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)
Scott Avecilla

Biological Sciences

Evaluation of Cellular Uptake of Synthetic DNA Binding Ligands

Dr. Barbara Hamkalo

Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

Peter Babilo

Chemical Engineering

Determination of Mechanical Properties Through Instrumented Indentation

Dr. Doug Smith

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Elissa Babiuk

Applied Ecology

Determination of Antibiotic Resistant Vibrio cholerae Isolated from the Newport Bay Watershed

Dr. Sunny Jiang

Environmental Analysis & Design

Siavosh Bahrami

Information & Computer Science

Construction of a Robotic Interface Platform for Testing Computational Models of Mammalian Brain Circuits

Dr. Richard Granger

Information & Computer Science

Julie Boshra

Biological Sciences

Estrogen Increases Levels of Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase (eNOS) Protein in Isolated Rat Cerebral Microvessels

Dr. Diana Krause

Pharmacology

Sergio Bustamante

Biological Sciences

Prevalence and Distribution of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Types Infecting a Population in Oaxaca, Mexico

Dr. Victor DeFillipis

Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

Patricia Cerda

Psychology & Spanish

Effects of Acculturation on Attitudes Regarding Mental Health Care Utilization by Individuals of Mexican Ancestry in Santa Ana, California

Dr. Caesar Sereseres

Social Science

William Charette Jr.

Chemistry & Biological Sciences

Mechanism of Nickel Nanoparticle Growth

Dr. Reginald Penner

Chemistry

Richard Chou

Biological Sciences

Response of Rat Gastrocnemius Muscle to Tibial Distraction and Lengthening

Dr. Vince Caiozzo

Orthopaedic Surgery

Heather Clayton

Environmental Analysis & Design

Parasitic Protozoa Contamination of San Diego Creek by Cliff Swallow Population

Dr. Betty Olson

Environmental Analysis & Design

Carlene Chun

Biological Sciences

Bioactive VEGF Expression in Pancreatic Cancer Cells

Dr. Jian-ying Luo

Dr. Murray Korc

Medicine

David Cuccia

Physics

Fluorescence Laparoscopic Detection of Metastatic Ovarian Cancer Using 5-Aminolevulinic Acid (ALA) in an Animal Model

Dr. Bruce Tromberg

Beckman Laser Institute

Quang Dao

Psychology

Bimodal Speech Perception in Speakers of Chinese

Dr. Virginia Mann

Cognitive Sciences

Xavier Dao

Economics

Heat Capacity Changes of Cartilage During Laser Irradiation

Dr. Brian J.F. Wong

Head & Neck Surgery

Theresa Dinise

Biological Sciences

The Correlation Between Epilepsy and b -Amyloid Plaque Formation

Dr. Elizabeth Head

Institute for Brain Aging & Dementia

Dutran Do

Biological Sciences

A Novel Characterization Strategy Providing Evidence for the Exclusive Presence of Homodimers in Three Fibrinogens with Mutations at the Aminoterminus of the Aa Chain

Dr. Agnes Henschen-Edman

Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

Duy Duong

Biological Sciences

Molecular Interactions of Glypican-1, A Cell-surface Heparan Sulfate Proteoglycan

Dr. Arthur Lander

Developmental & Cellular Biology

Naglaa El-Abbadi

Biological Sciences

Growth Comparison of Meningitis Pathogens on Human versus Sheep Blood Agar

Dr. Gail Chapman

American Navy Medical Research Unit

Alyaa El-Abbadi

Psychology

Education in Egypt: Investigating the Reasons for Private Lessons

Dr. Caesar Sereseres

Social Science

Anna Jane Eliseo

Biological Sciences

Topical Bactericides: Wetting Agents

Dr. Jerry McCullough

Dermatology

Julienne Escamilla

Biological Sciences

Analysis of Gene Defects Which Can Lead to Ethylmalonic Aciduria and Leigh Syndrome

Dr. Moyra Smith

Pediatrics

Tamer Fathy

Biological Sciences

Role of Nitric Oxide and Potassium Channels in Endothelium Dependent Vasodilation

Dr. Ralph Purdy

Pharmacology

Thelma Gamboa

Biological Sciences

Cholinergic Projections from the Nucleus Basalis Magnocellularis (NBM) are Critical for Basolateral Amygdala (BLA) Mediated Modulation of Memory and Unconditional Fear Behavior

Dr. James McGaugh

Neurobiology & Behavior

Briz Garcia

Mechanical Engineering

Reducing Friction and Air Leakage in a Pneumatic Robot Arm

Dr. James Bobrow

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Thillen Gee

Biological Sciences

Genetics of Male Sterility in Schiedea menziesii

Dr. Ann K. Sakai

Dr. Stephen Weller

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Jennifer Gleason

English

Miranda: An Early Angel

Dr. Julia Lupton

English & Comparative Literature

Jovanna Gonsalves

Sociology

The Effects of the "Promise Keepers" Movement on Marital Relations

Dr. Judith Stepan-Norris

Sociology

Fernando Gonzalez

Electrical Engineering

Optical Characterizations of Biomedical Microfluidic Devices

Dr. Guann-pyng Li

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Irene Gonzalez

Spanish/ Criminology, Law & Society

Assessing the Academic and Psychological Preparedness of Latino and White High School Students in Advanced Placement Courses

Dr. Caesar Sereseres

Social Science

Raj Gopalakrishnan

Biological Sciences

The Role of Activin in Olfactory Epithelium Neurogenesis

Dr. Anne Calof

Anatomy & Neurobiology

Phillip Gruber

Chemistry

Studies Toward Enantiselective Total Synthesis of (+)-Aldosterone

Dr. Kenneth Shea

Chemistry

Sukgu Han

Biological Sciences

Simulated Microgravity-Induced Vascular Hyporesponsiveness: Role of Voltage-Operated Calcium Channels

Dr. Ralph Purdy

Pharmacology

Guitar Hanna

Biological Sciences

Longterm Consequences of CRH Administration on Hippocampal Structure and Function: A Model for the Effects of Early Life Stress

Dr. Tallie Z. Baram

Anatomy & Neurobiology

Rodney Hironymous

Comparative Literature

Photo-Documentary of the IMW Trailer Park

On-Campus at UCI

Dr. Richard Kroll

English & Comparative Literature

Esther Huang

English

The Evolving Democracy in Taiwan

Dr. Kenneth Pomeranz

History

Huai-En Huang

Biological Sciences

Determination of Burn Depth by Polarization Sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography

Dr. Zhongping Chen

Beckman Laser Institute

J. Daniel Jimenez

Economics

Academic Success Among Chicano/Latino High School Students: The Role of Parental Attitudes and Behavior

Dr. Caesar Sereseres

Social Science

Carlos Juárez

Applied Ecology

Coral Bleaching

Dr. Andrea Grottoli

Earth System Science

Jennifer Juhn

Biological Sciences

Construction and Characterization of an IP-10 Expressing, Replication-Deficient Adenovirus

Dr. Jerry Manning

Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

Lisa Julian

Chemistry

Investigations to Install an Aryl Iodine for Optimization of a Complex Heck Reaction

Dr. Larry Overman

Chemistry

Gina Kwong

Applied Ecology

Prevalence and Diversity of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in Primary Sewage

Dr. Sunny Jiang

Environmental Analysis & Design

Irla-Myda Ladia

Biological Sciences

How Does Water Content of Dessication-Resistant Flies Vary with Developmental Stages?

Dr. Timothy Bradley

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Yujin Lee

Biological Sciences

Growth of Syntrophobotulus glycolicus in a Controlled H2 Apparatus

Dr. William Reeburgh

Earth System Science

Hsu Li

Biological Sciences

Role of IAPs in Conferring Drug Resistance to MDR Tumor Cells

Dr. Sastry Gollapudi

Dr. Choong Kim

Medicine

Karen Magsipoc

Biological Sciences

Activation of Ischemically Sensitive Cardiac Afferents During Myocardial Ischemia: Role of Serotonin

Dr. John Longhurst

Medicine

Lou Rose Malamug

Biological Sciences

Determining the Role of Presynaptic Nicotinic Cholinergic and Adenosine A1 Receptors in Silence-Induced Potentiation

Dr. Ronald Meyer

Developmental & Cellular Biology

Gopi Manthripragada

Biological Sciences

Functional Analysis of PML bodies by Modern Microscopy

Dr. Vickie LaMorte

Beckman Laser Institute

Sean McDermott

Chemical Engineering

Vector Stability in Kluyveromyces

Dr. Nancy DaSilva

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering & Materials Science

Hao (Kevin) Mee

Chemistry

Dimerization Studies of Chemical Models of Protein

b -Sheets in Aqueous Solution

Dr. James Nowick

Chemistry

Erene Mina

Biological Sciences

Effects of Prolonged Febrile Seizures on Cell Proliferation in the Immature Rat Hippocampus

Dr. Tallie Z. Baram

Pediatrics

Juan Montelongo

Applied Ecology & Anthropology

Genetic Diversity of the ars operon Among Arsenic Resistant E. coli

Dr. Betty Olson

Environmental Analysis & Design

Nader Nassif

Physics & Biological Sciences

Inline Fiber Polarization Modulation in a PS-OCT System

Dr. Johannes de Boer

Surgery

Dung Nguyen

Chemistry

Catalytic Dehalogenation

Dr. Patrick Farmer

Chemistry

Kathryn Nguyen

Biological Sciences

The Effects of Estrogen on Nitric Oxide Responses in Rat Thoracic Aorta

Dr. Diana Krause

Pharmacology

Uzma Noamani

Chemistry

Mechanisms of ALA-Fluorescence in Malignant Tissue

Dr. Petra Wilder-Smith

Surgery

Keiichiro Ono

Information & Computer Science

Identifying Merohedral Twinning in the Protein Data Bank

Dr. Hartmut Luecke

Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

Kirk Pak

Biological Sciences

Effect of Gender on the Release of Endothelial Factors by Acetylcholine and Shear Stress

Dr. Diana Krause

Dr. Sue Duckles

Pharmacology

Evelyn Perez

Social Science

The Street Vendors of Santa Ana: A Case Study in Immigrant Informal Economy and Ethnic Politics

Dr. Caesar Sereseres

Social Science

Xochitl Perez

Anthropology/ Psychology & Social Behavior

The Utilization of Breast Cancer Screening Services Among Hispanic Women of Orange County

Dr. Caesar Sereseres

Social Science

Andrew Phan

Biological Sciences

Activated Platelets Stimulate Cardiac Afferents

Dr. Liang-wu Fu

Dr. John Longhurst

Medicine

Christina Rahn

Criminology, Law & Society

The Impact of Domestic Violence

Dr. Raymond Novaco

Psychology & Social Behavior

Daniel Ramirez

Sociology & Political Science

Ph.D. Earnings Across Race and Gender

Dr. Caesar Sereseres

Social Science

Melissa Reyes

Biological Sciences

The Study of Gene Expression in the Human Pathogen Chlamydia

Dr. Ming Tan

Microbiology & Molecular Genetics

Monica Rhee

Applied Ecology/ Environmental Analysis & Design

The Prevalence and Diversity of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in Upper Newport Bay, CA

Dr. Sunny Jiang

Environmental Analysis & Design

Carlos Rodriguez

Social Ecology

Community Policing Officers' Attitudes and Perceptions

Dr. John Dombrink

Criminology, Law & Society

Nancy Rodriguez

Psychology & Sociology

Differing Risk Perceptions About HIV/AIDS: Effects of Level of Education, Acculturation and Socio-Economic Status

Dr. Elaine Vaughan

Psychology & Social Behavior

Sarah Sheibani

Biological Sciences

The Role of Signal Transduction in the Vascular Effect of Simulated Microgravity

Dr. Ralph Purdy

Pharmacology

Radhika Sood

Biological Sciences

Use of Unconventional Therapy by Immigrants from India Residing in Southern California

Dr. Sibylle Reinsch

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Edward Stecker

Information & Computer Science

Multimedia Over High Speed Networks: Coexistence with Data Streams

Dr. Tatsuya Suda

Information & Computer Science

Sanjay Swamidass

Biological Sciences

Codon Pair Bias and Secretory Leaders in Yeast, E. coli and B. subtilis

Dr. George Gutman

Microbiology & Molecular Genetics

Tuong Ta

Biological Sciences

Functional Analysis of Different Isoforms of a Transcription Regulatory Protein, TCF-4

Dr. Marian Waterman

Microbiology & Molecular Genetics

Rosaura Tafoya-Estrada

Sociology & Political Science

Teacher Influence on Minority Students' Academic Success

Dr. Caesar Sereseres

Social Science

Pany Tehrani

Biological Sciences

Emotional Functioning in Epilepsy

Dr. Linda Nelson

Neurology

Kimberley Tomlinson

Psychology

Neural Systems Supporting Speech Perception:

An fMRI Study

Dr. Gregory Hickok

Cognitive Sciences

Vinh Tran

Applied Ecology

The Prevalence and Diversity of Antibiotic Bacteria in San Diego Creek, CA

Dr. Sunny Jiang

Environmental Analysis & Design

Mimosa Tran

Biological Sciences

Effects of Estrogen on Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase (eNOS) Activity on Rat Cerebral Microvessels

Dr. Diana Krause

Pharmacology

Jesse Vargas

Biological Sciences & Chemistry

Development and Application of the Type Two Intramolecular Nitroso Diels-Alder Reaction

Dr. Kenneth Shea

Chemistry

Herman Villalba

Biological Sciences

Studies on Xenopus laevis Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptors

Dr. Ricardo Miledi

Neurobiology & Behavior

Maria Villegas

Sociology

The Impact of Teachers' Degrees and Motivations on High School Students' University of California Eligibility

Dr. Caesar Sereseres

Social Science

Randall Waldrep

Physics

Photolithographic Techniques for Fabricating Micromachined Silicon Oscillators

Dr. Peter Taborek

Physics

Zhu Wei

Biological Sciences

T Cell Epitope Mapping of the Paraflagellar Rod Protein 3 (PAR 3) of Trypanosoma cruzi

Dr. Jerry Manning

Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

Warren Wiechmann

Biological Sciences

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

Dr. Federico Vaca

Emergency Medicine

Serena Wong

Biological Sciences

15-DeoxyD 12, 14-prostaglandin J2, A Specific Ligand for Peroxisome Proliferator-activated Receptor-g , Induced Neuronal Apoptosis

Dr. David Cribbs

Neurology

Student Presenter(s) Project Title Faculty Mentor(s)
Puya Yazdi

Biological Sciences

Immortality in Drosophila

Dr. Michael Rose

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Shirley Young

Biological Sciences

Simulated Microgravity Induces Vascular Hyporesponsiveness to Norephinephrine: Role of Protein Tyrosine Phosphorylation

Dr. Ralph Purdy

Pharmacology

 

Group Poster Presentations:

Kevin Boswell

Vinh Nguyen

Biological Sciences

Development of a Culture System for Characterizing the Electrophysiological Properties of Drosophila Mushroom Body Neurons

Dr. Diane O'Dowd

Anatomy & Neurobiology

Bill Chan

Chun Feng

Biological Sciences

Nicotine Self-administration in Naďve Rats: Comparison to Cocaine

Dr. James Belluzzi

Pharmacology

Yinhui Chao

Electrical Engineering

Alex Cheung

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Colliding Beam Fusion Reactor Space Propulsion System

Dr. Frank J. Wessel

Physics

Mark Choi

Ahdy Messiha

Biological Sciences

Limonene and Terpinen-4-ol Enantiomers Evoke Differences in the Spatial Coding of the Rat Olfactory Bulb

Dr. Michael Leon

Neurobiology & Behavior

Hsiao-Shyang Chow

Jie Li

Biological Sciences

The Function of Serotonin in C. elegans

Dr. Ji Ying Sze

Anatomy & Neurobiology

Linh Duong

Gemi Nguyen

Biological Sciences

Assessment of Neurotoxic Injury Using Tyrosine Hydroxylase and Fluoro-jade Histochemistry

Dr. James Fallon

Dr. Richard Kinyamu

Dr. Isaac Opole

Anatomy & Neurobiology

James Khu

Kevin Le

Biological Sciences

The Usefulness of Violence Screening and Referral Cards in a Clinical Setting

Dr. Federico Vaca

Emergency Medicine

Tai-Wei Lin

Chad Seeraty

Information & Computer Science

Effects of Computer-Based Patient Records on Physician-Patient Interactions: Physicians' Perspectives

Dr. Wanda Pratt

Dr. Madhu Reddy

Information & Computer Science

Martha Martinez

Jehan Seirafi

Psychology & Social Behavior

The Home Environment as Related to the Social Interaction and Play Levels of Twelve Month Old Children with Autism

Dr. Wendy Goldberg

Psychology & Social Behavior

Vi Quach

Manpreet Sidhu

Biological Sciences

Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors in Rat Muscle

Dr. Ricardo Miledi

Neurobiology & Behavior

Karla Aguirre

Dan Garcia

Laura Loustaunau

Psychology & Social Behavior

Perceived (In)vulnerability in Contracepting and Noncontracepting Teens

Dr. Jennifer Johnson

Pediatrics

Eleanor Cabrera

Gabriel Katz

Tran Phan

Biological Sciences

Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PBMC) Augment the Antiviral Activity of Anti-Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Immunoglobulin (Ig)

Dr. Donald Forthal

Medicine

Emily Chiang

Tiffany Truong

Economics & International Studies

Ben Oh

Sociology

Chinese Migrant Flows in the Era of Exclusion

Dr. Gary Richardson

Economics

Jon Dannenberg

Derek Drenske

Emil Karapetian

Michael Peters

Arnold Tuason

Mechanical Engineering

SAE Collegiate Design Competition: Mini Baja

Dr. Enrique Lavernia

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering & Materials Science

Ignacio Diaz

Charles Huang

Catherine Le

Jose Tong

Geoffrey Truit

Mechanical Engineering

Ralf Socher

Aerospace Engineering

Masamitsu Tsuruta

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Anteater Work - A UC Irvine Aero West Design

Dr. John LaRue

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Panda Chandsawangbhuwana

Daniel Chen

Patrick Couch

John Luong

Dieuanh Phan

Vu Phi

Juan Carlos Sotelo

Terrence Yao

Mechanical Engineering

Formula SAE

Dr. Haris Catrakis

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering