Fall 2007 Grant Recipients - (T-Z)

Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Jasmin Tanaja

Biological Sciences

Professor John C. Fox

Prospective Evaluation of Ultrasonographic Measurement of the Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter and Invasive Monitoring of Intracranial Pressure

Hien Tang

Biological Sciences

Professor Bernard Choi

Characterization and Optimization of the Use of LSI on the Mouse Brain

Xenia Tashlitsky

Political Science

Professor Mark P. Petracca

A Data Analysis of the Establishment of Political Legitimacy on Separatist Websites and a Quantitative Approach to the Evaluation of Legitimacy Theories

Christina G. Tawtel

International Studies/ Business Management Minor

Professor Lina H. Kreidie
Professor Caesar D. Sereseres

Social-Psychological Dimensions of Fear in Lebanon

Zane Z. Taylor

International Studies

Professor Tom Douglas

Baseball and the Philippines

Rochelle E. Telebrico


Professor Barbara Sarnecka
Professor Emily Slusser

Discrete Objects vs. Continuous Quantity: Children's Use of Number Words

Geoffrey M. Thorne


Professor Calvin Morrill

The Regulation of Ethics in a Self-Governing Profession: An Examination of Lawyers in Southern California

Michael Todhunter

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Professor Gregory A. Weiss

Purification of Vif and APOBEC-3G for Use in Novel HIV Treatments

Rodrigo Torres

Biological Sciences

Professor Celia W. Goulding

Towards the Structural Characterization of RipA, RipB and RipC from Yesinia Pestis

Sandy T. Tran

Chemical Engineering/ Materials Science Engineering

Professor James Earthman

Incorporation of Plant-Based Chemicals into Silicone Coatings for Marine Applications

Phuong B. Tran

Biological Sciences

Professor Edwin S. Monuki

Wnt Signaling Molecules Induce Lhx2 Gene Expression in the Formation of the Hippocampus

Christina N. Tran

Biological Sciences

Professor Frank LaFerla
Professor Salvatore Oddo

The Prevention of Aβ Accumulation and Its Effects on Tau Pathology and the Role of CHIP in Aβ-Induced Tau Pathology

Andrew K. Treister

Biological Sciences

Professor Devin K. Binder

Will a Wild-Type Mouse and a Mouse Deficient of AQP4 Exhibit Differences in Capabilities of Declarative Memory?

Marie G. Trinidad

Not On This List

Professor Zuzana Bic

Evaluating the Efficacy of Hygiene Improvement Frameworks Using Existing Cultural Beliefs

Hung P. Truong


Professor Michael Louie

Vessel and Ureter Sealing

Yu Hua N. Tseng

Mechanical Engineering/ Material Science and Engineering

Professor Yun Wang

Flow Field Designs and Two-Phase Transport in the Micro-Channel of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells

Ana S. Urzua


Professor Michael Montoya

Gentrification and Displacement: Assessing Responses in Santa Ana, California

Uriel Varela

Chicano/Latino Studies/ History

Professor Louis DeSipio

UCI Latino Students' Political Knowledge

Elizabeth A. Vega

Biological Sciences

Professor Jean G. Gehricke

The Effects of Parenting Styles on Nicotine Dependence in Individuals With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Stefanie C. Vidarte

Political Science/ Sociology

Professor Jeanett Castellanos
Professor Mark P. Petracca

Cuban-American Foreign Policy: Influence of Interest Groups and Public Opinion on the Policy Process

Lindsey T. Vo


Professor Jeanett Castellanos

Attitudes Toward Seeking Professional Psychological Help in Vietnamese Americans

Leyna P. Vo


Professor Jeanett Castellanos

A Qualitative Examination of East Asian Relationship Norms

Andrew D. Vu

Biological Sciences

Professor John Billimek
Professor Quyen Ngo-Metzger
Professor Dara Sorkin

Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine to Control Type 2 Diabetes Among Vietnamese and Hispanic Patients

Lisa Van T. Vu

International Studies

Professor Caesar Sereseres

The Learning and Motivating Power of Environmental Cinema

Roger D. Vu

Biological Sciences

Professor Edwin S. Monuki

Border Refinement in the Dorsal Midline-Cerebral Cortex by Lhx2

Kaivalya J. Vyas

Neurobiology/ Psychology

Professor Shin Lin

Measuring the Effects of Meditation on Cerebral Tissue Oxygenation and Hemodynamics using Trans-Cranial Near-Infrared Spectroscopy

James R. Waite


Professor Charles Wright

A Comparison of Eccentricity Effects on the Discriminability of Dynamic Textures

Brian C. Walker

Literary Journalism

Professor Barry Siegel

The Evolution of the 14th Amendment Through a Human Perspective

Aysha R. Wax


Professor Myrona Delaney

Making the Cut

Jessica R. Wearing

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Eric D. Knowles

The Cultural Effects on the Health Benefits of Personal Disclosure

Randyll D. Wendl

Drama/ Literary Journalism

Professor Myrona L. Delaney

New York or Bust

Elyse R. Wietstock

Film & Media Studies

Professor Vincent R. Olivieri

Assistant Sound Design for August Wilson's

Stacy A. Wilkinson


Professor Sergey A. Nizkorodov

Stoichiometry of Ozonation of Environmentally Relevant Olefns

Amy M. Williams

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Roxane C. Silver

The Effects of Social Support Perceptions on Coping Outcomes and Appraisals of Future Losses

Steven K. Wong

Biological Sciences

Professor Sheryl Tsai

Determination of the Structure and Function of ZhuI, an ARO/CYC Domain in the Aromatic R1128 Polyketide Synthase

Susan Y. Wong

Biological Sciences

Professor Aimee L. Edinger

Nutrient Transporter Down-Regulation and its Role in FTY720-Induced Cell Death

Edmund V. Yan

Political Science/ International Studies

Professor Dorothy J. Solinger

Donít Lose Hope on the Chinese Rural Education System

Jessica R. Yang

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Professor Sheryl Tsai

Discovering and Developing: Crystallization of Hec1 and the Promise for Future Drug Design

Gi Eun Yang

Biological Sciences

Professor Anshu Agrawal

The Impact of Dendritic Cells on Human Aging

Eun Suk Yang

Biological Sciences

Professor Celia Goulding

Investigation of Putative Heme Acquisition System in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

Jennifer Yanni

International Studies/ History

Professor Victoria Bernal
Professor Etel Solingen

I Am An Egyptian Woman: Asserting Egyptian Identity Through Blogs

Joanne Yao

International Studies/ Literary Journalism

Professor Feng Wang

Hospital Access & Care in the Peopleís Republic of China

Laura Zavala

Chicano/Latino Studies/ Sociology

Professor Ana Rosas

Two Worlds Alike: The Impact of the Punk Movement Through the Use of Urban Space, Development of Youth Identity and the Commercialization of the Punk Image-Comparative Study of Mexico City and Santa Ana, California Punks

Paul Zelaya M. Zelaya

Aerospace Engineering/ Mechanical Engr.

Professor John LaRue
Professor Richard Nelson

Design and Fabrication of Test Bench for Biopotential IC

Allison J. Zemek

Biomedical Engineering/ Minor: Philosophy

Professor Brian J-F. Wong

Reshaping Rabbit Nasal Septal Cartilage with Nd:YAG Laser or RF Generator Following Induced Deviation and Deformation