Fall 2005 Grant Recipients - (G-L)

Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Jessica Galaviz


Professor Gary Richardson

Private Bankers’ Importance During the Great Depression in the U.S.

Bela Garg

Biological Sciences

Professor Ira T. Lott

Study of Adaptive Behavior in Adults with Down Syndrome With and Without Associated Alzheimer’s Disease

Justin T. Goodwin

Political Science

Professor Caesar D. Sereseres

At What Price?: A Study of the Domestic Costs in the War Against Terror

Oleg O. Goushcha

Aerospace Engineering

Professor John C. LaRue

Optimization of Fluted Boiler Tubes

Carrie L. Gowan

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Adam P. Summers

Shark Vertebrae Prototypes to Determine the Effect of Mineralization Pattern on Material Properties

Reed B. Grantham

Comparative Literature/ French Minor

Professor Dina Al-Kassim

Transference: Derridean Terminology and its Effects on American Academy, French Thought and Postcolonial Contexts

Dumindra A. Gurusinghe

Biological Sciences

Professor Vincent Procaccio

The Effects of Silencing PERC in Estrogen-Treated Endothelial Cells on Mitochondrial Biogenesis

Jennifer K. Han


Professor Gilverto Q. Conchas
Professor Wang Feng

Student Motivation: A Comparative Analysis of Different Social Environmental Factors that Cause a Decline in Student Motivation

Diana L. Harrington

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Carol K. Whalen

Gender in Relation to Parents’ and Child's Perception of Children’s Emotional State

Pouya Hedvat

Biological Sciences

Professor James D. Belluzzi

The Effects of Non-Contingent Nicotine During Early Adolescence on Subsequent Cocaine Reward

Claudia Hernandez

Philosophy/ English

Professor Martin Schwab

Friedrich Nietzsche: The Use and Abuse of Nietzschean Will to Power in Nazi Ideology

Ismael D. Herrera

Sociology/ Chicano/Latino Studies

Professor Louis DeSipio
Professor Gilbert G. Gonzalez

A Comparative Study of U.S. Military Recruitment in North and South Orange County High Schools

Lydia W. Ho

Biological Sciences

Professor David Camerini

Defensin Mediated Inhibition of HIV-1 Replication

Sara J. Holderfield

Social Ecology

Professor Elizabeth F. Loftus

False Victims False Confessions: Are They the Same?

Catherine Hsieh


Professor Mary Louise Kean

Verbal Memory in Bilingualism

Christian P. Jones

Comparative Literature/ Japanese Language and Literature

Professor Jonathan M. Hall

The Life of a Political Construct

Liz R. Jorgensen


Professor Donald McKayle

Senior Choreography Thesis

Diana Jou

Asian American Studies/ Studio Art

Professor Glen Mimura

Post-Political Ethnic Media: Cultural and Identity Politics in Contemporary Asian American Magazines

Indu Kannan

Biological Sciences

Professor Elysia P. Davis

The Relationship Between Maternal and Infant Physiological Responses to Stress

Hasan Z. Khashwji


Professor Frank LaFerla

The Effects of Dietary DHA on Beta-Amyloid and tau Pathology in a Transgenic Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease

Stella S. Kim

History/ English

Professor Alice Fahs

Silent Strife

Minah Kim

Biological Sciences

Professor Petra Wilder-Smith

Monitoring Enamel Erosion Under Simulated Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Conditions Using Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

Kristy S. Kim

Social Science

Professor Michael J. Scavio

The Motivation for Why Minor League Baseball Players Continue to Pursue a Major League Career

Leonid Kitain

Sociology/ Anthropology

Professor Feng Wang

The Mutable Self: Social Interaction on the Internet

Kimberly J. Komatsu

Biological Sciences

Professor Katharine N. Suding

The Effects of Herbivory by an Exotic Snail on Competition Between Native and Exotic Plants in California Grasslands

Ziva A. Krell

Dance/ Film and Media Studies

Professor Jennifer J. Fisher
Professor Victoria A. Silver

Silent Film in Vaudeville Theater

Julia J. Kutaka

Developmental & Cell Biology

Professor Ann K. Sakai
Professor Stephen G. Weller

Mechanism for the Breakdown of Incompatibility in Oxalis alpina

Francesca M. Labordo

Economics/ Political Science

Professor Gary Richardson

The Economy of Tennessee During the Great Depression:

Nick L. Lam

Applied Ecology

Professor Rufus Edwards

Changes in Personal Exposure Due to Daily Activity Pattern Shifts Resulting From the Addition of Improved Stoves in Michoacŕn, Mexico

Margeaux C. Le

Biological Sciences

Professor Elysia P. Davis

The Effects of Prenatal Maternal Stress Hormones on Infant Stress Regulation and Temperament

Jody M. Leach


Professor Mary Louise Kean

Some Influences on Sex Differences in Mental Rotation Ability

John S. Lee


Professor Eugene Y. Park

The Environmental Basis of Social Problems in Nineteenth-Century Korea

Delia Lee

Biological Sciences

Professor Jerry L. McCullough
Professor Elizabeth Rugg

Determining Viability in Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex Cells Under Hyperosmotic Stress

Rennie Lee


Professor Susan K. Brown
Professor Wang Feng

Worlds Apart: Asian Americans Versus Asian American Immigrants

Tracey K. Lee

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Ghassan S. Kassab

Percent Increase in Diameter that a Vein Graft can Endure Before Seeing any Damages

Christopher D. LePhong


Professor Harald Biessmann
Professor Peter J. Bryant

The Correlation Between Telomere Length and Fecundity in Drosophila melanogaster

Chao Li

Biological Sciences

Professor Brian J. Wong

Evaluation of Extra-Cellular Matrix Structure Peripheral to Thermal Injury in laser-Irradiated Hyaline Cartilage Using Multi-Photon Microscopy and Histology

Chuang Li

Electrical Engineering

Professor John LaRue
Professor Richard Nelson

Characterizations of Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Organic Semiconductors

Lisa S. Li

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Edwin Monuki

Lhx9 DNA Subcloning

Alejandro G. Lichtscheidl

Chemistry/ Biochemistry

Professor Patrick J. Farmer

Synthesis of 3-Allyl-3-Carboxylic Acid Coumarin Derivatives for the Treatment of Melanoma Cancerous Cells

David B. Lim

Biological Sciences

Professor Michael R. Rose

Project Cryofly: Selection for Improved Cryopreservation of Drosophila

Yun Lin

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Professor Sheryl Tsai

Towards the Characterization of E1 dehydratase, E3 reductase, and DesVII glycosyltrasferase: Crystallography of Enzymes Involved in Deoxysugar Biosynthesis

Karen C. Liu

Biomedical Engineering

Professor William C. Tang

Effect of Mechanical Forces on Stem Cell Growth and Differentiation

Ernesto G. Lujan

Biological Sciences

Professor Rahul Warrior

Using an Enhancer and Suppressor Screen to Explore Glued in Drosophila melanogaster

Brian T. Luong

Biological Sciences

Professor Ulrike Luderer

Cyclophosphamdie Induces Granulosa Cell Apoptosis Via the Mitochondrial Pathway