Fall 2010 Grant Recipients - (G-L)

Student Name



Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Lisa M. Gaglioti


Professor Thurston Domina

Looking at California State Standards to Understand Inequality

Vilma Garcia

Chicano/Latino Studies/ Spanish Literature and Culture

Professor Louis DeSipio

The Effects of AB 540 Student Organizations on the Educational and Leadership Success of Undocumented Students Who Attend Community Colleges, California State Universities, and University of California Campuses

Esperanza Garcia

Psychology/ Chicano/Latino Studies

Professor Jeanett Castellanos

The Validation of the “Academic Family” Measure with Latina/o College Students

Esperanza Garcia

Psychology/ Chicano/Latino Studies

Professor Cynthia Feliciano

Inter-racial Dating in the 21st Century among Latina/o College Students

Priscilla A. Gee

Biological Sciences

Professor Anthony A. James
Professor Marika F. Walter

Odorant Binding Protein Expression in Mosquito Olfactory System in Response to RNAi

Gargi K. Godbole


Professor Elizabeth van Es

The Cognitive Benefits of Learning By Tutoring

Krupa P. Gohil

Biological Sciences

Professor Olivier Civelli

Potential Cross-Talk between the MCH and Histamine Systems

Natalie M. Goudarzian

International Studies/ Literary Journalism

Professor Bojan Petrovic

The Effects of the Ethnic Diaspora’s Influence on Separatists Movements, in the case of the Khalistan Movement in India

Liane M. Grant


Professor Ellen Burt

Rhetorical Narratology at work in the Framed Narrative of (Maupassant’s) French Short Stories

Judy Ha

Biological Sciences

Professor Tanya J. Wyatt

Histological outcome following transplantation of MotorGraft hMNP cells in a SOD1 G93A mouse model of ALS

Mamdouh S. Hanna

Biological Sciences

Professor Susana Cohen-Cory
Professor Anastasia Nagel

Expression of Neurotransmitter Receptors in Xenopus Laevis tectum

Keely A. Hanson

Political Science/ Minor in Education

Professor Mark Petracca

The Rise of Democratically Elected Leftist Leaders in Latin America

Roni A. Hazim

Developmental & Cell Biology

Professor Leslie Lock

DUX4 Mediation of FSHD Pathogenesis

Calvin A. He

Biological Sciences

Professor Shahram Lotfipour
Professor Jeffrey Suchard

Exhaled Gases in Emergency Patients with Respiratory Complaints

Briana A. Hedge


Professor Wendy A. Goldberg

Parental Question Asking Behavior and Responses of Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Joseph J. Henry

Business Economics

Professor Gary Richardson

The Strong Survive: Characteristics of Bank Health during the Interwar Years in Florida (1920-1937)

Vanessa N. Hernandez

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Jodi A. Quas

The Influence of Interviewer-Provided Social Support on Adolescents Memory Accuracy

Nancy Herrera

Chicano/Latino Studies/ Psychology and Social Behavior

Professor Jeanett Castellanos

The Validation of the Cultural Congruity and University Environment Scales With Latina/o Community College Students

Nancy Herrera

Chicano/Latino Studies/ Psychology and Social Behavior

Professor Belinda Campos

Jealousy and Relationship Satisfaction in Latino Dating Couples

Nancy Herrera

Chicano/Latino Studies/ Psychology and Social Behavior

Professor Jeanett Castellanos

Educational Micro-Success: Cultural Images Reflecting Latina/os Experiences

Andrew P. Ho

Biological Sciences

Professor China Hanson
Professor Jennifer Martiny

Spatial Patterns in the Phenotypic Diversity of Viruses Infecting Marine Synechococcus

Michael T. Hoang

Biological Sciences

Professor Petra Wilder-Smith

Optical Coherence Tomography and the Ability to Quantify Chemotherapy-Induced Oral Mucositis

Haydn A. Hoffman

Biological Sciences

Professor Peter Kaiser

Restoring Wild Type p53 Activity Through Intragenic Suppressor Mutations and Small Molecule Binding

Joseph Hong

Comparative Literature/ French Minor

Professor Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

Towards a Saidian Reading: Ngugi Wa Thiong’o’s Novel and the Dialogues of its Worldliness

Richard M. Hooy

Biological Sciences

Professor Rosemarie Vithayathil
Professor Gregory Weiss

Display of Human Matriptase-2 on Phage

Mitchell D. Hsing

Physics/ Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Professor Gultekin Gulsen

Recovering Enhancement Kinetics from Dynamic Optical Imaging Data

Erin K . Hughes


Professor Julia R. Lupton

Shakespearean Figurations of the Gift

Syed F. Hussain

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Professor Brian J. Wong

Needle Electrode-based Electromechanical Reshaping of Cartilage

Sarah M. Huynh

Pharmaceutical Science

Professor John P. Fruehauf

Chromium (VI) Metal Ion Stabilizes Hypoxia Inducible Factor-1alpha (HIF-1a) in Melanoma

Aileen Huynh

Mechanical Engineering

Professor Martha L. Mecartney

The Effect of Secondary and Tertiary Phases on the Optical and Mechanical Properties of Ceramics for Armor Applications

Michelle S. Hyman


Professor Timothy Wigal

Comparison of Substance Use Between ADHD and non-ADHD Young Adults

Marko Indraputra

Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine

Professor Farghalli Mohamed

Production of Ultrafine grain Titanium for Biomedical Applications using ECAP

Michael C. Jang


Professor Christine M. Gall

Evaluating Motor Behavior and Dendritic Spine Morphology Differences in the Cerebellum of Fragile-X Mouse Models

Danielle E. Jansen

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Linda J. Levine

Sources of Bias in Predicting the Intensity of Future Emotion

Mildred Jara


Professor Gary Richardson

The Effect of Industrial Production on Employment: 1930s Chicago Federal Reserve District Case Study

Cameron K. Joe

Business Economics/ Queer Studies Minor

Professor Jeanne Scheper

Saving Our (Queer) Youth: Negotiating Suicide Intervention Activism and Institutional Change

Colette Johnson

Art History/ English Literature

Professor Amy Powell

Gender Roles and Other Power Structures in the Art of Jan Van Eyck

Arlen Z. Jones

Social Ecology

Professor Donna Schuele

Bureaucracy is Life: the Tragedy of Social Organization and the Death of Civil Society

Rachel A. Jordan

Psychology/ Women's Studies Minor

Professor Elizabeth Cauffman

Mental Illness and Race in the Juvenile Justice System

Sama R.E.. Kassira

Biological Sciences

Professor Ron Frostig

Auditory Stimulation in a Critical Time Window Can Save Adult Rats from Ischemic Stroke

Felicia A. Keith

Criminology, Law & Society/ Psychology, Law and Society

Professor Carroll Seron
Professor Jennifer L. Skeem

Attitudes Influencing Police Decisions

Ellen L. Kern

International Studies

Professor Cecilia Lynch

CAI and The Listening Project:Implications for Effective NGO Responses

Ali A. Khostovan

Physics/ Specialization in Astrophysics

Professor Asantha R. Cooray

The Search and Study of Gravitationally Lensed Sources in the Upcoming HST Cosmic Assembly Near Infrared Deep Extragalactic Legacy Survey (CANDELS)

Jin Y. Kim


Professor Lindsey E. Richland

Children's Development of Analogical Reasoning: How Spatial Organization Affects Relational Analogy Learning

Soo M. Kim

Neurobiology/ Chemistry

Professor Rainer K. Reinscheid

Neuropeptide S: The Modulator for Sleep and Wakefulness

Jinwan Kim

Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine

Professor Brian JF. Wong

Electromechanical Reshaping of Costal Porcine Model

Jae W. Kim


Professor Gary Richardson

Quantifying the Financial Flow from Banks and Trust Companies

Mitchell J. Klein

Studio Art

Professor Simon Leung

Suspended Broadcast

Liliya Kolozian

Biological Sciences

Professor Chi Nguyen

Crystallizing LovB: KS-AT Domain of Lovastatin

Carl Kopitch

Biological Sciences

Professor Sunny Jiang

Investigation of the Microorganisms Causing Biofouling of Reverse Osmosis Desalination Membranes and the Varying Concentration of Nutrients Leading to their Rapid Growth

Pichaya Kositsawat

Comparative Literature/ Political Science

Professor Rei Terada

The University in Crisis: Locating an Educational Philosophy

Daniel W. Kovell


Professor Alice Fahs

The Times Corresponds the American Civil War: 1861-1865

Talin H. Krikorian

Sociology/ Criminology, Law and Society

Professor Al Valdez

Female Gang Involvement

Elizabeth E. Kritzer

Microbiology & Immunology

Professor Lbachir BenMohamed

Development of a Novel “Humanized” Mouse Model for Preclinical Evaluation of Human Herpes Vaccine Candidates

Mickey Ku

Biological Sciences

Professor Ann K. Sakai
Professor Stephen G. Weller

Measures of Sex Allocation After Two Generations of Artificial Selection in Schiedea salicaria

Alvin Kung

Chemistry/ Biology

Professor Rachel Martin

Amyloid Fibrils Formation in GammaS-crystallin Leads to the Development of Cataracts

Eric K. Kwong

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Professor Jefferson Y. Chan

Determining the Translational Mechanism of the p65 Isoform of Nrf1, an Inhibitor of Antioxidant Response Elements

Lucy L

Biological Sciences

Professor Sunny Jiang
Professor Marilou Sison-Mangus

The Relationship between Escherichia coli and algae and How It Can Lead to Survival of E. coli in Aquatic Environments

Rachel L. LaCoe


Professor Candice Odgers

Parental Moral Reasoning and Frequency of Adolescent Alcohol Use: A Correlation Study

Khuyen Lam

Political Science/ International Studies, Anthropology

Professor Dorothy Solinger

Cyberspace Contention in China

Bryan Q. Le


Professor Zhibin Guan

Synthesis and Characterization of Structural and Electronic Variants of the Super-Stack-Blocked (SSB) 4-Ureido-2-Pyrimidone (UPy) Discreet-Folded-Dimer (DFD) Module

Politeia T. Le


Professor Loretta Livingston

Translator: An Exploration in the Process of Relaying Centuries Old Philosophy in an Embodied Language

Cindy K. Le

Sociology/ Anthropology

Professor David Smith

The Economic Liberalization and Globalization of the Vietnamese Garment Industry

Christine Lee

Biological Sciences/ Anthropology

Professor Stephanie Tjen-A-Looi

Role of Naloxone in the Nucleus Ambiguus during Electroacupuncture on Inhibitory Cardiovascular Responses

Eileen H. Lee

Sociology/ Psychology and Social Behavior

Professor Joanne Christopherson
Professor Caesar Sereseres

The Influence of Environmental Factors on Adolescents' Perceived Risk of Drug Use

Christopher K. Lee

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Candice L. Odgers

If You Build It: Do Neighborhood Amenities Predict Children’s Health Outcomes?

Paula Lee


Professor Sergey Nizkorodov

Cloud Evaporation Chemistry

Eileen H. Lee

Psychology & Social Behavior/ Sociology

Professor Chuansheng Chen

Caffeine as a Gateway Drug to Licit and Illicit Drug Use

John Leong

Biological Sciences

Professor Sheryl Tsai

Determination of Structure and Function of EqiS TR, a Enzymatic Domain of Equisetin Synthase

Ben K. Lesel


Professor Kenneth K. Shea
Professor Keiichi Yoshimatsu

Optimization of Polymer Nano-Particles for Selectively Targeting Toxic Peptides

Amanda Lim

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Brian Wong

Identifying the Ideal Needle Electrode Geometry for Electromechanical Reshaping

Stephanie Z. Lim

Psychology/ Sociology

Professor Susan T. Charles

Association Between Depressive Symptoms, Age, and Task Persistence

Dana Lin

Chicano/Latino Studies

Professor Michael Montoya

The Influence of Life Contexts and Events on Reported Health Status among Latinos

Sarah E. Link

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Sally Dickerson

The Effects of Exercise on Physiological and Psychological Responses to Stress

Tiffany W. Liu

English/ Biological Sciences

Professor Brian JF. Wong

Identifying Ideal Brow Shape: An Empiric Analysis of the Three Archetypes

Andrea W. Lo


Professor Kenneth J. Shea

Effect of Nanoparticle Density and Size in Neutralization Activity of Hemolytic Peptide

Amanda L. Lopez

Public Health Policy

Professor Zuzana Bic

What Medicinal Practices Are Found among the Latino Population with Diabetes?

Estefania Lopez

Political Science

Professor Louis DeSipio

Ethnic Identity and Assimilation Among Undocumented Immigrant Youth

Sapphire L. Lopez

Biomedical Engineering/ Material Science Minor

Professor Farghalli Mohamed

Investigation into Different Parameters for TEM Sample Preparation of Titanium Using Twin-Jet Electropolishing

Denise Ly

Biological Sciences/ Psychology

Professor Timothy Allen
Professor Norbert Fortin

Understanding the Neural Mechanisms of Sequence Memory: The Effect of Reversible Inactivations of the Hippocampus in a Sequence Memory Behavioral Paradigm