Spring 2009 Grant Recipients - (A-F)

Student Name



Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Aran Aghapour

Political Science/ International Studies

Professor Alison Brysk

The Effects of Experience on Perception

Brenton S. Alexander

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Albert Cerussi
Professor Bruce Tromberg

Measurement of Colon Tissue Oxygen Saturation during Colon Surgery and Forced Ischemia using Near Infrared Spectroscopy

Beatriz D. Bello

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Larry D. Jamner

Looking Through Your Own Eyes: Manipulation of Perspective Taking Among Socially Anxious Individuals

Lindsay M. Berliner


Professor Lisa Naugle

Progressive Composing through Integrated Levels: Dance, Music, Drama and Media Arts in Andalusia, Spain

Rachel I. Berman


Professor Lisa Naugle

A Full Range of Movement: Dancing from San Francisco, California to Andalusia, Spain

Marissa Brown


Professor Lisa Naugle

Progressive Composing through Integrated Levels:Dance, Music, Drama and Media Arts in Andalusia, Spain

Cynthia M. Canfield

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Larry D. Jamner

“Do I have your attention?” An Ecological Momentary Assessment of Recurrent Headache Pain

Jay L. Carlon


Professor Lisa Naugle

Composition: Technique, Improvisation, and Collaboration

Vivian E. Chinn

Biological Sciences

Professor David Camerini

A Pan HIV-1 Proteomic Chip

Bryan Chow

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Professor David Camerini

Expression and Purification of Novel Human β-Defensins and the Characterization of their Anti-HIV-1 and Antibacterial Activity

Christopher S. Chun

Developmental & Cell Biology/ Spanish

Professor Celia W. Goulding

Structural and Biochemical Characterization of a Putative Mycobacterial Heme Transporter

Max A. Clark


Professor Daniel Whiteson

Search for Supersymmetric Particles at the Large Hadron Collider

Dana M. Clifford

Biological Sciences

Professor Ann K. Sakai
Professor Stephen G. Weller

Determining the Breeding System in a Population of Oxalis alpina from the Cascada de Basaseachic

Marinor Anne M. Concepcion

Biological Sciences

Professor Celia W. Goulding

Co-crystallization of Pantothenate Synthetase from Mycobacterium Tuberculosis with Potential Inhibitors

David J. Curry


Professor Caesar Sereseres

The Long Road Home: Transition Issues Facing Returning OIF/OEF Veterans

John V. Dao

Materials Science Engineering/ Mechanical Engineer

Professor Farghalli Mohamed

In-situ Deformation Stage for AFM test of Nanocrystalline Metals

Alexandria G. Delgado

Psychology & Social Behavior/ Minor in Education

Professor Jutta Heckhausen

Raza Day: The Role of Cultural Congruity in the College Transition for Latino Students

Derrick Diego


Professor Matt Law

Synthesis of Iron Pyrite (FeS2) Nanowire Arrays by Chemical Vapor Deposition

Marc Esposo

Biological Sciences

Professor Anshu Agrawal

Mechanisms of Age-Associated Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Dysfunction

Kimberly H. Fok


Professor Tallie Z. Baram

Characterization of Corticotropin Releasing Hormone after Early-Life Stress