Fall 2011 Grant Recipients - (G-L)

Student Name



Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Christina Gadalla

Biological Sciences

Professor Frances Leslie

Age Differences in Locomotor Activity induced by Co-Administration of Alcohol and Nicotine

Amanda M. Ghattas

Political Science

Professor Kristen Monroe

LGBTQ Rights and Conservative Ideology: Today’s Political Clash

Danielle S. Glynn

Earth & Environmental Science

Professor Ellen Druffel

Using Radiocarbon Variability in Palau Island Corals to Determine Early Bomb Fallout During the 1950s

Amy D. Goldman


Professor Andrew Penner

Exploring the Relationship of Self-Confidence and Math Skills across Gender Statuses

Joseph Chris C. Gomez

Biomedical Engineering

Professor William C. Tang

Simulated Environment of Blood Capillaries – Constriction and Relaxation of Circular PDMS Microchannels using Magnetic Actuation

Christopher Guevara

Computer Science

Professor Garnet Hertz

INUIT: Interactive Natural User Interface Terminal

Avina Gupta

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Michelle Khine

Characterization of Shrink Induced Metal Biosensors

Leana E. Gutierrez

Social Science/ Multicultural Studies

Professor Jeanett Castellanos
Professor Ana Rosas

The Influence of College Student Sexual, Racial Ethnic, and Leadership Development on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) Student Leaders on Advocacy for LGBT Student Organizations

Angela Gutierrez

Sociology/ Public Health Policy

Professor Kristin Turney
Professor Carolyn Zambrano

Studying Dietary Factors That Contribute to the Differing Health Outcomes of First and Second Generation Mexican-Americans

Danny E. Hadaya

Biological Sciences

Professor Chris Vanderwal

Enantioselective Synthesis of Trichostatin A

Shannon Handa

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Elizabeth Cauffman

Predictors of Institutional Offending among Adolescent and Young Adult Females

Lori A. Harris

Criminology, Law & Society

Professor Donna Schuele


Branden Hawara

Biological Sciences

Professor Jonathan Lakey

Differentiation of iPS Cells into Insulin Producing Cells for Alginate Sheet Encapsulation

Elika Hefazi

Biological Sciences

Professor Christine M. Gall

Integrin Dependent Synaptic Plasticity in Development

Janette A. Hernandez

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Belinda Campos

Culture and Expressive Writing: Do Latinos Benefit from Expressive Writing?

Felipe D. Hernandez

Music/ Political Science

Professor Cecilia Sun

Narco-Corridos in Los Angeles and Orange County: A New Audience, Local Performers, and Narco Culture

Marzena M. Hiler

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Sally S. Dickerson

Interaction Effects in the Relationship between Rumination and Cortisol

Jennifer J. Hill

Sinan R. Zafar



Professor Donald D. Hill

UCI Drama Production of Hello, Again

Victoria T. Ho

Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine

Professor Elliot Hui

Microfluidic Large Scale Integration for Automized Bio-Assays

Joseph Hong

Comparative Literature

Professor Alice Fahs

Humor and Voice in Kundera’s Novel: Locating the (Un)conscious Subject in Political (Dis)engagement

Richard M. Hooy

Biological Sciences

Professor Gregory A. Weiss

Engineering Affinity Reagents for the Co-Crystallization of G Protein-Coupled Receptors

Kayvon Hosseini

Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine

Professor Bharath Chakravarthy
Professor Shahram Lotfipour

Itunes Study to Evaluate Asynchronous Learning in Emergency Medicine Residents

Justin R. Huft

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Chuansheng Chen

A Cross-ethnic Study of Physical Intimacy and Relationship Quality in Romantic Couples

Erin K. Hughes


Professor Julia R. Lupton

Shakespearean Figurations of the Gift

Yvonne Hui

Quantitative Economics/ Sociology

Professor Gary Richardson

The Impact of Fixing Supply on Wages: A Study on the Effect of the Bankhead Cotton Control Act of 1934

Colleen Humfreville

Literary Journalism

Professor Alice Fahs
Professor Alice Fahs

Female Journalists, and their Budding Role with the Emergence of WWII

Katherine P. Huynh

Biological Sciences

Professor Kavita Arora

Investigating the Role of Activin Ligands in Metamorphosis

Douglas C. Huynh

Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine

Professor Robert A. Edwards

In Vitro Growth of Primary Murine Colon and Small Intestinal Crypts in Microfabricated Substrates

Kenji Ikemura

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Steven C. George

Creating Airway Models: Generating Prestress and its Analysis by Multiphoton Microscopy

Bryan T. Imayanagita

Biological Sciences

Professor Cristobal Barrios

Correlation of Actual Alcohol Consumption with Computerized Self Reported Alcohol Consumption in Traumas Patients

Oliver D. Jan

Chemical Engineering

Professor Mikael Nilsson

Precious Metal Extraction of Rhodium and Palladium from Spent Nuclear Fuel

Amanda S. Jara

Psychology & Social Behavior/ Criminology, Law & Society

Professor Candice Odgers

Does Neighborhood Level Violence Predict Children’s Antisocial Behavior

Mildred Jara


Professor Gary Richardson

The Effect of Changes in Production on Employment Before, During, and After the Great Depression

Briana A. Jex

Chicano/Latino Studies

Professor Cynthia Feliciano

Biracial, Multiracial/Multiethnic Identities of Latino(a) College Students

YeSeul Jin

Business Economics

Professor Gary Richardson

Development of U.S. Automobile Industry: 1920s, the Great Depression, and World War Ⅱ

Natalie D. Johnson

Dance-Choreography/ Dance-Performance

Professor Loretta Livingston

A Senior Thesis Dance Concert: Exploring Us Through I

Yoosun Joo

Biological Sciences

Professor Aimee L. Edinger

Effect of FTY720 on Surface Expression of EGFR

James Junyszek

Electrical Engineering

Professor William C. Tang

Microplatforms for Malaria Diagnosis

Sami Kabbara


Professor Michael Berns

Effects of Laser Micro-Irradiation on H3S10 Phosphorylation of Mitotic Cells

Ashley V. Kadakia

Biological Sciences

Professor Michael R. Rose

Designing a Novel Approach to Measure and Select for Advanced Cardiac Endurance in Drosophila melanogaster

Jaspal S. Kamboj

Biomedical Engineering

Professor James C. Earthman

Titanium Alloy Fatigue Testing Using Calcium Phosphate and Polysulfone Coatings

Hannah M. Kang

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Peter H. Ditto

The Effects of Rule Accessibility on Moral Judgments

Patil N. Kavarian

Biological Sciences

Professor Christy Hom
Professor Ira T. Lott

Relationship between Maternal Age, Paternal Age, Prematurity, Birth Weight, and Autism

Victoria T. Kim


Professor Julia Lupton

Talking, Walking, Teaching: The Moral Role of Anthropomorphism in Children’s Literature

Jinwan Kim

Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine

Professor Brian JF. Wong

Electromechanical Reshaping of Costal Porcine Model

Akihisa T. Kodama


Professor Michael Dennin

Modeling Particles in Lung Surfactant Using a Langmuir Monolayer and Fluorescent Beads

Maria Kong

Social Science/ Sociology

Professor Jeanett Castellanos
Professor Geoff Ward

Disproportionate Minority Contact and Empowerment of Latino and Asian Youth: A Study of Courts and Non-Governmental Organizations

Marc C. Kryger

Chemical Engineering

Professor Nancy Da Silva

Metabolic Pathway Optimization of Saccharomyces cerevisiae for Production of Polyketides

Michele A. Kunde

Biological Sciences

Professor Gregory Adams
Professor Kenneth M. Baldwin

Developmental Effects and Systemic Response to Hypoxia during the Neonatal Stage

Julie L. La


Professor Fillmore Freeman

Computational Study of the Mechanisms of Oxidation of Aliphatic Sulfides to Sulfoxides and of Sulfoxides to Sulfones by Dimethyldioxirane

Anh T. La

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Steven George

Collagen and Elastic Fibers' Ultrastructure and Composition of Decellularized Porcine Extracellular Matrix

Lesley M. Lai

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Wendy A. Goldberg

Is Early Maternal Employment Related to Theory of Mind and School Readiness in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Nicholas D. LaJeunesse

Electrical Engineering

Professor Garnet Hertz

Electronic Pond

Daniel Lan


Professor Matthew Blurton-Jones

Neural Stem Cells Genetically-Modified to Express Neprilysin Reduce Pathology (and Improve Cognition) in Alzheimer Transgenic Models

Laiyin Lao

Sociology/ East Asian Culture

Professor Yang Su

Factors which Affect American Public Opinion towards China

Benjamin M. Latham-Bryman

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Larry Jamner

ADHD Symptoms, Negative Mood, and Academic Nonattendance: The Role of Social and Interpersonal Difficulties

Lauren T. Law

Biological Sciences

Professor Brian Wong

Investigating the Change in Women’s Lip Size from the Year 1960 – 2009 by Measuring Frontal Views of Faces from Vogue, a Popular Women’s Magazine

Phuong-Khanh Q. Le

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor JoAnn Prause

The Impact of Social Support on the Relationship between Internet Use and Depression

Bonnie H. Le


Professor Kenneth J. Shea

Progress towards an Asymmetric Hetero-Claisen Approach to Welwitindolinone

Vincent P. Le

Microbiology & Immunology

Professor Celia W. Goulding

Crystallization of a dye-decolorizing peroxidase, DyP, from Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Daniel Kha T. Le

Chemical Engineering

Professor Regina Ragan

Self Assembly of Gold into Uniform Nanoarrays via Block Copolymer Micellar Lithography

Y Le-Ho

Chemical Engineering/ Chemistry

Professor Aaron Esser-Kahn

A Three-Dimensional Microvascular Gas Exchange Unit for Carbon Capture

David G. Lee


Professor Chad Hall


Allison R. Lee


Professor Judith Treas

A Comparison of the Relationship Between Gender and Job Satisfaction

Denise Leon

Chicano/Latino Studies/ Psychology

Professor Maria E. Zarate

The Influence of Gender Perceptions on Latina Ethnic Identity Development

Jessica Lim

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Michelle Khine

Engineering Superhydrophobic Surfaces via Tunable Parameters to Increase Air-trapping Condition

Andrew J. Lines


Professor Edwin Amenta

Explaining Baseball’s Changing Place in America’s Sports Culture

Dastyni Loksa


Professor Andre van der Hoek

Capturing Design Processes: Calico History Viewer

Estefania B. Lopez

Sociology/ Political Science

Professor Jeanett Castellanos
Professor Claudia Pineda

The Psychological, Social, and Cultural Factors that Contribute to Latina/o Undocumented Undergraduates’ Academic Persistence

Joyce Denise Lopez

Sociology/ Psychology

Professor Deborah R. Vargas

Prevalence of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Myths Acceptance within Greek Community of UC Irvine

Sapphire L. Lopez

Biomedical Engineering/ Material Science Engineering

Professor Farghalli A.. Mohamed

An Investigation into the Effect of Parameters on Spark Plasma Sintering of Cryomilled Titanium Powders

Scott Lorenzen

Political Science

Professor Charles A. Smith

International Law, Genetically Modified Organisms and Biodiversity

Tracy Lu

Biological Sciences

Professor Zhiwei Wang

Identification of Potential Agonists and Antagonists for Dopamine Receptors using Traditional Chinese Medicines

Kimberly Lucas


Professor Julia Lupton

Los Angeles: Perfecting the "Art" of Urban Movement and Transportation

Bryan Luu

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Farghalli Mohamed

An Investigation into the Effect of Parameters on Spark Plasma Sintering of Cryomilled Titanium Powders

An N. Ly

Biological Sciences

Professor Donovan German

The Effects of Diet on Amylase Gene Copy Number Variation