Spring 2007 Grant Recipients - (A-F)

Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Omar M. Abuzaineh

Biological Sciences/ Management minor

Professor Mahtab Jafari

The Effects of Music Genres on Aging in Drosophila melanogaster

Vivian H. Alfonso


Professor Devin K. Binder

Aquaporin-4 Expression Levels in the Developing and Post-Epileptic Seizure Brain

Jenny Arellano

Biological Sciences

Professor Devin Binder

Role of AQP-4 on the Neuron Cell Death and Degeneration in the Formation of Epileptic Networks in the Brain

Sahar Ataii

Biological Sciences

Professor Mahtab Jafari

Antioxidant Effects of Acai Berries on Lifespan

Agnesa M. Avanesian

Biological Sciences

Professor Mahtab Jafari

Effects of Rhodiola on UV Irradiated Human Cell Culture

Kimberly S. Balazs

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Professor Oladele A. Ogunseitan

Caffeine as a Cause of Coral Bleaching: Effects of Caffeine on the Proteins of Coral Symbiont Zooxanthellae

Jason M. Bienenfeld


Professor Volodymyr Bilotkach
Professor Gary Richardson

Calculating the Value of Time via the Used Car Market for Hybrids

Joel G. Breuklander


Professor Michelle Latiolais

New Critical Approaches to the Short Story

Jessica H. Bruystens

Biological Sciences

Professor Hartmut Luecke

Structure Determination and Analysis of Uridylyltransferases by Means of X-ray Crystallography for Trypanoside Development

Laura J. Buntrock

Biological Sciences

Professor Frances Leslie

The Effect of Gestational Nicotine on the Development of the Adolescent Dopamine System: The Role of D2R-NMDAR Interaction

Clarisse E. Cadang

Biological Sciences

Professor Danielle Simmons

Role of Inflammation and Iron in Huntington’s Disease Pathogenesis

Michael A. Campos

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Steven C. George

Nitric Oxide Metabolism, Production, and Elimination in the Lungs of Asthmatics

Helen Chen

Chemical Engineering

Professor Szu-Wen Wang

Covalent Linkage of Model Drug Molecules to Molecular Carrier

Bryan T. Chow

Biological Sciences

Professor David Camerini

Express and Purify Novel Human β-Defensins Genes and Test for Anti-HIV 1 Activity

Erik J. Christensen

Psychology & Social Behavior/ Criminal Justice

Professor Raymond W. Novaco
Professor Roxane C. Silver

A Comparative Study of Army Reserves and Active Duty Veterans: Examining the Incidence of PTSD and Other Variables

Aysha R. Cohen

Psychology & Social Behavior/ Educational Studies & Spanish minor

Professor Deborah L. Vandell

The Role of Supportive Peer Relationships in Promising After School Programs

Mark C. Combs


Professor Mireille Jacobson

Internet Marketing and the Addiction Rehabilitation Industry

Belinda Dao

Biological Sciences

Professor Brian Wong

Assessment of Keratinocyte Viability and Proliferation at the Basal Membrane after Cigarette Smoke Exposure in Organotypic Skin Models

Judy De La O

Political Science

Professor Caesar D. Sereseres

The California Community College System: Latino Student Transfer Patterns to the University of California- A Comparative Study

Navid Doktormomtaz

Biological Sciences

Professor Michael R. Rose

Comparative Analysis of Pacing-Induced Heart Failure in Drosophila Populations

Eddie C. Erazo

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Sally C. Dickerson

The Effect of Burnout on Cortisol Responses to a Laboratory Stressor Task

Daniel T. Eskander

Biological Sciences

Professor Yi-hong Zhou

The Role of PAX6 on Suppression of Angiogenesis in Glioma

David A. Farnen

Biological Sciences

Professor Danielle Simmons

Effects of AMPAkines on the Decrease in Sexual Behavior Induced by Fluoxetine or Reduced Testosterone Levels in Male Rats