Fall 2004 Grant Recipients - (M-S)

Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Marc Macaranas


Professor John Crawford
Professor Lisa Naugle

A Behind the Scenes Look at the UCI/UCSB Dance Exchange

Namrata Mahajan

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Peter H. Ditto

Photo Imagery and Task Completion

Tony P. Mai

Information & Computer Science

Professor Tatsuya Suda

Coverage Protocol in Sensor Networks

Shawnt N. Maleky

Biological Sciences

Professor Michael R. Rose

Double Plateau in Mortality and Fecundity: Testing the Timing of the Onset of Fecundity and Mortality-Rate Plateaus in Drosophila melanogaster

Dante S. Mapanao

Psychology/ Criminology, Law & Society

Professor Louis DeSipio

Evaluating High School Participants in Global Connect at UCI: Enriching and Promoting Education

Alexandra M. Mapp

Social Ecology

Professor Jeanett Castellanos

Minority Women in Sororities: A look at ethnic identity and acculturation.

Vivek Mehta

Biological Sciences

Professor Sastry V. Gollapudi

Dioxin and Host Susceptibility to Infection

Mario Mendoza


Professor Leo Chavez

Community college students and their desired integration into society and workforce.

Nicole A. Mitnick


Professor David Snow

The Relative Salience of Jewish Identity

Haik Mkhikian

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology/ Philosophy

Professor Philip M. Carpenter

The Effects of Normal Tissue Secreted Laminin-5 on E-Cadherin, β-Catenin, and Slug in Breast Cancer

Amir Mohebbi

Biological Sciences

Professor Lbachir BenMohamed

Studies of Immunogenicity and Protective Efficacy of Lipopeptide Based Vaccine Against Ocular Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 in the Rabbit Model

David J. Montoya

Political Science

Professor Katherine Tate

Ethnic Divisions and Political Mobilization in Catholic and Protestant Churches

Melissa A. Murphy

Sociology/ Criminology, Law & Society

Professor Tonya Schuster

The Effects of Mentoring on Educational Goals

Paul D. E.. Nakashima

Environmental Analysis & Design/ Urban & Regional Planning, Management, Environmental Design

Professor Sanjoy Mazumdar

Mapping Memories of the Home Environment

David A. Newell

Environmental Analysis & Design

Professor Kenneth S.. Chew
Professor John M. Liu

Chinese Americans on the Western Frontier: An Exploration of Historical Occupations

Larry Ngo

Biological Sciences

Professor Elysia P. Davis
Professor Curt A. Sandman

Infants' Mode of Delivery and Subsequent Stress Response

Theresa H. Nguyen


Professor Hugh J. Roberts

Constructing Emotion: Isolation and Connection from Sensibility to Romanticism

Ngoc D. Nguyen

Biological Sciences

Professor Curt A. Sandman

The Effects of Suckling- and Sucrose-Induced Analgesia on Cortisol Levels in Human Newborns

Sheila P. Nguyen

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Professor Peter J. Bryant

Targeted Mutagenesis of the Genes FLIN-7 and FLIN-10

Mai-Le Nguyen

Biological Sciences

Professor Olivier Civelli

Expression of FLAG Protein Denotes Receptor Presence

Catherine H. Nguyen

Comparative Literature/ European Studies

Professor Philippe A. Barbe

The Confluences of History and Literature Within the Vietnamese-Francophone Literature: Introducing a New Critical Approach

Hannah T. Nguyen

Sociology/ Social Science

Professor Jeanett Castellanos

Perceived Educational Barriers, Cultural Fit, Coping-Strategies, and Psychological Well-Being of Vietnamese Undergraduates

Bryan I. Nishimoto

Mechanical Engineering

Professor Farghalli A. Mohamed

Mechanical Properties (Elastic and Plastic Properties) and Fracture Toughness of Oxide Film Deposited on Ultra Fine Grain Al5083 (Processed by Cryomilling) and Nanocrystalline Ni (Electrodeposited)

Makana K. Nova

Environmental Analysis & Design

Professor Raul Lejano

Political Transformations Shaping Tahitian Culture and Dance in French Polynesia

Maria Oh

Biological Sciences

Professor Frances M.. Leslie

Nicotine’s Effects on Early Neonatal Learning

Alison K. Okuda


Professor Mike Davis

1960s Youth Counterculture Development on the Sunset Strip

Zachary J. Oldham


Professor Keith Fowler

Sketch Comedy at the Groundlings Theatre

Brian Olson

Civil Engineering

Professor Tara Hutchinson

Design of a Yielding Element for Bracing Suspended Piping Systems

Daniel K. Park

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Jutta Heckhausen

Academic Aspirations, Control Strivings, and Psychological Well-Being in an Ethnically Diverse Sample of College Students

Shetal M. Patel

Biological Sciences

Professor Elysia P. Davis
Professor Curt A. Sandman

Long Term Effects of Antenatal Glucocorticoid Therapy on Children's Cognitive Development

Thu N. Pham

Biological Sciences

Professor Bogi Andersen

Expression Patterns of Novel Genes Involving in Regulating Hair-Follicle Development and Hair-Growth Cycle

Beth L. Pineles

Chemistry/ Biological Sciences

Professor Patrick J. Farmer

Response of Melanoma Cells to Pyrithione-Metal Complexes

Beth L. Pineles

Chemistry/ Biological Sciences

Professor Curt A. Sandman

Physiological and Behavioral Response of Preterm Neonates to Repeated Heelsticks

Michelle N. Plyer

Criminology, Law & Society

Professor James W. Meeker

Spatial Analysis of Domestic Violence

Nick Punt


Professor Scott Brown
Professor Mark Steyvers

Inference in Dynamic Environments

Nilab N. Rahyar


Professor Calvin Morrill

Dynamics of Decision-Making in Social Control Settings

Ambar Ramos

Chicano/Latino Studies/ Criminology, Law & Society

Professor Caesar D. Sereseres

Leadership in the Latino Community

Laura s. Rhee


Professor Susan k. Brown

Generational Differences and Their Affects on Bilingualism

Sarah N. Riley

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Wendy Goldberg

Infant Care Arrangements and Mother-Infant Interaction

Maria C. Robles

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology/ Chicano/Latino Studies

Professor J. Lawrence L. Marsh

Drosophila as a Useful Tool in Curing Neurodegenrative Diseases

EvaMarie Rodriguez

History/ Art History

Professor Douglas M. Haynes

Being Alone in London: A Play Based Upon the Lonely Londoners by Sam Selvon

Carolina Rodriguez Garcia


Professor Virginia Mann

Home Literacy Environment and Its Influence on the Acquisition of a Second Language

Elisa R. Roe

Dance/ Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Linda J. Levine

To the Pointe: How Dancers’ Optimism Levels Predict Responses to Stress

Megan A. Rounds

Biological Sciences

Professor Ming Tan

Definition of the Optimal Sigma-28 RNA Polymerase Promoter Sequence in Chlamydia trachomatis

Hugo Salazar

Political Science/ International Studies

Professor Louis DeSipio

Mobilizing the Latino Vote

Lauren M. Sanne

International Studies/ Spanish

Professor Richard A. Matthew

US Global HIV/AIDS Prevention Policy

Katherine J. Santon


Professor Jeff Barrett
Professor Priya Ranjan

The End of the Doha Round in Sight: Key Components of the Negotiations, Restriction of Export Subsidies to Cotton Farmers, and the Philosophical and Ethical Issues

Brittany A. Schick

Political Science/ International Studies

Professor Richard A. Matthew

The Changing Roles and Methods of U.S. Military Intelligence

Kristen H. Schmitt

Anthropology/ Social Science

Professor William M. Maurer

Health and Healing: A Case Study of Local Ethnomedicinal Practices in Northern Sonora

Mimmi U. Sewerin

Biological Sciences

Professor Anna Radovic

Interactions Between the Tumor Suppressor Protein Discs Large (Dlg) and Various Factors Involved in Asymmetric Cell Divisions of Neuronal Stem Cells in Drosophila melanogaster

Avani D . Shah

Biological Sciences

Professor David Camerini

Insights Into the Secondary Structure of Chemokine Receptor CCR5 and the Pathogenesis of HIV-1 Infection

Sheina B. Sim

Biological Sciences

Professor Arthur E. Weis

Evolution of Flowering Time in Brassica rapa as a Result of Extended Drought

Ji H. Son

Aerospace Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering

Professor Haris J. Catrakis

Aero-Optics Technologies for the Optimization of Directed-Energy Systems in Aerospace Engineering

Stephanie I. Spoto


Professor Douglas Pfeiffer

The Forbidden Fruit: A Study of Censorship in Paradise Lost

Erin L. Stevens

International Studies

Professor Caesar D. Sereseres

Crisis Management: The U.S. and the 2004 Haitian Coup