Fall 2013 Grant Recipients - (T-Z)

Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Thammasat Tantipinichwong

Chemistry/ Concentration in Biochemistry

Professor Renee Link

Trends in the Synthesis of Enantiopure Alcohols and Esters Using a Lipase-Based Kinetic Resolution with Various Substituents of the Small Pocket on the Starting Chiral Ester

Eric Tarapore

Developmental & Cell Biology

Professor Kavita Arora

Analysis of the Role of TGF-/Activin Signaling in Regulation of Energy Homeostasis

Nhi Thai

Biological Sciences

Professor Lbachir Benmohamed

The Relationship Between Herpes Simplex Virus Type I Latency?Associated Transcript Genes and the Expression of the Integrin Mucosal Receptor CD 103+ on CD8+ T cells in latently Infected Mice

Sunny D. Thai


Professor Feng Wang

Asian-American Views on Gender Roles

Elizabeth Thai

Business Economics

Professor Michael McBride

Trust It Forward: A Game Theory Application of a Repeated Trust Game

Joshua L. Tjokrosurjo

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Professor Judith Behnsen
Professor Manuela Raffatellu

Role of Fungal Siderophores during Salmonella Typhimurium Infection

Truc T. Tran

Biological Sciences

Professor Francesco Tombola

Effect of Over-expression of Stretch-activated Channels in Human Neural Stem Cells

Minh T. Tran

Biological Sciences

Professor Stephanie C. Tjen-A-Looi

Opioid Mechanism in Nucleus Tractus Solitarius Contribute to Electroacupuncture Modulation of Cardiovascular Depressor Responses in Cats

Duy Q. Tran

Electrical Engineering

Professor Peter J. Burke
Professor Phi Q. Pham

Graphene Transfer Methods for Biosensor Detection

Thomas Trieu

Biological Sciences

Professor Claudia Kawas

The Relationship Between Anti-oxidant Vitamin Intake and Incidence of Dementia

Marco Troiani

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Jered B. Haun

Quantitative Analysis of Tumor Cells Using a Microfluidic Dissociation Device

Jeryl Sarah R. Valdez

Business Economics

Professor Teresa A. Dalton

Is There a Pattern in the Corruption of California State and Local Governments?

Sarah Y. Valles

Biological Sciences

Professor Steven P. Gross

Lipid-droplet Localized Proteins Regulate Transport in Drosophila melanogaster Embryos

Michelle D. Vasquez-Ruiz

Political Science/ Chicano/Latino Studies

Professor Raul A. Fernandez

MEChA and the Development of Chicano Nationalism

Louise Villagomez

Biological Sciences

Professor Anne L.. Calof

Curing Retinal Dystrophy by Rescuing Stem Cells in a Mouse Model of Micro-ophthalmia

Eric A. Viquez

Pharmaceutical Science

Professor John C. Fox
Professor Ying Hoon
Professor Shahram Lotfipour

Attending Level Thoracic Physical Examination versus Medical Student Thoracic Ultrasound Examination.

David N. Vu

Public Health Policy

Professor Donovan P. German

Effects of Medium Chain Triglycerides on Adipose Tissue Metabolism in Zebra Fish: A Comparison among Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, and Pharmaceutical Grade MCT Oil

Naomi E. Walker

Biological Sciences

Professor Virginia Kimonis

The Effects of a Lipid Enriched Diet on a Homozygous VCPR155H/R155H Mutant Knock-in Mouse Model

Scott C. Walter

Aerospace Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering

Professor John C. LaRue

Utilizing a Band-Pass Filter to Explore High Frequency Turbulence in High Taylor Micrscale Reynold?s Number Flows Generated by an Active Grid

Christine Wang

Sociology/ Conflict & Resolution

Professor Joanne Christopherson

Special Call: Do Social Networking Sites Affect the Disposition of Asian American Females in College?

Yijiao Wang

Biomedical Engineering/ Studio Art

Professor William C. Tang

Fabricating Y-branch Capillary for Saccular Aneurysm Simulation Using a Mold-casting Method

Hollie Y. Wong

Biological Sciences

Professor Aaron Esser-Kahn

Synthesis of Agonist Heterodimer for Enhanced Immune System Activation

Ashley L. Wright

Sociology/ Psychology and Social Behavior

Professor David S. Meyer

The Alignment of Framing Strategies and Collective Identities in Two Feminist SMOs

Chun Wu

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Michelle Khine

Enhancing Signal Detection of POC Diagnostic by Evaporating on Superhydrophobic Surface

Bryan J. Xie

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Professor Jennifer Prescher

Profiling Host Sialic Acid-binding Proteins Involved during Toxoplasma gondii Infection for Understanding How the Parasite Avoids Immune Clearance

Bret K. Yamanaka

Dance-Choreography/ Dance Performance

Professor Lisa Naugle

Ethos - Thesis Concert Proposal

Bret K. Yamanaka

Dance-Performance/ Dance Choreography

Professor Lisa Naugle

Audition Tour for Senior Dance Major

Ching-Wen W. Yang

Public Health Sciences

Professor Jun Wu

Special Call: Perceptions and Attitudes of Young Adult Asian/Asian-Americans Towards Egg Donation

John H. Zembal

Aerospace Engineering

Professor John C. LaRue

Study of Turbulent Flow in an Active Grid Using a Cross-Wire Anemometer

Omar Zepeda


Professor Ana E. Rosas

El Estado de Mente de el Mexicano-Americano The Mindset of the Mexican-American

Yujie Zi


Professor Michael McBride

Intentions, Outcomes, and Reciprocity in Sequential Hawk-Dove Games: An Economics Experiment Examining Human Behavior