Fall 2007 Grant Recipients - (G-L)

Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Weslei R. Gabrillo

Social Science/ Drama

Professor Sohail Daulatzai

Fire for the People: The Filipino-American Narrative Told Through Hip Hop

Maria Corazon M. Garaniel

Sociology/ Political Science

Professor David S. Meyer

The Global Warming Movement: City of Irvine's Plans for Change

Clarissa S. Garcia

Chicano/Latino Studies

Professor Louis DeSipio

Inequality in Education

Benjamin O. Gillig

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Jennifer L. Skeem

Examining the Effects of Early Criminal Justice and Mental Health System Involvement

Liliana C. Gonzalez

Chicano/Latino Studies/ Spanish Literature

Professor Raul Fernandez

El NarcoMacho: The Recreation of Mexican Masculinity within Narcocorridos

Ryon P. Graf


Professor Wen-Hwa Lee

A Mechanistic Study of Sequential Hec1 Phosphorylation and Its Effects on Mitotic Progression and Microtubule Polymerization

Clare E. Greene

English/ European Studies

Professor Steven Mailloux

Universal Obligations of Badiou's Political Militant

Sabrina N. Grondhuis

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Wendy Goldberg

Autism Spectrum Disorders and Family Functioning

Iman A. Hadaya

Biological Sciences

Professor Mohammed R. Lenjavi
Professor Curt A. Sandman

Relations Between Menstruation, Sleep and Maladaptive Behaviors in Individuals With Developmental Disabilities

David A. Hadiprodjo


Professor James D. Belluzzi

The Role of Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor (nAChR) Antagonist, Mecamylamine, on The Acquisition of Cocaine Reward

Jon Heston


Professor James Belluzzi

The Effect of Monoamine Oxidase Inhibition on Nicotine’s Antidepressant Action

Anh Ho


Professor Jennifer Skeem

Recidivism of Probationers With and Without Mental Disorder

Christina V. Hoang

Biological Sciences

Professor Devin K. Binder

Glial cell Changes Following the Onset of Spontaneous Seizures in Wild-Type vs. Aquaporin-4-Deficient Mice

Kinman Hong

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Abraham P. Lee

Optimal Ultrasound Pulse for Rupturing of Dual Layer Microbubbles

Stephanie Hua

Biological Sciences

Professor Ken Cho

Identifying Genes Affecting TGF-B Mediated Cell-Cell Adhesion

Chun-Ching Huang

Biological Sciences

Professor James S. Nowick

Making Various Shapes of Macrocycles Using Fmoc-Abc2k(Boc)-OH as Monomers

Cristina M. Ibarra

Humanities & Arts

Professor Gifford C. Myers

Thinking Outside of the Kiln: Challenging Assumptions in Ceramics Art Practice and Community

Yazeed Ibrahim

Biological Sciences

Professor Jennifer Martiny

Synechococcus spp. Cyanophage Abundance and Diversity in Newport Coast

Daniel J. Imbach


Professor Michael Dennin

Macro- and Micro-Rheology at a Lipid-Actin Interface

Laura M. Innes

Physics/ International Studies

Professor Zuzanna Siwy

Behavior of Nanopores with Single Molecules

Eemaan Jalili

Political Science

Professor Robert Uriu

Japanese Textbook; Controversial Changes in Rhetoric

Nicole Jardine


Professor Emily Grossman

Action Specificity: an fMRI Adaptation Study of Neural Correlates of Action Recognition

Jillian L. Jesalva


Professor Jonathan Flojo
Professor Caesar Sereseres

A Study of Family Influence, Career Self-Efficacy, and Acculturation on the Traditionality of Career Choices of Asian American Undergraduate Students at the University of California, Irvine

Samantha Kao

International Studies/ Minor in French

Professor Michael L. Burton

Study on Sustainable Development in the Turks and Caicos Islands – Economic Dependence on Fisheries and Tourist Development and the Effects on Environmental Accountability

Koohyar Karimi

Biological Sciences

Professor Brian J-F. Wong

Investigating the Techniques and Correlations of Lateral Morphometric Synthetic Facial Images

Sam Kaufman


Professor Donald J. Patterson

Nomatic*IM: A Study of Learning Algorithm Effectiveness

Katharine A. Keith

International Studies

Professor Lina Kreidie
Professor Caesar D. Sereseres

Track Two Diplomacy movements between the US and Iran

Rozan A. Khalil

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Salvatore R. Maddi

The Role of Health Education and Hardiness in Perceived Wellness

Eunice Kim

Studio Art

Professor Shelby Roberts

The Visual Ephemeral

Michael J. Klopfer

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Kourosh Saberi
Professor Fan Gang Zeng

Comparison of Understanding of Reversed Speech in Tonal and Non-Tonal Languages

Pascal A L. Krotee

Biological Sciences

Professor Lee Bardwell
Professor Jeffrey S. Rogers

NFKB and FYB: An Investigation into Their Relationship With JNK in Vitro

Eric P. Kuo

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Noo Li Jeon
Professor Edwin S. Monuki

Border Responses of Cortical Precursor Cells to a BMP4 Gradient in a Microfluidic Device

Marlyse A. Labordo

Biological Sciences/ Economics

Professor Katharine N. Suding

Invasion Success Based on Genetic Diversity in Exotic Annual Grass

Cynthia L. LaCoe

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor JoAnn Prause

The Mediating and Moderating Variables in the Relationship Between Socioeconomic Status and the Health Behaviors of Individuals in Early Adulthood

Andrew D. Laguna

Not On This List

Professor Christian Fox
Professor Shahram Lotfipour

Sensitivity of Focused Abdominal Sonography for Trauma (FAST) to detect clinically significant injuries in pediatric patients with Blunt Abdominal Trauma (BAT)

Yihsuan M. Lai


Professor Katherine Faust

Social Networks and the Workplace

Annie Lay

Biological Sciences

Professor Donald J. Brown

Application of Second Harmonic Imaging Microscopy to Assess Structural Changes in Optic Nerve Head Structure Ex Vivo

Brian Leon


Professor Larry E. Overman

Progress towards the Synthesis of Sieboldine A

Aaron J. Lin

Chemistry/ Biological Sciences

Professor James S. Nowick

Folding Studies of Constrained Macrocyclic Peptides

Adriana Lira

International Studies

Professor Caesar Sereseres

Brazil’s Ethanol in the Global Energy Context

Saif W. Liswi

Biological Sciences

Professor Adriana M. Briscoe

Resolving the Phylogeny of Butterflies Using Cytochrome Oxidase I (COI) and Elongation Factor 1 Alpha (EF1a) Gene Sequences

Victoria Liu

Criminology, Law & Society

Professor Joseph DiMento

Electronic Waste on University Campuses at the International Level

Edward N. Lo

Biomedical Engineering

Professor William Tang

The Effect of Carbon Doping on PDMS and Its Role in the Heart Strain Gauge

Veronica Lopez

Criminology, Law & Society

Professor Jeanett Castellanos

Academic Families Among Latina/o Undergraduates

Tameyka L. Love


Professor Samuel Gilmore
Professor Belinda Robnett

African Americans in Higher Education: Issues of Attendance and Retention at Major Non African American Colleges

Ernesto G. Lujan

Biological Sciences/ Political Science

Professor Rahul Warrior

FRT 42D, FRT 80B and ovoD – Using New Genetic Tools for Large Scale Maternal Effect Screens

Gregory H. Lull

Biological Sciences

Professor Lisa Flanagan

Promotion of Directed Spinal Cord Regeneration in Optimized 3 Dimensional Environments