Spring 2009 Grant Recipients - (T-Z)

Student Name



Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Travis D. Thompson


Professor Gregory A. Weiss

Conformational Stabilization of HIV Envelope Trimers by Phage-Display

Quynh-Thu Truong


Professor Andrej Luptak

Selection of ATP Aptamers from KSA Pool

Travis C. Tucker

Biological Sciences/ Spanish

Professor Petra E. Wilder-Smith

Early Cancer Detection Using Microneedles As A Means For Dispersing Gold Nanoparticles

Archana Vaidyanathan


Professor Nicole M. Gage
Professor Beth van Es

The Cognitive Benefits of Learning by Tutoring

Thanh Thao D. Vo

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Salvatore R.. Maddi

Hardiness and its Relation with Romantic Attachment Styles and Involvement

Quynh N. Vu

Biological Sciences

Professor Ron D. Frostig

Effects of Frequency Variation in Whisker Stimulation on Cortical Stroke Protection

Diana Vu

Biological Sciences

Professor Petra Wilder-Smith

The Investigation of a Fluorescence/Elastic Scattering Spectroscopy (F-ESS) Device for Oral Tissue Characterization

Tawny A. Watanabe

Biological Sciences

Professor Dana Chase
Professor Krishnansu Tewari

A Retrospective Review of Early Invasive Adenocarcinoma of the Cervix and Adenocarcinoma in Situ

Shirley Y. Wong

Biological Sciences

Professor Young J. Kwon

Semi-Artificial Retroviral Vectors for Controlled and Targeted Therapeutic Delivery

Brandon G. Wong

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Elliot Hui

Control of Cell-Cell Interactions in 3D Using a Parylene Membrane

Shuya Xie

Biological Sciences

Professor Athan J. Shaka

Structural Elucidation of Sugars Using Novel SHEHAHA Pulse Sequence and the Development of a Formylation Process for Isotagging

Charles Xue

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Young J. Kwon

Quantitative Analysis of Proliferation-controlled Gene Transfer Efficiency and Its Implication in Gene Therapy

Joshua K. Yee

Materials Science Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering

Professor Farghalli A. Mohamed

An Investigation on Grain Boundary Sliding in Nanocrystalline Metals

Nathan A. Yee

Chemistry/ Biological Sciences

Professor Andrej Luptak

Developing Protocols for 5' Fluorescent Labeling of RNA

Michael W. Yeung


Professor AnneMarie Conley

Changes in Motivation of Non-gifted Identified Students in the Presence or Absence of Gifted Identified Students and Effects on Academic Performance

Alison J. Yeung


Professor Susan Charles

Cross-Cultural Differences in Emotion Regulation in Asian Americans and Caucasian Americans

Stephen A. Yu

Biological Sciences

Professor John H. Weiss

Physiological Effects and Morphological Changes in Motor Neurons and Astrocytes Due to the Mitochondrial Permeability Transition Pore and Cyclophilin D in the Mechanism of ALS Pathogenesis of mSOD1 (G93A) Transgenic Mice

Mary R. Zhang

Public Health Sciences

Professor Peter Kaiser

Identifying Chemical Modulators of Cancer Cell Methionine Dependency