Fall 2009 Grant Recipients - (A-F)

Student Name



Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Kirollos Abdel-Malek

Biological Sciences

Professor James Belluzzi

Effects of Nicotine Pretreatment on Reinstatement of Cocaine Seeking in Adolescent and Adult Rats

Holly K. Aguigam

Biological Sciences

Professor Petra Wilder-Smith

Clinical Research Study to Evaluate the Effects of Prototype Dentifrices on Soft-Tissue Architecture

Alysia Ahmed

Chemistry/ Biological Sciences

Professor Frances Leslie

Effect of Nicotine Pretreatment on Cocaine seeking Behaviors in Adult and Adolescent Rats

Abraham D. Ahn

Literary Journalism

Professor Alice Fahs
Professor Barry Siegel

Bringing the War Home: Truth and Reliability in 20th Century War Narratives

Seyed Siavash Ahrar

Electrical Engineering/ biomedical engineering (minor)

Professor William Tang

Microplatforms for the Separation of Malaria Infected Red Blood Cells from Healthy Red Blood Cells

Sarah J. Alaways


Professor Loretta Livingston

Illumin: An Exploration in the Process of Experienced Dance Crafting

Jason Albano

Biological Sciences

Professor Frances Leslie

Brief Nicotine Pretreatment has Long Term and Age-Specific Effects on Male Rat Dopamine System

Peter D. Alison


Professor Peter Taborek

A Closer Look at the Velocity Dependence of Friction

Maisam A. Alomar

Sociology/ Cognitive Sciences

Professor Jared Sexton

Representing Mass Imprisonment: Ideology, Popular Culture, and Public Policy

Carla E. Anduaga

Political Science

Professor Diana Kapiszewski

Accountability by Other Means: The Potential of Civil Society in Jumpstarting Socio Economic Rights Protection in Peru

Christine J. Antonios

Psychology & Social Behavior/ English

Professor Eric Knowles

Punished for Another's Crime: Determining the Effectiveness of Punishment Between Cultures

TeKeyia Armstrong

African-American Studies

Professor Jared Sexton

COINTELPRO: The Black Panther Party vs. The Ku Klux Klan

James E. Aronson


Professor Charles E. Wright

Range as a Possible Property of Preattentive Set Representations

Jay Ashtana


Professor Cynthia Feliciano

The Criteria for Admissions for Graduate Programs at UCI

David Avila

Biomedical Engineering/ Chicano/Latino Studies

Professor Brian Wong

Investigating the Correlation between Frontal and Lateral Views of the Face using Internet-Based Ratings

Beina Azadgoli

Biological Sciences

Professor Mahtab Jafari

The Effects of Rhodiola Rosea on Sleep Deprivation and Circadian Rhythms in Drosophila Melanogaster

Michael P. Baum


Professor Mark Steyvers

Aggregating Eyewitness Testimony to Determine Truth

Andrew M. Beshai


Professor Daniel Gross

The Rhetorical Commander-in-Chief

Tiyaanah Q. Bevel


Professor Alfonso J. Valdez

Reporting Weapons in High School: African-Americans Concern with their Safety versus their Social Status as a Snitch

Gail E. Boltron

Biological Sciences

Professor Michael J. Buchmeier

Using the Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) Reporter Gene to Analyze Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus (LCMV) Transcription and Replication in a Minigenome System

Ankita Bordoloi

Mechanical Engineering

Professor Farghalli A. Mohamed

Application of a Severe Plastic Deformation Technique at Room Temperature for Processing Titanium for Biomedical Applications

Kalli T. Boyne

Art History

Professor Raul Fernandez
Professor Alka Patel

The Maghrib and the Caribbean: Importation of Islamic Building Practices to Cuba in the 16th-18th centuries

Meredith C. Busch

International Studies/ Russian Studies Minor

Professor Paula Garb

A Comparative Analysis of the HIV Epidemic in the Russian Federation and the Netherlands

Zoe Cabral


Professor Sergey Nizkorodov

Synthesis and Properties of Model 1,5-Dicarbonyls

Patricia K. Calbay

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Susan Charles

So, How Are You Feeling? Gender and Personality Differences in Emotional Reactivity in Interpersonal Interactions

Cynthia M. Canfield

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Larry D. Jamner

Do I have your attention? An Ecological Momentary Assessment of Recurrent

Joseph R. Capri

Biological Sciences

Professor Paul Gershon

Phosphopeptide Enrichment of Vaccinia Virus through Metal Oxide Chromatography: Identification of Phosphorylation Sites and Refinement of Procedure

Ashley Carey


Professor Jeanett Castellanos

African American Undergraduate Females' Coping and Well-Being

Patricia A. Chan

Psychology/ Anthropology

Professor Peter Ditto

The Effect of Identifiably on Regret and Risk Aversion in the Asian Disease Problem

Derek T. Chen


Professor Mary Louise L. Kean

Investigation of Nonsensical Word Recall in Mandarin-English Bilinguals

Mengfei Chen

International Studies/ public health policy

Professor Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Marketization and the Rise of the Internet: A Comparative Study of Chinese Media Coverage of SARS and H1N1

Brian Cheung

Biological Sciences/ Drama

Professor Adam Martiny

Alkaline Phosphatase Activity of Synechococcus strain WH8102 under Phosphate Limited Conditions

Leng Chhuo


Professor Samuel Gilmore

What is At Risk with At-risk Youth?

Elysia Chin

Biological Sciences

Professor Andrea Tenner

Investigating the Molecular Mechanisms of C1q-mediated Modulation of Inflammatory Responses in Phagocytic Cells

Chih Hsuan Chou

Biological Sciences

Professor Henry Hirschberg
Professor Brian Wong
Professor Yi-Hong Zhou

Treatment of Malignant Brain Tumors Using Non-Viral PAX6 Gene Therapy and Photochemical Internalization

Darya V. Claussen

Psychology & Social Behavior/ European Studies

Professor Sally S. Dickerson

Effect of Break-up on Rumination

Kimberly Co

Chemical Engineering

Professor Farghalli Mohamed

An Investigation of the Evolution of Morphology and Microstructure in Commercial Purity Titanium during Cryomilling

Jennifer S. Cook


Professor Thomas Parham

The Influence of Perceived Social Support on Motivation to Attend College, Academic Success, and Persistence Toward Graduation in Female and Male College Students

David J. Curry

Sociology/ Economics

Professor David Snow

Back To The World: The Lingering Effect of Combat Service and the Social Problems Associated With War

Meril M. Dagher

Psychology & Social Behavior/ Criminology Law and Society

Professor Valerie Jenness

Does Aggression Hinder One's Adaptation to Social Roles and the Amount of Satisfaction One Derives from Them?

John M. Dandurand


Professor William H. Batchelder

Exploring the Testing Effect

Amarjit Dass

Biological Sciences

Professor Rimal Bera
Professor Dana Nguyen

Relationships with Parents, Siblings and Peers During Childhood and Adolescent Years Can Be Predictors of Adult Depression

Ashley Delgado

Sociology/ Cognitive Science

Professor Jeanett Castellanos

Latina Undergraduates, Coping, and Well-being: A Psychosociocultural Analysis

Alexandria G.. Delgado

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Jutta Heckhausen

Raza Day: The Role of Cultural Congruity in the College Transition for Latino Students

Jorge E. Delmuro

Political Science/ Chicano/Latino Studies

Professor Caesar D. Sereseres

Participation in Extracurricular Activities and the Improvement of Academic Performance and Enrollment in Post Secondary Education

Derrick Diego


Professor Matt Law

Synthesis of Iron Pyrite (FeS2) Nanowire Arrays by Chemical Vapor Deposition

Vubataz (Tiara) Din

Psychology & Social Behavior/ Education

Professor Chuansheng Chen

The Influence of Time Management on College Adjustment: A Comparison of Asian and White Students

Harmony B. Dixon

Biological Sciences

Professor Rachel Martin

γS-Crystallin and the Mutations that cause Protein Aggregation

Emmeline C. Domingo

Sociology/ Literary Journalism

Professor David S. Meyer

Taking Back our University: A Sociopolitical Analysis on Tactics used during the 2009-2010 UC Student Movement

Eun Kyu Dong

Biological Sciences

Professor Aimee Edinger

Mechanism of Cellular Response to FTY720

Sean R. Dowsing

Economics/ quantitative economics

Professor Gary Richardson

Why do Bailouts Exist Outside the Federal Reserve and How do These Institutions Work?

Vincent Duong


Professor Rachel Martin

Design of a 500 MHz Triple-Resonance Switched-Angle Spinning Probe for Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Cyrus Fard

Political Science

Professor Katherine Tate

Guerillas on the Mic: Black Nationalism and the Golden Age of Hip Hop

Danielle B. Farrell

English/ History Minor

Professor Richard Godden

The Making and Consuming of 1920s New York City

Aayah Fatayerji

Biological Sciences

Professor Jennifer Martiny

Identification of Possible Mutations Involved in Coevolution between Synechococcus and Cyanophages

Warren J. Fong


Professor Susan E. Davis

Cambodian Genocide and Its Moral Implications

Michael S. Fuller

Political Science

Professor Patrick M. Morgan

21st Century Privateers

Nicole M. Furr

Biological Sciences

Professor Edwin S. Monuki

The Effects of Egf and Fgf on the Transcription of Genes Involved in the BMP Signaling Pathway