Fall 2006 Grant Recipients - (A-F)

Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Ahmad Abazari

Biological Sciences

Professor John Greaves
Professor Mahtab Jafari

Spectrometry and HPLC Assays to Measure Drug Concentrations in Drosophila melanogaster

Carolyn A. Abdenour

Political Science/ Economics

Professor Matthew N. Beckmann

Asymmetric Information and the Manipulation of the Press by the White House

Seyed H. Adel

International Studies/ Psychology and Social Behavior

Professor Lina Kreidie

Identity, Narrative and Reconciliation: Towards a Model of Transitional Justice in Iraq

Saba K. Al-Hashimi

Biological Sciences

Professor Vincent Caiozzo

Space Cycle: Hypergravity Resistance Training

Trevor E. Aller

Psychology/ Sociology

Professor Bruce G. Berg

Signal Detection Theory and Linguistic Sensitivity to Sound

Jessica Alvarez

Chicano/Latino Studies/ Criminology Law & Society

Professor Gilbert G. Gonzalez

A Comparison of Mexican Immigration in the U.S. to that of Albanian Immigration in Italy

Brenda V. Alvarez

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Carol K. Whalen

An Electronic Diary Study Examining Extracurricular Involvement in Children with ADHD

Michael Ano

Studio Art

Professor Simon Leung

The Beating of a Beautiful Woman

Laura R. Antonie

Biological Sciences

Professor F. Lynn Carpenter

Do Pioneer Trees Help Restore Valuable Hardwoods to Poor Farmland in the Tropics?

Lizbeth A. Antonio

Chicano/Latino Studies/ Sociology

Professor Gilbert Gonzalez

Influence of U.S. Policies on Oaxaqueña/o Immigration Trends

Jacob A. Arnold

Physics/ Mathematics

Professor Elizabeth J. Barton

Analysis of Star Formation Bursts in Closely Interacting Galaxy Pairs

Megan E. Baker

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Wendy A. Goldberg

Timing as a Predictor of Women’s and Men’s Adaptation to Parenthood

Nadia E. Bamdad


Professor Susan K. Brown

The Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension:

Khang Bao

Biological Sciences

Professor Michelle McGregor

The Role of Depakote (Valproic Acid) in Behavior of Mentally Retarded Individuals

Rachel M. Bell

Dance/ English

Professor Isreal Gabriel

BareBone Dance Theater

Rita A. Blaik

Materials Science Engineering

Professor Farghalli A. Mohamed

Investigation of the Microstructure after Creep Deformation of Metals at Very Low Stresses

Lauren H. Bloom

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Alison Clarke-Stewart

The Truth About Children’s Internalizing Behavior Pre and Post Divorce

Michael W. Blume


Professor Michael Dennin

Hardware Generation of Electric Noise

Elena M. Briber


Professor Lisa Naugle

Dance Through the Eyes of a Camcorder

Jaim Bucay


Professor Riley Newman

Equivalence Principle Pendulum and Accompanying Piezo Motor

Erin Bufalini

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Professor Donald R. Blake

Analysis of Trace Gases in Breath Samples to Diagnose Pneumonia Infection

Erin C. Bufalini

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Professor Solomon Liao

Perceived Barriers to Reporting Elder Abuse among Hospice Professionals

Cynthia Bui

Biological Sciences

Professor Shiou-Chuan (Sheryl) Tsai

Towards Structural Work on a Promiscuous Glycosyltransferase: X-ray Crystallography of DesVII

Andrea N. Bui


Professor Gary Richardson

Banking Failure in the Great Depression: What We Can Learn from New Data

Nicholas A. Castello

Biological Sciences

Professor Nicole C. Berchtold
Professor Carl W. Cotman

Effect of Exercise on Spatial Learning and Memory

Sanda E. Cea

Electrical Engineering

Professor William C. Tang

Curvature-Controlled Micromachined Cochlear Implant

Paola D. Cespedes

Biomedical Engineering

Professor William Tang

Microelectrode Array for Cochlear Implants:3D Curvature Simulations

Abhishek Chadha

Biological Sciences

Professor Hans-Peter Nothacker

A Novel Approach to Deorphanization of G-Protein Coupled Receptors

Joanna Y. Chao

International Studies/ Management minor

Professor Caesar D. Sereseres

The Effects of the Turkish Minority Population on the German Social Security/Welfare System.

Wesley M. Chin

Biological Sciences/ Spanish

Professor F. Lynn Carpenter

Diversity of Soil Invertebrates in Costa Rica: Do Trees Grow Better Where Diversity is Greater?

James P. Cho

Political Science/ International Studies

Professor Robert M. Uriu

Why We Will Let Sleeping North Korean Dogs Lie

David ADW. Choy

Biological Sciences

Professor Thomas J. Carew

The Contribution of Training Sub-Threshold for Long-Term Memory Induction to Subsequent Learning in Aplysia californica

Reut R. Cohen


Professor Rodrigo Lazo

Reconsidering Octavio Paz: The Fragile History of Mexico and its Implications on Mexican-American Identity Today

Enosh Cohen


Professor Sergey Nizkorodov

Hygroscopicity and Ozonolysis of Gas Phase Micelles

Bita F. Cyrus

Biological Sciences

Professor Edwin S. Monuki

Role of Lhx2 in Proliferation in the Dorsal Telencephalon

Mark Paul J. Dailo


Professor Sergey Nizkorodov

Photochemical Aging of Secondary Organic Aerosol Particles

Kim Ngoc T. Danh

International Studies/ East Asian Cultures

Professor Caesar D. Sereseres

Sino-Japanese Relations: East China Sea Conflict

Linda Tuyet T. Danh

Biological Sciences

Professor Caesar D. Sereseres

International Pharmaceutical Industry and the Treatment of AIDS

Valerie D. Dao

Sociology/ Political SCience

Professor Mark P. Petracca

The Inculcation of Democratic Values in California's Education System

Shellown D. Dennis


Professor Leo Chavez

Latino Patient Satisfaction in an Ambulatory Care Setting

Zlatko Devcic

Biological Sciences

Professor Brian J. Wong

Investigating the Effective Use and Limitations of Internet-Based Rating for Facial Beauty Projects

Jenni A. Dillman

Psychology & Social Behavior/ Criminology, Law & Society

Professor Jennifer Skeem
Professor Susan Turner

Offenders with Co-occurring Disorders: Treatment and Recidivism Rates

Bao T. Dinh

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Steven C. George

The Effect of TGFb2 on Collagen Synthesis by Lung Fibroblasts Embedded in Collagen and Fibrin Gels Using Multiphoton Microscopy as a Non-Invasive Tool to Detect Second Harmonic Generation of Fibrillar Collagen

Kathleen Donnelly


Professor William Batchelder

A Source Monitoring Study of the Illusory Correlation Effect in Advertising

Anthony J. Duff

Economics/ International Studies

Professor Wayne Sandholtz

Economic Integration and Transnationalism in Europe

Jeffrey S. Felgner

Biological Sciences

Professor Mahtab Jafari

Screening Potential Antiaging Drugs in Drosophila melanogaster Using DNA Microarrays

Marissa C G. Fortuno

Sociology/ Psychology and Social Behavior

Professor Samuel Gilmore
Professor Joy Pixley

Formal and Informal Use of Social Support Among College Students