Spring 2007 Grant Recipients - (T-Z)

Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Roy B. Taggueg

Psychology & Social Behavior/ Criminology, Law, and Society

Professor Roxane Silver

Media Portrayal of Social Disasters: Analysis of Local and National Media Coverage Surrounding the Massacre at Blacksburg, Virginia

Cynthia K. Thai

Biological Sciences

Professor Katie N. Suding

Can Phosphorus Explain Invasive Success? A Test of the Importance of this Overlooked Resource in California Grasslands

Sevan Torossian

Biological Sciences

Professor Michael Demetriou

Regulation of CNS Autoimmunity Through (Beta)1,6GlcNAc Branched N-glycans Alterations by 1(alpha),25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1?,25-Vitamin D3)

My Hanh D. Tran

Biological Sciences

Professor Ann K. Sakai
Professor Stephen G. Weller

Male and Female Floral Allocation After Artificial Selection in Schiedea salicaria, a Gynodioecious Species

Sandy T. Tran

Chemical Engineering/ Material Science Engineering

Professor James C. Earthman

Incorporation of Plant-Based Chemicals into Silicone Coatings for Marine Applications

Mike Q. Tran

Biological Sciences

Professor Ann K. Sakai
Professor Stephen G. Weller

Inbreeding Depression in a Heterostylous Species

Andrew K. Treister

Biological Sciences

Professor Devin K. Binder

The Differences of Wild-Type vs. AQP4-Knockout Mice in Response to Pilocarpine

Stephanie A. Tse

Biological Sciences

Professor Taosheng Huang

Genotyping and Mutation Screening of the CTNS Gene in Cystinosis Patients and Carriers

Will V. Tsu

Biological Sciences

Professor Elizabeth Head

Alpha4 Beta2 Nicotine Acetylcholine Receptorís Role as a Presymptomatic Marker for Alzheimerís Disease Through Positron Emission Tomography Imaging

Michelle K. Tu

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Hans Keirstead

Characterization of Inflammatory Response and Apoptosis Following Contusion and Laceration Spinal Cord Injuries

Phong V. Vuong

Computer Science & Engineering

Professor William C. Tang

Mechanical Sensitivity in Hydra Stem Cells

Kaivalya J. Vyas

Biological Sciences/ Psychology

Professor John H. Weiss

Investigating BMAA-Induced Motor Neuron Degeneration in Organotypic Spinal Cord Cultures: Possible Evidence for a Feedforward Model of ALS Pathogenesis

Cassondra C. Wiley

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Larry D. Jamner

State Affect Antecedents: An EMA Examination of Emotion and Unhealthy Eating Patterns

Nicholas Woo

Philosophy/ Political Science

Professor Martin Schwab

The Use and Moral Justification of Torture: The United Statesí War on Terror

Tracy J. Wu

Global Cultures/ Spanish

Professor Carol Burke

Human Trafficking in Guatemala: Cultural Contexts and the Role of Journalism

Joanne S. Wyrembak


Professor Doug C. Wallace

Mitochondrial Energetics in Triple Transgenic Alzheimer Model Mice

Kijun Yoo

Electrical Engineering

Professor John LaRue
Professor Richard Nelson

Silicon Light Emitting Diode