Fall 2013 Grant Recipients - (G-L)

Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Andrea Gaspar

Chicano/Latino Studies/ International Studies

Professor Ana E. Rosas

The Mexican/Chi-Xican@ Negotiation of Queer Identity in the Tijuana-San Diego Border

Cory R. Gierczak

Chemical Engineering

Professor Szu-Wen Wang

Synthesis and Characterization of Viscoelastic Properties of Variant Collagen Hydrogels

Sabrina Gill


Professor Samuel Gilmore
Professor Judith Stepan-Norris

Special Call: Effect of Unionization on Wage Gap

Kristen R. Goh

Biological Sciences

Professor Zuzana Bic

Special Call: Diabetes Risk Assessment of the UC Irvine Campus Population

Edgar N. Gomez

Chemical Engineering

Professor Sunny Jiang
Professor Leda Katebian

Inhibition of Bacterial Biofouling on Seawater Reverse Osmosis Membranes via Quorum Quenching

Timothy D. Gow

Business Economics

Professor Michelle R. Garfinkel

Tax Influence of Ex-Dividend Date on Stock Prices and Dividend Yield

Venus M. Green

Political Science/ African American Studies

Professor Jeanett Castellanos

African American Female Resistance, Empowerment, Coping Well-being:

Maria Guerrero Solˇrzano

Studio Art/ Anthropology

Professor Daniel J. Martinez

Museum Frameworks Around the Hyphenated Identity of American Artists from Marginalized Communities and Other Post-Colonial Societies: Proposal for The Honors Undergraduate Art Exhibition and Research/ Thesis Paper

Asia H. Hahn

Film & Media Studies/ Business Administration

Professor Julie Cho

Whittier Area First Day Coalition

Antoine Hamedi-Sangsari

Biological Sciences

Professor Joyce H. Keyak

Development of a New Tool for Evaluating Bone Mineralization in Pediatric Patients

Brian Hermosillo

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Belinda Campos

Romantic Relationships: A Unique Source of Social Support for Undergraduate Latino Men

Matthew T. Hernandez III

Earth & Environmental Science

Professor Adam C. Martiny

Dynamics of Phytoplankton Populations at Newport Pier Coastal Station

Justin M. Hitomi

Biological Sciences

Professor Chang Liu

Directed Evolution of Anti-HIV Antibodies Using an Expanded Genetic Code

Sharon Ho

Anthropology/ East Asian Cultures

Professor Tom Boellstorff

Constructing Space and Language among Participants of an Online Fan Fiction Community

Yoo Kyung Hong

Pharmaceutical Science

Professor Zhiwei Wang
Professor Yan Zhang

Identifying Mode of Action of Dehydrocorybulbine (DHCB) from Corydalis yanhusuo using Human Embryonic Kidney293 Cell Line Stably Expressing Histamine2 Receptor

Antoinette Hu

Biological Sciences

Professor Aileen Anderson

Effects of Human Neural Stem Cell Transplantation Doses on Astroglial Scarring in Injured Spinal Cord

Chloe Y. Huang


Professor Scott D. Rychnovsky

New Methodology Toward the Formation of Highly Substituted Tetrahydropyranones

Jeremy S. Huang

Biological Sciences

Professor Adam C. Martiny

Nutrient Ratios of C/N/P in Southern California

Hailley J. Hukill

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Elizabeth Cauffman

Predicting Youths' Desistance From Crime: A Longitudinal Analysis of Future Success Beliefs

Naziha B. Hussain

Pharmaceutical Science

Professor Mahtab Jafari

Rhodiola rosea Effects: Locomotion & Lifespan of Aged Flies

Michelle Hwang

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Elliot Hui

Digital Logic for Control of Microfluidic Dilution Ladder

Omar M. Ibrahim Elfar

Chemical Engineering

Professor Nancy Da Silva

Comparing Yeast Strains for the Production of TAL

Hye Jung Jeong

Sociology/ Social Policy and Public Service

Professor Jeanett Castellanos

Special Call: Motivational and Maintenance Factors Influencing Job Satisfaction Among Female Children and Family Social Workers

Aiko Jin

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Larry Jamner

Adherence to Water Consumption Recommendations

Brian K. Jow

Biological Sciences

Professor Petra Wilder-Smith

Assessing Effectiveness of a Novel Dentifrice in Reducing Overnight Plaque Reaccumulation

Quinn W. Kantor


Professor Daniel Bogart

Understanding the Individual Determinants of Homelessness in Southern California.

Lori V. Ke

International Studies/ Literary Journalism

Professor Caesar D. Sereseres

The Chinese-Latin American Trade Relationship: Effects on Latin American Industries

Sanaa Khan

International Studies/ Political Science

Professor Cecelia Lynch

Secular and Religious Activism in Turkish Youth

Tiffany Khau

Psychology & Social Behavior/ Business Administration with Concentration in Accounting

Professor Salvatore Maddi

Influence of Siblings on Personality

Kevin Y. Kim

Aerospace Engineering

Professor John C. LaRue

Virtual Origins of Turbulent Fluctuations

Katie Kim

Biological Sciences

Professor Ken Cho

Identifying the Direct Gene Targets of Nodal-Associated Transcription Factor FoxA2 in Late Gastrulation of Xenopus tropicalis

Jamie Jung Eun E. Kim

International Studies

Professor John Liu
Professor Ceasar D. Sereseres

Ethnicity, Immigration, and struggle for National Identity in Singapore

Ryan P. King

Biological Sciences/ Chemistry

Professor Scott D. Rychnovsky

Determination of Absolute Configuration of Diols using the Competing Enantioselective Conversion (CEC) Method

Joe King

Aerospace Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering

Professor David J. Reinkensmeyer
Professor Robert Smith

Motorcycle Engineering Design Project

Amy M. Kirkpatrick

Biological Sciences

Professor Rahasson Ager
Professor Frank LaFerla

Transcriptional Pathways By Which A▀ Affects IL-1▀ Synthesis And Release

Eline Kocharyan

Public Health Sciences

Professor Zuzana Bic
Professor Miryha Runnerstrom

The Effects of Maternal Familial Autoimmunity on Autism Onset and Severity

Abraham H. Kou


Professor Angela Lukowski

Sleep Quality and Temperament: Differential Associations for University-Attending and Working Young Adults?

Samer Kreitem

Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine

Professor Jered B. Haun

Improving Binding Properties of a Recombinant Single-Chain Antibody Using Yeast Surface Display and Directed Evolution, and Production Using CHO-K1 Cell System

Stephan T. Kudlacek


Professor Gregory Weiss

Refolding Proteins Mechanically by Vortex Fluid Chaperone

SunJoo Kwon

Psychology & Social Behavior/ Political Science

Professor Tim-Allen Bruckner

Formulation of Culturally Competent Mental Health Policy in L.A. County Under the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)

Yeon Joo (Dana) Kwon

Criminology, Law & Society/ Political Science

Professor Charis Kubrin

Immigration Policies and Perceptions in the 21st Century

Louai Labanieh

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Weian Zhao

Structure-Switching Biosensor for Point-of-Care Detection of Insulin

Kenneth W. Lai

English/ Classics

Professor James Steintrager

Urban Terrors in the Early Republic: Charles Brockden Brown, Horror Fiction, and the American Reading Public

Jesse H. Lam

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Albert E. Cerussi

Development of a Laparoscopic-Compatible Diffuse Optical Spectroscopy Probe

Diana Lam

Pharmaceutical Science

Professor Manuela Raffatellu

Towards Identifying the Bacterial Component of the Gut Microbiota that Limits Pathogen Access to Nutritional Manganese

Callum O. Lamb

Mechanical Engineering/ Materials Science Minor

Professor Matt Law

BiVO4 Water Splitting

Emily N. Larin

Political Science/ Chicano/Latino Studies

Professor Raul A. Fernandez

Salvadoran-led Activism in the 1980s Sanctuary Movement

Pearl L. Law

Public Health Sciences

Professor Steven George

Optimization of Transduced Endothelial Cells for Real-Time Fluorescent Imaging

Linh K. Le

Anthropology/ Political Science

Professor Roxanne Varzi

Documentary: An Argument for Subjectivity

Amy Lee

Public Health Sciences

Professor Dongbao Chen

Special Call: Differential Analysis of Hydrogen Sulfide Synthesis in Healthy and Preeclamptic Human Placentas

Jaeuk Lee


Professor Yang Su

South Korean Automotive Labor Union

Cindy Lee

Social Science/ Political Science; minor: education

Professor Judith Treas

Understanding Elder Abuse

Andrew Y. Lee

Biological Sciences

Professor Peter Kaiser

Reactivation of p53 using Chemical Analogues

Leslie May B.. Legaspi

Political Science

Professor Cecelia Lynch

The Downfall of Marcos: U.S. Relations vs. People Power

Amanda G. Li

Biological Sciences

Professor Sunny Jiang
Professor Janet Rowe

Interactions Between Pseudo-nitzchia and Bacteria

Hao Li

Aerospace Engineering/ Biology

Professor James S. Nowick

Probing Aβ Oligomer Structure with Macrocyclic β-Sheets Mimics

Shauna Lin

Biological Sciences

Professor Rimal Bera

Dental Hygiene in Schizophrenic Patients Treated with Long-acting Injections vs. Oral Medication

Wenbo Lin

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Daniel Bogart
Professor Elizabeth F. Loftus

The Effectiveness of Memory Techniques in the Context of the Misinformation Effect

Svetlana M. Linetskaya

Arts Interdisciplinary/ Psychology and Social Behavior, Digital Art Minor

Professor Daniel J. Martinez

Image As Artifact

Emily Liu

Biological Sciences

Professor Steven L. Small

Fairy Tale Language Context

Jia Liu

Chemistry/ Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Professor Christopher D. Vanderwal

Developing an Efficient and Selective Method to Access a Common Motif of the Haterumaimides

Patrick C. Lo

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Bernard Choi

High-Resolution, Depth-Resolved Imaging of Microglia and Microvasculature in Mouse Brain Using Optical Histology

Sandy S. Lopez


Professor Matt L. Huffman

Income Gap Related to Household Division of Labor

Guadalupe Lopez


Professor David A. Smith

Globalization in Respect to South America

Michael J. Louthan

Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine

Professor John C. Fox
Professor Wirachin Y. Hoonpongsimanont
Professor Shahram Lotfipour

Are Uultrasonographically Obtained Common Bile Duct Measurements in Emergency Department Patients with Symptomatic Gallstones Useful?

Michael J E. Louthan

Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine

Professor Wirachin Y. Hoonpongsimanont
Professor Shahram Lotfipour
Professor Andrew Wong

Emergency Department Reasons for Visit: Comparing Patient Perceptions to Emergency Screening Index

Kelly Lu

Biological Sciences

Professor Robert Steele

The Role of HyBra2 in Head Organization in the Cnidarian Hydra

Beatrix Luk

Electrical Engineering

Professor Peter Burke

Controlled Valve Gas Mixture System for Calibration of Microscale Oxygen Sensors

Cindy Ly

Biological Sciences

Professor Sunny Jiang

Investigation of the Influence of Chlorine on Bacterial Biofilm Production Using Native Marine Bacteria in Seawater