Spring 2005 Grant Recipients - (A-F)

Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Amin Abdinezhad


Professor James L. McGaugh
Professor Christa K. McIntyre

The Role of the Basolateral Amygdala (BLA) in the Activity of Other Brain Regions in Response to Systemic Administration of Glucocorticoids

Maria E. Arias Moreno

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Professor Timothy F. Osborne

Interaction of the Basic Helix Loop Helix Leucine Zipper and Activation Domain of Sterol Regulatory Element Binding Protein 1A

Kimberly S. Balazs

Biological Sciences

Professor Oladele A. Ogunseitan

Effect of Anthropogenic Caffeine on Cnidarian Bleaching

Richard A. Bamattre

Studio Art

Professor Mara Lonner

Art Suitcase/Politics of Automated Art

Gregoria Barazandeh

Political Science

Professor Louis DeSipio

Pain Management Care for Chronic Pain Patients

Areg E. Barsegyan


Professor Larry Cahill

Memory Enhancement of Emotionally Arousing Stimuli Through Bilateral Olfactory Activation of the Amygdala

Matthew W. Bennett

Aerospace Engineering

Professor Derek Dunn-Rankin


Megan M. Blair

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Wendy A. Goldberg

Type and Extent of Sleep Interventions in Relation to the Security of Toddler-Parent Attachment

Joseph I. Boufadel

Political Science/ Criminology, Law & Society

Professor Matthew N. Beckmann

Interest Group Politics: A Theory of Lobbyists' Interaction With the White House

Ashley T. Brenner

Anthropology/ History

Professor William M. Maurer

Analysis of the Perception of the Paradigms of Archaeology and Its Effect on the Discipline (Part II)

Erin C. Bufalini

Biological Sciences

Professor David Camerini

Does Trypanosoma cruzi Infection Increase HIV-1 Replication in Human Monocyte Derived Macrophages?

Virit D. Butani

Biological Sciences

Professor Maria C. Kenney

Characterization of mtDNA Damage in Keratoconus Families Leading to Altered Gene Expression and Mitochondrial Dysfunction

Melissa K. Cerro

Biological Sciences

Professor Elysia Davis

Comparative Study of Developing Premature Infants

Teresa Chan-Law

Biological Sciences/ Women's studies

Professor Lynn F. Carpenter

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Specialization in Hummingbird Flowers

Leah L. Dickenson

Psychology/ Minor: Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Sally Dickerson

Early Family Environment, Effects of Avoidant vs. Approach Motivation on Stress Reactivity, and Adult Physical and Mental Health