Fall 2014 Grant Recipients - (T-Z)

Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Fadi S.. Tahhan

Biological Sciences

Professor James Jester

3-D Reconstruction of the Lacrimal Gland

Yerazik Tahmasian Savarani

Pharmaceutical Science

Professor Mahtab Jafari

The Effect of Green Tea Polyphenols on the Iron Metabolism in the Lifespan and Fertility of DMT and Ferritin Deficient Drosophila melanogaster

Amy A. Takahashi

Biological Sciences

Professor Manuela Raffatellu

Identifying the Role of Two Antimicrobial Peptides Secreted by the Probiotic Strain E. coli Nissle 1917 against Related Species of the Enterobacteriaceae Family

Lizeth G. Tamayo


Professor Frank D. Bean

Special Call: Mexican American Fertility: The Factors that Influence Fertility Rates among Women

Nicole M. Taylor

Psychology & Social Behavior/ Public Health Policy

Professor AnneMarie M. Conley
Professor Jacquelynne S. Eccles

Special Call: How Familial Characteristics and Parental Gender Socialization Influences the Divergence of Expectations and Aspirations in African-American Youth

Uyen T. Thai

Pharmaceutical Science

Professor Amal Alachkar
Professor Olivier Civelli

The Effect on Cell Growth, Apoptosis, and Differentiation, by L-Methionine in Human Neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y Cell Line

Kunal Thaker

Biological Sciences

Professor Cristina Kenney

Comparison of NLRP3 Protein Expression Levels Using Immunohistochemical Technique

Thi Tran

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Elliot Botvinick

Elucidatin the Role of Matrix Stiffness in Promoting Tumor Progression

James T. Tran

Biological Sciences

Professor Ken Cho

BMP Signaling during Embryonic Implantation

Christopher B. Tran

Psychology & Social Behavior/ Criminology, Law, and Society

Professor Elizabeth Cauffman

Does School Commitment Reduce the Effects of Delinquent Peers on Adolescent Offending?

Michelle Tran

Psychology & Social Behavior/ Criminology, Law & Society

Professor Chuansheng Chen

Perceived Partner Attributes and Relationship Quality among American and Chinese Couples

Phillip Tran

Pharmaceutical Science

Professor Mahtab Jafari
Professor Samuel E. Schriner

The Effect of Glucosamine on Glucose Metabolism and Aging in Drosophila melanogaster

Anna Tran

Biological Sciences

Professor Elysia P. Davis

Effects of Synthetic Glucocorticoid Administration on Human Placenta Weight

Kevin C. Trinh

Psychology/ Anthropology

Professor Craig E L. Stark

The Effects of Domestic Childhood Stress on Discrimination Memory

Roger Tu

Biological Sciences

Professor Michelle Khine

Microcontact Printing on Engineered Wrinkled Surfaces for High Throughput Drug Screening

Nicole R. Ulgado

Public Health Sciences/ Health Informatics Minor

Professor Yunan Chen
Professor Alfred Kobsa
Professor Dara H. Sorkin

Special Call: Design and Development of an mHealth Application: Discovering the Specific Needs and Values of Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Omid Vadpey

Microbiology & Immunology

Professor Steven P. Gross

Exploration of a Novel Histone Anti-Bacterial Defense Pathway in Mammalian Cells

Sarah Y. Valles

Biological Sciences

Professor Steven P. Gross

Lipid-Droplet Localized Proteins Regulate Transport in Drosophila melanogaster

Efrain Vasquez


Professor Nina Bandelj

Influence of Network Ties on Prices

Susana E. Verduzco


Professor Leo Chavez
Professor Angela C.. Jenks

Understanding Autism: A Medical Anthropological Investigation

Susana E. Verduzco


Professor Jennifer Terry

Special Call: Vaginas and Dungarees: The Life, Strife and Disparities of the Enlisted Woman in the Armed Forces

Jann Vongchaisaree

Pharmaceutical Science

Professor Andrej Luptak

Mapping Riboswitches in Eukaryotes from in vitro Selected Genomic RNA Aptamers

Joeshay L. Walker

Political Science

Professor Caesar Sereseres

The Influence of Environmental Factors and Public Policy on the Eating Habits of Minority Young Adults in San Bernardino City, CA

Gabrielle M. White

Public Health Policy/ Spanish Minor, PSB Minor

Professor Roxane C. Silver

Coping with Traumatic Coverage: Where do Photojournalists Seek Social Support?

Shannon E. Willard

Dance-Choreography/ Dance-Performance, Mathematics

Professor Loretta Livingston

Defining Moments

Alexandra Wimberly

Criminology, Law & Society/ Psychology and Social Behavior

Professor Sora Han
Professor Donna Schuele

Special Call: StudentsÂ’ Understanding of Sexual Consent as a Tool for Reducing Campus Acquaintance Rape

Hollie Y. Wong

Biological Sciences

Professor Aaron Esser-Kahn

Design of a Potential Vaccine for Chlamydia trachomatis via Covalent Attachment of CpG-ODN to Recombinant MOMP through a Polyethylene Glycol Linker

Damon Wong


Professor Judith Gregory

Quantified Sefling a Dance Team

Ho Wu


Professor Loretta Livingston

B.F.A Choreography Dance Concert

Alan W. Yam

Biological Sciences

Professor Neal Hermanowicz

Differences in Symptom Priorities between Age Groups with Parkinson's Disease

Lani A. Yamanaka

Dance-Choreography/ Dance-Performance

Professor Loretta Livingston


Brian Young

Biological Sciences

Professor Michelle Fortier

The Effect of Parental Protective Response to Pain on ChildrenÂ’s Perceived Illness Uncertainty in Children with Chronic Pain

Kailee Zhu

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Larry `. Jamner

The Relationship between Air Pollution and Stress Response