Spring 2006 Grant Recipients - (M-S)

Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Angelika W. Maciol

Biological Sciences

Professor Melanie Cocco

Characterization of Nogo Receptor Protein Binding Sites and the Role of Glycosylation in the Receptor-Ligand Interactions

Carlos Maldonado

Psychology & Social Behavior/ Criminology, Law, and Society

Professor Susan Charles

Exploring a Counselor’s Impact on a Client’s Emotional Expressivity

Timothy W. Martin

Comparative Literature/ Women's Studies

Professor Jonathan M. Hall

Fight, Magic, Item: Cultural Ludology and Japanese Console RPGs

Sarah Merrill

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Jan Scherfig

Orange County Exfiltration: Using Caffeine as a Sewage Tracer

Erin M. Milner

Environmental Analysis & Design

Professor Rufus Edwards

The Impact of VOCs From Improved Biomass Cook Stoves in Michoácan, Mexico

Melody Momtahan

Biological Sciences

Professor Laura Glynn

Hormone Levels and Paternal Attachment and Involvement.

Ryan M. Naylor

Chemistry/ Biological Sciences

Professor Elizabeth R. Jarvo

Proline as an Enantioselective Catalyst in the Synthesis of Aziridines

Victoria H. Nguyen

Biological Sciences

Professor Arthur D. Lander

The Role of Heparan Sulfate Proteoglycans in the Bone Morphogenetic Protein Signaling Pathway

Hoanglong T. Nguyen

Biological Sciences/ ICS

Professor Christine Suetterlin

GRASP65 Complementation in GRH1 Knockout Yeast

Emily T. Nguyen

Biological Sciences

Professor Hartmut Luecke

Crystallization of Alpha-11 Giardin and Determination of the Protein Structure for Further Understanding of the Cytoskeleton of Giardia lamblia and Drug Discovery for Giardiasis

Tan B. Nguyen

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology/ Chemistry

Professor Shiou-Chuan (Sheryl) Tsai

Structural Elucidation of Hec1 by X-ray Crystallography: A Gateway to Structure-Based Drug Design for Cancer Therapeutics

Diana T. Nguyen

Biological Sciences

Professor Edwin S. Monuki

Bmp and Fgf Interaction in Choroid Plexus Development

Minh Guong M. Nguyen

Biomedical Engineering/ Business Management (Minor)

Professor William C. Tang

The Single-Cell Platforms for Microbiomechanics

Sarah C. Pauly

Political Science/ Anthropology

Professor Caesar Sereseres

Effects of the Evolving Insurgency on Iraqi Democratization

Trang Pham

Developmental & Cell Biology

Professor Rainer Brachmann

A Functional Yeast Assay for Determining DNA Binding Specificity of Beta-catenin-LEF/TCF Complexes

Van Q. Pham

Biological Sciences

Professor Rainer K. Brachmann

DNA Binding Specificity of the Transcription Factor p63

Cesar Preciado

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Professor Michael R. Rose

Measuring Hybrid Vigor in Crosses Between Populations of Drosophila melanogaster with Differential Expression of Heat Shock Protein 26

Mohammad U. Qazi

Biological Sciences

Professor Christine M. Gall

Increased Expression of the Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor mRNA in Hippocampal Slices After Short Treatments with the Ampakine CX614

Shyla Raghav

Applied Ecology/ International Studies

Professor Joseph DiMento

Assessment of Climate Change Mitigation in Brazil

Kristine I. Rivera

English/ Asian American Studies

Professor Andrzej J. Warminski

The Figure of the Autobiographer in Wordsworth's The Prelude

Esmeralda Rodriguez

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Jeanett Castellanos

Chilean’s Life Struggles, Support Systems and Coping Mechanisms: A Study on Attitudes Toward Psychotherapy and Utilization Patterns

Evette E. Santos


Professor Lucia Cunningham

About Feminine Culture

Vanessa M. Scarfone

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Professor David A. Fruman

KLF4 is Hypermethylated in Human Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Jacqueline A. Seiglie

Biological Sciences

Professor Jorge Busciglio

Analysis of Mitochondrial Function and Proliferative Capacity of DS Lymphoblastoid Cells.

Ahad A. Shiraz

Biological Sciences

Professor Christine M. Gall
Professor Ching-Yi Lin

Study the Effects of Global Ischemic Insult on Calpain-Mediated Spectrin Breakdown

Kulginder S. Sran

Biological Sciences

Professor Petra Wilder-Smith

Three Dimensional Optical Coherence Tomography and Optical Doppler Tomography For The Non-Invasive In Vivo Diagnosis Of Oral Malignancy

Heather B. Stalker


Professor Kyoko Yokomori

Role of Condensin II in DNA Repair

Emilyjane A. Sunga


Professor Reginald M. Penner

Electrodeposition and Characterization of Nanowire-Based Thermocouples

Tadeu Szpoganicz

Biological Sciences

Professor Patrick J. Farmer

Extraction and Characterization of Melanin from Hair and Feathers