Fall 2010 Grant Recipients - (T-Z)

Student Name



Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Digo S. Takahashi

Political Science/ International Studies

Professor Robert Garfias

The Changing American Perception of Japanese Society since 1945

Stephanie K. Takamatsu

Psychology/ social science

Professor Jeanett Castellanos

A Qualitative Study: Persistence of Latina/o Seniors in a Continuation High School

Steven D. Tate

Biological Sciences

Professor Argyrios Ziogas

Relationship between Tumor Characteristics and Epidemiologic Characteristics in Invasive and In Situ Breast Cancer Patients

Christine M. Tomlinson


Professor Francesca Polletta

Television Date Rape Narratives and Their Effect on Social Perception

Tuyet Hong T. Tran

Biological Sciences/ Educational Studies

Professor Kimberley Lakes

A Qualitative Analysis of Bioethical, Cultural, and Practical Issues Affecting Recruitment and Retention in the NCS

Christina P. Tran

Chemical Engineering

Professor Nancy DaSilva

Increasing Expression of 6-Methylsalicylic Acid in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by Increasing the Availability of Malonyl-CoA

Kim Tran


Professor Peter Kaiser

Genetic Dissection of Signaling Pathways that Coordinate the Cellular Response to Cadmium Stress

Xuan A. Tran

Biological Sciences/ Chemistry

Professor Laurence D. Mueller

Male Reproduction as a Predictor of Death in Drosophila melanogaster

Kevin N. Tran

Biological Sciences

Professor Sunny Jiang
Professor Marilou Sison-Mangus

The mutualistic relationship of bacteria with non-toxin and toxin producing Pseudo-nitzschia

Janeth Trejo

Political Science/ International Studies

Professor Louis DeSipio

The Effects of Transnational Migration Networks in U.S. Integration

Mikhail Tretiakov

Biological Sciences

Professor Anthony James

Impact on Fitness of Transgenes in Malarial Vector Mosquito Anopheles stephensi

Gina Trujillo


Professor Catherine Bolzendahl

Ideal Division of Household Labor Among Undergraduate Latinas

Adam Truong

Biological Sciences/ Minor in Management

Professor Zuzana Bic

Student health: a novel way to educate students in order to relieve post-graduation anxiety

Michael Tung

Biological Sciences

Professor Stephanie Tjen-A-Looi

The Role of the Nucleus Ambiguus and The Neural Pathways During Gastric Distention with Electroacupuncture in Response to Depressor Responses in the Cardiovascular System

Anthony A. Turk


Professor Timothy A. Allen
Professor Norbert J. Fortin

Imaging the Spread of Fluorescently-Conjugated Muscimol in the Dorsal and Ventral Hippocampus across Time

Desiree A. Unsworth

Biological Sciences/ Dance

Professor Adam C. Martiny
Professor Jeffrey A. Russell

Investigation for the Presence of Staphylococcus aureus in the Collegiate Dance Environment

Katelyn M. Updyke

Chemistry/ Biological Sciences

Professor Sergey Nizkorodov

Synthesis and Analysis of Chemical Aging of Atmospheric Secondary Organic Aerosols in Various N-containing Compounds

Joseph S. Van Dorn

Biological Sciences/ English

Professor David Camerini
Professor Donald N. Forthal

An HIV-1 Proteomic Chip for Subtyping HIV-1 Infection

George A. Vela

Biological Sciences

Professor Naomi S. Morrissette

Expression and Purification of Toxoplasma gondii P450

Teresa L. Villaruz


Professor Michelle Latiolais

Integration and Separation: Filipino World War II Veterans

Duc Peter M. Vo

Anthropology/ Biological Science

Professor Karen I. Leonard
Professor Sheila G. O'Rourke

The Rise of Online Health Care Websites and Their Effects on Doctor-Patient Relations

Thomas A. Vo

Biological Sciences

Professor Kevin Reavis

Prevalence and Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in Patients

Kellie Vu

Business Economics

Professor Gary Richardson

The Affects of the Financial Crisis on the Fourth Federal Reserve District

Jimmy G. Vuong

Business Economics

Professor Gary Richardson

The Great Depression; State Bank and Trust Bank Failures

Weheb Waheb

Chemical Engineering

Professor Nancy DaSilva

Recombinant Human Collagen

Lynn Z. Wang


Professor Colette Atkinson
Professor James McMichael

Basho's Poetic Expanse: The Haikai Influence in Gary Young's Prose Poems

Min-Xuan Wang


Professor Timothy A.. Allen
Professor Norbert Fortin

Rat Hippocampal and Perirhinal Cortical Activity During a Sequential Odor Behavioral Task

Yuang Wen

Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine

Professor Elliot Hui

A Microfluidic Trap System for C. Elegans Egg Counting

Juliana M. West

Biological Sciences

Professor Sunny Jiang
Professor Marilou Sison-Mangus

The Relationship of Naturally Occurring Marine Viruses to Toxic Algal Blooms of the Marine Diatom Pseudo-nitzschia

Erica A. White

International Studies/ Minor, Conflict Resolution

Professor Caesar D. Sereseres

Cartels, Good or Bad for Mexico's Tourism Industry?

Danielle C. Wong

Political Science

Professor Mark P. Petracca

Presidential Rhetoric and its Effectiveness between Presidents

Anthony M. Wong

Biological Sciences

Professor Yi-Hong Zhou

Analyzing IDH1 for Mutations in Patient Samples of GBM for Prognosis Factors

Jeren M. Wong

Biological Sciences

Professor Ulrike Luderer

Effects of Lack of Gclm and Nnt Genes on Ovarian Oxidative Stress

Brandon G. Wong

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Elliot Hui

In vivo Imaging of a Stem Cell Niche

Andrew C. Wong

Business Economics/ International Studies

Professor Gary Richardson

The Quantitative Effects of International Shocks on Monthly Building Permits

Megan J. Wu

Biological Sciences/ Sociology

Professor Stephanie Tjen-A-Looi

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

Kimberline R. Yang

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Professor Sheryl Tsai

Discovering and Developing New Tuberculosis Therapeutics : Crystallizing AccA3/AccD4

Dongyoung Yang

Chemical Engineering/ Material Science & Engineering

Professor Szu-Wen Wang

Design Protein Polymer Purification Method: Recombinant Human Collagen III

Joseph Youssef

Biological Sciences

Professor Petra Wilder-Smith

Assessment of Pulpal Blood Flow Using Laser Speckle Imaging

Frances Yu

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Sabee Molloi

CZT Tomography and Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Mina E. Zadeh

Biological Sciences

Professor Hans Keirstead

The Effects of Human Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived NPC Transplants on the Endogenous Immune Response in Spinal Cord Injured Rats

Mohammad h. Zarghami


Professor Matt D. Law

p-Type PbSe and PbS Quantum Dot Solids Prepared with Short-Chain Acids and Diacids

Suleika Zepeda

International Studies

Professor Caesar Sereseres

The United States and México’s Shared Responsibility on the War on Drugs: A Different Strategy