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E-SURP Awards - 2012

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Congratulations to the following students for receiving an Edwards Lifesciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program (E-SURP) Fellowship in support of their faculty-mentored research projects.

Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Matthew Curtis Biomedical Engineering Professor Steven George The Effects of Oxygen Preconditioning on the Vascularization of Thick Tissues for Implantation
Chase Davis Biomedical Engineering Professor Wendy Liu Investigating the Role of Substrate Mechanics on Macrophage Polarization
Brandon Dueitt Biomedical Engineering Professor Arash Kheradvar Vortex Pair Unification in Bi-Annular Mitral Repair Technologies
Horacio Estabridis Biomedical Engineering Professor Elliot Botvinick STICS Analysis of High Speed Confocal Images
Patrick Lo Biomedical Engineering Professor Bernard Choi High Resolution, Depth-Resolved Imaging of Mouse Heart Microvasculature Using Optical Histology
Stephen Mock Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine Professor Michelle Khine Using Photolithography and Oxygen Plasma Etching Techniques to Design Optimized Superhydrophobic and Hydrophilic Surfaces on Open Microfluidic Chips
Hyung Phouasalit Biomedical Engineering Professor Elliot Hui Tumor-Fibroblast Expression Patterns Induced by Short Range Paracrine Signaling and the Effects of Spatially Activating the Wnt Pathway
Chelsea Pittman Genetics Professor Bernard Choi In vivo Quantitative Optical Analysis of Implanted Prevascularized Engineered Tissues Composed of Fibrin and Collagen of Variable Concentration
Miranda Ramirez Mechanical Engineering Professor Steven George Biaxial High-Throughput Mechanical Stimulation Cell Culture System
Roger Tu Biological Sciences Professor Michelle Khine Functional Alignment of Human Embryonic Stem Cells Derived Cardiomyocytes to Promote Maturation

Number of Proposals Submitted = 18
Number of Fellowships Awarded = 10
Number of Honorary Fellowships = 0

Total Funds Requested = $37,372.34
Total Funds Awarded = $20,000

For more information, please contact:

Anu Nanjappa, Assistant Director
The Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technology
2400 Engineering Hall
Phone: (949) 824-0071 e-mail: cardio@uci.edu

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