Fall 2008 Grant Recipients - (G-L)

Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Sarah M. Gahng

Biological Sciences

Professor Alan G. Barbour

Survival of Borrelia Hermsii and Borrelia Burgdorferi in Response to UV Irradiation

Maral C. Gazarian

Biological Sciences

Professor Mahtab Jafari

Testing Stress Resistance of Rhodiola Rosea Fed Fruit Flies to Free Radical Generators

Benjamin O. Gillig

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Jennifer Skeem

Examining Effects of Probation Officer Attitudes on Probationer Recidivism

Aleksan R . Giragosian

Political Science/ International Studies

Professor Deborah Avant

The Politically Destabilizing Effects of Oil and Natural Gas in the South Caucasus

Teresa S. Gray

Biological Sciences

Professor Ann K. Sakai
Professor Stephen G. Weller

Incompatibility Relationships of a Tristylous Population Located within an Area Dominated by Distylous Oxalis Alpina

Emily N. Grothe

Psychology/ Mathematics and Management Minors

Professor Michael D. Lee
Professor Michael D. Lee

Examination of the Presence of the Conjunction Fallacy in Prediction Markets

David Hadiprodjo

Biological Sciences

Professor James Belluzzi

The Effect of Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors (nAChRs) Antagonist Pretreatment, Dihydro-beta-erythroidine (DHβE) and Methyllycaconitine (MLA), on the Acquisition of Cocaine Reward

Christopher R. Hagan

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Elizabeth F. Loftus

Nonsuicidal Self-Injury: Demographic Characteristics and Dissociative Correlations

Benjamin C. Han

Political Science

Professor Dorothy Solinger

China’s Reform of Criminal Law 1979 and Criminal Procedure Law 1979: Motivations and Objectives of late 20th Century Reforms

Christian Herrera


Professor Charles F.. Chubb
Professor Charles E.. Wright

Proprioception Influences Attention Near the Hands in Pointing Task

Ein Ho

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Larry Jamner

Is Religiosity/Spirituality Related to Mood?

Andy A. Hoang

Comparative Literature/ Neurobiology

Professor Jane O. Newman

Culture and Disability: Conflict and Consequences

Cassandra V.T.. Hodge


Professor Wendy Goldberg

Fathers’ Perceptions of Closeness to Their Child with a Developmental Disability

Blair D. Hollingsworth


Professor Don Hill

New York Satellite Program Experience in Musical Theatre

Shea K. Horgan

Political Science/ International Studies

Professor Caesar D. Sereseres

Unity of Effort: Coalition Management in NATO Engagements

Elizabeth T. Hoyt

International Studies/ Political Science

Professor Caesar Sereseres

Energy Security Prospects

Chun-Ching Huang


Professor James Nowick

Continuation of Building Cage-like Structure Using Fmoc-Abc2k-OH as Monomers

Desirae L. Hutchison

Criminology, Law & Society/ Psychology and Social Behavior

Professor Caesar D. Sereseres

Military-Induced Family Separation: The Family Left Behind

Jonathan Hwang

International Studies

Professor Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Christianity's Influence on Chinese Revolutionary Thought

Kimberly J. Hyun

Art History/ Chicano Latino Studies

Professor Louis DeSipio

Public Art and the Chicano Community

Laura M. Innes

International Studies/ Physics

Professor Al Valdez

Decentralization of Street Gangs Through Globalization and Technology

Laura M. Innes

Physics/ International Studies

Professor Zuzanna Siwy

Ionic Ocillations

Arbi Ismailyan

Biological Sciences

Professor Anshu Agrawal

Examining Tumor Modulation by Adipokines

Anita Issagholyan

Political Science

Professor Claire J. Kim

Investigating How the Arab/Israeli Conflicts Shape Worldwide Reactions to the Situation in Darfur

Fariba Jafari

Biological Sciences

Professor Andrew Barleben
Professor Marianne E. Cinat

Implementation of an Algorithm for Pelvic Radiographs in Blunt Trauma Patients Decreases Cost without Adverse Patient Outcomes

Richard Jaramillo

Chemistry/ Biology (minor)

Professor Gregory A. Weiss

Co-Crystallization of Small Molecules with Bacteriophage T4 Lysozyme Mutants

Andrea C. Johnson

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Zuzana Bic

A Systematic Analysis of Sociocultural Beliefs & Health Behaviors

Amy E. Johnston

Economics/ Accounting

Professor Giuseppe Ragusa

Determining the Accuracy of Professor Evaluations in the School of Social Science at UC Irvine through an Econometric Regression

Nicholas C. Juni

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Michael J. Montoya

Bridging the Gap between Physiological and Epidemiological Approaches to Stress and Disease

Stephanie N. Kang

Political Science

Professor Deborah Avant
Professor Wayne Sandholtz

Private Security Companies: A Lack of Accountability

Sukeinah H. Kassir

African-American Studies/ Literary Journalism B.A. 2006

Professor Mark Levine
Professor Jared Sexton

The Daughter of Guidance: Translation of Selected Writings of Bint Al-Huda

Leda Katebian

Chemical Engineering

Professor Sunny Jiang

Biofilm Quantification and Prevention

Jacqueline L. Kauffman

Global Cultures

Professor Rajagopalan Radhakrishnan

Marketing, Consumption, and Multicultural Identity in Los Angeles

Felicia A. Keith

Psychology & Social Behavior/ Criminology, Law and Society

Professor Jennifer L. Skeem

Mental Disorder, Substance Use, and Criminal Justice Outcomes

Nanar Khamo

French/ Global Cultures

Professor Dorian F. Bell

Maîtres Chez Nous: A study of Quebecois Culture during the Quiet Revolution

Tiffany T. Kieu

Developmental & Cell Biology

Professor Bruce Blumberg

The Effects of Tributyltin on the Differentiation of Brown Adipose Tissue and its Relation to Obesity

Lina J. Kim

International Studies

Professor Caesar D. Sereseres

The Future of Two Koreas after Kim Jong Il

Takashi Kitahara


Professor Gary Richardson

The Comparative Analysis of the Monetary Policy during the Great Depression and after the Japanese Burst of Bubble

Brandon R. Koepp


Professor Alice Fahs

G.K. Chesterton: Against Eugenics

Pascal A.L.. Krotee

Biological Sciences/ Management

Professor Jeffrey S. Rogers

Docking Site Interactions between Immunity Related GTPase Q (IRGQ) and MAP Kinases Mediate Binding between the Proteins

Maggie T. La

Biological Sciences/ Chemistry

Professor Hideki Kawai
Professor Raju Metherate

Localization and Determining the Function of α4β2-nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors in the Thalamus, Cortex, and along the Auditory Thalamocortical Pathway

Andrew Lam


Professor James S.. Nowick

Rapid Synthesis of Polypeptides which Adopt Parallel Beta-Sheet Conformations

Teresa L. Lankford


Professor Jennifer Lee

Forming a Racial Identity: Asian American and African Adoptees with Caucasian Parents

Theodore Lau

Aerospace Engineering

Professor John C. LaRue

Characterization of Passive Scalar Size on Mixing in Turbulent Flow

Christopher W. Lawrence

Biological Sciences

Professor Hans Keirstead

Motor Neuron Differentiation and Growth Factor Panel

William m. Layne

Criminology, Law & Society

Professor James D. Vigil

Effects of “Street Social Work” on Youth in Berlin, Germany and Los Angeles, CA

Ho Sang Lee

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Dara Sorkin

Age Differences in the Relationship between Depression and Physical Functioning among Older Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Maritza M. Leon


Professor Mary-Louise Kean

The Effects of Phonological and Semantic Influence on Verbal Short Term Memory

Alea A. Baron

Bret J. Levine



Professor Charles F. Chubb

Priming Affects of Emotional Intensity on Memory

Michelle M. Lew

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Professor Olivier Civelli

Searching for the Physiological Functions of Bombesin Receptor Subtype 3

Ouwen Liang

Biomedical Engineering

Professor William C. Tang

Effects of Stamped Geometrical Patterns on Neurogenesis

Amanda Lim

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Brian Wong

Determining the Mechanical Properties of Electromechanically Reshaped Rabbit Septal Cartilage

Justin Lin

Biomedical Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering

Professor Elliot Botvinick

The Finite Element Analysis of 3D Traction Forces Exerted by Cells onto Soft Deformable Substrates

Tammy Lin


Professor Caesar Sereseres

Brazil – Country of the Future, Not of the Present: Can China Make a Difference?

Michael J. Lin

Biological Sciences

Professor Sunny Jiang

PCR Detection of Vibrio Vulnificus and Vibrio Cholerae in the Costal Ocean

Sandy Liu


Professor Gary Richardson

Reconstruction Finance Corporation vs. Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008

Jeff Liu

English/ Political Science

Professor Andrzej Warminski

Deliberating between Origin and End: Language in the Wake of Nietzsche (By Way of De Man)

Leslie S. Liu


Professor Gillian Hayes

Evaluation of Personal Health Records

Juan Lopez

Political Science/ History

Professor Caesar D. Sereseres

Hispanics in 2050

Jenny Lopez

Social Science/ Psychology and Social Behavior

Professor Caesar Sereseres

Latino Youth Civic Engagement: A New Paradigm in Non-Profit Organization’s Mobilization

Tammy C. Lu

Unassigned/ Nursing Science

Professor Ellen A. Holman

Social Support, Ethnicity, and Genetic Variation in Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms Following 9/11

Peiran Lu

Biomedical Engineering

Professor William C. Tang

Malaria Diagnosis on a Thin-Film Microfluidic Device