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E-SURP Awards - 2014

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

Hamza Atcha Biomedical Engineering Professor Wendy Liu Studying Macrophage Response to Mechanical Stretch
Claudia Cetrola Biomedical Engineering Professor William Tang Systematic Studies on Cardiomyocyte Viability on Different Substrates and Coatings
Avinash Chinchali Biomedical Engineering Professor Arash Kheradvar Correlation of 3D Flow Field and Clinical Parameters in Patients with Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot
Jason Core Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine Professor Anna Grosberg Detection and Quantitative Analysis of Nuclei Imperfection in Fluorescent Imaging
Junghyun Kim Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine Professor Christopher Hughes Optimizing Lining of Endothelial Cells to Improve Anastomosis between Microfluidic Channels and Perfused Capillary Networks in Cultured 3D Human Microtissues
Dara Nguyen Pharmaceutical Science Professor Geoffrey Abbott Understanding the Role of KCNE2 Deletion in Cardiovascular Disease
Thai Nguyen Biomedical Engineering Professor Bernard Choi Laser Speckle Contrast Imaging using a Consumer Grade Webcam
Thi Tran Biomedical Engineering Professor Elliot Botvinick Elucidating the Role of Matrix Stiffness in Promoting Tumor Progression
Kevin Trieu Biomedical Engineering Professor Elliot Hui Autonomous Microfluidic Diagnostic Device for the Detection of Cardiac Troponin I
Roger Tu Biological Sciences Professor Michelle Khine Microcontact Printed Cellular Micro Array on Biomimetic Wrinkles for High Throughput Drug Screening of Stem Cell Derived Cardiomyocytes

Number of Proposals Submitted = 24
Number of Fellowships Awarded = 10
Number of Honorary Fellowships = 0

Total Funds Requested = $50,678
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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