Spring 2007 Grant Recipients - (M-S)

Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Joel J. Madero

Economics/ Political Science

Professor Gary Richardson

Correlation Between Liabilities/Assets of Banks in 1929 and Rate of Failure During the Great Depression

Mona Malakouti

Biological Sciences

Professor Mahtab Jafari

A Preliminary Study on the Anti-Aging Properties of Green Tea Extracts (Camellia sinensis)

Cristian N. Martinez

International Studies/ Political Science

Professor Caesar D. Sereseres

US-Mexico Border Security in the Age of The Global War on Terrorism: "Star Wars" vs. "The China Wall"

Lesly V. Martinez

Biological Sciences

Professor Frances Leslie

The Effect of Gestational Nicotine on the Development of Adolescent Dopamine Systems: The Role of D2 Receptor G-Protein Coupling

Salvador Mayoral

Aerospace Engineering/ Materials Science Engineering

Professor John C. LaRue

SAE Aero Design West 2008

Todd C. Metzger

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Professor Andrea J. Tenner

C5a Receptor Expression in C5a Antagonist Treated Alzheimer's Disease Mouse Models

Wael Mismar

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Noo Li Jeon

Microfluidic Platform to Model Axonal Contusion Injury In Vitro

Marlene T. Morcos

Biological Sciences

Professor Mahtab Jafari

Evaluating α-Lipoic Acid as a Candidate Anti-Aging Compound

Vincent Q. Nguyen

Biological Sciences

Professor Sudhir Gupta

Identify Cell Cycle Genes Differential Expression in Human Aged CD8+ T Cells

Kimberly V. Nguyen

Biological Sciences

Professor Taosheng Huang

Effects of Double Mutant Drosophila for Opa1 and Dark, and Opa1 and Cyt-c-d

Nhu P. Nguyen

Biological Sciences

Professor Ann K. Sakai
Professor Stephen G. Weller

The Significance of Inbreeding Depression in the Evolution of Distyly in Oxalis alpina

Jen-Hao Pan

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Abraham P. Lee

Real-Time Monitoring of RNAi Assays

Rebecca A. Paquette

Biological Sciences

Professor Michael D.. Cahalan

The Temperature Dependence and Energetics of Lymphocyte Motility

Kevin M. Pease

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Keith Fowler

Addressing Pertinent Social Issues Through the Medium of Playwriting

Ngoc Tam T. Pham

Chemical Engineering

Professor John LaRue
Professor Richard Nelson

Anodic Bonding of Glass

Minhthy T. Pham

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Tatiana Krasieva
Professor Bruce Tromberg

Imaging of Fibroblast Migration and Collagen in a Modified RAFT Model Using Multiphoton Microscopy

Kevin Pham

Biological Sciences

Professor Paolo Sassone-Corsi

Drosophila Circadian Regulator dCLOCK is a Histone Acetyltransferase?

Jenny Phung

Biological Sciences

Professor Elysia Davis

The Effects of Maternal Depression and Anxiety on the Development of Behaviorally Inhibited Temperament in Two-Year-Old Children

Angelo Pioli


Professor Andre van der Hoek

Mobile Audio Knowledge Sharing

Nathaniel J. Pope

Film & Media Studies/ Economics

Professor Peter Krapp

Gaming and Real-Money Trade: Gray Market Analysis

Chara N. Powell

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Susan C. Coutin

The Development of Gender: Observations of Children in Gender-Specific Groups

Steven M. Rao

International Studies

Professor Caesar D. Sereseres

Increasing Internal Security Challenges in the People’s Republic of China and the Relationship to U.S. National Interests

Ashley Russell

Applied Ecology

Professor F. Lynn Carpenter

Potential for Bioremediation of Costa Rican Soils

Kaivan M. Salehpour

Biological Sciences

Professor Devin K. Binder

Epileptic Seizures Regulate the Expression of AQP4 in the Brain

Michael T. Schatzmann

Chemical Engineering

Professor Martha L. Mecartney

Overcoming Material Limitations of Solubility and Conductivity in Solid Monazite for Practical Application in Fuel Cell Materials

Jacqueline A. Seiglie


Professor Jorge Busciglio

Analysis of Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Pancreatic ?-Cells

Marcus Seldin

Biological Sciences

Professor Devin Binder

Expression of Aquaporin-4 mRNA in Epileptic Mice

Amy Shah

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Steven C. George

Response of Cultured Airway Epithelial Cells to Compressive Forces Caused by Constriction During a Chronic Asthma Attack

Amanda M. Shin

Environmental Analysis & Design

Professor Oladele A. Ogunseitan

Mercury Detoxification by Aquatic Bacteria: A Biotic Solution for Environmental Mercury Pollution

Amanda N. Siu

Biological Sciences

Professor Ann K. Sakai
Professor Stephen G. Weller

Changes in Fruit Allocation after Artificial Selection in Schiedea salicaria

Kulginder S. Sran

Biological Sciences

Professor Petra Wilder-Smith

A Non-Invasive Optical Approach to In Vivo Periodontitis Under Diabetes Mellitus