Spring 2009 Grant Recipients - (M-S)

Student Name



Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Aram S. Modrek

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Wen-Hwa Lee

Linking mRNA Regulation to Energy Production

Marym R. Mohammady

Public Health Sciences

Professor Hoda Anton-Culver
Professor Erin Kent

An Investigation of the Impact of Health Insurance Status on Cancer Outcomes in Adolescents and Young Adults (AYAs)

Katrina J. Muffley


Professor Lisa Naugle

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

Dewey A. Nguyen

Anthropology/ Pharmaceutical Sciences

Professor Qun-Yong Zhou

Synthesis and Characterization of Prokineticin 2 Antagonists

Transon V. Nguyen

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Elliot Hui

Modeling the Pneumatic Resistance of Microfluidic Channels

Saam Ostovari

Materials Science Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering

Professor Farghalli A.. Mohamed

Nanocrystalline Copper Electrodespositioning

Andre D. Paredes

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Elliot Botvinick

Measuring Fibrinogenís Adhesive Forces Using Optical Tweezers

Reena Patel


Professor Gary Richardson

The Impact of Elections in Times of Financial Crisis

Kim Pham Vu

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Wendy Goldberg

Do Parents' Mental State Language Affect Autistic Childrens' Theory of Mind Development?

Natalie A. Popenko

Biological Sciences

Professor Brian J. F. Wong

Determining the Ideal Lips: Correlating Adjusted Lip Dimensions and Facial Attractiveness Scores

Jason M.. Poullard

Dance/ Drama

Professor Lisa Naugle

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

Ahmad B. Qazi

Political Science

Professor Wayne Sandholtz

The 9/11 Aftermath

Monica D. Ramstetter

Mathematics/ Economics

Professor Adriana D. Briscoe
Professor Michael J. Phelan

The Evolution of Wing Reflectance and Duplicated Opsins in Butterflies

Alexander Ravski Jr


Professor Gary Richardson

Soviet Union and the Onset of the Great Depression

Christina L. Riffle-Yokoi

Biological Sciences

Professor Nancy T. Burley

Effects of Early Nutritional Stress on Developmental Strategies of Taeniopygia Guttata

Sourav Roy

Biological Sciences

Professor Stephanie Tjen-A-Looi

Projection from Midbrain vlPAG to Medullary NRP Modulates Cardiovascular Reflex Responses during Acupuncture

Arya Saidi

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Zhongping Chen

Improving Optical Coherence Tomography of Human Vocal Cords and Retina Through the Use of a Swept Source System, as well as, a Unique Light Source Respectively

Stephen S. Sasaki

Chemical Engineering/ Materials Science Engineering

Professor Vartkess A.. Apkarian
Professor Joonhee Lee

Developments of Scanning Tunneling Microscopy

Caroline J. Schiek-Gamble

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Angela F. Lukowski

Understanding the Relation between Sleep and Memory in Nine-Month-Old Infants

Rachel J. Shapiro

Art History

Professor Lyle Massey

Georges de la Tour and the Three Magdalenes

Jenny Shi


Professor Pernille Hemmer
Professor Michael D. Lee
Professor Mark Steyvers

The Influence of Prior Knowledge on Reconstructive Memory

Gurpreet Singh

Biological Sciences

Professor Aimee Edinger

High Rate of Metabolism Sensitizes Cells to FTY720

Kevin Slagle

Physics/ Math

Professor Anyes Taffard

Heavy Majorana Neutrino Search and ATLAS Data Quality Monitoring Display

Aishwarya Sridharan


Professor Anshu Agrawal

Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells and Age-related Immunosenescence

Scott Strayer

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Elliot Botvinick

Design and Construction of an Active Micro-Rheometer

Erica Su

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Brian J. F. Wong

Evaluation of Femtosecond Laser Ablation of Knee Cartilage as an Alternative to Microfracture Surgery