Spring 2010 Grant Recipients - (T-Z)

Student Name



Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Jenna N. Tatone


Professor Jennifer J. Fisher
Professor Sheron C. Wray

Collaborative Conversations on a Continent

Adam Truong

Biological Sciences/ management minor

Professor Diane O'Dowd

Mechanisms Mediating Synchronous Membrane Potential Oscillations in Projection Neuron in the Adult Drosophila Brain

Alex W. Truong

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Elliot L. Botvinick

Assessing the Impact of Mechanical Properties of the ECM on Smooth Muscle Cell Morphology

Nduka K. Unaka

Public Health Sciences

Professor Rufus Edwards

Transcending Small-Scale Industries in Mexico: The Co-benefits of controlling Global Warming and Aerosol Toxicity

Joseph S. Van Dorn

Biological Sciences/ English

Professor David Camerini
Professor Donald Forthal

An HIV-1 Proteomic Chip for Subtyping HIV-1 Infection

Quynh N. Vu

Biological Sciences

Professor Ron D. Frostig

Naturalistic Experience Pre-conditioning: Implications for Ischemic Stroke Protection

Eric Walker

Civil Engineering

Professor Ayman Mosallam

Structural Behavior of Semi-Rigid Composite Connections under Quasi-Static Loads

Steven Wang

Biological Sciences

Professor Nosratola Vaziri

Investigating the Mechanism(s) Responsible for B-Vitamin Induced Progression of Diabetic Nephropathy

Heather C. Wells


Professor Darryl Taylor

Amalfi Coast Music Festival

Andrew C. Wong

Business Economics/ International Studies

Professor Gary Richardson

Banking Panics During the Great Depression

Brandon G. Wong

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Elliot Hui

Microfabricated in vitro Culture Environment for Explanted Colon Crypts

Anthony M. Wong

Biological Sciences

Professor Yi-Hong Zhou

Analyzing Pten for Mutations in Tumor Stem Cells and Tumor Mass Cells of Malignant Gliomas

Celeste E. Wychopen


Professor Darryl Taylor

Amalfi Coast Music Festival Summer 2010

Stephanie Yang


Professor Andrej Luptak

Protein-DNA Fusions

Max Yen

Chemistry/ Biology

Professor Zhibin Guan

Synthetic Peptides that Self-Assemble into Extensive-sheet Nanofibrils upon “Click” Polymerization

Helen Y. Yoshida


Professor Ron Carlson

A Creative Thesis: Tracing and Reconstructing History through Japanese Internment Camp Fiction

Jeremy B. Zapanta


Professor John L. Crawford
Professor Lisa M. Naugle

Fundamentals of Improvisational Dance and Choreography in Spain