Spring 2002 Grant Recipients - (M-S)


Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Charles Mendoza

Biological Sciences

Professor Hans Keirstead

Transplantation of Human Olfactory Ensheathing Cells Into the Chronically Injured Adult Rat Spinal Cord

Pooya Mobasseri

Biological Sciences

Professor Lutz Hilgenberg

Does Agrin Affect Expression of Calcium Binding Proteins in Cortical Neurons?

Nikhil Moturi

Political Science

Professor Caesar Sereseres

Tamils vs. Sinhalese: Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka

Masato Muso

Political Science

Professor Pamela Kelley

The Impact of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 on U.S. Elections

Eric Naasz

Biological Sciences

Professor David Imagawa

Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Differentiation Into Insulin-Secreting Beta Cells in Partial Pancreatectomy Model

Phuong-Dung Nguyen

Biological Sciences

Professor Luis De La Maza

CpG Can Be Used as an Adjuvant to the Mp to Induce Immunity in Mice Against Genital Infection

Christine Nguyen

Biological Sciences

Professor Kyoko Yokomori

Characterization of Human X4-4: A Novel Condensation-Related Protein

Tin Nguyen

Biological Sciences

Professor Arnold Starr

Gap Detection and Cortical Evoked Potentials: Normals and Patients with Auditory Neuropathy

Deinde Odubela


Professor Duran Bell

Prevailing Descriptors of Black Males

Kathy Oliva

Political Science

Professor Caesar Sereseres

Civil Liberties vs. National Defense: America's Global War on Terrorism

Steven Ortiz

Biological Sciences

Professor Stephanie Tjen-A-Looi

Evidence for Point Specificity of Acupuncture on Cardiovascular Reflex Response in Cats

Vahagn Ovasapyan


Professor Arnold Starr

Investigating Neurobiological Changes that Take Place in the Brain During Aging Using High Density Topography

Nidhi Pandhoh

Biological Science

Professor Brian Wong

Proliferation of Chondrocytes Following Laser Irradiation

Justin Partridge

Criminology, Law & Society/ Environmental Analysis & Design

Professor William Thompson

Juror Evaluation of DNA Random Match Evidence as a Function of Crime Severity

Oscar Ramirez

Biological Sciences

Professor Peter Bryant and Dr. Harald Biessmann

Telomere Gene Silencing in Drosophila melanogaster

Rachel Ruiz

Biological Sciences

Professor Bogi Anderson

Creation and Testing of a Dominant Negative LM04

Anthony Silpanone

Biological Sciences/ Chemistry

Professor Lawrence Marsh

Producing a Deletion in the Syndecan Gene in Drosophila Using Male-Recombination and Gamma Irradiation

Lindsey Silva

Biological Sciences

Professor Rozanne Sandri-Goldin

Analysis of Nuclear Export Domains TAP and AIYIREF in Relation to ICP27 Interaction in HSV-1

Max Slabyak

Information & Computer Science

Professor David Redmiles

Computer Supported Cooperative Work

Roberto Soberanis

International Studies/ Spanish

Professor Caesar Sereseres

Guatemala Post Peace Accords: Security Rights and the Role of a Promising Government

Jennifer Soeda


Professor George Sperling

Windsurfers and Runways: Investigation of Two Visual Illusions