Fall 2006 Grant Recipients - (T-Z)

Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Arash Taghavi


Professor Steven G . Potkin

Mild Cognitive Impairment and the Conversion to Alzheimer’s of Different MCI Types

Sabrina A. Talukder

Political Science/ International Studies

Professor Inderpal Grewal

The Microcredit Generation: A Comparative Study of Grameen Bank’s Impact on Bangladesh’s Youth

Maylynn L. Tam

Biological Sciences

Professor Ricardo Miledi

Comparison of RNA and mRNA Isolation Methodologies

Jasmin T. Tanaja

Biological Sciences

Professor Frank M. LaFerla
Professor Tritia R. Yamasaki

Investigation of transplanted Neural Stem Cells: The extent of their ability to survive and migrate in response to an induced lesion.

Lisa E. Tanaka

Asian American Studies

Professor Dorothy Fujita-Rony

Stripped of Their Rights, Injustices Unsettled: Japanese Latin Americans Kidnapped and Interned During World War II

Christina Tang


Professor Charlie Chubb

Changing Perceptions of Personality Based on Outward Appearances

Michael A. Thompson


Professor Reginald M. Penner

Refining Lithographically Patterned Nanowire Electrodeposition.

Samuel J. Thornton


Professor Anthony Kubiak

Found Spaces Theater Company

Jing Tong

Economics/ Political Science

Professor Dorothy Solinger

Unemployment among College Graduates in China and Government Policies to Aid the Growing Problem

Sevan Torossian

Anthropology/ (B.S. in Immunology & Microbiology WINTER 2007) with a minor in Public Health B.S.

Professor Michael Demetriou

Regulation of CNS Autoimmunity through ?1,6GlcNAc branched N-glycans alterations by 1?,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1?,25-Vitamin D3)

Elnaz Toussi

International Studies

Professor Lina Kreidie
Professor Caesar D. Sereseres

Blogging Towards Freedom: The Effects of Web logs on Democracy and Freedom in Iran Among the Youth

Cindy Q. Tran

Economics/ Accounting (Minor)

Professor Volodymyr Bilotkach

Airbus-380 versus Boeing-787: Which Aircraft Has Brighter Future?

Huy T. Tran

Biological Sciences

Professor Sabee Y. Molloi

Coronary Blood Flow Simulation Study of Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) as a Mean of Quantifying Coronary Stenosis Severity.

Nadia Tran


Professor Wangcun Jia

Comparison of MLP vs. SLP and Dual Wavelength vs. Single Wavelength Laser Treatments for Port Wine Stain

Jenny Lan Anh Trinh

Women's Studies

Professor Jennifer Terry

The Investments and Influences of Compulsory Motherhood.

Rosa Tu

Social Science/ Sociology

Professor Jeanett Castellanos

The Influence of Alcohol Consumption Among Asian American College Students: Cultural and Ethnic Differences Among College Students of Chinese, Filipinos, Japanese, Koreans, and Vietnamese Heritage

Michelle Urenda

Studio Art

Professor Mara Lonner

The Modern Child: A Comparison of Contemporary Conceptions of Childhood and Degas' Dancers

Elica S. Vafaie

French/ Middle Eastern Studies Certificate

Professor Roxanne Varzi

The Evolution of Women’s Suffrage in Iranian Society: Portrayals of Identity, Struggle and Resistance Through Iranian Literature and Film

Ani Z. Vartivarian

Film & Media Studies/ Political Science

Professor Sohail Daulatzai

We Now Take You To Armenia: Cinematic Constructions of Diasporic Identity

Sarina Virk

International Studies

Professor Caesar D. Sereseres

The Impact of International and European Laws on the Trafficking of Women for Sexual Exploitation and Work

Leyna P. Vo


Professor Jeanett Castellanos

Familial Influences on Asian American Undergraduates’ Mental Health: Asian Values, Appropriateness of Emotions, Emotional Regulation, and Reactions to Emotions

Roger D. Vu

Biological Sciences

Professor Edwin S. Monuki

The Role of Lhx2 Transcription Factor on Cell Proliferation in the Cerebral Cortex

Rebecca Wang

Sociology/ Psychology and Social Behavior

Professor John M. Liu

Asian and Latino Couples: A Qualitative Study of Influential Factors in the Formations of Minority-Minority Romantic Relationships

Megan C. Watt

Psychology & Social Behavior/ Envrionmental Analysis and Design

Professor Elizabeth Cauffman

Assessing Perceptions of Incarcerated Juvenile Offenders

James J. Wenner

Physics/ Mathematics

Professor James E. Rutledge

Temperature Dependence of the Coefficient of Kinetic Friction in Polysilicon MEMS Devices

Rebecca D. Westerman

Art History

Professor Victoria A. Silver
Professor Jon Wiener

Reds, Whites and Blues: American Folk Music and the Political Left

John K. Wie

Political Science

Professor Caesar D. Sereseres

Understanding the International World for High School Students: A Case Study of the Past, Present, and Future of Model United Nations

Justina S. Williams


Professor Sohail Daulatzai

Beyonce in Limbo: The Contortion, Back Bending, and Body Pains of Black Femininity

Pamela J. Won


Professor Lora Mjolsness

The Superfluous Man in 19th Century Russian Literature and Its Connection to the 20th Century Existentialistic Embodiment

Susan Y. Wong

Biological Sciences

Professor Aimee L. Edinger

Cellular Proliferation in Cells Expressing Constituitively-Activated Rab7

Julie N. Wu

Biological Sciences

Professor Carrie B. Brachmann

Investigation Into the Role of Grim in Developmental Apoptosis

Gowa P. Wu


Professor Barbara W. Sarnecka

The Cardinal Principle

Brenden R. Yee

Biological Sciences

Professor Paolo Casali

The Role of PI3K in B-Cell Class-Switch DNA Recombination and Somatic Hypermutation

Kijun Yoo

Electrical Engineering

Professor John C. LaRue
Professor Richard Nelson

Silicon-Based Optoelectronics

Danny F. Younes

Biological Sciences

Professor Steven G. Potkin
Professor Jessica Turner

Clinical Neuropsychological Examinations in Addition to Patient Age Can Estimate Specific Brain Structure Volumes to Discriminate MCI from AD- Establishing a Volumetric Algorithm.

Allison J. Zemek

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Brian J. Wong

Evaluation of Hydration-Dependent Steady State Elastic Modulus of Porcine Septal Cartilage Following Thermal Damage Caused by Nd:Yag Laser and RF Generator

Carrie Zhao

Chemistry/ Biological Sciences

Professor Kenneth J. Shea

Asymmetric bis-Boron Compounds as Enantioselective Catalysts

Louis Zhao

Environmental Analysis & Design

Professor Daniel S. Stokols

Creative Student Visions

Xing Lian Zhu

Mathematics/ Economics

Professor Gary Richardson

Reducing Risk of Bank Failure during the Great Depression