Spring 2008 Grant Recipients - (A-F)

Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Mariam A. Abdelmelek

Biological Sciences

Professor Yi Hong Zhou

Determine TP53 Gene Mutation Status in Tumor Stem Cells Subpopulation of Malignant Gliomas

Vana Abedi

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Zhongping Chen

Develop an Ultrahigh Speed, High Resolution 3-D Fourier Domain OCT (FDOCT) System

Jacqueline Aranas

Biological Sciences

Professor Douglas C. Wallace
Professor Michael Zaragoza

Newly Discovered mt-ND5 Variant (C12,352T): Investigation on the Effects in Mitochondrial Energetic and Disease Phenotype

David Avila

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Brian Wong

Investigating the Correlation Between Frontal and Lateral Views of the Face Using Internet-Based Ratings

Malerie Ayala


Professor Scott Rychnovsky

Synthesis of Novel Cross-Linking Reagents for the Study of Protein Interactions

Clifton Barnhart

International Studies/ Chinese

Professor Kenneth Pomeranz

Mao & Washington: Revolutionaries and National Patriarchs

Ambreen A. Basria

Not On This List

Professor Zuzana Bic

Effectiveness of Dolphin Assisted Therapy or Equine Therapy Compared to Physical Therapy

Kyrellos M. Beshay

Biological Sciences

Professor Brian Wong

Investigating the Effects of Attractiveness by Chin Alteration Using Leganís Theory

Rachel D. Bigley

Literary Journalism

Professor Barry E. Siegel

My Neighbor, My Enemy: Understanding the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Lana Cong

Biological Sciences

Professor Celia W. Goulding

Mechanistic Insights into a Novel Mycobacterial Hemophore

Melanie A. Cook

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Chuansheng Chen

Academic Competition Among Friends: The Influence of Parents and Personal Attributes

Carlos M. Cossio

Biological Sciences

Professor Kristen Kelly

Effects of Indocyanine Green in Combination with 755 nm Laser on Mouse Microvasculature

Christopher F. Dagher

Biological Sciences

Professor Mahtab Jafari

A Preliminary Study on the Potential Rejuvenating Properties of Rhodiola: A Promising Anti-Aging Chinese Herb

Michael B. DeCoro

Biological Sciences

Professor Petra E. Wilder-Smith

The Use of Spectroscopy for Early Diagnosis of Oral Cancer

Ai-Quyen T. Duong

Biological Sciences

Professor Mahtab Jafari
Professor Samuel Schriner

The Effect of Rosa damascena on SIRT Activity

Jamie A. Evora

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Elliot Botvinick

Cell Signaling at the Basal Membrane in Response to Fluid Stress

Ashley H. Fong

Biological Sciences

Professor Leslie Lock

Effects of Growth Factors on Mouse Embryonic Stem Cell Proliferation

Nathaniel S. Fung

Biological Sciences

Professor Agenor Limon-Ruiz
Professor Ricardo Miledi

Analysis of the Effects of the Postmortem Interval Time on the Functionality of Neurotransmitter Receptors of the Rat Brain

Raymond Fung

Biomedical Engineering

Professor William C. Tang

PPy Characterization and Micro-Fabrication for Use on a Stain Sensitive Array