Spring 2008 Grant Recipients - (G-L)

Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Maral C . Gazarian

Biological Sciences

Professor Mahtab Jafari

Testing Stress Resistance of Rhodiola rosea-Fed Fruit Flies to Free Radical Generators

Benjamin O. Gillig

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Jennifer L. Skeem

Examining Effects of Probation Officer Attitudes on Probationer Recidivism

Maxim Gilula


Professor Sarah Frey

Root Hair Growth in Arabidopsis Thaliana

Luis D. Gomez

Biological Sciences

Professor Ming Tan

DNA Topology Mediates Gene Transcription in Chlamydia trachomatis

Leslie C. Gutierrez

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Jutta Heckhausen

Latinas and Insituitional Barriers

Christopher R. Hagan

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Elizabeth F. Loftus

A New Scale to Predict the Development of False Memories

Alexander S. Hamil

Genetics/ Cognitive Psychology

Professor Hung Y. Fan

Using Ketalized Polyethylenimine and Jaagsiekte Sheep Retrovirus DNA Nanoparticles as a Novel Transfection Method for Stable Transfection and Transformation Assays

Martyn T. Haynes


Professor Keith A. Woerpel

Development of a Catalytic Kinetic Resolution of Silyl Protected Hydroperoxides with Enantiopure Phosphines/Phosphine Oxides

Kyle C. Horvath

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Professor Dana W. Aswad

Investigation of a Potential Relationship Between Isoaspartate Formation and Aggregation during in vitro Aging of the Neural Protein CRMP2

Chun-Ching Huang

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Professor James Nowick

Using Fmoc-Abc2k-OH to Build Three-Dimensional Structures

Yazeed Ibrahim

Biological Sciences

Professor Jennifer Martiny

Synechococcus spp. Cyanophage Abundance and Diversity in Newport Coast

Nicole Jardine


Professor Emily Grossman

Neural Adaptation Reveals Viewpoint Independence for Biological Motion

Niki S. Katoozi

Biological Sciences

Professor Mahtab Jafari
Professor Samuel Schriner

The Effect of Rosa damascena on Mitochondrial Function and Antioxidant Defenses in Drosophila melanogaster

Aleen A. Khodabakhshian

Biological Sciences

Professor Elysia P. Davis
Professor Laura M. Glynn

The Effects of Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Found in Breast Milk on Infant Temperament and Emotional Regulation

Diane E. Ko

Biological Sciences

Professor Frances M. Leslie

Effects of Norhamane and Nicotine in Adult Female Rats

Mary Margaret C. Kwong

Biological Sciences

Professor Gregory R. Evans
Professor Michael Pharaon
Professor Thomas Scholz

Monitoring of Tissue Transfer Flaps by Modulated Imaging (MI) Spectroscopy

Kinh La-Pham

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Professor Petra E. Wilder-Smith

A Multimodal Approach to Pulpal Diagnosis and Treatment Monitoring

Belinda H. Lau


Professor Darryl Taylor

The Development of Artistry Through Exposure to Musicality in Diverse Cultures: Spanish and Latin American Vocal Repertoire

Bryan Q. Le

Biological Sciences

Professor Shaul Mukamel

RNA Conformational Dynamics: Computing Folding Trajectories Using Molecular Dynamics Simulations

Debbie D. Liang

Biological Sciences

Professor Hoda Anton-Culver
Professor Seong Sil Chang
Professor Clare C. Constantine

Use of Nail DNA Is Feasible for Genetic Epidemiologic Studies: Feasibility Test of Nail DNA Compared to Blood DNA by Sequencing of the Hypervariable D-Loop Region of mtDNA

Amanda Lim

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Brian Wong

Determining the Duration of Shape Retention after Electromechanical Reshaping in Rabbit Septal and Auricular Cartilage

Justin Lin

Biomedical Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering

Professor Elliot Botvinick

Changes in Arterial Diameter following Local Changes in Hematocrit

Sandy Liu


Professor Gary Richardson

Could the Federal Reserve Have Prevented the Great Depression?

Bryan G. Lopez

Biological Sciences

Professor Richard T. Robertson

Metastasis of B16 Melanoma Cells in a Mouse Model