Environmental Engineering

A Comparative Study of Hydrodynamic Models for Coastal Wetlands

Brett Sanders
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Nhu Dao
Chemistry

Suma Srinath

Biological Sciences

Effects of Estrogen and Hypoxia on VEGF

Diana Krause
Pharmacology
Janett Glaser
Michael Liu

Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

Rafael Gonzalez

Biological Sciences

Reducing the T Cell Response to Spinal Cord Injury Decreases Posttraumatic Degeneration

Hans Keirstead
Anatomy & Neurobiology
Angel Lau
Yasushi Ogura

Information & Computer Science

Accessing PDA's Local Resources by Mobile Agent

Tatsuya Suda
Information & Computer Science
Trevor Chuang
Computer Engineering

Jeffrey Weiss

Information & Computer Science

Multimedia Over High-Speed Computer Networks

Tatsuya Suda
Information & Computer Science
Grace Law
Criminology, Law & Society/
Social Science

Danielle Wallace

Criminology, Law & Society/ Psychology & Social Behavior

Reasonable Doubt: An Analysis of the Characteristics that Form Inconsistent Thresholds for Determining Guilt

William Thompson
Criminology, Law & Society
Yinhui Chao
Electrical Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering

Alex Cheung

Aerospace Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering

Colliding Beam Fusion Reactor Space Propulsion System

Frank Wessel
Physics & Astronomy
Julie Nguyen
Psychology

Sara Ugaz

Psychology & Social Behavior

The Relationship Between Violence Exposure and Depression in Adolescents

Carol Whalen
Psychology & Social Behavior
Shagufta Ahmed
Shaista Ahmed

Economics/ Political Science

Amy Zhuang

Chemistry/ Economics

Mutual Associations in Medieval England

Gary Richardson
Social Sciences
Jennifer Cao
Hannah Chang

Economics

Product Innovation in Medieval Europe: The Evolution of Cheese During the Second Millennium

Gary Richardson
Social Sciences
Sirintra Charoenbanpachon
Dorothy Lin

Biological Sciences

Fluorescence Changes Characteristics of Oral Malignancy

Petra Wilder-Smith
Beckman Laser Institute
Aisha Kaka
Alia Shbeeb

Biological Sciences

Effects of Simulated Microgravity on Vascular Contractility: Role Voltage Operated Calcium Channels

Ralph Purdy
Pharmacology
Nevine Mikhail
Kathryn Nguyen

Biological Sciences

The Effects of Estrogen on Prostacyclin Production in Rat Brain Blood Vessels

Diana Krause
Pharmacology
Chan-Tran P. Dang
Peter Hong

Biological Sciences

The Utility of New Countywide Spinal Immobilization Criteria: The Paramedics Perspective

Federico Vaca
Emergency Medicine
Cecilia Gutierrez
Marta Ornelas

Psychology & Social Behavior

The Issues and Possible Solutions of Integrating Fieldwork into the Academic Curriculum Among University Students

Sally Peterson
Student Affairs
Minh Nguyen
Undeclared

Mong-Xuan Vu

Information & Computer Science

Asian American Women During the Age of Exclusion

Gary Richardson
Social Sciences