Fall 2005 Grant Recipients - (T-Z)

Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Allan Taing

Environmental Analysis & Design

Professor Jean-Daniel Saphores

The Impact of Price on Water Consumption in Residential Apartment Households

Kelly M. Tami


Professor Alice Fahs

1898 Adoption Legislation: The Childrenís Aid Society and the Placing-Out Program

Sedora Tantraphol


Professor John M. Liu
Professor Feng Wang

Hakken (discovery): Taiko as a Cultural Experience Affecting Players' Ethnic Self-Identification

Matthew Te

Biological Sciences

Professor Betty H.. Olson

Influence of Rain Events on Particle Associated Aeromonas spp. and Aerolysin Gene Occurrence in Southern California Waters

Jarrett A. Thibodeaux


Professor Thomas J. Douglas

Evolution Adapting to Society

Michael A. Thompson


Professor Reginald M. Penner

Synthesis of Patterned Bismuth Nanowires

Jimmy Tong


Professor Mary Louise Kean

Effects of Early English Exposure

Talinn H. Toorian

Biological Sciences

Professor Albert Cerussi
Professor Bruce Tromberg

Non-Invasive Diffuse Optical Spectroscopy Measurement of Tissue Oxygenation in Infants

Andrew D. Torr


Professor Scott Brown

Neighborhood Effects in Absolute Identification

Bernadeth R. Torres

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Chuansheng Chen

The Cross Cultural Differences Amongst Late Adolescents and their Very Important, Nonparental Adults

Quoc-Phong P. Tran

Biological Sciences

Professor Ann K. Sakai
Professor Stephen G. Weller

Changes in Inflorescence Architecture Following Artificial Selection for Sex Allocation in Schiedea salicaria

Kimberly L. Tran

Biological Sciences

Professor Benno Roozendaal

Glucocorticoid Interaction with the MAPK Pathway in the Hippocampus on Memory Retrieval

David T. Truong

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Steven C. George

Epithelial Cells Direct Angiogenesis in an in vitro Model of the Respiratory Mucosa

Jerry D. Truong

Studio Art/ Psychology

Professor Daniel J. Martinez

Infecting the Gallery: Mimicking a Cancer to Find a Cure

Teresa Tseng

Chemistry/ Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Professor Sheryl Tsai

Crystal Structure and Drug Design for M. Tuberculosisí Acyl CoA Carboxylase D5

David Y. Tseng

Electrical Engineering/ Computer Engineering

Professor Henry P. Lee

Optical Trapping: Improving Motion Control and Macroscopic Trapping With Sensors

Sarah Vidal

Psychology & Social Behavior/ Criminology, Law & Society

Professor Jennifer L. Skeem

Supervision of Juvenile Probationers

Leyna P. Vo


Professor Jeanett Castellanos

Familial Influences on Asian American Undergraduates' College Adjustment: Asian Values Gap, Parental Support and Rigid Control

Thanh N. Vu


Professor Sheryl Tsai

Structural Analysis of Aromatic Polyketide Synthase

Constance S. Wang

Comparative Literature/ East Asian Language and Literature

Professor Jonathan M. Hall

Fantasy and the Supernatural: A Representation of the Complex and Paradoxical in Natsume Sosekiís Ten Nights of Dreams

Cindy Wang

Biological Sciences

Professor Adriana Briscoe

Resolving Phylogenetic Relationships in Lepidoptera: A Molecular Systematic Approach Using the COI, Period, Ef-1 α, and Opsin Genes

Sarah L. Watson

Political Science/ International Studies

Professor Caesar D. Sereseres

Development of Anticipatory Military Strikes as a Means of Self-Defense: The Impact on the Bush First Strike Doctrine

James J. Wenner

Physics/ Mathematics

Professor Roger D. McWilliams

Properties of Ion Acoustic Waves in Plasma

Shanty Wijaya

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Professor Craig M. Walsh

DRAK2 Negatively Regulates T Cell Receptor Signaling by Increasing the Threshold for T Cell Activation

Catherine D. Williams

Economics/ French

Professor Gary Richardson

The Impact of the Trade Balance and the Gold Flow on the U.S. and France During the Great Depression

Andrew Willsie

Physics/ Biology, Chemistry - Currently Undeclared

Professor Michael Dennin

Pattern Formation in Electroconvection

Nadia Wong

International Studies/ Social Ecology

Professor Feng Wang

The Connections Between Internal Migration and Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome in China

Julie N. Wu

Biological Sciences

Professor Carrie Baker Brachmann

Investigation Into the Role of Grim in Developmental Apoptosis

Tiffany J. Wu

Political Science/ History

Professor Dorothy Solinger

Eurasia or My-Asia: An Analysis of US-Chinese Prospects for Cooperation and Competition in Central Asia

Alison N. Wu

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Kavita Arora

Investigation Into the Role of the Maverick Gene in Drosophila Development

Patrick Wu


Professor Shin Lin

Integration of Traditional Qigong Practices With Western Sports and Medicine

Kinrin Yamanaka

Chemistry/ Biological Sciences Minor

Professor Andrea J. Tenner

Modulation of NFkB Transcription Factors in Monocytes by Interaction with C1q

Richard Yi

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Zoran Nenadic

Error Rate Reduction in Brain Computer Interfaces Using Information-Theoretic Features

Kevin T. Yoshioka

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Jeanett Castellanos

Asian American Students and Mentorship, College and Life Satisfaction

Leena E. Youssefian

Biological Sciences

Professor Agenor Limon-Ruiz
Professor Ricardo Miledi

The Effects of Caspase Inhibitors on Xenopus Oocytes Microinjected With Rat Sciatic Nerve Membranes

Allison J. Zemek

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Brian J. Wong

The Measurement of Temperature Distribution Profiles and Mechanical Properties in Rabbit Nasal Septal Cartilage Following Laser Irradiation

Vicky W. Zhou

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology/ Dance

Professor Paul D. Gershon

Determining the Function of Vaccinia Virus Poly(A) Polymerase (VP55) Residues by Mutagenesis

Vanessa L. Zuabi

International Studies/ Political Science

Professor Lina Kreidie
Professor Caesar D. Sereseres

Lebanon as a Model for Iraq: Predicting the Future of Democratization in Iraq