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E-SURP Awards - 2013

E-SURP Fellows are expected to adhere to specific research and general conduct rules. Please click here to view the E-SURP Policy & Regulation Manual.

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

Mohamad Abedi Biomedical Engineering Professor Elliot Hui Highly Sensitive Cardiac Troponin I Detection Using a Pneumatically Controlled Diagnostic Chip
Danny Baldo Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine Professor Anna Grosberg Establish and Optimize Primary Cardiomyocyte Harvest
Thanh Chung Biomedical Engineering Professor Wendy Liu The Effect of Cell Shape on Macrophage Phenotype: An Immunofluorescence-based Analysis
Matthew Curtis Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine Professor Steven George Analyzing the Effects of Cancer Drugs on a Tissue Engineered Model of Tumor Angiogenesis
Horacio Estabridis Biomedical Engineering Professor Elliot Botvinick Mechanical Analysis of Extracellular Matrix Fibers With Space-Time Image Correlation Spectroscopy (STICS)
Nicholas Flohn Electrical Engineering Professor Steven George Pacing System for Heart Tissue
Kelsey Fung Biomedical Engineering Professor Steven George Testing the Effect of Scaffold Stiffness on Collagen mRNA Transcription in Cardiac Fibroblasts
Pearl Law Public Health Sciences Professor Steven George 3-D Cardiomyocyte Tissue Model
Kimberly Lim Biological Sciences Professor Christopher Hughes Wnt5a Regulates Ang-1/Tie-2 Signaling in Endothelial Cells
Jessica Motherwell Biomedical Engineering Professor Steven George Determining Optimal Oxygen Tension for Preconditioning Fibrin Gels to Best Stimulate Angiogenesis in vivo Utilizing Transduced Fibroblasts
Steven Muawad Microbiology & Immunology Professor Christopher Hughes Using a Three-Dimensional Tissue Culture Assay to Screen for Potential Inhibitors of Angiogenesis
Neto Sosa Biomedical Engineering Professor Wendy Liu Inhibition of Macrophage Activation With Immunomodulating Protein Coating on Biomaterials
Nicholas Sullivan Biomedical Engineering Professor Anna Grosberg Construction of Cell Stretching Devices for Stretching of Cardiomyocytes
Vinson Tran Biomedical Engineering Professor Steven George Microfluidic Devices to Create Morphogen Gradients for Studying Angiogenesis
Roger Tu Biological Sciences Professor Michelle Khine Evaluation of TeSR-E8 Cell Medium for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Culture

Number of Proposals Submitted = 19
Number of Fellowships Awarded = 15
Number of Honorary Fellowships = 0

Total Funds Requested = $48,000
Total Funds Awarded = $30,000

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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