Fall 2009 Grant Recipients - (T-Z)

Student Name



Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Angela C. Taglinao

Political Science

Professor Christine Balance

Philippines and the Political-Celebrity Culture

Maysam Taher

International Studies/ French

Professor Dina Al-Kassim

Women of Algiers, Women of Beirut: A Comparative Study of Gender Difference in the Nationalist Discourse

Stephanie k. Takamatsu

Social Science/ Psychology

Professor Jeanett Castellanos

Unraveling the Model Minority Myth: The Role of Cultural and Normative Social Processes on Heavy Drinking and Alcohol-Related Problems among Asian American College Students

Alison Y. Tan


Professor Kourosh Saberi

Access Mechanisms in Long-Term Musical Memory

Alison Y. Tan


Professor Mary Louise Kean

Syllabic Structure of Rhyme and Overlap words affecting PSE

Ahramahzd V. Tatavoosian

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Steven C. George

Longitudinal Study: A Possible Change in Asthma Categories Assessed by Partitioned Exhaled Nitric Oxide

Amrit Tath

International Studies/ Urban Studies

Professor Louis DeSipio

Political Awareness of First to Third Generation Latino/as of Their Country of Origin

Douglas C. Taylor

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Michelle Khine

Rapid Non-photolithographic Prototyping of Microfluidic Devices Utilizing Shape Memory Polymers

Samantha C. Tenorio

Women's Studies/ History

Professor Jeanne Scheper

The Navigation of Social Spaces for Queer Black Women during the Early 20th Century

Daaman r. Thandi

International Studies/ conflict resolution

Professor Daniel R. Brunstetter
Professor Paula J. Garb

What the Israeli and Palestinian Leaderships Can Learn from the India-Pakistan Conflict

Nicole C. Thomas


Professor Rachel Martin

Construction of Chaperone αA-Crystallin to Rescue γS-Crystallin And Other Troublesome Proteins from Inclusion Bodies

Jean M. Thomas

Biological Sciences

Professor Douglas Wallace

Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Lymphoblasts from Dementia Patients

Rosella K. To

Biological Sciences/ Anthropology Minor

Professor Douglas C. Wallace
Professor Michael V. Zaragoza

R-Fadrozole Treatment in Ant1 Heart Disease to Reverse Fibrosis and Inflammation

Sevan Torossian

Public Health Sciences/ PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY

Professor Michael Demetriou

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

Kevin N. Tran

Biological Sciences

Professor Sunny Jiang
Professor Marilou Sison-Mangus

The Relationship Between Epibiont Bacteria and the Toxicogenesis of the Diatom Pseudo-nitzschia

Catherine Tran

Criminology, Law & Society/ Psychology and Social Behavior

Professor Elliot Currie

Case Study: Efficacy of MOPS Pilot Program for Incarcerated Mothers

Kim N. Tran


Professor Peter Kaiser

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

Gerald L. Tran

Biological Sciences

Professor Mahtab Jafari

The Activation of Mammalian SIR Proteins by Rhodiola Rosea

Janeth Trejo

Political Science

Professor Caesar D.. Sereseres

The Federal Dream Act's Effects and Consequences

Quynh-Thu Truong


Professor Dara Sorkin

Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Relationship between Depression and Diabetes among Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Louise Truong

Criminology, Law & Society/ Literary Journalism

Professor Elliot Currie

Case Study on Orange Outreach Gang Prevention Program: Does Prevention Work?

Quynh-Thu Truong


Professor Andrej Luptak

Selection for ATP Aptamers from Human Genomic Pool

Henry P. Tsai

Biological Sciences

Professor James W. Hicks

Effect of Terrestrial and Aquatic Exercise on Limb Bone Morphology and Microstructure of the American Alligator (Alligator Mississippiensis)

Gilbert Tse

Biological Sciences

Professor Bang H. Hoang

Effect of Wnt-Antagonist DKK3 and Frzb on Osteosarcoma Growth and Metastasis

Eugene Tseng

Biological Sciences

Professor Sheryl Tsai

Crystallization of AccD4 for New Drug Target

Travis C. Tucker

Biological Sciences

Professor Petra E. Wilder-Smith

Ex Vivo Oral Wetness

Chad J. Valasek

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Peter H. Ditto

Using the Carrot or the Stick: Should Employee Health Programs Reward Healthy Behavior or Penalize Unhealthy Behavior?

Michele T. Van

Biomedical Engineering

Professor William C. Tang

Finite Element Method for Designing Microplatform to Study Mechanosensitivity of Neurogenesis

Jessica L. Vaughan

Biological Sciences

Professor Dan Cooper

Caregiver Perceptions of Daily Assisted Exercise

Karen Vo

Biological Sciences/ My major is Pharmaceutical Sciences, not Biological Sciences

Professor Mahtab Jafari

The Effect of Rhodiola Rosea on Aged Drosophila Melanogaster

Angela M. Vossmeyer

Economics/ Quantitative Economics

Professor Ivan Jeliazkov

Analysis of Life-Cycle Interactions: A Multivariate Ordinal Probit Model Approach

Diana P. Vu

Biological Sciences

Professor Petra Wilder-Smith

Spectral Characterization of Dental Demineralization and Decay

Nicholas Q. Vu


Professor Jessica Turner

Emotional Processing of Memory in Schizophrenia

Donna K. Vuu

Anthropology/ Biological Sciences

Professor Tom Boellstorff

Second Life: Online Forum for Self-Expression, Dating, & Gender Differentiation

Delora Wang

Sociology/ Cognitive Science

Professor Samuel Gilmore

Do You Think She Noticed Me? An Exploration of Budding Romance in Early Adolescence

Jason I. White


Professor Martin Schwab

Perception of Others in Husserl and Merleau-Ponty

Jaclyn S. Wong


Professor Andrew Penner

The Advantages of Being Beautiful: Returns to Physical and Personality Attractiveness

Anthony M. Wong

Biological Sciences

Professor Yi-Hong Zhou

Analyzing the Relation between Tumor Stem Cells and Tumor Mass Cells in Malignant Gliomas though PTEN Mutation Screening

Jared A. Wong

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Professor Harmut Luecke

Using X-ray Crystallography to Determine the 3-Dimensional Structure of a Light-Activated Transcription Factor

Gwen C. Wu

Criminology, Law & Society/ Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Elliott Currie

Ending the Cycle Where It Starts: An Analysis of the Successes and Failures of Current Batterer Intervention Programs

Eva Xia

Biological Sciences

Professor Aimee Edinger

Tamoxifen-Inducible Rab7 Activation System

Jessica Yang

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Professor Sheryl Tsai

Discovering and Developing: Crystallizing AccD4

Mitchell J. Yang

Biological Sciences/ Applying for change of major into Public Health Sciences and Psychology of Social Behavior

Professor Daniel S. Stokols

Does our Preferred Method of Transportation Affect our Interpretation of Neighborhood Walkability?

Nathan A. Yee

Chemistry/ Biological Sciences

Professor Andrej Luptak

Developing Protocols for 5′ Fluorescent Labeling of RNA

Alison J. Yeung


Professor Susan T. Charles

Cross-Cultural Differences in Emotion Regulation in Asian Americans and Caucasian Americans

Tiffany Erica Yoshida

International Studies

Professor Thomas Eppel

The Dark Side of Globalization

Joseph Youssef

Biological Sciences

Professor Petra Wilder-Smith

Pulp Vitality with Laser Speckle Imaging

Mohammad Hossein Zarghami

Materials Science Engineering

Professor Matthew Law

Nanocrystal Solar Cells

Jena Zarza


Professor David Smith
Professor David A. Smith

Gentrification in Santa Ana

Suleika Zepeda

International Studies

Professor Caesar Sereseres

The Effects of the Merida Initiative in Sinaloa

Mary R. Zhang

Public Health Sciences

Professor Peter Kaiser

Identifying Chemical Modulators of Cancer Cell Methionine Dependency