Fall 2004 Grant Recipients - (G-L)

Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Dulce A. Garcia

Sociology/ Chicano/Latino Studies Program

Professor Deborah Vargas

Against All Odds: Lesbian Mothers of Color Defining “Family” with Pride

Mathew M. Garcia

Aerospace Engineering

Professor Kenneth D. Mease

Design and Flight of an Autonomous Aircraft

Simon G. Gebremariam

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Professor Maria Cristina C. Kenney

Effects of 7-Ketocholesterol on Expressional Regulation of iNOS, uPAR, and Mortalin-2 Protein Receptors in Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells

Sara H. Ghazi


Professor Greg Hickok
Professor Ginger Stickney
Professor Fan-Gang Zeng

Brain Mechanisms in Auditory-Visual Speech Perception

Liliana Gonzalez

Criminology, Law & Society/ Chicano/Latino Studies

Professor Deborah R.. Vargas

Queer Chicana Identity Formations

Rodger M. Gray

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology/ Chemical Engineering

Professor Petra E. Wilder-Smith

Autofluorescense and Induced Protoporphyrin IX (PPIX) Fluorescense of Helicobacter Pylori (HP) Infected Human Gastric Mucosa For Non-Invasive in vivo Diagnostics

Max W. Green Jr.

Sociology/ Political Science and Economics

Professor Samuel L. Gilmore

Status Leveling Through Forms of Address and Organizational Benefits

Amelia E. Guimarin

Anthropology/ Studio Art

Professor Teresa P. Caldeira

In the Flesh

Jian Guo


Professor Edwin Monuki

The LHX2 Gene in Human Brain Malformations

Cynthia Gutierrez


Professor Leo R.. Chavez
Professor Caesar D.. Sereseres

Latinas and Pap Smears

Shwetha V. Hareesh

Sociology/ Pschology & Social Behavior

Professor Jennan Read

How Do Traditional Gender Roles Continue to Exist?

Heather D. Hocking


Professor Jeanett Castellanos

Perceived Educational Barriers, Cultural Fit, Coping Mechanisms and Psychological Well-Being Among African American Women Undergraduates

Catherine Hsieh


Professor Jeanett Castellanos

Parachute Kids: The Impact of the Parachute Experience on College Adjustment

Diana Y. Hsueh

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Professor James T. Randerson

Climate Control Over Ecosystem Respiration: Using Isotopes to Determine the Sources and Ages of Respired Carbon

Christopher P. Huynh

Biological Sciences

Professor Guey-Chuen Perng

Construction of a Controllable Gene Expression Vector

Annie Issagholian

Biological Sciences

Professor Lbachir BenMohamed

Studies of Immunogenicity and Protective Efficacy of Herpes Simplex Virus-1 (HSV-1) Lipopeptides Against Ocular and Genital Herpes in Mice

Michael Z. Iyanaga


Professor Robert Garfias

Son Jarocho: A Music and Culture

Helia Jazayeri

International Studies

Professor Lina Kreidie

Superior Liability and International Humanitarian Law

Liz R. Jorgensen


Professor Robert Boross

Professional Performing Experience in European Jazz Dance Festival

Kari C. Kadomatsu


Professor Kenneth Chew

The Representation of Female Partners in Private Law Firms: An Investigation of Cohorts

John L. King


Professor Robert Garfias
Professor David Kirkby
Professor Cristina V. Lopes

Detection and Comparison of Culturally Situated Language Patterns for Conveyance of Intent

Sarah G. Knoesen

Political Science/ Economics

Professor Anthony McGann

Democratization in Africa: The Effects of Power Sharing on the Success and Failure of Democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Je D. Ko

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Professor Hung Y. Fan

Preliminary Studies on the Role Cyclin D3 in the Bcr-Abl Kinase Signal Transduction Pathway in the Development of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

Michael J . Koehler

Sociology/ Political Science

Professor David A. Smith

Latino Parents and Baseball: Pressures to Succeed

Shawneen Koop


Professor Donald D. Hoffman

Face Perception and Recognition

Kathryn F. Kosaka

Biological Sciences/ Chemistry

Professor G. Wesley Hatfield
Professor Suzanne Sandmeyer

Ty3 GAG Mutagenesis Project

Mukul Kumar

History/ Social Science

Professor Mike Davis

The Poverty of Progress: Unaffordable Housing in Santa Ana, 1975 – 2005

Peter J. Kuo


Professor Daphne Lei

D.U.I. (Diversity University Irvine)

Brian D. Kurose

Biological Sciences

Professor Benno Roozendaal

Amygdala-Prefrontal Cortex Interactions on Working Memory

Roy Kwon


Professor Samuel Gilmore

Korean Uninsurance: A Study of the Cultural Factors Associated With the Korean Insurance Situation

Mercedes A. La Voy


Professor Mark Steyvers

Effect of Picture Similarity on Recognition Memory

Francesca M. Labordo


Professor Gary Richardson

The Great Depression: The Role of the Federal Reserve and Tennessee's Banking System

Kristen A. Lackey

Biological Sciences/ Psychology

Professor Ingrid K. Ruf

Inhibition of Interferon-Alpha-Induced Apoptosis by Epstein-Barr Virus in Burkitt Lymphoma

Shadi Lahham

Biological Sciences

Professor John C. Fox

Can Emergency Physicians Diagnose Appendicitis Using Bedside Ultrasound?

Gwendolyn A. Le

Biological Sciences

Professor Guey-Chuen Perng

Mapping the Essential Bipartite Nuclear Localization Signal Domain of UOL Protein

Caroline Le


Professor John M.. Liu

Cultural Retention Among Second Generation Vietnamese Americans

John S . Lee


Professor Lynn Mally

The West According to the Russian Slavophiles and Populists in the Nineteenth Century

Teresa C. Lee

Biological Sciences

Professor Guey-Chuen Perng

Isolation of Small RNA Interference Molecules in HSV-1 Latently Infected Rabbit TG

Alexander H. Lee


Professor Tira Palmquist

Theatre as a Social Voice

Ga Won Lee

Economics/ Business Administration

Professor Gary Richardson

The Great Depression in Tennessee: Bank & Business Failures

Ray C. Lengvilas

Biological Sciences/ Criminology, Law & Society

Professor Benno Roozendaal

Effects of Orphanin FQ Administration Into the Amygdala on Memory Consolidation

Chao Li

Biological Sciences

Professor David Gardiner
Professor Brian Wong

Assessment of Collagen Types I and II Expression in Hyaline Cartilage Following Laser Irradiation, and Thermal, Mechanical Injury

Alejandro G. Lichtscheidl

Chemistry/ Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

Professor Patrick Farmer

NO Chemistry of Myoglobin Containing Cysteine Mutants

Shaoshan Liu

Computer Engineering

Professor Jean-Luc Gaudiot

Preliminary Research on in Vitro DNA Parallel Automaton for Gene Expression Regulation