Spring 2008 Grant Recipients - (T-Z)

Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Anh-Minh T. Ta

Biological Sciences

Professor Steve D. Allison

Microbial Decomposers and their Competitors

Roy B. Taggueg

Psychology & Social Behavior/ Criminology, Law, & Society

Professor Eric Knowles
Professor Roxane Silver

Cross-Cultural Use of the Internet: Utilizing Online Tools for Psychological Benefit

Nguyen D. Tai

Biological Sciences

Professor Ann K. Sakai
Professor Stephen G. Weller

Intermittent Autogamy in Oxalis aplina

Christina R. Tajalli


Professor Caesar D. Sereseres

From Scars to Self-Sufficiency: The Plight of Child Soldiers

Susan Tang

Biological Sciences

Professor Rimal B. Bera

Smoking Cessation in Mental Health Patients

Richard W. Taylor

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Steven C. George

Determining the Optimal Sampling Interval of the Exhaled Nitric Oxide Profile

Sevan Torossian

Aerospace Engineering/ Public Health

Professor Michael Demetriou

Regulation of CNS Autoimmunity through β1,6GlcNAc Branched N-Glycans Alterations by 1α,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1α,25-Vitamin D3)

Tramy T. Truong

Biological Sciences

Professor Rahul Warrior

Development of a ΦC31 Integrase Transgenic Vector for Enhancer Analysis in Drosophila

Monica Tsai

Biological Sciences

Professor Richard T. Robertson

Development of Binding Patterns in Liver and Spleen: Binding of Liposomes Incorporating a Plasmodium Amino Acid Sequence

Tiffany J. Tu

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Professor Sheryl Tsai

Deconstructing the Lovastatin Polyketide Synthase

Travis C. Tucker

Biological Sciences

Professor Petra E. Wilder-Smith

Early Cancer Detection Using in vivo Non-Invasive Imaging Techniques: An Alternative to Surgical Biopsy Using Gold Nanospheres

Saskia L. Walcott

Mechanical Engineering

Professor John LaRue
Professor Richard D. Nelson

Develop Chemically Resistant Glass Bonding

Kevin Y. Wang

History/ Educational Studies, Political Science

Professor David Igler

The Gold Rush as an Instance of Globalization

Jacklyn Williamson

Chemical Engineering

Professor Daniel Mumm

Cobustion Through Glycine-Nitrate Process for Synthesis of Solid Oxide FuelCell (SOFC) Mixed Conducting Cathode

Lawrence E. Willis

Biological Sciences

Professor Catherine Loudon

Mosquito Classification Using DNA Barcodes: Sequencing the Cytochrome C Oxidase (CO1) Mitochondrial Gene for Orange County Mosquitoes

Eric Won

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Professor Hung Y. Fan

Tax Expression Decreases in Human T-Cell Leukemia Virus Type II (HTLV-II) with Mutated PU.1 Site

Howard W. Wong

Computer Engineering/ Electrical Engineering

Professor Jean-Luc Gaudiot

Parallelization of Telemedicine Benchmark for the Xbox 360 Architecture

Steven K. Wong

Biological Sciences

Professor Sheryl Tsai

Determination of the Structure and Function of ZhuI, an ARO/CYC Domain in the Aromatic R1128 Polyketide Synthase

Nicholas Y. Woo

Political Science

Professor Daniel Brunstetter

"Support Our Troops!": Just War Theory and the Treatment of Soldiers

Jessica Wung

Dance/ Social Ecology

Professor Loretta Livingston

Approaching the Rumba from a Choreographic and Kinesthetic Perspective

Meng Yang

Economics/ International Study

Professor Caesar D. Sereseres

Academic Dishonesty at UCI

Jessica Yang

Biological Sciences

Professor Sheryl Tsai

Discovering and Developing: Detecting the Activity of AccB 1420V by Kinetic Analysis

James C. Yea

Environmental Analysis & Design

Professor Oladele A. Ogunseitan

Temporal Variation in Perceived Health Benefits of Restorative Environments

Hoseong Yoo


Professor Kenneth J. Shea

Total Synthesis of Bengamide A Using Type Two Intramolecular Diels-Alder (T2-IMDA)

Stephen Yu

Biological Sciences

Professor John H. Weiss

Physiological Effects of Crossbreeding mSOD1 (G93A) Transgenic Mice with Cyclophilin D Knockout (Ppif -/-) Transgenic Mice