Fall 2008 Grant Recipients - (T-Z)

Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Sara M. Ritchie

Anh-Minh Ta

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

Professor Steven Allison

Microbial Decomposers and Their Competitors

Nahian Taha

Political Science

Professor Patrick Morgan

"Twin Pillars of Influence: What Drives Syria and Iran?"

Derek W. Tam

Biomedical Engineering

Professor William C. Tang

A Novel Micromixer for Viral Trapping

Merry W. Todd

Studio Art

Professor Kevin Appel

Investigation of Integrity

Vinh Tonthat

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Christine Suetterlin

Significance of GM130 Protein Levels for the Development and Progression of Lung Cancer

Sevan Torossian

Unassigned/ Public Health

Professor Michael Demetriou

Regulation of CNS Autoimmunity through β1,6GlcNAc Branched N-GLYCAN Alterations by 1α,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3

Kim Tran

Biological Sciences

Professor Peter Kaiser

Genetic Dissection of Signal Pathways that Coordinate the Cellular Response to Cadmium and Arsenic Stress

Monica Trigoso


Professor Francesca Polletta

The Effects of Narrative Genre on Readers’ Responses to an Account of Sexual Assault

Eugene Tseng

Biological Sciences

Professor Sheryl Tsai

Crystallization of Acyl-CoA Proteins for Potential Drug Target

Tiffany J. Tu

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Professor Shiou-Chuan Tsai

Structure and Function of Gris ARO/CYC

Sarina Tu

Economics/ Psychology And Social Behavior

Professor Volodymyr Bilotkach

Analysis of Airlines' Fuel Surcharges

Travis C. Tucker

Biological Sciences/ Spanish

Professor Petra E. Wilder-Smith

Early Cancer Detection Using in-Vivo Non-Invasive Imaging Techniques: An Alternative to Surgical Biopsy Using Gold Nanospheres Conjugated with Toluidine Blue (TBO)

Kevin C. Urmaza

Biological Sciences

Professor Bogi Andersen

Analysis of Grainyhead-like Epithelial Transactivator 1 (GET-1) in Hydra

Maria Loressa L. Uson

Biological Sciences

Professor Lisa Flanagan-Monuki

Differentiation of Human Neural Stem Cells in Three-Dimensional Fibrin Gels

Aditi Wahi

Psychology & Social Behavior/ Literary Journalism

Professor Jodi Quas

Physiological Memory Study: How Do Age and Gender Affect Stress Responses to a Laboratory Experiment?

Lillian R. Wang

International Studies/ Business Economics

Professor Feng Wang

Minority Conflicts in China and its Effects on Chinese-Western Foreign Relations

Elizabeth A. Watkins

Studio Art/ double minor in Digital Arts and Art History

Professor Bonnie Nardi

Informatics Projects

Ashley L. Whelpley

Biological Sciences

Professor Jennifer Martiny

Comparison between Culture-Dependent and Culture-Independent Procedures for Studying Genetic Diversity of Cynophages

Imani White

Dance/ History

Professor Lisa Naugle

Examining West Side Stories Importance

Amy M. Williams

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Peter H. Ditto

Moral Exemplars or Self-Interested Opportunists? Motive Attributions for Political Mavericks

Porter D. Williams


Professor Jeffrey Barrett

The Preferred-Basis Problem in Quantum Mechanics and Naturalized Metaphysics

James C. Wo


Professor Katherine n/a. Faust
Professor Samuel L. Gilmore

The Strength of Social Ties

Eric Won

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Professor Hung Fan

In Vivo Genomic Footprinting of Human T-Cell Leukemia Type II (HTLV-II) Long Terminal Repeat

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

Shuya Xie

Biological Sciences/ International Studies

Professor Athan Shaka

One Pot Synthesis of Acetylated Saccharides for Better NMR Structural Elucidation

James Yamada

Biomedical Engineering

Professor An H. Do
Professor Zoran Nenadic

Development of a BCI-Controlled Virtual Wheelchair

Brian W. Yamada

Criminology, Law & Society/ Psychology and Social Behavior

Professor William C. Thompson

Trial Evidence Evaluation 2008

Diana Yanez

International Studies/ Economics

Professor Raul Fernandez

Microfinance's Impact on the Third World

Gi Eun Yang


Professor Anshu Agrawal

Modulation of Dendritic Cell Function by Adipokines

Jessica R. Yang

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Professor Sheryl Tsai

Discovering and Developing: Crystallizing AccD4

Meng Yang

Economics/ International Study

Professor Caesar Sereseres

Academic Dishonesty at UCI

Stephen A. Yu

Biological Sciences

Professor John H. Weiss

Physiological Effects of Crossbreeding mSOD1 (G93A) Transgenic Mice with Cyclophilin D Knockout (Ppif -/-) Transgenic Mice

Andrew Zaldivar

Psychology/ Informatics

Professor Bill Tomlinson

Web Browser Environmental Sustainability Toolkit

Andrew Zaldivar

Psychology/ Informatics

Professor Jeff Krichmar

Neuromodulatory Connectivity: A Data Mining Survey of the Allen Brain Atlas

Nima Zargari

Chemistry/ Biological Sciences

Professor Andrej Luptak

High-Performance Liquid Chromatography Renovation

Allison Zemek

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Brian Wong

Model for Estimating the Threshold Mechanical Stability of Cartilage Grafts Used in Rhinoplasty

Mary R. Zhang

Biological Sciences/ recently changed to Public Health Science (Not listed)

Professor Peter Kaiser

mTOR Signaling and Cancer Cell Methionine Dependency