Fall 2011 Grant Recipients - (T-Z)

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Professor Fillmore Freeman

Mechanisms of Oxidation of 4-Substitued Methyl Phenyl Sulfides and Sulfoxides by Dimethyldioxirane and (Trifluoromethyl)methyldioxirane

Calvin J. Tan

Samantha A. Wong

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

Professor Bharath Chakravarthy
Professor Shahram Lotfipour

Prevalence of Suicidal Patients Who Visit the Emergency Department with Non-Psychiatric Chief Complaints

Amanda L. Tan

Psychology & Social Behavior/ English

Professor Larry Jamner

Effects of the Social & Environmental Context on Eating Behaviors among Adolescents: Describing the Social Ecology of "Stress Eating"

Steven Tate

Microbiology & Immunology

Professor Argyrios Ziogas

Relationship between Genes that Control Inflammation and Rates of Infection and Immune Disorders in Breast or Ovarian Cancer Cases and Controls

Julie M. Taylor

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Steven C. George

Construction and Development of 3-D Perfused Cardiac Microtissues

Bakr H. Teebi

Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine

Professor Michelle Khine
Professor Himanshu Sharma

Increased Surface Probe Density using Shrunk Pre-Stressed Thermoplastics for DNA Microarrays

Jillian Tempesta

History/ Literary Journalism

Professor Allison Perlman

City of Sound: Reformist Fictions in Postwar Radio Dramas

Elaine Y. Tong

Criminology, Law & Society

Professor Paul D. Jesilow

A Demographic Portrait of Physicians Excluded by the Federal Government from Medicare

Teresa D. Tran

Pharmaceutical Science

Professor Mahtab Jafari

The Action of Curcumin as a Sirtuin-Activating Compound and Dietary Restriction Mimetic

Brian D. Tran

Biological Sciences

Professor Pietro R. Galassetti

Altered Insulin Response to Exercise in Pediatric Obesity

Van T. Tran


Professor Sergey Nizkorodov

Rate and Product Yield of UV-Photolysis of CH3OOH Dissolved in Liquid

Daniel C. Tran

Pharmaceutical Science

Professor Paolo Casali
Professor Guideng Li

AID Activity Impaired by Ferrous Sulfate in Lupus Prone Mice

Stephanie N.. Tran

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Mark Bachman

Multimedia Feedback System for Stress and Pain Reduction

Xuan A . Tran

Neurobiology/ Chemistry

Professor Steven C. Cramer

Neural Correlates of Action Selection after Stroke

Jessica Y.. Trinidad

English/ Political Science

Professor Maria E. Zarate

Motivators Behind Latino High School Student's Participation in School-Based Athletics

Thanh D. Truong

Psychology & Social Behavior/ Public Health Sciences

Professor Candice L. Odgers

Parental Monitoring and Adolescent Dietary Behaviors

Stephanie Truong

Pharmaceutical Science

Professor Mahtab Jafari

Characterization of the Putative Active Compounds in Rhodiola rosea

Carmen Truong

Biological Sciences

Professor Sharon Wigal

The Response of Stress and Biphentin in Children Diagnosed With ADHD

Rachel Rose R. Ulgado


Professor Gillian R. Hayes

Digital Classroom Economy: Teaching Children Modern Financial Literacy

Jocelyn L. Valencia

Sociology/ Chicano Latino Studies

Professor Cynthia Feliciano

Children Left Behind and the Effects it has on Latino Transnational Parents

Arturo Vargas


Professor German Enciso

Modeling the G2/M Checkpoint for Cellular Mitosis

Marjory S. Vazquez

Sociology/ Criminology Law and Soceity

Professor Maria Rendon

Why are Co-Ethnic Communities Protective to Latino Immigrants When Compared to non Co-Ethnic Communities?

Shruthi Vijayalaksmi

Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine

Professor Steven George

Relating Small Airways to Asthma Control Using Impulse Oscillometry in Children

Philip K. Wan

Biological Sciences

Professor Bharath Chakravarthy
Professor Shahram Lotfipour

An Analysis of Distance from Collision Site to Pedestrian Home Residence in Pedestrian versus Automobile Collisions

Kevin P. Wang

Mechanical Engineering/ Materials Science Engineer

Professor Mark Bachman

Low Cost Accelerometer Sensor for Structural Health Monitoring

Erica M. Ward

Criminology, Law & Society

Professor Geoff K. Ward

Submitting Child Abuse Cases for Prosecution

Sohan M. Weeraratne

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Sabee Y. Molloi

Development of Improved TiO2 Nanotube Field Emission X-Ray Source

Yuang Wen

Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine

Professor Elliot E. Hui

A Microfluidic Trap System for C. elegans Egg Counting

Yasith L. Wickramarachchi

Biological Sciences

Professor Salvatore Maddi

The Correlation of Memory Retention and Hardiness

Madison E. Wilson

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Jennifer Skeem

Risk, Needs, Responsivity and Recidivism: An Assessment of Hawaii’s Interactive Journaling Program

Calvin J. Tan

Samantha A. Wong

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

Professor Bharath Chakravarthy
Professor Shahram Lotfipour

Prevalence of Suicidal Patients Who Visit the Emergency Department with Non-Psychiatric Chief Complaints

Christina P. Wong

Biological Sciences

Professor Manuela Raffatellu

Role of interleukin-22 in the Mucosal Barrier During Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium Infection

Lisa Wu

Social Ecology/ Urban Studies

Professor Douglas Houston

Air Pollution Exposure in Boyle Heights: Tracking Activity Patterns and Travel Mode in the Microenvironment

Mona T. Yazdi

Biological Sciences

Professor Anne Calof

Determining if a Reduced Level of Nipbl in the Cardiac Primordium Gives Rise to Heart Defects Using Nipbl Conditional Mutant Mice

Audrey Yeh

Biological Sciences

Professor Claudia Buss
Professor Sonja Entringer
Professor Pathik D. Wadhwa

The Effects of Maternal Cortisol on Fetal Growth

Jennifer J. Hill

Sinan R. Zafar



Professor Donald D. Hill

UCI Drama Production of Hello, Again

Genesis M. Zamora

Biological Sciences

Professor Henry Hirschberg

Photochemical Internalization (PCI) Enhanced Nonviral Transfection of Tumor Suppressor Genes; a Potential Treatment Modality for Glioma

Jorge O. Zavala

Urban Studies/ Social Ecology

Professor Victoria Basolo

Affordable Housing and its Effect on Property Values

Karina K. Zavaleta-Abel

Anthropology/ Spanish, Chicano/Latino Studies

Professor Caesar D. Sereseres

The Influence of Sorority Membership on the Academic Performance of Latina Undergraduates

Morgan E. Zisch

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Wendy A. Goldberg

Is Mental State Language Use Related to Friendship Quality in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Sheeva Zolghadr

Biological Sciences/ Sociology

Professor Michelle Fortier

Effects of Children's Temperament on Analgesics Administered by Parents after Surgery

Nadia Zuabi

Biological Sciences

Professor Shahram Lotfipour
Professor Jennifer A. Oman

Validation of Selective Head CT in Blunt Trauma